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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is Creamer Media Features Deputy Editor and Chief Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Donna Slater

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Metals processor expands, progresses Zambian assets

17th May 2024

Zambia- and South Africa-focused diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals has completed the manufacturing of a new front-end modular 50 000-t-a-month unit at its Zambia-based Roan copper... 

An image of a coal mining facility

New longwall commissioned in war zone

29th March 2024

Forty kilometres from the front line of the war in Ukraine, vertically integrated mining and metals company Metinvest has commissioned its eleventh longwall for coking coal in Block 10 of the... 

The first products to launch in South Africa include, among others, the Komatsu single boom ZJ21 jumbo drill rig and the Komatsu ZB21 medium-class bolter

Underground hard rock equipment launched locally

15th March 2024

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu launched, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in February in Cape Town, three new models in its underground... 

The end of 2023 marked the start of production from Kangra's Belgarthen Adit project

Innovation, sustainability key to coal expansion

15th March 2024

Expanding upon successful initial foundations, coal miner Kangra’s recent initiative in Mpumalanga towards the end of 2023, marked by the start of production at the miner’s underground Belgarthen... 

UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC

Company growing presence in the DRC

16th February 2024

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s –... 

Programme eyes critical minerals

9th February 2024

Independent Vancouver, Canada-based public geoscience organisation Geoscience British Columbia is bringing together government, industry and other partners for the first desktop phase of the... 

AECI reorganises executive leadership team

20th December 2023

Diversified group AECI reorganised the structure of its executive leadership team, on December 20, to be more aligned to a corporate business that will enable the delivery of its strategic ambition... 

Participants of the signing ceremony, which took place in the presence of Egypt Prime Minister Dr Moustafa Madbouly

$4-billion green hydrogen deal inked for Egypt

20th December 2023

Saudi-listed power generation and investor ACWA Power has signed a framework agreement that outlines the development of the first phase of the green hydrogen project in Egypt with a capacity of 600... 

Voith equips 2 GW Angolan hydropower plant

Voith equips 2 GW Angolan hydropower plant

20th December 2023

Technology group Voith reports that it has received an order to supply equipment for the large-scale hydropower plant Caculo Cabaça in Angola. The order comprises all electrical and mechanical... 

ENGIE's 100 MW Xina Solar One concentrated solar power  plant, in Pofadder

ENGIE acquires BTE Renewables, grows portfolio to 1.6 GW in SA

20th December 2023

Independent power producer ENGIE has successfully acquired renewable energy company BTE Renewables in South Africa following the transaction, announced in June, reaching financial close on December... 

On June 27, 1923 two DH-4B US Army biplanes conducted history’s first aerial refuelling exercise

Boeing marks centenary of aerial refuelling development

20th December 2023

Major aircraft manufacturer Boeing marked 100 years of aerial refuelling technology and platform development this year, with the first successful aerial refuelling being performed by the US Army in... 

Critical Mineral Resources appoints COO after chairperson resignation

20th December 2023

Morocco-focused critical mineral explorer and developer Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) reports that chairperson Christopher Lambert has left the company’s board of directors with immediate effect... 

Atlantic Lithium appoints new independent non-executive director

20th December 2023

Aim- and ASX-listed Africa-focused lithium explorer and developer Atlantic Lithium has appointed Jonathan Henry to the company's board of directors as an independent non-executive director. The... 

Machinery seen at the Muchesu project

Contango receives payment for Muchesu bulk sample

20th December 2023

LSE-listed natural resource development company Contango Holdings has received about $116 000 from a large multinational company (MNC) as payment for the previously reported 1 000 t bulk sample of... 

Petra Diamonds' Finsch mine

Petra Diamonds downscales board, eyes efficiency

20th December 2023

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds is making a series of changes to reduce the size and improve the efficiency of its board, going into 2024. Once these changes take effect, Petra's board will reduce... 

Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up

20th December 2023

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 

The Simandou range

Arrow Minerals restarts Guinea fieldwork

20th December 2023

West Africa-focused explorer and developer Arrow Minerals reports that fieldwork has been restarted at its flagship Simandou North iron ore project in the Republic of Guinea. The initial work... 

File photo: Personnel of the Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine stand at infrastructure of the mine

Protest continues at Implats' BRPM, with more than 2 000 emplyees still underground

19th December 2023

An illegal underground protest at platinum group metals major Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine (BRPM) has continued for a second day, Implats corporate relations group... 

Centamin's Egypt-based Sukari gold mine

Centamin upgrades reserves by 28%

19th December 2023

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner Centamin reports that it has increased its reserves by 28% to 7.7-million oz, including 10% growth at its Egypt-based Sukari gold mine. Sukari mine’s proven and... 

2024 Car of the Year semi-finalists revealed

2024 Car of the Year semi-finalists revealed

19th December 2023

The Car of the Year (COTY) committee has revealed the finalists for the 2024 COTY competition ahead of the thirty-eighth edition of the yearly event, which is sponsored by Old Mutual Insure (OMI)... 

