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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 


Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 


A leadership battle is brewing at deep sea mining’s regulatory body
7th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority is set to run for a third term leading the United Nations-affiliated organization that regulates deep sea mining, as control of mineral... 


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SA’s largest boat builder eyes growing share of global ocean-cruising catamaran market
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

It’s easy to overlook the sheer magnitude of Robertson and Caine’s (R&C’s) operations in Cape Town. The company’s ten boat-building factories and assembly lines are dotted across the city – from... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


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Salamanca uranium project, Spain – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Berkeley Energia has reported that it remains committed to the project. 


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Industry well placed to respond to global demand
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

African law firm Bowmans asserts that the local and broader Southern African manganese industries are well placed to respond to global demand for the commodity. With increased activity in steel... 


Berkeley affirms commitment to Salamanca project amid investment dispute
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium project developer Berkeley Energia remains steadfast in its commitment to the Salamanca project and remains open to discussions with Spanish authorities, the company said on Wednesday.... 


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Consultancy laments R10bn/y deficit in exploration investment against govt target
19th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the South African government having set a target to attract 5% of global exploration spend within five years from 2019, the country attracted just 0.8% of global exploration spend in 2022... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


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Blencowe receives letter of interest from US International DFC
29th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

UK-headquartered graphite developer Blencowe Resources has received a formal Letter of Interest (LoI) from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), in which the DFC has indicated... 


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Mining sector experiencing innovative shifts
26th January 2024

To support the evolving industry, and with deep roots in Africa, mining tyre services provider Kal Tire is participating as a partner at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held... 


Sibanye-Stillwater streaks ahead with renewables projects.
Sibanye-Stillwater accelerates decarbonisation with two further renewables projects
7th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The financial close and start of construction of two additional renewable energy projects for Sibanye-Stillwater’s South Africa operations has been announced. The first project, the Witberg wind... 


When the heat is on: Stress and psychological safety in high-risk work environments
6th December 2023

By Lani van der Merwe, Senior Consultant at OIM Consulting  In 2013, I found myself working on a project at a mine, where I was part of a team tasked with cadet assessment in a worker training... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 


Tshipi mine
Jupiter eyes solar power at Tshipi
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has released a strategy outlining the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities for 2024, including commitments to launch an ESG reporting framework,... 


Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
16th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

There is increasing pressure from stakeholders in all sectors for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but the mining industry, in particular, has to... 


Norton Rose Fulbright director Greg Nott
Opinion: Of Brics, civil liberties and tackling climate change
15th September 2023

In this article, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa director and Africa head Greg Nott writes about the role South Africa played in this year's Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics)... 


Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes
Opinion: Why South Africa’s mining law facilitates Chinese investment
29th August 2023

In this article, Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes writes that South Africa's mining and empowerment legislation may benefit Chinese entities rather than discourage... 


Sibanye-Stillwater chief sustainability officer Themba Nkosi
SLP approach to community development too narrow
25th August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Sibanye-Stillwater says that viewing social and labour plans (SLPs) as the driver for community development is too narrow an approach. Rather, the driver should be enduring social... 


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Forestry nonprofit launches videos
25th August 2023

Non-profit forestry organisation, She Is Forestry SA, which promotes and uplifts women across the forest and forest product sector, launched a series of videos at their yearly Women in Forestry... 


SIHLE ZIKALALA
Contractors must refuse to pay bribes to public officials and extorters. We must protect whistleblowers, and ensure that people who indicate potential for disruption are protected
Procurement clarity and prosecutions key to tackling construction site disruptions
4th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has emphasised the importance of unity in condemning and addressing construction site disruption and extortion affecting the industry. “It is... 


Deep-sea mining authority targets 2025 for regulations
25th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) on Friday reached an agreement that gives the United Nations-affiliated regulator breathing room to finish rules for strip-mining deep ocean ecosystems for... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
Mining sector still enjoys substantial investor interest, says Langenhoven
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven has said mining accounts for more than R7-trillion of value on the JSE, indicating that the sector still enjoys substantial interest... 


Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa
Tsengwa welcomes court's ruling on MPRDA and Mining Charter, calls for clarity on measuring transformation
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa has said that having no scorecard against which to measure compliance with the Mining Charter 2018, which acts as the underlying policy document of... 


Fireblade Aviation connects Africa to the World through Leading Edge Service Delivery
Fireblade Aviation connects Africa to the World through Leading Edge Service Delivery
7th July 2023

Fireblade Aviation celebrates 9 years at the helm of the private aviation industry this year and continues to be the Leading Edge in connecting Africa to the world. With its history and origins... 


Ivanhoe Mines president Marna Cloete
Ivanhoe pursuing sustainability, socioeconomic initiatives as it strives to transform industry
20th June 2023

Mining is an essential business, and it is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to change the industry to be modern and responsible, so that it can continue to sustain lifestyles and... 


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YES empowers youth development in mining
16th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa's mining industry has the potential to be a global leader in driving socioeconomic development and transforming the country, but it is currently hindered by government policy... 


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Mining’s inability to absorb youth raises questions about its sustainability
16th June 2023 By: Nadine James

High youth unemployment, combined with a national skills shortage and the fact that just over a third of the population is between 15 and 35 years old, means that South Africa – already contending... 


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Mining’s inability to absorb youth raises questions about its sustainability
15th June 2023 By: Nadine James

High youth unemployment, combined with a national skills shortage and the fact that just over a third of the population is between 15 and 35 years old, means that South Africa – already contending... 


A large cement manufacturing plant with green landscape behind.
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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New Blood Needed
2nd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

While older generation consulting engineers have specialised in mining and are aware of the opportunities to add value to that sector, younger generation consulting engineers not employed in such... 


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TCTA unpacks progress being made on key bulk water projects
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has come a long way since being established in 1986 to fund and implement the South African portion of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), gaining... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs
16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 


Osisko signs two key agreements for Cariboo
8th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE- and TSX-V-listed Osisko Development has signed two landmark permitting agreements – the Process Charter and the Joint Information Request Table (IRT) – for the Cariboo project, in central... 


Chile will resume tax reform talks after election, Marcel says
5th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s government plans to resume talks on key reforms with local political parties next week after Sunday’s election for Constitutional Council, Finance Minister Mario Marcel said. “Some... 


Sandvik Rock Processing puts skills front and centre
13th April 2023

With its strong tradition of training and upskilling – both in-house and through educational institutions – Sandvik Rock Processing is fast establishing a solid reputation for quality screening... 


MRC takes greater stake in Tormin
12th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has announced plans to increase its ownership in Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) and the Tormin mineral sands operation, in South Africa, from 50% to 69%. MRC... 


Shirley Hayes.
Copper 360 to be listed on JSE on April 21 has 100-year life-of-mine
6th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The new copper listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange from April 21 has a dozen mines that collectively have a 100-year life-of-mine (LoM). Moreover, cluster mining is the chosen... 


UK to help Kazakh exports bypass Russia, seeks critical minerals
20th March 2023 By: Reuters

Britain will help Kazakhstan develop export routes bypassing Russia, British Foreign Minister James Cleverly said on a visit to the Central Asian nation on Saturday, where he also signed a... 


Imports, lack of legislative support curtail sector
10th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The South African mining sector is a challenging sector for valves suppliers to operate in, as the valves used in the sector have become highly price-oriented. Industry body South African Valve and... 


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