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Taxis critical to transport system, but rail has to be the backbone – Cape Town oil, gas sector
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The recent minibus taxi strike in Cape Town cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R5-billion, while it also caused at least R18-million worth of damage in the city, according to provincial data. 


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GameChange Solar
8th September 2023

GameChange Solar is a leading global supplier of innovative solar trackers and fixed tilt racking solutions driven by its mission to repower the planet with clean solar energy. With over 29 GW... 


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

Ionic Rare Earths has welcomed advice that the Ugandan government has approved and gazetted its updated Mining and Minerals (Licensing) Regulations 2023. 


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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... 


Rubber lined mill circuit pumps handle large particle impacts and are more cost effective and easier to handle.
Keeping mill circuit pumps running: The key to efficient operations
7th September 2023

The requisite levels of support are critical to ensure optimal performance of a mill circuit, as is the correct selection of the mill circuit pump. Attention to both these aspects will facilitate... 


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... 


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Magnetite project under way in Bushveld Complex
1st September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ground works and civil works are reportedly progressing well for the installation of a dense medium separation (DMS) magnetite plant in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex. The plant is expected to be... 


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... 


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Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60... 


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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals has announced a conditional subscription for ordinary shares. 


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Woodside gets Trion approval
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Mexican regulator, Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos, has approved oil and gas major Woodside Energy’s field development plan for its Trion project. Woodside in June approved the $7.2-billion... 


Premier to raise £4m to fund Zulu project
25th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has announced a placing and subscription to raise £4-milllion before expenses for the ongoing Zulu lithium and tantalum project pilot optimisation, in Zimbabwe,... 


bp a step closer to hydrogen FID
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Energy major bp is a step closer to a final investment decision (FID) on its energy hub H2Kwinana, having completed its concept development phase study. The study... 


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Reactor improves liberated PGMs recovery
25th August 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The recovery of fine liberated platinum group metals (PGMs) from ore can be improved using metallurgical technology company GoldOre’s MACH Reactor, which also offers economic and environmental... 


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Refurbishment under way at Kriel
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is working with State-owned power utility Eskom on the refurbishment of two natural draught cooling towers at its Kriel power station, in... 


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Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


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Platinum major expands renewable energy roll-out
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Zimbabwe-based platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Zimplats, a subsidiary of PGMs major Impala Platinum, is midway through the construction of a $37-million, 35 MW solar plant at its Selous... 


Much pricier Mtentu Bridge construction restarts five years after Aveng walkout
25th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced the restart of construction work on the R4.05-billion Mtentu Bridge contract, in the Eastern Cape. The Aveng Strabag joint... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


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Jansen potash project, Australia – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP CEO Mike Henry has said a projected timeline for first production under an accelerated expansion scenario at Phase 2 of the Jansen project remains 2029. 


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TAKRAF South Africa’s Women in Mining: Anything is Possible
25th August 2023

When asked what advice to give to young women looking to enter mining, TAKRAF South Africa’s Rena Odhav urged, “If you want to attain long lasting success, what matters is not a title but your... 


Pioneering the future of manufacturing in Africa
Pioneering the future of manufacturing in Africa
24th August 2023

Renowned South African forged steel components manufacturer Naledi Ringrollers is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. Established in the early 1970s, Naledi Ringrollers has grown... 


Western Milling Nevada project expected to face regulatory approval delays
22nd August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Exploration company Great Western Mining and its partner Muletown Enterprizes, which are constructing a gold and silver mill at Sodaville, close to Mina in Mineral county, Nevada, are expecting... 


RareX redefines Cummins Range plans
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An enhanced scoping study for the Cummins Range rare earths project, in Western Australia, has identified a direct shipping ore (DSO) phosphate project as a potential Stage 1 operation.... 


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Woodside posts record profits
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside has reported a record net profit after tax of $1.74-billion for the first half of the 2023 financial year. Underlying net profits after tax for the half year was also up by... 


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Lithium project makes significant progress
18th August 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following the first drill-and-blast in June, pure-play lithium explorer Leo Lithium’s Goulamina project, in Mali, has started producing ore. This interview was conducted prior to Leo Lithium being... 


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Advancing bolt load measurement
18th August 2023 By: Donna Slater

Ensuring the reliability of bolted connections is vital for safety, performance and operational efficiency in mining and engineering applications, leading to bolt technology developer InterBolt... 


Company offers solutions for safer work-at-height practices
18th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Solar system installations in South Africa must prioritise safety and proper planning, with height works specialist Height Safe 360 emphasising that training is an imperative to ensure... 


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From the experts: CAT® GET & BUCKET CVAS
17th August 2023

Caterpillar Senior Consultant Diego Vicentin addresses a few common questions about Cat® Ground Engaging Tools (GET) & Bucket Customer Value Agreements (CVA). Let’s start with the basics. The most... 


Premier reaches new offtake, prepayment agreement with Canmax for Zimbabwe project
15th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Premier African Minerals and Canmax Technologies have reached an agreement to amend and restate the offtake and prepayment agreement they entered into in August 2022. The amended... 


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Goldplat looks forward to improved 2024 performance after another difficult quarter
15th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The operating profit of Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat, which owns and operates gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, decreased to £1.19-million for the fourth quarter of... 


Decmil wins major contract from Perdaman
15th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Decmil Group has been awarded an A$84-million bulk earthworks contract from privately held Perdaman at its Karratha urea project, in Western Australia. The scope of works under the... 


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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation achieved a milestone at the project. 


Sustainability spurs new trends in chemicals industry
11th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With a strong focus on sustainability, a growing trend of fuel switches, opportunities for cogeneration and using by-product streams has emerged in the chemicals industry, says boiler and energy... 


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Furnace upgrades enhance productivity
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 


Mercedes, Super Group unveil blueprint for luxury dealerships
11th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has unveiled the second of its local dealerships to have adopted the German carmaker’s new ‘luxury’ retail brand appearance, launched globally in 2018, and in... 


16 of TiAuto’s stores complete Phase 1 solar conversion
11th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Sixteen of TiAuto’s retail stores have completed their conversion to solar power, as part of Phase 1 of a project to reduce the group’s dependence on Eskom and to move to renewable energy. The... 


Weighbridge at Contango's Muchesu mine
Weighbridge successfully installed at Contango’s Zim coal project
8th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Contango Holdings has completed the installation of a weighbridge at its Muchesu coal project, in Zimbabwe, enabling trucks to collect coal from the mine and meet the necessary... 


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Company releases new products for cleaner air
8th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Having spent 30 years researching and developing original products to reduce particulate matter (PM) from global industrial sources, air filtration solutions provider Aircure is launching three... 


Caracal achieves quarterly improvement in gold throughput
4th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed gold producer Caracal Gold’s latest production numbers confirm that the Kilimapesa mine, in Kenya, is operating well following a difficult first quarter. The operation treated 50 720 t... 


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Firm invests in ‘greener’ solutions for sustainable future
4th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

JSE-registered real estate investment trust (REIT) Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) is beefing up its electricity generation supply to meet its environment, social and governance (ESG) targets. L2D... 


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The valve provides “exceptional performance” while reducing installation, maintenance and replacement costs
Versatile valve solution introduced
4th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Combining lightweight construction, modular capabilities, corrosion resistance and high-quality materials, industrial equipment supplier Instru-Serve’s butterfly valve 565 provides “exceptional... 


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Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
4th August 2023

The fire at the Vodacom building at Century City in Cape Town last month is suspected of having been caused by an issue with the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, notes ASP Fire CEO... 


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