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PRASA partially restores five more railway corridors
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has restored another five Metrorail corridors across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. These rail services were interrupted by... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is almost 50% complete. 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has initiated a commercial study on a proposed downstream processing facility. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto is continuing to work with its partners to satisfy the outstanding conditions on the project. 


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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)
25th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Bid Number: RFI 22/04/24/001 Issue Date: 22 April 2024 Closing Date: 05 May 2024 Closing Time: 17:00 PM Bid Validity Period: Not applicable since this is a Request for Information (RFI) issued... 


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Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Champion Iron eyes expansion beyond 15Mt/y at Bloom Lake
Champion Iron eyes expansion beyond 15Mt/y at Bloom Lake
24th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Champion Iron is considering a significant expansion of its production capacity at the Bloom Lake mine, in Quebec. CEO David Cataford says Champion’s technical team is assessing the... 


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Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


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Africa needs to build more oil infrastructure
23rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Africa's mid- and downstream oil products supply infrastructure is ageing and suffers from a lack of investment, outdated policy frameworks and insufficiencies in regional, national and urban... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


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Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


Aluminium Alloy Junction Boxes ideal for urban installations
18th April 2024

Aluminium Alloy Electrical Junction Boxes from leading electrical termination manufacturer Pratley can be used in multiple applications in urban areas to distribute and connect cables. Some... 


BHP will announce a decision on its WA nickel operations in the coming months
BHP nears decision on WA nickel, adjusts coal guidance
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is nearing a decision regarding its nickel operations in Western Australia. The company, which has been conducting a review of these assets since February, is... 


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Sedna, Haivision partner to bring video solutions to African mines, industry
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology innovator Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has partnered with video networking and visual collaboration solutions provider Haivision to bring industrial and mining command control... 


1914 – 2024: SKF South Africa celebrates 110 years of optimising customers’ rotational assets through its premium value solutions offering
1914 – 2024: SKF South Africa celebrates 110 years of optimising customers’ rotational assets through its premium value solutions offering
12th April 2024

Established in 1914 by Swedish Holding Company, SKF AB, SKF South Africa is proudly celebrating its rich 110 year heritage of delivering premium value solutions to customers across South and... 


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Industry well placed to respond to global demand
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

African law firm Bowmans asserts that the local and broader Southern African manganese industries are well placed to respond to global demand for the commodity. With increased activity in steel... 


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Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Guinea government has said shareholders involved in Simandou have signed $15-billion in financing agreements for the project. 


Guinea, partners get $15bn funds for top iron-ore deposit
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Guinea said shareholders involved in Simandou, the biggest untapped iron-ore reserve globally, have signed $15-billion in financing agreements for the project. The accords provide funds for rail... 


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South Africa taps business to create office to end rail monopoly
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has asked companies to help it set up an office to facilitate the entry of private operators onto the continent’s biggest rail network for the first time. In a letter sent last month... 


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Roads, Rail & Ports 2024: Inefficiencies reach new lows
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media’s ‘Roads, Rail & Ports 2024’ report reflects upon the current state of South Africa’s roads, delving into the some of the issues that are plaguing the sector such as maintenance... 


Maasdorp to step down as NDB VP and CFO in July
5th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

New Development Bank (NDB) VP and CFO Leslie Maasdorp will step down from his role on July 7, after nine years of service at the bank. In July 2015, South Africa’s Cabinet appointed Maasdorp as VP... 


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Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Infrastructure SA names 12 projects it will unlock in 2024/25
5th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) unveiled 12 “infrastructure projects for preparation” for the 2024/25 financial year at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa 2024... 


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Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network extension project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Much of the initial work for Phase 1 has been completed. 


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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has reported that preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


SA has debt, growth problem – economist
4th April 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Rand Merchant Bank chief economist and head of research Isaah Mhlanga noted on Thursday that looking at the emerging economies of neighbouring countries, it is quite clear that South Africa’s... 


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PRASA restores five more rail corridors partially
4th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has restored another five Metrorail corridors across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. These rail services were interrupted by... 


The Renard mine is about 60 km from the Adina resource.
Winsome’s diamond mine bid may advance pathway to lithium production
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed explorer Winsome Resources on Thursday unveiled an exclusive option agreement to acquire the assets of the idled Renard mine, in Quebec, in a move that may accelerate its path to... 


Boosting Continental Trade via Rail – SARA Conference dates announced
2nd April 2024

The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) is pleased to announce the forthcoming annual Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for 20-23 August 2024 at the Sandton Convention Centre,... 


Bridge disaster leaves some US coal miners with few options
29th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The catastrophic shipping accident that’s choked off Baltimore harbor is leaving few options for some US coal exporters, with Consol Energy facing the biggest threat to its operations. “Consol has... 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Pensana hosts investors, govt representatives at its Longonjo mine
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In preparation for building one of the world’s largest and highest-grade magnet metal rare earth mines later this year, London-listed Pensana has hosted key stakeholders on site at its Longonjo... 


Rail, ports reforms gaining traction
Rail, ports reforms gaining traction
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the key reforms being pursued across the rail and ports sectors; the recent publication of a rail network statement and the subsequent concerns... 


Image of a miner underground with the EL300R electric remote-controlled loader from Salzgitter Mzansi
Local loaders for deep-level mines
28th March 2024

South African supplier of rail-bound throw loaders for deep-level hard rock mines Salzgitter Mzansi has recently launched three new products – the Salzgitter EL300R electric rail bound... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
27th March 2024

This week: Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot, Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition and, RBCT, TFR show that private-public... 


RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
26th March 2024

A trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global digitally-led provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and... 


Transnet Freight Rail’s North Corridor achieves weekly record
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) North Corridor accomplished the delivery of 1.41-million tonnes last week, marking the most substantial weekly performance in terms of volume for the current... 


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Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


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Optimum coal to be exported from Richards Bay terminal from next month
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), Liberty Coal/Liberty Coal Terminal and the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) and Optimum Coal Terminal (OCT) have reached an... 


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