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The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 

World’s top aluminum producer sees raw material supply risk in Guinea
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum Corp of China said it sees “relatively high” risks to supplies of bauxite from Guinea, highlighting its growing dependence on a single country for the raw material. The West African nation... 

Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 

US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The first new US aluminum smelter in 45 years may be built as part of about $6-billion in grants the Biden administration is awarding to companies in a bid to clean-up hard to decarbonise... 

AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 

US President Joe Biden
Biden set to award billions to decarbonise US heavy industries
22nd March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is poised to award as much as $6.3-billion in dozens of grants to help hard-to-decarbonise industries cut emissions, according to people familiar with the matter. Details... 

Mining explosives pioneer AECI celebrating 100 years of business at the JSE.
Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot
20th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The stage is set for proudly South African mining explosives trailblazer, AECI, to become the third biggest in its field globally by 2030, AECI Group chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele told an... 

Put sanctions on Russian-origin aluminium not on Rusal, industry group says
18th March 2024 By: Reuters

ndustry group European Aluminium wants the European Union to impose sanctions on aluminium supplied from Russia but not EU-based companies owned by Rusal which produces bauxite and alumina outside... 

Rusal's profit slumps on subdued prices despite higher sales
15th March 2024 By: Reuters

Russia's Rusal boosted physical aluminium sales last year thanks to Asian markets, but low prices caused its net profit to slide 84%, the world's largest aluminium producer outside China said on... 

South32 shuffles Australia lead team deck
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As South32 prepares for the impending sale of the Illawarra metallurgical coal mine, the company has announced changes to its lead team in Australia. Jason Economidis, currently South32 COO for... 

Alumina agrees $2.2bn all-stock buyout offer from US-based Alcoa
Alumina agrees $2.2bn all-stock buyout offer from US-based Alcoa
12th March 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Alumina said on Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by US aluminium producer Alcoa for a $2.2-billion all-stock buyout offer. The terms of the deal are consistent with Alcoa's offer... 

Tsodilo withdraws contempt motion as Botswana Minister complies
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral resources exploration and development company Tsodilo Resources has withdrawn its contempt motion, which sought to hold Botswana Minerals and Energy Minister Lefoko Moagi to... 

Metals offer lukewarm reaction to China's economic targets
6th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Base metals drifted lower as traders assessed China’s 2024 economic goals for clues on the prospects for a significant rebound in the construction sector. Industrial commodities have struggled... 

Alcoa aims to take out Australian partner Alumina in $2.2bn deal
Alcoa aims to take out Australian partner Alumina in $2.2bn deal
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

US aluminium producer Alcoa on Monday made a non-binding, conditional buyout proposal for its Australian joint venture partner Alumina, valuing the company at $2.2-billion in an all-stock offer.... 

Aluminum spikes as White House plans fresh sanctions on Russia
21st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum surged on speculation that a fresh wave of US sanctions against Russia may target the metal, potentially disrupting supplies. US President Joe Biden said the US plans to unveil a “major”... 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at South Africa's large Hillside Aluminium operation in... 

Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 

Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 

Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader
Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader
7th February 2024

Good governance and sustainable development are at the core of diversified global natural resources and technology conglomerate Vedanta Group's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and... 

From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 

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Russia's Rusal loses suit against Rio Tinto over alumina refinery, can appeal
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal has lost a lawsuit against global miner Rio Tinto that sought to win back access to its 20% share of the alumina produced at a jointly owned refiner in Queensland,... 

The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 

Trader IXM will shrink aluminium unit to focus on core business
30th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

IXM, the trading house owned by Chinese miner CMOC Group, is stepping back from the aluminum market to focus on its core business. The trading house, the third-largest metals trader behind... 

Aerial view of Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet
29th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 

GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 

1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Miner Rio Tinto is set to lead the development of Australia’s biggest solar power project, near Gladstone. The company has committed to buying all electricity generated the 1.1 GW Upper Calliope... 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr
Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output
22nd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ongoing strong performance by South Africa’s Hillside Aluminium operation in KwaZulu-Natal has helped diversified mining company South32 achieve record half-year aluminium production. Moreover,... 

Recent price increases suggest a potential rebound for copper in the macroeconomic environment
Base metals navigating macroeconomic uncertainties
19th January 2024

With market dynamics presenting a mixed bag of challenges and potential opportunities, base metal nickel, specifically, has experienced notably low prices, averaging at $18 255/t in October 2023,... 

Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 

Alcoa threatens to shutter Spain complex amid mounting losses
18th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Alcoa's CEO said mounting losses at the company’s Spain production complex leave few options other than to shutter the operation. William Oplinger said in a call with analysts Wednesday the San... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Global mining commits to nature-positive future
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species,... 

Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 

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