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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has signed its first nonbinding memorandum of understanding for natural large flake concentrate offtake from the project. 


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Steenkampskraal rare earths mine project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Thor Medical has signed a memorandum of understanding with Steenkampskraal Holdings for feedstock supply and technology cooperation.  


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Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has achieved liquefied natural gas production above 3.4-million tons a year.  


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SunZia wind and transmission projects, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A US district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part of an energy transmission line that will carry wind-generated... 


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Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BMW has transferred $15-million to a subsidiary of Critical Metals Corp for the offtake of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the project. 


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Stellantis automotive manufacturing facility, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

July will be a critical point for the project with regard to the award of major contracts.  


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Steel billet and precision casting foundry, South Africa
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A draft scoping study has proposed the refurbishment of the former Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng. 


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Eloise mine, Australia
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold/silver mine in North Queensland, Australia. 


Gold nuggets
Congo to buy out UAE partner in gold venture as shipments slump
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is finalising a deal to take full control of a gold-export joint venture from its Emirati partner, after shipments slumped. Congo started Primera Gold DRC in... 


First CAT Early Learner electric haul truck to touch down at Jimblebar
13th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The first Early Learner CAT 793 battery-electric haul truck (BEHT) is on its way to BHP's Jimblebar iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, marking a milestone in the company’s decarbonisation... 


Tribunal confirms settlement agreement in plant and equipment hire cartel case
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed, as an order, a R480 000 administrative penalty imposed on plant and equipment hire company Hard Hat Equipment Hire as part of a settlement in a case in which... 


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TNPA gets four new tugboats for Durban, East London ports
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken delivery of the first four tugboats to boost marine fleet availability and shipping efficiencies at the ports of Durban and East... 


NRW acquires HSE mining contract and assets for A$85m
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Perth-based civil and mining contractor NRW Holdings subsidiary Golding Contractors will acquire the mining services contract, associated fleet and transfer of employees from HSE Mining at coal... 


Manufacturing confidence at its highest in two years amid loadshedding relief
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Confidence among local manufacturers has reached the best level in two years during the second quarter of the year, according to financial services firm Absa's Manufacturing Survey for the second... 


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Eskom replaces over 400 transformers damaged by overloading
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned utility Eskom says that, to date, it has replaced 400 transformers damaged by network overloading since January. The entity points out that, as demand for electricity rises while... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
12th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Solar PV
Solar installations slow in South Africa after blackouts ease
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Repairs to South Africa’s coal-fired stations that have helped the State power utility avoid debilitating blackouts for three months straight is giving solar installers an unintended break. Until... 


Pilot phase at Sovereign’s Malawi project on track
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals says pilot site construction for the ongoing pilot mining and land rehabilitation programme (pilot phase) at the Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, is... 


PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Engineering News speaks to specialised safety equipment supplier PSA Africa branch manager Kerry van Kerken and MSA Africa business development consultant Ryno Pretorius at Africa's health and... 


Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’
Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet claims the World Bank’s 2023 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) – in which South Africa’s ports rank dismally overall and the Port of Cape Town came in at the bottom of... 


IFC's R200m loan to Lenmed to expand healthcare in Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global development finance institution the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a R200-million local currency senior loan to African healthcare provider Lenmed to expand its... 


Telkom expects improved FY24 results
12th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom on Wednesday said it expects a triple-digit increase in its basic earnings per share (BEPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year ended March 31, 2024. This is... 


Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
12th June 2024

Original-equipment manufacturer Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a line of electric heavy-duty trucks, the e-Actros range, as part of its Power Up electric mobility offering. 


Image kicks off preliminary works at WA mineral sands project
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Image Resources has started minor, or preliminary work activities at its Atlas mineral sands project, north of Perth in Western Australia. Preliminary works include the construction of... 


