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Balama graphite project, Mozambique – update
4th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has reported a tough quarter at its Balama operation, with production constrained by product inventory at its operations. 

Caracal accelerates expansion at Kilimapesa gold mine
3rd February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Caracal Gold is accelerating implementation of the final phase of its initial three-phase operational plan to further increase gold production and improve efficiencies at its flagship... 

Sandvik's Harare powerhouse keeps mining moving
31st January 2022

With exciting prospects for new mines and brownfield projects in Zimbabwe, Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions’ Harare-based operation remains at full capacity and at the leading edge of industry... 

Francois Marais, sales and marketing director at Pilot Crushtec
Francois Marais
28th January 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Francois Marais, sales and marketing director at Pilot Crushtec, which is involved in the manufacture, import and distribution of crushing, screening and materials handling... 

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Ammaroo phosphate project, Australia – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

SNC-Lavalin Group is undertaking a definitive feasibility study on the Ammaroo project. 

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Company stresses need for on-site mining medical services
21st January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining companies that partner with professional medical consultants to provide on-site medical assistance have the confidence that medical issues are treated appropriately and quickly. This... 

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Rising need for alcohol testing, recalibration
21st January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Medical equipment suppliers are encouraging local miners to conduct more regular breathalyser alcohol testing at their operations, and to recalibrate breathalyser equipment that has not been used... 

New iron ore mine added to Kwatani's N Cape footprint
20th January 2022

South Africa-based vibrating screen and feeder specialist Kwatani will soon add another installation to its extensive footprint in the Northern Cape, this time for a greenfields expansion of a new... 

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First Quantum's 3-year capex guidance up on cost pressures, new projects
18th January 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Copper and gold miner First Quantum has increased its capital expenditure (capex) guidance for the next three years, reflecting inflationary and logistical pressures on existing projects and the... 

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Butcherbird manganese project, Australia – update
14th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Element25 reported a new daily record production of 1 209 t at its Butcherbird manganese project on January 3, 2022 

EQ Resources sets new record at Mt Carbine
10th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten miner EQ Resources has reported a new monthly record of concentrate production at its Mt Carbine project, in Queensland, following the completion of an upgrade to the power line to the... 

Red Rock acquires two projects in Burkina Faso
6th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Natural resource development company Red Rock Resources has acquired two prospective exploration projects in the prolific Boromo and Banfora greenstone belts of Burkina Faso. The assets are now... 

Silver Bullet Mines on track to commission modular pilot plant
6th January 2022 By: Donna Slater

TSX-V-listed silver, gold and copper explorer and developer Silver Bullet Mines (SBMI) is progressing with the construction of a 125 t/d modular pilot plant in Arizona, in the US, and is on track... 

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Sugar factory expansion earns excellence award
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering and project management company Bosch Projects was named a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in... 

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Pelletising disc innovation reduces emissions
3rd December 2021

Screening, pelletising and primary crushing systems provider Haver & Boecker Niagara offers the Scarabaeus pelletising disc to enhance the productivity and profits of mining operations. The... 

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Tent Mountain mine, Canada
3rd December 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass, in Canada. 

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OLI South Africa
23rd November 2021

OLI is the world’s top-selling supplier of electric external motovibrators.  The OLI product is distributed in Southern Africa by its subsidiary in Gauteng, South Africa.  

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Hospital benchmarks in sustainable healthcare facilities
12th November 2021

Consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari provided design and construction supervision of the mechanical services, as well as environmentally sustainable design (ESD)... 

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PGMs producer faces pandemic head-on
5th November 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

The Covid-19 pandemic has been the foremost health concern facing employees, their families and surrounding communities, says platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum Holdings... 

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Breathalysers safe despite Covid
5th November 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With the onset of Covid-19, breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers was presented with the unique challenge of supplying alcohol breathalysers for workplaces and the mining industry that are... 

Hydrogen consortium forms around Pilot's WA assets
4th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pilot Energy and fellow-listed Warrego Energy have formed a consortium with energy infrastructure provider APA Group to study and jointly fund Pilot’s Mid West blue hydrogen and carbon... 

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Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
29th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has said its mine construction schedule at the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine is on track. 

