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Anglo Platinum chairperson Norman Mbazima.
PGMs helping to lay greener global foundation, demerging Anglo Platinum highlights
22nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Despite the current low-price cycle, the critical role that platinum group metals (PGMs) play in helping to form a foundation for cleaner greener world remains indisputable, Anglo American Platinum... 

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Manufacturer introduces new conveyor belt cleaner
19th July 2024

In an effort to reduce dust carry-back and lower overall maintenance time, global leader of belt conveyor accessories Martin Engineering, has launched the next generation of secondary conveyor belt... 

Jacques van Tonder, executive director and COO of Vedanta Zinc International
Jacques van Tonder
19th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Jacques van Tonder, executive director and COO of mining company Vedanta Zinc International  

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Tocantinzinho gold project, Brazil – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on schedule and within budget to start commercial production in the second half of 2024. 

Mastering power systems for seamless operations – a game changer for Consumer-Packaged Goods
Mastering power systems for seamless operations – a game changer for Consumer-Packaged Goods
18th July 2024

By Brighton Mwarehwa: Offer and Marketing Director – Power Systems Business Unit at Schneider Electric Pushing the boundaries of efficiency is an imperative for   production and distribution in the... 

The upfront capital cost of a transformer is only one aspect of the total cost of ownership over its lifecycle
Specify your transformer with total cost of ownership in mind
18th July 2024

Rather like a vehicle, the total cost of running and maintaining a transformer over its lifespan will be considerably higher than its purchase price; these other cost factors therefore deserve... 

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Komatsu centre leveraging data to improve mining equipment performance on-site
17th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu’s Smart Services Centre, in eMalahleni, is capitalising on data to assist coal mining companies to optimise productivity, ensure... 

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Blencowe receives another $500 000 tranche in US grant funding
15th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Blencowe Resources has received a fourth tranche of funding worth $500 000 from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), which is the US government’s private sector... 

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Manufacturer boosts project activity
12th July 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Industrial vacuum equipment company Applied Vacuum and Silencing continues to increase its project portfolio by providing full turnkey vacuum product and service solutions for multisectoral clients... 

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Cutting costs with pumps
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Using efficient pumps that have undergone extensive testing, measured by agreed and approved key performance indicators, can result in operational savings, states slurry pump manufacturer Schurco... 

AA, Outa weigh in on new Transport Minister
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Transport Minister Barbara Creecy is the eleventh minister in this portfolio since 1994, which is a cause for concern as continuity within government departments is vital, says the... 

Supplying the largest vacuum pump to the world
Vac-Cent Services
12th July 2024

Local pump manufacturer Vac-Cent Services was founded in 1987 to retain the manufacturing license for Nash liquid ring vacuum pumps and compressors and related products in South Africa, following... 

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BioIron Research and Development Facility, Australia
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto plans to develop a research and development facility to further assess the effectiveness of its low-carbon BioIron ironmaking process.  

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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A 600 t bulk sample to concentrates has been completed.  

COMRO’s Legacy author Brian Protheroe (right) interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer.
Mining’s dormant gold analyser seen as potential gold optimiser with help of today’s tech
11th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For 30 years, 800 people at the now defunct Chamber of Mines Research Organisation (COMRO) devoted intense ongoing effort to research and development to advance mining in general and gold mining in... 

Close mining, space encounters to continue in Sydney
11th July 2024

By Richard Roberts, Editorial Director, Beacon Events  In an ideal world the terrestrial mining and commercial space sectors are working arm in arm on their mutual problems (or challenges).... 

Trash to treasure: Julian Treger heralds key value step for new-age miner
11th July 2024

By Richard Roberts, Editorial Director, Beacon Events  External validation of the positive economics of an iron ore tailings reclamation project at Lac Jeannine in Quebec, Canada, is a key step for... 

Hydrogenious founder and CEO Dr Daniel Teichmann (left) after receiving a gold medal in the Netherlands for the promotion of platinum-based hydrogen,
Platinum still playing key role in hydrogen carrier’s journey towards competitiveness
8th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Thrifted platinum is continuing to play its critical catalytic role in the significant strides that have been made towards making liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) competitive, SherLOHCk... 

The Ceboletta project, in New Mexico
Premier American Uranium shifts to growth early at US project
8th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-focused uranium exploration and development company Premier American Uranium (PUR) is shifting from resource confirmation to focus primarily on growth and resource expansion following a recent... 

Blencowe achieves conversion of 600 t bulk sample to graphite concentrate
5th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Blencowe Resources has completed a crucial step in commercial-scale testing by converting 600 t of in situ raw material into 30 t of graphite concentrate. The bulk sample conversion... 

