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Africa aims to use global demand for critical minerals as a basis for development
18th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

African countries were determined to use the opportunity provided by the world’s need for the metals and minerals essential for the clean energy systems of the future to develop their economies... 


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ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair launched at Stellenbosch University
17th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch University (SU) has partnered with mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) to establish the ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair.  The objective of the position is to advance... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis.
Tharisa extends out Karo platinum project commissioning timeline by 12 months
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continued weakening of platinum group metal (PGM) prices and macroeconomics have resulted in the Karo platinum project timeline for commissioning being extended out by 12 months to June 2025,... 


TFR transporting coal to port
Ramaphosa rules out privatisating State companies
17th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated that his administration wasn’t moving to privatize state-owned companies as the government initiates reforms to clean up their balance sheets and revive their... 


A train operated by Transnet Freight Rail
Embattled Transnet seeks South Africa’s support to turnaround
16th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s embattled State-owned freight-rail and ports company identified areas that require immediate state support in a turnaround plan that is being submitted to the government. Transnet's... 


Tharisa Mine.
R1bn solar energy project on track to supply Tharisa mine by end 2024
13th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R1-billion solar project being developed by Chariot Transitional Power and Total Eren in North West province is on track as planned to be completed end 2024. In doing so, it will contribute to... 


Crawford nickel project gains remarkable momentum, says Selby
13th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

A mere four years ago, the Crawford project boasted only five drill holes. Fast forward to today, and this nickel sulphide project, in Ontario, stands as a “world-class” project with “tremendous... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at Roan, in Zambia.
Innovative copper, cobalt tailings treatment ‘encouraging’ – Jubilee
11th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The technical team of the JSE AltX- and Aim-listed Jubilee Metals Group is innovating a waste leach circuit for the treatment of copper and cobalt tailings, as part of its Northern Refining copper... 


From left to right Harry Dempsey, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Kunal Sinha, Louise Assem, and Trond Olaf Christophersen.
Essential integration of mining with circular economy highlighted at FT Mining Summit
9th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Circularity is already practised at many mine sites, which use circular principles to reduce waste and conserve water. But to achieve full circularity for products – from production to consumption... 


Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 


An image of a TFR locomotive
TFR undertaking initiatives to address constraints, outgoing CEO says
5th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), as a division of Transnet, is affected by three major constraints hampering the entity; however, there are initiatives under way to mitigate this and some progress is... 


Wagons of coal being transported to port by rail
Transnet rail CEO Siza Mzimela has resigned
5th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The CEO of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) Siza Mzimela has resigned.  Mzimela sent out a letter to staff on Thursday reminding them of the progress made in the past three years, thanking them for... 


Energy Council of South Africa chairperson and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Business, govt collaboration showing signs of success in addressing multiple crises
4th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business is working to add more than 10 GW of generation capacity to the electricity system by the end of next year, which would effectively end loadshedding in South Africa, Sasol president and... 


Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 


The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Fourth-quarter ferrochrome price slightly up
2nd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter of 2023 is $1.53/lb, 1.32% up on the third quarter of 2023, Merafe Resources advised its shareholders on Monday. The main focus of... 


Flashback to last year’s secondary listing of Southern Palladium on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Southern Palladium submits mining right application for Bengwenyama project
2nd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and Sydney-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) development company Southern Palladium has submitted a mining right application for its 70%-owned Bengwenyama PGM project, on the... 


Bell Equipment CEO Leon Goosen.
Bell placing strong new emphasis on underground mining equipment advance
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With a legacy spanning decades and a reputation for pioneering advancements, South Africa’s Bell Equipment is now placing strong new emphasis on advancing underground mining equipment. Currently a... 


GoldOre CEO Adrian Singh.
Proudly South African microbubble technology taking mining world by storm
15th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

GoldOre, a proudly South African private company founded by Adrian Singh 13 years ago, markets the worldwide patented and proprietary MACH Reactor technology that he invented. A hydrodynamic... 


A locomotive owned by Transnet Freight Rail
Considerable challenges hampering TFR's performance, but interventions under way
14th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are myriad of challenges plaguing State-owned rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), ranging from infrastructure and security to skills shortages; however, several interventions are under... 


Kruger Park opposes new border link to Mozambique
Kruger Park opposes new border link to Mozambique
14th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s biggest wildlife reserve and some local businesses are opposing plans for a new privately operated trucks-only border crossing aimed at speeding up mineral exports to ports in... 


