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Marula starts extensive community engagement for two Tanzanian projects
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Marula Mining has started with a community engagement process at the Nyorinyori and NyoriGreen graphite projects, in Tanzania, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Marula Mining... 

How coal giant Colombia is trying to wean its economy off fossil fuels
How coal giant Colombia is trying to wean its economy off fossil fuels
12th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Colombia has become the first major coal producer to join a group of nations calling for the end of fossil fuels, in a bid to escape the economic trap it could face as the world ditches the... 

Western Australia seeks to speed up mining project approvals
Western Australia seeks to speed up mining project approvals
12th December 2023 By: Reuters

Western Australia will overhaul its environmental permit system as it seeks to speed up the development of new business critical to the energy transition, its state government said on Tuesday. The... 

Standard Bank signs $400m sustainability-linked syndicated term loan
11th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Financial institution Standard Bank has successfully signed a $400-million sustainability-linked syndicated term loan. The facility, coordinated by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s... 

FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA invests R218 m to increase local production capacity
11th December 2023

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and... 

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Airbus buys new generation more sustainable training aircraft
11th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has announced that its wholly-owned civil and military pilot training subsidiary, Airbus Flight Academy Europe, has taken delivery of four... 

Sprott, HanETF launch copper miners ETF focused on lower carbon footprint
11th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

HanETF and Sprott Asset Management have launched an exchange-traded fund in Europe that tracks copper miners with a lower carbon footprint, in what will be their third fund to be unveiled together... 

Panama govt orders First Quantum to end mining operations, country unit says
Panama govt orders First Quantum to end mining operations, country unit says
11th December 2023 By: Reuters

Panama's trade and industry ministry has ordered Canada's First Quantum to end operations at its lucrative copper mine, the firm's unit in the country said on Friday. The ministry sent the unit,... 

Sustainability in Paper Plants - optimizing Spray Nozzle Performance
Sustainability in Paper Plants - optimizing Spray Nozzle Performance
8th December 2023

Sustainability in paper plants with spray nozzles is a crucial aspect of the industry's efforts to minimize environmental impact and promote responsible resource management. By implementing... 

16 innovators shortlisted for 2024 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
8th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The UK Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the 16 shortlisted innovators from eight countries for the tenth Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Some of the shortlisted innovations for... 

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada launches grants for critical minerals traceability projects
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced a call for proposals for grants that support the critical minerals traceability project (CMTP) as part of the Canadian... 

Addressing knowledge gaps will ensure a fundamental shift in practices, and ensure a sustainable and responsible future for the mining industry
Concerted effort required to address knowledge gaps
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Mine care and maintenance, particularly in tailings management, require a concerted effort from regulators, operators and communities, especially as the mining industry continues to evolve.... 

An image depicting Henkel and Hudson Rubber signing the agreement at the recent NAACAM Show 2023.
Partnership enables local manufacture of vehicle sealing, acoustic solutions
8th December 2023

Chemicals and consumer goods company Henkel South Africa is partnering with Hammanskraal-based rubber and plastics manufacturer Hudson Rubber, in Gauteng, to locally fabricate Henkel’s vehicle... 

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Liqui Moly range offered for automotive industry
8th December 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Liqui Moly range of oils, additives and care products includes a highly efficient sealant remover that ensures thorough cleaning of mechanical components and... 

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No love, but some sympathy
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is not much love for ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The near-monopoly business is seen as over-protected, and under responsive by many of its customers. Many questions have been raised... 

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Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
8th December 2023

Euro Manganese has signed definitive agreements with OMRF for $100-million in nondilutive financing to advance the project. 

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Ngualla rare earths project, Tanzania – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Peak Rare Earths has successfully reduced its capital and operating cost estimates. 

Eskom Komati power station
Eskom acknowledges difficult trade-offs ahead as it pursues energy transition
7th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

State-owned utility Eskom is expecting to have to make “difficult trade-offs” in its pursuit of a just energy transition (JET) strategy, as it grapples with ongoing short-term operational struggles... 

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Septic tank waste disposal solution ensures legal compliance
7th December 2023

A solution to manage septic tanks on mining and industrial sites, residential estates, office parks, and hospitality establishments aims to help ensure compliance with statutory waste disposal... 

Sanlam buys in on Sappi, Alien Fuel Group biomass-to-energy project
7th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Asset manager Sanlam Investments will invest R46-million in a joint venture (JV) biomass-to-energy project between energy company Alien Fuel Group and pulp, paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi... 

IATA determined to help improve aviation safety in Africa
7th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, “is still very focused on Africa”, assured IATA regional VP Africa and Middle... 

