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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... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
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... 


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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... 


Company releases new products  for cleaner air
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... 


THE BUTTERFLY VALVE 565
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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Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at the project.  


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King condemns protest action at Woodside boss' home
3rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has condemned environmental protesters who were this week arrested outside the home Woodside boss Meg O’Neill. WA Police this week laid charges against... 


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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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Nickel West marking decarbonisation targets
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP’s Nickel West division is well on its way to decarbonising, with the Kalgoorlie smelter, the Kwinana refinery and the Kambalda concentrator being 100% fuelled by renewable... 


IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 


Bushveld announces changes to subsidiary’s holdings in Enerox
28th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has announced that its subsidiary, Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Holdings (VRFB-H), received notice from Garnet Commerce that it is exercising an option to acquire... 


A new age of fully automated monorail
28th July 2023

Global provider of integrated urban solutions Alstom will be delivering the system for Bangkok’s Metropolitan Rapid Transit Pink Line, which is expected to enter service in 2024. This follows... 


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Decentralised drive tech specified for US manufacturer
28th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has secured an order to supply the latest decentralised drive technology in its Generation C range to automate a new storage and retrieval system being... 


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Southern Africa is now Anglo’s only business region not on renewable energy
27th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Southern Africa is now the only region in the Anglo American business fold that is not on renewable energy because the company cannot go to a market and acquire that energy in the same way that it... 


Foran wraps up EIA for planned Saskatchewan copper mine
Foran wraps up EIA for planned Saskatchewan copper mine
27th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals explorer and developer Foran Mining has received Ministerial approval for its McIlvenna Bay project, in Saskatchewan, concluding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process for... 


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