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Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 

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Eskom seeks permission to pollute more
13th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Eskom, already named as the world’s biggest sulphur dioxide emitter, is seeking approval to release more of the pollutant linked to ailments ranging from asthma to heart attacks. The... 

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Mkango raises £3.5m to catalyse mining, recycling milestones
13th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has conditionally raised gross proceeds of £3.5-million, or C$5.7-million, through a placing through its joint brokers SP Angel Corporate Finance and Alternative... 

WorkSafe brings charges against Fortescue
13th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue is facing charges from WorkSafe over the alleged failure to supply documents relating to 34 cases of alleged sexual harassment at the miner’s sites in the Pilbara.... 

Implats nonexec director Davey passes away
10th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) reports that independent nonexecutive director Peter Davey, who served on the board since June 2013, passed away on February 7 after a short... 

Mineral exports buoy Australian economy
9th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed the latest trade data for 2022, saying it highlighted the contribution of the resources sector to the Australian economy. “With a record high... 

Akobo Minerals wins ESG Nature award at Mining Indaba
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavian-based Ethiopian gold exploration and boutique mining company Akobo Minerals has won the 2023 ESG Nature award at the Invest in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town this week. “With... 

Minerals Security Partnership advocates for ESG in critical minerals mining
8th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The US-led Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) members and key minerals-rich countries held a vice-Ministerial meeting on February 7, in New York, to discuss priorities, challenges and... 

Bureau Veritas incoming Southern African VP Gavin Hefer
Bureau Veritas to introduce net-zero solutions at Mining Indaba
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Testing, inspection & Certification company Bureau Veritas is aiming to introduce its solutions for the mining industry at this year’s Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town from February 6 to 9. These... 

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Afrimat Nkomati Anthracite opens newly renovated, extended Steenbok Clinic
8th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Completed in January, the newly renovated and extended Steenbok Clinic, in Steenbok, Mpumalanga, was recently opened to the public following a partnership to renew it by JSE-listed industrial... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.
Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba... 

What Africa needs to go green is finance
7th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

From sunshine to rare minerals to a youthful population, Africa has the raw ingredients to make the green transition. Now it needs the finance. Take power. Exceptionally strong sun and vast swathes... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Energy transition offers great opportunities to Africa, but constraints are significant
7th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global transition to low- and zero-carbon energy sources was a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Africa, just as the original Industrial Revolution had been for the West, highlighted... 

RSHQ gives directives to Qld miners
7th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) has issued compliance directives to mine operators in Queensland following a series of serious incidents at Central Queensland coal mines involving... 

Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand
Enaex Africa optimistic about plans to become explosives leader in Africa
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Explosives and blasting specialist Enaex Africa is hopeful that it will continue to expand into Africa and help drive long-term growth and new investment opportunities in the continent’s mining... 

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Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a... 

ICT sector can help sub-Saharan Africa slash emissions by 15% by 2030 – Ericsson
3rd February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector has a significant role to play in helping sub-Saharan Africa achieve its various climate targets, says Ericsson head of sustainability and... 

Accelerated action needed to ensure safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene for all
3rd February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest findings from a World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations (UN) Water report show an urgent need to accelerate action in many countries to achieve safe and sustainably managed... 

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Songwe Hills rare earths project, Malawi – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Malawi Environmental Protection Agency has approved the environmental-, social- and health-impact assessment for the project. 

FQM reports fatality at Trident, Zambia
2nd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed First Quantum on Thursday announced that a worker at its Trident operation, in Zambia, had died, following a traffic accident in the Sentinel openpit. The accident involved a dump... 

Wesdome appoints new board member
1st February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Wesdome Gold Mines on Wednesday announced the appointment of Louise Grondin to the board of directors. Grondin retired from Agnico Eagle Mines in January 2021 as senior VP... 

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First ever fatality-free January in South African mining history
1st February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African mining industry has recorded its first ever fatality-free January, and its first full calendar month without a death, the Minerals Council South Africa reports. As of January 31,... 

Mining fatalities reach a new low of 49; injuries, disease also decrease
31st January 2023 By: Donna Slater

South Africa’s mining industry suffered 49 fatalities in 2022 – a 34% improvement on the 74 fatalities of 2021 and a record low, thereby continuing the downward trend many in the mining industry... 

