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Sibanye launches campaign to reimagine, foster Marikana community of the future

16th April 2021 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has launched the Marikana Renewal Programme to tackle the legacy of the Marikana mine following the August 16, 2012, killing of 34 mineworkers by the South African Police Service. Sibanye had acquired the Marikana mine when it bought out Lonmin in 2019.... 

Merafe lifts first-quarter ferrochrome production

16th April 2021 Ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources reports that its attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture increased by 3% year-on-year to 130 000 t for the first quarter of this year. The increase, which has been achieved despite the Lydenburg smelter and Rustenburg... 

Slowing plastic leakage requires collective effort – WWF

16th April 2021 Tackling the ever growing issue of plastic pollution will require the collective effort of everyone in the plastics value chain, from manufacturers of raw materials that go into plastics, to the end consumers and recyclers, says World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Circular Plastics Economy project... 

Low-carbon solutions for mining trucks, excavators

16th April 2021 Technology company ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with machinery manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery to share their expertise and collaborate in bringing solutions to market that will reduce the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions associated with heavy machinery in mining.... 

Board approves African Gold Group’s plan to update Kobada DFS

15th April 2021 Following encouraging results from an exploration drilling campaign and sulphide metallurgical test work, TSX-V-listed gold explorer and developer African Gold Group (AGG) has received board approval to initiate an update to the July 2020 definitive feasibility study (DFS) to advance its flagship... 

Consortium established to promote hydrogen mobility for mining industry

15th April 2021 Mining research and innovation company Mining3 and power utility Engie have started with the development of the Hydra Consortium, which is now actively working on validating the business case of using a hydrogen fuel-cell-based powertrain for heavy-duty mobility within the mining sector. This... 

AngloGold establishes BG Umoja JV to build local specialised mining capacity

15th April 2021 Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti, in line with its strategy to ensure a sustainable contribution to the economies in host countries, has established the BG Umoja joint venture (JV), in Tanzania. The JV has been awarded a $186-million two-year mining contract for the Nyankanga and Geita Hill... 

PTM to oppose latest Waterberg project appeal

15th April 2021 TSX- and NYSE-listed platinum group metals miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has received a further notice appealing the granting of a mining right to Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) Resources. The mining right had been granted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on January 28.  

Top eight gold producers’ output to increase again after 2020 drop

15th April 2021 Production from the world’s eight largest gold producers – Newmont, Barrick Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Polyus, Kinross, Gold Fields, Newcrest and Agnico-Eagle – decreased by 6.5% year-on-year to 24.98-million ounces in 2020, reports data and analysis provider GlobalData. The lower output is the... 

Glencore to benefit from turnaround strategy, commodity upswing – investment banks

14th April 2021 On the back of above-peer earnings growth, sector-leading free cash flow and elevated 2021/22 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda), multinational investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has upgraded diversified miner Glencore’s stocks to "buy", from the previously... 

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