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Panellists discuss graphite demand and rare earth supply chains at Junior Indaba
27th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With growing demand for electric vehicles, yearly graphite supply needs to be about four times higher in 2030, and about nine times higher in 2040, than at present, owing to its use in energy... 


Lack of funding remains a big concern for coal juniors
24th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid challenging market conditions, junior coal miners in Africa face challenges in securing funding, with about 70% experiencing constraints in exploration and production owing to insufficient... 


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On-The-Air (24/05/2024)
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about exploration and green hydrogen. 


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Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


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... 


From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.
Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba
22nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to... 


JSE primary markets business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
More funding mechanisms needed to support juniors in early stage exploration, panel says
22nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa needs more funding mechanisms to support junior mining at an early stage of exploration, Bedrock Capital CEO Messu Mwaniki said on May 21 at the Junior Indaba in Johannesburg. “I think... 


Expert suggests new ways junior miners can classify resources
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A key issue with all mineral projects is the quantification of risk and uncertainty, which has always been narrowed down to grade estimation issues; however, just basing the mineral resource... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Malan Scholes director Hulmes Scholes
ESG just a new way of reporting on what mining companies have already been doing for years, panel says
21st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

When considering the challenges involved in junior mining companies living up to increasingly stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and reporting standards, mining and... 


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Indaba aims to unlock junior mining potential
17th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa (R4A) envision junior miners playing a crucial role in meeting the rising demand for critical minerals and metals, in... 


Mine Security conference aims to strengthen security measures, build investigations and intelligence sharing
Mine Security conference aims to strengthen security measures, build investigations and intelligence sharing
9th May 2024

Pinpoint Stewards will be hosting the annual Mine Security conference at the Indaba Hotel on 19 and 20 June. This year’s conference will be under the theme: Protecting mineral resources &... 


The London (mining) Indaba returns for 2024
29th April 2024

The London Indaba returns for its second year on June 25th & 26th at The InterContinental Park Lane London, following the resounding success of its debut last year.  Focused on "Investing in... 


As one of the pioneers in Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) and Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) on mines, Booyco Electronics is rightly regarded as a technology company
Human factor remains key to integrating collision prevention on mines
26th April 2024

While South Africa leads the world in regulating the field of collision prevention in mining, a key challenge in implementing effective solutions is to secure the buy-in and collaboration of all... 


Memsa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi standing at a podium addressing delegates and speakers at last year’s Mind Shift Conference
Conference drives mining innovation, skills
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The second yearly Mind Shift Conference, hosted by industry association Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), will delve into innovation, digital technology and skills in the... 


Seizing assets, the tip of the iceberg in fighting illicit mining activities
19th April 2024

Little over three weeks ago the National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (NPA AFU) obtained three orders granting the unit permission to seize assets worth some R18 million from... 


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Cesa emphasises Infrastructure Indaba’s significance
5th April 2024

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell emphasised the significance of the Cesa Infrastructure Indaba, which was held in Cape Town on March 19 and 20. “As we... 


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Awards return following pandemic interruption
5th April 2024

Industry association Southern Africa Stainless Steel Association (Sassda) is set to mark its sixtieth anniversary with the return of the Sassda and Columbus Stainless Steel Awards. The Covid... 


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New ore sorting tech launched at Indaba
22nd March 2024

Collection and sorting systems developer Tomra Mining launched its Tomra deep learning solution OBTAIN, which is suitable for high-capacity ore sorting, at the Investing in African Mining Indaba,... 



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Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


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SRK celebrates its half century of innovation in mining
22nd March 2024

It has been 50 years since SRK Consulting founders Oskar Steffen, Andy Robertson and Hendrik Kirsten started their consulting business in Johannesburg.  The world was a different place in 1974, but... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


BW8 last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bid Window 8 of government’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme will be the last bid window under the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019, says Mineral Resources and Energy... 


Vested and corrupt interest are main drivers for stripping SA of its mineral resources
21st March 2024

The cost of illegal mining is estimated to be over R70 billion annually in gold alone and resulting in huge losses of revenue for both government and the mining sector. Other than the financial... 


LOCAL LAUNCH
The first products to launch in South Africa include, among others, the Komatsu single boom ZJ21 jumbo drill rig and the Komatsu ZB21 medium-class bolter
Underground hard rock equipment launched locally
15th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu launched, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in February in Cape Town, three new models in its underground... 


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On-The-Air (08/03/2024)
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about iron-ore, manganese and platinum use. 


The newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers one blue and one yellow
New analysers launched at Indaba
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa's Menar clinches mining MoU with government of Gabon
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s consistently advancing mining investment company Menar has signed a memorandum of agreement with the government of Gabon. “We think that Gabon is one of the promising countries when... 


Mining Indaba 2024 –recognised as a platform for positive disruptive change
4th March 2024

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town, 5 to 8 February, presented a groundswell from governments, mining companies, investors and service providers to drive... 


DFC unpacks key to client satisfaction
DFC unpacks key to client satisfaction
4th March 2024

Valves supplier Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) channel sales executive Belinda Rossouw shares insights into her role in understanding client needs, building and nurturing relationships, educating... 


DFC discusses what drives its innovation
DFC discusses what drives its innovation
4th March 2024

Valves supplier Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) COO Mlungisi Cele sheds light on key aspects of the company's approach to innovation, competition, operational excellence, industry trends and... 


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Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1 – South Africa – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South African development finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation has started work to complete its due diligence investigation as part of its proposed R300-million debt facility... 


JON STANTON The demand for a significant increase in global copper production requires a multifaceted approach
Solutions provider aims to enhance mining productivity more sustainably
28th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global engineering solutions provider Weir aims to assist the mining industry to meet the surging global demand for critical minerals and metals in a more sustainable way. It aims to do this... 


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South Africa’s IDC begins due diligence work for Qala Shallows project funding
21st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South African development finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has begun work to complete its due diligence investigation as part of its proposed R300-million (about... 


DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
20th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Considering that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects have become increasingly important over the years, especially in the mining industry, gold producer DRDGOLD emphasises that its... 


Initial signs energy supply is stabilising, logistics to endure for longer – Minerals Council 
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The domestic mining industry is looking at 2024 as a year of stabilisation, rather than growth, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane. The industry continues to face persistent... 


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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for Kefi’s Tulu Kapi project at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all parties in the funding syndicate will go to their... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


An aerial view of a formal copper mine in DRC with load haul dump vehicles
Pursuing sustainable battery metals supply
16th February 2024

Despite a projected gradual decrease from 76% of global cobalt mine production in 2023 to 67% in 2028 and 66% in 2033, the DRC will continue to be the most dominant producer globally, according to... 


Global alliance aiding realisation of S Africa’s JET
16th February 2024

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) recognises the important role the African Energy Indaba has played over the years as a platform for key conversations on the green energy... 


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Let’s all do our bit to put South Africa back on an upward economic trajectory
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

As the Investing in African Mining Indaba event highlighted in Cape Town last week, our continent hosts, in considerable volume, very many of the minerals needed for the just energy transition and... 


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