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The Casa Berardi mine
Hecla halts Casa Berardi mining operations
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE-listed Hecla Mining has again suspended operations at the Casa Berardi mine, owing to forest fires in the Abitibi and Eeyou-Istchee region of the James Bay area.  This suspension follows the... 


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BCI flags A$500m cost blow-out and delayed production
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has flagged a A$500-million cost blow-out at its Mardie potash project, in Western Australia, while also warning of delays to first production. The company on... 


Kefi’s Ethiopian project ready for final finance package
19th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper reports that all outstanding major financing conditions precedent requiring Ethiopian government input in relation to the company’s Tulu Kapi gold project have been... 


IZADRI VAN NIEKERK
GIBB’s supportive environment allows young engineers to express their opinions and explore alternative approaches
Sector poses daily trials, despite prowess
16th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The civil engineering sector presents daily challenges that engineers, regardless of their experience, must overcome. These challenges can be technical, contractual or even outside their comfort... 


An image of Instant Bio-Bitumen asphalt
Taking oil out of bitumen
16th June 2023

Instant Bio-Bitumen, a carbon-negative alternative to conventional bitumen derived from the refining of crude oil for use as the binder in asphalt products, is currently being tested by asphalt... 


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Extreme weather erodes road networks
16th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Extreme weather associated with climate change has resulted in many roads becoming impassable, sustaining serious damage or being completely destroyed. The South African roads industry has sought... 


Location map of the Kasiya rutile project
Kasiya rutile project, Malawi – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sovereign Metals is progressing with a prefeasibility study. 


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Belinga Iron Ore project, Gabon – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue Metals has awarded a significant earthmoving and crushing services contract to mining services company Capital. 


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Séguéla mine, Côte d’Ivoire
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in the Worodougou region of the Woroba district, in Côte d’Ivoire. 


Ramping up new builds, maintenance
15th June 2023

Roads agency the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will continue to increase road construction and maintenance across South Africa. These efforts comprise numerous projects... 


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Structural demolitions pick up pace
15th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Requests for proposals for structural demolition have increased recently, following a backlog in maintenance and repairs of critical infrastructure, owing to the temporary suspension of... 


16 white rhinos have been successfully reintroduced to the Garamba National Park in the northeast of the DRC.
Barrick paves the way for reintroduction of white rhino to DRC's Garamba park
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

An initiative begun by Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow almost 13 years ago has come to fruition with the successful reintroduction of 16 white rhinos to the Garamba National Park... 


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Rio invests locally in iron-ore rail carts
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto on Tuesday announced a partnership with Gemco Rail to bring local iron-ore rail car manufacturing and bearing maintenance to the Pilbara region in an industry-first. The... 


QRC launches new campaign against royalties
12th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Monday launched a new campaign against the state government’s royalty rates. QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane said the resources industry was backing the next phase... 


A large cement manufacturing plant with green landscape behind.
Infrastructure projects critical to sector’s growth
9th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

The cement and concrete industry is stagnant and the only avenue for rejuvenation is the implementation of some of the infrastructure projects for which government has allocated over R900-billion,... 


Construction starts on Phase 2 of Lesotho Highlands Water Project
9th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Phase 2 of the long-awaited Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has broken ground. LHWP Phase 2, building on Phase 1 that was completed in 2003, includes the construction of the Polihali dam and... 


Operations at the Casa Berardi mine have been temporarily suspended.
Forest fires disrupt Quebec mining and exploration activity
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Several mining and exploration companies operating in Quebec have temporarily suspended their operations, as the Canadian province struggles to battle more than 160 forest fires during what... 


The Windfall camp in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region
Wildfire evacuation order halts Quebec exploration projects
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Work on several Quebec exploration projects have grinded to a halt to comply with restrictions imposed by the government to deal with the regional forest fire situation. Late last week, the Quebec... 


Booyco Electronics explores the crucial role of people in collision prevention systems in upcoming webinar
1st June 2023

Booyco Electronics, a leading provider of innovative safety solutions in the mining industry and pioneer of Collision Prevention Systems (CPS), is pleased to announce its upcoming webinar in... 


Zambia orders halt to work on copper mine in Lower Zambezi park
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Zambia's government on Wednesday ordered mining company Mwembeshi Resources to immediately halt all activities on the $494-million copper project it is developing in the Lower Zambezi National... 


Why You Should Consider A Career In Mining
Why You Should Consider A Career In Mining
31st May 2023

Mining in South Africa is one of the major activities that run the country’s economy. Whether it is the exploration, actual mining, or the processing of mined minerals, the whole chain has a... 


