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Iron-ore stockpile
Razorback iron-ore project, Australia
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An update on Razorback has modelled two development scenarios, based on mine schedules that produce an estimated 2.3-billion tonnes of life-of-mine ore from the indicated and inferred mineral... 

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Two Rivers Platinum Mine Merensky project, South Africa – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Mining and construction are progressing aa planned. 

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Rook 1 uranium project, Canada – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NexGen has announced financing of $110-million for the project. 

Location map of the Etango-8 project site
Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision is expected in the first half of 2024. 

Mardie project layout
Mardie salt and potash project, Australia – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BCI Minerals has received credit approvals for a further A$150-million of project finance for its Mardie salt project. 

Africa’s mines and factories must brace for AI and ‘bots’ as part of an integrated safety and network solution
Africa’s mines and factories must brace for AI and ‘bots’ as part of an integrated safety and network solution
7th September 2023

By Anton Fester (Managing Director) & Koos Fourie (Technical Director) Sedna Industrial IT Solutions Tech disruption in the mining and heavy-duty industrial sectors in Africa is set to continue at... 

A line of trucks along the N4 national highway, wait to cross South Africa's border into Mozambique, on the outskirts of Komatipoort.
South African mines get a faster route to Mozambique port
7th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s mining companies, losing out on billions of dollars in sales due to logistics bottlenecks, could soon have a quicker route to ports in neighboring Mozambique. The Logistics Co... 

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South Africa’s struggling water sector can learn from its peers
7th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Solving South Africa’s water challenges demands multifaceted responses, with private sector participation, good governance and technology all having critical roles in ensuring the country’s future... 

Former ARM CEO Mike Schmidt, in new executive of growth and strategic development role.
ARM achieves 4% ‘tip of iceberg’ decarbonisation target with much more to come
7th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) achieved the 4% carbon reduction target that executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe set for the Johannesburg... 

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SA working towards addressing challenges, official tells Aus conference
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The South African government was committed to resolve the barriers to investment in the country in the ‘shortest possible time’, special advisor to the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister,... 

Mistra executive director Joel Netshitenzhe
South Africa making strides with green hydrogen ambitions, but several areas require focus
6th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Government has been making progress in achieving the targets set out in the Hydrogen Society Roadmap for South Africa; however, there are still areas that require more focus, especially in terms of... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
6th September 2023

This week: Harmony swings to profit, declares a higher dividend; Vedanta aims to complete $1bn investment in South Africa soon; and, Mistra reiterates call for PGMs Exchange as hydrogen economy looms 

Northern Dynasty updates Pebble PEA
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Pebble copper and gold project has a new preliminary economic assessment (PEA), providing fresh cost and price estimates and detailing an infrastructure plan that uses the “southern route” for... 

GE Vernova’s Gas Power sub-Saharan Africa regional sales director Vuyelwa Mahanyele
Technology giant gearing up for South Africa’s gas programme
6th September 2023

GE Vernova is gearing itself up for South Africa’s long-awaited gas programme which is expected to be rolled out in the coming months as South Africa accelerates initiatives aimed at ending... 

VAESA CEO Pulane Tshabalala Kingston
Three-year contract for rail turnout sets awarded to voestalpine VAE SA
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Railway infrastructure solutions provider voestalpine VAE SA (VAESA) has been awarded a three-year contract by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) to supply turnout sets and turnout components, which are... 

Iron-ore giant Vale says China property outlook is more encouraging
6th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

No. 2 iron-ore miner Vale said the outlook for China’s steel-intensive property sector is “more encouraging” despite uncertainties, and reiterated its long-term view of the global steel market... 

Vale to start building Middle East 'mega hubs' in 2024
6th September 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale said on Tuesday it expects to start building "mega hubs" in Middle Eastern countries next year to make low-carbon iron ore products for the steel industry, with the first one... 

The Qala Shallows mine
West Wits progresses water, power access for Qala Shallows mine
5th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed West Wits Mining has made significant progress with getting water and electricity access to the Qala Shallows mine, which forms part of its Witwatersrand Basin Project (WBP), in Gauteng,... 

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Andrada concludes financing for Uis improvement project
5th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology metals mining company Andrada Mining is in the process of requesting the drawdown of a N$100-million, or about $5.8-million, facility from the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN).... 

Lindian enters into MoU to expand bauxite supply in Guinea
4th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG), which is 49% owned by the Guinean State, alongside US-registered Halco Mining, a consortium comprising Rio Tinto-Alcan, Alcoa and Dadco... 

