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Chanel de Bruyn

Chanel de Bruyn

Chanel de Bruyn is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Chanel de Bruyn

Rain, mining licence conditions posing a challenge for Edenville's Rukwa mine

28th March 2023

Coal miner Edenville Energy continues to face challenges at its Rukwa mine, in Tanzania, as a result of wet weather and warnings from the Mining Commission in Tanzania that the company has failed... 

AngloGold's Iduapriem mine

Gold Fields, AngloGold set out to create Africa's largest gold mine

16th March 2023

Gold miners Gold Fields and AngloGold Ashanti have announced plans to merge their neighbouring Tarkwa and Iduapriem mines, in Ghana, under a new joint venture (JV). The companies have agreed, in... 

A truck transporting ore from the Venetia mine

Strong operational performance delivers 6% y/y increase in De Beers' fourth-quarter output

2nd February 2023

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of Anglo American, achieved a 6% year-on-year increase in rough diamond production to 8.2-million carats for the fourth quarter of 2022. The miner said this... 

The Vametco mine

Bushveld delivers record production despite loadshedding; electrolyte plant construction on track

31st January 2023

Integrated primary vanadium producer and energy storage solutions provider Bushveld Minerals produced a record 3 842 t of vanadium in the 12 months to December 31 and has set its production... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu

Thungela to gain full ownership of Zibulo colliery and the Elders project

24th November 2022

South African thermal coal exporter Thungela Resources has reached an agreement with its black economic empowerment partner Inyosi Coal to acquire the 27% interest in Anglo American Inyosi Coal... 

The Sukari underground mine in Eguypt

Independent study confirms potential for Centamin to expand its Sukari underground operations

15th November 2022

LSE- and TSX-listed Centamin reports that an independent option study has confirmed the potential of its expanding the Sukari Underground mine, in Egypt, to 1.5-million tonnes a year of ore milled.... 

Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana mine

Sibanye's South African PGMs output falls on power curtailments, copper cable theft

3rd November 2022

Battery and precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater has maintained its full-year production guidance for its South African platinum group metals (PGMs) operations at between 1.75-million and... 

De Beers' third-quarter output rises on higher grades, strong production in Namibia

27th October 2022

Diamond miner De Beers – a subsidiary of diversified mining group Anglo American – increased its rough diamond production by 4% year-on-year to 9.6-million carats for the third quarter ended... 

Amplats CEO Natascha Viljoen

Amplats' third-quarter refined output falls on Polokwana smelter rebuild, loadshedding

27th October 2022

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) reported a 6% year-on-year decrease in total PGM production to 1.05-million ounces for the third quarter. Production was,... 

Kumba CEO Mpumi Zikalala

Kumba lowers full-year export sales guidance following Transnet strike

27th October 2022

South African iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has revised its full-year export sales guidance lower to between 36-million and 37-million tonnes, compared with the previously guided 38-million to... 

Jubilee sees ‘tremendous’ growth potential after completing expansion programme

25th October 2022

London- and Johannesburg-listed Jubilee Metals Group has met its production targets for the financial year ended June 30, after having completed its capitalisation and expansion programme. Over the... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo

Bushveld considering renewable self-generation options for Vanchem

25th October 2022

Vertically integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals achieved “solid” production for the quarter ended September 30, despite the negative impact of loadshedding on its Vanchem... 

Thungela says Transnet strike unlikely to have significant impact on export sales

Thungela says Transnet strike unlikely to have significant impact on export sales

6th October 2022

Coal miner Thungela Resources says it does not expect a strike by State-owned Transnet's rail and port employees to have a significant impact on its coal sales for the fourth quarter, unless the... 

Buffalo Coal confirms $27m loan will soon transfer to new owner Belvedere

2nd September 2022

TSX-V- and JSE-listed Buffalo Coal has advised that private investment fund Resource Capital Fund (RCF) has concluded, for the most part, the sale of convertible debt of $27-million to Belvedere... 

Anglo American's nuGen haulage truck

Anglo inks deal to accelerate roll-out of nuGen zero emissions haulage solution

22nd July 2022

Diversified miner Anglo American is in exclusive negotiations with specialist engineering technology company First Mode Holding and has agreed nonbinding terms to establish a combined business to... 

Anglo American's nuGen haulage truck

Anglo enters deal to accelerate rollout of nuGen zero emissions haulage solution

30th June 2022

Diversified miner Anglo American is in exclusive negotiations with specialist engineering technology company First Mode Holding and has agreed nonbinding terms to establish a combined business to... 

An Eskom logo

Gordhan says Eskom, unions reach wage agreement; hopes second day of Stage 6 load-shedding can be avoided

28th June 2022

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday evening said he was hopeful that Eskom would be able to avoid implementing Stage 6 load-shedding for a second day on Wednesday, after the power... 

A map indicating the location of the Benwenyama project

South African PGMs explorer raises $19m in IPO ahead of listing on ASX, JSE

19th May 2022

South Africa-based minerals explorer Southern Palladium, which is focused on platinum group metals (PGM) and which is headed up by MD Johan Odendaal and chairperson Terence Goodlace, has raised... 

Contango's Zimbabwe coal project starts production

30th March 2022

Production has started at London-listed natural resource development company Contango Holdings' Lubu coking coal project, in Zimbabwe. Production is under way on Block 2, which was selected given... 

The Vanggatfontein Colliery

Wescoal puts Vanggatfontein on care and maintenance as it struggles to secure Eskom CSA extension

25th February 2022

Coal miner Wescoal has decided to put its Vanggatfontein Colliery on care and maintenance while it tries to secure an extension to a coal supply agreement (CSA) with power utility Eskom. Wescoal... 

