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Sabrina Jardim

Sabrina Jardim

Sabrina Jardim is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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OATC celebrates tenth anniversary, highlights importance of offshore safety

23rd February 2024

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC), in Cape Town, in the Western Cape, celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 22 and introduced a new survival training course. As South Africa moves... 


Absa Group CEO Arrie Rautenbach

Absa launches repositioned brand, aims for human-centred banking

23rd February 2024

Financial services provider Absa has launched its repositioned brand, signalling a shift to a more deliberately customer-centric business with the new brand promise being the theme ‘Your Story... 


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Partnership set to establish one of the largest Big Five game reserves in South Africa, serve as exemplar PPP

23rd February 2024

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has partnered with non-governmental organisation the Aspinall Foundation and its South African subsidiary WeWild Africa to create one of the largest... 


dtic to host second Black Industrialists and Exporters Conference

23rd February 2024

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) – in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation and the National Empowerment Fund – will host the second Black Industrialists... 


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Mintek celebrates 90-year anniversary with launch of new conference

23rd February 2024

As a tribute to its 90 years in existence, national mineral research council Mintek will host the Mintek@90 Conference, at the Sandton Convention Centre, from November 11 to 12. The conference will... 


Lotus to raise $30m to accelerate Kayelekera restart, Letlhakane development

23rd February 2024

ASX-listed Lotus Resources plans to raise $30-million through the issue of 100-million new shares at $0.30 apiece to strategic investors. The placement funds will enable Lotus to accelerate the... 


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DMRE, IDC establish Junior Mining Exploration Fund

23rd February 2024

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) have signed a memorandum of agreement officially establishing the Junior... 


Sylvania reports positive results despite lower PGM prices

22nd February 2024

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer and developer Sylvania Platinum says its revenue and net profit for the 2023 financial year remained respectable, despite the impact of a significantly lower... 


Mondi reports lower Ebitda, concludes exit from Russia

22nd February 2024

Paper and packaging group Mondi achieved underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of €1.2-billion for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with... 


Adcock reports resilient performance despite challenging market conditions

21st February 2024

JSE-listed pharmaceuticals manufacturer Adcock Ingram says it has delivered a “resilient performance” for the six months ended December 31, 2023, despite challenges facing consumers, such as high... 


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SepFluor appoints new CEO, expects higher throughput

21st February 2024

South African fluorspar producer SepFluor has appointed Hendrik Snyman to succeed Rob Wagner as CEO. Wagner stepped down as CEO on December 31, 2023, but will remain as an adviser to the company... 


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Petra urges discipline among diamond producers to ensure balanced inventory levels

20th February 2024

Despite its exposure to various risks and uncertainties, such as rough diamond prices, political instability and liquidity challenges – which could have a material impact on its long-term... 


Northam’s interim earnings impacted by commodity price decrease

19th February 2024

With the decrease in commodity prices, earnings across the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector are under pressure. This will, consequently, constrain cash generation across the sector, resulting in... 


Tormin Mineral Sands faces production delays

19th February 2024

Mining and development company Mineral Commodities’ (MRC’s) operations at the Tormin mine, in South Africa – held by the company’s 50%-owned subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources – has, so far,... 


Red Energy launches SigenStor in South Africa

16th February 2024

Commercial solar energy specialist Red Energy has launched SigenStor – an artificial intelligence (AI) optimised five-in-one energy storage system – in South Africa. Red Energy has been chosen as... 


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Landsdowne sees growth potential for sectional title estates in townships

15th February 2024

As managers of the Orlando Towers Estate, a sectional title and lifestyle development in Soweto, Gauteng, residential estate manager Landsdowne Property Group notes that there is growth potential... 


Tulu Kapi stakeholders commit to proceed with project development

13th February 2024

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper’s Tulu Kapi Gold project, in Ethiopia, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all... 


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HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor

12th February 2024

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition

Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition

12th February 2024

With global steelmakers increasingly turning to scrap steel recycling and direct reduced iron (DRI) as alternatives to blast furnaces, steel producers will not need to rely on carbon capture if the... 


