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Metals Australia appoints new CEO to drive Canada graphite project
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals exploration and development company Metals Australia on Thursday announced the appointment of mining engineer Paul Ferguson as CEO to drive the development of the Lac Rainy graphite... 


Fortescue's first-half shipments hover near record high; shares rise
Fortescue's first-half shipments hover near record high; shares rise
25th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Fortescue logged a near-record iron-ore shipments for the first half and kept full-year forecast unchanged on Thursday, as the mining giant ramps up production at its flagship Iron... 


IPP Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraint likely to translate to a renewables price premium, Magoro warns
24th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office head Bernard Magoro has signalled that the projects bid during the current seventh renewables procurement bid window could carry a price premium, as bidders... 


Rows of round steel bars
Downstream companies implore ArcelorMittal South Africa, govt to avoid long steel plant closures
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African downstream steel industry has urgently appealed to both steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and the government to find immediate solutions that will allow the... 


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Slimline precast wall system offers many benefits
24th January 2024

Precast concrete construction techniques are said to have many advantages over conventional on-site concrete construction, particularly in repetitious elements such as wall panels and support... 


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Complex HVAC installation at retail centre
24th January 2024

Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng is undergoing a major upgrade of the centre’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) facilities. The project is being undertaken by black-owned... 


Ore recovered at the K.Hill project
Giyani secures $10m of funding to progress K.Hill to a final investment decision
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals has secured $10-million in funding from private equity fund ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund. The funding fulfils a key condition for the drawdown of a $16-million... 


MIIF invests $5m to support Atlantic’s Ewoyaa project
24th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has welcomed Ghana’s sovereign minerals wealth fund the Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF) onto its shareholder register following... 


Proposed underground lab in South Africa moves into project stage
24th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A proposal to build South Africa’s and Africa’s first underground science laboratory has now moved into the project stage, with the launch of the Paarl Africa Underground Laboratory (PAUL),... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Barrick speeds up major Zambia copper mine expansion project
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Lumwana copper mine’s Super Pit expansion project has been accelerated with initial production now scheduled for 2028, Barrick president and CEO Mark Bristow said on Tuesday. The project will... 


1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Miner Rio Tinto is set to lead the development of Australia’s biggest solar power project, near Gladstone. The company has committed to buying all electricity generated the 1.1 GW Upper Calliope... 


Partial Modderfontein road bridge closure to remain in place until July
23rd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

City roads and stormwater agency the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says the partial closure of the Modderfontein road bridge, between Pretoria road (West) and Wordsworth road, will remain in... 


Mayur secures investment for PNG mineral sands project
23rd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Mayur Resources rose 17% on the ASX on Tuesday as the company finalised the funding structure for its Orokolo Bay mineral sands project, in Papua New Guinea. Mayur has executed... 


Multi-dimensional tailings standard demands varied disciplines
Multi-dimensional tailings standard demands varied disciplines
23rd January 2024

Vis Reddy, Chairman of SRK Consulting (SA) and Regional Coordinator (Africa) for SRK Global John Stiff, Partner and Principal Engineering Geologist at SRK Consulting 


Power line and substation
Independent transmission project office to be set up to procure new grid using build, operate, transfer model
23rd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that government plans to establish an independent transmission project office, located either at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) or... 


An image depicting Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer.
Jubilee achieves ‘robust’ second-quarter production performance
23rd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee has delivered a robust second-quarter operational performance and remains on track to meet its guidance for the full 2024 financial year. Chrome concentrate... 


A solar PV panel
Johannesburg golf club has implemented solar power system
23rd January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In what is believed to be the biggest such project implemented, so far, at a major South African golf club, a solar power and battery microgrid has been commissioned at the Royal Johannesburg and... 


Aton reorganises management team, appoints new COO
23rd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has reorganised the management team at its Abu Marawat Concession in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Robert Parr has been appointed COO and will be responsible for... 


Nickel prices keep slumping even as mines close
Nickel prices keep slumping even as mines close
23rd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Nickel continued its slump, heading toward the lowest level in more than three years, even as the collapse in prices for the metal force mines to shutter. The metal used in stainless steel and... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


BMA extends ports of entry redevelopment bids submission date
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Border Management Authority (BMA) has agreed to extend the submission date for requests for proposal for the 'Redevelopment of the Six Priority Land Ports of Entry' project to July 4. The six... 


