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Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is showing good progress. 


SLOW RAMP-UP
The Crocodile River Mine is gradually resuming operations after being placed on care and maintenance in 2013 due to economic factors and challenges associated with the mining method
PGMs miner eyes reopening shuttered mine
8th December 2023

Midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) reports that operations at its North West province-based Zandfontein underground operation – within the greater Crocodile... 


EXPORT IMPACT
Challenges have affected South African iron-ore producers over the past two years with lower-than-expected export volumes
Opportunities unlocked through addressing fundamentals
17th November 2023

While it is home to several significant iron-ore producers, amid the opportunities within the African iron-ore industry there are also significant challenges, as all bulk material operations... 


Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
16th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

There is increasing pressure from stakeholders in all sectors for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but the mining industry, in particular, has to... 


CUTTING EMISSIONS
Countries that are heavily reliant on coal for baseload power should look to implement clean coal technologies in their carbon emission strategies
Practical JET implementation
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Negative pressures – such as lower coal prices, loadshedding and poor logistics performance by State-owned freight company Transnet – have impacted on coal miners’ approach to the just energy... 


HYDROGEN TRANSITION
The mining industry has paid a lot of attention to the creation of hydrogen vehicles to replace diesel fleets
Director spotlights trends in fuel cell technology
22nd September 2023

Fuel cells are at the forefront of interest within the domain of renewable-energy solutions, as they provide energy at a low cost, with zero emissions, thereby ensuring a meaningful impact on... 


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Women-centric mine contracting company launched
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

With a clear goal to become a reputable service provider to pre-selected blue chip mining companies, black woman-led and women-centric mine contracting company, TseboKgadi has been launched.... 


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

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


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Domestic manganese miners urged to up exports
23rd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The South African mining industry needs to ensure that it remains competitive in its supply of manganese to the global market amid a global energy transition and an increasing emphasis being placed... 


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Uranium project ramps up
9th June 2023

As a mineral resource company focused on the exploration and development of uranium properties in Africa, GoviEx Uranium CEO Daniel Major will shed light on the role of uranium in the global energy... 


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Consultants can help country navigate energy minerals demand
26th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Owing to the increasing amount of mining activity expected in Botswana – particularly amid increasing demand for minerals such as coal and battery metals – specialist mining services provider... 


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Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has said that it will expand the scope of the feasibility study for the project to include detailed engineering and design. 


GoviEx to expand scope of Mutanga feasibility study
16th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company GoviEx Uranium will expand the scope of the feasibility study for its Mutanga project, in Zambia, to include detailed engineering and design. With an updated mineral resource to... 


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Company benefits from PGMs demand
10th February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the increase in demand for platinum-group metals (PGMs), specialist mining services provider Ukwazi’s PGMs-related projects have increased by about 20% since 2020. Ukwazi business development... 


Find your perfect at Constantia Valley Office Park
Find your perfect at Constantia Valley Office Park
1st December 2022

Location, location, location Located in scenic Constantia Kloof in Roodepoort, Constantia Kloof 3 is one of five free-standing office buildings that make up Constantia Valley Office Park. If you’re... 


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SA poised to benefit from PGMs growth
26th August 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa is strategically poised to benefit from the growth trajectory of the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector, as it holds about 80% of the world’s PGM resources. The country demonstrates a... 


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Eastplats positions new mining method to reopen CRM before year-end
8th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Having completed a new long-term plan and mine redesign study, JSE- and TSX-listed midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastplats envisages restarting mining operations at its flagship PGMs... 


Green economy will require more commodities – specialist mining director
24th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rather than requiring fewer commodities, the green economy, and its resulting technological developments, will actually require more commodities, says specialist mining services provider Ukwazi... 


Ukwazi acquires sidus consulting, solidifying transaction advisory capability
1st February 2022

Niched mining services company, Ukwazi, today announces its acquisition of financial modelling consultancy, Sidus Consulting. The transaction will help grow Ukwazi’s existing solutions portfolio,... 


Ukwazi offers preliminary perspective on the Just Transition
28th January 2022

State-owned power utility Eskom and the coal industry are at the core of the 'Just Transition', says mining services provider Ukwazi Mining director Spencer Eckstein. "[About] 75% of our... 


