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Experts highlight the potential of recoverable energy power generation
17th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Significant additional clean electricity can be generated economically by combining dry and wet cooling technologies at power plants, Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) consulting and research and... 


Night view of the Mufulira acid plant.
South African metals group awarded joint venture copper/cobalt slag project in Zambia
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diversified South African metals processing business that has expanded into Africa, on Tuesday announced that it had been awarded a copper slag project that will be executed in joint venture (JV)... 


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Northern Cape mine smooths flow with Weba Chute
17th October 2023

Specialist transfer point company, Weba Chute Systems is working with a mine in the Northern Cape to improve material flow. The mine has ordered two custom engineered chutes from Weba Chute... 


Fortescue gets in line for US federal funding
16th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore and green energy developer Fortescue could have access to US funding in the pursuit of its green hydrogen aspirations. The company has been selected to begin award negotiations as part... 


Rio Tinto becomes official aluminium partner of the Montreal Canadiens
13th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens, is set to introduce infinitely recyclable cups made from aluminium produced in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region, in Québec, for use at sporting... 


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Research identifies ways to reduce lithium in lithium batteries
13th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Researchers at Monash University have developed a new lithium-sulphur battery design that reduces the amount of lithium required in a single battery. A recent paper by PhD student Declan McNamara,... 


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Family-owned business pioneers pumping solutions for four decades
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With over four decades of experience in the development of pumping solutions, family-owned company Creamers Lubrication Products, which owns Pumprite and is based in Alrode, has firmly established... 


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... 


Firm expands East African footprint
13th October 2023

Niche industrial pumping solution company Verder Pumps South Africa has confirmed that it will be expanding its footprint and network in Namibia and Kenya with two new distribution partners – Aqua... 


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Four-chamber pump offers new capabilities
13th October 2023

Leading critical water technology company Xylem has enhanced its innovative Flojet VersiJet Series industrial motor-driven diaphragm (MDD) pumps with the introduction of a new, four-chamber model.... 


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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... 


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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... 


Railway project midway to completion
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Japan-based railway signal and track maintenance equipment manufacturer Hayashi Soji is midway through the second phase of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) railway project in South... 


A large electric motor sat on the ground sealed in an orange corrosion proof and fire retardant paint at a mine in Africa
Collaboration to develop heavy-duty motors
13th October 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG’s electric motor designers and engineers have collaborated with global electric motor specialists to develop the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors that meet... 


SUSTAINABLE MINING
Gold Fields recognises responsible mining practices as being intrinsic to long-term sustainability
Gold major highlights regional commitment
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa-headquartered gold major Gold Fields has underscored its commitment to Ghana with a proposal to create Africa’s largest gold mine through a joint venture (JV) between its Tarkwa mine,... 


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... 


Imahe of lithium product
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Unlisted mining company Hancock Prospecting has achieved its objective of a 19.9% ownership in lithium developer Liontown Resources. 


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. 


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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The complex produced a record 103 947 t of copper in concentrate during the third quarter ended September 2023. 


Aerial view of the Balama graphite project
Balama graphite project, Mozambique – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has achieved full operation of its solar and battery hybrid system at the project. 


Barrick’s third-quarter gold and copper output rise
Barrick’s third-quarter gold and copper output rise
12th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold on Thursday reported an increase in gold and copper output, compared with the previous quarter. However, the company noted that production fell short of its... 


Kore Potash, Sepco gearing up for crucial developments at Kola project
12th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In anticipation of significant milestones, Aim- and ASX-listed potash developer Kore Potash and Shanghai Electric Power Company (Sepco) are gearing up for crucial developments at the Kola project,... 


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... 


St Barbara's Canadian project proves up
St Barbara's Canadian project proves up
10th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the 15 Mile gold project, in Nova Scotia, has estimated a capital cost of A$207-million, or C$182-million to bring the project into production. ASX-listed St... 


ENS Africa mine and occupational health and safety practice head Pieter Colyn
TMM anti-collision system regulations may have implications for mining equipment OEMs
9th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

New sub-regulations added in December 2022 under the Mine Health and Safety Regulations, which are binding on the industry, require that an employer at a mine provide anti-collision systems or... 


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... 


Tackling S Africa’s plastic waste crisis through art
6th October 2023

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth’s Revolution Plastics team and the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs partnered with UK-based charity... 


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Conference gives insights into PVC industry
6th October 2023

Voluntary industry association representing the entire value chain of the local polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA), proudly celebrated a historic... 


An image of of TAKRAF's conveyor system commissioned for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine
Powerful system commissioned at Chile mine
6th October 2023

While attending this year’s Beltcon International Materials Handling Conference in Johannesburg over August 2 and 3, mining equipment manufacturer TAKRAF showcased what it claims is the “world’s... 


Waste industry can mitigate unemployment
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 


Search trends show interest in artifical intelligence in SA is at all-time high
6th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Search trends revealed by Google show that interest in artificial intelligence (AI) in South Africa has reached an all-time high in 2023, increasing 230% since last year and by 700% in the past... 


Process flowsheet for the Araguaia
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that costs at its Araguaia nickel project will increase by at least 35% and that first production will be delayed. 


Image of the Hombre Muerto project looking east
Hombre Muerto West project, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Phase 2 DFS on the HMW lithium project has delivered robust financial outcomes. 


Image of lithium ore on a conveyor
Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, Australia – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Independence Group is "comfortable" that it will reach 50% of the Train 1 nameplate capacity at its Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery. 


Image of the Mt Carbine mine
Mt Carbine tungsten mine expansion project, Australia – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

First primary ore was processed through the rehabilitated and upgraded gravity plant in the quarter to September. 


Lithium ore
Sal de Vida lithium project, Argentina – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Allkem has reported that Stage 2 of the project will use the same basis of design as in Stage 1. 


An image of a TFR locomotive
TFR undertaking initiatives to address constraints, outgoing CEO says
5th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), as a division of Transnet, is affected by three major constraints hampering the entity; however, there are initiatives under way to mitigate this and some progress is... 


Éléonore supplies Royal Canadian Mint's new single-mine gold maple leaf coin
Éléonore supplies Royal Canadian Mint's new single-mine gold maple leaf coin
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Royal Canadian Mint has partnered with leading gold producer Newmont to introduce its newest gold bullion coin completely sourced from a single mine. The 2023 $50 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Gold Maple... 


Image shows the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery
IGO still positive of reaching milestone at Kwinana
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO is ‘comfortable’ that it would reach 50% of the Train 1 nameplate capacity at its Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, in Western Australia. IGO holds a 49% stake in... 


Gemstones from Zambia and Mozambique.
Emeralds, rubies continuing to give Southern Africa exceptional gemstone hues
3rd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The emerald green of Zambia and the ruby red of Mozambique are continuing to give exceptional gemstone hues to Southern Africa, Mining Weekly can today report. Zambian emeralds, which are among the... 


Jacques Farmer
Pioneering local expertise: PRISMA and Barrick redefine training in African mining
3rd October 2023

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Introduction: Collaborating for growth  


EQ Resources continues to ramp up Mt Carbine
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten miner EQ Resources has continued to increase production at its Mt Carbine operation, in Western Australia, increasing output by some 88% between August and September. The ASX-listed... 


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