IATA is urging governments to prioritise the production of sustainable aviation fuels
7th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is not receiving the priority it needs, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned. SAF is essential if commercial aviation is... 

Ionic selects WSP to deliver feasibility study for UK magnet recycling facility
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International, based in Belfast, in the UK, has progressed the delivery of a feasibility study for a commercial magnet... 

Star Diamonds to update Star-Orion PFS
7th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As Star Diamonds takes the reins in full ownership of the Fort à la Corne joint venture (JV), the company’s technical team is once again focused on the technical investigation and evaluation of the... 

Zutari to participate in key discussions at COP28 climate change conference in Dubai
7th December 2023

A new synthesis report on Global Stocktake elements, published by the UN Climate Change, is expected to take centre stage at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 from 30 November... 

Smallholder farmers in Rwanda receiving training in their fields as part of IDH’s approach to develop horticulture value chains
Making the case for a multipronged approach in scaling Africa’s Agri-sector
6th December 2023

By Dominic Strano – Investment Director of IDH Invest From November 18 to 20, the African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) took place in Cape Town, South Africa, a key calendar event for agrifood... 

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Organisations raise concern over latest DWS water reports
6th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse initiative WaterCAN and AfriForum are raising their concerns over the latest results from the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) full Blue and No Drop... 

New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
6th December 2023

The Weir Group PLC, a global mining technology leader, has completed a comprehensive study that highlights a significant opportunity to reduce energy use and emissions in comminution, the rock... 

Eskom's Duvha power station in Mpumalanga
Eskom, Sasol pollution harms children, government studies find
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Two studies ordered by South Africa’s government into the impact of air pollution on community and child health showed emission limits it imposed on companies that emit the toxins are insufficient.... 

Solar panels installed Shoprite's Centurion distribution warehouse
Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 

Rescuers pull out first survivor of Zambia landslide that trapped 25 miners
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

Rescue workers in Zambia have pulled out the first survivor of a December 1 landslide that inundated a open-pit copper mine and trapped at least 25 people who were working there without a permit,... 

Zambia's President hopeful that trapped miners still alive
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema said on Tuesday he was still hopeful that at least 25 informal miners trapped four days ago by a mudslide at an openpit copper mine were still alive, as rescue... 

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Creecy publishes amendment to renewable energy facility environmental authorisation
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has published an amendment of certain requirements for an application for environmental authorisation for a renewable energy... 

Environmental leaders call for withdrawal of National Petroleum Company Bill
5th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Five leaders of environmental organisations have, in an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, called on government to immediately withdraw the National Petroleum Company Bill in addition to... 

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Balancing People, Planet, Profit on our pathway to Net Zero
5th December 2023

Dear stakeholders, The recent disruption to our Annual General Meeting and the fervent discussions that preceded it, reflect the strong interest many have in Sasol and our commitment to climate... 

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Exxaro, Council for Geoscience sign MoU to drive sustainability, decarbonisation
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources and South African national science council the Council for Geoscience (CGS) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to drive sustainability and... 

Congo government extends suspension of ERG’s Boss Mining
5th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo extended the suspension of Eurasian Resources Group’s Boss Mining copper and cobalt project for at least three months amid ongoing environmental and safety... 

Advanced Solar Asset Monitoring Critical to Track Energy Generated by Solar Assets in SA
5th December 2023

By Oliver Johnston, CEO at SOLINK South Africa is currently experiencing its very own energy revolution, inching further away from conventional energy practices towards more sustainable and... 

Does South Africa really care about the environment?
5th December 2023

By Lance Dickerson, REVOV MD and co-founder Eskom recently announced that the first rollout of its Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) was completed at the Hex substation in Worcester in the... 

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TotalEnergies takes steps to broaden methane emission reductions in the oil, gas sector
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TotalEnergies has announced the signing of three cooperation agreements with national oil and gas companies – Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan and Sonangol in Angola – to carry out methane... 

The Indian ocean
Norway Parliament in deal to advance seabed mining
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Norway's minority Labour-led government has struck a deal with two opposition parties to open Arctic oceans to mineral exploration, a key step on the way to full-scale seabed mining, a spokesperson... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
4th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 

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Mandela Mining Precinct celebrates five-year anniversary
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

The public-private partnership Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) celebrated five years of mining research, development,and innovation (RDI) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)... 

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Universal Storage Systems (SA)
Universal Storage Systems (SA)

South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


Leading condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, help boost machinery lifespan and reduce catastrophic component failure through the scientific...

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SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)

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