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Sorby Hills to cost A$245m
19th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Sorby Hills lead/silver/zinc project, in Western Australia, has estimated that the project would require a capital investment of A$245-million.... 


Iron-ore sparkle.
China’s reopening should underpin commodity demand acceleration – Barclays
13th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

China’s reopening and ‘whatever it takes’ approach to the property sector are tectonic shifts that should underpin an acceleration in commodity demand through 2023, say Barclays Equity Research... 


Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir
Metals prices could spike with markets so tight, Trafigura says
12th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Geopolitical shocks could trigger a surge in metals prices because the market has never been tighter, according to Trafigura Group. “We could be pushed into extreme price levels,” Jeremy Weir, the... 


Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.
Platinum-boosting clean hydrogen projects, patents are all the rage
11th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation agreement for Namibia’s planned multibillion-dollar Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year, Namibia President Hage Geingob... 


Peel reports resource estimate in NSW
10th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Peel Mining has reported a mineral resource estimate of some 20-million tonnes, containing 216 000 t of copper, 322 000 t of zinc, 151 000 t of lead, 22-million ounces of silver and 204 000... 


Cover image of 22-page ‘Year of Decisive Action’ document to mark ANC’s 111th anniversary.
Enable South Africa to become green hydrogen centre – ANC
9th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Enabling South Africa to become a green hydrogen centre through government support is highlighted in the January 8 Statement 2023 of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National... 


Trevali identifies buyer for Rosh Pinah stake
19th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Embattled base metals miner Trevali Mining will sell its 90% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia, to Appian Natural Resources Fund III and Appian Natural Resources (UST) Fund III. This... 


Aurelia sets end date for Hera
19th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Aurelia Metals on Monday announced plans to permanently cease commercial production at its Hera underground mine, in New South Wales, towards the end of March next year. The company... 


Aurelia to shut Hera underground
19th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Aurelia Metals on Monday announced plans to permanently cease commercial production at its Hera underground mine, in New South Wales, towards the end of March next year. The company... 


Anglo invests $200m to accelerate zero emissions haulage solution
7th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American has signed a binding agreement with First Mode, the specialist engineering technology company it partnered to develop the nuGenTM technology. The agreement... 


Rio, Oz Minerals and Boliden partner on tailings
6th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto, copper miner Oz Minerals and Swedish metals major Boliden will partner on an initiative to manage tailings. Under the umbrella of the Think & Act Differently (TAD)... 


Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
Strong call for rapid green hydrogen investment by ramp-up backer
30th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for final investment decisions (FIDs) on a multiplicity of green hydrogen projects was made at the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town yesterday by H2Global, a market... 


Hydrogen promises to be the next frontier in clean energy technology due to its extensive value chain applications.
R4-trillion needed for South Africa’s hydrogen economy, PIC declares
28th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) stated on Monday that more than R4.3-trillion is required for the development of the hydrogen economy, which it declared positive for... 


Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 


Denarius granted option to buy 80% of Spanish zinc/lead project
23rd November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based Denarius Metals has been granted a definitive option agreement to acquire, in two stages, up to 80% in Aim-listed Europa Metals’ Spanish subsidiary, which owns the Toral... 


Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 


World Platinum Investment Council director of research Edward Sterck.
Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is moving into meaningful deficit amid an emergent source of new end-demand in the form of green hydrogen. The 2022 surplus of 804 000 oz is projected to move into a deficit of 303 000 oz... 


Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 


Copper near 5-month high on hopes Fed could slow rate-hike pace
11th November 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices climbed on Friday to their highest in nearly five months, as US inflation data bolstered hopes for a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the world's largest economy that would... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


Chicago is coming for London’s metal trading after LME stumbles
8th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

As the London Metal Exchange (LME) wades through the fallout of this year’s nickel crisis, its American rival is gaining ground. Chicago-based CME Group Inc. has successful copper and... 


Clockwise from top left are Duncan Wanblad, Tony O’Neill, Stephen Pearce and Hilton Ingram.
Green hydrogen truck trials going well – Anglo
1st November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The 500 t world-first haulage truck powered by green hydrogen last week underwent fully loaded trialling that included tipping into the crusher at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena platinum... 


Saudi Arabia to auction five new mining exploration licences in 2023
31st October 2022 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is planning to auction five new mining exploration licences with copper, zinc, lead and iron deposits for local and international investors in 2023, the mining minister said on Sunday,... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore responds to climate suggestions, provides production update
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, in response to recommendations received, will take four steps to advance its  climate reporting amid the world facing a rapidly closing window to... 


Indlela Connections chairperson Nosipho Damasane.
New start-up intent on improving pit-to-port turnaround times
27th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Three women who have been in logistics collectively for more than 30 years have formed a company intent on helping to smooth out rail and port logistics in the Southern African region. The three... 


Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 


South32 posts a mixed quarter
24th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has reported a mixed quarter for the three months to September, with aluminium and copper output rising, while all others fell. The miner on Monday reported that... 


Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Enabling exploration is urgently needed to put South African mining back in ‘sunrise’ mode
17th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

High on the list of the steps that must be taken to stop South African mining from fading further into sunset mode is free access to geological information from State institutions such as the... 


Lead set to shine on tight supplies, winter battery failures
12th October 2022 By: Reuters

Lead is expected to outperform other metals over the coming months as cold weather is likely to force consumers to replace auto batteries and supplies tighten, analysts say. The only base metal to... 


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