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Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


Haul trucks in operation at a West African mine
Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP debates improved bid as time runs out in Anglo takeover saga
19th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

With time running out on its $43-billion pursuit of Anglo American, BHP Group faces a critical question: what would it take to draw the smaller company to the negotiating table within the next few... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


Horizonte goes into administration amid funding shortfall for Brazil nickel project
Horizonte goes into administration amid funding shortfall for Brazil nickel project
16th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Horizonte Minerals has appointed Chad Griffin and Geoff Rowley as administrators, following its inability to secure full financing for the Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil. Despite... 


A BHP office building
BHP shareholders see room for one more sweetened Anglo bid
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shareholders in BHP Group and takeover target Anglo American expect the world’s largest miner to come back with a third and improved proposal before a regulatory deadline next week, even after the... 


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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and his BHP counterpart Mike Henry took centre stage on Tuesday at a mining conference in Miami.
Anglo-BHP battle is between two CEOs fighting over same vision
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

As Anglo American sets out a survival plan that echoes the vision of its suitor BHP Group, the rival mining bosses are now locked in a battle to convince shareholders they are the man for the job.... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


Clean Air Metals appoints new VP of exploration
13th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian exploration company Clean Air Metals has appointed Lionnel Djon as its new VP of exploration, succeeding Geoff Heggie who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Djon has most... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo investors tell company to move faster to survive BHP bid
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American’s shareholders are pushing the company to speed up the release of its turnaround plan as the 107-year-old miner seeks to present an alternative to BHP Group’s takeover bid. Anglo... 


Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland
Miners seek exemption from Canadian tax hike to save equity deals
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s mining industry is pushing for an carveout to the federal government’s proposed increase to capital gains taxes, warning the hike will make it harder for junior miners to raise money to... 


Manganese Metal Co chairperson Bernard Swanepoel
Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Proudly South African Manganese Metal Co (MMC) of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is making a fantastic first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market, which is progressing super-fast. To be... 


MinRes abandons Lake Johnston buy
MinRes abandons Lake Johnston buy
9th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) has decided to withdraw from the proposed acquisition of the Lake Johnston nickel concentrator plant and mining rights, in Western Australia. MinRes in March... 


Indonesia says nickel reserves enough for expansion, despite moratorium call
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's nickel reserves are sufficient for expanded processing operations, an investment ministry official said on Wednesday, amid calls from a miners' group to curb construction of new... 


Nickel 28 fires founders on ‘serious misconduct’ that they deny
7th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Nickel 28 Capital said it has fired its founders, including CEO Anthony Milewski, after an investigation uncovered “serious misconduct” — claims the ousted management team says are untrue and part... 


Sibanye appoints Peter Hancock as nonexec director
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Peter Hancock as independent nonexecutive director, with effect from May 6. Hancock is a mining industry executive... 


Zimbabwe's sole nickel mine placed under administration
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's only operating nickel mine was on Thursday placed under administration, according to a government notice, seven months after halting production due to equipment failure and low prices.... 


Anglo bidder BHP intends maintaining long-standing JSE listing
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major BHP, which has made a rejected proposal to combine with Anglo American by way of a scheme of arrangement, confirmed on Thursday that it intended maintaining its... 


Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading metals companies, including its state iron ore buyer, are considering their next moves following BHP Group’s blockbuster $39-billion approach for rival Anglo American, potentially... 


Stillwater Critical Minerals raised C$3.89m in oversubscribed placement
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Stillwater Critical Minerals has successfully completed C$3.89-million in a nonbrokered placement, surpassing expectations with a 55% oversubscription. Commodities powerhouse Glencore... 


Stuart Chambers
Anglo to meet top shareholders on BHP bid as takeover rules restrain AGM
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American's chair will meet its top 30 shareholders to hear views on BHP's $39-billion bid for the miner, he told an annual general meeting on Tuesday, where he was restricted from discussing... 


Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 


Japanese to partner on Kalgoorlie nickel project
29th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Japanese multinational companies Sumitomo Metal Mining (SSM) and Mitsubishi have thrown their weight behind the Kalgoorlie nickel project – Goongarrie hub, in Western Australia. ASX-listed Ardea... 


BHP tells investors Anglo bid is 'on strategy', stresses discipline
BHP tells investors Anglo bid is 'on strategy', stresses discipline
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP has told Australian investors privately that its $39-billion Anglo American bid is in line with its strategy and that it will be disciplined in its approach, two fund sources said. The world's... 


Indonesian miner eyes nickel assets as it shifts focus from coal
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesian coal company PT Harum Energy is looking to buy more nickel mines as it ceases further investment in fossil fuels in order to prepare for the energy transition. The miner plans to avoid... 


BHP's Spence copper mine, in Chile
BHP mega bid and $10 000 copper expose mining’s biggest problem
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper’s surge to $10 000 a ton just days after the bombshell news that BHP Group is trying to buy Anglo American is highlighting a core disconnect at the heart of the industry: miners just aren’t... 


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