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Sandfire announces maiden resource for new Botswana discovery
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered Sandfire Resources has unveiled potential for new copper and silver discovery in Botswana, with the announcement of a maiden resource estimate for the A1 deposit, about 20... 


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Critical minerals, food crops at risk of climate disruption by 2050, report shows
30th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

More than 70% of critical minerals needed for the transition to net zero emissions will be at risk from climate disruption by 2050, professional services firm PwC says. The firm's latest report,... 


The 118.74 ct diamond recovered at the Letšeng mine
Gem recovers another greater-than-100-ct diamond
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Gem Diamonds has recovered a 118.74 ct Type II white diamond recovered at its 70%-owned Letšeng mine, in Lesotho. This is the fifth diamond weighing more than 100 ct to be recovered... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 


Gold Fields CFO takes early retirement
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Gold Fields long-serving CFO Paul Schmidt, who is also an executive director of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed gold mining company, is to proceed on early retirement, the company stated in... 


Tietto asks investors to accept Zhaojin's offer or sell shares
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Tietto Minerals has urged its shareholders to accept Zhaojin Mining's offer that values the firm at A$733-million or sell shares on-market if the market price is not materially... 


Anglo will hold its AGM in London on Tuesday
Anglo under pressure to reveal plans to fend off BHP as Elliott hikes stake
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American faced calls from shareholders on Monday to detail plans for improving its value in order to fend off bidder BHP, as activist investor Elliott further raised the stakes by increasing... 


Alphamin buoyed by Mpama South plant progress
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V- and JSE-listed Alphamin Resources reports that tin concentrate production from the new Mpama South plant is imminent, with first ore having been successfully introduced on April 28. The... 


Funding momentum builds for Tanzania rare earths project
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Ngualla rare earth project, in Tanzania, has received robust support from leading development finance institutions (DFIs), export credit agencies and commercial banks. In a funding update on... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Vincent Magwenya
South Africa views BHP bid for Anglo as 'normal market activity'
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa views BHP Group's proposed bid for Anglo American as "normal market activity" and is following the process as it unfolds, President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson said on Monday. BHP... 


Aterian sells portion of its royalty over Rwanda lithium project
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed critical metal-focused exploration and development company Aterian has sold its portion of the net smelter return royalty (NSR) over the HCK lithium project, in Rwanda, for £200 000.... 


Altona appoints David Catterall as Sesana project consultant
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has appointed David Catterall as a consultant, with a special focus on the company's Sesana copper/silver project, in Botswana, where he will work closely with CEO... 


A truck moving ore at Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines, in Zambia
Vedanta seeks deals with traders to help fund Zambia copper mine
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources has approached trading houses as it seeks to raise capital to revive the Konkola copper mining and smelting complex in Zambia. Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta has discussed... 


Rand Refinery donates R2m to seven Gauteng schools
29th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of its commitment to education, precious metals refiner Rand Refinery has donated R2-million to seven primary and secondary schools in Gauteng. The company says this donation will be... 


Red Rock to undertake work programmes at Burkina Faso project
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Red Rock Resources’ Bilbale gold project, in Burkina Faso, holds “significant potential”, consultant Dr Willem J Smuts has noted in a report. Smuts recently undertook a site visit to the... 


Ongoing Douta exploration efforts
Thor reports lower revenue, profits for 2023
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gold mining and exploration company Thor Explorations has reported a $24-million year-on-year decrease in revenue from $165.2-million in 2022 to $141.2-million for the year ended December 31, 2023.... 


BHP tells investors Anglo bid is 'on strategy', stresses discipline
BHP tells investors Anglo bid is 'on strategy', stresses discipline
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP has told Australian investors privately that its $39-billion Anglo American bid is in line with its strategy and that it will be disciplined in its approach, two fund sources said. The world's... 


An image showing the Sabodala-Massawa BIOX Expansion project, in Senegal
Endeavour achieves first gold pour at Senegal project expansion
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Senior gold producer Endeavour Mining announces that first gold pour at the Sabodala-Massawa BIOX Expansion project, in Senegal, took place on April 18, marking the successful delivery of the BIOX... 


URA starts production at Gravelotte emerald mine
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed URA Holdings has started phased production at the Gravelotte emerald mine (GEM) in South Africa. Following the successful commissioning of the processing and sorting plants, phased... 


State-owned groups Eskom and Transnet have impaired mining productivity with unreliable power supply and a lack of trains to move mineral exports.
BHP’s South Africa snub an indictment of ANC, DA says
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s bid to spin off Anglo America’s South African assets as part of a takeover proposal shows how the economic policies of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) have undermined... 


The Collahuasi mine
China could hinder BHP’s bid to become copper’s top producer
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s $39-billion bid to create a global copper giant risks irking its biggest customer China, where authorities have a history of intervening to stymie or water down international mergers.... 


The Mogalakwena mine in South Africa
BHP considering improved proposal for Anglo American, sources say
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group is considering making an improved offer for Anglo American after its $39-billion initial proposal was rejected by the London-listed miner, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... 


Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Copper hit $10 000 a ton for the first time in two years as speculation builds that the world’s mines will struggle to meet a coming wave of demand from green industries. The metal reclaimed its... 


World Platinum CEO Trevor Raymond at Shanghai Platinum Week 2023.
Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The growth in demand for platinum applications in China is extremely high, making detailed access to the China market hugely advantageous. Providing this detailed access from July 8 to 11 will be... 


Activist investor Elliott builds $1bn stake in Anglo American
Activist investor Elliott builds $1bn stake in Anglo American
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Activist fund Elliott has built up a $1-billion stake in Anglo American, a filing showed on Friday, after the London-listed miner became a takeover target by bigger rival BHP Group. Elliott... 


BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last time BHP Group took a swing at another major miner, it was Rio Tinto back in 2007. That could have been a blockbuster $150-billion takeover, but with metals prices crashing as the... 


An image of Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats' proposed restructuring puts 3 900 jobs at risk
26th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has initiated a Section 189(3) consultation process at its South African operations, signalling thousands of potential job losses. Implats envisages a... 


Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper made a fresh push toward five digits as BHP Group’s blockbuster offer to buy Anglo American lent support to bulls who say the metal is headed for long-term shortages and high prices. The... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore seeks investment opportunities in Nigerian mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

ining and trading house Glencore will invest in Nigeria's mining sector if the government ensures a stable business climate, the company's CEO said on Thursday during a visit to Nigeria's minister... 


Nhlanhla Nene
Nene steps down as MC Mining chair
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa-focused coal company MC Mining on Friday announced the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene as director and chairperson of the board. Nene joined the company on April 11, 2022, initially... 


Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer
Copper shares soar and green hydrogen goes digital
26th April 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Copper 360’s shares rising more than 26% after it shipped concentrates from the Northern Cape; Orion Minerals shares rocketing to 58% on the Australian... 


FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

On Thursday, BHP Group bid $38.8-billion for smaller rival Anglo American, offering a deal to forge the world's biggest copper miner. Here is a list of some previous big-ticket deals in the mining... 


Sayurie Naidoo appointed Amplats CFO, executive director
26th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed Sayurie Naidoo as CFO and executive director, with effect from May 1. Naidoo, who has been serving as the acting CFO since Craig Miller... 


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