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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... 


CEF's Sapref refinery purchase raises clean-up concern
27th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s purchase of the nation’s largest refinery from Shell and BP for a symbolic R1 will transfer the environmental liability of the site to the government, according to a local advocacy... 


IonicRE, Less Common Metals collaborate on expanding magnet rare earths supply chain
27th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based metals and alloy manufacturer Less Common Metals (LCM) to work collaboratively on... 


Rise of procurement demands a new breed of multi-skilled, strategic thinking, Tech-savvy procurement professionals
Rise of procurement demands a new breed of multi-skilled, strategic thinking, Tech-savvy procurement professionals
27th May 2024

Procurement is on the rise and there is growing demand for a new breed of procurement professionals, according to Debbie Tagg, chief operating officer of Smart Procurement. “Gone are the... 


AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Just Share unhappy that its question was not addressed at AMSA’s AGM
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit activist organisation Just Share has accused ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) of sub-par AGM governance because the chairperson closed the company’s AGM on May 24 before addressing a... 


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Plastics industry leaders sponsors "Save a Fishie" coast to coast 24 campaign
27th May 2024

Plastics SA, supported by Producer Responsibility Organisations eWASA, Petco and Polyco is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of the Save a Fishie Coast to Coast 24 campaign, led by renowned... 


Spanish Mountain employs technology to be more sustainable
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Spanish Mountain Gold has partnered with technology group Andritz and utility BC Hydro to reduce the carbon intensity of its proposed namesake mine in the Cariboo gold corridor, in... 


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Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal industry that dominates his hometown of Emalahleni... 


Transnet National Ports Authority Port of Ngqura harbour master Captain Thulani Dubeko
African Harbour Masters’ Committee elects Transnet harbour master as president
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The African Harbour Masters’ Committee (AHMC) has elected South African State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Port of Ngqura harbour master Captain Thulani Dubeko as its new... 


Grupo Mexico's Asarco to reopen US copper smelter amid surging prices
Grupo Mexico's Asarco to reopen US copper smelter amid surging prices
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Asarco, the mining company controlled by industrial conglomerate Grupo Mexico, is planning to restart its mothballed copper smelter in the United States as prices for the red metal hit record... 


Social elements of ESG in mining more complex, but an established part of mining's legacy
24th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While there are increasingly complex regulatory requirements governing the social obligations of mines, regulations are only catching up to what some mining companies are doing to benefit mine... 


AU signs new agreement on Earth observation cooperation with a European organisation
24th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (much better known by its acronym, EUMETSAT) have signed an agreement to reinforce... 


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Graphite market challenges made 2023 tough for Syrah but the future looks promising
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Unforeseen graphite market developments in 2023 cast a shadow on ASX-listed Syrah’s Balama graphite project’s sales and production momentum, while highlighting the company’s strategic position in... 


SA's Data Hub Future: Clean Energy is Non-Negotiable
24th May 2024

By Richard Doyle, MD, JUWI Renewable Energies Data centres are quickly becoming pivotal to South Africa's economic growth, supporting a digital transformation that is sweeping across Africa. As... 


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Shipping losses hit all-time low, shadow fleet growing, says new report
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The 2024 Allianz Safety and Shipping Review notes that 26 large ships were lost worldwide last year – down by a third year-on-year, and the industry’s lowest ever total. Around 90% of international... 


Environmental activists sue Norway over seabed mineral plan
Environmental activists sue Norway over seabed mineral plan
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Environmental campaigners have filed a lawsuit at an Oslo court challenging Norway's plan for seabed mineral exploration, citing insufficient impact assessment of the mining, the World Wide Fund... 


AfDB president Dr Akinwumi Adesina
Desert to Power Initiative to transform Africa’s most vulnerable region into an energy hub
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has emphasised its role in delivering the Desert to Power Initiative, which aims to energise one of the least developed and most marginal parts of the continent.... 


Neil Woodyer
Aris Mining plans smaller-scale Soto Norte development, ups stake to 51%
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto- and New York-listed Aris Mining is set to increase its shareholding in the Soto Norte project, in Colombia, to a controlling interest of 51%. The company will acquire an addition31% joint... 


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Emmerson pleased with innovative processing method to be used at Morocco project
24th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed potash development company Emmerson’s main priority at this time is obtaining environmental approval for the Khemisset project, in Morocco. The company advises that a scoping study... 


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New on-site nitrogen generation solution
24th May 2024

A next-generation nitrogen generator is designed to meet diverse nitrogen applications across a variety of industries. The NGPs 2-9 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) range of generators has recently... 


Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Glencore carbon capture and storage project in eastern Australia cannot go ahead because it could irreversibly harm groundwater used by farmers, a state government said on Friday, adding that it... 


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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 


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Southern Africa always a key market – firm
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the trusted legacy of more than 150 years of Siemens engineering expertise, Innomotics is the backbone of reliable motion for industries and infrastructure worldwide. Amid the increased... 


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Environmental research underscores firm’s regional efforts
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Engineering and mining advisory group DMT Kai Batla asserts the need for a continued focus on promoting environmental consciousness, and extensive research and development within its operations.... 


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Wood pushed as viable construction material
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Engineered wood has emerged as a viable alternative to concrete and steel in the construction industry, owing to its low-carbon footprint and technical performance as a structural material, says... 


An aerial image of the Jwaneng openpit mine
Diamond miner progresses move to underground
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Ahead of its fifty-fifth anniversary, Botswana-based diamond miner Debswana Diamond Company is undertaking an expansion project at its flagship Jwaneng mine, in the south-central part of Botswana,... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


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AESSEAL’s innovative sealing solutions drive sustainability in Botswana’s mining operations
24th May 2024

In a recent interview, AESSEAL South Africa MD Shane Chester discussed how the company is revolutionising the mining industry in Botswana with its innovative sealing solutions, focusing on the... 


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Delba Electrical successfully performs steady state ignition tests
24th May 2024

The safe operation of electrical rotating machines in the chemical, oil and gas industrial environments where hazardous gas may be present is of great concern. Risks associated with partial... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


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Coega green ammonia project, South Africa – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has taken another major step forward. 


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N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction on the Msikaba bridge is set to progress this year, with several challenging technical activities to be tackled. 


Polyhalite produced at Anglo America's Woodsmith mine
Woodsmith polyhalite project, UK – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on schedule and within budget. 


Metallica puts Cape Flattery development works on hold amid takeover
Metallica puts Cape Flattery development works on hold amid takeover
23rd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Takeover target Metallica Minerals has suspended the majority of the planned project development works at its Cape Flattery silica project, in Queensland, citing the unsolicited, offmarket takeover... 


Enviro thumbs-up for Image’s mineral sands mine
23rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Atlas mineral sands project, north of Perth in Western Australia, has received environmental approval, ASX-listed Image Resources reported on Thursday. The approval from Energy, Environment... 


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