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Platinum group metals playing role in Switzerland’s green hydrogen roll-out  

By: Martin Creamer     19th January 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs), which South Africa hosts in greater abundance than any other country on earth, are playing important catalytic roles in Switzerland’s green hydrogen and green truck rollout, which is now under way. Mining Weekly can today report that proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 

Botswana Diamonds publishes first 3D model of Thorny River kimberlite

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th December 2020 Diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has published a three-dimensional (3D) model of a newly discovered kimberlite pipe at its Thorny River project in South Africa. “This is our first three-dimensional model of the kimberlite on Thorny River and thus represents an important step in the... 

Issues arise at Aurelia's Peak mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th December 2020 Equipment failure has been detected at ASX-listed Aurelia Metals’ Peak gold and base metals project, in New South Wales, causing interruptions to the shaft operations. The company on Monday said that an operational fault was detected when the haulage system tripped as a skip was positioned for... 

Botswana Diamonds gets go-ahead to finalise Sekaka Diamonds buyout

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th November 2020 Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds has announced that all conditions precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have been satisfied. The transaction, first announced in July, has been approved by Petra’s lenders and noteholders, as well as by the Botswana Minister of Mineral Resources, Green... 

Introducing PIOX: the durable flow measurement solution for harsh industrial applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2020 Reliable flow monitoring is the cornerstone of any successful minerals processing operation. Having real-time, accurate insight into your process is critical, and FLEXIM’s latest solution, PIOX S, offers just that. PIOX S realises accurate and continuous flow, density, and concentration... 

Elon Musk is going to have a hard time finding clean nickel

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2020 Elon Musk promises a “giant contract” with the miner that can supply nickel for Tesla Inc. batteries at low cost with minimal environmental impact, yet the industry’s messy track record may make that deal difficult to clinch. Recent accidents such as a diesel spill in Arctic Russia and a burst... 

Foundry company ensuring safe platinum smelting

By: Tracy Hancock     21st August 2020 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie expects to finalise production of the Phase B coolers for platinum producer Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) in Rustenburg, in the North West, by November this year. This will ensure the interchangeability with the... 

Water infrastructure project on course

By: Halima Frost     21st August 2020 Multidisciplinary engineering, procurement and construction management house COENG is offering its occupational health and safety, as well as environmental management, expertise to the second phase of the Klipdrift Water Treatment Works project in the Hammanskraal area, in northern Gauteng and... 

Alrosa to start mining upper levels of Inter mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th August 2020 Diamond miner Alrosa has received regulatory approval to open up and develop reserves at the upper horizons of the International underground mine, near Mirny, the Russian company said on Wednesday. The ore from the upper horizons would be received as early as in the fourth quarter, with capacity... 

Long-term solutions overlooked – Sappma

By: Halima Frost     3rd July 2020 Government’s present efforts to address the lack of potable water in remote areas are resulting in industries that could offer long-term solutions being overlooked, says Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma). “Understandably, the need to supply to areas that are without... 

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