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AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, who is moving into the renewable energy business.
Stunning online mining map highlights far-reaching remaining mining potential
12th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

AmaranthCX and its technology partner 1Map have collaborated to publish a comprehensive, online South African Mining Map, with electronic, all-commodity depiction. The governments of other mining... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore advances further on circular economy journey
11th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Glencore has taken another step on the road to achieving the world’s circular economy imperative. The London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining an marketing company, headed by CEO Gary... 


Alpha awarded A$21.7m in grants from Qld govt
6th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Alpha HPA has been awarded up to A$21.7-million in government grants from the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, to support the... 


Kolomela iron-ore operation of Anglo group company Kumba Iron Ore, inNorthern Cape.
Anglo signs another green steel deal involving South African iron-ore
4th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mitigating climate change, the biggest challenge of our time, requires a new, clean industrial revolution, says H2 Green Steel of Sweden, which on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


WA invests A$40m in critical minerals
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government on Tuesday announced a A$40-million investment to accelerate critical minerals discoveries. The Sustainable Geoscience Investments package, included in the... 


ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears
3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica... 


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Australian resource exports set for new heights
3rd April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s resource and energy exports are forecast to reach a record A$464-billion in 2022-23, following a surge in energy prices in 2022. However, export earnings are forecast to ease to... 


Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.
Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo
29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says... 


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Mining necessary for green future - Minister
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has highlighted the significant role that the resources sector would play in global decarbonisation efforts, in a statement to Parliament. “In order to... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Ministers agree to coordinate critical minerals efforts
24th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s federal, state and territory resources and mining ministers have agreed to coordinate efforts to support the development of Australia’s critical minerals sector following a critical... 


FYI extends HPA production run
23rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals junior FYI Resources has started an extended high purity alumina (HPA) production run from its wholly owned pilot plant in Perth, to support customer requests. The ASX-listed... 


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WA eager to maintain critical minerals status
22nd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia is hoping to maintain its position as a major producer of critical minerals into the future. Speaking at the second day of Paydirt’s Battery Minerals conference, in Perth,... 


Impact strikes an HPA deal in WA
21st March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Impact Minerals on Tuesday announced a ‘transformational’ acquisition, acquiring an 80% interest in the Lake Hope high purity alumina (HPA) project, in Western Australia. Under the... 


Critical Mineral Strategy due soon - Minister
21st March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government is hoping to deliver its new Critical Minerals Strategy in the first half of this year, Resources Minister Madeleine King told delegates at the first day of the Paydirt... 


Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 


Glencore won't renew $16bn aluminium contract with Rusal
16th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore  is willing to walk away from a $16-billion deal to buy aluminum from Russia’s No. 1 producer, in a move that would distance itself from one of its biggest rivals. Under the company’s... 


Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance solutions Telvina Naidoo.
Banking has crucial role to play in enabling mining to transition to clean energy, says Nedbank CIB
14th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The banking sector has a crucial role to play in enabling mining companies to transition to clean energy fully, says Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance... 


Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster
13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among... 


Climate Council calls for green steel incentives
9th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s Climate Council has called on the federal government to deliver strong policy and incentives to drive the transformation of industry, noting that the production of green metals in the... 


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Australia leading the way in critical minerals - report
7th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by Geoscience Australia has shown that Australia’ was the world’s top lithium producer in 2021, and was among the top five global producer of 18 mineral commodities, including... 


Work starts on A$5bn CopperString
7th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Early works on the A$5-billion CopperString 2.0 project, in Queensland, is expected to start this year, with construction planned to start next year, the Queensland government said on Tuesday.... 


South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 


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Trafigura lines up Russia aluminium deal in challenge to Glencore
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Commodity trader Trafigura Group is in talks to buy aluminum from United Co. Rusal International, highlighting its willingness to strike new deals with Russian companies even as its biggest rival... 


From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 


US announces tariffs on Russian metals, including aluminium
24th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US announced new action against Russia’s metals and mining sector that include measures it said will significantly increase the cost of importing aluminum smelted or cast in Russia. The White... 


King hosts sit-down with critical minerals stakeholders
24th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King this week met with key industry and community groups to discuss how to best develop Australia’s critical minerals sector. King said the roundtables... 


Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 


Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala.
Green steel to cut Scope 3, solar to cut Scope 2, hydrogen to cut Scope 1 – Kumba Iron Ore
21st February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Kumba Iron Ore sees itself as a critical player in the decarbonisation journey. Regarding tricky Scope 3 emission reduction, the Anglo American company is partnering with top... 


BMW eyes Rio Tinto's low-carbon Canada aluminium for US plant
21st February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Rio Tinto and automotive giant BMW on Tuesday announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the supply of low-carbon aluminium from Canada into the BMW supply chain. Under... 


Dense media separation plant at Kumba Iron Ore's Kolomela operation.
Kumba Iron Ore resilient in tough environment, declares cash dividend
21st February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African iron-ore producer Kumba has delivered a resilient financial performance in 2022, despite the year being characterised by a volatile macro environment, lower iron-ore prices,... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining... 


South32 COO Noel Pillay.
Opportunity to commercialise greenness of South Africa’s nuclear power, says South32
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Nuclear power is part of the green taxonomy in Europe, where South Africa places most of its aluminium products and where most of the price pressures on non-green aluminium are going to arise in... 


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