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The Spar Group targets water-saving measures
28th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Spar Group has been steadily implementing proactive water-saving measures within its logistics operations amid the increasing threat of water insecurity across South Africa. Potential water... 


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Consultancy awarded US contract
28th June 2024

Engineering consultancy Worley has been awarded a contract to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for underground infrastructure and surface-based non-process facilities of... 


EFFICIENCY BOOST The Xcentric ripper is a hydraulic attachment on an excavator that employs percussion to break or rip through hard material at a rate that is 80% more effective than a standard vibration-activated attachment or hydraulic hammer
Percussion excavation as blasting alternative
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Opencast mining, bulk materials handling, and drilling and blasting service provider Zizwe Opencast Mining’s fleet of hydraulic ripper excavator attachments from systems developer Xcentric enables... 


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Dump truck redesigned to improve surface mining
28th June 2024

Last month, heavy equipment manufacturer John Deere announced that it has redesigned its 410 P-Tier Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) with upgrades to its design and productivity performance, following... 


A 20 B50E articulated dump truck manufactured in South Africa by Bell Equipment being loaded by a Kobelco SK850LC-8 excavator
Emerald miner invests in SA-made dump trucks
28th June 2024

Emerald producer Grizzly Mining has invested in 20 B50E articulated dump trucks (ADTs), manufactured by South African mining and construction equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, for its... 


NEW ERA
The scheduled start of underground production in the first half of 2028 is anticipated to bring a new era of high-value diamond recovery for Lucara
Underground expansion progressing towards 2028 start
28th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With careful planning, innovative solutions and a dedicated team, diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corporation’s Karowe Underground Expansion Project (UGP) at the wholly owned  Karowe diamond mine, in... 


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Growth on horizon for pipe manufacturers
28th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite post-election economy concerns and the lack of funding plaguing the plastic pipe industry, South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Association (SAPPMA) CEO Jan Venter believes that the... 


Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal
Jarmi Steyn
28th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal, a coal exploration, mining and processing company 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA produces the C-Class for the... 


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Quebrada Blanca Operations, Chile
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/molybdenum in Tarapacá, in northern Chile. 


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Kaminho deep-water project, Angola
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

TotalEnergies, along with its partners, plans to develop the first large deep-water oil development in the Kwanza basin. 


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ArcelorMittal South Africa renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been put out to tender. 


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Gamsberg Phase 2 expansion project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Overall progress at the project is at more than 52%. 


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Kiaka gold project, Burkina Faso – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

WAF has fully drawn down the $265-million secured loan facility from Sprott Resource Lending and Burkina Faso-based Coris Bank International for the development of the Kiaka project and other... 


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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reported further “outstanding” assay results from the confirmation diamond-drilling programme in the Flat Mines area at the project. 


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Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rainbow Rare Earths has reported “excellent" results on the large-scale, continuous pilot plant at Mintek, serving to confirm the basic process flowsheet originally set out in the preliminary... 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is fully permitted. 


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Santa Cruz graphite project – pilot plant, Brazil – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South Star Battery Metals Corp is preparing for production from Phase 1 of the Santa Cruz graphite mine. 


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Tomingley gold extension project, Australia – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Tomingley gold operation is set to increase production to more than 100 000 oz/y by 2027. 


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Quebrada Blanca Operations, Chile
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/molybdenum mine in Tarapacá, in northern Chile. 


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US to start buying up to $2.7bn in domestic nuclear reactor fuel
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

The US is bidding to eventually buy up to $2.7-billion of domestically-supplied enriched uranium, in an effort to boost the supply chain for the nuclear reactor fuel and steer the country away from... 


Anglo paid $23.5bn in taxes, economic contributions in 2023
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American paid about $23.5-billion in total tax and economic contributions throughout its global operations during 2023, a decrease from about $24.5-billion in 2022.... 


Ramelius makes strategic investment in Spartan
27th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Ramelius Resources has bought 8.5-million shares in fellow-listed Spartan Resources as a strategic investment, representing about 8.9% of Spartan’s ordinary shares on issue. Spartan’s... 


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Hummingbird expects Kouroussa to reach commercial production in the third quarter
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite unexpected challenges at Aim-listed Hummingbird’s Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea, over the past year, including the fire at the national fuel depot in Conakry and the temporary suspension... 


African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias
ARM CEO discusses elements for successful JV partnerships
27th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Considering its long and successful history with joint ventures (JVs), diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias has noted the importance of mutual respect and... 


