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Tucumã on track for first copper in Q3, says Ero Copper
Tucumã on track for first copper in Q3, says Ero Copper
Updated 3 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto and New York-listed Ero Copper has been awarded an operational licence for the Tucumã project, in Brazil, passing the final permitting milestone for commercial operation. With physical... 


Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Updated 5 hours ago

By Carol Koech Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In this, the second article in my blog series focusing on East Africa’s... 


Gold nuggets
Congo to buy out UAE partner in gold venture as shipments slump
Updated 5 hours ago By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is finalising a deal to take full control of a gold-export joint venture from its Emirati partner, after shipments slumped. Congo started Primera Gold DRC in... 


First CAT Early Learner electric haul truck to touch down at Jimblebar
Updated 5 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

The first Early Learner CAT 793 battery-electric haul truck (BEHT) is on its way to BHP's Jimblebar iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, marking a milestone in the company’s decarbonisation... 


TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
Updated 7 hours ago

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective to stimulate,... 


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Eskom replaces over 400 transformers damaged by overloading
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned utility Eskom says that, to date, it has replaced 400 transformers damaged by network overloading since January. The entity points out that, as demand for electricity rises while... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


Artisanal gold miners
Four central banks sign London Principles to formalise artisanal small-scale gold mining sector
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

The World Gold Council (WGC) has announced that four central banks have committed to signing ‘The London Principles’, which is a set of operating principles to help structure and formalise central... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
12th 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... 


Western Australia resolves mining imbroglio threatening licences
Western Australia resolves mining imbroglio threatening licences
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Western Australia’s government has approved draft legislation that will ensure the security of mining licenses and permits in the state, a major producer of iron-ore. The legislation, to be passed... 


IFC's R200m loan to Lenmed to expand healthcare in Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global development finance institution the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a R200-million local currency senior loan to African healthcare provider Lenmed to expand its... 


PPC cement factory
PPC to report higher full-year earnings as Zimbabwe operations improve
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed cement company PPC has informed shareholders that it expects to report increases in its earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) of at least 20% year-on-year for... 


Tirupati confirms Lynch-Bell’s appointment as chairperson following EGM
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Flake graphite company Tirupati Graphite has confirmed the appointment of Michael Lynch-Bell as nonexecutive chairperson, following a shareholder-requisitioned extraordinary general meeting (EGM)... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
12th June 2024

This week: Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy; Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat and, Diamond... 


Elliott steps in to back faltering Canadian copper miner after bankruptcy
Elliott steps in to back faltering Canadian copper miner after bankruptcy
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

US hedge fund manager Elliott Investment Management has offered support to troubled Canadian miner Nevada Copper after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. Before Monday’s bankruptcy... 


Union files equal pay applications for BHP coal mine workers in Queensland
Union files equal pay applications for BHP coal mine workers in Queensland
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Mining and Energy Union (MEU) said on Wednesday it had filed for same job same pay orders covering 1 700 labour-hire workers at three large BHP coal mines in Queensland. If successful,... 


Greeff resigns as EOH CFO
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services company EOH Group's CFO Marialet Greeff has resigned and will step down from her position with effect from September 30 to pursue other... 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
11th June 2024

The Xchange Conference, hosted by IS³, a business unit of Digital Industries, in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, is spotlighting the significant trend of IT and Operational Technology (OT)... 


E25 explores Butcherbird restart amid record high manganese ore prices
E25 explores Butcherbird restart amid record high manganese ore prices
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Element25 is investigating the potential restart of operations at the Butcherbird manganese project in Western Australia to capitalise on the recent surge in manganese ore prices.... 


Liberty Two Degrees COO Jonathan Sinden
L2D reports sustainable operational performance on retail assets
11th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the current economic climate presenting slowing growth, characterised by high inflationary pressure, increasing costs of property rates, the lack of delivery of basic utilities such as... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
South Africa’s quickly advancing Copper 360 is guiding sharp 2025 revenue rise
11th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The revenue of South Africa’s quickly advancing Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360, the only pure copper play on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is forecast by the company to have... 


Southern Palladium appoints new nonexecutive director
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Southern Palladium has announced the appointment of Advocate Lindi Nkosi-Thomas as a nonexecutive director, effective from June 10. Nkosi-Thomas, a practising lawyer and senior counsel,... 


Solar PV panels installed at the Engen Meadowridge fuel station
Solar PV panels rolled out at 150 Engen fuel stations in Southern Africa
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Solar power provider SolarSaver, which serves as fuel retailer Engen's official solar provider, has installed solar PV systems at 150 Engen Petroleum fuel stations across Botswana, Namibia and... 


