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The process sheet for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction progress continues at Araguaia. 


Gold on black carbon
Activated carbon, plant optimisation in focus at gold conference
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Much focus was placed on the latest advances in the use of activated carbon in the gold recovery process at the Go For Gold Conference, held at Gold Reef City, in Johannesburg, this week. ​​The... 


Hedge fund hunts for next Australia lithium winner on deal craze
25th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A veteran Australian hedge fund manager is scoping out shares of potential takeover targets in the domestic lithium sector, betting that the recent flurry of deals will boost valuations. A mergers... 


Coconut shell activated carbon
Jacobi developing sustainable coconut-based activated carbon production technology
24th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold recovery technology company Jacobi is rolling out a proprietary clean coconut charcoal production technology in India and Sri Lanka using coconut shells sourced from five different countries... 


Eggs and chickens
AMIE, Hume ask for more agile trade responses as chicken, egg supply tightens
23rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has welcomed Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s directive to the Import and Export Control Regime, administered by the... 


Chicken
Sapa estimates R3bn loss to poultry industry after 7.5m birds culled
20th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In an update presented to the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on October 20, the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has estimated that 30% of the South... 


Shell's court battle over South African energy exploration delayed – lawyer
18th October 2023 By: Reuters

A court case over whether to allow Shell to explore for oil and gas off South Africa's pristine Wild Coast has been delayed until next year, a lawyer for environmentalists said on Wednesday. Shell... 


EcoProBM, SK On and Ford are planning to invest C$1.2 billion to build a cathode manufacturing facility in Bécancour, Québec.
EcoPro CAM Canada LP, Canada
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

SK On, EcoProBM and Ford plan to build a cathode manufacturing facility to provide materials that, ultimately, will supply batteries for Ford’s future electric vehicles. 


Namibia sees first oil from offshore discoveries by 2030
11th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia expects the first oil from major offshore finds by 2030 and is considering a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) platform to help it export the crude oil, its petroleum... 


Illustration of proposed green hydrogen plant to be built in Namibia
Green hydrogen needed to decarbonise the world, including Africa
4th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

One of the main areas of focus during negotiations between Germany and Namibia to establish green hydrogen production was to create a value chain in Namibia, as the aim is not only the export of... 


TotalEnergies' logo at its headquarters in France
South Africa gives go-ahead for TotalEnergies to drill offshore
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa's environment ministry has given the go-ahead for TotalEnergies to drill offshore for gas and oil, after rejecting an appeal from more than a dozen individuals and lobby groups who... 


Shell's Mereenie offtake a step closer
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Shell’s gas supply agreement with the Mereenie joint venture (JV) partners has become unconditional. Shell last year struck a supply agreement with ASX-listed Cue Energy for the... 


The Atlantic nickel pit at night
$1bn metals SPAC deal backed by Glencore, automakers collapses
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

 A $1-billion metals deal by blank-cheque fund ACG Acquisition Co has been terminated following delays when the different sides, which included a leading global miner and top automakers as anchor... 


Nikki Hard Hats: 15 years’ heritage across South Africa’s toughest industries
21st September 2023

With Heritage Day being celebrated on 24 September, integrated workplace safety solutions provider BBF Safety Group is highlighting the leading role its Nikki brand of hard hats has played in... 


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Innovation and collaboration take centre stage in decarbonisation
21st September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining companies are leading the charge in decarbonisation, making significant strides. Yet, challenges persist, emphasising the need for collaborative efforts and innovation to strengthen this... 


African Energy Image
Driving Namibia’s Energy Renaissance: President Hage Geingob to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at AEW 2023
21st September 2023

Namibian President Hage Gottfried Geingob is set to deliver an opening keynote at African Energy Week 2023, providing insight into Namibia’s energy transformation and the role the country plays in... 


Namibian President Hage Geingob
US missing out on Namibia’s hydrogen, mineral boom, Geingob says
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Namibian President Hage Geingob said the US is missing out on a chance to invest in green hydrogen projects and mineral resources in the southern African nation, while the European Union is showing... 


An oil and gas exploration rig in Namibia
Africa’s newest oil jackpot comes with a corruption curse
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s touted by some as possibly the world’s biggest-ever deep-water oil find. The discovery off the shores of Namibia last year by TotalEnergies and Shell of an estimated 11-billion barrels of... 


Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC
Akhona Qengqe
15th September 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC  


Shell image
Breaking new ground in productivity
14th September 2023

As the world grows so, too, does its energy requirements. Shell is committed to meeting those requirements while keeping the needs of the economy, the environment and the people top of mind. An... 


Rubber lined mill circuit pumps handle large particle impacts and are more cost effective and easier to handle.
Keeping mill circuit pumps running: The key to efficient operations
7th September 2023

The requisite levels of support are critical to ensure optimal performance of a mill circuit, as is the correct selection of the mill circuit pump. Attention to both these aspects will facilitate... 


