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Data on the Resolution Copper project, in Arizona, is included in the report.
Data on the Resolution Copper project, in Arizona, is included in the report.
US mine development timeline second-longest in world, S&P Global says
18th July 2024 By: Reuters

It takes an average of nearly 29 years to build a new mine in the US, the second-longest in the world behind only Zambia, hampering Washington's efforts to boost output of lithium, nickel and other metals for the energy transition, a report said... 


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DFS demonstrates robustness of Centamin's Doropo project
18th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The results of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) on London- and Toronto-listed gold miner Centamin's Doropo project, in Côte d'Ivoire, has demonstrated that it is a robust project that meets the... 


Chile hit by 7.4 magnitude earthquake near copper, lithium mines
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Chile, 45 km outside San Pedro de Atacama in the country’s northern copper and lithium mining region. The quake hit at 9:50 p.m. local time, according to the... 


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Golden rule: Why younger investors are drawn to gold
18th July 2024 By: Reuters

What asset class do millennials and Gen Z investors both want to own? Here is an answer you may not have guessed: Gold. Among wealthy investors under the age of 43, 45% own gold as a physical... 


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Heatwaves driving strong growth in electricity demand – IEA
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy demand growth is forecast to be among the highest levels this year and next, compared with the last two decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) notes in its ‘Electricity Mid-Year... 


Avira earns majority stake in Swedish project
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Avira Resources has completed the Stage 2 earn-in requirements for the prospective Puolalaki nickel/copper/cobalt project, in Sweden. “We are thrilled to have completed the Stage 2... 


Metalicity puts Admiral Bay up for sale
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Metalicity has appointed stockbroker Argonaut PCF to seek indicative offers for its Admiral Bay zinc project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The company points out that... 


South Africa to lay out carbon market regulation proposals
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s National Treasury plans to lay out its proposals for how to regulate carbon markets in the country in the next few months. The government department said it plans to publish a... 


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Marula CEO Jason Brewer (right) and Q Global Commodities Quinton van der Burgh.
Northern Cape lithium, tungsten, tantalum transaction
19th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Marula Mining on Friday announced an agreement to acquire a lithium, tungsten and tantalum asset in the Northern Cape, through its wholly-owned Southern African Lithium and Tantalum Mining... 


Congo's South Kivu governor suspends mining operations in province
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

The governor of Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province has ordered the suspension all mining activities in the restive region, giving all companies and operators 72 hours to leave... 


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De Beers hosts actress Lupita Nyong’o at its Venetia mine
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has visited De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo. As a De Beers global ambassador, she was shown how each facet of the production value chain... 


Serbia, EU and Germany sign battery supply chain deal
Serbia, EU and Germany sign battery supply chain deal
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

Belgrade and the European Union signed a deal on Friday to give the EU access to raw materials mined in Serbia and strengthen their ties on production of sustainable raw materials, battery... 


Boliden's Q2 earnings disappoint despite near fivefold rise
Boliden's Q2 earnings disappoint despite near fivefold rise
19th July 2024 By: Reuters

Swedish miner Boliden said on Friday its core earnings rose by nearly fivefold in the second quarter, helped by a one-off insurance claim, but missed market forecasts on weak zinc and copper... 


Kingrose says exploration under BHP alliance in full swing
Kingrose says exploration under BHP alliance in full swing
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration activities under Kingrose Mining’s alliance agreements with BHP in Norway and Finland are in full swing, says Kingrose MD Fabian Baker. These programmes have been designed with the... 


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Analysts predict gold to trade at average $2 547/oz in the second half
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent previous metals authority London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has cited analysts predicting that the gold price will trade even higher in the second half of the year, following a... 


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Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian coal miner Whitehaven is forecasting higher metallurgical coal prices over the near and long term, citing production constraints of hard-coking coal from Australian producers, combined... 


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Seriti progressing Mpumalanga wind energy project as it transforms to diversified energy company
19th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Seriti Green, a Seriti Resources subsidiary, is progressing the country’s first majority black-owned wind farm, the Ummbila Emoyeni project in Mpumalanga, which would also mark the province’s... 


Platinum, diamonds, hydrogen make headlines
Platinum, diamonds, hydrogen make headlines
19th July 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the projected downward path of platinum; Petra Diamonds looking to refinance its $250-million loan notes; and Hive Hydrogen South Africa completing... 


The Konkola copper mine
Vedanta gets back Zambia copper mines after paying $246m
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources has paid about $246-million to creditors to regain control of the Konkola Copper Mines in Zambia after about five years. The payment paves the way for “imminent reinstatement” of... 


Nornickel weighs projects in new top market China
Nornickel weighs projects in new top market China
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Russia’s biggest miner MMC Norilsk Nickel is weighing several new projects in copper, nickel and palladium in China as sanctions make cross-border payments and shipments increasingly difficult.... 


Magazine round up | 19 July 2024
Magazine round up | 19 July 2024
19th July 2024

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


President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering his opening of Parliament address
Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision
18th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have been placed at the centre of the Government of... 


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Magazine round up | 19 July 2024
Magazine round up | 19 July 2024

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PLANTATION AUTOMATION: This drone monitoring the oil palm fruits as they ripen is one of several technological solutions being deployed across Malaysian plantations that are seeking alternatives for some of the most difficult jobs, amid worker shortages and falling production. Bloomberg reports that self-driving trucks are also rumbling over the vast plantations, laying fertiliser and picking up the densely packed harvested bunches. Photograph: Bloomberg
PLANTATION AUTOMATION

This drone monitoring the oil palm fruits as they ripen is one of several technological solutions being deployed across Malaysian plantations that are seeking alternatives for some of the most... 

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Unity government must tangibly target swift energy, logistics, water advancement

Economic growth has fallen below permissible percentages. Infrastructure is mangled and maimed. Investment has collapsed and crumbled, and unemployment, poverty and gross domestic product per... 

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Leveraging firms

South Africa, everyone agrees, has a growth problem. The country has performed poorly when compared with its middle-income peers for more than a decade, averaging growth of only 1.1%. There is also... 

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Jacques van Tonder, executive director and COO of Vedanta Zinc International
Jacques van Tonder

This week we profile Jacques van Tonder, executive director and COO of mining company Vedanta Zinc International  

GROWTH LEVER: There are indications that the Presidency and the National Treasury would like the next phase of Operation Vulindlela to move beyond a focus on binding constraints, such as loadshedding and a collapsing freight logistics network, to growth. The details of how this will be pursued are not yet clear, but it is also possible this ambition could be overwhelmed by emerging binding constraints in areas such as water supply and failing municipal services.
GROWTH LEVER

There are indications that the Presidency and the National Treasury would like the next phase of Operation Vulindlela to move beyond a focus on binding constraints, such as loadshedding and a... 

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