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USGS invests millions in critical-minerals mapping in Alaska
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Geological Survey (USGS) will invest more than $5.8-million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. “I’m... 


CDA says USGS stance on copper ignores its own methodology
CDA says USGS stance on copper ignores its own methodology
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Copper Development Association (CDA) has slammed the US Geological Survey (USGS) for misleading a bipartisan group of congressmen and senators about the need for copper to be included in the US... 


Ball valves launched
19th May 2023

Flow control products and services for global infrastructure markets provider Flowserve, announced the release of the Worcester 51/52 Series Reduced Port Flanged Ball Valves. 


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A$50m in grants awarded to critical mineral projects
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has approved nearly A$50-million in a second round of grants to accelerate the development of 13 critical minerals projects, which Resources Minister Madeleine King said... 


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Rampant corruption at Eskom drags down South Africa
8th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

On a late Thursday afternoon last November, in the midst of rolling blackouts implemented by South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, a contractor at a power station in the eastern... 


COLD WAR LEVELS: Global military spending rose to a record last year, with the invasion of Ukraine having an immediate impact on military spending decisions. Overall, defence expenditure increased by 3.7% in real terms to reach $2.24-trillion, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported. Military expenditure in Europe saw its steepest year-on-year increase in at least 30 years, while the three largest spenders in 2022 were the US, China and Russia, which accounted for 56% of the world total. Photograph: Bloomberg
COLD WAR LEVELS
5th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global military spending rose to a record last year, with the invasion of Ukraine having an immediate impact on military spending decisions. Overall, defence expenditure increased by 3.7% in real... 


Mapping solution wins US health, safety award
28th April 2023

Australia-headquartered drone autonomy and mapping expert Emesent’s Hovermap ST has won the metal industry sector category in the 2022 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovation Awards, the... 


Jervois flags longer mine life at ICO
Jervois flags longer mine life at ICO
19th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual-listed Jervois on Wednesday flagged a possible mine-life extension at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO), in the US, following the incorporation of 10 000 m of drilling to the mineral resource... 


Jervois starts BFS on US cobalt refinery
18th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global on Tuesday announced that it will pivot its bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a proposed refinery expansion at the Kokkola Industrial Park in Finland to a... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference
Ramaphosa underlines commitment to energy and freight reforms as he unveils new R2tr investment target
13th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled a new investment target of R2-trillion for the five-year period to 2028 at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference on Thursday, where he also... 


PTM retains focus on developing Waterberg project
13th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

In TSX- and NYSE American-listed Platinum Group Metals’ (PTM’s) financial results for the six-month period ended February 28, released on April 13, the company has reiterated its focus on advancing... 


International partnerships critical to critical minerals - King
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has highlighted the importance of international partnerships, specifically those with Japan and the US, in developing Australia’s critical minerals... 


An image of RCL FOODS’ job fund site visit, cane re-established with Jobs Fund Support
Collaboration drives positive change for small-scale growers
7th April 2023

Small-scale sugar growers are a vital contributor to the sugar value chain in South Africa and are the economic heartbeat of many communities across the country. This is recognised by the South... 


An aerial view of the sizable manufacturing facility at Columbus stainless in Middleburg South Africa, with buildings, storage facilities and waste water facility as well
Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 


Company launches platform for CNC machining
31st March 2023

With its “cutting-edge technology and facilities”, Sheet metal fabricator NORCK says it has started providing innovative, fast and reliable computer numerical control (CNC) machining services with... 


Aerial view of the Idaho cobalt operations
Idaho cobalt operations, US – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois has suspended construction at the project.  


Jervois halts construction at ICO as cobalt prices fall, inflation rises
Jervois halts construction at ICO as cobalt prices fall, inflation rises
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed Jervois has suspended construction at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) due to falling cobalt prices and inflationary impacts on construction costs in the US. The company said on... 


WA opens investment platform for global investors
24th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government is launching a new online platform that promotes investment-ready projects with a value above A$10-million. Launching with more than 35 projects that have a... 


Ionic's Uganda project proves profitable
20th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Stage 1 development of the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, will require a capital investment of $120.8-million to support the five-million tonne a year project, which would deliver40... 


A$15bn NRF Bill advances
9th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government’s National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) Corporation Bill has passed the House of Representatives. The Bill will establish the NRF which will invest A$15-billion across... 


Chinese investment in rare earth miner blocked after advice, Australian Treasurer says
1st March 2023 By: Reuters

Australia's government has blocked a Chinese investor from raising its stake in a rare earths mining company on the advice of the Foreign Investment Review Board, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said on... 


Mpumalanga issued directive by national govt to step up efforts to break coal dependency
24th February 2023 By: Yvonne Silaule

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government is, in partnership with the Presidential Climate Commission, the Climate Investment Fund and the World Bank, exploring plans to diversify local economic... 


