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Edenville establishes subsidiary to advance Rukwa power plant

By: Anine Kilian     Updated 3 hours ago Aim-listed Edenville Energy has established a new company Edenville Power Tanzania to advance the power plant project that forms part of its Rukwa coal-to-power project. The 100% owned subsidiary company would be the principal vehicle to advance the power plant along its path to development,... 

Disused Saldanha quarry emerging as new liquid petroleum gas hub

By: Dylan Slater     Updated 6 hours ago A liquid petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and import infrastructure is being constructed by energy infrastructure company Sunrise Energy in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, to curb historical LPG shortages and meet potential future requirements for gas-fired power plants and other industrial energy... 

New sanctions could cripple reclusive North Korea’s mining sector

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated 6 hours ago New sanctions on North Korea imposed by the United Nations (UN) and the US in March for allegedly undertaking nuclear and ballistic missile tests earlier this year will affect the country’s mineral resources sector. North Korea – officially named the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)... 

Northern Territory passes Petroleum Amendment Bill

By: Mariaan Webb     Updated 7 hours ago The Northern Territory Parliament has passed the Petroleum Amendment Bill, which the government and industry say will enhance the level of regu lation of onshore gas drilling. However, Labor voted against the Bill, having previously said that supporting the legislation would tantamount to... 

Bid deadline for Anglo's coking coal mines set at June 6 – sources

By: Reuters     27th May 2016 Final bids for Anglo American's metallurgical coal mines in Australia, valued at up to $1.5-billion, must be submitted by June 6, three sources close to the matter said on Thursday. Anglo American, like its peers, is selling off prized assets after a prolonged commodities rout has left it with... 

Calls to reuse water treatment waste take centre stage at WISA 2016

By: Simon Sonnekus     27th May 2016 While the cost-effective and environmentally compliant disposal of water treatment residue (WTR) is a challenge for water treatment practitioners worldwide, WTR management has taken centre stage in the local water industry amid increasing water demands, deteriorating raw water quality aggravated... 

Consulting company creates innovative infrastructure solutions

By: Victor Moolman     27th May 2016 Engineers are continuously searching for more creative ways to design and complete infrastructure and other projects, says international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, which has in joint venture with Knight Piesold and Naidu Consulting completed the Ashley... 

Disused Saldanha quarry emerging as new liquid petroleum gas hub

By: Dylan Slater     27th May 2016 A liquid petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and import infrastructure are being constructed by energy infrastructure company Sunrise Energy, in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, to curb historical LPG shortages and meet potential future requirements for gas-fired power plants and other industrial... 

Growing CSI project in KwaZulu-Natal

By: Victor Moolman     27th May 2016 More business and projects in KwaZulu-Natal has subsequently led to increased involvement in corporate social investment (CSI) projects there for international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV. 

Ichthys liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     27th May 2016 The project is on track for first production in the third quarter of 2017. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th May 2016 Despite a setback on Unit 3, the scheme remains on schedule for commercial operations in January 2017. 

Joburg Market Day highlights agroprocessing, product export potential

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th May 2016 To highlight export possibilities for the agriculture and agroprocessing sectors, and target entrepreneurs, the City of Johannesburg (CoJ), the Joburg Market and various partners collaborated to host the Joburg Market Day for local and international stakeholders. Held last month at the Joburg... 

Largest fibre manufacturing plant opens in KZN

     27th May 2016 Nonwoven product manufacturer Fibertex South Africa’s manufacturing plant in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal – which is one of six Fibertex factories in the world – is now the largest nonwoven geotextiles manufacturing facility in Africa. 

Stainless steel imports problematic – association

By: Nadine James     27th May 2016 Stainless steel industry body Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) executive director John Tarboton says some imported stainless steel products do not have the correct alloy composition to adequately fulfil their functions. He explains that this conclusion is partially... 

Stainless steel more prominent in construction

     27th May 2016 Multinational stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpu has seen more of  its products being used in construction products in recent years, owing to changes in technology, increased environmental awareness and economic constraints. Increasingly sophisticated medical equipment requires an equally... 

UK-SA bilateral research chair to boost food security research in SA

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th May 2016 Amid rising food prices, coupled with one of the worst droughts the country has experienced, food security research in South Africa has received a much-needed boost from the Newton Fund, and National Research Foundation (NRF) UK–South Africa Bilateral Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) launched... 

Wind power potential in South Africa on par with solar – CSIR 

By: Anine Kilian     26th May 2016 The potential to produce electricity from wind turbines in South Africa is more widely spread than initially thought, a study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has determined. The study conducted by the CSIR in collaboration with the South African Energy Development... 

Surge in Chinese zinc output could shrink forecast global deficit

By: Reuters     26th May 2016 Chinese zinc miners and smelters cranked up output in March after prices rallied, raising questions over the market's bullish scenario by potentially delaying global shortages. Zinc has been the darling of the base metals market and the best performer this year, with many investors piling in to... 

Kingsgate’s Chatree licence renewed to year-end, no certainty about mine’s future

By: Mariaan Webb     26th May 2016 Australian miner Kingsgate Consolidated on Thursday requested an extension of its voluntary trading halt on the ASX, owing to continued uncertainty over the future of its only operating mine, Chatree, in Thailand. The company was granted a renewal of its metallurgical licence for the gold mine,... 

Centerra vows to fight two enviro rulings as Kyrgyz woes continue 

By: Henry Lazenby     26th May 2016 Canada’s Centerra Gold is having a busy week at the Kyrgyz courts after the company received two rulings in two days against its wholly owned subsidiary Kumtor Operating Company (KOC) for alleged environmental infractions at its eponymous mine in the country. Centerra also had to defend itself... 

