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Barloworld profit dips as local mining industry slows
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s South African businesses continued to face a myriad of challenging trading conditions, says CEO Dominic Sewela. Announcing the group’s financial results for the six months ended March... 

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Eloise mine, Australia
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold/silver mine in North Queensland, Australia. 

Anchor bolts provide security in bolted construction elements
7th June 2024

In a continuous drive for product improvement, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced the HULCO... 

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Berg gold project, Canada – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper Corp has launched a metallurgical test programme for its Berg project. 

MEMSA Mind Shift 2024 - Innovation, digital technology and skills in the SA mining supply chain
MEMSA Mind Shift 2024 - Innovation, digital technology and skills in the SA mining supply chain
7th June 2024

This year’s MEMSA conference, aptly themed ‘Smart Solutions for People and Planet’, brought together experts and thought leaders from the mining industry to share insights and advancements in... 

FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
7th June 2024

Passive firefighting specialist FlameBlock has developed the FlameBlock Lithium Black (FLB), a uniquely formulated fire extinguishing agent designed specifically to extinguish lithium-ion battery... 

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Hummingbird bolstered by strong Mali performance, weathers Guinea challenges
4th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Hummingbird became a multi-asset, multi-jurisdiction gold producer in the full -year to December 31, with its Yanfolila mine, in Mali, performing strongly and meeting guidance, and the... 

African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals has secured its 15% strategic shareholding in Surge Copper, a Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture Exchange company that is advancing an... 

Contractors, subcontractors battling as late payments worsen – MBA North
31st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The construction industry value chain is at risk of collapsing as shrinking margins, unfair practices and payment issues continue to undermine the sector. This is according to members of the Master... 

Wyloo CEO Canada Kristan Straub and Sudbury Mayor Paul Lefebvre
Wyloo to build Ontario battery metals processing plant
30th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel miner Wyloo, owned by Australian mining magnet Andrew Forrest, has unveiled plans for a downstream battery materials processing facility in Sudbury, Ontario. The new facility will fill a... 

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Firm lauds foam dousing system viability
24th May 2024

German proportion system operator FireDos asserts that its foam proportioning systems are fit for mining in Southern Africa. The company boasts a variety of foam proportioning systems ranging from... 

Cape Town adds new tech layer in fight against crime
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Very early on in his term, Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was told by law enforcement agencies that there could never be enough boots on the ground to fully combat violent crime and the drug... 

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Delba Electrical successfully performs steady state ignition tests
24th May 2024

The safe operation of electrical rotating machines in the chemical, oil and gas industrial environments where hazardous gas may be present is of great concern. Risks associated with partial... 

Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered energy transition company Amp Energy has announced the development of the Cape Hardy Advanced Fuels Precinct, which entails green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel... 

Combustion Technology
Combustion Technology
17th May 2024

As the market leader in oil and gas burners and boiler installations, Combustion Technology strives to provide world-class, environment-friendly solutions to meet any combustion and heating... 

Berg gold project, Canada
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper plans to build a gold mine based on large-scale conventional drill, blast, load and haul openpit mining methods suited to the project location and local site requirements. 

Court dismisses objection to Whitehaven’s Narrabri expansion
Court dismisses objection to Whitehaven’s Narrabri expansion
16th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

A full bench of the federal Court has dismissed an objection raised by community organisation Environment Council of Central Queensland (ECCQ) against Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri Stage 3 extension... 

Wildfire has moved closer to Canadian oil city, says local authority
Wildfire has moved closer to Canadian oil city, says local authority
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

A large wildfire threatening the major Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray moved closer overnight and weather conditions were unfavorable, the local authority said on Wednesday. The fire was... 

Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 

Top critical mineral miner CBMM sees opportunity in EV batteries
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A Brazilian company focused on mining a metal used to strengthen alloys is betting that its mainstay product can also play a key role in improving electric vehicle batteries. Cia. Brasileira de... 

