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Koeberg nuclear power station
NNR hosts new round of talks with public over Koeberg’s life extension
4th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has started with another round of hearings on June 3, owing to concerns about the last consultation process having been insufficient. The regulator conceded... 


City approves Transport Master Plan for Randburg, Zandspruit
4th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Johannesburg has approved a comprehensive Transport Master Plan (TMP) for the Randburg and Zandspruit areas. This strategic plan, developed by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA),... 


Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
4th June 2024

(Virtual Showroom) - The National Water Act of 1998 in South Africa has put in place stricter regulations on water management, including for the mining sector which is a significant source of water... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
Global renewable-energy commitments fall short of COP28 targets
4th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are key to decarbonisation, current NDCs only amount to 1 300 GW, or 12%, of the renewable energy capacity needed to meet the objective of... 


An image showing operations at Hummingbird's mine in Mali
Hummingbird bolstered by strong Mali performance, weathers Guinea challenges
4th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Hummingbird became a multi-asset, multi-jurisdiction gold producer in the full -year to December 31, with its Yanfolila mine, in Mali, performing strongly and meeting guidance, and the... 


The Imperative of Infrastructure Development in Africa
4th June 2024

Africa stands at the precipice of unprecedented growth and transformation, and infrastructure development is at the heart of this evolution. The need for robust infrastructure in Africa cannot be... 


Babcock's Commitment to ESG: Empowering Futures through Education
Babcock's Commitment to ESG: Empowering Futures through Education
3rd June 2024

At Babcock, our commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles goes beyond operational excellence. We believe in creating lasting impacts in the communities where we operate,... 


Wild Coast communities mull appeal of SCA gas exploration right ruling
Wild Coast communities mull appeal of SCA gas exploration right ruling
3rd June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While dismissing an appeal of a High Court judgment setting aside a right granted to Shell to explore for oil and gas off South Africa’s Wild Coast, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has suspended... 


The home of Malbec wine makes a play for copper in Argentina mining revival
The home of Malbec wine makes a play for copper in Argentina mining revival
31st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Argentina’s Mendoza province, known for Malbec vineyards that draw tourists from across the world, is moving to spur exploration of its copper deposits long shunned by prospectors due to... 


Emira Property Fund CEO Geoff Jennett
Emira reports strong full-year operational results
31st May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite high interest rates and difficult operating conditions, JSE-listed Emira Property Fund reported strong operational results, strategic delivery and capacity-enhancing active capital... 


Solar power panels at South Deep gold mine.
ESG intrinsic to long-term mining success, Gold Fields AGM hears
31st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects is intrinsic to the long-term success of mining, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman highlighted at this week’s annual general meeting... 


Mintek CEO Dr Molefi Motuku
Mintek titanium production technology set to improve efficiencies
31st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

National mineral research organisation Mintek’s innovative Impril process technology has achieved crucial efficiencies in titanium production, the organisation reports. Titanium oxide (TiO2) is a... 


Wind, solar and battery
DMRE again delays bidding deadlines for procurement of new renewables and battery storage
31st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has confirmed another extension to the bid submission deadlines for the current renewables procurement round, as well as the second battery... 


Queensland Premier Steven Miles
Queensland outlaws carbon storage in Australia's biggest aquifer
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will ban carbon capture and storage in a giant aquifer that spans much of its territory, the state government said on Friday, after an outcry from farmers who said such... 


An image of a plant in the digital twin format
Digital twins as test beds for planning
31st May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Digital twins can, and should, be used by mine operators as a “testing ground for analysis and scenario planning”, as well as to provide real-time feedback through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors... 


Red SEW-EURODRIVE motors
Invest in IE3 motors before MEPS enforced
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year,... 


The above image depicts the WX07 LHD which has been engineered for demanding underground environments and designed for small, narrow-vein applications with limited manoevering space
New LHD engineered for hard-rock mining
31st May 2024

In an environment where cost control and remaining competitive and financially viable are constant challenges for operators of underground hard rock mines, mobile machinery manufacturer Komatsu... 


ESSENTIAL EXPERTISE
Engineers bring essential expertise in geotechnical engineering, risk assessment and regulatory compliance
Consultancy drives mining standards innovation
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

By prioritising safety, sustainability and efficiency, mining consulting company Baletsema Mining Services MD Bokang Kelepa says the company adheres to international safety and environmental... 


Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 


ROBUST WORKFORCE NEEDED
A more robust engineering workforce can drive technological advancements and operational efficiencies in mining
Upliftment of engineers critical to industrial development
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

There is a critical need for broader educational reforms to encourage and increase the potential for take-up of engineering as a career among youth, including the country’s mining sector, which... 


EVOLVING LEGACY
SRK Consulting's approach has adapted to evolving needs, incorporating new factors into the core of its technical decision-making processes
Enhancing mining sustainability through tech expertise
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid an industry-wide shift towards more sustainable mining practices, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting says that the significance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in... 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


Stevie finds rhythm in Ghana
31st May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

I’m not a great music fan, but I would not be completely honest if I did not own up to my partiality towards Stevie Wonder, the US-born virtuoso of soul who has created music that has reverberated... 


BUTEC services director Robbie Di Giovampaolo.
BUTEC positioning itself as significant player in Southern Africa
31st May 2024

A s one of Africa’s largest  electro mechanical contractors and facility management service providers, BUTEC aims to solidify its position as a significant player in the Southern African market... 


Image of electric arc furnace
Vanderbijlpark facility blast furnace conversion project, South Africa
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The technical concept and scope report for the electric arc furnace conversion have been approved. 


Image of white silica sand
Cape Flattery silica sand project, Australia – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The majority of the planned project development works have been suspended. 


IMAGE OF EAST MANGANESE OPERATIONS
East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A second manganese project is now at an advanced stage of assessment. 


Image of US map/flag
Elk Creek superalloy material project, US – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

NioCorp Development has reported that electrifying the Elk Creek mine could be a game-changer for the critical minerals project. 


Image of gold nugget and dust
Kobada gold project, Mali – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Toubani Resources has announced several changes to its board of directors and study management team to drive the delivery of the definitive feasibility study. 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


Another Successful Harvest Day - Engen and Nampo celebrate 40+ years together
Another Successful Harvest Day - Engen and Nampo celebrate 40+ years together
30th May 2024

Engen, a proud gold sponsor of the Nampo Harvest Day, celebrated its long-standing partnership with the event by welcoming visitors to its interactive stand and ever-popular Vintage Tractor Museum... 


EIB Global invests €25m in Amethis Fund III to promote African business growth
30th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Investment organisation the European Investment Bank (EIB) Global has invested €25-million into pan-African fund Amethis Fund III, which aims to provide private equity growth capital to... 


The SlurrySucker dredging system provided the ideal solution to get the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant back to optimal condition
SlurrySucker puts sewage works back on track
30th May 2024

Developed by local pump and dredging expert IPR, the SlurrySucker dredging system recently provided the ideal solution for getting the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant... 


We must protect SA's groundwater
30th May 2024

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager at Xylem Africa. Local groundwater sources need protection and rehabilitation to support sustainable urban growth. 


WRC CEO Dr Jennifer Molwantwa
New Siltation Management Short Learning Programmes launched
30th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Water Research Commission (WRC) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have partnered to launch six short learning programmes to address critical capacity development challenges in dam... 


Wyloo CEO Canada Kristan Straub and Sudbury Mayor Paul Lefebvre
Wyloo to build Ontario battery metals processing plant
30th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel miner Wyloo, owned by Australian mining magnet Andrew Forrest, has unveiled plans for a downstream battery materials processing facility in Sudbury, Ontario. The new facility will fill a... 


Nature-based solutions could accelerate development, social equity – ECA
28th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Nature-based solutions present a unique way for Africa to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063, while contributing to the conservation of the... 


Globe says Kanyika capital funding requirements finalised at $46m
28th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Australia-listed Globe Metals and Mining has reported that capital funding requirements for Phase 1 project development at its Kanyika Niobium project, in Malawi, have been finalised at an... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


Europe’s biggest pension fund sells €10bn in fossil fuels
28th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Europe’s biggest pension fund, Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, has exited all liquid assets in oil, gas and coal worth about €10-billion, in an effort to be greener. The last shares and bonds owned... 


Firebird receives safety permit for Chinese project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Firebird Metals’ subsidiary Hunan Firebird Battery Technologies has received a safety permit for Stage 1 of a proposed battery-grade manganese sulphate plant in China. The plant will use... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


Vulcan rejects Mexico's 'illegal expropriation' of its investments
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

US construction company Vulcan Materials on Monday rejected what it considers the "illegal expropriation" of its investments in Mexico and said it remains open to a negotiated solution with the... 


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