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Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine
Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed Critical Metals has signed a binding heads of agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the Tanbreez rare earth mine, in Greenland, from a company controlled by geologist Gregory... 


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AAD expected to yield significant economic, educational value once again
10th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Speaking at a preliminary event marking 100 days until the next Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and airshow, which will take place from September 18 to 22, Defence and Military... 


South Australia budget lacks adequate support for mining - Amec
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South Australian government has unveiled a surplus budget, buoyed by stronger-than-expected goods and services (GST) and state tax revenues, as well as A$420-million in royalties from the... 


Steadfast hold on power
7th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the intricate tango of politics and military might, one undeniable reality emerges: once soldiers seize State control, they seldom relinquish it willingly. Ibrahim Traore, the 36-year-old... 


Chinese rare earths investor fails to win seat on Australia's Northern Minerals board
Chinese rare earths investor fails to win seat on Australia's Northern Minerals board
6th June 2024 By: Reuters

A Chinese mining investor has failed in a bid to join Australian rare earths mining company Northern Minerals' board on Thursday, days after Australia's Treasurer ordered the investor's private... 


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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft finally launches on its first crewed test flight
6th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space capsule successfully lifted off on its first crewed test flight at 16h52 South African time on Wednesday, and is now safely in orbit, the US National Aeronautics... 


Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
4th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Energy Fuels has formed a joint venture with Astron to develop the Donald rare earth element (REE) and mineral sands project in Australia, securing supply for its White Mesa mill, in... 


Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Australia orders Chinese investors to sell down stake in rare earths miner
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers has ordered several China-linked investors to dispose of shares in rare earths miner Northern Minerals on national interest grounds, a spokesperson said on... 


Emira Property Fund CEO Geoff Jennett
Emira reports strong full-year operational results
31st May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite high interest rates and difficult operating conditions, JSE-listed Emira Property Fund reported strong operational results, strategic delivery and capacity-enhancing active capital... 


South African Air Force Denel Rooivalk attack helicopters deploy flares from their defensive aids suites during a display
South African company’s electronics module has achieved the highest TRL rating
31st May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African original design manufacturer electronics company Etion Create (part of Reunert Applied Electronics) has announced that its VF370 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC) module has been... 


How a rattled South Africa became Anglo's best defence against BHP bid
How a rattled South Africa became Anglo's best defence against BHP bid
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

Days after miner BHP launched its takeover bid for rival Anglo American in April, the CEOs of both headed for South Africa, where a condition to divest Anglo's local platinum and iron ore assets... 


Kizito Pakabomba was appointed to oversee the Mines Ministry and Congo's globally significant reserves of coltan, copper and other minerals.
DR Congo names new government after months of delay
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo has appointed a new government, spokesperson Tina Salama said in the early hours of Wednesday, ending an impasse that has mired the country in political uncertainty for... 


Boitumelo Zimba, Rubber Product Manager at Weir Minerals Africa
New branding secures authenticity of Linatex premium rubber
27th May 2024

To reinforce the authenticity of its Linatex® premium rubber and protect its customers from inferior counterfeits, Weir Minerals has introduced new branding to its red iconic rubber recognised... 


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SaaS platform appointed headline sponsor at lifting event
24th May 2024

Professional body Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) announced, in a press release last month, that it has appointed critical asset management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider... 


Islamist violence continues to threaten desperately needed Moz LNG projects
24th May 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

Islamist extremist attacks on Macomia, in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, come just as the country’s political elite gets into gear for October’s Presidential and Parliamentary... 


Reunert H1 earnings rise on Electrical Engineering, Applied Electronics segments
23rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Reunert reported a rise in earnings during the six months ended March 31, 2024, driven by good performance in its Electrical Engineering and the Applied Electronics’ defence cluster... 


Booyco Engineering has almost 40 years of experience in custom designing robust HVAC solutions for the defence sector
Latest SA-designed HVAC for military vehicle
22nd May 2024

South Africa-based Booyco Engineering has upgraded the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a customer’s 8x8 armoured personnel carrier. With almost 40 years of experience in... 


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Mobile security systems bolster defence against cybersecurity attacks
17th May 2024

The growth in mobile-powered businesses has seen a related increase in security risks such as spyware, phishing and ransomware. Future-ready attack protection provider Cybereason says the... 


Climate and development investment platforms as tools for transformation
17th May 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

It takes a while but, slowly, one gets to see the possibility of things. Climate action has long been the mainstay of a specific tradition, which is based on the assumption that, if you throw... 


