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New piezo sensor module also with digital I²C signal

4th February 2019 Integrative pressure measurement in the smallest of spaces: WIKA has expanded its portfolio for OEM applications with the very compact MPR-1 piezo sensor module with standardised output signal. With a diameter of 19 mm and a height starting from 17 mm (depending on the process connection), the... 

First Quantum resumes copper production at Spain mine

1st February 2019 Canada-based First Quantum has resumed copper production at the hydrometallurgical plant at Cobre Las Cruces, in Spain, processing lower-grade stockpiled ore while it obtains necessary regulatory approvals to begin mining at an area unaffected by a recent land slippage. The slippage occurred... 

Whabouchi construction halted after cafeteria fire

1st February 2019 Construction of the Whabouchi mining project, in the James Bay area of Quebec, was halted on Thursday, following a fire in the cafeteria of a nearby workcamp. The facility is owned and operated by an outside contractor and is located about 15 km away from Nemaska Lithium’s Whabouchi site. 

Metal prices boost Zimplats’ Dec quarter revenue

31st January 2019 Platinum group metals miner Zimplats on Thursday reported a 5% quarter-on-quarter decrease in platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) production to 133 086 oz for the quarter ended December 31. The decrease was the result of a 5% decrease in the volume of concentrates smelted, as a result of a... 

Orion appoints financial adviser for Prieska project

31st January 2019 ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has appointed Endeavour Financial as financial adviser to assist in the evaluation of funding options for the Prieska zinc/copper project, in South Africa's Northern Cape.   “We look forward to working with the Endeavour Financial team to evaluate and put in... 

SAS appoints Akesh Lalla to Country Manager in South Africa

31st January 2019 Analytics software leader SAS has selected Akesh Lalla for the role of Country Manager for South Africa, reporting directly to SAS Vice President for Africa, Desan Naidoo. Lalla most recently served as SAP SuccessFactors Director for Africa. “With over 20 years of experience in IT and the... 

Iamgold updates increase resource in Mali

31st January 2019 Canadian miner Iamgold has announced an updated mineral resource estimate on the Diakha-Siribaya gold project, in western Mali. The resource comprises 18-million tonnes of indicated resources averaging 1.28 g/t of gold, for 744 000 oz and a further 23.2-million tonnes of inferred resources,... 

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery augments offering with acquisition of facilities management expo

31st January 2019 Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, the largest trade show organiser in southern Africa, has expanded its portfolio of world-class exhibitions with the acquisition of the Facilities Management (FM) Expo from TE Trade Events. The FM Expo, which showcases products and services associated with... 

Ivanhoe reports ‘unprecedented’ copper intersection in the DRC

31st January 2019 The Kamoa North prospect area has delivered an “unprecedented” 22.3-m intersection of 13.05% copper in a thick, flat-lying deposit, sending Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines share price up 10% on the TSX on Wednesday. The new drill hole at the Democratic Republic of Congo-based project includes grades of... 

Talbot & Talbot Celebrates 30 Years Of Wisdom In Water

31st January 2019 Between 70% and 80% of businesses fail in their first five years in South Africa.  This month, January 2019, sees home-grown water and wastewater specialist Talbot & Talbot celebrate 30 years of achievement in delivering sustainable solutions that help organisations address their water needs.... 


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