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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Marleny Arnoldi

Marula reports high-grade manganese assays from testwork with potential offtaker

28th May 2024

UK- and South Africa-listed battery metals miner Marula Mining has reported average grades of 35.73% from manganese samples taken from the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya. The company garnered... 

Graphite ore shard

Blencowe continues to advance graphite prequalification work, expects offtake agreements soon

28th May 2024

As London-listed Blencowe Resources advances the definitive feasibility stage of the Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda, towards production near the end of 2025, the company has had various... 

Manganese mining operation

Jupiter forecasts higher manganese prices in coming months

28th May 2024

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines marketing head Tracey Cloete says manganese ore prices are likely to trade higher than the historical average in coming months owing to supply disruptions. Jupiter has a... 

Resolute mining operation in West Africa

Resolute appoints mining veteran Wray to succeed Botha as chairperson

28th May 2024

Australia- and London-listed Resolute Mining has appointed Andrew Wray nonexecutive director. He will also succeed chairperson Martin Botha when he retires at the end of August.  

Many Peaks starts major drill programme at Côte d’Ivoire project

27th May 2024

ASX-listed Many Peaks Minerals has started a 6 500 m diamond and auger drilling campaign on the Odienné project, in Côte d’Ivoire. One thousand metres of diamond drilling is planned for five... 

Morila mine, in Mali

Firefinch, Morila served with arbitration notice over payment dispute

27th May 2024

ASX-listed Firefinch has received a notice of arbitration from mining services contractor Enterprise Générale Traoré et Frères (EGTF), in Mali. EGTF also named Société des Mines de Morila... 

Angolan flag

Pensana lauds Angola’s performance in this year’s Fraser Institute rankings

27th May 2024

London-listed Pensana commends the government of Angola for instilling attractive policies and growing interest in the country’s exploration potential. This comes as the country recorded an... 

Pan African Resources' Mogale operation

Pan African announces capital reduction to recover overpaid distributions

24th May 2024

JSE- and Aim-listed Pan African Resources will host a general meeting in London on June 10 to discuss a proposed capital reduction programme. Additionally, the company expects a court hearing to... 

Moroccan flag

Emmerson pleased with innovative processing method to be used at Morocco project

24th May 2024

Aim-listed potash development company Emmerson’s main priority at this time is obtaining environmental approval for the Khemisset project, in Morocco. The company advises that a scoping study... 


Sappi signs solar PPA deal for local operations

24th May 2024

JSE-listed paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi has posted a 10% year-on-year increase in its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to $183-million for the... 

Equites' distribution centre, in Parow

Equites wheeling power to HQ in Cape Town

24th May 2024

Property developer Equites Property Fund has officially started wheeling renewable energy onto Cape Town’s grid from solar panels atop its newly built distribution centre in Parow. The company is... 

Lexington confirms gold mineralisation extends beyond historical drill sites at Bothaville

23rd May 2024

Aim-listed Lexington Gold has completed 2 355 m of drilling at the Bothaville project, in South Africa’s Free State province, which proves the concept of A-Reef channels occurring on the site.... 

Tharisa mine

PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’

23rd May 2024

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 

Coal being transported to port by rail

Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival

22nd May 2024

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 

Expert suggests new ways junior miners can classify resources

22nd May 2024

A key issue with all mineral projects is the quantification of risk and uncertainty, which has always been narrowed down to grade estimation issues; however, just basing the mineral resource... 

Glencore's head office

Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability

17th May 2024

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 

Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers

Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines

16th May 2024

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 

Area around Ampasindava project

Harena secures US offtaker for rare earth products from incoming Madagascar project

16th May 2024

Australian natural resources company Harena Resources has signed a nonbinding indicative offtake term sheet with US-based United Rare Earths for the sale and purchase of mixed rare earth carbonate... 

Africa map

Fraser Institute survey shows marked declines in African countries’ investment attractiveness

16th May 2024

The latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies has found that various African countries, including Niger, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have ranked among the lowest for investment... 

Satellite image of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster

Mashatile says Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is advancing

16th May 2024

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has assured the National Council of Provinces that the Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is well under way. This project follows the collapse of a tailings dam... 

Artist impression of planned Ewoyaa project

Atlantic appoints versed Ghanaian lawyer, corporate banker to its board

15th May 2024

Aim-, ASX- and Ghana Stock Exchange-listed Atlantic Lithium has appointed Edward Koranteng as nonexecutive director to the board effective immediately. As a lawyer and experienced corporate... 

VR8 mulls most favourable terms after signing third offtake MoU

13th May 2024

Australia-headquartered Vanadium Resources (VR8) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China-based Hunan Zhongxin New Materials Technology for the offtake of 4 000 t/y of vanadium oxide,... 

