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Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim
Standard Bank not expecting major fiscal slippage despite election pressures
7th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim does not anticipate “material fiscal slippage” in the 2024 Budget, despite expenditure pressures associated with the upcoming elections, as well as calls... 


Gold-plate South Africa
Goldplat’s Ghana business excels while South African op stumbles
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat has reported an “exceptional” second quarter at its gold recovery business in Ghana, achieving an operating profit of £1.82-million, up from about... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


Agrico post
S&D pipe SANS 791 certification: Draft 1
7th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Agrico adds SANS 791-certified sewage and drain pipe to its product offering. We are proud to announce that Agrico received SANS 791 certification for the production of sewage and drain (S&D) pipe. 


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DMRE, IDC establish Junior Mining Exploration Fund
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) have signed a memorandum of agreement officially establishing the Junior... 


Aurelia warns major rain event could impact development
6th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Heavy rainfall linked to ex-tropical Cyclone Kirrily, which has impacted much of central and western New South Wales, could have potentially affect Aurelia Metals’ project schedule at its... 


Wine industry calls for balanced taxes, improved law enforcement
6th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Ahead of the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SoNA), nonprofit advocacy organisation South Africa Wine highlights issues that it says require immediate attention for the betterment of the... 


SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Celebrating 50 years of serving the mining industry worldwide, SRK Consulting continues to be a partner to its clients in working to derisk mining investments. As an independent consultancy with... 


Gold pouring
DRDGold to report higher interim earnings, despite cost increases
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed gold mining company DRDGold, which is in the process of finalising its results for the six months ended December 31, expects to report a 5% to 15% year-on-year increase in earnings per... 


West African’s 2024 production to align with long-term mining plan
6th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed West African Resources expects its Sanbrado mine, in Burkina Faso, to produce between 190 000 oz and 210 000 oz of gold this year, consistent with the company’s long-term mining plan.... 


Advantages of investing in RBIDZ outlined at Mining Indaba
Advantages of investing in RBIDZ outlined at Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Big investments require smart decisions, says state-owned Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company (RBIDZ) CEO Thabane Zulu during a video interview at the Investing in African Mining... 


DWS, Salga, Cogta to review water service delivery mechanisms in municipalities
5th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and the South African Local Government Association (Salga) are establishing a... 


Locomotives operating on Transnet Freight Rail's rail lines
Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


The QubePower range of lighting towers, from IPR, includes three different sizes
World class lighting towers at at IPR
5th February 2024

Having witnessed that customers often need robust and compact on-site lighting, IPR now offers the range of Olikara lighting towers to suit every application. The specialist pump dewatering company... 


An image showing a World Bank delegation with City of Cape Town representatives at Steenbras
World Bank tours Cape Town’s Steenbras power plant, to augment support
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Energy councillor Beverley van Reenen has hosted a World Bank delegation to the city’s Steenbras hydro pumped storage scheme. The Steenbras plant is... 


An image of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
De Berg Nature Reserve designated as country’s thirtieth Ramsar site
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the declaration of the De Berg Nature Reserve as South Africa’s thirtieth Ramsar site under the Convention on Wetlands... 


Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 


Neo Hutiri
Royal Academy of Engineering awards South African entrepreneur top prize
2nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK charity the Royal Academy of Engineering has celebrated its tenth anniversary of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with a medal awarded by UK Princess Royal Anne Mountbatten-Windsor,... 


BENEFICIAL CONTRIBUTION
The SlurrySucker contributes to cleaner ecosystems, healthier aquatic life and reduced ecological damage
Dredging system positioned for sustainability
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The integration of advanced technology, and precise customisation in mine dewatering and water treatment applications, not only contribute to efficiency and versatility, but present a practical... 


INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
Weir Minerals offers a large portfolio of products to customers for an integrated dewatering solution
Planning key to effective implementation
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Planning and site-specific requirement evaluations can see comprehensive solutions deployed to assist mining operations to overcome significant challenges in water management that can disrupt... 


An image of the Straub open flex pipe coupling attached to a pipe above ground
Straub pipe couplings see an uptick in African orders
2nd February 2024

According to a recent press release, the recent spike in union-related mining strikes near the end of 2023, coupled with a decline in workforce numbers, meant that the mining industry had to find a... 


An image of the steel suction pipe component manufactured by Bay Engineering
Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio
2nd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and... 


