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Clean energy company implements renewable energy system for major agri business
2nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African clean energy infrastructure development and operation company Blue Energy Africa has highlighted its implementation of hybrid solar and battery energy systems for a major Western Cape... 


Nornickel says financial stability is priority, not dividends
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Russian metals producer Nornickel, said on Friday that the financial stability of the company was more important then dividends but shareholders had the final say on the matter. Dividends are a... 


Vodacom SA awarded 5-Star Green Star certification
29th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom South Africa has been awarded 5-Star existing building performance (EPB) certifications for two of its buildings, Vodacom’s Business Park and Corporate Park, at its... 


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Coal mining remains important
29th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

A prosperous future for the coal mining industry in South Africa depends on public and private sector parties tapping into its vast coal reserves, and power generation processes by State-owned... 


The above image depicts the five small timber growers who participated in the Sappi Khulisa programme
Small growers achieve certification
29th March 2024

Five small timber growers in KwaZulu-Natal in December became the first participants to achieve forest certification through the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Sappi... 


An image of SkyBUG's drone system for dispersing beneficial insects
Drones deliver predator bugs for sustainable pest control
29th March 2024

Wine producer Vergelegen wine estate, in Somerset West, has partnered with collaborative venture SkyBugs to test the use of drone-delivered beneficial insects to control pests in its vineyards.... 


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Bougouni lithium project, Mali – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on track to start production in the fourth quarter. 


Aerial view of the Kachi project
Kachi lithium brine project, Argentina – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lake Resources has submitted the production environmental-impact assessment for the project. 


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Cinovec lithium project, Czechia and Germany – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

European Metals has delayed the publication of a definitive feasibility study for the project. 


Location map of the WBP project tenements
Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining has reported that the company is in good stead to develop the project. 


Robert Theron
Drones: Taking engineering excellence to new heights with RPAS and digital scanning
29th March 2024

In the fast-paced world of engineering and technology, Proconics is leading the charge, embracing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and digital scanning to push the boundaries of what is... 


An image showing Rainbow Rare Earth's Phalaborwa mine gypsum stacks
Rainbow reiterates potential of South Africa, Brazil projects
28th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Rainbow Rare Earths is bullish about the potential of its Phalaborwa rare earths project in South Africa, as it is expected to be the highest margin rare earth elements (REEs) project in... 


Dr Steve Chingwaru
PhD research uncovers invisible gold resource
28th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Stellenbosch University PhD graduate Dr Steve Chingwaru has uncovered what is potentially the world’s largest invisible gold resource. The geometallurgist’s findings could help unlock gold to the... 


Image of a miner underground with the EL300R electric remote-controlled loader from Salzgitter Mzansi
Local loaders for deep-level mines
28th March 2024

South African supplier of rail-bound throw loaders for deep-level hard rock mines Salzgitter Mzansi has recently launched three new products – the Salzgitter EL300R electric rail bound... 


Emissions
South Africa has many of world’s worst air pollution sites, study says
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is home to many of the world’s worst emission sites for toxic nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide and most of those are operated by the nation’s state power utility, according to... 


Image of The SlurrySucker MK III pump from IPR
Dredging system takes on heavy duty jobs
28th March 2024

A newly launched dredging system is described as the most efficient and cost-effective electrically powered floating dredge system currently available.  The locally manufactured SlurrySucker MK III... 


A copper and cobalt mine in the DRC
Rivers near Congo copper and cobalt mines are toxic, report says
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

River water near some of Democratic Republic of Congo’s biggest copper and cobalt mines is toxic and may be causing widespread health problems. Scientists from Congo’s University of Lubumbashi... 


Chvaletice manganese gets ESIA nod
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Czech Environment Ministry has approved the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Chvaletice manganese project, TSX- and ASX-listed Euro Manganese reported on Wednesday.... 


Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Chilean government's new plan to usher in private investment at a number of the country's lithium salt flats may stumble over unresolved details that will raise concerns for investors, mining... 


A coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom
Draft IRP 2023 lacks environmental, health, climate commitments, says Life After Coal
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Coal phase-out campaign the Life After Coal Campaign, in its comments on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023, said the plan has fundamental flaws and expressed skepticism in the plan's... 


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Kumba’s Sishen, Kolomela mines achieve IRMA 75 performance on responsible mining standard
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen and Kolomela mines, in South Africa, have been assessed against the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA’s) comprehensive mining... 


