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Mulino will inherit the controversy surrounding the Cobre Panama copper mine.
Panama's Mulino wins Presidency with support from convicted former leader
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

PANAMA CITY - Panama's former security minister Jose Raul Mulino on Sunday stormed to victory in a presidential poll dominated by his old boss, the popular ex-leader Ricardo Martinelli, who... 


South Africa becoming a viable international arbitration destination – law firm
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Law firm Pinsent Masons finds there is increasing interest in South Africa as a viable option for international arbitration. In the dynamic landscape of global commerce, the role of arbitration... 


Pioneer solution converts paper sludge, food and textile waste into bioethanol
3rd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. The solution was announced... 


New Talisman pursues fast track approval for NZ mine
3rd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

New Talisman Gold Mines has formally applied for the inclusion of the Talisman mine project in New Zealand’s Fast Track Approvals Bill, which is currently under review by Parliament. The Bill, an... 


Peabody CEO Jim Grech
US power-plant rules threaten grid reliability, Peabody CEO says
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Peabody Energy, the biggest US coal producer, is warning that federal regulations to curb emissions from power plants pose a threat to the grid at a time when electricity demand is poised to... 


LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 


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Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 


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Surface-mining skills shortage a concern – association
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the current economic challenges in South Africa, local mining and quarrying industry representative organisation Aspasa stresses the importance of discovering smarter ways of mining... 


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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


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Brick maker allays fears over coal mining licence
3rd May 2024

Clay brick and paver maker Corobrik reports that it has no intention of entering into the coal mining sector, despite its application to mine the commodity at its Centurion-based Rietvlei mine and... 


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Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 


MANUFACTURING POTENTIAL
The Biofibre Hub Project seeks to harness the potential of plant-based fibres, particularly bast and leaf fibres, to innovate in the automotive sector and beyond
Biofibre project to enhance competitiveness
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Government economic programme Coega Development Corporation, in partnership with scientific and technology research organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have embarked... 


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New Class 4, 5 vehicles optimised for net-zero emissions
3rd May 2024

Commercial electric truck brand RIZON, the newest brand of all-electric trucks manufactured by Daimler Truck, announced the Canadian launch of its Class 4 and 5 vehicles. The RIZON brand was... 


Electric trucks too expensive? Now you can rent one from Volvo Trucks SA
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has introduced an equipment-as-a-service (EaaS) model for its new electric truck rental business. Following last year’s launch of Volvo electric trucks in South... 


Africa’s water challenges present opportunities for innovation, private-sector involvement
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges. However, the challenges present... 


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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 


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Blackwater gold project, Canada – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is continuing on schedule. 


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Bunyu graphite project, Tanzania – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Testing on the graphite concentrate has been conducted over the past three months. 


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Ngualla rare earths project, Tanzania – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received robust support from credit agencies and commercial banks. 


blast furnace at AMSA
AMSA to convert one Vanderbijlpark blast furnace to an electric arc furnace by 2028
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster has confirmed that the company will be converting one of its three blast furnaces into an electric arc furnace (EAF) within the next... 


AMSA's Vanderbijl Park facility with open ground in the foreground
AMSA expects to break ground on Vanderbijlpark’s 200 MW solar plant this year
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is planning to start construction on a 200 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its Vanderbijlpark facility, in Gauteng, towards the end of the... 


The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
2nd May 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric There’s fast paced and there’s supersonic, and the latter certainly applies to the evolution of software or more... 


AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Opinion: Pollution in the Vaal Triangle – progress, but more must be done
2nd May 2024

In this article, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster writes that industry across the Vaal Triangle, together with responsible corporate citizens in the steel industry, must... 


Webber Wentzel partner Bruce Dickinson
Opinion: The MPRDA and its impact on future mining investments in South Africa
2nd May 2024

In this article, Webber Wentzel partner Bruce Dickinson writes that the implications of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) on investment dynamics in South Africa have come... 


Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

After 12 years and C$34-billion, Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) began commercial operations on Wednesday, a major milestone expected to transform access to global markets... 


Baker Hughes builds first Namibian mud plant as exploration surges
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Energy technology company Baker Hughes will construct a new liquid mud plant, and a separate assembly, maintenance and repair base at Namibia's Walvis Bay to cater to booming offshore exploration... 


Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant
Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant
2nd May 2024

Local waste management company Interwaste – a Séché Environnement Group company – has launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company describes... 


Predictive raises A$50m for Guinea gold project
Predictive raises A$50m for Guinea gold project
2nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Predictive Discovery has announced a A$50-million raising to advance the Bankan gold project, in Guinea. The company will issue about 263.2-million new fully paid ordinary shares at... 


Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance
Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A panel of experts recently underscored the critical importance of climate change governance for businesses and governments worldwide in a webinar hosted on April 17, 2024, by Creamer Media... 


Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 


Mic with Paris Agreement background
CER lauds enactment of Climate Change Bill, says related policies should also be collaborative
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the National Council of Provinces having passed the Climate Change Bill and it nearing official promulgation, nonprofit organisation the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has stressed the... 


US President Joe Biden
US reforms environmental law to speed up clean energy, infrastructure approval
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

The White House on Tuesday reformed the US environmental review process for major projects which officials said would speed up approval of everything from transmission of power from wind and solar... 


Understanding UPS system failure and how to mitigate the risks associated with this crucial equipment
Understanding UPS system failure and how to mitigate the risks associated with this crucial equipment
30th April 2024

By Sarika Andee, Marketing Leader: Field Service at Schneider Electric Research shows that 64% of costly breakdowns on manufacturing s­ites are caused by f­ires, w­ith 24% of those f­ires bei­ng... 


Embracing Industry 4.0 is key to unlocking the transformation of the electro-mechanical landscape
Embracing Industry 4.0 is key to unlocking the transformation of the electro-mechanical landscape
30th April 2024

By Wesley Vorster, Product Manager at ACTOM The electro-mechanical industry is fundamentally being transformed by Industry 4.0, which is ushering in an era of more efficient and innovative... 


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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes Ernst Müller to director in Johannesburg
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is promoting Ernst Müller to director, with effect from May 1. Müller, who joined the firm as an associate in 2017, is a senior associate based in the... 


Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 


Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move aimed at diversification, Canadian mining firm Silvercorp has announced a C$200-million deal to venture into Ecuador, just weeks after missing out on acquiring control of Tanzania-focused... 


BHP's Spence copper mine, in Chile
BHP mega bid and $10 000 copper expose mining’s biggest problem
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper’s surge to $10 000 a ton just days after the bombshell news that BHP Group is trying to buy Anglo American is highlighting a core disconnect at the heart of the industry: miners just aren’t... 


Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases
Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases
29th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With the increasing number of people using AirTags to track their belongings, sustainable technology protection developer Horizen has launched South Africa’s first three-dimensional (3D) printed,... 


Eskom chairperson Dr Mteto Nyati
Eskom says generation recovery plan gathering momentum
26th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

During a State of the System address hosted on Friday, Eskom confirmed its generation recovery plan (GRP) is making tangible progress, with various coal-fired power station units having been... 


Namibian Environment, Forestry and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta officially opens the new $1.2-million plastic flaking plant in Okhanja
Coca Cola’s Namibia recycling partnership turns bottles into brighter futures
26th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

An investment of more than $1.2-million through a partnership between Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) and plastic packaging company Plastic Packaging has culminated in the opening of a new... 


 The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
26th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn, MMM - Strategic Account Executive at Schneider Electric The digital process automation market is expected to reach a staggering 24.2 Billion by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth... 


Image of a lubrication system being used on a farm vehicle tyre
Lubrication management boosts agricultural equipment reliability
26th April 2024

A range of lubricants and application systems have been developed to address increased component wear in agricultural (agri) equipment, which is subject to harsh conditions and working environments... 


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