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Hitachi Construction Machinery and First Quantum Minerals announce zero emission partnership with signing of Letter of Intent
10th March 2023

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and First Quantum Minerals Ltd today announce that they have entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to advance the development of sustainable mining... 

New Sandvik drill rig stands on shoulders of giant
10th March 2023

Sandvik’s new D25KX rotary drill rig, combining reliability and technology, has arrived in Africa – but its legacy has preceded it. This is because the Sandvik D25KX is an improved version of the... 

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Ilmenite production ramps up after successful 2022
10th March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mineral sands producer Kenmare Resources is ramping up ilmenite production to 1.2-million tonnes a year, on a sustainable basis, with the company having produced 1.09-million tonnes of ilmenite in... 

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Third-party access crucial for sector
10th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Rail industry representative African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is driven by a mandate to facilitate public–private partnerships (PPPs) as a tool to revitalise the South African rail... 

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Welding certification for ISO 3834 increasingly being sought in mining industry – SAIW
9th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

There is a move in the South African mining industry to specify that welding fabricators and associated suppliers must obtain ISO 3834 welding certification to ensure the quality and safety of the... 

Peru expects easing unrest to unleash stalled copper shipments
7th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The government of Peru, the second-biggest producer of copper and zinc, expects that shipments of the commodities will begin to normalize within days as the nation’s worst street protests in... 

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Canada approves Alamos Gold’s Lynn Lake project
7th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Alamos Gold on Monday announced significant permitting milestones at its Lynn Lake project, in Manitoba, gaining federal and provincial approvals for the MacLellan and Gordon sites.... 

Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy says any environmental exemptions granted under yet-to-be-published directions will be approved on a 'case-by-case basis'
DTIC to act as one-stop shop for streamlining of energy project applications
3rd March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has been designated as the “single department” referred to in the recently published State of Disaster (SoD) regulations to coordinate the... 

UK regulator launches enforcement probe into LME nickel trading halt
3rd March 2023 By: Reuters

British financial regulators took weighty action on Friday, including a probe into possible misconduct, over the decision last year by the London Metal Exchange (LME) to halt nickel trading and... 

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DMTKai Batla celebrates 15 years, continues digital push in mining sector
3rd March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Celebrating 15 years in business this year, Kai Batla, a minerals consultancy established during the 2008 financial crisis, is making a strong push into the digital space with the support of its... 

Tesla comments spur plunge in China rare-earth miner shares
3rd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Shares of Chinese rare-earth miners were heavily sold off following Tesla Inc.’s surprise announcement that the electric-vehicle maker will drop the use of the material in its future models.... 

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Dust control systems ensure environmental protection
3rd March 2023

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD’s team works closely with German conveyor solutions provider ScrapeTec to offer the mining sector in Africa advanced solutions for conveyor systems used... 

Tailings re-mining to ramp up in 2023
3rd March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Rustenburg operation, in the North West province, has been re-mining tailings from its dormant tailings dams 1 and 2,... 

Multotec celebrates 10 years of operating, expanding and giving back to the community in Mozambique 
2nd March 2023

Multotec Services Mozambique Lda, recently celebrated 10 years of operating in the Southern African country, where it established a branch to service clients in the coal fields in the Tete... 

Leadership reshuffle at Wyloo’s Canada exploration unit Ring of Fire
2nd March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Critical minerals explorer Ring of Fire has appointed a new leadership team, including CEO Kristan Straub and CFO Annie Sismanian. The new appointments follow the recruitment of Stephen Crozier,... 

AECI posts higher full-year revenue and Ebitda, declares dividend
1st March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial and mining chemicals company AECI grew its revenue for the financial year ended December 31, 2022, by 37% year-on-year to R53-billion driven by significantly improved sales in... 

Glencore ordered to pay $700m by US judge in bribery case
1st March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore was ordered by a federal judge in New York to pay $700-million as a criminal punishment for a global bribery scheme orchestrated by the Swiss-based commodities trading and mining giant. US... 

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Collaboration has ensured an improved record for tailings facility safety, panel finds
28th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the volume of tailings deposits globally increasing at a faster rate than it did in the last century, it has become prudent for mining companies to ensure minimal risks to surrounding... 

Magali Anderson has been appointed nonexecutive director at Anglo American
Anglo appoints nonexec director, sustainability committee member
28th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diversified miner Anglo American has appointed Magali Anderson nonexecutive director and a member of its board sustainability committee, effective April 1. She is currently building materials... 

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State of disaster regulations open way for emergency procurement, environmental exemptions
28th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More than two weeks after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the electricity crisis had been declared a National State of Disaster, the regulations giving effect to that declaration have been... 

