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Donovan Chimhandamba, CEO of Nyanza Light Metals
Donovan Chimhandamba
4th August 2023

This week, we profile Chimhandamba, CEO of Nyanza Light Metals, which is developing a project to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment 

Africa to be fastest-growing fintech region as global industry grows to $1.5tr by 2030
4th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Emerging economies are leading the way as financial technology (fintech) gains momentum, with global revenues set to surge sixfold from $245-billion to $1.5-trillion by 2030, a new report released... 

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Market hindered by interest rates, economic stagnation
4th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The commercial property market experienced a 5.6% decline in sales activity in the first quarter of 2023, compared with the same quarter in 2022, owing to numerous factors, including rising... 

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Technology trends in commercial, industrial property
4th August 2023

Innovative technology solutions are changing the landscape in which commercial and industrial property is managed. This is particularly valuable in facility and maintenance management, says... 

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Concrete offers sustainability, resilience for road construction
4th August 2023

Sustainable and resilient concrete roads are critical in supporting sustainable infrastructure development. Building durable roads should be balanced with minimising the carbon emissions throughout... 

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion is completing a study on an accelerated development strategy for the project. 

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Red Chris block cave project, Canada – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The feasibility study will be completed in the second half of the year. 

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South Africa has all the pieces necessary to build successful hydrogen economy – IDC
3rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has all the pieces necessary for the development of a successful green hydrogen economy. South Africa also has a depth of rand funding to be able to support green hydrogen projects,... 

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Delba's Field Services: Your Trusted Onsite Solution for All Electrical Rotating Equipment Problems
2nd August 2023

Collectively, electrical rotating equipment is the workhorse of modern industrial operations, powering a wide range of machinery across various sectors. However, like any complex mechanical system,... 

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Glencore warns against major changes to NSW coal
2nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Glencore has urged the New South Wales government to undertake ‘genuine two-way consultation’ with the coal sector before any major policy changes. The state government last week... 

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Presidency, business call for expedited passage during current Parliamentary term of Bill overhauling electricity market
2nd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency and organised business have called for the passage of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill to be expedited within the sixth Parliament, following a meeting on August 1 to... 

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Sibanye suspends Kloof 4 shaft operations after incident
1st August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced on August 1 that management has suspended all operations at its Kloof gold mine 4 shaft, after an incident occurred at the Ikamva shaft on July 30,... 

The future of Australian steel innovation
1st August 2023

We sat down with Paul Zulli, Director at the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation (Steel Research Hub or Hub), to discuss how the Hub covers the entire steel value chain, and what... 

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Botswana, South Africa seek funds for $230m minerals line
31st July 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail companies from Botswana and South Africa are seeking funding for a three-billion pula ($230-million) railway line between the two countries to transport commodities including coal.... 

Glencore takes full ownership of Argentina copper project as Pan American sells noncore assets
Glencore takes full ownership of Argentina copper project as Pan American sells noncore assets
31st July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Pan American Silver on Monday announced the sale of three noncore assets for $539-million, including the disposal of its controlling interest in the MARA joint venture (JV)... 

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Britain commits to future North Sea oil and gas licences
31st July 2023 By: Reuters

Britain on Monday committed to granting future licences for North Sea oil and gas extraction as part of efforts to become more energy independent, in plans that have drawn criticism from... 

Sandfire Resources America shuffles board
31st July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Copper developer Sandfire Resources America on Monday announced the appointment of Lincoln Greenidge and Victoria Twiss to its board of directors, replacing outgoing chairperson Matt Fitzgerald and... 

Caravel raises funds for copper BFS
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Caravel Minerals will raise more than A$10-million in a share placement and share purchase plan (SPP) to fund feasibility work at its Caravel copper project in Western Australia.... 

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Strandline launches A$35m raise for Coburn
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Strandline Resources has launched a A$35-million capital raise to support the ramp-up of its Coburn project, in Western Australia, towards steady-state production. The company... 

