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US helps fund water projects
7th July 2023

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last month that it has committed $3-million to the African Water Facility (AWF). The funding will support the preparation of... 

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Upgrade pumps first when increasing minerals processing throughput
7th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The demand for higher production rates is placing greater pressure on minerals processing plants to produce greater tonnages. Pumps play a crucial role in minerals processing and need to be... 

When complete, the bridge will have a main span of 580 m, supported from a pair of 127-m-tall pylons
Msikaba project harnesses local steel
7th July 2023

Steel company ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is one of the suppliers to the iconic Msikaba Bridge Project, which is currently under construction near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. The... 

The initiative will also unlock new sources of revenue for the institute, which until now has relied largely on membership fees for its income
‘Brand for hire’ concept raises profiles
7th July 2023

An innovative Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) initiative will give member companies and other industry professionals the opportunity to directly benefit from its... 

From left to right: Royal Bafokeng Institute nonexecutive director Stacey-Lee Bolon, Illovo Sugar Africa group community services manager Jason Baker, De Beers group of companies South Africa supply chain performance and risk senior manager Laren Perumal, Live Moya South Africa director Racuni Naidoo and Lucient Engineering and Construction, South Africa director Masego Mokitimi
Innovation, partnerships can boost ESG outcomes
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Innovation is key to driving change in the work environment and in communities, Illovo Sugar Africa group community services manager Jason Baker told attendees of the three-day Deloitte... 

SA energy crisis opening up opportunities for innovation
7th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa’s ongoing energy challenges unveils opportunities for innovations and solutions, small businesses have a major role to play in South Africa’s transition to renewable energy and... 

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Firm open to investing in the ‘right’ sectors in KZN
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Black-owned private equity investment firm Agile Capital focuses on investments that drive sustainable development and have a demonstrable track record of growth and investment returns, with Agile... 

Manufacturing Excellence Award winners - Nico Mkhari of NTGR Engineering, SAM Kader of Buraaq Mining Services, Eugene Els CEO of Afromix, Johann Jordaan awards sponsor Syspro, Lehlohonolo Molloyi MEMSA CEO, Sayeeda Mayat of Buraaq, Muhammad Kudoos from Buraaq (absent Bell Equipment)
MEMSA brings together key mining, manufacturing industry role players and equipment manufacturers at 2023 Mind Shift Conference & Awards
7th July 2023

South Africa has a long intertwined history of mining as well as the manufacture of equipment for mining and has been a site for innovation for the mining industry since its early beginnings.... 

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IEC / SANS 60439-1 and 61439-1/2/3 – Type Testing
7th July 2023

In 2003, Diesel Electric Services embarked on a project for certification to design fully compliant conventional LV switchboard assemblies that met the requirements of IEC / SANS 60439-1.  IEC /... 

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Tennessee lithium project, US
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A definitive feasibility study has demonstrated a robust technical and financial case for Piedmont Lithium to establish a merchant lithium hydroxide manufacturing business. 

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Dolphin tungsten project, Australia – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Group 6 Metals has achieved commercial production at the project. 

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Goulamina lithium project, Mali – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Leo Lithium has produced its first direct shipping ore material. 

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Makhado hard coking coal project, South Africa – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Steady progress has been made with critical early works activities. 

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Vanadium recovery project, Finland – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The final investment decision deadline has been extended from June until the end of September 2023. 

Emmerson retains focus on Khemisset ESIA approval
6th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Potash development company Emmerson states that the environmental- and social- impact assessment (ESIA) approval process for its Khemisset project, in Morocco, remains the key priority for the... 

The Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants at Kamoa-Kakula
Kamoa-Kakula sets another copper concentrate production record
5th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t... 

A ring with an emerald mined at Gemfields' Kagem mine
Gemfields’ emeralds, rubies featured at Paris fashion show 
5th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A new collection of rings, featuring miner Gemfields’ emeralds and rubies, has been unveiled during the Journées de la Haute Joaillerie. Gemfields – a miner and marketer of coloured gemstones – has... 

29Metals' restart plan on track for August start
5th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Phase 1 restart of the Capricorn copper operation, in Queensland, is on track for August, ASX-listed 29Metals said on Wednesday. The company in early March halted production and all... 

BCI in potential offtake and equity deal
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed BCI Minerals rose by nearly 11% on Tuesday on news that the company had signed a non-binding offtake memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s PT Mineral... 

Sheila Khama
Opinion: Project We Want More offers more questions than answers
4th July 2023

In this opinion article, policy adviser and former CEO of De Beers Botswana Sheila Khama writes about the implications of the heads of agreement signed by the Botswana government and diamond miner... 

