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Marikana trial: Miners may have been in possession of 60 rounds of ammunition - defence lawyer
25th May 2021 By: News24Wire

Striking mineworkers may have possibly ended up in possession of 60 rounds of ammunition, which they allegedly stole from an injured police officer on 13 August 2012 at Lonmin K3 shaft in Marikana,... 

Mining Indaba launches the Extractives General Counsel Forum in partnership with Africa Oil Week and Africa Legal
24th May 2021

Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), organised by Hyve Group Plc is pleased to announce the launch of the Extractives General Counsel Forum Virtual. Held in partnership with Africa... 

Historical drill roads at Round Top, Texas
USA Rare Earth now fully funded for DFS, demonstration plant
21st May 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Critical minerals miner USA Rare Earth is fully funded through the completion of a definitive feasibility study for the Round Top heavy rare-earth and lithium project, in Texas, the company... 

The manufacturing industry is good at machine learning and deep learning, and if you combine enough of those two processes, you could get to AI
Endpoints security can mitigate cyber attacks
21st May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

As a result of cyberattacks increasing rapidly in terms of their severity and complexity in the manufacturing industry, companies have to look into manufacturing endpoint-security as a line of... 

21st May 2021

The most disturbing aspect of the recent deadly clashes between Palestinians and Israelis was not only the hardening of attitudes, but also the absence of any real plan for resolving a conflict... 

Pitt praises iron-ore miners
20th May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has paid tribute to the role iron-ore is playing in boosting the Australian economy, congratulating the sector on its resilience and reliability during the... 

14th May 2021

The horrific scenes from India’s recent second Covid-19 wave have been held up as a warning to South Africa, where there is ongoing concern about prospects for a third wave. As with South Africa’s... 

BHP, Rio and Vale set global design challenge
BHP, Rio and Vale set global design challenge
13th May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Majors BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched a global competition for technology innovators to help develop new concepts for large-scale haul truck electrification systems to help significantly cut... 

Questionable motives
Questionable motives
7th May 2021 By: Terence Creamer

There is little doubt that many South Africans still have a great, albeit idealised, affection for Cuba, despite its many social, political and economic problems. This affinity is firmly rooted in... 

Mongolia threatens to cancel Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement unless tax claim is dismissed
Mongolia threatens to cancel Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement unless tax claim is dismissed
4th May 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Mongolia has threatened to declare the 2009 Oyu Tolgoi copper/gold mine investment agreement void, unless the international tax arbitration proceedings brought against the government are dismissed... 

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter
2018 Mining Charter review application being heard this week
3rd May 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The application for the judicial review and setting aside of certain clauses of the 2018 Mining Charter, brought by mining industry organisation the Minerals Council South Africa in March 2019, is... 

Teddy Daka
Teddy Daka
30th April 2021 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Teddy Daka, co-CEO of Zutari (previously Aurecon), which is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company 

Airbus wins French and Egyptian defence contracts
30th April 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The French Ministry of Defence has ordered eight more H225M helicopters and a second VSR700 uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) from Airbus Helicopters. The order is part of the French government’s... 

More funding going towards Tasmanian exploration
28th April 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government will invest A$3-million to expand the Tasmanian Exploring for the Future programme, to uncover resources in the region and to investigate its potential for critical... 

Energy Fuels team awarded additional $1.75m for rare earths feasibility study
26th April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Dual-listed Energy Fuels, and a team from Penn State University, has been awarded an additional $1.75-million from the US Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy... 

A$2.5m available under Qld's new round of CEI
21st April 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has launched its fifth consecutive round of funding to support mineral explorers in the region, putting A$2.5-million up for grabs. Minister for Resources Scott Stewart... 

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland looks at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as she delivers the Budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday.
Mining association says Canada’s rare earth support too modest to displace reliance on China
20th April 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has welcomed several expanded and refined measures proposed in the 2021 federal Budget to support the establishment and growth of a domestic battery supply... 

Unlisted VHM awarded Major Project status
20th April 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has awarded Major Project status to unlisted VHM’s proposed Goschen zircon and rare earths minerals project, in Victoria. VHM intends to develop a mine near Swan Hill in... 

Russia's Tomtor among largest rare earths reserves, Polymetal says
19th April 2021 By: Reuters

Polymetal said on Monday that the Tomtor niobium and rare earth metals deposit in Russia's far east in which it holds a minority stake is one of the world's three biggest by reserves. Tomtor is... 

Tirupati Graphite to raise £10m to fast-track development plan
16th April 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Specialist graphite producer Tirupati Graphite, with operations in Madagascar and India, has announced a placing with institutional and other investors of 11-million ordinary shares to raise an... 

Embraer’s commercial jet business takes Covid strain
9th April 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazilian aerospace group Embraer, one of the world’s leading companies in the sector, has released its results for last year. (Embraer’s financial year is identical to the calendar year.) The... 

New patrol vessel for Navy launched in Cape Town
9th April 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), a subsidiary of the Netherlands-based Damen International Shipyards Group, recently launched the first (of three) Multimission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) for... 

UK recognises Africa’s dynamism, restates commitments to global issues
2nd April 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

In its recently published 2021 integrated review, the UK reaffirmed its commitments to multilateralism, international cooperation, free and fair trade, development, countering the effects of... 