Residents of the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, have been asked to prepare to leave.
Western Canada blazes cause evacuations, air quality concerns
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

The season's first major wildfires have spread to roughly 10 000 ha across Western Canada on Sunday as authorities issued an evacuation order for a community in British Columbia and warned of poor... 

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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 

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Latest safety tech, services to be showcased at Firexpo 2024
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Events management company Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group – says that this year’s Firexpo will provide the fire protection, and health and safety industries, with... 

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Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 

Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa
Denzil Steyn
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa, which installs smart site management systems to reduce costs, increase security and manage production and site facilities on a... 

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Fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the increasing popularity of renewable-energy systems, including solar and battery energy storage systems, fire engineering consultant and manufacturer ASP Fire asserts that lithium-ion... 

FireDos proportioners for mining
7th May 2024

In a mine in South Africa, FireDos foam proportioning systems type FD500, FD1000 and FD1600 are used at a depth of 6 km. The mine water poses a specific challenge when used underground. Mining... 

Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 

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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 

Hummingbird’s first-quarter performance impacted by contractual dispute at Kouroussa
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite what its CEO Dan Betts deemed a challenging quarter, Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources delivered an 18% quarter-on-quarter increase in gold production at just under 17 000 oz from the... 

The combined entity will have a leading portfolio of tier-one assets, focused on iron-ore, metallurgical coal and future facing commodities, including potash and copper.
BHP makes £31bn offer for Anglo American
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major BHP on Thursday announced a proposed all-share offer that values Anglo American at £31.1-billion. The deal has the potential to transform the mining industry landscape.... 

Renström in the Boliden area is Sweden's deepest mine
Boliden's profit halves as strikes, bad weather weigh
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Swedish miner Boliden's first-quarter operating profit fell more than 50% as bad winter weather, lower mining grades and labour strikes weighed on earnings, it said on Tuesday. Operating profit... 

Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
23rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A little-known Australian company is becoming the Western face of a Chinese nickel behemoth. In under a decade, Nickel Industries has gone from a relatively small miner to the world’s... 

JSE Shares image
From bullion to bytes: How technology is reshaping the JSE Gold Mining Index
22nd April 2024

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Gold Mining Index is an enduring symbol of the fortunes of the precious metal industry. In line with this volatility, trading technology and software have... 

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Track busways more efficient than traditional systems
19th April 2024

Electrical and digital specialist Legrand avers that its track busway system is an efficient and flexible alternative to traditional power distribution systems that lack flexibility in adapting to... 

Cape Town to depoly camera-fitted aircraft in war against crime
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Towns’ (CoCT’s) Safety and Security Directorate is enhancing its crime prevention capabilities with the inclusion of new aerial surveillance technology. The information,... 

Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 

Nick Lusson, Vice President of Huawei Eastern-Africa Digital Power at the Huawei Partner Summit
Huawei launches new commercial and industrial (C&I), residential smart PV and ESS solutions to African market
25th March 2024

Supplied by Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region During the recently concluded Huawei Digital During Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024, Huawei released new smart PV products and solutions... 

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Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 

Boliden to invest $463m at Swedish copper smelter
Boliden to invest $463m at Swedish copper smelter
18th March 2024 By: Reuters

Swedish metals maker Boliden said on Monday it will invest 4.8-billion Swedish crowns ($463.5-million) in a new tank house to boost refining capacity at its Ronnskar copper smelter, which was last... 

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Capital achieves fourth consecutive year of strong growth
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Capital CE Peter Stokes says the company is excited for the year ahead after "another great year" in 2023, in which it achieved growth for the fourth consecutive year,... 

Kusile stack
Eskom says it is on track for permanent repair of Kusile stack by December
5th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom insists it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024, ahead of the March 31, 2025, deadline set by the Department of... 

AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Amid disposals, AECI aligns internationalisation strategy to regions geared for rapid critical minerals growth
28th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed AECI, which is undergoing far-reaching restructuring to re-focus on its core mining and chemicals businesses and reduce debt, reports strong initial interest in the six noncore companies... 

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