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Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations  

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is impractical,” says Allan Saad, a consulting exploration geologist, who formerly represented the now... 

Total to extend dominance in Africa with go-ahead for Uganda oil

By: Bloomberg     9th April 2021 Total’s likely decision to proceed with a $5.1-billion Ugandan oil project will extend its dominance as the biggest spender in sub-Saharan Africa. The French energy giant, poised to greenlight the plan within days, has been the largest investor in the region since 2012. Its spending on... 

Assmang Black Rock Mine boosts security with Devtron’s Circuit Master cloud-based fence monitoring system

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th April 2021 Security at the Assmang Black Rock Mine in the Northern Cape has been dramatically improved since moving from a radio-based alarm monitoring and communications system to Devtron’s cloud-based, Circuit Master solution. Assmang (Pty) Limited mines manganese ore at the Black Rock Mining Complex... 

Katoro, Power Metal to advance Haneti project to deep diamond drilling

By: Simone Liedtke     7th April 2021 Aim-listed Katoro Gold will be advancing its Haneti nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) project, in Tanzania, to deep diamond drilling following the receipt of results from the recently completed maiden rotary air blast (RAB) drill programme, which targeted the discovery of nickel and PGMs.... 

On-The-Air (02/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2021 Africa’s top geologists this week outlined how South Africa can make a fortune from exploration; Work began this week on the establishment of South Africa’s own Hydrogen Valley; and The PIC this week put its full weight behind the rapid development of hydrogen technology in South Africa for South... 

Pilot projects start at mines

By: Cameron Mackay     2nd April 2021 Drilling technology and services provider Rosond is involved in the development of new drilling solutions and methodologies for pilot projects at local underground mines. These projects involve using innovations, such as drilling using flushed air or foam instead of water, as well as using... 

Just clearing exploration backlog would be huge leap forward – Miller  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2021 Ahead of tackling policy issues, incremental ongoing effort must be prioritised to clear South Africa’s huge mineral exploration and mining rights backlog, says AmaranthCX director Paul Miller. The backlog currently stands at more than 5 000 unprocessed exploration applications and  235... 

Company focused on autonomous equipment

By: Cameron Mackay     2nd April 2021 Local specialised original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Rham Equipment is focusing on the development of battery operated, autonomous underground mining equipment, says Rham Equipment capital sales manager Alan Mabbett, who points out that many miners are looking to further develop their deep... 

Giyani appoints new CFO, provides Botswana exploration update

By: Donna Slater     1st April 2021 Canadian exploration company Giyani Metals has appointed Eugene Lee as CFO, replacing Omar Gonzalez, effective April 20. Lee has served as a director of the TSX-V-listed junior since June 2015. He is a chartered professional accountant with extensive experience with international mining... 

Cornish Lithium strengthens management team

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st April 2021 UK-based mineral exploration and development company Cornish Lithium said it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of three new members, namely Neil Elliot as corporate development manager, Kate Harcourt as environment, social and governance (ESG) officer, and Kathy Hicks as... 

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