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The mini substation is an important part of the mine’s electrical infrastructure upgrade
Trafo Power Solutions shows it agility in upgrading DRC mine transformers
25th March 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a copper-zinc mine in the Democratic... 


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Mining sector meets target to reduce TB levels to below national average
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African mining industry has made significant inroads into addressing tuberculosis (TB) since 2017 and has met its ten-year target to reduce the incidence rate among mineworkers to below... 


Nev Power
FBM to acquire Miriam lithium project, appoints Power as chair
25th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Perth-based Future Battery Metals (FBM) on Monday announced a strategic acquisition that consolidates its landholding near its flagship Kangaroo Hills lithium project in the Eastern Goldfields of... 


Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 


Newmont’s Akyem Ghana gold mine draws Chinese interest
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

Newmont Corp. has kicked off the sale of its Akyem gold mine in Ghana, which is attracting interest from potential bidders including Chinese producers amid soaring prices for the metal, people with... 


Human rights court orders Peru to pay damages to Peru mining town
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Friday ordered Peru to pay damages to residents of an Andean town for violations of their right to a healthy environment from years of air, water and... 


The Tenke Fungurume mine in the DRC
Congo overtakes Peru on copper output, still behind on exports
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Democratic Republic of the Congo overtook Peru as the world's second largest copper producer in 2023, though it still lags the South American country in exports, official data from both nations... 


Askari raises A$1.6m for lithium, uranium developments
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Askari Metals has successfully raised A$1.6-million through a share placement. Tranche 1 of the placement is made up of 18.1-million shares, while Tranche 2, which is subject to... 


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Grizzly emerald auction generates $19m in sales
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Emerald producer Grizzly Mining’s latest international emerald auction, in Dubai, of medium- to high-grade rough emeralds recovered from its flagship Grizzly emerald mine, in Zambia, generated... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 


Calidus raises A$16.5m through share placement
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Calidus Resources has received firm commitments from institutional, sophisticated and professional investors for the placement of about 143.6-million new fully paid ordinary shares at an... 


Gemfields swings to a loss on PGM investment writedown, but gemstone business flourishes
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Gemstone miner Gemfields has recorded its second highest yearly revenues in 2023, on the back of record prices being paid for its rough coloured gemstones sold at auction. Gemfields CEO Sean... 


Debswana's Jwaneng mine, in Botswana
Debswana builds skills pipeline ahead of expanded operations at Jwaneng
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In preparation for Debswana’s upcoming Jwaneng underground project, in Botswana, the company has been fostering local talent and enhancing skills development by recruiting graduate learners in... 


Burkina Faso Council of Ministers recommends approval for Toega mining permit
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Burkina Faso Council of Ministers has recommended approval of the draft decree for the issue of a mining permit for the Toega gold deposit to ASX-listed West African Resources. Consistent with... 


203 ct diamond
Lucapa recovers 203 ct diamond in Angola
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 203 ct type IIa diamond at its 40%-owned Lulo Alluvial operations, in Angola. The diamond is the fifth-largest diamond to be recovered from Lulo... 


Small-scale mining operations
LBMA seeking to integrate small and artisanal miners into the legitimate gold supply chain
22nd March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Independent precious metals authority LBMA has launched a major initiative to support the integration of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) into the legitimate global gold supply chain, through... 


Glencore nonexecutive director John Wallington
Glencore bids Coates farewell, appoints Wallington nonexec director
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global miner Glencore has announced the retirement of board member Peter Coates effective May 29, after a 30-year association with Glencore. He joined the Glencore board in 2011 and has served as... 


Atlas Lithium appoints Brian Talbot as COO
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Lithium senior executive Brian Talbot is set to join lithium exploration and development company Atlas Lithium Corporation as COO and a member of the company’s board of directors on April 1. This... 


Namibia Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo (left) and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck.
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen development scheme – this week received a major boost from Germany. The boost came in the form of the German... 


