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Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance its battery-grade manganese project in Botswana. The... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 


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MetaleN
1st December 2023

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 


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Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 


Nothing new in Customs
1st December 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

My mother constantly reminds me that there is nothing new under the sun. When, as a small boy, she first told me this, I was very sceptical, reasoning that there had been no motor vehicles before... 


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Enhancing productivity with automation technology
1st December 2023

Professional engineering service provider NJC specialises in the development and installation of industrial automation, control systems and management solutions that are tailored to meet specific... 


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Council for Geoscience and Sasol collaborate to advance CCUS research in South Africa
1st December 2023

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) and Sasol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate, explore and develop carbon capture and utilisation and storage (CCUS) potential in South... 


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Envirox
1st December 2023

Dust and air filtration solutions provider Envirox exclusively imports and distributes Nederman Industrial Air Filtration products and solutions across Southern Africa. The company’s offerings... 


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Green River project, US – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anson Resources has started construction of the sample demonstration plant at the project. 


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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The direct-to-blister flash smelter is on schedule for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2024. 


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Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining is in discussions with various potential capital providers for investments ranging from $15-million to $30-million in debt and equity. 


Hudaco to acquire Plasti-Weld for its engineering consumables segment
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed Hudaco will acquire the trading assets and liabilities of specialist plastic equipment importer Plasti-Weld Business from December 1 for a maximum of R56-million, which will be funded... 


After court victory, LME bids to reboot confidence
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

As the London Metal Exchange (LME) savours its court victory over cancelled nickel trades, it still faces a host of challenges including ongoing repair of its damaged nickel contract and reputation... 


Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder
Fairvest posts income growth, lower vacancies
29th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Fairvest has made excellent progress in derisking its balance sheet, reducing vacancies and disposing of noncore assets in the financial year ended September 30. The property company... 


IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol
IEA to seek 'achievable' 4% a year global energy efficiency improvement goal at COP28
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) will seek to secure commitments from all governments to improve the global average rate of energy efficiency from 2% a year to 4% a year at the... 


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Finding immediate steel alternatives a concern as AMSA prepares to wind down longs unit
29th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has indicated that it will enter discussions with buyers of its noncommodity long-steel products in an effort to limit the disruption that is set to arise because... 


CSIR launches research commercialisation enterprise
CSIR launches research commercialisation enterprise
29th November 2023

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, launched its intellectual property commercialisation enterprise C-Cubed to commercialise its initial portfolio of 18 technologies.... 


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Resources Watch
29th November 2023

This week: Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high; and, Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production 


Boliden warns of lower Q4 copper ore throughput at Aitik mine
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

Swedish mining group Boliden on Wednesday said throughput of copper ore in one of the mills at its Aitik mine would be lower than expected in the fourth quarter due to an unplanned maintenance stop... 


Copper hits 10-week high as mine closure points to supply risk
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Copper touched a 10-week high after the closure of a major mine in Panama highlighted future supply challenges for the red metal as the energy transition accelerates. Panama’s government said it... 


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Collaborative Initiative Propels Regenerative Solutions for Human and Environmental Wellbeing
29th November 2023

By Marietjie Coertzen Brown, Sustainability and Government Affairs Lead, CHEP IMETA (India, Middle East, Türkiye, Africa) As the 12th largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world, South... 


$13.5tr needed by 2050 for decarbonisation, especially in hard-to-abate industry sectors
28th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The world will require $13.5-trillion in investments by 2050 to transition to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral future, particularly in the production, energy and transport sectors, the World... 


Bureau Veritas goes off-grid at lab in Cape Town
28th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global testing, inspection and certification body Bureau Veritas has installed a solar power plant at its AgriFood Laboratory, in Cape Town, to enable operations to continue without reliance on the... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 


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Gauteng e-tolls debt proposal to be submitted by mid-December
28th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) will table a “concrete proposal” to national government by December 15 outlining plans to pay off the province’s portion of the long-contested e-tolls debt... 


