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Test site provides platform to trial innovations under real mining conditions

By: Marleny ArnoldiPublic–private partnership for innovation the Mandela Mining Precinct’s (MMP’s) test mine is poised to deliver value to mining companies, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other stakeholders while contributing to the industry’s sustainability. This partnership, aimed at assisting... 

Test site provides platform to trial innovations under real mining conditions

First Word

Mining Indaba pulling African Presidents closer for benefit of the continent

By: Martin CreamerThe Investing in African Mining Indaba has emerged from the pandemic with a new tangible sense of African cohesion. The four presidents of South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were often seen forming a cohesive unit. The conviviality evident among them bodes... 

Mining Indaba pulling African Presidents closer for benefit of the continent

News & Insight

April bakkie, truck sales slide but more cars sold year-on-year

By: Irma VenterNew-vehicle sales, although dented by the impact of the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal, managed to remain in positive territory in April, says Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. Domestic new-vehicle sales in April increased by 4.3%, to 37 107 units, compared with the same month last year. 

Corobrik’s newly launched R800m brick factory to use at least 26% renewable energy

By: Tasneem BulbuliaPresident Cyril Ramaphosa and Corobrick CEO Nick Booth on May 4 officially unveiled the company’s new R800-million Kwastina brick factory, in Driefontein, Gauteng. Speaking at the unveiling, Booth described the factory as the most technologically advanced and environment-friendly brick... 

Corobrik’s newly launched R800m brick factory to use at least 26% renewable energy

Eskom denies it is delaying independent power producer projects

By: Terence CreamerEskom insists that it is processing budget quotes for independent power producers (IPPs) seeking to connect to the national grid, in line with agreed timelines, and that it is making every effort to debottleneck the process so that much-needed new generation capacity can be introduced speedily.... 

Eskom denies it is delaying independent  power producer projects

First-quarter global smartphone demand muted

By: Natasha OdendaalWorldwide smartphone shipments have declined for the third consecutive quarter, falling 8.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022. Preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s (IDC’s) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker show shipments declined to 314.1-million units in the... 

Gordhan avers Eskom restructuring will avert ‘protracted failure’ of the utility

By: Terence CreamerPublic Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan acknowledged that Eskom is in crisis but has dismissed suggestions that the utility is broken and heading for a “protracted failure”, saying that the restructuring under way will result in the emergence of a “completely different entity”. Speaking at the... 

Gordhan avers Eskom restructuring will avert ‘protracted failure’ of the utility

Intercape urges govt intervention as attacks by rogue taxi operators increase

By: Irma VenterDays after long-distance coach company Intercape went public about a violent campaign waged against the industry by rogue taxi associations, three more of its buses came under attack in Gauteng. These attacks, which all happened in the last week of April, came after Intercape appealed to... 

JSE enters new era as it builds seamless digital marketplace

By: Natasha OdendaalThe JSE is entering a new era as it leverages its wholly owned venture JSE Private Placements (JPP) to build a future-fit capital market delivering a seamless digital marketplace that matches private debt and equity issuers with investors. The JSE, which has been working on the development of the... 

JSE enters new era as it builds seamless  digital marketplace

Lithium-ion battery assembly plant opened in Cape Town

By: Irma VenterSwedish energy storage specialist Polarium has opened a lithium-ion battery assembly plant in Montague Park, Cape Town. The facility is the group’s third in the world, with the other two plants in Mexico and Vietnam. 

Local sustainable aviation fuel production will yield enviro, socioeconomic benefits – WWF SA

By: Rebecca CampbellA report compiled for the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (better known as WWF SA) has concluded that the local production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) would bring major economic and social, as well as environmental, benefits to the country. The report was compiled by the Council... 

MTN invests R624m into Eastern Cape network expansion

By: Natasha OdendaalTelecommunications group MTN’s ‘Modernisation of Network South Africa’, or Monza, project is expanding into the Eastern Cape with an investment of R624-million to upgrade and deploy new network infrastructure across the province this year. The Monza project aims to expand network reach into rural... 

New children’s book aimed at encouraging water conservation from an early age

By: Natasha OdendaalA new children’s book, funded and distributed by global water technology company Xylem and its corporate social responsibility programme Xylem Watermark, aims to show young children how to help protect water, using storytelling to increase awareness and drive water conservation. Splash, recently... 

SA vehicle, component exports rose 18.1% to R207.5bn in 2021

By: Irma VenterThe value of new-vehicle and automotive component exports from South Africa increased by R31.8-billion, or 18.1%, to a record R207.5-billion in 2021, up from R175.7-billion in 2020. Last year’s vehicle and automotive component exports accounted for 12.5% of total South African exports, down from... 

South Africa seeks to make climate finance deal global benchmark

By: BloombergSouth Africa’s planned $8.5-billion climate finance deal with some of the world’s richest nations could serve as a blueprint for other coal-dependent countries, the head of its negotiating team said. The potential funding, which will be made available over three to five years, was announced at... 

