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South Africa's RBCT exports lowest coal tonnage since 1996  

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2022 The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) last year exported its lowest volume of coal since 1996. In exporting 58.72-million tons of coal, RBCT was 11-milion tons down on what it achieved in 2020 and 18-million tons down on its 77-million-ton budget for the 2021 year. 

Teck uses blockchain to trace germanium from mine to customer

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2022 Diversified miner Teck Resources has partnered with DLT Labs to use blockchain technology to trace responsibly-produced germanium from the mine to the customer – the first such use of blockchain to trace the critical mineral. Teck is North America’s biggest producer of germanium, a critical... 

Multimetal recycling plant construction under way

21st January 2022 Copper producer Aurubis AG and Düsseldorf-based metallurgical plant supplier SMS group, last year signed a contract for the construction of a multimetal recycling plant in the US. As Aurubis announced on November 10, 2021, construction of the new Aurubis recycling plant will start in mid-2022 in... 

Biden halts federal aid to coal, oil and gas projects overseas

By: Bloomberg     13th December 2021 The Biden administration has ordered an immediate halt to federal support for coal plants and other carbon-intensive projects overseas, a major policy shift designed to fight climate change and accelerate renewable energy worldwide. The wide-ranging directive bars for the first time any US... 

Fibre solution aids communication

By: Halima Frost     3rd December 2021 Multinational network operator Paratus Zambia is rolling out its fibre and microwave links to cover the Copperbelt mining area and is extending coverage to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Paratus Zambia country manager Marius van Vuuren tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Parliament passes energy Bills

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th November 2021 The federal Parliament at the end of last week endorsed a package of new laws which will support the development of Australia’s offshore energy industry and deliver new jobs and investment in offshore windfarms and transmission projects. The three bills, which passed the final stage in the... 

Recycled rubber can reduce environmental impact

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Recycled rubber manufacturer Xtyre Global provides patented products made from recycled tyres that can replace wood and plastic products, particularly in the industrial environment. Xtyre Global notes that its rubber pallets and safety products are ideal for the mining industry’s harsh conditions... 

IFC partners with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to boost Africa’s digital infrastructure

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th November 2021 World Bank Group member IFC has entered into a partnership with independent fibre and digital services provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies to increase digital connectivity and inclusion in Africa and to support the region’s growing digital ecosystem. The partnership aims to expand data... 

HELLA lighting solutions for the mining industry 

24th November 2021 HELLA lighting solutions for the mining industry Being a thought leader in the industry of mine lighting, HELLA is proud to introduce the next step of innovative mine lighting. 

Eskom officially declares Lethabo tower collapse an act of sabotage  

By: Terence Creamer     19th November 2021 Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has confirmed that the collapse of a distribution-line tower providing power to the coal conveyor system at the Lethabo power station, in the Free State, was a “deliberate act of sabotage”. The sabotage occurred at about 18:00 on Wednesday November 17 and was implemented... 

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