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Biden’s battery-metal push does nothing to ease mining permit bottleneck
31st March 2022 By: Bloomberg

The US is set to give the mining industry a key tool to boost domestic production of metals behind the energy transition -- but nothing that speeds up efforts to dig ore out of the ground.... 

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Growth outcomes inform approach to dividends ­as Northam digs in on RBPlat deal
31st March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Growth outcomes will inform Northam Platinum’s approach to dividends, the platinum group metals (PGMs) company stated in reporting 60%-higher half-year headline earnings a share. Northam... 

Africa has prime opportunity to provide commodities usually supplied by Russia
29th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As Western Europe accelerates a structural transition away from Russian energy dependence, Africa will play a salient role in filling this void, says Oxford Economics Africa (OEA). During a webinar... 

Ferrochrome price settles at $2.16/lb for the second quarter
25th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Merafe Resources has advised shareholders that the European benchmark ferrochrome price for the second quarter of the year has been settled at $2.16/lb. This marks a 20% increase from... 

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Renewable-energy projects Merafe’s 2022 focus, says CEO Zanele Matlala
22nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The focus of ferrochrome company Merafe Resources in 2022 will be on renewable energy projects, along with efficient operations, cash management and well-ordered capital allocations, CEO Zanele... 

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Cash-flush ferrochrome producer Merafe declares dividend on record profit
22nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The year 2021 was a year of recovery for the Glencore Merafe Pooling and Sharing Venture, both from a financial and operational perspective. JSE-listed Merafe, headed by CEO Zanele Matlala,... 

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Parliaments must act swiftly to reduce climate change – Mapisa-Nqakula
22nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Monday urged heads of the world's Parliaments gathering at the 144th plenary assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to undertake all... 

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Now’s the time for full energy freedom, says green hydrogen stalwart Andrew Forrest
17th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Let’s give energy sovereignty to the world. Renewable energy is everywhere. Every country can produce it. Now is the time to capture it, and have full energy freedom, enthused Fortescue Metals... 

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Equivalent of a Koeberg arising in solar projects – AmaranthCX
14th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The equivalent of a Koeberg power station is arising in the form of new largely mine-linked private-sector solar power photovoltaic projects across Southern Africa, according to AmaranthCX director... 

Wits confirms a previously dismissed theory applicable to the Bushveld Complex
14th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An international group of researchers, led by geologists from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), have found that the Bushveld Complex in South Africa functioned as a “big magma tank” in... 

MAC president and CEO Pierre Gratton has warned that Canada's position as mining leader is slipping
Gratton says Canada should do more to seize mining opportunities 
10th March 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada has long been the dominant global mining nation – in mineral production, mining finance, mining services and supplies, and sustainability and safety, but Mining Association of Canada (MAC)... 

Transnet records highest-ever theft of copper cable, JMPD arrests two suspects
8th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

About 1 000 km of copper cable used to power electric locomotives has been stolen, to date, in the financial year ending on March 3, Transnet reports. This is a significant increase on the 700 km... 

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ESG slowing down as energy transition highlights mining as indispensable – RMF
2nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The energy transition is highlighting mining as an indispensable industry, said Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) CEO Hélène Piaget in opening a webinar on 'Responsible Mining Index (RMI) Report... 

2021 was a 'watershed' year for Tharisa, says Pouroulis
24th February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Tharisa’s last financial year was a “watershed” year for the company, chairperson Loucas Pouroulis said in a statement delivered at the company's annual general meeting on February 24.... 

Merafe's shares rise as it projects higher full-year earnings
23rd February 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Chrome producer Merafe's share price on the JSE rose by more than 15% on February 23 after the company announced it would report higher earnings for the year ended December 31. In a trading... 

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Biden announces investments to shore up key critical mineral supplies
23rd February 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced several investments in the domestic production of key critical minerals and materials, as the country moves to break its dependence on China and secure a... 

Zimbabwe’s State-owned miner selected to revive steel firm
23rd February 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe has selected Kuvimba Mining House, a State-owned company, which has been shrouded in controversy, to revive one of the continent’s largest steel mills. The miner, which already has vast... 

Tharisa finalises landmark BBBEE deal
16th February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Johannesburg- and London-listed platinum group metals and chrome producer Tharisa has acquired the remaining 26% shareholding in Tharisa Minerals, in what is a landmark broad-based black economic... 