Lindi Jumbo project on track
26th October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed graphite developer Walkabout Resources says its mine construction schedule at the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, is on track. An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)... 

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East Manganese achieves first ore
22nd October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Investment company Menar's first manganese asset, the East Manganese mine, located near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, mined ore for the first time in September.  

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Whim Creek copper/zinc project, Australia
22nd October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has outlined a potentially robust project comprising openpit mining at the Mons Cupri, Whim Creek and Salt Creek deposits. 

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Venetia’s new on-site heat tolerance screening facility is now open
19th October 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine, near Alldays, in Limpopo, has opened a new on-site heat tolerance screening (HTS) facility as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of its workers. The... 

Vedanta partners with Pink Drive on cancer screening for near-mine communities
Vedanta partners with Pink Drive on cancer screening for near-mine communities
15th October 2021 By: Donna Slater

Zinc producer Vedanta Zinc International, supported by the Pink Drive outreach programme, hosted its sixth yearly five-day cancer screening drive across the Namakwa district in the Northern Cape... 

Kwatani innovates to keep screens well isolated
11th October 2021

Process plant designers often underestimate the movement of large vibrating screens when these machines start and stop, a challenge for which Kwatani has found an innovative and cost effective... 

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Inprofile 2000
8th October 2021

For over 35 years, family-owned business Inprofile 2000 has been the market leader in the design and manufacturing of all open cold-formed steel sections. Currently Inprofile 2000’s section... 

South Flank unveiled
7th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The ribbon has officially been cut at diversified miner BHP’s $3.6-billion South Flank iron-ore mine, in the Pilbara. South Flank is an 80-million tonnes a year operation, and will be the most... 

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Welding solutions provider breaks into mining
1st October 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With its extensive experience in the welding industry, cutting tool solutions provider First Cut states that it has “only just begun to scratch the surface” in building a customer base in the... 

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Company appoints Indonesian distributor
1st October 2021

Mineral processing technology provider Metso Outotec has appointed Indonesian equipment supplier PT Trakindo Utama as a distributor for aggregate solutions as of last month. PT Trakindo Utama will... 

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More equipment donated in the fight against Covid-19
1st October 2021

Integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol has donated mobile clinics, vaccine carriers, laptops, specialised World Health Organisation-approved medical refrigerators and freezers, as well as... 

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Saint Elmo vanadium project, Australia
1st October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been approved by the Queensland government. 

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Mokala manganese mine optimisation project, South Africa – update
1st October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Mokala Manganese intends to establish a solar-powered, renewable-energy supply at the Mokala mine. 

Lightning protection requires careful consideration as digitalisation of mining expands
30th September 2021 By: Donna Slater

With the increased use of electronic and digital systems in modern mines comes the issue of lightning protection, which Wits Mining Institute's Professor Ian Jandrell suggests can be addressed in... 

Diamcor notes continued progress on growth objectives
29th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Diamcor Mining says the Phase 1 upgrade at the company’s Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa,  is demonstrating its ability to achieve the targeted 100% increase in... 

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Transport company has high hopes for Indaba
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Joburg Indaba brings with it hopes of increased and ongoing investment in the mining sector, specialist transport company Unitrans regional business development manager Joubert van... 

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Rubble recycling not seen as economically viable
24th September 2021 By: Darren Parker

The recycling of construction and demolition materials in South Africa is behind the global curve, partly because it is generally not viewed as economically viable by the vast majority of local... 

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Navigating the complexity of dismissals, resignations and retrenchments in a Covid world
23rd September 2021

South Africa’s labour laws are constantly evolving, and as with any legislation, they are often open to interpretation, and therefore to contention. While every incident is resolved individually,... 

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Digital Cloud base solution manage remote breath alcohol testing
17th September 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers is in the early stages of rolling out its iSober Breathalyser App & Cloud Service which is a breath alcohol test management tool and can be downloaded... 

EQ raises cash as expansion studies progress
13th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior EQ Resources has raised A$6-million through a convertible note issue to fund early works at its Mt Carbine tungsten project, in Queensland, while it completes a bankable feasibility study... 

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Rare helium supply opportunity unlocked
27th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the South African helium market is small, helium is sought after in the international market, which has created a good opportunity for dual-listed helium, liquid natural gas (LNG) and... 

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