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Deep Yellow Limited Drilling Recommences on Tumas Project, Namibia

Deep Yellow Limited has revealed that drilling at its Tumas Project in Namibia has recommenced and is expected to be complete by October this year. “Deep Yellow Limited is pleased to advise drilling has recommenced on the Company’s Tumas Project (Project), located on EPL 3496 in Namibia. The Company is …

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De Beers co-innovate geofencing solution to enhance crew safety in offshore mining

De Beers Marine South Africa and Orange Business Services have installed and tested a customised IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew members around heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining The solution was successfully piloted on board the MV Mafuta, an offshore diamond mining …

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Trevali Mining’s zinc expansion plan in Namibia has NPV of $142m

Trevali Mining Corp. estimates that the project has a relatively attractive internal rate of return (IRR) of 65% and 8% net present value (NPV) of $142 million based on a zinc price of US$1.11 a pound. The prefeasibility study envisions a throughput expansion to 1.3 million tonnes annually, up from …

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Greenpeace condemns exploitation of yet another fossil fuel in South Africa

Commenting on the arrival of Total’s oil and gas drill rig DeepSea Stavanger in Cape Town on August 12, environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa says the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy “needs to get its story straight”. “The claim is that the drilling aims to diversify South Africa’s energy mix, …

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Deep Yellow’s Tumas project on track

Reptile Uranium’s pre-feasibility study (PFS) at Tumas Project continues to progress on schedule, with a number of key work-streams being advanced, the parent company Deep Yellow has reported. Deep Yellow said a sufficient level of metallurgical work has been completed, which has allowed to adequately define the project metallurgy. The …

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SADC countries told to effectively promote industrialisation and improve economic growth in the region

Natural resource-based sectors, including agriculture and mining, still account for, on average, 25% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the southern African region (SADC). This means that SADC member states’ continued economic dependency on natural resources and unprocessed commodities hampers the realisation of the region’s market integration goals and industrialisation. …

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Scoping study for Etango-8 uranium project released

Bannerman Resources has completed scoping study for an 8Mtpa development of its flagship Etango Uranium Project in Namibia. Brandon Munro, Bannerman’s Chief Executive Officer said the Etango-8 scoping study represents successful culmination work. “Last year we commenced a review of various project scaling opportunities that might exist for the Etango …

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Exploration and mining software system supports and sustains increased exploration in Africa, says Specialist

Mineral Resource Management Specialist Minrom CEO Oscar van Antwerpen has revealed that the new mining software system allows companies to monitor and manage the licences, as well as receive timely warnings of missing documents or regulatory needs. The exploration and mining licence management software system is already in operation in …

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Stainless steel pump solution for Namibian mine

The harsh coastal conditions at a mining operation in Namibia demanded a dewatering solution beyond the ordinary, so it turned to Integrated Pump Rental. Its remote location, combined with its highly corrosive environment, meant that the mine needed its equipment to be wear-resistant and require minimal maintenance. According to Steve …

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