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Capital posts solid growth in second-quarter revenue
18th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed mining services company Capital has posted a 16.6% year-on-year increase in revenue to just under $90-million for the quarter ended June 30. The revenue generated in the quarter... 


Anglo cuts steelmaking coal outlook after Australian mine fire
Anglo cuts steelmaking coal outlook after Australian mine fire
18th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Anglo American has revised its coal production guidance for year to account for the impact of a recent fire at the Grosvenor underground mine, in Australia. Due to the incident,... 


Duncan Wanblad shaking hands with Wits University vice-chancellor Professor Zeblon Vilakazi at the hand over of Anglo’s 47 Main street, Johannesburg building, to Wits Business School (WBS), with Anglo chairperson Nolitha Fakude (left) and  WBS head Prof Maurice Radebe (right).
We’ve delivered strong second-quarter production – Anglo CE
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday emphasised its embedding of operational resourcefulness across its asset base and highlighted its second-quarter performance as being strong.... 


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AfDB approves R18.85bn loan for Transnet's business recovery plan
18th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved an R18.85-billion, or $1-billion, corporate loan to South Africa's State-owned freight transport and logistics group Transnet for its recovery... 


Anglo American Platinum CE Craig Miller
Anglo Platinum anticipating 15% to 25% lower half-year earnings
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The basic earnings and earnings per share of platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Anglo American Platinum for the first six months of this year are anticipated to be between 15% and 25% lower... 


$21m investment incentive for Arizona’s Prairie project
18th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium project developer Arizona Lithium has been approved for up to $21.6-million in investment incentives from Saskatchewan, Canada. The province has approved transferable royalty credits under... 


Mastering power systems for seamless operations – a game changer for Consumer-Packaged Goods
Mastering power systems for seamless operations – a game changer for Consumer-Packaged Goods
18th July 2024

By Brighton Mwarehwa: Offer and Marketing Director – Power Systems Business Unit at Schneider Electric Pushing the boundaries of efficiency is an imperative for   production and distribution in the... 


Minister in the Presidency of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Maropene Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa urges ‘timeous’ passage of Bill to usher in new SOE shareholder management model
18th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Minister in the Presidency of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Maropene Ramokgopa, who has taken over the coordination of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) that previously fell under the... 


The upfront capital cost of a transformer is only one aspect of the total cost of ownership over its lifecycle
Specify your transformer with total cost of ownership in mind
18th July 2024

Rather like a vehicle, the total cost of running and maintaining a transformer over its lifespan will be considerably higher than its purchase price; these other cost factors therefore deserve... 


Beapo Named Finalist for Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2024!
18th July 2024

Beapo is thrilled to announce its selection as a finalist for the AfricaSupply Chain Excellence Awards 2024. This prestigious recognition celebrates organisations excelling in supply chain... 


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Komatsu centre leveraging data to improve mining equipment performance on-site
17th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu’s Smart Services Centre, in eMalahleni, is capitalising on data to assist coal mining companies to optimise productivity, ensure... 


Inside First Battery's Benoni battery recycling plant
First Battery showcases 80 t/d lead-acid battery recycling plant
17th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Automotive and industrial battery manufacturer First Battery on July 17 took media on a tour of its battery recycling facility in Benoni Industrial Sites, in Ekurhuleni, where it recycles 80 t of... 


Iron-ore majors ramp up supply even as China faces challenges
Iron-ore majors ramp up supply even as China faces challenges
17th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest iron-ore producers are hurling plenty of dirt, adding tons of the steel-making commodity to the seaborne market even as top user China battles a demand-sapping property crisis.... 


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Cape Town nets R36m in carbon credit auction
17th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has announced the successful auction of R36-million in carbon credits, generated by reducing gas emissions at city landfill sites via waste-to-energy initiatives.... 


Kenmare MD Michael Carvill
Kenmare on track to achieve full-year guidance
17th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Titanium and zircon producer Kenmare Resources has confirmed in a July 17 trading update for the quarter and half-year ended June 30, that it is on track to achieve its full-year guidance on all... 


Salvage team to start pumping fuel from grounded vessel on South African coast
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

A salvage team hopes to take advantage of a respite in the stormy weather that has lashed Cape Town's coast to start pumping 500 tons of fuel off a ship that ran aground last week on South Africa's... 


Apple Paget has been appointed CFO
Fortescue axes 700 roles in global overhaul, appoints CFO
17th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Prominent Australian mining and energy group Fortescue on Wednesday announced the simplification of its organisational structure, the appointment of a new CFO and COO, as well as 700 redundancies... 


Aris on track to meet guidance, expansion projects progress
17th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto- and New York-listed Aris Mining expects to achieve the lower-end of its full-year production guidance of 220 000 oz to 240 000 oz, having produced just short of 100 000 oz in the first six... 


Marion Sparg
Guilty and Proud: An MK Soldier's Memoir of Exile, Prison and Freedom – Marion Sparg
17th July 2024

In this riveting memoir Marion Sparg traces not only her experience in MK – often as the only woman in training camps in Angola – and her friendship with Chris Hani, Joe Slovo and Thabo Mbeki, but... 


Katie Jackson will join Rio Tinto in September
Rio Tinto picks energy exec as new copper chief
17th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has appointed Katie Jackson to lead its copper business, succeeding Bold Baatar, who is set to become COO later this year. Jackson is currently president of... 


Schneider Electric secure power division cooling innovation and strategy director Maurizio Frizziero
Liquid cooling crucial for power-intensive AI data centres
17th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Liquid cooling technology is critically important for the future of data centres, technology company Schneider Electric secure power division cooling innovation and strategy director Maurizio... 