A Transnet Pipelines employee attends to infrastructure at the utility's Multi Product Pipeline in Jameson Park

Transnet pipeline thieves sentenced to 10, 15 years imprisonment

19th December 2023

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) reports that criminals tampering with Transnet pipelines with intentions to steal petrol and diesel, have been successfully prosecuted... 

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana

Rwanda, European Investment Bank ink critical material declaration

19th December 2023

The government of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a joint declaration, on December 19, enabling a strategic alliance to enhance investment in critical raw material value... 

Vametco plant

Bushveld greenlighted on Vametco deal

19th December 2023

In its pusuit of acquiring full ownership of the Vametco vanadium mine and production facility (Vametco), Aim-listed integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has met all the necessary... 

OPITO-approved survival courses launched locally, 10-year anniversary celebrated

19th December 2023

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC) will celebrate its ten year anniversary in 2024, commemorating the occasion with the launch of its energy industry not-for-profit organisation... 

Hydropower plants, like Kinguélé Aval in Gabon, can, with refurbishment, play a key role in Africa's energy transition by reducing reliance on fossil fuel-derived electricity

AfDB approves $9.72m grant to modernise African hydropower

19th December 2023

The African Development Bank- (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), on November 21, approved a $9.72-million grant to scale up the Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme... 

MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery

MC Mining receives revised takeover offer for all outstanding shares

19th December 2023

JSE-, ASX- and Aim-listed emerging developer and producer MC Mining reports that it has received a non-binding and indicative off-market takeover offer to acquire all its outstanding shares by a... 

Implats reports illegal underground protest at Bafokeng Rasimone mine

18th December 2023

Platinum major Impala Platinum (Implats) is closely monitoring an illegal underground protest, which started on the morning of December 18, at both the North and South shafts of the Bafokeng... 

Envusa's energy trading area

Nersa grants Envusa Energy trading licence

18th December 2023

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved an electricity trading licence for Envusa Energy – a joint venture between diversified miner Anglo-American and renewable energy... 

Tirupati makes second payment for Suni Resources

18th December 2023

LSE-listed specialist flake graphite producer Tirupati Graphite, with projects in Mozambique and Madagascar, has issued of 6.56-million shares to ASX-listed gold and copper explorer and developer... 

Egoli Gas increases conversion rebates for terminated clients

18th December 2023

Johannesburg gas supplier Egoli Gas has increased conversion rebates applicable to clients in the Kensington and surrounding areas affected by its decision to permanently terminate its services to... 

The proposed South African National Petroleum Company is set to have a sole shareholder – The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

DMRE extends public commentary for draft SANPC Bill

18th December 2023

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has extended the timeframe for submissions of public comments on the draft South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC) Bill, published in... 

Tower Resources contracts drill rig for 2024 well development

18th December 2023

Aim-listed oil and gas company Tower Resources has executed a contract with Borr Drilling for the hire of the Norve jack-up rig, one of Borr's fleet of high-specification drilling units, to drill... 

Impala Platinum's Rustenburg 11 Shaft

Implats to carry out independent investigation of fatal conveyance incident

18th December 2023

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has been instructed by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to commission an independent investigation into the fatal incident that... 

Bushveld Minerals' vanadium ore

Bushveld enters into $3.7m sale agreement for Mokopane project

18th December 2023

Aim-listed primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 64% of its issued shares in Pamish Investments No. 39 (known as the Mokopane project), to... 

Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer

Jubilee completes £13m fundraise to progress Zambian copper interests

18th December 2023

Diversified metal recovery and production company Jubilee successfully closed a placing of 236-million new ordinary shares on December 15, taking the total gross proceeds of the placing from the... 

The Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team reached an altitude of 6 500 m in their solar and electric powered Aebi Schmidt truck

Solar-powered e-truck sets new altitude record

18th December 2023

A team of explorers – the Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team – followed through on successfully setting a new world altitude record for electric vehicles after driving an electric truck to an... 

A 216 MW solar plant and a 500 MWh battery storage system are set to be constructed by TotalEnergies and  partners in the Northern Cape

Construction of 216 MW solar, 500 MWh battery plant starts

18th December 2023

The construction of a major hybrid renewables project in South Africa, comprising a 216 MW solar plant and a 500 MWh battery storage system to manage the intermittency of solar production, has been... 

Seventh RMIPPPP project reaches legal close

18th December 2023

A seventh preferred bidder under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) – the ACWA Power Project DAO –... 

Caledonia Mining Corporation intends to operate Blanket gold mine in 2024 within the same guidance range as 2023 of between 75 000 oz to 80 000 oz

Zimbabwe mine sets production record

15th December 2023

The Zimbabwe-based Blanket gold mine continues to perform in line with the expectations of operator Caledonia Mining Corporation, having set a new quarterly production record in the third quarter... 

An Aebi Schmidt electric, solar-powered truck

Swiss team to attempt record high-altitude drive with solar truck

5th October 2023

In an attempt to set a new world record for driving a wheeled vehicle to the highest altitude possible, a team of three men from Switzerland are preparing to reach the summit of the Ojos Del Salado... 

An image of a wind turbine

SA’s wind-energy potential is vast and not geographically constrained

29th September 2023

Despite no wind energy projects being selected as preferred bidders in the sixth bid window (BW6) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the South... 

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