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Anglo’s second-quarter production up 11%
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American lifted second-quarter production by 11% compared with the second quarter in 2022, reflecting the ramp-up of its new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru, which... 


Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 


Energy transition faces metals gap unless investment rises, report finds
20th July 2023 By: Reuters

 Rapid demand growth as a result of the energy transition could lead to a shortage of several metals in the next decade unless investment is increased, a global group of energy producers, consumers... 


Anglo American Platinum Projects and Environment Executive Head Prakashim Moodliar.
South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for platinum
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for its ‘incredible’ platinum group metals (PGM) endowment, the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Wednesday. Anglo American Platinum projects... 


Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft in Rustenburg.
Impala Platinum taking steps to develop solar energy plant in Rustenburg
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Impala Platinum on Wednesday announced its intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant at its platinum group metals operations in North West province. The subsidiary of the Johannesburg... 


UAE delegation signs $1.9bn mining partnership with Congo
18th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A delegation of United Arab Emirates officials signed a $1.9-billion partnership to develop several mines in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The deal was signed Monday with state miner... 


Shumba cofounder, chairperson and director Alan Clegg.
As gold demand rises, South Africa has opportunity to recover 30Moz of gold from dumps
18th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With demand for gold currently off the charts, South Africa has a huge opportunity to recover gold from its surfeit of gold mine dump material at relatively high speed, a mining event in the Golden... 


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ICMM member companies report lower fatalities for 2022
18th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) reveals that its member companies lost 33 people in work-related incidents during 2022. This compares with the 45 fatalities in... 


Tunnel at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine.
Anglo Platinum's half-year earnings expected to be sharply down
17th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The earnings of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) for the first half of this year are expected to be sharply down. Headline earnings and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are likely to decrease by... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Platinum group metals company assessing economic feasibility of furnace and refinery
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) is assessing the economic feasibility of constructing a matte furnace and base metal refinery in South Africa, either with or without... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum reports production uplift
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In a voluntary update, platinum group metals mining company Northam Platinum reports that a key feature of its financial year has been the strong production performance and contribution from all of... 


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High rand gold price only one part of the story for SA miners
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid global geopolitical uncertainties, concerns about lower economic growth and rising inflation, gold has reinforced its position as a safe-haven asset for investors, and the World Gold Council... 


Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
13th July 2023 By: Reuters

Prices for rare earths sank to their lowest since late 2020 this week as soft demand from green energy companies and the automotive sector combined with rising supply from top producer China,... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 launching Camborne-modelled mining school in Northern Cape
12th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape copper mining and marketing company Copper 360 is launching a mining school in the Northern Cape, with its eye on how the highly successful Camborne School of Mines in the UK does... 


A showdown in Jamaica is deciding the fate of the deep ocean
12th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

In June, the United Nations approved a landmark treaty to preserve ocean biodiversity, seeming to augur a transformation in how countries and corporations do business on the high seas. But as the... 


Deep-sea mining: a new gold rush or environmental disaster?
Deep-sea mining: a new gold rush or environmental disaster?
11th July 2023 By: Reuters

In the depths of the Pacific Ocean between Mexico and Hawaii, trillions of potato-shaped rocks are scattered across the seabed - containing minerals such as nickel, cobalt and manganese vital for... 


Qala Shallows.
IDC expresses interest in helping to fund Joburg’s West Wits gold project
11th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has issued a written expression of interest and indicative funding terms in connection with the financing of Qala Shallows, which... 


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Critical minerals market has doubled in five years, IEA report shows
11th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The market for critical minerals used in electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines has doubled over the past five years, reaching $320-billion in 2022, and is expected to continue to growth... 


Mogale tailings retreatment project sod-turning this month.
Official sod-turning this month at West Rand gold recovery project
10th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The official sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the Mogale tailings retreatment project is to take place this month. The Mogale gold dumps contain a probable mineral reserve of... 


Innovation in EVs seen denting copper demand growth potential
Innovation in EVs seen denting copper demand growth potential
10th July 2023 By: Reuters

New electric vehicles from Tesla and rivals are being engineered for efficiency in a way that cuts copper content, changes that could limit demand growth for the metal as the next-generation of EVs... 


African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CE Ferrous Division Andre Joubert.
Beneficiation of waste planned by Northern Cape manganese miner
7th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Steps being taken to add value to manganese waste placed on tailings dams may result in an announcement early in the New Year regarding the turning of that waste into a ferromanganese product,... 


Deep-sea metal rush in doubt as regulatory body meets
7th July 2023 By: Reuters

Plans to extract minerals from the ocean floor are expected to be put on hold next week at a meeting of the U.N. body regulating the sector, with environmental and economic risks threatening to... 


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Gold price rose by 5.4% in the first half of this year – WGC
6th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The World Gold Council (WGC) reports in its ‘Mid-Year Outlook 2023’ report, that gold outperformed other major assets, aside from developed market stocks, in the first half of this year and that... 


Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 


Nickel is expected to face shortages of between 10% and 20% by the end of the decade.
McKinsey adds to warnings of metals shortages for clean energy
5th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

McKinsey & Co. joined the growing chorus warning that metals considered key to the clean-energy transition face shortages in coming years, potentially suppressing the adoption of electric cars,... 


Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Limpopo coal mine decarbonising through cost-cutting solar power agreement
5th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Financial close has been achieved for the 68 MW Lephalale solar project to supply renewable energy to the Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo. This was announced on Wednesday by Cennergi, the wholly... 


Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes.
South African regulator not doing enough to promote junior mining – mining lawyer
4th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The major theme of the recent Junior Indaba was the concern that the South African regulator is not doing enough to promote junior mining in South Africa. Government’s role should be to cut red... 


De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars.
De Beers commits billion pula upfront to diamonds-for-development in Botswana
3rd July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The De Beers Group, which concluded in principle diamond sales and mining agreements with the government of Botswana at the weekend, has committed a billion pula (R1.4-billion) upfront to fund the... 


IWiM appoints new governance board, advisory council
3rd July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global not-for-profit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) has announced a new governance board and advisory council to support the next phase of strategic development for the... 


De Beers Group CEO Al Cook.
De Beers, Botswana agree in principle on sales, mining licences
3rd July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers and the Botswana government have reached an in principle agreement on a 25-year extension of the Debswana mining licences, through to 2054, and a new... 


Kaputeni Mining head Tsholofelo Shipalanah.
Gold prospecting bid in Limpopo being underpinned by brickmaking revenue stream
3rd July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The need for sand to make bricks has resulted in Limpopo entrepreneur stumbling upon a gold prospect for which a prospecting licence application has been acknowledged by the Department of Mineral... 


US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 


Fixing deep-sea mining damage would be double the cost of extraction -study
Fixing deep-sea mining damage would be double the cost of extraction -study
29th June 2023 By: Reuters

Extracting minerals from the ocean floor could cause biodiversity loss up to 25 times greater than land-based mining, and fixing the damage would cost twice as much as extraction, a new report said... 


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