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Pilot phase at Sovereign’s Malawi project on track
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals says pilot site construction for the ongoing pilot mining and land rehabilitation programme (pilot phase) at the Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, is... 


Green Battery and Volt Carbon to co-develop Quebec graphite project
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Green Battery Minerals has entered into an option agreement with fellow-listed Volt Carbon Technologies to co-develop the Berkwood graphite project, in Quebec. Volt has an option to... 


CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
CDE suggests new administration should shrink, streamline Cabinet
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A significant reduction in the number of Cabinet Ministers and a fundamental overhaul of the Presidency are important steps towards fixing South Africa’s weak State, says policy research... 


GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production
GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed G Mining Ventures (GMIN) has announced progress in the commissioning of its Tocantinzinho (TZ) gold project, in Brazil. With the project engineered to produce about 175 000 oz/y of gold... 


Polystyrene panels in cold storage facilities a fire risk
12th June 2024

In examining fire-safety issues related to polystyrene panels in cold storage, it is crucial to consider international standards and the inherent risks associated with this material, according to... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
12th June 2024

This week: Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy; Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat and, Diamond... 


Elliott steps in to back faltering Canadian copper miner after bankruptcy
Elliott steps in to back faltering Canadian copper miner after bankruptcy
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

US hedge fund manager Elliott Investment Management has offered support to troubled Canadian miner Nevada Copper after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. Before Monday’s bankruptcy... 


Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate
Bannerman hikes Namibia uranium project capital cost estimate
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium project developer Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the Etango-8 project, in Namibia. This update follows the completion of the... 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


Liberty Two Degrees COO Jonathan Sinden
L2D reports sustainable operational performance on retail assets
11th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the current economic climate presenting slowing growth, characterised by high inflationary pressure, increasing costs of property rates, the lack of delivery of basic utilities such as... 


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Volkswagen, Isuzu pour cold water on South Africa’s EV ambitions
11th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Volkswagen and Isuzu Motors have expressed skepticism about South Africa’s plans to develop electric and hydrogen-powered vehicle industries. While the government in February announced that... 


Accreditation Day underlines importance of the SANAS
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

In the current environment of fast-paced technological advancement, accreditation can enable organisations to embrace new technologies and drive innovation, as it provides a framework of trust and... 


Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine
Critical Metals to buy controlling stake in Greenland REE mine
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed Critical Metals has signed a binding heads of agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the Tanbreez rare earth mine, in Greenland, from a company controlled by geologist Gregory... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Hive Hydrogen investment propels more economic opportunities in Gqeberha
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company Hive Hydrogen’s incoming R105-billion green ammonia plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in Gqeberha, will create major opportunities for green industrial development and... 


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City of Tshwane, DWS sign an MoU to address water constraints
10th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Tshwane (CoT) and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) have formalised a strategic partnership through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to tackle the city’s water challenges.... 


Lilian Velásquez-Yévenes
SAIMM to highlight sustainable extraction of metals through the Hydrometallurgy Conference
10th June 2024

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy(SAIMM) will bring together experts in the minerals sector, at this year’s Hydrometallurgy Conference taking place from 1 – 3 September 2024... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Agriculture, mining remain growth areas for Omnia, despite difficult operating environment
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has reported a 10% decrease in operating profit to R1.7-billion for the financial year ended March 31, saying this reflected volatile market conditions and global... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Reform momentum must be sustained ‘regardless of the form or composition’ of new government
10th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has underlined the importance of the new government – which is yet to be formed after no single party secured an outright majority in the recent elections – continuing... 


New Porgera Limited and Barrick Niugini Limited country manager Karo Lelai (left) hands over the second donation of relief supplies from the Porgera mine to Dorothy Kukum, director of community development with the Enga provincial government, on June 3.
Barrick and Zijin contribute $1m to PNG landslide relief efforts
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining companies Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining – joint venture partners in the Porgera mine – have jointly contributed $1-million to help communities in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province in the wake... 


