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Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to... 


JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 


Sheffield secures power supply for Thunderbird
16th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has secured a binding 15-year power purchase agreement with Pacific Energy for electricity supply to its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia.... 


Offtake and funding deal helps drive MRC strategy
14th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has struck a non-binding offtake and funding agreement with industrial garnet provider GMA Group. Under the terms of the agreement, MRC has agreed to supply... 


Absa funds South Africa’s first utility-scale renewable energy captive power project
13th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Financial services provider Absa acted as joint mandated lead arranger and lender for South Africa’s first utility-scale renewable energy captive power project, which will be built in the North... 


A photo of SOLA's Aries project
SOLA, African Rainbow Energy reach financial close on two 100 MW solar projects
12th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Following the regulatory change in August 2021 to raise the licensing limit for distributed generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW, the first two registered 100 MW energy projects have reached... 


Thunderbird construction on track - Sheffield
12th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

First mineral sands product from the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, is on track for the first quarter of 2024, ASX-listed Sheffield Resources said on Monday. Construction... 


Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond... 


Strandline nearing wet commissioning at Coburn
1st September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Strandline Resources is preparing for the wet commissioning of its concentrator plant at the Coburn project, in Western Australia, as project construction was more than 90%... 


Kazera granted a mining permit for Walviskop mineral sands project
31st August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Investment company Kazera Global’s 60%-owned subsidiary Whale Head Minerals has been granted a mining permit for the Walviskop heavy mineral sands (HMS) project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape... 


Toliara fiscal agreement close - Base Resources
31st August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Base Resources is “achingly close” to a fiscal agreement with the Madagascar government over the Toliara project, MD Tim Carstens said on Wednesday. Speaking at the first day... 


Kenmare appoints Tom Hickey as FD
25th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kenmare Resources has appointed Tom Hickey FD, with effect from September 26. He will also be appointed as an executive director to the board on the same date. 


Kenmare launches odd-lot offer to shareholders
24th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

LSE-listed mineral sands producer Kenmare Resources has launched an odd-lot offer pursuant to which shareholders holding fewer than 200 ordinary shares in Kenmare will be offered the opportunity to... 


Iluka profit surges
24th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Iluka has reported a 30% increase in revenue for the half-year to June, compared with the previous corresponding period, with underlying group earnings before interest, taxes,... 


Port agreement reached for Thunderbird
23rd August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Joint venture vehicle (JV) Kimberley Mineral Sands (KMS) has inked a port access agreement for the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia. ASX-listed Sheffield Resources, which... 


Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 


Strong market conditions underpin Kenmare’s solid interim performance
17th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global titanium minerals and zircon producer Kenmare Resources increased its interim dividend for the six months ended June 30 to just under $0.11 apiece, on the back of strong market conditions... 


Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a... 


Sheffield secures A$110m more in Thunderbird funding
8th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has secured a $110-million project finance facility to fund its Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company on... 


Image shows operations at the port of Port Hedland
New records set for Aus resource exports
5th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that Australia’s resources sector had posted another record year of exports, with total resources and energy exports were... 


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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up... 


Orion capital raise progressing
29th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals has received firm commitments for the first two tranches of about $6-million of a placement targeting up to $20-million, while discussions with potential... 


Third-party appeal against Walviskop mineral sands project dismissed
28th July 2022 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has dismissed a third party's appeal against the granting of a mining permit for Aim-listed investment company Kazera Global’s 60%-owned... 


Thunderbird's A$160m NAIF funding proceeds
28th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Deputy Premier of Western Australia Roger Cook has ratified a A$160-million Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan facility for the development of the Thunderbird mineral sands... 


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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A radical ramp-up of renewable energy and green hydrogen capacity will be needed by 2040 to take South Africa towards a net-zero climate change commitment, the Coal & Energy Transition Day heard on... 


Iluka shareholders approve demerger
22nd July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The overwhelming majority of shareholders in Iluka Resources have approved the demerger of the company’s Sierre Rutile business, in Sierrea Leone, into a separately listed entity. Iluka on Friday... 


Kazera ready for first commercial export of tantalum
19th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Kazera Global says it is ready to export its first commercial delivery of tantalum to its Chinese partner from its wholly owned mine at Tantalite Valley, Namibia. Kazera says... 


How to avert the risk of valuable information being disregarded.
Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash
15th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Applying subject matter expertise to process data streams for accuracy is a necessary part of mining’s new digital age, according to SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen.... 


Kenmare’s second-quarter heavy mineral concentrate output down 19% y/y
14th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

LSE- and ISE-listed titanium minerals and zircon producer Kenmare Resources recorded a 19% year-on-year decrease in heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) production in the second quarter of this year as... 


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