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African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) - Women in Mining
11th August 2023

My job entails overall accountability for financial reporting, governance, risk management, information technology and efficient and optimal capital allocation across the African Rainbow Minerals... 

US GoldMining CEO Tim Smith (left) and Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (right) standing on the Whistler gold/copper project, overlooking the camp site, airstrip and Skwentna river valley.
Plans for West Susitna access road progressing
10th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The proposed West Susitna Access Road (WSAR) that will connect exploration and development company US GoldMining’s proposed Whistler project with existing highway, rail, power and port... 

The collaboration will drive forward sub-Saharan Africa’s largest, and only, fully vertically-integrated green hydrogen project
Hyphen Hydrogen announces MoU with Itochu
8th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Namibian green hydrogen development company Hyphen Hydrogen Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with import export company Itochu Corporation to explore areas for potential... 

Ramaco CEO Randall Atkins says Brooke will be the US' first carbon ore and rare earth mine.
Board approval for first new US rare earths mine in 70 years
8th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Initial mine development work on the Brook rare earths mine, in Wyoming, will start in the fourth quarter, Nasdaq-listed coal miner Ramaco Resources announced on Monday. This will be the first new... 

US discussed 'creative ways' to help landlocked Mongolia export rare earths - officials
7th August 2023 By: Reuters

 US and Mongolian officials this week discussed "creative ways" to ensure the landlocked country, dependent on goodwill from its neighbors China and Russia, could get critical minerals onto the... 

Freeport Indonesia secures copper export permit, plans to contest new export duty
4th August 2023 By: Reuters

Mining giant Freeport has obtained a license to ship copper concentrate from its Indonesian operation until May 2024, but may contest new government rules on export duties. Exempted from the... 

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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reported that the feasibility study is well advanced. 

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion is completing a study on an accelerated development strategy for the project. 

Industrial Development Corporation Chief Operations Officer Joanne Bate.
South Africa has all the pieces necessary to build successful hydrogen economy – IDC
3rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has all the pieces necessary for the development of a successful green hydrogen economy. South Africa also has a depth of rand funding to be able to support green hydrogen projects,... 

An artist image of MP Materials planned magnet manufacturing facility in the US.
World battles to loosen China's grip on vital rare earths for clean energy transition
2nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Refining rare earths for the green energy transition is hard. Just ask MP Materials and Lynas. The world's two biggest rare earths companies outside of China are facing challenges turning rock... 

Mosaic restarts Canada potash mine amid ongoing market tightness
Mosaic restarts Canada potash mine amid ongoing market tightness
2nd August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Phosphates and potash miner Mosaic has restarted the Colonsay potash mine to mitigate the short-term impact of reduced output related to the planned summer maintenance the Esterhazy potash complex,... 

The August 1 meeting of South African Presidency and various government departments, with Business Unity South Africa, Business for South Africa, and Business Leadership South Africa
Presidency, business call for expedited passage during current Parliamentary term of Bill overhauling electricity market
2nd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency and organised business have called for the passage of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill to be expedited within the sixth Parliament, following a meeting on August 1 to... 

Genmin gets enviro approval in Gabon
2nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore junior Genmin has received environmental approval for its Baniaka iron-ore project in Gabon. The company on Wednesday said that Gabon’s Minister of Environment had approved the social... 

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Global demand for coal is bringing mayhem to South African towns
1st August 2023 By: Bloomberg

An often impenetrable logjam of trucks laden with coal at South Africa’s crossing with Mozambique has brought chaos to a sleepy border town. Elephants escaping from the nearby Kruger National Park... 

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Botswana, South Africa seek funds for $230m minerals line
31st July 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail companies from Botswana and South Africa are seeking funding for a three-billion pula ($230-million) railway line between the two countries to transport commodities including coal.... 

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Queensland's Carmichael mine marks major milestone
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Carmichael coal mine, in Queensland, has mined its first ten-million tonnes of thermal coal. Bravus Mining and Resources COO Mick Crowe said the ten-million tonnes railed milestone was an... 

Saudi Ministry signs-off on EV manufacture
28th July 2023

The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources has granted an industrial licence to Saudi Arabia’s first electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing brand Ceer, with its vehicles expected to be... 

Firm starts moving to fully electric locomotives
28th July 2023

Australia’s largest rail freight operator, ASX-listed company Aurizon, has been in contact with a Caterpillar company in rail technology solutions, Progress Rail, to undertake an innovative... 

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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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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. 

Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects coal demand to remain at an all-time high this year. This follows after global coal demand reached an all-time high in 2022, rising above... 

