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Draslovka’s sustainable solution to metal supply deficits
Draslovka’s sustainable solution to metal supply deficits
7th February 2024

Multinational chemicals producer Draslovka has developed a cutting-edge metal recovery process called Glycine Leaching Technology (GLT). Aimed at optimizing recovery of precious and base metals,... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy... 


Anglo American considers deeper cost cuts in face of worst downturn in years
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American may consider deeper cost-cutting measures unless market conditions improve after a fall in prices and a downturn in the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector that is the worst in 35... 


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7th February 2024

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Sanland Equipment’s Trevor Heaphy
Pilot VS100 crusher gains rapid traction in New Zealand
7th February 2024

Sanland Equipment, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, reports a rapid uptake of the Pilot Modular VS100 vertical shaft impactor (VSI) since its market launch in 2021.... 


Codelco's 2023 production declines, but recovery seen this year
Codelco's 2023 production declines, but recovery seen this year
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Production at mines owned by Chile's cash-strapped copper miner Codelco fell to 1.325 million metric tons in 2023, the company's chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday, promising a slight recovery... 


Optimisation study yields strong support for Globe’s Malawi niobium project
6th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Globe Metals and Mining has achieved significantly improved economic and environmental outcomes from its Kanyika niobium project, in Malawi, through an optimisation study that... 


Improve the ease of ESG management with Bureau Veritas
Improve the ease of ESG management with Bureau Veritas
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With companies making greater environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, often going beyond regulatory disclosure, managing sustainability goals may be time-consuming and complex and... 


Piedmont lays off 27% of staff as lithium prices fall sharply
Piedmont lays off 27% of staff as lithium prices fall sharply
6th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Piedmont Lithium, which has a joint venture (JV) operation in Canada and a lithium project in Ghana, has laid off 27% of its work force in a bid to curb operating expenses amid a sharp... 


SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Celebrating 50 years of serving the mining industry worldwide, SRK Consulting continues to be a partner to its clients in working to derisk mining investments. As an independent consultancy with... 


Gold pouring
DRDGold to report higher interim earnings, despite cost increases
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed gold mining company DRDGold, which is in the process of finalising its results for the six months ended December 31, expects to report a 5% to 15% year-on-year increase in earnings per... 


Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk
Energy shortage presents mining industry with opportunities, pivotal choices
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The energy challenges facing mining companies in South Africa have given rise to significant opportunities, strategic management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk says.... 


SEW-EURODRIVE supports positive disruption in Africa
SEW-EURODRIVE supports positive disruption in Africa
5th February 2024

Drive technology and automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has a history of providing solutions for the mining industry and plans to contribute to the positive disruption and transformation of... 


Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions drives positive disruptions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions drives positive disruptions
5th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Equipment and technical solutions provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced key technological innovations and advancements in Southern Africa to drive positive disruption in mining... 


EAPASA's role as environmental assessment practitioners' registration authority extended
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has extended the appointment of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) as the single... 


AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC
AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC
4th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Engineering design and project management company AZMET expects to finalise performance testing of an AZMET Cyanide Reduction Process (AZ-CRP) plant installation at a gold mining operation in the... 


SRK bridges worlds to drive responsible mining in DRC
SRK bridges worlds to drive responsible mining in DRC
2nd February 2024

As African countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) see more investment from mining companies based in China, SRK Consulting senior consultant and geologist Frank Li is helping to pave... 


Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 


Installing higher efficiency motors can help address energy crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy-intensive industries, such as mining, are increasingly seeking out ways to reduce energy consumption, and the use of the latest motor and drive technology can play a significant role.... 


BENEFICIAL CONTRIBUTION
The SlurrySucker contributes to cleaner ecosystems, healthier aquatic life and reduced ecological damage
Dredging system positioned for sustainability
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The integration of advanced technology, and precise customisation in mine dewatering and water treatment applications, not only contribute to efficiency and versatility, but present a practical... 


