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Samarco to double pellet output capacity by Q1 2025, CEO says
Samarco to double pellet output capacity by Q1 2025, CEO says
7th July 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Samarco will invest 1.3-billion reais ($263-million) to double its iron ore pellet output capacity to 18-million metric tons per year by the first quarter of 2025, CEO Rodrigo... 

The Ds500 offers IoT enabled remote assistance monitoring and touch-screen control
Innovations help supplier service advancing industry
7th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Integrating Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities into its pump technologies is one way through which industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa is keeping up with digital... 

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Firm open to investing in the ‘right’ sectors in KZN
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Black-owned private equity investment firm Agile Capital focuses on investments that drive sustainable development and have a demonstrable track record of growth and investment returns, with Agile... 

Manufacturing Excellence Award winners - Nico Mkhari of NTGR Engineering, SAM Kader of Buraaq Mining Services, Eugene Els CEO of Afromix, Johann Jordaan awards sponsor Syspro, Lehlohonolo Molloyi MEMSA CEO, Sayeeda Mayat of Buraaq, Muhammad Kudoos from Buraaq (absent Bell Equipment)
MEMSA brings together key mining, manufacturing industry role players and equipment manufacturers at 2023 Mind Shift Conference & Awards
7th July 2023

South Africa has a long intertwined history of mining as well as the manufacture of equipment for mining and has been a site for innovation for the mining industry since its early beginnings.... 

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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 

Groundwater as a source indicator of pollution in the mining sector
Groundwater as a source indicator of pollution in the mining sector
6th July 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Groundwater has played and will also play a major role in the sustainability of life on earth. Groundwater makes up approximately 99% of fresh water on earth. The vital supply... 

Canada and Australia: Driving global mining excellence
6th July 2023

Australia and Canada have a lot in common when it comes to mining and resources and are critical to the industry’s global transformation. While both countries are mining super-powers in their own... 

The PMC Lift 2 expansion project is expected to extend the life-of-mine to at least 2038
Palabora’s vent shaft a 'triumph of collaboration’ and remarkable safety performance
4th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The sinking of a 1 200 m ventilation shaft as part of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift 2 expansion is proving to be a partnership success story, based on an unshakeable... 

The Palabora Copper Mine (PMC) Lift 2 expansion project is expected to extend the life of mine to at least 2038
Palabora's vent shaft a triumph of collaboration
4th July 2023

The sinking of a 1,200 metre ventilation shaft as part of the Palabora Mining Company (PMC) Lift 2 expansion is proving to be a partnership success story, based on an unshakeable commitment to... 

Shanta gold mining operation
Shanta announces new five-year plan for Singida
3rd July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold miner Shanta Gold has announced a new five-year plan for its Singida gold mine, in Tanzania, for 2023 to 2027.  "The five-year plan . . . demonstrates the long-term potential for Singida. Our... 

Pilbara and Calix aiming for FID by July
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals on Monday said that a final investment decision (FID) on its mid-stream demonstration plant in joint venture (JV) with fellow listed Calix is due by the end of... 

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SA’s deep-level mines could hold big gravity energy storage potential
30th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although gravity-based energy storage (GES) as a technology is still in its infancy globally, stakeholders from industry and academia have highlighted its potential in the South African mining... 

Kirsten Hund, Head of Carbon Neutrality, De Beers Group.
Venetia mine rapidly becoming a flagship in advancing De Beers’ climate ambition
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Combating climate change is a process. We are all in it together. We need to work together, and we need to be strategic about how we do it, how we report it, and how we talk about it. 

Dr Ryneth Mbhele
Transforming acid mine water: Pioneering solutions to resolve looming water decantation challenges
30th June 2023

Acid mine water, a persistent environmental issue caused by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing minerals embedded in coal and gold deposits, poses significant threats to ecosystems and water... 

Drill rig and the Pebble copper/gold project
Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum/silver/rhenium project, US – update
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The US Army Corps of Engineers extended a deadline to comment on future plans regarding the Pebble copper mine on June 27. 

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Lab-grown diamonds diverging as a separate product category – Petra
28th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds has pointed out that laboratory-grown diamonds (LGDs) are diverging as a distinctly separate product category with a lower price point that can work alongside the... 

Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba.
Capital cost of South Africa’s titanium beneficiation project expected to peak at R14bn
28th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal is on the way to receiving a major value boost. This because heavy mineral sands production sells at around... 

BHP chief technical officer Laura Tyler
Miners tap waste for critical minerals
28th June 2023 By: Reuters

Extracting copper, nickel, cobalt and other minerals from mine waste could provide a key new source of the minerals needed for the energy transition while at the same time cleaning up old mine... 

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Qld unveils its own critical minerals plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has unveiled its own Critical Minerals Strategy, which would oversee a A$245-million investment into growing Queensland’s critical mineral sector. Premier Annastacia... 

Alaska district of US Army Corps seeks more time to comment on Pebble mine
Alaska district of US Army Corps seeks more time to comment on Pebble mine
27th June 2023 By: Reuters

Canada's Northern Dynasty Minerals said on Monday the Alaska district of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has extended a deadline to comment on future plans regarding the Pebble copper mine... 

