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On-The-Air (24/03/2023)
24th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer unpacks policy certainty, jobs and clean electricity 

Renewable energy and hydrogen infrastructure
WPIC expects up to $300bn of investments in green hydrogen by 2030
23rd March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Hydrogen will play a pivotal role in efforts to reach net zero, and investment, collaboration and the roll-out of supportive government policies are intensifying to achieve this, directly... 

Tendele prepares for another onslaught against Somkhele mine expansion
17th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

KwaZulu-Natal-based Tendele Mining says it will defend its right to mine at the Somkhele anthracite coal mine, near Mtubatuba, north of Richard’s Bay, amid a latest attempt by an environmental... 

WBHO reveals record order book, finally closes door on Australia chapter
17th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) revealed a record order book as the company earlier this month reported its financial results for the six months ended December 31. At about R26.5-billion, the... 

Ora Banda strikes sales deal in WA
16th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Ora Banda Mining has struck a A$10-million agreement to divest of certain non-core Lady Ida tenements, in Western Australia. The company told shareholders that following the completion of... 

MC Mining continues to progress projects, interim revenue increases
15th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

MC Mining’s revenue for the six months ended December 31, 2022, increased by 8% to $14-million, compared with the revenue of $13-million reported for the six months ended December 31, 2021.... 

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Rio Tinto sees robust short term outlook for copper
15th March 2023 By: Reuters

 The short-term outlook for copper is "pretty healthy," with global stockpiles trending down and mine disruptions having eroded supply from Latin America, Rio Tinto's head of copper Bold Baatar... 

Ontario Mines Minister George Pirie and Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation
Ontario approves First Nations-led plan for Ring of Fire road
7th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Ontario government has approved the terms of reference designed and submitted by First Nations for the all-season, multi-use road connecting to the proposed Ring of Fire mining development... 

Peru expects easing unrest to unleash stalled copper shipments
7th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The government of Peru, the second-biggest producer of copper and zinc, expects that shipments of the commodities will begin to normalize within days as the nation’s worst street protests in... 

Peruvian communities to resume blockade of crucial 'mining corridor'
6th March 2023 By: Reuters

Andean communities in Peru will resume a blockade of a crucial highway used by major copper producers next week, two local leaders said on Saturday, following a truce that had allowed mining... 

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Skills study, awards show need for industry funding, support
3rd March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) conducted and completed a survey and case study last year on Fourth Industrial Revolution- (4IR-) related skills needed in the... 

LED Lighting Solution for Netcare Alberton Hospital
2nd March 2023

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED lighting solution for the new Netcare Alberton Hospital, located in the south of Johannesburg. Due to capacity constraints which made it impossible... 

This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coldfoot, Alaska, is a lone truck stop-cafe-bar-motel 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It’s the last spot for northbound semis to gas up on their way to Prudhoe Bay and a place where camo-clad... 

Preparatory work under way on commercial centre that will serve LHWP Phase II project area
24th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Preparatory stages of construction of the Polihali commercial centre at Masakong are under way after the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) awarded the M11.3-million contract to Unik... 

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Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South32’s has reported that it remains confident that costs at its Hermosa project will not increase. 

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New Acland Stage 3 coal mine expansion project, Australia – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work is under way to resume mining operations at the New Acland project. 

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Woodlark gold project, Papua New Guinea – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Geopacific Resources is hoping to update the operating and capital cost estimate for its Woodlark gold project during 2023. 

TFR's operations
Sanral, Transnet, Denel among SOEs to receive fiscal support in 2023/24
22nd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As State-owned entities (SOEs) continue to rely on government bailouts and dominate the guarantee portfolio of the fiscus, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has announced conditional in-year... 

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Gemfields has its eye on security measures following Cabo Delgado attacks
21st February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Gemstone miner Gemfields, which has operations in Mozambique and Zambia, has reiterated the emphasis it places on operational personnel's safety in Mozambique following a series of insurgent... 

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Mindset change a must for effective PSP
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Effective public-sector participation (PSP) in the funding, management, operation and maintenance of South Africa’s depreciating road, rail and port infrastructure requires a mindset change by... 

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Infrastructure woes blight mining activities
17th February 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The value of minerals available in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is overshadowed by ailing infrastructure such as roads and reliable Internet networks. These challenges make it... 

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Swift mining, minerals transport required to meet demand
17th February 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To fully reap the benefits of the demand for battery-related minerals, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs to prioritise mining and export the minerals swiftly, says WSP Africa Earth &... 