Volt makes progress for much larger funding from US energy dept

12th February 2024

Graphite producer and natural graphite anode developer Volt Resources says the US Department of Energy (DoE) has approved its concept paper for the ‘Integrated Production of Natural Graphite Anode... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor

9th February 2024

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


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AECI outlines new strategy as it celebrates centenary anniversary

9th February 2024

JSE-listed AECI celebrates its centenary this year, with Group CEO Holger Riemensperger attributing the company’s success to its solution-focussed value proposition and dedication from its... 


Temporary poultry rebate in response to HPAI outbreak, Itac says

8th February 2024

Amid the creation of a temporary rebate on poultry products – as set out by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel to the International Trade Administration Commission of South... 


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Jubilee embarks on Zambia expansion strategy

8th February 2024

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals aims to expand its operations in Zambia to produce an initial 25 000 t/y of copper. The strategy includes the expansion of Jubilee’s copper resource base... 


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Amplats reports flat full-year refined output, warns of lower earnings

8th February 2024

Platinum group metals (PGM) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has informed shareholders that it expects to report a 67% to 77% year-on-year decrease in headline earnings and headline earnings... 


Durban Automotive Cluster launches applications for Business Accelerator

7th February 2024

The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) has opened applications for its Business Accelerator Programme – spearheaded by the support of the eThekwini municipality and automotive companies, including... 


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Tim Schlick to succeed Huw Daniel as PGI CEO

7th February 2024

Platinum marketing organisation Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) long-time CEO Huw Daniel will retire at the end of March, after 21 years with the organisation. Having started his tenure in... 


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DMRE, IDC establish Junior Mining Exploration Fund

7th February 2024

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) have signed a memorandum of agreement officially establishing the Junior... 


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Zero Carbon Charge signs R1bn deal to bring EV superchargers to South Africa

7th February 2024

Renewable energy-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station company Zero Carbon Charge has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese energy storage systems manufacturer Shanghai... 


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New Naledi Clinic to accommodate more patients

6th February 2024

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, has been building the new state-of-the-art Naledi Clinic in Soweto, Gauteng, that will serve as a primary... 


Wine industry calls for balanced taxes, improved law enforcement

6th February 2024

Ahead of the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SoNA), nonprofit advocacy organisation South Africa Wine highlights issues that it says require immediate attention for the betterment of the... 


Sampling confirms extensive gold at Tati project

6th February 2024

London-listed exploration company Power Metal Resources reports that recent geochemical soil sampling assay results from the Tati gold project, in Botswana, have confirmed the presence of three... 


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Spatial Dimension commences Angolan mining cadastre project

6th February 2024

Land management solutions provider Spatial Dimension has started activities to implement its Landfolio solution for the Angolan government. Partnering with Angolan company OceanGeo SA, Spatial... 


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Black Soldier Fly factory recycles agroprocessing waste

5th February 2024

Agri-tech company Maltento is transforming South Africa's recycling landscape by breeding black soldier flies to convert agroprocessing waste, including spent grains from the beer industry, into... 


Seifsa calls for alternatives to scrap metal export ban

5th February 2024

In anticipation of Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s decision on the way forward regarding scrap metal regulations, and following the extended public comment period which... 


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Drilling projects successful despite challenges

2nd February 2024

Owing to quay walls that are starting to collapse and their requiring replacement, drilling company Geomech Africa was contracted to conduct offshore drilling at various South African ports from... 


Report reveals decline in entrepreneurial activity in South Africa post-pandemic

1st February 2024

According to the latest ‘2023 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa’ (GEM SA) report, released on February 1, South Africa’s early-stage entrepreneurial activity has declined to below... 


World Bank, DBSA report highlights local SDG requirements

1st February 2024

Closing South Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) gap will require significant infrastructure and related spending, informed by the right objectives and relevant metrics, a joint study by... 


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Shoprite Foundation launches robotics labs at KwaZulu-Natal high schools

1st February 2024

As part of the first phase of a programme to provide technology support for various schools around South Africa, the Shoprite Foundation launched two fully equipped robotics laboratories at the... 


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Food distributor welcomes chicken import rebates but warns of supply chain issues

30th January 2024

The International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) confirmed on January 25 that it is lifting punitive tariffs on imported chicken as a response to the impacts of the Highly Pathogenic Avian... 


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Canmax agrees to carry-over of outstanding payments by Premier

30th January 2024

Aim-listed Premier African Minerals reports that Canmax Technologies has agreed that $3-million owed to it by Premier be carried forward. The payments relate to Premier’s failure to deliver at... 


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