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Serbia, EU and Germany sign battery supply chain deal
Serbia, EU and Germany sign battery supply chain deal
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

Belgrade and the European Union signed a deal on Friday to give the EU access to raw materials mined in Serbia and strengthen their ties on production of sustainable raw materials, battery... 


Nornickel weighs projects in new top market China
Nornickel weighs projects in new top market China
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Russia’s biggest miner MMC Norilsk Nickel is weighing several new projects in copper, nickel and palladium in China as sanctions make cross-border payments and shipments increasingly difficult.... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is expected to operate for more than 100 years. 


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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources has executed a new offtake agreement for the supply of spodumene concentrate from the project. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

All conditions have now been satisfied for Rio Tinto’s investment to develop the Simandou project. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering his opening of Parliament address
Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision
18th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have been placed at the centre of the Government of... 


Duncan Wanblad shaking hands with Wits University vice-chancellor Professor Zeblon Vilakazi at the hand over of Anglo’s 47 Main street, Johannesburg building, to Wits Business School (WBS), with Anglo chairperson Nolitha Fakude (left) and  WBS head Prof Maurice Radebe (right).
We’ve delivered strong second-quarter production – Anglo CE
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday emphasised its embedding of operational resourcefulness across its asset base and highlighted its second-quarter performance as being strong.... 


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South Africa’s largest wheeling project celebrates official commissioning
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Vertically-integrated renewable-energy solutions provider the Sola Group has celebrated the official commissioning of South Africa’s largest operational wheeling project, which will add 256 MW of... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Green ammonia ousting coal in power stations, R105bn hydrogen developer reports
15th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Huge demand for green ammonia from power stations is being seen by the developer of South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen to green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape. But this new development... 


Europe needs way to price critical minerals independently of China, group says
Europe needs way to price critical minerals independently of China, group says
15th July 2024 By: Reuters

Europe needs a system to set prices for critical minerals needed for the energy transition that is not dependent on China, which dominates much of the global sector, the head of an EU-funded group... 


Maersk tankers and competitors bet billions on ammonia fuel carriers
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest names in shipping are betting billions of dollars on tankers to transport a type of ammonia that’s scarcely being produced today — wagering it will become integral to the... 


Botswana seeks Mozambique rail route to exploit coal billions
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The leaders of three southern African nations signed a deal to proceed with a rail and port project to help land-locked Botswana export its massive coal reserves through a Mozambican port, though... 


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On-The-Air (12/07/2024)
12th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about mineral and stock exchange strength and mining collab. 


How talent management can become a silver bullet to voluntary attrition
How talent management can become a silver bullet to voluntary attrition
12th July 2024

By Yewande Ayowole-Oso, Talent Leader, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric It reads like a paragraph from a history book; first there was the Great Resignation, followed by the Great... 


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Vacuum company opens new office space
12th July 2024

Vacuum product and solutions company Busch Group last month inaugurated a new office space for its South African sales company in City Deep – an industrial suburb in Johannesburg. Covering a total... 


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Miner prioritises value of Zim mine
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In focusing on its Zimbabwean assets, gold miner Caledonia Mining has strongly affirmed its focus on gold in optimising the net present value of its Blanket mine in Gwanda, in south-west Zimbabwe.... 


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Major eyes steady production growth
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a well-built portfolio of assets in several countries, gold major Gold Fields is in a strong position to deliver attractive near-term growth underpinned by a steady baseload of production with... 


LOCAL PARTNERSHIP
Through its in-country partnerships, BME invests in local infrastructure and skills transfer, to build capacity in local supply chains
Specialist expands African footprint
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Blasting and explosives specialist BME is bolstering its presence in Africa through strategic expansions and a strong emphasis on sustainability and local partnerships. The company, a division of... 


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CE marked washer range offered by distributor
12th July 2024

The Swedish wedge-locking solutions manufacturer Nord-Lock range of securing washers, distributed and supported by industrial equipment supplier BMG, is reportedly the only brand on the market that... 


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


Damen signs new NIP agreement with dtic, celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources announced an expanded strategic partnership with foundation customer and major lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Energy Solutions on July 2. 