Quantum Battery signs letter of intent to acquire Copper Coffer property
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Battery metals mining company Quantum Battery Metals has signed a nonbinding letter of intent (LoI) to acquire the Copper Coffer property, in Newfoundland, Canada. The LoI details the proposed... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


Iron-ore coneyance
Cadence to revise Amapá mine plan after successful optimisation study
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Cadence Minerals has completed a capital expenditure optimisation programme at the Amapá iron-ore project, in Brazil, identifying significant savings in processing plant recommissioning,... 


Gates introduces Clean Master™ Plus pressure wash hose
Gates introduces Clean Master™ Plus pressure wash hose
22nd March 2024

Lighter more flexible high-pressure hose improves ergonomics, productivity and safety  LUXEMBOURG CITY – Gates (NYSE: GTES), a global manufacturer of highly engineered power transmission and fluid... 


The Illawarra coal operations
M Resources, GEAR plan funding round after $1.65bn coal mine buy, source says
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

Australian coal trader M Resources and Singapore's GEAR plan a funding round after their $1.65-billion purchase of South32's Illawarra metallurgical coal operations, a source familiar with the... 


AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines
AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines
22nd March 2024

In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about the AECI being on track become a global top 3 player in the industry by 2030; Copper 360's first concentrate... 


Glencore's head office
More investors push Glencore to keep coal post Teck deal
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

A growing group of Glencore investors are keen for it to keep mining coal instead of spinning out the soon-to-be enlarged unit, with one eye on its financial outlook and another on the... 


Molefi Motuku, CEO of national mineral research organisation Mintek
Molefi Motuku
22nd March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Molefi Motuku, CEO of national mineral research organisation Mintek  


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Sustainable energy transition on track for mining industry
22nd March 2024

The energy transition and the global move towards net zero by 2050 require coordinated action by mining companies, governments, unions and communities to ensure just transitions for coal mines and... 


A red XRT Sorter with the OBTAIN Sorting technology integrated into the machine
New ore sorting tech launched at Indaba
22nd March 2024

Collection and sorting systems developer Tomra Mining launched its Tomra deep learning solution OBTAIN, which is suitable for high-capacity ore sorting, at the Investing in African Mining Indaba,... 


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Mining innovators recognised
22nd March 2024 By: Halima Frost

In conjunction with this year’s yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town at the start of February, industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) held a... 



A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


Condra refurbishing Mpumalanga power station’s 39-year-old crane
22nd March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is refurbishing a 40 t electric overhead travelling crane that was manufactured and commissioned 39 years ago. The 21-metre-span double-girder crane is used for... 


The above image depicts a schurco slurry pump in use
Manufacturer reinforces commitment to quality
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Established in 1975, and in the lead-up to its fiftieth anniversary in 2025, full-service slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry reflects on its commitment to providing engineering excellence,... 


The above image depicts the EVO series which integrates the key benefits of the ARO air operated pumps with important features from other pump technologies
New pumps range improves fluid handling productivity
22nd March 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG has extended its range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products to include the new EVO series diaphragm pumps, which are designed to enhance... 


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SRK celebrates its half century of innovation in mining
22nd March 2024

It has been 50 years since SRK Consulting founders Oskar Steffen, Andy Robertson and Hendrik Kirsten started their consulting business in Johannesburg.  The world was a different place in 1974, but... 


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AESPUMP and ANDRITZ AG collaboration is shaping the future
22nd March 2024

In the dynamic landscape of Southern Africa’s pump industry, a transformative collaboration between pump supplier AESPUMP and international technology group ANDRITZ AG is set to redefine standards,... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


‘It’s not all doom and gloom in our space’ – WBHO boss
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

With a total pipeline of work of R240-billion, up from R211-billion in June, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) short- to medium-term future “should be okay”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “It’s not... 


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Bulyanhulu mine, Tanzania
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in north-west Tanzania, in the Kahama district of the Shinyanga region. 


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Kamistiatusset iron-ore project, Canada
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Champion Iron has evaluated the construction of mining and processing facilities to produce direct reduction-grade pellet feed iron-ore from the mining properties of the Kami mine. 


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Rhovan solar photovoltaic facility, South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Glencore is building a 25 MW solar photovoltaic plant in North West. 


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