Kefi nears construction start at Tulu Kapi

13th May 2024

London-listed Kefi Gold and Copper says the remaining finance syndicate approval process in respect of the Tulu Kapi project, in Ethiopia, is on track for final approvals this month. The company... 

Mine shaft at Caledonia's Blanket mine in Zimbabwe

Caledonia starts year with higher output, profit

13th May 2024

Gold miner Caledonia Mining says its production and profit was supported by a favourable gold price in the first quarter of the year, which has continued through April and into May. The company’s... 

AngloGold CEO Alberto Calderon

AngloGold starts year with 2% higher output despite flooding in Australia

10th May 2024

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has started the year off well, with a 2% increase in production to 581 000 oz for the quarter ended March 31, despite the impact of heavy rain and flooding on output in... 

Tirupati grows production, sales but warns of working capital limitations

10th May 2024

London-listed Tirupati Graphite has successfully grown its commercial production by 49% year-on-year and its sales revenue by 70% year-on-year for the financial year ended March 31, despite working... 

DRDGOLD operation

DRDGOLD posts lower third-quarter output, but higher earnings

10th May 2024

JSE-listed gold recovery company DRDGOLD has generated higher adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the quarter ended March 31, compared with the same... 

The Jonsson L 230-330 crushing and screening machine

Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers in Southern Africa

10th May 2024

Local mobile and semi-mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Pilot Crushtec has expanded its product lineup to the Southern African mining market with the addition of Swedish brand... 


Latest El Niño among harshest in history – CSIR

10th May 2024

A research team tasked to monitor the impact of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climatic phenomenon has confirmed that the 2023/24 El Niño was among the top five strongest on record. El... 

A platinum bar

Johnson Matthey forecasts lower palladium, rhodium deficits, but larger platinum deficit

9th May 2024

Chemicals and sustainable technologies provider Johnson Matthey says the palladium and rhodium markets are likely to record smaller deficits this year, while platinum is likely to record a deficit... 


Lotus confirms significant uranium potential in updated Letlhakane MRE

9th May 2024

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has published a revised mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 155.3-million tonnes, grading 345 parts per million (ppm) triuranium octoxide (U3O8), for the Letlhakane... 

Tertiary granted enviro approval for exploration on second Zambian prospect

9th May 2024

Aim-listed Tertiary Minerals’ environmental project brief (EPB) for the Mupala copper project, in Zambia, has been approved by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency, which allows the company... 

West African progresses bulk earthworks, tailings dam construction at Kiaka

8th May 2024

ASX-listed West African Resources has made significant progress on its Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso, as construction continues to advance on the 219 000 oz/y operation. In particular, the... 

GoviEx hosts Minister at Madaouela to show its commitment to transparency, collaboration

8th May 2024

TSX-V-listed GoviEx Uranium this week hosted a Ministerial delegation at its Madaouela uranium project, in Niger, amid ongoing discussions with government as the project development advances.... 

Manganese sample

Marula appoints young local professional as Larisoro mine manager

7th May 2024

UK- and South Africa-listed Marula Mining has appointed local professional Benard Kiprotich as mine manager for the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya, which is managed by Marula’s wholly-owned... 

Avanti chairperson Sir Samuel Jonah

Avanti appoints mining veteran Jonah as chair, acquires gold prospect in Botswana

7th May 2024

Canada-listed Avanti Gold has appointed Sir Samuel Jonah director and chairperson of the company, at a time when the company explores a stretch of newly acquired prospective terrain in Botswana.... 

Coal on train

Manook stresses importance of abated coal in energy future of many nations

3rd May 2024

Global coal organisation FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7)... 

Weco's factory in Krugersdorp

Epiroc acquires South African rock drilling parts maker Weco

3rd May 2024

Swedish equipment manufacturer Epiroc has successfully acquired Weco, a South African manufacturer of precision-engineered rock drilling parts. Weco has been operating in Krugersdorp, Gauteng,... 

UNTD secretary-general Rebeca Grynspa

UNTD warns of continuing deceleration in global economic growth this year

3rd May 2024

While the global economic slowdown in 2023 was less severe than expected, intergovernmental organisation United Nations Trade and Development (UNTD) has warned that a further deceleration in global... 

Palladium bar

Investors prioritising PGM miners able to generate free cash flow, reduce costs in current low-price environment

3rd May 2024

With the platinum group metals (PGM) basket price remaining at low levels, particularly with platinum pricing at about $935/oz currently, investors are looking at how mining companies are able to... 

Jars of Black Cat peanut butter

Tiger Brands unveils brand-new Black Cat peanut butter factory in Krugersdorp

3rd May 2024

Food processing company Tiger Brands has unveiled a new peanut butter manufacturing facility for its Black Cat brand in Chamdor, Krugersdorp. Having moved from another facility in Randfontein, the... 

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