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Zavalievsky graphite mine, Ukraine
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A graphite mine adjacent to the town of Zavallya, in Ukraine. 


From left Werner Duvenhage, James Cumming and Michael Wickins.
Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy
6th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A second renewable-energy project has been announced for heavy mineral sands extraction and refining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which mines in northern KwaZulu-Natal and produces... 


Federation of German Industries executive board member Wolfgang Niedermark
European countries urged to continue investing in mining
6th June 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Europe is at risk of losing important sources of raw materials, because it is phasing out mining rather than investing in more mines, Federation of German Industries executive board member Wolfgang... 


High-level representatives from Anglo American Platinum and Komatsu at the P&H 4800XPC’s official unveiling at Mogalakwena. The machine will enable the site to increase productivity while setting new standards in emissions reduction
Mogalakwena commissions first P&H 4800XPC in Africa
6th June 2024

Global mining companies need machines that maximise value extraction safely with the lightest possible carbon footprint and at the lowest cost per tonne. This requirement was met with Anglo... 


Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
Marokane says R285m spent on diesel in May compared with R2.8bn in May 2023
6th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has rebuffed persistent suggestions that the utility is keeping loadshedding at bay owing to an “excessive” reliance on the diesel-fuelled open cycle gas turbines, reporting... 


NOA Trading CEO Andrew Taylor
NOA helps Tronox decarbonise its South African operations with 25-yr energy supply agreement
6th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Local integrated energy company NOA Group Holdings has entered into a 25-year energy supply agreement with NYSE-listed titanium dioxide pigment manufacturer Tronox Holdings for its South African... 


Belgium's King Philippe and Namibian President Ngangolo Mbumba on a site visit at the Cleanenergy Solutions green hydrogen project in Namibia
Namibia’s audacious plan to become a global green hydrogen hub
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Early in May, King Philippe of Belgium was on the edge of the Namib desert to inaugurate a project that aims to help decarbonize European industry, and which might just enable one of Africa’s... 


A wind turbine and a fossil fuel-powered plant
Investment in clean energy to reach $2tr this year, outpacing investment in fossil fuels
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investment in clean energy technologies will climb to $2-trillion this year, almost double the amount spent on fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Two-thirds of the... 


Antofagasta signs $1.5bn investment deal for water transport system in Chile mine
6th June 2024 By: Reuters

London-listed Antofagasta on Wednesday signed a $1.5-billion investment deal to improve water supply at its Chile mining operations. The deal, signed with a firm owned by Madrid-based Almar Water... 


Mining is key for a sustainable future but is struggling with sustainability
Mining is key for a sustainable future but is struggling with sustainability
6th June 2024

Mining is key for a sustainable future but is struggling with sustainability The mining industry is struggling with environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting requirements despite playing... 


Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
6th June 2024

From drones to the Cloud to AI, the world is progressing at the speed of light. It’s not always easy staying on top of the latest innovations in your field. But at Electra Mining Africa 2024,... 


PGM-linked hydrogen peroxide generator.
Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat
5th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global environment. The latest indispensable commodity that is... 


A haul truck operating at a mine site in South Africa
Seventh administration needs to fast-track structural reforms to halt economic decline, Minerals Council says
5th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

The "concerning" economic growth dynamics across the South African mining sector should reinforce the need for the seventh administration, whatever shape it may take, to sustain and preferably... 


Occidental Petroleum, Berkshire Hathaway form JV to extract lithium
4th June 2024 By: Reuters

Occidental Petroleum said on Tuesday it had entered into a joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway's energy unit to extract lithium. The energy producer said it would use its technology to extract... 


CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum
CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum
3rd June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium project development company Vulcan Energy has raised €40-million (about A$65-million) strategic investments through private placements that will keep the momentum going at its zero-carbon... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals has secured its 15% strategic shareholding in Surge Copper, a Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture Exchange company that is advancing an... 


Power Metal, ACAM propose uranium-focused JV
3rd June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Power Metal Resources has entered into a legally binding subscription agreement with ACAM for the latter to invest £2-million in Power Metal by way of a loan note with attaching... 


Ministers and key stakeholders in the Mining and Power industries to attend WAMPEX and WAMPOC 2024
3rd June 2024

WAMPEX (West African Mining and Power Exhibition), now in its 17th year and organised in partnership between dmg events, EPI and The Ghana Chamber of Mines, will take place at the AICC and Grand... 


Ministers and key stakeholders in the Mining and Power industries to attend WAMPEX and WAMPOC 2024
3rd June 2024

The highly anticipated WAMPEX (West African Mining and Power Exhibition) and WAMPOC (West African Mining and Power Conference) are scheduled to take place from 5-7 June at the Accra International... 


Cyclones slash Australian gold production in March quarter
Cyclones slash Australian gold production in March quarter
3rd June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian gold mine production fell to 70 t in the March quarter, from 77 t in the December quarter, as a series of cyclones moved inland, with heavy rain wreaking havoc on the country's main gold... 