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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Consulting, engineering, construction and mobility services company Egis has signed a contract with the government of Guinea to act as technical adviser for the construction of the project’s... 

New Hope readies for restart at New Acland
16th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner New Hope on Thursday said that work was under way to resume mining operations at the New Acland project, in Queensland, as all primary approvals for the New Acland Stage 3 project was in... 

Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Ramaphosa’s investment czar says South African infrastructure in dire state
15th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The head of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s infrastructure and investment office warned that the nation’s power, rail and water reticulation systems are in a dire state and that fixing... 

Funding of Solar Lighting Solution in Tshinapfene Village
15th February 2023

A Solar lighting solution installed on glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) poles, supplied by BEKA Schréder, have been donated to the Tshinapfene Village in Limpopo, South Africa. The project... 

UK junior reports good results from its copper/gold exploration programme in Eritrea
14th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-domiciled junior miner Andiamo Exploration has so far identified a 100 000 oz equivalent copper-gold resource (compliant with the Canadian NI 43 101 standard) at its Yacob Dewar property in... 

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Kabanga nickel project, Tanzania – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Test results have indicated that the nickel concentrate from Lifezone Metals’ Kabanga nickel project is amenable to processing using the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical technology. 

Sasol Solar Challenge to return in 2024
10th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

The biennial Sasol Solar Challenge is set to return from September 13 to 20, 2024.  The race will be an eight-day event. 

Promising test results received for Kabanga nickel project in Tanzania
7th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Test results have indicated that the nickel concentrate from Lifezone Metals’ Kabanga nickel project, in Tanzania, is amenable to processing using the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Energy transition offers great opportunities to Africa, but constraints are significant
7th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global transition to low- and zero-carbon energy sources was a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Africa, just as the original Industrial Revolution had been for the West, highlighted... 

Appea pleads its case ahead of federal Budget
6th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has called on the federal government to use its 2023-24 Budget to encourage investment in new gas supply and emissions... 

BEKA SOLAR offers a renewable lighting solution to operate in any challenging African environment
Correct lighting solution can help maximise energy savings
3rd February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As companies worldwide have become obliged to implement energy-saving methods, the growing popularity of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a variety of lighting applications has dominated the... 

Nomfundiso Matjila, acting GM of Integrity NDT Projects
Nomfundiso Matjila
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Nomfundiso Matjila, acting GM of Integrity NDT Projects, a nondestructive testing company that specialises in various types of conventional and advanced nondestructive methods 

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Farmers seek new deal as loadshedding threatens industry and food security
3rd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The impact of loadshedding on the agriculture sector is evident at all levels of operation, including logistics and cold chain management, which necessitates urgent responses from farmers and... 

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Kiniero gold project, Guinea – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Robex Resources has appointed Australia-based fund management firm Taurus Mining Finance Fund No 2 as exclusive arranger for a funding package of up to $115-million for the development of the project. 

Peru’s violent protests imperil 30% of its copper output
Peru’s violent protests imperil 30% of its copper output
30th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

An upsurge in the violent protests wracking Peru is crimping copper output in the world’s No. 2 supplier, with about 30% of its production at risk at a time of low global stocks and high prices.... 

Bongani Mthombeni-Möller
Opinion: Better infrastructure can help South Africa escape low growth
27th January 2023

In this article, Royal HaskoningDHV smart mobility director Bongani Mthombeni-Möller writes about the infrastructure challenges facing South Africa and what can be done to solve these for the... 

Alcohol Breathalysers
Alcohol Breathalysers
27th January 2023

Alcohol Breathalysers was established in 2004 with the aim to make reliable, affordable and accurate digital breathalysers available to ensure that all businesses and individuals can gain access to... 

Accreditation pivots automotive SMMEs’ progress
27th January 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Despite small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) being a big driver of employment and economic growth in South Africa, many of these businesses face several challenges during the startup... 

An image of activities at the Ity Mine in Côte d’Ivoire
Gold producer optimistic about West African exploration
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

Gold producer Endeavour Mining intends to capitalise on its “unmatched competitive advantage” of holding one of the largest land packages in West Africa, and its strategic foothold in two of the... 

Improving SA roads, a continued goal in 2023 – AA
27th January 2023

Roadside assistance company Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) CEO Willem Groenewald says discussions with colleagues from global automotive clubs on the issues they currently face... 

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Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South32 is progressing plans to potentially produce battery-grade manganese at its Hermosa project. 

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