The Kookaburra graphite project has the second largest known graphite resource on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
Graphite miner Lincoln joins EU trade mission
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Graphite miner Lincoln Minerals CEO Jonathon Trewartha will participate in an Australia government-led trade mission to the European Union (EU) in early June. During the trade mission, Lincoln... 


South Africa to host twelfth Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition in Sept
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and air show will be held from September 18 to 22 at Air Force Base Waterkloof, under the theme of ‘Exploring new paths, sharing solutions,... 


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Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 


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Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Francisco De Freitas
Igniting Innovation: The Engineering Battle Against Fire
10th May 2024

Fire, by its nature, is notoriously unpredictable. It is difficult to model, even with multiple assumptions and many simplifications. So, what is fire, and why is it simultaneously so crucial and... 


India considers incentives for lithium processing, sources say
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

India is considering offering incentives to encourage private companies to set up lithium processing facilities, as New Delhi tries to develop its nascent lithium mining and boost supplies of the... 


Denel displays guided weapons, landward defence systems at Defence Service Asia
6th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned defence technology company Denel is displaying its guided weapons and landward defence systems at the Defence Service Asia (DSA) exhibition this week. Its Umkhonto surface-to-air... 


An image showing aircrafts at the Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing
Yearly Air Force show promises 'mini-war', aircraft displays
30th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum Annual Airshow will be held on May 4 at the Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing (AF MDW) alongside Old Johannesburg Road in Valhalla, Pretoria. With the theme... 


West Cobar adds scandium to Salazar basket
29th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Cobar Metals has announced a maiden resource estimate for scandium, adding to the already valuable basket of minerals hosted at the Salazar project, north-east of Esperance in Western... 


Images of the Eiffel Tower taken by Airbus Defence and Space's Pléiades Neo satellites
Airbus announces its next generation of Earth observation satellites
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Defence and Space, part of the Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus, has announced that it is to augment its in-house Earth observation (EO) satellite constellation capability... 


Africa Aerospace and Defence organisers confident of a successful 2024 exhibition
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

More than half of the exhibition space for the 2024 iteration of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and air show has now been booked, the organisers have announced. AAD 2024... 


DCDT to establish artificial intelligence advisory panel
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is preparing to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) expert advisory council as it moves to shape the policies and regulations... 


Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
24th April 2024

South Africa is naturally a water-scarce country – among the 30 driest countries in the world. But, combined with unpredictable climate changes that tend towards hotter and drier conditions,... 


An Embraer E195-E2
Embraer reports strong increase in airliner order backlog
22nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based global major aerospace group Embraer – the world’s number three maker of jet airliners – has released its deliveries and order backlog report for the first quarter of this year (1Q24).... 


Exploration drilling at the Toliara project
Base Resources, Energy Fuels to merge, create enhanced critical minerals company
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Base Resources and US-based uranium and critical minerals producer Energy Fuels have reached a binding agreement for Energy Fuels to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Base... 


LNG terminal
Cryogenics technology, expertise crucial in future gas economy
18th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Cryogenics technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important as South Africa plans on leaning into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a major source of energy, Howden senior... 


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Sedna, Haivision partner to bring video solutions to African mines, industry
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology innovator Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has partnered with video networking and visual collaboration solutions provider Haivision to bring industrial and mining command control... 


IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


SVI offers semi-discreet armouring package for latest-gen Ranger
SVI offers semi-discreet armouring package for latest-gen Ranger
15th April 2024

Currently exclusive to the new Ford Ranger built in Silverton, Pretoria, the B6 Stopgun V3.0 armouring package recently launched by local armoured products manufacturer SVI Engineering is set to be... 


US President Joe Biden and US flag
Institute urges US to make concerted efforts to partner with African countries on critical minerals
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study group convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has made multiple recommendations for the US government to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships in... 


Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
9th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Nasdaq- and TSX-listed Perpetua Resources has received a letter of interest from the Export-Import Bank of the US (Exim), signalling a step forward in its financing endeavours for the Stibnite gold... 


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Agreement extends stainless steel reach
5th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Austenitic stainless steels specialist N’GENIUS Materials Technology has reached an agreement with UK-based stainless steel manufacturer Project Pipeline Supply (PPS) to sell and distribute... 


Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 


An image of a coal mining facility
New longwall commissioned in war zone
29th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Forty kilometres from the front line of the war in Ukraine, vertically integrated mining and metals company Metinvest has commissioned its eleventh longwall for coking coal in Block 10 of the... 


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