Primero wins major KCGM contract
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contractor Primero has been awarded a A$973-million contract from gold miner Northern Star Resources for its Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) mill expansion project. Under the... 

Hexagon's ammonia study proves up
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A prefeasibility study (PFS) for the WaH2 low-emissions ammonia project, in Western Australia, has demonstrated the project’s technical and financial feasibility, said ASX-listed Hexagon Energy... 

Pilbara and Calix aiming for FID by July
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals on Monday said that a final investment decision (FID) on its mid-stream demonstration plant in joint venture (JV) with fellow listed Calix is due by the end of... 

Tivan switches focus to Speewah
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company Tivan on Friday announced plans to switch its focus from its Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory, to its wholly owned Speewah... 

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SA’s deep-level mines could hold big gravity energy storage potential
30th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although gravity-based energy storage (GES) as a technology is still in its infancy globally, stakeholders from industry and academia have highlighted its potential in the South African mining... 

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Heavy dozer redesigned for better operability
30th June 2023

Manufacturer of earthmoving and mining equipment Caterpillar (Cat) has redesigned its D10 large dozer to burn less fuel, be more productive and help users improve uptime. Featuring a stator clutch... 

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Company embarks on BESS projects, encourages renewables deployment
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global engineering, procurement and operation company USP&E is providing various battery energy storage systems (BESSs) for South Africa to address rolling blackouts amid local energy constraints... 

Michael Humphreys, MD of Supa Quick
Michael Humphreys
30th June 2023

This week we profile Michael Humphreys, MD of Supa Quick, which operates full-service automotive tyre fitment centres 

New system launched for large hose guidance
30th June 2023

In March, high-performance plastic products manufacturer igus launched its new E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars for the safe guidance of large hoses. The E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars is a... 

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Collaboration with consultants ensures effective solutions
30th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Demolition contractor Jet Demolition’s emergency response team works with consulting engineers to support clients as swiftly and as effectively as possible in demolition projects. This... 

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Consulting engineers critical for resilient infrastructure – firm
30th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineers are necessary to ensure resilient infrastructure and investment viability and should be involved from the pre-investment phase. The convergence of engineering and advisory... 

USAid commits $3m to African Water Facility
30th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The United States Agency for International Development (USAid) has committed $3-million to the African Water Facility to help accelerate the preparation of water and sanitation investment projects... 

Pylon-spire construction advancing steadily at Msikaba bridge project
30th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

The pylon spires of South Africa’s Msikaba Bridge megaproject are soon to tower almost 130 m high at each side of the 197-m-deep Msikaba river gorge.  The bridge forms part of the South African... 

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High-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate plant, US – update
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Element 25 has signed a definitive agreement with automotive major General Motors to supply up to 32 500 t/y of battery-grade, high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate. 

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Molo graphite project, Madagascar – update
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NextSource Materials has produced its first SuperFlake graphite concentrate at the Molo mine. 

Sibanye-Stillwater iXS programme: Igniting innovation for the mining industry
29th June 2023

Applications are now open for the 2023 programme. Apply now 

Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba.
Capital cost of South Africa’s titanium beneficiation project expected to peak at R14bn
28th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal is on the way to receiving a major value boost. This because heavy mineral sands production sells at around... 

Government's IGP open to consultation
28th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian government has launched a discussion paper around its new A$392-million Industry Growth Programme (IGP) asking advice on how to design and operate the programme to support industry... 

Namibia had no power to cancel Chinese miner's licence, court rules
28th June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's mines minister did not have the power to cancel a Chinese lithium miner's licence and should have approached the courts to revoke it, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Lithium miner Xinfeng took... 

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Eskom’s ‘onerous’ new grid access rules receive cool reception
27th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom’s newly released Interim Grid Capacity Allocation Rules (IGCAR), formulated in response to surging demand for grid access in a context of acute grid scarcity, have received a cool reception... 

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SARENS thriving in a changing industry
27th June 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

Provaris enacts Norway plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green hydrogen developer Provaris has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian Hydrogen to jointly develop the 270 MW FjordH2 hydrogen project, in Norway. Provaris said on Tuesday that the... 

BCI strikes offtake deal with Itochu
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has inked an offtake term-sheet with Japanese trading and investment firm Itochu for the supply of high-purity salt from the Mardie project, in Western Australia.... 

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KEY360 Platform Technology is reputedly the world’s leading Project Management and Business Optimization Solution. Award Winning KEY360 is your...

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Sandvik Rock Processing products and services provide you maximum value in terms of performance, quality, safety, flexibility and not least total...

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


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