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Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
Updated 4 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of green hydrogen production from green ammonia.... 


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Madison intersects strong uranium mineralisation at Khan
Updated 3 hours ago By: Darren Parker

Uranium exploration company Madison Metals has reported that reverse circulation (RC) drill hole KM5RC003 at its Khan project, in Namibia, has intersected strong uranium mineralisation over... 


Many Peaks starts major drill programme at Côte d’Ivoire project
Updated 7 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Many Peaks Minerals has started a 6 500 m diamond and auger drilling campaign on the Odienné project, in Côte d’Ivoire. One thousand metres of diamond drilling is planned for five... 


Five killed after informal gold mine collapses in northern Kenya
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

At least five people were killed and several others were missing after an informal gold mine collapsed in northern Kenya, officials and local media said. The bodies of five miners have been... 


Electric Metals confirms Minnesota’s Emily as premier high-grade manganese resource
Electric Metals confirms Minnesota’s Emily as premier high-grade manganese resource
Updated 1 hour 45 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-based developer Electric Metals has unveiled an upgraded mineral resource estimate for its Emily manganese project, solidifying the Minnesota project as the continent’s “highest-grade manganese... 


Barrick's Porgera mine in PNG operating without restriction after landslide
Barrick's Porgera mine in PNG operating without restriction after landslide
Updated 2 hours 17 minutes ago By: Reuters

The Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea is running without restriction and has enough fuel on site for 40 days, operator Barrick Gold said on Monday, after a massive landslide struck in the province... 


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Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise
Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise
Updated 2 hours 30 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed, Botswana-focused Giyani Metals is streamlining its board of directors as it transitions into a manganese battery metals producer. Jonathan Henry, Michael Jones, John Petersen and... 


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Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’
Updated 3 hours ago By: Terence Creamer

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is currently assessing the impact of South Africa’s decision to delay the decommissioning of the Hendrina, Grootvlei and Camden coal-fired power stations... 


BHP and Rio Tinto will receive Caterpillar and Komatsu battery-electric haul trucks for trialling purposes, with the outcomes to be shared between the two companies, as well as for further development purposes by the original equipment manufacturers
BHP, Rio Tinto collaborate to expand battery-electric haul truck development
Updated 4 hours ago By: Donna Slater

In support of their shared ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and meet a net-zero operational greenhouse-gas emissions target by 2050, diversified miners BHP and Rio Tinto are partnering with... 


Canada’s EDC grants conditional approval for $300m funding to Arafura
Canada’s EDC grants conditional approval for $300m funding to Arafura
Updated 5 hours ago By: Mariaan Webb

Export Development Canada (EDC) has conditionally approved $300-million in debt financing for the Nolans rare earths project, near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The funding package... 


Spanish Mountain employs technology to be more sustainable
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Spanish Mountain Gold has partnered with technology group Andritz and utility BC Hydro to reduce the carbon intensity of its proposed namesake mine in the Cariboo gold corridor, in... 


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Armada ventures in US lithium market with Midwest acquisition
Armada ventures in US lithium market with Midwest acquisition
27th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Sydney-headquartered Armada Metals has set its sights on the lithium market in the US. The company on Monday unveiled a binding term sheet agreement to acquire Midwest Lithium – a mineral explorer... 


Astute starts drilling campaign at Red Mountain, Nevada
Astute starts drilling campaign at Red Mountain, Nevada
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Astute Metals has initiated a maiden drilling campaign at its Red Mountain lithium project, in Nevada. “We are excited to be drilling again in Nevada as our lithium growth... 


South32 strikes Queensland earn-in deal with Hammer
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining company South32 is set to earn into ASX-listed Hammer Metals’ Isa Valley project, in north-west Queensland. Hammer unveiled the earn-in agreement on Monday, stating that South32... 


Adam Handley's core focus will be on strategic stakeholder engagement.
Northern Minerals appoints new chair as Curtis resigns
27th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Heavy rare earths firm Northern Minerals has replaced Nicholas Curtis as chairperson, appointing Adam Handley as part of a board restructuring. Curtis has taken on the role of strategic adviser of... 


Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project
Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Arizona Lithium on Monday announced the initiation of production drilling at its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan, marking a milestone in Canada’s lithium industry. The... 


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Magazine round up | 24 May 2024
Magazine round up | 24 May 2024

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

SUBSIDY REINSTATED: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the reintroduction of a gasoline subsidy in Nigeria could consume almost half of the country’s projected oil revenue this year. President Bola Tinubu halted the subsidy at in mid-2023 to help government repair its finances. However, the removal and a devaluation of the naira, led fuel prices to more than triple, fanning inflation and protests. The IMF said it expects the fuel subsidy to be phased out within two years, as a cash-transfer programme was implemented to cushion poor consumers. Photograph: Bloomberg
SUBSIDY REINSTATED

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the reintroduction of a gasoline subsidy in Nigeria could consume almost half of the country’s projected oil revenue this year. President Bola... 

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Green energy collaboration a must to reindustrialise South Africa

The industrialisation that South Arica has lost in the last few decades can be more than regained by the country collaborating fully when it comes to green electrons, green molecules and the new... 

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Unintended consequences?

It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to halt the collapse of the country’s... 

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 	Mike Benfield, Group CEO of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa
Mike Benfield

This week we profile Mike Benfield, Group CEO of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa, a merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added steel products 



DEVASTATING: The deadly collapse of a building in George while under construction is simply devastating for the families of the workers who perished. It has also raised a number of questions about the state – including the state of safety – of South Africa’s building and construction industry. The industry today is almost unrecognisable from what it was before so many of the country’s listed building majors either closed due to financial distress or exited the sector.
DEVASTATING

The deadly collapse of a building in George while under construction is simply devastating for the families of the workers who perished. It has also raised a number of questions about the state –... 

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