Speedier, greener lithium may be nine years away, Codelco says
Speedier, greener lithium may be nine years away, Codelco says
10th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Codelco, the copper giant that’s about to become a major lithium player, delivered some cautious guidance on the timing of a cleaner, faster way to extract the battery metal in northern Chile. A... 


Award-winning Omnivat to roll out pilots of containerised electricity generation and storage system
Award-winning Omnivat to roll out pilots of containerised electricity generation and storage system
10th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Renewable energy technology company Omnivat Tech, the creator of an award-winning containerised electricity generation and storage system, aims to deploy three in-field pilot plants in the coming... 


First-quarter contraction demonstrates GDP growth volatility – TIPS
7th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

GDP contracted by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, underscoring the increased volatility of GDP growth since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, said nonprofit economic research... 


Asset management and maintenance – choosing the right partner for the job
Asset management and maintenance – choosing the right partner for the job
7th June 2024

By Nnadozie Ogbuehi, Field Services Director at Schneider Electric  In a research paper published by Taylor and Francis Online: An approach to improve asset maintenance and management priorities... 


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On-The-Air (07/06/2024)
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses platinum metals to rescue the environment and diamonds to be traceable. 


South Africa pioneered hydrogen haul truck.
World Hydrogen alerted to benefit of South Africa’s zero-emission hydrogen haul truck
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

One hydrogen haul truck eliminates the deleterious carbon emissions of the equivalent of 700 cars, First Mode global hydrogen sourcing director James Betts highlighted during this week’s World... 


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Water pollution, traceability, exploration fund make headlines
7th June 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the role that Platinum Group Metal can play against water pollution; traceability in the mining sector and Petra Diamonds progress in this area; and... 


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Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency
7th June 2024

Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency The ever-increasing demand for consumer goods means that machinery on mines and in manufacturing plants are required to operate more... 


DWS postpones Lower Sundays Canal rehabilitation
7th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has postponed the emergency rehabilitation on parts of the Lower Sundays River Canal, in the Eastern Cape, in the aftermath of flooding events. The... 


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Enhanced steel grade meets demanding needs
7th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless, based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, has improved on the “workhorse” 3CR12 utility steel by adding the high-strength 3CR12HP400 version to meet the... 


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Cost-effective corrosion technology excels in harsh climates
7th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Corrosion control specialist Cortec’s migrating corrosion inhibitors (MCIs) technology offers a cost-effective solution to extend structural service life in high-temperature areas, such as those in... 


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Jwaneng underground project, Botswana – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Early works at the underground site are in progress. 


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K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals Corporation has appointed Wood as the lead consultant on its definitive feasibility study  


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator started with another round of hearings for the Koeberg long-term operation, or lifetime extension, project on June 3. 


Core sample from the Khemisset project
Khemisset potash project, Morocco – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Emmerson is working on getting environmental approval for the project. 


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Long-term thinking key to managing South Africa’s mine water challenge
7th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges, several areas require improvement and focus to ensure that the country continues on a positive trajectory and... 


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Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South32 has awarded an engineering and procurement services contract to an Australian company. 


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Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor project, France – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The loading of the fuel assemblies into the core of the Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor has been completed ahead of its startup. 


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Berg gold project, Canada – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper Corp has launched a metallurgical test programme for its Berg project. 


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Shirley Basin uranium project, US
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Shirley Basin will have the capacity to produce up to one-million pounds of triuranium octoxide a year. 


Water access improves since 2002, but latest data shows regression over the past two years
7th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While access to drinking water has improved over the past two decades, recent Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) data shows that there has been a regression over the past two years. In its annual... 


MTN Group calls for harmonised regulations in Africa to accelerate digital investment
7th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The acceleration of digital investment across Africa could be boosted by harmonising regulations, and MTN Group president and CEO Ralph Mupita is urging governments to consider this. Harmonised and... 


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Long-term thinking key to managing South Africa’s mine water challenge
7th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges, several areas require improvement and focus to ensure that the country continues on a positive trajectory and... 


FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
7th June 2024

Passive firefighting specialist FlameBlock has developed the FlameBlock Lithium Black (FLB), a uniquely formulated fire extinguishing agent designed specifically to extinguish lithium-ion battery... 


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