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NOA Group acquires early-stage Khauta solar farm in the Free State
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local integrated energy company NOA Group has successfully acquired the 350 MW Khauta solar PV facility, near Welkom, in the Free State, from PNE, which started the development of the facility. The... 

Seminar commemorates World Metrology Day, with a focus on sustainability
20th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In celebration of the first Unesco-recognised World Metrology Day on May 20, as well as a global emphasis on climate change and sustainability, the National Metrology Institute of South Africa... 

Speakers explore process heat supply alternatives
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With South Africa facing an imminent gas supply cliff, and the need to decarbonise becoming increasingly imperative, industrial gas users are facing considerable challenges and may need to explore... 

Copper's record run at risk as US shipments calm speculator frenzy
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Copper's lightning rally to record highs may not be sustainable in the coming weeks, with action concentrated on the shipment of material to cover exposed short positions in the US Comex futures... 

IAEA expert team in Uganda to support country’s uranium production plans
20th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A specialist expert mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is currently in Uganda to undertake a review connected with the East African country’s nuclear energy ambitions,... 

GVK-Siya Zama-constructed student accommodation block in Cape Town
GVK completes 20-storey student housing block in Cape Town
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Privately owned construction company GVK-Siya Zama has completed construction of a 20-storey, 3 000-bed student accommodation block in Cape Town. The 77 000 m2 development also includes 6 700 m2 of... 

Employees on site at a lithium mine in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe lithium miners table refinery plans under govt pressure
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Four lithium mining companies have tabled plans to produce battery-grade lithium in Zimbabwe, a government official said on Monday. Zimbabwe, Africa's top producer of lithium, which is used in... 

Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 

Eskom head of generation Bheki Nxumalo
Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from the original decommissioning schedule that has... 

Australia gas producers endorse govt strategy, warn of shortages this decade
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's energy producers endorsed a government strategy to boost natural gas development, but warned the country still faces new gas supply shortfalls this decade while markets remain volatile... 

Thabo Meeko and Joubert Roux
Zero Carbon Charge signs MoU with Free State govt on EV charger rollout
20th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Zero Carbon Charge (Zero CC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Free State provincial government on the introduction of what it describes as a “network of solar-powered,... 

AfriSam recently completed a significant upgrade to the Hillary Community Park
AfriSam upgrades Community Park into a family-friendly haven
20th May 2024

Leading construction materials company, AfriSam, recently completed a significant upgrade to the Hillary Community Park in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, transforming it into a vibrant and family-friendly... 

Apollo Africa MD Jenna Harris
Energy trader reports strong market demand for green electricity from 210 MW Hendrina Wind Farm
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Newly formed electricity trader Apollo Africa reports that it is experiencing strong demand from potential customers for the renewable electricity that will be produced from the grid-ready 210 MW... 

Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s lithium miners — facing an unprecedented demand surge and wild price swings — are shaking up the way the commodity is bought and sold. As lithium emerges as a linchpin of the global... 

With financing secured, Alpha HPA greenlights Stage 2 project
With financing secured, Alpha HPA greenlights Stage 2 project
20th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian critical minerals company Alpha HPA on Monday announced a final investment decision for the second stage of its high-purity alumina (HPA) refinery in Gladstone, Queensland, on the back... 

The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 

Development finance agency highlights Africa’s infrastructure needs and opportunities
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which exists to catalyse private-sector investment in African infrastructure, on Friday released its latest report, State of Africa’s Infrastructure Report... 

Glencore's head office
Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 

Image of the DFSK EC35 four-seater panel van
Yet more Chinese imports on their way, this time electric, and available to rent
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local importer of Dongfeng Sokon Automobile (DFSK) battery electric vehicles (BEV), Enviro Automotive, says it will make a number of additions to its vehicle line-up. The company introduced the... 

On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 

Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 

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Battery energy storage for microgrids
17th May 2024

A new battery energy storage system (BESS) engineered to be part of a flexible and scalable architecture, has recently been announced by Schneider Electric. The energy management and automation... 