Image shows an aerial view of the Gorgon operation
Workers reject Chevron's overtures
1st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Workers at US energy major Chevron’s Gorgon and Wheatstone Downstream gas processing facilities in north-west Western Australia have rejected an enterprise agreement not endorsed by their... 


Image shows the Gorgon platform
Alliance members vote for industrial action at Chevron
29th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

US energy major Chevron is facing industrial action with Offshore Alliance members at the company’s Western Australian gas facilities issuing a notice of intention to take protected industrial... 


Image shows the Wheatstone LNG operation
Woodside avoids strike, but Chevron remains in the crosshair
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has avoided industrial action at its North West Shelf operations, offshore Western Australia, reaching an agreement with the Offshore Alliance employee representatives.... 


Drilling confirms Bloom Lake expansion potential
Drilling confirms Bloom Lake expansion potential
24th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Champion Iron has confirmed the expansion potential of the Bloom Lake mine, in Quebec, announcing a 40% increase in its measured and indicated resources. The company has updated its... 


Southern African bloc backs $17bn gas infrastructure plan
22nd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

A southern African bloc of nations backed a $17-billion natural gas infrastructure plan to bolster energy supplies on a continent where almost half of the population lacks access to power. The... 


Image shows the Gorgon operation
Woodside and Chevron facing labour issues
11th August 2023

Oil and gas producers Woodside and Chevron could be facing industrial action from Offshore Alliance members over failure to reach an agreement on benchmark pay and conditions, prohibitions against... 


Image of Elandsfontein phosphate operations
Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has reported in its full-year results, published on July 31, 2023, that delays continue in commissioning the ramp-up of Elandsfontein operations at the mine. 


Image of thyssenkrupp nucera module yard
Further electrolyser capacity reserved for green hydrogen production
3rd August 2023

Another company has signed a reservation agreement for production capacities for thyssenkrupp nucera's  high-efficiency water electrolysers to produce green hydrogen. The company has contractually... 


UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Britain commits to future North Sea oil and gas licences
31st July 2023 By: Reuters

Britain on Monday committed to granting future licences for North Sea oil and gas extraction as part of efforts to become more energy independent, in plans that have drawn criticism from... 


Image of uranium ore
Muntanga uranium project, Zambia – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has announced an updated mineral resource estimate for Muntanga project. 


GoviEx announces higher openpit mineral resources at Muntanga
17th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral resources company GoviEx Uranium has announced an updated mineral resource estimate (MRE) for its mine-permitted Muntanga uranium project, in Zambia. The Muntanga project comprises three... 


An image depicting a smiling man
Coconut shells go for gold
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Environmentally responsible carbon manufacturer Panthera Carbon Global has uplifted many African communities through buying discarded coconut shells, which it repurposes into activated carbon that... 


An image of a Weir Warman pump
Upgrade pumps first when increasing minerals processing throughput
7th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The demand for higher production rates is placing greater pressure on minerals processing plants to produce greater tonnages. Pumps play a crucial role in minerals processing and need to be... 


Actom John Thompson image
John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 


Image of helium block at the Virginia gas project
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has marked another significant milestone for Phase 2 of its Virginia gas project. 


Image shows stacked coins
Tamboran raises cash for Beetaloo basin
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Natural gas developer Tamboran Resources has unveiled a near A$71.4-million capital raise to accelerate the development of its Beetaloo Basin projects. The company on Tuesday said it had received... 


Image shows an LNG plant
Tamboran advances Beetaloo and Middle Arm plans
23rd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Natural gas developer Tamboran Resources has tapped ASX-listed APA Group as the preferred transmission pipeline partner for its Beetaloo Basin development. The two companies have now signed a term... 


Image of battery energy storage unit
Rangebank battery energy storage system, Australia
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A joint venture between Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group and Shell Energy Operations plans to build a utility-scale battery energy storage system in Victoria.  


Aerial view of the Virginia gas project
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has announced progress in securing funds for the construction of Phase 2 of its Virginia gas project. 


An American flag in the US capitol
US targets China entities for pilot training, hypersonic tech
13th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US Commerce Department restricted exports to entities that it says recruited Western pilots to train Chinese military personnel, as well as some that helped develop hypersonic weapons. They... 


Chevron marks milestone at Gorgon
Chevron marks milestone at Gorgon
12th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) joint venture marked the first production of gas from its Stage 2 development last week, off the coast of Western Australia. The Stage 2 development expands... 


Hands off our oceans: Eco lobby hits out 'onslaught' by foreign companies on SA waters
9th June 2023 By: News24Wire

The "onslaught" on South Africa's oceans, with foreign companies seeking to drill for oil and gas, is becoming a major concern, according to The Green Connection. The eco-justice group sounded the... 


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