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Installation of the main equipment at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant
Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Turkey – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Installation of the main equipment within the reactor building of Unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP has been completed. 

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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has made another quarterly drawdown request under one of its equity facilities with major shareholder African Rainbow Capital Fund. 

Environmental groups opposed to Richards Bay gas power plant get High Court date
10th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Environmental organisations the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) and groundWork have been notified that their case challenging the environmental authorisation by the Department... 

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Hillside Aluminium calls for refractory service providers for carbon, reduction departments and casthouse services
10th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Hillside Aluminium smelter, in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, has called for expressions of interest from refractory services companies to render furnace repairs and maintenance, ladle and... 

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At current oil prices, petrol and diesel are due for massive hikes in April
9th March 2022 By: News24Wire

According to the latest data from the Central Energy Fund, petrol and diesel prices currently look set for large increases in the first week of April. Local fuel prices are determined by... 

Mantashe backs oil, gas hunt despite opposition
8th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s energy minister is adamant that the nation must forge ahead with offshore oil and gas exploration, despite recent legal setbacks to the development of the resources. Environmental... 

Appea backs CCS study in WA
8th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) is backing a new study by the Western Australian LNG Jobs Taskforce into opportunities for carbon capture, utilisation and... 

Vivo confirms Mittelman’s appointment as CEO
4th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-headquartered downstream petroleum company Vivo Energy has appointed CEO-designate Stan Mittelman to the official position of CEO effective March 3. He succeeds Christian Chammas, who... 

Mining companies may pause growth plans amid Ukraine war, inflation
Mining companies may pause growth plans amid Ukraine war, inflation
4th March 2022 By: Reuters

Flush with cash after bumper earnings, mining companies straddle a delicate balancing act as they benefit from soaring commodity prices amid the Ukraine-Russia crisis but also potentially face high... 

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West Kenya gold project, Kenya – update
4th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Shanta Gold has discovered new high-grade resources at its West Kenya project.  

Glencore reviews equity stakes in Russian companies En+ and Rosneft
2nd March 2022 By: Reuters

Miner and trader Glencore said on Tuesday it is reviewing all its business activities in Russia including equity stakes in aluminium and hydropower group En+ Group and oil giant Rosneft. The... 

As BP and Shell leave Russia, these companies still have stakes
1st March 2022 By: Bloomberg

The invasion of Ukraine has prompted oil giant BP and Shell to quit Russia in a historic move that will bring billions of dollars of impairments. Now the pressure is building on others to follow... 

Using wolves to guard sheep
25th February 2022 By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy

We have seen some interesting developments in the past year. Actually, that’s not true at all; we’ve seen some horrifying developments. I think every South African acknowledges that we live in a... 

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Tabakoroni gold project, Mali – update
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Resolute Mining has announced a 40% increase in the gold resource at its Tabakoroni gold project. 

TotalEnergies makes large oil discovery off Namibia
24th February 2022 By: Reuters

Operator TotalEnergies has made a significant discovery of light oil and associated gas off the coast of Namibia, the company said on Thursday. Two sources earlier told Reuters about the large... 

LED lighting solution for Shell service station
21st February 2022

BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED lighting solution for the Shell service station located on the busy Bottelary Road just off the R300 in Brackenfell, Cape Town. Shell Brackengate @R300 is a newly... 

Noncontact temperature measurement vital for cement industry
18th February 2022 By: Claire O'Reilly

Industrial infrared sensors and systems for noncontact temperature measurement are vital to the cement industry and can be employed throughout a plant for process monitoring and predictive... 

Politics and electricity
18th February 2022 By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy

Our Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has come out swinging with pronouncements that the future of South Africa’s energy supplies is based on natural gas. On December 14, just... 

Resolute announces 40% increase in Tabakoroni gold resource
17th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Resolute Mining has announced a 40% increase in the gold resource at its Tabakoroni gold project, in Mali, saying it confirms the potential for a new openpit or underground gold mine. The updated... 

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Shell, Mantashe lose court bid challenging Wild Coast seismic survey interdict
17th February 2022 By: News24Wire

The High Court in Makhanda has dismissed Shell and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's application for leave to appeal a ruling that temporarily halted a seismic survey off the... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe confirms some RMIPPPP projects won’t close, outlines six-monthly renewables procurement tempo
15th February 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe confirmed on Tuesday that not all of the 11 Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) preferred bidders would... 

Lubricant company leads global market
11th February 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Last year global lubricant company Shell retained its status as the leading global supplier of finished lubricants for a fifteenth consecutive year, according to the nineteenth edition of... 

