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Jubilee completes Sable Zinc refinery acquisition

12th July 2019 Aim-listed metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group on Thursday confirmed the completion of its acquisition of the Sable Zinc Kabwe refinery, in Zambia. “I am delighted that we have successfully achieved all conditions precedent for the implementation of the Sable Zinc Kabwe acquisition,... 

African govts’ mining policies perpetuating boom-and-bust cycle

12th July 2019 After a protracted period of consolidation, cost reduction initiatives and suspended dividends, the global mining sector is today in far better shape than it was during the years that followed the 2008/9 financial crisis and the subsequent commodities crash, notes Herbert Smith Freehills South... 

Lead, zinc and copper markets all in deficit during first quarter of 2019

12th July 2019 Provisional data reported to the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) indicate that global refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 39 000 t during the first four months of 2019, the organisation stated in a press release last month. Over the same period total reported stock levels... 

African govts’ mining policies perpetuating boom-and-bust cycle

12th July 2019 After a protracted period of consolidation, cost reduction initiatives and suspended dividends, the global mining sector is today in far better shape than it was during the years that followed the 2008/9 financial crisis and the subsequent commodities crash, notes Herbert Smith Freehills South... 

Investment, central bank demand to remain robust – WGC

11th July 2019 The World Gold Council (WGC) expects consumer demand to trend lower for the remainder of this year, but investment demand is likely to remain robust, while central banks continue their net purchasing trend. In its ‘Mid-Year Outlook’ report, released on Thursday, the WGC noted that financial... 

Mineral resources budget prioritises exploration, beneficiation, licensing

10th July 2019 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday reiterated his belief that mining was a sunrise industry, while tabling the Department of Mineral Resources’ budget vote for 2019/20 in the National Assembly. The department has a R2-billion budget for the financial year. 

Deputy Minister hints at possible review of Mining Charter III

10th July 2019 Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa on Wednesday said a discussion to review Mining Charter III “would be very relevant”, given the current iteration’s lack of an explicit provision for youth ownership. Speaking during the Department of Mineral Resources’ Budget Vote... 

De Beers launches 3-year $315 000 partnership to develop women engineers

8th July 2019 De Beers Group on Monday announced the launch of a three-year $315 000 partnership with WomEng to develop the next generation of highly skilled women engineers. De Beers will invest the the funds in programmes that aim to encourage young women to study science, technology, engineering and... 

Central bank gold purchases up 73% so far this year, says WGC

8th July 2019 Net gold purchases by central banks totalled 35.8 t in May, 27% lower month-on-month, but net purchases in the year to date, at 247.3 t, are 73% higher year-on-year, the World Gold Council (WGC) reports. WGC market intelligence director Alistair Hewitt on Monday pointed out that central banks in... 

Commerce to restart pilot programme at Quebec rare earth project

5th July 2019 Commerce Resources on Friday announced that, given industry interest in its wholly-owned Ashram project and its development to date, the company intends to restart the pilot plant programme at Hazen Research, in Colorado, and produce several kilograms of representative rare earth samples for... 

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