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Iron Bridge magnetite project – Stage 2, Australia – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue Metals Group has produced its first magnetite product. 

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Industry challenges need to be addressed
28th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The successful establishment of a natural gas economy in South Africa – which has significant gas resources – requires the addressing of associated challenges and the implementation of policies... 

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Successful project promotes local gas economy
28th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With Phase 1 of the Virginia gas project – in the Free-State – having been a watershed for South Africa’s gas economy, Phase 2 of the project is expected to catapult South Africa to becoming one of... 

Rings designed for PlatAfrica 2020
PlatAfrica collaborates with De Beers to bring 2023 ‘emergence’ theme to life
26th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s premier yearly platinum jewellery design and manufacturing competition, PlatAfrica, has opened for entries from professional and student designers. Now in its twenty-fourth year,... 

Hive Hydrogen chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
50 more R105bn Hive Hydrogen projects still not enough if demand projections continue, says GM
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R105-billion investment pledge by Hive Hydrogen at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fifth South Africa Investment Conference was the biggest by far, resulting in Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

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M&D acquires specialist bulk tankage contractor Efficient TROTECH
21st April 2023

M&D Construction Group has acquired 100% of Efficient TROTECH, the country’s leading supplier of bulk tank design, procurement and construction services to the petrochemical and energy industries.... 

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Copper World Complex, US
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has proposed a two-phased mine plan for the project. 

Hudbay to look for JV partner at Copper World project
Hudbay to look for JV partner at Copper World project
5th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals miner Hudbay Minerals is looking to initiate a minority joint venture (JV) partner process for its Copper World project, in the US, which will allow the potential partner to participate... 

More delays at Iron Bridge
28th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has again pushed back the start date for its Iron Bridge magnetite mine, in the Pilbara, this time from the March quarter to the second half of April. Fortescue... 

More work on regulation, codes, certification and standards needed for hydrogen economy
24th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

If South Africa wants to develop a hydrogen economy, it cannot have ad hoc regulations, codes and standards (RCS) and certification systems. More work is required to develop RCS that address... 

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Boiler tube cleaning equipment to the rescue
24th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Boilers have to be cleaned regularly to keep power plants and other equipment operating efficiently because ash build-up forms slag deposits on the boiler tubes, acting like a layer of insulation,... 

ExxonMobil urges more gas investment
22nd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian and New South Wales governments were facing a ‘challenge’ to secure gas supplies without lifting existing moratoriums on new production, federal Resources Madeleine King conceded this... 

Frontier secures water for Bristol Springs
14th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Frontier Energy has signed a binding agreement with the Water Corporation for the supply of up to 1 250 Kl/day of water for the Bristol Springs renewable energy project, in Western... 

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Weak tin supply growth forecast for the rest of the year
10th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Tin mine supply will continue to grow this year, albeit very weakly, according to a global tin mining outlook report issued by research organisation Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research... 

Practical means to preserve valves
10th March 2023

Ball, gate, globe, butterfly and check valves, as well as valve assemblies, are all common and critical components in the oil and gas industry. Their job of regulating hazardous fluid flow in... 

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South Africa must make green hydrogen investment decision in next 12 months
8th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

For South Africa to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the growing global demand for green hydrogen, management consulting firm McKinsey managing partner of South Africa Kannan... 

Rand Water unveils largest-of-its-type reservoir in Ekurhuleni
3rd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has unveiled a new 210 Mℓ post-tensioned concrete reservoir in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, deemed to be the largest of its type in South Africa. The next largest reservoir of its type is a 200... 

A Vale sign at the PDAC conference in Toronto in 2022.
Mining dealmakers set for year of hot M&A after monster gold bid
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

There’s never a shortage of dealmaking gossip at Toronto’s annual mining show, though past gatherings have brought more speculation than actual transactions. This year feels different. Newmont... 

Global assurance group launches Phase 2 of offshore hydrogen pipeline standards project
21st February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Norway-based global assurance and risk management group DNV has announced that it is launching the second phase of the joint industry project (JIP) to develop a new set of standards, or code, to... 

Australian hydrogen offers massive potential - MCA
20th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has found that Australia had the potential to be a significant provider of clean hydrogen, and could potentially be a leader in clean... 

More investment needed to finance energy projects in Africa
10th February 2023

Raising capital for energy projects and building sustainable pipelines is complex in a market that is challenged by demand for fossil fuels, while simultaneously trying to satisfy carbon-neutral... 

Transnet to shrink rail network
9th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned logistics company Transnet plans to shrink the 20 000 km freight rail network it operates by at least 35% as it focuses on delivering more profitable cargo loads. Transnet, which also... 

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Integrated Solutions delivers plant efficiency
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Through its Integrated Solutions approach, Weir Minerals Africa can provide fast and effective assistance to customers who are engaged in brownfield optimisation of their operations or looking for... 