Orion MD and CEO Errol Smart
Orion Minerals awarded more prospecting areas for its Okiep portfolio
4th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has secured additional prospecting rights on its existing Okiep Copper project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. The Department of Mineral Resources and... 

Nigeria to set up solid minerals corporation to attract investment
4th September 2023 By: Reuters

Nigeria plans to set up the Nigerian Solid Minerals Corporation, a State-backed company to help attract investments into the extraction of gold, coal, iron-ore, bitumen, lead, limestone and baryte,... 

BCI gets more credit approvals
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has received credit approvals for a further A$150-million of project finance for its Mardie salt project, in Western Australia, from two commercial bank debt... 

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Australian mining investment under threat - MCA report
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Deepening investment uncertainty, exhaustive delays in environmental approvals and the proposed introduction of rigid and costly industrial relations laws are combining to blunt Australia’s ability... 

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Booysendal South platinum mine project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The number of stoping crews has now reached steady state and production is averaging more than 250 000 ore tonnes a month. 

URA raises £240 000 to restart Gravelotte emerald mine
1st September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed URA Holdings has raised £240 000 through a placing and subscription to buy critical equipment and machinery required for the restart of the Gravelotte emerald mine, in Limpopo, South... 

People working at a mine site
It’s getting harder to find mining engineers a green world needs
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Digging up the metals that go into power grids and electric cars is crucial to the energy transition. While the mining industry has plenty of reserves to tap, it faces a worrying shortage of young... 

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Weighing up renewable energy
1st September 2023

With the South African mining sector facing obstacles in terms of securing reliable and sustainable electricity, a clear view of the opportunities and challenges of integrating renewable energy... 

Demand for modular substations increasing
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for dry-type transformers increases, particularly for difficult operating environments, dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is accelerating its delivery of complementary... 

Private-sector participation at Cape Town Port seen generating R6bn in additional exports
1st September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is seeking an urgent meeting with national government on private-sector participation in the Port of Cape Town. This follows the announcement that the Port of... 

Firm expands temperature-controlled logistics platform through acquisition
1st September 2023

Leading cold chain logistics platform Commercial Cold Holdings (CCH), which is controlled by funds managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) a subsidiary of Old Mutual... 

Gas production to increase
1st September 2023

A resurgence in global gas production, anticipated to increase by 1.6%, is forecasted for 2023. This growth is expected to be led by Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East... 

Oil, gas profitable as transition deferred
1st September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite the global commitment to a green energy transition, the oil and gas industry is the most profitable industry, with a 20% financial investment decision (FID) rate, says global energy trade... 

Large-scale waste-to-DME projects in development
1st September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Large-scale waste-to-dimethyl ether (DME) projects, one based in north-west Europe and the other on the Gulf Coast of the US, are in the feasibility stage, with the projects anticipated to produce... 

Stockpile of silica sand
Northern Silica project, Australia
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has shown the project’s potential for a valuable long-life operation of significant scale. 

Aerial view of the Langer Heinrich mine
Langer Heinrich uranium restart project, Namibia – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Paladin Energy is continuing to execute its strategy of returning the Langer Heinrich mine to production. 

Image of gold nuggets
Sleeping Giant gold project, Canada
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A recently completed preliminary economic assessment on the project envisages a rapid startup of operations with minimal initial investment. 

Image of the Zondereinde mine
Zondereinde Western extension project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the No 3 shaft is under way. 

Molten chloride salts with rare earths
Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has announced a cost blowout at its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 

Location map of the Waterberg PGMs project
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported that it is advancing discussions and related agreements concerning the possible offtake of mineral products from the Waterberg project. 

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Byerwen future on the line as Glenden plan causes concern
31st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The future of unlisted QCoal’s Byerwen coal mine, in Queensland, has been called into question after most of the 400 workforce have informed the company that they would quit, rather than move to... 

Marathon says Berry addition does not require new impact assessment
Marathon says Berry addition does not require new impact assessment
31st August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Changes to the Valentine gold project to accommodate an openpit will not require a new impact assessment under, which means that the permitting of the Berry complex can proceed as previously... 

ORICA’s latest centralised electronic blasting system (ORBS™) offers greater safety, productivity and versatility
ORICA’s latest centralised electronic blasting system (ORBS™) offers greater safety, productivity and versatility
31st August 2023

Orica’s (ASX: ORI) next generation centralised blasting system ORBS™ has made a leap into the digital world. Customers in the underground mining segment can now experience the benefits of the ORBS™... 

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