Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Schalk Burger

Implats calls on IPPs to build 30 MW solar power plant for its Marula mine

29th May 2023

Platinum miner Impala Platinum's subsidiary Marula Platinum is inviting independent power producers (IPPs) to submit expressions of interest for the supply and management of a 30 MW solar plant at... 

Teck appoints Ian Anderson as senior VP and CCO

26th May 2023

TSX-listed copper, zinc and coal miner Teck has appointed Ian Anderson as senior VP and chief commercial officer (CCO), with effect from May 16, 2023. He succeeds Réal Foley, who will retire in... 

The Séguéla plant

Séguéla becomes Fortuna’s fifth operating mine

25th May 2023

NYSE- and TSX-listed precious metals miner Fortuna Silver Mines has announced that the first gold pour at its Séguéla mine, in Côte d'Ivoire. “Séguéla has produced its first gold, becoming... 

Premier African says first spodumene shipments from Zulu lithium project delayed

25th May 2023

Multi-commodity mining and natural resource development company Premier African Minerals has fully commissioned the processing plant at its Zulu lithium and tantalum project, in Zimbabwe, but first... 

Rough and polished diamonds recovered by De Beers

De Beers says progress made on its four sustainability pillars

24th May 2023

Diamond mining multinational De Beers achieved advances across all four core sustainability pillars and all 12 goals, which included reductions in water use and energy intensity, innovations in... 

Hummingbird Resources starts hot commissioning at Guinea mine

22nd May 2023

Aim-listed gold mining multinational Hummingbird Resources has announced the start of the hot commissioning phase at the Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea, with the next step being first gold pour,... 

Johnson Matthey to supply Hystar with membrane electrode assemblies for hydrogen production ramp-up

22nd May 2023

UK specialist chemicals and sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey has signed a three-year strategic supply agreement with Norwegian hydrogen company Hystar to supply membrane electrode... 

ABGM India business head Kamal Chatterjee

ABGM's partnership with Tata Steel to unlock mining opportunities in India, South Africa

10th May 2023

Mining engineering services provider and consultancy A&B Global Mining (ABGM) has signed a cooperation agreement with major steelmaker Tata Steel to identify and pursue opportunities in the mining... 

Minerals Council South Africa outgoing CEO Roger Baxter

Emerging miners highlight impact of energy, logistics constraints on economic growth

8th May 2023

The South African economy is limited to 1.5% potential growth a year because there is no productivity growth. National productivity has declined for five years consecutively, highlighting the... 

SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon

Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability

5th May 2023

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 

Steel product produced by Trident Steel

Aveng disposes of Trident Steel for R1.2bn, eliminates South African debt

3rd May 2023

Infrastructure and resources company Aveng has completed the disposal of steel solutions company Trident Steel for R1.22-billion. "Post the closing of the sale of Trident, Aveng’s South African... 

Sasol issues $1bn in senior notes

28th April 2023

Energy and chemicals multinational Sasol has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Sasol Financing USA (the issuer) has priced an offering of $1-billion of dollar-denominated notes due 2029.... 

Green hydrogen storage

Demand driving hydrogen projects pipeline, but few have started construction

25th April 2023

A growing demand for more sustainably produced hydrogen is driving the development of low-carbon hydrogen projects, but challenges in terms of cost competitiveness, transport, offtakers and... 

XIF licence renewal legal judgment in Botswana expected in August, says Tsodilo

25th April 2023

International diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources, following oral argument in the High Court in Maun, Botswana, with respect to the Ministry of Minerals and Energy's (MME's)... 

Dr Andy Robertson

SRK Global, RGC announce passing of founder Dr Andy Robertson

24th April 2023

Mining industry geotechnical and environmental engineering services company Robertson GeoConsultants (RGC) and engineering consultancy SRK Global have announced the passing of the companies'... 

Advanced technologies enhance mining safety protocols

21st April 2023

The mining industry has significantly enhanced its safety protocols and advanced technologies are available with customised safety measures, data and analytics company GlobalData said in its... 

Renewables and hydrogen infrastructure

Green hydrogen economy in South Africa growing from small projects

19th April 2023

While South Africa and the world are in the nascent stages of using sustainably produced, or green, hydrogen as an energy carrier, there are many projects across the emerging value chain... 

ArcelorMittal South Africa's Vanderbijlpark works

Steel industry inquiry to probe restrictions on competition in sector

17th April 2023

The Competition Commission of South Africa has gazetted the draft terms of reference for a new market inquiry into the South African steel industry, which will examine whether or not there are any... 

Kumba builds, donates Postmasburg hospital surgical theatre

14th April 2023

Iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has donated a newly upgraded surgical theatre at the Postmasburg hospital to the Northern Cape Department of Health for the Tsantsabane community, thereby providing a... 

Stellenbosch University Department of Earth Sciences geometallurgy PhD student Steve Chingwaru

Sulphide-hosted gold remains in Witwatersrand tailings

14th April 2023

Stellenbosch University Department of Earth Sciences geometallurgy PhD student Steve Chingwaru has shown that, as historical mining of the Witwatersrand region focused almost uniquely on the free... 