S Africa’s green building adoption lags despite benefits
23rd June 2023

The global construction industry accounts for about 40% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Yet, while green building practices have been posited as effective tools to counter the effects of... 

Omron’s commitment to zero-defect manufacturing, eco-design directives and sustainable solutions demonstrates its dedication to advancing green building
Ecological practices ensure ‘greener’ future
23rd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With a commitment to zero-defect manufacturing and an adherence to the European Union Ecodesign Directive – which establishes ecological-design (eco-design) requirements for energy-related products... 

The Schréder ITERRA lighting control solution is suitable for all industrial and large area applications.
Bluetooth lighting solution suitable for industrial applications
23rd June 2023

Remote control solution Schréder ITERRA offers site managers a robust, cost-effective and futureproof platform to run their infrastructure with the utmost flexibility for adapting lighting to any... 

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Regional Expansion
23rd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

International minerals processing specialist Multotec will be opening its new 4 000 m2 manufacturing facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in July. This facility is geared to manufacture the... 

Company increases cutting capacity
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Cutting service provider AquaJet completed a deal with a local supplier to procure its fifth waterjet cutting machine. The machine is a jetstream cutter that boasts an impressive 4 000 mm by 3 000... 

Holistic architecture, sustainable design shaping future of green buildings
23rd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In the pursuit of creating sustainable and eco-friendly buildings, architects and organisations are focusing on key principles that promote holistic architecture and sustainable design. According... 

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La Demajagua gold/silver/antimony mine, Cuba
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GeoMinera and Antilles Gold plan to develop La Demajagua in two stages, with the openpit operating for nine years, to be followed by underground mining. 

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Cabinda phosphate project, Angola – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minbos Resources is advancing the development of its Cabinda phosphate project, having awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the project to Brazil’s EPC... 

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Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has highlighted labour shortages as a potential challenge to the development of its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 

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Atlantis SEZ a manufacturing hub in push for green economy
22nd June 2023

A green economy is the sustainable setting that everyone today, and future generations, needs to live and work in. It is the responsible and future-looking economy that every sector needs to... 

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Gold Road lowers Gruyere outlook
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Gold Road Resources has adjusted full year production expectations at the Gruyere gold mine, in Western Australia, on the back of a tough June quarter. The miner said on Thursday that... 

Labour shortages nips at Lynas in Kalgoorlie
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has highlighted labour shortages as a potential challenge to the development of its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. The company this week noted that... 

Image shows lithium ore stockpiles
Allkem mulls underground ops, approves capital spend at Mt Cattlin
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A 34% increase in the ore reserve tonnage at the Mt Cattlin lithium operation in Western Australia, has confirmed the mine-life extension, ASX-listed Allkem said on Friday, with the company also... 

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High efficiency mobile trommels available locally
16th June 2023

Crushing and screening solutions provider ELB Equipment has added a complete range of high efficiency trommels that are “set to change the way screening is done in South Africa”. Its Powerscreen... 

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Taking oil out of bitumen
16th June 2023

Instant Bio-Bitumen, a carbon-negative alternative to conventional bitumen derived from the refining of crude oil for use as the binder in asphalt products, is currently being tested by asphalt... 

An image of SAT giving a tour to students in the Asphalt industry
Extreme weather erodes road networks
16th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Extreme weather associated with climate change has resulted in many roads becoming impassable, sustaining serious damage or being completely destroyed. The South African roads industry has sought... 

Locateion map of the Waterberg project
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported that two of its joint venture partners have established a special purpose company to hold and fund their future equity interests in the venture. 

Aerial view of the Valentine gold project
Valentine gold project, Canada – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Franco-Nevada now holds an aggregate 3% net smelter return on the project. 

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Séguéla mine, Côte d’Ivoire
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in the Worodougou region of the Woroba district, in Côte d’Ivoire. 

Scrap copper
South Africa extends ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as it seeks to curb theft
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa extended a ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as the government tries to combat theft and vandalism of public infrastructure. Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel also... 

Greens Creek mine is the biggest silver mine in the US
Hecla fined for hazardous waste management at silver mine in Alaska
15th June 2023 By: Reuters

Hecla Mining was fined $143 124 for violating hazardous waste management and disposal requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Us Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... 

Thyssenkrupp pulls trigger on long-awaited IPO of hydrogen division Nucera
12th June 2023 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp launched on Monday the long-awaited listing of its hydrogen division Nucera, suggesting its new chief executive intends to waste no time in reviving the fortunes of the embattled... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 has R560bn worth of copper in the ground, the Junior Indaba hears
9th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper company Copper 360, which listed on the AltX of the JSE in April, has more than two-million tonnes of copper its 12 mines, which is worth R560-billion, the Junior Indaba heard this week.... 

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Rentech provides renewable energy products and services to the local and selected African markets. Supplying inverters, lithium and lead-acid...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones, wear-resistant linings,...

Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa (Pty) Ltd
Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa (Pty) Ltd

Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is sole distributors for Goodwin electrically driven, submersible, abrasion resistance slurry pumps.

John Deere (Pty) Ltd
John Deere (Pty) Ltd

In 1958 John Deere Construction made its first introduction to the industry with their model 64 bulldozer.


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