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Women crucial to growth, innovation
25th August 2023

South Africa's National Women’s Day, commemorated yearly on August 9, celebrates women’s achievements, raising awareness on the challenges women face, and determining ways of achieving gender... 

Back row (l to r): Rianti Gouws; Evah Malatse; Merlie Oschmann; Rose Maile; Heidi Strydom; Juliana Ndisengei; Sphile Mokoena; Michelle Prinsloo; and Louise Kriel. Front row (l to r): Lindiwe Mthembu; Corné Jordaan; Shoki Moetlo; Zandile Mthunzi; Liz Agrela; and Linn Boyd.
TAKRAF South Africa’s Women in Mining: Anything is Possible
25th August 2023

When asked what advice to give to young women looking to enter mining, TAKRAF South Africa’s Rena Odhav urged, “If you want to attain long lasting success, what matters is not a title but your... 

Another Trafigura metals exec departs as pressure on unit grows
Another Trafigura metals exec departs as pressure on unit grows
24th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group’s head of metals business development is leaving, the latest sign of the pressure facing the commodity trader’s metals unit even as the company as a whole notches up record... 

Having an in-country presence allows Sandvik Rock Processing to service customers across Africa
Sandvik Rock Processing Screening Solutions builds on Africa footprint for screen business
24th August 2023

It is a well proven fact that companies succeed where they are closest to their customers, and this is driving Sandvik Rock Processing to leverage the extensive Sandvik footprint across Africa.... 

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Opinion: SAIEE – Pioneering industrial transformation in the engineering fraternity
24th August 2023

In this article, South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) fellow and deputy president Pascal Motsoasele writes that the institute is poised to lead the charge in championing... 

Pioneering the future of manufacturing in Africa
Pioneering the future of manufacturing in Africa
24th August 2023

Renowned South African forged steel components manufacturer Naledi Ringrollers is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. Established in the early 1970s, Naledi Ringrollers has grown... 

Rio strikes new fiscal agreement for Madagascar ilmenite JV
Rio strikes new fiscal agreement for Madagascar ilmenite JV
24th August 2023

Major Rio Tinto has reached an agreement with the government of Madagascar on the future fiscal arrangements for the QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) joint venture, and renewed their long-term... 

Whitehaven profits soar as prices recover
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Despite a fall in production, coal miner Whitehaven Coal has reported a solid 2023 financial year, with revenues and profits increasing. The ASX-listed company has reported a 23% increase in... 

Sasol produced first green hydrogen from Sasolburg electrolyser in June
Sasol produced first green hydrogen from Sasolburg electrolyser in June
23rd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed energy group Sasol reports that it produced its first green hydrogen in Sasolburg in June, during the commissioning phase of a project to repurpose an operational electrolyser to use... 

Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Secunda refinery’s post-2030 output cut as Sasol struggles to pin down gas supply
23rd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol says it is continuing to assess several technology and feedstock solutions to bolster post-2030 liquid fuels and chemicals volumes at its Secunda refinery, in... 

DRDGold, headed by CEO Niël Pretorius.
It’s responsible to invest in South Africa, says DRDGold as it approves R3.5bn capex
23rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decision of DRDGold to expend capital of R3.5-billion this financial year is based on the cash-flush Johannesburg- and New York-listed gold-from-dumps mining company firmly concluding that it... 

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SQM Lithium Ventures closes first venture investment in EV charging infrastructure company
23rd August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

SQM Lithium Ventures, the corporate venture arm of SQM's lithium business, has announced its first venture investment of $3-million in the Series A round of Electric Era, a Seattle, US-based... 

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Resolute on track to meet full-year guidance following strong interim performance
23rd August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Resolute Mining saw continued positive momentum across all operations during the first half of the year ended June 30, keeping the company on track to meet its full-year guidance and... 

Gold pour at DRDGold's Ergo opertion.
Debt-free DRDGold declares 16th consecutive dividend, looks to 60 MW of solar power
23rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Debt-free, cash-rich gold-from-waste mining company DRDGold has declared its sixteenth consecutive dividend as it guides higher production, prioritises the ensuring of sufficient tailings storage... 

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APA takes stake in resource sector with Alinta buy
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure group APA Group has struck a A$1.72-billion acquisition agreement with energy provider Alinta Energy over its Pilbara assets, saying the resources sector had been identified... 

BHP on the hunt for new exploration opportunities
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has launched the second round of its BHP Xplor initiative, a six-month cohort-based accelerator program in the pursuit of unlocking critical minerals. After successfully... 

Canisters filled with uranium hexafluoride gas that must be enriched to power reactors. Converting milled uranium into this gas is the most acute bottleneck in the US nuclear fuel cycle.
The race to ditch Russian uranium starts in New Mexico’s desert
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

In a remote, dusty corner of New Mexico, so near to the Texas border that if you wander too close your smartphone changes time zones, sits a pristine factory that is the best chance for the US to... 

Grota do Cirilo is a “Tier-1” operation that is among the biggest and highest-grade hard rock lithium deposits in the world. Sigma Lithium is expected to be a top 5 lithium producer globally upon achieving full-scale commercial production at its Grota do Cirilo project.
Sigma Lithium, eyeing buyout, sues ex-CEO and daughter-in-law over trade secrets
22nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium, which produces metal used in electric vehicle batteries, has sued a former co-chief executive officer, accusing him of stealing trade secrets to undermine the company's effort to... 

