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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... 

Image paid for final Boonanarring shipment
28th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Image Resources has received A$22-million from the sale of its final bulk shipment of heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) from its Boonanarring mineral sands project, in Western Australia.... 

Base turns focus to Toliara project as Kwale comes to an end
24th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mineral sands producer Base Resources describes the 2023 financial year as one of operational and financial success in which the company delivered robust results at its Kwale Operations, in Kenya,... 

Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 

Strandline makes several management changes
23rd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources on Thursday announced a slew of executive and management changes, including the appointment of a new COO and the resignation of its CFO. Strandline,... 

ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 

Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 

The Uis tin mine
Andrada renews tin, tantalum offtake agreements
15th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

African technology metals mining company Andrada Mining has renewed its offtake agreements with Thailand Smelting and Refining Co (Thaisarco) and AfriMet Resources for tin concentrate and tantalum... 

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... 

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... 

UEC presents economic study for Paraguay titanium project
14th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

NYSE American-listed Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) has filed an initial economic evaluation for the Alto Paraná titanium project, in Paraguay, upgrading the resource, refining the technical approach to... 

Appian picks up US mineral sands assets from Illuka
3rd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

UK-based mining and metals investment adviser Appian Capital Advisory is expanding its US presence, announcing the acquisition of near-production-ready mineral sands deposits and processing... 

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Mintek’s AMAZEMET acquisition to support SA’s additive manufacturing ambitions
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mintek’s latest technological acquisition, the AMAZEMET rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development machine, is an extremely advanced piece of equipment that is expected to strengthen and... 

Base to close down Kwale operations in December 2024
30th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed mineral sands producer Base Resources has advised that its mining operations at the Kwale project, in Kenya, will cease in December 2024 as per the mine plan. Although the company... 

MRC seeks to raise up to A$15m
26th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has announced plans for a A$15-million capital raise to invest in its South Africa mineral sands operation and to fund the funds its battery minerals division.... 

A smelter owned by Ironveld
Ironveld to raise £1m for working capital; Wardle to take over as chairperson
26th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African speciality metals producer Ironveld will raise £1-million to be used as working capital, with its largest shareholder Tracarta to provide £450 000 of the funding. Tracarta, in which... 

Thunderbird starts production ahead of schedule
Thunderbird starts production ahead of schedule
23rd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Thunderbird mineral sands project, in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia, has started producing ore, several weeks ahead of the original final investment decision, ASX-listed... 

Sovereign appoints new CEO, other technical experts as Malawi project gathers pace
16th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals, which owns the Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, has appointed Frank Eagar MD and CEO, effective October 20. Eagar, who has over 20 years' experience... 

The Moma mine
Kenmare on track to achieve full-year guidance after strengthened third-quarter output
12th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Kenmare is on track to achieve its revised full-year production guidance at its Moma mine, in Mozambique, after output strengthened in the third quarter, MD Michael Carvill says. Heavy minerals... 

Kazera completes Walviskop trommel screening plant manufacture
6th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed investment company Kazera Global has reported that the manufacturing of a trommel screening plant at its Walviskop Heavy Mineral Sands (HMS) project, in Alexander Bay, in South Africa’s... 

Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 

Strandline readies for zircon sales
5th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Strandline Resources is poised for the first 15 000 t of zircon in concentrate shipment from its Coburn mineral sans project, in Western Australia, later this month. A second... 

Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 

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BHP calls for global collaboration on critical minerals
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining giant BHP has noted that global collaboration a significant quantum of capital would be required in order to source the critical minerals needed to drive decarbonisation. Speaking at the... 

Aus and France ink critical minerals cooperation
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia and France have signed an agreement to pursue stronger cooperation on critical mineral supply chains. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King this week signed a... 

King to hold critical mineral talks in the UK and EU
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King will hold bilateral talks with ministerial counterparts from Germany, the EU, France and the UK around Australia’s supply of critical minerals. The... 

Thunderbird commissioning starts
18th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Commissioning of process plant at the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, is under way with owner Sheffield Resources saying the project was tracking within its original budget... 

School of Mining in operational surroundings.
New mining school nurturing human capital in anticipation of major upcoming demand
12th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining company Copper 360, which announced in August that its School of Mining was under development at Concordia operation in the Northern Cape, has launched its first set of courses, aimed... 

Premier receives approval of further funding for Zimbabwe project
11th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Premier African Minerals says Canmax Technologies has received Chinese regulatory approval for its subscription under which Premier has raised a further £5-million before expenses for... 

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Reservation policy not on the cards for critical minerals
8th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Calls for the Australian government to consider a reservation policy on critical mineral feedstock to allow for the development of a downstream industry, were unlikely to be heeded. Mineral sands... 

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