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Sansa's Space Weather Centre in Hermanus
Space agency seeks to create awareness of space weather effects on mining activities
11th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The mining industry is very unaware of space weather and of its susceptibility to space weather phenomena, South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Weather Centre MD Dr Lee-Anne McKinnell... 

Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen
Andrada appoints Barclays as strategic adviser to advance its Namibian lithium portfolio
11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed technology metals mining company Andrada Mining has appointed Barclays Bank as a strategic financial adviser to advance its lithium portfolio. Andrada, which holds mining and... 

South Africa's mining ouptut down 2.6% y/y in March
11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production decreased by 2.6% year-on-year in March, with the diamonds and platinum group metals (PGMs) having been the biggest contributors. Diamond output was 54.7% lower... 

Turaco raises exploration funding
11th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Turaco Gold has announced plans to raise A$3.75-million through an equity raise to fund exploration at its projects in Cote d’Ivoire. The ASX-listed company on Thursday said it had received... 

Former Eskom interim chairperson Professor Malegapuru Makgoba
Lack of action by law enforcement agencies prompted private Eskom investigation – Makgoba
10th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Former Eskom interim chairperson Professor Malegapuru Makgoba believes there would have been no reason for former CEO André de Ruyter to pursue a privately funded intelligence investigation of... 

Mponeng drilling underground
High grades at Mponeng, Moab Khotsong boost Harmony’s performance
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

An increase in recovered grades at Harmony Gold’s South African underground gold mining operations has resulted in a solid performance for the nine months to March 31. “The high-grade assets of... 

Africa needs $700bn of finance for green energy and metals
10th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Africa will need more than $700-billion in finance over the next decade to develop renewable power and mines to extract the metals required for the green energy transition, according to Standard... 

Prieska copper/zinc mine
Orion’s R893m funding placement will bring financial certainty to projects – analyst
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals’ recently announced funding placement of R893-million will bring financial certainty to the company’s two Northern Cape projects – the flagship Prieska... 

Independent precious metals consultant Dr David Davis
First renewable energy for platinum group metals expected before year-end, says Auctus
10th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

An outline of the short-term and medium-term renewable energy plans of South Africa’s large platinum group metals (PGM) mining companies is provided in the latest Auctus Metal Portfolios report, a... 

Kavango begins drilling campaign at KSZ North in Botswana
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company Kavango Resources has announced the start of a drilling campaign on its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) North project, in Botswana. On May 10, the... 

Hamak reports strong results from IP survey at Liberia project
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

LSE-listed Hamak Gold has reported strong results from a geophysical induced polarisation (IP) survey conducted by South African-based geophysical consultancy company GeoFocus over the high-grade... 

IMF cautions Zimbabwe against plan for gold-backed digital money
10th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund cautioned Zimbabwe against adopting a gold-backed digital currency to deal with macroeconomic challenges like volatility in the local unit, saying it should rather... 

ABGM India business head Kamal Chatterjee
ABGM's partnership with Tata Steel to unlock mining opportunities in India, South Africa
10th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining engineering services provider and consultancy A&B Global Mining (ABGM) has signed a cooperation agreement with major steelmaker Tata Steel to identify and pursue opportunities in the mining... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe says release of ‘IRP 2023’ for comment is imminent
9th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reports that an updated version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity will be released imminently for public consideration.... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore takes yet another step along the busying road to circularity
9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and marketing company Glencore, which last month initiated steps to provide lithium-ion battery recycling solutions at scale for Spain and Portugal in partnership with FCC Ámbito and... 

Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda has been appointed Tshiamiso Trust CEO with effect from June 1
Tshiamiso Trust appoints new CEO
9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda has been appointed CEO of the Tshiamiso Trust, which was established to give effect to the settlement agreement reached between six mining companies and claimant attorneys in... 

