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Jubilee achieves ‘robust’ second-quarter production performance
23rd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee has delivered a robust second-quarter operational performance and remains on track to meet its guidance for the full 2024 financial year. Chrome concentrate... 


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Plastic pipe conference will enhance industry operations
19th January 2024

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) will host its OZPIPE conference at the InterContinental in Sydney, Australia, from November 11 to 13, 2024.  The event will be co-hosted by the... 


Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association
Rethabile Melamu
19th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, a not-for-profit industry association that represents close to 700 actors along the solar... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


Eagle Eye Defence aims to roll out in-vehicle biometric security system this year
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African startup Eagle Eye Defence has developed an in-vehicle security system that uses fingerprint verification to start the powertrain. Cofounder Iviwe Mosana describes Eagle Eye Defence as... 


SA-made nature-mimicking shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The ecofriendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP approved Jansen Stage 2 of the project in November 2023, and will transform Jansen into one of the world’s biggest potash mines, doubling production capacity to an estimated 8.5-million tonnes... 


Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) and Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) offer crucial vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-vehicle detection capabilities
With Booyco Electronics, South Africa leads the way in PDS Technology
15th January 2024

In December 2022, South Africa implemented the Mine Health and Safety regulation focused on trackless mobile machinery. This regulation aims to reduce collisions involving diesel-powered trackless... 


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Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum/silver/rhenium project, US – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Northern Dynasty Minerals has reported that the US Supreme Court has denied Alaska’s petition to review its claims that the Environmental Protection Act veto of the Pebble project was illegal. 


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Walkabout starts commissioning activities at Lindi Jumbo
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has started commissioning activities at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, another step toward full operation and critical minerals producer status. The... 


PLATREEF PROJECT
Phase 1 of the project is expected to be brought into production by the third quarter of 2024
Large hoist shaft establishment nears milestone
15th December 2023

In the closing quarter of 2023, the Platreef project, operated by base and precious metals developer Ivanhoe Mines and situated on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex,... 


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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


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Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


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KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


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Calcamite
15th December 2023

Specialist South African packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite is wholly owned and operated as a subsidiary of JoJo Tanks. With over 40 years of experience, it has... 


Drill core from the Makuutu rare earths project
Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ionic Rare Earths has signed a share purchase agreement with Rare Earth Elements Africa to acquire a further 34% interest in Ugandan company Rwenzori Rare Metals, which owns 100% of the Makuutu... 


New ore sorter installed at Blesberg ahead of schedule
13th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining and development company Marula Mining has confirmed the full installation of the Rados SRF100-8 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ore sorter, associated conveyors and support equipment at the... 


Mkango says first recycled rare earth magnets to be produced in the UK in 20 years
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has announced the first production of recycled rare earth magnets in the UK on commercial-scale magnet manufacturing equipment in more than 20 years. Production of... 


Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
12th December 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... 


Yende community welcomes Kangra’s social projects
Yende community welcomes Kangra’s social projects
11th December 2023

The handover of social upliftment projects to the Yende community in Donkerhoek, Mpumalanga, was a milestone in Kangra’s ongoing efforts to invest in the development of its host communities. A... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 


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Tech enhances mill productivity
8th December 2023

Several sugar mills in KwaZulu-Natal have received productivity-enhancing benefits following installations of manufacturer of engineering consumables and components Bosch Projects’ new dimple tube... 


Second Condra crane to be installed at Saiccor Mill’s Feed Three dryer line
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has completed the manufacture of a service and maintenance crane for Saiccor Mill’s Feed Three pulp dryer line at Umkomaas, in KwaZulu-Natal. The double-girder... 


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Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Capital costs for the underground expansion are expected to reach $100-million in 2024. 


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Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ionic Rare Earths’ Ugandan subsidiary has land access agreements in place for most of the mining licence area for the project.  


Boss completes A$205m placement
7th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Boss Energy, which is buying a stake in the Alta Mesa project in the US, has completed its bookbuild to raise A$205-million through a single tranche placement of new fully paid ordinary shares.... 