Iron-ore looks set for a tumble as major stimulus hopes fade
Iron-ore looks set for a tumble as major stimulus hopes fade
27th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore’s rally over the last couple of months is looking increasingly brittle as hopes fade for the type of big-bang, infrastructure-heavy stimulus that China used to deploy. Authorities have... 

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.... 

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... 

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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... 

Demand aggregation, pricing clarity, standardisation needed to drive hydrogen infrastructure investment
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Infrastructure is needed to enable the global energy transition to meet climate goals by 2050, but commercial banks and senior debt funders are deterred from investing in hydrogen infrastructure... 

Northern Cape green hydrogen development could drive manufacturing in the province
21st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

If green hydrogen can be produced efficiently and cost effectively in the Northern Cape, the country’s manufacturing capacity will likely migrate there, Northern Cape Economic Development Trade and... 

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Joburg’s old gold mine dumps must be mined
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With the gold price as high as it is, the gold in Johannesburg’s old mine dumps should be recovered and the valuable land beneath those dumps freed up for redevelopment. The know-how of turning... 

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska project is transitioning to the mine development and construction phase. 

Enertrag business case development manager Jonathan Metcalfe
South Africa, Namibia not in competition when it comes to hydrogen energy
20th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Namibia and South Africa are not in competition when it comes to producing hydrogen energy, German renewable energy technology company Enertrag business case development manager Jonathan Metcalfe... 

Teck Resources' Highland Valley operations in Canada
Copper miners squeezed by lower prices, higher labour costs
20th July 2023 By: Reuters

Major North American copper miners are likely to report a fall in second-quarter profits, as global growth concerns dented realised prices for the red metal and labour costs remained high.... 

Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 

South Africa is an important supplier of manganese – just one of the critical minerals needed for global decarbonisation efforts.
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
19th July 2023 By: Reuters

From Zimbabwe's lithium-rich rocks to the Democratic Republic of Congo's cobalt, minerals critical for clean energy technologies are increasingly in demand from Africa's trade partners as part of... 

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Resolving locomotive supply impasse with Chinese firm crucial, says TFR CEO
18th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

It is crucial that State-owned freight rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) find a solution to its long-standing locomotive supply impasse with Chinese manufacturer CRRC, TFR CEO Siza Mzimela... 

The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
18th July 2023

In 1986, the first-ever coalfields map was printed. Now in its 16th edition, this map has gained national and international recognition as a comprehensive source of information on the South African... 

Indonesia hikes export taxes for copper, zinc and iron - finmin
18th July 2023 By: Reuters

 Indonesia's export tax rates for copper concentrate will rise to a range of 5% to 10%, according to a new regulation, as the government tries to push miners to process metals at home rather than... 

Shumba cofounder, chairperson and director Alan Clegg.
As gold demand rises, South Africa has opportunity to recover 30Moz of gold from dumps
18th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With demand for gold currently off the charts, South Africa has a huge opportunity to recover gold from its surfeit of gold mine dump material at relatively high speed, a mining event in the Golden... 

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Opinion: How South Africa could seize the moment and build renewables and battery value chains
18th July 2023

The draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) has been released for public comment. In this article, Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, who is a facilitator of the SAREM process, outlines the... 

Hunter Valley hydrogen hub gets A$70m boost
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government will invest A$70-million to progress the Hunter Valley Hydrogen Hub (HVHH) being developed by energy major Origin and mining and infrastructure solutions provider Orica. The... 

Strike that snarled Canada’s ports to end after deal is reached
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A 13-day strike that disrupted shipments at Canada’s western ports is set to end after the dockworkers’ union and a group of employers agreed on a tentative deal. The International Longshore &... 

Han-Ho consortium advances Qld hydrogen project
14th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The consortium partners for the Han-Ho H2 consortium will advance the export-scale green hydrogen project in Queensland, from concept to feasibility, and have signed a heads of agreement to... 

BEKA Schréder OPTIWAY low-power light-emitting diode bulkhead on a white background
Local manufacturer lights up DRC mine
14th July 2023

The Kipushi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been illuminated using an underground lighting solution made possible by South African lighting solutions manufacturer BEKA Schréder.... 

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AQS Liquid Transfer

AxFlow AQS Liquid Transfer (Pty) Ltd is an Importer and Distributor of Pumps in Southern Africa

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SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)

Education: Consulting with member companies to obtain the optimal benefits from their B-BBEE spending, skills resources as well as B-BBEE points

VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd

For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...


Our Easy Access Chute concept was developed to reduce the risks related to liner maintenance. Currently, replacing wear liners require that...


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