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Harmony Gold FD Boipelo Lekubo.
Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations, uranium surprises on upside
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons are being generated as planned at Harmony Gold’s 30 MW first phase of renewable energy generation, which is now fully integrated into the mining company’s Tshepong South and North... 


Euro Sun Mining CEO Grant Sboros.
South African leading critical mining project in Romania where red tape is being cut
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto-listed Euro Sun Mining, headed by South African CEO Grant Sboros, is advancing a development-stage gold and copper project in Romania, a country which is reportedly shedding its rigidly... 


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Swanson tantalum/lithium project, Namibia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Site preparation has started. 


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Fleet of crushers and screens expanded
10th February 2024

A large African opencast mining contractor has significantly increased its fleet of mobile crushers and screens. Currently operating in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, opencast mining... 


a yellow Komatsu WX07 wheel loader underground in stark lighting
Underground hard rock equipment launched
26th January 2024

Set to be launched at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba is underground hard rock mining machinery from mining and industrial machinery developer Komatsu, following an expansion of its... 


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Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is showing good progress. 


Barrick president and CE Mark Bristow
Barrick hands over Kahama terminal to Tanzanian govt, revives two mines
22nd January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

International gold miner Barrick Gold Corporation has concluded an eight-month partnership with the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) by handing over a new airport terminal built at the closed... 


Greenfield project nears full-scale mining
15th December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

The development of the Gugulethu Colliery – a greenfield project located to the southeast of Hendrina and proximate to Davel – is taking place at an “opportune time” as export opportunities for... 


CUSTOMISED COMMITMENT
The success of mine care-and-maintenance depends on a commitment to customising services to meet the specific needs of every mine
Care, maintenance solutions customised for opencast mining
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Reliable and adaptable services during care-and-maintenance phases in mining are crucial, says multi-disciplinary mining services and opencast mining contractor Zizwe Opencast Mining, emphasising... 


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Financial software simplifies data collection
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Finnivo software aims to simplify financial reporting processes for mining companies in Africa by automating the data collection process, thereby enabling finance teams to focus more on analysis... 


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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lift II will have a design capacity of 32 500 t/d, 400 m below Lift I, with a mine life to 2040. 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have teamed up to bring fifth-generation technology to the Gugulethu colliery. 


Large native nugget of copper
Rajo Inca copper project, Chile – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has extracted its first ore. 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has reported that higher capital expenditure will now be incurred to meet the environmental permit requirements of the project. 


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Specialist develops economical solutions
3rd November 2023

Multi-disciplinary specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company United Mining Services (UMS) Group has equipped its operations in preparation for the surge in demand... 


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Efficient pumps help mitigate rainy season risks
31st October 2023

The risk of flooding can be avoided by having the right pumps and ancillary equipment in place, says dewatering specialist Integrated Pump Technology.   Company key account manager Justin Bawden... 


Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Finland may be site of Anglo’s next greenfield mining project
27th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sakatti, with its metal concentrations of platinum group metals (PGMs), copper, nickel, cobalt, and others, may be the site of the next greenfield project of diversified Johannesburg- and... 


A solo image of the Kleeman MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe developed by Wirtgen
Mobile crusher manufacturer adds to portfolio
27th October 2023

Mining and construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group’s Kleemann brand announced in August that it will launch its mobile impact crusher, the MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe gradually, starting... 


Three men in PPE at a core sampling drill near the Brandberg West mine, in the Erongo region
Exploration starts at Namibia prospect
27th October 2023

This month, Namibia-based lithium, tin and tantalum miner Andrada Mining confirmed its starting of an initial exploration programme at the Brandberg West exploration licence, at the opencast... 


Artist's impression of the proposed Saltend rare-earth oxide (REO) separation facility
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has been offered a grant of up to £4-million by the UK Secretary of State for Business and Trade towards the funding of the Saltend Chemicals Park. 


Afrimat group CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat continues to weather economic shocks through diversification
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mid-tier mining and materials company Afrimat’s strategy to diversify between commodities and revenue streams, coupled with stringent capital allocation, has enabled the group to continue to... 


Anglo American reports third-quarter production.
Anglo: copper production up, rough diamond production down
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The copper production of diversified mining company Anglo American increased by 42% in the third quarter owing to the ramping up of the new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru. However, this was offset... 


A detonator and charge placed on the wall of an opencast mining operation with
New explosives innovation prioritises safety
20th October 2023

The DigiShot Ranger, designed by South African mining explosives manufacturer AECI Mining Explosives has been designed to cater specifically for smaller mines, quarries and civil blasting... 


