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Tasneem Bulbulia

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Rainbow secures $700 000 loan

7th May 2019 London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths, which owns the Gakara project, in Burundi, has secured a $700 000 loan from its biggest shareholder, Pella Ventures, to support Rainbow’s development and operations. The loan is to be applied towards general working capital purposes. 

Premier signs RHA investment, management agreement with Zim authority

7th May 2019 Aim-listed Premier African Minerals on Tuesday reported the signing of a new management agreement with the National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Fund of Zimbabwe, which is expected to result in the RHA tungsten project being brought back into production without any further financing... 

Drilling extends strike length at Kamoa North, says Ivanhoe

3rd May 2019 Ivanhoe Mines this week announced that the strike length of the shallow, thick, massive copper sulphide mineralisation at Kamoa North that was discovered earlier this year in drill hole DD1450 on the Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been significantly extended... 

Anglo American a founding sponsor of the World Bank’s Climate Smart Mining fund

2nd May 2019 Diversified miner Anglo American has stepped up as a founding donor to the World Bank’s Climate Smart Mining Facility. In a statement, the company indicated that this was the first-ever fund dedicated to making mining for metals and minerals a more sustainable practice that complements the energy... 

Harmony expects full-year AISC to rise as Eskom tariffs increase

2nd May 2019 Aim-listed Harmony Gold is on track to deliver on its full-year production guidance, the company said in an operational update for the nine months ended March 31 published on Thursday. During the nine-month period, gold production increased by 29% year-on-year to 1.08-million ounces, with... 

Bushveld grows its vanadium business

2nd May 2019 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has entered into a business and share purchase agreement with Vanchem Vanadium Products (VVP) and South African Japan Vanadium (SAJV) to conditionally acquire VVP’s vanadium production business and SAJV’s ferrovanadium production business in South Africa. The company... 

Mineworkers held back at Thembelani shaft for their safety – Sibanye

30th April 2019 Sibanye-Stillwater on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that mineworkers at the Thembelani shaft have been held back from being hoisted back to surface for their own safety, after rails fell off a conveyance earlier in the day. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) had earlier... 

Minerals Council launches coal-focused Mining for Schools module

30th April 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa has launched the third module of its Mining for Schools initiative – an online platform with resources for teachers and learners to reinforce, enhance and extend learning about the South African mining industry. Focusing on coal, the module sheds light on one of... 

Katanga progresses major projects, lifts first-quarter copper production

30th April 2019 Katanga Mining increased its copper cathode production to 57 175 t in the first quarter of this year, compared with the 49 770 t produced in the fourth quarter of 2018, but output of cobalt contained in hydroxide decreased to 3 511 t, from the 4 646 t produced in the fourth quarter of 2018. The... 

Glencore lowers full-year copper output guidance

30th April 2019 Diversified miner Glencore has lowered its full-year production guidance for copper to 1.46-million tonnes, compared with the previously guided 1.54-million tonnes. The group, led by CEO Ivan Glasenberg, on Tuesday reported that its own sourced copper production for the first quarter of this year... 

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