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Scoping study proves Northern Silica mettle
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study for the Northern Silica project, in Far North Queensland, has indicated that the project could support a production rate of five-million tonnes a year over a 25-year period.... 


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Darryll Castle joins Rainbow board as nonexec director
12th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Darryll Castle has been appointed nonexecutive director of London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths, which owns the Phalaborwa project, in South Africa, and the Gakara project, in Burundi. His appointment... 


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Infrastructure projects critical to sector’s growth
9th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

The cement and concrete industry is stagnant and the only avenue for rejuvenation is the implementation of some of the infrastructure projects for which government has allocated over R900-billion,... 


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Event promotes sector research
9th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industry body Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) will host its second biennial Young Concrete Researchers, Engineering and Technologists Symposium (YCRETS) from July 12 to 14. The event is aimed... 


Energy Vault's first full-scale gravity energy storage system being built in China
Gravity energy storage systems an option at South Africa’s coal power stations
2nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Consultancy Sizana Solutions says gravity energy storage systems (GESS) fit in “beautifully” with South Africa’s just energy transition, as it can create multiple thousands of jobs while... 


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Codelco shuts Ventanas smelter in move towards sustainable mining
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's State-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, on Wednesday closed its Ventanas metal smelter in the country's central coast, following environmental incidents in the region that... 


Weba Chutes Systems secures contract to supply chutes to Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana operation
31st May 2023

Weba Chutes Systems, a leading local manufacturer of custom engineered chute systems, has secured a contract to supply four chutes to Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana operation in South Africa. These... 


China recovery bigger worry than EU carbon tax, Hindalco MD says
China recovery bigger worry than EU carbon tax, Hindalco MD says
26th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The uncertainty over China’s economic recovery is proving to be a headwind for metal producers in the short-term even as the longer range demand outlook remains robust due to electrification and... 


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Keppel joins up for hydrogen and green ammonia in Qld
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has joined the Central Queensland hydrogen (CQ-H2) project consortium to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Australia, and has inked a memorandum of... 


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Firm supplies innovative furnace solutions for heating needs
26th May 2023

Comprehensive furnace services provider Dickinson Group of Companies, which was founded in 1910, has a strategic focus on meeting the heating demands of its clients, and in so doing, has become a... 


China buys more Australian coal as appetite for quality builds
China buys more Australian coal as appetite for quality builds
23rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australian coal continues to make inroads among Chinese buyers, adding to pressure on domestic prices, with new shipments climbing to their highest level since Beijing halted imports in the fall of... 


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Alta Mesa uranium plant upgrades advancing swiftly – enCore
19th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Upgrades and refurbishments to the Alta Mesa in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium central processing plant (CPP), in south Texas, are progressing faster than originally planned and are under budget,... 


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Company driven to help meet Zambia’s energy efficiency goals
19th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is helping industry implement energy efficient systems in line with Zambia’s Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (EESAP), says SEW-EURODRIVE... 


Incoming CBAM could see African aluminium, iron exports plummet
11th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The African Climate Foundation (ACF), together with the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, finds that the European Union’s (EU’s) incoming Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will impact... 


China’s weak industrial recovery is weighing on coal consumption
11th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s weak property market and sluggish industrial activity are weighing on coal prices even as a spate of government safety checks curbs output. Key industrial users of the fuel including steel... 


SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability
5th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 


Chile's lithium nationalisation shines light on emerging tech
24th April 2023 By: Reuters

- Chilean President Gabriel Boric's plan to nationalize his country's immense lithium industry is putting the spotlight on an emerging crop of filtration technologies aimed at revolutionizing how... 


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On-The-Air (21/04/2023)
21st April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses Copper 360, Anglo American and SAICE. 


Mining lithium in abandoned oil fields for tomorrow's EVs
21st April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chris Doornbos pulled up to Alberta’s foundational oil field in a baby-blue Tesla Model Y, a not-so-subtle nod to a new world order. It was a crisp January afternoon in Canada’s top-polluting... 


Modern technology boosts construction deployment time
21st April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Modern technology has transformed the construction industry, says diverse prefabricated deployment solutions company Turnkey Modular, which has implemented its robust Intelligent Component Design... 


Akobo Minerals starts operation of ultra-small plant to process first gold
3rd April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavian company Akobo Minerals has reached a milestone with the start of operations at its ultra-small plant and, with it, production of the company’s first gold. Akobo currently holds an... 