Sibanye-Stillwater's first-quarter results.
Sibanye pursuing rapid self-generation to improve energy supply
9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater is pursuing self-generation projects that will improve the security of its energy supply in South Africa, the company said... 

Tirupati continues on its journey to become a sustainable flake graphite producer
9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Specialist flake graphite company Tirupati Graphite has completed the first phase of its development into a global producer of flake graphite – a niche product used in energy storage lithium-ion... 

Gypsum stacks at Rainbow Rare Earths' Phalaborwa project
Rainbow raises £7.52m for South African project
9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has agreed to issue about 72.45-million shares in the company to raise £7.52-million to further develop its Phalaborwa project, in South Africa. Existing... 

Global Atomic formalises offtake agreement with North American utility
9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Global Atomic has formalised its June 2022 letter of intent by signing a definite agreement with a major North American utility for the procurement of uranium from the Dasa project,... 

Eastplats raises C$7m for Zandfontein underground project
9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has raised C$7.04-million through a rights offer. The company in March announced that it would undertake the rights offer... 

Eskom's Kusile power plant
Biggest African bank cites energy needs in fossil fuel defense
9th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s biggest lender by assets, defended it’s investment in fossil-fuel projects, saying tthe continent’s energy needs have to be balanced with climate concerns. The... 

Chesser's Diamba Sud project is 12km southwest of Barrick’s Loulo mine and 7km west of its Gounkoto mine, both across the border in Mali.
Canada's Fortuna makes an A$89m play for Chesser
9th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

TSX-listed Fortuna Silver Mines has struck a takeover deal with ASX-listed Chesser Resources in order to strengthen its presence in West Africa. Fortuna said this week that the acquisition of... 

Image shows the Taylor deposit
South32's Hermosa gets a US-powered boost
9th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 on Tuesday reported that its Hermosa metals project, in Arizona, has been confirmed by the US Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC), as the first mining... 

Minerals Council South Africa outgoing CEO Roger Baxter
Emerging miners highlight impact of energy, logistics constraints on economic growth
8th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South African economy is limited to 1.5% potential growth a year because there is no productivity growth. National productivity has declined for five years consecutively, highlighting the... 

A South African coal mining operation
Just Share says Thungela, Exxaro refuse to table shareholder-proposed climate lobbying resolutions
8th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Activist organisations Just Share and Fossil Free South Africa, along with investment management company Aeon Investment Management, say coal mining companies Exxaro Resources and Thungela... 

Eskom coal power station
Treasury says technical assessment of coal stations to be completed by July
8th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Treasury has confirmed that the once-off independent review of Eskom’s 14 coal fired power stations is under way and should be concluded by July. The review was announced by Finance... 

Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 

An image showing the launch of the the new Phola fire station built by Thungela
Thungela builds new fire station, revamps taxi rank in Emalahleni
8th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South African thermal coal business Thungela on May 4 handed over two completed social and labour plan (SLP) projects to the Emalahleni Local Municipality – the new Phola fire station and the... 

DRDGold posts production, earnings increase as it heads into last quarter of FY23
8th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A healthy increase in cash and cash equivalents of R160-million to R2.5-billion in the quarter ended March 31 puts dual-listed DRDGold in good stead to continue its extended capital expenditure... 

Iron-ore leaps on renewed hopes for steel demand revival in China
8th May 2023 By: Reuters

Iron-ore futures rebounded strongly on Monday, with the Singapore benchmark climbing back above $100/t after a downbeat start to the week, buoyed by hopes of improvement in demand for steel in... 

Orion satisfies key condition for drawdown of funding for South African projects
8th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Orion Minerals highlights that it has taken another important step in advancing the multi-pronged funding strategy for its flagship base metals project, in the Northern Cape of South... 

A coal truck with a power station in the background
Rampant corruption at Eskom drags down South Africa
8th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

On a late Thursday afternoon last November, in the midst of rolling blackouts implemented by South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, a contractor at a power station in the eastern... 

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