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Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
1st October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has completed the initial infill drilling campaign at the Dibwe East deposit of the Mutanga project. 


Bauba narrows full-year loss; to raise R34m through claw-back offer
29th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Bauba Resources has posted a total comprehensive loss of R27.23-million for the financial year ended June 30, compared with a loss of R45.28-million in the 2020 financial year. The basic... 


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New Mokala manganese mine heading for steady state, solar power
28th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

With mining now ramping up, the new Mokala manganese mine in the Northern Cape anticipates being at steady state production by the third quarter of 2021. Once that happens, the mine expects to be... 


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Transport company has high hopes for Indaba
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Joburg Indaba brings with it hopes of increased and ongoing investment in the mining sector, specialist transport company Unitrans regional business development manager Joubert van... 


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Association applauds upcoming event
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Surface mining industry association Aspasa (previously known as Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa) applauds the conference concept and the efforts of the organisers of the... 


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Thorny River diamond dyke project, South Africa – update
24th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Botswana Diamonds has successfully completed its nine-hole drilling programme at Thorny River. 


Botswana Diamonds reports positive results from Thorny River drilling
21st September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and BSE-listed diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has successfully completed its nine-hole drilling programme on the Thorny River property in South Africa. The objective was to see if... 


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Exxaro targeting manganese, bauxite, copper as part of decarbonisation strategy
20th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

By investing in operating manganese, bauxite and copper assets, the new Exxaro Minerals business could represent 50% of expected coal earnings within ten years, Exxaro CEO-designate and MD Minerals... 


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S Africa well positioned in green economy shift
17th September 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to... 


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Infrastructural challenges impede coal industry
17th September 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa is a major coal-exporting country, with its coal sector also providing baseload capacity for the country. However, infrastructure challenges negatively impact on the local industry,... 


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New reverse circulation sampling option introduced
16th September 2021

A new reverse circulation (RC) drilling system is said to offer a reliable and accurate method for ore body identification and grade control in opencast mining. Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions... 


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On-The-Air (10/09/2021)
10th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

With the prices of green metals rising, consideration is being given to the reopening of closed mines; energy intensive industries that collapsed under high Eskom electricity tariffs are being... 


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DCD, Sherp hopes to welcome more Sherp vehicles to Africa for use in remote conditions
6th September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Particularly well-suited to adverse weather and remote ground conditions, the Sherp heavy-duty vehicle provides an efficient mode of transport when access to remote areas are required, either for... 


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Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
3rd September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Administration and project establishment have started. 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
3rd September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Mngeni Shaft will extend the life-of-mine of the Zululand Anthracite Colliery. 


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Best place to start driving value is within your own assets – Griffith
30th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The best place to start driving value is within your own assets, says new Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview, Griffith emphasised that existing assets are... 


Latest software releases showcased at expo
20th August 2021

The latest software releases from software developer Minemax will be available for preview at this year’s MINExpo International, which takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. Attendees can... 


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Thungela speedy in putting R6m into trust for communities around its coal mines
16th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

With the new Thungela Resources only months old, the JSE- and London-listed coal mining company has already put an initial R6-million into a trust for the benefit of the communities living around... 


BME's emulsion pumping technology in underground mine
Explosives company puts stamp on underground mining
13th August 2021

Years of innovation and experience in the underground space have now positioned explosives manufacturer and supplier BME – part of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – as an important player in mines where... 


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Mokala manganese mine optimisation project, South Africa
13th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Mokala Manganese is proposing to amend the approved Mokala mine layout to optimise its mining operations. 


MHS Plant & Equipment set to shake up yellow metal procurement for large mining houses
10th August 2021

With commodity prices on the rise, heralding the advent of a potential super-cycle in the mining industry, the current focus is on the availability of larger yellow metal equipment. Here is where... 


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Ferrochrome is part of the green revolution – Glencore
6th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore views the ferrochrome market as being particularly strong currently. “We've seen very healthy ferrochrome prices and good cash generation in that... 


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Resources Watch
28th July 2021

This week: Extremely strong demand for platinum bar and coin; Exploration trailblazer Orion cracks retail investor code with 14 000-plus SA backers; and, Mine achieves massive earnings boost after... 


Sylvania’s fourth-quarter revenue falls on lower ounce production, lower basket price
27th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum’s dump operations (SDO) produced 16 289 oz in the fourth quarter of its financial year ended June 30, which is slightly lower than... 