BHP posts second straight year of record iron-ore production, beats estimates
BHP posts second straight year of record iron-ore production, beats estimates
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group on Wednesday reported record annual iron-ore production for a second consecutive year, helped by improved weather conditions and higher contribution from its South Flank operations in... 


Santacruz Silver Mining reports fatality at Tres Amigos mine in Bolivia
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

Santacruz Silver Mining said on Tuesday that an employee at the Tres Amigos mine in Bolivia died after a small group of illegal miners unlawfully entered the mine and used explosives. The... 


Victory confirms large indicated REE deposit
16th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Victory Metals has announced an updated mineral resource estimate for its North Stanmore heavy rare earth elements (HREE-) dominant project, in Western Australia. A substantial... 


RSR opens National Rail Safety Awards nominations
16th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) will host the inaugural National Rail Industry Awards on October 24, at the Houghton Hotel, in Johannesburg, and has opened nominations for the awards, which will... 


Business interruption, energy crisis, climate change top oil and gas industry concerns
16th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business interruption was named the top risk in the oil and gas sector by 45% of respondents to a survey conducted by insurance and risk company Allianz Risk Barometer. This was followed by the... 


Graph showding projected downward path of platinum.
Minerals Council VP spells out platinum production decline expectation to Shanghai
16th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Under current market conditions, many platinum mines will close prematurely due to a lack of financial resources – and even without financial constraint, closure of depleting mines will result in... 


Vertiv Unveils Next-Generation UPS to Support High Capacity, High Availability AI Power Demands in Room and Prefabricated Deployments in All World Regions
Vertiv Unveils Next-Generation UPS to Support High Capacity, High Availability AI Power Demands in Room and Prefabricated Deployments in All World Regions
16th July 2024

The Vertiv™ Trinergy™ UPS is also available as a component of the new Vertiv™ PowerNexus solution, close coupled with Vertiv™ PowerBoard Switchgear for reduced footprint and maintenance.  As global... 


Social media scams on the rise
16th July 2024

Facebook Marketplace and social media scams are on the rise and potential buyers should be aware of items, especially vehicles, that are advertised well below market value or claimed to be... 


Prepare for lift off: How transparency and governance can help African airlines soar
16th July 2024

Ethiopian Airlines and how it communicated with its stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic is a good case study on how airlines can build trust as the industry is set to take off again, offering... 


Improved operational performance drives increase in Northam’s full-year refined output
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Northam Platinum achieved a 10.3% year-on-year increase in total equivalent refined platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) metal production from its own operations for the financial... 


Two employees in a data centre server room
iMasons Climate Accord calls for improved EPD reporting to boost data centre industry sustainability
16th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

The governing body of the iMasons Climate Accord (ICA), which is a programme of Infrastructure Masons, has called on the digital infrastructure industry to more widely adopt the publication of... 


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Schneider Electric launches automated sustainability reporting tool for data centres
16th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Technology company Schneider Electric has introduced new model-based, automated sustainability reporting features within its EcoStruxure IT data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software.... 


Barminco, MMG agree continuation of mining contract at Khoemacau
16th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Perenti’s underground mining business, Barminco, has finalised discussions with Khoemacau Copper Mining, a subsidiary of MMG, to extend and expand an existing mining services contract... 


Webinar - Vertiv Industrial Solutions
Webinar - Vertiv Industrial Solutions
16th July 2024

Join the Vertiv Industrial Solutions webinar facilitated by Creamer Media on August 6 at 11am to hear about the technological infrastructure solutions that can help to address industrial challenges.  


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South Africa’s largest wheeling project celebrates official commissioning
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Vertically-integrated renewable-energy solutions provider the Sola Group has celebrated the official commissioning of South Africa’s largest operational wheeling project, which will add 256 MW of... 


Using standardisation to bullet-proof your operational technology cybersecurity system
16th July 2024

By Muhammad Ali: managing director of South African ISO specialist World Wide Industrial & Systems Engineers (WWISE) Internationally recognised cyber security standards could prevent attacks on OT... 


Angola national flag
Consortium receives maiden vessel at Port of Lobito as concession takes shape
16th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR) consortium has received the first vessel at the Port of Lobito’s mineral terminal, marking the start of the group’s port operations in Angola. LAR is the... 


Williamson diamond mine at steady state.
Petra expects diamond prices to show modest recovery in 2025
16th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With market fundamentals providing pricing support in the medium- and longer-term, London-listed diamond mining and marketing company Petra Diamonds expects diamond prices to show modest recovery... 


Bloom Lake workers returning as forest fires subside
Bloom Lake workers returning as forest fires subside
16th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto- and Sydney-listed Champion Iron said on Monday that its workers were gradually returning to its Bloom Lake mine, following a preventive evacuation and temporary shutdown of operations on... 


Rio Tinto's iron-ore shipments miss estimates due to May train derailment
Rio Tinto's iron-ore shipments miss estimates due to May train derailment
16th July 2024 By: Reuters

Global mining giant Rio Tinto reported second-quarter iron ore shipments below analyst estimates on Tuesday, reflecting impacts to production from a train derailment in mid-May. The world's... 


Vale seeks go-ahead to build iron-ore mine by biodiversity haven
16th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vale is seeking to boost iron-ore output by reviving efforts to develop a controversial mine in a mountainous region of southeastern Brazil known for its lush forests and endangered wildlife. The... 


Koeberg nuclear power station
Nuclear Regulator grants Eskom permission to extend life of Koeberg Unit 1 to July 2044
15th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) board has approved a 20-year life extension for Koeberg Unit 1, but has deferred a decision on the nuclear power station’s Unit 2 until late 2025,... 


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