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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... 

Gorno set to produce for nine years - study
24th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study into the Gorno zinc/lead/silver project, in Italy, has estimated that the project could have a mine life of some nine years. ASX-listed Alta Zinc on Wednesday said that the scoping... 

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ScoZinc improves Scotia mine’s project economics
17th November 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

An updated prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Scotia mine has improved the project economics, which are now 12% more robust than the 2020 study, ScoZinc CEO Mark Haywood reports. The updated PFS... 

Rain and flooding disrupt Teck logistics
17th November 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Teck Resources said on Tuesday that its logistics chain between west coast terminals and BC operations had been temporarily disrupted, owing to heavy rain, flooding and mudslides.... 

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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... 

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Minerals Council backs Eskom leadership, urges govt to cut procurement red tape
10th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday supported the Eskom leadership team in its efforts to stabilise South Africa’s electricity supply and urged government to focus on shortening the... 

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Gold major Newmont spending $500m on renewables, world congress hears
10th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining major Newmont is spending $500-million on renewable energy projects against the backdrop of climate risk equating to investment risk for all mining industry participants, the Energy and... 

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Trevali sells Peru mine to Cerro de Pasco
9th November 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

CSE-listed Cerro de Pasco Resources (CDPR) on Monday announced that it would buy the Santander polymetallic underground mine and 2 000 t/d mill, in Peru, from TSX-listed Trevali Mining. The... 

Metals rebound as world's energy crisis keeps roiling the market
Metals rebound as world's energy crisis keeps roiling the market
22nd October 2021 By: Bloomberg

Base metals were mostly higher, paring a weekly slump, as the global energy crisis kept roiling the energy-intensive sector. The global energy shortage, fueled by record coal and gas costs, has... 

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Policy-not-law charter judgment going long way towards providing certainty – NSDV
19th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The court judgement that the mining charter is policy and not law goes a long way towards providing regulatory certainty, says NSDV mining law senior associate Muhammed Khan ­– but it is not the... 

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Incentive needed for smaller end of stock exchange to survive – Miller
18th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An incentive is needed for the listing of companies on the smaller end of the stock exchange, which is facing an existential crisis, said AmaranthCX director and owner Paul Miller on Monday.... 

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Energy crisis pushes copper towards best week since 2016
15th October 2021 By: Reuters

Copper on Friday was heading for its biggest weekly gain since 2016 as surging power prices threaten to curb supply at a time when exchange stockpiles are at rock bottom. A rapid rise in the cost... 

Europe's carmakers face raw material bottleneck for EV batteries
13th October 2021 By: Reuters

Major carmakers like Volkswagen, Daimler and Stellantis have been racing to secure battery cell supplies in Europe, but may face a bigger challenge as they seek to go electric - finding enough... 

Miners disclose CO2 emissions on LME's sustainability register
13th October 2021 By: Reuters

Nine metal producers including Antofagasta and Teck Resources have disclosed the carbon emissions from their metal producing operations on the London Metal Exchange's newly launched digital... 

The hottest party in the metals world is back, but much smaller
11th October 2021 By: Bloomberg

Near-record copper prices are usually a sure sign that the parties will be extravagant and the champagne will flow all night when the metals world descends on London. But with Covid-19 still... 

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Exploration key to keeping South Africa on right side of future – investors
11th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration is key to keeping South Africa on the right side of the future-facing metals scenario, the Joburg Indaba heard last week from potential investors. During a panel discussion on mining... 

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South Africa’s exploration investment lowest since democracy began, Joburg Indaba hears
7th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is at its lowest level of exploration investment since democracy began in 1994, the Joburg Indaba heard on Thursday. “Never have we spent less – and this is a pity... 

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South Africa in danger of missing out on commodity boom, Joburg Indaba hears
6th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A much more enabling environment is needed to ensure that South Africa does not miss out on yet another commodity boom, the Joburg Indaba heard on Wednesday. “We know that we’ve missed at least one... 

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Innovative wireless sensor approach could make exploration cheaper – Prof
5th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An innovative wireless sensor method of mapping the subsurface of the earth could make exploration cheaper and mining safer, says Professor Musa Manzi, the award-winning director of the Seismic... 

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Investment in mining crucial to ensure continued contribution to economy – PwC
5th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Investment in the mining industry is crucial to ensure its continued contribution to the South African economy, says PwC in its thirteenth edition of SA Mine 2021, a series of publications that... 

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Giant private mining companies getting away with no obligation to report anything publicly
4th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A globally significant chrome producer operating six chrome mines and employing 7 000 people inside South Africa – with a social labour plan obligation on every mine, with tax and royalty... 

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Sibanye-Stillwater moving to radical transparency on public tailings disclosure
29th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Gold, platinum and green metals company Sibanye-Stillwater is moving towards the embrace of radical transparency when it comes to public disclosure on matters relating to tailings facilities... 

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Teck cuts refined zinc output forecast on wildfire impact
21st September 2021 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Resources cut its forecast for annual refined zinc production on Tuesday, citing an impact on its operations from wildfires in British Columbia. The company projected refined... 

Fancamp to become cornerstone investor in ScoZinc
17th September 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed ScoZinc Mining and Fancamp Exploration have terminated a previously announced arrangement agreement and, instead, the companies entered into a new agreement whereby Fancamp will become... 

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CAML exploring avenues to reduce emissions
15th September 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

London-listed Central Asia Metals (CAML) is exploring avenues to reduce emissions at its mines in North Macedonia and Kazakhstan, as the company continues working towards developing a climate... 

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South Africa’s junior mining dearth result of unintended consequence – AmaranthCX
14th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s junior mining dearth is a result of savings no longer flowing through to primary capital raising and stock exchange listings, as the Jacobs Committee expected them to do. The... 

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Supplier keeps up with tech revolution
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Based on its BlueTechnology philosophy, metallurgical industry supplier SMS group has significantly broadened its expertise in processing, supplies and services for nonferrous metals production... 

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Machine learning reaches mineral prospecting
27th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

The partnership between mining consulting services provider The MSA Group and Canadian mining software developer Koan Analytics has resulted in machine learning being available to minerals... 

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Real-time ore analysis set for African market
27th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Digital mining solutions provider MineSense is establishing offices in Africa and Europe to introduce its real-time ore analysis technologies to the African Copperbelt by the fourth quarter. “Once... 

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