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Umoyilanga hybrid renewables battery project, South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will produce electricity in line with a 20-year power purchase agreement ratified in August 2023. 


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Big Bell gold mine expansion, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Westgold Resources plans to expand the mine through a new longhole, open stoping operation below the existing sublevel cave. 


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Gladstone PEM50 project, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The two-stage green hydrogen project will have a production capacity of up to 22 t/d of green hydrogen. 


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Phoenix Hydrogen Hub, US
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue approved a final investment decision in November 2023. 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore reports lower production, builds solar plant in South Africa
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has reported lower volumes across its key commodities for the 2023 financial year, but notes that these were all nonetheless still within the guided ranges. The company’s... 


Northern Graphite launches battery materials group to spearhead mine-to-battery strategy
1st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Ottawa-headquartered Northern Graphite on Wednesday announced the launch of the NGC Battery Materials Group to spearhead its mine-to-battery strategy, which will make the company one of only a few... 


Sunward South Africa expands business operations, unlocking new opportunities for growth, product innovation and technological advancements
Sunward South Africa expands business operations, unlocking new opportunities for growth, product innovation and technological advancements
1st February 2024

Sunward South Africa (Pty) Ltd proudly announced the expansion of their business operations into the South African market during a prestigious launch ceremony hosted at the company’s Jet Park... 


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DMRE to remodel draft IRP 2023 in light of new information, curtailment plans
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Many of the submissions the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has received from the first round of public engagements about the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) in... 


BCI launches A$315m equity raising
BCI launches A$315m equity raising
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based resources company BCI Minerals on Thursday announced a A$315-million fully underwritten equity raising to complete the total funding package required to enable the Mardie project,... 


Bannerman shuffles deck ahead of Etango development
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

As Bannerman Energy approaches the targeted construction and long-term operation of its uranium mine at Etango, Namibia, the company has announced changes to its key executive roles from Marh this... 


Sylvania reports 10% drop in production owing to December shutdown
31st January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGM) producer and developer Sylvania reported a 10% drop in production for the quarter ended December 31 – the second quarter of its 2024 financial year. The Sylvania Dump... 


Hummingbird sets 2024 guidance at up to 200 000 oz as Kouroussa ramps up
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has set its group production guidance for this year at between 165 000 oz and 200 000 oz at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) below $1 500/oz. The miner's Yanfolila... 


AVZ reports updated mineral resource at DRC project
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed AVZ Minerals has updated the mineral resource of its Manono lithium and tin project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after generating new results from the 2022 to 2023... 


Canada Energy Minister sees opportunity in US pause on LNG
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas will create opportunity for Canada’s sector, Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.... 


Resolute trims 2024 guidance
Resolute trims 2024 guidance
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Resolute Mining has lowered its production expectations for 2024, citing an expected more conservative contribution from the Syama operation, in Mali. The company’s guidance for the... 


Artemis contemplates accelerating Blackwater Phase 2
31st January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

With Phase 1 of the Blackwater project crossing the halfway mark, TSX-V-listed Artemis Gold is considering bringing forward the Phase 2 expansion of the mine in central British Columbia. The... 


Rob McEwen
Rob McEwen seeks $100m for Argentina copper mine as Milei boosts prospects
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canadian entrepreneur Rob McEwen is in talks to raise about $100-million for a copper project in Argentina, at a time when miners are betting that deregulation by the new government of Javier Milei... 


RMB helps SOLA Group raise R2.8bn for Virginia solar PV project
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services group Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has helped South African independent power producer (IPP) SOLA Group raise a R2.8-billion debt and equity package for its 150 MW multi-offtake... 


China Baowu raises $1.4bn via bond, mostly for Simandou iron-ore project
30th January 2024 By: Reuters

The world's largest steelmaker China Baowu Steel Group has raised ten-billion yuan ($1.4-billion) from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron-ore project in Guinea, it said on Monday.... 


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Stellantis plant to break ground in May; Citroën key as volume brand going forward – Whitfield
30th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction work on Stellantis’ assembly plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone, in the Eastern Cape, should kick off in May, says the vehicle manufacturer’s new CEO Mike Whitfield. The start of... 


Growthpoint Properties South Africa CEO Estienne de Klerk
Growthpoint enters 195 GWh/y renewable energy PPA with Etana Energy
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with electricity trader Etana Energy for 195 GWh/y of renewable energy, which... 


