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Marula makes maiden investment in Kenya to acquire a 60% interest in manganese mine
Updated 6 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining has signed a binding term sheet with Kenyan manganese mine operator Gems and Industrial Minerals (GIM) to acquire a 60% commercial interest in the Larisoro mine,... 


Jupiter CEO Brad Rogers
Jupiter exceeds dividend policy with latest interim payout
29th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has declared an interim dividend of A$0.01, after receiving a R142-million, or A$11-million, dividend from Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining. Jupiter will also receive... 


US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Insiders liken it to a “panic button.” And for more than 80 years, the primary job of the National Defense Stockpile has been to keep the US military supplied with essential raw materials and... 


Locomotives owned by Transnet Freight Rail
EIB in talks with South Africa over loan for ports, freight rail
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it’s in talks to loan South Africa money to upgrade its port and freight-rail infrastructure as its first contribution to a decarbonization pact known as the... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


Bezant advances early works at Namibia project
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In anticipation of being granted a mining licence, Bezant Resources continues with exploration on its 70%-owned Hope and Gorob copper/gold project in central Namibia. The company has also submitted... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Mining industry sustainability hinges on energy, logistics reforms, Minerals Council stresses
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The sustainability of the South African mining industry and its ability to play a meaningful and positive role in society and the economy are dependent on urgent and extensive structural reforms in... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


Locomotives operating on Transnet Freight Rail's rail lines
Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


Blackstone executives volunteer to reduce cash-based salaries
Blackstone executives volunteer to reduce cash-based salaries
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Blackstone Minerals, which is developing an integrated battery metals processing business in Vietnam to produce nickel/cobalt/manganese precursor products, has announced cost-cutting... 


Tshipi achieves record quarter production
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, in which ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has a 49.9% beneficial interest, achieved record production at the Tshipi manganese mine in the Kalahari manganese field for the... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Image of US Prof Jan Havenga
Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Havenga
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 


Ore recovered at the K.Hill project
Giyani secures $10m of funding to progress K.Hill to a final investment decision
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals has secured $10-million in funding from private equity fund ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund. The funding fulfils a key condition for the drawdown of a $16-million... 


The Maputo port
DP World’s $2bn Mozambique port expansion gets approval
24th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique approved an extended deal for DP World, Grindrod and other operators of its biggest port, including a $2-billion expansion that will further draw cargoes away from neighboring South... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output
22nd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ongoing strong performance by South Africa’s Hillside Aluminium operation in KwaZulu-Natal has helped diversified mining company South32 achieve record half-year aluminium production. Moreover,... 


The Illawarra metallurgical coal mine in Australia
South32 coal production falls sharply
22nd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company South32 on Monday reported a sharp drop in coal production, with metallurgical coal output slumping by 50% in the December quarter. The Illawarra mine, in Australia,... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


The fund will focus its efforts on critical minerals, including lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and graphite.
EU-backed investors plan €500m battery raw materials fund
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

Two of Europe's leading energy transition investors plan to raise €500-million for a battery raw materials fund, aiming to plug "significant gaps" in the region's supply chain, executives told... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Global mining commits to nature-positive future
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species,... 


Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson
Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360
16th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360, says the JSE AltX-listed Northern Cape copper... 


JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


Critical Mineral Resources appoints COO after chairperson resignation
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Morocco-focused critical mineral explorer and developer Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) reports that chairperson Christopher Lambert has left the company’s board of directors with immediate effect... 


A TFR locomotive
South Africa aims to fire up economic growth with port, rail revival
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government and the business community set a target of boosting the economic growth rate by as much as six percentage points by fixing the country’s collapsing ports and freight-rail... 


Firebird selects location for China manganese sulphate plant
13th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Advanced manganese developer Firebird Metals has signed an agreement for industrial land with the Jinshi local government, in Hunan, for its China battery-grade manganese sulphate plant. The... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 


PE Bulk Terminal completes yearly maintenance
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has successfully concluded the yearly ten-day maintenance shutdown of the Port Elizabeth Bulk Terminal to ensure the seamless handling of manganese for the next 12... 


A manganese mining operation in South Africa
South Africa's mining output up 3.9% y/y in October
12th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production increased by 3.9% year-on-year in October, with platinum group metals (PGMs), manganese ore and chromium ore having made the largest positive contributions. PGMs... 


Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


Photo of Martin Creamer
Jupiter Mines, Copper 360 and DRDGold make headlines
1st December 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news of Jupiter Mines producing a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohydrate; Copper 360 acquiring a new production-doubling... 


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