What Africa needs to go green is finance
7th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

From sunshine to rare minerals to a youthful population, Africa has the raw ingredients to make the green transition. Now it needs the finance. Take power. Exceptionally strong sun and vast swathes... 

WA to introduce climate change legislation
27th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government this week announced plans to introduce climate change legislation this year to establish a framework for responsible emissions reductions to meet Western... 

Dr Zwanani Titus Mathe, PrEng (ECSA 20030060), Chief Executive of SANEDI
Opinion: Focus on improving EAF as a quick win to stop loadshedding
12th January 2023

In this opinion article, SANEDI CEO Dr Zwanani Titus Mathe interrogates measures and interventions that could be pursued to improve the energy availability factor of the Eskom coal fleet so as to... 

Hydrogen reaching for the sky.
Platinum-based hydrogen, fuel cell decarbonisation winning global support
14th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-based green hydrogen and fuel cell clean energy solutions made news across a broad front in 2022. Active support for the creation of a viable green hydrogen economy, along with the firm... 

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WA making moves to fuel hydrogen development
6th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has released draft legislation to support the state’s hydrogen industry and to modernise the existing petroleum legislation. The Petroleum Legislation Amendment... 

Railway tracks
Transport Forum highlights need for multimodal logistics to remain competitive
2nd December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Freight, logistics and transport industry experts have called for the restoration of South Africa's roads network, the restoration and development of the rail network and efficient ports and border... 

WSP and SLR Consulting oversee the complete design and construction of the Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine Doornpoort Tailings Storage Facility (TSF)
29th November 2022

Two market leading professional firms sustain a successful collaborative relationship over 10+ years, bringing deep-technical expertise, innovation and project oversight to Gold Fields South Deep... 

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Company supplies innovative products to sector
25th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The prevalence of build projects for new warehouses, distribution centres and other logistics infrastructure has provided local steel supplier Macsteel with opportunities to supply its innovative... 

Republicans plan to investigate President Joe Biden's decisions to halt development of Antofagasta's Twin Metals copper project in Minnesota.
US Republicans aim to shorten EV mine permitting after House win
18th November 2022 By: Reuters

Republicans will seek to boost American production of lithium, copper and other electric-vehicle metals after the US midterm elections gave them narrow control of the House of Representatives and... 

The use of Corflex Pinch Valves through Ergo Operations in South Africa
17th November 2022

In 1978 the Anglo American Ergo Operation started on the eastern side of Johannesburg in South Africa for the recovery of pyrite containing gold, uranium and sulphur from old gold mines slimes dams... 

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More investment needed in Australia's critical minerals - PwC
11th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by PwC found that despite an increase in Australia’s critical minerals sector, the country’s current pipeline of development projects would fall well short of expected demand surge.... 

Aerial view of Iron Bridge project
Iron Bridge magnetite project – Stage 2, Australia – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

First ore from the Iron Bridge magnetite project has been fed into the processing plant. 

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Iron Bridge reaches major milestone
31st October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

First ore from iron major Fortescue Metals’ Iron Bridge magnetite project, in the Pilbara, has been fed into its processing plant, with first production anticipated in the March quarter of next... 

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New policy to ensure industry sustainability
28th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

In designing the Steel Master Plan (SMP), it is imperative to build consensus on a policy that can aid the creation of a competitive, dynamic and inclusive stainless steel industry, which can... 

Russia ships record volumes of gas and steelmaking coal to China
25th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

China imported record quantities of Russian liquefied natural gas and steelmaking coal in September, as total purchases of energy products topped $50-billion since the invasion of Ukraine pushed... 

Transnet worker activity as high as 80% as operations ramp up after wage deal
19th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet said worker activity at its operations has returned to levels as high as 80% since the entity inked its three-year wage deal with the United National Transport Union (UNTU). Transnet and... 

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Just energy investment plan to be released for public comment after COP27 unveiling
18th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JET-P) investment plan, which will seek to unlock $8.5-billion in concessional funding for decarbonisation projects as well as for coal worker and... 

An image depicting a man wearing a cap and sunglasses, Sebastian Werner
Pump rental unit proves successful
14th October 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Local pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps completed a project in September for a mine using its Impi Combination Unit, which is mounted on a Toyota Hino 500 2836 6 x 4 Chassis. The project was... 

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Fibre sensing technology offers improved security for myriad of industries
7th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Digital value chain solutions provider Tech4IR is aiming to leverage the versatility of its fibre sensing security application, to build a footprint of this technology in South Africa, and provide... 

Collaboration key to realising Africa’s green hydrogen economy potential
29th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There is considerable potential for Africa to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the green hydrogen economy, and for South Africa to be the hub out of which this is done; however, a key... 

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Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

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South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

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