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The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project involves the recovery of rare earths from gypsum and waste dumps.
Likely lifespan boost for critical rare earths project in South Africa’s Limpopo province
Updated 4 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s rare earths project in Limpopo has received a distinctly possible lifespan boost to more than 16 years following an updated bulk density calculation, which has enlarged the likely... 


MP Materials swings to quarterly loss on falling rare earths prices
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earths miner MP Materials on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss due to slipping prices for the strategic minerals and rising production costs, although the loss was not as much as... 


Rare earth oxides
Altona diversifies into other critical materials
19th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While London-listed Altona Rare Earths advances its Monte Muambe rare earths project, in Mozambique, the company has also decided to pursue a balanced portfolio of critical raw materials projects... 


Exxon aims to make key lithium technology decision by year end
16th February 2024 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil plans to decide by the end of the year which lithium filtration technology it will use in Arkansas as part of its push to become one of the world's top producers of the battery metal,... 


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Astron Energy introduces new solution for varnish
16th February 2024

At Astron Energy, we don’t accept the status quo, particularly when challenges are industry-wide and costly. We sat down with Astron Energy Technical Specialist Faiz Regal to find out which big... 


Mounds of rare earths
Ngualla rare earth project, Tanzania – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision is targeted by June 2024. 


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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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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


Global alliance aiding realisation of S Africa’s JET
16th February 2024

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) recognises the important role the African Energy Indaba has played over the years as a platform for key conversations on the green energy... 


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... 


Renergen's Virginia gas project
Renergen resumes LNG deliveries
15th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from the Virginia project, in the Free State, have restarted following a planned maintenance outage, gas producer Renergen confirmed on February 15. The... 


Strike Energy plunges as much as 31% due to problems at gas well
13th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian oil and gas producer Strike Energy lost almost a third of its value at one point on Tuesday as the company’s shares plunged due to problems at a key gas well. The South Erregulla-3 well... 


TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning
TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 


Mandrake receives BLM permit for Utah lithium project
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Mandrake Resources has received the required permitting form the US federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the re-entry of two wells at the 379 km2 Utah lithium project, in the... 


Syrah starts AAM production at Vidalia
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Graphite miner Syrah Resources on Friday announced the start of active anode material (AAM) production at its new 11 250 t/y Vidalia facility, Louisiana. This has made the ASX-listed company the... 


Kin Mining completes sale of WA gold deposits
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kin Mining has completed the sale of selected gold deposits in the Cardinia gold project, in Western Australia, to fellow-listed Genesis Minerals. The completion of the transaction this... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Measuring is knowing
Measuring is knowing
9th February 2024

In any control and instrumentation (C&I) project, the ultimate goal is to pinpoint the essential process variables and ensure their precise measurement. Accurate measurement of these identified... 


Location map of the Molo
Molo graphite project, Madagascar – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

NextSource expects to achieve nameplate capacity of 17 000 t/y at its Molo graphite mine by July 2024. 


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Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rainbow Rare Earths has made progress with the ongoing rare-earth oxides separation work under way at the back-end pilot plant at the facilities of its technical partner K-Technologies, in the US. 


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Jubilee embarks on Zambia expansion strategy
8th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals aims to expand its operations in Zambia to produce an initial 25 000 t/y of copper. The strategy includes the expansion of Jubilee’s copper resource base... 


Mining services companies facing climate conundrums
8th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to counter climate change is raising a whole range of important issues for mining services companies, which, in comparison with the mining groups they served, are small in scale. This was... 


TOMRA Mining opens a new era in sensor-based sorting with Deep Learning technology
7th February 2024

TOMRA is excited to announce that the company is unveiling its revolutionary new TOMRA Deep Learning solution for high-capacity ore sorting at the Mining Indaba Exhibition in Cape Town, South... 


Improve the ease of ESG management with Bureau Veritas
Improve the ease of ESG management with Bureau Veritas
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With companies making greater environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, often going beyond regulatory disclosure, managing sustainability goals may be time-consuming and complex and... 


West African’s 2024 production to align with long-term mining plan
6th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed West African Resources expects its Sanbrado mine, in Burkina Faso, to produce between 190 000 oz and 210 000 oz of gold this year, consistent with the company’s long-term mining plan.... 


