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Joint operation leads to more than 100 arrests of suspected illegal miners in Ekurhuleni
3rd December 2023 By: News24Wire

A joint operation between the SA Police Service, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs led to the arrest of more than 100 suspected illegal miners (colloquially known... 


Patriot kick starts Corvette approvals process
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based Patriot Battery Metals has initiated the approvals process for the Corvette project, submitting the preliminary information statement to the Quebec government. The submission... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa lithium project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has announced that multiple broad intervals of visible spodumene have been observed in drilling outside of the current mineral resource estimate. 


Commission addressing gaps, challenges in BBBEE
30th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act, now in its twentieth year, has achieved several successes, but challenges abound, and transformation is not at the requisite level, and the... 


Building sector business confidence index reaches eight-year high
29th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index, which measures sentiment in the building sector, increased to an eight-year high of 43 (a gain of nine index points) in the fourth quarter of this year. The... 


Deep sea mining company sues Greenpeace amid standoff at sea
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

As Greenpeace activists continued to occupy a deep sea mining research ship in the Pacific Ocean, the mining company responsible for the expedition asked a Dutch court Tuesday to end the protest... 


Orosur achieves positive exploration results at Nigeria project
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V and Aim-listed Orosur Mining has provided an exploration update for its new Lithium West joint venture (JV) in Nigeria, with first results from a mapping and sampling programme on the first... 


Gold scales 6-month peak on softer dollar, Fed pause bets
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

Gold prices climbed a six-month peak on Monday, supported by a weaker US dollar and on bets that the Federal Reserve is done with its interest rate hike cycle, while the focus shifted to US... 


TRISTEN WINTERSHOVEN
Self-lubricating bushings have emerged as the preferred choice for the side-tipper industry
Self-lubricating bushings transforming side-tipper landscape
24th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

A prominent South African side-tipper truck manufacturer has substantially raised its monthly orders for South African bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings’ self-lubricating bushings, which... 


The above image depicts the concrete columns that secure the steelwork have to be drilled and dowelled onto the existing columns supporting the rooftop slabs, transferring the weight to the centre’s foundations
Unique panel installation at centre
24th November 2023

The addition of another 5.74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by diversified infrastructure and construction company Concor, while keeping... 


Technology company Altron CEO says company’s strategy bearing fruit
24th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

After undertaking an assessment and strategic steps to lay a strong foundation of growth, JSE-listed technology company Altron has been focused on “fixing, enhancing and repositioning”, before... 


The Westwood operation
Westwood mine, Canada
24th November 2023 By: Nadine James

Westwood is Iamgold’s only underground mine. 


Mined lithium ore
Lithium rout deepens with battery metal now down 75% this year
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium extended an almost monthlong run of declines, taking its drop this year to 75%, with expectations the rout in the electric-vehicle battery metal is far from over. Chinese prices of lithium... 


Patriot makes new discovery at Corvette
Patriot makes new discovery at Corvette
22nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V- and ASX-listed Patriot Battery Metals on Wednesday announced a new discovery at the Corvette property, hitting about 100 m of near-continuous-bearing pegmatite at CV9. The CV9 spodumene... 


Eskom's former CEO Matshela Koko
Koko's Kusile case: State's corruption buster vows to keep punching despite court blow
22nd November 2023 By: News24Wire

The National Prosecuting Authority's Investigating Directorate has suffered a blow in its fight against state capture, but it has vowed to keep punching. On Tuesday, the Middelburg Specialised... 


On-site at Vesconite Bearings, where the company is installing a comprehensive solar energy solution
Vesconite Bearings invests in bright future
20th November 2023

Vesconite Bearings, a global supplier of bearing and wear materials, is taking strides towards sustainability and environmental responsibility by implementing a comprehensive solar energy solution... 


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World-first X.e agitator gear units order for SA company
17th November 2023

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has secured an order for nine new X.e series agitator industrial gear units, said to be particularly suitable for the harsh African operating environment. In what the... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium's Ghanaian subsidiary Green Metals Resources has been granted the Bewadze and Senya Beraku prospecting licences in the eastern portion of Atlantic's Cape Coast lithium portfolio,... 


The Blanket mine
Caledonia reports record quarterly production, revenue
14th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Zimbabwe-focused Caledonia Mining achieved a 3% year-on-year increase in production to 21 772 oz of gold for the three months ended September 30 – a new quarterly record for the company. The... 


The Karowe underground mine
Lucara lowers full-year cost guidance, but also warns of lower revenue, production
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Lucara Diamond Corporation achieved an operating cash cost of $28.62/t of ore processed for the quarter ended September 30, which is well below the expected yearly range of between... 


The Trevenna Super Basement with finishes
Concor clinches construction world best projects awards for two projects
13th November 2023

Concor' s name has long been associated with Construction World's Best Projects with numerous of the company's projects, both in infrastructure and the built environment, winning accolades over the... 


