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Ariel view of the expanded Sumitomo Rubber South Africa Ladysmith factory
Tyre manufacturer to boost local production with investment
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A proposed new investment drive by tyre manufacturer and distributor Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – a division of Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) – will enable SRSA to undertake a series of... 

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Kemerton lithium plant, Australia – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Albemarle has awarded a contract worth almost A$200-million to engineering company Monadelphous Group as part of the expansion of the Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant. 

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Decentralised drive tech specified for US manufacturer
28th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has secured an order to supply the latest decentralised drive technology in its Generation C range to automate a new storage and retrieval system being... 

Three large mine dump trucks carrying ore to a processing plant owned by Pensana in Angola
Magnet metals miner thankful for ongoing support
28th July 2023

London-listed magnet metals miner Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley has lauded the ongoing support from the government of Angola, the sovereign wealth fund of Angola – Fundo Soberano de Angola... 

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Better communication, planning key to addressing challenges
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Steel and Technology group voestalpine High Performance Metals (HPM) plans to introduce Powder Metallurgical grades, upselling from conventional to higher grade materials where customers will... 

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Hamersley Iron, Australia
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An iron-ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. 

Project managers and principal agents – who is responsible for what?
28th July 2023

In construction projects undertaken in terms of the Joint Building Contractors Committee (JBCC) Principal Building Agreements, an employer may, in certain instances, depending on the size of the... 

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Pilbara iron-ore project, Australia
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Flinders Mines has launched a scoping study to determine the potential development of the project resources to produce a +60% iron direct shipping ore product. 

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has taken another key step in its early mining strategy. 

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Sal de Vida lithium project, Argentina – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The International Finance Corporation will provide Allkem with up to A$180-million for the development of its Sal de Vida project. 

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Strong, positive workplace culture adds value
28th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovation within the construction materials and equipment industry can be cultivated through a strong and positive workplace culture, resulting in an improvement in the quality of products and... 

Ivanhoe reports promising testwork for improving copper recoveries
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Metals miner Ivanhoe Mines has announced “highly promising” preliminary testwork for improving copper recoveries at its Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.... 

Germiston-based Booyco Engineering is now a distributor for Sy-Klone International’s air filtration technology
Booyco Engineering raises the bar in air filtration on dusty sites
27th July 2023

Catering for the increased focus on the environmental aspects of surface mining, quarrying and construction, there are now enhanced options available for air filtration on mining and earthmoving... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Southern Africa is now Anglo’s only business region not on renewable energy
27th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Southern Africa is now the only region in the Anglo American business fold that is not on renewable energy because the company cannot go to a market and acquire that energy in the same way that it... 

ICMM members to reveal progress on implementing tailings standard in August
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Members of global mining body the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will publish details of their progress in conforming with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management for... 

Foran wraps up EIA for planned Saskatchewan copper mine
Foran wraps up EIA for planned Saskatchewan copper mine
27th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals explorer and developer Foran Mining has received Ministerial approval for its McIlvenna Bay project, in Saskatchewan, concluding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process for... 

New Anglo American Platinum CEO Craig Miller.
Craig Miller is new Anglo American Platinum CEO
27th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller is the new CEO of Anglo American Platinum, with effect from October 1. This follows incumbent CEO Natascha Viljoen’s decision in February 2023 to take up the... 

UCT advances testwork on high-grade zinc refining process
26th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has completed sample preparation for leach and characterisation testwork as part of a concept study into developing a mini-scale simple and energy efficient... 

AECI Group CE and Executive Director Holger Riemensperger.
Mining, water businesses drive AECI’s record interim performance
26th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified chemicals group AECI delivered record growth in revenue; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda); and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 

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Falling prices bite into Rio profits
26th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Falling commodity prices has seen major Rio Tinto report a 43% drop in net earnings for the six months to June, compared with the previous corresponding period. The miner on Wednesday announced a... 

Department of Mineral Resources Regional Manager Siyabonga Vezi (left) and Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots at the official sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings Retreatment project.
Mogale gold-from-dumps project takes off on West Rand
25th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The official sod-turning ceremony for the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng's West Rand took place on Tuesday, July 25. The R2.5-billion project, near Krugersdorp and Kagiso, received... 

