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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

Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman

Sibanye concludes restructuring negotiations at its South African PGM operations

23rd February 2024

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded consultations with stakeholders regarding the proposed restructuring of four shafts at its South African platinum... 

The Karowe openpit mine

Lucara expects higher revenues for 2024; announces new large diamond recoveries

21st February 2024

Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp, which owns and operates the Karowe mine, in Botswana, expects its revenues to rebound to between $220-million and $250-million this year, after a... 

Neo Energy Metals CEO Sean Heathcote

South African uranium project owner to inward list on A2X

20th February 2024

LSE-listed Neo Energy Metals, which is developing the Henkries uranium project, in the Northern Cape, will inward list its shares on A2X Markets – a South African stock exchange – to enlarge its... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

DMRE names preferred bidder to design, implement mining cadastre

31st January 2024

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), working with the State Information Technology Agency, has concluded the process to appoint a service provider for the design, implementation,... 

MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe

MC Mining pleased with results of Uitkomst colliery turnaround, while Vele colliery struggles

31st January 2024

Run-of-mine (RoM) production at coal miner MC Mining’s Uitkomst Colliery steelmaking and thermal coal mine , in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, increased by 31% year-on-year to 129 272 t for the... 

Impala Rustenburg's 11 Shaft

Infrastructure repairs to Impala Rustenburg’s 11 Shaft to be completed by end-Feb

31st January 2024

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) says infrastructure repairs to Impala Rustenburg’s 11 Shaft are expected to be completed by the end of February, with the build-up to... 

Plates of biochar and green pig iron

Engineering study demonstrates viability of Saudi green pig iron project – Magnum

17th January 2024

ASX-listed Magnum Mining & Exploration has successfully completed an engineering study into the technical and economic viability of establishing a green, high-purity pig iron (GHPPI) project, in... 

Antofagasta's Centinela mine

Antofagasta to invest $4.4bn in Centinela expansion

20th December 2023

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has approved the construction of its Centinela Second Concentrator project, which will add 170 000 t/y of copper-equivalent to the company's production. "The... 

The Grota do Cirilo mine

Sigma enters into negotiations with finalists in strategic review process

19th December 2023

Brazil-focused Sigma Lithium’s strategic review process will continue into 2024, with the company having entered into contractual and detailed structural negotiations with finalists. The company... 

The Alacran project area

Cordoba to start engineering, design work at Colombia project in early 2024

19th December 2023

Minerals exploration company Cordoba Minerals Corp plans to start detailed mine engineering and design work at its flagship joint venture (JV) Alacran copper/gold project, in Colombia, in early... 

The Twin Hills project area

Dundee Precious Metals sees growth potential as it moves to buy Osino

18th December 2023

TSX-listed gold miner Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TSX-V-listed Osino Resources Corp and, in turn, Osino's high-quality, long-life Twin Hills... 

Arizona Lithium raises A$16.5m for Canadian project

18th December 2023

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium has raised A$16.5-million in an oversubscribed flow through financing placement, with the funds to be used for exploration at its Prairie project, in Saskatchewan,... 

An artist's impression of the proposed green ammonia plant in Norway

EU to invest nearly €204m in Fortescue's proposed green ammonia plant in Norway

18th December 2023

The European Union (EU) has endorsed and chosen to significantly invest in Australia-headquartered green technology, energy and metals company Fortescue’s plans for a flagship green ammonia plant... 

Li3 Lithium Corp sells stake in Zim project as it shifts focus to Nevada copper project

18th December 2023

TSX-V- and FSE-listed Li3 Lithium Corp has decided to shift its focus to copper and to its 485 ha Northern Lights copper project, in Nevada, in the US. Given the company's lack of sufficient funds... 

The Koffiefontein mine

Petra announces potential sale of Koffiefontein

13th December 2023

London-listed Petra Diamonds has entered into a nonbinding term sheet on an exclusive basis with an undisclosed interested party for the potential sale of the Koffiefontein diamond mine, in South... 

The Sishen mine

Logistics challenges force Kumba to cut its production guidance for 2024, 2025

8th December 2023

Although South African iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has continued to deliver improved operational stability at both its Sishen and Kolomela mines, the logistical constraints facing the country has... 

A copper mine and haul trucks

Mining 2030 Commission names members, welcomes investor support

22nd November 2023

Collaborative investor-led initiative the Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030, also known as the Mining 2030 Commission, has, to date, gained the support of 82 investors with over... 

The Platreef underground mine

Wheaton to add South African PGMs, gold streams to its portfolio

16th November 2023

Royalty and streaming group Wheaton Precious Metals and its subsidiary Wheaton Precious Metals International (Wheaton International) have entered into a definitive agreement with certain entities... 

B2Gold's Otjikoto mine in Namibia

B2Gold confident of meeting full-year output guidance at lower cash operating cost

9th November 2023

On the back of a strong operational and financial performance for the first nine months of this year, international gold producer B2Gold expects to meet its production guidance of one-million to... 

Alumina powder being loaded onto a ship

First boiler at South32's Worsley Alumina converted to natural gas

19th October 2023

Diversified mining and metals company South32's Worsley Alumina operation, in Western Australia, has completed the conversion of the first of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas, helping to... 

Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece

Gold Fields commits to improving workplace culture as review uncovers ‘deeply concerning’ findings

30th August 2023

The world’s seventh-largest gold miner by production, Gold Fields, says it is committed to eliminating inappropriate and harmful behaviour in the workplace after an independent review confirmed... 

Congo-Brazzaville govt pledges fervent support for Kore’s Kola project

21st August 2023

 Emerging potash developer Kore Potash has received a letter of support from the Congo-Brazzaville Ministry of Mines regarding the company’s development of the Kola potash project. Kore first... 

Centamin CEO Martin Horgan

Centamin to proceed with DFS at 'economically robust' Côte d'Ivoire project

27th June 2023

LSE- and TSX-listed Centamin plans to proceed with a definitive feasibility study (DFS) at its Doropo gold project, in north-eastern Côte d'Ivoire, as the results of a prefeasibility study (PFS)... 

Exxaro FD Riaan Koppeschaar

Exxaro's first-half export coal sales to fall 6% on logistics challenges, low prices

27th June 2023

Diversified resources company Exxaro Resources expects to report a 6% decrease in export coal sales volumes to 2.51-million tonnes for the six months ended June 30, compared with 2.67-million... 

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... 

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