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Darren Parker

Darren Parker

Darren Parker is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Drilling at the Kipushi mine

Century-old Kipushi mine returns to production following 31-year pause

19th July 2024

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced the completion of construction and the restart of the Kipushi zinc/copper/lead/germanium mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 100 years after it... 


Speakers who participated in a July 17 webinar focused on the South African automotive market

Over-taxation in automotive market will undermine BEV adoption in South Africa

17th July 2024

South Africa’s automative market is going to struggle to transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs), specifically because of the country’s “peculiar” automotive market structure, which Toyota... 


Cleaver, Newton-King join AngloGold board

17th July 2024

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has announced that former De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver and former JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King have been appointed as independent nonexecutive directors with effect... 


Kenmare MD Michael Carvill

Kenmare on track to achieve full-year guidance

17th July 2024

Titanium and zircon producer Kenmare Resources has confirmed in a July 17 trading update for the quarter and half-year ended June 30, that it is on track to achieve its full-year guidance on all... 


Critical Mineral Resources acquires project in Morocco

17th July 2024

Exploration and development company Critical Mineral Resources (CMR), which is focused on critical metals and minerals, has signed an exclusive option to acquire the Igli project, a high-grade... 


Schneider Electric secure power division cooling innovation and strategy director Maurizio Frizziero

Liquid cooling crucial for power-intensive AI data centres

17th July 2024

Liquid cooling technology is critically important for the future of data centres, technology company Schneider Electric secure power division cooling innovation and strategy director Maurizio... 


Two employees in a data centre server room

iMasons Climate Accord calls for improved EPD reporting to boost data centre industry sustainability

16th July 2024

The governing body of the iMasons Climate Accord (ICA), which is a programme of Infrastructure Masons, has called on the digital infrastructure industry to more widely adopt the publication of... 


generic digital interface abstract

Schneider Electric launches automated sustainability reporting tool for data centres

16th July 2024

Technology company Schneider Electric has introduced new model-based, automated sustainability reporting features within its EcoStruxure IT data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software.... 


Orion Minerals MD Errol Smart

Orion reports robust assay results from Okiep project's Flat Mines area

9th July 2024

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has reported robust assay results from the confirmation diamond drilling programme in the Flat Mines area at its Okiep Copper Project (OCP) in the Northern Cape.... 


Eskom power plant

Eskom employee, service provider face fraud charges in court

9th July 2024

An employee of State-owned Eskom and a service provider to the utility last week appeared in the Hendrina Magistrate Court, in Mpumalanga, on charges of fraud, with each granted bail of R30 000. It... 


Successful steady-state operations under way after halted operations at Homase

8th July 2024

Following the halting of operations at the Homase gold project, in south-western Ghana, in 2023, to review the design of the processing plant, Aim-listed gold producer GoldStone Resources has... 


Kamoa-Kakula

Kamoa-Kakula delivers nearly 187 000 t of copper in first half

8th July 2024

TSX- and OTCQX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has reported that its Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced 100 812 t of copper in concentrate during the second quarter... 


Sovereign starts trading on OTCQX

8th July 2024

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals has also started trading on the OTCQX under the ticker symbol SVMLF. The OTCQX is the highest market tier of OTC markets on which more than 12 000 US and global... 


Ivory Park aerial image

Ivory Park capital development on track following oversight visit, CoJ says

8th July 2024

City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Development Planning councillor Eunice Mgcina, along with Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) CEO Themba Mathibe, conducted an... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso

GNU Cabinet announcement gave business confidence a boost, says BLSA

8th July 2024

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has said that business confidence is growing on the back of the announcement of the new government of national unity... 


acid mine drainage

Krugersdorp children in danger of poisoning from abandoned mines, UP scientist says

5th July 2024

University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Chemistry water remediation expert Dr Alseno Kagiso Mosai has cautioned that young children in Krugersdorp are breathing in uranium, arsenic and mercury... 


graphite

Blencowe achieves conversion of 600 t bulk sample to graphite concentrate

5th July 2024

London-listed Blencowe Resources has completed a crucial step in commercial-scale testing by converting 600 t of in situ raw material into 30 t of graphite concentrate. The bulk sample conversion... 


Aton reports promising gold finds after second round of drilling at Semna

5th July 2024

TSV-X-listed Aton has reported “promising” results from its Phase 2 diamond drilling programme at the Semna gold mine in the Abu Marawat concession in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The recently... 


Orion issues share purchase plan for R60m capital-raise

5th July 2024

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has provided a copy of a share purchase plan (SPP) offer booklet and application form, which is in the process of being dispatched to eligible shareholders, to... 


New wagons being built for use on the Lobito railway corridor

SA manufacturer clinches deal to supply 275 container wagons to Lobito railway project

5th July 2024

Joint venture (JV) company Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR), which is the concession holder for the operation, management and maintenance of the Lobito Corridor spanning Zambia, Angola and the... 


The Geobrugg management team cut the ribbon at the newly inaugurated manufacturing facility in Lanseria

Geobrugg inaugurates new steel wire mesh manufacturing facility

4th July 2024

Steel wire net manufacturer Geobrugg Africa has inaugurated its first high-tensile steel production facility in Africa in Lanseria, Gauteng. The facility boasts a new TECCO manufacturing machine to... 


