This Prieska mine chamber was blasted in the 1970s.
This Prieska mine chamber was blasted in the 1970s.
Green copper, vapour refining envisaged at Orion’s Northern Cape base metals mines
Updated 2 hours 29 minutes ago By: Martin Creamer

Green copper and clean smelting and refining are envisaged at Orion Minerals’ quickly advancing base metals mines in South Africa’s well-endowed Northern Cape province, which has historically produced 2.5-millon tons of copper until base metal... 

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Vale sees higher 2026 copper, nickel output after investments
Updated 3 hours ago By: Reuters

Brazilian mining giant Vale said on Thursday that an asset review initiative and investments in the key Sudbury and Salobo mines might lead to growth in its 2026 copper and nickel output when... 

Proposed Australian emissions shift could conceal methane — Ember
Proposed Australian emissions shift could conceal methane — Ember
Updated 3 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Australian opencut coal mine operators may be able avoid reporting hundreds of thousands of tons of methane emissions if a government proposal to change how the releases are estimated is approved,... 

Dutch miner AMG buys into Portuguese lithium project
Dutch miner AMG buys into Portuguese lithium project
Updated 4 hours ago By: Reuters

Dutch miner AMG has acquired a 15.77% stake in London-based Savannah Resources to become the largest shareholder in the company that is developing a lithium project in northern Portugal, the... 

Drone-sinking of coal ship takes Red Sea perils to new level
Updated 5 hours ago By: Bloomberg

The sinking of a coal-carrier by a sea drone has boosted the risk of navigating the vital Bab el-Mandeb chokepoint to a new level and is driving a fresh surge in insurance costs. The British navy... 

Australia to fund road clearing to Porgera mine after PNG landslide
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Australia said it would provide A$2-million to Papua New Guinea to restore road access to the Porgera gold mine, previously one of the world's largest, and other support for survivors after a... 

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American Pacific starts drilling at Palmer project
Updated 6 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-focused exploration and development company American Pacific Mining has initiated a diamond drill programme at the high-grade Palmer copper/zinc VMS project in Alaska, with joint venture (JV)... 

Construction of South Star’s Brazil graphite mine nearing completion
Updated 7 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-listed South Star is gearing up for production from the Phase 1 plant of its flagship Santa Cruz graphite mine, in Brazil, to start in the coming weeks. Construction of the 1 000 t/m plant... 

Defense Metals appoints new chair
Updated 7 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Defense Metals, which owns the Wicheeda rare earth element project in British Columbia, has announced the appointment of Guy de Selliers as chairperson of the board. De Selliers, a... 

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K92 closes and upsizes Trafigura loan
Updated 7 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner K92 Mining has announced two new credit facilities with Trafigura to replace a previous loan, upsizing its facility from $100-million to $120-million. Under an accordion feature, the... 

Sienna acquires new gold project in Saskatchewan
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TSX-V-listed Sienna Resources has announced the acquisition of the Stonesthrow gold project, in Saskatchewan. The new project directly borders the Ramp Metals discovery, where multiple zones of... 

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Agnico unveils Detour Lake's pathway to 1Moz/y
Agnico unveils Detour Lake's pathway to 1Moz/y
20th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining company Agnico Eagle Mines has unveiled an ambitious plan to boost production at its Detour Lake mine, in Ontario, to an average of one-million ounces a year over a 14-year period,... 

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South African manufacturer to provide 275 new container wagons to Lobito railway project
19th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Joint venture (JV) company Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR), which is the concession holder for the operation, management and maintenance of the Lobito Corridor spanning Zambia, Angola and the... 

NGX makes appointments to drive graphite downstream strategy
19th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

African graphite explorer NGX has appointed Peter Fox and Surinder Ghag to lead and manage the company’s downstream qualification processes and development strategy for producing battery anode... 

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South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights
19th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“The sun is finally shining on us,” an upbeat Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart enthused during an Australia/South Africa webinar on Wednesday, when he outlined how South Africa has become one of the... 

Aton further develops Abu Marawat gold concession with promising results
19th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

TSX-V-listed gold exploration and mining company Aton Resources has recently carried out further sampling and mapping programmes over several regional targets at the company’s Abu Marawat... 

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Magazine round up | 14 June 2024

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

FUNDING APPETITE: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is headquartered in Beijing, plans to invest $1-billion in projects across Africa, where only 4% of the $52-billion it has financed since its inception eight years ago has been directed. AIIB president Jin Liqun reports it has a pipeline of seven projects in Africa, which it is seeking to build further, while there is also interest from African members to issue Panda bonds. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is headquartered in Beijing, plans to invest $1-billion in projects across Africa, where only 4% of the $52-billion it has financed since its... 

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South Africans must vociferously demand fruitful public-private economic collaboration

The South African people must go all out for force the public and private sectors to collaborate fully in growing our economy. Jobs, jobs and more jobs must be the demand of South Africa’s... 

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Reality check

Regardless of composition, there are certain realities that South Africa’s new government cannot avoid. The first is an unemployment rate so high that, unless it is reduced materially, there is no... 

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Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion
Zinhle Simamane

This week we profile Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion, a provider of freight and rail services across the African continent 

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Coalitions were always the most likely scenario for a country that selects political representatives using a system based on proportional representation. Nevertheless, actually moving from a... 

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