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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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Windfall gold project, Australia – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold Fields has partnered with Osisko Mining to develop and mine the project. 


The Oyu Tolgoi operation in Mongolia
Copper mine flashes warning of 'huge crisis' for world supply
3rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Accompanied by tinny taped music and overall-clad workers, Rio Tinto Group executives and Mongolian officials gathered a kilometer beneath the freezing Gobi Desert earlier this year to open one of... 


Volvo Trucks’ first extra-heavy electric truck hits SA roads
28th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has started the homologation of its first extra-heavy battery electric truck units.  The goal is to present the first of these vehicles to a local customer, KDG... 


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Belinga Iron Ore project, Gabon
28th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue Metals Group aims to build a two-million-tonne-a-year iron-ore operation in north-east Gabon. 


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Report highlights LNG investment potential for treasury
26th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by advisory firm Wood Mackenzie, has estimated that Australia’s state and federal governments would benefit from A$100-billion in taxation receipts from gas export projects over the... 


Geodrill secures contract for 10 000 m of drilling at Aton’s Egypt concession
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has signed a contract with TSX-listed exploration drilling company Geodrill to undertake a 10 000 m programme of reverse circulation (RC) percussion drilling at the Abu... 


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Oil & gas producers facing A$16bn tax bill - Appea
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Taxes from the Australian oil and gas industry are set to reach A$16.26-billion during 2022-23, up from A$6.46-billion last financial year the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration... 


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Collapse in rail service has increased road freight volumes and risks
21st April 2023 By: Donna Slater

A spate of attention-grabbing road safety incidents involving trucks has sparked debate about the state of land transport in South Africa and brought the safety of trucks and their operators into... 


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Collapse in rail service has increased road freight volumes and risks
21st April 2023 By: Donna Slater

A spate of attention-grabbing road safety incidents involving trucks has sparked debate about the state of land transport in South Africa and brought the safety of trucks and their operators into... 


Galena raises A$20m as Abra ramp-up lags
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Galena Mining on Thursday announced plans to raise A$20-million to provide additional working capital, warning that the ramp-up of its Abra base metals mine, in Western Australia, has been... 


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Green hydrogen economy in South Africa growing from small projects
19th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

While South Africa and the world are in the nascent stages of using sustainably produced, or green, hydrogen as an energy carrier, there are many projects across the emerging value chain... 


Ravenswood expansion completed
14th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The A$350-million expansion of the Ravenswood gold mine, in Queensland, has been completed, with the project now ramping up. More than 1 000 contractors were supported during the mine’s expansion... 


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Copper World Complex, US
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has proposed a two-phased mine plan for the project. 


Blockade lifted at Colombia coal mine Cerrejon
9th April 2023 By: Reuters

Protesters in Colombia's northern La Guajira province have lifted a four-day blockade of a rail line and the entrance to an export terminal used by coal miner Cerrejon, the company said on Friday.... 


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Collaboration drives positive change for small-scale growers
7th April 2023

Small-scale sugar growers are a vital contributor to the sugar value chain in South Africa and are the economic heartbeat of many communities across the country. This is recognised by the South... 


Anchor block construction on Msikaba bridge nears completion
7th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Concor-Mota Engil Joint Venture has almost completed the four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place. Concor project director Laurence Savage says the blocks... 


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Makhado hard coking coal project, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

All regulatory approvals for the project are in place. 


Hudbay to look for JV partner at Copper World project
Hudbay to look for JV partner at Copper World project
5th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals miner Hudbay Minerals is looking to initiate a minority joint venture (JV) partner process for its Copper World project, in the US, which will allow the potential partner to participate... 


Marula advances plans with partners to commission Kinusi copper processing plant
5th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

Africa-focused miner and developer Marula Mining is advancing plans to install a copper processing plant at its 75%-owned Kinusi copper project, in Tanzania, with initial design and capital and... 


Portfolio used in diverse sectors
31st March 2023

Machine tools suppliers BMG’s extensive portfolio of fasteners, tools and related equipment has been carefully selected for dependable operation, flexibility, enhanced safety and extended service... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
South Africa will overcome its rail and electricity problems, Menar MD predicts
27th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

At the end of the day, South Africa will overcome its rail transport and electricity availability issues, and confidence in both Transnet and Eskom will be fully restored, Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu... 


Cape Main line freight rail operations halted after heavy rains damage infrastructure
27th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says the Cape Corridor has suspended all train operations on the Cape Main line owing to washaways caused by heavy rains on the evening of March 24. The rail... 


Appea urges new NSW government to invest in gas
27th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has called on the newly elected government in New South Wales to allow for further investment in the gas sector in the region... 


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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.... 


Rio Tinto head of copper Bold Baatar
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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