Premier factory
Food manufacturer Premier reports higher operating profit, cash generation
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Premier Group has reported a robust set of results for the year ended March 31, with an 18.6% year-on-year increase in earnings before interest,... 


Namibia Confirms High-Level Delegation For The Southern African Railways Association Conference And Exhibition
11th June 2024

The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) is pleased to announce that Namibia has confirmed a high-level Namibian delegation will participate in the 13th Annual International Southern... 


Rio Tinto ups stake in Australia's second-biggest aluminium smelter
Rio Tinto ups stake in Australia's second-biggest aluminium smelter
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant Rio Tinto will increase its interest Boyne Smelters (BSL), which owns and operates the Boyne Island aluminium smelter in Gladstone, Australia, to 73.5%. The company has agreed to... 


New pre-stress precast concrete capability in KZN
10th June 2024

Bedrock Construction, a leader in the tilt-up and precast concrete industry, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new yard for manufacturing pre-stressed concrete products. Located in the... 


Integrating ESG principles in IT Asset Disposal strategies
10th June 2024

by Xperien CEO Wale Arewa Companies that adopt ITAD practices will not only lessen their environmental footprint and boost their social impact, but also cultivate stronger, more resilient brands... 


Industrial sector at a turning point:
Industrial sector at a turning point:
10th June 2024

The industrial sector in south, east and west Africa urgently needs to transform their aging infrastructure and systems to remain competitive and contribute to addressing the continent’s unique... 


TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
10th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A 15-year agreement involving the supply of an initial 70 000 t of green hydrogen a year has been signed by TotalEnergies and Air Products. TotalEnergies, which is active in some 120 countries and... 


Jendamark CEO Quinton Uren
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber launches think tank to drive job creation in ‘bay of opportunity’
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

One of the country’s most active business organisations the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) has launched a Local Economy Reinvention Think Tank, marking another step in its vision of... 


Tom Albanese has been appointed chairperson
Nevada Copper files for bankruptcy, CEO steps down
10th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US copper miner Nevada Copper on Monday announced that it had filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company, which owns the Pumpkin Hollow mine, will not... 


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NLCC’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
10th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Agriculture, mining remain growth areas for Omnia, despite difficult operating environment
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has reported a 10% decrease in operating profit to R1.7-billion for the financial year ended March 31, saying this reflected volatile market conditions and global... 


Blencowe signs first offtake MoU for Orom-Cross graphite
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Blencowe Resources has signed its first nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) for natural large flake concentrate offtake from the Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda. Under... 


Engen partners with Gift of the Givers to get vital supplies to KZN flood victims
Engen partners with Gift of the Givers to get vital supplies to KZN flood victims
10th June 2024

Engen, a company deeply rooted in KwaZulu-Natal, has stepped forward to provide critical support to people affected by the devastating floods that have hit the region. Following the heavy rains,... 


Passengers at a Gautrain station
Gautrain marks 14 years of operations
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rapid rail network Gautrain on June 8 celebrated its fourteenth year of operation, having, thus far, completed about 192.8-million passenger trips. “The idea of a high-speed rail network with an 80... 


Moving from sustainability compliance to impact
Moving from sustainability compliance to impact
10th June 2024

ESG Africa Conference and the National Business Initiative (NBI) partnered to hold the inaugural Chief Sustainability Forum in late April 2024 hosted by Alexforbes.  “The forum is aimed at helping... 


Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine
Petra, NUM sign five-year wage deal
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds and labour union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have signed a five-year wage agreement covering Petra's South African operations for the period July 1, this... 


New Porgera Limited and Barrick Niugini Limited country manager Karo Lelai (left) hands over the second donation of relief supplies from the Porgera mine to Dorothy Kukum, director of community development with the Enga provincial government, on June 3.
Barrick and Zijin contribute $1m to PNG landslide relief efforts
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining companies Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining – joint venture partners in the Porgera mine – have jointly contributed $1-million to help communities in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province in the wake... 


Colombia President Gustavo Petro says coal exports to Israel will be halted.
Colombia halts coal exports to Israel over Gaza war
10th June 2024 By: Reuters

Colombia's President Gustavo Petro on Saturday said the country, which is reported to be Israel's biggest supplier of coal, will suspend exports of the fuel source to Israel over its assault on the... 


Speedier, greener lithium may be nine years away, Codelco says
Speedier, greener lithium may be nine years away, Codelco says
10th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Codelco, the copper giant that’s about to become a major lithium player, delivered some cautious guidance on the timing of a cleaner, faster way to extract the battery metal in northern Chile. A... 


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