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The above image depicts one of the three mini-substations by Trafo Power Solutions which are in an IP54 configuration – ensuring that the units are completely sealed from dust and water that could occur in the copper/zinc mine
Mini-substations, transformers supplied to DRC
19th April 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, electrical equipment supplier Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a... 


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Energy grid impedes excess power transmission
19th April 2024 By: Lynne Davies

South Africa’s current electricity transmission grid is generally constrained in the Cape provinces and unable to facilitate the connection of new utility-scale generation including that from solar... 


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Tailings equipment security, integrity spotlighted
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The industries involved in tailings retreatment and the rehabilitation of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are increasingly moving towards more sustainable and socially responsible practices,... 


AfDB president calls for political will to kick-start Inga 3 project
19th April 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has called for a major political commitment to kick-start construction work on the Democratic... 


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Will the Zimbabwe Gold, or ZiG, restore currency confidence?
19th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The heightened sense of urgency within Zimbabwe’s government to act as the country’s currency crashed – losing 90% of its value since the beginning of the year – was there for all to see in the... 


Africa’s small businesses increasingly investing in technology to boost growth and resilience
19th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Africa’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly investing in technology to bolster growth and enable resilience, a new report shows. The report, titled ‘Levelling the SME... 


E-waste now the fastest growing waste stream globally
19th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Electronic waste (e-waste) has now become the fastest-growing form of waste worldwide, as consumers shed more than 50-million metric tonnes of e-waste each year – equating to about 7 kg of e-waste... 


Record R12.1bn set aside for infrastructure in Cape Town’s R76.4bn budget for 2024/25
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


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Aktogay mine, Kazakhstan
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in the Abay region of Kazakhstan. 


Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
19th April 2024

In an era marked by escalating climate concerns and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, the power transmission landscape is witnessing a profound revolution. At the forefront of this... 


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High-purity alumina First project, Australia – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The federal government has announced its support for two critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia. 


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Karo platinum project, Zimbabwe – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Project development is continuing. 


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West Kenya gold project, Kenya – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Shanta Gold has reported “encouraging results” in an exploration update. 


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Lady Julie gold project, Australia
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A prefeasibility study has confirmed the project as financially robust, with low-cost, high-margin gold production. 


Rio, Saudi Arabia said to vie for stake in First Quantum mines
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group and Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Manara Minerals Investment Co. are among suitors considering bids for a stake in First Quantum Minerals’ Zambian copper mines, according to people... 


Centamin CEO Martin Horgan
Centamin confident of increasing production in the quarters ahead
18th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner Centamin reports that the scheduled processing of lower-grade ore from the Sukari openpit, alongside the planned underground ventilation upgrades and mill maintenance... 


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Spartan raises A$80m for Dalgaranga
18th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Spartan Resources on Thursday unveiled an A$80-million fully underwritten equity raising to accelerate exploration and development of the Dalgaranga gold project, in the Murchison... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


Australian PM Anthony Albanese
Alpha HPA and Renascor score A$585m in loans for critical minerals projects
17th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday announced the federal government’s support for two critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia, a move aimed at fostering... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jacob Stausholm says the group delivered stable operating results in the first quarter.
Rio Tinto reports dip in first-quarter iron-ore shipments
17th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has reported lower first-quarter iron-ore shipments of 78-million tonnes, amounting to a 5% year-on-year decline. The company attributed the dip to weather... 


Philip Pascall was a savvy and charismatic leader
How a $10bn mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When the group of mining executives arrived at Panama’s regal Palacio de las Garzas, they were ushered past the ornate, wood-paneled ceremonial rooms and straight to the private office of the... 


Shanta CEO Eric Zurrin
Shanta reveals ‘encouraging results’ for West Kenya exploration project
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold producer Shanta Gold has revealed “encouraging results” in an exploration update for the West Kenya project, in Kenya, for the fourth quarter of last year and the first quarter of... 


Experts proffer suggestions for South Africa's green hydrogen projects to secure financing
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There is sufficient funding available for South Africa to progress its green hydrogen objectives, however, certain elements need to be addressed for this to materialise. This was outlined by... 


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Association unpacks likely copper demand trends driving growth up to 2040
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) has found that copper’s future market share will be defined by regional trends and the green energy transition. The research,... 


Macro foregoes US lithium rights as focus shifts to WA iron-ore
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Macro Metals has opted to forego the acquisition rights in the Aurora lithium project, in south-east Oregon, in the US, and will instead focus on the expedited exploration and... 


Piedmont receives mining permit for Carolina lithium project
Piedmont receives mining permit for Carolina lithium project
15th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Piedmont Lithium has received a mining permit to build and operate its fully integrated Carolina project, which is being designed to produce 30 000 t/y of lithium hydroxide. The North... 


Hot Chili prepares to create new water company
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Hot Chili has submitted a second maritime concession application to facilitate a potential multi-user water network for the Huasco Valley area of the southern Atacama region... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


Sierra Rutile unveils DFS for Sembehun project
Sierra Rutile unveils DFS for Sembehun project
12th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Takeover target Sierra Rutile has unveiled the results of its definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Sembehun project, underscoring the transformative impact of the rutile project, located in... 


Zimplats CEO Alexander Mhembere
Zimplats to become cash generative in the next financial year, CEO says
12th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Zimplats CEO Alexander Mhembere is confident about the company’s ability to become cash-generative in the next financial year, which starts in July, despite the... 


Winsome discovers new lithium zone outside Adina resource
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Winsome Resources has discovered a new zone of high-grade mineralisation about 200 m outside the current 59-million-tonne resource at its Adina project, opening up the potential... 


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WEG
12th April 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


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Sandvik commits to partnering with its customers continually, enabling them to optimise their operations for increased throughput and efficiencies
Multipurpose facility boosts screening services in Tanzania
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The East African mining sector is experiencing a transformative shift, particularly in Tanzania, reports screening solutions provider Sandvik Rock Processing, which notes that this has driven its... 


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Lifezone CEO Chris Showalter receives the Kahama refinery licence with a handshake from Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde
Nickel, copper, cobalt refinery receives licence
12th April 2024

Modern metals company Lifezone Metals has received a multi-metal processing facility licence from the Tanzanian government to refine nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project at... 


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Industry well placed to respond to global demand
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

African law firm Bowmans asserts that the local and broader Southern African manganese industries are well placed to respond to global demand for the commodity. With increased activity in steel... 


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Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 


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Manganese remains a key critical mineral
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 


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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


Cape Town to depoly camera-fitted aircraft in war against crime
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Towns’ (CoCT’s) Safety and Security Directorate is enhancing its crime prevention capabilities with the inclusion of new aerial surveillance technology. The information,... 


Cape Town’s MyCiTi depot construction 65% complete
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Discontinuance of Africa’s 2G, 3G networks to be gradual and targeted
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While there are benefits to phasing out legacy networks, such as second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G), progress in sub-Saharan Africa will be slower and more targeted than other... 


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Attitudinal shift
12th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start of this year given that some 5 GW of solar panels... 


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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 


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