Schneider Electric announces inaugural Global Virtual Open Week – aimed at students, graduates and early-careers professionals
Schneider Electric announces inaugural Global Virtual Open Week – aimed at students, graduates and early-careers professionals
17th May 2024

Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled its inaugural Global Virtual Open Week  which will be held from 3 to 7 June... 

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer
Green Energy, Manganese Metal Co, Anglo American make headlines
17th May 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Nedbank's belief that Green Energy is a reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa; Manganese Metal Co's first-mover advance to enter the manganese... 

Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Gold’s record-setting rally may have captured the headlines this year, but it’s silver that’s running harder and faster as the less glamorous metal benefits from robust financial and industrial... 

Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 

Cosmos steps into uranium with Nunavut acquisition
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed critical minerals company Cosmos Exploration on Friday announced its move into uranium with the acquisition of an 80% interest in the Fenix project, in Canada. The 162.7 km2 project is... 

Amith Singh
Opinion: Government must come to the party on new-energy vehicles
17th May 2024

The automotive sector requires policy certainty and investment incentives to meet the challenges of the future and sustain its vital role in the economy, writes Nedbank Commercial Banking... 

AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland government has granted AIC Mines a mining lease for the Jericho copper mine, paving the way for surface works to get under way in preparation for mining. Development of Jericho will... 

Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile will open calls by the end of July for lithium component producers to obtain preferential pricing on lithiumproduced by Albemarle through 2043, government officials said on Thursday.... 

A US uranium enrichment plant
US to offer up to $3.4bn for nuclear fuel makers in June
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US plans to start soliciting bids worth as much as $3.4-billion to buy domestically produced nuclear reactor fuel as soon as next month, according to a government notice. The funding includes... 

An image of a solar wind hybrid power plant
Zambia to benefit from 60 MW solar power station
17th May 2024

Zambia-based power infrastructure solutions provider Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) took a significant stride towards sustainable operations with the successful commissioning of the... 

An image of a mine conveyor with BEKA Schréder lighting
Lighting essential to mining health, safety
17th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

South African luminaire and lighting products manufacturer BEKA Schréder, through its continual supplying of solutions to African mining operations, industrial clients, infrastructure providers and... 

The Machine Tools Africa expo aims to be an indispensable gathering for all stakeholders in the engineering and manufacturing industries
Machine Tools Africa to play crucial role in education, skills development
17th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The upcoming Machine Tools Africa 2024 exhibition will serve as a comprehensive platform for showcasing the latest innovations in machine tools and related technologies. It also plays a crucial... 

The above image depicts Resources 4 Africa CEO Paula Munsie
Indaba aims to unlock junior mining potential
17th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa (R4A) envision junior miners playing a crucial role in meeting the rising demand for critical minerals and metals, in... 

The above image depicts Ndalamo Resources FD Mpho Nkhumeleni
Potential for growth for midtier miners
17th May 2024

Following the recent 2024 State of the Nation Address (Sona) and Budget Speech coal producer Ndalamo Resources believes that there is the potential for growth and resilience among midtier mining... 

The Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK
Boiler rebuild to be delivered to biomass power station
17th May 2024

Flow control solutions developer Valmet announced in April that it would deliver a major boiler rebuild to the Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK, which is... 

AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith standing in front of a company sign for AES
Rubber companies urged to go green
17th May 2024

There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng... 

An image of Angus Christian
Company unveils latest pulse valve
17th May 2024

Pneumatic control device manufacturer SMC says that its new JSXF Series SmartVent pulse valve delivers higher impact force and reduced air consumption, making it ideal for use in mining... 

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... 

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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 

Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 

Startup to build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle charging startup Zero Carbon Charge has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging... 

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Condra Cranes
Condra Cranes

ISO-certified Condra manufactures overhead cranes, portal cranes, cantilever cranes and crane components: hoists, drives, end-carriages, brakes and...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

The SAIMM started as a learned society in 1894 after the invention of the cyanide process that saved the South African gold mining industry of the...


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