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Copper, aluminium fall as markets brace for US rate hikes
14th September 2022 By: Reuters

Copper and aluminium prices fell on Wednesday as the threat of rising interest rates dampened the economic growth outlook, hammered global stock markets and held the dollar near 20-year highs.... 

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Rio strikes partnership deal with Volvo
13th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with automotive major Volvo Group to partner on low carbon materials and to pilot autonomous hauling solutions. Under the... 

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Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond... 

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Glencore clinches green aluminium deals
9th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has entered into a ten-year alumina supply and aluminium offtake agreements with global green aluminium subsidiary of Press Metal Aluminium... 

Norsk Hydro bans Russian aluminium from 2023 purchase deals
6th September 2022 By: Reuters

A division of Norsk Hydro supplying aluminium products to industries including auto and construction will exclude Russian metal from deals to buy aluminium for 2023, the Norwegian company told... 

Numsa announces round two of CCMA-facilitated negotiations with South32
5th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has reached a deadlock in its wage negotiations with diversified miner South32, which has manganese mining and aluminium smeling opeations... 

Metal plants feeding Europe’s factories are in existential crisis
Metal plants feeding Europe’s factories are in existential crisis
5th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

In the aluminum industry, closing a smelter is an agonizing decision. Once power is cut and the production “pots” settle back to room temperature, it can take many months and tens of millions of... 

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Manufacturer to showcase industrial lighting range at Electra Mining
1st September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Lighting manufacturer Visionware will be showcasing its industrial lighting range at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, which will be held in September. The Kempton Park-based company... 

AngloGold appoints Rio Tinto exec as its new CFO
30th August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Gillian Doran CFO, with effect from January 1, 2023. Doran (45) joins AngloGold from Rio Tinto Group, where she is currently CFO Aluminium, based in... 

Rusal recommends first dividend in five years
30th August 2022 By: Reuters

Russia's Rusal recommended its first dividend in five years on Tuesday - an interim payment of $0.02 a share - after reporting strong first-half financial results earlier in August. Rusal, the... 

Rio invests in new recycling facility in Quebec
29th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced a $29-million investment to build new aluminium recycling facility at its Arvida plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec. The new recycling plant would... 

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Firm provides tech solutions to power a greener Mining 4.0
26th August 2022

As countries around the world pledge to achieve net-zero targets over the coming years, it’s not only governments and energy companies that will be put under pressure to deliver, says Nokia mining... 

South32’s South African operations deliver stable performance
25th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner South32’s saleable manganese ore production remained largely unchanged at just over two-million tonnes for the financial year ended June 30, in spite of the miner having increased... 

South32 posts record earnings
25th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 on Thursday announced record earnings and cash flows for the 2022 financial year ended June. The company reported a 69% increase in revenue for the 12 months under... 

Boliden declares force majeure on zinc amid Norway strike
23rd August 2022 By: Reuters

Swedish miner Boliden has declared force majeure on zinc deliveries to Europe due to a strike among Norwegian electrochemical industry workers, although some production is still running, a company... 

EV industry prizes steel over aluminium, Cleveland-Cliffs CEO says
23rd August 2022 By: Bloomberg

Electric-vehicle (EV) makers are choosing steel over aluminum as the preferred metal for automotive bodies, says the top executive at the largest steel provider to the US car industry.... 

Uncertain demand prospects undermine copper prices
Uncertain demand prospects undermine copper prices
22nd August 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices slipped on Monday as worries about demand dominated sentiment, though sliding inventories provided some support. A manufacturing slowdown in top metals consumer China in recent months... 

Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 

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Five vital commodity industries are buckling under energy crisis
18th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

The energy crisis is getting worse, piling pressure on commodities industries that provide the building blocks of the global economy. Energy-intensive sectors such as steel, fertilizers and... 

ChemX to build HPA plant
18th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed ChemX Materials on Thursday announced plans to build a A$2.9-million high purity alumina (HPA) pilot plant in Western Australia, after a prefeasibility study (PFS) confirmed the... 

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BHP's profit soar in 2022
16th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has reported a 34% increase in profits for the year ended June, along with record underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda). Profit... 

Production costs soar at Rusal due to Russia-Ukraine conflict
12th August 2022 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium giant Rusal reported a 33% jump in first-half production costs on Friday, hit by a production halt at a refinery in Ukraine and Australia's ban on exports of alumina and bauxite... 

Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a... 

Worsley expansion given two more weeks for public comment
8th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has given stakeholders and community groups an additional two weeks to comment on diversified miner South32’s proposed expansion at... 

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New records set for Aus resource exports
5th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that Australia’s resources sector had posted another record year of exports, with total resources and energy exports were... 

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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up... 

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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A radical ramp-up of renewable energy and green hydrogen capacity will be needed by 2040 to take South Africa towards a net-zero climate change commitment, the Coal & Energy Transition Day heard on... 

Anglo American's nuGen truck.
World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the... 

South32 achieves record monthly output at its South African manganese operations
25th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner South32’s South African manganese operations produced 2.07-million tonnes of ore for the financial year ended June 30 – a similar level to that produced in the 2021 financial... 

South32 sticks to plan in June quarter
25th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has seen production increases in alumina, aluminium, copper, nickel and manganese ore for the three months to June, with operations delivering to plan despite weather... 

Norsk Hydro offers extra dividend, buybacks despite uncertainty ahead
22nd July 2022 By: Reuters

Aluminium maker Norsk Hydro proposed an extra dividend and offered share buybacks as it reported quarterly profit that met expectations, sending its shares higher on Friday despite warning of... 

Ford, Rio Tinto sign MoU for battery, low-carbon materials supply
21st July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Automaker Ford Motor Company and global mining and metals company Rio Tinto have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop more sustainable and secure supply chains... 

How to avert the risk of valuable information being disregarded.
Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash
15th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Applying subject matter expertise to process data streams for accuracy is a necessary part of mining’s new digital age, according to SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen.... 

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