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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... 


Aerial view of the Hermosa project
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... 


Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
7th June 2024

Corrosion is an insidious enemy of industrial assets, silently deteriorating structures, machinery and equipment across a range of industries. Whether it is the pipelines in an oil refinery, the... 


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Zavalievsky graphite mine, Ukraine
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A graphite mine adjacent to the town of Zavallya, in Ukraine. 


Location of Tumas uranium project tenements
Tumas uranium project, Namibia – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Deep Yellow has selected a contractor to deliver detailed engineering and engineering, procurement and construction management services for the Tumas uranium project. 


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Already green V&A Waterfront eyes starting up desalination plant; building second seawater cooling plant
6th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Since starting its sustainability journey in 2008, the V&A Waterfront (V&A) in Cape Town has reduced its energy use by 40%, with 2 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels generating 1 640 000 kWh of... 


Absa, IFC unveil innovative climate-smart housing rebate
6th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services provider Absa, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has launched a new initiative within the South African residential market aimed at promoting... 


Rising temperatures, rising risks: why adequate cover has become critical
6th June 2024

The knock-on effects of climate-related incidents have led to a noticeable increase in personal and commercial insurance claims, both in terms of property damage and business interruption. This has... 


Belgium's King Philippe and Namibian President Ngangolo Mbumba on a site visit at the Cleanenergy Solutions green hydrogen project in Namibia
Namibia’s audacious plan to become a global green hydrogen hub
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Early in May, King Philippe of Belgium was on the edge of the Namib desert to inaugurate a project that aims to help decarbonize European industry, and which might just enable one of Africa’s... 


Antofagasta signs $1.5bn investment deal for water transport system in Chile mine
6th June 2024 By: Reuters

London-listed Antofagasta on Wednesday signed a $1.5-billion investment deal to improve water supply at its Chile mining operations. The deal, signed with a firm owned by Madrid-based Almar Water... 


Professionalisation, mentorship in focus to drive sustainable infrastructure development
5th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mentorship of new entrants and the professionalisation of practitioners will help people in the construction industry to excel and build roads, water infrastructure and houses that last, and build... 


The Khumani iron-ore mine
Mining input costs up by 7.2% y/y, Minerals Council says
5th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa said on June 4 that its index of mining input costs increased by 7.2% year-on-year, matching the highest rate so far this year, which was recorded in January. This... 


PGM-linked hydrogen peroxide generator.
Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat
5th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global environment. The latest indispensable commodity that is... 


Liquidity position of many municipalities at risk
5th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

National Treasury has released the ‘Local Government Revenue and Expenditure Report’ for the third quarter of the 2023/24 financial year, which shows an underperformance of actual collections... 


Two rand with flag background
Business confidence ticked up ahead of elections but more is needed to spur investment
5th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased by five points to 35% in the second quarter of the year ahead of the national... 


Plastics: An unsung hero in environmental protection
Plastics: An unsung hero in environmental protection
5th June 2024

As global awareness about the environment reaches its peak during June when World Environment Day and World Ocean Day are celebrated, it is crucial to highlight the often-overlooked benefits of... 


Sigfox SA appointed to support South Africa’s transition to smart water meters
5th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

National Treasury has selected Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity service Sigfox South Africa’s network to underpin South Africa’s new smart water meter ecosystem. The tender, commonly known as... 


A tree plantation
Carbon removal needs to quadruple to meet climate goals, researchers say
5th June 2024 By: Reuters

Governments need to plant more trees and deploy technologies that will quadruple the amount of carbon dioxide removed each year from the atmosphere in order to meet global climate goals, a team of... 


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