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Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


US targets ‘disposable’ firms in new Russian sanctions blast
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The latest round of Russia sanctions unveiled Friday targeted hundreds of people and entities from around the globe, including a Liechtenstein company that traded precious metals, a semiconductor... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.
Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserve, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New York- and Toronto-listed mining company Barrick has replaced more than 140% of its gold reserves in the last five years and more importantly at the same grade, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


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South Africa looks to Japanese collaboration on green hydrogen development
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) this week hosted key South African private and public sector delegates and a high-profile Japanese business delegation at a green hydrogen seminar, in... 


Volt makes progress for much larger funding from US energy dept
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Graphite producer and natural graphite anode developer Volt Resources says the US Department of Energy (DoE) has approved its concept paper for the ‘Integrated Production of Natural Graphite Anode... 


Trend toward digitalisation continues
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling firms have traditionally relied on paper-based processes, however, as these processes are staggeringly manual, time consuming, highly inefficient and prone to human error,... 


Ronny Levitan, head of Deel South Africa
Ronny Levitan
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Ronny Levitan, head of Deel South Africa, which works for independent contractors and full-time employees in more than 150 countries, offering the first, and so far only,... 


Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx
Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx
7th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Compliance, health and safety, and environmental awareness are central to long-term sustainability and are achieved by maintaining rigorous standards and improved visibility and/or transparency.... 


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Tampu kaolin project, Australia
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Corella Resources has investigated two development scenarios for the project. 


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Huge investment to bring Rwanda water relief
19th January 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) board in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, announced last month that it had approved loans of over R4.7-billion to Rwanda, to improve the... 


Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Seabridge Gold has applied to the British Columbia Environment Assessment Office (BC EAO) for ‘substantially started’ status for its 100% owned KSM project. Under the BC Environmental... 


Breaking the nitrate-based explosives greenhouse
Breaking the nitrate-based explosives greenhouse
17th January 2024

The exciting potential of hydrogen peroxide emulsion (HPE) to reduce explosives emissions will come under the spotlight at the upcoming 50th Conference of the International Society of Explosives... 


Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Norwegian Parliament last week greenlit seabed mining exploration in the country’s territorial waters, a decision that contravenes the advice of government scientists and is set to intensify... 


LOOMING CHALLENGE: Coal-dependent South Africa needs to more than double climate financing to achieve its emissions reduction targets, a Presidential Climate Commission paper states. Current yearly average funding of R131-billion needs to be boosted to R334-billion for the country to meet its net-zero goal by 2050, the paper states.
LOOMING CHALLENGE
15th December 2023

Coal-dependent South Africa needs to more than double climate financing to achieve its emissions reduction targets, a Presidential Climate Commission paper states. Current yearly average funding of... 


BHP workers consider strike action at some Australian mines
BHP workers consider strike action at some Australian mines
11th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Workers critical to the operation of five Australian coal mines owned by BHP Group are readying to vote on industrial action that could involve strikes before the end of the year, the AFR reported,... 


When the heat is on: Stress and psychological safety in high-risk work environments
6th December 2023

By Lani van der Merwe, Senior Consultant at OIM Consulting  In 2013, I found myself working on a project at a mine, where I was part of a team tasked with cadet assessment in a worker training... 


Eskom's Duvha power station in Mpumalanga
Eskom, Sasol pollution harms children, government studies find
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Two studies ordered by South Africa’s government into the impact of air pollution on community and child health showed emission limits it imposed on companies that emit the toxins are insufficient.... 


Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global power-production from coal will peak this year as surging deployment of renewables displaces the dirtiest fossil fuel, according to research from Rystad Energy. Burning coal will produce... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
4th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 


Researchers propose novel filtration for solar
1st December 2023

Tertiary institution Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU) scientists proposed an innovative emulsion filter that can be used to improve the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled... 


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Proper filtration improves profitability, productivity
1st December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Fluid contamination occurs at every level of the production process, entering lubricants and acting as a “silent thief”, mostly undetected and resulting in increased operating costs and a reduction... 


A showdown over deep-sea mining is taking place in the Pacific
A showdown over deep-sea mining is taking place in the Pacific
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Activists from Greenpeace International have boarded a ship that is conducting deep sea mining research in the Pacific Ocean, vowing to occupy the vessel until it abandons the expedition. It’s the... 


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Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


Mineral Resources set for significant lithium growth - exec
Mineral Resources set for significant lithium growth - exec
16th November 2023 By: Reuters

Diversified miner Mineral Resources expects to double lithium output in Western Australia over the next financial year after lithium buyouts and due to planned expansion at a mine it co-owns with... 


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Moody’s places Transnet on review for ratings downgrade
14th November 2023 By: News24Wire

Moody’s Investors Service has placed Transnet on review for a potential credit ratings downgrade due to concerns over liquidity and refinancing risks for the struggling state-owned freight, port... 


UAE to address geopolitical gridlocks in year of chairing KP
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its second undertaking as the chair of the Kimberley Process (KP), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has vowed to advance a number of crucial initiatives through to fruition. The KP is a United... 


PROBLEM SOLVING
The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 


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Bearings manufacturer discusses technical paper at US conference
10th November 2023

Bearing selection plays a critical role in vertical turbine pump (VTP) performance, but application, medium and bearing material should also be considered during pump manufacturing or... 


COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS
Bilfinger Intervalve Africa and Steinmüller Africa are able to provide comprehensive solutions for power, mining, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries
Supplier improves efficiency, productivity
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Valves supplier Bilfinger Intervalve Africa (BIA) has succeeded in improving the steam system of a paper mill, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity as well as reducing operational costs,... 


Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 


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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 


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AR Controls
10th November 2023

Gauteng-based AR Controls is a leading manufacturer, importer and stockist of a comprehensive range of internationally recognised valves and instrumentation ideal for critical process applications... 


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Indebted Transnet rolls over R7bn loans for four months
8th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Transnet rolled over R7-billion of debt due this week until March, giving the South African State-owned port and rail company relief for four months. The bonds, which were due November 6, were... 


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Alcohol Breathalysers (Pty) Ltd
7th November 2023

Alcohol Breathalysers supplies the iBlow10 no-contact breathalyser, a high speed no-contact alcohol breathalyser screener for testing drivers at road blocks and workers entering industrial sites... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue – Menar
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue, says Vuslat Bayoglu, the MD of Menar, a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets... 


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Supplier addresses challenges through product offering
3rd November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The mining industry requires innovative and automated solutions to mitigate the impact of various challenges, which industrial product supplier Bolts and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) provides... 


Corella unveils plans for Tampu deposit
2nd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Corella Resources has unveiled plans for its Tampu project, as it advances its strategic vision of producing high-purity alumina (HPA) using kaolin as a feedstock. The scoping study for... 


Macron lands in Putin’s backyard seeking new friends and uranium
31st October 2023 By: Bloomberg

After finding itself suddenly unwelcome in its traditional sphere of influence, France is casting further afield. That’s why president Emmanuel Macron will travel to energy-rich Central Asia this... 


Global EV battery supply chain puzzles over China graphite curbs
27th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Beijing's move to restrict graphite exports will have a disproportionate impact on foreign makers of electric vehicle battery components who have not yet shifted to using as much synthetic material... 


FCEVs to reach 1.5m units by 2030
27th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are poised for rapid growth and are expected to reach nearly 1.5-million units globally by 2030, according to the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). 


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