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An image of the Pan African Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant
Gold miner eyes significant growth with project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources aims to increase gold production by about 50 000 oz/y by 2025 through its Mintails project, which will increase the miner’s yearly production to about 250... 


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Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 


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Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


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Not just your average water company
15th December 2023

Some perspectives on water in South Africa from Talbot CEO Carl Haycock with over 25 years’ experience supporting industry and mining in Africa.   Why Talbot? 


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Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 


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NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Canadian government has offered funding to support metallurgical testwork for the Nico project. 


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Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A signing ceremony for the legal close of the 75 MW Mulilo Total Hydra Storage project was conducted on November 30. 


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Star-Orion South diamond project, Canada – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Star Diamonds’ technical team is once again focused on the technical investigation and evaluation of the project. 


Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


Plastics SA supports Captain Fanplastic with DIY toolkit
Plastics SA supports Captain Fanplastic with DIY toolkit
14th December 2023

The umbrella organisation for the local plastics industry, Plastics SA, is proud to once again support Captain Fanplastic, an education and awareness programme about sustainable plastic use that... 


CGCSA registered as producer responsibility organisation
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Industry association the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has been registered as a producer responsibility organisation (PRO), which will enable it to coordinate efforts by its... 


Increase in reporting of environmental crimes, DFFE reports
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The 2022/23 financial year saw a 52% rise in the number of complaints reported through various channels to the national, provincial and municipal departments, as well as to State-owned entities,... 


Schneider Electric completes EcoAct acquisition
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical automation and equipment company Schneider Electric has finalised the acquisition of climate consulting and solutions company EcoAct, which is headquartered in Paris, France. The... 


DBSA, UCLG Africa establish African cities special purpose financing vehicle
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and African local government organisation United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) have committed... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


EnerGeo says seismic surveying does not irreparably damage marine life
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Geoscience and energy exploration industry body EnerGeo Alliance has said there is no evidence to suggest that seismic surveys are irreparably damaging to marine life. Rather, it argued, seismic... 


The Zambezi river
Consortium appointed to develop Mozambique hydropower project
13th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A consortium comprising of energy companies EDF, TotalEnergies and Sumitomo Corporation, has been selected as the strategic partner by the government of Mozambique and has entered into a joint... 


The Koffiefontein mine
Petra announces potential sale of Koffiefontein
13th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

London-listed Petra Diamonds has entered into a nonbinding term sheet on an exclusive basis with an undisclosed interested party for the potential sale of the Koffiefontein diamond mine, in South... 


Orion appoints two nonexecutive directors
13th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals has appointed Anthony Lennox and Patience Mpofu as nonexecutive directors. Lennox has 40 years of resource sector experience in operations, project development... 


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... 


RESPONSIBLE FUTURE
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... 


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