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Tech enhances tunnel safety
14th June 2024

Manufacturing company and surface specialist SURTECO states that it ensures greater safety in Norway's tunnels, owing to the preeminece of safety in tunnels, which is a priority in Scandinavian... 


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Lead removed from electronic blasting products
14th June 2024

Commercial explosives and blasting systems manufacturer Orica is expanding its lead-free non-primary explosives detonator (NPED) technology through the manufacturing of what it claims is the... 


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Miner champions local business, youth employment
14th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Amid a challenging economic landscape marked by scarce job opportunities, platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) remains committed to fostering local... 


SUSTAINED EFFORTS
The future of South Africa’s infrastructure depends on the sustained efforts to foster a skilled, innovative and adaptable engineering workforce
Strategic training vital
14th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa continues to invest in its infrastructure, the role of institutions such as civil engineering industry body the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) in providing... 


ACHIEVING IMPROVEMENTS
By addressing challenges and leveraging innovation, South Africa can achieve significant improvements in its infrastructure
Innovation, investment key to advance infrastructure growth
14th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

While challenges such as funding constraints and skills shortages persist, the roads and bridges sector is poised for growth through strategic investments and technological advancements. By... 


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Engineer calls for urgent investment in youth
14th June 2024

Youth unemployment is a pressing issue in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that, in the first quarter of 2024, of the 10.3-million young people aged 15 to 24, a staggering 35.5%... 


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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has achieved first concentrate production at the Phase 3 concentrator. 


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Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout has produced and shipped its first consignment of on-specification graphite concentrate. 


Helium block at the Virginia poject
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has completed the shutdown, checks, calibrations and corrective actions, and has restarted the facility. 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has signed its first nonbinding memorandum of understanding for natural large flake concentrate offtake from the project. 


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Pilanesberg Platinum Mines renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sedibelo Resources has entered into discussions with African Clean Energy Solutions for the construction of a solar farm. 


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Evander Egoli project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Dewatering of Evander’s 7 Shaft Egoli project is ongoing.  


Location map of the Etango uranium project, in Namibia
Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the project.  


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Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has achieved liquefied natural gas production above 3.4-million tons a year.  


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SunZia wind and transmission projects, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A US district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part of an energy transmission line that will carry wind-generated... 


Location map of the Wolfsberg project, in Austria
Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BMW has transferred $15-million to a subsidiary of Critical Metals Corp for the offtake of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the project. 


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Cape Hardy advanced fuels project, Australia
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is one of the leading green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel projects in the country, and will provide production at scale with up to 10 GW of planned electrolyser capacity. 


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Copper World Complex, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hudbay Minerals has signed a letter of intent to enter into a project labour agreement for the construction of the Copper World mine.  


first deck segment was cast on the Northern abutment of the Senqu bridge.
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built under Phase II. 


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GWK's Christiana maize mill gets 1 MW solar PV system
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Independent power producer Decentral Energy has commissioned a 1 MW solar PV system at food producer GWK's Farm Foods Christiana maize mill. The ground-mounted, grid-tied solar PV system, which was... 


MRG enters into JV with Sinowin to develop mineral sands projects in Mozambique
13th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed MRG Metals has entered into a binding joint venture (JV) agreement with Chinese mineral investment companies Sinowin Lithium and Sinowin Lithium Cobalt (SLC) to develop its Mozambique... 


Bezant marks progress at Namibia project
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Bezant Resources has completed the chain of contractor services that will make up the Hope and Gorob mining operation, chairperson Colid Bird outlines in an update on the copper/gold... 


South Korea, Kazakhstan sign minerals deals as Seoul moves to diversify supply chain
13th June 2024 By: Reuters

South Korea has struck deals with Kazakhstan to allow its firms to explore for critical minerals in the Central Asian state, it said on Wednesday, as the home to major chip producers and leading... 


Aura raises Tiris uranium resource by 55%
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Aura Energy has increased the mineral resources of its Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, by 55% to 91.3-million pounds of triuranium octoxide (U3O8), up from the previously reported... 


Dekra Institute of Learning at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Dekra Institute of Learning at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Dekra Institute of Learning (IOL) Head of Training and Consulting Christopher Mörsner speaks to Engineering News at Africa's health and safety event, A-OSH EXPO South Africa 2024. The exhibition is... 


Rand Mutual Assurance at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Rand Mutual Assurance at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Specialist insurer for occupational injuries and diseases in mining and metals industries Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) prevention head Dr Jessica Hutchings and RMA prevention programme manager... 


Glencore to back Indonesia nickel miner Ceria Nugraha before IPO
Glencore to back Indonesia nickel miner Ceria Nugraha before IPO
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesian nickel miner PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama is set to get backing from Glencore Plc to build a battery metal plant ahead of an initial public offering planned for next year. Glencore is in... 


PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Engineering News speaks to specialised safety equipment supplier PSA Africa branch manager Kerry van Kerken and MSA Africa business development consultant Ryno Pretorius at Africa's health and... 


Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Integration solutions specialist Saryx Engineering Group business development manager Steven Jeffery speaks to Engineering News about the company's compliance management system, HSEC Online®, at... 


Polystyrene panels in cold storage facilities a fire risk
12th June 2024

In examining fire-safety issues related to polystyrene panels in cold storage, it is crucial to consider international standards and the inherent risks associated with this material, according to... 


 Schneider Electric takes a holistic approach to youth development
Schneider Electric takes a holistic approach to youth development
12th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is celebrating South Africa’s Youth Day on 16 June 2024 with several exciting and comprehensive... 


Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
12th June 2024

Original-equipment manufacturer Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a line of electric heavy-duty trucks, the e-Actros range, as part of its Power Up electric mobility offering. 


Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate
Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium project developer Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the Etango-8 project, in Namibia. This update follows the completion of the... 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

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... 


Kamoa-Kakula, in DRC
Kamoa-Kakula Phase 3 concentrator achieves first production ahead of schedule
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-headquartered miner Ivanhoe Mines has achieved first concentrate production at the Kamoa-Kakula operation’s Phase 3 concentrator, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Phase 3... 


KZN floods 2022
Natural disasters emerge as top risk consideration for professionals in construction, property
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Thirty-eight percent of 3 000 risk management professionals and business leaders agree that natural catastrophes, fire and explosion risks are emerging as primary concerns in the engineering,... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Hive Hydrogen investment propels more economic opportunities in Gqeberha
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company Hive Hydrogen’s incoming R105-billion green ammonia plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in Gqeberha, will create major opportunities for green industrial development and... 


BME’s sanitary towel drive empowers schoolgirls
BME’s sanitary towel drive empowers schoolgirls
10th June 2024

With Youth Day soon to be celebrated again in South Africa, Omnia group company BME is supporting a reusable sanitary towel drive as part of its empowerment of girls through education. “Three out... 


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City of Tshwane, DWS sign an MoU to address water constraints
10th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Tshwane (CoT) and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) have formalised a strategic partnership through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to tackle the city’s water challenges.... 


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Guinea signs agreement with Russian group to investigate use of floating nuclear reactors
10th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Republic of Guinea has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian State-owned nuclear energy and technology group Rosatom to explore the use of sea-based floating nuclear reactors... 


TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
10th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A 15-year agreement involving the supply of an initial 70 000 t of green hydrogen a year has been signed by TotalEnergies and Air Products. TotalEnergies, which is active in some 120 countries and... 


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NLCC’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
10th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
10th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled the latest device in its PowerLogic range of products – the PowerLogic P7 digital... 


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