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Mining revenue decreases, but opportunities abound in critical minerals, beneficiation
3rd October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The past year has seen a regression in performance and shareholder returns for South Africa mining companies, professional services firm PwC South Africa’s ‘2023 SA Mine: Adapt to thrive’ report states. This fall off from record levels experienced... 

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Agrimin abandons Kalium Lakes buy
Updated 1 hour 18 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Administrators of ASX-listed Kalium Lakes have been forced back to the drawing board after fellow-listed Agrimin terminated a share sales agreement for the Kalium Lake assets, which included... 

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Leonora blooms under Genesis ownership
Updated 1 hour 20 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Leonora gold projects produced 34 066 oz of ore for gold miner Genesis Minerals during the quarter ended September, marking the first quarter under Genesis ownership. Genesis acquired... 

IGO still positive of reaching milestone at Kwinana
Updated 1 hour 52 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO is ‘comfortable’ that it would reach 50% of the Train 1 nameplate capacity at its Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, in Western Australia. IGO holds a 49% stake in... 

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Johnston calls for clear pathway for critical minerals
Updated 2 hours 5 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Hydrogen Industry and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has called on the federal government to develop a clear pathway to support the... 

Horizon raises cash for Gum Creek
Updated 2 hours 6 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Horizon Gold will raise up to A$7.5-million in a renounceable entitlement offer to fund the scoping study at its Gum Creek gold project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company this... 

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Galan partners with Redstone in Canada
Updated 2 hours 8 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Galan Lithium has entered into a binding joint venture (JV) agreement with fellow-listed Redstone Resources to acquire three lithium projects in the James Bay lithium province, in... 

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AEP welcomes Future Gas Strategy consultation
Updated 2 hours 10 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian Energy Producers (AEP) this week said the Australian government’s Future Gas Strategy consultation paper highlighted the urgent need for investment in new gas supply to avoid future... 

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Australian resource export poised to fall
Updated 2 hours 13 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record A$467-billion to A$400-billion in 2023–24, and A$352-billion by 2024–25, the Department of Industry, Science and... 

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Enaex chases North American deals as mine-blasting demand grows
3rd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chilean industrial conglomerate Sigdo Koppers said it is scouring the market for acquisition targets in North America to grow its share of mining explosives as deteriorating ore grades push up... 

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Democrats in Congress ask Biden for moratorium on carbon pipeline permits
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The US should not permit any new carbon dioxide pipelines until updated federal safety regulations are finished, a dozen Democratic members of Congress said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden... 

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Global nickel market surplus to widen in 2024 – INSG
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The surplus in the global nickel market is expected to widen to 239 000 metric tons in 2024 from 223 000 tons this year, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said on Tuesday, signalling... 

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Panama to withdraw proposed contract for Canadian miner First Quantum's unit
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Panama's government authorized on Tuesday the withdrawal of a proposed contract to regulate operations of Canadian miner First Quantum's local unit, Minera Panama, from Congress to make changes... 

Arizona Sonoran Copper announces permitting progress at Cactus project
3rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The city of Casa Grande, in Arizona, has approved the rezoning of the northern parcel of TSX-listed copper developer Arizona Sonoran Copper Company’s MainSpring property for industrial use. This... 

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Italy can act on recycling hub after Glencore presents plan – Minister
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The Italian government could get involved to speed up the permitting process for a recycling hub planned by Glencore in Sardinia, but first the Swiss miner has to present a complete business plan... 

Legacy Iron readies for gold production
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Legacy Iron is set to become a gold producer after the Western Australian government gave final approvals for the start of mining at the Mount Celia gold project. Legacy told... 

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Magazine round up | 29 September 2023
Magazine round up | 29 September 2023

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

THROUGH THE HAZE: While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this Arizona airport pictured during a recent protracted heat wave. Bloomberg reports that airports around the world are relocating sensitive electrical equipment to rooftops to protect it from flooding, reinforcing runways to handle extreme temperature swings and revving up air conditioning as climate change complicates operations. Photograph: Bloomberg

While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this... 

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Every effort should be made to bring the ongoing dumping of mine tailings to an end

The state of the world is such that dumping huge volumes of mine waste on Mother Earth should be a thing of the past. Is there technology available to ensure that mines no longer need to dump... 

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Solutions vs problems

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 

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Bulelwa Mhlongo, financial manager at Multotec
Bulelwa Mhlongo

This week we profile Bulelwa Mhlongo, who is the financial manager at Multotec, a leading supplier of mineral processing equipment 

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South Africa’s national accounts are facing pressures from every angle. With growth still flatlining on the back of extreme loadshedding, a collapse in freight rail and many municipal services,... 

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