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Metallica sells Urquhart
3rd November 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Metallica Minerals has taken the decision to divest of its 50% interest in the Urquhart bauxite project, in the Cape York Peninsula, to private purchaser Clear Logistics Australia. Under... 

Mining supply sales consultancy AmaranthCX director Paul Miller
Flow-through must not only incentivise exploration but also market participation – Miller
2nd November 2020 By: Martin Creamer

A flow-through share scheme tax incentive, currently under consideration for South Africa, must serve to incentivise not only exploration but also public listed market development and market... 

Errol Smart
Hopes rise as top firms arrive at potential flow-through share model to stimulate mining exploration
27th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

A flow-through share model has been drawn up with the help of top firms to stimulate badly neglected mining exploration in South Africa, Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners... 

ifm Australia’s Freddie Coertze and Aditya Kunder.
Covid has highlighted the value of operating remotely – mining editor
22nd October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The extraction of data from machinery to improve decision-making is a key benefit of the digital mine and has changed the way that mines manage their assets and perform machine maintenance,... 

Minerals Council South Africa VP and Masoyise Health Programme chairperson Zanele Matlala
Mining committed to doing all it takes to improve worker health – Matlala
15th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa VP and Masoyise Health Programme chairperson Zanele Matlala on Thursday committed the South African mining industry to doing all it takes to ensure that employee lives... 

Senior members of deugro's sales and business development team unpack the company's sucess in west Africa
Freight forwarder growing reach in West Africa
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Following the successful logistics for a mine in Sierra Leone, deugro, a highly-specialized expert in freight forwarding and an independent company of the deugro group,  intends to further expand... 

Sir Mick Davis, Fiona Perrott-Humphrey and Bernard Swanepoel
Mining majors must convince investors of need to replace value – Sir Mick Davis
8th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Major mining companies need to convince investors of the crucial need to replace the value that they are taking out of the ground, mining luminary Sir Mick Davis said on Thursday. “Every single day... 

Advocate Thabo Mokoena
Exploration strategy in three months, hydrogen under scrutiny – DMRE
8th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

A comprehensive exploration strategy will be developed in the next three months and engagement on the potential of the platinum group metals-linked hydrogen economy is taking place, Department of... 

Canyon tips Minim Martap over 1bn tonnes
8th October 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Canyon Resources has increased the mineral resource estimate for its Minim Martap bauxite project, in Cameroon, to over one-billion tonnes. The new resource estimate followed the... 

Roger Baxter at Joburg Indaba virtual event.
Flow-through must form part of overall exploration strategy – Minerals Council
7th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of a flow-through share scheme must form part of a full suite and package of measures tailored for a comprehensive exploration strategy for South Africa, Minerals Council South... 

Andries Rossouw
Hydrogen can be game-changer for South African economy ­– PwC
6th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen has the potential to be a game-changer for the South African economy, PwC African mining leader Andries Rossouw said on Tuesday. Speaking during the virtual release of the professional... 

Colombia's mining future tied to metals not coal, Minister says
5th October 2020 By: Reuters

Colombia's mining future is in metals and not coal, Minister of Mines and Energy Diego Mesa said, and the Andean country will continue developing oil and gas projects, including non-conventional... 

Sandvik global product line manager automation David Hallett
Cabinless, emissionless vehicle foretelling underground’s autonomous future
30th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Mining Weekly on Wednesday watched a cabinless emission-free next-generation mining vehicle autonomously load, haul and dump in an underground mine, without a human in sight. The cabinless design... 

Sandvik's Nina Axman and Jens Holmberg.
Carbide recycling can create jobs for mine communities – Sandvik
29th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The local extraction of carbide inserts can create job opportunities for communities living around mines – “a true win, win, win situation for society, our customers and ourselves”, Sandvik rock... 

Lindian takes majority stake in Guinea bauxite project
23rd September 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed junior Lindian Resources has struck an agreement with privately held Sarmin Bauxite to acquire a 75% interest in the Lelouma bauxite project, in the Republic of Guinea. Under the terms... 

Hydrogen fuel and containerised fuel cell installations at One Military Hospital in Pretoria.
South Africa’s green revolution gathering momentum
2nd September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented countries around the world with immense challenges, as the impact of the virus has affected every aspect of everyday life as we know it, write Dr Cosmas Chiteme,... 

Canyon raises cash
31st August 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Canyon Resources will raise A$10-million through a share placement to fund a definitive feasibility study on the Minim Martap bauxite project, in Cameroon, and to advance strategic... 

Paul Dunne
Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade – Northam
28th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade, Northam CEO Paul Dunne said on Friday. Speaking at the JSE-listed company’s presentation of outstanding results, which saw the company shrug off... 

Curves on the hard rock 9 ° inclination of the declining cutting face at Eland mine.
Master Drilling aligning with opencast mines going underground in changing world
26th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-based drilling company Master Drilling, which is active in 23 countries, is aligning itself with the transitioning global requirement of opencast mines going underground. “As the world... 

Altus appoints Sandra Bates as general counsel
21st August 2020 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and TSX-V-listed African mining royalty generator Altus Strategies has appointed Sandra Bates as general counsel. She is an international lawyer with over 20 years' experience, having advised... 

Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin.
Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge
20th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product... 

Norsk reduces Alunorte capacity on pipeline maintenance
19th August 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Production at the Alunorte alumina refinery will be reduced to between 35% and 45% of its capacity, while aluminium producer Norsk Hydro completes maintenance work on a pipeline that transports... 

Bauxite Hills shutting earlier than anticipated
14th August 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Bauxite miner Metro Mining on Friday announced that it would bring forward its wet-season shutdown at the Bauxite Hills mine, in Cape York, as the company failed to secure offtake for the remainder... 

The Hudaco mask assembly.
Awesome new proudly South African face mask kindling international interest
13th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

An awesome new proudly South African face mask, with a replaceable filtration system at its heart, is attracting international interest. The innovative and timely Hudaco Air Mask is a... 

Bauxite production to increase rapidly from 2021, says Fitch Solutions
6th August 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

New projects coming on line in key producers Guinea, Indonesia and Australia, as well as a ramp-up in Indian and Indonesian production, will drive rapid production growth of bauxite in 2021, Fitch... 

Essentials of Galvanizing webinar recording
Essentials of Galvanizing webinar recording
30th July 2020

Creamer Media’s Contract Publishing, in a joint venture with the International Zinc Association Africa Desk, recently hosted a webinar on the the role of zinc in corrosion protection as well as the... 

Herbert Smith Freehills Patrick Leyden and Aobakwe Mametse.
‘Historic dumps’ do not appear to be MPRDA regulated – law firm
20th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s ‘historic dumps’­ – mine dumps created prior to the promulgation of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) which took effect in 2004 – do not appear to be... 

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques
Rio says threat of virus second wave is roiling raw materials
17th July 2020 By: Bloomberg

An uneven global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and concern over the prospects for second waves of infections are weighing on the outlook across commodities markets, according to Rio Tinto... 

International Council on Mining and Metals CEO Tom Butler
Global mining sharing knowledge in response to Covid-19
14th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) has been convening many knowledge-sharing sessions in response to the coronavirus. Among ICMM’s 27 mining and metals company members and 36... 

Paul Miller...flashback to his period in coal exploration and development.
Positive reaction to ANC document’s encouragement of exploration
14th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Reaction has been positive to the discussion document of economic transformation committee (ETC) of the African National Congress (ANC), which states that the listing of mining companies on the... 

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