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Image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station using... 


Image of drill core from Fenelon
Fenelon gold project, Canada
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment on Fenelon has demonstrated robust economics. 


Heidie Ziervogel, head: New Ways of Working (Centre of Excellence) at Nedbank
Heidie Ziervogel
22nd September 2023

This week we profile Heidie Ziervogel, head: New Ways of Working (Centre of Excellence) at Nedbank  


Image of gold nuggets
Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

B2Gold has reported that all long-lead items for the 2024 construction season have been received at its freight consolidation points. 


Location map of the Salares Norte project
Salares Norte gold project, Chile – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project was 97% complete as at September 13.  


AngloGold Ashanti tests electric truck at Sunrise Dam
AngloGold Ashanti tests electric truck at Sunrise Dam
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has inked an agreement with mining contractor Barminco and equipment supplier Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions to test the largest battery-electric underground mining... 


OVK Group Successfully Completes Warehouse Refurbishment Project in Gqeberha
OVK Group Successfully Completes Warehouse Refurbishment Project in Gqeberha
20th September 2023

The OVK Group, a leading agricultural company headquartered in Ladybrand, South Africa, has showcased its commitment to progress with the completion of a significant warehouse refurbishment project... 


A September 2023 photo of the Goose site in Nunavut.
Goose gold pour on track for 2025
19th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Goose gold mine, in Nunavut, is on schedule to pour its first gold in the first quarter of 2025, Vancouver-based B2Gold reported on Monday. The company also stated that its construction... 


Ivanhoe reports fall-of-ground related fatality
18th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Copper miner Ivanhoe Mines has temporarily halted mining activities at the Kakula underground mine, in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the death of drill rig operator Mick Ilunga. Ilunga... 


Markings on a road
Minerals Council, NUM mourn death of 18 M&R employees killed in bus crash
18th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Minerals Council South Africa and trade union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are mourning the death of those killed in an accident between a bus and a truck, near diamond miner De... 


Stanmore seeks $1.1bn loan for BHP mine bid
15th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

An Australian bidder for one of BHP Group’s Queensland mines is in talks with private credit funds to help finance $1.1-billion of borrowings for its acquisition. A term sheet in circulation shows... 


Gold Fields CEO Martin Preece
Gold Fields reports delay in first gold from Chile project
15th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified gold producer Gold Fields has downgraded its 2023 and 2024 production expectations from its new Salares Norte mine, in Chile, owing to a delay in first gold from the project. In a... 


Wrapsa's ARV manufacturing facility
Pharma contractor Wrapsa calls for more localisation as it celebrates four decades of operations
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In celebrating its fortieth year of existence, pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Wrapsa has shared the difficulty pharmaceutical manufacturers have with high import duties for active ingredients... 


Location map of the Goulamin project
Goulamina lithium project, Mali – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An intensive construction phase is planned for the project in the second half of 2023. 


Drill core from the Manono project
Manono lithium/tin project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Tantalex Lithium Resources Corporation has received and executed a term sheet from diversified miner Glencore International for a marketing offtake agreement involving lithium produced from the... 


Image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nine people were arrested at the Kusile power station for theft of coal and fraud on September 7. 


Image of Zimbabwe map/flag
Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals has raised a further £5-million before expenses for project optimisation. 


Aerial view of the Motheo diamond project
Motheo processing plant expansion, Botswana – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

African Mining Services has been awarded a contract from Sandfire Resources at the project. 


Sibanye's Kloof gold mine
Sibanye to consult labour on the future of its Kloof 4 shaft
14th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater will start consultations with organised labour and other affected stakeholders about the possible restructuring of its South African gold operations as a... 


Image of the River Club development in Cape Town
WBHO makes strong return, warns of potential contractor shortage for IPP jobs
13th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) is back, “and we are back on a very strong footing”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “We had an exceptional year in a difficult period.” 


Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots.
Pan African proposes dividend, expands renewables, heads beyond 200 000 oz/y
13th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first 10 MW solar plant at Evander gold-mining operation of Pan African Resources is reducing group all-in sustaining costs (AISC) by more than $10/oz with this number set to increase in coming... 


Manganese Metal Company Chairperson Bernard Swanepoel.
Manganese beneficiator wheeling hydropower as it targets entry into battery market
11th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s producer of the purest manganese metal is becoming greener and cleaner as it repositions for market acceptance in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market, where it sees phenomenal... 


