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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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On-The-Air (28/06/2024)
28th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about new clean hydrogen transport technology and mining growth. 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane (left) and VP Paul Dunne.
South Africa will be well represented at Shanghai Platinum Week, Minerals Council assures
28th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa will be well represented at the upcoming Shanghai Platinum Week 2024, which takes place from July 8 to 11, Minerals Council South Africa VP Paul Dunne has highlighted. This major event... 


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The future of Operation Vulindlela
28th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the issues tackled during Phase 1 of Operation Vulindlela and the successes achieved thus far; the likelihood of Operation Vulindlela continuing as... 


Bannerman raises A$85m to progress Namibia uranium project
Bannerman raises A$85m to progress Namibia uranium project
28th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed uranium junior Bannerman Energy on Friday announced a placement to raise A$85-million for the continued development of its Etango-8 project, in Namibia. The two-tranche placement... 


Sintech
Sintech
28th June 2024

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 


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Consultancy awarded US contract
28th June 2024

Engineering consultancy Worley has been awarded a contract to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for underground infrastructure and surface-based non-process facilities of... 


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Partnership collaborates on sustainable, smart infrastructure
28th June 2024

Since the announcement of their partnership in 2022, consulting engineering and infrastructure and advisory firm Zutari and AltX-listed 4Sight have refined a unique service offering by working on... 


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Skills refocus required for green hydrogen development
28th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

To address persistent mismatches between technical and vocational skills, and industry requirements, and meet future skills requirements for South Africa’s local green hydrogen economy, the... 


Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal
Jarmi Steyn
28th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal, a coal exploration, mining and processing company 


Multinational celebrates SA female engineers
28th June 2024

During International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which took place on June 23, with the aim of celebrating the contributions of female engineers, multinational plant equipment manufacturer... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Butcherbird Stage 2 manganese expansion project, Australia
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project demonstrated strong economics with robust economic returns and rapid capital payback. 


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Gamsberg Phase 2 expansion project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Overall progress at the project is at more than 52%. 


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Gamsberg smelter project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Partner selection is in progress for various engineering, procurement and construction packages. 


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Hydrogen Valley Innovation Hub, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Mitochondria has recently embarked on developing an electrolyser system for stationary applications. 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Two of the projects are now fully licensed. 


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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reported further “outstanding” assay results from the confirmation diamond-drilling programme in the Flat Mines area at the project. 


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Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rainbow Rare Earths has reported “excellent" results on the large-scale, continuous pilot plant at Mintek, serving to confirm the basic process flowsheet originally set out in the preliminary... 


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Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of Shaft 2 headgear is 55% complete. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is fully permitted. 


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Sonora lithium project, Mexico – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ganfeng Lithium has filed an international arbitration case against Mexico. 


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Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Vanadium Resources has chosen to modify the back end of the salt roast leach processing plant. 


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Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Senqu bridge is expected to be completed in early 2026. 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


Amanda Lacaze
Lynas targets 2025 production for separated heavy rare earths at Malaysian facility
27th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Lynas Rare Earths plans to start production of two separated heavy rare earths (HRE) products at its Malaysian facility by 2025. This marks a strategic shift as Lynas expands its product... 


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Daimler Truck Southern Africa appoints new sales and marketing VP
27th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Olaf Petersen has joined Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) as its new sales and marketing VP, effective July 1. Petersen will be responsible for the new-vehicle sales portfolio for Mercedes-Benz... 


DSCT's facilities in Cape Town
Damen renews NIP agreement with dtic; celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
27th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


SUNOTEC Shines at Intersolar 2024: Showcasing Unparalleled Positioning and Strengthening Strategic Partnerships
27th June 2024

SUNOTEC Shines at Intersolar 2024: Showcasing Unparalleled Positioning and Strengthening Strategic Partnerships [Munich, Germany, 25th June 2024] – SUNOTEC, a leading provider of integrated solar... 


Starsight Energy group CEO Paul van Zijl; Proconics CEO Melvin Jones; Eskom senior adviser IPPs Motlatsi Makhari; SolarAfrica Energy CEO David McDonald; Emthanjeni local municipality Mayor Lulamile Nkumbi; and Eskom senior adviser IPPs Moreetsi Balepile
First phase of 1 GW SunCentral solar farm breaks ground
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Independent power producer SolarAfrica Energy has officially broken ground on its first utility-scale solar farm in the Northern Cape. Known as SunCentral, Phase 1 of this project will total about... 


Planning & Scheduling Excellence Award: Sameer Allopi (IS)3, Tim Sowell (AVEVA), Charl Marais (4Sight OT), Rachid Camal (Vulcan International), Wilhelm Swart (4Sight OT), Nilen Bermal (IS3)
X-Change community drives excellence in industrial tech application
27th June 2024

Johannesburg. – A community of excellence in industrial technology application is taking shape in Southern Africa, driven by IS³ and local industrial groups aiming to enhance their competitiveness... 


The TGME project in South Africa
Theta raises another $4m for South Africa gold project
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines has received firm commitments from investors to raise a further A$4-million (A$6.02-million) in equity funding to advance its TGME gold plant, in South Africa. The... 


Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for regional food security, safety
Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for regional food security, safety
26th June 2024

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


Anglo Executive Market Development Head Benny Oeyen
Anglo spearheading exciting new clean hydrogen mobility initiative across Europe
26th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) received a major boost on Wednesday with the announcement of an initiative to deploy new fleets of zero-emission FCEV taxis in Europe.... 


EnergyX unveils plans for big US lithium plant
EnergyX unveils plans for big US lithium plant
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium brine-to-battery company EnergyX has announced a “major” lithium project for North America, unveiling plans to build a plant in the so-called ‘Ark-La-Tex’ region that will produce 5 000 t/y... 


Barrick Gold chairperson John Thornton
Business model of Western mining industry needs new power, London Indaba highlights
25th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New power is needed by the Western mining industry, which is still functioning on a trailing old power business model. This was highlighted at Tuesday’s London Indaba, where a spotlight was shone... 


Skeena secures $750m for Eskay Creek project
Skeena secures $750m for Eskay Creek project
25th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Skeena Resources on Tuesday announced a financing package totalling $750-million, equivalent to more than C$1-billion, for the development, construction and working capital required for... 


Dr James Keaveney
New Oppenheimer research grant awarded to physicist, to develop medical technology
25th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust has announced that the first winner of its New Frontiers Research Award is University of Cape Town (UCT) physicist, Dr James Keaveney. The trust created the award to... 


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