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Sheffield green-lights Thunderbird
7th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A final investment decision (FID) on the Stage 1 development of the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, has been taken by ASX-listed Sheffield Resources. The FID comes just... 


Former Anglo America CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani.
Development is only conversation South Africa should be having, Cutifani tells Joburg Indaba
6th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Development is the only conversation that South Africa should be having, former Anglo American CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani said amid strong applause at the Joburg... 


Richards Bay Minerals operations
Decarbonisation underpins RBM’s move to buy solar electricity from 148 MW project
6th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Leading South African mineral sands producer Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with independent power producer Voltalia for the supply of wheeled... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s geological prospectivity fantastic, says Minerals Council CEO
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s geological prospectivity is fantastic, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter told the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday. This is so even though only 15% of South Africa's surface... 


Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


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WA resource exports hit record high
5th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia's resources sector reported record sales of A$231-billion and the highest-ever employment figures in 2021-22, the state government announced on Wednesday. This was the fourth... 


Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.
Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC
4th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining sector will be required to make major investments into alternative and renewable energy sources and energy planning to address the dual challenges of decarbonisation and... 


Kenmare buys back more than 90 000 shares
4th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kenmare Resources announces that, following the closure of the odd-lot offer on September 30, the company has bought back 92 419 of its ordinary shares at £4.82 each. The odd-lot... 


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Energy and battery minerals driving Australian exports to record levels
4th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s resources and energy exports are forecast to reach a record A$450-billion in 2022/23, with the export of battery metals, including copper, nickel and lithium, expected to more than... 


WA Kaolin completes commissioning
3rd October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior WA Kaolin has completed commissioning of the processing plant at its Wickepin project, in Western Australia, and has started ore processing. The ASX-listed company on Monday said that it... 


Thunderbird financing slots into place
3rd October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources on Monday announced that its subsidiary Kimberley Mineral Sands (KMS) had secured a $110-million production-linked facility with Orion Mineral Royalty... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre
29th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa... 


Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the... 


Thunderbird project secures LNG supply
26th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Sheffield Resources’ 50%-owned Kimberley Mineral Sands (KMS) has secured liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in northern Western Australia. KMS... 


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... 


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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... 


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