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Hitachi Energy, BluVein accelerate the electrification of heavy haul mining fleets through MoU
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global technology group Hitachi Energy and BluVein – an innovator in dynamic charging technology – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the electrification of heavy haul... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
1st March 2024

DEALER AGREEMENTS WITH MACHBERT CO. (BRAZIL), STEWART & STEVENSON (COLOMBIA), AND KANU EQUIPMENT (SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA), TO PROVIDE WIDER REACH & IMPROVED SITE SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL CUSTOMERS  As the... 


African shared mobility sector to almost double in size by 2030 – report
1st March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The size of Africa’s shared mobility market, which includes services such as ride-hailing, scooter or e-bike rentals, as well as car-sharing, will almost double by 2030, creating an additional 550... 


Newmont joins International Copper Association
29th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The International Copper Association (ICA) has a new member, Newmont. This follows an election to membership by the ICA board of representatives in December 2023. 


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Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


The deal is a major step in the work to repower the Gladstone production assets, including the Boyne aluminium smelter (pictured), Yarwun alumina refinery and Queensland Alumina refinery.
New deal makes Rio Tinto Australia’s biggest renewable energy buyer
21st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining group Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply its Gladstone operations in Queensland, agreeing to buy the majority of electricity... 


The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
20th February 2024

By Teina Teibowei, Commercial Lead, Microgrid, Power & Grid Business Segment at Schneider Electric West Africa’s socioeconomic development relies heavily on access to reliable and affordable... 


Metals Acquisition dual lists on ASX following A$325m IPO
Metals Acquisition dual lists on ASX following A$325m IPO
20th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Copper miner Metals Acquisition Limited (MAC) on Tuesday started trading on the ASX, following completion of its oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) in Australia. MAC raised A$325-million... 


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The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
15th February 2024

Over the past years, mining producers have needed to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. While seeing opportunities driven by strong demand and high prices for metals such as copper, gold... 


Tycoon Birla’s Hindalco bids for Indian critical minerals leases
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Hindalco Industries is bidding for critical minerals exploration sites being auctioned by India, as the metals producer owned by billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla seeks to build its portfolio of... 


Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.... 


Mining’s focus switching to critical minerals, with ESG pressures increasing
12th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to transform the global energy system and to cut carbon emissions, to counter the danger of climate change, is shifting the mining spotlight away from traditional high-value resources,... 


Hillgrove starts producing copper at Kanmantoo
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine, in South Australia, following successful commissioning of the processing facility. Plant commissioning... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


Programme eyes critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Independent Vancouver, Canada-based public geoscience organisation Geoscience British Columbia is bringing together government, industry and other partners for the first desktop phase of the... 


Pensana garners customer approval for mixed rare earth carbonate from Longonjo
8th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed rare earths project developer Pensana has announced that one of its major potential customers has approved the product qualification specifications for proposed mixed rare earth... 


Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the... 


MEDC proposes $50m grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Following a yearlong review of the permitted Copperwood project, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has proposed a $50-million grant, Canadian company Highland Copper said this... 


Customised solution powers mine, reduces emissions
2nd February 2024

A custom made end-to-end switchgear and circuit breaker solution from technology company ABB Electrification is powering up a new mining plant at Canadian gold and silver miner Kinross’ Tasiast 24k... 


Access to Energy – the African imperative
Access to Energy – the African imperative
1st February 2024

By Quintin McCutcheon, Global Marketing Director, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The ongoing energy crisis have set back global progress on universal access to electricity. According to... 


 A changing grid requires flexibility
A changing grid requires flexibility
30th January 2024

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric  Winston Churchill said, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."  It is a wonderful sentiment that can be... 


 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 


Sayona announces redundancies as it initiates NAL review
Sayona announces redundancies as it initiates NAL review
25th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Lithium producer Sayona Mining has announced an operational review of its North American Lithium (NAL) operation in Quebec, Canada, to optimise its cost structure in response to “rapidly changing”... 


