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Hosted learnerships allow for collaborative skills development
10th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hosted learnerships play a crucial role in addressing the skills gap in the mining sector, particularly in areas with high unemployment rates, by upskilling local talent, providing additional... 


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Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has confirmed that ore has successfully advanced through the concentrating circuit to produce an unscreened wet concentrate. 


West African on track to meet full-year guidance following solid first quarter
24th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Unhedged gold mining company West African Resources’ Sanbrado mine, in Burkina Faso, produced 56 595 oz of gold at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $1 291/oz in the first quarter of this year.... 


M&R’s TNT awarded EPC contract in South America
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has announced that Terra Nova Technologies (TNT), in joint venture with Ingeniería y Construcción Sigdo Koppers, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and... 


Renascor signs native title agreement to advance Siviour desalination plant
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Renascor Resources has entered into an indigenous land use agreement (ILUA) with the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation (BDAC) – the registered native title body corporate of... 


AfDB president calls for political will to kick-start Inga 3 project
19th April 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has called for a major political commitment to kick-start construction work on the Democratic... 


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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals continues to engage with Zimbabwe-based lenders for working capital facilities. 


EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs
Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


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EOH posts loss a share, as Operational Technologies division offsets Digital Enablement growth
26th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services firm EOH reported a 2% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R3.1-billion for the six months ended January 31. Group operating profit... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Eskom board considers enlarging and extending Standard Offer Programme
25th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the Eskom board is considering lifting the current 1 000 MW allocation set aside for its Standard Offer Programme to 4 000 MW and extending... 


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Mining sector meets target to reduce TB levels to below national average
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African mining industry has made significant inroads into addressing tuberculosis (TB) since 2017 and has met its ten-year target to reduce the incidence rate among mineworkers to below... 


UAE conglomerate seeks to gatecrash China's JCHX Zambian copper deal
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

A unit of International Holding Company IHC.AD, Abu Dhabi's most valuable company, is interested in acquiring Zambia's Lubambe Copper Mine, an asset that China's JHCX Mining has already agreed to... 


The Kibali mine
Barrick explores new gold and copper ventures in DRC
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Buoyed by the success of Kibali – Africa’s biggest gold mine – Barrick Gold is setting its sights on new opportunities in gold and copper in partnership with the government of the Democratic... 


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Draft public transport policy to provide guidance for existing, new subsidies
18th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The draft National Public Transport Subsidy Policy, which has been gazetted, is aimed at introducing outcomes-based planning for integrated public transport. There are currently no guidelines for... 


Industrial Gas Users Association of South Africa executive director Jaco Human
Industrial gas users prepare to make ‘orderly transition’ case at crunch gas-cliff meeting
14th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The creation of a formal public-private platform to assess solutions to a pending “gas cliff” for industrial consumers in South Africa points to the fact that the issue is finally being taken... 


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EOH's shares fall on warnings of further losses, lower operating profit
13th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Information and communications technology (ICT) group EOH expects to report a lower operating profit and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the six... 


Pump and dredging specialist IPR has become a one-stop solutions provider representing key global pump brands
IPR grows its offering to make customers more productive
13th March 2024

Having built its reputation as a responsive and reliable partner in the field of dewatering, heavy duty slurry pump and dredging, IPR is now well positioned to provide customers with all they need.... 


Broad-based weakness evident in the logistics sector – Ctrack index
Broad-based weakness evident in the logistics sector – Ctrack index
12th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1% compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


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By creating an international registry for recognising and enforcing creditor and lessor rights, these treaties aim to reduce financing costs and risks
Immediate actions needed to foster a more competitive rail industry
8th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s rail sector is faced with unprecedented challenges that threaten its operational viability and economic contribution, says law firm Webber Wentzel partner Scott Edmundson, who says... 


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Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Commissioning is progressing according to plan. 


Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas
M&R weighing capital-light re-entry into Australian mining market
7th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) says it still intends to regain a foothold in the Australian mining market, which it lost when RUC’s Australian holding company entered voluntary administration in... 


