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Revamp for two water treatment works

By: Nadine Ramdass     20th January 2023 Consulting engineering solutions provider Bosch Projects has been appointed by the Blue Crane Route municipality (BCRM) as consultants for the refurbishment of the water treatment works (WTW) for the towns of Somerset East and Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape. “Although water of acceptable quality... 

Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55bn mining sector

By: Bloomberg     9th December 2022 A threatening letter, a derailed train, blocked roads, burned vehicles, workers locked up. That’s what some of the world’s biggest mining companies say they’re battling in South Africa: Extortion. Covid plunged Africa’s most-industrialized country – home to the biggest deposits of metals ranging... 

Marula’s Blesberg to deliver first shipment of lithium RoM in December

By: Darren Parker     25th November 2022 AQSE-listed mining and development company Marula Mining has made significant progress towards the delivery of the first shipment of high-grade run-of-mine (RoM) lithium ore at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine in the Northern Cape. The first shipment, which is expected in December, falls... 

Company supports infrastructure for African mines with digital tech

By: Cameron Mackay     18th November 2022 Professional consulting firm WSP has been awarded two major separate infrastructure projects in the African mining sector after leveraging its recent acquisitions in the sector, states WSP Africa transport and infrastructure MD Terence Milne. “WSP Africa is providing the designs for these... 

Scrap export ban detrimental to sector

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     28th October 2022 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) supports the proposed legislation to stop the economic damage caused by metal theft and infrastructure destruction. However, this could be detrimental to the stainless steel sector because all metal waste and scrap are subjected... 

Product range, upgrades help company in turbulent market

By: Cameron Mackay     14th October 2022 Local steel products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds is constantly focusing on expanding its product range, with one of the largest and most comprehensive range of products in the local market when compared to its competitors.   The company is also engaging with suppliers and upgrading its... 

Coca-Cola combines forces with govt in Gqeberha solar-powered groundwater initiative

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th September 2022 Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), in partnership with the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS), has launched a series of off-grid, solar-powered groundwater harvesting and treatment projects in Gqeberha to pump, treat, store and distribute clean water to communities distressed by the... 

Marula chases high-grade lithium output from Blesberg stockpiles by year-end

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th September 2022 Aquis Stock Exchange-listed Marula Mining has started site works at the Blesberg lithium and tantalum project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, to outline its capital requirements and long-term plans. The company’s mining and processing consultant, Southern Metal Processing, is compiling... 

Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th August 2022 Platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has provided a tangible example of its philosophy of “More than Mining”, by partnering with the North West Department of Education (NWDoE) to officially open two newly built primary and secondary schools at Waterkloof Hills... 

UK coal mine dilemma pits energy crisis against green goals

By: Bloomberg     14th August 2022 In the far northwest corner of England, coal mining was so finished that the local museum paying tribute to the industry shut a few years ago after running into financial trouble. Yet at the dormant Haig Pit in Whitehaven, there are signs that an activity long considered dead wants to come back... 

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