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Invictus seeks to raise A$10m
6th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Upstream oil and gas company Invictus Energy will raise A$10-million in a private placement to sophisticated and institutional investors to fund preparations for the Mukuyu 2 appraisal well... 

IATA reports that declines in air cargo demand seem to be levelling off
6th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

While global air cargo demand in February was down 7.5% in year-on-year terms, it was also 2.9% higher than it had been in February 2019, before the Covid-19. This was reported by the... 

Advice for entrepreneurs: what you need to know about securing finance for commercial property
Advice for entrepreneurs: what you need to know about securing finance for commercial property
6th April 2023

Several advantages make owning commercial or business property a viable prospect for small businesses. These include the benefit of asset appreciation, enjoying full control over interior design... 

Coal ash seen as potential viable source of rare earth elements.
Coal, discard seen as potential viable sources of rare earth elements
5th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Coal is being spotlighted as a potential source of rare earth elements, critical raw materials that are vital for many clean technologies being implemented globally. The information derived from a... 

St Barbara/Genesis go on trading halt
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share trading of both St Barbara and Genesis Minerals were halted on Tuesday as the two companies discuss a potential alternative transaction structure and capital requirements for a merger.... 

Bell Equipment’s new range of Graders set to deliver next-level performance
3rd April 2023

Designed to meet the emerging needs of the grader industry, Bell Equipment has expanded its mining and construction OEM product range to include motor graders. With several units running in... 

Despite deteriorating business conditions, South African purchase managers remain optimistic 
3rd April 2023 By: Darren Parker

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), compiled by the Bureau for Economic Research, ticked down to 48.1 in March from 48.8 in February.  The PMI shows that, after a solid... 

SKF’s integrated agri-specific product solutions that drive equipment reliability on display at Nampo 2023 
3rd April 2023

SKF is a deep-rooted, dependable partner to South Africa’s agricultural industry. The organisation incorporates decades of experience and know-how within this sector in its development of... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom an exemption from certain requirements in terms of its application to build temporary stacks at Kusile. 

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Efficient lubrication reduces costs and increases efficiency
30th March 2023

The use of inaccurate lubrication, such as over- or under-application, and sub-quality lubrication systems can severely impact equipment reliability and lifecycle, which can lead to cost... 

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Slurry pump company strives for optimisation
24th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

With continuous investment in improving its service offering, heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has managed to downscale its energy consumption by optimising its... 

Nampak sells crate manufacturing equipment to Mpact subsidiary
22nd March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed packaging group Nampak has, through its Nampak Products subsidiary, entered into a sale of equipment agreement with fellow packaging and paper company Mpact’s indirect subsidiary Mpact... 

Lithium prices in China halve in just four months
Lithium prices in China halve in just four months
22nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The frenzy for lithium, which saw Chinese prices of the electric-vehicle battery material surge more than 1 300% in just two years, has turned into a rapid retreat. Prices of lithium carbonate,... 

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Avantor advances laboratory services in Southern Africa
20th March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s mining industry continues to grow, mining laboratories are relied upon to provide high-quality testing, inspection and certification services that adhere to internationally... 

Mintek highlights its role in developing mineral processing technology
20th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Mining analytical services company Mintek has highlighted its commitment to partner with the mining industry in developing and expanding new and existing technologies that can solve the industry’s... 

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Units resist harsh conditions
17th March 2023

Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to... 

SKF Circular Economy Centre secures a new customer through the delivery of integrated product and service solutions 
16th March 2023

The SKF Circular Economy Centre has secured a new customer on the strength of its capabilities in bringing deliverables that combine optimised operations and cost savings with environmental... 

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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,... 

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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... 

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