https://www.engineeringnews.co.za

Receive our free daily newsletter:

Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Updated 6 hours ago By: Bloomberg

A little-known Australian company is becoming the Western face of a Chinese nickel behemoth. In under a decade, Nickel Industries has gone from a relatively small miner to the world’s... 


Where the rubber hits the road: AES gets rubber manufacturers on the path to sustainable energy optimisation
Where the rubber hits the road: AES gets rubber manufacturers on the path to sustainable energy optimisation
22nd April 2024

For decades, South Africa’s rubber has been a major material used in both the mining and automotive sectors. Now, with increasing pressure to address energy usage and optimisation, the intervention... 


South32 expects prolonged suspension of Groote Eylandt manganese exports
South32 expects prolonged suspension of Groote Eylandt manganese exports
22nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant South32 said on Monday that manganese ore exports from Groote Eylandt mine, in the Northern Territory, were likely to remain suspended until 2025 owing to extensive damaged caused... 


GoviEx in talks with Niger govt on Madouela start date
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

TSX-V listed GoviEx Uranium is in discussions with the government of Niger regarding the start of mining operations after having received notice that it must begin mining at its Madaouela uranium... 


CPM Group managing partner Jeffrey Christian
Over-optimistic, exaggerated expectations in platinum market can lead to bad investment decisions, says CPM
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent commodity research group CPM Group managing partner Jeffrey Christian has dispelled some of the common myths in the platinum market, which can lead to bad investment decisions on the... 


Iluka posts lower first-quarter volumes as planned
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-focused mineral sands and rare earths miner Iluka Resources has reported lower year-on-year production of most of its commodities owing to inventory management and a major maintenance... 


Image of the TwisterTrac VS350E crusher from Pilot Crushtec
South African crusher gaining ground in Australia
19th April 2024

A vertical shaft impactor (VSI) designed and manufactured in South Africa is proving to be popular in the high-spec road base and concrete aggregates market in Australia. The TwisterTrac VS350E... 


Gruyere gold mine
Gold Road resumes mining at Gruyere
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed gold miner Gold Road Resources has announced the resumption of mining and processing operations at the Gruyere gold mine, in Western Australia. In its March 2024 quarterly report,... 


A photo of the Alaskan landscape
US restricts drilling and mining in Alaska wilderness, angering state leaders
19th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Friday took steps to limit both oil and gas drilling and mining in Alaska, angering state officials who said the restrictions will cost jobs and make the US reliant on... 


Infinium founder and CEO Robert Schuetzle.
New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group... 


Record R12.1bn set aside for infrastructure in Cape Town’s R76.4bn budget for 2024/25
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


Ferronickel shots from the Araguaia plant
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has failed to secure financing for the project. 


Image of construction under way at the Bayside Canal
Bayside Canal upgrade, South Africa
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The upgrade will increase the capacity of the canal. 


Image of road rehabilitation being undertaken
Port of Durban road rehabilitation project, South Africa
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Transnet National Ports Authority is rehabilitating key container-handling port precincts. 


E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters
18th April 2024

Domestic transporters need to understand the e-commerce landscape including emerging technologies and changing consumer behaviour. E-commerce markets are projected to reach an estimated R59.34... 


Kenhardt solar farm, in Northern Cape
Scatec inaugurates 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec has inaugurated the 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm in the Northern Cape. In his keynote address at the event, on April 18, CEO Terje Pilskog commended how... 


US to reject access road to northern Alaska mining district, Politico reports
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration is set to reject the construction of an access road to the Ambler mining district in northern Alaska, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing two people with knowledge on the... 


Manganese nodules
Jupiter lists achievements, goals in inaugural sustainability report
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines lists in its inaugural sustainability report, published on April 15, key areas for emission reduction such as optimising fuel use, exploring regenerative braking systems in... 


Image of the Jaecoo J7
Jaecoo launches its first cars in South Africa
15th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

China’s Jaecoo brand has launched its first vehicle in South Africa – the J7 sports-utility vehicle (SUV). Chery/Omoda & Jaecoo South Africa (SA) says the “urban off-road SUV brand” is “poised to... 


Gold Road confirms interest in Canada’s Greenstone Gold Mines
Gold Road confirms interest in Canada’s Greenstone Gold Mines
15th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian mining company Gold Road Resources has responded to media speculation circulating in The Australian regarding its potential acquisition of an interest in Greenstone Gold Mines, located... 


KAHAMA REFINERY LICENCE
Lifezone CEO Chris Showalter receives the Kahama refinery licence with a handshake from Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde
Nickel, copper, cobalt refinery receives licence
12th April 2024

Modern metals company Lifezone Metals has received a multi-metal processing facility licence from the Tanzanian government to refine nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project at... 


LINDI JUMBO PROJECT
Significant strides have been made towards bringing the Lindi Jumbo mine to operational status
Graphite mine on track to meet growing demand
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In the rapidly evolving energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) landscape, the global demand for critical minerals, such as graphite, is escalating at an unprecedented rate, says Africa-focused... 


