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Lac Rainy graphite project, Canada – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Metals Australia has announced the appointment of a new CEO to drive the development of the project. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

China Baowu Steel Group has raised more than $1-billion from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron-ore project. 


Bengwenyama scoping study shows attractive economics – Southern Palladium
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A scoping study of JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium’s 70%-owned Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa shows “very... 


Copper cathode produced in the DRC
Chinese companies to invest up to $7bn in Congo mining infrastructure
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese construction companies will invest up to $7-billion in infrastructure projects as part of an agreement over their Sicomines copper and cobalt joint venture in the Democratic Republic of... 


Following several advances in 2023, LHWP Phase II moves into final construction phase
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has made much progress on the Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) after a milestone year. During 2023, the project marked many... 


Resources community funding welcomed but more needed
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Queensland government’s allocation of A$118.2-million under the Resources Community Infrastructure fund towards projects in coal-producing... 


Errol Smart
Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge
23rd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s prospective Northern Cape province on Tuesday received yet another promising forward nudge along the road to copper-revival in the form of development obstacles being moved out of... 


Marula approves $6.38m exploration budget for Tanzanian projects
19th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

AQSE-listed Marula Mining’s 2024 exploration budgets for the advancement and development of the company’s Kinusi copper mine and the Bagamoyo, Nyorinyori and NyoriGreen graphite projects, all... 


Coal being transported on South Africa's railway
Transnet partially restores service on coal export line
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet said late Thursday it resumed partial service on the line connecting to the country's main coal export terminal, four days after two trains collided and... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Seabridge Gold has applied to the British Columbia Environment Assessment Office (BC EAO) for ‘substantially started’ status for its 100% owned KSM project. Under the BC Environmental... 


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Transnet plans to partially reopen coal line after derailment
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet plans to reopen the first of two coal lines to the country's major coal export terminal on Thursday after it was blocked following a train collision... 


Author:  Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Development Advisory and Impact at the Bigen Group.
Increasing complexity and cost dynamics of socioeconomics on mega infrastructure projects
16th January 2024

Many governments recognise the importance of undertaking large-scale and high-impact infrastructure projects as a significant lever to develop their people and allow for expanded access to... 


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Samphire uranium project, Australia – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Alligator Energy has said that its planned 2024 field recovery trial is expected to assist in further derisking and optimising the technical aspect of the project.  


new conveyor at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
Richards Bay Bulk Terminal conveyor repairs remove 400 coal trucks from roads
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

One of three conveyor belts damaged in the October 2021 fires has returned to full operation at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, and will prioritise the handling of coal exports.... 


Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 


WILDLIFE MANAGEMENTPalabora Copper is adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park, making wildlife management a crucial aspect of its operations
Project commits to people, wildlife
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

While the main goal of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift II expansion project is to enhance and optimise its mining operations, it has also become a catalyst for substantial... 


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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


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Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 


The Cerro Matoso operation in Colombia
South32 invokes force majeure at Colombia ferro-nickel operation
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South32 invoked force majeure at its Colombian nickel operations as community protesters block the movement of people and supplies to the giant open pit mine and smelter. “This affects all our... 


Marula starts extensive community engagement for two Tanzanian projects
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Marula Mining has started with a community engagement process at the Nyorinyori and NyoriGreen graphite projects, in Tanzania, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Marula Mining... 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


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No love, but some sympathy
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is not much love for ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The near-monopoly business is seen as over-protected, and under responsive by many of its customers. Many questions have been raised... 


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Belinga Iron Ore project, Gabon – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first product was ready for shipment on December 4. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026. 


Critical Mineral Resources acquires new permits in Morocco
6th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) has been granted four new exploration permits in the Rabat and Beni-Mellal regions in Morocco.  The three new permits, covering an area of about 80 km2,... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


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Industry fundamentals require re-addressing
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Fundamental challenges present in South Africa’s mining and exploration sector need to be addressed to reinvigorate and promote further development of the industries in the country, according to... 


Business vehicles twice as likely to be hijacked as stolen – Tracker
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tracker statistics for the period January to June show that hijackings still dominate national vehicle crime, accounting for 55% of incidents, versus theft at 45%.  However, while the... 


Report shows uptick in truck collisions
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

The 2023 Webfleet Road Safety Report shows a jump in collisions involving trucks this year, at 1 313 incidents, compared with 1 252 collisions in 2022. The survey for the report was conducted... 


Sishen mine team with Kathu Councillor Henriette Du Plessis at newly upgraded road
Miner Kumba resurfaces road in Kathu-Gamagara
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

As part of its social labour plan commitments, iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine has undertaken a road resurfacing project, upgrading three major roads in the Kathu-Gamagara... 


Panama copper miners take to the streets in backlash to shutdown
30th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Staff and contractors at First Quantum Minerals's Panamanian copper mine staged demonstrations across the country Wednesday, demanding the government protect their jobs or ensure they receive... 


An aerial view of load haul dump trucks carrying sand and rubble from the construction site of Pensana's Longonjo Mine in Angola
Angolan rare earth project construction progressing
24th November 2023

Magnet metals miner Pensana, continuing with the site development works for its rare-earth elements Longonjo project, in Angola, reported towards the end of August that it was progressing with site... 


The Westwood operation
Westwood mine, Canada
24th November 2023 By: Nadine James

Westwood is Iamgold’s only underground mine. 


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Buena Vista iron project, US – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Magnum Mining & Exploration is considering a fast startup option for its Buena Vista iron project. 


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South African construction sector – challenging at present but hope remains
17th November 2023

Amid the slow release of standardised bidding criteria by public sector entities, the South African civil engineering and construction sector is described as being on a “hiatus”, with it being... 


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Delayed Lesotho Highlands project key to plugging Gauteng water-supply gap
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The long-anticipated second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP Phase II) broke ground this year, with ambitions of providing Gauteng and surrounds with a much-needed boost in water... 


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Premier gold project, Canada – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Resources has made considerable progress on outdoor areas, such as the tailings storage facility earthworks, the new water treatment plant and the electrical substation. 


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Caserones mine, Chile
17th November 2023 By: Nadine James

The Caserones mine produces high-quality copper concentrate, copper cathode and molybdenum concentrate. 


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Baptiste nickel project, Canada
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A prefeasibility study has outlined an openpit mining project that will produce an average of 59 100 t/y of nickel in concentrate over a 29-year mine life. 


First Quantum says production at Cobre Panama mine remains uninterrupted
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

First Quantum Minerals said on Friday production at the Cobre Panama mine remains uninterrupted hours before Panama's congress passed a law banning new mining concessions after protests, including... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue – Menar
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue, says Vuslat Bayoglu, the MD of Menar, a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets... 


Australia’s competitive advantage gives it the edge in the global race for critical minerals: Minister
1st November 2023

Australia can lead the world as it transitions to a clean energy future by producing the critical minerals required, whilst not sacrificing its existing competitive advantage as a traditional... 


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