MAINTENANCE SUPPORT
The truck-mounted recycling jetting and vacuuming unit tackles the specific hurdles encountered by maintenance teams working in the mining sector
Recycling jetting and vacuum unit redefining maintenance
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With optimising operations, reducing costs and embracing eco-conscious practices being imperative in the mining industry, pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps’ truck-mounted recycling jetting and... 


EFFICIENCY UPGRADE
The company reduces the number of mobile pump sets through upgrading existing diesel pump units to move more water in less time
Mobile pumps improve efficiency, sustainability
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

South African coal mining operations, particularly in openpit environments, are confronted with the ongoing challenge of managing water levels for seamless operations. Pumps supplier Mechanical... 


An image depicting a barge
Drilling projects successful despite challenges
2nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Owing to quay walls that are starting to collapse and their requiring replacement, drilling company Geomech Africa was contracted to conduct offshore drilling at various South African ports from... 


Mchunu warns of hardline approach towards nonconforming water-service authorities, municipalities
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is offering comprehensive and collaborative support for underperforming water services authorities (WSAs), mayors and municipalities, Water and... 


Periodic table symbol for nickel
Baptiste nickel project, Canada – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

FPX Nickel has closed the private placement financing for the project with new cornerstone investor Sumitomo Metal Mining.  


Manganese ore from the K. Hill project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured $10-million in funding from private equity fund ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund. 


Image of the Koeberg power station
Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has approved Eskom’s request to separate the operational timelines for the two reactors of Koeberg. 


Image of graphite specimen
Lac Rainy graphite project, Canada – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Metals Australia has announced the appointment of a new CEO to drive the development of the project. 


Image of iron-ore stockpile
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

China Baowu Steel Group has raised more than $1-billion from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron-ore project. 


Image of hydrogen electrolysis
Gladstone PEM50 project, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The two-stage green hydrogen project will have a production capacity of up to 22 t/d of green hydrogen. 


New potash processing method set to improve environmental, economic returns – Emmerson
1st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed potash development company Emmerson has said the results of an in-depth scoping study on a new and innovative processing route at its wholly-owned Khemisset potash project, in Morocco,... 


There is no substitute for economic growth, Deloitte says ahead of 2024 Budget
1st February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A tight balance is expected for this year’s National Budget as South Africa’s woes continue; however, a significant, or fundamental, raising of taxes is not expected, with a tightening hold on... 


World Bank, DBSA report highlights local SDG requirements
1st February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Closing South Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) gap will require significant infrastructure and related spending, informed by the right objectives and relevant metrics, a joint study by... 


Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
1st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A number of hedge fund managers are betting that copper stocks are significantly undervalued, as they position themselves for gains this year. Funds including Tribeca Investment Partners, Terra... 


Bengwenyama scoping study shows attractive economics – Southern Palladium
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A scoping study of JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium’s 70%-owned Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa shows “very... 


UD Trucks Southern Africa MD Filip van den Heede
UD Trucks Southern Africa to expand feature, service offerings
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the South African logistics industry continues to undergo a shift, with cargo increasingly being moved by road rather than rail, UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) is sharpening up its service... 


Power lines with the Kendal power station in the background
DMRE to remodel draft IRP 2023 in light of new information, curtailment plans
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Many of the submissions the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has received from the first round of public engagements about the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) in... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining pleased with results of Uitkomst colliery turnaround, while Vele colliery struggles
31st January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Run-of-mine (RoM) production at coal miner MC Mining’s Uitkomst Colliery steelmaking and thermal coal mine , in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, increased by 31% year-on-year to 129 272 t for the... 


Live chickens
Astral returns to profit, questions poultry import tariff rebate in market without chicken shortages
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed poultry producer Astral Foods CEO Chris Schutte, in a voluntary trading statement, said the company had returned to profitability during the first quarter of the current financial year,... 


kwale mineral sands mining operation
Kwale titanium mine to close at end of year
30th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

African mineral sands producer Base Resources has confirmed that its Kwale titanium mining operation in Kenya will come to an end at the end of the year. In an operational, development and... 


An image depicting Hume International logistics and operations director Roy Thomas.
Food distributor welcomes chicken import rebates but warns of supply chain issues
30th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) confirmed on January 25 that it is lifting punitive tariffs on imported chicken as a response to the impacts of the Highly Pathogenic Avian... 


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