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On-The-Air (24/05/2024)
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about exploration and green hydrogen. 


Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Glencore carbon capture and storage project in eastern Australia cannot go ahead because it could irreversibly harm groundwater used by farmers, a state government said on Friday, adding that it... 


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Firm lauds foam dousing system viability
24th May 2024

German proportion system operator FireDos asserts that its foam proportioning systems are fit for mining in Southern Africa. The company boasts a variety of foam proportioning systems ranging from... 


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Fleet grown with new cranes, jobs boosted
24th May 2024

UK-based lifting solution company Southern Cranes has enhanced its business and work opportunities following its acquisition of ten new cranes for its fleet, the company announced in a press... 


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Lifting company deploys new crane for French hospital expansion
24th May 2024

French lifting company AUTAA – which is a subsidiary of transport and logistics company Charles André Group (GCA) exceptional lifting and transport segment – announced, in a press release last... 


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DC furnaces aid autocatalyst recovery
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The recycling of used automotive catalytic converters (autocatalysts) has become economically and environmentally important in the wake of autocatalysts becoming one of the most significant... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March, Ctrack index shows
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Polyhalite produced at Anglo America's Woodsmith mine
Woodsmith polyhalite project, UK – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on schedule and within budget. 


Tharisa mine
PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 


Coal being transported to port by rail
Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Energy mogul makes 100-year bet on Argentina’s mineral wealth
Energy mogul makes 100-year bet on Argentina’s mineral wealth
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Over three decades, Jose Luis Manzano built a reputation for diving into distressed sectors in Argentina and navigating tumultuous economic and political cycles to shape a portfolio ranging from... 


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MinRes’ Onslow Iron project surges ahead with early ore shipment to Baowu
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian miner Mineral Resources (MinRes) has delivered the inaugural ore shipment from the Onslow Iron project to China Baowu Steel Group, outpacing expectations with an early arrival. The... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


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Developer inspects expansion project progress
17th May 2024

Copper developer and miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is progressing its development of the S3 expansion project, in Zambia, with a total investment commitment of $1.25-billion. The majority of... 


COUNTRY BOOST The aim of this new Zambia Country Strategy Paper is to support Zambia’s vision of speeding up its socioeconomic transformation to improve livelihoods
AfDB approves strategy paper
17th May 2024

Earlier last month, the board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention... 


Millennials, Gen-Zs want cars but are struggling to afford them – WesBank
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Young South Africans, aged 35 and younger, are demonstrating a growing preference for private mobility. This is evident in recent WesBank data that shows a consistent increase over the past three... 


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Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

SolGold is making significant strides in securing financing for the project. 


Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 


How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
10th May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric Energy transition and innovation are inherently interdependent. If one looks at the history of... 


Conditions still challenging, but contractors report noticeable uptick – MBA North
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Last year was one of the most challenging years the Master Builders Association (MBA) North has ever experienced, with many of its long-standing members entering business rescue or closing their... 


Puma Energy’s Africa head calls for urgent development of energy infrastructure on the continent
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 


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Conference highlights coal mining industry safety milestones, new targets
9th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African coal mining industry has made progress in reaching its goal of zero harm; however, programmes and initiatives must be bolstered to ensure this is achieved and then maintained.... 


India considers incentives for lithium processing, sources say
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

India is considering offering incentives to encourage private companies to set up lithium processing facilities, as New Delhi tries to develop its nascent lithium mining and boost supplies of the... 


A Trio TC51 cone crusher with conveyer and cone surge hopper for processing material
Weir Minerals Africa reintroduces Wheeled Plant concept
8th May 2024

With the newly introduced Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP) concept from Weir Minerals Africa, crushing contractors in Africa can now move and transport their crushing and screening plants from one... 


FireDos proportioners for mining
7th May 2024

In a mine in South Africa, FireDos foam proportioning systems type FD500, FD1000 and FD1600 are used at a depth of 6 km. The mine water poses a specific challenge when used underground. Mining... 


Walkabout warns of short-term impact on Tanzania exports following cyclone
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources says its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, was only mildly impacted on by heavy rains and a brief power interruption as a result of cyclone Hidaya, which passed... 


Copper cathode waiting for dispatch
Copper miner Austral placed in receivership
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Copper miner Austral Resources has been placed in receivership. Creditor Wingate has appointed Jason Tracy, Grant Sparks and Sean Holmes as joint and several receivers and managers. “The business... 


LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 


Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 


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RFA helps to address cross-border challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The Road Freight Association (RFA) – the largest national trade association in South Africa – is concerned about cross-border transport and the associated regulatory and traffic challenges. Three... 


Cape Town takes another stab at rolling out electric buses for its MyCiTi service
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town should have battery electric buses (e-buses) operational on its MyCiTi bus service by 2027, says Urban Mobility MMC Rob Quintas. It will be the city’s second stab at rolling... 


Electric trucks too expensive? Now you can rent one from Volvo Trucks SA
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has introduced an equipment-as-a-service (EaaS) model for its new electric truck rental business. Following last year’s launch of Volvo electric trucks in South... 


VW Africa laments power outages in Eastern Cape, but Electricity Minister said to be tackling the problem
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) suffered four power outages at its Kariega plant in the second week of April, says VWA MD and chairperson Martina Biene. This happened while there was no loadshedding... 


Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

After 12 years and C$34-billion, Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) began commercial operations on Wednesday, a major milestone expected to transform access to global markets... 


Rick Menell
Rick Menell joins Perseus board as nonexec director
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board... 


Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rail workers demanding more rest time moved closer to a strike that would disrupt supply chains from Halifax to Vancouver and down through the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. A union representing... 


The Uitkomst Colliery
MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery increases quarterly output following turnaround plan
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Run-of-mine (RoM) coal production at MC Mining's Uitkomst steelmaking and thermal coal mine, in South Africa, increased by 14% year-on-year to 115 909 t for the quarter ended March 31 – the third... 


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