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East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
1st March 2024

By Carol Koech, Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In the first part of my East African sustainability journey blog series, I will... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


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Degritting spiral reduces carbon costs for gold miners
1st March 2024

Amid tough economic conditions, metallurgy and process engineering solutions developer Multotec has responded to the challenge of the high costs associated with using activated carbon in gold... 


MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT
Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


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Noncompliance causing environmental damage
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the need to improve environmental protection standards in South Africa’s mining sector casting a spotlight on implementation and compliance thereof, law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 


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Filter press aids in water sustainability
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal reports that its newly commissioned 40 t/h filter press at its Mpumalanga-based Gugulethu mine is assisting in improving its sustainable use of... 


Call for continued public participation in wetland protection, preservation
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called for continued public participation in the protection and preservation of South Africa’s critical wetlands. Wetlands play a significant role... 


Rand Water launches programme to rid Vaal river of invasive water lettuce
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has embarked on a programme to clear the invasive water lettuce currently overwhelming the Vaal river. The water utility, after being approached by communities, had been working with... 


DBSA’s new Project Vumela financing instrument to help municipalities fund bulk infrastructure investment
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has introduced a new financing instrument called Project Vumela, which blends municipal revenue sources with financing... 


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Black Butte copper project, US – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sandfire Resources America has been given approval to proceed with the construction of its Black Butte project. 


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Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lotus Resources plans to raise $30-million through the issue of 100-million new shares at $0.30 apiece to strategic investors to accelerate the restart works at Kayelekera mine. 


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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, United Arab Emirates
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The sixth phase of the project has reached financial close. 


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Premier gold project, Canada – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the project is nearing completion. 


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Twin Hills gold project, Namibia – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

On February 25, 2024, Osino and Yimtai announced that that they had entered into a binding arrangement – the Yintai Arrangement Agreement – pursuant to which Yintai will acquire all the outstanding... 


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Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1 – South Africa – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South African development finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation has started work to complete its due diligence investigation as part of its proposed R300-million debt facility... 


‘It’s all about this hope thing’, Jane Goodall tells SA researchers
‘It’s all about this hope thing’, Jane Goodall tells SA researchers
29th February 2024

Yves Vanderhaeghen The ethologist and environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall thinks big and acts small to solve global problems. “If we can’t save the planet, we can’t save Africa,” she told a select... 


Honeymoon project to produce first drum of yellow cake this quarter
29th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Boss Energy is set to produce its first drum of uranium from the Honeymoon project, in South Australia, this quarter, MD Duncan Craib reported on Thursday. This comes at the company... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa to Open SIDSSA 24
29th February 2024

SIDSSA 2024 will bring new energy projects to the market for investment and infrastructure-led socioeconomic growth. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will open the Sustainable Infrastructure... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Amid disposals, AECI aligns internationalisation strategy to regions geared for rapid critical minerals growth
28th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed AECI, which is undergoing far-reaching restructuring to re-focus on its core mining and chemicals businesses and reduce debt, reports strong initial interest in the six noncore companies... 


Rand Water works to rid Vaal river of invasive plants
Rand Water works to rid Vaal river of invasive plants
28th February 2024

Rand Water has embarked on a three-pronged integrated programme to clear the invasive water lettuce currently overwhelming the Vaal River, one part of which is the release of hundreds of weevils as... 


Unlocking Green Hydrogen for Sustainable Growth
Unlocking Green Hydrogen for Sustainable Growth
28th February 2024

In the pursuit of a cleaner and more sustainable future, the upcoming Hydrogen Forum will embark on hosting engaging discussions aimed at unlocking the potential of green hydrogen. This event,... 


Osisko establishes technical committee for Gaspe dewatering plan
28th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Osisko Metals has created a technical consultation committee to assist in developing a plan for the dewatering of the Mount Copper openpit at Gaspé Copper, in... 


The SlurrySucker MK III incorporates the world renowned Toyo heavy duty slurry pump, making it the most efficient and cost effective electrically powered floating dredging system available on the market
Next-gen SlurrySucker for silt-challenged water areas powered by Toyo
28th February 2024

Not only does IPR’s SlurrySucker dredging system effectively clean process water ponds, return water dams or other water storage areas, it has become recognised as an ideal solution for cleaning... 


