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QPM receives state govt grant for TECH project
Updated 3 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland government has granted Queensland Pacific Metals an A$8-million grant to advance its Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project towards investment readiness Queensland has... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Green ammonia ousting coal in power stations, R105bn hydrogen developer reports
Updated 3 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

Huge demand for green ammonia from power stations is being seen by the developer of South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen to green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape. But this new development... 


Aura’s Tiris uranium project fully permitted for development, operation
Updated 4 hours ago By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Aura Energy has received the last outstanding material permit to allow the construction and operation of the Tiris uranium project from the Mauritanian government. The company says the... 


Gauteng Growth and Development Agency acting group CEO Saki Zamxaka
DBSA hosts African delegates as govt drives energy investment mission
Updated 4 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the African continent being home to the majority of the 700-million people worldwide with no access to electricity and clean cooking technology, energy investment in the region is deemed... 


Paladin-Fission deal receives Canadian Competition Act clearance
Paladin-Fission deal receives Canadian Competition Act clearance
Updated 4 hours ago By: Mariaan Webb

The acquisition of Toronto-listed Fission Uranium by Sydney-listed Paladin Energy has received Canadian Competition Act clearance, satisfying an important condition for the completion of the... 


Drones deliver medicine, mail, money and spare parts to hardest-to-reach locations
Drones deliver medicine, mail, money and spare parts to hardest-to-reach locations
Updated 5 hours ago

Drone technology is taking off and cargo drones are being used successfully in supply chains around the world, to deliver things ranging from critical medicines, mail and money to spare parts and... 


Europe needs way to price critical minerals independently of China, group says
Europe needs way to price critical minerals independently of China, group says
Updated 6 hours ago By: Reuters

Europe needs a system to set prices for critical minerals needed for the energy transition that is not dependent on China, which dominates much of the global sector, the head of an EU-funded group... 


Liontown secures short-term offtake for Kathleen Valley
Liontown secures short-term offtake for Kathleen Valley
Updated 6 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Liontown Resources has executed a new offtake agreement for the supply of spodumene concentrate from its Kathleen Valley lithium project, in Western Australia. The short-term offtake... 


Nuclear industries association welcomes proposed new nuclear build programme
Updated 7 hours ago By: Rebecca Campbell

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) has “warmly” welcomed Energy and Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa‘s “significant” announcement that the country is close to... 


WindAc Africa Conference 2024: Educational Excellence and Collaboration
Updated 7 hours ago

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is gearing up for the highly anticipated 7th Annual WindAc Africa Conference, taking place alongside the prestigious Windaba Conference and... 


The Port of Durban
Promising effect of new Cabinet consolidating – BLSA
15th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

"The positive sentiment sparked by the Government of National Unity (GNU) is consolidating," business lobby Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso states in her latest weekly... 


How ESG in construction can transform SA’s building sector
How ESG in construction can transform SA’s building sector
15th July 2024

Morag Evans - CEO of Databuild The growing importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria is having a significant impact on how building projects are planned, executed, and... 


Power Audits – an important step in the sustainability journey in Africa
Power Audits – an important step in the sustainability journey in Africa
15th July 2024

By Suvern Moodley, EcoConsult Business Development Manager – Anglophone Africa Cluster in Schneider Electric Sustainability has become a global imperative, with countries and businesses worldwide... 


Maersk tankers and competitors bet billions on ammonia fuel carriers
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest names in shipping are betting billions of dollars on tankers to transport a type of ammonia that’s scarcely being produced today — wagering it will become integral to the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable - Ramaphosa
15th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes in his latest weekly newsletter, published ahead of his address to a climate finance symposium being... 


Nations gather to negotiate deep sea mining code as opposition mounts
Nations gather to negotiate deep sea mining code as opposition mounts
15th July 2024 By: Reuters

The United Nations' International Seabed Authority (ISA) will meet on Monday to consider new rules allowing firms to extract minerals from the ocean floor, despite mounting concerns about the... 


Botswana seeks Mozambique rail route to exploit coal billions
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The leaders of three southern African nations signed a deal to proceed with a rail and port project to help land-locked Botswana export its massive coal reserves through a Mozambican port, though... 


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Inline pumps offer space-saving benefits
12th July 2024

Pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has introduced its latest range of inline pumps including the advanced EtaLine Pro for diverse applications such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning... 


Namibian Ministry grants Madison a prospecting licence to expand its Khan mine development
12th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Uranium exploration company Madison Metals has reported that the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy has granted a licence for base and rare metals, industrial minerals, and nuclear fuels for... 


Zutari’s 2024 Impact Awards celebrate co-creation with key clients
Zutari’s 2024 Impact Awards celebrate co-creation with key clients
12th July 2024

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari celebrated its collaboration and co-creation with key clients at its 2024 Impact Awards. “The projects celebrated captures... 


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Cesa, Aon state need for infrastructure resilience as Engineering Excellence Award finalists are announced
12th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisations Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) and professional services and management consulting firm Aon South Africa have announced the finalists for the Cesa Aon Engineering... 


