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Image of the Venetia mine, in South Africa
Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is about 73% complete. 


Image of third concentrator plant at The Kamoa-Kakula project – in the DRC
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has achieved first concentrate production at the Phase 3 concentrator. 


Location map of the Lindi Jumbo project
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout has produced and shipped its first consignment of on-specification graphite concentrate. 


Aerial view of the Mogale project
Mogale Tailings Retreatment project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project remains on schedule. 


Helium block at the Virginia poject
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has completed the shutdown, checks, calibrations and corrective actions, and has restarted the facility. 


Image of mounds of mineral sands
North Perth Basin mineral sands project, Australia – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Preliminary works have started. 


Image of solar panels, wind turbines and transmission lines
Pilanesberg Platinum Mines renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sedibelo Resources has entered into discussions with African Clean Energy Solutions for the construction of a solar farm. 


Drill rig at the Pumpkin Hollow project
Pumpkin Hollow copper project, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pumpkin Hollow developer Nevada Copper filed for bankruptcy protection on June 10. 


Image of rare earths
Steenkampskraal rare earths mine project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Thor Medical has signed a memorandum of understanding with Steenkampskraal Holdings for feedstock supply and technology cooperation.  


Image of headgear for Evander 7 Shaft Egoli ptoject
Evander Egoli project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Dewatering of Evander’s 7 Shaft Egoli project is ongoing.  


Location map of the Etango uranium project, in Namibia
Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the project.  


Image of Coral South FLNG vessel
Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has achieved liquefied natural gas production above 3.4-million tons a year.  


Image of power lines and wind turbines
SunZia wind and transmission projects, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A US district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part of an energy transmission line that will carry wind-generated... 


Construction of Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


Image of fertiliser on plant
Fertiliser production and export capacity expansion project, Nigeria
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A project is under way to increase Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals's capacity to 4.2-million tons a year. 


Image of UK map/flag
Nuclear fuel facility, UK
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Urenco is building an advanced nuclear fuel facility in the north-west of England. 


Schematic of the strategic environmental assessment
Boegoebaai deep-water port project and special economic zone, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is leading the strategic environmental assessment that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen production facilities in... 


Image of drill core from the Cascabel project
Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

SolGold has signed an exploitation contract for the project. 


Image of US map/flag
Copper World Complex, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hudbay Minerals has signed a letter of intent to enter into a project labour agreement for the construction of the Copper World mine.  


Image of a Stellantis dealership
Stellantis automotive manufacturing facility, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

July will be a critical point for the project with regard to the award of major contracts.  


Image of liquid steel
Steel billet and precision casting foundry, South Africa
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A draft scoping study has proposed the refurbishment of the former Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng. 


first deck segment was cast on the Northern abutment of the Senqu bridge.
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built under Phase II. 


Containerised 350-person accommodation facilities arriving onsite at Longonjo
Pensana appoints new Longonjo construction manager as site works progress
13th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths mining company Penansa has announced the appoinment of Luigi Bruni as construction manager for the site team at the Longonjo rare earths project, in Angola. Bruni brings practical... 


An image showing Osino's Twin Hills gold project in Namibia
Sustainability reports highlights Osino’s investment in jobs, Namibia’s economy
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Osino Resources’ Twin Hills gold project, located near Karibib in Namibia, is on track to create about 1 000 new jobs in the region, the company’s third annual sustainability report... 


The 1 MW solar PV plant at the GWK maize mill
GWK's Christiana maize mill gets 1 MW solar PV system
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Independent power producer Decentral Energy has commissioned a 1 MW solar PV system at food producer GWK's Farm Foods Christiana maize mill. The ground-mounted, grid-tied solar PV system, which was... 


MRG enters into JV with Sinowin to develop mineral sands projects in Mozambique
13th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed MRG Metals has entered into a binding joint venture (JV) agreement with Chinese mineral investment companies Sinowin Lithium and Sinowin Lithium Cobalt (SLC) to develop its Mozambique... 


Bezant marks progress at Namibia project
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Bezant Resources has completed the chain of contractor services that will make up the Hope and Gorob mining operation, chairperson Colid Bird outlines in an update on the copper/gold... 


Zimbabwe’s ferrochrome miners agree to build power plants
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s ferrochrome miners, the nation’s biggest electricity consumers, have agreed to build their own power plants over the next two years as the government seeks to balance energy demand.... 


Zambia to set up mineral investment and trading unit
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia will set up a new entity for investment and trading in minerals as it seeks to earn more from its natural resources, the Cabinet said on Wednesday after giving its approval. The government... 


Benchmarking study highlights slow pace of South Africa’s grid-connection system
Benchmarking study highlights slow pace of South Africa’s grid-connection system
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new benchmarking assessment of South Africa’s electricity grid access queueing mechanisms indicates that Eskom’s systems are slower and less transparent than those being implemented in developed... 


From left, Mr Majola, principal of Ningizimu Special School), with Theolan Govender, AfriSam Regional Manager, officially open the new classrooms
AfriSam builds enhanced learning facilities for Ningizimu Special School in Durban
12th June 2024

AfriSam, a leading construction materials company, has completed a project to enhance the learning environment at Ningizimu Special School in Durban. The initiative involved the construction of... 


Pilot phase at Sovereign’s Malawi project on track
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals says pilot site construction for the ongoing pilot mining and land rehabilitation programme (pilot phase) at the Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, is... 


GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production
GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed G Mining Ventures (GMIN) has announced progress in the commissioning of its Tocantinzinho (TZ) gold project, in Brazil. With the project engineered to produce about 175 000 oz/y of gold... 


Polystyrene panels in cold storage facilities a fire risk
12th June 2024

In examining fire-safety issues related to polystyrene panels in cold storage, it is crucial to consider international standards and the inherent risks associated with this material, according to... 


Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate
Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium project developer Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the Etango-8 project, in Namibia. This update follows the completion of the... 


Image kicks off preliminary works at WA mineral sands project
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Image Resources has started minor, or preliminary work activities at its Atlas mineral sands project, north of Perth in Western Australia. Preliminary works include the construction of... 


Image of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
City of Cape Town hits apartment building developer with R1m fine
11th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has upheld a decision by the city’s Municipal Planning Tribunal to impose a record R1-million penalty for unauthorised building work. The penalty relates to a... 


Canadian govt invests C$10m in Ontario critical mineral projects
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Monday announced two investments of C$5-million each to support the critical minerals sector in Canada, specifically in northern... 


A construction site
Weak economy weighed on construction in the first quarter – ACI
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) declined to a level of 103.7 in the first quarter of this year, down from 117.3 in the fourth quarter of 2023 and 105 in the first quarter of 2023. Economist Dr... 


KZN floods 2022
Natural disasters emerge as top risk consideration for professionals in construction, property
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Thirty-eight percent of 3 000 risk management professionals and business leaders agree that natural catastrophes, fire and explosion risks are emerging as primary concerns in the engineering,... 


Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada expands critical minerals list to 34
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Monday announced an expansion of Canada’s critical minerals list, adding high-purity iron, phosphorus, and silicon metal to the... 


Bruce Cleaver
Gemfields appoints former De Beers exec Cleaver as chairperson
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Former CEO and co-chairperson of diamond miner De Beers Bruce Cleaver will join the board of gemstone miner Gemfields as chairperson from July 1. He will succeed Martin Tolcher, who is stepping down. 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Hive Hydrogen investment propels more economic opportunities in Gqeberha
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company Hive Hydrogen’s incoming R105-billion green ammonia plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in Gqeberha, will create major opportunities for green industrial development and... 


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