Vesconite Bearings launches dedicated jet-ski webstore for replacement pump sets
Vesconite Bearings launches dedicated jet-ski webstore for replacement pump sets
13th November 2023

Vesconite Bearings, a global leader in high-performance bearing and wear part solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new jet-ski webstore. The webstore can be accessed at... 


Updated scoping study for Infinity’s Spain project proves positive
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Infinity Lithium has completed an updated scoping study for the San José lithium project in Spain, and highlights that the project’s positive financial outcomes and environmental... 


an image depicting Vesconite Superlube
Superlube vanes address concrete vibrator wear
10th November 2023

Wear parts and bushings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings supplied test vanes to a concrete vibrator manufacturer having difficulties with the vanes installed in its vibrators. The manufacturer... 


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Predictive maintenance part of total service
10th November 2023

The introduction of a structured maintenance management programme, which can be implemented in-house, or partially outsourced to a professional organisation, is critical to maximising production... 


An image depicting bearings
Bearings manufacturer discusses technical paper at US conference
10th November 2023

Bearing selection plays a critical role in vertical turbine pump (VTP) performance, but application, medium and bearing material should also be considered during pump manufacturing or... 


Incoming Sylvania chairperson Eileen Carr.
Stuart Murray to step down as platinum group metals company chair
9th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) company Sylvania on Thursday announced that chairperson Stuart Murray will step down at year-end, when he will be replaced by Eileen Carr, currently... 


Flags with the eskom logo
South Africa still weighing impact of charging Eskom interest
9th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is still assessing the effect of adding interest to a R254-billion debt relief package for state-owned Eskom Holdings as the company prepares to split into three, according to a... 


Rosita CPP to resume uranium production this month
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE America- and TSX-V-listed enCore Energy is gearing up to resume uranium production at the Rosita central processing plant (CPP) before month-end, the company confirmed on Monday. This comes... 


Image of a screen at the Sandvik Rock Processing manufacturing facility
Manufacturing agility meets rising demand
7th November 2023

Vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer Sandvik Rock Processing says that it is experiencing rising demand and record growth levels. To keep pace with equipment orders, the... 


The addition of 30 000 square metres of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of Eastgate Shopping Centre has not slowed trading in the shops
Shopping goes on at Eastgate while Concor adds more solar power
3rd November 2023

The addition of another 5,74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by leading black-owned contractor Concor, while keeping the movement of tenants... 


UNDER 60 SECONDS
Multotec’s flame-resistant rubber screen panels self-extinguish in under 60 seconds
Flame-resistant screen media innovation sparks safer mining
3rd November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Hot work on screen decks during plant maintenance poses a significant risk, as fires in mining not only endanger lives, but also lead to substantial downtime and financial losses. In response to... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Ghana Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has granted a mining lease for the project. Receipt of the mining lease marks a significant step towards production. 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Medium-term budget in a nutshell: It’s going to hurt
1st November 2023 By: News24Wire

Treasury has been forced to make painful revisions to the latest Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, which updates government’s spending plans over the next three years, after its expectations in... 


A locomotive operated by TFR
Transnet urged to engage before presenting a R100bn bail-out ‘invoice’
1st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has not “closed the door” on Transnet’s move to secure a reported R100-billion in balance-sheet support to assist with its recently released turnaround plan.... 


Gold hits $2 000 as Israel-Hamas clash raises safe-haven allure
Gold hits $2 000 as Israel-Hamas clash raises safe-haven allure
28th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Gold rose to $2 000 an ounce for the first time since May as concerns over conflict in the Middle East outweigh the impact of high bond yields. Israeli forces are expanding their activity in the... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
'Out of ICU': Gordhan says Takatso deal will be concluded soon, as SAA launches Brazil route
27th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The South African Airways-Takatso deal is "pretty much still on," with hopes that it will be concluded either later this year or early next year, according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin... 


A large yellow grader in an opencast mine with a blue sky in the background
Sector can flourish – association
27th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg... 


An image of the Mount Isa Mines complex
Mount Isa Mines Complex, Australia
27th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A lead/zinc/silver mining operation in Queensland. 


SQM is going after Azure's Andover deposit in the Pilbara
Australian lithium firm Azure strikes A$1.63bn deal with Chilean giant SQM
26th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian lithium explorer Azure Minerals has agreed to a A$1.63-billion takeover by Chilean mining giant Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM). SQM presented the board with an offer of A$3.52... 


Cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities enable production of diverse vane sizes
24th October 2023

Vesconite Bearings has recently produced what is believed to be both the smallest and largest vanes in its history. This achievement underscores Vesconite Bearings' commitment to the vital... 


Pioneer discovers mineralised pegmatite at Root Lake
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Pioneer Lithium has announced the discovery of mineralised pegmatite outcrops at the Red Squirrel prospect in the central corridor of its Root Lake project, in Ontario. This discovery... 


Gold slips from 5-month peak as investors look to US economic data
Gold slips from 5-month peak as investors look to US economic data
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Gold prices retreated from last session's five-month peak on Monday as the US dollar and Treasury yields strengthened ahead of crucial economic data this week, with investors looking for any signs... 


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