Africa Mining News

EPA must not undermine Sacu – Minister

The recently signed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) should not be allowed to undermine the SA Customs Union (SACU), Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. However, he emphasised that South Africa had not threatened to 'walk into the

Company Announcement: Next Phase Of Kalagadi Manganese Project

Attached please find a press release on: (AIM:MDM) is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on the Front-End Engineering and Design (?FEED?) phase of the ?s (?Kalagadi Manganese?) project at Hotazel, South Africa. The Company is also

Company Announcement: MTU Engines for Locomotives and Trainsets

Attached please find a press release on: MTU South Africa (PTY) Ltd. For many decades, MTU engines have been providing reliable railway drive systems. As early as 1924, serial engines developed and manufactured by - ?s, Germany, predecessor - have

Semafo’s gold to generate solar power for inhabitants of Burkina Faso?

Semafo is partnering with the government of Burkina Faso to undertake a prefeasibility study to construct a 20 MW solar power station to generate electricity. Semafo is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. It currently operates three gold mines in Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea. The first phase of [...]

Change in Technology Licensing Arrangements for Bateman Engineered Technologies

Following the acquisition of the Delkor Group of Companies by Bateman Engineered Technologies B.V. (part of the Bateman Engineering Group) in 2008, the licence agreement for Africa between Westech Inc of the USA and Bateman […]

New heights For downhole drilling

Precision matters when spending millions of dollars drilling for minerals or oil and gas in harsh environments such as the North Sea, the frozen Arctic or scorching deserts of North Africa. That’s why more and […]

New heights For downhole drilling

Precision matters when spending millions of dollars drilling for minerals or oil and gas in harsh environments such as the North Sea, the frozen Arctic or scorching deserts of North Africa. That’s why more and […]

BHP Billiton warns on Bayside smelter's viability

BHP Billiton said on Friday the financial viability of its Bayside aluminium smelter in South Africa was at risk following a sharp fall in demand for its products owing to the global downturn. The world's biggest miner said the Bayside plant -- one of

Developments In The Mining Sector Boost The Botswana Electricity Industry, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Attached please find a press release on: Botswana faces a severe electricity crisis, which has been compounded by a similar crisis in neighbouring South Africa. As a result, BPC, the public utility, has embarked on signficant capital expenditure for a

ABB wins $32 million order for coal handling plant in Mozambique

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a $32 million order from Vale in Mozambique for complete electrification and automation solutions to maximise productivity, monitor energy use and minimise energy consumption at a new coal mine. The new mine is, according to ABB, one of Vale’s major investments in Africa and will [...]

South Africa “may” delay mining royalties

South Africa had been set to impose mining royalties (under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act) in May 2009. Yesterday, following discussions with labour and industry, South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel (one of […]