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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


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Australian vanadium project, Australia – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Australian Vanadium Limited has completed the first phase of an optimised feasibility study for the project. 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Capital investment has been deferred. 


LOCATION MAP OF THE ESKAY CREEK PROJECT
Eskay Creek gold/silver project, Canada – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Skeena Resources has announced a financing package for the development, construction and working capital required for the project. 


LOcation map of the Etango uranium project
Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman Energy announced a placement to raise A$85-million for the continued development of its Etango-8 project on June 28. 


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Green-economy projects, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Discussions and investigations with regard to the projects are ongoing. 


FOCUSED ENGINEERING
Damsak’s water storage bladders are engineered with a focus on reliability, durability, and
ease of installation and transportation
Provider expands international footprint
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Water storage solutions provider and manufacturer Damsak Reservoirs has expanded into international markets, the move underscoring the company’s commitment to addressing global water scarcity and... 


Aerial view of Kachi project
Kachi lithium brine project, Argentina – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lake Resources is laying off staff and selling assets, as low prices for the electric vehicle battery metal hampers efforts to find customers and investors for the project. 


Aerial view of the Kipushi mine
Kipushi zinc/copper/lead/germanium mine, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines announced the completion of construction and the restart of the historiccal ultra-high-grade Kipushi mine on July 2. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 was transferred to Eskom's generation division on June 30. 


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Mahenge graphite project, Tanzania – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Black Rock Mining has finalised two full form offtake agreements with key industrial customers. 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources, together with its Chinese partner, is nearly done with processing 600 t of raw material. 


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Prieska Copper Zinc Mine, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated bankable feasibility study (BFS) will address perceived challenges associated with the 2020 BFS. 


Rock drill at Theta Mine's TGME project
TGME underground project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Theta Gold Mines received firm commitments from investors in June to raise a further A$4-million in equity funding to advance its TGME gold plant. 


Location map of the Tumas uranium project deposits
Tumas uranium project, Namibia – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Deep Yellow has appointed Nedbank as the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner to coordinate and arrange financing for the project. 


Aerial view of mining at the Zondereinde mine
Zondereinde Western extension project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Northam Platinum has implemented several capital preservation initiatives, deferring certain workstreams pertaining to the project. 


Location map of the Lindi Jumbo project
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Lesotho – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The maiden shipment of graphite concentrate from the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine is set to depart to Europe early this month. 


The proposed Saudi Arabia plant will convert spodumene concentrate from the Wolfsberg mine, in Austria.
European Lithium unveils plans for Saudi Arabia hydroxide plant
4th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed European Lithium has announced a shareholders agreement with Obeikan Group to construct and commission a large-scale hydroxide processing plant in Saudi Arabia to convert spodumene... 


Aura progressing Tiris development
4th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following the delivery of the front-end engineering design (FEED) study in February, the appointment of advisers to progress the financing of the project and the recent announcement regarding the... 


The Geobrugg management team cut the ribbon at the newly inaugurated manufacturing facility in Lanseria
Geobrugg inaugurates new steel wire mesh manufacturing facility
4th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steel wire net manufacturer Geobrugg Africa has inaugurated its first high-tensile steel production facility in Africa in Lanseria, Gauteng. The facility boasts a new TECCO manufacturing machine to... 


ICE-SA (Institution of Civil Engineers - South African Division) presents The Future of Rail Webinars
ICE-SA (Institution of Civil Engineers - South African Division) presents The Future of Rail Webinars
4th July 2024

ICE-SA is excited to announce it is hosting online webinars, on the 18th July and 13th August, for Civil Engineers and others interested in rail. The webinars will be presented by Konstantinos... 


Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Metals, engineering sector pension boards undertaking due diligence for worker housing
4th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says the agreement to provide access to housing for industry workers has been referred to the Metal... 


Stellenbosch University immunologist Professor Clive Gray
Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award recognises vital HIV research of Stellenbosch immunologist
4th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) has awarded its prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award to Stellenbosch University immunologist Professor Clive Gray. Each year the award recognises... 