Unlocking Africa's Green Growth Potential
12th July 2024

As the world shifts towards sustainable development, Africa stands at the forefront of green growth opportunities that promise to drive economic prosperity while preserving the environment.... 


Actom's first 66 kV transformer
Actom builds first 66 kV transformer, sets sights on further expansion in Africa
12th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer Actom, which has manufactured its first 66 kV transformer, says it plans to supply small high-voltage (HV) power transformers in Africa, as part of plans to... 


Mining output on track for second-quarter decline – Minerals Council
12th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported that seasonally adjusted total mining production declined by 0.6% month-on-month in May. This follows a 0.8% month-on-month rise in April. In level... 


Gold steadies above $2 400 as markets boost bets on Fed pivot
Gold steadies above $2 400 as markets boost bets on Fed pivot
12th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold steadied after surging beyond $2 400/oz in the previous session, as cooler-than-expected US inflation boosted bets the Federal Reserve will start cutting rates soon. The precious metal jumped... 


Galan slows construction pace at Argentina lithium brines project
Galan slows construction pace at Argentina lithium brines project
12th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Galan Lithium has opted to recalibrate its construction schedule for the Hombre Muerto West (HMW) Phase 1 project, in Argentina, citing cash preservation amid current market conditions.... 


How talent management can become a silver bullet to voluntary attrition
How talent management can become a silver bullet to voluntary attrition
12th July 2024

By Yewande Ayowole-Oso, Talent Leader, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric It reads like a paragraph from a history book; first there was the Great Resignation, followed by the Great... 


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Electricity distribution challenges, load reduction make headlines
12th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News and Mining Weekly Deputy Editor: Online Marleny Arnoldi discusses the burning issues raised by Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa during his first media... 


EV Bus
Electric buses may not be a justified public transport endeavour – Zutari
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Talk of alternative energy technology and fuels has increased in frequency and prominence among stakeholders in the transport industry, with both the public and private sectors having made... 


Teck bids farewell to coal, sets sights on copper
Teck bids farewell to coal, sets sights on copper
12th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining giant Teck Resources has successfully concluded its exit from coal with the conclusion on Thursday of the sale of its remaining 77% stake in its Elk Valley Resources (EVR)... 


A rendered image of Renascor proposed purified spherical graphite facility in South Australia
Queensland Pacific and Renascor awarded critical minerals grants
12th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Australian government has allocated A$13-million in grants to critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia, aimed at enhancing downstream processing capabilities and bolstering... 


JASON BREWER
It is a good time to be producing and selling manganese into the market
Strategic African expansion continues
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Battery metals miner Marula Mining, under the leadership of CEO Jason Brewer, is rapidly expanding its operations across Africa, which he highlighted – during a presentation at Resources for... 


GEOLOGICAL HOTSPOT
Andrada Mining’s focus on Namibia is the result of the region's strategic importance in the global shift towards energy transition technology-related minerals
Set to transform Namibian lithium production
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

African technology metals mining company Andrada Mining, which has its roots in exploring the rich geologies of Southern Africa, is poised to become a pivotal player in the global lithium supply... 


CRUCIAL ROLE
Mining plays a crucial role in economic development and contributing to global supply chains
Meeting challenges requires strategy rethink
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In 2023, the global mining sector, including key players in Africa, faced a dual threat of falling commodity prices and rising operational costs, which pressured the financial performance of the... 


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ESG highlighted in company’s operations
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have evolved beyond the business-as-usual approach to shape its operational ethos, highlights Rand Refinery CEO Praveen Baijnath. Rand... 


An image of EY Africa energy and natural resources leader Wickus Botha
Region poised to benefit from energy transition
12th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Southern and Central African countries have a significant opportunity to benefit from the anticipated high demand for energy-transition minerals, such as those used for renewable-energy systems,... 


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


Vodacom invests over R400m in Free State, Northern Cape
12th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications company Vodacom is investing more than R400-million over the current financial year to increase capacity and resilience and accelerate access to connectivity throughout the Free... 


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Faster economic growth is a must because it serves the interests of everyone
12th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It has been estimated that an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) from 1% to 2.5% would create an additional 21-million jobs within a decade and add something like R330-billion a year to the... 


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Rewards and risks
12th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to again uncouple the energy portfolio from mineral resources and appoint Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as the new Electricity and Energy Minister in the government of national unity has... 


Suricate Minerals Mauritania
Suricate Minerals Mauritania
12th July 2024

SURICATE MINERALS,  is a leading Mauritanian group specializing in the exploration and development of mineral resources. With a portfolio of exploration concessions across Mauritania, the company... 


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Crossroads Green Energy cluster, South Africa
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project proposes the construction of an energy cluster, which will comprise a group of nine solar PV projects. 


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BioIron Research and Development Facility, Australia
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto plans to develop a research and development facility to further assess the effectiveness of its low-carbon BioIron ironmaking process.  


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