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ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


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... 


An image of World Gold Council climate change lead and market relations director John Mulligan
Gold mining industry striving to build on sustainability strides
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Striving for sustainability in every facet of the gold mining industry’s value chain is imperative and while considerable progress has been made in several areas, including responsible practices... 


An image of Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
Anglo’s fourth-quarter production in line with expectations despite rail constraints
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Anglo American’s production for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023, was in line with expectations and in line with production in the third quarter, despite the deliberate... 


Global Reporting Initiative formally launches new biodiversity, mining standards
8th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

More than 50% of global gross domestic product was moderately or highly dependent on biodiversity, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) vice chairperson Bola Adeeko highlighted in Cape Town on... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers warns diamond recovery will be slow after terrible year
8th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

De Beers expects any recovery in the beleaguered diamond market to be slow and gradual as the industry continues to suffer from weak economic growth in key markets such as China and the US. The... 


ICMM President Rohitesh Dhawan in conversation with Natural Resource Governance Institute Africa director Nafi Chinery at Investing in African Mining Indaba.
ICMM announces initiative to simplify responsible mining standards
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

In a significant move towards accountability and transparency in the global mining industry, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has unveiled plans to consolidate responsible... 


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... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy... 


Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

In the wake of COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place at the end of 2023, the global mining industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards sustainability. The... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook with Endiama CEO Ganga Junior at Investing in African Mining Indaba.
Angola’s diamond sparkle brightened by new De Beers deal
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers is to collaborate with Angola on opportunities to increase diamond production, support alluvial mining sector and enhance social development for the... 


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... 


Rare earths prices seen rebounding in second half of 2024 - analysts
Rare earths prices seen rebounding in second half of 2024 - analysts
5th February 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earth prices have likely bottomed out and are poised to rise later this year on demand from electric vehicles (EVs) and wind powerand as dominant producer China is expected to pull back on... 


From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Just 18 months ago, the world’s biggest mining company was in a nickel frenzy. BHP Group, to much fanfare, had struck a deal with Tesla to supply it with the crucial ingredient for electric... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.
Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 


Lithium project delays, more M&A on the cards as market transitions – Wood Mac
Lithium project delays, more M&A on the cards as market transitions – Wood Mac
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The lithium market is entering a period of transition, with the once-unstoppable demand growth for the key battery material now decelerating as the market matures and electric vehicle (EV) sales... 


A gold pour
Geopolitical, economic uncertainty supported last year’s gold demand, price
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Member organisation the World Gold Council’s (WGC) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report, released on January 31, indicates that yearly gold demand – excluding over-the-counter (OTC) market demand –... 


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... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model
30th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pandora, the world's largest jeweller by amount of products sold, has stopped using mined silver and gold and now only manufactures with recycled precious metals, which require less energy to... 


Aerial view of Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet
29th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 


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... 


From top left clockwise, RBCT CEO Alan Waller, RBCT chairperson Nosipho Damasane, Acting Transnet CEO Michelle Phillips and Acting Transnet Freight Rail CE Russell Baatjies.
New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well – RBCT
25th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The three-month-old mutual cooperation agreement that the private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) signed with State rail enterprise Transnet in November is already boding well, RBCT... 


Iron-ore being loaded onto a ship
Red sea attacks push BHP to divert some shipping via African coast
25th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining giant BHP Group said on Thursday that the Red Sea disruptions are forcing some of its freight service providers to take alternative routes, such as Africa's Cape of Good Hope,... 


Tin shackled by surplus, but green industry demand poised to mop up supplies
24th January 2024 By: Reuters

The potential for a build-up of tin supplies this year is likely to put pressure on prices, but accelerating demand from the energy transition sector, including solar panels and electric vehicles,... 


Push for smaller mining firms to follow suit on tailings safety standards
Push for smaller mining firms to follow suit on tailings safety standards
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

As the mining industry commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Brumadinho tailings disaster, in Brazil, the Church of England Pensions Board has highlighted the significant progress in the... 


VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 


Errol Smart
Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge
23rd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s prospective Northern Cape province on Tuesday received yet another promising forward nudge along the road to copper-revival in the form of development obstacles being moved out of... 


Nickel prices keep slumping even as mines close
Nickel prices keep slumping even as mines close
23rd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Nickel continued its slump, heading toward the lowest level in more than three years, even as the collapse in prices for the metal force mines to shutter. The metal used in stainless steel and... 


Supply risks fuel uranium's flight to more than 16-year peak
22nd January 2024 By: Reuters

Uranium prices have hit their highest in more than 16 years on a buying frenzy triggered after the world's largest miner of the nuclear fuel highlighted production risks, but the price surge is... 


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,... 


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