International research team has developed new way to convert CO2 into green methanol
27th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Scientists from the UK, Germany and Australia have successfully converted carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol, a green fuel, using a new technique that they have developed. The research involved... 


SKF and eThekwini Municipality untap bright young minds
SKF and eThekwini Municipality untap bright young minds
27th March 2024

The Water and Sanitation Unit of eThekwini Municipality hosts a biennial student conference that is aimed at raising awareness in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics... 


European Metals flags potential improvements in delayed DFS
European Metals flags potential improvements in delayed DFS
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed European Metals has delayed the publication of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Cinovec lithium project, in Czech Republic. However, chairperson Keith Coughlan expressed... 


Chile opens lithium salt flats for investment, saves two for state control
Chile opens lithium salt flats for investment, saves two for state control
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's government on Tuesday opened up more than two dozen lithium salt flats to private investment, while reserving the prolific Atacama and Maricunga deposits for state majority control in... 


Lake submits production EIA for Kachi Phase 1
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium developer Lake Resources has submitted the production environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its Kachi project to the Catamarca Mining Ministry in Argentina. The production EIA is... 


Oil and gas rig
Enviro groups approach High Court over TotalEnergies Cape coast drilling plans
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Environmental organisations The Green Connection (TGC) and Natural Justice have submitted an application in the High Court against the environmental authorisation granted to TotalEnergies... 


Fuelling Industrial Success: The Undeniable Benefits of Premium Base Oils
Fuelling Industrial Success: The Undeniable Benefits of Premium Base Oils
26th March 2024

In the realm of industrial operations, where precision is paramount, and reliability is non-negotiable, one component’s importance should never be underestimated ­– lubricants. These fluids are... 


Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

This year, more than half of the brands in the ranking of the world’s most valuable and strongest mining, metals and minerals brands witnessed an increase in brand value, according to new data from... 


Kodal on track to produce lithium at Bougouni in the fourth quarter
26th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals has said its Bougouni lithium project, in southern Mali, is on track to begin production in the fourth quarter, following the achievement... 


Revolutionizing Industries: Rio-Carb Promotes Sustainability with our R-C 700 Chromium Carbide Solutions
26th March 2024

Rio-Carb Pty Ltd, a leading innovator in industrial solutions, is making significant strides in promoting environmental sustainability using R-C 700 Chromium Carbide technology. The company's... 


Standard Bank closes $300m sustainable capital loan with IFC
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Finance institution Standard Bank has successfully closed a $300-million sustainable Tier 2 capital loan. The facility, concluded with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), marks another... 


An image of the Moma mine in Mozambique
Kenmare secures new $200m facility
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kenmare Resources, operator of the Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique, has secured a funding package to refinance a maturing revolving credit facility (RCF) and a... 


The Nexus 1 building
Attacq's Nexus 1 building achieves EDGE, Green Star certification
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Real estate investment trust Attacq's Nexus 1 building, in Waterfall City, which also serves as its headquarters, has received Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification.... 


Just Share climate change engagement director Robyn Hugo
Draft IRP 2023 falls short in every aspect, says Just Share
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As government considers the public comments made on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 up to March 23, shareholder activism organisation Just Share has called for a remodel of the... 


An image of Botswana Diamonds' Ghaghoo mine.
Botswana Diamonds achieves several positive developments in 2023
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling has outlined some positive developments achieved by the company during 2023, including that a gravity survey has discovered a high-grade... 


AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
25th March 2024

Africa stands on the brink of an energy transformation that promises to redefine its economic landscape while ensuring no one is left behind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. 


Human rights court orders Peru to pay damages to Peru mining town
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Friday ordered Peru to pay damages to residents of an Andean town for violations of their right to a healthy environment from years of air, water and... 


A container ship travelling through the Suez Canal
Trade to rebound this year, says Unctad
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After declines over several quarters, international trade is poised for a rebound this year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) latest 'Global Trade Update' states.... 


Burkina Faso Council of Ministers recommends approval for Toega mining permit
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Burkina Faso Council of Ministers has recommended approval of the draft decree for the issue of a mining permit for the Toega gold deposit to ASX-listed West African Resources. Consistent with... 


Small-scale mining operations
LBMA seeking to integrate small and artisanal miners into the legitimate gold supply chain
22nd March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Independent precious metals authority LBMA has launched a major initiative to support the integration of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) into the legitimate global gold supply chain, through... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


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