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Sibanye advances carbon neutrality with first utility-scale renewable energy project
29th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In its first power purchase agreement, platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater has achieved financial close for an 89 MW wind energy project. Under the terms of the 15-year agreement, a project consortium will... 


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BlackRock lifts stake in Northam to above 5%
29th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Northam Platinum Holdings has received notification from London-based investment company BlackRock advising that it has acquired a beneficial interest in the securities of Northam, such... 


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Australia sees 'enormous market' for battery metals in the US
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s signature climate policy is helping drive a “golden age of mineral exploration” in Australia, as the US rushes to catch up with China on clean energy technologies, the... 


Sigma makes first 'green tailings' sale
Sigma makes first 'green tailings' sale
29th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Nasdaq- and TSX-V-listed Sigma Lithium has received payment on its first shipment under its offtake to sell ‘green tailings’ to  Yahua International Investment and Development to be upcycled into... 


LithiumBank unveils plans for Alberta LHM production
29th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed LithiumBank has announced the results of its preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Boardwalk lithium brine project, in west-central Alberta. The study proposes 31 350 t/y... 


Catalyst makes progress in Superior bid
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Catalyst Metals on Monday revealed it had secured at least a 23.2% shareholding in takeover target Superior Gold. The company earlier this year unveiled a Canadian Plan of Arrangement... 


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EPA issues Cadia with pollution prevention notice
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued gold miner Newcrest Mining a final pollution prevention notice regarding the management of emissions of dust and other air... 


Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Hedge funds are betting against copper on the London Metal Exchange for the first time since the early months of the pandemic — a sharp reversal from just weeks earlier after China’s disappointing... 


Chile sees lithium plan expanding trade ties, foreign investment
Chile sees lithium plan expanding trade ties, foreign investment
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s government expects its new lithium strategy to expand international trade relationships while attracting more foreign investment to the industry. President Gabriel Boric’s administration... 


Southern Gold branches out to battery minerals
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of junior Southern Gold fell by nearly 9% on Monday as the company announced plans to branch out into battery materials. Southern Gold has unveiled the proposed acquisition of... 


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Miners farewell McGowan
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian resources sector has paid tribute to Premier Mark McGowan, who on Monday announced his resignation. In a snap press conference on Monday, McGowan announced that he was... 


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EQ Resources awards A$179m mining contract at Mt Carbine
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten developer EQ Resources has awarded a A$179-million contract to NRW subsidiary Golding Contractors to restart openpit mining at the Mt Carbine tungsten mine, in Queensland. The scope of... 


Mincor initiates discussions with BHP as it targets full production
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Mincor on Monday announced that its Kambalda nickel operations, in Western Australia, was on track to achieve its nameplate mining rates by May this year, ahead of schedule. During... 


Volt's Ukraine subsidiary gets EU funding
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Volt Resource’s subsidiary Zavalievsky Graphite (ZG) has won a grant from the European Union’s Horizon programme for a graphite anode development project called GR4FITE3. GR4FITE3 will... 


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Limited nature of Electricity Minister’s new powers confirmed by Presidency
27th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency insists that the transfer of responsibility for Section 34(1) of the Electricity Regulation Act to Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa “provides the Minister with a... 


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Gold Fields makes Mokoatle’s EVP South Africa appointment permanent
26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Gold Fields has permanently appointed Benford Mokoatle as executive VP (EVP) South Africa, after he served as the acting EVP for the region since July 2022. He joined Gold Fields in... 


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Magazine round up | 26 May 2023

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

EXTENSION RISK: Extending the lifespan of South Africa’s coal-fired power plants is unlikely to attract investment, Standard Chartered warned earlier this month. CEO Kweku Bedu-Addo was quoted by Business Day as saying that investors want to avoid being trapped in stranded assets given the global shift away from fossil fuels. The move would also make it difficult to use sovereign bond sales to fund additional investment in Eskom, given that some arrangements can include so-called use-of-proceeds clauses. Photograph: Bloomberg
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Extending the lifespan of South Africa’s coal-fired power plants is unlikely to attract investment, Standard Chartered warned earlier this month. CEO Kweku Bedu-Addo was quoted by Business Day as... 

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Give mining a new deal and it’ll strike a mighty blow against poverty

There is no doubt that mining, with its multiplicity of forward, backward and lateral linkages, is a poverty buster in waiting. Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer MP was spot on when... 

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Action, not distraction

Political and social turbulence has swirled fiercely ever since former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter appeared in that explosive television interview in February, and has intensified with the release of... 

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Michael Scherb, founder and CEO of Appian Capital Advisory
Michael Scherb

This week we profile Michael Scherb, founder and CEO of Appian Capital Advisory, a private capital provider to the metals and mining and mining-adjacent sectors 

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At the time of writing, there was still no clarity as to whether South African defence equipment or ammunition had been loaded onto the Russian cargo vessel the Lady R, when it docked at the... 

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