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Silicone compounds benefit various operations
16th February 2024

The range of oils, additives and care products produced by industrial equipment supplier BMG contain silicone sealing compounds, which have been developed by Liqui Moly to seal various materials in... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


BRIDGING THE GAP
Candi Solar is eager to bridge the gap in the solar market through its financial model
Solutions provider offers financing model for solar
16th February 2024

Solar solutions provider Candi Solar is offering a financing model to companies who cannot afford the commonly significant upfront expenditure for solar energy installations. The initiative... 


A group of make shift tents and lean to's in the DRC Bush which houses artisanal miners and their families
DRC investment to be buoyed by elevated copper price
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

A forecasted increase in global copper prices will encourage continued investment in the “copper and cobalt mining powerhouse of Africa” – the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – reports... 


 A young boy miner stood in front of an openpit artisanal mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Human rights a key issue
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection... 


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Switchgear units supplied to DRC copper mine
16th February 2024

Switchgear manufacturer and supplier Actom MV Switchgear has been awarded a contract to supply the extensive new Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with power... 


The collapse of the tailings dam in Mariana in 2015 caused a mudslide that killed 19 people and severely polluted the Rio Doce river.
Vale to follow BHP on new provisions over dam failure, analysts say
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale is expected to hike its provisions after BHP Group flagged a $3.2-billion impairment related to the failure of a dam operated by their joint venture Samarco, analysts said.... 


Majority of investors want short-term wins over long-term ESG gains, poll shows
15th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

According to a poll taken at the South African Real Estate Investment Trust 2024 conference, more than 57% of delegates in attendance believe investors are unwilling to sacrifice short-term wins... 


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Rand Water kicks off programme to weed out water lettuce in the Vaal river
15th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water on Thursday released the first batch of weevils and hoppers as biocontrol agents to start eliminating the invasive water lettuce in the Vaal river. The programme, which formed part of... 


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Mine hoist management upgraded
15th February 2024

An updated digital monitoring and optimisation suite is said to improve the performance and reliability of mine hoists. ABB Ability’s Smart Hoisting allows for further integration to cloud... 


Kimberly-Clark signs PPA for 2.2 MW solar plant for its Cape Town facility
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Personal care and hygiene products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy company Energy Partners (EP), which will install a 2.2 MW rooftop... 


Africa Energy Indaba Announces High Profile Meetings at AEI 2024
15th February 2024

The platform necessitates collaboration and communication between countries and energy leaders to cooperate in finding inventive energy solutions for universally occurring issues 


Datacentres, meet microgrids
Datacentres, meet microgrids
15th February 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Discussions around datacentre reliability have moved up a gear to include sustainable... 


Sovereign brings seasoned ESG officer on board for Kasiya development
15th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and Aim-listed titanium and graphite miner Sovereign Metals has appointed Marco Da Cunha as lead environmental, social and governance (ESG) officer. Da Cunha has almost 20 years’ experience in... 


Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
15th February 2024

In the vibrant world of mining, where operational efficiency and reliability are paramount, petroleum products supplier Astron Energy (AE) stands as a beacon of experience and commitment. With over... 


The Copler mine in Turkey
Landslide at SSR’s Turkish mine triggers cyanide spill concerns
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A landslide at a gold mine in eastern Turkey triggered concerns of cyanide contamination in western Asia’s longest river. The incident at the Copler mine dislodged ten million cubic meters of... 


The Hermosa project in the US state of Arizona
South32 board approves $2.16bn US zinc mine
15th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of South32 has given the green light for the development of the Taylor polymetallic deposit – the first development at its regional-scale Hermosa project in the US state of Arizona. The... 


Zesco representatives recently visited one of FQM's mines
First Quantum in talks with utility to improve Zambia’s grid efficiency
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Stabilisation of the national power grid is a prerequisite to increasing Zambia’s copper production to three-million tonnes a year, says miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM). Ensuring that power was... 


DRDGOLD surface mining
DRDGOLD says dust control measures seem to be working
14th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed DRDGOLD has reported that only 0.6% out of 632 dust monitoring sites registered an exceedance in terms of the stipulated regulatory thresholds across its operations. “Because our... 


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SRK Consulting makes director, partner appointments in South African operations
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African consulting practice. Armstrong has been with the... 


