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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe chairperson Robert Friedland has commented that Kamoa-Kakula continues to exceed expectations in terms of overall performance. 


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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has concluded a nonbinding term sheet with the Longonjo lender consortium for a project finance debt facility of up to $156-million. 


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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, United Arab Emirates
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The sixth phase of the project has reached financial close. 


AUMS worker killed at Endeavour’s Mana mine
28th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

An African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) employee died on Tuesday at the Mana mine in Burkina Faso. AUMS, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Perenti, is the underground mining contractor for... 


Vanggatfontein Colliery
Another Salungano subsidiary enters business rescue
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Salungano Group has advised that its indirect subsidiary Keaton Mining has filed for business rescue. Keaton Energy Holdings, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Salungano and the... 


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Disappointing results from world’s top miners highlight market challenges, Tickmill says
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The underwhelming results from two of the largest global multinational mining and commodity companies Anglo American and Glencore, which both released their 2023 financial and preliminary results... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye concludes restructuring negotiations at its South African PGM operations
23rd February 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded consultations with stakeholders regarding the proposed restructuring of four shafts at its South African platinum... 


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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. 


Sylvania reports positive results despite lower PGM prices
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer and developer Sylvania Platinum says its revenue and net profit for the 2023 financial year remained respectable, despite the impact of a significantly lower... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm
Rio Tinto posts lower FY profit
21st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm on Wednesday reported “resilient” financial results for 2023, with free cash flow of $7.7-billion and underlying earnings of $11.8-billion.... 


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Kumba weathers headwinds but 490 jobs at risk as it reconfigures business
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore delivered solid operational and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, despite macroeconomic challenges; however, about 490 jobs could be... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats restructuring may impact 3 700 jobs after 71% y/y earnings decline
19th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite the “extensive measures” already taken by platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to ensure its survival, the company has announced a proposed restructuring... 


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IWC megawarehouse rooftop solar project, Ghana
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the construction of a solar rooftop power system on IWC’s megawarehouse. 


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Swanson tantalum/lithium project, Namibia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Site preparation has started. 


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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for Kefi’s Tulu Kapi project at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all parties in the funding syndicate will go to their... 


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Complex SA-DRC reactor project recognised
16th February 2024

The fabrication, in South Africa, of six large reactors for the Azmet Reactor project, being undertaken at a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is a “massive achievement” after it was... 


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Pan African on track to deliver full-year guidance following strong interim period
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Pan African Resources delivered an “excellent” safety, production and financial performance for the six months ended December 31, 2023, which positions the group well to deliver on its... 


M&R Cementation's mock-up mine
M&R Cementation unveils mock-up underground mine training facility
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has unveiled its new mechanised mining mock-up facility, which serves to provide equipment operators and supervisors with a more realistic... 


Tulu Kapi stakeholders commit to proceed with project development
13th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper’s Tulu Kapi Gold project, in Ethiopia, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all... 


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Fleet of crushers and screens expanded
10th February 2024

A large African opencast mining contractor has significantly increased its fleet of mobile crushers and screens. Currently operating in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, opencast mining... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


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Molo graphite project, Madagascar – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

NextSource expects to achieve nameplate capacity of 17 000 t/y at its Molo graphite mine by July 2024. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Guinea’s National Transition Council has approved a joint venture between Rio Tinto, China-backed Winning Consortium Simandou and government. 


Pansana's Salt End REO separation facility
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana’s major potential customers have approved the product qualification specifications for Longonjo’s proposed mixed rare-earth carbonate product. 


ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
AMSA sees plausible pathway for salvaging longs unit, but ready to reverse closure deferral if urgent progress is not made
8th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has deferred the wind-down of its long-products business by six months amid widespread concern regarding the detrimental impact of the closure on... 


Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx
Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx
7th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Compliance, health and safety, and environmental awareness are central to long-term sustainability and are achieved by maintaining rigorous standards and improved visibility and/or transparency.... 


Prairie drilling contractor appointed
6th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium has appointed Calgary-based Rhythm Engineering as drilling contractor for the Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan, Canada. MD Paul Lloyd says Arizona was impressed... 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has approved Eskom’s request to separate the operational timelines for the two reactors of Koeberg. 


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Langer Heinrich uranium restart project, Namibia – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Langer Heinrich uranium mine has restarted production activities. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

China Baowu Steel Group has raised more than $1-billion from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron-ore project. 


Sierra Rutile to suspend Area 1 operations, Sembehun receives ESHIA
29th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Environmental Protection Agency of Sierra Leone has approved the environmental, social and health impact assessment (ESHIA), the associated environmental, social and health management plan... 


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... 


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New ventilation shaft holes out safely
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client Palabora Mining Company (PMC) this month celebrated the last blast at the new ventilation shaft at the Lift II project,... 


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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 


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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. 


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Florence Copper in situ copper recovery facility, US – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Taseko will accelerate construction activities at the Florence project, as the company has concluded more financing for the mine. 


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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... 


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... 


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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... 


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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola has said that it is “delighted to see the excellent progress” being made on site. 


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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... 


Taseko to accelerate construction activities at Florence
Taseko to accelerate construction activities at Florence
17th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-headquartered Taseko Mines will be accelerating construction activities at the Florence project, in Arizona, as the company concluded more financing for the mine. TSX-, NYSE American-... 


Coal miner fatality reported at Saraji, Queensland
Coal miner fatality reported at Saraji, Queensland
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mining major BHP on Tuesday confirmed the death of a contractor employee in a vehicle incident at its Saraji mine, in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. In a brief statement conveying sympathy to the... 


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