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Indonesia launches nickel, tin online tracking system
22nd July 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia launched on Monday an online system to track movements of nickel and tin from mines to domestic processing facilities to improve accountability and government revenue, authorities said.... 


Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian coal miner Whitehaven is forecasting higher metallurgical coal prices over the near and long term, citing production constraints of hard-coking coal from Australian producers, combined... 


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Leveraging firms
19th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa, everyone agrees, has a growth problem. The country has performed poorly when compared with its middle-income peers for more than a decade, averaging growth of only 1.1%. There is also... 


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Unity government must tangibly target swift energy, logistics, water advancement
19th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Economic growth has fallen below permissible percentages. Infrastructure is mangled and maimed. Investment has collapsed and crumbled, and unemployment, poverty and gross domestic product per... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in May, latest Ctrack index shows
19th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 


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Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision
18th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have been placed at the centre of the Government of... 


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AfDB approves R18.85bn loan for Transnet's business recovery plan
18th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved an R18.85-billion, or $1-billion, corporate loan to South Africa's State-owned freight transport and logistics group Transnet for its recovery... 


Quantum Graphite receives $300m Exim funding offer
18th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Graphite producer Quantum Graphite has potentially secured $300-million in funding from the Export–Import Bank of the United States (Exim) for a project that will support an end-to-end supply chain... 


Kumba Iron Ore CE Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba Iron Ore expecting half-year earnings to be 24% to 29% lower
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The basic earnings of iron-ore mining company Kumba for the six months to June 30 are expected to between 24% and 29% lower than for the first six months of last year. The decreased R6 847-million... 


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Coal 2024: Logistics logjam
18th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Global coal production reached 8.74-million tonnes in 2023, marking an all-time high. This despite growing rhetoric and a drive to phase out the use of fossil fuels for power generation globally.... 


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Consortium receives maiden vessel at Port of Lobito as concession takes shape
16th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR) consortium has received the first vessel at the Port of Lobito’s mineral terminal, marking the start of the group’s port operations in Angola. LAR is the... 


Webinar - Local Manufacturing
Webinar - Local Manufacturing
15th July 2024

South Africa's manufacturing output has continued to decline owing to infrastructure constraints, labour challenges and the global economic downturn, impacting on job security and commercial... 


JASON BREWER
It is a good time to be producing and selling manganese into the market
Strategic African expansion continues
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Battery metals miner Marula Mining, under the leadership of CEO Jason Brewer, is rapidly expanding its operations across Africa, which he highlighted – during a presentation at Resources for... 


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Vacuum company opens new office space
12th July 2024

Vacuum product and solutions company Busch Group last month inaugurated a new office space for its South African sales company in City Deep – an industrial suburb in Johannesburg. Covering a total... 


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Region poised to benefit from energy transition
12th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Southern and Central African countries have a significant opportunity to benefit from the anticipated high demand for energy-transition minerals, such as those used for renewable-energy systems,... 


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Faster economic growth is a must because it serves the interests of everyone
12th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It has been estimated that an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) from 1% to 2.5% would create an additional 21-million jobs within a decade and add something like R330-billion a year to the... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A 600 t bulk sample to concentrates has been completed.  


Miners can shift battery recycling debate: ABRI’s Katharine Hole
11th July 2024

By Richard Roberts, Editorial Director, Beacon Events  ‘We have a massive mining and metals industry trying to move to net zero’ 


‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
10th July 2024

This year’s event is set to be one of the biggest Electra Mining Africa exhibitions to date with over 850 companies exhibiting across six exhibition halls and four sizable outside exhibit areas.... 


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Tharisa’s third-quarter production in line with expectations
10th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg- and London-listed Tharisa’s operational performance for the third quarter of its 2024 financial year was aligned to expectations, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says, with improved mining and... 


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Anglo American MCPP yielding positive results
9th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Four-and-a-half years since its launch, the Anglo American Municipal Capability and Partnership Programme (MCPP) is yielding results in helping to strengthen municipalities in the areas where the... 