An image of OTT’s Group LM13 armoured vehicle
Company provides solutions to combat local industry decline
24th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Despite the current state of the South African defence industry not being what it was two decades ago, protected mobility specialists OTT Group of companies is providing solutions to not only save... 


An image of the NICO project in 2021
Advancement of NICO project exceeds C$135-million spend
10th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Mining company Fortune Minerals has invested more than C$135-million to advance its NICO cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project from an in-house discovery to a near shovel-ready vertically integrated... 


Eskom's Ankerlig OCGT plant
Rapid renewables roll-out key to tackling loadshedding, but OCGTs ‘only short-term defence'
6th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

An increased use of the diesel-fuelled open cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) represents South Africa’s only short-term defence against higher levels of economically damaging loadshedding, a new analysis... 


US urged to ‘walk the talk’ on minerals security
6th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The US is more reliant than ever for the minerals that it needs for its manufacturing, technology, energy, transportation, infrastructure and defence sectors and it is time for the country to “walk... 


Brazilian authorities back BHP's play for Oz Minerals
6th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence has given mining major BHP approval for its proposed acquisition of ASX-listed Oz Minerals. The two companies in December entered into a... 


Rio thankful for radioactive capsule's find
2nd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto has expressed its gratitude to Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services for coordinating the successful search effort to locate a missing capsule lost while in... 


Russian forces help secure Central Africa gold zone in new pact
1st February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Three nations have agreed with the help of Russian troops to secure a gold-rich region in the Central African Republic rife with armed rebel groups, the latest sign of Moscow’s expanding influence... 


Oil firms eye $11bn Canada fund to match Biden's subsidies
23rd January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Oil-sands companies see a chance to secure a steady stream of government aid as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledges to keep Canada competitive with the massive clean-energy subsidies on offer in... 


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New space weather centre to provide real-time solar storm forecasts
16th December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

For the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA’s) Hermanus facility, 2022 has been the year of space weather – in August, its new Space Weather Centre (SWC) began operations, although its... 


Critical minerals strategy open for debate
2nd December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has released a discussion paper and opened public consultation on the future of the critical minerals industry in Australia. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia... 


Although the following information is addressed to contractors, it will also be of value to everybody anticipating shutting down during December
2nd November 2022

By now we are all looking forward to the end of the year. However, not without being faced with the dilemma of having to “batten down the hatches” and review risk mitigation measures, to take care... 


Australian minerals critical to net zero - King
2nd November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s critical mineral resource could be a lynchpin for global net zero ambitions. Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King said this week that in order to reach net zero emissions, the... 


Can a mining company get ‘SLAPP-ed’?
26th October 2022

The short answer is… probably not. By Muhammed Khan – Director at NSDV 


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Spirited defence of African oil and gas at opening of energy conference
18th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The African oil and especially gas sector received a spirited defence from African Energy Chamber chairperson NJ Ayuk on Tuesday. He was giving the opening address at Africa Energy Week 2022, in... 


ON THE MOVE: Special forces from the South African Police Service and South African Defence Force (SANDF) move towards a H125 helicopter during an antiaircraft-hijacking demonstration at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, near Pretoria. The demonstration took place during the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo 2022 in September. A South African Air Force BK117 is also seen preparing to collect SANDF special forces personnel who took part in the manoeuvre. The AAD expo was last held in 2018 before being disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Creamer Media Chief Photographer Donna Slater
ON THE MOVE
7th October 2022

Special forces from the South African Police Service and South African Defence Force (SANDF) move towards a H125 helicopter during an antiaircraft-hijacking demonstration at the Waterkloof Air... 


DoD grant to fund Perpetua’s antimony study
20th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded dual-listed Perpetua Resources two funding grants to study the domestic production of military-grade antimony trisulphide – an essential component in... 


Aus govt awards A$50m in grants to critical mineral projects
16th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government on Friday approved nearly A$50-million in grants to accelerate the development of the critical minerals industry in the country, as part of efforts to reach net zero.... 


Image of LambdaG CEO Dr Vernon Davids, project manager Ms Riddhi Maharaj, and project coordinator Dr Melissa Boonzaaier-Davids
Project increases company competitiveness
16th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

A supplier development project conducted by local body the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) has increased the global competitiveness of advanced radio- frequency and microwave... 


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Drones to debut as Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo makes post-Covid return
16th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones will, for the first time, be flown at the upcoming 2022 biennial Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo, while the attendance of private-sector oil and... 


A photo of Magni SA machines
Magni machines provide highest standard of back-up, support and safety
13th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With “definite signs” of activity picking up, particularly within the mining and green energy spaces, Magni SA CEO Lindsay Shankland says the company’s main focus will remain on offering “the... 


Jaco Prinsloo and Christo Botha, the key developers of the green hydrogen solution.
Proudly South African green hydrogen innovation uses platinum fuel cell
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A Proudly South African green hydrogen mobile solution, which is scheduled to be launched at the African Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) next month, ticks all the local boxes by making use... 


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