School of Mining in operational surroundings.
New mining school nurturing human capital in anticipation of major upcoming demand
12th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining company Copper 360, which announced in August that its School of Mining was under development at Concordia operation in the Northern Cape, has launched its first set of courses, aimed... 


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Energy efficient beneficiation
8th September 2023

An R800-million mineral beneficiation plant in Zimbabwe has been unveiled by Zimbabwe-based chrome producer African Chrome Fields, which uses a modern aluminothermic process that is energy... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
ICMM publishes guidance to improve the mining, metals industry’s disclosure of Scope 3 emissions
7th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global metals and mining industry body ICMM has published a 'Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Reporting Guidance', which provides a standardised framework for mining and metals companies to... 


Former ARM CEO Mike Schmidt, in new executive of growth and strategic development role.
ARM achieves 4% ‘tip of iceberg’ decarbonisation target with much more to come
7th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) achieved the 4% carbon reduction target that executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe set for the Johannesburg... 


African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias.
Cost focus is key, new African Rainbow Minerals CEO emphasises
5th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ensuring cost-competitive operational performance and increasing efficiencies and outputs to improve margins were cited as being key by new African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias when he... 


Transnet Freight Rail locomotive and wagons
Seamless operation of trains between South Africa, Moz extended to include chrome, ferrochrome flows
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and its Mozambican counterpart Caminhos De Ferros De Mocambique (CFM) have agreed that the seamless operation of trains between the two countries will be... 


Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
Draft Freight Logistics Roadmap promised by year-end
28th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new ‘Freight Logistics Roadmap’ is currently undergoing an internal government consultative process for publication before the end of the year, the latest Operation Vulindlela progress update... 


AN image of platinum
PGM reagent developed
25th August 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To overcome challenges encountered during the platinum group metals (PGMs) processing stage, reagent solution company Axis House has developed innovative reagent suites to be used with oxidised and... 


Railway infrastructure
Transnet revamps security as crime hobbles trains
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail network operator Transnet has hired five private security companies in an effort to reduce chronic theft and vandalism of trains that disrupt its operations. Transnet said it was... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
23rd August 2023

This week: Marikana memorial lecture speakers issue call to rebuild; Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro; and, Chrome ore star of Merafe’s half-year show 


Jubilee's Sable Zinc operations in Zambia
Jubilee on track to expand copper, chrome and PGM processing further
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Johannesburg- and London-listed Jubilee Metals says it has traded 24 500 t of newly produced chrome product from the expanded Inyoni chrome and platinum group metal (PGM) operations, in the... 


Transnet Portia Derby
Transnet CEO fears major job losses in trucking industry after road demand fades
17th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s surge in trucking that’s emerged largely due to higher coal prices and train bottlenecks may lead to catastrophic job losses in the road transport sector when factors ease, according... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala (left) and Merafe FD Ditabe Chocho (right).
Chrome ore star of Merafe’s half-year show
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Chrome ore has been headlined by ferrochrome and chrome producer Merafe Resources as the star of the show in the six months to June 30. Production volumes of ferrochrome and chrome were lower in... 


Ferrochrome smelting
Merafe reports half-year profit, dividend declared
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Chrome and ferrochrome company Merafe Resources has reported a profit of R1 049 million for the six months ended 30 June 2023 on higher realised chrome ore prices and a weaker rand/dollar exchange... 


The increase in the second quarter of this year’s net income was largely attributable to the significant increase in third-party chrome sales at the Crocodile River Mine
Eastplats reports strong second-quarter financial, operating performance
11th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) net income attributable to equity shareholders increased to $7.7-million for the quarter ended June 30, compared with the... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


These beneficiation plants will be similar to those at the Mooinooi Sylvania Dump operations in terms of circuit configuration and technology
Sylvania subsidiary signs chrome, PGMs ore treatment JV agreement
10th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sylvania Platinum’s wholly owned South African subsidiary Sylvania Metals has entered into an unincorporated joint venture (JV) agreement with design engineer... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling
8th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In addition to the interim dividend of $2.8-billion, diversified mining company Glencore on Tuesday announced a top up of $2.2-billion, which lifted this year’s total announced shareholder returns... 


Multi-purpose community centre in Thekwane
Glencore Ferroalloys, Merafe launch R20m multipurpose community centre in Rustenburg
7th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chrome and vanadium producer Glencore Ferroalloys has launched a R20-million multipurpose community centre in Thekwane, Rustenburg. The centre, which was jointly developed by Glencore Ferroalloys’... 


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