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Pumps project under way
8th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Industrial valves and pumps specialists Brimis Engineering has been subcontracted by customised water treatment solutions provider Aqua Pro Solutions to size, recommend and supply new pumps for the... 

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GE Gas Power addresses the energy trilemma to foster a more sustainable energy transition in mining operations
6th July 2022

Multinational industrial company General Electric (GE) has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector. 

Feasibility study on the City of Cape Town’s takeover of Metrorail gets under way
1st July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will, on July 1, start a feasibility study on the devolution of the city’s passenger rail system from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the metro. PRASA... 

G7 to allow fossil-fuel financing if climate pledges are kept
28th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

Group of Seven (G7) nations are set to allow some exceptional public financing of overseas fossil-fuel projects to continue provided that the investments are consistent with prior climate-change... 

QRC slams new Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan
27th June 2022 By: Darren Parker

Industry body the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has responded with ire to the release of the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan, which the Australian Department of Resources... 

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Policy opportunity for rail infrastructure
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

With South Africa’s reliance on commodity exports, which can be handled only in large volumes by rail, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Africa director and transport head Malcolm Hartwell says rail... 

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Policies require international funding – law firm
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Without international assistance, South Africa does not have the capacity to fund some of the large rail projects outlined by the National Rail Policy (NRP), released by Transport Minister Fikile... 

Canada kicks off critical minerals strategy consultations
15th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Building on the near C$3.8-billion commitment on critical minerals in the 2022 Budget, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Tuesday released a discussion paper to inform Canada’s... 

Cornish Metals gains former Anglo American CEO as board member
6th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Battery minerals investor Vision Blue Resources has nominated Tony Trahar, a former CEO of global miner Anglo American,  as its representative to the board of directors of exploration and... 

ABB unveils future of process automation
2nd June 2022

ABB has released its White Paper entitled “The DCS of tomorrow: ABB’s process automation system vision,” which outlines how process automation systems will evolve to support industries as they... 

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The importance of using OEM hoses in peristaltic pumps
26th May 2022

Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa Peristaltic pumps offer several advantages in their use, as the technology is highly reliable and ideal for pumping “difficult to... 

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Mantashe's 'nightmare': Unease already brewing over new mineral rights system
25th May 2022 By: News24Wire

The long-awaited transparent record of South Africa’s mineral rights – the lifeblood of the mining industry’s future – is barely out of the starting gates and is already mired in distrust. There is... 

Chile aims to outline state lithium firm model this year, Minister says
23rd May 2022 By: Reuters

 Chile's government, which has pledged to establish a state lithium firm to develop the ultra-light battery metal, hopes to establish a model for the company by the end of the year, mining minister... 

Barloworld posts solid interim HEPS, but lower BEPS amid Eurasian headwinds
23rd May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified group Barloworld has delivered a noteworthy increase in group operating profit of 34.7% year-on-year to R2.8-billion for the first six months ended March 31, despite starting to feel... 

Digitalisation drive already yielding impressive results for M&D
19th May 2022

Leading multi-disciplinary construction company, Murray & Dickson Construction Group’s drive to digitalise processes is already yielding favourable results. This is especially noteworthy for the... 

China, US are racing to make billions from mining the moon's minerals
17th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

“There’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it,” US President Joe Biden said after Russia’s war in Ukraine upended global geopolitics. Far from Earth, that transition is... 

MIC Khulisani Ventures concludes first allocation with tech companies
17th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Mineworkers Investment Company’s (MIC’s) Khulisani Ventures has concluded its first allocation of R43.5-million to technology companies Kelo and Rentoza. In July 2021, MIC launched MIC... 

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Diamond prices are spiking and even De Beers can't fill the gap
11th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Prices are surging in some corners of the rough-diamond market, as sanctions on one of the world’s two giant miners ripple through the supply chain. In the past, the industry could turn to behemoth... 

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South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba
10th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on... 

Victoria hopes to improve coal mine rehabilitation
6th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian government on Friday announced plans to improve the management for coal mine land during the rehabilitation process. Minister for Resources Jaala Pulford announced enhanced... 

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Tom Quinn
6th May 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Tom Quinn, head of content for the Mining Indaba, Africa Oil Week and Green Energy Africa at Hyve Group, one of the world’s largest providers of industry conferences and... 

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Politics of power
6th May 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The politics surrounding both Eskom and South Africa’s now protracted electricity crisis has always been problematic. It was politics that prevented the implementation of the necessary market... 