EFFICIENCY UPGRADE
The company reduces the number of mobile pump sets through upgrading existing diesel pump units to move more water in less time
Mobile pumps improve efficiency, sustainability
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

South African coal mining operations, particularly in openpit environments, are confronted with the ongoing challenge of managing water levels for seamless operations. Pumps supplier Mechanical... 


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Drilling projects successful despite challenges
2nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Owing to quay walls that are starting to collapse and their requiring replacement, drilling company Geomech Africa was contracted to conduct offshore drilling at various South African ports from... 


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Hybrid solutions to boost energy efficiency
2nd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hybrid energy solutions combine various technologies that mining companies can integrate to establish a more reliable source of power, decrease operational costs and enhance their sustainability... 


Richard Floyd, CEO of Aurous Resources
Richard Floyd
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Richard Floyd, CEO of Aurous Resources, a South African gold mining company which owns the Blyvoor mine and the Gauta tailing project 


Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

 Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 


Periodic table symbol for nickel
Baptiste nickel project, Canada – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

FPX Nickel has closed the private placement financing for the project with new cornerstone investor Sumitomo Metal Mining.  


New potash processing method set to improve environmental, economic returns – Emmerson
1st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed potash development company Emmerson has said the results of an in-depth scoping study on a new and innovative processing route at its wholly-owned Khemisset potash project, in Morocco,... 


Five-year multinational project kicks off to advance the circular economy in the textile industry
Five-year multinational project kicks off to advance the circular economy in the textile industry
1st February 2024

“The World Bank estimates that nearly 20% of global wastewater comes from textiles,” said United Nations Industrial Development Organization Project Administrator, Franchesca Beru at an inception... 


Interdisciplinary knowledge base is key to tailings compliance
1st February 2024

To improve safety, mitigate risks and create a state of readiness for any eventuality among internal and external stakeholders related to tailings facilities, mines are developing comprehensive... 


Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
1st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A number of hedge fund managers are betting that copper stocks are significantly undervalued, as they position themselves for gains this year. Funds including Tribeca Investment Partners, Terra... 


Bengwenyama scoping study shows attractive economics – Southern Palladium
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A scoping study of JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium’s 70%-owned Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa shows “very... 


South Africa climbs to 23rd in PwC’s EMEA Private Business Attractiveness Index
1st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Within the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, South Africa is being looked at in a more favourable light as a location for private business, according to PwC’s latest 'EMEA Private... 


UD Trucks Southern Africa MD Filip van den Heede
UD Trucks Southern Africa to expand feature, service offerings
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the South African logistics industry continues to undergo a shift, with cargo increasingly being moved by road rather than rail, UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) is sharpening up its service... 


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DMRE to remodel draft IRP 2023 in light of new information, curtailment plans
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Many of the submissions the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has received from the first round of public engagements about the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) in... 


Sigma announces jump in size of Brazilian deposits
1st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Sigma Lithium announced an increase in the estimated size of its deposits of the electric vehicle battery metal in Brazil, which the company said will allow it to further expand production levels... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
DMRE names preferred bidder to design, implement mining cadastre
31st January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), working with the State Information Technology Agency, has concluded the process to appoint a service provider for the design, implementation,... 


Lotus, A-Cap merger posited to provide uranium opportunities
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources completed the implementation of the merger with A-Cap during the quarter ended December 31, which the company avers has created a “leading uranium player with significant... 


Scatec CEO Terje Pilskog
New renewables platform Lyra Energy poised to change South Africa's energy landscape
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec, financial services firm Standard Bank and asset management company Stanlib have established new renewable energy platform Lyra Energy to offer a low-risk, flexible... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
31st January 2024

This week: Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing; New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well and, SRK celebrating 50 years of... 


Rob McEwen
Rob McEwen seeks $100m for Argentina copper mine as Milei boosts prospects
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canadian entrepreneur Rob McEwen is in talks to raise about $100-million for a copper project in Argentina, at a time when miners are betting that deregulation by the new government of Javier Milei... 


A Trump win won’t sink IRA's climate benefits, California regulator predicts
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

California’s top environmental regulator said it’s unlikely that the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate-focused tax credits will be undone, even if Donald Trump recaptures the White House in... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


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