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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Tasneem Bulbulia

Eastplats subsidiary receives summons over mine project agreement

7th July 2023

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) South African subsidiary Barplats Mines has received a combined summons from ABT Toda in relation to ongoing arbitration between... 


Solar portion of Molo mine’s hybrid power plant completed

7th July 2023

Construction of the solar farm portion of the solar hybrid power plant at NextSource Materials' Molo graphite mine, in Madagascar, has been completed. The solar hybrid plant is owned and operated... 


MSALABS expanding its Chrysos PhotonAssay technology footprint

7th July 2023

Aim-listed Capital’s majority-owned subsidiary MSALABS, a global provider of geochemical laboratory services for the exploration and mining sectors, reports that it now has the largest... 


Bakubung concentrator plant runs into issues

7th July 2023

JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum has identified various defects in the Bakubung concentrator plant as it progresses the hot commissioning of the plant. So far, a continuous test-running of the plant has... 


Minerals Council president and Women in Mining Leadership Forum chairperson Nolitha Fakude

More needs to be done to improve women representation in mining

7th July 2023

There has been some progress in the necessary drive to transform the mining industry in terms of gender parity; however, much work still remains to be done, and pivotal to this will be... 


One of Afrimat's aggregate quarries

Afrimat diversifies further with Lafarge SA acquisition

7th July 2023

The share price of mining and materials company Afrimat rose by more than 12% on June 20 after it announced the planned acquisition of Lafarge South Africa (LSA), including all its subsidiaries,... 


Kazera making strides at operational, corporate level

5th July 2023

Aim-listed Kazera Global continues to make progress at both a corporate and operational level, and of particular importance is the increased cooperation and positive relationship between Kazera’s... 


A ring with an emerald mined at Gemfields' Kagem mine

Gemfields’ emeralds, rubies featured at Paris fashion show 

5th July 2023

A new collection of rings, featuring miner Gemfields’ emeralds and rubies, has been unveiled during the Journées de la Haute Joaillerie. Gemfields – a miner and marketer of coloured gemstones – has... 


An image showing South African Diamond Producers Organisation CEO and Pioneer Tender House director Yamkela Makupula

Protea Pink diamond sells for $271 307/ct

5th July 2023

Johannesburg-based Pioneer Tender House says the 29.52 ct Protea Pink diamond was sold on tender for a record $271 307/ct. This is the highest sale price for any diamond sold by Pioneer to date.   


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson

High copper recovery, grade confirmed at Copper 360’s Rietberg

4th July 2023

JSE-listed Copper 360 says metallurgical test results have confirmed high copper recovery and concentrate grades from drill core samples from the Rietberg copper mine, in the Northern Cape. Copper... 


ZIOC enters subscription agreement with SMC

3rd July 2023

Aim-listed Zanaga Iron Ore Company (ZIOC ) has entered into an equity subscription agreement (ESA) with institutional investor Shard Merchant Capital (SMC). This follows the successful... 


IWiM appoints new governance board, advisory council

3rd July 2023

Global not-for-profit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) has announced a new governance board and advisory council to support the next phase of strategic development for the... 


Complaints against RBPlat resolved

3rd July 2023

JSE-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) says that, following engagements with the Takeover Regulation Panel (TRP), the “frustrating action complaints” against the company have been resolved to... 


MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe

Makhado project’s mine life, coal reserves increase considerably

30th June 2023

Coal miner MC Mining’s updated life-of-mine (LoM) plan and coal reserve estimate for its fully-licensed and shovel-ready Makhado steelmaking hard coking coal project has demonstrated a considerably... 


Kropz records further phosphate sale, annual results delayed

30th June 2023

Aim-listed Kropz has announced further sales of 33 000 t of phosphate concentrate from Kropz Elandsfontein, in South Africa, during June, bringing sales to date to 130 000 t. Kropz also notes that... 


Cora signs $70m debt mandate letter to support Mali project construction

28th June 2023

Aim-listed Cora Gold has entered into a mandate letter to appoint Atlantique Finance to act as sole adviser in the structuring and mobilisation of a medium-term loan of $70-million to support... 


Longonjo’s initial capex requirement reduced to $200m

28th June 2023

London-listed Pensana has outlined details of a revised financing and development strategy which will see the Longonjo operation, in Angola, being fully funded into production. A revised execution... 


Implats extends longstop date for RBPlat offer to July 28

28th June 2023

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has again extended the longstop date of its proposed buyout of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) to July 28, as two conditions precedent remain outstanding. The... 


Capital executives sell shares

23rd June 2023

London-listed Capital chairperson Jamie Boyton and executive director Brian Rudd have sold, subject to completion, 5.3-million common shares in the company. The placing shares represent about 2.7%... 


Afrimat, Galileo sign addendum to Glenover acquisition agreement

23rd June 2023

Aim-listed Galileo Resources has noted progress in relation to JSE-listed Afrimat’s option to buy, for R300-million, shares in and shareholder loans made to Glenover Phosphate in which Galileo has... 