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
11th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Market researcher S2 Research has published an updated valuation for Orion Minerals at R1.16, or A$0.11, a share, compared with its current share price valuations of R0.34, or A$0.03. 

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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
11th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has concluded a liquefied natural gas supply agreement with Italtile subsidiary Ceramic Industries. 

The Sapref refinery in South Africa
Sapref to halt operations by end-March
10th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref) announced on February 10 that it would freeze spending and pause refinery operations by the end of March. Established in 1963, Sapref was... 

GasFields Commission steps into Surat gas fight
10th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The GasFields Commission Queensland has stepped into the Surat gas project melee, calling on all stakeholders involved to urgently act to resolve ongoing coexistence issues emanating from Arrow... 

BHP welcomes new board member
10th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has appointed Catherine Tanna as an independent nonexecutive director with effect from April 4. Tanna has more than 30 years’ experience in the resources sector and was the... 

Shell to invest further in Qld gas
9th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas giant Shell’s QBC business, along with its joint venture partners CNOOC and Tokyo Gas, have announced plans to develop the next phase of onshore natural gas in Queensland, to supply... 

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Directors face potential liability for climate change risks – Webber Wentzel
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Directors face potential liability if they fail to carry out their fiduciary duties to curb climate change risks and do not make complete disclosures about climate-related risks, Webber Wentzel... 

Namibia aims for first-ever oil output by 2026 after Shell discovery
8th February 2022 By: Reuters

Namibia aims to fast track the development of its first oilfield to have production by 2026 following a significant offshore discovery by Shell, a senior energy official told Reuters on Monday.... 

Karoon sets up carbon credits for Brazilian ops
8th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Karoon Energy’s Brazilian subsidiary Karoon Petróleo e Gás, has entered into an agreement with Shell Western Supply and Trading (SWST) to purchase more than 480 000 verified emission... 

BHP welcomes LNG-driven carriers
7th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP has welcomed the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled Newcastlemax bulk carrier, which will transport iron-ore between Western Australia and Asia from 2022. The... 

Hillhead set to host over 600 exhibitors for the first time 
4th February 2022

It’s back to face-to-face business at Hillhead 2022, with more companies showcasing their products and services than ever before. An A-Z of leading players from the quarrying, construction, and... 

S2 unpacks benefits of Orion’s new mine plan considerations
4th February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Market researcher S2 Research has published an updated valuation for ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals at R1.16, or A$0.11, a share, compared with its current share price valuations of R0.34 and... 

Shell Nigeria oil field sale draws bids from four local firms
4th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

Shell's sale of a multibillion dollar stake in a joint venture that operates oil fields in Nigeria has attracted bids from four local companies, according to people familiar with the negotiations.... 

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Uptick after project completion expected
4th February 2022 By: Halima Frost

Energy solutions provider Energy Partners anticipates an increase in interest in its offerings in the Eastern Cape, subsequent to the development and commissioning of a boiler house at a chicken... 

EnerGEO, AEC urge review of South Africans’ views on seismic surveys
2nd February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Energy geoscience industry representative EnerGEO Alliance and African energy sector advocate the African Energy Chamber (AEC) have called on the scientific community to reconsider what they posit... 

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Rubber compound revolutionising mine site mill operations
31st January 2022

A premium-grade rubber compound that offers superior wear life and performance in mill lining applications has been developed in response to demand for higher-wearing rubbers for mill lining... 

All so confusing: the decibel
28th January 2022 By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy

Okay, here are your questions. Take your time; answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’. (a) Are decibels used to measure sound power? (b) Are decibels used to measure sound pressure level? (c) Are decibels used to... 

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Hydrogen Holland I, the Netherlands
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Hydrogen Holland I project will require the engineering, procurement and fabrication of a 200 MW electrolysis plant. 

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Speed up solar, wind and storage developments – Easton
27th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A speeded up solar, wind and storage (SWS) approach is needed to advance South Africa’s decarbonised energy situation and take the country into a cleaner, greener future. Also, steps need to be... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe: SA must oppose 'investment killing' foreign-funded lobby
25th January 2022 By: News24Wire

South Africa must oppose a foreign-funded anti-development agenda if it has any chance at growing its extractive industries for the benefit of the economy, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister... 

Shell’s South African partner warns against halting oil search
25th January 2022 By: Bloomberg

Shell’s South African partner dismissed fears that seismic surveys for offshore oil and gas could endanger marine life and warned that halting searches could leave the country entirely dependent on... 

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The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

The SAIMM started as a learned society in 1894 after the invention of the cyanide process that saved the South African gold mining industry of the...


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Universal Storage Systems (SA)
Universal Storage Systems (SA)

South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

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


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