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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... 

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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... 

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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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Vesconite Bearings assists with hydroelectric weed extraction in New Zealand
4th June 2024

A Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube wheel and bushing combination has been deployed at a prominent hydroelectric company in New Zealand, expanding a growing set of hydroelectric reference cases for... 

Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
4th June 2024

(Virtual Showroom) - The National Water Act of 1998 in South Africa has put in place stricter regulations on water management, including for the mining sector which is a significant source of water... 

Lower Sundays River Canal to close for scheduled construction of the canal tie-ins
4th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Sections of the Lower Sundays River Canal, which forms part of the Lower Sunday’s Government Water Scheme (LSGWS), in the Eastern Cape, is set to be closed for three months for urgent... 

Hannes Engelbrecht, Concrete Business Unit Director for Domestic and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) at CHRYSO Southern Africa.
Speeding up concrete curing in cold weather
4th June 2024

South Africa’s colder months can bring headaches for contractors – as well as concrete product manufacturers – if low temperatures slow down the curing of their concrete and disrupt production... 

DWS gazettes revised norms and standards for tariff setting
4th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has gazetted the revised Norms and Standards for tariff setting, which introduces a multiyear tariff for all water users, and aims to ensure that... 

The Imperative of Infrastructure Development in Africa
4th June 2024

Africa stands at the precipice of unprecedented growth and transformation, and infrastructure development is at the heart of this evolution. The need for robust infrastructure in Africa cannot be... 

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EWSETA undertakes programme to boost renewables skills development, at TVET colleges
3rd June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The role of technical vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in South Africa’s just energy transition is expected to be bolstered by a partnership led by the Energy and Water Sector... 

African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals has secured its 15% strategic shareholding in Surge Copper, a Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture Exchange company that is advancing an... 

Drilling on the Tiris project, in Mauritania
Aura starts dual funding workstreams to garner debt, strategic financing for Tiris
3rd June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and Aim-listed Aura Energy has started two funding workstreams to underpin the development of the Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania. The company aims to secure an integrated funding... 

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Rand Water embarks on extensive maintenance
3rd June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water on Monday said it will be embarking on extensive maintenance on its infrastructure during South Africa’s winter period from June 22 to July 29. The utility said it has... 

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Fairvest weathers challenges to deliver strong interim performance
3rd June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Real estate investment trust Fairvest has posted an interim distribution of 67.83c per A share and 21.24c per B share for the six months ended March 31. “Fairvest is operationally strong and agile... 

Cyclones slash Australian gold production in March quarter
Cyclones slash Australian gold production in March quarter
3rd June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian gold mine production fell to 70 t in the March quarter, from 77 t in the December quarter, as a series of cyclones moved inland, with heavy rain wreaking havoc on the country's main gold... 

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South Africa’s post-election wrangling leaves investors in limbo
3rd June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investors braced for further upheaval in South Africa’s financial markets in the wake of last week’s elections that produced no outright winner, with the outcome of ongoing coalition talks... 

The home of Malbec wine makes a play for copper in Argentina mining revival
The home of Malbec wine makes a play for copper in Argentina mining revival
31st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Argentina’s Mendoza province, known for Malbec vineyards that draw tourists from across the world, is moving to spur exploration of its copper deposits long shunned by prospectors due to... 

Emira Property Fund CEO Geoff Jennett
Emira reports strong full-year operational results
31st May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite high interest rates and difficult operating conditions, JSE-listed Emira Property Fund reported strong operational results, strategic delivery and capacity-enhancing active capital... 

Worley wins first South32 North America contract
31st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining company South32 has awarded Australian professional services company Worley an engineering and procurement services contract at the Hermosa project, in the US. Worley will be... 

Grundfos at Nampo 2024
Grundfos at Nampo 2024
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Global pump manufacturer Grundfos water utilities regional product manager Stephan Venter speaks to Engineering News about the role the company is playing in the digitalisation of agriculture,... 

