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Kavango begins drilling campaign at KSZ North in Botswana
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company Kavango Resources has announced the start of a drilling campaign on its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) North project, in Botswana. On May 10, the... 

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Nolans neodymium/praseodymium rare earths project, Australia – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Arafura Rare Earths has signed an offtake agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the supply of neodymium and praseodymium from the Nolans project. 

Another offtake deal struck at Nolans
11th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Arafura Rare Earths has inked an offtake agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the supply of neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr) from the... 

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AID Renewables
10th February 2023

Established in 2004, AID Renewables provides expert training, services, and equipment for wind turbines, including work-at-height courses and personal protective equipment. 

Aus strengthens hydrogen ties with Germany
30th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian government has strengthened its hydrogen collaboration with Germany, announcing funding for four new joint projects under the German–Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology... 

Mining Indaba introduces InfraTech platform to look at mining innovation
26th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

The organiser of the yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, Hyve Group, reports that this year’s event will see the launch of a three-day InfraTech content platform that will include... 

Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 

Windaba panel asks: Jobs first, or energy first?
28th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Manufacturing is responsible for only one-third of jobs within the wind energy sector, says Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Africa area director Marcel Cabral. Speaking at Windaba 2022, held... 

Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 

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Offshore wind farms a potential energy source
7th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Offshore wind farms have received less attention in the transition to net zero, primarily owing to technology barriers linked to higher capital costs and the lesser adoption of the technology, says... 

Demand for platinum-based green hydrogen generation growing.
More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way
3rd October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of... 

Collaboration key to realising Africa’s green hydrogen economy potential
29th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There is considerable potential for Africa to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the green hydrogen economy, and for South Africa to be the hub out of which this is done; however, a key... 

Independent precious metals consultant Dr David Davis.
Platinum supply outlook a barrier to global decarbonisation – Davis
9th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The future quantum of global demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) significantly outweighs global supply from 2023 onwards, the latest review carried out by independent precious metals consultant... 

Siemens Large Drives South Africa country CEO Tim Walwyn
Siemens combining traditional, digital tech to improve customer operations
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Owing to automation company Siemens’ diverse portfolio, the company can provide traditional and digital technologies in the electrical and automation space to its clients. In the mining sector... 

Kavango identifies EM conductors at Botswana project
11th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

LSE-listed Kavango Resources has identified a cluster of three electromagnetic (EM) conductors within Target Area B in the northern (Hukuntsi) section of the Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) in Botswana.... 

Green electrons and molecules hold solution.
Green electrons and green molecules can be South Africa’s just energy transition
7th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A green electron and green molecule energy transition is tailor made for South Africa, an increasing number of observers are concluding. Superior sun, prime wind, land, favourable storage... 

Platinum demand to benefit from green hydrogen uptake in aviation
6th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) based on renewable energies and green hydrogen are the way of the future for sustainable flying, says Siemens Energy, which has partnered with energy supplier... 

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Mixed reviews for BIM
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

While consulting engineers are leading the building information modelling (BIM) drive, with designs and analyses being completely BIM-orientated, the technology has had mixed success for the mining... 

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Necsa starts process to replace venerable Safari-1 reactor
13th May 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has, with the approval of Cabinet, started the process that should result in it acquiring a new nuclear research reactor, to replace its current... 

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Eight submissions to progress in global innovation challenge
12th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining majors BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have selected eight technology innovators’ submissions to progress beyond the Charge On Innovation Challenge. The global challenge is aimed at accelerating... 

Siemens Gamesa buffeted by rising costs as turbine launch problems deepen
20th April 2022 By: Reuters

Siemens Gamesa is discussing raising prices for its wind turbines by more than a high single-digit percentage in some cases as it grapples with stubbornly lofty raw materials prices, CE Jochen... 

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Dion Govender
8th April 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Dion Govender, CEO of Digital Industries, an end-to-end operational technology services provider with a technology value proposition spanning four businesses that cover Level 0... 

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Structa Konsult
8th April 2022

Structa Konsult is a consulting engineering company specialising in the evaluation, design and certification of a range of industrial and civil structures.   Established in 2014, Structa Konsult is... 

Packaged-goods plant receives full makeover
18th March 2022 By: Claire O'Reilly

Automation company Iritron is executing a project for a major South African packaged-goods company, which requires refurbishing and upgrading a plant with the latest optimised control systems.  