Monadelphous wins Greenbushes contract
8th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Engineering firm Monadelphous Group has been awarded a A$160-million contract from Talison Lithium at the Greenbushes site, in Western Australia, for the construction of the chemical grade plant 3... 


An image depicting a graph
Exploration resumes at flagship gold mine
8th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

After suspending operations amid underground logistical constraints and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on contractor operations, gold producer Caledonia Mining restarted production and... 


Image of drill core from the Abujar gold project
Abujar gold project, Côte d’Ivoire – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Tietto Minerals has adjusted its production outlook for the second half of 2023 for its Abujar gold mine. 


Image of periodic table symbol for lithium
Finniss lithium project, Australia – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Boxcut excavation has started at Finniss's BP33 underground project. 


Image of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has won its largest-ever order for the expansion of the Kamoa-Kakula copper mining complex. 


CONSTRUCTION WORKS UNDER WAY AT ONE OF THE THE LHWP BRIDGES
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built. 


Prieska mine portal
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has awarded a six-month trial mining contract to P2 Mining, a subsidiary of South African mining contractor Newrak Mining Group, to undertake the early works trial underground mining... 


Mardie project layout
Mardie salt and potash project, Australia – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BCI Minerals has received credit approvals for a further A$150-million of project finance for its Mardie salt project. 


Rubber lined mill circuit pumps handle large particle impacts and are more cost effective and easier to handle.
Keeping mill circuit pumps running: The key to efficient operations
7th September 2023

The requisite levels of support are critical to ensure optimal performance of a mill circuit, as is the correct selection of the mill circuit pump. Attention to both these aspects will facilitate... 


Image shows operations at Motheo
Perenti wins major contract at Motheo
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contractor Perenti’s African surface mining business African Mining Services (AMS) has been awarded a $235-million contract from copper miner Sandfire Resources at the Motheo copper project, in... 


The Zizwe Opencast Mining chrome processing plant consisting of a Nordtrack S2.11 scalping screen and Lokotrack LT200HPS cone crusher
First Lokotrack® LT200HPS with a hanging screen wins the day for Zizwe
6th September 2023

A newly acquired Metso Lokotrack® LT200HPS™ is winning the day for a leading South African mining contractor, Zizwe Opencast Mining, at one of its strategic chrome mining projects in Steelpoort,... 


Erroll Smart
SA facing an opportunity for change - Smart
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper developer Orion Mineral’s MD and CEO, Errol Smart, believes that South Africa is standing at a crossroads in terms of the country’s mining future. Speaking at the Paydirt Africa Downdunder... 


Kefi nearly ready to start construction at Tulu Kapi gold project
5th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold and copper exploration and development company Kefi Gold and Copper has announced that almost all the prerequisites to begin construction at the Tulu Kapi gold project, in Ethiopia, are now in... 


An image of Orion CEO and MD Errol Smart
Orion awards Prieska trial mining contract to South African mining contractor
5th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals has awarded a six-month trial mining contract to P2 Mining, a subsidiary of South African mining contractor Newrak Mining Group, to undertake the early works... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares final dividend in financial year of R6.6bn dividend payout
4th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has declared a R2.6-billion final dividend in a financial year of R6.6-billion worth of dividends being allocated to its shareholders. Net... 


Image of employees undergoing simulation training
Partnership for improved training in mining technology
3rd September 2023

A global framework agreement has seen mining contractor Redpath South Africa using state-of-the-art digital trainers from Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in a partnership that is set to transform... 


Image of Low-profile load haul dumper Booysendal south mine – mechanised mining
Booysendal South platinum mine project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The number of stoping crews has now reached steady state and production is averaging more than 250 000 ore tonnes a month. 


The Modderfontein bridge in Gauteng
JDA completes portion of Modderfontein bridge project
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has completed the southern section of the Modderfontein bridge project following an extensive period of rehabilitation and modernisation.  The upstream... 


Image of multi-fuel biomass layout
Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60... 


Molten chloride salts with rare earths
Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has announced a cost blowout at its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 


Image of Koeberg nuclear power plant
Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator has asked State-owned power utility Eskom to undertake additional engineering studies on the Koeberg power station before it can deliberate on its application to... 


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