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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... 


SOLAR RANGE
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... 


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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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Premier gold project, Canada – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Resources has finalised a financing package for the construction of the project. 


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Cummins Range rare earths project, Australia
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has demonstrated the potential viability of the project. 


Marula set to begin deliveries from Blesberg shortly
24th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

AQSE-listed Marula Mining continued on an upward trajectory towards its near-term project development and production milestones across its projects, CEO Jason Brewer says in an update on the... 


Peru unrests threatens to choke off almost 2% of global copper supply
Peru unrests threatens to choke off almost 2% of global copper supply
20th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Protests in Peru are threatening to choke off access to almost $4-billion worth of copper just as China’s emergence from Covid lockdowns promises to boost demand. Peru’s third-largest copper mine,... 


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Zgounder mine, Morocco
20th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A silver mine East of Agadir, in the Taroudant province of Morocco. 


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Mercedes-Benz to make second hybrid in SA, but competitiveness concerns mount
20th January 2023 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will add a second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to the production line-up at its East London plant this year, says CEO Andreas Brand. The 50-year-old... 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte d’Ivoire
20th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Studies have determined that the Lafigué deposit is amenable to conventional openpit, drill-and-blast mining, which will be undertaken by contractors. 


Congo sees deal on $6bn China mining contract overhaul this year – FinMin
19th January 2023 By: Reuters

The Democratic Republic of Congo expects to reach an agreement on overhauling $6-billion of an infrastructure-for-minerals deal with Chinese investors this year, Finance Minister Nicolas Kazadi... 


MMG’s Las Bambas halts mining on safety fears: TVPeru
16th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

MMG'S Las Bambas copper mines halted activities because of unrest at another nearby mining site, according to TVPeru Noticias, citing a union leader. The decision to stop work at the mine on... 


Miners support flood relief efforts in the Kimberley region
11th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A number of resources companies have contributed to flood relief efforts in the Kimberley region of Western Australia following heavy rainfall associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie. Mining... 


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LHWP Phase 2 to reach completion in 2028
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

About 17 990-million cubic metres of water have been transferred to South Africa since the commissioning of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 1 in 2004. This has earned Lesotho... 


SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS
The Empty Trips digital freight exchange allows rail carriers to publish empty rail wagons on the platform, making this information visible to rail shippers so that they can book space on the rail wagons
Digital platform aims to improve SADC rail efficiency
16th December 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A substantial percentage of all rail wagons in South Africa are empty when moving between destinations. In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, only a small percentage of rail... 


A map depicting the Waterberg project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa
Preconstruction programme approved in principle
16th December 2022

In October New York Stock Exchange-listed mining house Platinum Group Metals (PTM) reported that the Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) Resources, in principle approved a R380-million pre-construction... 


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Greenfield project deemed feasible
16th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s greenfield Gugulethu project – located south-east of Hendrina, in Mpumalanga – forms part of the miner’s expansion objectives to become a larger... 


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Valeria coal project, Australia – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Glencore has stopped the proposed development of the Valeria coal mine. 


TECH fully permitted
15th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has received all of the primary approvals for the construction of its Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) base metals project, in Queensland. The... 


The Cerro Verde mine, in Peru.
Peru copper mines face transport delays as protests spread
14th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

Protests against the ouster of President Pedro Castillo are starting to disrupt the movement of staff and supplies at Cerro Verde and other copper mines in Peru, the No. 2 supplier of the metal.... 


Peru protesters threaten to halt Antapaccay, Bambas – report
12th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

Peru’s demonstrators have threatened to stop work at Glencore’s Antapaccay and MMG’s Las Bambas copper mines in protest against the country’s new president and to demand fresh general elections,... 


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Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55bn mining sector
9th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

A threatening letter, a derailed train, blocked roads, burned vehicles, workers locked up. That’s what some of the world’s biggest mining companies say they’re battling in South Africa: Extortion.... 


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