South Africa seeks to make climate  finance deal global benchmark

USTDA funding feasibility study on Western Cape broadband infrastructure expansion

By: Natasha OdendaalThe US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is providing grant funding for California-based certified woman-owned small business Global Resources to undertake a feasibility study to expand broadband infrastructure for 500 000 people in South Africa’s Western Cape province. The study will assess... 

VWSA produces its one-millionth Polo for export

By: Darren ParkerVolkswagen South Africa (VWSA) has produced its one-millionth Polo for export at its plant in Kariega in the Eastern Cape, the company announced on May 3. “Given the current climate, with the pandemic and the semi-conductor crisis, this milestone is an especially strong moment for VWSA,” said... 

Editorial Insight

Much still to do

By: Terence CreamerThere is no question that Operation Vulindlela has done a good job in identifying the main obstacles to important structural reforms in key growth- and job-creating sectors such as electricity, transport, water, tourism, and digital infrastructure. There is also no doubt that the initiative,... 

Much still to do

Mining Weekly News

Barrick Gold taking final steps towards developing large ‘super tier one’ copper/gold project in Pakistan

By: Martin Creamer"It’s not just tier one. This is a super tier one,” says Barrick Gold president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow of the proposed Reko Diq project, one of the largest undeveloped copper-gold porphyry deposits in the world. Bristow is scheduled to meet Pakistan’s new prime minister later this month to... 

Barrick Gold taking final steps towards developing large ‘super tier one’ copper/gold project in Pakistan

Chile rejects Anglo’s application for expansion of Los Bronces copper mine

By: Mariaan WebbDiversified major Anglo American said on Tuesday that Environmental Assessment Service of Chile (SEA) had formally rejected the environmental permit application for its multi-million-dollar expansion plans at Los Bronces. The decision follows SEA’s earlier recommendation that the Los Bronces... 

Chile rejects Anglo’s application for  expansion of Los Bronces copper mine

De Beers introduces pioneering blockchain-backed diamond source platform at scale

By: Tasneem BulbuliaDiamond miner De Beers Group is deploying the Tracr blockchain platform at scale for its diamond production. The group says Tracr is the world’s only distributed diamond blockchain that starts at the source and provides tamper-proof source assurance at scale, enabling sightholders to provide a... 

De Beers introduces pioneering blockchain-backed diamond source platform at scale

Earthworks start at DRC’s new 500 000 t/y Kamoa copper smelter

By: Donna SlaterIn its endeavours to ramp up copper production and become the third-largest copper producer, diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines has started earthworks on a 500 000 t/y direct-to-blister flash smelter at its Democratic Republic of Congo- (DRC-) based and 39.6%-owned Kamoa-Kakula copper mining... 

Earthworks start at DRC’s new  500 000 t/y Kamoa copper smelter

Only way to solve Eskom, Transnet problems is to work as SA Inc, conference hears

By: Martin CreamerPutting South Africa’s 60-million people first and working as South Africa Incorporated – SA Inc – is the only way to solve the problems of this country’s biggest State-owned enterprises, Eskom and Transnet. This message was put out loudly and clearly during a panel discussion at McCloskey’s... 

Only way to solve Eskom, Transnet problems  is to work as SA Inc, conference hears

Rio hopes for bigger spending on growth projects

By: Esmarie IannucciDiversified miner Rio Tinto is hoping to increase its investment in growth capital to $3-billion a year, by 2023 to 2024, with a focus on energy commodities, including iron-ore. CEO Jakob Stausham told the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday that the company was well placed to grow and... 

Rio hopes for bigger spending on growth projects

South Africa urged to highlight its key iridium status to a world that needs this very rare metal

By: Martin CreamerSouth Africa would do well to highlight its key iridium supply status to gain the full confidence of a world that requires this very rare platinum group metal (PGM) to advance the fast-moving hydrogen economy. Iridium is a potent co-roleplayer with PGM stalwart platinum when it comes to... 

South Africa urged to highlight its key iridium  status to a world that needs this very rare metal

South32 takes bigger stake in Brazilian bauxite mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci Diversified miner South32 has completed the acquisition of an additional 18.2% interest in the Mineração Rio do Norto (MRN) bauxite mine, in Brazil, from Alcoa Corporation, taking its stake in the project to 33%. “We are pleased to complete the acquisition of an additional interest in MRN,... 

South32 takes bigger stake in Brazilian bauxite mine

Test site provides platform to trial innovations under real mining conditions

By: Marleny ArnoldiPublic–private partnership for innovation the Mandela Mining Precinct’s (MMP’s) test mine is poised to deliver value to mining companies, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other stakeholders while contributing to the industry’s sustainability. This partnership, aimed at assisting... 

Test site provides platform to trial innovations under real mining conditions

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