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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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Diamcor seeks to raise C$5m
3rd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian diamond mining company Diamcor Mining, which owns and operates the Krone-Endora at Venetia mine, in South Africa's Limpopo province, plans to complete a term loan financing of up to... 

AECI appoints new CFO
3rd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified chemicals solutions company AECI has appointed Rochelle Gabriels CFO and executive director, with effect from September 29. This follows the resignation, in April, of former CFO Aarti... 

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Gem Trader HB Antwerp ends feud as Botswana weighs diamond sales deal
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

HB Antwerp, a Belgian gem processor and trader, said that one of its founding members who was fired last month has been reinstated, amid a pending deal with Botswana for the supply of rough stones.... 

West African and Orezone look at collaborating in Africa
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner West African Resources on Tuesday announced plans to investigate synergies with TSX-listed Orezone Gold Corporation over their respective mining projects in Burkina Faso. Orezone’s... 

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Remote miners urged to collaborate on cybersecurity
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining companies operating in remote geographic locations have been urged to collaborate on threat intelligence in order to mitigate cyber risk. Cybersecurity software company ESET’s chief... 

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Rusal says production at Siberian aluminium smelter unaffected after fire
Updated 50 minutes ago By: Reuters

Russia's Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer outside China, said on Wednesday that production at its Krasnoyarsk smelter was unaffected after a fire at an electricity transformer. Rusal... 

‘Low-ball LRC offer financially inadequate,’ says TNR
Updated 53 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

The C$0.08-a-share all-cash offer that Lithium Royalty Corp (LRC) made for TNR Gold is “opportunistic, ‘low-ball’ and financially inadequate”, the takeover target said in a statement on Tuesday.... 

Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
Updated 1 hour 24 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Nevada Copper has restarted processing operations at its Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, with the first ore being fed to the mill. “The restart of the mill has been orchestrated... 

Lithium Americas wraps up reorganisation
Updated 1 hour 42 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium Americas, now Lithium Americas (Argentina) and a new Lithium Americas (NewCo) on Tuesday jointly announced the completion of the reorganisation of Lithium Americas into two independent... 

Poseiden in cost-saving mode
Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel developer Poseiden Nickel undertaking a range of cost saving measures as it waited for a stronger nickel price to trigger the start of production at its Black Swan operation, in Western... 

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Platinex creates new subsidiary to acquire massive uranium portfolio
Updated 2 hours 59 minutes ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-based Platinex has created an unlisted subsidiary called Green Canada Corporation (GCC), both of which have entered into a binding letter of intent with TSX-V-listed International Prospect... 

Fortescue invests in green hydrogen startup
Updated 3 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major and green energy developer Fortescue has invested in a green hydrogen start-up, taking the lead investor role in Electric Hydrogen’s (EH2) $380-million Series C funding round. In... 

Blackstone hunting for partners in Vietnam refinery
Updated 4 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Blackstone Minerals is looking for partners to feed its planned nickel refinery in Vietnam. Speaking at the Australian Nickel conference, in Perth, Blackstone MD Scott Williamson said the... 

Agrimin abandons Kalium Lakes buy
Updated 6 hours 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 6 hours 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... 

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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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