BI offers complete solutions for the entire mining value chain
20th July 2021

From the beginning of mining operations to their end-of-life, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has products for the entire mining value chain. This encompasses all types of mining... 


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Anglo increasingly focused on future-enabling decarbonising metals, minerals – Cutifani
20th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The portfolio and growth investments of diversified mining company Anglo American is increasingly focused future-enabling metals and minerals that are critical to decarbonising energy and transport... 


Zutari supports World Environment Day call for ecological restoration
20th July 2021

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari supports the call for ecological restoration, which is the theme for World Environment Day 2021 on Saturday 5 June, as being... 


Gary Lane is also a director of SiMine
Mine achieves massive earnings boost after employing four more people
19th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Guided by a value driver tree (VDT) study, an opencast mine increased its earnings massively after employing four additional operators at comparatively negligible cost. The operation’s earnings... 


EAST MANGANESE MINE
Construction at the manganese mine began in September 2020 with various civil infrastructure components
Portfolio growth spurs construction projects
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

The East Manganese mine construction project, in the Northern Cape, is part of investment company Menar’s strategy to diversify its mineral portfolio, says Menar head of projects Gerhard Cronje.  


The initlally opencast Rapasaari mine will eventually go underground.
Sibanye-linked Finnish developer takes next step towards battery-grade lithium goal
16th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Finnish lithium project developer Keliber, in which South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater is a significant shareholder, this week took a new step towards its goal of becoming the first European company... 


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Goedgevonden Complex, South Africa
9th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in the Witbank coalfield, in Mpumalanga, in South Africa. 


Bauba completes acquisition of Nuco Chrome stake
5th July 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner and explorer Bauba Resources now owns 74% of the entire issued share capital of exploration company Nuco Chrome and the Kookfontein mine, located in South Africa’s North West... 


NEXT GENERATION 
While Nitralife’s nitrogen generators have similar designs for various applications, it adjusts each variation according to customer's specifications
Company achieves milestone
2nd July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Rapidly growing demand in the industrial sector, has seen nitrogen generation equipment supplier Nitralife recently achieving the milestone of having supplied more than 100 customised Nitracut... 


The initlally opencast Rapasaari mine will eventually go underground.
Sibanye-linked Finnish developer takes next step towards battery-grade lithium goal
1st July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Finnish lithium project developer Keliber, in which South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater is a significant shareholder, this week took a new step towards its goal of becoming the first European company... 


A client-centric approach: Leoka Engineering does things differently
1st July 2021

Providing engineering, project management and development services in South Africa – a market in which such services are already plentiful – requires a novel approach. If clients are to search for... 


From top left clockwise, Harmony’s Jared Coetzer, Peter Steenkamp, Boipelo Lekubo, Anton Buthelezi, Mashego Mashego, Beyers Nel, Marian van der Walt and Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak, during virtual ESG Day event.
President’s 100 MW renewable energy reform ‘very welcome opportunity’ – Harmony Gold
22nd June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Harmony Gold sustainable development executive Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak on Tuesday described the decision of President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the licence-exemption cap on own or embedded renewable... 


MAD FOR MANGANESE
Looking at the future growth prospects of the group, Menar decided it is best to diversify its asset base
Manganese preferred for diversification efforts
18th June 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While the thermal coal and anthracite market fundamentals remain strong for now, coal-focused mining investment firm Menar intends to diversify its commodity base, particularly as metals supporting... 


Large methane leak detected over South Africa coal mining region
Large methane leak detected over South Africa coal mining region
16th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

A cloud of methane was detected by satellite near coal mines in South Africa, drawing attention to a lesser-known environmental risk that comes from using the dirtiest fossil fuel. The potent... 


Zutari supports World Environment Day call for ecological restoration
8th June 2021

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari supports the call for ecological restoration, which is the theme for World Environment Day 2021 on Saturday 5 June, as being... 


Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
4th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has signed a drilling contract for exploration and resource delineation drilling programmes at the project. 


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Company boosts range with new grader
28th May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa has supplied various companies with earthmoving equipment for mining applications across the country in recent months. The equipment includes Hyundai... 


AngloGold interim CEO Christine Ramon
Renewable-energy projects under investigation across AngloGold
28th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy projects are under investigation across the entire AngloGold Ashanti group, AngloGold Ashanti VP: environment Tony Da Cruz told Mining Weekly on Tuesday. Da Cruz reported that the... 


East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
28th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar has officially launched its East Manganese mine. 


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