R/€ = 17.57 Change: 0.01
R/$ = 15.52 Change: 0.00
Au 1810.69 $/oz Change: -1.59
Pt 977.73 $/oz Change: 8.73


Xtract’s Manica booms in fourth quarter with significant production ramp up

By: Donna Slater     18th January 2022 LSE-listed brownfield miner and developer Xtract Resources reports that the total contractor alluvial gold produced at the Manica operation, in Mozambique, increased to 2 306 oz in the fourth quarter of 2021, from the 1 416 oz produced in the third quarter. During the period, total hard-rock... 

Petra reports healthy interim performance, retains control of Williamson

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th January 2022 London-listed Petra Diamonds has posted a strong performance for the first half of its 2022 financial year, with higher profitability and a stronger balance sheet, which sets the company up well for the second half of the year. For the six months ended December 31, 2021, Petra produced... 

Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver  

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2022 West Wits Mining, the Australia-listed Witwatersrand gold reviver that is advancing fast on an initial A$9.5-million capital raise, is the beneficiary of an unexpected gold find that will result in income being generated considerably sooner than expected. From next month, West Wits Mining, headed... 

GIBB oversees refurbishment of Nalubaale dam in Uganda

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th January 2022 After being awarded the contract to design and oversee the refurbishment of the Nalubaale dam, in Uganda, in 2018, engineering firm GIBB said that construction deadlines were met, high technical standards were achieved and the project budget was not exceeded, despite the limitations brought on by... 

DWS prioritises Sedibeng water project 

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th January 2022 The Sedibeng Regional Sewer Sanitation Scheme, which remains central to resolving the issues that affect the Vaal River System in the Emfuleni local municipality, has been prioritised by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and is part of the immediate scope of works that will be... 

BlueRock appoints Meiring Burger as Kareevlei CEO

By: Schalk Burger     5th January 2022 Aim-listed diamond producer BlueRock Diamonds has appointed Meiring Burger as CEO of its subsidiary Kareevlei Mining. He will take over from outgoing Kareevlei Mining CEO Gus Simbanegavi, who is also BlueRock COO. 

Petra executes MoU to sell stake in Williamson Diamonds to Caspian

By: Donna Slater     15th December 2021 LSE-listed diamond miner Petra Diamonds has executed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to sell 50% (less one share) of the entity that holds Petra’s shareholding in Williamson Diamonds Limited (WDL) to Caspian for $15-million. This is in addition to a pro rata portion of shareholder... 

Hummingbird ramps up Yanfolila operations after public disorder incident

By: Donna Slater     15th December 2021 Aim-listed gold miner Hummingbird Resources reports that, with its Mali-based Yanfolila mine returning to operations on December 1, after being shut for six days as a result of illegal roadblocks and public disorder near the mine, mining and processing operations have now restarted. The miner is... 

Keliber drilling contractor using biofuel to cut drilling emissions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th December 2021 Drilling contractor Kati has started using biofuel in the drill rig at Finnish miner Keliber’s exploration site in Central Ostrobothnia, a measure that will reduce the emissions caused by drilling by more than 50%. “Taking the environment into consideration and minimising the negative impacts is... 

Pilbara solar farm powers up

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th December 2021 Energy supplier Alinta Energy on Wednesday reported that Western Australia’s largest solar farm has begun production, and would power up to 100% of the daytime operations of iron-ore major Fortescue’s Christmas Creek and Cloudbreak mines, in the Pilbara. The solar farm will displace around... 

Latest News


Latest Videos



Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Subscribe Now for $119
Free daily email newsletter Register Now