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It’s not a good time to be a steel mill or coal mine in China
Updated 7 hours ago By: Bloomberg

China’s raw materials producers are at the forefront of falling industrial profits as poor demand and price deflation tear into margins at steel mills, metals smelters, chemicals firms and coal... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 

Teck appoints Ian Anderson as senior VP and CCO
26th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

TSX-listed copper, zinc and coal miner Teck has appointed Ian Anderson as senior VP and chief commercial officer (CCO), with effect from May 16, 2023. He succeeds Réal Foley, who will retire in... 

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Pre-employment tests limit risks
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With substance abuse having been exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic, pre-employment drug and alcohol testing has become a greater necessity in the workplace, says substance abuse testing... 

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Property owners view rapid solar roll-out as key to navigating loadshedding crisis
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As the energy crisis in the country incrementally worsens, the ramifications are considerable for property owners, who are having to resort to various options to limit the impact of prolonged... 

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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has raised £635 000 through the issue of 12.7-million new shares to maintain momentum on the definitive feasibility study that is under way at the project. 

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Tennessee lithium project, US – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Piedmont Lithium has indicated that it is open to a partnership for the Tennessee lithium project, depending on the appetite from investors. 

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SARENS thriving in a changing industry
25th May 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

Nornickel now earns nearly half of its revenue in Asia
Nornickel now earns nearly half of its revenue in Asia
24th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

MMC Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s biggest miner, now earns almost half of its revenue in Asia while sales in Europe tumble, further evidence of a shift in global commodity flows amid the country’s war... 

China buys more Australian coal as appetite for quality builds
China buys more Australian coal as appetite for quality builds
23rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australian coal continues to make inroads among Chinese buyers, adding to pressure on domestic prices, with new shipments climbing to their highest level since Beijing halted imports in the fall of... 

Vale moves ahead with $2.7bn Amazon mining expansion in clean-steel bet
Vale moves ahead with $2.7bn Amazon mining expansion in clean-steel bet
23rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vale is plowing ahead with a $2.7-billion investment to expand iron output in Brazil’s Amazon, betting demand for high-grade ore will stay strong in an overall softer market. At the world’s... 

Barloworld CEO Dominic Sewela
Barloworld expects construction sector to rebound in coming months
22nd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Industrial processing, distribution and services company Barloworld expects the construction industry in Southern Africa will recover in the coming months as infrastructure and energy projects gain... 

Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Tharisa reports lower yet ‘healthy’ margins
19th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite a 9.1% year-on-year drop in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the six months ended March 31, platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Tharisa CEO... 

China April coal output eases from record high in March
19th May 2023 By: Reuters

 China's average daily coal production dipped in April from a record level a month ago, official data showed on Tuesday, as some miners trimmed output because of harsh weather and as demand fell.... 

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Proper planning limits load-based risks
19th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To ensure that heavy load deliveries are made safely and on time, heavy lifting and rigging specialists Lovemore Bros conducts thorough route planning to mitigate risks associated with transporting... 

Mobile robots drive flexible logistics, warehouse solutions
19th May 2023

Automation specialist Omron recently launched the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to their series of mobile robots, boasting a heavy payload capacity of up to 1 500 kg. The company notes... 

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Coal, platinum of most interest in growing junior space
19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Junior miner-generated revenue in 2022 proportionally exceeded that of other South African mining-generated revenue, according to Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners desk lead... 

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Electric trucks can work in South Africa, insists Volvo Trucks
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

As the charge towards electric mobility continues unabated in Europe, the US and China, many questions are being raised around electric trucks in South Africa.  Can they travel the distances... 

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Liande Pienaar – SHEQ Manager
Jacques Giezen – Fleet Manager
Tim Biesemans – Regional Director
Philip van Niekerk – Regional Finance Manager
Hans De Langhe – Regional Fleet and Operations Manager
Deon Van Der Pas – Regional HR Manager
Global crane leader Sarens thriving in changing industry
19th May 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

Top stock fund wagers BHP, Rio Tinto will weather iron-ore slump
Top stock fund wagers BHP, Rio Tinto will weather iron-ore slump
18th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

A top equities fund manager is backing BHP Group and Rio Tinto, betting they can withstand softer iron-ore prices and will benefit as China’s reopening boosts demand for the commodity. Australian... 

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Astron Energy to leverage Development Fund to assist SMMEs in key sectors supply chain
18th May 2023

As economic recovery continues to ramp up post the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a huge push to drive the South African economy back to pre-pandemic productivity levels. Astron Energy forms a... 

Lindian finds partner for Guinea bauxite project
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Lindian Resources has inked a six-year supply agreement with China’s C&D Logistics Group for 23-million tonnes of bauxite from the Gaoual bauxite project, in Guinea. C&D Logistics will... 

