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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... 

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More solar power for shopping centre
7th December 2023

An additional 5.74 MW of solar power has been added to the fast-track project being undertaken at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng, while trading continues. As part of the ongoing work... 

Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 

The Koeberg nuclear power station
Both Koeberg units to be offline from July unless NNR approves Eskom’s licence decoupling request in Jan
4th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) will decide in January whether to grant Eskom’s request for the Koeberg Unit 1 and Unit 2 licences to be separated to reflect a later commercial operation date... 

MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 

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Rainwater harvesting reduces reliance on municipal supply
1st December 2023

In an effort to ensure sustainability and reduce the impact of water outages, Eastgate Shopping Centre has contracted black-owned contractor Concor to install a facility to harvest and treat... 

Geotech study by SRK for East London port rehabilitation
Geotech study by SRK for East London port rehabilitation
1st December 2023

As part of the proposed rehabilitation of the century-old Quay Wall 3 at the Port of East London, SRK Consulting has completed a geotechnical investigation to assess ground conditions at the site.... 

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Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 

Location map of the Ewoyaa lithium project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has announced that multiple broad intervals of visible spodumene have been observed in drilling outside of the current mineral resource estimate. 

Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The direct-to-blister flash smelter is on schedule for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2024. 

Sishen mine team with Kathu Councillor Henriette Du Plessis at newly upgraded road
Miner Kumba resurfaces road in Kathu-Gamagara
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

As part of its social labour plan commitments, iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine has undertaken a road resurfacing project, upgrading three major roads in the Kathu-Gamagara... 

ENS executive consultant Willem le Roux
ENS seminar shares insights with legal community, health and safety practitioners
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Law firm ENS held a two-day mine and occupational health and safety seminar and webinar on November 21 and 22, during which it shared expert insight and legal knowledge of mine and general... 

Building sector business confidence index reaches eight-year high
29th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index, which measures sentiment in the building sector, increased to an eight-year high of 43 (a gain of nine index points) in the fourth quarter of this year. The... 

Sanral to resume road tenders under interim procurement policy
29th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will on November 29 resume procurement for road construction projects, with 86 tenders to be advertised. CEO Reginald Demana has announced... 

Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 

Tanzania plans new $5.6bn rail line to iron-ore, coal-rich area
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tanzania is seeking $5.6-billion for a new railway in the south linking the Indian Ocean to Lake Nyasa and traversing regions rich in iron-ore, coal and graphite. The East African nation is looking... 

The Newcastle Works
3 500 jobs at risk as ArcelorMittal mulls closure of longs units at Newcastle, Vereeniging
28th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa has indicated that it may close its long-products business, which could result in the loss of 3 500 direct and contractor jobs at its Newcastle and... 

First Quantum says two contractors died in Zambia
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

Canada's First Quantum Minerals said on Monday two people died at its Zambian operations last week. The miner said a worker from its contracting partner, Reliant Drilling, died at First Quantum's... 

The above image depicts the Pick n Pay Distribution Centre East Port project that earned a place in the Guinness World Records for the innovative solutions for handling and installation required of the unprecedented roof sheeting lengths
Local sector a major player
24th November 2023

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) 2023 Steel Awards highlighted the collaboration between steel value chain participants, including architects, designers, engineers... 

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Award winner’s roofing method breaks record for longest roof span
24th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Manufacturer, merchandiser and steel distributor Macsteel, offering broader insight into the project that resulted in its winning three awards at the Southern African Institute of Steel... 

Contractors urge dialogue on the back of 88 liquidations
24th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Contract changes within the construction industry and conditions that are slashing margins are becoming a growing threat to contractors, “contributing to the downward spiral of the construction... 

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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has once again missed an updated target date for grid synchronisation of Unit 1 of the plant. 

Mali signs agreement with Russia to build gold refinery
23rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Mali's military government said it has signed an agreement with Russia to build a gold refinery in the capital Bamako, one of a slew of deals between the two countries as Russia seeks to extend its... 