Brazil miner lobby seeks end to illegal mining that caused Yanomami tragedy
31st January 2023 By: Reuters

The Brazilian government must act to stamp out illegal gold mining that has caused a humanitarian crisis of hunger and disease in the Yanomami indigenous population, mining industry lobby Ibram... 

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Energy transition, decarbonisation to influence metals and mining industry
31st January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The demand for metals and minerals that underpin economic progress is set to increase, with minerals underpinning most climate change efforts. This growing  demand predominantly stems from building... 

How to speed up Namibia’s resource beneficiation through a TES partner
30th January 2023

By Jimmy Samuels, Africa Executive at Workforce Staffing Africa and Barend Matthee, National Projects Director at Workforce Holdings With the recent announcement of the biggest discovery of oil in... 

Yellen says South African coal communities need $3.5bn
27th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has identified more than R60-billion of investments needed to help communities in the coal-mining Mpumalanga province as the industry gradually winds down, US Treasury Secretary Janet... 

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Investment, management engenders turnaround at Blyvoor mine
27th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Seven years after the Blyvooruitzicht gold mine (now known as Blyvoor) found new owners, the new management team’s turnaround strategy is said to be showing signs of progress. Blyvoor Gold, the... 

Moving from risky to risk-free mines
27th January 2023

‘Rather safe than sorry’ is a term that needs to be etched into the terminology of every mine in the country to ensure appropriate health and safety mining precautions are in place during mining... 

Bongani Mthombeni-Möller
Opinion: Better infrastructure can help South Africa escape low growth
27th January 2023

In this article, Royal HaskoningDHV smart mobility director Bongani Mthombeni-Möller writes about the infrastructure challenges facing South Africa and what can be done to solve these for the... 

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Weba Chute Systems
27th January 2023

Weba Chute Systems is world-renowned for ensuring that its custom-engineered chutes add immediate and significant value to customers profitability, uptime and on-site health and safety. The... 

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ICMM to be active at Mining Indaba
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining industry organisation the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is participating at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International... 

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Uncertainty can hinder investment potential – law firm
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The theme of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – Unlocking African Mining Investment – is quite relevant, as uncertainty in the South African mining industry can create reluctance... 

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Miner embarks on conversion project
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will emphasise strategies to support supply chain security for... 

Accreditation pivots automotive SMMEs’ progress
27th January 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Despite small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) being a big driver of employment and economic growth in South Africa, many of these businesses face several challenges during the startup... 

South African coal mine equipped with 5G
27th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Canyon Coal’s Phalanndwa Colliery is set to become a fifth-generation (5G) connected coal mine operation after it partnered with Huawei, MTN and Minetec Smart Mining to enable guaranteed... 

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Miner remains focused on business resilience, ESG objectives
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

West Africa-focused gold producer Endeavour Mining states that it is determined to build a resilient business and become a trusted partner, adding that it seeks to maintain its “high-quality”... 

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Battery electric range paves route to ‘mine of the future’
27th January 2023

Mining solutions provider Sandvik, in a press release published in November, noted that the launch of its battery electric vehicles created opportunities that the mining sector had previously “only... 

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Contractor achieves consecutive safety milestones
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

Drilling and grouting services company Rosond has marked a year of zero harm at platinum producer Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Tumela mine in the Limpopo province, South Africa. Rosond... 

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Telematics provider highlights bespoke offering
27th January 2023

As the mining industry has matured and become more sophisticated, and therefore more reliant on machinery, the need for precise control of moveable assets has increased drastically, says telematics... 

 Andrew van Zyl, MD of SRK Consulting South Africa and director of SRK Global
Andrew van Zyl
27th January 2023

This week we profile Andrew van Zyl, MD of SRK Consulting South Africa and director of SRK Global, a firm of consulting engineers and scientists 

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Africa’s leader in fire suppression technology
27th January 2023

Since the Advanced Group of Companies’ humble beginnings in 2000, it has grown steadily to become a formidable force in the risk management, risk mitigation and emergency response markets.  

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Vedanta Zinc International: Investing in Africa
27th January 2023

In line with the African Mining Indaba theme of 2023, ‘Unlocking African Mining Investment’, Vedanta Resources pledged a R21-billion growth investment in South Africa for the development of the... 

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