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Gordhan says Eskom restructuring will avert ‘protracted failure’ of utility
5th May 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan acknowledged that Eskom is in crisis but has dismissed suggestions that the utility is broken and heading for a “protracted failure”, saying that the... 

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Lifting project comes to a close
29th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Heavy lifting and rigging specialist Lovemore Bros has successfully concluded a longstanding contract with a global pulp and paper company based in South Africa. The contract, initially signed in... 

DARK DAYS: South Africa’s electricity crisis has its roots in poor policy decisions that span nearly three decades, starting with the failure to implement the 1998 White Paper. Administration after administration has failed to tackle the crisis, which has been amplified by stop-start investment, serious corruption, construction delays and a worrying skills flight. The overworked and undermaintained coal fleet is now decommissioning itself, leaving South Africans facing the prospect of a cold and dark winter, during which there is a worst-case risk of 101 days of load-shedding.
29th April 2022

DARK DAYS: South Africa’s electricity crisis has its roots in poor policy decisions that span nearly three decades, starting with the failure to implement the 1998 White Paper. Administration after... 

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New look and feel
29th April 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Dear valued reader, Those of you who receive the physical Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine will no doubt have noticed already that we have made a fairly dramatic change to our paper. 

Firm prepares for outsourcing trend
22nd April 2022

The global trend towards green energy and sustainable environmental management is placing almost impossible regulatory pressure on mining companies and the bodies that regulate them. 

Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power
Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power
21st April 2022

The world today is faced with the energy trilemma of achieving the right balance between reliability, sustainability and affordability for electricity generation, delivery and consumption.  

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NSDV prepares for outsourcing trend in mineral rights management
20th April 2022

Specialist mining law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry  

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Geopolitical support for hydrogen evolution positive for platinum group metals
19th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The overall geopolitical situation is lending strong support to the hydrogen evolution, which in turn continues to drive the demand for platinum group metals (PGMs). Hydrogen Europe and the... 

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Alcohol Breathalysers
19th April 2022

Alcohol Breathalysers was established in 2004 with the aim to make reliable, affordable and accurate digital breathalysers available to ensure that all businesses and individuals can gain access to... 

Mondi builds structure using 100% composite material with 100% local content
15th April 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mondi Richards Bay, refurbishing its chemical plant over the past 18 months, has erected a complex and demanding structure using 100% composite material with 100% local content, a first for a... 

Rail White Paper lauded as Transnet inefficiency lops off at least 1% of GDP
15th April 2022 By: Irma Venter

The South African coal, chrome, iron-ore and manganese mining sectors lost between R39-billion and R50-billion in export earnings last year as Transnet struggled with capacity to rail bigger... 

Lithium set to spark greater interest than ever before
14th April 2022

AusIMM and Murdoch University are once again bringing together the best and brightest minds at the Lithium, Battery and Energy Metals Conference in Perth and online from September 14-15 2022.... 

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Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm
5th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron... 

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Gas will outpace coal – firm
1st April 2022

Over the next two decades we will see a significant growth in Africa’s oil and gas sector, with population growth, urbanisation and the emergence of a wealthier middle class in Africa driving demand.  

New initiative to optimise cross-border transit
1st April 2022

Financial technology insurance consultancy Askari has concluded an agreement with Hollard Mozambique Insurance to launch its digital strategy, which targets cross-border trucking fleets. 

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Companies need to support pulp and paper industry
1st April 2022

The role of local pumps distributor AQS Liquid Transfer/Axflow’s support in the South African pulp and paper industry is not limited to the pumping or transfer of pulp, but to the full product... 

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Local paper recycling has room to grow – association
1st April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the local recycling rate of 70% being above the global paper recycling rate of 59.1%, South Africa can still improve in its treatment of paper waste, states industry body the Paper... 

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Sequestration crucial for local forestry, paper industries
1st April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony highlights that in the National Treasury’s Budget Review in February, sequestration was... 

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Expansion secures company’s position in growing market
1st April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

With the global increase in the demand for dissolving pulp, paper and pulp company Sappi’s current business strategy for local growth is focused on the R7.7-billion expansion project at its Saiccor... 

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White Paper on rail lauded as SA loses at least 1% of GDP to Transnet inefficiency
31st March 2022 By: Irma Venter

The South African coal, chrome, iron-ore and manganese mining sectors lost between R39-billion and R50-billion in export earnings last year as Transnet struggled with capacity to rail bigger... 

ESG in the Mining Industry: What’s Missing?
31st March 2022

By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate by Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of ESG reports by nine mining companies highlighted strengths and weaknesses in how they are tackling... 

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