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African Rainbow Capital’s portfolio expands on back of fair value gains

14th September 2021 JSE-listed African Rainbow Capital’s (ARC’s) intrinsic portfolio value increased by 16.3% from R10.55-billion as at June 30, 2020, to R12.27-billion as at June 30, this year. Net fair value gains accounted for R909-million of the increase and net investments for the remaining R810-million... 

ABB partners with Stäubli to develop all-electric mining vehicle solutions 

3rd September 2021 Engineering company ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with industrial electrical connectors provider Stäubli Electrical Connectors to collaborate on developing solutions to reduce the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions associated with heavy machinery in mining. The agreement between... 

Armadale granted Mahenge Liandu mining licence

3rd September 2021 Aim-listed investment group Armadale Capital has been granted a mining licence for its 100%-owned Mahenge Liandu graphite project in south-east Tanzania from the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals. The mining licence provides the company with exclusive development and mining rights over... 

Rough diamond production to rise after Covid-19 disruptions cleared

3rd September 2021 Data and analytics company GlobalData expects global rough diamond production to grow by 1.4% this year to reach 112.99-million carats. This follows the estimated 19.4% contraction in output to 111.4-million carats in 2020 as a result of disruptions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Afrimat’s acquisition of Gravenhage assets gets Competition Commission’s green light

3rd September 2021 The Competition Commission has unconditionally approved a proposed merger in which manganese miner Afrimat Manganese intends to acquire certain assets from Thabazimbi Joint Venture’s (TJV’s) Gravenhage manganese project. The assets include Gravenhage’s manganese mining right, immovable property,... 

Strong dollar pushing up Diamcor’s diamond tendering proceeds

2nd September 2021 TSX-listed diamond miner Diamcor Mining tendered and sold 4 330.24 ct so far in the quarter ending September 30, generating initial gross revenues of $1.02-million and resulting in a combined average price of $236.44/ct. This is after its third tender and sale of rough diamonds recovered from... 

Kobada drilling increases resource to 3.1Moz

2nd September 2021 TSX-V-listed African Gold Group reports a 44% increase in the measured and indicated mineral resource for its Kobada gold project, in southwestern Mali, to 1.71-million ounces. This includes a 26% increase in the inferred resource to 1.43-million ounces, thereby bringing the total resource at... 

Gem Diamonds receives higher prices, demand for Letšeng diamonds

2nd September 2021 LSE-listed diamond miner Gem Diamonds’ revenue has increased from $69.5-million in the first half of 2020, to $104.5-million for the six months to June 30 this year, resulting in the miner increasing its cash on hand from $24.9-million in the prior comparable period to $33.9-million for the... 

Kropz holds steady cash of $12m; Elandsfontein work progressing despite some setbacks

1st September 2021 For the six months ended June 30, Aim-listed emerging African phosphate explorer and developer Kropz held steady cash of $12-million, the same value it held at the period ended December 31, 2020. During the period under review, the company also increased its property, plant, equipment and... 

Minerals policy holding back growth in the junior diamond mining sector

1st September 2021 A report into small and junior diamond miners provides, for the first time, a glimpse into the “shocking state of the industry and the regulating authority”, says independent diamond producer Lyndon de Meillon. The ‘Status of the South African Small and Junior Diamond Mining Sector’ report was... 

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