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From left ECEC deputy marketing director  Xia Lungang, Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba, ECEC chairperson Li Lixin, Nyanza chairperson William Mathamela.
South Africa’s ilmenite poised for huge value boost following China signing
15th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal has received a major value boost with the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 

Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore's Kolomela operation
Anglo launches digital traceability solution Valutrax for base metals, iron-ore
14th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Anglo American has launched a digital traceability solution called Valutrax, which is designed to provide customers with greater assurance about the provenance of the products... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 

With the new ruthenium-iridium material class an activity boost is achieved combined with stability.
Green hydrogen given huge boost as Heraeus, Sibanye attain iridium-thrifting breakthrough
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen generation received a major boost on Tuesday with the introduction of a far-reaching iridium-thrifting breakthrough by Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals in collaboration with South... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore to buy majority stake in Teck coal assets for $6.9bn
14th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant Glencore has finally agreed a deal with Canadian miner Teck Resources, which will sell its entire interest in its steelmaking business for $9-billion to a consortium led by the... 

Neodymium is a key rare earth mineral in EVs
Automakers' drive to avoid China's EV rare earth as dominance gathers speed
14th November 2023 By: Reuters

The auto industry's drive to make electric vehicle motors with little to no rare earth content has hit high gear, with European, US and Japanese automakers and suppliers racing for alternatives in... 

UAE to address geopolitical gridlocks in year of chairing KP
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its second undertaking as the chair of the Kimberley Process (KP), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has vowed to advance a number of crucial initiatives through to fruition. The KP is a United... 

Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
High-flying Harmony Gold reports whopping 278% free cash rise
13th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Higher free cash flow, higher recovered grades, higher production and higher received gold price have been reported by Harmony Gold in its operational update for the three months ended September... 

A cut and polished diamond
The diamond world takes radical steps to stop a pricing plunge
13th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

When the world’s most important diamond buyers arrived at De Beers’ offices in Botswana late last month, they were presented with a rare offer by their host: the option to buy nothing at all. De... 

AECI equipment
AECI to sell noncore assets, focus on core mining, chemicals capability
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified chemicals solutions company AECI will increase focus on its core mining and chemicals capability and divest noncore businesses. The group aims to double the profitability of its core... 

A palladium bar
Palladium's slide accelerates on prospects for surplus next year
10th November 2023 By: Reuters

Palladium prices have tumbled to five-year lows below $1 000 an ounce this week, hastening a retreat triggered by expectations of surpluses due to the rapid spread of electric vehicles and... 

Surpluses on the horizon, but output cuts to help buoy nickel price
10th November 2023 By: Reuters

Sizeable output cuts will help shore up nickel prices, which are likely to have reached a bottom after a year-long slide, but tighter supplies are not expected to eliminate surpluses. Specifically,... 

Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big... 

Polyhalite produced at the Woodsmith mine
Anglo American's costly fertiliser mine seeks more customers
10th November 2023 By: Reuters

Anglo American is seeking partners in the Middle East and Africa to do supply and distribution deals for fertiliser from its multibillion-dollar mining project in northeast England, a senior... 

Cheap coal hampers green shift in emerging world, says Macquarie
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Cheap fossil fuels are holding up developing nations’ efforts to move toward green alternatives, highlighting the need to make clean sources more affordable if the world is to meet its climate... 

Palladium drops below $1 000 as demand from key car sector wanes
Palladium drops below $1 000 as demand from key car sector wanes
9th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Palladium dropped below $1 000 an ounce for the first time in five years as demand falters amid a slowdown in car sales, the rise of electric vehicles and as users switch to cheaper platinum. The... 

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
AngloGold reaffirms 2023 production guidance
9th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has reaffirmed annual production guidance for 2023 after third-quarter gold production improved versus the second quarter, continuing the recovery from... 

WGC members contributed $57bn to host economies in 2022
9th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

World Gold Council (WGC) member companies directly contributed $57-billion to host economies in 2022, as well as $570-million to local communities and indigenous groups in 34 countries, which shows... 

Newmont president and CEO Tom Palmer.
Harmony Gold excited to be working with world's largest gold mining company in PNG
9th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Harmony Gold on Thursday expressed excitement at the prospect of working with the Newmont team as its new Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (JV) partner in Papua New Guinea (PNG).... 

Incoming Sylvania chairperson Eileen Carr.
Stuart Murray to step down as platinum group metals company chair
9th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) company Sylvania on Thursday announced that chairperson Stuart Murray will step down at year-end, when he will be replaced by Eileen Carr, currently... 

Toyota to deploy 500 Mirai passenger platinum-based fuel cell electric vehicles at Paris Olympics next year.
Next year's Olympics to showcase platinum-based hydrogen tech as net-zero solution
8th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As the worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee for Paris 2024, Toyota is looking to provide sustainable transport solutions for... 

TechMet chairperson and CEO Brian Menell
South Africa’s Phalaborwa rare earths project hailed as enviro friendly and low cost
8th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

An extensive due diligence process has confirmed the potential of South Africa’s Phalaborwa project as one of the lowest cost producers of separated rare earth oxides in development, London Stock... 

Gold bars and nuggets
Gold mining ETFs fail to keep pace with benchmark bullion fund
8th November 2023 By: Reuters

The weakening of a long-established correlation between the price of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tied to gold and gold mining stocks have investors eyeing a range of potential causes, including... 

Harmony's Great Noligwa gold mine.
Solar power generation poised to save Harmony Gold R3.6bn
7th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold-mining company Harmony estimates that it will achieve total cumulative net present value savings of R3.6-billion from its three solar power projects, one of them already generating 30 MW of... 

Site of Prieska copper-zinc mining development.
World will stop without copper but price not reflecting upcoming needs
6th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper and zinc mine development company Orion Minerals is well placed to take advantage of the projected copper shortfall in the second half of this decade with its portfolio of short lead-time,... 

Lithium-ion batteries
Battery metals lose lustre as surge in supply outpaces demand
6th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

In the fast-moving world of battery metals, 2022 already feels like a bygone era. Back then, prices were soaring, automakers were fretting about long-term shortages and Elon Musk was describing... 

Saudis in talks with Pakistan on Reko Diq
Saudis in talks with Pakistan on Reko Diq
6th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is in ongoing talks with Pakistan to buy part of the government’s stake in a $7-billion copper project jointly owned with Barrick Gold, according to the head of the mining company.... 

Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow.
Barrick’s Bristow spotlights obsessive dismissal of long-term nature of mining
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The current global metals and minerals environment is reminiscent of 2015, when the mining industry stalled after a very good run – compounded this time, however, by inflation pressures, few or no... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue – Menar
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue, says Vuslat Bayoglu, the MD of Menar, a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets... 

Stillwater mine in the US.
Sibanye-Stillwater continuing to assess operational positioning
2nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With the global macroeconomic environment remaining challenging, Sibanye-Stillwater is continuing to assess the positioning of its operations for optimal performance and sustainability through the... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry.
Potash presenting BHP with exciting growth path, CEO tells AGM
1st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg-listed diversified mining major BHP has an exciting growth path ahead in potash used in fertilisers essential for food security and more sustainable farming, the company’s CEO Mike... 

BurnStar CEO Dr Johan Brand with test reactor.
Hydrogen plant buildout plan under way at metals smelter in Rustenburg
1st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Work has begun on the development of a hydrogen plant at the smelting site in Rustenburg of Ironveld, the London Aim-listed speciality metals producer. The required funds have been raised to... 

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ESAB South Arica, the leading supplier of high-end welding and cutting products to the Southern African industrial market is based in...

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