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Malaysia allows Lynas to import radioactive raw material until 2026
Malaysia allows Lynas to import radioactive raw material until 2026
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Malaysia on Tuesday amended Lynas Rare Earths' operating license to allow the Australian firm to import raw materials containing natural radioactive material and process rare earths until March... 

An explosion with ground being blown up in a controlled explosion using the BME Viperdet MS series of Detonators
Nonelectric detonators gain traction
20th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since the launch of mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME’s new Viperdet MS series of detonators in August, the products have been used in 11 successful blasts in the South African... 

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SA urged to adopt innovation as it confronts big waste management problem
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

At the heart of South Africa’s environmental discussion is the pressing need to embrace a circular economy, but such a shift demands practical collaboration, inventive thinking and a resolute... 

Iron-ore stockpile
Buena Vista iron project, US
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Magnum Mining is rapidly progressing the project.  

OLI South Africa
OLI South Africa
20th October 2023

OLI is the world’s top-selling supplier of industrial vibration technology products. The OLI product is distributed in Africa by its subsidiary in Gauteng, South Africa. 

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18th October 2023

This week: Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem; Copper 360 mining school attracting international partner attention; and, Essential integration of... 

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South African metals group awarded joint venture copper/cobalt slag project in Zambia
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diversified South African metals processing business that has expanded into Africa, on Tuesday announced that it had been awarded a copper slag project that will be executed in joint venture (JV)... 

Vale creates company to sell sand from iron-ore tailings
17th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Brazilian miner Vale aid on Tuesday it has created a company that will sell and distribute sand obtained from its iron ore tailings, part of its efforts to reduce the disposal of such materials in... 

Miners see value in EU focus on ESG but face red tape hurdles
Miners see value in EU focus on ESG but face red tape hurdles
16th October 2023 By: Reuters

Miners welcome the positive impact of Europe's focus on environment, social and governance issues (ESG) although the process can be riddled with red tape causing delays in achieving their green... 

Consultation to start on environmental laws
13th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Federal government will start consultation on new environmental laws shortly, some two months ahead of schedule said Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek. Experts from more than 30... 

Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at Roan, in Zambia.
Innovative copper, cobalt tailings treatment ‘encouraging’ – Jubilee
11th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The technical team of the JSE AltX- and Aim-listed Jubilee Metals Group is innovating a waste leach circuit for the treatment of copper and cobalt tailings, as part of its Northern Refining copper... 

From left to right Harry Dempsey, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Kunal Sinha, Louise Assem, and Trond Olaf Christophersen.
Essential integration of mining with circular economy highlighted at FT Mining Summit
9th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Circularity is already practised at many mine sites, which use circular principles to reduce waste and conserve water. But to achieve full circularity for products – from production to consumption... 

Congo eyes 30% of germanium’s global output by tapping new plant
6th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A newly built plant in Democratic Republic of Congo aims to produce 30% of the world’s germanium, according to its owner, potentially easing China’s dominance of the metal used in electronics and... 

High pressure grinding roll technology enables mining operations to achieve energy savings that surpass a conventional approach
Flowsheet redefines beneficiation sustainability
6th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The mining industry is at a critical juncture, where sustainability and energy efficiency have become paramount. In pursuit of this, mining technology company Weir Minerals says its... 

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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 

Tackling S Africa’s plastic waste crisis through art
6th October 2023

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth’s Revolution Plastics team and the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs partnered with UK-based charity... 

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Lax regulation poses threat to S Africa’s e-waste initiatives
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The producer responsibility organisation (PRO) Circular Energy is taking a strong stance concerning the rise in illegal electronic-waste (e-waste) dumping and calls on government, industries and... 

Clean-up & Recycling SA week proves successful
6th October 2023

Industry association representing the South African plastics industry Plastics SA is proud to report that the 2023 Clean-Up & Recycling SA Week was "once again, a huge success". Platsics SA... 

Waste industry can mitigate unemployment
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 

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Barrambie titanium/vanadium project, Australia – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Neometals has abandoned talks with China’s Jiuxing Titanium Materials Co for offtakes from the project. 

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James Bay lithium project, Canada – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

James Bay is expected to produce an average of 311 000 t/y of spodumene concentrate. 

Recycling economy initiatives create value
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Although South Africa is leading the African continent in terms of waste management and recycling, the unauthorised disposal of waste and littering is still rampant, says Zero Waste operations... 

Sigma Lithium COO steps down in latest leadership shakeup
5th October 2023 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium COO Brian Talbot left the company at the end of last month, he told Reuters on Thursday, in the latest management shakeup at the Vancouver-based miner. Talbot became COO last year,... 

