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Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
Updated 6 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 

Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
27th May 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to research group,  McKinsey & Company, data centres are fast becoming an... 

Adam Handley's core focus will be on strategic stakeholder engagement.
Northern Minerals appoints new chair as Curtis resigns
27th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Heavy rare earths firm Northern Minerals has replaced Nicholas Curtis as chairperson, appointing Adam Handley as part of a board restructuring. Curtis has taken on the role of strategic adviser of... 

IMARC 2024: Accelerating the mining industry's pathway to Net Zero
24th May 2024

The conference program for International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2024 launched this week, and features industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers set to explore how the mining... 

Social elements of ESG in mining more complex, but an established part of mining's legacy
24th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While there are increasingly complex regulatory requirements governing the social obligations of mines, regulations are only catching up to what some mining companies are doing to benefit mine... 

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Graphite market challenges made 2023 tough for Syrah but the future looks promising
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Unforeseen graphite market developments in 2023 cast a shadow on ASX-listed Syrah’s Balama graphite project’s sales and production momentum, while highlighting the company’s strategic position in... 

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On-The-Air (24/05/2024)
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about exploration and green hydrogen. 

Zhaojin moves ahead with compulsory acquisition of remaining Tietto shares
24th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Tietto Minerals has reported that the off-market takeover offer made by Zhaojin Capital for all of the issued shares in Tietto that Zhaojin does not already own, closed at 19:00, Sydney... 

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Innovative transformer design for data centre in Nigeria
24th May 2024

The upgrade of a data centre in Nigeria has called for a custom-engineered dry-type transformer solution that can deal with, among other challenges, high level of voltage fluctuations. According to... 

Magazine round up | 24 May 2024
Magazine round up | 24 May 2024
24th May 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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German company optimistic on Southern African expansion
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

German original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) SEW-EURODRIVE is bringing products, solutions and technologies, along with support, training and skilled information, closer to its clients in the... 

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SaaS platform appointed headline sponsor at lifting event
24th May 2024

Professional body Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) announced, in a press release last month, that it has appointed critical asset management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider... 

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Fleet grown with new cranes, jobs boosted
24th May 2024

UK-based lifting solution company Southern Cranes has enhanced its business and work opportunities following its acquisition of ten new cranes for its fleet, the company announced in a press... 

South African organisations embracing GenAI as a catalyst for innovation
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new study, undertaken by independent technology research firm World Wide Worx in conjunction with Dell Technologies and Intel, has found that many large South African firms are starting to... 

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Operations resume at coal mine
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal has resumed production at its Masama coal mine, in the Mmamabula West coalfield of southern Botswana, after successfully entering a mining contract with... 

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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 

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Southern Africa always a key market – firm
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the trusted legacy of more than 150 years of Siemens engineering expertise, Innomotics is the backbone of reliable motion for industries and infrastructure worldwide. Amid the increased... 

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Environmental research underscore firm’s regional efforts
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Engineering and mining advisory group DMT Kai Batla asserts the need for a continued focus on promoting environmental consciousness, and extensive research and development within its operations.... 

Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) chief commercial officer Frikkie Malan
Smart metering to drive energy efficiency
24th May 2024

The age-old practice of monthly meter readings is drawing to a close in the face of the modern world’s dynamic and fluctuating energy demands says utility metering management solutions provider... 

 	Mike Benfield, Group CEO of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa
Mike Benfield
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Mike Benfield, Group CEO of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa, a merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added steel products 

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Committed to strategic growth goals amid industry challenges
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite encountering various challenges – including commodity price volatility closely linked to global economic conditions and supply chain dynamics – metallurgy and process engineering company... 

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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 

Vodacom maintains South African capex at more than R11bn a year
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom Group continues to spend upwards of R11-billion in capital expenditure (capex) in South Africa as it works to capture the market and transition to a technology... 

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Unintended consequences?
24th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to halt the collapse of the country’s... 

Auto shipments to foreign markets hit new high, but shift to electric vehicles sees drop in catalytic converter numbers
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Despite a tough domestic economy undermining a recovery in new-vehicle sales to prepandemic levels, record vehicle exports in 2023 ensured that the South African automotive sector still managed to... 

