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Jervois shortlists locations for US cobalt refinery
26th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Jervois Gobal has identified two preferred locations for its bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a US-located cobalt refinery, with AFRY USA leading the initiative. The shortlisted... 


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Disappointing results from world’s top miners highlight market challenges, Tickmill says
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The underwhelming results from two of the largest global multinational mining and commodity companies Anglo American and Glencore, which both released their 2023 financial and preliminary results... 


Cobalt Blue considers downscaling Broken Hill project
26th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Cobalt Blue has initiated a strategic review of its Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP) in New South Wales, contemplating the viability of a scaled-down operation amid challenging cobalt... 


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Gecamines plans overhaul of mining JVs in world's top cobalt supplier
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) State miner is broadening a push to extract more from its copper and cobalt joint ventures, seeking to negotiate for higher stakes across the board to... 


US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Insiders liken it to a “panic button.” And for more than 80 years, the primary job of the National Defense Stockpile has been to keep the US military supplied with essential raw materials and... 


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Switchgear units supplied to DRC copper mine
16th February 2024

Switchgear manufacturer and supplier Actom MV Switchgear has been awarded a contract to supply the extensive new Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with power... 


An aerial view of a formal copper mine in DRC with load haul dump vehicles
Pursuing sustainable battery metals supply
16th February 2024

Despite a projected gradual decrease from 76% of global cobalt mine production in 2023 to 67% in 2028 and 66% in 2033, the DRC will continue to be the most dominant producer globally, according to... 


A group of make shift tents and lean to's in the DRC Bush which houses artisanal miners and their families
DRC investment to be buoyed by elevated copper price
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

A forecasted increase in global copper prices will encourage continued investment in the “copper and cobalt mining powerhouse of Africa” – the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – reports... 


 A young boy miner stood in front of an openpit artisanal mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Human rights a key issue
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection... 


UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC
Company growing presence in the DRC
16th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s –... 


Africa moves a step closer to continent’s first cobalt refinery
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa could have its first cobalt sulphate refinery by the end of 2025, one of the few outside of China capable of making the product that’s a key component of lithium-ion batteries. Nigeria-based... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada to accelerate critical mineral mining - Energy Minister
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

Canada plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines by nearly a decade with improved permitting processes, Energy Minister Jonathan... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


Mining’s focus switching to critical minerals, with ESG pressures increasing
12th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to transform the global energy system and to cut carbon emissions, to counter the danger of climate change, is shifting the mining spotlight away from traditional high-value resources,... 


Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Anglo American, Finnish Minerals sign battery value chain agreement
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining multinational Anglo American and Finnish State-owned mining company Finnish Minerals Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to further support the... 


Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Honda talks test Canada’s desire to move away from blockbuster EV subsidies
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s strategy to lure electric vehicle manufacturing is shifting toward financial incentives based on tax credits, and away from the huge production subsidies that were promised to companies... 


Electra CEO Trent Mell
Electra receives govt grant for Ontario cobalt sulphate refinery
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Canadian government made a $5-million investment to support the construction of North America’s first cobalt sulphate refinery, dual-listed Electra Battery Materials reported on Friday. The... 


EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
EU, US to align global minerals push against China’s supply grip
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US and the European Union are in talks to merge a core area of their efforts to engage suppliers of critical minerals in resource-rich nations, seeking to streamline their push against China’s... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


A group of core samples listed and on display at last years PDAC
PDAC to focus on new industry fundamentals
9th February 2024

This year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, will include a key programme that will help miners understand how to navigate environmental, social and governance... 


China's CMOC eyes further growth in Congo and beyond after taking cobalt crown
8th February 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese mining firm CMOC Group could buy more assets in copper and cobalt-rich Democratic Republic of Congo, and sees further potential for growth in South America and Indonesia, an executive told... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy... 


Artisanal cobalt miners in the DRC
Congo's Gecamines and Entreprise Generale du Cobalt sign mining deal
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Congo's State mining company Gecamines and its subsidiary Entreprise Generale du Cobalt (EGC) have signed an agreement granting EGC exclusive mining rights to five mining areas, the firms said on... 


From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 


Red Rock hopes to end $10m arbitration in the DRC this week
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Red Rock Resources has reported that closure is imminent with regard to its arbitration over a $10-million claim being pursued in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over its interest... 


A cobalt mining operation in the DRC
US DFC boosts Congo funding, bids to de-risk world's top cobalt supplier
6th February 2024 By: Reuters

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said it was scaling up financing and guarantees for mining projects in Democratic Republic of Congo, to help de-risk and unlock private... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


A stockpile of lithium
Germany to channel €1bn to critical raw material needs
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The German government earmarked about €1-billion ($1.1-billion) for raw materials investments as it seeks to reduce dependency on producers such as China for critical minerals in high-tech and... 


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