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Portable training paves a better future for SA’s unemployed

25th May 2022 Unemployed members of a mining community in Steelpoort, Limpopo, have taken the first step towards becoming qualified artisans. This is after they completed Tjeka Training Matters’ basic instruction in brick paving that was provided in association with Train-the-Nation. It is just one of a number... 

Unloved since Fukushima, uranium is hot again for miners

By: Reuters     20th May 2022 Uranium miners are racing to revive projects mothballed after the Fukushima disaster more than a decade ago, spurred by renewed demand for nuclear energy and a leap in yellowcake prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Spot prices for uranium have doubled from lows of $28 per pound last year... 

BHP still sees room to negotiate with Samarco's creditors

By: Bloomberg     20th May 2022 BHP Group is willing to protect its joint venture in Samarco Mineracao, saying it sees room to negotiate with financial creditors in the Brazil miner’s debt restructuring. “We’re absolutely committed to making sure that Samarco is reset to be the sustainable operation it always has been and... 

Refinery project makes headway in Zambia

By: Tracy Hancock     20th May 2022 The ramp-up of the copper oxide and copper sulphide circuit at the Project Roan copper concentrator near Kitwe, in Zambia, was scheduled to start this month, according to diversified metal recovery business Jubilee Metals’ interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2021. Project Roan –... 

Copper miner ranked sixth-largest producer globally

20th May 2022 TSE-listed global metals and mining company First Quantum Mineral (FQM), which operates the Kansanshi mine and smelter, in Solwezi, and the Sentinel mine, in Kalumbila, in Zambia’s North-Western province, has been ranked the sixth-largest copper producer in the world. Mining commodities data... 

Dugald River mine, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     20th May 2022 A zinc mine about 65 km north-west of Cloncurry, in Queensland, Australia 

Digitalisation drive already yielding impressive results for M&D

19th May 2022 Leading multi-disciplinary construction company, Murray & Dickson Construction Group’s drive to digitalise processes is already yielding favourable results. This is especially noteworthy for the company’s technically complex projects for private sector clients operating in the energy and mining... 

Collaboration needed to make South African mining globally competitive again – CSIR 

By: Martin Creamer     18th May 2022 Concern about mineral resource scarcity is widespread and, at the same time, many countries, such as Australia, Canada and China, are investing significantly in strengthening their mining-related research, development and innovation (RDI) capabilities. “This makes cost and differentiation... 

WA invests more into mining research

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th May 2022 The Western Australian government has pledged a further A$6-million in funding over the next four years to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) to enable it to progress research for the mining industry. In addition to the work already underway on the Net Zero Emission... 

Business personalities Kgatle, Van der Burgh form new mining JV

By: Darren Parker     17th May 2022 Business personalities Lucky Kgatle and Quinton van der Burgh have jointly incorporated a new joint venture (JV) named Tlou Commodities, which is aimed at engaging and growing the local mining sector. The JV will pursue the establishment of a successful and sustainable coal and metal conglomerate... 

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