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GoviEx in talks with Niger govt on Madouela start date
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

TSX-V listed GoviEx Uranium is in discussions with the government of Niger regarding the start of mining operations after having received notice that it must begin mining at its Madaouela uranium... 


Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
19th April 2024

Proconics' expertise aligns with national projects and is poised to contribute to Eskom’s Transmission Development Plan. Engineering Firm Proconics was among the 14 companies that joined the Eskom... 


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Evidence-based chute system design
19th April 2024

More and more mines seek solutions that not only enhance operational effectiveness but also ensure environmental compliance and safety. Weba Chute Systems highlights its scientifically validated,... 


Iron-ore being transported by train in Western Australia
Alien Metals secures mining lease for Hancock iron-ore project
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has granted Aim-listed Alien Metals a mining lease for the Hancock iron-ore project. This represents a key milestone on the... 


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US restricts drilling and mining in Alaska wilderness, angering state leaders
19th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Friday took steps to limit both oil and gas drilling and mining in Alaska, angering state officials who said the restrictions will cost jobs and make the US reliant on... 


UPS trade-in helps South African IT industry protect environment
UPS trade-in helps South African IT industry protect environment
19th April 2024

A world without waste is possible. It only requires deliberate action, commitment, and critical mass to make it a reality. Intelligent power management technology manufacturer Eaton is offering a... 


Reunion Gold signs mineral agreement with Guyana govt for Oko West project
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

TSX-V-listed Reunion Gold has signed a mineral agreement with the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission that provides the company, and its 100%-owned Guyanese... 


Tailings to meet critical minerals demand
19th April 2024

The growing demand for clean energy technologies is anticipated to drive an increase in production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, with a portion of this demand being able to be... 


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Fibre optic cables improve monitoring, safety
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovative applications of fibre optic cable technology can provide a proactive solution to detect potential tailings storage facility (TSF) risks and improve protection of the associated... 


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Tailings equipment security, integrity spotlighted
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The industries involved in tailings retreatment and the rehabilitation of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are increasingly moving towards more sustainable and socially responsible practices,... 


E-waste now the fastest growing waste stream globally
19th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Electronic waste (e-waste) has now become the fastest-growing form of waste worldwide, as consumers shed more than 50-million metric tonnes of e-waste each year – equating to about 7 kg of e-waste... 


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Carolina lithium project, US – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Piedmont Lithium has received a mining permit to build and operate its fully integrated Carolina project. 


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Rhyolite Ridge lithium/boron project, US – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has moved a step closer to US Bureau of Land Management approval. 


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West Kenya gold project, Kenya – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Shanta Gold has reported “encouraging results” in an exploration update. 


The futureproof SMB: Building a business that is ready for disruptive change
The futureproof SMB: Building a business that is ready for disruptive change
18th April 2024

By Gerhard Hartman, Vice President: Medium Business, Sage Africa & Middle East The futureproof small and medium businesses (SMBs) embrace digital transformation, harness technology to streamline... 


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Electric trucks too expensive? Now you can rent one from Volvo Trucks SA
18th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has introduced an equipment-as-a-service (EaaS) model for its new electric truck rentals business. Following last year’s launch of Volvo electric trucks in South... 


Centamin CEO Martin Horgan
Centamin confident of increasing production in the quarters ahead
18th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner Centamin reports that the scheduled processing of lower-grade ore from the Sukari openpit, alongside the planned underground ventilation upgrades and mill maintenance... 


X-Furniture supplies bespoke office furniture solution for Barloworld Equipment Botswana
18th April 2024

Barloworld Equipment Botswana, a subsidiary of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa, recently completed Phase One of its new Centre of Excellence at Phakalane. The project marks a significant... 


Report questions role of CCUS in steel decarbonisation
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A new report by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has shown that carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) is unlikely to play a major role in steel decarbonisation... 


Grain in hand
A 30% increase in whole grain adoption can reduce carbon emissions by 120Mt - BCG finds
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A report published by global consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG) finds that, with thoughtful and gradual changes to how wheat is grown, processed and consumed, the food system can be... 


IWMSA stresses importance of combatting plastic pollution
17th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid an increasing need to combat plastic pollution, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) highlights the need for concerted efforts to combat plastic pollution in South... 


 The important evolution of HR
The important evolution of HR
17th April 2024

By Kim Naidoo, HR Manager, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The role of Human Resources (HR) has certainly changed over the years. The advances in technology (AI) continues to evolve at a... 


What will it take to build a collective response to South Africa’s waste problem?
17th April 2024

The last resort in any waste hierarchy is landfill or incineration, yet most of South Africa’s waste ends up in dumps, if not strewn across open spaces or littering our streams and oceans. It’s a... 


