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Sleeping Giant gold project, Canada – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Abcourt Mines has started processing gold at its Sleeping Giant mill. 


Eskom insists downward EAF slide has been ‘arrested’ amid Stage 4 loadshedding
Eskom insists downward EAF slide has been ‘arrested’ amid Stage 4 loadshedding
22nd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom insists the performance of its unreliable generation fleet is on an improving trajectory, releasing a graphic-heavy statement on February 22 disputing a recent report stating that its... 


Wayne Warren, Sales Manager Africa for Pilot Crushtec
Pioneering crushing and screening solutions for cleaner energy minerals
22nd February 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Pilot Crushtec's crushing and screening solutions are key for a wide range of applications within the energy minerals sector, and the company has built a significant footprint in these industry... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Fiscal discipline in Budget, but 5% infrastructure expenditure increase ‘barely positive’ – Minerals Council
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana maintained focus on fiscal discipline and balancing the need to address socioeconomic challenges facing the country, industry organisation Minerals Council South... 


Record dividend for Northern Star as growth strategy delivers cash earnings boost
Record dividend for Northern Star as growth strategy delivers cash earnings boost
22nd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian gold miner Northern Star on Thursday declared a record interim dividend of 15c a share, complementing its A$300-million share buyback programme that remains open. Driven by higher gold... 


Illegal miners
Criminal Asset Recovery Fund, not fiscus, to fund SANDF’s war on illegal mining
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has claimed that the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in support of the South African Police Service to... 


MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions
MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions
21st February 2024

MacLean Equipment USA, the US-based business of the global manufacturer MacLean Engineering, will be sharing its mining equipment innovation expertise at two technical sessions at the upcoming SME... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Godongwana draws down R150bn from gold and forex account to reduce borrowings and debt-service costs
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana unveiled a far-reaching reform in relation to government’s treatment of the Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account (GFECRA), which will result in... 


R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is proposing to reduce its planned allocations to Eskom under a previously announced R254-billion debt-relief package by R2-billion a year for the 2023/24 and 2024/25... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye incurs $2.58bn in impairments on lower metals prices
21st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has incurred impairments of $2.58-billion, or about R47.45-billion, for the 2023 financial year, on the back of the deterioration... 


 Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
21st February 2024

By David Sullivan, Divisional CEO at LH Marthinusen, a division within the ACTOM Group Many mines in South Africa are currently in the early stages of planning and obtaining approval for their... 


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Kumba weathers headwinds but 490 jobs at risk as it reconfigures business
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore delivered solid operational and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, despite macroeconomic challenges; however, about 490 jobs could be... 


The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
20th February 2024

By Teina Teibowei, Commercial Lead, Microgrid, Power & Grid Business Segment at Schneider Electric West Africa’s socioeconomic development relies heavily on access to reliable and affordable... 


US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Insiders liken it to a “panic button.” And for more than 80 years, the primary job of the National Defense Stockpile has been to keep the US military supplied with essential raw materials and... 


Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
20th February 2024

To remain sustainable amid the current economic climate, infrastructure development company Bigen has structured its product offering to provide its clients a one-stop service. “This has allowed... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential
20th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Okiep Copper Company, which mining company Newmont established in 1937, is today one of the 100%-owned subsidiaries of South Africa’s Copper 360, the only pure copper play listed on the... 


Tormin Mineral Sands faces production delays
19th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining and development company Mineral Commodities’ (MRC’s) operations at the Tormin mine, in South Africa – held by the company’s 50%-owned subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources – has, so far,... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats restructuring may impact 3 700 jobs after 71% y/y earnings decline
19th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite the “extensive measures” already taken by platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to ensure its survival, the company has announced a proposed restructuring... 


UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC
Company growing presence in the DRC
16th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s –... 


New task team to review municipal water, sanitation service delivery mechanisms
16th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new nationally coordinated task team is being established to review service delivery mechanisms for water and sanitation services in South Africa. The task team, comprising the Department of... 


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Supplier secures five-year contract
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Marking a successful 2023, lubrication solutions supplier ISO-Reliability Partners has secured a five-year contract with State-owned rolling stock company Transnet Engineering. The company will... 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


Pearl Mashabane: Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins
Pearl Mashabane
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Pearl Mashabane, the diversity, equity and inclusion leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins, which manufactures, distributes and maintains diesel engines and power... 


