https://staging3.creamermedia.com
R/€ = 20.7424 Change: -0.0080
R/$ = 19.1576 Change: -0.0139
Au 2025.87 $/oz Change: 1.41
Pt 898.05 $/oz Change: 8.94
 

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Transformed AECI to go big globally

23rd February 2024 JSE-listed South African multinational AECI aims to be the global number three company in its core market segment of mining explosives and mining chemicals, by 2030. Of the company’s business, 80% is already outside South Africa and 30% is outside Africa, CEO Holger Riemensperger emphasises to... 

Mining’s focus switching to critical minerals, with ESG pressures increasing

12th February 2024 The need to transform the global energy system and to cut carbon emissions, to counter the danger of climate change, is shifting the mining spotlight away from traditional high-value resources, such as gold and diamonds, to what are now being called “critical transition minerals”. So stressed... 

Aviation firm announces inverter technology breakthrough

9th February 2024 UK-US zero carbon emissions aviation company ZeroAvia has announced that the initial testing campaign for its in-house developed 200 kW continuous power inverter has been successfully concluded. Inverters take direct current (DC) power supplied by an electric power source (whether batteries or... 

Proposed underground lab in South Africa moves into project stage

9th February 2024 A proposal to build South Africa’s and Africa’s first underground science laboratory has now moved into the project stage, with the launch of the Paarl Africa Underground Laboratory (PAUL), following a recent science symposium on the concept. Although South African scientists have set up... 

Mining services companies facing climate conundrums

8th February 2024 The need to counter climate change is raising a whole range of important issues for mining services companies, which, in comparison with the mining groups they served, are small in scale. This was highlighted at a function, hosted by environmental consultancy Digby Wells on the fringes of the... 

Barrick highlights importance of socioeconomic development in poor countries

8th February 2024 The need to counter climate change and protect the environment should not distract attention from the need to achieve socioeconomic development in poor countries, Barrick Gold corporate sustainability executive Grant Beringer has cautioned. He was speaking in Cape Town, at a side event of the... 

Barrick highlights importance of socioeconomic development in poor countries

Global Reporting Initiative formally launches new biodiversity, mining standards

8th February 2024 More than 50% of global gross domestic product was moderately or highly dependent on biodiversity, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) vice chairperson Bola Adeeko highlighted in Cape Town on Thursday. Adeeko, who was also the special projects director for Flour Mills of Nigeria, was speaking at... 

Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining

7th February 2024 The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy metals. So highlighted International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) CEO Rohitesh Dhawan,... 

Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan

Transformed AECI to go big globally

7th February 2024 JSE-listed South African multinational AECI aims to be the global number three company in its core market segment of mining explosives and mining chemicals, by 2030. Of the company’s business, 80% is already outside South Africa and 30% is outside Africa, CEO Holger Riemensperger emphasises to... 

Transformed AECI to go big globally
AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger

Procurement extortion, copper theft serious issues for South African miners

5th February 2024 One of the major crime problems facing South African mining companies is that of the so-called “construction mafias”, or perhaps more accurately (as far as mining is concerned) “procurement mafias”. That is, organised crime gangs seeking to extort procurement contracts from mining companies,... 

Procurement extortion, copper theft serious issues for South African miners
Werner Duvenhage, Dr Mashego Mashego and Stephen Bullock

Harmony Gold highlights the fight against illegal mining

5th February 2024 Effectively dealing with the problem of illegal mining operations really needs the recreation of specialised units by the South African Police Service (SAPS). So highlighted Harmony Gold executive director stakeholder relations and corporate affairs Dr Mashego Mashego, on the first day of the... 

Harmony Gold highlights the fight against illegal mining

No-emissions transport companies team up to analyse new hydrogen technology for aviation

2nd February 2024 US-UK zero carbon emissions aviation company ZeroAvia and US hydrogen storage and refuelling technology startup company Verne have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the evaluation of opportunities to employ cryo-compressed hydrogen as an aircraft fuel, and for refuelling... 

Global air passenger traffic now almost at pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels

26th January 2024 Global total air passenger traffic in November last year passed 99% of the figure for November 2019, which was the last November before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Total air passenger traffic in November was up 29.7%,... 

Global air passenger traffic now almost at pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels

South African woman to head Brussels aircraft maintenance facility

19th January 2024 Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company ExecuJet MRO Services Europe has appointed South African Nadia Coetzee as GM of its facility at Brussels International Airport. She was previously supervisor of the technical services department at ExecuJet global head office at Lanseria,... 

