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PGM-linked hydrogen peroxide generator.
Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat
5th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global environment. The latest indispensable commodity that is... 


Automotive PGM demand growing owing to extended-range EVs, says WPIC
31st May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The continuing growth in automotive platinum demand is being achieved despite rising battery electric vehicle (BEV) market share and a reduction in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle... 


Coal being transported to port by rail
Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


Well testing ahead of gas flow to the generator
Kinetiko thrilled with successful onshore gas-to-power demonstration in South Africa
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has successfully demonstrated that it can produce gas-to-power (GtP) from an onshore natural gas resource at its Amersfoort project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The... 


An image of Goldplat's operation in Benoni
Goldplat’s third quarter buoyed by strong performance of its Ghanaian operations
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat’s gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana achieved a combined operating profit for the third quarter, ended March 31, of £1.6-million (excluding listing and head... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


Blue Energy, wheel maker ink green power deal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure Blue Energy Africa has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


Kefi progressing Ethiopian gold project towards launch
7th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper has reported good progress, to schedule, at its high-grade Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia. The remaining finance syndicate board processes are on track for final... 


Vale surpasses 100% renewable energy target in Brazil two years ahead of schedule
Vale surpasses 100% renewable energy target in Brazil two years ahead of schedule
16th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mining giant Vale has exceeded its target of reaching 100% renewable energy consumption in its Brazilian operations, accomplishing this milestone two years ahead of schedule. The announcement,... 


Standalone 60 kVA 400 V WEG generator
Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists
12th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 


An image of a Mahindra Powerol genset
Hybrid systems incorporating diesel gensets can enhance power generation
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and the lack of generation capacity from State-owned power utility Eskom, diesel generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol SA provides a range of... 


An image of the 1 100 kVA Perkins-powered synchronised unit
Hybrid systems posited for power redundancy
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

For businesses and industry to flourish and remain sustainable, generator manufacturer Maverick Generators says it is important to consider deploying a hybrid, or mixed, energy system to ensure... 


Toyota adds Hilux, Fortuner hybrids to its local production line-up
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the Hilux double-cab and Fortuner 48 V mild hybrids to its local production line-up at its Durban plant, in KwaZulu-Natal. The addition of the new models... 


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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 


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... 


Justin Guilfoyle, Queensland (QLD) Regional Sales Manager at Finlay Australia, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in Australia
TwisterTrac VS350E delivers the goods in Australia
4th April 2024

Designed and manufactured in South Africa by Pilot Crushtec, the TwisterTrac VS350E vertical shaft impactor (VSI) has over the years gained popularity in Australia. Key to its success is the... 


Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Ivanhoe reports 86 203 t of copper production at Kamoa-Kakula in first quarter
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

During the first quarter, Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully produced 86 203 t of copper in concentrate, the company has... 


India coal miner plans $720m sale of renewables unit
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

State-run coal miner and power producer NLC India is planning to sell renewable assets worth an estimated 60-billion rupees ($720-million). The company will put nearly 1.4 GW of mostly solar... 


The New Afton mine
Former Newmont CEO named New Gold chair
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Richard O’Brien, the former CEO of Newmont Mining, has been appointed to the board of Canadian mining company New Gold. Upon the retirement of Ian Pearce in August, O’Brien will assume the role of... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energetic Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360 this week produced the first concentrate from the plant it has just acquired from Nama Copper, which becomes its second concentrator plant... 


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Delba commits to excellence with its power generation division
15th March 2024

Global leader in engineering, repair and maintenance services Delba Electrical has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality solutions for rotating equipment across various industries. One of... 


EXTENDING CAPABILITIES
Invincible Valve's in-house manufacturing capability has been increased with addition of a new factory in close proximity to its existing facility in Knights, Germiston
New factory brings component outsourcing in-house
8th March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Having bought a new factory in close proximity to its existing factory in Knights, Germiston, valve products and ancillary equipment manufacturer Invincible Valves has developed a new machine shop... 


