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UMS bridges the gap between the front-end and construction on project in Brazil
20th July 2023

Specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company, UMS Group (UMS), is proving the success of its integrated partnership business model on the Ero Copper Caraíba... 

Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat
Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat
20th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Organised crime, particularly in the construction sector, has become more prevalent, more violent and more organised in recent years, with “mafia” activity having become fully fledged across the... 

Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
20th July 2023

A drastic reduction of coal energy supply will come at a hefty cost for South Africa, as the country grapples to cope with growing poverty levels and record high unemployment. Menar MD Vuslat... 

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Zizwe's strong client relationships and new contracts drive success in sustainable mining industry
20th July 2023

Middelburg | 17 July – Renowned mining company Zizwe continues to thrive by prioritising the establishment of strong partnerships with reputable clients involved in sustainable commodity extraction... 

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MinRes and Albemarle adjust MARBL JV
20th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) and its joint venture (JV) partner Albemarle Corporation will amend the terms of the MARBL JV to simplify the commercial arrangements between the two companies... 

Anglo American Platinum Projects and Environment Executive Head Prakashim Moodliar.
South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for platinum
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for its ‘incredible’ platinum group metals (PGM) endowment, the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Wednesday. Anglo American Platinum projects... 

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Opinion: How South Africa could seize the moment and build renewables and battery value chains
18th July 2023

The draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) has been released for public comment. In this article, Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, who is a facilitator of the SAREM process, outlines the... 

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WA investing in diversified economy
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced A$148-million in funding support to 40 projects across the state, as part of its plans to diversify the state’s economy. The 40 successful... 

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Orion issues first drawdown notices for Prieska funding
17th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has issued the first drawdown notices in relation to the R370-million of committed funding for the Prieska copper/zinc project, in the Northern Cape, having... 

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Canada to speed up critical minerals permits in bid to erode China’s dominance
17th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government hopes to unveil a plan by the end of this year to streamline permitting for mining projects as the US and its allies push to accelerate the production of... 

EU working on e-bus for lithium deal with Latin American nations
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

European Union officials are working on a plan that can help provide electric buses to Latin American nations in exchange for lithium supplies, as they seek to curtail the bloc’s reliance on China... 

Chinese-owned mine hit by more delays in key Peru copper expansion project
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A unit of state-owned China Minmetals is bracing for further delays in building a second pit at its troubled Las Bambas copper mine in Peru, while the military there continues to buffer the... 

Han-Ho consortium advances Qld hydrogen project
14th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The consortium partners for the Han-Ho H2 consortium will advance the export-scale green hydrogen project in Queensland, from concept to feasibility, and have signed a heads of agreement to... 

Black Cat flags higher costs at Kal East
14th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An updated prefeasibility study (PFS) into the Kal East gold project, in Western Australia, has increased the project’s pre-production capital expenditure from the A$87.9-million estimated in June... 

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Fastener specialist driven by innovation, sector challenges
14th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s fasteners industry is a dynamic sector driven by innovation, challenges and the collective efforts of passionate individuals and companies like Germiston-based fastener supplier The... 

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Incorporation, decriminalisation of ASM sought
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With about 20% of yearly global gold production being produced by artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices, an urgent need to revise existing ASM frameworks has arisen, alongside a need to... 

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Battery-driven portable screw compressor unveiled
14th July 2023

Solutions provider Atlas Copco unveiled its new battery driven portable screw air compressor, the B-Air 185-12, at Atlas Copco’s ‘Journey to a Sustainable Future’ event in Antwerp, Belgium, in May... 

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Compressor control solutions offer optimisation, increased efficiency
14th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Automation technology and solutions specialist Rockwell Automation offers solutions for controlling and protecting compressors; these solutions improve energy efficiency, optimise machine... 

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Blackwater gold project, Canada – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Artemis Gold has received the Fisheries Act authorisation for the development of its Blackwater mine. 

Revived Rand Water Services to accelerate innovation, sustainability locally and in the rest of Africa
14th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has re-established Rand Water Services to deliver a variety of services for the water sector in South Africa and across Africa as it works to accelerate innovation and sustainability.... 

Study highlights economic benefits of climate-resilient water systems
14th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A multiyear hydroeconomic study, completed for the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS), confirms the economic benefits of reliable, climate-resilient water systems across cities in South... 

Record quarterly production keeps Calibre on track to meet guidance
Record quarterly production keeps Calibre on track to meet guidance
12th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Calibre Mining has delivered another record quarter, with production of 68 776 oz being ahead of budget and positioning the company well to deliver its full-year guidance of 250 000... 

Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Strong chrome market, price supports free cash generation for Tharisa
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chrome and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Tharisa has increased its PGM output to 37 000 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium (6E) in the third quarter of its... 

Tirupati progresses optimisation trial work at new Mozambique projects
10th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since London-listed Tirupati Graphite acquired the Montepuez and Balama Central projects, in Mozambique, in April, the company has completed various workstreams to optimise these projects. In a... 

Hudbay and Marubeni to revitalise exploration efforts in Flin Flon
Hudbay and Marubeni to revitalise exploration efforts in Flin Flon
10th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals has announced a partnership with Marubeni to reignite exploration activities in Flin Flon, Manitoba. Following the closure of its 777 mine after nearly two decades... 

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Black Cat poised for restart decision at Paulsens
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A restart study into the Paulsens gold operation, in Western Australia, has estimated that it would require a capital investment of A$34.3-million to bring the project back into production.... 

NioCorp announces offtake term sheet with Stellantis
7th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered NioCorp Developments has signed an offtake term sheet with automotive group Stellantis, outlining the framework for a ten-year contract to supply neodymium-praseodymium oxide,... 

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Firm returns to KITE
7th July 2023

Engineering solutions provider  MECAD is expected to once again attend the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) to be hosted at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20.... 

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KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are... 

Greg Maslov, co-CEO of SAPRO
Greg Maslov
7th July 2023

This week we profile Greg Maslov, co-CEO of SAPRO, a global talent-outsourcing firm providing tax, advisory and assurance professionals 

Manufacturing Excellence Award winners - Nico Mkhari of NTGR Engineering, SAM Kader of Buraaq Mining Services, Eugene Els CEO of Afromix, Johann Jordaan awards sponsor Syspro, Lehlohonolo Molloyi MEMSA CEO, Sayeeda Mayat of Buraaq, Muhammad Kudoos from Buraaq (absent Bell Equipment)
MEMSA brings together key mining, manufacturing industry role players and equipment manufacturers at 2023 Mind Shift Conference & Awards
7th July 2023

South Africa has a long intertwined history of mining as well as the manufacture of equipment for mining and has been a site for innovation for the mining industry since its early beginnings.... 

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North American Lithium project, Canada – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sayona Mining has marked another milestone at the project. 

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Vanadium recovery project, Finland – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The final investment decision deadline has been extended from June until the end of September 2023. 

Emmerson retains focus on Khemisset ESIA approval
6th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Potash development company Emmerson states that the environmental- and social- impact assessment (ESIA) approval process for its Khemisset project, in Morocco, remains the key priority for the... 

Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 

The South Crofty mine
UK needs to revive rich mining history to counter China
6th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

When work began at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne, the first English settlement in America had only just been established, and the world’s trade with the... 

Legal requirements for mine closure in South Africa
Legal requirements for mine closure in South Africa
6th July 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Mining plays a significant role in South Africa economy, contributing substantially to the nation’s employment and GDP. Due to the destructive nature typically associated with... 

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The evolution of John Deere motor grader: Blazing trails in innovation
6th July 2023

Motor graders play a vital role in shaping our modern infrastructure. John Deere has long been synonymous with quality, reliability and cutting-edge technology. 

Ontario Energy Minister Tod Smith says new nuclear capacity is critical to building a clean energy future.
World's biggest nuclear power plant being planned in Canada
6th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A Canadian utility is starting early work to expand a nuclear plant, potentially building the world’s biggest facility as growing demand for clean energy spurs interest in atomic energy. The... 

Artemis receives Fisheries Act authorisation for BC mine
5th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Artemis Gold has received the Fisheries Act authorisation for the development of its Blackwater mine, south-west of Prince George. This enables the company to start in-stream... 

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China adviser warns chipmaking export curbs are 'just a start', ahead of Yellen's visit
5th July 2023 By: Reuters

China's export controls on metals used in making semiconductors are "just a start", an influential Chinese trade policy adviser said on Wednesday, as it ramps up a tech fight with the US days... 

China’s BYD joins Latin America lithium rush to feed electric-car switch
5th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese electric-vehicle juggernaut BYD is joining a Latin American lithium rush in a bid to lock in more supplies of the metal that’s a key component in EV batteries. In Chile, the nation with... 

Firetail and Valor sign agreement in Peru
5th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Valor Resources has signed a binding term sheet with explorer Firetail Resources to sell up to an 80% interest in its Picha copper/silver project and the Charaque copper project in... 

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