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Image of the new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain
Cape Town’s MyCiTi Spine Road depot construction 65% complete
20th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Conveyor belt at Minergy mine in Botswana
Minergy’s first-half attributable loss widen, but turnaround plan in the works
19th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After facing significant headwinds in the six months ended December 31, 2023, Botswana-based coal miner Minergy has reported an attributable loss of P72.4-million and a loss a share of 15.42 thebe.... 


GoviEx appoints FEED contractor, starts initial ground works at Niger project
18th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed GoviEx Uranium has appointed SGS Bateman to undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Madaouela mine, in Niger. The project is also moving forward with initial ground... 


Mining operations at Hummingbird’s Kouroussa mine temporarily suspended
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The principal contract miner at Aim-listed Hummingbird’s Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea has temporarily suspended mining operations as of March 17 as a result of various contractual disputes.... 


Underground mechanised mining trainee with VR set
Murray & Roberts Cementation raises the bar on mechanised mine training
18th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation on March 14 hosted a media tour of the mock-up mine and training facilities at its Bentley Park Training Academy, in Carletonville. The site is... 


Theta secures all approvals to start mining in South Africa
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Theta Gold says it has received all approvals to start mining at Mining Right (MR) 83, which includes the Beta, CDM and Frankfort mines, in South Africa's Mpumalanga province.   


Orion's Prieska mine
Orion pleased with its interim performance
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals says it has successfully navigated a pivotal development stage in the six months ended December 31, 2023, having transformed from being a pure explorer and... 


Qala Shallows
West Wits ready for rapid development of Qala Shallows once funding agreements conclude
12th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed West Wits Mining has reported a cash and cash equivalent position of $1.4-million as at December 31, which, coupled with a proposed $15.8-million debt facility with the Industrial... 


A simple framework to measure the impact and success of infrastructure projects
A simple framework to measure the impact and success of infrastructure projects
12th March 2024

By Mr. Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of Gap Infrastructure Corporation   Infrastructure projects provide essential services and other benefits to people from all walks of life, and play an integral... 


FNB/BER building confidence index ‘nosedives’ to 27 in the first quarter
11th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index dropped by 16 points to 27 in the first quarter of this year, from 43 in the fourth quarter of 2023, and four of the six sectors surveyed recorded a decline in... 


Image of Kusile power plant at night
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has insisted that it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024. 


LOCATION MAP OF THE LONGONJO MINING OPERATION
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


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Zondereinde Western extension project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Northam Platinum has implemented several capital preservation initiatives at the project. 


Business Confidence Index indicates conditions deteriorated further in the first quarter
6th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Rand Merchant Bank/Bureau for Economic Research (RMB/BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI) ticked down by one point to reach 30 in the first quarter, indicating that business conditions... 


Martin Engineering empowers couple’s dreams through education
Martin Engineering empowers couple’s dreams through education
6th March 2024

In a heartwarming tale of serendipity and generosity, Sharon du Plessis, the Financial Manager of Martin Engineering Africa stumbled upon an opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives... 


Pensana’s Longonjo project in Angola
Long lead item orders placed, site preparation works well under way at Longonjo
4th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Preparatory works are forging ahead smoothly at rare earths mining company Pensana’s Longonjo project in Angola, with main construction expected to start in May and cold commissioning to follow in... 


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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... 


screens showing commodity stock exchanges
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.... 


An image of Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala
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... 


Image of IWC megawarehouse rooftop
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. 


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

Site preparation has started. 


IMAGE OF TULU KAPI DRILL CORE
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... 


A three story high reactor manufactured by Viva Engineering with people in PPE under it to show scale
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... 


An image showing Pan African Resources' Mogale project
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... 


Image of a mobile screen
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... 


Image of the Kusile power plant
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. 


Location map of the Molo
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. 


Aerial viw of the Simandou project
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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