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Explorer issues tenders for project drilling
16th February 2024

As it looks to progress the development of its Adumbi project, Canadian gold exploration company Loncor sent drilling tenders to a number of drilling companies to bid on a 11 000 m deep drilling... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Risk of stranded LNG assets is 'real', Canada’s Wilkinson says
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas is welcome, and there are “real” risks that some infrastructure will end up stranded, Canada’s Energy Minister... 


Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
5th February 2024

Mining Weekly talks to newly appointed Shell Downstream South Africa country chair for South Africa Aluwani Museisi on the first day of the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Museisi succeeds... 


Shell committed to support sustainable mining
Shell committed to support sustainable mining
5th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Oil and gas company Shell is showcasing and recommitting its support to sustainable mining through its products and solutions that help customers achieve their performance and profitability... 


Canada Energy Minister sees opportunity in US pause on LNG
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas will create opportunity for Canada’s sector, Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.... 


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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has made the final drawdown of R52-million pertaining to a bridge loan facility to meet the immediate cash requirements of the project. 


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Red sea attacks push BHP to divert some shipping via African coast
25th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining giant BHP Group said on Thursday that the Red Sea disruptions are forcing some of its freight service providers to take alternative routes, such as Africa's Cape of Good Hope,... 


Metals Australia appoints new CEO to drive Canada graphite project
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals exploration and development company Metals Australia on Thursday announced the appointment of mining engineer Paul Ferguson as CEO to drive the development of the Lac Rainy graphite... 


Jan Toschka
Sasol, Topsoe appoint CEO to lead new sustainable aviation fuels JV
22nd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Sasol and Topsoe have appointed Shell’s Jan Toschka as CEO of their recently established sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) JV. Toschka is described as a seasoned leader in the aviation fuels... 


Oriole reports increase in resources at Cameroon project
15th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Oriole Resources has reported an updated inferred Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 375 000 oz grading 2.30 g/t gold for Bakassi Zone 1, one of... 


Fabergé, Regent unveil new sea-themed egg
14th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Jewelled egg maker Fabergé has introduced a new luxury egg called Journey in Jewels in partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The egg was unveiled at a gala event in Miami, Florida, on... 


Marula completes drilling programmes at South African project ahead of schedule
6th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining has completed Phase 1 and 2 diamond drilling programmes at the Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine in South Africa, ahead of schedule,... 


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Bibiani gold project, Ghana – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Asante Gold has extended the mineral resource estimate of Grasshopper pit at the Bibiani project. 


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South Africa to miss 2030 emissions goal as it keeps coal plants burning
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa will miss its binding 2030 carbon emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement, three senior government officials confirmed, as the country plans to run eight coal-fired power... 


Asante extends Grasshopper resource at Bibiani
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Asante Gold has extended the mineral resource estimate of Grasshopper Pit, where mining started earlier this year. The Grasshopper Pit is on the Bibiani mining lease, in... 


Hardhat brand recounts 15 years of success
27th October 2023

Following Heritage Day, celebrated on September 24, integrated workplace safety solutions provider BBF Safety Group highlighted the role its hardhat brand Nikki has played in the industry for over... 


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Converter plants beneficial
27th October 2023

With a focus on future-oriented stainless steelmaking, metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group offers converter steel plants for carbon and stainless steel worldwide. This includes complex... 


The process sheet for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction progress continues at Araguaia. 


Gold on black carbon
Activated carbon, plant optimisation in focus at gold conference
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Much focus was placed on the latest advances in the use of activated carbon in the gold recovery process at the Go For Gold Conference, held at Gold Reef City, in Johannesburg, this week. ​​The... 


Hedge fund hunts for next Australia lithium winner on deal craze
25th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A veteran Australian hedge fund manager is scoping out shares of potential takeover targets in the domestic lithium sector, betting that the recent flurry of deals will boost valuations. A mergers... 


Coconut shell activated carbon
Jacobi developing sustainable coconut-based activated carbon production technology
24th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold recovery technology company Jacobi is rolling out a proprietary clean coconut charcoal production technology in India and Sri Lanka using coconut shells sourced from five different countries... 


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Green hydrogen needed to decarbonise the world, including Africa
4th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

One of the main areas of focus during negotiations between Germany and Namibia to establish green hydrogen production was to create a value chain in Namibia, as the aim is not only the export of... 


