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Nyrstar advocates for more zinc capacity
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Global critical minerals producer Nyrstar has made a case for Australia to add zinc and other industrial metals to the critical minerals list, and to provide support for an increase in the... 

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Durable drives for belt conveyor systems
2nd June 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that its NORD Maxxdrive-XT industrial gearboxes, launched at the Electra Mining trade show in 2022, have been well received by leaders in bulk logistics,... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mining industry has critical role in closing energy supply gap – Mantashe
31st May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is convinced that mining companies can supplement State-owned Eskom’s supply of electricity, and that this would be critical for narrowing the... 

Digital solutions key to improving service delivery in South Africa – Altron Karabina
26th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Digital solutions can help South Africa improve service delivery and strengthen governance, says Altron Karabina senior specialist: key accounts manager Murunwa Mashamba. Critical to the success of... 

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Victoria urged to focus on critical minerals
23rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed initiatives from the Victorian government to regulate the minerals industry but has lamented the lack of support for critical minerals development and additional... 

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Glass Lewis joins call for increased Glencore disclosure on coal
11th May 2023 By: Reuters

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis has urged investors in global miner and trader Glencore to support a shareholder resolution asking for more disclosure on thermal coal production. Investors including... 

WA seeks to streamline mining approvals
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has released a discussion paper that seeks to simplify the approval processes for Western Australia's mining sector. The proposed Mining Development and Closure... 

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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Tech advances to reduce harm
5th May 2023

Mining and heavy-duty industry fatalities are common globally, with risks higher than those attendant in pushing paper. However, technological advances can positively impact these industries to... 

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Gas Code up for final consultation
26th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has opened the final consultation on the mandatory code of conduct (Gas Code) to secure more gas at reasonable prices for Australian consumers. Following significant... 

Using Globally Proven Technology for your Employees Control of SAFE Work across the entire Mining Operation
24th April 2023

Using Globally Proven Technology for your Employees Control of SAFE Work across the entire Mining Operation Often, when talking about technologies for safer and smarter mining operations, we think... 

Report highlights sequestration potential
18th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed a paper by the Climate Change Authority (CCA) highlighting the need and opportunity for sequestration in... 

James Ndlovu
Non-payment and inability to pay for water a sure risk to the viability of Rand Water
14th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The United Nations has recognised access to clean and safe drinking water as a basic human right, and ensuring all South Africans have access to affordable and reliable water services is a... 

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New study shows Jagersfontein dam deviated from best practice
12th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Civil engineers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg have used public satellite and aerial imagery in a study to investigate the history of the infamous Jagersfontein waste... 

Orica expands BlastIQ™ optimisation platform to include solution for quarries
12th April 2023

Orica (ASX: ORI) today released a new integrated digital solution for the quarry market to streamline and optimise blasting operations. BlastIQ™ Quarry is a smart solution that harnesses the power... 

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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
7th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 

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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
6th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 

The future of mineral resource estimation: expert Q&A
5th April 2023

This May, AusIMM is hosting the inaugural Mineral Resource Estimation Conference which aims to showcase international excellence and leading best practice in resource estimation. In the lead up to... 

Moves towards zero harm mining world taking shape thanks to rapid advances in connected worker tech
4th April 2023

By Anton Fester Director, Sedna Industrial IT Solutions The recent tragic death of a miner in a rigging-related incident in the Free State in South Africa highlights the ongoing need for enhanced... 

Gary Nagle says Glencore would like to engage with Teck further
Glencore is still pursuing Teck after $23bn bid rejected
4th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is still pursuing its $23-billion proposal to buy Teck Resources and seeking talks with the Canadian company’s management, undeterred by firm rejections from both Teck’s board and... 

Glencore will likely sweeten $23bn Teck bid, analysts say
Glencore will likely sweeten $23bn Teck bid, analysts say
3rd April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore will likely sweeten its $23-billion proposal for Teck Resources, according to mining analysts, positing that a deal could still happen despite the company’s rejection. Analysts at Royal... 

