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Kenmare paid Mozambique govt $15.41m in taxes, royalties in 2021

By: Donna Slater     26th May 2022 LSE-listed mineral sands miner Kenmare Resources paid $15.41-million to the government of Mozambique as part of its tax, royalties and fees payments for 2021. Kenmare operates the Moma titanium minerals mine, on the north east coast of Mozambique. It contains deposits of heavy minerals,... 

South Africa must reform its regulatory environment, make itself investor-friendly – simple  

By: Martin Creamer     26th May 2022 South Africa must reform its regulatory environment and make itself investor-friendly – simple. That is the straight-forward view of Dr Mathews Phosa, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in his capacity as the non-executive vice-chairperson of the high-flying Jubilee Metals Group plc, a London Aim-... 

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Jubilee's Dr Mathews Phosa interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sovereign Metals to publish ESG framework soon

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th May 2022 ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals has taken what it deems proactive steps to establish an environment, social and governance (ESG) framework poised to position it as an industry leader on corporate social responsibility in Malawi, where it is developing the Kasiya rutile project. MD Dr... 

Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years, world webinar hears 

By: Martin Creamer     26th May 2022 Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years if need be, giving it the potential to become a universal energy carrier in the same way as oil is now but without the environmental impact, World Hydrogen Leaders webinar heard this week. Allowing hydrogen to make use of... 

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Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies strategy and implementation head Dr Andreas Lehmann.

Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead  

By: Martin Creamer     25th May 2022 The proof-of-concept of the platinum group metals-boosted advanced alkaline electrolyser – the AAE ­– has been successfully completed by Hydrox Holdings of Randburg in a pioneering achievement that offers the potential for South Africa to enter the fray as world demand for hydrogen electrolysers... 

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Hydrox CEO Corrie de Jager interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.

Britishvolt CIO appointed as nonexec director of Eastinco

By: Darren Parker     24th May 2022 Eastinco Mining and Exploration, an exploration and development company with a portfolio of Africa-focused critical and strategic metal assets, has announced its intention to appoint gigaplant developer Britishvolt CIO Kasra Pezeshki to the board as a nonexecutive director of the company, which... 

Ghanaian Vice President Bawumia to speak at this year’s Wampex

By: Darren Parker     24th May 2022 Ghanaian Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will be speaking at the upcoming West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex) at the Accra International Convention Centre, Ghana, which will take place from June 1 to 3. “Looking towards the future of mining in West Africa and across the... 

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Ironveld to buy, refurbish mothballed smelter complex

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th May 2022 Aim-listed Ironveld has signed heads of terms to acquire 100% of embattled Ferrochrome Furnaces’ (FCF’s) share capital. Ironveld has a high-purity iron, vanadium and titanium project located in the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex.  

Energy Fuels buys Brazil heavy mineral sands project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd May 2022 NYSE American- and TSX-listed Energy Fuels has entered into an agreement to acquire 17 mineral concessions, which has significant quantities of heavy minerals, including monazite, in Brazil. The company states that the Bahia project is a well-known heavy mineral sands deposit with more than 3... 

Critical mineral demand of order of magnitude never seen – Sheila Khama  

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2022 "My genuine sense is that we are going to see a growth in the mining sector of an order of magnitude we haven't seen. I also think that we're going to find that the need for minerals is going to force the world to think that if we can't get minerals on our shore, where else do we get them from? 

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Mining stalwart Sheila Khama spoke to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer on critical metals. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Kenmare FD to retire

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2022 Tony McCluskey will retire as FD of titanium minerals and zircon producer Kenmare Resources after 30 years with the company. He is expected to step down from the Kenmare board on May 26 and from his executive role later this year. 

Collaboration needed to make South African mining globally competitive again – CSIR 

By: Martin Creamer     18th May 2022 Concern about mineral resource scarcity is widespread and, at the same time, many countries, such as Australia, Canada and China, are investing significantly in strengthening their mining-related research, development and innovation (RDI) capabilities. “This makes cost and differentiation... 

