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Thermal coal miners’ margins may narrow

31st March 2023 Major Australian thermal coal miners’ rising costs and weakening thermal coal prices may narrow their margins, but the major miners should continue to generate strong operating cash flows to support debt repayments, growth projects and shareholder returns, says finance and insurance company Fitch... 

Latest trends on show at event

31st March 2023 Production experts visiting EMO Hannover 2023 will be able to learn about the latest trends in production technology in September. Attendees can experience, live and on site, the latest trends at a total of four joint booths. 

Portfolio used in diverse sectors

31st March 2023 Machine tools suppliers BMG’s extensive portfolio of fasteners, tools and related equipment has been carefully selected for dependable operation, flexibility, enhanced safety and extended service life in diverse sectors. This includes light, medium and demanding applications. The company’s range... 

ASSAf flags SA’s worsening water security situation in new document, suggests solutions

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st March 2023 The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has published its Water Security Statement, in partnership with various institutions, to raise awareness and contribute solutions to mitigate South Africa’s worsening water security. The new Water Statement, which was released at the academy’s Water... 

Mining industry contributing towards sustainable water supply in the Northern Cape

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th March 2023 Industry body the Minerals Council South Africa and its members in the Northern Cape have welcomed the completion of the first phase of a project to refurbish the Vaal Gamagara Water Supply Scheme (VGWSS) to ensure water is available to communities, mines, farms and other businesses in the... 

Mining in South Africa looks to solar, AI and chickens to go green

By: Reuters     29th March 2023 On the once bone-dry soil of a diamond mine in South Africa's central Free State province, Susan Masoha now harvests big bunches of tomatoes, eggplants and spinach. The former cleaner at the mine never expected to find new work at a regenerative farming project set up on the site - part of... 

Flagship Thorny River project to start operating later this year

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th March 2023 After having experienced teething issues, plant delivery delays and adverse weather, Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has finally started producing diamonds from the Marsfontein project, in South Africa. The company has been focused on bringing two operations – Marsfontein and Thorny River –... 

Ramaphosa highlights importance of new rail Infrastructure Manager in paving way for private operators 

By: Terence Creamer     28th March 2023 President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the establishment of a separate Infrastructure Manager (IM) within Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) as a crucial step towards creating a level playing field for public and private operators on the country’s rail network. In a statement issued following a meeting... 

SRG wins A$55m contract from Fortescue

By: Esmarie Iannucci     28th March 2023 ASX-listed SRG Global has been awarded a near A$55-million infrastructure contract from iron-ore major Fortescue Metals at its Eliwana mine. The project would involve the construction of a 21-km haul road at the existing mine site, and is expected to start in March this year, with the contract... 

DMRE, SITA request bids for development of a mining licensing system

By: Schalk Burger     27th March 2023 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) have issued a request for bids in respect of the design, implementation, maintenance and support of a mining licensing system. "The new Mining Licensing System, which will be customised to... 

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