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Dr David Davis
Deceased metals legend David Davis will be missed
12th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Metal markets analyst Dr David Davis, who passed away this week at the age of 77, was closely associated with the platinum, gold and uranium mining and investment for more than four decades.  Known... 


Winsome discovers new lithium zone outside Adina resource
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Winsome Resources has discovered a new zone of high-grade mineralisation about 200 m outside the current 59-million-tonne resource at its Adina project, opening up the potential... 


LINDI JUMBO PROJECT
Significant strides have been made towards bringing the Lindi Jumbo mine to operational status
Graphite mine on track to meet growing demand
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In the rapidly evolving energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) landscape, the global demand for critical minerals, such as graphite, is escalating at an unprecedented rate, says Africa-focused... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


DSI technology innovation deputy director general Mmboneni Muofhe
South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia steps up with ‘Future Made in Australia Act’
11th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US has the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The European Union introduced its European Economic Security Strategy. Japan has the Economic Security Promotion Act, Korea is reframing its economic... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Representatives of the producers of 90% of the world’s climate-vital platinum group metals (PGMs) heard during Wednesday’s PGMs Industry Day that market development of the full PGMs basket – and... 


Gina Rinehart
Australian magnate Rinehart takes stake in US miner MP Materials
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

US rare-earths producer MP Materials said Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's mining firm had taken a 5.3% stake in the company, expanding her investments in the mineral ore sector. In a... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


US President Joe Biden and US flag
Institute urges US to make concerted efforts to partner with African countries on critical minerals
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study group convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has made multiple recommendations for the US government to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships in... 


Lithium market struggles to recover after epic boom and bust
Lithium market struggles to recover after epic boom and bust
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A stuttering recovery in lithium prices is providing a fresh reminder of why the dramatic rally of recent years was followed by an even more breathtaking collapse: a fast-expanding industry that is... 


Volt’s funding pipeline exceeds A$150m
Volt’s funding pipeline exceeds A$150m
9th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Critical minerals and battery materials company Volt Resources has submitted multiparty bids for nondilutive funding that have the potential to deliver more than A$150-million to the company. Volt,... 


Sibanye appoints global energy leader as nonexec director
8th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Philippe Boisseau independent nonexecutive director, effective April 8. He brings to the board more than 25 years of... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


EU’s Simson says FTA with Australia would help minerals push
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A free-trade agreement between Australia and the European Union would encourage closer ties on critical minerals at a crucial time for the energy transition, Europe’s Commissioner for Energy Kadri... 


The Renard project
Court approves Winsome’s Renard project option
8th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Winsome Resources has paid a C$4-million option fee to secure the acquisition rights for the Renard project, in Quebec. This comes as the Superior Court of Quebec approved an... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


An image of a Metso grinding mill facility
High-capacity grinding mill deal concluded
5th April 2024

Finland-based industrial machinery company Metso Corporation has been awarded an order to deliver an 18 MW semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill for the Phase 2 expansion at Canadian mineral... 


An image of Shirley Webber
Growth potential, challenges presented in West Africa
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

West Africa’s mining and industrial sectors are characterised by growth and challenges, says multinational banking and financial services provider Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)... 


An image of mining haul trucks
Regional growth prospects remain positive
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Long-term growth prospects in West Africa remain positive, says security research organisation the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), with the scenarios emerging from its African Futures and... 


Mattiq Product Management Head Dr Mike Ashley.
New electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further
4th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A far-reaching new drive is under way to ease iridium scarcity still further and, especially in the short term, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) from electrochemical processes is on the way.... 


Review backs NAL ramp-up plan
Review backs NAL ramp-up plan
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The detailed review of the North American Lithium (NAL) operation has concluded that joint venture (JV) partners Sayona Mining and Piedmont Lithium must continue ramping up the operation, in... 


US, EU are set to miss a critical minerals agreement this week
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A US and European Union push to reach an accord on fostering critical mineral supply chains is set to miss another target this week, according to people familiar with the discussions. The final... 


Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM to acquire 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has entered into a subscription agreement for a private placement financing with Surge Copper, a Canadian company that is advancing an... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Sedgman acquires MinSol Engineering
2nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering-led construction, mining and services group Sedgman has acquired firm MinSol Engineering, marking its third acquisition in the critical minerals processing sector. The acquisition,... 


Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Global commodities trader Glencore is investing a further C$2.1-million into Stillwater Critical Minerals, providing financial support for the continued exploration of the company’s North American... 


Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Undeterred by slumping profits, China’s lithium giants are planning to grab a bigger slice of the market. Tianqi Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium Group reported sharp drops in 2023 net income last week... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


Chvaletice manganese gets ESIA nod
28th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Czech Environment Ministry has approved the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Chvaletice manganese project, TSX- and ASX-listed Euro Manganese reported on Wednesday.... 


Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
Chile needs to finalise more lithium plan details to spur investment, miners say
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Chilean government's new plan to usher in private investment at a number of the country's lithium salt flats may stumble over unresolved details that will raise concerns for investors, mining... 


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