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Amur invests in Australian iron-ore project alongside Glencore

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th August 2020 London-listed Amur Minerals is investing, alongside Glencore International, in Nathan River Resources (NRR), which owns the Roper Bar iron-ore project, in Australia’s Northern Territory. The company, which focuses on nickel/sulphide mineral exploration and resource development in Russia, said on... 

A Chinese coal miner is getting into solar production

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2020 Mid-tier Chinese coal miner Shanxi Coal International Energy Group is planning a significant investment in the competing business of making high-tech solar power cells. The State-owned firm will lead a joint venture to build a 3GW solar manufacturing plant for 3.19-billion yuan, according to a... 

New sewage treatment plants planned

By: Darren Parker     21st August 2020 Following the successful commissioning of a sewage treatment plant for coal mining company Canyon Coal’s Khanye colliery, in Gauteng, in early 2019, plans are under way to build similar plants at the company’s planned De Wittekrans and Palmietkuilen collieries. In a statement issued by the... 

Industry welcomes new water management tool

By: Darren Parker     21st August 2020 The uptake of a tool to assist the mining sector in implementing the principles of water conservation and water demand management (WC/WDM), has been “overwhelmingly positive”, Minerals Council South Africa head of environment Stephinah Mudau tells Mining Weekly. The WC/WDM self-assessment... 

Water treatment technology available but costly

By: Darren Parker     21st August 2020 Although the technology to treat and purify mine water to acceptable standards already exists, the main challenge for the mining industry and society is affordability, says water and environmental consulting firm GCS regional director and senior hydrogeologist Pieter Labuschagne. Currently, the... 

Sustainable solutions needed to build economy

By: Halima Frost     21st August 2020 “A sustainable infrastructure solution is required to reignite South Africa’s economy after Covid-19,” says Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell. Many municipalities are incapable of handling the infrastructure procurement process from inception to completion, owing to the... 

Science and tech key to sector’s survival

By: Halima Frost     21st August 2020 The impact of Covid-19 on infrastructure projects demands that the construction sector use its scientific and engineering expertise better, says engineering consultant SRK Consulting partner and principal engineering technologist Steve Bartels. “The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us that... 

Cold weather spikes home fires

21st August 2020 Public benefit organisation Household Energy Safety Association of South Africa reports that emergency personnel have had to respond to fires at homes and in informal settlements across South Africa as the current cold snap continues. While many of these home fires are accidental, there are... 

BCX launches new digital transformation division

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2020 South Africa’s leading technology company, BCX, has launched a new division under its information technology (IT) solutions portfolio to advise its clients on digital transformation solutions and co-create such solutions with its clients. BCX Exa boasts a selected team of software engineers and... 

Kogi Iron nears trial mining completion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron has advised that it is nearing the end of its small-scale trial iron-ore mining at the Agbaja Cast Steel project, in Nigeria. The company is in the process of conducting trial mining on site, as well as various community activities, including water clarification and flow... 

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