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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... 

Ferrochrome price settled at $1.80/lb for the first quarter of 2022
10th December 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Merafe Resource has advised shareholders that the European benchmark ferrochrome price for the first quarter of 2022 has been settled at $1.80/lb, a rollover from the fourth quarter of... 

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Leading mining companies commit to contract transparency
9th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Members of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Thursday announced their commitment to disclose all mineral development contracts from the start of January this year, wherever... 

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Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge
3rd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)... 

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Company boasts substantial supply increase
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

The  average monthly turnover and tonnage throughput of Zambia-based steel product supplier Afrope Zambia has increased sixfold since its acquisition by South African logistics and trading company... 

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Rising demand for separation compound
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Since the partnership between global chemicals producer 2M Holdings and speciality materials company Celanese, established in 2014, demand for its methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) compound, used to... 

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Minerals Council, SAAFF outline requirements to get Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border congestion resolved
2nd December 2021 By: Donna Slater

With delays at the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border post on the Maputo corridor between South Africa and Mozambique having cost trucking companies R1.3-billion in lost revenue this year, the South... 

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Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, use hydrogen to cut diesel – Cutifani
2nd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, and then use the hydrogen that has been created to replace diesel. Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani proposed this climate blueprint while also... 

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Sable to undertake rights issue at R1 a share followed by transaction at R5 a share
1st December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The rights issue that Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Sable Exploration and Mining is to undertake at R1 a share will be followed by a transaction at R5 a share, giving an immediate fivefold... 

Merafe nonexec director steps down to avoid conflict of interest
29th November 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Merafe Resources has advised that nonexecutive director and remuneration committee member Michael Toman has resigned and will be succeeded by Daniel Green. Toman’s resignation comes as... 

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Froneman tells world of Sibanye’s confidence in hydrogen economy
26th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) are poised to be a very significant underpin in the green hydrogen economy and Sibanye-Stillwater is intent on ensuring that the supply of PGMs is sustainable and that... 

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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry
25th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client... 

Tharisa mine's life extended to 2041
18th November 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The life-of-mine of JSE- and LSE-listed Tharisa's openpit chrome and platinum group metals mine, in South Africa's North West province, has been extended by seven years to 2041. Tharisa notes that... 

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Barloworld hands over Caterpillar equipment to Tharisa
16th November 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Barloworld Equipment South Africa on November 16 handed over two CAT 785D Mining Trucks to platinum group metals and chrome concentrates producer Tharisa for its mining operations near Rustenburg... 

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Expect to be unemployed from age 40, Miller warns graduates entering mining
15th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Because of the collapse of investment in greenfields exploration in South Africa, any mining graduate entering the profession today can expect to be unemployed from the age of 40, said AmaranthCX... 

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Mineral exploration should be incentivised, says IDC’s Thabiso Sekano
12th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mineral exploration should be incentivised so that South Africa’s great mineral endowment can be optimally leveraged to lower unemployment, improve export revenues, and strengthen this country’s... 

China to step up strategic mineral resource exploration
12th November 2021 By: Reuters

China will step up exploration of strategic mineral resources including petroleum, natural gas, copper, chrome, tungsten, rare earths and others during 2021 to 2025, the top economic planner said... 

Minerals Council welcomes focus on structural reforms in MTBPS
11th November 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The country requires a continued focus on stabilising the nation’s public finances and, most importantly, the critical need to implement more aggressive structural and institutional reforms that... 

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US adds nickel, zinc to draft critical minerals list, drops potash
11th November 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has added nickel and zinc to its proposed list of 50 ‘critical minerals’ – defined as those essential to economic or national security and have a supply chain... 

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