White Paper identifies industry stats and forecasts
31st March 2023

For the past three years, business leaders and organizations have faced an unyielding procession of challenges. As we usher in 2023, many of those challenges persist, and new ones are emerging.... 

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Global demand for paper, pulp and board softens
31st March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Global demand for paper, pulp and board is expected to soften in the first half of this year, compared with the highs of last year, where severe supply chain constraints created paper shortages... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa highlights importance of new rail Infrastructure Manager in paving way for private operators
28th March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

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... 

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Rawbank presents financing solutions at Indaba
24th March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Democratic Republic of Congo- (DRC-) based financial institution Rawbank liaised with authorities from the DRC while presenting its financing solutions for mining companies in the country’s value... 

Cape Town wants new Transport Minister to fast-track rail devolution
24th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says he has written to new Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga, asking her to fast-track rail devolution “as a top priority”. Chikunga’s appointment follows a... 

Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 

Tesla's vision of EVs without rare earths will spur magnet race
20th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tesla’s ambition to remove rare earths from future models has producers in the sector reeling, but it also should spur global efforts to deliver alternatives for electric car motors that currently... 

Indian industries stock up on coal before summer crunch arrives
17th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Industries in India, including metals producers and paper makers, are stockpiling coal to avert shortages during the summer, when heat-waves are expected to drive consumption of the country’s main... 

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Units resist harsh conditions
17th March 2023

Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to... 

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Third-party access crucial for sector
10th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Rail industry representative African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is driven by a mandate to facilitate public–private partnerships (PPPs) as a tool to revitalise the South African rail... 

Furnace adaptation can greatly reduce emissions
10th March 2023

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, in the UK, have designed a novel adaptation for existing iron and steel furnaces that could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the steelmaking... 

Purchase subsidy would be ‘most appropriate’ EV incentive model – Naamsa
10th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council has proposed the “provision of a direct, fixed new-energy vehicle purchase subsidy” as the most appropriate incentive model to support South Africa’s move... 

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Right to be paranoid
10th March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Some of the reactions to the regulations that were belatedly published to give effect to the state of disaster declared to tackle South Africa’s more than decade-old electricity crisis could be... 

Barriers to STEM go under the microscope
3rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has called for input on the barriers to participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The independent Pathway to Diversity in STEM review has... 

Last year’s spectrum auction bodes well for telecoms sector in 2023
3rd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Despite the dual headwinds of loadshedding and consumer inflation, 2023 has the potential to be a watershed year for telecommunications in South Africa, says cloud-based, business telephone service... 

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Retrieved 1999 Eskom time capsule contained warning of likely generation shortfall by 2007
2nd March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In his letter to the employees of Eskom of 2023, buried in a time capsule in 1999 near to the ‘rock man’ energy statue at the entrance of Megawatt Park, then CEO Allen Morgan highlighted two... 

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Wake-up call
24th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The European Union’s (EU’s) decision to proceed with the implementation of a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) has serious implications for South Africa and Africa. In terms of an agreement... 

An AusIMM first: New Leaders Summit 2023 welcomes abstracts from students and new professionals
21st February 2023

For the first time in over a decade, AusIMM is providing mining students and new professionals with an opportunity to submit an abstract for Australia’s signature leadership event for emerging... 

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S Africa needs smarter ports
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

For South Africa’s eight ports to keep up with the changes in global shipping, and safeguard trade that is vital to the economy, it is extremely important that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)... 

Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Ramaphosa’s investment czar says South African infrastructure in dire state
15th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The head of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s infrastructure and investment office warned that the nation’s power, rail and water reticulation systems are in a dire state and that fixing... 

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Trust deficit
10th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

While the plan for tackling South Africa’s long-running power crisis has broadly taken shape, well-founded concerns persist. Many of these anxieties are not currently with the plan itself, which... 

Outgoing Eskom CEO André de Ruyter and outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Seriti Green comes in for praise during Eskom, Minerals Council fireside chat
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The coal-to-renewables initiative of Seriti Green, the 91% black-owned and black-controlled Seriti Coal associate, came in for special praise at the interesting fireside chat between outgoing Eskom... 

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