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Scramble for oil, gas and coal in Botswana’s Game Reserve

There is a scramble for oil, gas, and coal in Botswana, much of it centred on the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). After a flurry of reports about alleged fracking plans in the park several years ago, this drive has been underreported recently, with attention diverted to such activities elsewhere …

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Consulting engineering contribute to gender transformation in mining

Women working as consulting engineers and scientists are opening doors of opportunity in mining, breaking down discriminatory attitudes and creating role models for the future. According to Vis Reddy, Managing Director of SRK Consulting, the consulting engineering sector has been an important contributor to gender transformation in mining. “The growing …

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BOD expands its ownership of Botswana JV to 50%

Botswana Diamonds (BOD), a company with dual listings, has added to its position in the potential Maibwe joint venture (JV) in Botswana. Siseko Minerals has expanded its ownership of the JV from 29% to 50%. 51.7 percent of Siseko is owned by BOD. Siseko is required to pay P411 800 …

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Kavango is well placed to become a major player in the Botswanan metals’ exploration space-CEO

On Tuesday, Kavango Resources PLC said that the Department of Mines in Botswana has granted it one new prospecting license in addition to renewing six existing ones. The London-listed mining company said that the new license and five of the renewals are in the Kalahari Suture Zone, and one renewal …

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AN OVERVIEW OF 342 – DIESEL QUALITY AND ITS IMPORTANCE

by John Evans B.Sc. MLA II – diagnostic manager, WearCheck ABSTRACT  SANS 342:2016 (South African National Standard) is the standard that governs the quality of diesel in South Africa. The SANS document, published by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) details the properties of diesel that are of importance, …

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AfDB reiterates warning on carbon border tax

The African Development Bank has reiterated that the introduction of a carbon border tax by the European Union (EU) could push Africa back into exporting raw commodities and undermine its industrialisation gains. The European Union recently launched the initial phase of a Europe-wide carbon tax on imported goods as part of …

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Technology to drive oil, gas industry methane emission targets

The launch at COP28 of the landmark Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter (OGDC), a global industry Charter dedicated to speeding up climate action and achieving high-scale impact across the oil and gas sectors, firmly put the spotlight on the millions of tons of methane (CH4) pumped into the atmosphere during …

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EU carbon tax to short-change Africa in trade

New European Union (EU) carbon border tax could significantly constrain Africa’s trade and industrialization progress, the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has warned.   AfDB President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina said the carbon tax will penalise value-added exports including steel, cement, iron, aluminium and fertilizers.   “With Africa’s energy deficit and reliance mainly on …

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Commonwealth action group launched to help African countries cut methane emissions

A new action group intends to help Commonwealth countries, including African member states, rapidly cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane as part of wider efforts to keep rising global temperatures within liveable limits. The country-led coalition was announced at a ministerial event on the margins of the United …

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Betolar, Metso to cooperate in the lithium hydroxide process utilisation

Betolar and Metso have agreed on cooperation in which Betolar’s technology can be offered globally to mining and refinery customers using Metso’s lithium hydroxide process. With material technology solutions for Betolar’s side stream research, the analcime sand generated as a side stream in lithium extraction is analysed and its further …

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