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G7 countries wish to develop a global commercial nuclear fuel market
18th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The five nuclear energy-using member countries of the Group of Seven major democratic economies (G7) on Sunday issued a joint statement announcing their intent to create a global commercial nuclear... 

Afrimat to report lower earnings amid volatile price environment
18th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed diversified miner Afrimat expects to report a 15% to 20% year-on-year decrease in its earnings per share (EPS) for the financial year ended February 28, on the back of lower prices. EPS... 

B2Gold begins phased closure of Namibia's Otjikoto mine
18th April 2023 By: Reuters

Canadian gold miner B2Gold has started the phased closure of its Otjikoto openpit mine in Namibia because of its depleted gold resource, the company said on Tuesday. The mine, which began... 

Petra CEO Richard Duffy
Petra reports improved third-quarter diamond production
18th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Petra Diamonds reported higher diamond production for the quarter ended March 31 – the third quarter of the company’s 2023 financial year – following improved run-of-mine (RoM) grades... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Addressing climate change is increasingly urgent challenge, says Anglo’s Wanblad
18th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Addressing climate change is an increasingly urgent challenge for all businesses, says Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad, who on Tuesday presented the London- and Johannesburg-listed mining... 

Los Bronces copper mine in the ice-capped Andes.
Chile’s Los Bronces copper project ‘very best of modern mining’, says Anglo’s Fernandes
18th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American has designed the new Los Bronces integrated project in Chile as an example of “the very best of modern mining”, says Anglo American base metals business CEO Ruben Fernandes. The... 

Sasol's head office
Sasol secures new $2.9bn facility
18th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chemicals and energy company Sasol has refinanced its existing banking facilities that were due to mature in 2024, by securing a new $2.9-billion banking facility. The new facility comprises a... 

The Tanzanian flag
Tanzania advances three critical minerals projects
18th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The government of Tanzania has inked three framework agreements with Australian resources companies, which could result in the development of three critical mineral projects. ASX-listed Peak Rare... 

Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn
17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 

A solar facility
Govt moves to ease enviro path for solar and battery projects
17th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is moving to exclude solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage facilities from the requirement to obtain environmental authorisation in areas where the environmental... 

Germany to support critical minerals-rich countries build processing capacity
17th April 2023 By: Reuters

Germany wants to help countries that are rich in critical minerals such as Chile, Indonesia and Namibia to build their own processing infrastructure to cut dependency on China, Chancellor Olaf... 

Transnet rebuilding internal audit capabilities
17th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned Transnet says it is repositioning and strengthening its internal audit function to ensure improved governance and internal controls. A key part of this includes implementation of a... 

ArcelorMittal South Africa's Vanderbijlpark works
Steel industry inquiry to probe restrictions on competition in sector
17th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Competition Commission of South Africa has gazetted the draft terms of reference for a new market inquiry into the South African steel industry, which will examine whether or not there are any... 

'Business as usual' for Perseus in Sudan
17th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Perseus Mining on Monday said that its Meyas Sands gold project (MSGP), in northern Sudan, had remained unaffected by instances of armed conflict between the Sudanese military and a... 

SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.
Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects
14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its... 

Kumba builds, donates Postmasburg hospital surgical theatre
14th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has donated a newly upgraded surgical theatre at the Postmasburg hospital to the Northern Cape Department of Health for the Tsantsabane community, thereby providing a... 

African Critical Minerals conference, exhibition launched
14th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy sector investment platform Energy Capital & Power (ECP) officially launched the African Critical Minerals conference and exhibition, in Johannesburg, on April 14.  The launch event was... 

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Colloquium fleshes out JET issues
14th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As South Africa progresses on its just energy transition (JET) journey, there are several areas on which stakeholders have agreed, while others require further debate, consideration and... 

Stellenbosch University Department of Earth Sciences geometallurgy PhD student Steve Chingwaru
Sulphide-hosted gold remains in Witwatersrand tailings
14th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Stellenbosch University Department of Earth Sciences geometallurgy PhD student Steve Chingwaru has shown that, as historical mining of the Witwatersrand region focused almost uniquely on the free... 

Green steelmaking will bolster platinum demand up to 2030, says WPIC
14th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the steel industry’s ambitious plans to cut emissions by at least 80% by 2050, compared with 1990 levels, it will call for an increasing amount of hydrogen-based steelmaking, which bodes well... 

Four killed in conveyor accident at Sibanye's Burnstone gold mine
14th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Multinational mining and metals group Sibanye-Stillwater has advised of four fatalities at its Burnstone gold project, near Balfour, following a surface waste rock conveyor collapse on April 13.... 

Mining Map, Copper 360, Glencore make headlines
Mining Map, Copper 360, Glencore make headlines
14th April 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the new online South African Mining Map that was recently revealed; Copper 360's listing on the JSE; and Glencore’s advancement on the road to the... 

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SVI sees strong growth in armoured vehicle demand as crime surges
14th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

SVI Armouring Solutions expects to armour around 200 vehicles this year, up from 130 vehicles in 2020. SVI business development director Nicol Louw says the recent surge in the domestic crime rate,... 

Barrick 2023 targets remain on track despite lower Q1 production
14th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Barrick Gold on Thursday reported a quarter-on-quarter drop in production, explaining that harsh winter conditions in northern Nevada, coupled with maintenance at the Goldstrike... 

West Wits secures power for Qala Shallows
14th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior West Wits Mining has flagged cost savings at its Qala Shallows gold project, which forms part of the larger Witwatersrand Basin gold project, in South Africa, after gaining approval for 7.5... 

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Africa has ‘golden opportunity’ in battery commodities market
14th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The battery commodities market is experiencing a golden age of growth and development, spurred by rapid technological advances and the growing demand for batteries to support cleaner mobility and... 

Eskom's Tutuka power station
Stage 6 loadshedding to continue indefinitely as more units break down
13th April 2023 By: News24Wire

Stage 6 loadshedding will remain in force until further notice, Eskom said late on Thursday. "The extension of loadshedding is caused by further breakdowns of generation units and continued... 

Kodal gets Chinese government approvals for Hainan funding agreement
13th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

In an update on a funding package agreed with Hainan Mining, mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals said Hainan has now received all necessary approvals from the Chinese... 

South Africa’s mining production down 5% y/y in Feb
13th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining production in South Africa decreased by 5% year-on-year in February, according to the latest data published by Statistics South Africa. The main negative contributors were coal, which... 

AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, when he listed Keaton Energy on the JSE many years ago, well before the delistings issue arose.
How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings
13th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in... 

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