Sibanye's nickel operation in Brazil
Sibanye attains A- rating for water management, climate change disclosures
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has attained an A- rating for its water security and climate change disclosures by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the 2023 assessment period. CDP is a... 


SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
14th February 2024

Leading global firm of consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has appointed principal scientist Richard O’Brien as a partner in its South African practice. Based in SRK’s Cape Town... 


EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH
EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH
14th February 2024

EcoPhi receives RES funding for the marketing of its innovative digitization solutions for renewable energy projects in South Africa Karlsruhe, December 27, 2023: In order to tap into the South... 


Proposed water amendments needed, but inconsistencies, enforcement need to be fixed
14th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While some of the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) recently proposed water amendments, which have significant implications for water resource management and public access to water, are... 


Wind, solar, batteries
Innovative 128 MW solar-wind-battery project achieves financial close
14th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The 128 MW Oya Energy hybrid project, which will combine variable renewables and batteries to produce dispatchable electricity daily between 5:00 and 21:30 for injection into South Africa’s... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada to accelerate critical mineral mining - Energy Minister
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

Canada plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines by nearly a decade with improved permitting processes, Energy Minister Jonathan... 


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Hino to double solar energy output at its Durban plant
13th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Hino South Africa (SA) will this year double the energy output from the solar roof panel project at its truck assembly plant in Durban, says VP Anton Falck.  “Currently the roof panels provide 600... 


Komatsu’s 4800XPC rope shovel is not only an engineering marvel but once fully assembled, will also be the first of its kind in Africa
Heavy equipment manufacturer adopts cutting-edge innovations for sustainable mining
13th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu provided insights into the company's pioneering development in the mining sector during an exclusive interview at the Investing in African Mining... 


Plastics industry response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2024 State of the Nation Address
13th February 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has issued a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA)  delivered on February 8, 2024.... 


US grants $11m to environmental insurance efforts in Africa
13th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

African Risk Capacity (ARC) has entered into a landmark $11.7-million partnership with the US government to increase access to parametric insurance in Africa. This will help to safeguard food... 


Sigma Lithium plans to invest $100m on new Brazil plant
Sigma Lithium plans to invest $100m on new Brazil plant
13th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Sigma Lithium, a leader in Brazil's budding lithium sector, said on Monday it planned to invest 492.4-million reais on a previously announced plant in the country, to be backed by financing from... 


Perpetua receives more government funding
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Perpetua Resources’ wholly owned subsidiary, Perpetua Resources Idaho, has been conditionally awarded up to $34.6-million in additional funding under the existing Technology Investment... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


International research study to look at depression among unemployed African youth
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A research study to examine the network of risk factors and resilience resources that predict depression among not in employment, education or training (NEET) youth in Africa will be undertaken by... 


Harmony retains ‘A’ score for water management
12th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Harmony Gold has maintained its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score of ‘A’ for its water management during the 2023 assessment period. CDP is a global nonprofit organisation that... 


Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.... 


Mining’s focus switching to critical minerals, with ESG pressures increasing
12th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to transform the global energy system and to cut carbon emissions, to counter the danger of climate change, is shifting the mining spotlight away from traditional high-value resources,... 


South Africa resilient despite global shocks, survey shows
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Trade credit insurance company Allianz Trade says its latest quarterly Country Risk Atlas found that South Africa demonstrates external resilience to shocks, with abundant international reserves, a... 


Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Anglo American, Finnish Minerals sign battery value chain agreement
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining multinational Anglo American and Finnish State-owned mining company Finnish Minerals Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to further support the... 


EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US and the European Union are in talks to merge a core area of their efforts to engage suppliers of critical minerals in resource-rich nations, seeking to streamline their push against China’s... 


Rio Tinto wrangles investors over water contamination claims
Rio Tinto wrangles investors over water contamination claims
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Global mining giant Rio Tinto, which sparked outrage after destroying an ancient Indigenous site in Australia in 2020, faces new pressure from socially conscious investors and lenders, this time on... 


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Pump accessories locally available
10th February 2024

Local pump supplier IPR also supplies specialised, fit-for-purpose accessories to ensure an effective dewatering solution. IPR sales manager Steve du Toit says the company has an extensive... 


Bezant advances early works at Namibia project
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In anticipation of being granted a mining licence, Bezant Resources continues with exploration on its 70%-owned Hope and Gorob copper/gold project in central Namibia. The company has also submitted... 


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