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Vale Base Metals chairperson Mark Cutifani
Vale unveils $3.3bn plan to boost copper and nickel output
20th June 2024 By: Reuters

Vale plans to spend as much as $3.3-billion on improvements at its mining operations in Brazil and Canada to boost copper and nickel production capacity over the next four years. The Brazilian mining giant sees the potential to expand production... 


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Australia to fund road clearing to Porgera mine after PNG landslide
20th June 2024 By: Reuters

Australia said it would provide A$2-million to Papua New Guinea to restore road access to the Porgera gold mine, previously one of the world's largest, and other support for survivors after a... 


Dutch miner AMG buys into Portuguese lithium project
Dutch miner AMG buys into Portuguese lithium project
20th June 2024 By: Reuters

Dutch miner AMG has acquired a 15.77% stake in London-based Savannah Resources to become the largest shareholder in the company that is developing a lithium project in northern Portugal, the... 


Australia's east faces immediate gas shortage amid cold snap, outage
21st June 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's east is facing a gas shortage after a cold snap drove up demand for heating and power while supply dipped due to an extended outage at the region's main gas plant, the energy market... 


Ausgold completes acquisition of freehold properties at Katanning
Ausgold completes acquisition of freehold properties at Katanning
21st June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Ausgold has finalised the acquisition of two freehold properties at its 100%-owned Katanning gold project (KGP), about 275 km south-east of Perth, marking a milestone in advancing the... 


Arcadia appoints new project manager for Namibia mine
21st June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Arcadia Minerals has appointed Eugene Coetzee as project manager to oversee the construction of the Swanson tantalum mine, in Namibia. Coetzee brings more than three decades of hands-on... 


Alicanto makes board changes in new growth strategy push
21st June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Alicanto Minerals has made several board and management changes as part of a new growth strategy that will see it review potential project acquisitions. Raymon Shorrocks has... 


Kendal among the stations for which an exemption from the MES timeframes and limits will be sought
Eskom to apply for MES exemptions for four coal stations that will operate beyond 2030
21st June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Having secured permission to operate five aged power stations under existing minimum emission standards (MES) plant limits until their closure in 2030, Eskom has confirmed that it will be applying... 


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Aurubis names Toralf Haag as new CEO after board overhaul
21st June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper producer Aurubis has named Toralf Haag as its new CEO, completing an overhaul of its board in the wake of a giant raw-materials fraud. Haag will take over from Roland Harings, after the... 


Andrada CEO Anthony Viljoen
Andrada reports higher tin, tantalum production for the quarter ended May 31
21st June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Andrada Mining, which owns operations in Namibia, has announced a 14% quarter-on-quarter increase in saleable tantalum concentrate production to 9 t for the quarter ended May 31, which... 


University of Fort Hare Vice-Chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu (left) and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Global gold mining major highlights academic partnership with South Africa’s Fort Hare
21st June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The University of Fort Hare, where the offspring of mineworkers were the first graduates, has agreed a R12.5-million, initial ten-year academic partnership with gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti,... 


WAF draws down $265m loan to build Burkina Faso gold project
21st June 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed unhedged gold mining company West African Resources (WAF) has fully drawn down the $265-million secured loan facility from Sprott Resource Lending and Burkina Faso-based Coris Bank... 


China Baowu completes purchases of stake at Simandou project
China Baowu completes purchases of stake at Simandou project
21st June 2024 By: Bloomberg

China Baowu Steel Group has completed its purchase of a stake in the Simandou project in Guinea, as China’s top steelmaker looks to expand its interest in the world’s largest untapped iron ore... 


Orion, Thungela, Richards Bay Minerals make headlines
Orion, Thungela, Richards Bay Minerals make headlines
21st June 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa becoming one of the world’s most compelling short-term investment stories, which is good news for Orion Minerals; Thungela Resources being... 


France's Orano says Niger has removed mining permit for its Imouraren unit
21st June 2024 By: Reuters

French company Orano said on Thursday that Niger had removed a mining permit for its subsidiary Imouraren. Orano said the decision would have a negative economic impact on Niger and added it... 


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China's coal imports from Russia rise to eight-month high in May
21st June 2024 By: Reuters

Russia's coal shipments to China rose to the highest level in eight months in May after Moscow suspended export duties, official data showed on Thursday. Russia's coal exports to China rose to... 


Pilbara Minerals eyes A$1.2bn road to double lithium output
Pilbara Minerals eyes A$1.2bn road to double lithium output
21st June 2024 By: Reuters

Pilbara Minerals, Australia's biggest independent lithium producer, on Friday laid out a A$1.2-billion plan to double production capacity for lithium spodumene at its Pilgangoora operation in... 


Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
21st June 2024

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


Evion ramping up graphite production in India
Evion ramping up graphite production in India
20th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Panthera expandable graphite facility, in India, has largely concluded its testing and production ramp up, with full production of at least 150 t set to be reached in the short term. Panthera... 


Key EV battery material can come from a surprising source: methane
20th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Graphite is key to manufacturing the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from electric cars to smartphones. While China is the world’s top producer and exporter of the crystalline carbon,... 


Australian mining sector faces surge in insolvency rates
Australian mining sector faces surge in insolvency rates
20th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In a stark indicator of economic strain, the Australian mining sector has witnessed a dramatic 41% surge in its failure rate year-on-year as of May, according to the latest data from credit... 


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Dwyka highlights new drone technology at showcase
20th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining technology company Dwyka Mining Services has announced the launch of several new drone technology services through its partnerships with drone technology companies Wingtra, Emesent and now... 


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Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
Magazine round up | 21 June 2024

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

EXPORT SHIFT: Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) is sceptical about South Africa’s plans to produce electric vehicles for export to developed markets and is instead focusing on sustaining outlets for its internal combustion engine vehicles, notably the Polo, seen here being assembled at its Kariega plant. VWSA MD Martina Biene is quoted by Bloomberg as saying that Europe “won’t call on us to make battery electric vehicles” as there is enough capacity on the continent where transport costs are lower. Photograph: Bloomberg
EXPORT SHIFT

Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) is sceptical about South Africa’s plans to produce electric vehicles for export to developed markets and is instead focusing on sustaining outlets for its internal... 

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Democratisation of South Africa’s public market system is a must

South Africa’s democracy is 30 years old but, in that time, its public market system has failed to be democratised. Admittedly, large institutions on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are investing... 

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Defusing CBAM

South Africa is strenuously opposing the European Union’s (EU’s) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that, under its evolving design and coverage, could have a significant impact on the... 

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Ingrid Osborne, CEO of Saryx
Ingrid Osborne

This week we profile Ingrid Osborne, CEO of Saryx, which specialises in integration solutions for industrial control and automation, ICT, rail monitoring, and document management and compliance 

PORT PRESSURES
PORT PRESSURES

The World Bank Port Index, which ranked South African ports near to the bottom of the global pile, is backward-looking and is, thus, not fully reflective of recent efforts made to address... 

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