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Savannah sees potential to expand lithium mine project in Portugal
Savannah sees potential to expand lithium mine project in Portugal
11th July 2024 By: Reuters

Drilling results at a site in northern Portugal, where London-listed Savannah Resources plans to build a lithium mine, show reserves are richer than previously thought, the company's technical... 


Minibus taxi
Student unpacks key considerations for minibus electrification countrywide
11th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Electrifying South Africa’s large minibus industry would greatly reduce carbon emission in the transport industry and contribute to more organised operations, University of Cape Town civil... 


The SKA-Mid prototype dish, erected in China
First SKA dish erected in the Karoo
10th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory (SKAO) has announced that the first telescope dish for its SKA-Mid array has been assembled on site, in the Karoo region in the Northern Cape province.... 


Rio Tinto-funded lithium drilling gets under way at Charger project
9th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Charger Metals has initiated reverse circulation (RC) drilling at its Lake Johnson project, in Western Australia. The work is being funded by Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX), pursuant to a... 


Aton reports promising gold finds after second round of drilling at Semna
5th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

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... 


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Downstream battery materials processing facility, Canada
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Wyloo Metal's proposed facility will provide the missing piece in Canada’s aspirations to develop a domestic electric vehicle battery supply chain. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 was transferred to Eskom's generation division on June 30. 


Bob Chen, President of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, delivering a keynote speech
Huawei’s Bob Chen discusses three optical business trends driving industrial intelligence
4th July 2024

Bob Chen, President of Huawei’s Optical Business Product Line, delivered a keynote speech titled "three trends in Optical Business, promoting industrial intelligence," at the recently concluded... 


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Katanning gold project, Australia – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ausgold has finalised the acquisition of two freehold properties at the project. 


Drilling at Khan
Madison confirms high-grade uranium deposits after completing maiden drill programme at Khan
25th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Uranium exploration company Madison Metals has completed its maiden reverse circulation (RC) drill programme of 997 m over nine holes at its Khan uranium project at Madison West, located in... 


Invicta reports increase in operating profit despite challenges
24th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In its audited consolidated results for the financial year ended March 31, investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings reports that its operating profit grew by 8% to R702-million,... 


New SKF LGNL 3 grease can take the load
New SKF LGNL 3 grease can take the load
24th June 2024

SKF is proud to introduce its new LGNL 3 general purpose, high load bearing grease that caters to the lubrication requirements of a wide range of industries and applications. “One of our primary... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer
Johannesburg-listed Jubilee gains two more Zambia copper mining operations
24th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed Jubilee Metals has acquired two opencast Zambia copper mining operations. “The strategic acquisition of the two opencast operations is an example of our ability to... 


Thermamax TITAN adjustable solar helmet
Thermamax TITAN adjustable solar helmet
21st June 2024

The welder is widely regarded as the premier athlete within the realm of metal craftsmen, bearing a significant level of responsibility, as a defective welding seam could potentially lead to... 


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Biodegradable grease gains EU certification
20th June 2024

Adopting environment-friendly practices is an increasing focus in the agricultural and industrial sectors and the use of products such as biodegradable grease is an important tool in furthering the... 


This Prieska mine chamber was blasted in the 1970s.
Green copper, vapour refining envisaged at Orion’s Northern Cape base metals mines
20th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green copper and clean smelting and refining are envisaged at Orion Minerals’ quickly advancing base metals mines in South Africa’s well-endowed Northern Cape province, which has historically... 


Malawi rail upgrades under way, reports Sovereign Metals
20th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Upgrades to the 399 km Nkaya–Mchinji railway section connecting the Malawi–Zambia border to the Nacala Logistics Corridor (NLC), are under way, reports ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals. The... 


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Speeding up bearing replacement
14th June 2024

An innovative time-saving solution aims to simplify the removal and replacement of bearings in a trapped position on a shaft and eliminate the need for realignment of the driveline. This process... 


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Katanning gold project, Australia – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ausgold has garnered robust investor support for project. 


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Eloise mine, Australia
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold/silver mine in North Queensland, Australia. 


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Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency
7th June 2024

Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency The ever-increasing demand for consumer goods means that machinery on mines and in manufacturing plants are required to operate more... 


Processing equipment at Santa Barbara
Aguia outlines reopening plans for Colombia's Santa Barbara mine
7th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Aguia Resources has announced a comprehensive work programme for the reopening of the high-grade Santa Barbara gold mine, in Colombia. This update follows Aguia's successful takeover of... 


