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Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 


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Cooling company to highlight new concepts
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to... 


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Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


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Costa Fuego copper project, Chile – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hot Chili has arranged funding to accelerate its Costa Fuego copper project. 


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Bellevue gold project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Studies are under way on maximising the potential of the project by expanding the plant beyond its current nameplate capacity. 


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Unlocking social and environmental benefits through tailings retreatment
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The retreatment, or remining, of mine tailings can provide usable land, provide profits for companies and clean the environment by moving the reprocessed tailings to more advanced and well-managed... 


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Coalitions and reform
10th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the 2024 election days away, attention is turning to the governance arrangements that will prevail nationally and in key battleground provinces following the poll and what these outcomes will... 


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Water a hurdle in Africa’s development - expert
10th May 2024

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges, says advisory and analytics firm... 


High cellphone penetration rate positions continent to leverage 4IR technologies
10th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Africa has an advantage when leveraging ever-developing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to overcome the deficits created by a lack of infrastructure and geographical distances: its... 


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Unlocking social and environmental benefits through tailings retreatment
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The retreatment, or remining, of mine tailings can provide usable land, provide profits for companies and clean the environment by moving the reprocessed tailings to more advanced and well-managed... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


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New dewatering pumps enhance mine water management
10th May 2024

Although effective pump systems for water drainage are available on the market, the high sediment load of up to 5%, varying acidity value of mine water and the considerable energy consumption of... 


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Big guns will speak at Enlit
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa... 


Location map of the Witwatersrand basin project
Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining has secured firm commitments from unrelated existing and new sophisticated and professional investors to raise A$1.4-million to further progress the Qala Shadows project. 


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TGME underground project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hong Kong Ruihua Investment Management is to invest $10-million in Theta Gold Mines through a share subscription agreement. 


AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers
Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider
9th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund... 


West African progresses bulk earthworks, tailings dam construction at Kiaka
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed West African Resources has made significant progress on its Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso, as construction continues to advance on the 219 000 oz/y operation. In particular, the... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem
8th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 


Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


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... 


Theta raises $10m
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines, which owns gold assets in South Africa, has received a firm commitment from Hong Kong Ruihua Investment Management to invest $10-million in the company through a share... 


Costa Fuego is one of a limited number of globally significant copper developments not owned by a major mining company.
Hot Chili arranges nearly A$30m for Chile copper project
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed copper miner Hot Chili has arranged about A$30-million in funding to accelerate its Costa Fuego copper project, located in the coastal range of Chile. The company, which also trades on... 


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Surface-mining skills shortage a concern – association
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the current economic challenges in South Africa, local mining and quarrying industry representative organisation Aspasa stresses the importance of discovering smarter ways of mining... 


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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


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Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 


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SA’s largest boat builder eyes growing share of global ocean-cruising catamaran market
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

It’s easy to overlook the sheer magnitude of Robertson and Caine’s (R&C’s) operations in Cape Town. The company’s ten boat-building factories and assembly lines are dotted across the city – from... 


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


Africa’s water challenges present opportunities for innovation, private-sector involvement
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges. However, the challenges present... 


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Ngualla rare earths project, Tanzania – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received robust support from credit agencies and commercial banks. 


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McPhillamys gold project, Australia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Regis Resources plans to build a seven-million-tonne-a-year operation in Kings Plains, New South Wales. 


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... 


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NBI launches pragmatic Just Energy Transition Skilling for Employment Programme
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With skills having been identified as a key cross-cutting requirement for the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), the National Business Initiative (NBI), together with the... 


Volt announces strategic investment to commence field ops in Delaware basin
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed lithium development and technology company Volt Lithium on Monday announced strategic investment of $1.5-million by a company with operations in the Delaware basin of West Texas for... 


Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 


Saudi Arabia set on securing lithium for EV ambitions
Saudi Arabia set on securing lithium for EV ambitions
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is committed to sourcing lithium from overseas as it looks to produce EV batteries and invest in the electric vehicle sector, a senior minister said in an interview, noting attempts to... 


Southern Copper lifts output forecast amid tight metal market
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Southern Copper raised its annual production guidance as ore quality improves and the company resolves water supply issues in Mexico, offering a little relief for a tightening global copper... 


The Collahuasi mine
China could hinder BHP’s bid to become copper’s top producer
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s $39-billion bid to create a global copper giant risks irking its biggest customer China, where authorities have a history of intervening to stymie or water down international mergers.... 


Reflux flotation cell in an industrial coal application
Testing backlog as global interest in new flotation tech grows
26th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Global interest in and the uptake of the new REFLUX Flotation Cell (RFC) from full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth has been gaining considerable momentum. As a result of this... 


PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
Given the pressing need for reliable and efficient sewer systems, the selection of materials for pipelines is of paramount importance
Plastic pipes key to modernisation
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

To address the challenges of water scarcity, sanitation inadequacies and the need for efficient waste management there is ongoing reassessment of the materials and technologies used in... 


NON-SEWERED SANITATION SYSTEM
The self-sustaining, flushing toilet system that recycles 100% of used water targets underserved communities, and is environmentally sustainable and practical for widespread implementation
Sanitation solution developed for underserved communities, schools
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The introduction of the Enviro Loo Clear Non-Sewered Sanitation System (NSSS) marks a substantial advance in addressing pressing issues of sanitation and water scarcity, says sanitation service... 


ENHANCED MAINTENANCE
The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 


FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE  
AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works fail to meet minimum standards, endangers water sources nationwide
NGO unpacks poor quality of S Africa’s wastewater systems
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works (SWWTWs) fail to meet minimum standards, which the NGO says... 


SIGNIFICANT INCREASE
The 2023 Blue Drop report highlighted that the proportion of water supply systems failing to meet minimum microbiological water-quality standards increased significantly
Task team established to enhance service delivery
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to the concerning findings of the Blue, Green and No Drop reports, which highlight a nationwide decline in the quality of water services, government has established a task team... 


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