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The modern mine: Reducing emissions, increasing safety and improving output
31st October 2023

The modernisation of mining operations is transforming how the industry is securing the minerals the world needs more safely, efficiently and sustainably, the International Mining and Resources... 


Global EV battery supply chain puzzles over China graphite curbs
27th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Beijing's move to restrict graphite exports will have a disproportionate impact on foreign makers of electric vehicle battery components who have not yet shifted to using as much synthetic material... 


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The new pulse Thermamax APOLLO MATRIX MIG series
27th October 2023

Introducing the revolutionary Thermamax APOLLO MATRIX MIG Series, the ultimate welding solution for professionals seeking unmatched power, versatility and cutting-edge technology. With its synergic... 


Location map of the NiWest nickel project
NiWest nickel/cobalt project, Australia – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The delivery of the definitive feasibility study has been postponed to mid-2024. 


Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu
Transnet’s recovery plan premised on securing govt capital injection
26th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Absent an equity injection or debt relief from government, Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu says the State-owned entity will not be able to deliver on what he described as a “credible” recovery... 


Mined lithium ore
EU must step up action in clean tech race, say industry groups
26th October 2023 By: Reuters

Europe's green technology industries and materials suppliers urged European Union leaders meeting for a summit on Thursday to do more to prevent the bloc dropping out of the global clean tech race... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Washington and met with President Joe Biden this week.
US, Australia consider tapping public finance vehicles for critical mineral projects
26th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US Export-Import Bank is being eyed as a venue for boosting investment in Australian critical minerals development to supply components needed in electric vehicles, wind turbines and other... 


An image of Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
More than 4 000 jobs on the line as Sibanye considers future of four South African PGM shafts
25th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater will enter into consultations with organised labour and other affected non-unionised employees through their representatives regarding the possible restructuring of... 


NiWest DFS date shifted to mid-2024
24th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The expected delivery of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) of the NiWest nickel/cobalt project, in Western Australia, has shifted to mid-2024, emerging battery metals producer Alliance Nickel... 


Equitable access requires multifaceted approach
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Access to clean water is a fundamental human necessity, yet it remains a significant challenge in Africa, with more than 300-million Africans lacking access to safe drinking water, while more than... 


LANTERN RINGS
The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts
Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry,... 


OLI South Africa
OLI South Africa
20th October 2023

OLI is the world’s top-selling supplier of industrial vibration technology products. The OLI product is distributed in Africa by its subsidiary in Gauteng, South Africa. 


University of the Witwatersrand School of Geosciences senior lecturer Dr Karen Smit
Ancient diamonds give researchers insight into continental drift
19th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

New insights into the processes of continental evolution and movement during the early stages of complex life on Earth have been revealed by the examination of ancient, superdeep diamonds that were... 


Participants who spoke during Creamer Media's October 18 webinar on the transport sector in South Africa
Competition, collaboration needed for an efficient logistics network in South Africa
19th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Competition is important to create efficiencies in the logistics and transport network, but collaboration is similarly necessary to ensure that all the public and private sector role-players can... 


Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Cabinet approves Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy
19th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has approved the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy (GHCS) for implementation, with the goal of positioning South Africa as a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen.... 


The Grindex Magnum pump's dependable design combined with its ease of maintenance has earned it a favoured position with customers worldwide
Grindex’s Magnum pump offers unparalleled heavy-duty drainage capability
19th October 2023

In the two decades since its launch, Grindex’s Magnum pump has emerged as the first choice for heavy-duty drainage tasks across a myriad of applications in the construction, mining and quarrying... 


Opportunities, challenges for South Africa in LIB, VRFB industries
18th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are a number of opportunities for South Africa to capitalise on in terms of both the more established lithium-ion battery (LIB) industry and the emerging vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB)... 


Scoping study proves Altona’s Mozambique rare earths project viable
18th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed rare earths exploration and development company Altona says a newly released scoping study demonstrates the potential for its Monte Muambe rare earths project, in northwestern... 


A solar PV panel being installed
Africa not a major player in solar energy – yet
17th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

All the critical minerals necessary for all renewable and battery energy technologies are found in Africa, highlighted consultancy and data company Rystad Energy senior partner and head of analysis... 


The platinum group metals Polokwane smelter of Anglo American Platinum in Limpopo.
Minerals Council South Africa highlights green hydrogen economy’s forward momentum
16th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world over, green hydrogen is being recognised as the most effective route towards combating the climate crisis in the most holistic way possible, with Minerals Council South Africa on Monday... 


Green Hydrogen
Three coastal provinces move to partner on green hydrogen ahead of finalisation of country strategy
15th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Eastern, Northern and Western Cape provinces have agreed to team up in a bid to position South Africa as a global hub for the production of green hydrogen and derivative products, as well as to... 


Volvo EVs
Electric vehicles can have a lower TCO than ICE vehicles
13th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electric vehicles can have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for consumers than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but vehicle financing options and automotive manufacturers' business... 


