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Looming cobalt market deficit to spur investment interest 

By: Henry Lazenby Cobalt has undergone somewhat of a transformation over the past five years, in step with the new emerging applications in the booming battery business that have driven a three-fold demand increase. Despite being a smaller industry than its battery raw material counterparts – roughly half the size... 

Creamer Media relaunches

By: Creamer Media Reporter Unveiled in October 2014, Creamer Media’s new-look global mining news website,, is set to delight its 40 000-plus weekly readers.  This is the fourth major revamp of since the site was originally launched fifteen years ago in 1999. offers... 

Lonmin aims for May 14 restart in challenge to platinum strike

By: Reuters South African platinum producer Lonmin is laying the groundwork to restart its operations next week after a concerted effort to woo striking miners back to work by taking its latest wage offer directly to them. This points to a possible end game in the 15-week strike by the Association of... 

Madiba lying in state for second day

By: SANews, SA government news service The body of the late former President Nelson Mandela has left 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane for the second day to Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, at the Union Buildings, for members of the public to view. The cortege left the hospital, escorted by the South African National Defence Force... 


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