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Consultants can help country navigate energy minerals demand
26th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Owing to the increasing amount of mining activity expected in Botswana – particularly amid increasing demand for minerals such as coal and battery metals – specialist mining services provider... 


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Risk solutions provider growing African footprint
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since its establishment in 2021, risk mitigation solutions provider Africa Speciality Risk (ASR) has set its sights on consolidating its underwriting activities in South Africa as part of its... 


Canadian miner announces technical report filing
26th May 2023

Canadian miner Premium Nickel Resources (PNRL) announced in April that it had filed a technical report – in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects –... 


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Giyani’s demonstration plant will provide a platform for de-risking K.Hill’s commercial development, and facilitate contracts with battery and OEM customers
Manganese project to capitalise on EV boom
26th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Battery metals developer Giyani Metals is positioning itself to be a sustainable, low-carbon producer of battery materials for the growing electric vehicle (EV) industry through the development of... 


Miner provides update on legal action
26th May 2023

Canada-headquartered diversified miner Tsodilo Resources provided a corporate update with respect to its legal action against the Botswana Ministry of Minerals and Energy (MME). Oral argument was... 


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Company to manufacturer unique crane for diamond mine
26th May 2023

Crane manufacturer Condra is set to manufacture a 15-t suspension crane of unusual configuration as one of two overhead cranes ordered for underground use at a Botswana diamond mine. The second... 


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United Mining Services Group: Value driven solutions to the mining and mineral processing markets
26th May 2023

With its head office situated in Woodmead, in Johannesburg, United Mining Services (UMS) Group incorporates internationally recognised UMS METS and UMS SHAFT SINKERS brands and is a leader in the... 


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First copper concentrate marked at Motheo
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has produced its first copper concentrate from the Motheo mine, in Botswana. The company on Thursday told shareholders that construction of the mine was nearing... 


Tsodilo becomes a ResponsibleSteel member
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Tsodilo Resources has been accepted for membership in the ResponsibleSteel organisation – a global not-for-profit multistakeholder standard and certification initiative whose... 


De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa unveils its new sorting facility in Johannesburg
23rd May 2023

De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa (DBSSSA) officially unveiled its new rough diamond sorting, valuation and sales facility in Johannesburg today at an event attended by the Minister of... 


De Beers new Sky Park facility that is filled with diamonds, diamond experts and diamond technology.
Diamond investment in South Africa gains ‘forever’ tag as De Beers opens airport sparkler
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Like a diamond itself, diamond investment in South Africa is having a ‘forever’ tag pinned on its back as the world’s largest diamond company by value speaks glowingly of its $2-billion investment... 


From left, De Beers Consolidated Mines Executive Chairperson Barend Petersen, De Beers Group CEO Al Cook, De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa senior VP Peter Moeti, De Beers Group Managed Operations Moses Madondo, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.
New ‘diamond is forever when all work together’ adage uplifts De Beers grand Sky Park opening
19th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diamond is forever when we all work together, new De Beers Group CEO Al Cook opined sagaciously in his welcome address at the grand opening of De Beers’ Sightholder Sales South Africa at Sky... 


Gem trader HB Antwerp eyes African diamonds after Botswana pact
Gem trader HB Antwerp eyes African diamonds after Botswana pact
19th May 2023 By: Reuters

HB Antwerp, a Belgian gem processing firm and trader, is hunting for more deals in Africa after securing a sales pact with Botswana, the world's No. 1 diamond producer by value. The firm is... 


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Coal, platinum of most interest in growing junior space
19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Junior miner-generated revenue in 2022 proportionally exceeded that of other South African mining-generated revenue, according to Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners desk lead... 


Daimler Truck SA opens new head office in R200m investment
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has officially opened its new head office in Centurion in a R200-million investment into the country. The group also spent R20-million on upgrading its truck... 


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Astron Energy to leverage Development Fund to assist SMMEs in key sectors supply chain
18th May 2023

As economic recovery continues to ramp up post the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a huge push to drive the South African economy back to pre-pandemic productivity levels. Astron Energy forms a... 


Africa's wettest mines look to Grindex for dewatering
15th May 2023

A strategic drive to grow the Grindex dewatering pump footprint in key Southern African markets has already begun to deliver results for local distributor Integrated Pump Technology, with... 


The Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana
Lucara reports lower Q1 revenue on back of global economic downturn
12th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Botswana-focused Lucara Diamonds has met its key operational metrics for the first quarter of the year, with 89 640 ct recovered and operating cash costs of $26.65/t of ore processed being well... 


