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Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
9th September 2022

There’s a sensorily magical moment when you witness a fully locked-and-loaded freight train as it begins to deploy its until-then preserved potential energy, to slowly yet decisively haul a... 

Gascoyne adds more ounces
8th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Gascoyne Resources has reported a 15.6% increase to the group’s gold resource, which now stood at 1.37-million ounces. The resource estimate includes a maiden mineral resource estimate... 

AESSEAL South Africa helps group reach ‘beyond Net Zero’
6th September 2022

AES Engineering Ltd, the parent group for AESSEAL (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, went beyond Net Zero in 2021, with its global business activities delivering C02e savings equivalent to the environmental... 

Complete electrification solutions from mine to port
1st September 2022

We start with the best people, engineering expertise, and over a century of know-how in mine automation and electrification. Our customers’ vision, tasks, and needs define our integrated digital... 

Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
26th August 2022

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is a global, industrial company with approximately 43 000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco focusses on four main business... 

CSIR - Women in Industry
26th August 2022

Aradhna Pandarum - Research Group Leader for the CSIR’s Energy Industry Team Coming from State-owned entity Eskom, despite a significant electrical engineering background, the industry’s being male... 

Stewarts & Lloyds - Women in Industry
26th August 2022

Theresia Coetzee Area Manager: Northern Region (East) – Witbank Your career journey – where did you start, how did you decide to work in this industry? Northern Transvaal Steel was a small dealer... 

Mining majors ramping up their diversification policies
24th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Mining majors are ramping up their diversification policies to capitalise on or react to decarbonisation trends by targeting new growth markets, while seeking to divest from coal, oil and gas... 

Miners welcome safeguard mechanism consultation
19th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian resources sector has welcomed a consultation paper from the federal government on the safeguard mechanism as part of providing certainty for Australia’s biggest emitters on their... 

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Eskom makes case for major overhaul of retail tariff structure in submission to regulator
8th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has submitted a tariff restructuring application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in which the utility is proposing a major overhaul of the prevailing retail tariff... 

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Southern Africa lags in adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, despite great potential
5th August 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

At the recent Farnborough International Airshow, in England, US-based global major aerospace group Boeing unveiled a new tool to model data, which it designated Cascade, which was created to map... 

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Integrated, tech-driven rail industry needed to drive South Africa’s heavy haul sector 
2nd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

To enable South Africa’s mining and resources sector to remain competitive, it is imperative the country pursues a safe, competitive, responsible, integrated and intelligent heavy haul system,... 

Nersa hearings to be held from September 19 to 23
Nersa consultation paper on next Eskom tariff points to possible 38.1% hike
29th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has formally initiated the process of adjudicating Eskom’s next tariff increase with the publication of a consultation paper on the utility’s... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa doubles next renewables round, scraps 100 MW cap on distributed plant and moots feed-in tariff as he unveils load-shedding crisis response
25th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled several far-reaching interventions – including a doubling in the allocation for the next renewables procurement round, the scrapping of the 100 MW... 

Skills development should be a benefit, not a burden 
25th July 2022

By Jacques Farmer, MD at PRISMA Mining houses are required by the Skills Development Act to provide a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) every year, as well as an Annual Training Report (ATR). The purpose... 

The European Commission approval of €5.4-billion took in backing from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.
Europe leads even though sun, wind, storage, green electron/molecule energy is tailor made for South Africa
22nd July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

This week the European Commission approved €5.4-billion of public support by 15 member states for a hydrogen technology value chain taking in hydrogen generation technology, fuel cells technology,... 

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition is running a working group for the promotion of timber construction to encourage investment in the mass timber manufacturing capacity
Bioeconomy could support S Africa’s energy needs
22nd July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Amid unstable power supply, the development of a wood bioeconomy could help support South Africa's energy needs while ensuring that the country meets its carbon emission reduction targets, says... 

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New gauge assembly protects people and the environment
22nd July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments has launched its new Emission Control Gauge, referred to as the Emico gauge pressure measuring assembly, to ensure safety for people and the... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar
18th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary... 

Governments turn against deep-sea mining as EV boom drives demand for metals
Governments turn against deep-sea mining as EV boom drives demand for metals
18th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

As battery makers scramble to procure cobalt, nickel and other metals to meet rising consumer demand for electric cars, governmental opposition to strip-mining the seabed for minerals is mounting.... 

Congo plans border post expansion as mining trucks endure up to 60 km queues
12th July 2022 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo plans to expand its main border post with Zambia, a source close to its government said, to ease truck queues of up to 60 km that copper miners have faced this year due... 

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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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