The Karowe mine

Strong diamond market pushes Lucara's full-year revenue, Ebitda higher

25th February 2022

Vancouver-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corporation achieved a more than five-fold year-on-year increase in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to... 

Community protests halt construction at Wesizwe's Bakubung mine

8th February 2022

Platinum group metals (PGMs) development company Wesizwe Platinum on February 8 informed shareholders that community protests have interrupted the development of its Bakubung mine. It noted that... 

Construction starts on renewable energy project for Rio Tinto's Madagascar mine

10th December 2021

The government of Madagascar and Rio Tinto QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) on December 10 celebrated the start of construction of a solar and wind energy project that will supply the ilmenite mine... 

An image of the Sandouville nickel processing facility

Sibanye advances buyout of Sandouville asset

4th November 2021

Precious and green metals company Sibanye-Stillwater has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire the Sandouville nickel hydrometallurgical processing facility from French mining and... 

A photo of Lucara's Karowe mine in Botswana

Lucara reports strong third-quarter production, revenue growth

4th November 2021

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp's Karowe mine, in Botswana, produced 97 412 ct of diamonds in the third quarter ended September 30, compared with the 88 909 ct produced in the third quarter of... 

A photo of Neal Froneman

Lower PGM, gold prices result in 5% y/y decrease in Sibanye's third-quarter Ebitda

28th October 2021

Despite a solid operational performance in the third quarter ended September 30, lower average platinum group metal (PGM) and gold prices resulted in a decrease in precious and battery metals... 

A photo of the Letšeng mine in Lesotho

Gem lowers full-year production guidance

28th October 2021

London-listed Gem Diamonds, which operates the Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, has lowered its production guidance for the full-year to December 31 to between 110 000 ct and 114 000 ct, compared with the... 

A photo of Neal Froneman

Sibanye expands tailings retreatment exposure through 20% stake in Australian company

27th October 2021

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has entered into investment agreements to acquire a 19.99% shareholding in ASX-listed New Century Resources, which owns the Century tailings zinc retreatment... 

A photo of the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine Concentrator plant

RBPlat's shares rise on buyout offer from Implats

27th October 2021

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum's (RBPlat's) share price on the JSE rose by more than 23% on Wednesday morning after shareholders were informed that fellow PGMs miner... 

A photo of Petra Diamonds' Finsch mine, in South Africa

Petra records good first-quarter revenue growth

26th October 2021

London-listed Petra Diamonds achieved good revenue growth of 48% year-on-year  to $114.9-million for the quarter ended September 30 – the first quarter of Petra's 2022 financial year. "The company... 

A photo of rough diamonds

De Beers tightens full-year output guidance at 32m carats

21st October 2021

Diamond miner De Beers expects to produce about 32-million carats for the full-year, which is at the lower end of its initial guidance of 32-million to 33-million carats. Reporting on its... 

A photo of Natascha Viljoen, CEO of Amplats

Amplats reports 'strong' Q3 performance, remains on track to meet FY guidance

21st October 2021

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) remains on track to meet its full-year production and sales targets after a strong third-quarter performance.... 

Kazera to acquire a controlling interest in South African mineral sands company

30th September 2021

Aim-listed investment company Kazera Global will acquire a 60% interest in Whale Head Minerals (WHM), which owns two heavy mineral sands (HMS) opportunities in the Port Nolloth/Alexander Bay area... 

Mkango restores full ownership of Songwe Hill, raises £5.52m

5th August 2021

Aim- and TSX-V-listed Mkango Resources will restore its ownership of the Songwe Hill rare earths project, in Malawi, to 100%, which chairperson Derek Linfield says will strengthen the company's... 

Botswana delivers another diamond larger than 1 000 ct

Botswana delivers another diamond larger than 1 000 ct

22nd June 2021

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 1 174.76 ct diamond from its Karowe mine, in Botswana. It is the third diamond weighing more than 1 000 ct to be recovered from South Lobe of the... 

Thousands register for job opportunities at NMP's Sandpiper project

18th December 2020

More than 6 000 people have registered for future job opportunities at emerging marine phosphate miner Namibian Marine Phosphate's (NMP's) Sandpiper project, in Namibia. NMP in October launched a... 

AngloGold Ashanti interim CEO Christine Ramon

AngloGold says will achieve strong yearly free cash flow performance

18th December 2020

Gold miner AngloGold says it is on track to build on the robust free cash flow of $516-million in the first nine months of the year and is expected to post its strongest annual free cash flow... 

Pan Africa CEO Cobus Loots

Pan African appoints juwi South Africa as EPC contractor for R140m Evander solar PV plant

15th December 2020

Gold miner Pan African Resources has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with juwi South Africa to build a 9.975 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its... 

Tirupati raises funds

10th December 2020

Specialist graphite and graphene producer Tirupati Graphite has raised £890 000 as part of an offer to retail investors to participate in the company's initial public offering on equal terms to... 

Sibanye-Stillwater has undertaken a digital first approach for the organisation

Froneman promotes digital first strategy for mining companies

9th December 2020

Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has undertaken a digital first approach for the organisation, with considerable value to be unlocked from a capital as well as an environment, social and... 

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg

Glencore’s DRC settlements should allay fears about asset seizure – analyst

15th June 2018

Diversified miner Glencore’s settlement, this week, of various disputes with entities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), should allay investor concerns about the risk of a seizure of its... 


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