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Andrada signs deal to restructure Uis Tin Mining Company
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Andrada Mining has executed a legally binding agreement to restructure Uis Tin Mining Company (UTMC), the operational Namibian entity that holds the ML133, ML134 and ML129 mining... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane being interviewed by Mining Weekly.
Mining needs one-stop regulatory environment to boost growth – Minerals Council
27th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining needs what is often referred to as a one-stop shop to ensure that an applicant is not sent from one department to the other but goes to one place where the application is... 


Tribunal approves Prax’s Natref stake buyout, with conditions
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Competition Tribunal has approved the merger in which oil refining and logistics company Prax will acquire energy company TotalEnergies' interest in refinery National Petroleum Refiners of... 


A tanker at sea near Mossel Bay
TNPA issues RfI for Port of Mossel Bay marine loading facilities operator
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published a request for information (RfI) calling on interested terminal operators to submit proposals for the refurbishment, financing, operation,... 


Petra CE Richard Duffy
Petra shares plans to reduce operating costs, appoints new CFO
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Petra Diamonds has shared its plan for a sustainable reduction of $30-million a year in operating costs from the 2025 financial year, as well as a smoothing of its development and... 


Paper to practice - optimising pulp and paper industry water management
Paper to practice - optimising pulp and paper industry water management
27th June 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric Pulp and paper manufacturing is a major industry, with a global output valued at approximately USD 580 billion.  It is also a... 


Speakers who participated in Creamer Media's ESG in Mining webinar
Experts unpack the evolution of ESG across the mining value chain
27th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has evolved to being driven by external factors such as shareholder activism and investor confidence, rather than regulatory frameworks, finds a panel... 


Vedanta Base Metals CE Chris Griffith
Vedanta in talks with IHC unit, investors for Zambian copper stake sale
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

International Resources Holding (IRH), the mining investment arm of United Arab Emirates' richest company, is among investors holding talks on buying into Vedanta Resources' Zambian copper assets,... 


Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
27th June 2024

Spray nozzles are used to cool numerous industrial processes from stamping presses to freshly forged steel and from gas turbine inlets to power plant exhaust streams. But what is it about spray... 


Planning & Scheduling Excellence Award: Sameer Allopi (IS)3, Tim Sowell (AVEVA), Charl Marais (4Sight OT), Rachid Camal (Vulcan International), Wilhelm Swart (4Sight OT), Nilen Bermal (IS3)
X-Change community drives excellence in industrial tech application
27th June 2024

Johannesburg. – A community of excellence in industrial technology application is taking shape in Southern Africa, driven by IS³ and local industrial groups aiming to enhance their competitiveness... 


Sibanye ‘will have to’ shutter US mine unless palladium recovers
Sibanye ‘will have to’ shutter US mine unless palladium recovers
27th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Sibanye Stillwater will be forced to halt operations at its Montana palladium mine if prices don’t recover soon, according to CEO Neal Froneman. “The future of Stillwater remains in the balance,”... 


Meteoric to supply Brazil rare earths magnet factory
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earth developer Meteoric Resources will collaborate with a regional department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state to explore the production of rare earth magnets, the Australian company said on... 


renewable energy, wind and solar
Legislative certainty amid government shuffle crucial for continued renewable-energy investment
26th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

A clear and certain legislative framework is critical for enabling sustainability and green energy investments in South Africa going forward, especially given the changes taking place in government... 


Companies need to adjust operating, business models amid growth in generative AI
26th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Generative AI (genAI) is having a measurable impact on companies that adopt these systems, and 58% of workers that are using genAI are able to save five hours a week in work time, the 'AI at Work... 


Half of China’s NEV brands likely to fail; exports set for steep growth
Half of China’s NEV brands likely to fail; exports set for steep growth
26th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

More than 130 brands are currently competing in China’s new-energy vehicle (NEV) market, says GlobalData Automotive Division China operations manager John Zeng. Three brands, however, dominate the... 


Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
26th June 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Advanced filtration technologies are proving to be pivotal in optimising efficiency and sustainability efforts in the mining industry. This was the focal point of a recent webinar hosted by Creamer... 


The gold pour will take place at the Fort Knox mill.
First gold pour at Manh Choh scheduled for early next month
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The first gold pour for the Manh Choh mine, in Alaska, will take place at the Fort Knox mill facility on July 8, joint venture (JV) partner Contango announced on Tuesday. The event marks a... 


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