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Crushco coal crushers gets you ready to take on the challenging conditions of opencast coal mining
31st March 2023

Crushco coal crushers gets you ready to take on the challenging conditions of opencast coal mining Mpumalanga-based crusher engineering company Crushco Engineering has a strong history as a... 


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Kilimapesa Hill gold project expansion, Kenya – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Caracal Gold has announced the discovery of a new high-grade zone above the current underground workings and above the areas drilled as part of the mineral resource estimate of the Kilimapesa Hill... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The R137-million Mngeni Shaft project is edging closer to completion. 


Caracal announces new discovery of high-grade gold deposit in Kenya
22nd March 2023 By: Darren Parker

East African gold producer Caracal Gold has announced the discovery of a new high-grade zone above the current underground workings and above the areas drilled as part of the mineral resource... 


Manuka flags restart at Mt Boppy
22nd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Manuka Resources has flagged the restart of gold production at its Mt Boppy project, in New South Wales, in the June quarter of this year. The ASX-listed company on Wednesday reported that... 


MC Mining continues to progress projects, interim revenue increases
15th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

MC Mining’s revenue for the six months ended December 31, 2022, increased by 8% to $14-million, compared with the revenue of $13-million reported for the six months ended December 31, 2021.... 


Atlas Copco teams up with distributor, Airlif Compressors, to supply seamless mobile compressed air solution to opencast mine
3rd March 2023

Atlas Copco Power Technique, in collaboration with long-standing distributor, Airlif Compressors & Pumps, once again delivered an economical compressed air solution to a foremost opencast mine... 


Locally made, fully automated rock bolter launched for the mining industry
27th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A new fully automatic bolter has been launched by mining services company Buraaq into the South African mining industry for use in underground and opencast operations. The Buraaq SD212i bolter is... 


Firm to streamline blasting for mines
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the steady decline in production from the South African mining sector, there have been some recent mine expansions for minerals in high demand. Wherever possible, blasting and explosives... 


Growth drives skills demand
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The outlook for surface and underground mining in South Africa is healthy, as local mines are ramping up production and demand grows, leading to the recruitment of more mineworkers. Mining training... 


A large openpit uranium mine in Namibia with mine trucks moving ore to the processing facility
Namibia’s current capacity unpacked - Institute
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

The Namibian uranium sector is not only recovering from a global slump but is also, in fact, growing, owing to uranium prices improving amid positive supply and demand fundamentals, says Namibian... 


Two drill rigs working on an opencast gold operation in Namibia
Firm receives two new rigs
24th February 2023

Emerging Namibian drilling contractor KODO Drilling has taken delivery of two Leopard DI650i surface drill rigs from global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ Namibia branch.... 


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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has declared a maiden lithium reserve of 193 600 t of lithium carbonate equivalent at the Keliber project. 


AngloGold's Obuasi mine, in Ghana, which achieved special mention.
Do everything to fight inflation, says AngloGold, which is growing fastest in US
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Everything must be done to fight inflation, says AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon, a former International Monetary Fund luminary, who has reported vigilant cost control in a year dominated by... 


Seriti CEO Mike Teke.
Seriti wins plaudits for decarbonising its coal mines while keeping coal lights on
8th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The 91% black-owned and -controlled Seriti Resources was seen at the Investing in African Mining Indaba as setting a compelling example by generating wind energy to decarbonise its coal mining... 


Canyon Coal develops new mine in Mpumalanga
7th February 2023

Over R1.4 billion to be invested in Gugulethu Colliery which will employ 430 people. Canyon Coal, a subsidiary of private investment company Menar, is constructing a new coal mine in Hendrina,... 


Minerals Council Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell
Serious challenges face the South African junior coal mining sector
3rd February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The major problems facing the junior and emerging coal mining sector in South Africa were finance, a dysfunctional regulator and logistical difficulties. These were highlighted in a panel... 


Seriti Resources CE Mike Teke.
155 MW wind farm to be constructed in Mpumalanga by Seriti Green
2nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Work is scheduled to begin soon on the construction of a wind farm in Mpumalanga, South Africa’s electricity heartland. The project, which begins with 155 MW of wind energy and expands to a... 


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Miner approves project implementation, begins refinery construction
27th January 2023

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced in November last year that, subsequent to securing an effective controlling interest of about 85% in Keliber Oy, the Sibanye-Stillwater board had... 


This village is standing in the way of Germany's coal revival
16th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

The protest started cheerfully enough on Wednesday, with music blaring and flags flying even under the driving rain. Then the police arrived, decked out in riot gear and backed by bulldozers, ready... 


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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has announced that it will proceed with construction of the Kokkola lithium hydroxide refinery, as part of the overall Keliber lithium project. 


An image of Exxaro's Grootgeluk's processing plant
Projects move miner towards sustainability
16th December 2022

Mining company Exxaro’s “Mega Projects” are geared toward ensuring sustainability through initiatives dedicated to incorporating diverse stakeholder perspectives, strengthening its existing human... 


