Tourism-Hospitality 

‘We will not tolerate any racist behaviour in our industry’

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has welcomed an investigation into an alleged racist incident at the Maselspoort Resort and Conference Centre outside Bloemfontein in the Free State Province on Christmas Day (December 25). Law enforcement agencies are investigating a case of common assault after a video – showing white men attacking two black teenagers at the resort’s swimming pool – has gone viral. Allegedly the men were trying to remove the teens from what they termed the “whites only” pool. In the video, a man is seen…

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Farming in Africa: producing coffee and cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire

Despite being a major producer of coffee in the early 2000s, Côte d’Ivoire’s coffee production has declined significantly. However, cocoa production is still massively on the rise, cementing the country’s place as the world’s top producer. On a global scale, Côte d’Ivoire is perhaps best known for its cocoa production, but the West African country is also a world leader in the cultivation of cashew nuts, and a significant player in coffee production. With around 50% of the country’s economy reliant on agriculture, the sector remains crucial to the future…

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International 

Bumper green aluminum output is good news for carmakers, and climate

Aluminum makers are set to boost low-carbon metal output by 10% in 2023 and churn out even more in the years ahead, driving down the cost for carmakers seeking climate-friendly supplies and shrinking the industry’s hefty carbon footprint. Aluminum is the most energy-intensive metal to produce, accounting for about 1.1 billion tonnes of global CO2 emissions per year. Next year’s forecast increase in “green aluminum” output would reduce that by 13 million tonnes, or about 1.2%. Pressure by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions has given aluminum producers an incentive to…

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Agriculture NEWS 

Isuzu makes a splash in the Eastern Cape

In the Wild Coast region, where very poor roads and rough conditions are the norm, Isuzu trucks are valued for their ruggedness and reliability. Since the introduction of the first Isuzu truck in 1975, Isuzu trucks have become a familiar feature on South African roads. Isuzu has been the top truck brand in terms of sales in South Africa for the past nine consecutive years in the medium- and heavy-duty segments of the truck market. According to a statement by the company, this makes Isuzu trucks an integral part of…

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KOMATSU TO EXPAND UNDERGROUND MINING EQUIPMENT OFFERING WITH GHH ACQUISITION

Komatsu has entered into an agreement to acquire Gelsenkirchen, Germany-based GHH Group GmbH (GHH), in a deal that will see it significantly expand its underground mining equipment market share. Founded in the 1960s and currently part of the German-owned Schmidt Kranz Group, GHH offers a wide range of equipment focused on loaders (LHDs) and articulated dump trucks in the mid-seam mass mining, narrow-vein and low-profile market segments The company also supports customers with aftermarket parts and service support through the entire life of each machine. With this acquisition, Komatsu will…

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MINE GEOLOGIST SUPERINTENDENT| MINING CAREERS AT KAMOTO COPPER COMPANY, CONGO DRC

Country: Congo DRC  Location: Kolwezi   Category: Geologist Please apply at :execrecruitment@katangamining.com Job description: PURPOSE Supervision of in-pit ore production and reporting, including detailed reconciliation of the mine to mill flow of information; Geological mapping and data analysis for both grade control modeling and geotechnical evaluation. Key Responsibilities – Supervision and implementation of Geology Department projects and initiatives – Aligning the timing and specification of geology outputs to requirements of the short, medium and long-term strategic mine plans – Providing leadership, planning, design, and review of production plans at KCC – Assisting with the evaluation,…

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ELECTRA BATTERY MATERIALS LAUNCHES DEMONSTRATION PLANT IN TEMISKAMING SHORES

Electra Battery Materials has launched a demonstration plant designed to recover and recycle high-value elements found in lithium-ion batteries including nickel, cobalt, lithium, copper and graphite at its refinery complex north of Toronto. Electra claims it will process up to 75 tonnes of black mass material in batches mode using its proprietary hydrometallurgical process in the demonstration plant. Electra plans to complete the demonstration plant in early 2023, while providing regular updates. Pending the successful completion of the demonstration plant, Electra says it will assess whether to continue processing black…

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STABLE POLICY ATTRACTS MINING INVESTMENT IN ZAMBIA- FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS

Zambia’s stable and consistent policies have sparked a resurgence in direct foreign investment, according to the nation’s largest mining company, First Quantum Minerals (FQM). “We’re now responding to the incentives, stability and consistency of policy. Mines can now seek capital whether it’s self-generated or from the wider international financial institutions,” said FQM’s Kansanshi Mining Corporate Affairs Manager Kyansenga Chitoshi, speaking on a panel of multi-industry representatives at a dissemination workshop on the key findings of the government’s 2022 Foreign Private Investment & Investor Perspective Survey. The survey is released by…

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IONOSPHERE BEGINS LITHIUM CONCENTRSTES PRODUCTION-ZIMBABWE

Ionosphere Investments has begun Lithium concentrates production at its factory in Harare Bluff hill, Managing Director Mr Nyasha Chidol has announced. The company aims to have a product ready for shipping by February 2023 and its targeted annual output is 36,000 tonnes of lithium concentrates. Chidol revealed plans to almost double Ionosphere’s targeted annual output to about 70 000 tonnes of Lithium concentrates and this would place the company among the country’s top four producers. ”We see all the demand is there-significantly unmet demand-for battery grade lithium in the next…

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Tri-Pump and Sykes sign sole exclusive distributors agreement.

Tri-Pump recently announced that it would be the sole distributor of the international brand Sykes Pumps in Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, and DRC. This follows the signing of a sole exclusive distributor agreement, meaning Tri-Pump will be the official provider of Sykes diesel or electric units. The agreement also includes the sole provision of spares and after-sale services. Tri-Pump supplies global pump brands and offers solutions – including support, training and servicing – to the African mining, agriculture and construction industries with a footprint in Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa and…

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