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


Serbian court rules govt decision to revoke lithium project permit unconstitutional
Serbian court rules govt decision to revoke lithium project permit unconstitutional
11th July 2024 By: Reuters

Mining group Rio Tinto welcomed a Serbian court ruling on Thursday that overturns a government decision in 2022 to revoke its initial planning permission to develop a lithium mine in the country.... 


Speakers participating in a webinar on the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Establishment of carbon borders not supported by climate finance commitments
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The European Union (EU) is one of the first regions to establish a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) scheme, with the current requirement that companies report on the total carbon footprint... 


Rare earth oxides
Africa’s rare earths could make up 9% of global supply by 2029
11th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

African mines could account for nearly a tenth of the world’s rare earths in five years, climbing from zero today, creating new players in a market dominated by China. Eight mines in countries such... 


Operations will be suspended in October
Global oversupply forces BHP to suspend Australia nickel production
11th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities major BHP on Thursday announced the suspension of production at its Western Australian nickel operations, citing a global oversupply in the nickel market. The decision follows a review... 


Trash to treasure: Julian Treger heralds key value step for new-age miner
11th July 2024

By Richard Roberts, Editorial Director, Beacon Events  External validation of the positive economics of an iron ore tailings reclamation project at Lac Jeannine in Quebec, Canada, is a key step for... 


Pieces of Lake Hope HPA jigsaw puzzle falling into place
Pieces of Lake Hope HPA jigsaw puzzle falling into place
10th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Impact Minerals is making significant strides with the prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Lake Hope high-purity alumina (HPA) project, in Western Australia, and remains on track to... 


Industrial and mining solutions from RS South Africa on show at MTE Hotazel and MTE Kathu in the Northern Cape
9th July 2024

RS South Africa, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global provider of product and service solutions, will exhibit at MTE Hotazel on 9 July and at MTE Kathu on 11 July, both in the... 


BC Premier David Eby
British Columbia Premier walks tightrope between resource boom, green goals
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

British Columbia Premier David Eby sees a way for his province to exploit its abundant resources and proximity to Asia — without sacrificing environmental pledges core to his political platform.... 


Kamoa-Kakula
Kamoa-Kakula delivers nearly 187 000 t of copper in first half
8th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

TSX- and OTCQX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has reported that its Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced 100 812 t of copper in concentrate during the second quarter... 


Eramet and Huayou explore EV nickel partnership in Indonesia
5th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

French miner Eramet is exploring a partnership with Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt to produce battery-grade nickel in Indonesia after a similar project with a European partner fell through last month.... 


A hydropower plant in Angola
ProMarks, Trafigura sign MoU with Angola govt to develop PPP model for power transmission
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical engineering company ProMarks and industrial conglomerate Trafigura have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Angola to conduct a technical and economic... 


AVAILABLE IN BOTSWANA
Integrated Pump Technology will offers its Grindex range of submersible dewatering, sludge and slurry pumps to clients in Botswana through Mitchell Equipment Hire
Partnership boosts Botswana mine pumping solutions
5th July 2024

Following a distributorship agreement concluded earlier this year between pumps solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology and plant hire company Mitchell Equipment Hire, Botswana’s promising... 


SAFER WORKING
Through the precise identification and quantification of noise sources, these tools pave the way for a safer and more regulated work environment
Sound level meters find local distributor
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Local test and measurement company TANDM Technologies has introduced engineering company Brüel & Kjaer’s (B&K’s) wireless, smartphone-operated 2245 and 2255 sound level meters (SLMs) to the South... 


 	An auditor conducting an audit to align with standards
Companies face compliance hurdles
5th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite various efforts to align South African standards with international standards to facilitate trade and international collaboration, challenges such as lack of compliance and enforcement, and... 


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Steel key to circular economy
5th July 2024

Not-for-profit trade organisation, the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of South Africa (HDGASA) implores its members to embrace the important role that steel can play in promoting a circular... 


An image of the Morris Material Handling staff personnel
Company awarded tender for 100-t crane
5th July 2024

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 


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Unconsidered factors affecting water infrastructure
5th July 2024

When discussing South Africa’s water crisis, three considerations – namely history, the leveraging of technology and innovation, and the need to elevate water to ‘strategic priority’ status – are... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


Cape Town hits apartment developer with R1m penalty
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has upheld a decision by the city’s Municipal Planning Tribunal to impose a record R1-million penalty for unauthorised construction work in Belville. The penalty... 


Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 


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