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Himoinsa sees demand growth in construction, mining in Africa

12th March 2018 Power equipment manufacturer Himoinsa has expanded its local African teams and partners to meet the growing demand for custom-designed power systems and generators in the construction and mining sectors, Himoinsa Europe, Middle East and Africa director Guillermo Elum said on Monday. The demand... 

S&P makes case for positive blockchain disruption, amid cryptocurrency concern

9th March 2018 Global ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P’s) currently views cryptocurrencies as speculative instruments that will have an “insignificant effect on global financial stability if its value were to collapse”, but that blockchain – a shared digital transaction ledger – presents an opportunity... 

Programme to prepare digital talent in SA industries

9th March 2018 The Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP) is a series of education courses that aims to equip junior and mid-level engineers and industry professionals with the necessary skills to harness artificial intelligence, the industrial Internet of Things and advanced analytics for their... 

AWE board recommends shareholders accept Mitsui offer

7th March 2018 The board of ASX-listed oil and gas company AWE on Wednesday said that it continued to recommend that shareholders accept the offer from multinational industrial conglomerate Mitsui, which would declare its bid unconditional if its interest exceeds 50.1% by March 14. Mitsui is offering AWE... 

Auroch acquires South Australia zinc projects

6th March 2018 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – ASX-listed Auroch Minerals on Tuesday announced that it had acquired 90% of the Arden and 100% of the Bonaventura zinc projects, in South Australia. “The Arden project and Bonaventura project comprise a substantial zinc, lead and copper play supported by... 

Mustang closes Mauritius sales office, opens Thailand facility as part of new marketing process

6th March 2018 ASX-listed Mustang Resources on Tuesday announced that it was changing its ruby sales and marketing approach for rubies sourced from its Montepuez ruby project, in Mozambique. It would close its sales facility in Mauritius, as these were designed for large-scale auctions, which were no longer... 

Metallurgical tests confirm high-grade spodumene at Portugal project

5th March 2018 Aim-listed Savannah Resources on Monday reported that Phase 2 metallurgical test work at the Mina do Barroso lithium project, in Portugal, has confirmed that conventional metallurgical processes will produce a spodumene concentrate. “Test work confirms high-grade spodumene mineralisation with a... 

Australian spodumene conversion facility to add much needed capacity to the market – WoodMac

5th March 2018 Shenzen-based Tianqi Lithium’s construction of the 48 000 t/y Kwinana spodumene converter, in Australia, will add much needed spodumene conversion capacity to an expanding market, says Wood MacKenzie (WoodMac) managing consultant James Whiteside. The Kwinana converter will be the largest lithium... 

Siemens to enhance Magnis’ NY lithium-ion battery technology plant

5th March 2018 ASX-listed Magnis Resources, battery technology developer Charge CCCV and industrial equipment multinational Siemens have signed a letter of intent to enhance the lithium-ion manufacturing technology at the New York battery plant, in which Magnis has a shareholding, through digitisation and... 

Amur completes ice road, starts bringing supplies to Kun-Manie

2nd March 2018 Aim-listed nickel/copper sulphide exploration and development company Amur Minerals has completed a 350 km ice road to its Kun-Manie project, in the Amur province in far east Russia, and has begun restocking supplies for the 2018 field season. In a press release issued on Friday, the company... 

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