Diamcor closes final tranch of offering, bringing total to C$2m

3rd July 2024

Diamond producer Diamcor Mining has closed a second and final tranche of C$600 300 of its previously announced non-brokered private placement, bringing the total of the offering to about... 


Webber Wentzel partner Priyesh Daya

Priyesh Daya appointed to ICC International Court of Arbitration

3rd July 2024

Law firm Webber Wentzel partner Priyesh Daya has been appointed as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC’s) International Court of Arbitration for a three-year term starting on... 


Kumba appoints new independent nonexecutive director

3rd July 2024

Diversified mining major Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary has announced the appointment of Neo Violet Mokhesi as an independent nonexecutive director with effect from July 1. She will... 


Inoveo Platinum

New platinum alloy to transform jewellery making

3rd July 2024

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted the launch of a new platinum alloy named Inoveo Platinum, which it believes has the potential to transform platinum jewellery design and... 


rough emerald

Review shows Gravelotte becoming profitable within two years

3rd July 2024

An independent desk-based review of the discounted cash flow (DCF) model for mining company URA Holdings’ Gravelotte emerald mine, in South Africa, shows the potential profitability of the project... 


Krugerrands

Anyone can now invest in as little as R10 worth of gold

3rd July 2024

Gold-backed neobank Troygold, supported by payments platform Precium, has launched its subscription gold offering in South Africa, enabling investors to buy and own fractional amounts of real 1 oz... 


platinum mine shaft

Illegal Implats strike comes to a peaceful close

3rd July 2024

An illegal work stoppage at the North Shaft of Impala Bafokeng’s Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM), in the North West province, has ended without incident, parent company Impala Platinum... 


Drilling at the Kipushi mine

Century-old Kipushi mine starts up again after 31-year hiatus

2nd July 2024

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced the completion of construction and the restart of the Kipushi zinc/copper/lead/germanium mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 100 years after it... 


Frederik Potgieter and Peter Huxham

UN calls for Potgieter, Huxham’s immediate release from Equatorial Guinea prison

2nd July 2024

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of South African engineers Frederik Potgieter and Peter Huxham, declaring in a formal opinion that the detention of... 


gold bars

WGC says gold to remain rangebound for the remainder of this year following strong first half

2nd July 2024

According a mid-year outlook report released by the World Gold Council (WGC) on July 2, gold has performed well so far this year, with a 12% rise in returns year-to-date and outpacing most major... 


Updated Kiaka feasibility study indicates a project with strong cash flow

2nd July 2024

A newly released feasibility update for ASX-listed West African Resources’ (WAF’s) Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso, shows that strong cash flows are expected from the project. The update... 


Lafigué GM Paul Day with first gold bar from Lafigué

Endeavour achieves first gold pour at Lafigué

2nd July 2024

LSE-, TSX- and OTCQX-listed Endeavour Mining made its first gold pour from the Lafigué mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, on June 28, marking the delivery of the project’s construction on budget and a... 


transmission towers

NTCSA starts trading

1st July 2024

The National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) has officially begun trading, establishing the NTCSA as a duly constituted separate, distinct and wholly owned subsidiary of State-owned... 


View of the Kangankunde Hill

Kangankunde feasibility study supports robust rare earths project

1st July 2024

Rare earths mining and development company Lindian Resources has announced the completion of a feasibility study on Stage 1 of its Kangankunde rare earths project in Malawi. The study examined... 


drd gold tailings treatment

DRDGOLD assessing its alignment with Responsible Gold Mining Principles

28th June 2024

Gold mining company DRDGOLD has started self-assessment in line with the World Gold Council (WGC) Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs) to determine conformance levels across all DRDGOLD... 


Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford

Hudaco’s interim performance hampered by suspended loadshedding

28th June 2024

Diversified consumer and engineering products group Hudaco has faced a challenging start to the 2024 financial year, with the reduction in loadshedding negatively impacting on some of its... 


Artisanal gold miners

Four central banks sign London Principles to formalise artisanal small-scale gold mining sector

28th June 2024

The World Gold Council (WGC) has announced that four central banks have committed to signing ‘The London Principles’, which is a set of operating principles to help structure and formalise central... 


Anglo paid $23.5bn in taxes, economic contributions in 2023

27th June 2024

Diversified mining major Anglo American paid about $23.5-billion in total tax and economic contributions throughout its global operations during 2023, a decrease from about $24.5-billion in 2022.... 


two dump trucks onsite

Hummingbird expects Kouroussa to reach commercial production in the third quarter

27th June 2024

Despite unexpected challenges at Aim-listed Hummingbird’s Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea, over the past year, including the fire at the national fuel depot in Conakry and the temporary suspension... 


sunset at uis

Andrada signs deal to restructure Uis Tin Mining Company

27th June 2024

Dual-listed Andrada Mining has executed a legally binding agreement to restructure Uis Tin Mining Company (UTMC), the operational Namibian entity that holds the ML133, ML134 and ML129 mining... 


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