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Beach signs gas deal with BP, sets out future growth aspirations
28th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Beach Energy has struck a heads of agreement (HoA) with BP in Singapore, to sell its share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the from Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2. Beach and JV... 

Base scales up plans for Madagascar mineral sands project
27th September 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Encouraged by a significantly bigger mineral resource at the Ranobe mineral sands deposit, Africa-focused Base Resources has scaled up its Toliara project, in Madagascar. Announcing the outcomes... 

Senex signs offtake agreement with 29Metals
24th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Senex Energy has inked a gas sales agreement with copper miner 29Metals for its Capricorn operation, in Queensland. Under the three-year agreement, starting in January next year, Senex... 

Company opens new height safety centre in London
24th September 2021

Safety equipment supplier Heightec announced the opening of its new London Height Safety Centre.  The new regional centre based near Wembley in London opened on July 26 with courses available to... 

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Jib crane to be used for underground ore recovery
24th September 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Crane and hoist manufacturer Condra Cranes designed, manufactured and delivered a large jib crane that will be trialled for the bulk recovery of ore spilled underground. The 5 t crane has a 9 m... 

M-Pesa reaches 50m monthly active customers
24th September 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fintech platform M-Pesa has surpassed the milestone of 50-million monthly active customers. The number of active customers on M-Pesa, which was launched in Kenya in 2007, has doubled over the past... 

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Planetary alignment?
17th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Mining personality Bernard Swanepoel’s disarming sense of humour enables him to speak many a true word in jest without triggering offence. But he wasn’t joking when, in opening a recent webinar on... 

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Mining companies launch International Mining Safety Hub to help reduce fatalities
15th September 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Various large mining companies have joined hands to launch the International Mining Safety (IMS) Hub – an online hub of industry-endorsed visual safety tools that allow for greater learning... 

Gold Road's revenue falls as expected
10th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed gold miner Gold Road Resources this week reported lower gold production and revenues for the six months to June, having warned shareholders previously of lower production from the... 

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Safety checks key to fork lift operations
10th September 2021

Forklift distributor Criterion Equipment considers the safe operation of forklift trucks one of the most critical aspects in materials handling in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution... 

Senex to supply gas to Qld zinc mine
9th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Senex Energy has inked a gas sales agreement with zinc miner New Century Resources for the sale of 7 PJ of natural gas over a three-year period Senex on Thursday announced that the... 

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Senex signs gas deal with Opal
2nd September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gas producer Senex Energy has inked a gas sales agreement with packaging and paper manufacturer Opal. Under the initial four-year agreement starting 1 January 2023, Senex will provide around 8 PJ... 

Copper royalty bill clears another hurdle in Chile
Copper royalty bill clears another hurdle in Chile
1st September 2021 By: Bloomberg

A bill that would create the heaviest tax burden among major copper-producing nations was approved by a Chilean senate mining committee on Tuesday. The royalty proposal passed by three votes to... 

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Harmony Gold going ahead with R4.5bn Zaaiplaats project
31st August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company Harmony Gold is going ahead with its high-grade Zaaiplaats gold project at a capital cost of R4.5-billion. Zaaiplaats is one of three Harmony projects that, with three others... 

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Rare helium supply opportunity unlocked
27th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the South African helium market is small, helium is sought after in the international market, which has created a good opportunity for dual-listed helium, liquid natural gas (LNG) and... 

CCS integral to zero emissions - Appea
20th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has said that carbon capture and storage (CCS) was the key to safely and permanently reducing greenhouse gas emissions in... 

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Latest crane safety, truck developments on show
20th August 2021

Custom service and lube body manufacturer Summit Truck Bodies will be showcasing the latest developments in crane safety technology at mining show MINExpo International, which is taking place at... 

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Repower, repurpose plans under way for utility
20th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

State-owned power utility Eskom is progressing with plans to repower and repurpose some of its coal power stations, build greenfield power plants with cleaner technologies and invest in necessary... 

Fourteenth crane headed for Black Mountain Zinc
20th August 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cape Town lifting equipment company BB Cranes has secured an order for a fourteenth overhead crane to be installed at Gamsberg zinc mine, in the Northern Cape. The order was placed by mining and... 

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Jacobs Transport introduces new INControl Warehouse Management System
20th August 2021

Specialised transport and equipment provider Jacobs Transport, which has been moving and rigging heavy machinery for two decades, has introduced new technologies into its warehouse environment to... 

Generation Mining resumes drilling after lifting of fire restrictions
13th August 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Generation Mining said on Thursday that drilling at its Marathon palladium/copper project, in Ontario, would resume shortly, after authorities lifted fire restriction. At the time... 

Victoria calls for input on gas restart
11th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian government has called for public input on the restart of the onshore gas industry. The onshore conventional gas restart follows three years of detailed scientific investigations by... 