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It’s records all round for Glencore in ‘terrific’ 2021
15th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

2021 was a terrific year for the company, Glencore CEO Gary Nagle said on Tuesday, when he reported record earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $21.3-billion, a... 

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Glencore’s earnings rocket 84% to $21.3bn
15th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore on Tuesday announced 84% higher financial results for the year, with earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) rising to... 

Tharisa in talks to buy out minority shareholders in subsidiary
14th February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London- and Johannesburg-listed chrome and platinum group metals miner Tharisa has informed shareholders that it has entered into negotiations to potentially buy out minority shareholders of... 

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Red tape delaying R90bn investment in ready-to-go projects – Minerals Council
14th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Red tape is delaying investment worth R90-billion in ready-to-go mining-related projects, at a time when the South African economy is in desperate need of such projects proceeding, to create jobs... 

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Green hydrogen strategy supporting development of R270bn Northern Cape pipeline
11th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Over the past year, the South African government has built on its successful hydrogen strategy to make major strides in positioning the country as a global leader in the green hydrogen market,... 

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Foreseen renewables demand providing opportunity for job creation, just energy transition
10th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Demand already foreseen is providing South Africa with the far-reaching and very welcome opportunity to create sufficient new jobs – “and then some” – to ensure a just energy transition away from... 

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Metals, engineering need govt support to ensure sustainable economic recovery
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South African businesses in the metals and engineering sector have faced enormous challenges over the past few years, with the Covid-19 pandemic compounding an already difficult situation, Steel... 

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New integrated PGMs/chrome plant provides growth platform for Jubilee
8th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed metal processing company Jubilee Metals is poised for growth following the successful recommissioning of its significantly upgraded and fully integrated new Inyoni platinum group metals... 

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Directors face potential liability for climate change risks – Webber Wentzel
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Directors face potential liability if they fail to carry out their fiduciary duties to curb climate change risks and do not make complete disclosures about climate-related risks, Webber Wentzel... 

Bauba says joint circular on Raubex takeover offer to follow
7th February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed mining and exploration company Bauba Resources has advised that it is in a process of cooperating with fellow-listed Raubex on a joint circular to shareholders, which will provide more... 

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Tharisa signs MoU for 40 MW solar plant
4th February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Tharisa has signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding (MoU) with renewable energy independent power producer Total Eren and African-focused transitional energy company Chariot.... 

Raubex initiates full takeover of Bauba Resources
3rd February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed construction group Raubex has acquired a further 24.7% shareholding in fellow-listed Bauba Resources at a price of 36c a share. Raubex now owns 51% of the diversified mining and... 

Glencore enters battery recycling JV, targeting renewable-powered facility
3rd February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has entered a battery recycling joint venture (JV) with strategic partner and battery pioneer Britishvolt, a UK battery cell technologies and... 

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Glencore reports 43% higher ferrochrome production
2nd February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore on Wednesday reported 43% higher ferrochrome production in its full year 2021 production report.   

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South Africa needs to embrace Ubuntu principles in going green, webinar hears
31st January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In decarbonising and going green, South Africa needs to embrace the principles of Ubuntu and show humanity towards others. That view was expressed by Gold Fields South Africa executive VP Martin... 

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Sam Molefi clinches promising contract for his impressive mining business
21st January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Samuel Molefi and entrepreneur Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company was established... 

Glencore-Merafe JV building new PGMs production plant at Kroondal
14th January 2022 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources reports that it and Glencore Operations South Africa have reached an agreement to contribute to the Glencore-Merafe chrome joint venture (JV) a new... 

Tharisa to capitalise on record quarter
13th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Metals miner Tharisa achieved its best quarter on record for the quarter ended December 31, which is expected to see the company transform further, with the developments at its flagship asset,... 

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Formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project on Tuesday
12th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project takes place on Tuesday, against the background of the initiative having already secured an in-principle offtake agreement from a... 

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Minerals Council backs State capture commission’s recommendations
6th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Thursday endorsed the recommendations of the first report of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The Minerals Council said these recommendations, aimed at... 

Study confirms viability of KWG's electrification plan within the Ring of Fire
5th January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An electrical infrastructure capital expenditure report, conducted by OneLine Engineering, has confirmed the positive economics of chromite project operator KWG Resources’ proposed electrification... 

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