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Silver demand to rise 5% this year – industry report
20th April 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global silver demand is forecast to rise by 5% this year on the back of structural advancements in industrial fabrication, which is expected to achieve another record in 2022. The 2022 demand... 


Location map of the Kathleen Valley project in Australia
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision on the project is expected by June this year. 


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Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A comprehensive value engineering and optimisation programme on the project is expected to result in a further reduction in capital costs. 


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Precision to the point with tungsten carbide burrs
7th April 2022

When your application requires a precision cutting or milling process, turn to Grinding Techniques for high quality tungsten carbide burrs that will effortlessly shape, cut, grind, or remove burrs,... 


Construction at Hummingbird's Kouroussa project remains on track
6th April 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources says construction of its Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea, continues to advance rapidly and remains on track to achieve the first gold pour by the end of the second... 


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Manganese mine achieves record ten-million fatality free shifts
4th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Assmang’s Black Rock mine, near Hotazel in the Northern Cape, has achieved ten-million fatality free shifts, a record that has taken 13 years to achieve. Assmang is a 50/50 partnership between... 


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Nathrol Engineering
1st April 2022

In 2015 a group of energetic young South African entrepreneurs, eager to make a positive impact on the country, established Nathrol Engineering with the determination to never stop until the... 


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Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa – update
1st April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is continuing on all four projects. 


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Uis tin mine Phase 1 expansion project, Namibia – update
1st April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Uis tin mine has exceeded its targeted nameplate capacity by 12% in the year ended February 28, reflecting strong operational performance. 


Pensana continues to progress rare earth projects
30th March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana achieved considerable progress for the six months ended December 31, 2021, as the company looks to establish an independent and sustainable magnet metal rare earth production... 


Uis tin mine, Namibia
AfriTin records strong output growth at Uis
29th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed AfriTin Mining’s Uis tin mine, in Namibia, exceeded its targeted nameplate capacity by 12% in the year ended February 28, reflecting strong operational performance. The company has... 


RNE Series 8900 pump in demand in Canada, Zim platinum and gold sectors
RNE Series 8900 pump in demand in Canada, Zim platinum and gold sectors
27th March 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The high-head, 50 mm discharge, 55 kw Series 8900 pump from Gauteng pumps manufacturer RNE Pumps is gaining traction worldwide, says sales manager Mark Enell. Ideal for high-head and deeper sump... 


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Cabinda phosphate fertiliser plant, Angola
25th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A definitive feasibility study-ready final design has been completed for the plant. 


Coffee and hydrogen the key to green steel - UNSW
18th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has released three research papers showcasing that waste coffee grounds and hydrogen could be used in the fabrication of green steel. Under its Sustainable... 


Company faces import/export challenges
18th March 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mine ventilation and cooling specialists BBE Group tells Mining Weekly that the biggest challenge it currently faces in delivering projects is the global supply chain and logistics. “Delays on the... 


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HydraArc
18th March 2022

Based in Secunda, Mpumalanga, HydraArc offers a range of proudly South African storage tank solutions.  HydraArc’s storage tanks are locally fabricated at its ultramodern Sky-Hill facility which... 


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Neom green hydrogen facility, Saudi Arabia
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

NEOM Green Hydrogen Company plans to build an electrolysis plant of more than 2 GW for one of the world’s biggest green hydrogen projects. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction and commissioning activities on the remaining Kusile units 5 and 6 continue to progress according to plan. 


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Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, England/Angola – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The front-end engineering designs for Saltend and Longonjo are complete. 


Pensana completes FEED, notes lower Saltend, Longonjo development costs
16th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Magnet metal and rare earths miner Pensana has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) for its UK-based Saltend rare earths production facility and its Angola-based Longonjo mine,... 


Hillside Artisan Academy – Putting the art back into artisanship
15th March 2022

Hill Side Artisan Academy is positive for the future. The Hydra Arc Group is a proudly South African business that has proved through developing local skills and paying attention to quality and... 


SHEQ information for Hydra Arc
15th March 2022

The Safety and wellbeing of our employees and the protection of our environment is an essential survival factor for our business therefore management acknowledges accountability and stives to... 


Pure inks deal with French technology group
14th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Clean energy developer Pure Hydrogen has inked a binding collaboration and license term sheet with French technology company Plenesys to commercialise that company’s HyPlasma process as part of... 


