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Coburn mineral sands mine expedited

By: Darren Parker     29th June 2022 The rapid construction of ASX-listed Strandline Resources’ Coburn mineral sands project in Western Australia has facilitated the start of openpit mine development two months ahead of schedule, the company said on Wednesday. After the successful early mobilisation of the mining contractor in... 

Metro to expand Bauxite Hills operation

By: Darren Parker     29th June 2022 ASX-listed Metro Mining’s board has approved a final investment decision (FID), subject to financing, to expand the capacity of its Bauxite Hills mine, in Queensland, to 7-million wet metric tonnes a year for a capital expenditure (capex) of A$28.3-million. The expansion will be financed from a... 

Airbus highlights its key role, through ESA, in Nasa’s Artemis crewed space programme

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th June 2022 With the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) having declared that the testing programme for the Artemis I Moon mission had been concluded and that its Space Launch System (rocket) and Orion spacecraft would be readied for launch in late August, Europe-based aerospace giant... 

Join us for an expert webinar on Zinc in engineering for corrosion protection

28th June 2022 The International Zinc Association’s Africa Desk is pleased to invite engineers, designers and specifiers to join its corrosion protection webinar on July 20, 2022, to hear all about zinc in engineering and how effective it is in various coating systems as corrosion protection to steel. 

Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment

28th June 2022 Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles are essential to ensure that the fire prevention system is in good... 

Kore brings Sepco on board for Kola project construction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th June 2022 Dual-listed Kore Potash has signed a heads of agreement (HoA) with Sepco Electric Power Construction Corporation to build the Kola potash project, in Congo-Brazzaville. Sepco is an engineering partner of the Summit Consortium, which, in turn, has a memorandum of understanding in place with Kore... 

US to help fund study for deployment of small modular nuclear reactors in Romania

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th June 2022 The administration of US President Joe Biden is to provide 50% of the funding for a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for the deployment of a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR), designed by US company NuScale, in Romania. The US contribution will be disbursed through the US Trade and... 

Albemarle plans major US lithium processing plant

By: Reuters     28th June 2022 Albemarle plans to build a lithium processing plant in the United States that would produce as much of the electric vehicle battery metal as the entire company produces today, a bullish bet on America's all-electric future, an executive said on Monday. The plan reflects Albemarle's emerging... 

This Environment Month, Coca-Cola celebrates increased PET recycling rates in South Africa

27th June 2022 As National Environment Month in June encourages everyone to Reimagine, Recover and Restore our global ecosystems, Coca-Cola continues to recognise its important role in empowering and investing in the South African recycling sector.  Through its commitment to designing, collecting, and... 

Vodacom’s #CodeLikeAGirl programme trains 4 000

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th June 2022 The number of young girls trained under information and communications technology group Vodacom’s #CodeLikeAGirl programme is expected to reach 4 000 by the end of the financial year. Starting from a base of just 20 girls from schools around Tembisa equipped with coding skills under the programme... 

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