Polyhalite produced at Anglo America's Woodsmith mine
Woodsmith polyhalite project, UK – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on schedule and within budget. 

AngloGold inks Tanzania farm-in deal with EcoGraf
23rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has signed a $9-million, five-year farm-in agreement with ASX-listed junior EcoGraf for the exploration of gold at the Golden Eagle project, in Tanzania.... 

Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
23rd May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched its electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in Africa, as several countries on the... 

Speakers who participated in a Mine Water webinar hosted by Creamer Media.
Speakers highlight focus areas to tackle mine water challenges
23rd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges; however, it is imperative that these efforts are bolstered and improved upon, through aligning research with... 

Zimbabwe state miner says lithium assets attract investors
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s state-owned miner Kuvimba Resources said its lithium assets are attracting potential investors from both China and other countries. Kuvimba has identified a lithium ore resource of 38... 

Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
23rd May 2024

Climate volatility and energy uncertainty are driving more homeowners and business leaders to make the solar switch. But with the complexity of systems requiring decades-long reliability, we must... 

Rough diamonds sold by De Beers
De Beers reports lower fourth-cycle rough diamond sales
23rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers sold $380-million worth of rough diamonds during its fourth sales cycle of this year, compared with the $446-million of diamonds sold during the third sales cycle of this... 

Graham Kerr says South32 is open to increasing its exposure in Southern Africa.
South32's CEO says open to buying joint Anglo manganese assets
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Australian diversified miner South32 is open to buying Anglo American's share of two manganese operations the companies jointly own, should they come for sale at the right price, CEO Graham Kerr... 

Copper frenzy draws mining giants to Argentina after Milei’s reforms
Copper frenzy draws mining giants to Argentina after Milei’s reforms
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Global mining heavyweights including Lundin Mining, Glencore and First Quantum Minerals are piling into Argentina as a new government intent on luring foreign investment propels the companies... 

South Harz bolsters position in German potash sector
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered potash firm South Harz on Wednesday announced the completion of the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its flagship Ohmgebirge development in central Germany. Alongside this... 

Hydrogen Council CEO Ivana Jemelkova
Hydrogen Council appoints CEO
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global CEO-led initiative the Hydrogen Council has appointed Ivana Jemelkova as CEO, following an extensive, international search. Jemelkova is a recognised leader in energy and sustainability,... 

JSE primary markets business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
More funding mechanisms needed to support juniors in early stage exploration, panel says
22nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa needs more funding mechanisms to support junior mining at an early stage of exploration, Bedrock Capital CEO Messu Mwaniki said on May 21 at the Junior Indaba in Johannesburg. “I think... 

Fortescue excluded from world’s biggest hydropower plant development
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A company owned by Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest will no longer develop the world’s biggest hydropower project in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to President Felix... 

Keeping up with the prosumers
Keeping up with the prosumers
22nd May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric By hook or by crook is certainly a statement in determination that applies to South Africans.... 

India's Vedanta Aluminium turning to renewables, not adding coal capacity, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Indian metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta's aluminium business will no longer add coal-fired capacity, its CEO said, in the company's biggest move yet toward renewable energy. Vedanta Aluminium,... 

Patriot to raise C$75m in flow-through placement
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused Patriot Battery Metals said on Tuesday that it planned to capitalise on the advantageous flow-through financing conditions by executing a C$14.54-a-share private placement to raise... 

Ma'aden CEO Robert Wilt
Saudi Ma'aden has extracted lithium from seawater, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden has successfully extracted lithium from seawater, although not at levels that are commercially viable and its project remains at the pilot stage, its CEO told... 

Antamina, controlled by Glencore, BHP, Teck and Mitsubishi, produced 435 378 t of copper last year, and hopes to maintain that level in 2024.
Peru's 2024 copper target is realistic, mining magnates say
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

The Peruvian government's 2024 copper production goal of three-million metric tons is realistic, senior industry executives said on Tuesday, as the country seeks to boost mining investments to help... 

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