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Lethabo Exploration, Marula Mining, Copper 360 make headlines
Updated 6 hours ago

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Lethabo Exploration’s off-take agreement; Marula Mining’s listing on the JSE; and Copper 360’s encouraging drilling results.   

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Hurdles stifle sustainable industry growth
9th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite significant growth and investment in recent years in the Mozambique mining industry, ongoing challenges need to be addressed to ensure sustainable development and growth, says commodities... 

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Unlocking opportunities through addressing regional issues
9th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite growth in the Mozambique mining industry, operations continue to encounter challenges – such as poor public infrastructure, inefficient logistics networks, equipment supply constraints and... 

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Tech skills shortage an existential threat to the global mining industry
7th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

A severe talent shortage is becoming a near existential challenge for mining companies globally, according to auditing firm PwC’s ‘Mine 2023: The era of reinvention’ report.  In a presentation on... 

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35% of mining CEOs feel exposed to climate-related risks
7th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

More than one-third – about 4 000 or 35% – of mining CEOs polled by PwC for its latest global mining report consider their company to be highly or extremely exposed to climate-related risks within... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
6th June 2023

This week: Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing; and, JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list 

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South32 hires RBC for Botswana copper bid – source
6th June 2023 By: Reuters

Australian diversified miner South32 has picked investment bank RBC Capital to help it put together a bid for Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 

Exxaro Resources- and FarmSol-assisted grain farmer David Lesesa
Exxaro gains momentum in agricultural empowerment efforts
2nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Agricultural services company FarmSol Holdings says collaboration between the agricultural and mining sectors can bring about significant change and development for emerging farmers. FarmSol and... 

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Changes at Anglo, the JSE, Sibanye make headlines
2nd June 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American's “next phase of delivery”; the JSE's hope to attract junior mining and exploration companies to list.; and Sibanye-Stillwater’s 89 MW... 

Teck struggles to secure top shareholder’s support on coal split
Teck struggles to secure top shareholder’s support on coal split
2nd June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Teck Resources is struggling to secure the support of top shareholder China Investment Corp (CIC), as the Canadian miner studies options to exit its coal business while fending off a takeover bid... 

Jonathan Price
Governments must speed up mine permits to meet transition needs - Teck CEO
2nd June 2023 By: Reuters

Governments need to speed up permitting of new mines to boost their chances to meet a surge in demand for minerals vital to feed the clean energy transition, Teck Resources CEO Jonathan Price said... 

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Rio to invest in Pilbara desalination plant
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto on Friday announced plans to invest $395-million in a seawater desalination plant in the Pilbara to support future water supply for the company’s coastal operations and communities... 

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Value chain solution implemented at local mine
2nd June 2023

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric and information technology management company 4Sight have embarked on a project at a prominent South African mining group that sees both... 

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Need for advanced slope stability tech realised
2nd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Having noted the industry’s need for more advanced slope stability, Seequent, the Bentley subsurface company, launched its advanced slope stability analysis tool, SLOPE3D, which empowers... 

nuGen Truck proof-of-concept hybrid hydrogen and battery powered mine haul truck
Battery systems to power diesel-free mining haul trucks
2nd June 2023

Carbon reduction company First Mode purchased 80 Bordline energy storage system (ESS), 2.6 MWh lithium-ion battery systems from electrification and automation corporation ABB in May, to help power... 

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DMS test plant launched
2nd June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Minerals and metals process engineering company Consulmet launched its 5 t/h dense media separation (DMS) test plant at its facilities in Modderfontein, in Johannesburg, in March. The DMS test... 

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Leasing agreements preferred for hassle free operations
2nd June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Maintenance lease agreements offered by industrial equipment supplier Shumani enable customers to rent equipment on a long-term basis, with full maintenance programmes as a cost-effective option,... 

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Supplier grows tech as sector evolves
2nd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Operational technology software provider AVEVA continuously strives to advance its technologies in the mining sector as both the local and global mining sectors evolve. AVEVA Select partner,... 

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Durable drives for belt conveyor systems
2nd June 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that its NORD Maxxdrive-XT industrial gearboxes, launched at the Electra Mining trade show in 2022, have been well received by leaders in bulk logistics,... 

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BHP owes workers $280m in wages
1st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP could owe workers as much as $280-million in remediations after the company identified issues with certain allowances and entitlements affecting a number of its current and former... 

Samarco reaches deal with certain creditors over debt restructuring framework
Samarco reaches deal with certain creditors over debt restructuring framework
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale said late on Wednesday night it had entered into a binding deal on the parameters for a planned debt restructuring at Samarco, a joint venture it shares with miner BHP Group.... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo reorganises management, Mkhwanazi to head Africa, Australia
31st May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American has announced several changes to its senior management team and organisation to lead what it describes as its “next phase of delivery”. The... 

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Resources Watch
31st May 2023

This week: Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits; Fields emerging that need the catalysis platinum group metals can provide; and, Diamond... 

Glencore said to prepare sweetened to prepare sweetened Teck bid as deadlock drags on
Glencore said to prepare sweetened to prepare sweetened Teck bid as deadlock drags on
31st May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is getting closer to increasing its offer for Teck Resources Ltd., in a move aimed at ending weeks of limbo in the battle over the Canadian miner’s future. The Switzerland-based... 

BHP and Microsoft join forces for copper recovery
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP has unveiled a new collaboration with software giant Microsoft which has used artificial intelligence and machine learning with the aim of improving copper recovery at the... 

JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi
30th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the... 

Mintek welcomes appointment of new board
29th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) has welcomed the announcement by Cabinet confirming the appointment of its new board of directors. Dr Thibedi Ramontja, who was appointed chairperson of... 

Glencore loses more support for climate plan as as coal questioned
Glencore loses more support for climate plan as as coal questioned
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Investor support for Glencore's climate change strategy weakened, obliging the world’s top coal shipper to again consult with shareholders as it defends one of its most profitable businesses.... 

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Cutifani's directorship at TotalEnergies renewed
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Energy company TotalEnergies’ shareholders have approved the renewal of the three-year terms as director of Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette and Mark Cutifani. This approval was granted at a... 

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