How it’s made: A new Ford Ranger every two minutes
How it’s made: A new Ford Ranger every two minutes
31st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Ford’s Silverton manufacturing plant, in Pretoria, is one of five global manufacturing hubs for the Ranger bakkie. The plant is able to produce up to 200 000 vehicles a year and, based on... 

The Quest for Innovation Within a Metropolitan Water Utility Johannesburg Water
31st May 2024

Innovation generally means the introduction of something new, however, in a service delivery context, innovation as a concept refers more to the introduction of something effective and efficient.... 

Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines
Ruthenium, hydropower and green hydrogen make headlines
31st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer discusses the renewed focus on ruthenium, water as an alternative source of power and the need for the world to make green hydrogen cheap enough to ensure... 

Queensland Premier Steven Miles
Queensland outlaws carbon storage in Australia's biggest aquifer
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will ban carbon capture and storage in a giant aquifer that spans much of its territory, the state government said on Friday, after an outcry from farmers who said such... 

A more robust engineering workforce can drive technological advancements and operational efficiencies in mining
Upliftment of engineers critical to industrial development
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

There is a critical need for broader educational reforms to encourage and increase the potential for take-up of engineering as a career among youth, including the country’s mining sector, which... 

SRK Consulting's approach has adapted to evolving needs, incorporating new factors into the core of its technical decision-making processes
Enhancing mining sustainability through tech expertise
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid an industry-wide shift towards more sustainable mining practices, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting says that the significance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in... 

Bill creating water infrastructure agency heads for President’s desk
31st May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the adoption of the National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency (NWRIA) Bill, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to submit it to President Cyril Ramaphosa for... 

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Côté mine, Canada
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in in north-eastern Ontario, Canada. 

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Garden Well Main underground gold mine project, Australia
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will open a new mining domain directly below the base of the current Garden Well openpit. 

East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A second manganese project is now at an advanced stage of assessment. 

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Elk Creek superalloy material project, US – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

NioCorp Development has reported that electrifying the Elk Creek mine could be a game-changer for the critical minerals project. 

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Kobada gold project, Mali – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Toubani Resources has announced several changes to its board of directors and study management team to drive the delivery of the definitive feasibility study. 

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Narrabri Stage 3 extension project, Australia – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An pbjection against the project has been dismissed by the federal court. 

The SlurrySucker dredging system provided the ideal solution to get the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant back to optimal condition
SlurrySucker puts sewage works back on track
30th May 2024

Developed by local pump and dredging expert IPR, the SlurrySucker dredging system recently provided the ideal solution for getting the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment plant... 

Naming of 'Densu River' tanker signals maritime progress
Naming of 'Densu River' tanker signals maritime progress
30th May 2024

AMSOL in Ghana plays an important role in the country's maritime industry; delivering marine fuel by tanker to international oil companies and clients in the fishing industry off Tema on behalf of... 

We must protect SA's groundwater
30th May 2024

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager at Xylem Africa. Local groundwater sources need protection and rehabilitation to support sustainable urban growth. 

WRC CEO Dr Jennifer Molwantwa
New Siltation Management Short Learning Programmes launched
30th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Water Research Commission (WRC) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have partnered to launch six short learning programmes to address critical capacity development challenges in dam... 

Sovereign engineering manager Stephan Oosthuizen
Sovereign reaffirms commitment to CaaS with Energy Partners
28th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Building on the successful partnership at its further processing facility in Kariega, in the Eastern Cape, poultry producer Sovereign Foods has again entered into a 15-year Cooling-as-a-Service... 

Floods in Johannesburg
Johannesburg one of 3 cities to benefit from Suncasa project tackling climate threats
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Scaling Urban Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa (Suncasa), a new three-year project, will undertake watershed restoration and adaptation actions in Dire Dawa,... 

South African rand stable, national election looms
South African rand stable, national election looms
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

The South African rand was stable in early trading on Tuesday, against a weaker dollar and ahead of a national election on Wednesday which could see the ruling party lose its majority for the first... 

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