Shell's Mereenie offtake a step closer
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Shell’s gas supply agreement with the Mereenie joint venture (JV) partners has become unconditional. Shell last year struck a supply agreement with ASX-listed Cue Energy for the... 


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$1bn metals SPAC deal backed by Glencore, automakers collapses
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

 A $1-billion metals deal by blank-cheque fund ACG Acquisition Co has been terminated following delays when the different sides, which included a leading global miner and top automakers as anchor... 


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Innovation and collaboration take centre stage in decarbonisation
21st September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining companies are leading the charge in decarbonisation, making significant strides. Yet, challenges persist, emphasising the need for collaborative efforts and innovation to strengthen this... 


Namibian President Hage Geingob
US missing out on Namibia’s hydrogen, mineral boom, Geingob says
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Namibian President Hage Geingob said the US is missing out on a chance to invest in green hydrogen projects and mineral resources in the southern African nation, while the European Union is showing... 


An oil and gas exploration rig in Namibia
Africa’s newest oil jackpot comes with a corruption curse
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s touted by some as possibly the world’s biggest-ever deep-water oil find. The discovery off the shores of Namibia last year by TotalEnergies and Shell of an estimated 11-billion barrels of... 


Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC
Akhona Qengqe
15th September 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC  


Shell post
Breaking new ground in productivity
14th September 2023

As the world grows so, too, does its energy requirements. Shell is committed to meeting those requirements while keeping the needs of the economy, the environment and the people top of mind. An... 


Rubber lined mill circuit pumps handle large particle impacts and are more cost effective and easier to handle.
Keeping mill circuit pumps running: The key to efficient operations
7th September 2023

The requisite levels of support are critical to ensure optimal performance of a mill circuit, as is the correct selection of the mill circuit pump. Attention to both these aspects will facilitate... 


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Workers reject Chevron's overtures
1st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Workers at US energy major Chevron’s Gorgon and Wheatstone Downstream gas processing facilities in north-west Western Australia have rejected an enterprise agreement not endorsed by their... 


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Alliance members vote for industrial action at Chevron
29th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

US energy major Chevron is facing industrial action with Offshore Alliance members at the company’s Western Australian gas facilities issuing a notice of intention to take protected industrial... 


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Woodside avoids strike, but Chevron remains in the crosshair
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has avoided industrial action at its North West Shelf operations, offshore Western Australia, reaching an agreement with the Offshore Alliance employee representatives.... 


Drilling confirms Bloom Lake expansion potential
Drilling confirms Bloom Lake expansion potential
24th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Champion Iron has confirmed the expansion potential of the Bloom Lake mine, in Quebec, announcing a 40% increase in its measured and indicated resources. The company has updated its... 


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Woodside and Chevron facing labour issues
11th August 2023

Oil and gas producers Woodside and Chevron could be facing industrial action from Offshore Alliance members over failure to reach an agreement on benchmark pay and conditions, prohibitions against... 


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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has reported in its full-year results, published on July 31, 2023, that delays continue in commissioning the ramp-up of Elandsfontein operations at the mine. 


UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Britain commits to future North Sea oil and gas licences
31st July 2023 By: Reuters

Britain on Monday committed to granting future licences for North Sea oil and gas extraction as part of efforts to become more energy independent, in plans that have drawn criticism from... 


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Muntanga uranium project, Zambia – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has announced an updated mineral resource estimate for Muntanga project. 


GoviEx announces higher openpit mineral resources at Muntanga
17th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral resources company GoviEx Uranium has announced an updated mineral resource estimate (MRE) for its mine-permitted Muntanga uranium project, in Zambia. The Muntanga project comprises three... 


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Coconut shells go for gold
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Environmentally responsible carbon manufacturer Panthera Carbon Global has uplifted many African communities through buying discarded coconut shells, which it repurposes into activated carbon that... 


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Upgrade pumps first when increasing minerals processing throughput
7th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The demand for higher production rates is placing greater pressure on minerals processing plants to produce greater tonnages. Pumps play a crucial role in minerals processing and need to be... 


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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 


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Tamboran raises cash for Beetaloo basin
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Natural gas developer Tamboran Resources has unveiled a near A$71.4-million capital raise to accelerate the development of its Beetaloo Basin projects. The company on Tuesday said it had received... 


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