Through the filter of localisation, materials are produced in South Africa
Workboats advance development
12th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Lightweight workboats have gained popularity as a versatile and cost-effective solution to transportation and cargo delivery in regions with limited infrastructure. They offer numerous advantages,... 

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Carbon border adjustment scheme raises anxiety among SA exporters
12th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies in countries that are carbon-intensive, such as South Africa, may face carbon border adjustment tariffs that are also linked to Scope 3, or indirect, emissions as the European Union (EU)... 

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Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastplats has raised C$7.04-million through a rights offer to help fund its growth projects, with the Zandfontein underground project at the Crocodile River mine being a priority. 

SFA (Oxford) CEO Henk de Hoop.
Will it be 100% battery electric vehicles by 2035, SFA (Oxford) event asks
11th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Will it be 100% battery electric vehicle (BEV) dominance by 2035? That was the question posed in the title of the SFA (Oxford)'s Battery Metals Lectures on May 11, when slides projected a 45% BEV... 

Small manufacturer support crucial to navigating South Africa’s difficulties
Small manufacturer support crucial to navigating South Africa’s difficulties
11th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The inability to effectively reduce the crime rate, coupled with government interference in the manufacturing sector, slow economic growth, infrastructure deficiencies, and rising steel prices,... 

Minerals Council South Africa outgoing CEO Roger Baxter
Emerging miners highlight impact of energy, logistics constraints on economic growth
8th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South African economy is limited to 1.5% potential growth a year because there is no productivity growth. National productivity has declined for five years consecutively, highlighting the... 

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Rampant corruption at Eskom drags down South Africa
8th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

On a late Thursday afternoon last November, in the midst of rolling blackouts implemented by South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, a contractor at a power station in the eastern... 

SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability
5th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter
Minerals Council engages anew with govt over concerns raised in latest Fraser Institute Survey
5th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Minerals Council of South Africa has expressed concern about South Africa remaining poorly rated as a mining investment jurisdiction in the latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies.... 

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Yearly convention will address industry priorities
5th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industry body The Road Freight Association’s (RFA’s) yearly convention, which will be held later this month, seeks to attract top executives in the trucking, logistics and warehousing sectors to... 

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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

ZAC GM Wayne Rowe has indicated that the R137-million Mngeni shaft project is nearing completion, with water infrastructure and electrical reticulation installed in February. 

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Emerging trends shaping the future of mining demand collaboration – Memsa
28th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Facing fierce international competition and a digital revolution, local manufacturers need to innovate, collaborate and find finance solutions. It is no secret that South African manufacturers of... 

Three gentlemen stood in frony of a yellow cutting machine from First Cut and Special Steels from left to right Harry Botha, Reggie Chiliza Eben van Eeden
Partnership shows success
28th April 2023

According to specialised steel engineer and manufacturer Special Steels sales manager Eben van Eeden the relationship between itself and South African cutting, welding and grinding consumables... 

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Local gas projects support gas economy
28th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

South Africa’s significant natural gas reserves and extensive gas infrastructure exemplify the country’s potential to develop a natural gas industry, says research and strategy firm Birguid senior... 

Volvo Trucks’ first extra-heavy electric truck hits SA roads
28th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has started the homologation of its first extra-heavy battery electric truck units.  The goal is to present the first of these vehicles to a local customer, KDG... 

IoT’s connectivity backbone impacted by loadshedding
28th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A backbone of connectivity is critical to ensuring South Africans experience the true depth of the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite finally emerging on to the market as a... 

Mining restarts at Wilkie Creek
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining has restarted at the Wilkie Creek coal mine, in Queensland. Owner New Wilkie Energy on Friday said that the mine is forecast to produce approximately 2.4 million tonnes per annum of... 

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Manufacturing company stresses expert tanker control systems benefits
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Automation and expert control systems can provide health and safety benefits for tanker filling practices, says engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron divisional manager Gerhard... 

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New container handler launched
21st April 2023

Materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mobicon mini straddle... 

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Collapse in rail service has increased road freight volumes and risks
21st April 2023 By: Donna Slater

A spate of attention-grabbing road safety incidents involving trucks has sparked debate about the state of land transport in South Africa and brought the safety of trucks and their operators into... 

Firming commodities demand, post-Covid stimulus packages and greater infrastructure spend drive up demand for Bell dump trucks
21st April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Increased commodity demand, post-Covid-19 stimulus packages and expanded infrastructure spending in several markets have all combined to drive up demand for Bell’s articulated dump trucks (ADTs),... 

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