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An important foundation is the integration of technology in training programmes
Safety training to keep up with changing technologies
7th September 2023

Training within the mining sector is a fast-changing field, driven by technological advancements, evolving safety standards and the need for a more skilled workforce. Keeping up with these demands... 


Ecuador's suspension of environmental consultations hits $2bn of investment -business leaders
7th September 2023 By: Reuters

Ecuador's suspension of a decree enabling environmental consultations prior to the licensing of industrial and mining projects has paralyzed investments worth $2-billion, business associations said... 


Mining and Resources in Europe: The quest for sustainability and innovation as Germany and Finland head down under for IMARC 2023
6th September 2023

Germany, often hailed for its technological prowess and commitment to environmental sustainability, finds itself at a crossroads when it comes to its mining and resources future.   Historically,... 


African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias.
Cost focus is key, new African Rainbow Minerals CEO emphasises
5th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ensuring cost-competitive operational performance and increasing efficiencies and outputs to improve margins were cited as being key by new African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias when he... 


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Pursuing critical minerals in discard, tailings
1st September 2023

The metals-intensive transition to a low-carbon economy has cast a spotlight on the mining sector’s ability to supply the large amounts of raw materials required for the energy transition, explain... 


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Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60... 


Risks rise in critical minerals boom
1st September 2023

New environmental and social challenges are likely to arise as the energy transition gains traction and demand for critical minerals increases, reports environmental, social and governance (ESG)... 


Large-scale waste-to-DME projects in development
1st September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Large-scale waste-to-dimethyl ether (DME) projects, one based in north-west Europe and the other on the Gulf Coast of the US, are in the feasibility stage, with the projects anticipated to produce... 


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Pallet-free bulk bags developed
1st September 2023

Materials handling systems specialist Conceptainer has developed solutions to protect product integrity and enable efficient handling, stacking and storage in the design and local manufacture of... 


GAME-CHANGER
Aerobotics supports farmers globally with “ground-breaking
AI-engineered solutions boost fruit and nut industry resilience
1st September 2023

The 2023 season has not been without its frustrations for fruit and nut farmers, says Aerobotics GM Ken Treloar. “A host of challenging conditions domestically and across markets have pressured... 


Private-sector participation at Cape Town Port seen generating R6bn in additional exports
1st September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is seeking an urgent meeting with national government on private-sector participation in the Port of Cape Town. This follows the announcement that the Port of... 


Location map of the Waterberg PGMs project
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported that it is advancing discussions and related agreements concerning the possible offtake of mineral products from the Waterberg project. 


Harmony's Mponeng mine, in North West
Harmony swings to profit, declares a higher dividend
30th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Harmony Gold has posted a 46% increase in production profit to just under R14-billion, or $774-million, for the financial year ended June 30. The company swung from a net loss of... 


Medallion appoints interim CEO
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rare earth elements company Medallion Resources on Monday announced the appointment of Gabriel Alonso-Mendoza as interim CEO, following the resignation of Alfredo Ramos Plasencia as CEO and... 


QPM completes Moranbah buy
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has completed the acquisition of the Moranbah gas project, transforming the company into the sixth largest domestic gas producer on the Australian... 


Another metals trader says it has been hit by a nickel fraud
Another metals trader says it has been hit by a nickel fraud
25th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Another trading house has been stung after buying a cargo supposedly containing nickel that turned out to be full of near-worthless rubble. The latest example, detailed in lawsuits in London and... 


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Start-up develops alternative critical minerals production
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A partnership between Canadian net-zero mining start-up Tersa Earth and geological exploration and mining consulting company Trigteq is paving the way for a feasible solution to cost effectively,... 


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Coal major navigates green transition
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

One of South Africa’s top five coal-producing mining companies, Exxaro Resources, with a diversified portfolio of major projects in the minerals and energy sectors, is driving its plans to boost... 


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Platinum major expands renewable energy roll-out
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Zimbabwe-based platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Zimplats, a subsidiary of PGMs major Impala Platinum, is midway through the construction of a $37-million, 35 MW solar plant at its Selous... 


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Swanson tantalum/lithium project, Namibia
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Arcadia Minerals plans to mine the D-pegmatite and E F-pegmatite deposits using opencast mining methods. 


Location map of the Salares Norte project
Salares Norte gold project, Chile – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

First production is expected in the fourth quarter of this year. 


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Windfall gold project, Canada – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold Fields has reported that the joint venture will start and finalise permitting for the project, hopefully by the fourth quarter. 


Record sales for Regis
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Despite a record year of sales, gold miner Regis Resources has reported a statutory net loss of A$24-million for the 2023 financial year, compared with a profit of A$14-million in the previous... 