Aton reports promising gold finds after second round of drilling at Semna
5th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

TSV-X-listed Aton has reported “promising” results from its Phase 2 diamond drilling programme at the Semna gold mine in the Abu Marawat concession in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The recently... 

Through the precise identification and quantification of noise sources, these tools pave the way for a safer and more regulated work environment
Sound level meters find local distributor
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Local test and measurement company TANDM Technologies has introduced engineering company Brüel & Kjaer’s (B&K’s) wireless, smartphone-operated 2245 and 2255 sound level meters (SLMs) to the South... 

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NDT testing expert launches vendor inspection services
5th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection provider DEKRA Industrial South Africa (SA) has launched local vendor inspection and expediting services, leveraging its global vendor inspection... 

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Companies face compliance hurdles
5th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite various efforts to align South African standards with international standards to facilitate trade and international collaboration, challenges such as lack of compliance and enforcement, and... 

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Company awarded tender for 100-t crane
5th July 2024

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 

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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources, together with its Chinese partner, is nearly done with processing 600 t of raw material. 

Gold ore from the Segele gold mine, in Ethiopia
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals has successfully completed the construction of its processing plant. 

Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 

Eramet targets November production start at Argentina lithium plant
4th July 2024 By: Reuters

France's Eramet aims to start production at its new Centenario lithium plant in Argentina in November and ramp up to 24 000 metric tons of battery grade lithium by mid-2025, it said on Wednesday... 

African Rainbow Minerals Executive Growth Jacques van der Bijl.
High hopes for potentially game-changing technology at platinum group metal mines
2nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Development of an innovative new mining method for narrow tabular steep dipping orebodies has reached an advanced stage after four years of effort. The reef boring machine that has already been put... 

South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
2nd July 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric Foundation, building blocks, groundwork; all hopeful words used to kick off the start of projects, developments and establish... 

Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen.
Investors very positive on South Africa's unity govt, says Pallinghurst's Arne Frandsen
1st July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Amongst all our investors, there’s a very broad support for South Africa’s government of national unity initiative, says Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen. “I think it’s... 

28th June 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... 

MAJOR SERVICE The 50 000-hour component replacement project is intended to bring heavy-wear components back into a serviceable state that is in line with original equipment manufacturer specification
Electric shovels receive 50 000-hour service
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

A 50 000-hour component replacement project on one of the large 7495-series Caterpillar electric rope shovels owned and operated by diamond producer Debswana for its Jwaneng mine is going to plan,... 

akobo operations
Akobo completes processing plant, starts commissioning in Ethiopia
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Scandinavia-based gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has successfully completed the construction of its processing plant and has started commissioning activities at its operation in... 

Boss plans accelerated development at Gould’s Dam
Boss plans accelerated development at Gould’s Dam
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium company Boss Energy has begun work on accelerating the development of Gould’s Dam, which is a satellite project to the nearby Honeymoon mine, in South Australia. This follows recent... 

Lilac Solutions releases lithium extraction data amid rising competition
Lilac Solutions releases lithium extraction data amid rising competition
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

Lilac Solutions said on Tuesday the latest version of its lithium extraction technology can recover more than 90% of the lithium found in many brine formations, and that it has cut the construction... 

Blencowe nears completion of 600 t graphite bulk sample
25th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

London-listed Blencowe Resources, together with its Chinese partner Jilin New Technology Graphite Co, is nearly done with processing 600 t of raw material from the Orom-Cross graphite project, in... 

Galileo to undertake Phase 3 drill programme at Zambian project
24th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Galileo Resources has decided to undertake a Phase 3 drill programme to validate its current view that near-surface copper/gold mineralisation occurs along the Shinganda fault splay over... 

Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer
Johannesburg-listed Jubilee gains two more Zambia copper mining operations
24th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed Jubilee Metals has acquired two opencast Zambia copper mining operations. “The strategic acquisition of the two opencast operations is an example of our ability to... 

The Tru-Trac belt tracker offers a long term solution that corrects belt misalignment
Tru-Trac showcases groundbreaking conveyor innovations
21st June 2024

As global leaders in solutions for conveyor belt misalignment, Tru-Trac will excite visitors to Electra Mining Africa this year with a whole new range of belt trackers among its innovative... 

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Institutes promote sustainable development
21st June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Members of welding professional body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) stress the importance of high-quality welder education and training strategies to help catalyse the... 

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Deal signed to test battery-powered haul trucks
21st June 2024

Forming part of its initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, iron-ore and nickel major Vale and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have signed an agreement to test battery electric trucks and... 

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