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Namibia bans export of unprocessed critical minerals
Updated 5 hours ago By: Reuters

Namibia has banned the export of unprocessed lithium and other critical minerals, the government announced on Thursday, as it seeks to profit from growing global demand for metals used in clean... 

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NT moves on Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has issued ‘not to deal’ commitments to five proponents over specific parcels of land at the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, as part of the... 

Tecpetrol initiates all-cash offer for Alpha Lithium
9th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Tecpetrol Investments on Thursday formally initiated its previously announced all-cash offer to acquire Canada-headquartered Alpha Ltihium. The notice and advertisement of the offer, which... 

Lithium shortages could hand salt a starring role in EV shift
Lithium shortages could hand salt a starring role in EV shift
8th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Carmakers who faced skyrocketing prices for lithium and other battery metals last year could increasingly adopt sodium-based cells in the future, helping to alleviate strains on raw materials as... 

Latin takes a greater stake in Solis
8th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Latin Resources has increased its shareholding in fellow listed Solis Minerals. The company on Thursday reported that its shareholding in Solis would increase by 4.66% to 17.79%, with... 

Q Global Commodities CEO Quinton van der Burgh (left) and Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium-pioneering Marula to be additionally listed on JSE, CEO tells Junior Indaba
7th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In conjunction with a proposed Aim listing in London, Marula Mining is going to have an additional listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer told the Junior... 

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35% of mining CEOs feel exposed to climate-related risks
7th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

More than one-third – about 4 000 or 35% – of mining CEOs polled by PwC for its latest global mining report consider their company to be highly or extremely exposed to climate-related risks within... 

Green Technology Metals weighs standalone at Root
7th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium hopeful Green Technology Metals will assess the potential for a standalone operation at the Root project, in Ontario, following a mineral resource estimate (MRE) update for the project. The... 

Andrada CEO Anthony Viljoen.
Namibia best place to mine, says lithium, tin, tantalum miner
6th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia is the best jurisdiction in Africa in which to mine, Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen told the Junior Indaba on Tuesday. The London Aim-listed tin, tantalum and now lithium mining company... 

Premier CEO George Roach
Addendum to offtake agreement between Premier and Canmax under negotiation
6th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

The offtake and prepayment agreement entered into previously between Premier African Minerals and Canmax Technologies – formerly known as Suzhou TA&A Ultra Clean Technology – might be off the table... 

Alpha Lithium says Tecpetrol offer not formal yet
Alpha Lithium says Tecpetrol offer not formal yet
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Alpha Lithium said on Monday that shareholders did not have to take any action regarding Tecpetrol’s announcement of an unsolicited bid, noting that the potential offer had not... 

Marula strengthens management team
6th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has strengthened its management team with a number of key appointments, including that of Tokkas van Heerden as COO.... 

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Exploration spend falls in March quarter
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mineral and exploration expenditure fell during the March quarter while petroleum exploration expenditure rose. In original... 

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Tecpetrol launches hostile bid for Alpha Lithium
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Tecpetrol Investments, a member of the Techint Group, will make a formal bid for Canadian firm Alpha Lithium, announcing on Friday that it will bypass the board and take its C$2.41-a-share offer... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 

Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 

American Lithium arranges strategic investment for Surge Battery Metals
2nd June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed American Lithium has arranged a strategic investment for Surge Battery Metals to be completed by way of non-brokered private placement of up to 17.9-million units at $0.40 each. Each... 

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European Lithium strikes partnership deal for lithium hydroxide plant
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed European Lithium has inked a binding term sheet to jointly develop and operate a lithium hydroxide processing plant in Saudi Arabia. Under the term sheet with Obeikan Group, the two... 

Tsingshan says Argentina lithium plan with Eramet to total $1.7bn
2nd June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Chinese steel giant Tsingshan and French mining group Eramet plan to invest more than $1.7-billion in two stages of a lithium production project in Argentina, Tsingshan said in a statement on... 

A uranium mining operation in Namibia
Namibia says will not grab stakes in existing resource firms
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia is not considering taking minority stakes in mining and petroleum producers already operating in the country, the ministry of mines and energy said on Thursday, clarifying earlier comments... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 

Chinese EV battery maker Gotion mulls factory in Morocco
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's government and China-based battery maker Gotion High Tech have agreed to look into setting up an electric vehicle battery plant in the kingdom with up to $6.3-billion in eventual... 

Midas to hunt for lithium at Canadian gold project
1st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Midas Minerals has struck an agreement with TSX-V listed Gold Terra Resources Corporation to hunt for lithium at Gold Terra’s Yellowknife gold project, in Canada. Under the Stage 1 earn-in... 

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Atlantic strengthens board to deliver Ghanaian lithium mine
1st June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Exploration and development company Atlantic, which is building Ghana’s first lithium mine, has appointed CEO Keith Muller and Patrick Brindle to its board of directors, subject to the completion... 

Zimbabwe presses miners to produce battery-grade lithium locally
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe wants lithium miners operating in the country to work towards producing battery-grade lithium locally and could impose a tax on exports of lithium concentrate in future, Mines Minister... 

Galan looking at expanded Argentine operations
1st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior lithium company Galan Lithium is evaluating a four-phase development approach for its projects in Argentina. The ASX-listed company on Thursday said that all components of the initial... 

Argentina says Chinese miner latest to bet big on lithium riches
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Chinese miner Tibet Summit Resources will invest $1.7-billion to develop two lithium projects in Argentina, the economy ministry said on Wednesday, as the South American country eyes burgeoning... 

EU seeks critical minerals deals with more African countries
31st May 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) is in negotiations with Democratic Republic of Congo, a leading source of battery minerals, and aims for talks with other African countries to shore up its supplies of... 

Portugal gives environmental green light for Savannah's lithium mine
31st May 2023 By: Reuters

Mining company Savannah Resources said on Wednesday Portuguese authorities had approved its environmental impact assessment (EIA) for what could become Western Europe's largest lithium mine,... 

Lithium explorer Lepidico gets arbitration notice from Chinese chemicals maker
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia-listed lithium explorer Lepidico said on Wednesday it had received an arbitration notice from chemicals maker Jiangxi Jinhui Lithium relating to an offtake agreement between its... 

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