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Gupta pays $25m to end long-running spat with Rio Tinto
30th July 2021 By: Bloomberg

Sanjeev Gupta has paid $25-million to Rio Tinto Group to settle a long-running dispute over the final payment for an aluminum smelter he bought from the mining giant in 2018. The deal was... 

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Gearboxes ensure increased safety
30th July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Engineering solutions provider BMG supplies the local railway sector with custom-designed planetary gearboxes for use in railway maintenance programmes. Design customisations are adjusted according... 

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Supplier’s materials can contribute to secure railway structures
30th July 2021

Construction materials supplier Fibertex geotextiles are used to stabilise the foundations of railway structures, enabling them to withstand the dynamic loads of high speeds and great weights of... 

Verder launches new peristaltic hose pump - Verderflex Dura 65
28th July 2021

The proven Verderflex Dura hose pump series has grown. The new Verderflex Dura 65 hose pump replaces the popular Verderflex VF65, boasting 20% more flow and 20% longer hose life. Thanks to the... 

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Kumba working with Transnet to fix tracks so that rail speed can be lifted
27th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American group mining company Kumba Iron Ore, which on Tuesday reported a superb set of record half-year results, is working with Transnet to refurbish the iron-ore export line so that trains... 

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Report calls for freeze on new coal, warns of risks if energy transition is delayed
23rd July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa should freeze investment in new private coal plants, as delaying South Africa’s “inevitable” transition away from the carbon-emitting energy mineral will cause economic damage, a new... 

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Project management firm upgrades sugar factory
23rd July 2021

Consulting engineering and project management solutions company Bosch Projects was appointed by wattle bark miller and sugar producer UCL Company to undertake three major projects for the recent... 

Condra to deliver two cranes to KZN rubber processing factory
23rd July 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Condra Cranes is preparing to deliver two overhead cranes to the work the floor area of Paragon Steel Structures’ soon-to-be-completed rubber processing factory in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The... 

Senex inks another offtake agreement
22nd July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Senex Energy has struck a long-term domestic gas sales agreement with fellow-listed construction materials and industrial minerals manufacturer Adbri. Under the terms of the agreement,... 

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Anglo increasingly focused on future-enabling decarbonising metals, minerals – Cutifani
20th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The portfolio and growth investments of diversified mining company Anglo American is increasingly focused future-enabling metals and minerals that are critical to decarbonising energy and transport... 

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Fresh uncertainty?
16th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

One warning raised amid the euphoria generated by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 10 announcement that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act would be amended to increase the... 

Latest Komatsu WA900-8R mining loader brings higher productivity, easier operation, lower costs
15th July 2021

Komatsu has released an upgraded version of its 11-13 cu m class mining loader, the WA900-8R, incorporating innovative technology features that deliver increased productivity and ease of operation,... 

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Despite tailwinds, South Africa’s recovery could fade into ‘another lost decade’ without reforms
12th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The World Bank expects South Africa to grow by 4% in 2021, supported by the strong global economic recovery from Covid and favourable commodity prices. However, the bank also warns that the... 

Qld LNG export reaches record highs
Qld LNG export reaches record highs
8th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Queensland has reported record annual liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from Gladstone for 2020-21, despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron... 

Despite Q1 dip, Afrimat Construction Index four-quarter average shows consolidation of recovery
2nd July 2021 By: Irma Venter

JSE-listed industrial minerals, commodities and construction material openpit mining company Afrimat has released the findings of the Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the first quarter of the... 

Intensive energy users had better get a move on to avoid huge carbon tax bills
Intensive energy users had better get a move on to avoid huge carbon tax bills
2nd July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

It was astonishing to hear Harmony Gold express fears of being carbon taxed up to R80-million by 2023 and R250-million by 2030. The owners of deep level mines are going to have to move fast to... 

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Bushveld achieves record 2020 production, but 2021 guidance lowered
30th June 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals achieved record group production of 3 631 t of vanadium in the year ended December 31, 2020, primarily as a result of the inclusion of Vanchem Vanadium’s products for a... 

Rail constraints taking a toll on Exxaro’s performance
Rail constraints taking a toll on Exxaro’s performance
29th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has successfully vaccinated 100% of its healthcare workers and has started with the vaccination of its employees older than 60 years of age. The Grootegeluk and... 

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Price volatility affecting pipe manufacturing
25th June 2021 By: Darren Parker

Price volatility in the plastics industry has been extreme over the past year, owing to the impact of Covid-19 on the supply of input chemicals, such as alcohol. Moreover, the subsequent lockdown,... 

Energy transition metals poised for uneven, explosive run higher
Energy transition metals poised for uneven, explosive run higher
22nd June 2021 By: Reuters

Buoyed by powerful demand expectations as the world moves away from reliance on fossil fuels, prices of many industrial metals rocketed, but future price rises are likely to be limited to a select... 

Robots will always require quality assurance, operators and support staff
Robots in the workforce
18th June 2021

Robots are not here to replace humans, but to create a human-machine collaborative model for a more efficient and productive way of operating, says industrial robot manufacturer Yaskawa Southern... 

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