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Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
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World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual approach to conservation, the planet is doomed.... 

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Vedanta split unlikely to help parent's near-term debt crisis – analysts
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta's move to split into six separate units in the next 15 months may not immediately help its UK-based parent meet a looming payment deadline for about $4.2-billion... 

Karo Mining updates shareholders on mine construction, management changes
3rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

London- and JSE-listed Tharisa Mining subsidiary Karo Mining, in Zimbabwe, has confirmed that the first concrete pour at the Karo mining project took place in June after construction of bulk... 

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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.... 

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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... 

Small diamond mining industry in sharp focus at symposium
Updated 6 minutes ago By: Darren Parker

Raising the profile of small-scale and artisanal diamond miners by fostering stronger networks, investing in future talent and addressing the industry's challenges were key focus points for the... 

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Barrick plans nearly $2bn Zambia copper expansion
Updated 54 minutes ago By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered miner Barrick said on Wednesday it would invest almost $2-billion to expand copper production at Lumwana, in Zambia, to about 240 000 t/y. The investment would elevate the... 

Hydro CEO sees rapid demand growth for low-carbon aluminium
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Hydro expects demand for its low carbon aluminium to grow at a fast pace over coming years, the CEO of one of the world's largest aluminium producers told Reuters, adding that US customers are... 

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Rusal says production at Siberian aluminium smelter unaffected after fire
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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 3 hours 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
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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
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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
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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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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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