South African woman to head Brussels aircraft maintenance facility
Photo by ExecuJet
Nadia Coetzee

Global nuclear energy summit announced for March

19th January 2024 The intergovernmental International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) director-general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo have jointly announced that an international summit-level conference on nuclear energy would take place in... 

IATA welcomes aviation decarbonisation conference agreements, but demands States act

15th December 2023 The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has welcomed the outcomes of the intergovernmental International Civil Aviation Organisation’s third Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3), which was held in Dubai.... 

IATA welcomes aviation decarbonisation conference agreements, but demands States act
IATA director-general Willie Walsh

Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024

8th December 2023 The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is now officially structured as the SKA Observatory (SKAO), an international organisation with nine... 

Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024

Chinese communications company considering assembly operations in South Africa

1st December 2023 China-based mission-critical communications hardware and software company Hytera Communications is in early-stage discussions to hopefully start basic assembly operations in South Africa. Based in Shenzhen in China, the company has four manufacturing plants, two in China and two in Europe (one... 

Rolls-Royce says all its commercial aero engines can run on 100% green fuels

1st December 2023 UK-based global major propulsion and power systems group Rolls-Royce announced on Monday that it has successfully tested every one of its current production commercial (including business) aircraft engines with 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). This marked the conclusion to a programme... 

Rolls-Royce says all its commercial aero  engines can run on 100% green fuels

Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s fourth CubeSat project well on track

24th November 2023 The Africa Space Innovation Centre (ASIC) of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is currently busy with its fourth nanosatellite programme, ASIC Chief Engineer Nyameko Royi tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview. ASIC falls under the CPUT’s Department of Electrical,... 

Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s fourth CubeSat project well on track
Photo by Creamer Media's Rebecca Campbell
A model of one of the 3U VDES nanosatellites being developed by ASIC

Satellite constellation project to support African farmers highlighted

24th November 2023 South African space infrastructure company SCS Space, based in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, is highlighting its SCS-Agrisense project at the 2023 Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Week and Ministerial Summit, being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. SCS-Agrisense is aimed... 

Satellite constellation project to support African farmers highlighted
Photo by Creamer Media's Rebecca Campbell
SCS Space CEO Dr Sias Mostert

GMES Africa initiative stimulating use of satellite data on the continent

24th November 2023 Intergovernmental organisation the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Africa is attending the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Week and Ministerial Summit 2023 (being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre) as an observer agency. “We’ve been asked to synergise... 

Africa aims to use global demand for critical minerals as a basis for development

3rd November 2023 African countries were determined to use the opportunity provided by the world’s need for the metals and minerals essential for the clean energy systems of the future to develop their economies through local beneficiation and the creation of value-adding industries. This was clearly signalled by... 

Africa aims to use global demand for critical  minerals as a basis for development
Nickel sulphate

Energy transition in SA will need blended finance, collaboration

20th October 2023 A key question facing South Africa, regarding the just energy transition, was how to finance it. So highlighted University of Stellenbosch Centre for Sustainability Transitions co-director Prof Mark Swilling at the Windaba Connect symposium, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, on... 

Africa needs lots of geological research regarding critical clean energy mineral deposits

18th October 2023 The recently developed global need for critical clean energy minerals has created a need for deeper geological research across the continent, including in mature mining jurisdictions. This was one of the key points raised in the African Ministerial panel discussion at the Critical Minerals Africa... 

Africa needs lots of geological research regarding critical clean energy mineral deposits

Africa aims to use global demand for critical minerals as a basis for development

18th October 2023 African countries were determined to use the opportunity provided by the world’s need for the metals and minerals essential for the clean energy systems of the future to develop their economies through local beneficiation and the creation of value-adding industries. This was clearly signalled by... 

Africa aims to use global demand for critical minerals as a basis for development
Nickel sulphate

Africa not a major player in solar energy – yet

17th October 2023 All the critical minerals necessary for all renewable and battery energy technologies are found in Africa, highlighted consultancy and data company Rystad Energy senior partner and head of analysis Per Magnus Nysveen. He was addressing the Critical Minerals Africa conference, at the Cape Town... 

Africa not a major player in solar energy – yet

Local health-tech startup attracting attention with its medication app

13th October 2023 Startup healthtech company Agile Africa has already secured its first significant client, and is attracting interest from other major health sector entities, only two years after being launched, co-founder and CEO Mxolisi Booi told Engineering News, at the 2023 South Africa Innovation Summit... 

