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Kropz’s Elandsfontein project remains on track, albeit tightly so
23rd November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Emerging African phosphate developer Kropz’s Elandsfontein project, in South Africa, remains on schedule, albeit tight, and within the original projected capital budget for commissioning next... 


Kamoa-Kakula Phase 1 concentrator reaches steady-state, sets daily production record
2nd November 2021 By: Donna Slater

TSX-listed Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines reports that the 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 1 concentrator plant at its Kamoa-Kakula mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has met all... 


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Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
29th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has said its mine construction schedule at the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine is on track. 


Lindi Jumbo project on track
26th October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed graphite developer Walkabout Resources says its mine construction schedule at the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, is on track. An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)... 


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Suppliers vital to supply chain
22nd October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The current shortages of raw materials, which are required for stainless steel fabrication, have highlighted how stainless steel raw material suppliers are vital for the company’s supply chain and... 


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Association supports resilient industry through master plan
22nd October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the impact of Covid-19 and a weak economy, the local stainless steel sector has shown its resilience, as the South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) continues to... 


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New methods, technology key in driving net zero goal
22nd October 2021 By: Anna Moross

The South African road infrastructure and construction industry can learn from international markets and apply several key lessons on its journey to achieving the goal of net zero, ensuring a... 


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Chinese sovereign mint launches platinum Panda coins
20th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The People’s Bank of China has launched a set of Panda precious metal coins, in celebration of the iconic Panda series’ fortieth anniversary on October 20. The range includes the first platinum... 


Kenmare reiterates guidance, benefits from strong demand
15th October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral sands producer Kenmare Resources MD Michael Carvill says the third quarter, ended September 30, represented the first quarter of ilmenite production at nameplate capacity of 1.2-million... 


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Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
8th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 1 concentrator at the Kamoa-Kakula mine milled 319 795 t of ore in September, exceeding the monthly design run rate of 316 667 t.  


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Positive prospects for wind energy
1st October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The outlook for the local wind energy sector is “exciting and positive” when considering the wind energy projects that have been implemented throughout South Africa in recent years, which... 


UCD opens new depot in Cape Town
1st October 2021 By: Irma Venter

United Container Depots (UCD) has moved from its location in Paarden Eiland to larger premises in Beaconvale, Parow, also in Cape Town. The new depot has a container stacking area of more than 20... 


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Uis tin mine Phase 1 expansion project, Namibia – update
1st October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The expansion project has started. 


Kamoa-Kakula Phase 1 concentrator exceeds steady-state design throughput in Sept
30th September 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 1 concentrator at Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, milled 319 795 t of ore in September, exceeding the monthly design... 


AfriTin records strong interim performance
27th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and maintaining the health and safety of employees as a priority, Aim-listed AfriTin delivered an impressive interim performance, CEO Anthony Viljoen... 


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Industry developed through strategy
24th September 2021 By: Anna Moross

While the Aluminium Federation of South Africa’s (AFSA’s) role in the South African Aluminium Industry Roadmap (SAAIR) has been to promote the roadmap and ensure that policymakers are aware of the... 


Design ensures conveyor success
24th September 2021

Technological mining solutions company TAKRAF India has outlined the design features and challenges overcome in designing an overland conveyor - “the lifeline” for Indian aluminum producer Utkal... 


Kwatani develops specialised spiral elevator in-house
22nd September 2021

Demonstrating its depth of local engineering expertise and technical capability, local vibrating screen specialist Kwatani has designed and fabricated a specialised spiral elevator for a mobile... 


Platinum branded collections continue to thrive despite pandemic, says PGI
20th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Worldwide marketing organisation the Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) second-quarter Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) shows that platinum jewellery, especially branded collections,... 


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Initiative helps companies diversify, mitigate supply shortages
10th September 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in shortages of chips and electronic components in the local aerospace industry, which has also impacted on production and projects locally. Aerospace Industry... 


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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
10th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Significant progress continues to be made at the project. 


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World nuclear energy use to grow over next 20 years, requiring increased uranium mining
9th September 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has forecast that worldwide nuclear energy generation capacity will grow by 2.6% a year over the next 20 years. The prediction is contained in the WNA... 