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Stellantis invests in sodium-ion battery tech
22nd January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Stellantis Ventures, the corporate venture fund of auto maker Stellantis, says it has “become a strategic investor” in Tiamat, a France-based company that is developing and commercialising... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output
22nd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ongoing strong performance by South Africa’s Hillside Aluminium operation in KwaZulu-Natal has helped diversified mining company South32 achieve record half-year aluminium production. Moreover,... 


Pan African on track for further output growth
22nd January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed gold miner Pan African Resources increased its production by 6.7% year-on-year to 98 458 oz for the six months ended December 31. The company explains that its Barberton Mines... 


Solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen storage tank
Lhyfe, Source Galileo to establish green hydrogen production units in the UK, Ireland
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green and renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and renewable energy developer Source Galileo have entered into an agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale green and renewable... 


Endeavour's Ity mine
Endeavour looks forward to further production growth, following a strong 2023 performance
22nd January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Africa-focused gold miner Endeavour Mining achieved record production at its Ity and Houndé mines, in Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso, respectively, for the year ended December 31, with production... 


An artist's impression of the proposed Cape Winelands Airport
Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
22nd January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, the Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


Patrick Flannigan, Technical Manager at CHRYSO Southern Africa
When heat or cold complicates concrete -call CHRYSO
22nd January 2024

When ambient temperatures become very hot or cold, concrete users can struggle to achieve the required strength and workability – but there are admixtures for those challenges. Patrick Flannigan,... 


Caption: Trioliet feed mixer on a dairy farm
Feed mixer benefits livestock farmers
21st January 2024

Using the correct livestock feeding system can impact the health of a herd, explains KwaZulu-Natal- based dairy farmer Dylan Eagleston.   Eagleston asserts that the Trioliet feeding wagon offers... 


Image of A dry-type transformer positioned in an E-House.
Modular substations and dry-type transformers support renewable energy projects
21st January 2024

Modular substations and dry-type transformers offer a number of advantages for renewable energy projects such as those relying on solar and wind power, says Trafo Power Solutions’ David Claassen.... 


Oriole signs second earn-in agreement in Cameroon with BCM
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold explorer Oriole Resources has signed a definitive earn-in agreement with BCM International, which will earn up to a 50% interest in Oriole’s Mbe gold project, in Cameroon. This is Oriole’s... 


Lady Gaga and supply chain optimisation in the spotlight at SAPICS conference
19th January 2024

Lady Gaga and supply chain management shared the spotlight in an inspiring, uplifting presentation at a conference hosted by SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management) in... 


The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 


VERSATILE MACHINERY
Belt reelers can handle narrow to wide belts and can be handled with one unit that is adjustable for various belt widths
Electronic belt tension control system developed
19th January 2024

Equipment manufacturer Dymot Engineering Company has developed an electronic belt tension control system (BTS) for mines that use high speed, large capacity and long length conveyors as an... 


An image of ACTOM High Voltage Equipment divisional CEO Casbah Zwane
Manufacturer poised to support Transmission Development Plan
19th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM High Voltage Equipment, a division of the ACTOM Group, is preparing to participate in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s Transmission Development... 


AN image of Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill essential to resolving energy crisis
19th January 2024

The Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill will accelerate South Africa’s shift towards a decentralised, modern, and low-carbon energy system, says industry association Energy Council of South... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association
Rethabile Melamu
19th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, a not-for-profit industry association that represents close to 700 actors along the solar... 


Two women and a baby standing around tap with a gent overseeing it
Huge investment to bring Rwanda water relief
19th January 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) board in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, announced last month that it had approved loans of over R4.7-billion to Rwanda, to improve the... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


Image of Jansen potash mine headgear
Jansen potash project, Canada
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP approved Jansen Stage 2 of the project in November 2023, and will transform Jansen into one of the world’s biggest potash mines, doubling production capacity to an estimated 8.5-million tonnes... 


Image of Hyundai's Ulsan electric vehicle factory in South Korea
Electric vehicle plant, South Korea
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The electric vehicle plant is Hyundai Motor Company’s first new plant in South Korea in 29 years. 


Image of the lithium rockface at the Falchani lithium project
Falchani lithium project, Peru – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

American Lithium has reported that construction could begin by late 2024 or late 2025. 


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