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Resolute on track to meet full-year guidance following strong interim performance
23rd August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Resolute Mining saw continued positive momentum across all operations during the first half of the year ended June 30, keeping the company on track to meet its full-year guidance and... 


Gold pour at DRDGold's Ergo opertion.
Debt-free DRDGold declares 16th consecutive dividend, looks to 60 MW of solar power
23rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Debt-free, cash-rich gold-from-waste mining company DRDGold has declared its sixteenth consecutive dividend as it guides higher production, prioritises the ensuring of sufficient tailings storage... 


Jubilee's Sable Zinc operations in Zambia
Jubilee on track to expand copper, chrome and PGM processing further
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Johannesburg- and London-listed Jubilee Metals says it has traded 24 500 t of newly produced chrome product from the expanded Inyoni chrome and platinum group metal (PGM) operations, in the... 


St Barbara unveils plans for Fifteen Mile Stream
St Barbara unveils plans for Fifteen Mile Stream
16th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner St Barbara has unveiled plans for a standalone 1.7-million- to 1.8-million-tonne-a-year operation at its Fifteen Mile Stream project, in Nova Scotia. The company said on Wednesday that... 


Atlantic looks at feldspar at Ewoyaa
15th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed lithium explorer Atlantic Lithium has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ghanian University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) to undertake a definitive feasibility study... 


Buena Vista could have 25-year life
14th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study into the Buena Vista iron-ore project, in Nevada, has estimated that the project could produce some 1.6-million tonne a year of concentrate over a mine life of 25-years.... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


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Furnace upgrades enhance productivity
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 


Ford’s Silverton plant achieves record daily production volume
11th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Ford South Africa’s Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria, has achieved its highest daily production number yet – 704 vehicles. Based on three-shift 24-hour production, the plant is capable of... 


Caledonia posts lower second-quarter profit
10th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold producer Caledonia Mining has reported a gross profit of $10.9-million for the second quarter ended June 30, a decrease from the $17.9-million reported for the second quarter of 2022. “While... 


Sarana Riggs
Uranium hunters in US West face partial ban, pollution concerns
10th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Five weeks before President Joe Biden announced a historic new ban on new uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, Sarana Riggs approached the barbed-wire fence surrounding an inactive mine in an... 


The River Doce in Minas Gerais
Vale loses bid to block BHP's London lawsuit in Brazil dam case
7th August 2023 By: Reuters

ale on Monday lost a bid to block fellow mining giant BHP Group's bid to have it share potential liability in a 36-billion-pound ($46-billion) London lawsuit over Brazil's worst environmental... 


AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
AngloGold reaffirms guidance on improved second quarter
4th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti on Friday reaffirmed annual guidance as it reported an improved second quarter performance compared with the first three months of the year, underpinned by a... 


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Firm invests in ‘greener’ solutions for sustainable future
4th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

JSE-registered real estate investment trust (REIT) Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) is beefing up its electricity generation supply to meet its environment, social and governance (ESG) targets. L2D... 


CRUCIAL ELEMENT
Valves play a crucial role in mitigating challenges and ensuring smooth operations
Innovative valve solutions for African mines
4th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Mining companies operating in Africa must overcome various obstacles, and valves can play a crucial role in mitigating these challenges and ensuring smooth operations, says distribution service... 


An image of the BioKnit prototype structure developed by the Living Textiles Research Group
Scientists develop sustainable alternative to traditional building materials
4th August 2023

Scientists have developed a way to grow building materials using knitted moulds and the root network of fungi as a potential alternative to traditional building material. The composite, called... 


Ever-expanding Maltento eyes opportunities in aquaculture and cosmetics 
4th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Maltento insect farm started as a small, test-scale operation in a home bathroom in Craighall Park, Johannesburg.  Almost seven years later, founder and CEO Dean Smorenburg has seen the... 


Image of a drill rig at the Pebble project
Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum/silver/rhenium project, US – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The state of Alaska has asked the US Supreme Court to vacate a Biden-administration veto blocking Northern Dynasty Minerals' proposed Pebble project. 


An artist image of MP Materials planned magnet manufacturing facility in the US.
World battles to loosen China's grip on vital rare earths for clean energy transition
2nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Refining rare earths for the green energy transition is hard. Just ask MP Materials and Lynas. The world's two biggest rare earths companies outside of China are facing challenges turning rock... 


An overview of the plant construction site in July 2023.
Equinox focus at $1.2bn gold project shifting towards commissioning
2nd August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The $1.23-billion Greenstone project, in Ontario, Canada, is progressing on budget and schedule to pour gold in the first half of next year, 60%-owner Equinox Gold reported on Tuesday.   With... 


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