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SRK promote Amstrong, O’Brien

SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African Consulting Practice. Armstrong has been with the company since 2001, when he joined as a student geologist. He has been involved in geotechnical projects throughout Africa, as well as in countries includingArgentina, …

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Diamond Dunes Shine Brighter: Namibia Basks in the Glow of Mining Indaba 2024

The dust may have settled on Cape Town’s CTICC, but the gleam of opportunity shines brightly for Namibia after its standout performance at Mining Indaba 2024. Held under the banner of “Embracing the Power of Positive Disruption,” the event served as a platform for the nation to showcase its mineral …

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Mining 2024: Navigating Turbulence With Purpose and Tech, Says Deloitte Report

The mining and metals sector stands at a crossroads, navigating a complex storm of global uncertainty, supply chain disruptions, and the ever-present pressure to meet ESG demands. But amidst the turbulence, a new report from Deloitte, “Tracking the trends 2024,” offers a beacon of hope. Highlighting ten key trends shaping …

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Atlantic Council’s Africa Centre Unveils Revolutionary Critical Minerals Initiative at Mining Indaba

The Africa Centre of the Atlantic Council is embarking on an innovative three-year programme dedicated to critical minerals in Africa. With Africa housing 30% of the world’s critical-mineral reserves, the continent assumes a pivotal role in twenty-first-century supply chains, especially for electric vehicles, lithium batteries, cellphones, medical scanners, and military …

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Innovator Grace Akinyi Awarded USD$25,000 Research Grant as Winner of 2024 Mining Competition

The conclusion of the Mining Innovation and Research Battlefield 2024 at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town has revealed Grace Akinyi, Founder of Women in Mining Kenya, as the deserving winner. The competition, organised by the Development Partner Institute (DPI) and Investing in African Mining Indaba, provided a platform for …

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Trafigura and Kamoa-Kakula sign agreements to become first customers of the Lobito Atlantic Railway

Trafigura and Kamoa-Kakula have today agreed long-term commitments to transport minerals via the Lobito Atlantic Railway for a minimum term of six years. The terms of the Reserved Capacity Agreements were signed during the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa and mark the first long-term commercial commitments to the …

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Mining Indaba 2024 Kicks Off: Embracing Disruption for a Bold New Future

Day one of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the continent’s premier mining event, set the tone for a week of transformative discussions and bold pronouncements under the theme “Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining.” The opening ceremony and subsequent disruptive discussions painted …

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SA’s economy remains dependent on mining

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said mining has a crucial role to play in building the country’s economy. Ramaphosa urged the Mining Indaba 2024 to prioritise deliberations on how to breathe new life into mining, to strengthen mining value chains, and to enhance beneficiation. “For nearly 150 years, mining has …

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SA blames rampant illegal mining on foreigners

South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DRME), Gwede Mantashe has blamed foreigners for the rampant illegal mining in the country. Addressing media at the Mining Indaba 2024, Mantashe compared illegal miners to cash heist robbers tormenting the country “The majority of illegal miners are foreigners from Lesotho, Zimbabwe …

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Africa’s greatest gold mine attain top greenest spot

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of the greenest mines on the African continent, Barrick President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bristow announced recently. Much of the electricity that drives Kibali is already supplied by its three hydropower stations.  Once the mine’s new 16 megawatt …

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