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Electra Battery Metals Material Park, Canada – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Electra Battery Metals Corporation announced a financial commitment of C$250 000 from the Canada government in March 2022 in support of a recently announced battery materials park study. 


Aerial view of the Matla coal mine
Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is continuing on all four projects at the Matla mine. 


Varying performance across key platinum markets in Q4
2nd March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Platinum Guild International’s (PGI's) Platinum Jewellery Business Review for the fourth quarter of 2021 shows varying performances across the key platinum jewellery... 


Two for One: Upcycling plastic waste into useful material that leverages solar energy
2nd March 2022

Scientists develop a facile and cost-effective strategy to repurpose polymeric foam in various sunlight-powered applications Humanity needs innovative ways to combat the ever-increasing plastic... 


Afromix AMX Agitators to contain 100% local content where viable
Afromix AMX Agitators to contain 100% local content where viable
27th February 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Mixing and pumping equipment manufacturer Afromix is committed to increasing the local content of its customisable AMX Agitator range, manufactured at its facility in Kariega, Eastern Cape, to 100%... 


Drill rig at the Kathleen Valley project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources has signed a sales agreement with electric vehicle giant Tesla for the supply of spodumene concentrate from its Kathleen Valley project. 


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Project to help diversify critical minerals production
18th February 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The shovel-ready status of North American miner Fortune Minerals’ NICO cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project positions it well to help diversify the sources of critical minerals in North America in... 


A red roof made of Y8 Rebar bent at various angles to create a Swoosh effect for client Nike at the Shapa Soweto Training Centre
Challenging project brings Swoosh to Soweto
18th February 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Robertville has successfully completed a steel fabrication project for global brand Nike in the newly developed Shapa Soweto Training Centre, in Soweto,... 


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Silver demand seen hitting record this year
11th February 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The outlook for silver demand in 2022 is “exceptionally promising”, with global demand tipped to soar 8% to a record of 1.11-billion ounces, the Silver Institute reported this week. The increase... 


Turnkey lubrication for platinum mine customer
11th February 2022 By: Claire O'Reilly

Bearing and seal manufacturer SKF’s South African distributor Bolt & Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) supplied and fitted System 24 to provide a seamless solution for a platinum mine that was... 


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Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
11th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Coral-South floating liquefied natural gas vessel has arrived in Mozambique. 


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Kariba dam rehabilitation project, Zambia and Zimbabwe – update
11th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

ZRA is progressing with work on the Kariba dam rehabilitation project. 


Image of Steinmüller Africa’s induction bending machine, bending thick-walled piping
Specialised induction bending solutions for South African industries
8th February 2022

Induction bending is the process whereby a straight pipe is precision-bent by a specially engineered machine. The front of the pipe protrudes through an induction coil and is clamped into position.... 


A photo of an Envirotech pump with WRT technology in operation on site at a gold mine
Leveraging industry-leading brands improves technology offering
4th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Envirotech pumps range from pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals benefits significantly from synergies in research and technology development, as well as application knowledge sharing across a... 


A high top 6 meter container with a boiler inside supplied with all ancillaries rented out by Combustion Technology
Company adds more mobile boilers to portfolio
4th February 2022 By: Halima Frost

Local boiler and burner supplier Combustion Technology is adding two new boiler rental units to its rental offering, bringing its total available capacity to five mobile containerised boiler units.... 


Kathleen Valley Project – Location, infrastructure, existing mines, and regional geology.
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources is progressing the development of its Kathleen Valley project, awarding a key contract for the design, fabrication and delivery of a semiautogenous grinding mill. 


Aerial view of test mining at the NICO project
NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortune Minerals has selected a site for its proposed brownfield hydrometallurgical refinery for the NICO project.  


Periodic table symbol for hydrogen
Hydrogen Holland I, the Netherlands
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Hydrogen Holland I project will require the engineering, procurement and fabrication of a 200 MW electrolysis plant. 


Red Ant Agri Engineering
26th January 2022

Using Solid Edge enables Red Ant Agri Engineering to reduce costs, increase innovation and speed development Providing a solution  From apple orchards and citrus groves to table grape vineyards and... 


MSI assists young people with business development skills
25th January 2022 By: Yvonne Silaule

The Mpumalanga Stainless Initiative (MSI) will from next week run an entrepreneurship programme to assist young people to effectively start businesses or scale up existing small businesses into... 


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