Why You Should Consider Investing In The South African Engineering Industry
Why You Should Consider Investing In The South African Engineering Industry
31st May 2023

Macrotrends put South Africa’s population at 60,414,495 in 2023, a 0.87% increase from the previous year. This increase in population sustains the relevance of the simple thesis – the demand for... 


Swanson DFS proves up for Arcadia
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Swanson tantalum/lithium project, in Namibia, has estimated would produce at an average 12 500 t/m rate over a mine-life of eight years. ASX-listed... 


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Rain hampers Australian gold production - report
30th May 2023

Australian gold production in the first quarter of 2023 fell to 72t, a decline of some 6t or 8%, compared with the December quarter 2022, according to Melbourne-based gold mining consultants... 


Raubex sees 17% uptick in order book, 35% jump in profit
26th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction group Raubex says it has seen a “pleasing” 17% increase in its order book for the financial year ended February 28, to R20-billion, up from R17.1-billion in the previous year. About... 


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Tala Hamza zinc/lead project, Algeria – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Algerian mining regulator has issued Terramin Australia with the mining permit for its Tala Hamza zinc project. 


Mining companies called to implement Social Labour Plans
25th May 2023

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is calling on mining companies to implement Social Labour Plans (SLP), in the areas in which they do business. Most of the... 


Copper ore
Congo to hike stake in copper, cobalt venture with China
24th May 2023 By: Reuters

The Democratic Republic of Congo aims to boost its stake in a cobalt and copper joint venture with Chinese firms to 70% from 32%, on concerns the deal gives away too much of Congo's resources with... 


LED Retrofit Lighting Solution for Ga-Segonyana Municipality  
23rd May 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED retrofit lighting solution for street- and highmast lighting for Ga-Segonyana Municipality in the Northern Cape Province. Highmast Lighting 


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Proper planning limits load-based risks
19th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To ensure that heavy load deliveries are made safely and on time, heavy lifting and rigging specialists Lovemore Bros conducts thorough route planning to mitigate risks associated with transporting... 


Terramin granted mining permit in Algeria
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Algerian mining regulator has issued ASX-listed Terramin Australia with the mining permit for its Tala Hamza zinc project, satisfying all the regulatory, financial and environmental... 


IG6 selects site for graphite BAM facility
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed International Graphite (IG6) on Wednesday told shareholders that the company had selected a preferred site for its proposed Collie graphite battery anode material (BAM) facility, in... 


Lithium developer reduces reliance on freshwater resources
12th May 2023

With its Portugal-based Barroso lithium project, European lithium developer Savannah Resources intends to use a closed-loop water system to reduce its reliance on having to draw water from the... 


COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION: Construction of the Msikaba Bridge project, which is valued at R1.72-billion, is now firmly under way after being disrupted by the Covid-19 lockdowns. The 580-m span, 195-m high, cable-stay bridge is anticipated to be completed at the end of February 2025, and will be the longest cable-stay bridge in Africa. The bridge is being built near Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape, over the Msikaba gorge.The bridge forms part of the R20-billion South African National Roads Agency’s N2 Wild Coast project.
COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION
12th May 2023

Construction of the Msikaba Bridge project, which is valued at R1.72-billion, is now firmly under way after being disrupted by the Covid-19 lockdowns. The 580-m span, 195-m high, cable-stay bridge... 


Minister emphasises need for speedy implementation of infrastructure projects
12th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) provides updates on the various infrastructure projects under way, Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala says there is... 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Cummins Range rare earths project, Australia – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

RareX has announced a A$4-million share placement to accelerate resource definition and development studies at its Cummins Range project. 


Aerial view of the Hermosa project
Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been confirmed as the first mining project added to the US Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council's FAST-41 process. 


Image of gold nuggets
Lafigué gold project, Côte d’Ivoire – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mining has reported that the project is progressing well. 


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NT budget unveils magnitude of mining contribution
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory Budget has revealed that mining continued to be the largest contributor to the economy, with 31.7% of gross state product (GSP) sourced from the sector in 2021-22. In its... 


Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 


SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability
5th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 


RareX raises exploration funds
5th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior RareX has announced a A$4-million share placement to accelerate resource definition and development studies at its Cummins Range phosphate rare earths project, in Western Australia. The... 


SA transport sector’s shift to zero emissions requires move to rail, ban on new ICE vehicle sales by 2035
5th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

For South Africa to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the transport sector to zero, 15% to 20% of road traffic must move to rail. This shift is also key in addressing road congestion, and improving... 


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