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McClean Lake uranium mining to restart
McClean Lake uranium mining to restart
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The McClean Lake Joint Venture (MLJV) will restart uranium mining operations, targeting 800 000 lb of uranium oxide (U3O8) in 2025, Orano Canada and Denison Mines announced on Wednesday. Mining at... 


Multi-dimensional tailings standard demands varied disciplines
Multi-dimensional tailings standard demands varied disciplines
23rd January 2024

Vis Reddy, Chairman of SRK Consulting (SA) and Regional Coordinator (Africa) for SRK Global John Stiff, Partner and Principal Engineering Geologist at SRK Consulting 


Area: Level monitoring
Area: Level monitoring
23rd January 2024

Safe without a float LI level sensor for point level and leakage monitoring Approved as overflow prevention and leakage. sensor to the German Federal Water Act (WHG) Maintenance-free as there are... 


 How engineering advancement is changing the way we manage water
How engineering advancement is changing the way we manage water
23rd January 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric While ancient Rome could rely on gravity alone for its daily water supply, today, continuous engineering advancements play... 


Errol Smart
Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge
23rd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s prospective Northern Cape province on Tuesday received yet another promising forward nudge along the road to copper-revival in the form of development obstacles being moved out of... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


Solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen storage tank
Lhyfe, Source Galileo to establish green hydrogen production units in the UK, Ireland
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green and renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and renewable energy developer Source Galileo have entered into an agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale green and renewable... 


Plastics SA commits to environmental education on World Environmental Education Day, 26 January 2024
Plastics SA commits to environmental education on World Environmental Education Day, 26 January 2024
22nd January 2024

Plastics SA, the leading representative of the plastics industry in South Africa, proudly announces its active participation in World Environmental Education Day, taking place on 26 January 2024.... 


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Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
22nd January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, the Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
South Africa must build renewable energy momentum, and then move on to other sectors – Mavuso
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The rapid pace at which South Africa is building renewable energy projects, driven by private sector investment, is viewed as positive in the global context, including at the recently held World... 


Patrick Flannigan, Technical Manager at CHRYSO Southern Africa
When heat or cold complicates concrete -call CHRYSO
22nd January 2024

When ambient temperatures become very hot or cold, concrete users can struggle to achieve the required strength and workability – but there are admixtures for those challenges. Patrick Flannigan,... 


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Multi-tasking tiller for small farmers
21st January 2024

A multi-tasking diesel tiller is set to be a game-changer for small-scale and light agriculture farmers, offering a versatile and cost-effective solution for a range of tasks. The TF 545DE diesel... 


Image of A dry-type transformer positioned in an E-House.
Modular substations and dry-type transformers support renewable energy projects
21st January 2024

Modular substations and dry-type transformers offer a number of advantages for renewable energy projects such as those relying on solar and wind power, says Trafo Power Solutions’ David Claassen.... 


Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
21st January 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The US pumps industry is showing great demand for wear components supplied by bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings, which was recently acknowledged at the 2023 South African Capital Equipment... 


Water summit concludes with multistakeholder resolutions to tackle issues
19th January 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... 


Water reuse increases potable water supply
19th January 2024

Water reuse will add about 7% to Cape Town’s total bulk potable water supply by 2040 as part of Cape Town’s Water Strategy. The programme aims to add 300-million litres of water a day from new... 


Firm prioritises emissions reduction
19th January 2024 By: Lynne Davies

‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation... 


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Hydrogen implementation remains limited
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following global trends, discussions in South Africa on hydrogen, its production and use have gained momentum, although actual implementation remains limited, says power technology provider Cummins... 


Grave concern at water problems in South Africa
19th January 2024

The Blue Drop and No Drop reports, as well as the Green Drop progress report and awards ceremony, held on December 5, 2023, were a way to award those who have “heeded the call and subscribed to... 


Govt called to enhance service
19th January 2024

Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo has called for reinvigoration from all government sectors to fast-track service delivery provision to communities to realise “a better quality of... 


AfDB pledges to quadruple financing for climate adaptation
19th January 2024

Development funding institution African Development Bank (AfDB) recently pledged to quadruple its financing for climate adaptation to reach $25-billion by 2025 through the promotion of... 