MANAGING MANGANESE
Ukwazi is able to help manganese mines optimise their processes and operations
Northern Cape manganese ready to be mined
18th June 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining engineer Jaco Mans tells Mining Weekly that South Africa has the capacity and capability to meet the increasing global demand for manganese. He... 


UKWAZI TEAM Mine planning processes are critical for cost saving and revenue enhancement of the mine
Local mine planning on par with global offering
30th April 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

South African mine service providers are on par – or even slightly advanced – compared with international peers in terms of mine planning and software offering, says Ukwazi Mining business... 


Company’s project pipeline healthy despite Covid
9th April 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Despite Covid-19 presenting several challenges, mining advisory company Ukwazi has provided services for various mining projects over the past year. “We have completed projects at coal, platinum... 


FARE WELL
PGM mines were considered essential services during the Covid-19 lockdown and were able to ramp up to 50% of capacity according to regulation 11K promulgated in April, 2020
PGMs faring well during pandemic
5th February 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

While Covid-19 continues to pose challenges for several industries, the mining industry, specifically platinum group metal (PGM) mines, has been somewhat less affected. Mining advisory company... 


SYMBIOTIC RELATIONS By working closely with OEMs, mines ensure that the appropriate fleet and technology are selected for each operation
Autonomous mining vehicles to improve efficiency, reduce cost
30th October 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Using artificial intelligence and robotic mining systems – such as autonomous vehicles – in the mining sector is an interesting development that could have a significant impact on mine efficiency... 


LOCAL IS LEKKER
China imports some of its iron-ore for its steel manufacturing and construction industries from producers in the Northern Cape, such as Kumba Iron Ore
Africa’s iron-ore sector largely unexplored – consultant
24th July 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Mining projects in Africa, particularly those in the iron-ore sector, require deep pockets, lengthy feasibility studies and complementary infrastructure assets, such as efficient logistics... 


IN THE SPOTLIGHT 
Devastation left in the wake of a tailings dam burst owned by Vale and BHP Billiton in Mariana, Brazil
Sacred site destruction demonstrates industry's need to improve corporate citizenship
24th July 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Diversified miner Rio Tinto's destruction of a 46 000-year-old sacred Aboriginal site in the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara – which occurred in last month following a misunderstanding during the... 


Ukwazi launches sustainable mining, environmental and mine closure management division
1st June 2020 By: Schalk Burger

Mining service specialist company Ukwazi on June 1 launched a new division to provide solutions for environmental and closure liability management, including post-closure plans. New approaches in... 


PROPER PROTECTION
Juniors have to issue proper personal protection equipment and train workers in the appropriate use thereof
Pandemic survivors among juniors will face new reality
22nd May 2020 By: Darren Parker

The impact of Covid-19 and the consequent national lockdown on junior miners is likely to be devasting, mining services provider Ukwazi Mining business development director Spencer Eckstein tells... 


COAL-ITION
Ukwazi Mining Solution's has partnered with a major coal mining client to maximize the efficacy of its planning processes
Adviser streamlines mine processes
30th April 2020 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining Solutions was selected to assist a major mining client with the streamlining and automation of its planning process for a sizeable Southern Africa... 


Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba
Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba
24th January 2020 By: Darren Parker

Mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein compares the Investing in African Mining Indaba to farming, as many delegates and companies attending the event are... 


BALLS OF STEEL
Pelletised iron is made from waste dust and can be used in the manufacture of steel
Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market
6th December 2019 By: Darren Parker

Where some might see cause for concern, mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein believes that the uncertain future of iron-ore demand and pricing could mean... 


 SWIFT PROGRESSION 
There is now a need for projects to progress from exploration to production faster and, as a result, obtain funding quicker
Mining industry sunrise at even odds – consultant
27th September 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Recent debates regarding the South African mining industry have centred on whether it is a sunrise or sunset industry. Local mining engineering consultancy Ukwazi business development director... 


Property development forum bemoans Cape Town procurement processes
7th August 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) has bemoaned the City of Cape Town’s cancellation of a request for proposals (RFP) process for the highly anticipated Woodstock/Salt River... 


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