 Empowering DRC's Mining Industry: DGC Africa's Transformative Legacy
Empowering DRC's Mining Industry: DGC Africa's Transformative Legacy
15th February 2024

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, DGC Africa emerges as a prominent and enduring presence. With a legacy... 


Datacentres, meet microgrids
Datacentres, meet microgrids
15th February 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Discussions around datacentre reliability have moved up a gear to include sustainable... 


Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
15th February 2024

Over the past years, mining producers have needed to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. While seeing opportunities driven by strong demand and high prices for metals such as copper, gold... 


Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
15th February 2024

In the vibrant world of mining, where operational efficiency and reliability are paramount, petroleum products supplier Astron Energy (AE) stands as a beacon of experience and commitment. With over... 


DRDGOLD surface mining
DRDGOLD says dust control measures seem to be working
14th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed DRDGOLD has reported that only 0.6% out of 632 dust monitoring sites registered an exceedance in terms of the stipulated regulatory thresholds across its operations. “Because our... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
14th February 2024

This week: Multotec optimistic about African mining; Mining needs new ways to increase productivity; and, FLSmidth discusses innovations for sustainable mining 


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Engen to Showcase its Sustainability and Social Impact Initiatives at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024
14th February 2024

Engen, a progressive energy and solutions partner dedicated to enriching lives for a sustainable future, is excited to announce its participation in the 2024 'Investing in African Mining Indaba,'... 


ThyssenKrupp Nucera CEO Werner Ponikwar
Hydrogen demand powers record sales for Thyssenkrupp Nucera
13th February 2024 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp Nucera on Tuesday posted record quarterly sales, citing rising demand for its electrolyser technology as the hydrogen firm remained upbeat about the sector's prospects despite... 


No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
13th February 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric If 2023 has taught us anything, is that the energy landscape is dynamic, robust, and versatile.... 


Perpetua receives more government funding
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Perpetua Resources’ wholly owned subsidiary, Perpetua Resources Idaho, has been conditionally awarded up to $34.6-million in additional funding under the existing Technology Investment... 


Loadshedding affecting traffic lights
Eskom to downgrade loadshedding to Stages 3 and 4 from Tuesday
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Power utility Eskom plans to downgrade loadshedding to Stage 3 from 05:00 on Tuesday. This will be followed by Stage 4 loadshedding from 16:00 on Tuesday to 05:00 on Wednesday. This pattern will be... 


Black Cat extends timing of $51m funding package
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Black Cat Syndicate has extended the timing of its remaining A$51-million funding package from February 28, to May 31. Subject to completion, the funding package will be used to restart... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa denies President’s pre-Stage 6 SoNA assertions caused embarrassment and insists loadshedding ‘corner has been turned’
11th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has move to defend the statement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday night that “the end of... 


Bezant advances early works at Namibia project
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In anticipation of being granted a mining licence, Bezant Resources continues with exploration on its 70%-owned Hope and Gorob copper/gold project in central Namibia. The company has also submitted... 


Kore’s JSE share price rises on confirmation of receipt of EPC proposal, draft contract
9th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Triple-listed Kore Potash’s share price on the JSE surged by more than 30% on February 9 after it confirmed that PowerChina International Group had, on February 6, delivered its engineering,... 


Barrick gold bars
Barrick grows its reserve base for third successive year
9th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold has reported growth in attributable proven and probable gold mineral reserves by five-million ounces before 2023 depletion, while also striving to maintain the... 


The above image depicts the DIV forklift trucks and warehouse equipment that is being incorporated into the Bobcat brand
Rebranding of premier forklift brand
9th February 2024

Key player in the industrial warehousing equipment sector Goscor Lift Trucks (GLT) announced the rebranding of its premier forklift brand, Doosan, which will now be supplied under the Bobcat livery... 


The above image depicts the redesigned M8 25.3 NX machine, which has a lifting capacity of 2 500 kg, a lifting height of 3 040 mm, a 1 475 mm overhang and ground clearance of 280 mm
Truck-mounted forklifts increase efficiency, safety
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling equipment distributor Shamrock Handling Concepts has extended its range of Moffett forklift trucks to include the new-generation M5 and M8 NX series, which has been designed for... 


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