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Emmerson submits optimised ESIA for approval, advances patents and crop trials
5th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Morocco-focused Emmerson has submitted an updated environmental- and social-impact assessment (ESIA) incorporating optimisation from the Khemisset Multimineral Process (KMP) that the company has... 


Webinar - Local Manufacturing
Webinar - Local Manufacturing
5th July 2024

South Africa's manufacturing output has continued to decline owing to infrastructure constraints, labour challenges and the global economic downturn, impacting on job security and commercial... 


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Dredging system helps rescue Gauteng sewage works
5th July 2024

Local pump and dredging company IPR recently dredged the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment facility, using its SlurrySucker dredging system. IPR business development manager... 


 True sustainability means the entire food value system going on the offensive in the fight against climate change
True sustainability means the entire food value system going on the offensive in the fight against climate change
5th July 2024

By Kevin O’ Brien, Group Sustainability Executive at The SPAR Group The SPAR Group isn't simply tackling climate change; it’s a strategic imperative for us. However, this battle must become an... 


Canada approves Teck’s coal sale to Glencore
Canada approves Teck’s coal sale to Glencore
5th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Canadian government has approved commodities major Glencore’s acquisition of Teck Resources’ metallurgical coal business, Elk Valley Resources (EVR). The $6.9-billion transaction for a 77%... 


SAFER WORKING
Through the precise identification and quantification of noise sources, these tools pave the way for a safer and more regulated work environment
Sound level meters find local distributor
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Local test and measurement company TANDM Technologies has introduced engineering company Brüel & Kjaer’s (B&K’s) wireless, smartphone-operated 2245 and 2255 sound level meters (SLMs) to the South... 


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Bottlenecks affecting company’s operations
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Local supply chain and logistics bottlenecks have significantly impacted on steel trading and distribution company Tradecore Steel’s manufacturing operations. These bottlenecks can be attributed to... 


The above image depicts a system designed by Modena to reduce flood water
Digitalisation offers possible solution to water challenges
5th July 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Addressing water challenges now is essential to avoiding significant future issues, says water solutions provider Modena Design Centres, adding that data and digitalisation are key to understanding... 


Renewables project to power miner’s KwaZulu-Natal operations
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), a division of diversified miner Rio Tinto, is set to receive 140 MW of renewable energy from the Khangela Emoyeni Wind Farm, in South Africa’s Western and Northern Cape... 


Better wastewater management will reduce pressure on South Africa’s natural systems
Better wastewater management will reduce pressure on South Africa’s natural systems
5th July 2024

Climate change and failing infrastructure are placing greater pressure on South Africa’s scarce water resources, exacerbating the country’s water crisis and emphasising the need to better address... 


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. 


Imager of gold bar/nuggets
Hemi gold project, Australia – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is getting closer to a final investment decision. 


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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. 


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... 


Subsidising costs for solar panel recycling will offset high costs in industry
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Government and producer responsibility organisations could support the solar industry by subsidising the cost of recycling the PV panels and helping to establish recyclers. In this way, the... 


SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
3rd July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By: Rhian Capostagno - African Head of Energy Transformation at Partners in Performance SA faces a tough spot as it balances diminishing demand for coal with local need to keep producing and the... 


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South Africa seeks to renegotiate coal pact tied to $2.6bn
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is seeking to alter the terms of a landmark agreement under which it promised to cut its reliance on coal in exchange for access to financing. The government of President Cyril... 


Blair Way
Way retires as Patriot Battery Metals COO
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Blair Way has retired as COO of Patriot Battery Metals, the hard rock lithium exploration company announced this week. Way will continue to serve on the Patriot board as a nonexecutive director... 


First Quantum jumps 5% on Panama plans for mine environmental audit
First Quantum jumps 5% on Panama plans for mine environmental audit
3rd July 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals closed 5% higher on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday after Panama said it would conduct an environmental audit of the company's Cobre Panama... 


TotalEnergies plans to exit South African offshore gas finds
2nd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

TotalEnergies plans to exit its discoveries of gas-condensate off the tip of South Africa to prioritize exploration in other areas closer to Namibia, according to people familiar with the matter.... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Growth Jacques van der Bijl.
High hopes for potentially game-changing technology at platinum group metal mines
2nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Development of an innovative new mining method for narrow tabular steep dipping orebodies has reached an advanced stage after four years of effort. The reef boring machine that has already been put... 


Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
2nd July 2024

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured a powerful line-up of panellists and speakers for its upcoming Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS’ Oil Chooser simplifies maintenance for off-highway equipment
2nd July 2024

When it comes to heavy-duty machinery and off-highway equipment, efficiency and reliability are key. Every second of downtime due to maintenance can translate into significant losses in... 