Local health-tech startup attracting attention  with its medication app
Photo by Creamer Media's Rebecca Campbell
Agile Africa cofounder and CEO Mxolisi Booi

Batteries essential part of solar systems for business customers

6th October 2023 A paradoxical risk with regard to the adoption of solar energy as a power source for commercial and industrial customers was loadshedding, vertically integrated independent power producer New Southern Energy CEO Dave Masureik told Engineering News Online at the Africa Renewables Investment Summit... 

Necsa requests to have some nuclear generation capacity assigned to it

6th October 2023 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has formally requested Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe to change its mandate, to allow it to become involved in the generation of electricity from nuclear energy. So Necsa CEO Loyiso Tyabashe has told Engineering News in an... 

Necsa requests to have some nuclear generation  capacity assigned to it
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
The SAFARI-1 reactor

Denel seeking to rebuild itself after severe collapse

29th September 2023 A briefing to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises by the top management of Denel on Wednesday brought home the scale of the collapse at the State-owned defence industrial group over the past seven years. (In their presentation, Denel executives used 2016 as their baseline... 

Denel seeking to rebuild  itself after severe collapse
Photo by Creamer Media
Denel interim CEO Mike Kgobe

South Africa’s enviro monitoring network celebrates twenty-first anniversary

29th September 2023 The National Research Foundation’s South African Environmental Observation Network (NRF-SAEON) celebrated its 21st anniversary on Friday. Organised in “nodes” spread across the country, the NRF-SAEON undertakes environmental monitoring and research. With precisely one employee when it was set up... 

US solar energy company launches ambitious minigrids initiative for Africa

22nd September 2023 US-based rural Africa and Asia-focused net-zero energy company Husk Power Systems (Husk) announced on Tuesday the launch of its “Africa Sunshot” solar minigrid roll-out initiative. The initiative was launched at the Africa Climate Summit, currently under way in Nairobi, Kenya. Africa Sunshot is... 

US solar energy company launches ambitious  minigrids initiative for Africa
Photo by Husk Power Systems
A Husk minigrid

Hydrogen-powered aviation company ZeroAvia secures support from major groups

18th September 2023 Zero emission aviation company ZeroAvia announced on Monday that its latest funding round has been led by major international groups, namely Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus, UK-based multinational banking group Barclays (specifically, Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital), and Saudi... 

Kenya Airways unit pushing use of drones and other emerging aviation technologies

8th September 2023 With new technologies promising to transform commercial aviation, Kenyan national flag carrier Kenya Airways is determined to be an active participant in this revolution and so make the East African country a regional and then continental (and perhaps even a global) centre for these technologies.... 

Kenya Airways unit pushing use of drones and other emerging aviation technologies

Nasa initiates study into airliners capable of flying at four times the speed of sound

8th September 2023 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced that it is now initiating the next phase of its Advanced Air Vehicles Programme (AAVP). This is focused on developing concepts for, and undertaking studies of, technologies, systems and aircraft that would revolutionise air... 

Nasa initiates study into airliners capable of  flying at four times the speed of sound
Photo by Nasa
A Boeing concept for a Mach 4 aircraft

DRDGold to list on A2X

29th August 2023 The A2X stock exchange has announced that gold producer DRDGold is to list its shares on it. This additional listing will not affect the gold company’s issued share capital. Currently, DRDGold has its primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and its secondary listing on the New York... 

DRDGold to list on A2X
DRDGold's Ergo gold recovery operation

Aviation company announces compressor breakthrough

25th August 2023 US-UK zero-greenhouse gas emission aviation company ZeroAvia announced on Friday that it had developed a high-performance compressor for hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion systems (that is, systems that use fuel cells to generate electricity which then powers electric motors). The company... 

New boards announced for nuclear agencies

25th August 2023 The South African government has announced the new boards of directors for both the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) and the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI). The NNR serves to ensure that people, property and the environment are protected against nuclear damage. It does so... 

Firms form aviation emissions partnership

18th August 2023 International air transport industry company SITA has announced that it has entered a partnership with Singapore-based Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) technology company Envision Digital. The intent of this partnership is to help airports, worldwide, to both achieve their net-zero carbon... 

Firms form aviation emissions partnership

Western Cape to develop low-carbon energy system

11th August 2023 Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Friday highlighted that his administration had assigned R7-billion, over the next three years, to create an “ecosystem” that would facilitate private sector investment in renewable electricity generation capacity in the province. He was addressing the inaugural... 

Western Cape to develop  low-carbon energy system
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

About

Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on MiningWeekly.com is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now
Free daily email newsletter Register Now