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Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
26th February 2024

By Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA In the arid landscape of South Africa, where water is a precious resource, the significance of reliable water infrastructure cannot be overstated. As the nation... 


Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


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Eneabba rare earths refinery, Australia
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Iluka Resources confirmed a major cost overrun at its refinery on February 21. 


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Astron Energy introduces new solution for varnish
16th February 2024

At Astron Energy, we don’t accept the status quo, particularly when challenges are industry-wide and costly. We sat down with Astron Energy Technical Specialist Faiz Regal to find out which big... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ewoyaa is advancing through the approvals process. 


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Empire State mine, US
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A zinc mine in the state of New York, in the US. 


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Supplier secures five-year contract
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Marking a successful 2023, lubrication solutions supplier ISO-Reliability Partners has secured a five-year contract with State-owned rolling stock company Transnet Engineering. The company will... 


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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


A raw rock of pegmatite
Explorer starts Tanganyika-based drill programme
16th February 2024

During January, junior explorer and developer AJN Resources started percussion drilling on its Manono Northeast project in the Tanganyika province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Local... 


Mandrake receives BLM permit for Utah lithium project
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Mandrake Resources has received the required permitting form the US federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the re-entry of two wells at the 379 km2 Utah lithium project, in the... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


Sanland Equipment’s Trevor Heaphy
Pilot VS100 crusher gains rapid traction in New Zealand
7th February 2024

Sanland Equipment, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, reports a rapid uptake of the Pilot Modular VS100 vertical shaft impactor (VSI) since its market launch in 2021.... 


Midas exercises option over Canada lithium projects
5th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral exploration junior Midas Minerals has exercised an option to acquire 100% of the Greenbush and Barbara Lake litium projects in Ontario, Canada, for C$65 000 in cash and a grant of 1% net... 


Quality components for greater safety
Quality components for greater safety
5th February 2024

Invicta Holdings Limited’s specialist automotive division has recently been restructured, with the establishment of Universal Parts Group (UPG) comprising Autobax, Driveshaft Parts and IMEXPART UK,... 


Strategic Resources’ Finland project selected for EU vanadium/titanium study
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Strategic Resources’ Mustavaara project, in Finland, has been selected to be part of Avanti, a €5-million study on vanadium and titanium funded by the European Union (EU). Currently,... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has welcomed Ghana’s sovereign minerals wealth fund the Minerals Income Investment Fund onto its shareholder register. 


SKF provides support for successful counterfeit bearings raid in Cape Town
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial components and systems company SKF has provided support to Cape Town authorities that conducted an effective raid against a bearing seller who had been selling counterfeit SKF bearings... 


SKF unleashes successful raid action in South Africa’s Mother City in an ongoing bid to stamp out counterfeit bearings
SKF unleashes successful raid action in South Africa’s Mother City in an ongoing bid to stamp out counterfeit bearings
30th January 2024

Authorities, with collaborative support from SKF, recently conducted a large, highly effective raid action on a very well-known bearing seller of SKF bearings in Cape Town. The bearing seller, who... 


Lexington starts more drilling to validate, expand gold mineralisation at South African project
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Lexington Gold has successfully completed percussion drilling at the Bothaville project, in South Africa’s Witwatersrand Gold Basin. The drilling, which started early in December last... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model
30th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


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Automatic lubricator suitable for almost any application
29th January 2024

Automatic lubricator suitable for almost any application A chemically operated automatic lubricator is said to offer simple and trouble free operation and can be used for most applications – both... 


Battery metals bust spurs output cut at leading lithium mine
Battery metals bust spurs output cut at leading lithium mine
29th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s biggest lithium mine and one the world’s flagship projects has become the latest battery-metals venture to feel the pain from faltering demand growth, with output set to be trimmed as... 


SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, contributes to the circular economy through sustained support of SKF’s bearing reman solutions
SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, contributes to the circular economy through sustained support of SKF’s bearing reman solutions
26th January 2024

Throughout 2023, SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, supported SKF’s Remanufacturing Services with a strong focus on remanufacturing mainly Spherical Roller Bearings (SRB) used in food &... 


