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Australian resources key to decarbonising - Minister
11th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian resources sector, including its coal and gas sectors, had a significant role to play in the nation’s decarbonising efforts, federal Resources Minister Madeleine King said. Speaking... 

Developed countries’ EV uptake strategies may be unsuitable for SA, owing to ‘significant’ wealth disparity, warns Frost & Sullivan
5th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

It is impossible to draw a direct comparison between South Africa and other countries that have adopted strategies to push the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), warns Frost & Sullivan research... 

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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
5th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Development plans for the rail and port infrastructure to service the Simandou iron-ore project have progressed with the establishment of the TransGuinean Company Joint Venture. 

West African plans second mine by 2025
3rd August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed West African Resources has released a feasibility study for its Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso, telling delegates at the Diggers and Dealers conference that it was aiming for first... 

Miners' profits face an unusual foe: extreme weather
1st August 2022 By: Reuters

Heavy rainfalls, withering droughts and other extreme weather patterns across the globe are denting miners' profits and crimping supply of iron ore, copper and other widely-used minerals as climate... 

If Brazil legalizes more Amazon mining, it would drive deforestation, study says
29th July 2022 By: Reuters

Legalizing mining on indigenous land and other protected areas in Brazil's Amazon rainforest would lead to thousands of square kilometers in new deforestation, according to a study published on... 

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Rail revitalisation needed
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Revitalising South Africa’s rail infrastructure is necessary to ensure that it is a reliable, available, competitive and efficient mode of transport, allowing users to capitalise on the sector’s... 

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Retailer’s last-mile deliveries to be made by solar-charged electric panel vans
29th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

Retailer Woolworths in June announced that it will start rolling out electric panel vans (EPVs) in partnership with logistics group DSV and mobility specialist Everlectric to deliver its customers’... 

Marula reports successful site visit to Nkombwa Hill, Zambia
27th July 2022 By: Darren Parker

Highlights from a site visit to the Nkombwa Hill niobium and tantalum, rare earth elements and phosphate project in Zambia, and the resulting comprehensive summary, have proven to be “massively... 

Gemfields reports attacks moving closer to its Moz ruby mine
20th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Gemfields says an attack, attributed to insurgent activity, occurred on July 13 in closer proximity to the operations of Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM), in which Gemfields holds a 75%... 

Orom-Cross PFS points to 14-year mine life, net cash generation of $1.07bn
19th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Graphite, nickel and copper developer Blencowe Resources has completed a prefeasibility study (PFS) for its flagship Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda, on time and under budget. The PFS... 

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Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar
18th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary... 

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Raglan mine, Canada
15th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A nickel mine Nunavik in Quebec, Canada. 

Emmerson’s Moroccan potash project progressing well
11th July 2022 By: Darren Parker

The development and financing of Aim-listed Emmerson’s Khemisset potash project, in Morocco, continued to make steady progress in the second quarter, the company said on July 11. Exploration work... 

'The losses are enormous': Mpumalanga shutdown hits coal, chrome exporters
8th July 2022 By: News24Wire

Blockaded roads and disruption of transport routes associated with the Mpumalanga shutdown have served to twist the knife in commodity exporters already struggling to move product out of the... 

Fieldwork starting at mine
8th July 2022

Mining company Orosur Mining announced in March that its geology teams have mobilised to Santa Cruz province, Argentina, to commence the company’s first field exploration programme at the El... 

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New standards for municipalities
8th July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

The South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) technical committee has added new standards that municipality procurement teams need to adhere to when awarding tenders. 

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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

News agency Reuters has reported that Guinea Mines Minister Moussa Magassouba has ordered all work related to the Simandou iron-ore mine project to be halted 

Industry taxes reach record heights - report
5th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Company tax and royalty payments from the Australian resources sectors reached a record A$43.2-billion in the 2020-21 financial year, up 16% on the previous financial year. A report released by... 

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Consulting engineering sector faces skills depletion
1st July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased retrenchments and job losses in the consulting engineering industry, which, in turn, has led to a skills drain in the sector, temporary works consultant... 

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Cesa challenges Sanral’s decision to cancel tender
1st July 2022

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) is challenging the decision by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) board to cancel critical infrastructure tenders worth... 

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Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal
1st July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The... 

Feasibility study on the City of Cape Town’s takeover of Metrorail gets under way
1st July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will, on July 1, start a feasibility study on the devolution of the city’s passenger rail system from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the metro. PRASA... 

