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Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Limited nature of Electricity Minister’s new powers confirmed by Presidency
27th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency insists that the transfer of responsibility for Section 34(1) of the Electricity Regulation Act to Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa “provides the Minister with a... 

Gold Fields executive VP South Africa Benford Mokoatle
Gold Fields makes Mokoatle’s EVP South Africa appointment permanent
26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Gold Fields has permanently appointed Benford Mokoatle as executive VP (EVP) South Africa, after he served as the acting EVP for the region since July 2022. He joined Gold Fields in... 

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Cutifani's directorship at TotalEnergies renewed
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Energy company TotalEnergies’ shareholders have approved the renewal of the three-year terms as director of Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette and Mark Cutifani. This approval was granted at a... 

Ratings agency takes note of battery metals potential in sub-Saharan Africa
26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As demand surges for minerals used in low-carbon energy generation and electric vehicles (EVs), commodity-exporting economies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) could reap significant rewards, says... 

Conference awards manufacturers for 4IR innovation in mining sector
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Several manufacturers were recognised for their innovation and efforts in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) space at the presentation of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards during the first... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 

Prior to being granted powers, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa did an extensive tour of Eskom's power stations
President transfers limited powers to procure new electricity generation from Mantashe to Ramokgopa
26th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Following more than two months of uncertainty and reported Cabinet infighting, President Cyril Ramaphosa has transferred Ministerial powers relating to the procurement of new electricity generation... 

Pan African cuts guidance on loadshedding, slower Barberton ramp-up
26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Pan African Resources (PAR) has reduced its production guidance to 175 000 oz for the year ended June 30, citing loadshedding and lower-than-expected ramp-up of operations at the... 

Potential operating cost reductions flagged at Lindi Jumbo
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources on Friday reported that a new three-year mine plan at its Lindi Jumbo mine, in Tanzania, had resulted in an expected 42.2% reduction in waste rock mining and... 

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Recycled PGMs, circular economy, carbon storage make headlines
26th May 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer recycled platinum group metals; the International Council on Mining and Metals'  focus on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel to accelerate the circular economy;... 

Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture
Botswana president insists on bigger share of diamonds from De Beers venture
26th May 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana will not back down on demands for a bigger share of rough diamonds from its joint venture with De Beers, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday, upping the stakes as talks for a new... 

Vanadium Resources completes Matrix placement
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vanadium Resources has completed a A$5.91-million equity placement to Matrix Resources, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Lygend Investment CO, giving that company a 9.99% interest in Vanadium... 

Yunus Suleman
Suleman confident in Gold Fields' growth strategy
25th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields is confident in its growth strategy, with the latest two corporate transactions – both announced this year – demonstrating the company’s commitment to growth, says... 

Rio Tinto Iron-Ore and Titanium African Operations MD Werner Duvenhage.
Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Independent research commissioned by Rio Tinto group’s Richards Bay Minerals to benchmark what works for community trusts and conversely what fails, was this week shared with South Africa as a... 

Study presents considerations for service and solutions providers in the mining industry
25th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mandela Mining Precinct Real-Time Information Management System programme manager JJ Verhaeghe has outlined key insights for the manufacturing industry, gleaned from learnings from a survey on the... 

The Séguéla plant
Séguéla becomes Fortuna’s fifth operating mine
25th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

NYSE- and TSX-listed precious metals miner Fortuna Silver Mines has announced that the first gold pour at its Séguéla mine, in Côte d'Ivoire. “Séguéla has produced its first gold, becoming... 

Robert Friedland
Friedland says copper market weakness is temporary
25th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire mining investor Robert Friedland said the tumble in copper prices is a temporary setback and the metal that’s essential for the decarbonization of the global economy continues to face a... 

Premier African says first spodumene shipments from Zulu lithium project delayed
25th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Multi-commodity mining and natural resource development company Premier African Minerals has fully commissioned the processing plant at its Zulu lithium and tantalum project, in Zimbabwe, but first... 

An artist impression of the Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project in Namibia
Namibia signs agreement opening way for feasibility study of $10bn green ammonia project
25th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Namibia has taken another step towards the creation of a green hydrogen industry, after President Hage Geingob’s Cabinet agreed this week to sign a feasibility and implementation agreement (FIA)... 

ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 

Lifezone Metals CEO Chris Showater
BHP-backed Tanzania nickel miner in talks for offtake contracts
25th May 2023 By: Reuters

BHP Group-backed Lifezone Metals, which is developing a nickel mine in Tanzania, is negotiating supply deals with several electric vehicle manufacturers and battery makers as the race for energy... 

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First copper concentrate marked at Motheo
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has produced its first copper concentrate from the Motheo mine, in Botswana. The company on Thursday told shareholders that construction of the mine was nearing... 

Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector
Transitions present opportunities for African miners, manufacturers
24th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 

Copper ore
Congo to hike stake in copper, cobalt venture with China
24th May 2023 By: Reuters

The Democratic Republic of Congo aims to boost its stake in a cobalt and copper joint venture with Chinese firms to 70% from 32%, on concerns the deal gives away too much of Congo's resources with... 

A Glencore land rehabilitation project in DRC
Glencore works to preserve biodiversity, restore land use at legacy copper, cobalt sites
24th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Further to its goal to minimise or manage the impact of its operations on the environment, diversified miner Glencore says it continues to appreciate biological diversity as a global asset of value... 

Rough and polished diamonds recovered by De Beers
De Beers says progress made on its four sustainability pillars
24th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diamond mining multinational De Beers achieved advances across all four core sustainability pillars and all 12 goals, which included reductions in water use and energy intensity, innovations in... 

SFA Oxford CEO Henk de Hoop.
Fields emerging that need the catalysis platinum group metals can provide
24th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A wide range of industries, which require considerable production volumes that platinum group metals (PGMs) can help to provide, are being developed and ramped up, such as in the production of... 

Tsodilo becomes a ResponsibleSteel member
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Tsodilo Resources has been accepted for membership in the ResponsibleSteel organisation – a global not-for-profit multistakeholder standard and certification initiative whose... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
24th May 2023

This week: Copper prospecting project uses dual growth strategy; and, Huge projected platinum deficit points to supply need beyond mining and recycling 

Mkango appoints ESG specialist to its board
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and TSX-V-listed Mkango Resources has appointed Philipa Varris to its board as nonexecutive director and chairperson of its sustainability committee. The company states that the appointment is... 

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