Renergen CEO Stefano Marani
Renergen brings liquid helium back online following shutdown
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Renergen has completed the shutdown, checks, calibrations and corrective actions at its liquid helium facility, in Virginia, in the Free State, and has restarted the facility, resuming liquid... 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
11th June 2024

The Xchange Conference, hosted by IS³, a business unit of Digital Industries, in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, is spotlighting the significant trend of IT and Operational Technology (OT)... 


Explosion at Quantum Foods feed mill kills one, injures two
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

An explosion at Quantum Food’s Malmesbury feed mill on June 10 resulted in the injury of three individuals, one of whom subsequently succumbed to his or her injuries. The two other injured... 


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AAD expected to yield significant economic, educational value once again
10th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Speaking at a preliminary event marking 100 days until the next Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and airshow, which will take place from September 18 to 22, Defence and Military... 


Lilian Velásquez-Yévenes
SAIMM to highlight sustainable extraction of metals through the Hydrometallurgy Conference
10th June 2024

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy(SAIMM) will bring together experts in the minerals sector, at this year’s Hydrometallurgy Conference taking place from 1 – 3 September 2024... 


Blencowe signs first offtake MoU for Orom-Cross graphite
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Blencowe Resources has signed its first nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) for natural large flake concentrate offtake from the Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda. Under... 


Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
10th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled the latest device in its PowerLogic range of products – the PowerLogic P7 digital... 


Willem Strydom, Business Development Electronics Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE
SEW-EURODRIVE closes the loop with complete panel solutions
10th June 2024

In addition to its quality range of geared motors and related solutions, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa is ‘closing the loop’ of products by offering customers electrical control panels as part of the... 


New Porgera Limited and Barrick Niugini Limited country manager Karo Lelai (left) hands over the second donation of relief supplies from the Porgera mine to Dorothy Kukum, director of community development with the Enga provincial government, on June 3.
Barrick and Zijin contribute $1m to PNG landslide relief efforts
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining companies Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining – joint venture partners in the Porgera mine – have jointly contributed $1-million to help communities in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province in the wake... 


First-quarter contraction demonstrates GDP growth volatility – TIPS
7th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

GDP contracted by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, underscoring the increased volatility of GDP growth since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, said nonprofit economic research... 


Professor calls for support to grow marine geosciences to understand oceans
7th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Prior to the United Nations World Oceans Day on June 8, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Professor of Marine Geology and University of Ulster in Northern Ireland visiting Professor Andrew Green... 


Business profitability can be maximised by adopting proactive consulting and maintenance contracts
7th June 2024

By Nontu Mkhize, Offer Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric Facilities often neglect services and after-sales support until they face operational issues, highlighting the need to shift focus to... 


Asset management and maintenance – choosing the right partner for the job
Asset management and maintenance – choosing the right partner for the job
7th June 2024

By Nnadozie Ogbuehi, Field Services Director at Schneider Electric  In a research paper published by Taylor and Francis Online: An approach to improve asset maintenance and management priorities... 


Circular Energy partners with Hirsch's Homestores to promote responsible appliance disposal
7th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Not-for-profit Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) Circular Energy has partnered with independently owned appliance and electronics outlet Hirsch’s Homestores, to assist customers in... 


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Proximity detection systems advance quarry and mine safety
7th June 2024

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy regulations have expedited the integration of technologies such as proximity detection systems (PDS) aimed at mitigating workplace accidents in South... 


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Landscape equipment that promises quiet operation
7th June 2024

Battery-operated equipment is becoming increasingly popular for use in estates, office parks and education facilities that require quieter operation of equipment. Smith Power Equipment, supplier of... 


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Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency
7th June 2024

Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency The ever-increasing demand for consumer goods means that machinery on mines and in manufacturing plants are required to operate more... 


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Company highlights updated products
7th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Alcohol testing equipment supplier ALCO-Safe has added two devices to its service offering.  The first product is a wall-mounted device that aids access controls at the entrances of any site. This... 


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