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Well-known mining personalities behind new green metals SPAC
15th July 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Former executives of Canadian miner Detour Gold have teamed up with some of the biggest names in Australian mining and a Glencore director to launch a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)... 

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Life in mining-dependent countries significantly improved – ICMM
14th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Life in mining-dependent countries has improved significantly in the 23 years leading up to 2018, with strong governance the key to improving socio-economic well-being, the International Council on... 

Alta upgrades Gorno estimates
14th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Alta Zinc has reported a significant increase in the resource estimate for its Gorno zinc/lead/silver deposit, in Italy. The project is now estimated to host some 7.79-million tonnes of... 

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Exploration is quick foreign investment ‘no brainer’, says Minerals Council’s Smart
13th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration is one of the quickest ways to secure foreign direct investment into South Africa for the generation of desperately needed jobs and wealth during the country's hour of need, said... 

EU, Ukraine sign preliminary deal on key raw materials, batteries
13th July 2021 By: Reuters

The European Union and Ukraine signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering critical raw materials and batteries as the 27-country bloc tries to diversify supplies following... 

WA miners contributed A$83bn to economy in 2019/20 - survey
12th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new survey by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) for Western Australia has found that the state’s mining, oil and gas, energy and contractor industries contributed a direct A$83-billion to... 

Lawyers say key witness comes forward as alleged lead poisoning case against Anglo continues
5th July 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Law firms Mbuyisa Moleele and Leigh Day on July 5 said a key witness had come forward, as a class action lawsuit against diversified miner Anglo American in relation to alleged lead poisoning in... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President
5th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated... 

Glencore CFO Steven Kalmin
Glencore paid governments $5.8bn, working hard to develop local skills
30th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

As one of the world’s largest natural resource companies, with operations across five continents, Glencore is committed to delivering long-lasting socioeconomic benefits, CFO Steven Kalmin on... 

ICMM health, safety and product stewardship director Sarah Bell
300-plus vehicle fleets assessed for cleaner, safer mine mobility in five regions – ICMM
15th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

As part of the cleaner, safer vehicles initiative of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), more than 300 vehicle fleets have been assessed for cleaner, safer mobility on more than... 

NUM to march next month over rising unemployment in Mpumalanga
15th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Highveld Region is preparing to march against continued retrenchments, outsourcing, use of labour brokers and the increasing unemployment rate in the... 

Early Tesla investor backs firm that tracks metals supply chain
Early Tesla investor backs firm that tracks metals supply chain
11th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

An early Tesla investor is backing a startup that helps track battery metals across the supply chain to ensure they hold up to environmental and ethical scrutiny. The Westly Group, which led a... 

Exploration Geology Consultants exploration manager Thinus Jordaan
Allow geologists from surrounding African countries to boost SA's exploration rebirth, top explorer advises
11th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration geologists from surrounding countries should be allowed into South Africa to boost exploration. That is the view of Exploration Geology Consultants exploration manager Thinus Jordaan,... 

US must work with allies to secure electric vehicle metals - White House
US must work with allies to secure electric vehicle metals - White House
8th June 2021 By: Reuters

The United States must work with allies to secure the minerals needed for electric vehicle batteries and process them domestically in light of environmental and other competing interests, the White... 

PwC Africa mining leader Andries Rossouw
Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform market – PwC
8th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings outperformed the broader market during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, delivering 34% average total shareholder... 

From top clockwise, ENSafrica COO Otsile Matlou, Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart, DMRE DG Advocate Thabo Mokoena and AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Council for Geoscience goes live with digital geoscience data
1st June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Council for Geoscience went live on Tuesday with making geoscience data digitally available. During a panel discussion on the first day of the Junior Indaba, Council for Geoscience... 

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Director-General Advocate Thabo Mokoena
Tender for new modern cadastre system to be invited next week
1st June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A tender for a new modern cadastre system to provide exploration information will be invited by the end of next week, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) director-general Advocate... 

Senator John Barrasso:
Biden's EV metals import plan unlikely to match climate goals - executives
27th May 2021 By: Reuters

The Biden administration's plan to rely on ally nations for most of the metals needed to build electric vehicles (EV) ignores the complexity of modern mining and could keep the US from meeting... 

AmaranthCX director Paul Miller
Concern over lack of JSE listings ahead of Junior Indaba
27th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

In anticipation of next week's Junior Indaba virtual conference, AmaranthCX director Paul Miller has updated statistics on the change in the number of listed mining companies on the JSE over time.... 

Progress on raising the embedded generation cap to 50MW
Govt-Minerals Council team established to promote exploration – Mgojo
26th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMRE) and Minerals Council South Africa have established a task team to promote exploration, outgoing Minerals Council president Mxolisi Mgojo said on... 

Top right, clockwise are Nolitha Fakude, Paul Dunne, Peter Steenkamp and Themba Mkhwanazi.
Nolitha Fakude first woman mining industry president in 131 years
26th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The board members of Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday elected the first female president in 131 years. New president Nolitha Fakude, a former Minerals Council VP who is the chairperson of... 

Bill McKechnie
Diamond explorer Bill McKechnie feels South Africa has battery mineral exploration potential
25th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The renowned exploration geologist linked to the colossal and still-thriving diamond discovery against all odds at the Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo, believes there is no reason why new battery... 

Fort St James to buy property in Bathurst mining camp
24th May 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration company Fort St James Nickel on Friday announced a letter of intent agreement to buy a base and precious metal property in the Bathurst mining camp, in northern New Brunswick. The... 

Silver Elephant pauses Sunawayo acquisition
24th May 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Precious metals explorer Silver Elephant has put on hold payments for the Sunawayo silver/lead mining project, in Bolivia, pending verification of the status of the project’s title and... 

LEI Principal Geology Consultant Siphelele (Siphe) Ntshangase
Hire jobless geologists to capture much-needed exploration data – LEI
19th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for unemployed geology graduates to be contracted to capture historic exploration data electronically has been made by Letaba Elihle Investments (LEI) principal geology consultant... 

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New technologies transforming mining, metals industry – ICMM
14th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

New technologies are transforming the mining and metals industry, making it cleaner and safer, says the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), which is progressing an 'innovation for... 

Fitch raises forecast lead prices on stronger demand
13th May 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Buoyed by an ongoing rally in industrial metal prices, lead prices will likely remain resilient until mid-2021, research agency Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research says. It is,... 

Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce Williamson.
Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic – investor
28th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining, preceded by exploration, is the greatest economic multiplier of all business activities, including government expenditure, says Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce... 

Gary Nagle
Glencore chair defends pay plan for commodity trader’s new CEO
22nd April 2021 By: Bloomberg

Glencore's chairperson defended an incentive plan for the commodity giant’s new chief executive officer, after prominent advisory firms urged investors to vote against it. Gary Nagle, the... 

Bunker Hill PEA envisages rapid restart
21st April 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Under new Idaho-based leadership, Bunker Hill Mining on Tuesday announced the results of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its iconic namesake mine, envisaging a rapid restart at a... 

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