Anchor bolts provide security in bolted construction elements
7th June 2024

In a continuous drive for product improvement, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced the HULCO... 


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Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 7, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has confirmed another extension to the bid submission deadlines for the current renewables procurement round. 


TFR welcomes prison sentences for convicted cable thieves
6th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has welcomed the recent arrest and conviction of four men for theft of essential infrastructure on its rail network. The Thabazimbi Regional Court on May 31... 


The screens, which are crucial for maintaining the integrity of the intake water by preventing vegetation from clogging up the turbines used for electricity generation
Vesconite Bearings assists with hydroelectric weed extraction in New Zealand
4th June 2024

A Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube wheel and bushing combination has been deployed at a prominent hydroelectric company in New Zealand, expanding a growing set of hydroelectric reference cases for... 


Oriole reports improved definition of gold anomaly at Mbe in Cameroon
4th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

In an exploration update for its 80%-owned Mbe gold project in the Adamawa region of Cameroon, Aim-listed gold exploration company Oriole Resources said it had managed to significantly improve the... 


FUCHS’ lubricants for the sugar sector on show at Sugar Mac 2024
4th June 2024

Lubricants play a critical role in the sugar industry, from the initial crane yard through to the entire crushing, crystalising and packaging processes. Lubricants prevent wear and damage to... 


Some parties are still objecting to the election results announced on Sunday night
Business urges all parties to accept election results and work together to rebuild country
3rd June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Organised business has urged political leaders to accept the 2024 election results and to prioritise the crafting of stable governance arrangements underpinned by a commitment to the Constitution,... 


AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine, in Ghana
AngloGold confirms all its operations are conflict-free
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The operations of AngloGold Ashanti remain conflict-free as of December 31, 2023, the gold miner states in its ‘Conflict-Free Gold Report 2023’ on May 31, emphasising that it extracts gold in a... 


Wind, solar and battery
DMRE again delays bidding deadlines for procurement of new renewables and battery storage
31st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has confirmed another extension to the bid submission deadlines for the current renewables procurement round, as well as the second battery... 


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Anchors secure bolted construction elements
31st May 2024

Specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced a range of anchor bolts for securely anchoring concrete,... 


The range of Red Powertwist V belts that are manufactured by Fenner and distributed by BMG in South Africa
V-belt range improves HVAC system uptime
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that the reduced life of V-belts operating in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) sector is a major concern to the industry, despite users... 


Periodic table symbol for lithium
Lithium hydroxide converter, Germany – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Government has approved the project. 


Wyloo CEO Canada Kristan Straub and Sudbury Mayor Paul Lefebvre
Wyloo to build Ontario battery metals processing plant
30th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel miner Wyloo, owned by Australian mining magnet Andrew Forrest, has unveiled plans for a downstream battery materials processing facility in Sudbury, Ontario. The new facility will fill a... 


Botswana flags synthetic gem threat ahead of $6bn diamond project launch
Botswana flags synthetic gem threat ahead of $6bn diamond project launch
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday called synthetic gems a threat to the country's economic lifeblood, as the government readies to launch a $6-billion project to extend the life... 


Critical Resources discovers ‘major’ new LCT pegmatite system at Mavis Lake
29th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The share price of ASX-listed Critical Resources rose nearly 10% on Wednesday as the lithium exploration company announced the discovery of several new spodumene-bearing pegmatites at Mavis Lake,... 


Lexington confirms gold mineralisation extends beyond historical drill sites at Bothaville
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Lexington Gold has completed 2 355 m of drilling at the Bothaville project, in South Africa’s Free State province, which proves the concept of A-Reef channels occurring on the site.... 


The final machining process
Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
22nd May 2024

In May, Vesconite Bearings, a global leader in bearing and wear solutions, delivered its largest rudder bearing order to a customer in the Netherlands. The order, comprising four extra-large... 


Metals Australia granted drilling permits for Corvette River
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-focused Metals Australia has received all the required permitting approvals for a new drilling and trenching programme at Corvette River, in Quebec. The programme, which will include 10... 


SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age - part 3 of 4
21st May 2024

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full... 


Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s lithium miners — facing an unprecedented demand surge and wild price swings — are shaking up the way the commodity is bought and sold. As lithium emerges as a linchpin of the global... 


Loyal Lithium raises cash for Quebec project
Loyal Lithium raises cash for Quebec project
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

North America-focused, ASX-listed Loyal Lithium has reported “exceptionally strong demand” for its capital raise dedicated to exploration works at the Trieste lithium project, in James Bay,... 


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