Volkswagen SA spends big to counter loadshedding, now sole Polo supplier
8th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group South Africa, now trading as Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA), is investing R55-million to generate 3 MW in additional solar energy for its assembly plant in Kariega, in the Eastern... 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


Paul Dunne
Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


Eskom insists downward EAF slide has been ‘arrested’ amid Stage 4 loadshedding
Eskom insists downward EAF slide has been ‘arrested’ amid Stage 4 loadshedding
22nd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom insists the performance of its unreliable generation fleet is on an improving trajectory, releasing a graphic-heavy statement on February 22 disputing a recent report stating that its... 


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5 ways for the mining industry to manage energy costs and boost performance
12th February 2024

Continued global economic uncertainty means that controlling and reducing business costs has become more critical than ever. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in energy-intensive sectors such as... 


an aerial view of the Russel Camp in Canada which is part of Skyharbours portfolio
Uranium explorer expands portfolio
9th February 2024

Uranium exploration company Skyharbour Resources has acquired several new prospective uranium exploration claims through online staking and through an agreement with exploration and project... 


An image of NextSource Materials' SuperFlake system
Hybrid energy plant constructed, commissioned
2nd February 2024

Battery materials development company NextSource Materials has completed commissioning and achieved full operationality of its solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage hybrid power plant, at its... 


An image of Blue Sun Energy's battery solution
Hybrid solutions to boost energy efficiency
2nd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hybrid energy solutions combine various technologies that mining companies can integrate to establish a more reliable source of power, decrease operational costs and enhance their sustainability... 


Maverick Generators
Maverick Generators
2nd February 2024

South African diesel generator manufacturer Maverick Generators is a level one broad-based black economic empowerment contributor with many thousands of satisfied clients across Africa. Established... 


VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 


Image of copper stockpile
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex produced 393 551 t of copper in concentrate in 2023, aligning with the production guidance range of 390 000 t to 430 000 t. 


The Kamoa-Kakula mine
Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula achieves yearly guidance
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), produced 393 551 t of copper in concentrate in 2023, in line with the production guidance range of... 


Endeavour Mining's Agbaou mine
Gold CEO scandal is latest black eye for mining as setbacks mount
7th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining’s shock firing of its chief executive has capped a miserable three months for the global mining industry — and an equally painful period for its shareholders. The world’s biggest... 


An image depicting the pump station under construction.
KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


Hybrid solutions gain traction amid energy challenges
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

As loadshedding continues to impact businesses, many corporates are opting for hybrid solutions that leverage grid, generator, and renewable energy, mainly solar, to alleviate the pressure of... 


The above image depicts a solar photovoltaic array
Reducing grid reliance to reduce costs
10th November 2023

With loadshedding impacting productivity and income generation, and increasing safety and security risks, investing in solar photovoltaic (PV) has become more common. Consequently, getting a... 


Serco’s Gauteng premises now fully solar powered
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Truck and trailer body-building company Serco is now fully powered by solar energy at its Boksburg facility in Gauteng. The installation consists of a 150 kW hybrid solar system with 370 x 405 W... 


An image showing ACTOM Industry securing a contract to upgrade the drive and control system of a man-winder at a gold mine
ACTOM Industry secures contract to upgrade winder drive, gold system at Ghanaian gold mine
8th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

After many years of trying to break into the Ghana gold mining market with its modern mine winder drive and control systems, mine winder experts ACTOM Industry late last year achieved a... 


Delba Electrical:  Your preferred service partner
Delba Electrical: Your preferred service partner
8th November 2023

Delba Electrical is a renowned company that specializes in the refurbishment of electrical rotating machines. For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of repairing electric rotating... 


An image of CERTUSS steam generators installed at a brewery
Boiler, steam generator supplier servicing businesses across Africa
3rd November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

After a successful showcase of its product offerings at the first Boiler World Africa exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2023, Steam Generation shows no signs of slowing its business of... 


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

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