Wilco de Villiers
The potential for South Africa's mining sector to drive renewable energy investments
23rd November 2023

By Wilco de Villiers In recent years, the emphasis in the global mining industry has shifted from mere energy cost savings and carbon footprint reduction to a more critical concern: energy... 

Atlantic making progress in getting Ewoyaa project shovel-ready
22nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and ASX-listed Atlantic Lithium is making "excellent" progress in moving toward shovel-readiness at the company's flagship Ewoyaa lithium project, in Ghana, says CEO Keith Muller. "The... 

Cokal appoints new BBM mining contractor
Cokal appoints new BBM mining contractor
20th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Cokal has appointed Levine Latersia Baratama (LLB) as its primary mining contractor at the Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) metallurgical coal mine, in Indonesia, replacing CBQ. In a... 

Oriole, BCM to enter into earn-in agreements on Cameroon gold projects
20th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Oriole Resources has signed two nonbinding heads of terms (HoT) with Ghana-based contractor BCM International to fast-track development of the Bibemi and Mbe gold projects, in Cameroon.... 

Map showing the proposed locations for installing synchronous condensers
Eskom to add synchronous condensers to network, including repurposed Camden and Grootvlei generators
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is preparing to introduce 11 synchronous condensers – seven new and four repurposed – across its transmission system to support grid stability as the penetration of variable renewable-energy... 

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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals has advised that its Zulu project should be in full production in January next year. 

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Caserones mine, Chile
17th November 2023 By: Nadine James

The Caserones mine produces high-quality copper concentrate, copper cathode and molybdenum concentrate. 

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Battery energy storage system projects, South Africa – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has officially started operating the 20 MW/100 MWh Hex battery energy storage system site. 

IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 

NRW awarded contract on Pilgangoora expansion
NRW awarded contract on Pilgangoora expansion
10th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NRW Holdings subsidiary Primero Group has been awarded a contract for the construction of the crushing and ore sorting facilities at the Pilgangoora P680 expansion project, in Western Australia.... 

AN image depicting Dr Tshepo Sedibe
Partnership to catalyse health and safety
10th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

In recognition of the importance of health and safety, diamond miner De Beers Group and investment holding company AfroCentric collaborated with the South African Business Coalition on Health and... 

An image of the Bibiani and Chirano processing operations
Bibiani mine, Ghana
10th November 2023 By: Nadine James

Bibiani is an historically significant gold mine in Ghana 

Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland to build common-user critical minerals facility
9th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland company Sedgman has been appointed the managing contractor for the delivery of a critical minerals processing facility targeting vanadium and other rare earth elements. CIMIC group... 

Liontown awards gas supply contract for Kathleen Valley
8th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium development company Liontown Resources has awarded a contract for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Mid-West LNG, part of Clean Energy Fuels Australia (CEFA). The LNG supply... 

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NamPower awards R100m contract to ACTOM for new indoor substation in Swakopmund
7th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ACTOM Energy Namibia (AEN) has been awarded a R100-million contract by Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission specialised switchgear and... 

Image of general construction work
Contractors urge dialogue as 88 companies faced liquidation last year
6th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Contract changes within the construction industry and conditions that are slashing margins are becoming a growing threat to contractors, “contributing to the downward spiral of the construction... 

copper ore
Critical Metals moves from copper explorer to producer
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

At the release of copper project developer Critical Metals’ results for the financial year ended June 30, the company celebrated its transformation from an explorer to a fully-fledged copper... 

Argonaut sells additional royalty on Magino
Argonaut sells additional royalty on Magino
3rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Argonaut Gold has announced the sale of an additional 1% net smelter return royalty (NSR) on the Magino mine to bolster its balance sheet following a slower-than-planned ramp up to... 

The addition of 30 000 square metres of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of Eastgate Shopping Centre has not slowed trading in the shops
Shopping goes on at Eastgate while Concor adds more solar power
3rd November 2023

The addition of another 5,74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by leading black-owned contractor Concor, while keeping the movement of tenants... 

Drill core from the Manono lithium/tin project
Manono lithium/tin project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

AVZ Minerals plans to file an emergency arbitration application, seeking to prohibit any transaction pertaining to the contested Manono lithium mine. 

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