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Accelerated wear test shows minimal wear on Vesconite slides
16th March 2023

Specialised railway signalling company Actom Signalling, which locally manufactures, designs and develops railway trackside equipment and interlockings that allow for the safe movements of trains,... 


waterval smelter workers
NUM opposes Amplats’ ‘migration’ from MHSA to OHSA
14th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has condemned platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) “migration” from the Mine Health & Safety Act (MHSA) to the Occupational... 


Aterian reports high-grade copper from work at Morocco project
14th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Aterian has announced results, including 4.43% copper and 3.11% copper from brecciated vein samples from geological work completed on its Jebilet Est project. The project, which... 


Stern-tube-bearing delivery planning for lower dry-dock fees
14th March 2023

Preparation for repairs of marine vessels often involves precise planning. This is why Vesconite Bearings Netherlands has already decided on the date of despatch for a Vesconite Hilube stern tube... 


Five bearing sets are destined for racer-cruising yachts
14th March 2023

A New Zealand builder of composite motor yachts has forward-ordered five bearing sets for its upcoming builds later this year. The company’s yachts range from 15 to 50 meters and the boat maker... 


Omaruru Bridge, Namibia
13th March 2023

When we think of Namibia, most of us will conjure thoughts of hot, dry desert rock, blanketed seasonally by a blast of beautiful flowers. Henties Bay and Swakopmund are two coastal towns that... 


China could control a third of the world's lithium by 2025
13th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s efforts to ramp up lithium extraction could see it accounting for nearly a third of the world’s supply by the middle of the decade, according to UBS. The bank expects Chinese-controlled... 


China’s lithium probe puts spotlight on reserves and ESG risks
10th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

If it’s grown, drilled or dug up, chances are there’s not enough of it in China. Beijing’s ability to manage the mismatch between its scarce natural resources and vast industrial output is now... 


Southern Palladium buoyed by positive exploration results
10th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Positive results have emanated from exploration work at JSE- and ASX-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) project developer Southern Palladium’s Bengwenyama project, in South Africa’s Bushveld... 


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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
10th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Mining of the Venetia openpit was completed in December 2022, and the mine will transition to underground mining operations in 2023. 


Transnet Freight Rail on Sishen-Saldanha railway line
AfriForum asks High Court to compel Transnet to share information on contracts, assets
9th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Civil rights organisation AfriForum has submitted a formal Promotion of Access to Information application to the Gauteng High Court, requesting State-owned freight utility Transnet to provide... 


Loadshedding contributes to lower first-quarter business confidence
8th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) declined further from 38 points in the fourth quarter of 2022 to 36 in the first quarter of this year. While the outcome could have been worse given the... 


Neometals improves economics of vanadium recovery project
8th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Neometals has announced improved economics at its proposed vanadium recovery project (VRP1) in Finland, following the completion of a feasibility study. The feasibility study has... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Ed Sterck.
Platinum market back in contango, big improvement of net investment expected – WPIC
8th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) today publishes its Platinum Quarterly for the fourth quarter of 2022, full year 2022, and a revised forecast for 2023. After two years of significant... 


Ontario Mines Minister George Pirie and Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation
Ontario approves First Nations-led plan for Ring of Fire road
7th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Ontario government has approved the terms of reference designed and submitted by First Nations for the all-season, multi-use road connecting to the proposed Ring of Fire mining development... 


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Sea Harvest takes R361m knock on higher input costs, loadshedding
7th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed vertically integrated seafood company Sea Harvest has described 2022 as one of the most challenging financial years in the last decade, pointing out that the year was marked by... 


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Kavango mobilises specialists after unearthing significant gold mineralisation at Ditau
6th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Botswana-focused base and precious metals explorer Kavango Resources has commissioned professor and former Department of Geology at Brandon University in Canada chairperson Dr Hamid Mumin to... 


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Updated adapter with added benefits for end-users
3rd March 2023

SEW-EURODRIVE has launched its AMS adapter with added features, such as a more compact design, longer bearing life and a drain hole for vertical installations. According to SEW-EURODRIVE head of... 


Rajant's network nodes, or BreadCrumbs, communicate with all other radios on a mine site, to create a high-capacity, dense mesh network of connected assets.
Sandvik, Rajant complete autonomous mine communications validation, testing at Venetia
3rd March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining engineering multinational Sandvik and US-based wireless mesh networks company Rajant Corporation collaborated on digital mining tests to ensure wireless communications can be used with... 


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Bravus denies damages to water resources at Carmichael
3rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Queensland coal miner Bravus Mining and Resources on Friday said that the Environmental Protection Order issued by the state government was not as a result of damage done to the Doongmabulla... 


Telkom embarks on cost-saving programmes as loadshedding, other challenges shrink earnings
3rd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom has embarked on cost saving programmes to ensure its sustainability moving forward as it continues to face challenges dragging its earnings. The company is feeling the pressure... 