The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
17th April 2024

Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa due to its significant impact on economic growth, social progress, and sustainable development.  Here are several key reasons why... 


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Boeing dramatically increases its sustainable aviation fuel purchases
17th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

American aerospace giant Boeing has announced that it is to buy 35.6-million litres of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), for use by its US commercial operations this year. This is its... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jacob Stausholm says the group delivered stable operating results in the first quarter.
Rio Tinto reports dip in first-quarter iron-ore shipments
17th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has reported lower first-quarter iron-ore shipments of 78-million tonnes, amounting to a 5% year-on-year decline. The company attributed the dip to weather... 


US to reject access road to northern Alaska mining district, Politico reports
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration is set to reject the construction of an access road to the Ambler mining district in northern Alaska, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing two people with knowledge on the... 


Head of Rio Tinto copper, Bold Baatar
Rio Tinto aims to keep Resolution's copper in US, executive says
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto aims to keep all of the copper from its Resolution mine inside the United States should the long-delayed and controversial project win regulatory approval, a senior executive said on... 


Brazil court again suspends Vale's Sossego copper mine licence
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

A local court in Brazil has again suspended the operating license for Vale's Brazilian Sossego copper mine, the company and the country's Para state said. The state won an appeal overturning a... 


Airbus satellite
Digital Earth Africa breaks barriers to participation in space economy
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) has been appointed as the interim host for the pan-African Digital Earth Africa Programme Management Office. Digital Earth Africa... 


Philip Pascall was a savvy and charismatic leader
How a $10bn mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When the group of mining executives arrived at Panama’s regal Palacio de las Garzas, they were ushered past the ornate, wood-paneled ceremonial rooms and straight to the private office of the... 


Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek
Australia to establish EPA as part of environmental law reforms
16th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move to bolster environmental protection measures, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announced on Tuesday the establishment of an Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Albanese... 


Power lines over an informal settlement
South Africa’s ranking in World Energy Trilemma Index falls
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has fallen to sixty-ninth from sixty-fourth on the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) latest World Energy Trilemma Index which ranks more than 100 countries against the three key... 


Codelco aims to land partner for Maricunga lithium by next year
Codelco aims to land partner for Maricunga lithium by next year
16th April 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State-run miner Codelco plans to select a partner for a future lithium project in one of the country's top salt flats, Maricunga, in the first quarter next year, Chairman Maximo Pacheco... 


IIoT a potential solution for mitigating illegal connection challenges
15th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Illegal connections are one of the leading causes of electricity-related injuries and deaths in South Africa, while also posing a risk of fires and electrocutions in communities. It also adds to... 


Manganese nodules
Jupiter lists achievements, goals in inaugural sustainability report
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines lists in its inaugural sustainability report, published on April 15, key areas for emission reduction such as optimising fuel use, exploring regenerative braking systems in... 


Piedmont receives mining permit for Carolina lithium project
Piedmont receives mining permit for Carolina lithium project
15th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Piedmont Lithium has received a mining permit to build and operate its fully integrated Carolina project, which is being designed to produce 30 000 t/y of lithium hydroxide. The North... 


US moves closer to approving ioneer's Nevada lithium mine
US moves closer to approving ioneer's Nevada lithium mine
15th April 2024 By: Reuters

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) moved a step closer on Friday to approving ioneer's Rhyolite Ridge lithium mine in Nevada, a project that would be a key supplier of the electric vehicle... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests – Creecy
12th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastics pollution and marine litter treaty in negotiations at upcoming global meetings by balancing competing demands, Forestry, Fisheries... 


Woodside under climate pressure from Australia's pension body
Woodside under climate pressure from Australia's pension body
12th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of Australia’s top pension funds have been advised to oppose Woodside Energy Group’s climate strategy, potentially adding pressure on the energy producer over its approach to emissions. The... 


Woolworths launches regenerative farming practices campaign
12th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Retail company Woolworths has launched a Farming for the Future campaign, with the aim of encouraging farmers to implement regenerative farming practices. By partnering with farmers who adopt... 


The Bristol Bay watershed in southwestern Alaska supports the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
Alaska sues EPA over Pebble copper and gold mine prohibitions
12th April 2024 By: Reuters

Alaska sued the US Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday seeking to overturn an agency decision that it said effectively blocked development of one of the world’s largest copper and gold... 


Cyanide-modest gold recovery with new tech
12th April 2024

Sustainable technologies solutions provider Draslovka has progressed an existing partnership with copper and gold miner Barrick Gold Corporation with the start of commercial use of its glycine... 


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