This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coldfoot, Alaska, is a lone truck stop-cafe-bar-motel 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It’s the last spot for northbound semis to gas up on their way to Prudhoe Bay and a place where camo-clad... 

Locally made, fully automated rock bolter launched for the mining industry
27th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A new fully automatic bolter has been launched by mining services company Buraaq into the South African mining industry for use in underground and opencast operations. The Buraaq SD212i bolter is... 

Paladin continues to progress restart efforts at Langer Heinrich
27th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Paladin Energy says in its statement for the six month ended December 31, 2022, that since the decision was made in July 2022 to restart the Langer Heinrich mine (LHM) in Namibia and... 

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Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 

Glencore announces $1.5bn share buyback programme
24th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Glencore has announced the launch of a share buyback programme valued at $1.5-billion. The company said on February 24 that the programme would be conducted in accordance with the... 

Allaying infrastructure obstacles can aid sector
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite operational and legislative challenges, local law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech stresses that South Africa is in an ideal position to capitalise on and benefit from the increasing... 

Regulation change encourages investment
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Most accidents that occur on mine sites involve heavy equipment, vehicles and workers. This prompted the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to this year bring into effect Chapter 8 of the... 

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Moolmans enters a new five-year manganese mining contract with Tshipi é Ntle
24th February 2023

In line with its vision to be the premier mining contractor in Africa, Moolmans, the South Africa-based contract mining subsidiary of the Aveng group, has entered a new five-year contract with... 

24th February 2023

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 

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No fall of ground fatalities so far in 2023
23rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

So far this year, no fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities have been recorded in South Africa’s mines, Mandela Mining Precinct advanced orebody knowledge programme manager Michelle Pienaar said on... 

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter
New report to be released on the state of 4IR, ESG in the South African mining industry
23rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa, in collaboration with accounting firm PwC and the Mandela Mining Precinct, will soon release its new 2022/23 report on the state of digitalisation, the Fourth... 

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Powering up South Africa’s mines with 5G
23rd February 2023

As digital technologies advance and use cases are steadily developed and proven, and the digital era opens up endless possibilities and opportunities, the journey to the integrated fifth-generation... 

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Tech*Carnival-23 100-day countdown to the #tech4good show of 2023!
22nd February 2023

Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 February 2023: It’s 100 days until the circus comes to town! Dwyka Mining Services Tech*Carnival-23 is the inaugural #tech4good mining technology festival taking place... 

Suncor names Kruger CEO amid Elliott pressure, safety overhaul
22nd February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Suncor Energy named Rich Kruger as its new CEO, ending a seven-month search that started after a string of worker deaths and pressure from activist investor Elliott Investment Management drove out... 

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Gemfields has its eye on security measures following Cabo Delgado attacks
21st February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Gemstone miner Gemfields, which has operations in Mozambique and Zambia, has reiterated the emphasis it places on operational personnel's safety in Mozambique following a series of insurgent... 

Antofagasta slashes annual dividend after profit falls
21st February 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean miner Antofagasta on Tuesday more than halved its annual dividend and said its full-year profit dropped 39%, as high input costs, reduced copper grades, and a drought in Chile hit its... 

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India opposes Vedanta's $3bn zinc assets sale
20th February 2023 By: Reuters

The Indian government has opposed Hindustan Zinc's $2.98-billion acquisition of assets from the flagship firm of Vedanta Resources, dealing a blow to billionaire Anil Agarwal's plans to trim down... 

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Anglo Platinum makes R131bn socioeconomic contribution, records best-ever safety year
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of platinum group metals (PGMs) company Anglo American Platinum to society in 2022 totalled R131-billion, made up mainly of taxes and royalties at R19-billion, salaries and wages... 

Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat upbeat about bulk commodities business, as construction materials business lags
17th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed aggregates and mining company Afrimat's executives on February 17 reported to shareholders that the company was performing well in difficult times and that there were several projects... 

Wastewater treatment system installed on site
Private sector provides infrastructure solutions
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

A local premium prepared food and beverage business has secured the services of Pretoria-based engineering consultant BBEnergy to use water more responsibly and improve management systems by... 

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ASM needs stronger initiatives, regulation
17th February 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Owing to the prevalence of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it has been difficult for government to regulate the industry. However,... 

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Miner restarts operation in DRC
17th February 2023

Mining company Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and its joint venture partner commodity company La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines), celebrated the kick-off of the restart of... 

Gemfields evacuates Moz exploration camp following nearby insurgent attack
14th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Gemstone miner Gemfields has evacuated operational employees and contractors from its 75%-owned Nairoto Resources exploration camp following an insurgent attack in the village of Nairoto in the... 

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