Equipment manufactured by Multotec

Multotec celebrates 50 years of successes

28th March 2023

Metallurgy and process engineering company Multotec, established in 1973, employs close to 2 000 people and has a yearly turnover of about R3-billion and, in 2022, it exported about 60% of the... 

Cape Main line freight rail operations halted after heavy rains damage infrastructure

27th March 2023

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says the Cape Corridor has suspended all train operations on the Cape Main line owing to washaways caused by heavy rains on the evening of March 24. The rail... 

TFR says will act swiftly if unscheduled ghost train allegations are true

27th March 2023

State-owned rail network operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it has referred allegations that trains that are not formally scheduled by it are operating on its lines for independent... 

M&R to dispose of Insig Technologies to AvidSys Group

27th March 2023

JSE-listed engineering and mining services group Murray & Roberts' (M&R's) subsidiary M&R UK has entered into a share sale agreement with Perth-based AvidSys Group, in terms of which it will... 

DMRE, SITA request bids for development of a mining licensing system

27th March 2023

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) have issued a request for bids in respect of the design, implementation, maintenance and... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu

Dealing with rail constraints remains a priority as Thungela achieves good results

27th March 2023

Despite the impact of ongoing rail constraints, thermal coal producer and exporter Thungela Resources managed to deliver good results for the 2022 financial year, with earnings before interest,... 

Dataloop MD Sean Langton

Data analytics solutions are helping mines of all sizes to digitalise

27th March 2023

Each mine and mining company, and its needs and operations, are different; however, small, simple applications that can serve a single fit-for-purpose build or a fully integrated system that... 

More work on regulation, codes, certification and standards needed for hydrogen economy

24th March 2023

If South Africa wants to develop a hydrogen economy, it cannot have ad hoc regulations, codes and standards (RCS) and certification systems. More work is required to develop RCS that address... 

Renewable energy infrastructure

Just energy transition to be job-positive, but youth skills and businesses crucial

17th March 2023

South Africa's transition from fossil fuel dependence to a renewable energy-based economy will add more jobs than will be lost in fossil fuel value chains, but the skills that young people have to... 

A welder

Welding certification for ISO 3834 increasingly being sought in mining industry – SAIW

9th March 2023

There is a move in the South African mining industry to specify that welding fabricators and associated suppliers must obtain ISO 3834 welding certification to ensure the quality and safety of the... 

Infrastructure backlog, waning service delivery driving people to cities – TIPS

6th March 2023

There is a massive infrastructure backlog in historic labour-sending regions, or former homelands, and the share of households with piped water inside the house has declined in the Free State,... 

Rustenburg mayor Sheila Mabale-Huma, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy representative Fhedzisani Muthindivhane and Impala Rustenburg CE Mark Monroe

Local businesses help complete R40m expansion at Impala Rustenburg's 16 Shaft operation

6th March 2023

Platinum-group metals miner Impala Rustenburg, part of JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats), invested more than R40-million to expand the facilities areas at its 16 Shaft operation, which was... 

Rajant's network nodes, or BreadCrumbs, communicate with all other radios on a mine site, to create a high-capacity, dense mesh network of connected assets.

Sandvik, Rajant complete autonomous mine communications validation, testing at Venetia

3rd March 2023

Mining engineering multinational Sandvik and US-based wireless mesh networks company Rajant Corporation collaborated on digital mining tests to ensure wireless communications can be used with... 

WGC CFO Terry Heymann

Gold mines can play a key role in establishing infrastructure for transition to renewables

3rd March 2023

Mining companies are developing and deploying strategies to reduce climate-related risks in the locations where mines are situated, and the ability for gold mines to self-generate power on a... 

AECI posts higher full-year revenue and Ebitda, declares dividend

1st March 2023

JSE-listed industrial and mining chemicals company AECI grew its revenue for the financial year ended December 31, 2022, by 37% year-on-year to R53-billion driven by significantly improved sales in... 

Locally made, fully automated rock bolter launched for the mining industry

27th February 2023

A new fully automatic bolter has been launched by mining services company Buraaq into the South African mining industry for use in underground and opencast operations. The Buraaq SD212i bolter is... 

Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden

Afrimat upbeat about bulk commodities business, as construction materials business lags

17th February 2023

JSE-listed aggregates and mining company Afrimat's executives on February 17 reported to shareholders that the company was performing well in difficult times and that there were several projects... 

AECI appoints Holger Riemensperger as group CE

16th February 2023

Diversified chemicals company AECI has appointed Holger Riemensperger as its Group CE and executive director, with effect from May 1. Riemensperger has held many executive and senior management... 

WGC CFO Terry Heymann

Gold mines can play a key role in establishing infrastructure for transition to renewables

16th February 2023

Mining companies are developing and deploying strategies to reduce climate-related risks in the locations where mines are situated, and the ability for gold mines to self-generate power on a... 

TFR resumes limited service on North East Corridor branch lines

TFR resumes limited service on North East Corridor branch lines

14th February 2023

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has resumed limited train services, primarily on the North East Corridor branch lines in Witbank, Belfast, Lydenburg and Steelpoort, following a massive... 

Exxaro recognised in Bloomberg Gender Equity Initiative for fourth year

3rd February 2023

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has been recognised in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) – its fourth consecutive year of being recognised.  The group says it is a testament to... 


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