Webber Wentzel partner Priyesh Daya
Priyesh Daya appointed to ICC International Court of Arbitration
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Law firm Webber Wentzel partner Priyesh Daya has been appointed as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC’s) International Court of Arbitration for a three-year term starting on... 


Universities adapt to develop mining skills
3rd July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid various conversations on the importance of technology in African mining, a panel discussion at this year’s London Indaba titled ‘Is asset management the key to unlocking growth for mining in... 


Barrick Gold President and CE Dr Mark Bristow, who says Kibali was built on partnerships with its stakeholders.
Renewables component of DRC gold mine’s energy mix to hit 85% next year
3rd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The reputation of the large Kibali gold mine, run by Barrick Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is being significantly enhanced by its far-reaching contribution to the development and... 


South Africa must develop solutions to address specific sanitation issues
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Various technologies, from ventilated improved pit toilets to decentralised wastewater systems, offer potential solutions to some of the country’s sanitation challenges, but these technologies must... 


Solar assembly
Decision to impose duties on PV modules met with mixture of surprise and support
3rd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has expressed surprise at government’s decision to introduce a 10% import duty and rebate on “photovoltaic cells assembled in modules or... 


RGC unveils new metrology and training facility
RGC unveils new metrology and training facility
3rd July 2024

Machine tool and measuring equipment supplier RGC Engineering opened its new facility, which includes a metrology and training centre, in Johannesburg, on June 12. RGC’s new facility includes... 


Fireblade Aviation prepares for growth in private aviation
2nd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private aviation company Fireblade Aviation has positioned each of its divisions to grow as international demand for aviation resources increases, particularly private aviation over the past three... 


Drilling at the Kipushi mine
Century-old Kipushi mine starts up again after 31-year hiatus
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced the completion of construction and the restart of the Kipushi zinc/copper/lead/germanium mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 100 years after it... 


Lucara appoints mineral resources VP
2nd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp, which owns and operates the Karowe mine, in Botswana, has appointed Dr Lauren Freeman as mineral resources VP, with effective from July 1. In her new role,... 


Meet (Y)our Authors
Meet (Y)our Authors
2nd July 2024

George Jennings and Kobus van Niekerk are both senior underwriters at Consort Collectively, George and Kobus have 100+ years of experience in their insurance careers. Their experience ranges from... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Parks Tau
New trade and industry leadership expected to use industrial policy levers to support key sectors
2nd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With industrial policy back in fashion in many economies, business and policy specialists expect new Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Parks Tau to prioritise measures to support key... 


Deep Yellow initiates financing process for Namibia uranium project
2nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium project developer Deep Yellow has appointed Nedbank as the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner to coordinate and arrange project financing for its flagship Tumas project, in Namibia. The... 


Australian Vanadium completes initial phase of optimised study
2nd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Australian Vanadium (AVL) has completed the first phase of an optimised feasibility study for its Western Australian project, confirming the preferred... 


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Kangankunde feasibility study supports robust rare earths project
1st July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths mining and development company Lindian Resources has announced the completion of a feasibility study on Stage 1 of its Kangankunde rare earths project in Malawi. The study examined... 


Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa speaking during an Eskom power station visit while still Electricity Minister
Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity
1st July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to establish a separate energy portfolio with the African National Congress’s Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister and the Democratic Alliance’s Samantha Graham as Deputy Minister has... 


Red Conger
Former Teck COO joins Newmont board
1st July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-based goldminer Newmont has appointed Harry (Red) Conger to its board of directors, bringing 46 years of extensive mining and leadership experience. He recently retired from Canadian major Teck... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo further supports education, entrepreneurship with handover of Jhb CBD building to Wits Business School
28th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demonstrating its broad commitment to education, entrepreneurship and leaving a positive legacy in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD), diversified miner Anglo American on June 28... 


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South African HVAC system for armoured vehicle
28th June 2024

South Africa-based Booyco Engineering has upgraded the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a latest-generation armoured personnel carrier. Booyco Engineering executive... 


Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford
Hudaco’s interim performance hampered by suspended loadshedding
28th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified consumer and engineering products group Hudaco has faced a challenging start to the 2024 financial year, with the reduction in loadshedding negatively impacting on some of its... 


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