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Mining workforce trainer eyes capitalisation of African mining uptick
12th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining sector training solutions provider Prisma Training Solutions is hoping to position its tailored training solutions to capitalise on the expectation of an increase in mining activity in... 


Kavango begins drilling campaign at KSZ North in Botswana
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company Kavango Resources has announced the start of a drilling campaign on its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) North project, in Botswana. On May 10, the... 


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WA places second in global mine rankings
5th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia has been labelled as the world’s second most attractive jurisdiction of mining investment, following Nevada, in the Fraser Institute’s latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies.... 


Firm investigating viability of Eastern Cape battery plant
5th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

South African energy company Aqora is investigating the possibility of opening a vertically integrated gigafactory in the country, able to produce anodes, cathodes and lithium-ion batteries for the... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo to fund education initiative close to copper/cobalt exploration activities in Zambia
2nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American has announced that it will be funding an education initiative in Zambia close to where it is involved in exploration activities, where potential copper and... 


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Contractor secures new orders from diamond mine
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Following its successful expansion of the sewage treatment plant of diamond miner Lucara Diamond’s Karowe mine in Botswana, water management contractors WEC Projects has secured further orders from... 


Sandfire continues race towards copper glory
27th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper production for miner Sandfire Resources has continued to decline during the three months to March, as its DeGrussa mine, in Western Australia, transitioned from mining operations to the... 


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Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company
26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 


XIF licence renewal legal judgment in Botswana expected in August, says Tsodilo
25th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

International diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources, following oral argument in the High Court in Maun, Botswana, with respect to the Ministry of Minerals and Energy's (MME's)... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Copper drives up Anglo’s first-quarter production by 9%
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The production of the London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo American group increased by 9% in the three months to March 31 compared with the same period in 2022, driven by the ramp-up of copper... 


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PVC fabric structures beneficial for accommodation
21st April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The projects of specialists Canvas and Tent have demonstrated the beneficial and cost-effective use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for mine-site accommodation, says Canvas and Tent group marketing... 


A.P. Moller acquires Vector Logistics
14th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

A.P. Moller Capital and South Africa’s RCL Foods have entered into an agreement for the Danish firm to acquire Vector Logistics, a division of RCL Foods. Vector Logistics is a South Africa-based... 


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Thorny River diamond dyke project, South Africa – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Botswana Diamonds has confirmed that plans to start production are well advanced. 


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How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings
13th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in... 


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Celebrating 50 years of excellence
7th April 2023

Local manufacturer and mineral processing expert Multotec will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in April 2023. Multotec Group CEO Thomas Holtz says the company’s success over half a century... 


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De Beers names diamond containing another diamond the ‘Beating Heart’
5th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diamond grading and analysis company the De Beers Institute of Diamonds, part of De Beers Group, reports that it has formally named an unusual diamond containing another diamond the “Beating Heart”... 


Giyani Metals president and CEO Danny Keating
Giyani appoints new CEO
3rd April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corp, which is developing the integrated K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, in Botswana, has appointed Danny Keating president and CEO. He has almost 30 years of... 


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New coal mine starting production in Botswana
31st March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Geological consultancy Gemecs has embarked on a project for the development of Botswana’s third coal mine, expected to start production by year end, with the project in the mine planning phase, and... 


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Diamond miner releases underground expansion update
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond in February released its results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2022, in which it updated stakeholders on the progress of the... 


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Rare pink diamond goes to auction for more than $35m
30th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

An extremely rare diamond called The Eternal Pink is expected to fetch more than $35-million at a Sotheby’s auction, potentially breaking records as the most expensive price per carat ever to come... 


Flagship Thorny River project to start operating later this year
29th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After having experienced teething issues, plant delivery delays and adverse weather, Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has finally started producing diamonds from the Marsfontein project, in South... 


Botswana to take stake in HB, challenging De Beers' dominance
27th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana will take a 24% stake in Belgian diamond trader HB Antwerp in a challenge to a decades old arrangement with De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond company. The country’s state gem trader... 


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2023 ‘perfect’ to expand to Africa
24th March 2023 By: Nadine James

Speaking on the sidelines of the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba, Spanish mining technology company Torsa Global’s business development director Gabino de Diego told Mining Weekly that 2023 is... 


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Can SA address deficiencies in securing global exploration spend?
17th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Although global exploration spend in mining is increasing, South Africa, despite boasting a plethora of mineral resources, is not capitalising on this, especially compared with similarly... 


Botswana’s Debswana installs eLTE solution at Jwaneng diamond mine
17th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Botswana’s Debswana Diamond Company and information and communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei have unveiled its fifth-generation- (5G-) orientated smart diamond mine project. Debswana’s... 


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