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Copper mining operation in Zambia
Zambian govt grants EIA for Konkola West exploration, triggering KoBold’s earn-in drilling to start
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Zambian Minister of Mines has approved the environmental-impact assessment (EIA) that provides for a subsidiary of KoBold Metals to earn into Tertiary Minerals Zambia’s exploration licence over... 


Orion sells $100m stake in Sweetwater Royalties
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Metals and materials investment firm Orion Resources Partners has announced the sale of a minority interest in private industrial minerals royalty Sweetwater Royalties to a Canadian pension fund.... 


Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
9th April 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric Buildings are gathering places for humans, and for its inhabitants to prosper, it needs to be sustainable, resilient and people centric.... 


Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
9th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Nasdaq- and TSX-listed Perpetua Resources has received a letter of interest from the Export-Import Bank of the US (Exim), signalling a step forward in its financing endeavours for the Stibnite gold... 


Aris appoints CFO, senior VP for capital markets
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Aris Mining has announced the appointment of Richard Orazietti as CFO and Oliver Dachsel as senior VP of capital markets. Welcoming the two new additions to Aris’ management team,... 


Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
Artificial intelligence to be applied to Botswana Diamonds’ database
9th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Botswana-listed diamond company Botswana Diamonds is going to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to its Botswana database, the company said on Tuesday, April 9. Involved are... 


Huawei Fusionsolar launches Luna 2.0 solar solution in South Africa
Huawei Fusionsolar launches Luna 2.0 solar solution in South Africa
9th April 2024

Supplied by: Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region Leading global digital power and product solution vendor, Huawei has launched its innovative Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0 solar... 


BMO drops anti-coal policy amid Wall Street rebuke of ESG
BMO drops anti-coal policy amid Wall Street rebuke of ESG
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BMO Bank quietly dropped its policy restricting lending to the coal industry in late 2023, helping it avoid being labeled an energy “boycotter” in West Virginia. The change came to light Monday... 


Image says WA mineral sands project advances to Minister approval
8th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Atlas mineral sands project, north of Perth, is advancing to final Ministerial approval, ASX-listed Image Resources said on Monday. This comes as a three-week review period following the... 


Solar panels being installed
Africa Data Centres breaks ground on new solar farm in the Free State
8th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Technology group Cassava Technologies subsidiary Africa Data Centres (ADC) has broken ground on the construction of a solar farm in the Free State in collaboration with solar power company... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile
AfriForum requests urgent meeting with Mashatile on water situation following interest in engagement
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Monday said that it requested an urgent meeting with Deputy President Paul Mashatile following an announcement that government’s new water task team is... 


Potash
Emmerson to raise funds to advance Khemisset technology, EIA
8th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Potash developer Emmerson has entered into a subscription agreement with Global Sustainable Minerals (GSM) which will see the company gaining a 20.3% shareholding in Emmerson. GSM will have the... 


Former De Beers, Mountain Province exec Brown appointed Lucapa chairperson
8th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has appointed former De Beers interim CEO and CFO Stuart Brown as independent nonexecutive chairperson and former Rothschild Australia investment banking head... 


NGV Gas Celebrates 10 Years of Milestones and Innovation
8th April 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Langlaagte, South Africa, March 13, 2024 – NGV Gas, a subsidiary of CNG Holdings, celebrated a significant milestone on March 13, 2024, commemorating its 10-year anniversary since the opening of... 


Secunda complex
Sasol granted permission to use load-based limit to regulate SO2 emissions from Secunda boilers
8th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has granted Sasol South Africa permission to employ a load-based limit to regulate the sulphur dioxide (SO2) of its Secunda boilers... 


The Renard project
Court approves Winsome’s Renard project option
8th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Winsome Resources has paid a C$4-million option fee to secure the acquisition rights for the Renard project, in Quebec. This comes as the Superior Court of Quebec approved an... 


Andrew Forrest
Forrest urges China to demand greener nickel, FT reports
8th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has called on China to demand higher environmental standards from its global supply chain, particularly its companies conducting nickel processing in... 


A WTO sign on a building
Room for rules-based global trade remains, but WTO showing signs of geopolitical tension
5th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over the past five years, geopolitics has cast a shadow over how the world trade system functions, leading to a state of inertia within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its dispute resolution... 


