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Botswana mining growth seen flat amid dim diamond outlook
1st March 2023 By: Reuters

 Botswana expects output from its mining sector to be flat this year, as the diamond industry loses its sparkle due to a contraction in consumer spending and weaker demand for diamond jewellery, a... 


Kavango completes strategic review to bolster push into Botswana
28th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa-focussed metals explorer Kavango Resources has completed its strategic review, which was undertaken to provide a detailed analysis of the company’s current projects, its operations... 


Lucara is sinking an 800 m shaft at its Karowe mine in Botswana
Quest for world’s biggest diamonds gives De Beers a headache
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

To the southeast of the teeming herds of wildlife in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, an offshoot of the Lundin mining dynasty is extending its search for the world’s biggest diamonds. Lucara... 


Record revenue at Sandfire
28th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Metals miner Sandfire Resources has reported record sales revenue for the half-year ended December, on the back of production and sales contributions from the MATSA operation, in Spain. Sales... 


Locally made, fully automated rock bolter launched for the mining industry
27th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A new fully automatic bolter has been launched by mining services company Buraaq into the South African mining industry for use in underground and opencast operations. The Buraaq SD212i bolter is... 


Image of manganese ore from the K.Hill project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

K.Hill will be one of the biggest high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate projects in the world. 


Aerial view of Karowe mine
Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work on the Karowe underground project has made significant strides in the past year, achieving several important milestones. 


De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars.
De Beers delivers excellent set of 2022 results
23rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond company De Beers last year delivered a revenue of $6.6-billion and earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $1.4-billion built on operational excellence across... 


Anglo American ICT learnership programme produces first cohort of graduates
22nd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining company Anglo American’s information and communications technology (ICT) learnership programme in South Africa has produced 35 graduates with a set of new digital skills said to be... 


Lucara to refresh Karowe underground expansion schedule and budget
22nd February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Work on the underground expansion project (UGP) at the Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana, has made significant strides in the last year, achieving a number of important milestones. All pre-sinking... 


KCB expert recommends Kavango focus more on Karakubis project
20th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Mining consultancy Tulia Blueclay (TB) professional geologist David Catterall, who has been appointed to enhance Botswana-focussed metals exploration company Kavango Resources’ insight into its... 


Power lines
400 MW of immediate interest in Eskom’s short-term power purchase programmes
17th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) reports that the initial market response to Eskom’s moves to purchase electricity that is immediately available from entities that generate their own... 


Haul trucks operated by Debswana
De Beers confident talks will deliver a Botswana diamond deal
17th February 2023 By: Reuters

De Beers is confident of maintaining its long-standing partnership with Botswana, a company official told Reuters on Thursday, but said some of the negotiations to agree new terms were complex.... 


Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
De Beers diamond deal threatened as Botswana says it’s ready to walk away
13th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi said his government is prepared to walk away from negotiations with De Beers if he’s not satisfied with the division of revenues from the diamond trade.... 


Uncertainties in base, precious metals supply amid Ukraine situation present opportunities for Africa
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The ongoing war in Ukraine and ensuing sanctions imposed on Russia (the most extensive in world history), have resulted in spasms in the oil and natural gas markets, driving well-documented... 


Minerals Security Partnership advocates for ESG in critical minerals mining
8th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The US-led Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) members and key minerals-rich countries held a vice-Ministerial meeting on February 7, in New York, to discuss priorities, challenges and... 


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Multotec focusing on improving African mining conditions, communities
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While there have been numerous concerns relating to global macroeconomic issues – such as the fallout of the Russia/Ukraine war, and the tail-end impact of Covid – the mining industry has been... 


Khoemacau mine ramps up to full production
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Copper/silver miner Khoemacau Copper Mining reports that its Khoemacau mine, in Botswana, successfully ramped up its mining and processing volumes to 3.65-million tonnes a year in December. “We are... 


Bigen Group focusing on solutions-driven infrastructure development
Bigen Group focusing on solutions-driven infrastructure development
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With increasing levels of opportunity within the infrastructure development space, solutions-driven infrastructure development firm Bigen Group’s strategy focuses on expanding into the rest of the... 


Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand
Enaex Africa optimistic about plans to become explosives leader in Africa
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Explosives and blasting specialist Enaex Africa is hopeful that it will continue to expand into Africa and help drive long-term growth and new investment opportunities in the continent’s mining... 


Minerals Council Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell
Serious challenges face the South African junior coal mining sector
3rd February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The major problems facing the junior and emerging coal mining sector in South Africa were finance, a dysfunctional regulator and logistical difficulties. These were highlighted in a panel... 


A truck transporting ore from the Venetia mine
Strong operational performance delivers 6% y/y increase in De Beers' fourth-quarter output
2nd February 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of Anglo American, achieved a 6% year-on-year increase in rough diamond production to 8.2-million carats for the fourth quarter of 2022. The miner said this... 