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Tirupati to remain listed, shuffles board
7th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Following recent speculation among investors, London-listed Tirupati Graphite has confirmed that there are no plans to take the company private, emphasising that the board remains confident that... 


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M&R gets back on track with narrowed losses, lower debt
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has reported a significant year-on-year reduction in its attributable loss for the six months ended December 31, 2023, signalling a positive turn in its financial... 


Incoming MD Simon Rushton
New board to spearhead Macro’s iron-ore push
6th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Macro Metals on Wednesday announced the appointment of an experienced board with a dedicated focus of developing its Pilbara iron-ore portfolio, sending the company’s stock surging on... 


Alara starts production in Oman
Alara starts production in Oman
5th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-based precious and base metals explorer Alara Resources has successfully started concentrate production at its one-million-tonne-a-year Al Wash-hi-Majaza copper/gold and copper... 


C$134m gain in physical uranium pushes Denison to highest EPS in 17 years
C$134m gain in physical uranium pushes Denison to highest EPS in 17 years
1st March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto- and New York-listed Denison Mines, which is advancing the Wheeler River project in the Athabasca basin, has reported its highest earnings a share since 2007. The company’s earnings a... 


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Association remains steadfast amid challenging conditions
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

On the back of the energy crisis and poor economic growth, steel consumption has decreased, resulting in the steel and steel-related industries contracting over the past decade. Despite these... 


Aqora rebrands, aims to make battery cells in Cape Town
1st March 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African energy company Aqora has rebranded to become Afrivolt, says MD Deshan Naidoo. The firm’s goal, however, remains the same – opening a lithium-ion cell gigafactory in South Africa, able... 


M&R to report narrowed losses, improved capital structure
29th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed engineering and contracting services company Murray & Roberts (M&R) on February 29 said it has made meaningful progress towards implementing a sustainable capital structure. In a trading... 


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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals intends to raise £2.48-million before expenses through a subscription to advance its Zulu project. 


Uranium is having more than a momentary surge, says Cameco CEO
Uranium is having more than a momentary surge, says Cameco CEO
9th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The current bullish trend in the uranium market is not just a fleeting moment, uranium major Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel declared on Thursday, stating that the market is driven by global-scale factors... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation techniques, tech advance positive disruption
Murray & Roberts Cementation techniques, tech advance positive disruption
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation is integrating innovative techniques and technologies to drive positive disruption in the African mining sector. Murry & Roberts Cementation... 


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Spatial Dimension commences Angolan mining cadastre project
6th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Land management solutions provider Spatial Dimension has started activities to implement its Landfolio solution for the Angolan government. Partnering with Angolan company OceanGeo SA, Spatial... 


Emeco exits underground contracting
5th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Emeco on Monday announced the completion of the sale of key underground mining contracts and assets to fellow-listed Macmahon Holdings. The company announced in December that it would... 


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Business organisations call on Ramaphosa to test NHI Bill’s constitutionality
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisations Business Unity South Africa (Busa) and Business for South Africa (B4SA) have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to act in accordance with the commitment he made in late... 


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De Berg Nature Reserve designated as country’s thirtieth Ramsar site
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the declaration of the De Berg Nature Reserve as South Africa’s thirtieth Ramsar site under the Convention on Wetlands... 


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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 


West African reports fatality at Burkina Faso gold project
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed West African Resources said on Monday that a contractor had died while working at its Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso. No other persons were injured in the accident, the company... 


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... 


Afrivolt MD Deshan Naidoo
Aqora becomes Afrivolt, aims for battery cell manufacturing in Cape Town
24th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African energy company Aqora has rebranded to become Afrivolt, says MD Deshan Naidoo. The firm’s goal, however, remains the same – opening a lithium-ion cell gigafactory in South Africa, able... 


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... 


Lineworkers on a high-voltage powerline
Ramokgopa seeks to unlock private finance for 6 000 km of new grid in coming three years
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says the current plan for rolling out grid infrastructure, particularly in the coming three years, is insufficient to end loadshedding and should, thus,... 


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