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Mind The Gap
16th November 2023

Written by: Jaco Lotheringen MD of Ukwazi A well-known fact about mining businesses is that they are highly susceptible to the cyclical environment of the supply of, and demand for commodities –... 


Kodal completes $118m funding transaction to advance Bougouni project
15th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

West Africa-focused lithium and gold exploration and development company Kodal Minerals has completed a transaction with Hainan Mining, raising $117.75-million for the development and start of... 


From left ECEC deputy marketing director  Xia Lungang, Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba, ECEC chairperson Li Lixin, Nyanza chairperson William Mathamela.
South Africa’s ilmenite poised for huge value boost following China signing
15th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal has received a major value boost with the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 


Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 


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... 


Centaurus pushes out Brazil nickel project DFS to 2024
13th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The completion of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Jaguar nickel sulphide project, in Brazil, has been delayed to the first quarter of next year, ASX-listed Centaurus Metals said on... 


IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 


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On-The-Air (10/11/2023)
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses hydrogen, rare earth minerals and renewable energy. 


Gold plat operations
Loadshedding results in dip in Goldplat’s South African operating profit
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold recovery company Goldplat has reported a £77 000 year-on-year drop in operating profit for three months ended September 30 – the first quarter of its 2024 financial year – as a... 


Ascot progressing construction on British Columbia project
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian mining firm Ascot Resources made considerable progress on outdoor areas such as the tailings storage facility (TSF) earthworks, the new water treatment plant (WTP) and the electrical... 


PROBLEM SOLVING
The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 


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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... 


TRANSFORMATIVE LEAP
Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak
Valves offer cost-effective solutions, durability
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While traditional metallic alloy valves have historically dominated the valves industry, a transition occurred following the advent of thermoplastic valves, which can provide substantial cost... 


COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS
Bilfinger Intervalve Africa and Steinmüller Africa are able to provide comprehensive solutions for power, mining, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries
Supplier improves efficiency, productivity
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Valves supplier Bilfinger Intervalve Africa (BIA) has succeeded in improving the steam system of a paper mill, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity as well as reducing operational costs,... 


Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 


Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits
Geoff Baars
10th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits, a provider of healthcare and retirement funds consulting and administration to corporate South Africa and its employees 


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Brics expansion holds threats and opportunities for SA business
10th November 2023 By: Nadine James

The expansion of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) bloc, announced during the fifteenth yearly Brics Summit in August, has raised questions about South Africa’s role in the... 


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End of the beginning
10th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

News that 67 municipalities that collectively owe Eskom R56.8-billion, or 97% of the municipal arrear debt of R58.5-billion owed to the utility at the end of March, have formally applied to... 


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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 


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Enserve Engineering Services celebrates 30 years of excellence
10th November 2023

Industrial process valve specialist Enserve Engineering Services is celebrating 30 years of operation this year. The company is a dynamic and customer-focused company that specialises in delivering... 


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AR Controls
10th November 2023

Gauteng-based AR Controls is a leading manufacturer, importer and stockist of a comprehensive range of internationally recognised valves and instrumentation ideal for critical process applications... 


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Baptiste nickel project, Canada
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A prefeasibility study has outlined an openpit mining project that will produce an average of 59 100 t/y of nickel in concentrate over a 29-year mine life. 


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Ardmore phosphate rock project, Australia – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Centrex Metals has made a substantial cut to its capital expenditure guidance for the expansion of the Ardmore phosphate mine. 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project remains behind schedule. 


Malachite at the Haib copper project
Haib copper project, Namibia – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Deep-South Resources has mobilised a field crew to start a drilling programme. 


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Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The mine is on track for dry commissioning in the last quarter of this year. 


LOcation map of the Mahenge graphite project
Mahenge graphite project, Tanzania – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Black Rock Mining has received approval from the Development Bank of Southern Africa for project debt of up to $59.6-million, which is expected to form part of the project debt facilities for the... 


B2Gold's Otjikoto mine in Namibia
B2Gold confident of meeting full-year output guidance at lower cash operating cost
9th November 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

On the back of a strong operational and financial performance for the first nine months of this year, international gold producer B2Gold expects to meet its production guidance of one-million to... 


The 20 MW/100MWh Hex BESS site, in Worcester in the Western Cape
Eskom’s Hex battery the first of eight utility-scale projects being deployed across four provinces
9th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has officially started operating the first of eight utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects being introduced as part of Phase 1 of a World Bank-funded programme to add... 


Geopacific refreshes board
8th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Geopacific Resources has appointed highly experienced Australian mining executives to its board as part of its leadership renewal. The company, which owns the... 


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7th November 2023

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Harmony's Great Noligwa gold mine.
Solar power generation poised to save Harmony Gold R3.6bn
7th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold-mining company Harmony estimates that it will achieve total cumulative net present value savings of R3.6-billion from its three solar power projects, one of them already generating 30 MW of... 


Trafo Power Solutions recently successfully extended its scope of supply into modular substations – also called E-houses
The evolution of mining infrastructure and EPCM collaboration
6th November 2023

As the demand for raw material continues to surge, the spotlight has turned to the mining sector, bringing both greenfield and brownfield mining projects into focus. Ensuring these ventures are... 



The US Interior Department cancelled the leases for an underground mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Twin Metals fights for Minnesota copper/nickel leases
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Antofagasta-owned Twin Metals has moved to defend its mineral leases in north-east Minnesota from “unlawful federal agency action”. The company on Friday filed a notice of appeal in the US Court... 


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South Africa risks losing business investment over visa ‘chaos’
6th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

In one of the world’s most unequal nations an acute shortage of skilled workers is restraining already tepid growth, limiting job creation and pushing some foreign investors to think about moving... 


The White Mesa uranium mill in Utah
Energy Fuels preparing 4 uranium mines for production
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based critical minerals company Energy Fuels is preparing four of its convention uranium mines production, CEO Mark Chalmers reported on Friday. Together, these mines have the ability to... 


Australia’s biggest business event smashes records as 2024 event confirmed for Sydney
3rd November 2023

Sydney, Australia: Australia’s leading mining and resource event will return to Sydney in 2024 following the extraordinary success of the 10th anniversary conference. This year’s International... 


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Firm creating largest pan-African data centre footprint
3rd November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

The digitisation of African economies requires infrastructure, and Africa Data Centres (ADC) aims to make access to fully operational and protected data centres a reality for small, medium-sized... 


A new battery powered Toypta forklift being driven by a woman in PPE
Battery-operated forklifts offer sustainability in warehousing
3rd November 2023

As the world looks towards a more sustainable future, more businesses are being guided by regulations to reduce carbon emissions. For example, in applications such as food storage and handling,... 


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Supplier addresses challenges through product offering
3rd November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The mining industry requires innovative and automated solutions to mitigate the impact of various challenges, which industrial product supplier Bolts and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) provides... 


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Specialist develops economical solutions
3rd November 2023

Multi-disciplinary specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company United Mining Services (UMS) Group has equipped its operations in preparation for the surge in demand... 


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Mintek’s AMAZEMET acquisition to support SA’s additive manufacturing ambitions
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mintek’s latest technological acquisition, the AMAZEMET rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development machine, is an extremely advanced piece of equipment that is expected to strengthen and... 


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Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has reported that the earthmoving and civils contract almost completed. 


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