Envusa's energy trading area.
Anglo's Envusa applies to trade 520 MW of green electricity with seven operations
19th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables company Envusa Energy, which is owned jointly by Anglo American in partnership with EDF Renewables, this week lodged an application for a licence to trade electricity in South Africa’s... 


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Amandelbult Mine Complex, South Africa
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anglo American Platinum has reported that the Amandelbult mine will comprise three main areas. 


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Drill rigs boost blasting company growth
12th October 2023

KwaZulu-Natal-based drilling and blasting company Brauteseth Blasting says it is expanding nationally, supported by its multiple drill rig acquisitions from Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions which... 


The Environmental Impact of Regional Groundwater Abstraction at Mines in South Africa
The Environmental Impact of Regional Groundwater Abstraction at Mines in South Africa
11th October 2023

Introduction (Virtual Showroom): Groundwater is an essential resource that plays a critical role in sustaining ecosystems and supplying the water needs of populations worldwide. However, when it... 


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Cone crusher with hanging screen for S African mine
6th October 2023

A new cone crusher featuring a detachable screen and return conveyor on one tracked chassis has been deployed on a chrome mine in Steelpoort, Limpopo, South Africa. The Metso Lokotrack LT200HPS was... 


Glencore, Seriti weigh job cuts in South Africa due to ‘dire’ train situation
Glencore, Seriti weigh job cuts in South Africa due to ‘dire’ train situation
27th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore and Seriti Resources are in talks to cut hundreds of jobs in South Africa as their ability to export coal is stymied by inefficiencies at the state-run freight company. Transnet, which... 


Drill core from the Dewittekrans project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar has provided an update on its coal projects. 


The Zizwe Opencast Mining chrome processing plant consisting of a Nordtrack S2.11 scalping screen and Lokotrack LT200HPS cone crusher
First Lokotrack® LT200HPS with a hanging screen wins the day for Zizwe
6th September 2023

A newly acquired Metso Lokotrack® LT200HPS™ is winning the day for a leading South African mining contractor, Zizwe Opencast Mining, at one of its strategic chrome mining projects in Steelpoort,... 


Rough diamonds
Diamond producers adapting to rapidly changing landscape, says BDO
28th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The diamond industry has faced multiple challenges leading to a notable shift in its landscape over the last few years, says personal liability company BDO South Africa. Natural resources partner... 


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Swanson tantalum/lithium project, Namibia
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Arcadia Minerals plans to mine the D-pegmatite and E F-pegmatite deposits using opencast mining methods. 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela: R1.4bn dividend, R2.4bn shaft capex, R156m to employees, community
21st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

To navigate the considerably softer coal prices, as well as inflationary pressures and the underperformance of Transnet Freight Rail, export coal-mining company Thungela has enhanced its business... 


New remote-controlled continuous miner supplied to India
New remote-controlled continuous miner supplied to India
13th August 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) JA Engineering has delivered its low-mid-seam, remote-controlled JAE38 Wildcub continuous miner machine to a mining project in India. The Wildcub JAE 38,... 


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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation achieved a milestone at the project. 


These beneficiation plants will be similar to those at the Mooinooi Sylvania Dump operations in terms of circuit configuration and technology
Sylvania subsidiary signs chrome, PGMs ore treatment JV agreement
10th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sylvania Platinum’s wholly owned South African subsidiary Sylvania Metals has entered into an unincorporated joint venture (JV) agreement with design engineer... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
Makhado project economics improved as LoM increases ‘significantly’
31st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

An updated life-of-mine (LoM) plan and coal reserve estimate for MC Mining’s fully-licensed and shovel-ready Makhado steelmaking hard coking coal project have significantly increased the LoM and... 


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On-The-Air (28/07/2023)
28th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Martin Creamer discusses gold, PGMs and green hydrogen 


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Mogale, Middelaagte, green hydrogen make headlines
28th July 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project which had its sod turning this week; Anglo American Platinum finalising the permitting process for the future... 


Prieska crown pillar +105 level resource increases ahead of trial mining
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified metal explorer and developer Orion Minerals on July 25 announced that the company has taken another key step in its early mining strategy at the Prieska copper/zinc project in South... 


Outgoing Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Opencast production expected at Anglo Platinum’s Middelaagte mine by year-end
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is finalising the permitting process for the future opencast Middelaagte mine, one of three areas of the... 


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