Worley wins first South32 North America contract
31st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining company South32 has awarded Australian professional services company Worley an engineering and procurement services contract at the Hermosa project, in the US. Worley will be... 


Solar power panels at South Deep gold mine.
ESG intrinsic to long-term mining success, Gold Fields AGM hears
31st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects is intrinsic to the long-term success of mining, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman highlighted at this week’s annual general meeting... 


Codelco and SQM announce final lithium agreement
Codelco and SQM announce final lithium agreement
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State copper producer Codelco and lithium company SQM have agreed to a final deal to create a joint venture for lithium production in the Salar de Atacama, both companies said in statements... 


Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines
Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines
31st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the renewed focus on ruthenium, water as an alternative source of power and the need for the world to make green hydrogen cheap enough to ensure... 


Queensland Premier Steven Miles
Queensland outlaws carbon storage in Australia's biggest aquifer
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will ban carbon capture and storage in a giant aquifer that spans much of its territory, the state government said on Friday, after an outcry from farmers who said such... 


Chile's ENAMI aims to break ground on first lithium project by 2028
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State mining firm ENAMI aims to start construction on its first lithium project in the country as soon as 2027 or 2028, company chief Ivan Mlynarz told Reuters, part of the government's... 


An image of a mineworker in an underground mining operation
Mine consultancy offers software suite for streamlining mine management
31st May 2024

On the back of mine health and safety remaining an international talking point, mining industry operational software solutions provider Mineware Consulting has developed an innovative AI-powered... 


An image of B2K’s managing director, Ross Trevelyan, and the CEO of IWIS Drive Systems Germany, Dr Frank Mitzschke, signing the IWIS distribution agreement in Germiston in February 2024
Specialist expands in sub-Saharan Africa
31st May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following its acquisition of chain solutions manufacturer IWIS Drive Systems South Africa in November last year, industrial supplies specialist Bearings 2000 (B2K) has become the exclusive... 


Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 


An image of a team repairing a mine winder motor
Motors swiftly repaired following failure
31st May 2024

Electric motor repair specialist Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) successfully completed the urgent repair of a 94 t 4 736 kW direct current mine winder motor under a tight deadline at platinum group... 


The range of Red Powertwist V belts that are manufactured by Fenner and distributed by BMG in South Africa
V-belt range improves HVAC system uptime
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that the reduced life of V-belts operating in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) sector is a major concern to the industry, despite users... 


EVOLVING LEGACY
SRK Consulting's approach has adapted to evolving needs, incorporating new factors into the core of its technical decision-making processes
Enhancing mining sustainability through tech expertise
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid an industry-wide shift towards more sustainable mining practices, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting says that the significance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in... 


AI-powered fintech solutions changing the way people in Africa transact
31st May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to propel the financial technology (fintech) industry into a new era of financial inclusion, and Africa is already developing innovative solutions... 


More than 430 Cape Town households apply to sell their excess solar electricity
31st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

A total of 432 Cape Town households have applied to earn cash from selling their excess solar power to the city. These applications will now be assessed to determine their eligibility. 


Contractors, subcontractors battling as late payments worsen – MBA North
31st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The construction industry value chain is at risk of collapsing as shrinking margins, unfair practices and payment issues continue to undermine the sector. This is according to members of the Master... 


Image of hammered gold bar
Côté mine, Canada
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in in north-eastern Ontario, Canada. 


Image of the Garden Well operations
Garden Well Main underground gold mine project, Australia
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will open a new mining domain directly below the base of the current Garden Well openpit. 


Sibanye-Stillwater secures fourth power purchase agreement.
Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement
30th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and gold producer has reached financial close for an... 


Aluminium hits two-year high as China capacity limits help rally
Aluminium hits two-year high as China capacity limits help rally
30th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum extended gains to a two-year high after China, the biggest producer, tightened capacity controls across an array of metals to meet emission-cutting goals. The light metal used in... 


The SlurrySucker dredging system provided the ideal solution to get the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant back to optimal condition
SlurrySucker puts sewage works back on track
30th May 2024

Developed by local pump and dredging expert IPR, the SlurrySucker dredging system recently provided the ideal solution for getting the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant... 


The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
30th May 2024

As South Africa continues to face a shortage of energy production, there is one persistent element of the energy mix to be considered: energy waste. Addressing delegates at this year’s Enlit 2024... 


Innovative Technologies Boost Health and Safety in Mining Construction Projects
Innovative Technologies Boost Health and Safety in Mining Construction Projects
30th May 2024

Maintaining exceptional health and safety (H&S) standards is integral to the ongoing success of any project in the mining, construction, and engineering, procurement, and construction management... 


New power contract facilitates Sierra Rutile's Area 1 restart
New power contract facilitates Sierra Rutile's Area 1 restart
30th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mineral sands miner Sierra Rutile has restarted operations at Area 1 in Sierra Leone, facilitated by a new contract for additional power generation capacity. The ASX-listed company has entered... 


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