Minerals Council president and Women in Mining Leadership Forum chairperson Nolitha Fakude

Further drive needed to push gender transformation in the mining industry

22nd June 2023

There has been some progress in the necessary drive to transform the mining industry in terms of gender parity; however, much work still remains to be done, and pivotal to this will be... 


One of Afrimat's aggregate quarries

Afrimat diversifies further with Lafarge South Africa acquisition

20th June 2023

The share price of mining and materials company Afrimat rose by more than 12% on June 20 after it announced the planned acquisition of Lafarge South Africa (LSA), including all its subsidiaries,... 


High quality of end products reaffirmed at Blencowe’s Uganda project

19th June 2023

Aim-listed Blencowe Resources announces that additional metallurgical test work on its Orom-Cross graphite project, in northern Uganda, has been completed by a Chinese graphite technical specialist... 


An image of Glencore DRC president Marie-Chantal Kaninda

Glencore outlines ESG endeavours at DRC Mining Week

19th June 2023

Glencore, a global diversified natural resource company and producer of copper and cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), expects its social investment in the country to increase to... 


Kefi’s Ethiopian project ready for final finance package

19th June 2023

Aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper reports that all outstanding major financing conditions precedent requiring Ethiopian government input in relation to the company’s Tulu Kapi gold project have been... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy

Omnia achieves strong results in challenging climate

19th June 2023

Diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings says it delivered a strong and resilient set of results, with improved earnings, in a challenging and volatile operating environment for the financial... 


Keith Marshall appointed nonexecutive director of Resolute Mining

19th June 2023

Canada-based gold miner Resolute Mining has appointed Keith Marshall as nonexecutive director of the company. Marshall is a mining engineer with considerable technical and managerial expertise... 


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South Africa lagging on small-business front

16th June 2023

The legacy of apartheid has caused South Africa to lag behind other upper middle-income countries in terms of small business, which is a core factor behind very low employment levels. The country... 


Omnia buys 20 rail tankers to support local ammonia supply chain

16th June 2023

In a proactive response to recent industry dynamics and the pressure faced by global supply chains, JSE-listed Omnia Group says it is taking decisive steps to strengthen a robust ammonia supply... 


Red Rock positioned to start lithium production in Zimbabwe

15th June 2023

Natural resource exploration and development company Red Rock Resources has been issued an environmental certificate for its operations in Zimbabwe and can therefore start production and the sale... 


TFR undertaking recovery efforts to restore operations on ore corridor

15th June 2023

Rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says urgent recovery efforts are under way to restore operations to its ore corridor, after wagons derailed in the early hours of June 14. Teams were... 


Galileo announces start of drill programme at Zimbabwe lithium project

15th June 2023

Aim-listed Galileo Resources has started preparations for a drill programme over the Kamativi lithium/tin target, in Zimbabwe, where the company announced the discovery of a previously unknown... 


Mantengu fully funded, chrome plant commissioned to drive growth

14th June 2023

Mining investment company Mantengu Mining has been fully reinstated on the JSE, its acquisition of Langpan has been completed, the group is fully funded and it has successfully commissioned the... 


Kavango completes £1.4m financing

14th June 2023

London-listed Kavango Resources, a Southern Africa-focused exploration company, announced that, following approval of all of the annual general meeting resolutions by shareholders on June 8, it has... 


Glencore reaffirms commitment to DRC ahead of mining conference

14th June 2023

Global diversified natural resources company Glencore, which produces copper and cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has affirmed the company’s commitment to the region and country... 


An image of Rainbow Rare Earths nonexecutive director Darryll Castle

Darryll Castle joins Rainbow board as nonexec director

12th June 2023

Darryll Castle has been appointed nonexecutive director of London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths, which owns the Phalaborwa project, in South Africa, and the Gakara project, in Burundi. His appointment... 


Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector

Transitions present opportunities for African miners and manufacturers

9th June 2023

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 


REZ confirms nickel sulphides at Springfield prospect

5th June 2023

ASX-listed Resources and Energy Group (REZ) has received results from the company’s 2023 opening drilling campaign at the Springfield nickel prospect, with multi element and precious metal assay... 


Evolution unveils life extension plans for two Australian mines

Evolution unveils life extension plans for two Australian mines

5th June 2023

Gold producer Evolution Mining used its 2023 investor day on Monday to unveil a series of significant announcements, including news about life extensions at two of its Australian mines.   At... 


Bellevue gold project ticks final permitting box

5th June 2023

Western Australian mining company Bellevue Gold on Monday announced that it had received the tailings facility and water storage permits for its namesake gold project. The approvals, which were... 


An image of shipping containers

Container industry getting closer to ‘a new equilibrium’ despite some recent volatility

2nd June 2023

Despite some recent volatility, the container industry is getting much closer to a new equilibrium, with high-frequency metrics showing a significant degree of stabilisation, logistics company... 


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