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Fortescue marks record shipment in full year
27th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue has reported record iron-ore shipments for the full year ended June following a strong June quarter. The miner on Thursday said that iron-ore shipments in the June... 

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Falling prices bite into Rio profits
26th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Falling commodity prices has seen major Rio Tinto report a 43% drop in net earnings for the six months to June, compared with the previous corresponding period. The miner on Wednesday announced a... 

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Kumba lowers full-year sales guidance as logistics challenges persist
25th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore achieved a solid operational and financial performance for the six months ended June 30, despite ongoing logistics constraints and weak global steel demand impacting on... 

Tycoon Jindal’s JSW Steel scouts for global coal mining assets
Tycoon Jindal’s JSW Steel scouts for global coal mining assets
25th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

JSW Steel is on the lookout for coal assets globally as the tycoon Sajjan Jindal-led mill seeks to tie up raw material supplies for its expansions in India. India’s top producer of the alloy has... 

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Hydrogen economy momentum building, Anglo American Platinum FD reports
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum is building in the hydrogen economy, which is important for the planet and for platinum group metals (PGMs), Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller said on Monday. “There have been over 1... 

Core sets new production targets
24th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Core Lithium has set a spodumene production target of between 80 000 t and 90 000 t for the 2024 financial year, and a sales target of 90 000 t to 100 000 t. The company on Monday... 

Aveng to swing to full-year loss
21st July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Aveng expects to report a loss a share and a headline loss a share for the financial year ended June 30, compared with earnings a share of 106c and headline earnings a share of 252c... 

Demand aggregation, pricing clarity, standardisation needed to drive hydrogen infrastructure investment
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Infrastructure is needed to enable the global energy transition to meet climate goals by 2050, but commercial banks and senior debt funders are deterred from investing in hydrogen infrastructure... 

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PGMs demand to be underpinned by need for green power-to-X
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The reduction in demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) owing to the phasing out of internal combustion engines, in response to the need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions, should be offset... 

At international deep sea mining meeting, debate moves behind closed doors
At international deep sea mining meeting, debate moves behind closed doors
21st July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Delegates to the UN-affiliated organization that regulates seabed mining cut a livestream of their negotiations Wednesday and retreated behind closed doors in an attempt to resolve a dilemma the... 

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Modular systems could transform sustainable housing – UP lecturer
21st July 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Standardised modular building systems, supplemented by educational mobile applications, could transform aspects of the local construction sector, says University of Pretoria (UP) senior lecturer... 

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Hydraulic lifting for nuclear components
21st July 2023

Heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet used a customised, hydraulically powered solution – the SBL 1100, a moveable four-point hydraulic lifting gantry with a capacity of 1 100 t – as part of... 

Private sector helps provide acceptable air quality
21st July 2023

Amid ongoing loadshedding, members of the private sector are looking for ways to improve air quality during working hours owing to higher emissions being released as a result of State-owned utility... 

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No projects, significant investments in infrastructure development – CESA
21st July 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell attributes the  decaying state of the construction industry in South Africa, and the resultant dearth of infrastructure... 

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Lighting provider upgrades two buildings
21st July 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting solutions provider Infinite Blue Energy (IBE) has successfully completed the conversion of outdated lighting solutions to new energy efficient lighting technologies at two older buildings... 

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Companies bolstering defences as cyberattack threats rise
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies across all industries are increasing their cybersecurity maturity across people, process and technology aspects, but are also increasingly looking at how best to respond in the event of... 

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... 

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
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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