Ursula von der Leyen and Joe Biden meet in Washington in March
US and Europe wrangle over green subsidies to avoid a trade war
3rd April 2023 By: Bloomberg

As European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen sat in the Oval Office last month she gushed before the cameras about the US Inflation Reduction Act. “It’s great that there’s such a massive... 


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On-The-Air (31/03/2023)
31st March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses PGMs, critical metals, hydrogen. 


Pilbara pulls the trigger on A$560m P1000
Pilbara pulls the trigger on A$560m P1000
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has taken a final investment decision on the A$560-million P1000 project at its Pilgangoora operation, in Western Australia. The P1000 project would increase the... 


Albemarle to build $1.3bn lithium plant in South Carolina
23rd March 2023 By: Reuters

Albemarle said on Wednesday it had chosen Chester County, South Carolina, as the location for a $1.3-billion lithium processing plant it hopes will cement its status as a cornerstone of the rapidly... 


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Gas future assured in WA - Deputy Premier
15th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gas will continue to play a significant role in the Western Australian energy market, as the state government moved to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030. Speaking at the AOG Energy... 


Power Metal's planned IPOs delayed
10th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Metals mining company Power Metal announced on March 10 that its planned initial public offerings (IPOs) are taking longer than expected. In a strategic update, the company cited extensive... 


Hitachi Construction Machinery and First Quantum Minerals announce zero emission partnership with signing of Letter of Intent
10th March 2023

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and First Quantum Minerals Ltd today announce that they have entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to advance the development of sustainable mining... 


Climate Council calls for green steel incentives
9th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s Climate Council has called on the federal government to deliver strong policy and incentives to drive the transformation of industry, noting that the production of green metals in the... 


Lion Energy secures spot for first hydrogen hub
3rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Lion Energy has signed a heads of agreement (HoA) with the port of Brisbane for its first green hydrogen hub. Lion Energy will build and operate its first hydrogen generation and... 


Refuse-derived fuels helpful in waste management
3rd March 2023

The mining industry at large is embracing change and finding new ways to integrate innovative waste management strategies into its operations. There are various mines mitigating risks by conducting... 


China’s commodities eye banner year as focus shifts to stimulus
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Evidence of China’s rapid economic rebound has reignited hopes of a banner year for demand in the world’s top commodities importer. How Beijing chooses to support the recovery at its upcoming... 


Australian Energy Minister rules out ban on new coal mines
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s energy minister has ruled out a ban on new coal mines as part of the country’s overhaul of climate policy. “That’s not part of our agenda,” Chris Bowen said when asked directly about... 


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Wake-up call
24th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The European Union’s (EU’s) decision to proceed with the implementation of a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) has serious implications for South Africa and Africa. In terms of an agreement... 


China coal mine disaster may hit supply as demand recovers
23rd February 2023 By: Bloomberg

A deadly accident at a coal mine in Inner Mongolia could test China’s ability to supply the fuel necessary for its economic recovery. The collapse at an open-pit mine in the Alxa League region... 


Tin prices to take a dip this year as global economy slows
23rd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research expects tin prices to remain under pressure over the first half of this year as the global economy continues to slow. The agency... 


Closer alliance needed for critical minerals development - Minister
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Government and industry would need to work together to bring forward a new wave of investment to advance Australia’s critical minerals sector, federal Resources Minister Madelein King said this... 


MinRes and Albemarle deepen partnership
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

US lithium major and ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) have announced plans to restructure the MARBL lithium joint venture (JV), in Australia, and for MinRes to invest in Albemarle conversion... 


Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat upbeat about bulk commodities business, as construction materials business lags
17th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed aggregates and mining company Afrimat's executives on February 17 reported to shareholders that the company was performing well in difficult times and that there were several projects... 


South32 COO Noel Pillay.
Opportunity to commercialise greenness of South Africa’s nuclear power, says South32
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Nuclear power is part of the green taxonomy in Europe, where South Africa places most of its aluminium products and where most of the price pressures on non-green aluminium are going to arise in... 


Lady Colleen offering opportunity for Austral
15th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study into the Lady Colleen copper project, in Queensland, has found that the project could produce some 44 000 t of copper over a five-year period, at a C1 cost of around $2.78/lb. The... 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 


Future coal expands with enrolment of South African innovator - Menar
13th February 2023

Continuing a spate of new global enrolments, the World Coal Association (WCA) today welcomed South African mining investor, Menar, to its roster of progressive coal members. On the sidelines of... 


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