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Mines keen to embrace renewables for on-site energy

3rd November 2020 Renewable energy is showing its potential contribution to power generation on mines, with keen interest in South Africa and Australia; the pace of take-up in the two countries, however, has been quite different. 

Beowulf notes progress with its seven-years-and-counting application for Kallak

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th October 2020 Aim-listed Beowulf is still awaiting the award of an exploitation concession from the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and Constitutional Committee for the Kallak North area, since its initial application in 2013. The company says is has learnt that the Ministry has advised the... 

SRK Consulting highlights Northern Cape mining potential following Joburg Indaba

By: Simone Liedtke     26th October 2020 The Northern Cape’s potential gained considerable mention at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference as the prospects of South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten. “It was encouraging to hear a similar message from major mining companies and juniors alike – that there is still... 

Business welcomes recovery plan, but urges swift implementation 

16th October 2020 Organised business formations have responded to the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan released by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15. On the whole, business has welcomed the plan, including the fact that it embraces many of the recommendations made to government by the social partners through... 

Pragma | 30 Years in the making

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in chaos... 

Clear vision bags Massmart the prestigious SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 A clear vision and decisive decision-making clinched Massmart the coveted SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020 for the successful implementation of Pragma’s enterprise asset management system, On Key. Successfully implementing and managing over 300 stores currently, is a significant achievement.... 

Green hydrogen economy growing rapidly – Hatch  

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2020 At Glencore’s Raglan Mine, in Canada, a closed loop, microgrid system converts excess wind power to hydrogen, which is then stored in tanks. During periods of low wind power, a fuel cell produces electricity from the stored hydrogen, and within the facility are also innovations such as a battery... 

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... 

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