AMSA insists fair pricing does not equate to no price increases

By: Terence Creamer     25th May 2016 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) dismissed suggestions again on Wednesday that its deal with government to raise steel import protection in return for fairer pricing – as well as jobs and investment guarantees – precluded it from increasing prices. The JSE-listed company was... 

Kyrgyz court fines Centerra unit Kumtor $98m

By: Reuters     25th May 2016 A court in Kyrgyzstan fined the country's biggest gold miner Kumtor Operating Company, a unit of Canada's Centerra Gold, 6.7-billion some ($98-million) for environmental damage on Wednesday. Kumtor's lawyers told reporters at the hearing that they would appeal the ruling. 

Joint panel formed to review Teck Resources oil sands project

By: Samantha Herbst     25th May 2016 A three-member joint panel of environmental experts has been established to review diversified miner Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier oil sands mine project, in Northern Alberta, announced Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Alberta Energy Regulator president and CEO... 

Prairie to apply for mining concession in H1 2017

By: Mariaan Webb     25th May 2016 ASX-listed Prairie Mining said on Wednesday that it had made substantial progress in various permitting aspects of its Lublin coal project, in Poland, which would pave the way for a mining concession application in the first half of 2017. In Poland, companies had to submit a deposit development... 

Freeport staff to oversee transition at Tenke copper mine in Congo

By: Reuters     25th May 2016 The Chinese company buying Freeport McMoRan Inc's majority stake in the Tenke copper mine has told the Congolese government that Freeport staff will oversee the operation for a transitional period of 12 to 18 months, an adviser to the prime minister said on Tuesday. A delegation from China... 

ECDC unveils new quarry venture

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th May 2016 The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) on Tuesday unveiled its latest mining investment play – a R200-million aggregate mine in Indwe, in the Eastern Cape, with two offtake agreements already inked. The development financier, which injected R736 000 to prepare the privately-owned farm... 

Sustainability and infrastructure development: finding commonality to ensure collective success

     24th May 2016 Africa’s ambitious development goals require the construction of infrastructure and related mega-projects as a priority. With the IMF forecasting that 11 of the world’s 20 fastest growing economies will be in Africa by 2017, and cities across the continent needing to collectively accommodate an... 

Pit collapse kills at least 13 in Myanmar jade-mining district

By: Reuters     24th May 2016 A collapse at an illegal mine killed at least 13 people in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, a resident involved in rescue efforts said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of deadly accidents to hit the jade-mining area. The wall of the pit in Weikha Village in Hpakant, the centre of the opaque... 

Woolworths Holdings Limited challenges itself to bold, Group-wide sustainability targets Good Business Journey goals set for 2020

     24th May 2016 Woolworths Holdings Limited is on an ambitious journey of continuous change in the way it does business and has put sustainability at the core of its strategy. Central to this is the setting of sustainability targets for the Group, and WHL is proud to announce its Good Business Journey goals for... 

Proposal to extend ‘water trigger’ to shale, tight gas unnecessary, says Appea

By: Samantha Herbst     24th May 2016 Australia’s Labor government on Tuesday moved to extend the contentious ‘water trigger’ legislation to shale and tight gas projects. Introduced in 2013, the water trigger legislation was an amendment to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, which sought to protect water... 

Intelligent goals for intelligent cities

     24th May 2016 Cities around the world, are creating public-private initiatives around sustainability and liveability goals, and they’re being intelligent about it. Intelligent cities support their goal-setting processes with IT solutions that enable benchmarking, measurement, and achievement.   These... 

IMX advances plans to list pure play graphite entity

By: Mariaan Webb     24th May 2016 Australia’s IMX Resources was advancing plans to restructure its Tanzanian assets, announcing on Tuesday that it had received conditional approval from the ASX to list its pure play, graphite-focused entity, Graphex Mining. The company, which would shortly announce an expected date for the... 

New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over massive gold mine waste spill

By: Reuters     24th May 2016 New Mexico sued the US Environmental Protection Agency, an agency contractor and two mining companies on Monday over the 2015 breach of an abandoned Colorado gold mine that spilled some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into three states. The Gold King Mine rupture, which was accidentally... 

Safcei prepared to go to ConCourt over ‘secret’ nuclear deal 

By: News24Wire      23rd May 2016 An environmental group locked in a legal battle with government over its nuclear procurement plans said on Monday that it is prepared to take the matter all the way to the Constitutional Court. Speaking after a fundraising breakfast to raise funds for the court battle, Southern African Faith... 

Aureus hopes to resume New Liberty processing operations within weeks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd May 2016 Dual-listed Aureus Mining expects to resume processing operations at its New Liberty gold mine, in Liberia, within two weeks, pending approval from the Liberia Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME). The company earlier this month said it had temporarily suspended processing operations at the... 

India’s Hindustan Copper reduces capex to $59m

By: Ajoy K Das     23rd May 2016 India’s sole State-owned integrated copper producer Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) has lowered its capital expenditure (capex) for the current financial year, owing to delayed clearances for reopening and expanding three of its captive copper mines. Data sourced from the government showed that... 

Diatreme advances environmental approval for WA zircon project

By: Mariaan Webb     23rd May 2016 The environmental approval for what is potentially the Eucla basin in Western Australia’s largest undeveloped zircon project is expected by the end of next month. ASX-listed Diatreme Resources reported on Monday that Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) had issued draft... 

Arafura submits environmental impact statement for Nolans project

By: Samantha Herbst     23rd May 2016 ASX-listed rare earths company Arafura on Monday submitted the environmental impact statement (EIS) for its Nolans rare earths project to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA), which the company highlighted as a significant milestone for the Nolans project. The EIS,... 

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