Andrada’s Uis lithium pilot plant commissioned
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The commissioning of London-listed technology metals mining company Andrada's pilot plant, located adjacent to the main tin processing plant at its Uis mine, in Namibia, was completed in October,... 


Lhyfe to build green hydrogen site at French port
27th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Nantes Saint-Nazaire port, in France, has awarded a tender to Paris-listed green hydrogen producer Lhyfe to develop an industrial production and distribution site in Montoir-de-Bretagne. The... 


Mozambique approves $80bn energy transition strategy
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique’s government approved a strategy to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels that it estimates will cost $80-billion to implement by 2050, a step aimed at winning finance to... 


BMI raises 2024 iron-ore price forecast, but long-term decline persists
24th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Fitch Solutions unit BMI has raised its 2024 iron-ore price forecast to a yearly average of $120/t from $100/t previously, as price resilience continues on the back of positive sentiment over... 


DFC wins coveted SEIFSA awards
24th November 2023

SEIFSA, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, held its annual Awards for Excellence event for the metal and engineering industry on 17 November 2023 at The Venue,... 


Union withdraws industrial action at BHP's Pilbara iron-ore operations
Union withdraws industrial action at BHP's Pilbara iron-ore operations
24th November 2023 By: Reuters

A union representing train drivers at BHP's BHP.AX Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia has withdrawn industrial action ahead of an updated employment offer from the mining giant, a... 


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Self-lubricating bushings have emerged as the preferred choice for the side-tipper industry
Self-lubricating bushings transforming side-tipper landscape
24th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

A prominent South African side-tipper truck manufacturer has substantially raised its monthly orders for South African bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings’ self-lubricating bushings, which... 


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Flash smelter construction on schedule
24th November 2023

The construction of what is reported to be Africa’s largest direct-to-blister flash smelter, being constructed for copper/nickel/zinc miner Ivanhoe Mines at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the... 


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TÜV SÜD awards first ISO 19443 certificate in South Africa to Allweld Nuclear & Industrial
24th November 2023

In a first for TÜV SÜD South Africa, ISO 19443 certification, a quality management standard specific to the nuclear industry, has been attained by engineering solutions company Allweld Nuclear and... 


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Ras Laffan petrochemicals project, Qatar
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ras Laffan Petrochemicals plans to raise Qatar’s overall petrochemical production capacity to almost 14-million tons a year. 


China shifts approach to fatal coal mining accidents to ensure supply security
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest fatal accident linked to coal production in China, this time caused by a fire in a miner’s building in Shanxi province, has prompted another government campaign to protect lives in... 


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German govt pledges €4bn to Africa’s green energy transition
23rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The government of Germany has pledged to invest €4-billion up to 2030 to advance Africa’s green energy transition. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made the announcement at a press conference in... 


West Wits chairperson Michael Quinert
West Wits in talks with potential funders
23rd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed West Wits Mining, which owns the Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP), in South Africa, is in discussions with various potential capital providers for investments ranging from $15-million... 


Shumani opens Cape Town office to service the Western Cape region
23rd November 2023

Shumani Industrial Equipment, the largest black-owned and managed industrial supplier of its kind in South Africa, officially launched its Cape Town regional office on 17 July, under the management... 


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Renewables, green hydrogen, platinum make headlines
23rd November 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Deep being boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power; the green knowledge exchange tender that aims to accelerate green hydrogen... 


Green River demonstration plant construction gets under way
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Construction of the demonstration plant at the Green River lithium project, in Utah, is under way, ASX-listed Anson Resources reports. The demonstration plant, which is located on previously... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Opinion: It’s more than just about wages
23rd November 2023

In this article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini writes about the importance of collective bargaining as the metals and engineering sector... 


Mali signs agreement with Russia to build gold refinery
23rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Mali's military government said it has signed an agreement with Russia to build a gold refinery in the capital Bamako, one of a slew of deals between the two countries as Russia seeks to extend its... 


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