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Canada’s Tantalex on way to becoming African lithium producer  

By: Martin Creamer     19th July 2022 Canadian junior exploration company Tantalex Lithium Resources, which is developing tin, tantalum and lithium projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is looking to raise capital $15-million early next year for the further development of its lithium assets. Tantalex is developing three... 

Tantalex Lithium Resources chairperson Hadley Natus.
Tantalux Lithium chairperson Hadley Natus interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     18th July 2022 While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary speed to avoid South Africa continuing to lose out on decent commodity prices. “The State’s... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu speaks to Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sibanye continues to make reparations at Marikana  

By: Darren Parker     15th July 2022 After acquiring platinum producer Lonmin’s operations in 2019, diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater continues to contribute to reparations for those community members who were affected by the violent wage-related protests near the then-Lonmin-operated Marikana platinum group metals (PGMs) mine... 

The infamous Marikana koppie
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The infamous Marikana koppie stands silent ten years after fatal violence erupted here

Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash  

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2022 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. Olsen, the leader of SRK’s data engineering team, spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview from Canada.... 

How to avert the risk of valuable information being disregarded.
SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

PEM Electrolyser, Ironveld, Jubilee Metals make headlines   

15th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Australia’s PEM water electrolyser; Ironveld’s plans to acquire Ferrochrome Furnaces; and Jubilee Metals's Sable refinery.   

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PEM Electrolyser, Ironveld, Jubilee Metals make headlines

New mining Bill major threat to jobs and investment, must be strenuously opposed – ENSafrica  

By: Martin Creamer     14th July 2022 A new draconian mining industry draft Bill, which threatens jobs and investment – and can even impose a penalty of 10% of turnover on a mine company, along with corporate manslaughter charges – must be “very, very strenuously opposed", top South African mining industry lawyer Willem Le Roux urged... 

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Presenting ENSafrica webinar are from top anti-clockwise Willem Le Roux, Pieter Colyn and Celeste Coles.

Anglo, Nippon partner to further decarbonise steelmaking  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th July 2022 Diversified miner Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan-headquartered Nippon Steel to develop solutions for lower-carbon steelmaking. As an iron-ore supplier to the steelmaking industry, Anglo deems it important to help shape a greener future for the backbone... 

Steel rolls

Ironveld seeks to bring Rustenburg smelter back to life 

By: Donna Slater     13th July 2022 Aim-listed iron, vanadium and titanium developer Ironveld plans to raise up to £5-million to acquire the remaining stake in the mothballed Ferrochrome Furnaces (FCF) business it does not already own, as well as to refurbish the FCF smelting complex, in Rustenburg, in South Africa’s North West... 

Hydrogen highlighted as ‘slam dunk’ of heavy haul 

By: Martin Creamer     13th July 2022 What will be Australia’s biggest electrolyser – a platinum-using proton exchange membrane or PEM electrolyser – is on order to provide green hydrogen Down Under at a time when the planet’s lightest molecule is being highlighted as the ‘slam dunk’ of heavy-haul transport in a decarbonising world.... 

Renewables, green hydrogen, and platinum group metals are needed to decarbonise.
Renewables, green hydrogen, and platinum group metals are needed to decarbonise.

Harmony to deliver green gold with help of green loan 

By: Martin Creamer     12th July 2022 Harmony Gold, which met its annual production guidance in the 12 months to end June against strong odds, is continuing to “mine with purpose”, which includes leaving a cleaner and healthier planet. Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp said headwinds had again been turned into opportunities, with the... 

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Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp

Rain blamed for ‘disappointing’ second quarter for BlueRock, mine CEO steps down 

By: Darren Parker     12th July 2022 Aim-listed diamond producer BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei diamond mine, near Kimberley, in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has had a “disappointing” second quarter as a result of excessive rain, BlueRock executive chairperson Mike Houston said on July 11. “The extreme... 

Tharisa weathers challenging conditions to record strong quarterly output, cash generation  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th July 2022 Dual-listed Tharisa achieved a “commendable” third quarter, ended June 30, maintaining strong production, which was supported by the favourable commodity markets, ensuring a healthy balance sheet that will allow the company to continue implementing its strategy, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says. “The... 

An image of Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Phoevos Pouroulis

Gold Fields enhances dividends, seeks Toronto listing to woo Yamana shareholders 

By: Martin Creamer     11th July 2022 Gold mining company Gold Fields on Monday announced that it would be enhancing its dividends and applying to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in response to the shareholders of Yamana Gold Inc, which it is taking steps to acquire. The transaction, for which October is a targeted... 

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Yamana assets sought by Gold Fields.

