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BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP walks away from $49bn pursuit of mining rival Anglo
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Mining group BHP Group on Wednesday walked away from its $49-billion plan to take over rival Anglo American, which rejected a last-ditch request for more time, ending for now its six-week pursuit.... 

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana wants quick separation of De Beers from Anglo, President says
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Botswana is hoping for a quick separation of De Beers from the Anglo American group before the UK-listed diversified mining giant is exposed to a possible hostile takeover, President Mokgweetsi... 

Anglo American digs in its heels, denies BHP's extension request
Anglo American digs in its heels, denies BHP's extension request
29th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Anglo American on Wednesday denied BHP’s request for more time to engage on a proposed takeover transaction, stating that its fundamental concerns regarding the $49-billion... 

BHP seeks extension as crunch time for $49bn Anglo bid approaches
BHP seeks extension as crunch time for $49bn Anglo bid approaches
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group on Wednesday asked for more time to try to win over takeover target Anglo American, hours before a deadline for the world's biggest miner to firm up its $49-billion offer for its smaller... 

Kizito Pakabomba was appointed to oversee the Mines Ministry and Congo's globally significant reserves of coltan, copper and other minerals.
DR Congo names new government after months of delay
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo has appointed a new government, spokesperson Tina Salama said in the early hours of Wednesday, ending an impasse that has mired the country in political uncertainty for... 

Anglo American's head office in South Africa
BHP, Anglo dig in even as takeover talks deadline nears, sources say
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP was struggling to find common ground with Anglo American on Tuesday in talks over its takeover offer, with no new concessions as a deadline nears for the world's biggest miner to submit a... 

Marula reports high-grade manganese assays from testwork with potential offtaker
28th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 

Globe says Kanyika capital funding requirements finalised at $46m
28th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Australia-listed Globe Metals and Mining has reported that capital funding requirements for Phase 1 project development at its Kanyika Niobium project, in Malawi, have been finalised at an... 

Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 

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Ivanhoe completes Phase 3 concentrator construction at DRC project ahead of schedule
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines announced that, on May 26, first ore was fed into the Phase 3 concentrator at the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). First ore marks the... 

Graphite ore shard
Blencowe continues to advance graphite prequalification work, expects offtake agreements soon
28th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 

Firebird receives safety permit for Chinese project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Firebird Metals’ subsidiary Hunan Firebird Battery Technologies has received a safety permit for Stage 1 of a proposed battery-grade manganese sulphate plant in China. The plant will use... 

Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 

An image of the Lulo mine in Angola
Lucapa, partners recover 195 ct diamond from Lulo
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company and its Lulo alluvial mine partners Endiama and Rosas and Petalas have announced the recovery of a 195 ct Type IIa diamond from the Lulo mine, in Angola. The... 

An image showing TE H2 and VERBUND signing a memorandum of understanding with Tunisia to study the implementation of a large green hydrogen project, H2 Notos
TotalEnergies JV, Austrian firm join forces on proposed Tunisian green hydrogen project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TE H2, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and EREN Groupe, together with Austrian electric company VERBUND, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tunisia to study the... 

Resolute mining operation in West Africa
Resolute appoints mining veteran Wray to succeed Botha as chairperson
28th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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.  

China President Xi Jinping
Post-Covid, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's flagship economic cooperation program is bouncing back after a lull during the global pandemic, with Africa a primary focus, according to a Reuters analysis of lending, investment and trade... 

Lucapa chairperson Stuart Brown is a former De Beers CFO and interim CEO.
Angola is world’s foremost diamond exploration target, says Lucapa’s Brown
28th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based diamond miner Lucapa’s newly appointed chairperson, Stuart Brown,has hailed Angola as foremost diamond exploration target on the world stage. In an address to shareholders on... 

Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise
Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed, Botswana-focused Giyani Metals is streamlining its board of directors as it transitions into a manganese battery metals producer. Jonathan Henry, Michael Jones, John Petersen and... 

PCC executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’
27th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is currently assessing the impact of South Africa’s decision to delay the decommissioning of the Hendrina, Grootvlei and Camden coal-fired power stations... 

drilling at khan
Madison intersects strong uranium mineralisation at Khan
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Uranium exploration company Madison Metals has reported that reverse circulation (RC) drill hole KM5RC003 at its Khan project, in Namibia, has intersected strong uranium mineralisation over... 

A BHP logo on a building
JPMorgan says BHP plan risks $4.3bn South Africa outflow
27th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A successful takeover of Anglo American under the arrangements BHP Group has offered could lead to outflows of $4.3-billion from South Africa, according to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysis. Such an... 

Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 

Panellists discuss graphite demand and rare earth supply chains at Junior Indaba
27th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With growing demand for electric vehicles, yearly graphite supply needs to be about four times higher in 2030, and about nine times higher in 2040, than at present, owing to its use in energy... 

Toubani strengthens its board as it advances Kobada DFS
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Toubani Resources has announced several changes to its board of directors and study management team to drive the delivery of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Kobada gold... 

Many Peaks starts major drill programme at Côte d’Ivoire project
27th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 

Perseus gets back to drilling in Sudan as conflict eases
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining has restarted drilling work at its Meyas Sands gold project, in Sudan. This initial drill programme, which restarted on May 20, is aimed at testing high-priority... 

Angolan flag
Pensana lauds Angola’s performance in this year’s Fraser Institute rankings
27th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 

Five killed after informal gold mine collapses in northern Kenya
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

At least five people were killed and several others were missing after an informal gold mine collapsed in northern Kenya, officials and local media said. The bodies of five miners have been... 

A truck delivering coal to a power station
Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal industry that dominates his hometown of Emalahleni... 

Anglo's South African corporate head office
BlackRock encouraged Anglo to extend talks with BHP, source says
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American was encouraged by key shareholders including BlackRock to continue engaging in talks with BHP Group over its proposed 38.6-billion pound ($49.18-billion) mining merger, a person... 

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