The webinar was facilitated by Chris Whyte and the panelists include Yolandi Kruger; Bonte Edwards, Keith Anderson; and Suzan Oelofse.
Speakers deliberate waste management challenges amid moves to a circular economy
5th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The concept of the circular economy has gained significant traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional linear economic models in recent years and is characterised by the principles of... 

Jason van der Poel and Hannah Milner
Opinion: Virtual Wheeling 101
4th October 2023

In this opinion article, Jason van der Poel and Hannah Milner of Webber Wentzel discuss Eskom’s virtual wheeling pilot and how the roll-out of the programme will enable companies with multiple... 

BME shares emulsion innovation at global explosives event
BME shares emulsion innovation at global explosives event
4th October 2023

Omnia Group mining division company BME has been sharing its leading technical expertise at the 12th World Conference on Explosives and Blasting recently held in Dublin, Ireland. Hosted by the... 

Gypsum stacks at Rainbow's Phalaborwa mine
Rainbow sets sights on full rehabilitation of Phalaborwa gypsum stacks through deal with trader Nexus
4th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to enter into an offtake agreement with international trading company Nexus Intertrade, under which Nexus will acquire gypsum... 

Mante Kgaria
Accelerating mining water conservation in South Africa through advanced treatment methods
3rd October 2023

By Mante Kgaria, Senior Process Engineer at Multotec Water plays a vital role not only in sustaining life, but also in various industries, ranging from agriculture and food production to mining and... 

Coronado cuts coal output
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Coronado Global Resources has revised its production guidance for the 2023 financial year on the back of adverse operating conditions at its Buchanan mine, in the US, and unexpected... 

Sigma Lithium questions reporting on Brazil mineral rights 'injunction'
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium on Friday challenged a Reuters report that a Brazilian court had imposed an "injunction" on its ability to sell or mine two plots where it planned open pits, and reiterated that it... 

Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
Seriti's Teke defends his dual belief in coal and renewables
29th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke has hit back at critics who have labelled his desire to invest in renewable energy while being a coal advocate as contradictory. Speaking at the... 

Rio Tinto's Kennecott smelter in Utah
Fortune collaborates with Rio Tinto on cobalt and bismuth recovery
29th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian company Fortune Minerals has formed a partnership with diversified miner Rio Tinto to develop a technology that will improve recovery of cobalt and bismuth, both of which are considered... 

QPM's Northern Hub gets enviro approval
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has been granted federal environmental approval for its Northern Hub, in Queensland. QPM Energy has sought regulatory approvals for development of the... 

Brazil mineral rights dispute casts shadow on Sigma Lithium expansion
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

A Brazilian court injunction is halting the sale or mining of two plots of land where takeover target Sigma Lithium is planning open pits, according to court documents seen by Reuters.... 

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Coal waste repurposing
29th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

An opportunity exists for the target rehabilitation of coarse and ultrafine coal waste streams and stockpiles in the local coal sector, said green coal solutions provider River Energy South Africa... 

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Solutions vs problems
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 

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Every effort should be made to bring the ongoing dumping of mine tailings to an end
29th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The state of the world is such that dumping huge volumes of mine waste on Mother Earth should be a thing of the past. Is there technology available to ensure that mines no longer need to dump... 

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Boliden Tara Mines, Ireland
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A zinc and lead mine in County Meath, Ireland. 

Manganese Metal Co Market Development Executive Madelein Todd.
South Africa’s manganese mastery putting country in pole position for green transition
27th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Close to half a century of local manganese mastery by Manganese Metal Co of Mpumalanga is placing South Africa – a manganese mining and refining country – in pole position, amid a flurry of global... 

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Wildcat & Mountain View gold/silver projects, US
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) has demonstrated the potential for a low-cost, high-margin, heap-leach gold/silver operation. 

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Funding increases for small business energy solutions as investment case improves
22nd September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Different renewable energy, energy storage and/or generator solutions can partially address small businesses' energy related challenges, and funding to install such solutions in small businesses is... 

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Kapstevel South project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is more than 70% complete. 

Location map of the Salares Norte project
Salares Norte gold project, Chile – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project was 97% complete as at September 13.  

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

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

John Thompson
John Thompson

John Thompson, the leader in energy and environmental solutions through value engineering and innovation, provides the following: design, engineer,...

SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)
SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)

Education: Consulting with member companies to obtain the optimal benefits from their B-BBEE spending, skills resources as well as B-BBEE points

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

The SAIMM started as a learned society in 1894 after the invention of the cyanide process that saved the South African gold mining industry of the...


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