NRF-Nominated Young Researchers Meet Nobel Laureates in Japan
2nd March 2023

Dr Lebo Gafane-Matemane from North-West University’s (NWU) Department of Physiology and Dr Ncediwe Ndube-Tsolekile, attached to the Chemistry Department at the Cape Peninsula University of... 


Efficient lubrication management with SKF smart lubrication solutions
2nd March 2023

“The fundamental role that lubrication plays in machine and equipment reliability and lifecycle cannot be overstated,” notes Amine Benna, Sales Manager for SKF, Morocco. “Customers using... 


Authorised SKF Distributor Bolt and Engineering’s improved lubrication solution extends bearing life for leading North West Mining group  
28th February 2023

A TLSD System 24 automatic lubrication solution installed by SKF authorised distributor, Bolt and Engineering (B.E.D.) Distributors Group, has substantially improved the bearing life of vibrator... 


China lithium probe shuts down about a tenth of global supply
China lithium probe shuts down about a tenth of global supply
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s lithium industry is reeling as its top production hub — responsible for around a tenth of the world’s supply — faces sweeping closures amid a government probe of environmental... 


BLSA calls for further investigations into Eskom corruption claims
27th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says the organisation is calling for issues to be explored in the vein of public interest, following State-owned... 


Foundation being laid for renewed exploration interest
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

South Africa has begun to lay down the foundation to position the country as a renewed frontier State for exploration, particularly focusing on critical minerals that will be useful for the future,... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, has granted a preservation order freezing a slew of properties and vehicles allegedly bought from the proceeds of a corrupt tender at the Kusile power... 


New labyrinth seals avoid galling and failures
22nd February 2023

Labyrinth seals can now be ordered from Vesconite Bearings using client specifications. This follows the supply and successful use of Vesconite labyrinth seals by several large pump original... 


Goldplat’s second-quarter profit falls on loadshedding impact
20th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Goldplat has reported a 41% year-on-year drop in operating profit from its two gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, to about £1.38-million for the quarter ended December... 


KCB expert recommends Kavango focus more on Karakubis project
20th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Mining consultancy Tulia Blueclay (TB) professional geologist David Catterall, who has been appointed to enhance Botswana-focussed metals exploration company Kavango Resources’ insight into its... 


Image of gold pour
Bird-in-Hand gold project, Australia – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The South Australian government has refused Terramin Australia’s application for a mining lease and a miscellaneous purposes licence for the Bird-in-Hand gold project. 


Image of Witwatersrand basin deposits
Witwatersrand Basin project, South Africa – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining is raising funds to install critical infrastructure and maintain operational readiness at Qala Shallows to advance to production. 


Telkom’s Ebitda declines in Q3
14th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom has reported a 13.5% decline in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to R2.49-billion during the three months ended December 31, 2022. Telkom’s... 


Energy Fuels completes Bahia project acquisition
14th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium and critical minerals producer Energy Fuels has wrapped up the acquisition of the Bahia rare earth and heavy mineral project that will supply its US facility for the production advanced... 


West Wits sets A$2.5m raising target
10th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior West Wits Mining will raise A$1.5-million to advance its Witwatersrand Basin gold project, in South Africa. The ASX-listed company on Friday said it had received firm confirmation for the... 


Image of the Thacker Pass project
Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A US judge has ordered regulators to reconsider part of the permit approving Lithium Americas' Thacker Pass lithium mine project. 


Image of Segele drill core
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals has encountered visible gold in its first drill hole at the third mineralisation style, 140 m from the main Segele area. 


Image of the underground portal to the Platosa mine
Platosa mine, Mexico
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A silver, lead and zinc located 5 km north of Bermejillo, Durango state, Mexico. 


Jeffrey Christian
The Realities of the Energy Transition And PGMs
9th February 2023

There is a great deal of hope in South Africa that PGMs will find large new uses in new energy technologies in the emerging ‘energy transition.’  


FLSmidth introduces new pure play strategies for mining, cement; introduces new long-term financial targets
FLSmidth introduces new pure play strategies for mining, cement; introduces new long-term financial targets
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While Danish multinational FLSmidth’s performance has gradually improved, the company believes it has the potential for more, and has therefore kickstarted a transformation journey in 2022 with a... 


gold mineral sample
Visible gold struck in first hole drilled at Segele
3rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Ethiopia-focused gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has hit visible gold in its first drill hole at the third mineralisation style 140 m from the main Segele area in Ethiopia. Akobo... 


Versatile chain hoist series shows value in shipbuilding
3rd February 2023

Included in local equipment manufacturer and supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s range of Kito lifting equipment is the durable Kito high-speed CB manual chain hoist series, which is suitable for... 


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