Two women and a baby standing around tap with a gent overseeing it
Huge investment to bring Rwanda water relief
19th January 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) board in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, announced last month that it had approved loans of over R4.7-billion to Rwanda, to improve the... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


Dept to launch turnaround initiatives as SA’s water quality, wastewater plants deteriorate
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa’s water quality, nonrevenue water and wastewater facilities deteriorate, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is embarking on various initiatives to arrest the downward... 


SA-made nature-mimicking shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The ecofriendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


Location map of the K. Hill manganese project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation to advance the project. 


Aerial view of the Kayelekera operation
Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lotus Resources is targeting a potential restart at the project in late 2025. 


Image of periodic table symbols for neodymium/praseodymium
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola has said that it is “delighted to see the excellent progress” being made on site. 


Image of copper and gold ore
Northparkes mine, Australia
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold mine in New South Wales, Australia. 


TNPA recently selected a preferred bidder for a 25-year LNG terminal concession in the Port of Richards Bay's South Dunes precinct
1 000 MW gas-to-power cap placed on Richards Bay for first gas procurement round
18th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While ‘location agnostic’, South Africa’s inaugural 2 000 MW gas-to-power (GtP) procurement round is limiting the development of facilities in the City of uMhlathuze, where KwaZulu-Natal’s... 


The existing Ulco operation and new mining area
AfriSam expects to start mining new Ulco limestone quarry later this year
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam will soon start mining at a new limestone deposit near its Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


Hannes Meyer, AfriSam Cementitious Executive
New limestone quarry for AfriSam at Ulco
18th January 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


Potential modest global FDI increase in 2024, but geopolitical, debt and global fracturing are risks
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) 'Global Investment Trends Monitor' shows that global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows increased marginally by 3% in 2023 to... 


WearCheck Lube tips: Volume 3
WearCheck Lube tips: Volume 3
17th January 2024

(Virtual Showroom):11. Lube tip: introducing additives to improve oil quality Oil quality is established by the refining processes, and additives are most effective if the oil is well refined.... 


Eskom to implement planned maintenance at Zuikerbosch
17th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

State-owned power utility Eskom is preparing to embark on an eight-hour planned maintenance on the transformers that supply power at water utility Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant.... 


Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 


Los Pelambres
Antofagasta's 2023 copper output up 2%, sees higher capex in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Reuters

Antofagasta on Wednesday reported a 2% rise in 2023 copper production to 660 600 metric tons on higher output at its flagship project Los Pelambres due to improved water availability. The Chilean... 


South Africa to host the first Global Congress of Chemical Engineering: To Sustainability and Beyond!
South Africa to host the first Global Congress of Chemical Engineering: To Sustainability and Beyond!
17th January 2024

The South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) are the proud organisers of the Global Congress of Chemical Engineering, scheduled to take place from October 6 to 11, 2024, at the Cape... 


A pontoon equipped with pump flotation devices and a galvanised walkway.
Pump with the right accessories, advises IPR
17th January 2024

When a customer needs a dewatering solution, they might not always be able to specify the exact accessories that must accompany the pump to get the best outcome – which is where IPR can help. “With... 


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GoviEx progressing projects despite political challenges
16th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Despite bullish uranium prices, the unexpected military coup in Niger, where TSX-V-listed GoviEx’s  Madaouela project is located, has created some challenges, CEO Daniel Major and executive... 


Droughts, Floods and Contamination: the triple threat to African mining investments
Droughts, Floods and Contamination: the triple threat to African mining investments
16th January 2024

Water availability is a key investment risk to mining in many African countries, adding to the range of risks that will come under the spotlight at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape... 


A Shell signpost
Shell to exit Nigeria's onshore oil after nearly a century
16th January 2024 By: Reuters

British energy major Shell has agreed to sell its Nigerian onshore oil and gas subsidiary in Nigeria to a consortium of five mostly local companies for up to $2.4-billion, after nearly a century of... 


Swiss Ambassador celebrates industrial parks project success with the NCPC-SA
Swiss Ambassador celebrates industrial parks project success with the NCPC-SA
16th January 2024

His Excellency Mirko Manzoni, the ambassador of Switzerland in South Africa, attended a workshop to mark the end of Phase I and the beginning of Phase II of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks... 


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