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Deep-South announces results from drilling programme at Haib

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th June 2021 TSX-listed Deep-South Resources has recorded the second batch of assay results from its current drilling programme at the Haib copper project in southern Namibia. Significant copper and molybdenum intersections include 0.46% copper-equivalent grade over 156 m, including 24 m at 0.65% copper... 

Electrification, digitalisation and automation to increase mines safety and productivity

By: Donna Slater     10th June 2021 South African mines wanting to drive greater operational safety, productivity and sustainability, as well as increase mine life, should tap into electrification, digitalisation and automation, says engineering company ABB South Africa process industries division manager John Manuell. From a... 

Parker’s High Performance Flange System gains new certification for marine applications

3rd June 2021 Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced that its mechanical flange system for machines and plants (with working pressures of up to 420 bar) - “HPF - Parker High Performance Flange System” -  has gained DNV GL approval for marine applications. The DGUV... 

Zutari appointed to develop feeder roads plan for LHWP Phase II

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd June 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded Zutari Lesotho the professional services contract for the development of the master plan for feeder roads and bridges related to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II. Work on the contract is valued at about M13-million... 

Alien plant and animal species responsible for significant biodiversity degradation 

By: Donna Slater     28th May 2021 A report released by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) on May 28, finds that biological invasions are the third-largest threat to South Africa’s biodiversity after cultivation and land degradation, and are responsible for 25% of all biodiversity loss. The second... 

Nasa’s Mars helicopter had in-flight problem on its sixth mission

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th May 2021 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team reported on Thursday that the small uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) had suffered, in Nasa jargon, an “anomaly” during its sixth flight in the Red Planet’s very thin atmosphere.... 

Kodal updates Bougouni feasibility study; continues Mali operations despite unrest

By: Donna Slater     28th May 2021 Aim-listed gold and lithium explorer and developer Kodal Minerals reports that an updated feasibility study, reflecting the new Mali 2019 Mining Code and other minor amendments, for its Bougouni lithium project, in Mali, has been lodged with Mali’s directorate of geology and mines, the Direction... 

New green copper play in Northern Cape expects to be cash positive from month two  

By: Martin Creamer     28th May 2021 The new green copper play in the Northern Cape expects to be cash positive from its second month of operation. Big Tree Copper, a rebrand of Cape Copper Oxide, will begin producing copper plate from July, which will be sold at the mine gate to Noble Metals. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

Nasa’s Mars helicopter should make its first proper aerial survey flight next week

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st May 2021 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa’s) Mars Helicopter team, based at the famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the state of California, is currently planning the small drone aircraft’s next (sixth) flight, it has reported. The autonomous uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV), named... 

European Space Agency planning lunar satellite navigation and communications system

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st May 2021 The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that it has selected and signed contracts with two consortia to develop its ‘Moonlight’ project. Moonlight is intended to create a telecommunications and navigation system for the Moon, using a constellation of lunar orbiting satellites and... 

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