South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
2nd July 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric Foundation, building blocks, groundwork; all hopeful words used to kick off the start of projects, developments and establish... 


Southern Copper flags progress at key Peru mine
Southern Copper flags progress at key Peru mine
2nd July 2024 By: Reuters

Miner Southern Copper will likely finish building its Tia Maria copper project in southern Peru in up to two years and then begin production in 2027 if not sooner, CEO Oscar Gonzalez told local... 


US judge halts Biden administration's pause on LNG permits
2nd July 2024 By: Reuters

A federal judge on Monday dealt President Joe Biden's climate agenda a setback by blocking the Democrat's administration from continuing to pause the approval of applications to export liquefied... 


Study confirms Jaguar’s nickel sulphide production potential
Study confirms Jaguar’s nickel sulphide production potential
2nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Centaurus Metals has announced the results of a feasibility study for the Jaguar nickel sulphide project in northern Brazil, highlighting the strong economics from an initial... 


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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... 


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Majodina named Water and Sanitation Minister
1st July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Pemmy Majodina has been appointed Water and Sanitation Minister, replacing Senzo Mchunu, who has been named as Police Minister, as South Africa’s seventh administration is formed. David Mahlobo... 


Southern Copper to restart development of Peru mine on Monday
Southern Copper to restart development of Peru mine on Monday
1st July 2024 By: Reuters

Peruvian copper producer Southern Copper, controlled by Grupo Mexico, plans on Monday to restart development of the long-postponed Tia Maria project, according to an internal document seen by... 


Caribou crossing the Kobur river
Biden Administration shuts down plans for road key to unlocking Ambler mining district
1st July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Biden Administration has officially halted plans for the Ambler Road in Alaska, dealing a blow to potential mining development in the region. The Ambler Road project, which aimed to construct... 


Image of Booyco Engineering custom designs HVAC solutions for the defence sector
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... 


drd gold tailings treatment
DRDGOLD assessing its alignment with Responsible Gold Mining Principles
28th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gold mining company DRDGOLD has started self-assessment in line with the World Gold Council (WGC) Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs) to determine conformance levels across all DRDGOLD... 


Marriott Hotel, in Melrose Arch
SolarSaver showcases innovations of its latest solar installation in Melrose Arch precinct
28th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company SolarSaver has successfully completed a solar installation at the Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and the African Pride Hotel, both of which are based in the Melrose Arch precinct in... 


Resilient infrastructure solutions for the future of climate change
28th June 2024

By Roelof van den Berg, CEO of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation Recent extreme weather events have devastated thousands of homes and businesses across South Africa, leaving communities in the... 


Schneider Electric named the world’s most sustainable company by Time magazine and Statista
Schneider Electric named the world’s most sustainable company by Time magazine and Statista
28th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has topped the "World's Most Sustainable Companies for 2024" list by Time magazine and Statista.... 


De Grey secures A$1bn senior debt for WA gold mine
De Grey secures A$1bn senior debt for WA gold mine
28th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Hemi gold project, in Western Australia, is getting closer to a final investment decision with developer De Grey Mining on Friday announcing that the project was fully funded. The ASX-listed... 


Lake Resources CEO David Dickson
Lake Resources cuts staff, eyes asset sales amid low lithium prices
28th June 2024 By: Reuters

Lithium developer Lake Resources is laying off staff and selling assets as low prices for the electric vehicle battery metal hamper efforts to find customers and investors for its flagship Kachi... 


EFFICIENCY BOOST The Xcentric ripper is a hydraulic attachment on an excavator that employs percussion to break or rip through hard material at a rate that is 80% more effective than a standard vibration-activated attachment or hydraulic hammer
Percussion excavation as blasting alternative
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Opencast mining, bulk materials handling, and drilling and blasting service provider Zizwe Opencast Mining’s fleet of hydraulic ripper excavator attachments from systems developer Xcentric enables... 


NEW ERA
The scheduled start of underground production in the first half of 2028 is anticipated to bring a new era of high-value diamond recovery for Lucara
Underground expansion progressing towards 2028 start
28th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With careful planning, innovative solutions and a dedicated team, diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corporation’s Karowe Underground Expansion Project (UGP) at the wholly owned  Karowe diamond mine, in... 


An image of blue PVC pipes
Growth on horizon for pipe manufacturers
28th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite post-election economy concerns and the lack of funding plaguing the plastic pipe industry, South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Association (SAPPMA) CEO Jan Venter believes that the... 


An image of HYENA workers using the POWER POD system
System converts LPG to hydrogen
28th June 2024

Hydrogen-focused startup HYENA has successfully developed a process to convert liquid petroleum gas (LPG) into clean electricity using its innovative POWER POD system at its new development... 


Image of bridge pylon spire at the Msikaba project
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is progressing, with several challenging technical activities to be tackled. 


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