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Platinum demand strengthening – WPIC
9th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum demand appears to be strengthening on increased loadings, particularly in China’s strong-selling heavy-duty vehicles, more substitution of palladium by platinum, and greater investor... 


Platinum jewellery demand held up well in the second quarter
7th September 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest Platinum Jewellery Business Review, published by Platinum Guild International (PGI), shows that platinum jewellery remains resilient amid a still challenging situation in retail in most... 


Welding register mitigates recruitment challenge
3rd September 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

With fabrication companies finding it difficult to recruit welders for their operations, the Southern Africa Institute of Welding (SAIW) has launched the welding register to mitigate this... 


Institute set to open school in Middelburg
3rd September 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The Southern Africa Institute of Welding (SAIW) is set to open a satellite campus in Middleburg, Mpumalanga. Middleburg falls under the Steve Tshwete local municipality, which is one of 27 of the... 


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Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa – update
3rd September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Exxaro Resources has reported that construction is continuing on all four projects. 


Kropz holds steady cash of $12m; Elandsfontein work progressing despite some setbacks
1st September 2021 By: Donna Slater

For the six months ended June 30, Aim-listed emerging African phosphate explorer and developer Kropz held steady cash of $12-million, the same value it held at the period ended December 31, 2020.... 


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Laser tech benefits medical implant industry
27th August 2021

The use of laser manufacturing solutions provider LPKF Laser & Electronics’ laser technology ushers in new era in the medical implant industry. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted,... 


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Weartech
27th August 2021

Founded in 1984, Weartech has established a highly-respected reputation as a trusted specialist supplier of welding, thermal spray and other specialty products.  Weartech offers a comprehensive... 


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Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Exxaro Resources has reported that construction is progressing on all four projects. 


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Turnkey projects to improve clients’ capacities
20th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Vereeniging-based furnace and industrial services provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) is executing two substantial projects in the local platinum group metals (PGMs) sector to improve the... 


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Thos Begbie & Co
20th August 2021

Thos Begbie & Co was established in 1887 by Scottish marine engineer and pioneer Thomas Begbie, in the newly proclaimed gold-rush town of Johannesburg.  Amanagement buyout in 1989 further boosted... 


Santos reports record half
17th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported a 23% increase in production volumes for the half-year ended June, compared with the same period in 2020, while sales volumes in the same period increased by... 


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Gas supply shortfall 'increasingly likely' - ACCC
17th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned that a supply shortfall in Australia’s east coast gas market was increasingly likely. In its latest gas report, the ACCC... 


Supplier rejoins institution
13th August 2021 By: Anna Moross

Fasteners, bearings and welding equipment suppliers Bolt and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) Group has a long-standing historical association with the Southern African Institute of Steel... 


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Association eyes expansion
13th August 2021 By: Anna Moross

Despite being faced with many challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, nonprofit trade association the Steel, Tube and Pipe Association of South Africa (Steasa), through its partnership with the... 


Cement producers apply for tariff protection against imports
13th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

The domestic cement industry is waiting for a response from the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) on its application for tariffs to be levied on imported cement... 


Red 5 halfway there at King of the Hills
10th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Red 5 has reached the 50% completion milestone at its King of the Hills gold project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company said on Tues that first gold at the 2.4-million ounce... 


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Rand Refinery looks back, and forward, as it marks 100 years of operations
6th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Since it began operating in 1921, gold refiner Rand Refinery’s technological pioneering spirit has enabled it to transform into a “global powerhouse with a unique portfolio of products and... 


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Thermopower Furnaces
6th August 2021

For 53 years, Thermopower Furnaces has designed and manufactured innovative thermal solutions for a wide range of industries. Thermopower’s products and thermal processing solutions span the... 


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Rand Refinery looks back, and forward, as it marks 100 years of operations
6th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Since it began operating in 1921, gold refiner Rand Refinery’s technological pioneering spirit has enabled it to transform into a “global powerhouse with a unique portfolio of products and... 


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Kalgoorlie rare earths processing plant, Australia – update
6th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has reported that it is optimistic that it will receive environmental protection authority approval for its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 


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