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Platinum industry sees value in offshore wind-to-hydrogen technology
4th March 2022 By: Darren Parker

Sustainable offshore energy production could help deliver cost-competitive green hydrogen, which the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says could play a significant role in the transition... 

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Platinum industry sees value in offshore wind-to-hydrogen technology
18th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Sustainable offshore energy production could help deliver cost-competitive green hydrogen, which the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says could play a significant role in the transition... 

Society aims to bridge graduate skills gap for industry
18th February 2022 By: Claire O'Reilly

With the development of control devices and systems changing and migrating to smart technology in preparation for artificial intelligence (AI) for easier maintenance and faster responses, there is... 

What does the future hold?
What does the future hold?
27th January 2022

Digital Mining and AI-based solutions for the Mining and Cement Industry Increasing cost-efficiency is one of the biggest challenges in both the mining and the cement industry. Digitalization is... 

Porsche, Siemens join world-first project to produce efuel in Chile
21st January 2022 By: Irma Venter

German sports-car manufacturer Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of nearly... 

Kavango resumes drilling at Botswana project after December break
17th January 2022 By: Donna Slater

London-listed explorer Kavango Resources has recommenced with drilling of the KSZDD002 hole at its Kalahrai Suture Zone project in Botswana, following a pause over the December holidays whereby the... 

Billionaire Adani’s disputed mine shows ditching coal isn't easy
3rd December 2021 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Gautam Adani’s coal mine in Australia, a project that’s become a global emblem for opposition to fossil fuels, is preparing to begin exports after more than a decade of bitter dispute... 

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Company showcases tech innovations on new forum
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Industrial equipment multinational Siemens launched its inaugural Smart Mining Forum as an online event from August 3 to 5. The event highlighted Siemens’ technical expertise and showcased real... 

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Developer highlights latest bidding round as milestone
1st October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is a key milestone along South Africa’s energy path and confirms government’s commitment to address... 

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Real-time ore analysis set for African market
27th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Digital mining solutions provider MineSense is establishing offices in Africa and Europe to introduce its real-time ore analysis technologies to the African Copperbelt by the fourth quarter. “Once... 

Kavango completes first KSZ borehole
16th August 2021 By: Donna Slater

Botswana-focused explorer Kavango Resources has successfully completed the first geological borehole drilling to a depth of 578 m in target area A (hole TA2DD001) in the Hukuntsi (northern) section... 

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Resources Watch
11th August 2021

This week: Challenging the norm to drive women inclusion; RBPlat CEO Steve Phiri sees PGMs market remaining strong; and, African mining can harness tech, automation to spur economic recovery 

Green hydrogen has significant growth potential as a zero-carbon fuel, says the WPIC
4th August 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Energy company Siemens Gas and Power estimates that, by 2050, hydrogen demand will have risen to over 450 megatons a year, be dominated by green hydrogen and be essential to achieving global... 

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African mining can harness tech, automation to spur economic recovery
3rd August 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The mining sector in Africa can help to grow economies during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, by harnessing technology and automation, as well as by capitalising on opportunities provided by the... 

Coal-reliant South Africa is turning to gas power
3rd August 2021 By: Bloomberg

Power failures have become routine in South Africa. At the same time, the country wants to wean itself off the coal that generates more than 80% of its electricity and makes it the world’s... 

WPIC encourages use of platinum-using PEMs for overcoming energy storage problems
14th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that, as renewable energy solutions are increasingly rolled out around the globe, technologies that can smooth their power deliverance are also... 

The Big 5 construct Egypt hailed a success gathering industry professionals to reconnect In 2021
13th July 2021

The Big 5 Construct Egypt has concluded today having successfully provided a safe platform for the construction community to reconnect, revitalize business activities, and rebuild partnerships. The... 

Kavango records operational updates, placing
5th July 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kavango Resources has announced an expansion to its current drill programme in the Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ), an operational update on the KSZ and a £1.94-million placing. In terms... 

The aim of the project – successfully completed at the end of March this year – is to alleviate healthcare pressure at the hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic
Company provides energy storage for hospital
25th June 2021 By: Anna Moross

Solar energy company SustainSolar has completed the supply of its battery energy storage system to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London, in the Eastern Cape.  

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