Stellenbosch, Western Cape universities receive muon detector from France
30th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Research into cosmic rays by scientists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has been energised by the delivery, from France, of a muon detector. The... 


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ArcelorMittal South Africa warns of losses on the back of long steel impairment charge
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Primary steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa expects to report a 238% to 261% year-on-year decrease in earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended December 31, owing to a R2.1-billion... 



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SA-manufactured mini substations supplied to DRC mine
29th January 2024

South African company Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations and seven standalone ring main units, to a large copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The... 


The Koeberg nuclear power plant
NNR approves the separation of the operating timelines of Koeberg’s nuclear reactors
29th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has announced that it has approved the request of national electricity utility Eskom to separate the operational timelines for the two reactors of the Koeberg... 


South Star upsizes private placement
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals project developer South Star has increased the size of its previously announced nonbrokered private placement and will now raise gross proceeds of C$7-million. The upsized placement... 


Copper cathode produced in the DRC
Chinese companies to invest up to $7bn in Congo mining infrastructure
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese construction companies will invest up to $7-billion in infrastructure projects as part of an agreement over their Sicomines copper and cobalt joint venture in the Democratic Republic of... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
More than 290 000 jobs on the line as steel sector continues its decline, Seifsa warns
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over a five-year period, the average 1.3% a year decline in the metals and engineering sector will lead to an average 2.9% decline in employment, or 293 754 direct and indirect job losses, industry... 


Glencore allows Falco to use its land for Horne 5
26th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Base and precious metals exploration and development company Falco Resources has entered into an operating licence and indemnity agreement (OLIA) with diversified miner Glencore Canada, in which... 


A September 2023 photo of the Goose project site.
B2Gold sets 2024 guidance lower, ups Goose capex estimate
26th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Toronto-listed miner B2Gold has achieved the upper end of guidance for 2023 with production of 1.06-million ounces. The year marks the eighth time that the company has met, or exceeded, yearly... 


A man in yellow PPE in front of a rock face looking at a stone sample.
Exploration deficit hampering sector
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

South Africa’s mineral exploration sector is underperforming, with as much as a 15-year deficit in terms of the required exploration activity for a minerals- and mining- prolific country, posits... 


SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl (right) interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.
SRK celebrating 50 years of consulting to natural resource sector
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The 50 years of experience that SRK Consulting has accumulated since coming into existence in 1974 has placed it in an excellent position to outline how mining’s approach to environmental... 


Energy efficient solutions for loadshedding
26th January 2024

South Africa’s electricity problems have left the country without power for many hours a day, causing grave difficulties for businesses and households, notes power generation and electromechanical... 


Standardising best practices to develop better project managers
26th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Through its commitment to advancing the profession, project management authority Project Management Institute (PMI) is focusing on improving efficiencies and ethical standards of asset-intensive... 


Project management skillsets highlighted
26th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Developing projects in the mining industry, and other industries, demands a unique and complex set of skills. These skills are often more specialised compared to those typically required for core... 


Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley
Andrew Pratley
26th January 2024

This week we profile Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley, a company that is involved in research and development, and the production of highly innovative products for the manufacturing, construction,... 


Following several advances in 2023, LHWP Phase II moves into final construction phase
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has made much progress on the Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) after a milestone year. During 2023, the project marked many... 


Metair appoints O’Flaherty as new CEO
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Automotive and energy group Metair has appointed Paul O’Flaherty its new CEO, starting from February 1. This follows Sjoerd Douwenga’s resignation at the end of last year. 


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IPR
26th January 2024

IPR, previously known as Integrated Pump Rental, is recognised across the SADC region as the pump, heavy-duty slurry handling and dredging specialist, operating across all sectors including... 


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Murray & Roberts Cementation
26th January 2024

Murray & Roberts Cementation, part of the Murray & Roberts group, is a top-tier underground mining contractor headquartered in Johannesburg, serving Africa. 


Tshepa Basadi
Tshepa Basadi
26th January 2024

Black women-owned project, engineering and procurement management business Tshepa Basadi, meaning “Trust Women” in Setswana, was founded by its female leadership team in 2017 in the Hotazel region... 


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Pilot Crushtec
26th January 2024

With over three decades of experience in the crushing, screening and materials handling industry, Pilot Crushtec International is not only an approved distributor of world class leading brands such... 


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Solar photovoltaic plant, South Africa
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Mainstream Renewable Power plans to build a 97.5 MW solar photovoltaic wind farm in the Free State. 


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