Australia’s Boss Energy buys stake in enCore's Alta Mesa uranium asset
Australia’s Boss Energy buys stake in enCore's Alta Mesa uranium asset
6th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

NYSE- and TSX-V-listed enCore Energy has sold a 30% interest in its Alta Mesa project, in the US, to Australia’s Boss Energy for $70-million. Boss will pay $60-million for its interest, make an... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation is repurposing #3 Shaft at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project to serve a dual function
Dual-purpose vent shaft at Platreef will also hoist ore
6th December 2023

In a project innovation that will allow early hoisting of ore at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project, Murray & Roberts Cementation will be repurposing its 3 Shaft – a ventilation shaft – to serve a... 


Commissioning of expanded processing plant at Marula's Blesberg project remains on track
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

African focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has reported steady progress in the expansion of ore processing capacity at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum... 


enCore restarts Rosita ISR uranium plant
enCore restarts Rosita ISR uranium plant
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE American- and TSX-V-listed enCore Energy has restarted the previously producing Rosita central processing plant (CPP), marking the first step in the company’s south Texas production pipeline... 


Smart technology for mobile explosives units
1st December 2023

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is leveraging smart technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a key aspect of its automation efforts to enhance the... 


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Envirox
1st December 2023

Dust and air filtration solutions provider Envirox exclusively imports and distributes Nederman Industrial Air Filtration products and solutions across Southern Africa. The company’s offerings... 


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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lift II will have a design capacity of 32 500 t/d, 400 m below Lift I, with a mine life to 2040. 


Sishen mine team with Kathu Councillor Henriette Du Plessis at newly upgraded road
Miner Kumba resurfaces road in Kathu-Gamagara
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

As part of its social labour plan commitments, iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine has undertaken a road resurfacing project, upgrading three major roads in the Kathu-Gamagara... 


The Karowe processing plant
Lucara sets lower 2024 production guidance, appoints CFO
29th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp, which has appointed Glenn Kondo CFO and corporate secretary, with effect from January 1, expects to mine between 3.6-million and 4.6-million tonnes and recover... 


With the new lighting solution, the school is now able to extend playing times into the evening.
Smart Lighting Solution for School’s Astro Hockey Field  
29th November 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the smart LED floodlighting solution for Durbanville High School’s Astro Hockey Field in Cape Town, Western Cape. Durbanville High School was established in 1827, in the... 


The above image depicts the Pick n Pay Distribution Centre East Port project that earned a place in the Guinness World Records for the innovative solutions for handling and installation required of the unprecedented roof sheeting lengths
Local sector a major player
24th November 2023

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) 2023 Steel Awards highlighted the collaboration between steel value chain participants, including architects, designers, engineers... 


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Smart monitoring solutions offered for tailings dams
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demand for smart monitoring solutions in tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and waste management infrastructure has increased, following governing bodies’ introducing new standards to mitigate TSF... 


The above image depicts the Novitexi 440 used in the sky forming method
Award winner’s roofing method breaks record for longest roof span
24th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Manufacturer, merchandiser and steel distributor Macsteel, offering broader insight into the project that resulted in its winning three awards at the Southern African Institute of Steel... 


The above image depicts the concrete columns that secure the steelwork have to be drilled and dowelled onto the existing columns supporting the rooftop slabs, transferring the weight to the centre’s foundations
Unique panel installation at centre
24th November 2023

The addition of another 5.74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by diversified infrastructure and construction company Concor, while keeping... 


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Tailings monitoring tech making headway in African mining
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Geotechnical instrumentation supplier, installer and monitoring company Terra Monitoring – a subsidiary of geotechnical services group GeoGroup – is installing a ShapeArray electronic monitoring... 


Mercedes-Benz SA, BEE partner to roll out 127 electric vehicle charging stations
24th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will roll out 127 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country in a R40-million investment. As demand for EVs continues to grow, “ensuring robust... 


Drill core from the Makuutu project
Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ionic Rare Earths continues to pursue advanced talks to increase its interest in the project from the 60% it already holds. 


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