NextSource revises Molo timeline, full production targeted for July
6th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Battery metals development company NextSource expects to achieve nameplate capacity of 17 000 t/y at its Molo graphite mine by July, the Toronto-based miner said on Monday. The mine, in southern... 


Mining Indaba helps AMIS plan for year ahead
Mining Indaba helps AMIS plan for year ahead
5th February 2024

As a major event in the global mining investment landscape, the Investing in African Mining Indaba plays a pivotal role for mining services provider AMIS. It serves as a platform for identifying... 


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Rainbow achieves group separation of REEs during ongoing test work in the US
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has made progress with the ongoing rare earth oxide separation work under way at the back-end pilot plant, which is located at the facilities of Rainbow’s... 


Reducing corrosion in waste heat boilers
2nd February 2024

The corrosion of waste heat boilers (WHBs) – which are crucial in the recovery and use of heat generated as a by-product by non-ferrous pyrometallurgical plants globally – has a detrimental impact... 


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Schurco’s cast high chrome slurry pump parts are manufactured using accurate three-dimensional modelling
Efficient pump refurbishment reduces downtime, costs
2nd February 2024

The unexpected breakdown of essential equipment, such as pumps, can often entail significant downtime and substantial financial losses. Recognising this critical challenge, pump supplier Schurco... 


Maverick Generators
Maverick Generators
2nd February 2024

South African diesel generator manufacturer Maverick Generators is a level one broad-based black economic empowerment contributor with many thousands of satisfied clients across Africa. Established... 


Northern Graphite launches battery materials group to spearhead mine-to-battery strategy
1st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Ottawa-headquartered Northern Graphite on Wednesday announced the launch of the NGC Battery Materials Group to spearhead its mine-to-battery strategy, which will make the company one of only a few... 


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Compressor motors undergo rapid overhaul
26th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer and ACTOM division Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia (M&C Zambia) noted, in a press release last month, that a smelter based in the Copperbelt had requested that... 


An image of Brendan Londt and Alan Caugant standing in front of vehicles modified by RMAA SA
Modified fleets can benefit African sectors
26th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Special vehicle modifications company RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) has deepened its promise to use “excellent” design expertise and capabilities, as well as “cutting-edge technology” to... 


Rock and gravel flying through the air in an optimally placed blast
Indaba theme apt for sector – explosives company
26th January 2024

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024 theme ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’ could not be more appropriate for the directions being... 


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As Cape Town gathering marks 30 years, miners eye new prospects amid disruption
26th January 2024 By: Nadine James

In keeping with its 2024 theme, ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’, the Investing in African Mining Indaba is perhaps one of the best examples of... 


Takealot rolls out ten JAC battery-powered delivery trucks
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Online retailer Takealot has deployed ten JAC N75 EV battery electric trucks to make deliveries in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The company in November welcomed four N75 four-ton electric trucks... 


Sintech
Sintech
26th January 2024

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 


Delba Electrical
Delba Electrical’s large machine division offers expert medium and high voltage rotating machine repairs and rewinding
26th January 2024

Rotating machines repairer Delba Electrical stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical rotating machine repairs, boasting a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for the... 


Marula CEO Jason Brewer
Marula commissions Rados XRF ore sorter at Blesberg mine
25th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

AQSE-listed mining and development company Marula Mining has completed the commissioning of a Rados SRF100-8 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ore sorter at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine, in the... 


Red Rock progressing Central, West African projects
24th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Natural resource development company Red Rock Resources now has four active licences in West Africa over project of “high prospectivity”, chairperson Andrew Bell says. This follows the recent... 


BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining group BHP has announced its second cohort of six companies, chosen from a pool of over 500 applicants, to join the BHP Xplor accelerator programme. The accelerator programme is... 


Nickel price crash seen strengthening Indonesia's grip on supply
Nickel price crash seen strengthening Indonesia's grip on supply
22nd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A prolonged slump in nickel prices is stress-testing producers worldwide, raising the prospect of sweeping mine closures that will deepen Indonesia’s dominance of global supply. The metal used in... 


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