Sibanye's Stillwater mine suspended for 4-6 weeks
24th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The Stillwater mine, in Montana, will remain suspended for four to six weeks to allow for access to the mine to be restored following recent flooding, precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater... 

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If power station protests persist, there’ll be much more load-shedding, Eskom warns
24th June 2022 By: News24Wire

Power utility Eskom warned on Friday morning that if protests at nine of its power stations and facilities continue, it increases the risk of higher stages of load-shedding. SA is currently... 

Indigenous Ecuadorans fight back as metal mining eats into Amazon
24th June 2022 By: Reuters

The brightly colored chiva bus rocked back and forth, branches scraping across its sides, as it traveled down the narrow dirt road traversing mountain ranges of the Cordillera del Condor, in... 

Limited financial resources and rapidly ageing road infrastructure make it challenging to carry out all maintenance activities
Maintenance of ageing road network a top priority – JRA
24th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The deterioration of Johannesburg’s roads is a key concern in terms of the general maintenance of the city, with inclement weather, vandalism and theft, as well as ageing infrastructure, the key... 

CHANGING IT UP The Kokstad Interchange project along the R56 provincial route will take 33 months to complete
Sanral success stories
24th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Despite the negative impact of its recent tender cancellations, South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it continues to improve, manage and maintain the national road network. In... 

To be considered a well-maintained road network, it is the in-house norm at Sanral that not more than 10% be in a poor to very poor condition
Majority of Sanral road network exceeds design life
24th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

With 83.6% of the national road network under South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) jurisdiction exceeding its 20-year design life, there is increased risk of rapid deterioration... 

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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
24th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Guinean government has grown increasingly impatient with the companies that control the giant Simandou deposit, which has not been developed since Rio Tinto was first granted an exploration... 

A$600m hydrogen refuelling planned for Hume Highway
23rd June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian companies Hydrogen Fuels Australia (H2FA) and CLARA Energy will build a A$600-million green hydrogen distribution network along the Hume Highway corridor running between New South Wales... 

NSW invests heavily in critical minerals future
21st June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The New South Wales government has announced a A$130-million Critical Minerals Activation Fund as part of its 2022-23 Budget, to attract mining and processing investment to New South Wales.... 

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Canadian explorer continues to advance project’s copper-nickel-cobalt plus PGM, clean energy potential
20th June 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With significant demand and potential in Canada for high-grade palladium, platinum, rhodium, copper, nickel and cobalt, Canadian North Resources Inc. (CNRI) is at late-stage exploration and... 

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Building Forever has become core business at De Beers, it's in the business plan
20th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

It is a full year since the De Beers Group set itself a dozen far-reaching 2030 ‘Building Forever’ sustainability goals, which have as their four focus areas leading ethical practices, protecting... 

The Raglan mine in Quebec
Glencore’s Raglan resuming some operations, but impasse persists
17th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The Raglan nickel and copper mine, in Quebec, is gradually resuming certain operations from Friday, but diversified major Glencore reported that a wage negotiation impasse continued to persist.... 

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Riacho dos Machados mine, Brazil
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine Minas Gerais state, Brazil. 

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Kasiya rutile project, Malawi – update
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Sovereign Metals has received analysis of the Kasiya rutile project's graphite co-product, one of the critical raw materials contained in the Kasiya deposit. 

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16th June 2022

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'Unprecedented' flooding erodes road to Sibanye's Stillwater mine
14th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater reported on Tuesday that all its employees at the Stillwater mine, in flood-hit Montana, were safe, but stated that roads and bridges leading to the mine... 

Customised design wins Anglogan crane order
14th June 2022

(Virtual Showroom): An order for an overhead crane and gantry specifically designed to overcome delivery and functionality constraints has been placed by Consulmet Pty Ltd on crane and hoist... 

Insurgent attacks inch closer to Gemfields’ Montpuez mine
13th June 2022 By: Donna Slater

Gemstone miner Gemfields reports that several insurgent attacks in the vicinity of Ancuabe, Mozambique, starting on June 6, are happening in closer proximity to its Montpuez ruby mine (MRM) than in... 

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Quarrying under pressure, owing to lack of road builds
10th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A lack of genuine infrastructure development over the past ten years has reduced demand for aggregates, placing significant pressure on local quarries, says construction materials supplier AfriSam.... 

Route of Phase 1 of proposed Gautrain extension published
10th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has made public the preferred route for Phase 1 of the proposed expansion of the 80-km Gautrain system, in what is called the... 

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