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M&R to report narrowed losses, improved capital structure
29th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed engineering and contracting services company Murray & Roberts (M&R) on February 29 said it has made meaningful progress towards implementing a sustainable capital structure. In a trading... 


Acting TFR CEO Russell Baatjies and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler (seated at centre) sign the agreement, in front of their respective teams, including (standing from left to right) Mario Klaasen, Loven Naidoo, Bonginkosi Mabaso, Pierre Koch, Pierre Taljaard and Kevin Govender, with Ayanda Mokhesi seated to the left of Baatjies and Brad Griffith and David Mokomela seated to Grobler’s right
Cabinet and business praise Sasol and TFR for ‘first-of-its-kind’ partnership to repair 128 ammonia tankers
29th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Both Cabinet and organised business have lauded the five-year public-private partnership agreement between Sasol and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), under which the energy and chemicals group will... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


Harmony Gold FD Boipelo Lekubo.
Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations, uranium surprises on upside
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons are being generated as planned at Harmony Gold’s 30 MW first phase of renewable energy generation, which is now fully integrated into the mining company’s Tshepong South and North... 


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FEED study confirms exceptionally good economics for Aura’s Mauritania project
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Aura Energy’s recently completed front end engineering design (FEED) study for the Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, has confirmed “excellent” economic returns, the company... 


Osisko establishes technical committee for Gaspe dewatering plan
28th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Osisko Metals has created a technical consultation committee to assist in developing a plan for the dewatering of the Mount Copper openpit at Gaspé Copper, in... 


Tasmanian miner plans to go underground at Savage River
Tasmanian miner plans to go underground at Savage River
28th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Tasmanian miner Grange Resources is moving forward with execution planning and permitting for its A$891-million underground mine at its Savage River magnetite iron-ore operations south-west of... 


JON STANTON The demand for a significant increase in global copper production requires a multifaceted approach
Solutions provider aims to enhance mining productivity more sustainably
28th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global engineering solutions provider Weir aims to assist the mining industry to meet the surging global demand for critical minerals and metals in a more sustainable way. It aims to do this... 


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Settling on funding solutions for expedited grid infrastructure set as a Just Energy Transition Investment Plan priority
27th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finalising funding solutions for the expedited expansion of South Africa’s electricity transmission grid has been identified as a key priority for the Just Energy Transition (JET) project... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen signs wind power deal for R105bn Eastern Cape green ammonia plant
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa has signed an agreement with Genesis Eco-Energy to implement 372 MW of wind power in the Western Cape, in support of the development of its R105-billion green ammonia... 


Jervois shortlists locations for US cobalt refinery
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Jervois Gobal has identified two preferred locations for its bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a US-located cobalt refinery, with AFRY USA leading the initiative. The shortlisted... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


Lithium Universe secures industrial land for Quebec refinery
26th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Lithium Universe on Monday announced the execution of an option agreement to purchase a commercial property in the Becancour Waterfront Industrial Park (BWIP) for its planned 16... 


Grid infrastrucuture
Ramokgopa says govt close to finalising structure for private grid financing
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says all the work being done by government on the financial structure to facilitate private investment into the country’s transmission infrastructure is... 


The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project involves the recovery of rare earths from gypsum and waste dumps.
Likely lifespan boost for critical rare earths project in South Africa’s Limpopo province
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s rare earths project in Limpopo has received a distinctly possible lifespan boost to more than 16 years following an updated bulk density calculation, which has enlarged the likely... 


AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon
AngloGold moves forward with studies for Nevada starter project
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of multinational miner AngloGold Ashanti has given the green light for the North Bullfrog project’s feasibility study to progress into detailed engineering. This represents a crucial... 


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On-The-Air (23/02/2024)
23rd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses phosphate, junior miners and clean electricity. 


Lotus to raise $30m to accelerate Kayelekera restart, Letlhakane development
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Lotus Resources plans to raise $30-million through the issue of 100-million new shares at $0.30 apiece to strategic investors. The placement funds will enable Lotus to accelerate the... 


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Booyco
23rd February 2024

South African pioneer of proximity detection systems Booyco Electronics continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. Acknowledged as a leader in the field, the... 


Weir Minerals Africa
Weir Minerals Africa
23rd February 2024

Market leader in slurry handling equipment, Weir Minerals Africa, has an unrivalled installed base of its Warman centrifugal slurry pumps across Africa. The company offers a wide range of slurry... 


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Smarter mining key amid current market conditions
23rd February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Despite the boon of improved uranium demand, overall, depressed commodity prices and costly operating conditions are emphasising the need for Namibian mining companies to ensure that they mine a... 


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Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 


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Embracing new tech in marine diamond mining
23rd February 2024

To increase the net present value (NPV) of Namibia’s marine diamond mining sector, four strategies – economies of scale, economies of scope, productivity and efficiency improvements, and... 


Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


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Industry faces expertise shortage amid international competition
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African defence industry continues to grapple with diminishing skills availability amid a competitive market dominated by international defence companies. However, increased government... 


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Eneabba rare earths refinery, Australia
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Iluka Resources confirmed a major cost overrun at its refinery on February 21. 


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TGME underground project, South Africa – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Theta Gold Mines has selected a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation, of China, for the construction of its TGME gold plant, tailings storage facility and wastewater dams. 


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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tiris is the first major calcrete uranium discovery in the region. 


MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions
MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions
21st February 2024

MacLean Equipment USA, the US-based business of the global manufacturer MacLean Engineering, will be sharing its mining equipment innovation expertise at two technical sessions at the upcoming SME... 


 Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
21st February 2024

By David Sullivan, Divisional CEO at LH Marthinusen, a division within the ACTOM Group Many mines in South Africa are currently in the early stages of planning and obtaining approval for their... 


The Karowe openpit mine
Lucara expects higher revenues for 2024; announces new large diamond recoveries
21st February 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp, which owns and operates the Karowe mine, in Botswana, expects its revenues to rebound to between $220-million and $250-million this year, after a... 


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Petra urges discipline among diamond producers to ensure balanced inventory levels
20th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite its exposure to various risks and uncertainties, such as rough diamond prices, political instability and liquidity challenges – which could have a material impact on its long-term... 


A conveyor onto conveyor transfer chute installed at a local steel plant
Strong local,global demand for engineered Weba Chutes
20th February 2024

It has been another good year for transfer chute specialist Weba Chute Systems, and signs are that it will get even better. While demand from the mining industry can be volatile, the company has... 


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On-The-Air (16/02/2024)
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mininf has reported that construction activities are well advanced. 


Mounds of rare earths
Ngualla rare earth project, Tanzania – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision is targeted by June 2024. 


New task team to review municipal water, sanitation service delivery mechanisms
16th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new nationally coordinated task team is being established to review service delivery mechanisms for water and sanitation services in South Africa. The task team, comprising the Department of... 


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Alacran copper/gold project, Colombia
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A feasibility study has demonstrated an economically attractive project. 


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Can SA mining prevent more hostage dramas in 2024?
16th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Since October of last year, several unlawful underground protests have raised serious concerns about the potential emergence of a new trend in which frustrated underground mineworkers turn to... 


An image of two automotive vehicles treated with ISO-Reliability Partners' Royal Purple lubricants
Supplier secures five-year contract
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Marking a successful 2023, lubrication solutions supplier ISO-Reliability Partners has secured a five-year contract with State-owned rolling stock company Transnet Engineering. The company will... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


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