Hydrogenious founder and CEO Dr Daniel Teichmann (left) after receiving a gold medal in the Netherlands for the promotion of platinum-based hydrogen,
Platinum still playing key role in hydrogen carrier’s journey towards competitiveness
8th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Thrifted platinum is continuing to play its critical catalytic role in the significant strides that have been made towards making liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) competitive, SherLOHCk... 


Marula appoints logistics, procurement manager for its East Africa operations
8th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has appointed mining professional Fred Butia as the company's logistics and procurement manager for East Africa.... 


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ProMarks, Trafigura sign MoU with Angola govt to develop PPP model for power transmission
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical engineering company ProMarks and industrial conglomerate Trafigura have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Angola to conduct a technical and economic... 


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Bottlenecks affecting company’s operations
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Local supply chain and logistics bottlenecks have significantly impacted on steel trading and distribution company Tradecore Steel’s manufacturing operations. These bottlenecks can be attributed to... 


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Onus on sector to optimise steel capacity – SAISI
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the mounting challenges of slow economic growth and increased steel imports, steel representative organisation the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) emphasises the need to address... 


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Moment of consequence?
5th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

As is the case for the country as a whole, South Africa’s industrial development is at “a moment of fundamental consequence”, to borrow a line from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration speech.... 


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All South Africans must put shoulder to wheel to create essential economic growth
5th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s national debate must be centred mainly on growing our economy as inclusively and as effectively as possible and this must be coupled to patriotic country-wide action at public sector... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources, together with its Chinese partner, is nearly done with processing 600 t of raw material. 


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ATEX-certified fuel transfer pumps improve marine diesel offloading times
4th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The intricate logistics of fuel loading and unloading in marine transport demands efficiency and reliability at every turn. Central to this process are cargo pumps, the unsung heroes facilitating... 


Drilling at the Kipushi mine
Century-old Kipushi mine starts up again after 31-year hiatus
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced the completion of construction and the restart of the Kipushi zinc/copper/lead/germanium mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 100 years after it... 


Tanzania mine gears up for first graphite concentrate exports
Tanzania mine gears up for first graphite concentrate exports
2nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The maiden shipment of graphite concentrate from the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, is set to depart to Europe early this months, unlocking a new global graphite mining jurisdiction. The... 


Porto do Caio Stage 1 quay that is scheduled for completion in December 2025.
Minbos' Angola mine may supply phosphate rock to Foskor
1st July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Junior mining company Minbos has announced a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Africa-based Foskor for a potential supply agreement from its Angola mine. Foskor currently... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa opposition makes debut in Ramaphosa’s unity Cabinet
30th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his new Cabinet, allocating ministerial posts to opposition politicians while retaining close ally Enoch Godongwana as finance minister. The... 


Manganese ore on conveyor
Marula starts shipping manganese from Larisoro mine to Mombasa port
28th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London- and South Africa-listed battery metals miner Marula Mining has successfully started manganese ore shipping from the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya. Marula is transporting about 1 000 t... 


MAJOR SERVICE The 50 000-hour component replacement project is intended to bring heavy-wear components back into a serviceable state that is in line with original equipment manufacturer specification
Electric shovels receive 50 000-hour service
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

A 50 000-hour component replacement project on one of the large 7495-series Caterpillar electric rope shovels owned and operated by diamond producer Debswana for its Jwaneng mine is going to plan,... 


Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal
Jarmi Steyn
28th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal, a coal exploration, mining and processing company 


Cape Town calls for private-sector intervention as port ranks worst in the world
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

According to the newly published World Bank Container Port Performance Index, compiled from 2023 data, the Port of Cape Town is the worst performing port in the world. It is joined in the bottom 16... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA produces the C-Class for the... 


Yes, there are problems at SA ports, but World Bank report not entirely accurate – SAAFF
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest World Bank Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report, which places a number of South African ports at the bottom of the list, covers the crisis-ridden 2023 period, and does not take... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Two of the projects are now fully licensed. 


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