Mexico govt blames Grupo Mexico for 2014 toxic spill, wants new cleanup plan
13th October 2023 By: Reuters

A 2014 toxic spill in a Mexican river blamed on Grupo Mexico was not an accident but a result of negligence, the country's Environment Minister said on Thursday, while urging the mining... 


X.e series agitator on display, painted red
Local agitator order a world first for global drive engineer
13th October 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive engineering specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has secured the world’s first order for its new X.e series agitator unit, launched in July, from a participant in the South African mining... 


Solar pumps can increase crop yield
13th October 2023

A new study, led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) under the research project Renewables for African Agriculture (RE4AFAGRI), published in Environmental Research... 


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Cutter fans enhance performance in pump agitation
13th October 2023

The integration of innovative features in pump design has significantly enhanced performance and efficiency, with significant benefits for lowering total cost of ownership. One such component, the... 


Image of a dewatering and drainage pump
Extending reliability through proactive solutions
13th October 2023

Leader in pump and fluid engineering Sulzer attended the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2023 at the Sydney Showground last month, displaying its comprehensive pump and service... 


Cape Town crane manufacturer ups production to meet rising demand
13th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cape Town-based crane manufacturer BB Cranes is ramping up production as orders from general industry and consulting engineers increases. According to a statement released by BB Cranes parent... 


Location map of the Mardie project
Mardie salt and potash project, Australia – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BCI Minerals has received credit approvals for a total project finance debt of A$981-million for its Mardie project. 


Anglo, Mitsubishi collaborate to create copper with demonstrably strong provenance credentials
12th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining company Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation to collaborate on the creation of a copper... 


Originating in Australia, the range of SafeGauge solutions is being distributed in South Africa by Proximity Detection Systems specialist, Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics hails safety breakthrough in live testing of large equipment
11th October 2023

While essential to effective maintenance, the live testing of mining vehicles and equipment can be hazardous and time consuming – but this has all changed with the SafeGauge range of digital... 


Billionaire Paolo Rocca has a plan B for lithium if Alpha bid fails
11th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Paolo Rocca’s oil drilling unit will enter the lithium business one way or another — saying it’s lining up other options in case it fails with a $1-billion plan to develop a project in... 


Dhiren Vanmali
Opinion: Speedbumps, not roadblocks, beckon South African bakkie builders
10th October 2023

In this opinion article, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa sales operations executive director Dhiren Vanmali writes that South Africa's hosting of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)... 


The Atlas Copco pump selection programme, available to IPR customers via the company’s website, offers a range of benefits
Streamlining pump selection: The power of the Atlas Copco algorithms
10th October 2023

The Atlas Copco pump selection programme, available to IPR customers via the company’s website, offers a range of benefits that can greatly enhance the pump selection process. IPR is a specialised... 


Sandvik Rock Processing invests in its people to ensure employees are trained to adopt an agile mindset
Sandvik Rock processing drives manufacturing agility to meet rising demand
9th October 2023

To keep pace with record equipment orders, vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Rock Processing is driving manufacturing agility at its South African facility.... 


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BCI received credit approvals for A$981m debt funding
9th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has received credit approvals for a total project finance debt of A$981-million for its Mardie salt project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company told... 


Image of a woman in a black satin shirt and blazer
Lax regulation poses threat to S Africa’s e-waste initiatives
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The producer responsibility organisation (PRO) Circular Energy is taking a strong stance concerning the rise in illegal electronic-waste (e-waste) dumping and calls on government, industries and... 


An image of the Kemp drilling rig LEVENT 1001 that is being refurbished for Sasol's Shondoni mine
Local manufacturer refurbishes, rebuilds drill rig
6th October 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Specialist drilling company Technique Drilling Services (TDS) is engaged in a rebuild and repair project, which includes new modifications for a Kemp drilling rig LEVENT 1001 for the Shondoni mine,... 


Hudson Rubber calls for auto-component import substitution for growth of economy
6th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Import substitution in the local automotive industry is crucial for the growth of the South African economy, says Hudson Rubber Company MD Stoney Steenkamp. Hudson Rubber is a Hammanskraal-based... 


Metair ups profit despite Hesto bleed, export losses
6th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Despite the loss of the Russian battery export market, as well as the poor performance of wiring harness maker Hesto, Metair still managed to chalk up a healthy increase in profit for the six... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Froneman, Ndlovu unpack what is needed for positive mining legacy amid global change
5th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The world is undergoing one of the most profound periods of environmental change in the history of humanity, and mining companies cannot risk denying climate change or failing to undertake actions... 


Illustration of proposed green hydrogen plant to be built in Namibia
Green hydrogen needed to decarbonise the world, including Africa
4th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

One of the main areas of focus during negotiations between Germany and Namibia to establish green hydrogen production was to create a value chain in Namibia, as the aim is not only the export of... 


Image shows iron-ore being loaded to ship
Australian resource exports poised to fall
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record A$467-billion to A$400-billion in 2023–24, and A$352-billion by 2024–25, the Department of Industry, Science and... 


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