Copper Case Studies & News

Foundry involved in product development

Foundry involved in product development. South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm.

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New smelter in Zimbabwe.

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to

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Smelter welding project completed

South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie successfully completed a smelter welding project and timeously delivered erosion-resistant copper coolers, which are being installed to a smelter in Southern Africa. Thos

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Long Service Awards 2019

30 Years Long ServiceMarianne Allison, Bettie Knoessen and Mr Eugene Rossouw 20 Years Long Service Elize Engelbrecht and Veronica Khoza 15 Years Long ServiceJacob Mankgane, Annetjie

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  • Coal will continue to be assessed but should remain in Glencore right now – Glasenberg

    Coal will continue to be assessed but should remain in Glencore right now, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said on Thursday. For the six months to June 30, the London- and Johanneburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company report that its energy business was down 65% at $0.7-billion on disproportionately impacted lower coal prices.

  • Global gold holdings reached a new record in July

    The World Gold Council reports that global gold holdings reached a new all-time high of 3 785 t in July. This after gold-backed exchange-traded funds and similar products recorded an eighth consecutive month of positive flows in July, adding 166 t, or $9.7-billion.

  • Minerals Council says new exploration strategy could help mining recover from Covid-19 hit

    Minerals Council South Africa is calling for the urgent development of a comprehensive and competitive greenfield exploration strategy, arguing that a far higher level of exploration is required to help stimulate higher levels of mining investment and job creation and to support the country’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Output in the sector is expected to fall by between 15% and 25% in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, which also threatens to further accelerate job and output losses across the industry.

  • GoviEx closes first tranche of nonbrokered private placement

    Dual-listed GoviEx Uranium has closed the first tranche of a fully subscribed nonbrokered private placement to raise gross proceeds of about C$5-million. “The [uranium oxide] spot price is up over 30% from the beginning of this year and we are delighted by the strong support received from our lead institutional investor, as well as other long-term shareholders seeking exposure to our quality pipeline of mineral projects,” says GoviEx executive chairperson Govind Friedland.

  • Bauxite production to increase rapidly from 2021, says Fitch Solutions

    New projects coming on line in key producers Guinea, Indonesia and Australia, as well as a ramp-up in Indian and Indonesian production, will drive rapid production growth of bauxite in 2021, Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research says. Australia’s bauxite sector is expected to maintain steady output growth, supported by a solid project pipeline.  

  • Rising data use, e-commerce bodes well for industrial property market

    Accelerating trends such as e-commerce and data centres are adding resiliency to industry property against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, says real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties. While online sales in 2018, at R14-billion, still constituted only a fraction of what South Africans spend in malls, online shopping has shown exponential growth since then and this has had a direct impact on real estate demand.

  • Coal will continue to be assessed but should remain in Glencore right now – Glasenberg

    Coal will continue to be assessed but should remain in Glencore right now, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said on Thursday. For the six months to June 30, the London- and Johanneburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company report that its energy business was down 65% at $0.7-billion on disproportionately impacted lower coal prices.

  • Minerals Council says new exploration strategy could help mining recover from Covid-19 hit

    Minerals Council South Africa is calling for the urgent development of a comprehensive and competitive greenfield exploration strategy, arguing that a far higher level of exploration is required to help stimulate higher levels of mining investment and job creation and to support the country’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Output in the sector is expected to fall by between 15% and 25% in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, which also threatens to further accelerate job and output losses across the industry.

  • African Climate Justice Group calls on govts, institutions to respond to pandemic

    The African Climate Justice Group has released a statement calling on African governments and institutions to respond urgently to the climate, health and Covid-19 crises facing the continent. The statement has, to date, been endorsed by more than 300 African and international organisations and individuals.

  • Agri SA joins call for alcohol ban to be lifted

    Industry organisation Agri SA has noted its concern about the impact of the current alcohol ban on the entire alcohol value chain. It says South African Breweries (SAB) is the only beer producer that procures almost all of its input ingredients locally, and the impact of the ban on the sale of alcohol on SAB spills over to the farm gate, with the farmers who supply the brewer also under pressure.

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