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Construction starts on Phase 2 of Lesotho Highlands Water Project
9th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Phase 2 of the long-awaited Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has broken ground. LHWP Phase 2, building on Phase 1 that was completed in 2003, includes the construction of the Polihali dam and... 

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TCTA unpacks progress being made on key bulk water projects
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has come a long way since being established in 1986 to fund and implement the South African portion of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), gaining... 

Europe’s unwanted coal heads to China and India as heat builds
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal cargoes unwanted in Europe are heading to Asia, where utilities are stockpiling the fuel amid sweltering temperatures heading into the summer. Shipments of about seven-million tons of... 

More than half of the world's large lakes are drying up, study finds
19th May 2023 By: Reuters

More than half of the world's large lakes and reservoirs have shrunk since the early 1990s, chiefly because of climate change, intensifying concerns about water for agriculture, hydropower and... 

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Company driven to help meet Zambia’s energy efficiency goals
19th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is helping industry implement energy efficient systems in line with Zambia’s Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (EESAP), says SEW-EURODRIVE... 

Local base, efficiency will spur growth for SEW-EURODRIVE in Zambia
17th May 2023

With an extensive installed base in Zambia already, SEW-EURODRIVE is further building its capacity to serve customers with in-country skills, resources and inventory. Francis Musaba, Business... 

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Paradox basin brine project. US
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anson Resources plans to extract lithium and bromine from brine to produce high-purity products using direct lithium extraction technology and conventional flowsheets for all other processing. 

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Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastplats has raised C$7.04-million through a rights offer to help fund its growth projects, with the Zandfontein underground project at the Crocodile River mine being a priority. 

Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
4th May 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 

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Helping meet South Africa’s energy challenges with world record gas power technology
4th May 2023

South Africa is striving to meet its energy needs. Increasing maintenance requirements on existing and ageing infrastructure, high levels of investment and capital required for new energy assets,... 

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Barrick maintaining transition to cleaner energy, backing education initiatives
3rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold and copper mining company Barrick is maintaining its transition to cleaner energy and supporting education initiatives, including in East Africa's Tanzania, the company said on Wednesday when... 

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Net Zero offers A$40bn in opportunities to Aus - report
1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report has revealed that the shift to Net Zero emissions could generate as much as A$40-billion in national income for Australia and A$65-billion in economic activity by 2050. In its latest... 

Pre-applications for hydropower generation water-use licences invited
28th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has opened the preapplications phase for independent power producers (IPPs) to apply for authorisations to use water resources, water courses and... 

Australia needs green energy policy response quick smart - Fortescue
24th April 2023 By: Reuters

Australia needs to match energy policies being unfurled by other countries to make the most of its green energy advantage, the head of Fortescue Metals Group's energy unit said on Monday, as he... 

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Pendulum swing from coal to renewables will spell disaster – NSBE
21st April 2023 By: Darren Parker

A “pendulum swing” from coal to renewable energy will not guarantee baseload grid stability in the foreseeable future, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) president Mdu Mlaba has said.   “It... 

Sayona updates NAL DFS, adds to Moblan resource
Sayona updates NAL DFS, adds to Moblan resource
19th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Piedmont Lithium has welcomed the positive definitive feasibility study (DFS) on the North American Lithium (NAL) project and the increased resource at the Moblan lithium... 

Ivanhoe bolsters sustainability on numerous fronts
14th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

With a 26-year history in the African mining sector, diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines is building on the sustainability goals of the group and enhancing the long-term strategy of its flagship and... 

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Eland mine complex, South Africa – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Northam Platinum has reported that processing of ore from surface sources continues while underground and openpit feed are being batch-treated. 

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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has reported that Phase 1 and 2 of the copper complex are approaching full capacity. 

DRILLING THE WAY Hydro Power Equipment’s Isidingo Drill is believed to be the lightest high-performance rotary percussive rockdrill in the world and paves the way for female operators
Local interest soars, despite obstacles
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Local deep-level mining equipment manufacturers are noticing increased interest in their product offering on the back of Russian sanctions, but are being weighed down by the country’s ongoing... 

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Local mines adopting Hydrovessel drilling system
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Another two local deep-level mines will completely remove compressed air from their operations over the next 18 months, equipping 120 mining crews with drilling equipment supplier HydroPower... 

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Eland mine complex, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Processing of ore from surface sources is continuing. 

Indonesian President pledges nickel mining clean up amid EV-led boom
30th March 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesia will improve monitoring of environmental standards for nickel mining, amid concerns over production of the metal which is increasingly used in electric vehicle batteries, the country's... 