1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Miner Rio Tinto is set to lead the development of Australia’s biggest solar power project, near Gladstone. The company has committed to buying all electricity generated the 1.1 GW Upper Calliope... 


David Hallet – Vice President Automation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
AutoMine® Core platform to support ramp-up from manual to autonomous mining
22nd January 2024

With its focus on innovation in mining, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine® Core, a comprehensive automation platform for mass mining applications. According to David... 


An image of ACTOM High Voltage Equipment divisional CEO Casbah Zwane
Manufacturer poised to support Transmission Development Plan
19th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM High Voltage Equipment, a division of the ACTOM Group, is preparing to participate in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s Transmission Development... 


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BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 


JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 


Antofagasta's Centinela mine
Antofagasta to invest $4.4bn in Centinela expansion
20th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has approved the construction of its Centinela Second Concentrator project, which will add 170 000 t/y of copper-equivalent to the company's production. "The... 


Consolidation has played a central role with gold giant Newmont securing a A$28.8-billion deal this year to buy Australian rival Newcrest Mining.
Record resources deals rescue a dim year for Australian bankers
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Energy and mining deals have dominated Australia’s dealmaking scene like never before this year. About $A111.3-billion ($73-billion) of energy and mining deals have been announced in Australia... 


An image depicting Henkel and Hudson Rubber signing the agreement at the recent NAACAM Show 2023.
Partnership enables local manufacture of vehicle sealing, acoustic solutions
8th December 2023

Chemicals and consumer goods company Henkel South Africa is partnering with Hammanskraal-based rubber and plastics manufacturer Hudson Rubber, in Gauteng, to locally fabricate Henkel’s vehicle... 


China metals firms see US rules unlikely to upend supply chains
China metals firms see US rules unlikely to upend supply chains
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chinese firms producing and processing battery materials see new US rules aimed at limiting Beijing’s grip on the electric-vehicle industry as less stringent than feared, allowing them to preserve... 


Critical Mineral Resources acquires new permits in Morocco
6th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) has been granted four new exploration permits in the Rabat and Beni-Mellal regions in Morocco.  The three new permits, covering an area of about 80 km2,... 


Western start-ups seek to break China's grip on rare earths refining
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Start-up tech firms are racing to transform the way rare earths are refined for the clean energy transition, a push aimed at turbocharging the West's expansion into the niche sector that underpins... 


$150m in Korea EximBank funding on the cards for Nolans
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rare earths developer Arafura has announced a nonbinding letter of interest (LoI) from the Korea export-import bank (KEXIM) for the provision of up to $150-million in debt funding for the Nolans... 


IDC forecasts uptick in semiconductor market in 2024
1st December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has increased its semiconductor market revenue outlook amid an expected return to growth, as the US market is set to remain resilient from a demand... 


Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada’s critical minerals infrastructure fund opens
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Monday opened the first call for proposals (CFP) under the Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund (CMIF). The CFP will be the first of... 


Neodymium is a key rare earth mineral in EVs
Automakers' drive to avoid China's EV rare earth as dominance gathers speed
14th November 2023 By: Reuters

The auto industry's drive to make electric vehicle motors with little to no rare earth content has hit high gear, with European, US and Japanese automakers and suppliers racing for alternatives in... 


An image of the MacLean Engineering GR5 Grader in an underground mine
Always prioritising miner safety
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Since its establishment by Don MacLean in the 1970s and 80s, underground mining equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering has kept its promise of producing mining equipment that ensures improved... 


City of Cape Town study proves business case for electrification of vehicle fleet
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has wrapped up a three-year electric vehicle (EV) pilot project, which it says proves the business case for the electrification of municipal vehicle fleets.  “Battery EV... 


BHP Nickel West wind farm powering ahead
3rd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Stage one of the Flat Rocks Wind Farm in Western Australia has hit a project milestone with more than half of the 18 wind turbines now in place. The wind farm is part of a power purchase... 


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