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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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Testing facility expansion under way
27th August 2021

Swiss multinational metals and minerals trade commodities group SGS has seen a rising demand for testing services to meet client requirements and, to facilitate the needs of its clients, it... 

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IDC in discussion on the introduction of an exploration fund – Demana
23rd August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is in discussion on the introduction of a fund to underpin much-needed exploration in South Africa. This was stated by Reginald Demana, the IDC’s head... 

Global lead production to recover by 4.6% this year, says GlobalData
20th August 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global lead production is forecast by data analytics and consulting company GlobaData to recover by 4.6% and reach 4.69-million tonnes this year owing to increased output from mines in China... 

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World-first plant supplied
20th August 2021

Metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group last month announced that it had supplied a world-first greenfield e-scrap recycling plant for precious metals to plastics recycling giant Ecopolis... 

Trevali puts $111m price tag on Namibia mine expansion
18th August 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-headquartered base metals miner Trevali has announced positive feasibility study results for an expansion of the Rosh Pinah zinc/lead mine, in Namibia, affirming robust project economics,... 

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South Africa on verge of nice breakthroughs in hydrogen, says new SAIMM president
17th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is on verge of nice breakthroughs in hydrogen, says newly elected Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) president Isabel Geldenhuys. Speaking to Mining Weekly in... 

Partner deemed fundamental for operator training
13th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Australia-headquartered global mining simulation technology solutions provider Immersive Technologies has been deemed fundamental in assisting Portuguese mining and construction firm Mota-Engil to... 

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Friendly South African face could quickly attract exploration investment – Bristow
11th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa looks a lot like the global gold mining industry in that it has not encouraged reinvestment in its mining industry’s future, says Barrick Gold president and CE Dr Mark Bristow. "In... 

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Metals make climate change mitigation possible – Citi Research
23rd July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

In a rapid electrification scenario, metals have the ability to bring about the reduction of close to 1 000 gigatonnes (Gt) of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, Citi Research states in... 

Australian firm sells Myanmar project in wake of coup
21st July 2021 By: Reuters

Myanmar Metals said on Wednesday it planned to sell its 51% stake in Bawdwin silver, lead, and zinc project in Myanmar, citing difficulties in securing financing for the $300-million project after... 

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Exploration trailblazer Orion cracks retail investor code with 14 000-plus SA backers
21st July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

More than 14 000 South Africans now own shares in the discovery and development mining company Orion Minerals, which is reflective of retail investment that can be stimulated in South Africa to... 

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Mine achieves massive earnings boost after employing four more people
19th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Guided by a value driver tree (VDT) study, an opencast mine increased its earnings massively after employing four additional operators at comparatively negligible cost. The operation’s earnings... 

Small miners aim for European supply chain for EVs independent from China
16th July 2021 By: Reuters

Growing demand for electric vehicles has spurred small-scale miners of the lithium, cobalt and rare earths that automakers rely on to develop mines and build refining capacity in Europe to reduce... 

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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... 

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