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President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.
Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO shrugs off gold mega-merger
7th February 2023 By: Reuters

Sibanye-Stillwater is not interested in gold mergers and acquisitions, CEO Neal Froneman said on Monday, after Newmont's $16.9-billion bid for Newcrest increased the pressure on gold miners to... 

US judge orders fresh review for Thacker Pass lithium project
7th February 2023 By: Reuters

A US judge on Monday ordered regulators to reconsider part of the permit approving Lithium Americas' Thacker Pass lithium mine project in Nevada, though the mixed ruling rejected claims that the... 

Feasibility work to start at Pioneer Dome
7th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study into the Pioneer Dome lithium project, in Western Australia, has supported a decision to progress to more detailed studies, ASX-listed Essential Metals said. The scoping study was... 

Lithium Australia sells Lake Johnston interest
7th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Lithium Australia has struck a deal with fellow-listed Charger Metals to divest of its remaining 30% stake in the Lake Johnston lithium project, in Western Australia. The agreement... 

Jose W Fernandez addressing a packed Investing in African Mining Indaba auditorium.
Mining countries being helped to build critical mineral supply chains
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The United States of America wants to support mineral producing countries to build enabling environments for investment throughout the critical minerals supply chain and not just focusing on... 

Image of Eurasian Resources Group CEO and Global Battery Alliance (GBA) co-chair Benedikt Sobotka
Fundamental change needed in how we think about mining investment ­– Eurasian CEO
6th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

With one Apple you can buy the world’s 50 largest mining companies, says Eurasian Resources Group CEO and Global Battery Alliance (GBA) co-chair Benedikt Sobotka. Speaking at the Investing in... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, Council president Nolitha Fakude, office bearer Themba Mkhwanazi, and chief economist Henk Langenhoven.
Minerals Council's Roger Baxter encouraged by board-level engagement with Transnet
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Monday that the council is encouraged by the board level engagement it has undertaken so far with State rail enterprise Transnet and is hoping... 

Sibanye-Stillwater receives Keliber environmental permit
6th February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater on Monday reported that it had received the environmental permit for the planned mine and concentrator at its Keliber lithium project, in Finland. The Rapasaari mine... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Ever greater global acknowledgement of need to decarbonise ever more urgently – Anglo
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ever greater acknowledgement is being given to the need to decarbonise global energy and transport systems ever more urgently. At the same time, ever greater global recognition is being given to... 

Uis mineral resource upgraded after 2022 drilling
6th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed African technology metals miner Andrada Mining has updated the mineral resource estimate of its flagship Uis mine, in Namibia, increasing the average lithium grade from 0.63% lithium... 

Marula Mining seeks listing on the Aim
3rd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

AQSE-listed Marula Mining intends to seek a listing of its ordinary shares on the LSE’s Aim market, subject to the preparation and acceptance of all the requisite documentation and regulatory... 

From left, Layton Nenzinane, Peter Venn and Doug Gain.
Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a... 

The Hydrox team (from left) CEO Corrie de Jager, process engineer Jason Cuomo, director/inventor George Anagnostopoulos, and director Paul van de Vyver.
Proudly South African technology catches eye of fusion project researchers
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Innovative Proudly South African membraneless technology has caught the eye of the engineers involved in the huge global ITER fusion project as a possible solution to recover tritium from tritiated... 

Sprott launches four new energy transition-focused ETFs
3rd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Sprott Asset Management, a subsidiary of precious metals and energy transition investment group Sprott, has launched four exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on providing investors pure-play... 

Value of US mine production jumps to $98bn – USGS
3rd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US mines produced $98.2-billion in nonfuel mineral commodities in 2022, an estimated $3.6-billion increase over the 2021 revised total of $94.6-billion, the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on... 

Zimbabwe allows miners, exporters to keep more forex from exports
3rd February 2023 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's central bank on Thursday said it will allow exporters, including miners, to keep 75% of their export earnings in foreign currency after the current cap of 60% drew complaints from the... 

Openpit activities start at Kathleen Valley
3rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Openpit mining operations have started at the Kathleen Valley lithium project, with the project still on track to produce its first product in mid-2024. ASX-listed Liontown Resources on Friday... 

Winsome raises A$60m for Canadian exploration
3rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Winsome Resources has announced a A$60-million capital raise to accelerate lithium exploration at its projects in Canada. The capital raise will consist of a combination of... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa.
Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba
2nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his attendance at the Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town next week, from Monday to Thursday. Ramaphosa, accompanied by eight ministers and... 

Oriole identifies lithium pegmatites at Cameroon project
2nd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Oriole Resources says lithium pegmatites have been confirmed at its 90%-owned Central Licence Package (CLP) project, in Cameroon. The district-scale CLP project comprises nine contiguous... 

Andrada reports positive results from drilling in Namibia
2nd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Andrada Mining, formerly AfriTin Mining has received further results from the lithium and tantalum infill drilling programme at its flagship operation, the Uis mine, in Namibia.... 

American Lithium announces maiden PEA for TLC project
2nd February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The maiden preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Tonopah Lithium Claims (TLC) project, in Esmerelda, Nevada, has demonstrated the project’s potential to become a substantial, long-life... 

Image shows an opencast mine with dump trucks
MCA calls for stable policy to boost investment
2nd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the federal government to implement a number of reforms in order to ‘seize a once in a generation opportunity’ to grow investment in the... 

Kodal receives first tranche of funding from new major investor Hainan
1st February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Lithium and gold miner Kodal Minerals has received a $7-million deposit related to the funding package it has in place with Hainan Mining and Hainan’s UK-incorporated subsidiary Xinmao Investment.... 

Atlantic Lithium upgrades Ewoyaa resource
1st February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has upgraded its mineral resource estimate (MRE) for the Ewoyaa lithium deposit within the Cape Coast lithium portfolio, in... 

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NAL offtakes in the pipeline - Piedmont
1st February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The joint venture partners of the North American Lithium (NAL) operation, in Quebec, are hoping to finalise offtake agreements over the project by the end of March this year. Global lithium... 

Automaker GM makes $650m investment to build Thacker Pass lithium mine
Automaker GM makes $650m investment to build Thacker Pass lithium mine
31st January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Automotive giant General Motors (GM) has made a $650-million investment in Lithium Americas, the developer for the Thacker Pass mining project in Nevada. This investment – said to be the... 

QGC CEO Quinton van der Burgh (left) and Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
New partnership enabling South African lithium pioneer to go full throttle
31st January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining, which is delivering its first shipment of lithium ore from its Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine in the Northern Cape, has received... 

Squeezed mining companies face growth dilemma
31st January 2023 By: Reuters

High costs and the prospect of shrinking earnings have made big miners nervous about expansion, even as shareholders demand investment in response to robust commodity prices, China's reopening and... 

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