Greenland to hold election watched closely by global mining industry
Greenland to hold election watched closely by global mining industry
31st March 2021 By: Reuters

Greenland holds an election next week that could decide the fate of vast deposits of rare earth metals which international companies want to exploit and are vital to the Arctic island's hopes of... 

Canadian Manganese aims to tap into growing battery metals market
29th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral developer Canadian Manganese Company (CMC) on Friday announced an agreement with Maximos Metals as part of its vision to create a new technology metals company. Maximos holds nickel and... 

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Company awarded facility management contract
26th March 2021

Infrastructure service provider Ventia has been awarded a contract to deliver comprehensive facility and asset management services to diversified miner Anglo American’s metallurgical coal... 

Covid-19 hits Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace hard, but diversification helps the group
26th March 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has reported its full-year results for last year. The group was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, suffering a loss (including tax) of... 

CSIR launches photonics centre to support twenty-first century industries
19th March 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has officially launched its new Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF). The new facility is funded by the Department of Science and... 

Plan emerges for renewal of South Africa’s crucial space infrastructure
Plan emerges for renewal of South Africa’s crucial space infrastructure
19th March 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

Almost unnoticed by most people on Earth, space technology and infrastructure has become essential for, and ubiquitous in, everyday life. It has become a major facilitator for national economic... 

Australian resources still abundant - AIMR
Australian resources still abundant - AIMR
15th March 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The latest edition of Australia’s 'Identified Mineral Resources' (AIMR) report has reaffirmed Australia position as one of the world’s top producers of key critical minerals. Minister for... 

As we brand ourselves as a water bank, businesses to store water for when water supply is unavailable in order to have continuity of service
Pandemic stresses need for conservation
12th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

With Covid-19 further emphasising the importance of water and water conservation in South Africa, water tank storage solutions provider Abeco Tanks has supplied water tanks to several hospitals and... 

Australia’s leading-edge UAV programme makes significant advances
12th March 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The beginning of this month saw major developments in Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) advanced technology Loyal Wingman uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) programme. On... 

Rio forays into 3D
11th March 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has partnered with ASX-listed Amaero Additive Manufacturing to provide a first commercial batch of high-performance aluminium-scandium alloy from its North American... 

Coal advocate questions phase-out of the energy mineral
9th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

The role of coal in global electricity production needs to receive greater attention and investment as renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar, currently make up only a small percentage... 

Allison has made a substantial investment in Walker Die Casting, which has been used for infrastructure improvements, added capabilities and expanded available solutions for customers
Acquisition ensures unique customer solutions delivery
5th March 2021

Following aluminium die-castings supplier Walker Die Casting’s acquisition by automatic transmissions manufacturer Allison Transmission, over sixty years of know-how and substantial infrastructure... 

Company projects growth in die-casting sector
5th March 2021

The new aluminium die-casting machinery market research from global technology research and advisory company Technavio indicates neutral growth in the short term as the business impact of Covid-19... 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Australia's critical minerals roadmap paves the way - PM
4th March 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian government has unveiled its Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing roadmap, that would leverage Australia’s world-leading critical minerals and resources sector to... 

Greenland Minerals and Energy's Kvanefjeld
Mining magnets: Arctic island finds green power can be a curse
3rd March 2021 By: Reuters

In the tenth century, Erik the Red, a Viking from Iceland, was so impressed with the vegetation on another Arctic island he had found he called it "the green land". Today, it's Greenland's rocks... 

Computer image of an Eurostar Neo satellite in orbit
Airbus goes big on 3D printing for satellite contract
26th February 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus is now engaged in large volume manufacturing of radio frequency (RF) components for satellites using additive layer manufacturing (ALM). Also known... 

President Joe Biden
US miner applauds Biden’s order on securing critical supply chains
25th February 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order targeting supply chains in key industries to bolster domestic production and avoid shortages of critical products. The order directs an... 

PolyMet secures victory in Minnesota Supreme Court
PolyMet secures victory in Minnesota Supreme Court
25th February 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

The developer of the NorthMet copper/nickel/palladium project, in north-eastern Minnesota, has secured another court victory, this time in the Minnesota Supreme Court, which ruled in favour of the... 

Specifications for body armour should consider the threats mostly encountered in South Africa. This will ensure the correct type of ballistic body armour is used
Facility accreditation in process
19th February 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Armour protection developer and manufacturer Bullet Proofing Technology is in the process of becoming the first ballistic testing laboratory in South Africa to be accredited by local body the South... 

Minister welcomes export inquiry
18th February 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has welcomed the Trade and Investment Growth Committee’s inquiry into the financial sector’s treatment of Australia’s export industries. The Joint Standing... 

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Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


An unmanned breathalyser that is made to be tough and simple to use. Can be used in any environment for operator-free breathalyser testing.

Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa (Pty) Ltd
Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa (Pty) Ltd

Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is sole distributors for Goodwin electrically driven, submersible, abrasion resistance slurry pumps.

Hannah Instruments
Hanna Instruments (Pty) Ltd

We supply customers with practical affordable solutions for their testing needs. Our products include benchtop, portable, in-line process control...


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