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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... 


Orevfrom the Keliber lithium project
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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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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Muntanga uranium project, Zambia – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has announced an updated mineral resource estimate for Muntanga project. 


Anglo’s second-quarter production up 11%
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American lifted second-quarter production by 11% compared with the second quarter in 2022, reflecting the ramp-up of its new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru, which... 


Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 


German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
30th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Less than a year after German coal giant LEAG unveiled plans to transform its opencast mines into wind and solar farms, concerns are mounting that it and other lignite miners are exploiting an... 


Vedanta Zinc International executive director and CFO Pushpender Singla.
Vedanta to anchor Northern Cape special economic zone
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Cabinet-approved Namakwa special economic zone (SEZ) in the Northern Cape, which is currently undergoing public comment, will be anchored by Indian zinc mining and processing company Vedanta... 


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On-The-Air (09/06/2023)
9th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses developments in iron-ore, the JSE, copper. 


Lethabo Exploration CEO Mandy Malebe.
Woman-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place
8th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Lethabo Exploration, which started out as an exploration company, has since transitioned into mining iron-ore, for which it has secured an offtake agreement. Lethabo, which is 100% South African... 


Vedanta Zinc International executive director and CFO Pushpender Singla.
Vedanta to anchor Cabinet-approved special economic zone in Northern Cape
8th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Cabinet-approved Namakwa special economic zone (SEZ) in the Northern Cape, which is currently undergoing public comment, will be anchored by Indian zinc mining and processing company Vedanta... 


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New Blood Needed
2nd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

While older generation consulting engineers have specialised in mining and are aware of the opportunities to add value to that sector, younger generation consulting engineers not employed in such... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
2nd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is progressing. 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 


Andrada produces first lithium concentrate from pilot programme
22nd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Andrada Mining has achieved first production of lithium concentrate, in the form of a high-purity petalite concentrate, from an off-site pilot test programme. The off-site test... 


Tharisa PGM and chrome mine
Tharisa receives environmental approval for local 40 MW solar power plant
19th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Tharisa has received environmental approval (EA) for its 40 MW solar plant project, allowing it to move ahead with the project. “The EA paves the way for us to... 


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