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Australia remains committed to African partnerships
8th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia remained committed to building a relationship with Africa, despite the recent abrupt decision by Austrade to close its office in South Africa in lieu of a desk in Nairobi. Speaking on... 

Merafe, Glencore add another PGM plant to joint venture operations 
7th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chrome miner Merafe Resources says it will further improve and expand the Eastern Platinum Group Metal (PGM) Plant it owns in joint venture (JV) with Glencore South Africa. The companies... 

South Africa wants $8.5bn climate plan wrapped up by COP28
7th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy said she expects the long-delayed implementation plan for an $8.5-billion climate pact with some of the world’s richest nations to be... 

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South African mines get a faster route to Mozambique port
7th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s mining companies, losing out on billions of dollars in sales due to logistics bottlenecks, could soon have a quicker route to ports in neighboring Mozambique. The Logistics Co... 

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Platinum, rail, clean energy make headlines
7th September 2023

This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the World Platinum Investment Council's forecast of the biggest platinum deficit on record and significantly low above-ground stocks;... 

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G7 Renewable Energies withdraws case against Eskom's interim grid rules
7th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

G7 Renewable Energies has withdrawn its High Court review against Eskom's Interim Grid Capacity Allocation Rules (IGCAR), following what it describes as “meaningful industry engagements” that have... 

Lower prices, rising costs impact on Sylvania’s financial results
7th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A 28% decrease in the average platinum group metals basket price negatively impacted on Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum’s financial results for the financial year ended June 30. As a result, revenue... 

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ICMM publishes guidance to improve the mining, metals industry’s disclosure of Scope 3 emissions
7th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global metals and mining industry body ICMM has published a 'Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Reporting Guidance', which provides a standardised framework for mining and metals companies to... 

Amplats announces PlatAfrica design competition finalists
7th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

In line with its continued commitment to the development of the platinum jewellery market, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) says it will once again host the PlatAfrica South African platinum... 

Deep-South closes first tranche of $265 447
7th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V-listed Deep-South Resources has closed the first tranche, for an amount of $265 447, of a recently announced nonbrokered private placement. The private placement is nearly fully subscribed,... 

BlackRock voted against Glencore's climate progress report
7th September 2023 By: Reuters

Major Glencore shareholder BlackRock was among investors to reject the mining giant's climate progress report at its annual meeting in May, citing inconsistencies, a voting disclosure page on the... 

Toliara lies in wait for Madagascar progress
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Base Resources is not expecting to see any material progress at its Toliara project, in Madagascar, until the overhaul of the mining code and the conclusion of presidential... 

MRC flags six-week stop at Skaland
MRC flags six-week stop at Skaland
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands and graphite producer Mineral Commodities (MRC) has flagged a six-week interruption at its Skaland graphite mine, in Norway. The ASX-listed company on Thursday reported a mechanical... 

Former ARM CEO Mike Schmidt, in new executive of growth and strategic development role.
ARM achieves 4% ‘tip of iceberg’ decarbonisation target with much more to come
7th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) achieved the 4% carbon reduction target that executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe set for the Johannesburg... 

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Silvercorp's plans for Nyanzaga align with OreCorp plans
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

TSX and NYSE-listed SilverCorp’s development timeline for the Nyanzaga gold project, in Tanzania, aligned closely with those of takeover target OreCorp. Orecorp CEO and MD Henk Diederichs told... 

EcoGraf looking at further investment in Tanzania
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer EcoGraf is weighing further investment in Tanzania, where the company is progressing its Epanko project. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of Paydirt’s Africa... 

Lindi Jumbo offers opportunity for mining in Tanzania
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources is hoping that the development of its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, would open the floodgates for foreign investment in the African nation.... 

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SA working towards addressing challenges, official tells Aus conference
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The South African government was committed to resolve the barriers to investment in the country in the ‘shortest possible time’, special advisor to the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister,... 

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Perenti wins major contract at Motheo
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contractor Perenti’s African surface mining business African Mining Services (AMS) has been awarded a $235-million contract from copper miner Sandfire Resources at the Motheo copper project, in... 

Amplats appoints acting CFO
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed Sayurie Naidoo as acting CFO, with effect from September 1. This follows the appointment of Craig Miller as... 

Mistra executive director Joel Netshitenzhe
South Africa making strides with green hydrogen ambitions, but several areas require focus
6th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Government has been making progress in achieving the targets set out in the Hydrogen Society Roadmap for South Africa; however, there are still areas that require more focus, especially in terms of... 

Two employees die in fall-of-ground incident at Harmony's Kusasalethu mine
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Two employees died in a fall-of-ground incident, caused by a seismic event, at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine, in Carletonville, on September 5. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our... 

Renewable energy and hydrogen infrastructure
Maximising hydrogen potential vital, says DSI director-general
6th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) director-general Dr Phil Mjwara has highlighted the importance of maximising the potential of hydrogen technologies in the South African economy,... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
6th September 2023

This week: Harmony swings to profit, declares a higher dividend; Vedanta aims to complete $1bn investment in South Africa soon; and, Mistra reiterates call for PGMs Exchange as hydrogen economy looms 

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URA says trial mining at Gravelotte could start by March
6th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed emerging emerald miner URA Holdings has announced trial mining and processing activities at the Gravelotte emerald mine, in Limpopo, can start as soon as six to eight months from now.... 

VAESA CEO Pulane Tshabalala Kingston
Three-year contract for rail turnout sets awarded to voestalpine VAE SA
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Railway infrastructure solutions provider voestalpine VAE SA (VAESA) has been awarded a three-year contract by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) to supply turnout sets and turnout components, which are... 

Erroll Smart
SA facing an opportunity for change - Smart
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper developer Orion Mineral’s MD and CEO, Errol Smart, believes that South Africa is standing at a crossroads in terms of the country’s mining future. Speaking at the Paydirt Africa Downdunder... 

World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Record platinum deficit, above-ground platinum stocks decimation on way
6th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest takeaway from the Platinum Quarterly report and updated full-year forecast of the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is the predicted record platinum deficit of more than a... 

WAF remains optimistic about Burkina Faso
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner West African Resources (WAF) is hopeful that the political unrest in Burkina Faso will be resolved. Speaking on the first day of Paydirt’s Africa Downunder conference, WAF GM for... 

POSCO International green materials head Yoo Sam (front left) and NextSource president and CEO Craig Scherba (front right) at the MoU signing ceremony
NextSource, POSCO sign MoU
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed NextSource Materials has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korean trading company POSCO to collaborate with each other. NextSource notes that this may... 

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Botswana hoping to diversify mining economy
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Botswana is looking to diversify its commodity portfolio, President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi said in Perth on Wednesday. Speaking on the first day of the Paydirt Africa Downunder... 

South African miners join race to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine - sources
South African miners join race to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine - sources
6th September 2023 By: Reuters

At least three South African miners are in the running to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine that is home to one of Africa's largest copper deposits, several sources told Reuters, as growing... 

BHP prices $4.5bn bond offer
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has priced a $4.75-billion senior secured bond offer in the US market. The bonds will be issued by subsidiary BHP Billiton Finance under BHP’s US debt registration statement,... 

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