No new Novelis deals to buy Russian aluminium since Ukraine war
22nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Novelis is still buying some aluminium from Rusal under contracts agreed before Russia invaded Ukraine, but since the war started last year it has shunned new deals with the Russian firm, the... 

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Aveng swings to a loss in ‘transitional’ year
22nd August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Construction and engineering group Aveng has described the financial year ended June 30 as one of transition, characterised by a normalisation of operating activities as the group emerged from the... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Best-of-breed rail model needed for critical national infrastructure, says Thungela
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Once short-term and medium-term rail restoration has been achieved, a best-of-breed approach should be adopted to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path, says thermal coal exporter... 

Wescoal Mining's Khanyisa Colliery
Salungano applies to put subsidiary into business rescue, as contractor seeks its liquidation
21st August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Salungano Group's share price fell by more than 9% on Monday afternoon after announcing that a wholly-owned subsidiary company Wescoal Mining, which comprises the Khanyisa and... 

SAB in partnership with ESG Africa events launches the Beyond Awards
SAB in partnership with ESG Africa events launches the Beyond Awards
21st August 2023

The South African Breweries (SAB) will host its first ever Beyond Awards, a sustainability recognition platform, in partnership with ESG Africa events taking place on Tuesday, 3 October 2023. In... 

Russian miners, Chinese investors interested in Polymetal's Russian assets -FT
21st August 2023 By: Reuters

Russian miners and Chinese investors are among the parties interested in buying gold and silver producer Polymetal International's Russian assets, CEO Vitaly Nesis told the Financial Times.... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela: R1.4bn dividend, R2.4bn shaft capex, R156m to employees, community
21st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

To navigate the considerably softer coal prices, as well as inflationary pressures and the underperformance of Transnet Freight Rail, export coal-mining company Thungela has enhanced its business... 

Jubilee's Sable Zinc operations in Zambia
Jubilee on track to expand copper, chrome and PGM processing further
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Johannesburg- and London-listed Jubilee Metals says it has traded 24 500 t of newly produced chrome product from the expanded Inyoni chrome and platinum group metal (PGM) operations, in the... 

Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Much more to come from Exxaro on the renewable energy front
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Probably by the middle of next year, if things go well, Exxaro will likely achieve financial close on a renewable energy project, which, from a sizing perspective, will probably be north of 100 MW,... 

Afarak reports solid results in challenging market
18th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Specialist alloy producer Afarak Group increased revenue by 3.6% to €95.3-million during the six months to June 30, up from €92.1-million in the comparable period in 2022. Processed material sold... 

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On-The-Air (18/08/2023)
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses renewables and decarbonisation projects. 

Makuch joins Karora board
18th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold company Karora Resources has appointed Tony Makuch to the board of directors and as new chairperson of the board technical committee. Barry Dahl, Karora’s former CFO, has announced his... 

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Magazine round up | 18 August 2023
18th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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

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Charco Cranes
18th August 2023

Charco Cranes, based in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, is a dynamic, innovative materials handling equipment service provider providing comprehensive sales and service of over-head cranes, hoists... 

Mines embrace digital transformation
18th August 2023

The mining industry in South Africa has embraced digital transformation, according to  corporate and commercial law firm Werksmans Attorneys head of regulatory Ahmore Burger-Smidt. South Africa’s... 

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Automating mines improves safety
18th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Tungsten provider Almonty Industries has partnered Korean communications provider Korea Telecom to create the Mining Safety DX system. As the “last man standing in the West when it came to... 

Steel suppliers expected to meet new standards
18th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With greater emphasis being placed on safety in the South African steel industry, local suppliers of conveyance piping can no longer merely be accredited by the South African Bureau of Standards... 

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Modern tech incorporated
18th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Modern technologies are increasingly being incorporated into original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc’s range of mining machinery and systems as it embraces newer and safer ways of using its... 

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New products garner attention
18th August 2023

To help improve efficiency, reduce downtime and save on costs within the mining sector, electrical and automation systems supplier Referro Systems provides a wide range of products, from valve... 

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Saisc’s initiatives keep it relevant
18th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industry body the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) launched its ‘brand for hire’ initiative in June as a means of improving the organisation’s financial sustainability while... 

A group of men and women in the Bolt and Engineering factory in Welkom staring up at the camera
Principles help supplier maintain foothold
18th August 2023

Owing to its 100/0 principle, fastener specialist Bolt and Engineering Distributors (BED) Group’s Welkom branch, in the Free State, maintains a firm position as supplier of choice to the mining,... 

Hud Mining
HUD Mining Supplies
18th August 2023

HUD Mining Supplies (HUD) is a South Africa based specialist manufacturer  and supplier to the exploration and geotechnical drilling industries.  HUD has over 75 years’ heritage in this industry,... 

Import partners navigating turbulent times with businesses
Import partners navigating turbulent times with businesses
18th August 2023

The need to improve operational processes and manage costs is now more critical than ever as South Africa’s consumer confidence slump, sticky inflation, political instability and fears of a... 

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Weakest link
18th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The attention being paid to the national electricity crisis appears to be yielding some results, albeit insufficient in speed and scale to fully address the crisis. As the one-year update on the... 

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Logistics giant training tomorrow’s truck drivers
18th August 2023

With the company’s core service being safely delivering customers’ goods, specialist transport company Unitrans’ drivers are one of the most critical links in the chain, CEO Terry Bantock... 

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