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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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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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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has made significant strides at the Longonjo mine ahead of main construction starting later this year. 


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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex produced 393 551 t of copper in concentrate in 2023, aligning with the production guidance range of 390 000 t to 430 000 t. 


Construction begins on Lilian Ngoyi Street rehabilitation project
11th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A contractor has been appointed for the Lilian Ngoyi Street rehabilitation and construction has officially begun, following the gas explosion in Bree street on July 19, the City of Johannesburg... 


Pensana progressing activities at Angola project prior to main construction
9th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana has made significant strides at the Longonjo mine site in Angola ahead of main construction starting later this year. The company is currently busy with civil works for the... 


Ninety One SA reduces shareholding in Murray & Roberts to below 5%
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Ninety One SA has disposed of an interest in the ordinary shares of JSE-listed Murray & Roberts, resulting in its shareholding in the company decreasing to 4.286%. Murray & Roberts Holdings is a... 


Critical Metals raises £215 000 for drilling, road upgrades at DRC project
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Metals, operator of Molulu copper/cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has raised about £215 000 in a placing, the proceeds of which will be used for advancing... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 


Samples ready for testing at Lake Resources' pilot plant
Kachi Phase 1 DFS shows 'strong, competitive economics' – Lake Resources
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for Phase 1 of ASX-listed Lake Resources' Kachi lithium brine project, in Argentina, has shown "strong and competitive economics", CEO David Dickson says. The... 


Aerial view of the Lindi Jumbo plant and TSF
Walkabout starts commissioning activities at Lindi Jumbo
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has started commissioning activities at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, another step toward full operation and critical minerals producer status. The... 


Site overview
Pallas research reactor, the Netherlands
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Spanish construction firm FCC Construcción has been contracted to build the Pallas research reactor. 


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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


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No seamless extension
15th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Koeberg saga, much like South Africa’s ongoing efforts to tackle loadshedding decisively, hardly ever fails to disappoint. Having missed deadline after deadline, Africa’s only nuclear power... 


Location map of the NICO project
NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Canadian government has offered funding to support metallurgical testwork for the Nico project. 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom generation head Bheki Nxumalo has indicated that an extended outage at Koeberg Unit 2, which started on December 11, is expected to continue until September 2024. 


The rooftop of the IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
16.82 MW rooftop solar project to be built on IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Ghanaian conglomerate company LMI Holdings, through its subsidiary Helios Solar Company, is building a 16.82 MW solar rooftop power system on its logistics subsidiary IWC's mega-warehouse, which is... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


Polasa chairperson Sagren Moodley
Powerline industry warns it may not survive until grid roll-out ‘feast’ given current investment ‘famine’
13th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Power Operations & Leadership Association of Southern Africa (Polasa) believes the famine-then-feast profile of Eskom’s execution plan for the roll-out of new transmission infrastructure will... 


Firering appoints contractor to start drilling in Côte d'Ivoire
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Critical minerals explorer Firering Strategic Minerals has appointed Canada-headquartered FTE Drilling to conduct a 3 000 m reverse circulation (RC) drill programme on its lithium and tantalum... 


M&R Cementation, PMC reach one-million fatality-free hours on expansion project
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has reached one-million fatality-free hours at its vent shaft contract on the Palabora Mining Company (PMC) Lift II expansion... 


Metalworker
Seifsa warns of dire consequences if govt fails to intervene on AMSA longs closure
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is calling on government to take urgent and decisive action to support the domestic steel sector following ArcelorMittal... 


CUSTOMISED COMMITMENT
The success of mine care-and-maintenance depends on a commitment to customising services to meet the specific needs of every mine
Care, maintenance solutions customised for opencast mining
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Reliable and adaptable services during care-and-maintenance phases in mining are crucial, says multi-disciplinary mining services and opencast mining contractor Zizwe Opencast Mining, emphasising... 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


Image of the Koeberg nuclear power plant
Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator is set to make a decision in January 2024 regarding Eskom's request for the separation of licences for Koeberg Unit 1 and Unit 2. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026. 


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Blacksmith iron-ore project, Australia
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has proposed a three-million-tonne-a-year direct shipping ore project. 


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Eloise mine, Australia
8th December 2023 By: Nadine James

The mine is located in north Queensland, in Australia, about 60 km south-east of Cloncurry and 155 km east-south-east of Mount Isa.   


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