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CSIR CEO Dr Thulani Dlamini

WA approves A$332m port spend

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th May 2022 The Western Australian government will invest some A$332-million into the Mid West Ports Authority's Port Maximisation project, to meet increased demand for Geraldton Port services. The Port Maximisation project will be delivered over four years, facilitating growth by allowing Mid West Ports... 

Sierra Leone says will no longer provide forex for mining companies importing fuel

By: Reuters     13th May 2022 Sierra Leone will no longer provide foreign exchange for mining companies and other large businesses to import oil as of June 1, accusing them of "stockpiling diesel fuel", its Petroleum Regulatory Agency said in a statement. Sierra Leone has a large mining industry, mainly based on diamonds,... 

Minimum of 14 000 jobs a year from South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor 

By: Martin Creamer     11th May 2022 South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor now under development has the potential to generate a minimum of 14 000 jobs, $400-million in gross domestic product and $900-million in taxes a year by 2050. In an addition, there is potential to grow platinum group metal (PGM) demand by between 1% to 2%... 

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Minerals Council hydrogen briefing from left Allan Seccombe, Roger Baxter and Fahmida Smith.

Minerals Council spells out members’ commitment to climate change mitigation 

By: Martin Creamer     11th May 2022 Members of Minerals Council South Africa have agreed to commit to a climate change response strategy that will reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and achieve a net zero emission by 2050 or earlier. Minerals Council South Africa senior health and environment executive Nikisi Lesufi on Tuesday... 

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Minerals Council South Africa senior health and environment executive Nikisi Lesufi, closest right, with Minerals Council's Allan Seccombe, left.

South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba  

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2022 It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on Tuesday. “Last week, I attended the launch by Anglo American of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Green hydrogen can be produced in South Africa immediately, coal conference hears

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2022 The generation of green hydrogen is achievable in South Africa immediately and is not a complicated process, Sasol just transition office head David Kawesha said on Friday. “You just need the renewable energy resource, electrolysers to split water, and that’s really what the basic process is,”... 

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McCloskey's Southern African Coal Conference panel from left moderator Randy Fabi, Tracey Davies, Steve Nicholls, Jan Oberholzer and David Kawesha.

Kazera raises £1m to pursue tantalum, lithium and nickel projects

By: Donna Slater     6th May 2022 Aim-listed investment company Kazera Global has raised £1-million, before expenses, through placing 100-million new ordinary shares at a price of 1p apiece with new and existing investors, representing a 5% premium to the closing price on June 4. Kazera invests in South Africa-based diamond and... 

World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future  

By: Martin Creamer     5th May 2022 The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday. In his keynote address to the Southern African Coal Conference, Ndlovu emphasised the sincerity of the association’s... 

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World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu

Sheffield completes Eneabba sale

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th May 2022 Mineral sands miner Sheffield Resources has completed the divestment of its Eneabba project to fellow-listed Image Resources, having received the final A$1-million cash consideration for the project. The two companies last year struck a A$24-million agreement that saw Sheffield divest of the... 

Carbine buys new silica sands project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd May 2022 Junior Carbine Resources has struck a deal to acquire the Sandbox silica sands project, in Far North Queensland, from FNQ Sands. Under the terms of the agreement, Carbine Resources would issue more than 166.66-million shares, at deemed price of 3c each, in two tranches. The first tranche will... 

Further delay in Haib licence court case

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th April 2022 TSX-V-listed Deep-South Resources reports that the legal counsel for the Namibia Ministry of Mines and Energy has been late to file its defence affidavit and has requested an extension of ten days to file its affidavit with regard to the review of the decision of the Minister to deny the renewal... 

ITSCI says Global Witness report lacks balance, evidence

By: Schalk Burger     27th April 2022 Responsible mineral supply chains scheme ITSCI has expressed concern about a "lack of balance and evidence" in a report released this week by human rights nongovernmental organisation Global Witness. In the report, Global Witness said it had uncovered evidence that ITSCI may enable the laundering... 