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Compressor motors undergo rapid overhaul
26th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer and ACTOM division Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia (M&C Zambia) noted, in a press release last month, that a smelter based in the Copperbelt had requested that... 


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JSE punts incentives, facilitates capital flow
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

While the global energy transition has sparked a greater demand for critical minerals, access to capital and a lack of incentives have made it challenging for African mining companies to embark on... 


New couplings perform under rigorous demands
26th January 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG offers an extensive range of power transmission components that encompass robust products – from leading components manufacturer Regal Rexnord – that... 


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Company embarks on expansion programmes, advances alliances
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Through its focus on addressing critical challenges, leveraging advanced technologies and expanding into new markets, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company Dickinson Group of... 


Image of a recycled bearing from igus
Polymer bearing made from plastic waste
24th January 2024

A plain bearing made from recycled plastic has been introduced by motion plastics specialist igus. The iglide ECO P210 bearing is a chemical-resistant variant that is part of the company’s iglide... 


Australia lithium miners start cost-cutting drive on price rout
24th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia lithium miners are cutting jobs, trimming exploration budgets and reviewing dividend payments following a slump in prices of the key component in electric-vehicle batteries. Core Lithium... 


Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
21st January 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The US pumps industry is showing great demand for wear components supplied by bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings, which was recently acknowledged at the 2023 South African Capital Equipment... 


Vesconite’s pedestal liners set to transform railway efficiency
Vesconite’s pedestal liners set to transform railway efficiency
17th January 2024

An often-overlooked yet crucial component of locomotives are the pedestal or axle box liners, which significantly enhance the smooth operation of trains on tracks. South African wear parts... 


Alamos expands Quebec footprint with Orford acquisition
Alamos expands Quebec footprint with Orford acquisition
16th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto- and New York-listed Alamos Gold on Monday announced a definitive agreement on to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of TSX-V-listed Orford Mining Corporation. The... 


Firering begins RC drilling campaign in Côte d'Ivoire
15th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Firering has started its 3 000 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign at Atex, its flagship lithium project in Côte d’Ivoire. The programme began at identified lithium-bearing... 


Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Norwegian Parliament last week greenlit seabed mining exploration in the country’s territorial waters, a decision that contravenes the advice of government scientists and is set to intensify... 


ERG CEO Benedikt Sobotka
ERG guns for cobalt refinery development in Saudi Arabia
12th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining company Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) is pursuing the development of a refinery to process cobalt hydroxide into cobalt sulphates, the primary form of supply for cobalt-bearing... 


SKF Maxilube lubrication system optimises bearing and machine operation for Moroccan paper mill
SKF Maxilube lubrication system optimises bearing and machine operation for Moroccan paper mill
10th January 2024

SKF enhanced personnel safety, increased machine reliability, boosted uptime and delivered substantial time and cost savings for a leading paper mill in Morocco with the installation of a complete... 


Si6 to acquire Brazil REE licences
9th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

ASX-listed critical metals and minerals explorer Si6 Metals expects to complete the acquisition of a 50% interest in a portfolio of exploration licences in Brazil from exploration firm Foxfire... 


An image of copper
Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has announced a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate of 15.7-million tonnes at 40.2% feldspar for Ewoyaa. 


Madison identifies high-grade uranium at Namibia project
13th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Khan project, in Namibia, is becoming a valuable asset to Canadian-headquartered Madison Metals and has potential to contain new high-grade uranium discoveries, says chairperson and CEO Duane... 


Image of the MDS M515 track trommel
Mobile rock trommels introduced locally
13th December 2023

Mobile heavy duty rock trommels are now available to the mining and quarrying sectors across Southern Africa.  The rotating barrel design of the trommels allows mineral-bearing materials to be... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 


Winsome declares ‘globally significant’ resource at Quebec project
11th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Perth-based lithium explorer Winsome Resources on Monday declared a “globally significant” maiden mineral resource of 59-million tonnes at 1.12% lithium oxide at its Adina project, in Quebec.... 


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