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SA mining upheld its end of the social bargain – despite a tough 2023

The Minerals Council South Africa said at Mining Indaba last week that during 2023, despite serious headwinds of record Eskom electricity supply curtailment, severe constraints on railways and at ports, as well as mixed commodity [...]

2024-02-16T06:26:31+00:00February 16th, 2024|Mining Indaba 2024, News|

First Lobito Atlantic Railway customers – Trafigura, Kamoa-Kakula – sign agreement

On 7 February 2024, during the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, Trafigura and Kamoa-Kakula signed the terms of Reserved Capacity Agreements agreeing to long-term commitments to transport minerals via the Lobito Atlantic Railway [...]

2024-02-15T13:26:28+00:00February 15th, 2024|Mining Indaba 2024, News|

Mining Indaba 2024 – calls for collaboration and transforming dialogue

A highlight of day one was South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s keynote address at the opening ceremony with a clarion call for collaboration between the mining industry and government, highlighting the immense potential that Africa [...]

2024-02-14T07:46:40+00:00February 14th, 2024|Mining Indaba 2024, News|

Glencore DRC talks collaboration between miner and car manufacturers

Marie-Chantal Kaninda, president of Glencore in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) participated in a panel discussion at this year’s Mining Indaba on 6 February. The ‘Disruptive Discussion’ was titled, “What does a successful [...]

2024-02-19T13:16:23+00:00February 12th, 2024|News|

Droughts, floods and contamination – a triple threat to African mining investments

Water availability is a key investment risk to mining in many African countries, adding to the range of risks that have come under the spotlight at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, and an ongoing [...]

2024-02-06T16:24:18+00:00February 7th, 2024|Mining Indaba 2024, News|

Mining Indaba 2024: Who should pick up the logistics tab in Africa?

For decades – one of the greatest challenges to the development of Africa’s mining industry can largely be attributed to limited infrastructure, including power, water supply and importantly, roads and rail. Addressing Africa’s logistical infrastructure [...]

2024-02-06T16:18:53+00:00February 7th, 2024|News|

Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age to modern age (Part 1 of 3)

Without lubricants, the mining sector would grind to a halt. They play a critical role in keeping machinery running smoothly. Have you ever wondered what was used as the first lubricant, and by whom, and [...]

2024-02-07T05:14:26+00:00February 7th, 2024|Bulletin|

Minerals Council SA: Service provider for DMRE’s new cadastral system announced

The appointment of a service provider to design, implement and support a mineral rights system to address one of the major hurdles constraining exploration, mine development and growth of the local mining industry, has been [...]

2024-02-06T06:45:08+00:00February 6th, 2024|News|
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