Global alliance set to bridge ESG gaps between finance, real estate sectors
5th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global green building certification bodies the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the UK, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have formed... 


DFFE commits to supporting SMMEs in waste tyre management endeavour
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has unpacked the Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IWTMP), which was recently approved by Cabinet and which is aimed at addressing... 


An image showing Cape Town
Western Cape ideally positioned to capitalise on growing adventure tourism, report posits
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Western Cape is poised to emerge as a global hub for adventure tourism, a niche within the global tourism sector that is anticipated to be valued at $4.6-trillion by 2032, a recent report by... 


Panelists unpack the implications of new sustainability reporting standards for Africa
Panelists unpack the implications of new sustainability reporting standards for Africa
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In the wake of increasing global attention on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations, the significance of ESG reporting has never been more pronounced. The recently introduced... 


Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris continues to deliver positive, societal impact
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris continues to deliver positive, societal impact
5th April 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today reaffirms the societal commitments that underpin its 11-year tenure as the title sponsor of... 


Image of Probe IMT M3SH noise monitoring system
Noise monitoring solutions make work environments safer
5th April 2024

Noise pollution is a significant hazard in mining and industrial sectors, posing a threat to worker health and safety. Exposure to excessive noise can lead to permanent hearing loss, stress, and... 


Rio Tinto's QIT Madagascar mineral sands operation
As Rio Tinto strives for 'impeccable ESG', investors raise water issues
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto faced demands from shareholders at its annual meeting on Thursday to come clean on environmental issues, including water and biodiversity, as the company said it was committed to... 


Reflections on the next HS
5th April 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

Of the three cornerstones in the movement of goods – be they in their final, semi-processed or component forms – across a national border, which is the one for which you need to have access to... 


SUPAFLOR PU HD
Supaflor polyurethane heavy-duty offers superior resistance to the specific conditions in sugar mills
Firm offers durable flooring solution, corrosion protection
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The deterioration and corrosion of concrete infrastructure have presented significant challenges in harsh operational environments such as sugar mills. Corrosion protection, epoxy flooring and... 


UCT research team develops ‘new set of tools’ to support mine closure planning in South Africa
5th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new set of tools aimed at assisting in responsible and sustainable mine closures across South Africa has been developed by a University of Cape Town (UCT) research team through a Water Research... 


MPUMALANGA FACILITY
The integrated facility has been instrumental in advancing stainless steel production and application
Mill highlights benefits of stainless steel for sugar industry
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Using stainless steel in the sugar industry, where processing conditions can be particularly corrosive, has proven to be an effective solution in mitigating wear-related challenges, says South... 


An image of Norbert Neumann, Ahmed Ould Mohamed and Mohamed Haidalla
Mauritanian iron-ore plant deal concluded
5th April 2024

Innovative technological and mining solutions provider TAKRAF Group recently concluded the signing of an extensive project with Mauritanian mining and industrial company Societe Nationale... 


PUMPING INVESTMENT
The investment in modern, efficient pump solutions can optimise sugar operations
Pumps crucial to sugar processing – supplier
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As the sugar industry continues to evolve in a rapidly changing market landscape, the investment in modern, efficient pump solutions and effective maintenance practices will remain vital, says... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally
Deep-level investment
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


An image of mining haul trucks
Regional growth prospects remain positive
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Long-term growth prospects in West Africa remain positive, says security research organisation the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), with the scenarios emerging from its African Futures and... 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Infrastructure SA names 12 projects it will unlock in 2024/25
5th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) unveiled 12 “infrastructure projects for preparation” for the 2024/25 financial year at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa 2024... 


Terence Creamer
Out of step
5th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Following wholly inadequate public consultations, stakeholders have submitted their written comments on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) draft Integrated Resource Plan.... 


Elandfontein project
Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz is ramping up to steady-state production. 


Image of potash ore
Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash plans to use the proceeds of a convertible loan to advance work on the project. 


Image of first production of rare earths sulphates
Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rainbow Rare Earths is bullish about the potential of the project, as it is expected to be the highest-margin rare earth elements project in development. 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


DRDGold image
Tailings management at DRDGOLD
4th April 2024

DRDGOLD produces gold by the large-scale retreatment of mine waste stored in dormant mine dumps and old tailings storage facilities (TSFs). TSF safety therefore plays a prominent role at its... 


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