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Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Building upon the momentum of 2022’s surge in silver consumption for industrial applications, 2023 saw yet more record-breaking industrial demand, reaching 654.4-million ounces, fuelled by the expanding landscape of green economy initiatives.... 


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GoviEx in talks with Niger govt on Madouela start date
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

TSX-V listed GoviEx Uranium is in discussions with the government of Niger regarding the start of mining operations after having received notice that it must begin mining at its Madaouela uranium... 


Vizsla, Universal conclude merger
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral exploration and development companies Vizsla Copper and Universal Copper have completed a merger arrangement whereby Vizsla acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common... 


Rio, Saudi Arabia said to vie for stake in First Quantum mines
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group and Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Manara Minerals Investment Co. are among suitors considering bids for a stake in First Quantum Minerals’ Zambian copper mines, according to people... 


Saudi Arabia moves closer to $1bn Barrick Pakistan deal
Saudi Arabia moves closer to $1bn Barrick Pakistan deal
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is moving closer to a potential deal to acquire a minority stake in a Pakistan mine controlled by Barrick Gold, people with knowledge of the matter said. Manara Minerals Investment,... 


Infinium founder and CEO Robert Schuetzle.
New boost for platinum group metals may arise from eFuel scale-up
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group... 


Xanadu engages Bacchus Capital as strategic, project funding adviser
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX- and TSX-listed exploration company Xanadu Mines has engaged financial consultant Bacchus Capital Advisers as its strategic and project funding adviser in relation to the Kharmagtai copper/gold... 


EMP Metals begins operations at direct lithium extraction pilot plant
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Canadian lithium exploration and development company EMP Metals has, in partnership with Koch Technology Solutions and Saltworks Technologies, started commissioning its direct lithium extraction... 


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Reunion Gold signs mineral agreement with Guyana govt for Oko West project
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

TSX-V-listed Reunion Gold has signed a mineral agreement with the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission that provides the company, and its 100%-owned Guyanese... 


Pensana seeks to extend $15m loan facility
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Further to the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund advancing a $15-million loan facility to London-listed Pensana in August 2023, Pensana reports that discussions have been held regarding the extension... 


Goldplat receives generators for its South African operations
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed Goldplat reports that diesel generators have arrived at its operations in South Africa, and that their commissioning will be finalised by the end of April. The company points out that,... 


Iluka posts lower first-quarter volumes as planned
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-focused mineral sands and rare earths miner Iluka Resources has reported lower year-on-year production of most of its commodities owing to inventory management and a major maintenance... 


Hancock Prospecting sells stake in Catalyst Metals
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Catalyst Metals reports that the entire remaining substantial shareholding held by Hancock Prospecting in Catalyst Metals’ ordinary shares has been acquired by directors and senior... 


Godolphin takes 100% control of Narraburra rare earths project
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Godolphin Resources has agreed to acquire the remaining 49% interest in the flagship Narraburra rare earths elements (REE) project in New South Wales, Australia, in which it already... 


NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) currently scheduled to be operationalised in July and efforts under way to ensure that the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment... 


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A Whitehaven Coal operation
Whitehaven expects newly acquired mines to add up to 5Mt a quarter to production
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-based coal producer Whitehaven Coal continues to deliver strong operational performances at its Maules Creek and Gunnedah openpit mines, having produced 4.4-million tonnes of run-of-mine... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Mosehla steps down as MC Mining director
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Khomotso Mosehla, a long-standing nonexecutive director of MC Mining, has resigned as a director of the company, effective April 19. He has been a member of MC Mining's board of directors since... 


Gruyere gold mine
Gold Road resumes mining at Gruyere
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed gold miner Gold Road Resources has announced the resumption of mining and processing operations at the Gruyere gold mine, in Western Australia. In its March 2024 quarterly report,... 


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Perseus moves to compulsory acquisition of last remaining shares in OreCorp
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining now holding a relevant interest of 94.99% of ASX-listed OreCorp’s shares, the company is moving to a compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares it does... 


Renascor signs native title agreement to advance Siviour desalination plant
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Renascor Resources has entered into an indigenous land use agreement (ILUA) with the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation (BDAC) – the registered native title body corporate of... 


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Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


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Magazine round up | 19 April 2024
Magazine round up | 19 April 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

REMEMBERING: Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeanette Kagame, preparing to light the Rwandan genocide flame of hope, known as the ‘Kwibuka’ (Remembering), to commemorate the 1994 Genocide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 7. Thirty years ago more than one-million people were systematically massacred over 100 days by extremists, led by the Rwandan army and a militia known as the Interahamwe. Photograph: Reuters
REMEMBERING

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeanette Kagame, preparing to light the Rwandan genocide flame of hope, known as the ‘Kwibuka’ (Remembering), to commemorate the 1994 Genocide at the... 

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South Africa must take full advantage of its prematurely halted mining R&D

The disbanded South African mining industry’s research and development (R&D) arm Comro handed South Africa’s State-owned Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) the mining R&D it had... 

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Mixed outlook

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 

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Rhian Capostagno, a partner at Partners in Performance
Rhian Capostagno

This we profile Rhian Capostagno, a partner at Partners in Performance, a firm of management consultants 

The storms that lashed the Cape earlier this month caused devastating damage, with many still picking up the pieces. One can only hope that the coming election storm is far more benign, but some of the pre-election rhetoric is cause for concern, while some pre-election coalition pacts seem to be facing real headwinds.
STORM WARNING:

The storms that lashed the Cape earlier this month caused devastating damage, with many still picking up the pieces. One can only hope that the coming election storm is far more benign, but some of... 

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