RBM commits R5m to support flood relief efforts in KZN

By: Darren Parker     22nd April 2022 Titanium dioxide mining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) and its parent company Rio Tinto have announced the commitment of R5-million towards supporting relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal, following the devastation caused by the recent flooding in the region that killed more than 400 people. “The... 

President Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba 2022

By: Martin Creamer     20th April 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. The attendance of Ramaphosa, who will speak on Tuesday, May 10, signals the continued importance of mining to the South African economy as a... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Kenmare notes continuing strong demand for its products

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th April 2022 London-listed Kenmare Resources, which operates the Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique, saw strong market conditions for all of its products continue during the quarter ended March 31, supported by low inventories in the global supply chain, MD Michael Carvill says in a... 

Greater fuel cell adoption would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals  

By: Martin Creamer     13th April 2022 The enactment by more governments of policies to enable greater hydrogen fuel cell mobility would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs) sector, Mining Weekly can today report. Adoption of hydrogen fuel cell mobility has already been significantly enabled by the German... 

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PGMs Industry Day webinar covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

WA posts bumper resource year

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th April 2022 Western Australia’s resources industry was worth a record A$230-billion in revenue in 2021, the state government revealed this week. Resources sales for 2021 were up 30%, or A$53-billion, from 2020, based on the latest annual data released by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and... 

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Iluka to spin-out Sierra Rutile

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th April 2022 Mineral sands miner Iluka on Wednesday announced plans to demerge its Sierra Rutile operations, in Sierra Leone, into a separately listed ASX-listed company. The demerger would be subject to shareholder and other approvals, Iluka said. 

Clients planning to close many renewable energy project deals this year – Nedbank CIB  

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2022 While Africa is blessed with great natural sun and wind resources, it has about 600-million people living without access to electricity, which is one of the biggest impediments to the continent’s economic growth. Renewable energy is available to put an end to this impediment, as it can provide... 

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Nedbank CIB Group Managing Executive Anél Bosman interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Kenmare makes good progress on sustainably initiatives

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th April 2022 Aim-listed Kenmare Resources’ Climate Policy has been approved by its board and its ambition to be net-zero by 2040 is now established. Kenmare on April 8 published its Sustainability Report and its inaugural Climate Strategy Report for the year ended December 31, 2021. 

Firm looks to support mining entrants

8th April 2022 West Africa is now attracting attention for battery minerals mining with a renewed interest likely to draw in explorers and miners of various sizes and capabilities, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting Ghana country manager and principal resource geologist Ivan Doku. He adds... 

Modular treatment plant ideal for African mines

8th April 2022 Water and wastewater treatment solutions provider WEC Projects, in conjunction with its partner, minerals processing equipment manufacturer Multotec, has designed and custom engineered a wastewater treatment plant for a gold mine in Mali. The plant incorporates a modular design which simplified... 

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MODULAR MALI A modular wastewater treatment plant has been designed and commissioned for a gold mine in Mali

AfriTin publishes lithium, tantalum production targets

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th April 2022 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining has released its five-year growth strategy, which includes enlarging its footprint in Namibia through existing operations and new mining locations. The company also plans on developing multiple technology metals concentrates, with plans to produce lithium, tantalum and... 

Strandline raises A$50m to fund growth

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th April 2022 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources will raise A$50-million through a share placement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors to fund its growth aspirations. The ASX-listed company on Wednesday announced that it would issue some 116.3-million shares, at a price of... 

Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2022 South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron and Chong describe the taxonomy, launched by National Treasury last Friday, as an official... 

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Patrick Heron (left) and Joon Chong.

Sovereign Metals discovers largest natural rutile deposit in Malawi

By: Donna Slater     5th April 2022 With an updated mineral resource estimate, rutile and graphite miner Sovereign Metals reports that its Malawi-based Kasiya deposit has become the largest in the world with an 1.8-billion tonnes of indicated and inferred resource at 1.01% rutile, which is more than double the contained rutile as... 

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