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Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company will also begin constructing a large wind... 


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Firering completes RC drilling campaign at Côte d’Ivoire project
Updated 2 hours 8 minutes ago By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Firering Strategic Minerals has completed a 3 000 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign at Atex, its flagship lithium project, in Côte d’Ivoire. The campaign entailed the drilling... 


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Hitachi Energy, BluVein accelerate the electrification of heavy haul mining fleets through MoU
Updated 25 minutes ago By: Sabrina Jardim

Global technology group Hitachi Energy and BluVein – an innovator in dynamic charging technology – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the electrification of heavy haul... 


Osisko Development secures $50m for Cariboo project
Updated 2 hours 2 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold company Osisko Development has secured funding for ongoing detailed engineering and preconstruction activities at the Cariboo gold project, in British Columbia. The $50-million delayed draw... 


Red Rock selected as location for Ontario lithium refinery
Red Rock selected as location for Ontario lithium refinery
Updated 2 hours 46 minutes ago By: Mariaan Webb

Clean technology company Rock Tech has selected the former Norampac paper mill site in Red Rock as the location to develop Ontario’s first lithium refinery. Rock Tech, which is listed on the... 


Vale Base Metals launches circular mining innovation challenge
Updated 3 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel and cobalt producer Vale Base Metals has launched the pyrrhotite resource recovery innovation challenge to facilitate and enhance recovery of valuable metals and minerals contained in... 


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Canada and Australia boost collaboration on critical minerals
Updated 7 hours ago By: Reuters

Canada and Australia have agreed to promote shared priorities related to the extraction, processing, and refining of critical minerals, they said in a joint statement on Monday. The announcement... 


Frontier Lithium surges on JV with Mitsubishi for Canadian operations
Updated 7 hours ago By: Reuters

Frontier Lithium has formed a joint venture with Japanese trading house Mitsubishi to help advance lithium mining and processing in Ontario, sending the Canadian miner's shares up 15% on Monday.... 


BHP inks tentative sales deals for Canadian potash
BHP inks tentative sales deals for Canadian potash
4th March 2024 By: Reuters

BHP has signed non-binding sales agreements for all potash production from both phases of the Canadian mine it is building in Jansen, Saskatchewan, and will look to convert those into firm offtakes... 


Power restored to CSA copper mine
4th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The CSA copper mine, in New South Wales, has lost three days of production, after a nearby storm damaged the main 132 kVA power line to the mine on Thursday evening. All grid power was out to the... 


Caledonia warns of lower full-year profit on the back of one-off items
4th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

LSE-listed Caledonia Mining expects to report an adjusted profit before tax for the year ended December 31, 2023, materially below market expectations, owing to increased operating costs and... 


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Foulis steps down as Pacific Nickel chair
4th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Greg Foulis has stepped down as chairperson of the board of Pacific Nickel Mines, the ASX-listed company reported on Monday. Foulis advised the ASX-listed company that several personal issued... 


S2 to sell Finland assets, providing cash for Australian exploration
4th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company S2 Resources has signed a letter of intent to sell its Finland assets to Vancouver-based Outback Goldfields for C$7-million in cash and shares. The proposed transaction will... 


Lender due diligence for Madaouela uranium project under way
4th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

TSX- and OTQCB-listed GoviEx Uranium has announced that lender due diligence for the Madaouela uranium project, in Niger, has begun, with the appointment of consulting firm SLR Consulting acting on... 


Recharge buys ‘highly sought-after’ Newnham Lake uranium project
4th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Recharge Metals on Monday announced a binding agreement to acquire 100% of Newnham Lake uranium project in the Athabasca basin of Canada. “The ongoing collaboration between... 


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ACTOM Distribution Transformers secures order to supply NECRT units to Kamoa copper mine
4th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ACTOM Distribution Transformers recently secured an order for the supply of its neutral electromagnetic couplers with earthing resistors and an auxiliary transformer (NECRTs) to the Kamoa copper... 


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HYDROGEN SHOWCASE: Luxury carmaker BMW has unveiled its BMW iX5 in South Africa, with the aim of showcasing the vehicle’s combined long range and short refuelling times. The BMW iX5‘s 6 kg of hydrogen allows for a 500 km range, with the car’s platinum-based fuel cell using green hydrogen produced by Sasol to produce the clean electricity that powers the quiet drive train. BMW has also installed hydrogen refuelling infrastructure at its Midrand campus in Johannesburg.
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Luxury carmaker BMW has unveiled its BMW iX5 in South Africa, with the aim of showcasing the vehicle’s combined long range and short refuelling times. The BMW iX5‘s 6 kg of hydrogen allows for a... 

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Junior mining fund is a start, but should not be seen as the end game

The Junior Mining Exploration Fund just launched by the Industrial Development Corporation and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is a start but must not end up as the finish.... 

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Full transparency

The decision to drawdown R150-billion from the Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account (GFECRA) to reduce government borrowings and surging debt-servicing costs was the major feature... 

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Gerard Pretorius, GM at John Thompson, a division of Actom
Gerard Pretorius

This week we profile Gerard Pretorius, GM at John Thompson, a division of Actom (Air Pollution Control Business Unit) that provides solutions for clients with air pollution control challenges 

OWN GOALS: The 2024 Budget has, once again, highlighted what happens when government scores one own goal after another. True, there have been some disruptive external shocks, most recently the Covid lockdowns and the energy shock associated with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, far too many of the current fiscal problems stem from doing the wrong thing consistently over a long period of time. Turning the crisis around requires more than the penalty-saving heroics of our Bafana Bafana keeper.
OWN GOALS

The 2024 Budget has, once again, highlighted what happens when government scores one own goal after another. True, there have been some disruptive external shocks, most recently the Covid lockdowns... 

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