Kusile recovery central to 2023 NECOM plan to add supply
NECOM outlines plan for adding and recovering 8 800 MW in 2023
31st January 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Initiatives being coordinated under the aegis of the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) will seek to add about 8 800 MW of capacity to the South Africa’s electricity supply during the course... 


Key players commit to Indaba
27th January 2023

Key government leaders and policymakers across the globe are signing up in their numbers ahead of the “world’s largest mining investment event”, Investing in African Mining Indaba, says event... 


An image of hands holding emeralds at the Kagem mine in Zambia
Consistent policy crucial amid uncertainty
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

In addition to increasing socioeconomic challenges and their knock-on effects worldwide, mining entities must also contend with a looming metals deficit, says Zambia Chamber of Mines CEO and... 


Thabile Dube (MBA), Exco Member, SANY South Africa
SANY Global in Africa: SANY Southern Africa
27th January 2023

SANY Southern Africa is a subsidiary of SANY Group, a high-end equipment manufacturer with research & design (R&D) centres and manufacturing bases in China, India, Germany, US, Brazil, and... 


An example of Torsa's collision avoidance system
Torsa launches Johannesburg office as its gateway to Africa
25th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Spanish mining technology company Torsa has launched its pan-African business hub in South Africa, with plans to “drastically” reduce mining incidents, and most importantly fatalities, in line with... 


Sandfire maintains FY production guidance
24th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Sandfire has maintained its production guidance for the 2023 financial year, despite expecting the Matsa mine, in Spain, to perform at the lower-end of its guidance range for the... 


Lifezone Metals appoints Gerick Mouton COO
23rd January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Modern metals company Lifezone Holdings has appointed Gerick Mouton as COO. Mouton is a mechanical engineer and professional project manager with 25 years of experience in strategic mining and... 


Tsodilo to raise C$440 000 for Botswana project
23rd January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

International diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources has negotiated a non-brokered private placement of 2.2-million units of the company, which will provide gross proceeds of... 


Botswana Diamonds completes Marsfontein construction
19th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

LSE-listed diamond developer and miner Botswana Diamonds has completed construction of its Marsfontein alluvial project, in Limpopo, South Africa, and has started stripping of the overburden... 


Power Metal raises £900 000 for exploration projects
17th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Power Metal Resources has completed a placing and subscription to raise £900 000 before expenses for the advancement of priority exploration projects and for general working capital... 


BHP's Xplor to fund copper/nickel exploration partnerships
17th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major BHP has selected seven companies to help accelerate global copper and nickel exploration through its Xplor programme. The seven companies have been selected to receive funding and support... 


Kavango to restart drilling in Botswana
13th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Metals exploration company Kavango Resources announces that drilling is about to restart at the company’s Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) project area following a scheduled summer break. At hole... 


Study shows PV plant’s value
16th December 2022

Canadian miner Giyani Metals provided results of a feasibility study (FS) conducted for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, located in Botswana, last month. The FS results followed... 


Image of diamond anomaly at Thorny Hill
Thorny River diamond dyke project, South Africa – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Thorny River project has progressed to the mining application stage. 


Tabono co-founders Reon Barnard and Liran Assness
New JV to build, operate battery recycling facilities in South Africa
14th December 2022 By: Darren Parker

US-based recycling platform for battery materials ACE Green Recycling and South African investment business Tabono Investments have signed a term sheet to form a joint venture (JV) to build and... 


Johannesburg-based high-purity manganese sulphate demo plant progressing – Giyani
14th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

Manganese project developer Giyani Metals Corporation reports that the construction of its demonstration plant in the north-west of Johannesburg, in South Africa, is progressing, with engineering... 


Orange launches its commercial 5G network in Botswana
9th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Orange Botswana has become the first Orange affiliate in Africa to launch fifth-generation (5G) commercially. Since November, 5G connectivity has been available in greater... 


Botswana Diamonds reports project development progress
8th December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) believes there are big opportunities for diamond exploration and development in South Africa and the company is focusing on what it considers the best... 


Tsodilo launches online landing pages to update market on Xaudum licence litigation
2nd December 2022 By: Donna Slater

As a result of “overwhelming” interest in diamond and metals explorer Tsodilo Resources’ legal action against the Botswana Ministry of Minerals & Energy (MME), the former has established landing... 


An image of CT Hydraulics Mobile Triple R filter
Multipurpose filter guarantees ‘exceptional’ results
2nd December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Triple R – a cellulose-based cartridge/filter for removing all oil impurities – manufactured in Triple R’s fully automated factory in Ohira, Japan, guarantees 100% filtration. The Triple R filter... 


An image of Nederman’s Dust Collector with explosion vent
ATEX-approved products provide safe solutions
2nd December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

To prevent the danger of combustible dust and gas explosions, and to create a safer environment, Nederman products sole distributor Envirox uses atmosphere explosible- (ATEX-) approved Nederman... 


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