Madison betting big on uranium price, demand resurgence  

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2022 CSE-listed Madison Metals is betting on a sustained increase in uranium demand and accompanying price increases in years to come as the global demand for clean energy brings nuclear energy into ever sharper focus. If Madison CEO Duane Parnham is right, then the company’s investment in developing... 

Madison Metals CEO Duane Parnham
In this video, Madison Metals CEO Duane Parnham discusses his company’s decision to invest in Namibian uranium. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 01.07.2022

TCTA, Gold One partner to solve Eastern Basin AMD pumping crisis 

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th July 2022 The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) and Gold One Group subsidiary Newshelf have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to improve the availability and reliability of the Eastern Basin Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) plant. Under the MoA, the Gold One subsidiary will procure and deliver the... 

Bushveld positioned to generate decent cash flows on back of unit cost improvement   

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2022 Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo on Friday described the London Aim-listed company that he leads as heading into a future that will be requiring a lot more vanadium for steel and energy. To meet emerging demand, Bushveld has positioned itself for broad-based involvement through its... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Eastplats positions new mining method to reopen CRM before year-end 

By: Donna Slater     8th July 2022 Having completed a new long-term plan and mine redesign study, JSE- and TSX-listed midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastplats envisages restarting mining operations at its flagship PGMs and chrome operations, Crocodile River Mine (CRM), in South Africa’s North West province in the third... 

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An Eastplats miner stands in a stope of the Zandfontein section of the Crocodile River Miner. Eastplats intends to use breast stoping and conventional mining methods when it reopens the mine.

Look out for the platinum coin toss at Wimbledon 

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2022 In the year of the Queen of England’s platinum jubilee, the coins to be used in the Wimbledon ladies’ and gentlemen’s singles finals coin toss this weekend will be made of platinum for the first time in the championships’ history. As Mining Weekly reported earlier this year, the coins are being... 

Heads and tails of the platinum toss coin.
Heads and tails of the platinum toss coin.

SHiP Copper, energy emergency, new industrial pillar make headlines   

8th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the reverse listing of Big Tree Copper into SHiP Copper Company on the AltX of the JSE in October; whether an energy emergency should be declared in South Africa; and the big new industrial pillar available for the taking.   

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SHiP Copper, energy emergency, new industrial pillar make headlines

Green electrons and green molecules can be South Africa’s just energy transition 

By: Martin Creamer     7th July 2022 A green electron and green molecule energy transition is tailor made for South Africa, an increasing number of observers are concluding. Superior sun, prime wind, land, favourable storage potential, know-how and metals put this country in pole position for green electricity and green mobility. 

Green electrons and molecules hold solution.
Green electrons and molecules hold solution.

Pensana to use offshore wind to produce ‘ultra-low carbon’ magnet metal 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th July 2022 London-listed Pensana has signed a letter of intent with Yorkshire Energy Park (Yep) which ensures access to between 4 MW and 10 MW of low-carbon electricity. Pensana will use the low-cost and resilient supply of low-carbon electricity to power the Saltend rare earth separation facility and... 

Wind turbines

Good-to-do R2.5bn Mogale Gold project an all-round win-win – Pan African  

By: Martin Creamer     6th July 2022 If Pan African Resources is able to work with all stakeholders to get the long-life, high-margin, safe and sustainable R2.5-billion Mogale Gold surface tailings project going, it will be to the benefit of its business, local communities and the entire Mogale area. “It’s the sort of project that's... 

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Pan African CEO Cobus Loots interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Exciting listing on JSE’s AltX poised to give investors pure copper play  

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2022 The reverse listing of Big Tree Copper into SHiP Copper Company on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in October is expected to raise between R60-million to R250-million for the ramping up of combined production to 10 000 t of copper a year in the next three years. SHiP, run by Shirley... 

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Big Tree Copper CEO Jan Nelson interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer.

Mkango celebrates Songwe Hill DFS completion milestone 

By: Schalk Burger     5th July 2022 Rare earth elements mineral exploration and development company Mkango Resources has completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Songwe Hill rare earths project, in Malawi, which estimates that the company will have to invest $277-million in the project’s development. The TSX-V- and... 

An image of neodymium rare earths

New Anglo strategy director excited by mining’s green energy transition 

By: Martin Creamer     4th July 2022 The newly appointed group director of strategy and business development of diversified mining company Anglo American on Monday singled out mining’s green energy transition in commenting on the excitement of her new appointment. Helena Nonka, who is currently executive VP of corporate development... 

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New Anglo American group director of strategy and business development Helena Nonka.