Cape Town’s MyCiTi depot construction 65% complete
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Toyota adds Hilux, Fortuner hybrids to its local production line-up
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the Hilux double-cab and Fortuner 48 V mild hybrids to its local production line-up at its Durban plant, in KwaZulu-Natal. The addition of the new models... 


GREEN LETTER DAY: Deutsche Post’s last night flights transporting mail between northern and southern Germany took place in the early hours of March 28, ending a near 63-year airmail service that had operated since September 1961. The shift to road will result an 80% fall in carbon dioxide emissions on affected routes. The move is being facilitated by legislative reforms allowing the company to deliver 95% of domestic mail within three working days, instead of the previous stipulation that 80% of letters be delivered on the next working day.
GREEN LETTER DAY
12th April 2024

Deutsche Post’s last night flights transporting mail between northern and southern Germany took place in the early hours of March 28, ending a near 63-year airmail service that had operated since... 


Image of South Africa flag and periodic table symbols for platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium,  and gold
Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Drilling is advancing the prefeasibility study for the project. 


Image of mineral sands
North Perth Basin mineral sands project, Australia – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is advancing to final Ministerial approval. 


Image of the Hengjaya mine
Hengjaya mine, Indonesia
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A nickel mine on the east coast of the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. 


Image of a WeBuyCars supermarket
WeBuyCars lists on the JSE
11th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Preowned-vehicle sales specialist WeBuyCars on Thursday listed on the main board of the JSE under the share code WBC. The listing follows WeBuyCars’ unbundling from Transaction Capital, which also... 


Platinum ore in hand
Automotive experts unpack NEV growth projections, impact on platinum demand
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As new energy vehicle (NEV) sales grow more moderately in reality than what was expected two years ago, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the automotive sector is not trailing off as... 


Protesters blockade Peru's Las Bambas mine after talks fall through
Protesters blockade Peru's Las Bambas mine after talks fall through
10th April 2024 By: Reuters

Peru's Las Bambas copper mine, owned by China's MMG, is facing renewed blockades of a key transport route after failed talks over donations to local development projects, a community leader said on... 


Wildcat makes another lithium pegmatite discovery at Tabba Tabba
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium explorer and developer Wildcat Resources on Wednesday announced the discovery of the Luke pegmatite, in addition to further exceptional results at the Leia pegmatite from ongoing... 


E-tolls scrapped but gantries will remain, accounts up until April 11 must be paid – Minister
E-tolls scrapped but gantries will remain, accounts up until April 11 must be paid – Minister
10th April 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga noted on Wednesday that while Gauteng roads are no longer going to be tolled, the e-toll gantry lights and cameras will remain for road safety purposes, adding... 


Work under way on Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase 1
Concor stresses green building practices in its new Rosebank project
10th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African construction group Concor has highlighted progress at its Green Star V2-rated Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase 1 project, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank. Work started in February... 


Concor has kicked off construction on Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I in the vibrant Rosebank area
Concor kicks off Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I project
10th April 2024

Concor has commenced construction on Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I, located at the heart of Rosebank. The company is leveraging its expertise in project management and fast-paced programming for... 


Generic pic of truck charging
Zero Carbon Charge says it will build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
9th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle charging startup, Zero Carbon Charge, has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business Park
WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth
8th April 2024

Starting out 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown in its size and its offerings, according to Branch Manager... 


Babcock wins DAF’s ultimate sales accolade for a second time
Babcock wins DAF’s ultimate sales accolade for a second time
8th April 2024

It costs five times more to attract a new customer than keep an existing one. That’s according to Khalid Saleh, author of “Conversion Optimization: The Art and Science of Converting Prospects to... 


China-Australia ties frayed under former Australian leader Scott Morrison.
China investment in Australia sinks as companies favor Belt and Road
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investment into Australia by Chinese private and state-owned companies tumbled in 2023 to the second-lowest level in 18 years, according to a report from KPMG and the University of Sydney. The... 


Creamer Media's Roads, Rail & Ports cover
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... 


An image showing the Newlyn Group unveileng the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal
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... 


Image of the Ammann AV70X tandem roller
Paving trains lead the way to faster road construction
5th April 2024

A chain of pavers, compactors and rollers can be used in conjunction to create a ‘paving train’ that can enhance efficiencies in surfacing, compacting and finishing roads to exact specifications,... 


1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Showroom

Willard
Willard

Rooted in the hearts of South Africans, combining technology and a quest for perfection to bring you a battery of peerless standing. Willard...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Immersive Technologies
Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of simulator training solutions to the global resources industry.

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Flameblock
Flameblock

FlameBlock is a proudly South African company that engineers, manufactures and supplies fire intumescent and retardant products to the fire...

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







pqt: 12.645s - ct: 13.429s - 482pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now