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Kizito Pakabomba was appointed to oversee the Mines Ministry and Congo's globally significant reserves of coltan, copper and other minerals.
DR Congo names new government after months of delay
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo has appointed a new government, spokesperson Tina Salama said in the early hours of Wednesday, ending an impasse that has mired the country in political uncertainty for... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


Social elements of ESG in mining more complex, but an established part of mining's legacy
24th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While there are increasingly complex regulatory requirements governing the social obligations of mines, regulations are only catching up to what some mining companies are doing to benefit mine... 


COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


tailings dam
Municipalities, mines share the risk of tailings failures – SRK
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Municipalities share the risk of tailings dam failure with mines, consulting firm SRK Consulting has pointed out, noting that the latest global standards reiterate how municipalities must play an... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


Speakers who participated in a Mine Water webinar hosted by Creamer Media.
Speakers highlight focus areas to tackle mine water challenges
23rd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges; however, it is imperative that these efforts are bolstered and improved upon, through aligning research with... 


From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.
Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba
22nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to... 


JSE primary markets business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
More funding mechanisms needed to support juniors in early stage exploration, panel says
22nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa needs more funding mechanisms to support junior mining at an early stage of exploration, Bedrock Capital CEO Messu Mwaniki said on May 21 at the Junior Indaba in Johannesburg. “I think... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Malan Scholes director Hulmes Scholes
ESG just a new way of reporting on what mining companies have already been doing for years, panel says
21st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

When considering the challenges involved in junior mining companies living up to increasingly stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and reporting standards, mining and... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


The Port of Durban
Reserve Bank warns carbon taxes may cut exports by 10%
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African economic growth could be severely stunted if carbon taxes are widely imposed on its exports, according to a new report by the country’s central bank. The South African Reserve Bank... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


Biden open to easing sanctions on billionaire Gertler in return for Congo exit
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US government is open to easing sanctions on billionaire mining magnate Dan Gertler if he gives up his business operations and assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Washington’s... 


COUNTRY BOOST The aim of this new Zambia Country Strategy Paper is to support Zambia’s vision of speeding up its socioeconomic transformation to improve livelihoods
AfDB approves strategy paper
17th May 2024

Earlier last month, the board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention... 


Africa map
Fraser Institute survey shows marked declines in African countries’ investment attractiveness
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies has found that various African countries, including Niger, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have ranked among the lowest for investment... 


Global mining community places Western Australia on notice
Global mining community places Western Australia on notice
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The release of the yearly Fraser Institute Survey shows that Western Australia’s stranglehold as one of the most attractive jurisdictions in the world for mining, is not to be taken for granted.... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


The Seabee mine in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan retains crown as Canada’s top-rated mining jurisdiction – survey
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Saskatchewan has reaffirmed its status as the leading mining investment destination in Canada and among the top three globally, according to the latest findings from the Fraser Institute’s Annual... 


Congo demands international embargo on Rwandan mineral exports
16th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo called for an international embargo of metal exports from neighboring Rwanda, whose government it accuses of using rebel groups to steal its natural resources. All... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


The 2015 dam collapse aftermath
Brazil states ask court to double what Vale, BHP should pay for dam burst
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Two Brazilian states have asked a court to more than double the amount that miners Vale and BHP, plus a jointly owned tie-up, must pay in damages for a 2015 deadly tailings dam failure, according... 


Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe warms to Anglo plan after opposing BHP bid
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s mines minister struck a conciliatory tone as Anglo American Plc announced plans to separate its platinum unit as part of a major shakeup following its rejection of two approaches... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland
Miners seek exemption from Canadian tax hike to save equity deals
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s mining industry is pushing for an carveout to the federal government’s proposed increase to capital gains taxes, warning the hike will make it harder for junior miners to raise money to... 


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