Key Concepts In Lithium-Ion Battery Principles
28th February 2024

A Consumer-Friendly Guide Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious consumer, or someone keen on the future of energy storage, understanding key concepts relating to lithium-ion batteries is... 


JON STANTON The demand for a significant increase in global copper production requires a multifaceted approach
Solutions provider aims to enhance mining productivity more sustainably
28th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global engineering solutions provider Weir aims to assist the mining industry to meet the surging global demand for critical minerals and metals in a more sustainable way. It aims to do this... 


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Cesa underlines importance of collaboration in tackling infrastructure challenges
27th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are myriad, well-documented challenges facing the country’s major infrastructure, ranging from the built environment to water and energy, and key to addressing this will be collaboration and... 


Ewseta CEO Mpho Mookapele
TVET colleges ‘not in a good state’ – Ewseta
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) CEO Mpho Mookapele has... 


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Industry failure to report skills requirements undermining economic growth
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has said it cannot accurately determine critical skills needs in the sector because industry participants do not accurately... 


Heineken's returnable star bottle
Heineken invests R2.3bn in returnable glass programme in South Africa
27th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multinational beer producer Heineken has invested R2.3-billion in its returnable bottle programme in South Africa, more than doubling its share of returnable glass beer bottles, as part of its goal... 


Solar panels being installed
Redefine to double renewable power to 80 MW in two to three years
27th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties, which has an installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 40.86 MW, is installing an additional 27.2 MW of capacity across its... 


Court victory for Sandfire’s Montana copper project
Court victory for Sandfire’s Montana copper project
27th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Copper developer Sandfire Resources America has been given the green light to proceed with the construction of its Black Butte project, after the Montana Supreme Court reversed a 2021 district... 


Indonesia's coal-fired nickel output is pricing out greener metal that has so far failed to command a market premium.
Nickel faces existential moment with half of mines unprofitable
27th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Many of the world’s biggest nickel mines are facing an increasingly bleak future as they wake up to an existential threat: a near limitless supply of low-cost metal from Indonesia. With roughly... 


Deloitte's head office, in Midrand
Onus largely on private sector to recover economy, says Deloitte
26th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the 2024/25 national Budget not having provided much relief to taxpayers, and the economy having a high debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio and slow growth rates, South Africans need to... 


Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
26th February 2024

By Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA In the arid landscape of South Africa, where water is a precious resource, the significance of reliable water infrastructure cannot be overstated. As the nation... 


ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
26th February 2024

A significant occasion to recognise the pivotal role of engineering in shaping our world is World Engineering Day on 4 March. This year’s theme is ‘Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World’,... 


Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine
Budget shows an economy treading water, not collapsing – Jammine
23rd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Budget, delivered on February 21, seemed somewhat prudent, Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine said there was not much in it to... 


Fish being released into the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
23rd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal producer and exporter Thungela on February 23 launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga. The facility was pursued in congruence with efforts to restore... 


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Global unrest fuelling shipping costs, consumers to feel it within a year – Unctad
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) estimates that transits passing through the Suez Canal have decreased by 42% compared with its peak, owing to attacks on Red Sea... 


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On-The-Air (23/02/2024)
23rd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses phosphate, junior miners and clean electricity. 


Ironveld smelter
Ironveld receives financing interest from South African lender
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed iron-ore, vanadium and titanium miner Ironveld has received a nonbinding term sheet from a South Africa-based financial institution to provide financing for its mine in South Africa’s... 


Eskom's transmission infrastructure
Eskom eschews $2.5bn of cheap loans as climate pact flounders
23rd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State power utility has failed to tap $2.5-billion of cheap loans to build critical transmission infrastructure that would help end the country’s crippling energy crisis. That’s... 


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Smarter mining key amid current market conditions
23rd February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Despite the boon of improved uranium demand, overall, depressed commodity prices and costly operating conditions are emphasising the need for Namibian mining companies to ensure that they mine a... 


An image of the surroundings at the site location of the Omitiomire project
Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 


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