Kibali’s Tier One production profile extended to 2033
27th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian miner Barrick Gold continues to uphold the Tier One status of its Kibali mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with exploration having replaced the gold mined in 2022. This is... 

Indian industries stock up on coal before summer crunch arrives
17th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Industries in India, including metals producers and paper makers, are stockpiling coal to avert shortages during the summer, when heat-waves are expected to drive consumption of the country’s main... 

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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
17th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Since entering Phase 1 commercial production in July 2021, the Kamoa-Kakula joint venture has generated $1.2-billion in net cash from operating activities, which has funded the Phase 2 and Phase 3... 

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Power outages dimming water supply efficiency
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Purification works and booster stations are expected to be exempt from loadshedding; however, the recent power outages across bulk water utility Rand Water’s entire value chain have created... 

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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The debottlenecking of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex’s Phase 1 and 2 concentrators has been completed ahead of schedule. 

First two phases alone will save R425-million a year.
Harmony’s cheaper electricity and productivity surge can extend mine life
1st March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The three-phase renewable energy rollout of Harmony Gold is not only driving decarbonisation but also the reduction of electricity costs, which has the potential to extend mine life through a... 

Preparatory work under way on commercial centre that will serve LHWP Phase II project area
24th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Preparatory stages of construction of the Polihali commercial centre at Masakong are under way after the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) awarded the M11.3-million contract to Unik... 

Anson flags hydro potential in Utah
21st February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Paradox lithium project, in Utah, has the potential to generate up to 7 MW of ‘green energy’ during brine extraction and transportation to the lithium extraction plant, through the inclusion of... 

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Gold mines can play a key role in establishing infrastructure for transition to renewables
16th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining companies are developing and deploying strategies to reduce climate-related risks in the locations where mines are situated, and the ability for gold mines to self-generate power on a... 

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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kefi Gold and Copper is nearing finalisation of financing for the project. 

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Nyanzaga gold project, Tanzania – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

OreCorp has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with Tanzanian electricity supply company Tanesco to extend grid power to the project. 

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Returning in-person Indaba to host Africa energy discourse
10th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The fifteenth edition of the Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) – which will be hosted from March 7 to 9 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in the Western Cape – will be hosted as a fully... 

Ivanhoe Mines founder Robert Friedland
Billionaire Friedland weighs strategic partner for Congo copper
9th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Ivanhoe Mines founder Robert Friedland said he may bring in a minority partner to help develop Congolese copper assets that are key to the green energy transition. The Vancouver-based company is in... 

OreCorp finds power for Nyanzaga
7th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold developer OreCorp has inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanzanian electricity supply company TANESCO to extend grid power to the Nyanzaga gold project. It is intended... 

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Ivanhoe outlines $3.78bn capex plans for 2023/4
1st February 2023 By: Darren Parker

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines intends to spend a combined $3.78-billion in capital expenditure (capex) on its Kamoa-Kakula copper project and Kipushi zinc/copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of... 

Kibali nears 93% renewable energy-powered rate, adds reserves to mine life
31st January 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global miner Barrick Gold Corporation has announced its Kibali mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is on track to replace its reserves beyond the ounces mined in the prior year and... 

The construction of a new concentrate thickener nears completion as part of the debottlenecking programme at Kamoa-Kakula.
New integrated plan reveals Kamoa-Kakula’s true long-life nature – Friedland
30th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The newly published integrated development plan (IDP) of the Kamoa-Kakula operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has revealed the “true, long-life nature” of the complex that will... 

Mining Indaba 2023 places the spotlight on energy management in mining
27th January 2023

By Malvin Naicker, Managing Director, Hitachi Energy, Sub-Saharan Africa The theme of ‘Climate-Smart Mining’ for Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) 2023 from 6 to 9 February 2023... 

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Miner approves project implementation, begins refinery construction
27th January 2023

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced in November last year that, subsequent to securing an effective controlling interest of about 85% in Keliber Oy, the Sibanye-Stillwater board had... 

A man wearing PPE at the Marthinusen & Coutts manufacturing plant where they are manufacturing copper coils for many different industries
Coils and poles manufactured for client in Cameroon
27th January 2023 By: Halima Frost

Electric motor repair service provider Marthinusen & Coutts finalised the manufacture and delivery of four new replacement field coils and poles for a 25 MVA 36-pole generator at a hydroelectric... 

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