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Eastern Cape Health Dept launches vaccination train with Transnet

By: Donna Slater     15th September 2021 Eastern Cape Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth on September 14 unveiled Transnet’s first Covid-19 vaccination train – the Transvaco, in what Transnet says is its commitment to support the national vaccination effort and assisting South Africa in achieving community immunity. The new train, which... 

African Gold Group achieves positive results from trenching at Kobada Est

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th September 2021 West Africa-focused gold company African Gold Group has announced positive results from the preliminary trenching programme at its Kobada Est exploration target in southern Mali. The Kobada Est trenching programme was completed in June and consisted of three trenches with a combined length of 260 m. 

The need for grit – industrialism in Africa

By: Saliem Fakir     10th September 2021 Extractive industries offer no long-term solution for countries that continue to rely on their natural resources as levers for an economic boost; when a commodity boom end, the countries will slide back into debt and economic doldrums. There is need for diversification. As the Covid-19 pandemic... 

Power Metal sells Schreiber-Hemlo interests to First Class

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th September 2021 Exploration company Power Metal will sell its Schreiber-Hemlo interests in Ontario, Canada, to First Class Metals, which is planning to list in London towards the end of this year. Power Metal will sell the interests for £1-million, payable through the issue of 333 334 new ordinary shares at a... 

Ark Energy plans hydrogen hub in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th September 2021 Korea Zinc subsidiary Ark Energy has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Townsville, in North Queensland, to ship up to 120 000 t of renewable hydrogen to South Korea within the next decade. A feasibility study will investigate the development of a renewable hydrogen... 

15 September declared River Clean-Up Day, let’s keep our rivers and streams clean

6th September 2021 As part of Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week (13-18 September), Wednesday the 15th of September 2021 has now been declared national River-Clean-Up Day. Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director of Plastics|SA, explains that rivers and streams are an important part of South Africa’s water network.... 

Shanta reports high-grade drilling results from West Kenya project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th September 2021 Aim-listed Shanta Gold has provided an update from the sixth set of drilling results reported this year from the West Kenya project, in Kenya, with the results continuing to demonstrate high-grade gold intersections from infill drilling. Its latest update relates to 3 205 m of drilling across 11... 

Unique refinery concept enters first phase 

By: Halima Frost     3rd September 2021 Global industry body the International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa desk spokesperson Simon Norton says the first phase of its “bold plan” to implement South Africa’s own zinc refinery has started. This includes raising the much-needed funding for the research phase, he stresses. 

Battery Electric

3rd September 2021 Underground railway control systems manufacturer Battery Electric is a proudly South African company with a focus on the design and development of microprocessor-controlled underground mine locomotive controllers for battery, overhead trolley line and hydrogen fuel cell-powered systems. Through... 

Centerra warns about water in Kumtor pit, says workers' safety at risk

By: Mariaan Webb     1st September 2021 Canadian miner Centerra Gold has warned that the Kumtor mine, in Kyrgyzstan, is at risk of potentially catastrophic events, stating that it has seen photographic evidence showing that the mine’s central pit is flooded with abnormally large amounts of water running down the pit walls. Based on... 

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