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Greenfield project deemed feasible
16th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s greenfield Gugulethu project – located south-east of Hendrina, in Mpumalanga – forms part of the miner’s expansion objectives to become a larger... 


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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A capital raise of about €104-million by Keliber is expected to close at the end of January 2023, which will complete the equity requirements for project capital. 


From left to right are beneficiary trustee Ishmael Zuliyani, employer trustee Masechaba Makgolane, chairperson Paulos Soviya, employer trustee Kimm Matsose, Thungela human resources head Lesego Mataboge and beneficiary trustee Bongani Mahungela.
R387m bonanza for Thungela employees
14th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

More than 3 500 employees will this month benefit from the first R387-million empowerment scheme payout of the high-flying Johannesburg- and London-listed Thungela mining company. The Sisonke... 


Anglo Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Underground mining at Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena targeted to start end 2024
12th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The first potential underground mining at Anglo American Platinum’s opencast Mogalakwena platinum group metals (PGM) mine in Limpopo is targeted to start towards the end of 2024 and build up slowly... 


Amplats CEO Natashca Viljoen
Amplats unpacks lower production expectations, Mogalakwena plans
9th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has revised downward its production expectations for 2023, in line with new operating conditions. The company’s... 


Glencore industrial assets head Peter Freyberg.
Glencore working on value accretive emission reduction
8th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Over and above the carbon emission reduction that automatically results from declining coal assets, diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is working on reducing its Scope 1 and 2... 


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Tata Voltas adds value for mining industry
7th December 2022

Emerging mining machinery solutions provider Tata Voltas continues to add value to the global mining industry by maintaining earthmoving equipment for a lower cost than other agents in the market.... 


Seriti Green CEO Peter Venn.
Renewables deal indicative of South Africans making positive difference, says Seriti Green
2nd December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The big renewables deal undertaken by Seriti is indicative of just how passionate South Africans are to make a positive difference for the benefit of future generations, said new Seriti Green CEO... 


Seriti CEO Mike Teke.
Black-owned coal company Seriti acquires multi-gigawatt renewable energy assets
1st December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In a significant renewable energy step, Seriti Resources, a 91% black-owned and controlled coal mining company, has acquired 100% of Windlab South Africa through its climate-change mitigating... 


Podium Minerals MD and CEO Sam Rodda.
Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech
29th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Australia’s platinum group metals (PGMs) pioneer, Podium Minerals, is evaluating the cleanest and greenest mining and processing options that include the possibility of circumventing the need for... 


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On-The-Air (18/11/2022)
18th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses green energy and a new underground diamond mine in Limpopo. 


Mining Weekly was part of this week's Venetia Underground Project media visit.
Sparkling Venetia underground diamond project heading for first production in 2023
15th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A visit by Mining Weekly to the Venetia Underground Project (VUP) on November 14 provided far-reaching insight into this major diamond development that is scheduled to achieve occupational... 


Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 


AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
Inflation denies AngloGold spectacular showing that higher grade normally assures
4th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Higher grade ore mined by AngloGold Ashanti in the third quarter should have meant more gold at unchanged cost – more bang for the same buck, as it were. But the current abnormally high level of... 


PGMs supply.
Platinum group metals gaining ground in Australia where PGMs have critical status
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration and resources development company Podium Minerals is continuing to blaze a trail in platinum group metals (PGMs) in Australia, where PGMs have been classified as critical minerals,... 


Exploration under way on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Ivanhoe exploration award draws high-spirited comment on northern limb
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is attracting real exploration interest in the form of Platinum Group Metals, Sylvania Platinum and now Ivanhoe Mines, AmaranthCX director and founder Paul... 


Afrimat's interim earnings decrease, but diversification, efficiency improvements continue
28th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Midtier mining company Afrimat reported a 14.5% decrease in headline earnings a share to 252.2c for the six months ended August 31. The Afrimat board declared an interim gross dividend of 40c a... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats set on maximising strong prevailing PGM price tailwind
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Friday expressed determination to maximise the tailwinds of strong prevailing PGM prices and deliver its guided business... 


Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman.
Gold Fields board recommends Yamana transaction
24th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The board and management team of Gold Fields have unanimously recommended the implementation of the Yamana Gold transaction, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman stated in a letter to shareholders... 


An image of mine blast
Safer blasts shield communities
21st October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Explosives and blasting contractor Master Blasters uses only the safest primary and secondary explosives – resulting in the least damage to the environment and impact on surrounding communities –... 


Bernard Pryor and Phoevos Pouroulis.
Karo platinum project taking off in Zimbabwe with solar power tailwind
14th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A multi-phased development approach is being adopted at the Karo Platinum project in Zimbabwe, where a 17-year opencast mine is to be built with a timeline to deliver its first ore to mill in July... 


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