Three consortia selected to bid for greenfield Boegoebaai port and rail project
25th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has shortlisted three consortia to participate in an upcoming bidding process to design, fund and construct a greenfield... 

Far-reaching changes to training regime may blindside unprepared mines
Far-reaching changes to training regime may blindside unprepared mines
25th July 2023

Enterprising mines and quarries have already started preparing for significant changes that are set to take place in the training sector. These will, inevitably, have an impact on the human... 

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Kumba lowers full-year sales guidance as logistics challenges persist
25th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore achieved a solid operational and financial performance for the six months ended June 30, despite ongoing logistics constraints and weak global steel demand impacting on... 

Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
25th July 2023

Angola – a promising country offering broad business opportunities This month, Sarens shines the spotlight on Angola. Sarens entered Angola in 2021 as a heavy lifting and specialised transport... 

Prieska crown pillar +105 level resource increases ahead of trial mining
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified metal explorer and developer Orion Minerals on July 25 announced that the company has taken another key step in its early mining strategy at the Prieska copper/zinc project in South... 

Albemarle awards major contract at Kemerton
25th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company Albemarle has awarded a near A$200-million contract to engineering company Monadelphous Group as part of the expansion of the Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant in Western... 

Visser appointed Canada Fluorspar CEO
25th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada Fluorspar, the company owned that recently bought the insolvent St Lawrence mine in Newfoundland, has a new CEO. Eben Visser, a mining executive with experience in project development, has... 

ECS Associates MD Mile Sofijanic.
ECS partnering Anglo Platinum in delivery of mining company’s project pipeline
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated procurement and project management needs to be actively adopted by South Africa’s private and public sectors to ensure optimal return on investment, job creation, skills development, and... 

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On-The-Air (21/07/2023)
21st July 2023

Martin Creamer discusses energy generation, gold and platinum 

Female STEM participation slow to pick up - report
21st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Female participation in Australia’s science, technology, engineering and math- (STEM-) qualified jobs has increased by 15%, or four percentage points, in the decade to 2022, the federal government... 

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Modular systems could transform sustainable housing – UP lecturer
21st July 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Standardised modular building systems, supplemented by educational mobile applications, could transform aspects of the local construction sector, says University of Pretoria (UP) senior lecturer... 

HRD 100
The HRD 100 poised to replace current pneumatic models in the market once its multistage pusher leg is made available
Company highlights hand-held rock drill at customer day
21st July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Conventional mining operations have relied on pneumatic machines for years, but mining equipment supplier Epiroc is confident that its hydraulic hand-held rock drill (HRD) 100, is poised to replace... 

Mammoet used a customised, hydraulically powered solution – the SBL 1100 – at the Unterweser nuclear power plant
Hydraulic lifting for nuclear components
21st July 2023

Heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet used a customised, hydraulically powered solution – the SBL 1100, a moveable four-point hydraulic lifting gantry with a capacity of 1 100 t – as part of... 

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New technology helps reduce respirable dust
21st July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To minimise exposure to hazardous amounts of respiratory dust released through mining operations, dust suppression specialists CDC Dust Control and centrifugal and axial flow fan supplier Air Blow... 

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Light manufacturer expands range
21st July 2023

Global lighting solutions manufacturer ams OSRAM bolstered its horticultural lighting offerings in June, announcing the addition of two new products. The company continues to provide important... 

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No projects, significant investments in infrastructure development – CESA
21st July 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell attributes the  decaying state of the construction industry in South Africa, and the resultant dearth of infrastructure... 

Andile Africa, CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre
Andile Africa
21st July 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Andile Africa, CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre, which was established to develop and transform the automotive industry in South Africa into a globally... 

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Companies bolstering defences as cyberattack threats rise
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies across all industries are increasing their cybersecurity maturity across people, process and technology aspects, but are also increasingly looking at how best to respond in the event of... 

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Singida mine, Tanzania
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in the Ikungi administrative district of the Singida region, central Tanzania. 

Magnitech light
Magnitech: Pioneers in advanced lighting solutions
21st July 2023

Setting the gold standard since 1969, Magnitech has consistently transformed lighting within the mining and engineering sectors. Our distinguished reputation stems from our commitment to innovative... 

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