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What to do with an old mine? Turn it into a self-driving test track
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

BMW has launched a new test site in Sokolov, Czechia, aimed at developing self-driving and self-parking. The German car maker says the 300-million euro Future Mobility Development Center (FMDC)... 

APA cuts the ribbon at new gas connector
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure group APA Group has officially opened its Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) pipeline, in Western Australia, providing greater energy security and supporting growth and... 

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Magnet metals miner thankful for ongoing support
28th July 2023

London-listed magnet metals miner Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley has lauded the ongoing support from the government of Angola, the sovereign wealth fund of Angola – Fundo Soberano de Angola... 

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ESG certification for Gabon iron-ore producer
28th July 2023

Emerging African iron-ore producer Genmin advised last month that it was awarded environmental, social and governance (ESG) certification by independent, transparent assessment platform Digbee ESG.... 

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Local challenges hinder greener steelmaking
28th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With iron-ore production having declined in South Africa over the past two years, the country faces several challenges that could hinder the realisation of establishing a greener steelmaking... 

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Hamersley Iron, Australia
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An iron-ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. 

Global electric vehicle sales to soar to 22m in 2025 as adoption gathers momentum
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is set to soar in the coming years, with more than 100-million passenger EVs expected on the roads by 2026, and more than 700-million by 2040. This is a significant... 

MTN’s MoMo platform notches up eight million subscribers in four years
28th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN’s Mobile Money (MoMo) platform has reached eight-million subscribers four years after its launch as South Africans increasingly seek alternatives to traditional... 

Department outlines pre-emptive measures amid forecasts of deteriorating water supply
28th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa is currently in balance nationally in terms of water supply and demand, albeit with localised – and, in some cases, severe – deficits, this could change rapidly. The country... 

Gauteng govt vows to use ‘every technology available’ in fight against crime
28th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s economic hub is “going high-tech” to combat the country’s number one enemy: crime, avers Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi. No stone must be left unturned and every technology available... 

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Better communication, planning key to addressing challenges
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Steel and Technology group voestalpine High Performance Metals (HPM) plans to introduce Powder Metallurgical grades, upselling from conventional to higher grade materials where customers will... 

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Tyre manufacturer to boost local production with investment
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A proposed new investment drive by tyre manufacturer and distributor Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – a division of Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) – will enable SRSA to undertake a series of... 

Universal locos approved in European Corridor
28th July 2023

Global provider of integrated urban solutions with over 50 years of experience, Alstom, and leasing provider and asset manager of rolling stock in Europe, Northrail AG have completed a framework... 

New high-speed trains more environment-friendly
28th July 2023

High-speed train consortium Hitachi Toshiba Supreme Consortium (HTSC) – which comprises digital and mobility solutions provider Hitachi, and industrial solutions provider Toshiba Corporation and... 

In-cab signalling needed in Africa
28th July 2023

Local investor in new rolling stock and track infrastructure projects, and rail solutions provider, Traxtion CEO James Holley and solutions provider Gear Rail CEO Roelf C Alberts suggest the... 

Firm starts moving to fully electric locomotives
28th July 2023

Australia’s largest rail freight operator, ASX-listed company Aurizon, has been in contact with a Caterpillar company in rail technology solutions, Progress Rail, to undertake an innovative... 

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Black Swan nickel operations restart project, Australia – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Poseidon Nickel has postponed the restart of its Black Swan project. 

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Iron Bridge magnetite project – Stage 2, Australia – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue has loaded the first high-grade magnetite product from the Iron Bridge operation. 

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Kapstevel South project, South Africa – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kumba Iron Ore has reported that first ore is on track for delivery in the first half of 2024. 

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has taken another key step in its early mining strategy. 

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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

De Beers Group has delivered first production from the underground operations at the Venetia mine. 

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Pilbara iron-ore project, Australia
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Flinders Mines has launched a scoping study to determine the potential development of the project resources to produce a +60% iron direct shipping ore product. 

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Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ecuador's government has concluded negotiations with SolGold to develop a major mine at the project. 

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Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South32 has warned of a noncash impairment expense with regard to the Taylor zinc/silver/lead deposit at the project. 

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