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DMRE turns investment drive focus to North West  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th January 2022 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), together with the provincial government of North West, are increasing efforts to garner investment into and effect transformation in the province’s mining sector. Speaking during a North West Mining and Energy Investment conference on... 

EcoGraf produces first GreenRECARB product

By: Esmarie Iannucci     25th January 2022 ASX-listed EcoGraf on Tuesday reported the production of its first GreenRECARB products as part of its global product development program for the new EcoGraf battery anode material (BAM) facility, in Western Australia. GreenRECARB is a recarburiser additive for use in electric arc and induction... 

Indonesia starts construction of $2.3bn coal gasification plant

By: Reuters     24th January 2022 Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched construction of a $2.3-billion coal gasification plant on Monday, in a bid to slash the country's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports while optimising its coal resources. The plant is designed to utilise 6-million tonnes of low rank coal to produce 1.4... 

Saudi’s State-controlled miner names fourth CEO in two years

By: Bloomberg     24th January 2022 Saudi Arabia’s State-controlled miner has named its fourth chief executive officer in the past two years after replacing Abdulaziz Al-Harbi. Robert Wilt, a former Alcoa executive who was most recently CEO of one of Canada’s largest food companies, will lead Saudi Arabian Mining, according to a... 

Fortescue turns to F1 engineering

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th January 2022 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has struck a £164-million deal to acquire UK-based technology and engineering services business Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). WAE is an offshoot of the Williams F1 team and is renowned for its ground-breaking projects in high performance battery systems... 

Market for platinum-based active pharmaceutical ingredients growing – council

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st January 2022 The global market for platinum-based highly-potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HAPIs) is projected to reach more than $37-billion by 2028, industry body the World Platinum Investment Council says. Platinum-based HAPIs, for example carboplatin, are chemical compounds used for the treatment... 

Sam Molefi clinches promising contract for his impressive mining business  

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Samuel Molefi and entrepreneur Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company was established with the sole objective of rendering differentiated contract mining services and to be a supplier of... 

Water treatment system designed for Mauritius Island

By: Anna Moross     21st January 2022 Industrial water treatment solutions company Watericon has been tasked to design, build, transport and install a containerised water treatment system for the island of Mauritius. 

Focus on hygiene can contribute to health, safety

21st January 2022 Owing to high safety risks, mining is considered one of the most hazardous industries and, compared to 2020, South Africa, which has some of the deepest and oldest mines in the world, has already seen a 33% increase in mine deaths in the first half of 2021. This regression in safety has... 

Footwear provider expands into new terrains

21st January 2022 Driven by “a commitment to high-quality products”, local footwear provider Lemaitre states that it has always been a brand committed to keeping those who build South Africa safe, noting that, for 30 years, the company “has helped build a nation”. The company last December announced the addition... 

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