TFR signs cross-border agreement with Railways of Mozambique 

By: Schalk Burger     1st July 2022 State-owned rail agency Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has signed a cooperation agreement with Mozambique State agency Ports and Railways of Mozambique (CFM) to implement an immediate train run-through model that will result in the export of chrome and ferrochrome moving seamlessly from Belfast, in... 

Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption   

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2022 If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating what would take 46 000 trees to absorb. That mammoth sustainability benefit was driven home firmly... 

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ABB's Erik Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Energy export, Pan African, Orion make headlines   

1st July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer South Africa's potential to be an energy exporter; Pan African's definitive feasibility study on Mogale Gold’s tailing storage facilities; and Orion’s capital raise for its copper and zinc mine, Prieska.   

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Energy export, Pan African, Orion make headlines

Anglo enters deal to accelerate rollout of nuGen zero emissions haulage solution 

By: Chanel de Bruyn     30th June 2022 Diversified miner Anglo American is in exclusive negotiations with specialist engineering technology company First Mode Holding and has agreed nonbinding terms to establish a combined business to accelerate the rollout of Anglo's nuGen hydrogen-powered Zero Emissions Haulage Solution (ZEHS). The... 

Anglo American's nuGen haulage truck
Anglo American's nuGen haulage truck

Sibanye to raise stake in Finland's Keliber to 80% 

By: Mariaan Webb     30th June 2022 Finnish lithium company Keliber has negotiated a financing arrangement with South Africa-based Sibanye-Stillwater that will enable its lithium project in the Ostrobothnia area to progress to the construction phase. The two-phase arrangement will see Sibanye-Stillwater increase its shareholding... 

Sibanye to raise stake in Finland's Keliber to 80%

Pan African study highlights Mogale Gold's fast payback, low costs, output uplift, ungeared return 

By: Martin Creamer     30th June 2022 Fast payback, low costs, big production uplift, long life, high ungeared return and a lot more is contained in the definitive feasibility study (DFS) on the Mogale Gold tailings storage facilities published by gold mining company Pan African on Thursday. The Mogale Gold tailings storage... 

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Pan African CEO Cobus Loots.

Illegal mining brazenness a significant concern to legitimate industry 

By: Donna Slater     29th June 2022 Minerals Council South Africa legal deputy head Mxolisi Ngubane says that, although the prevalence of illegal mining is not new, the brazenness and evolving nature at which operations are taking place, is becoming increasingly concerning to the wider mining industry and especially to miners in... 

An image of a disused mine shaft in South Africa
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Feeble attempts to close disused mine shafts means illegal miners will have an easy avenue to gain access to underground tunnels and ore.

Capital raise under way to progress copper/zinc mine in Northern Cape 

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2022 An opportunity to subscribe for new shares in parcels starting from R20 000 to a maximum of R330 000 is being offered to eligible shareholders by Orion Minerals. The capital raise is being undertaken to fund the Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed Orion’s Prieska copper/zinc mine, as well as other... 

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Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart

South Africa in a position to export energy – Anglo American Platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     28th June 2022 South Africa is one of only four countries that has more renewable energy available to it than what it needs for itself, which places the country in a very strong position to be able to export energy, with hydrogen in the form of ammonia, hydrogen gas or liquid hydrogen among the best ways of... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.

Renewables plans poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Grootegeluk coal mine by up to 90%  

By: Martin Creamer     27th June 2022 Going forward, combined renewables plans already in place are poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Exxaro Resources’s Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo by up to 90%. The renewable strategy being executed by coal miner Exxaro’s wholly owned green energy arm – Cennergi – is the key driver of the... 

Exxaro/Cennergi MD Energy Roland Tatnall
Exxaro/Cennergi MD energy Roland Tatnall interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer,

Optimisation study slices half-a-billion dollars off Kola project’s capital cost  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th June 2022 Dual-listed Kore Potash has announced that the capital cost estimation for its Kola potash project, in Congo-Brazzaville, has decreased by $520-million to $1.8-billion, following the completion of an optimisation study on the project. Sepco Electric Power Construction Corporation undertook the... 

A photo of potash ore

High-purity manganese facing phenomenal demand growth, PDAC hears 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2022 The commitment of at least six major motor companies to manganese-based batteries for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is elevating the demand outlook for high-purity manganese phenomenally, a Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference has been told. CPM Group lead manganese... 

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CPM Group lead manganese analyst Andrew Zemek.

NSDV, Harmony Gold, Sadpo make headlines  

24th June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks NSDV's deeming provision suggestion for minerals investment; Harmony Gold's renewables plan; and small diamond miners wanting to work with big licence holders to create more jobs in the industry. 

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NSDV, Harmony Gold, Sadpo make headlines
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