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Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats benefits from strong demand, R4.3bn allocated to energy, decarbonisation
2nd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats benefitted from strong demand for its primary products in the half-year to December 31, amid a robust rand PGMs pricing... 

Russia's largest miner is selling nickel in China in yuan
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Russia’s top miner, MMC Norilsk Nickel, is selling some of its metal in yuan at prices set in Shanghai, a sign of how the invasion of Ukraine is redrawing global commodity flows and handing greater... 

Goldman Sachs head of commodities Jeff Currie
Goldman warns carmakers against buying miners: 'It always end in tears'
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Car manufacturers acquiring mining companies to secure raw materials needed for electric vehicle batteries will end badly if history is any guide, according to Goldman Sachs Group’s head of... 

Sibanye-Stillwater ten years on.
Sibanye-Stillwater records third-best earnings as it celebrates tenth anniversary
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This month ten years ago, Sibanye Gold Limited was unbundled by Gold Fields Limited and listed on the JSE and the NYSE as an independent company with three deep-level South African gold mines and a... 

South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 

Technology Minerals receives five exploration permits in Cameroon
28th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Cameroon’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development has granted five exploration permits for LSE-listed battery minerals company Technology Minerals’ nickel, cobalt and copper... 

Lifezone completes technical report summary for 40.4Mt Kabanga nickel project
27th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Critical minerals and green beneficiation company Lifezone Holdings has completed an S-K 1300 technical report summary (TRS) estimating mineral resources of 40.4-million tonnes for its... 

From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 

Tesla, GM among carmakers flocking to mining events amid battery metals scramble
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Top automakers including Tesla, General Motors and Ford Motor are heading out on the mining conference circuit as soaring demand for metals used in electric vehicles ignites a scramble to lock in... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
World warming at rate well above what Paris Agreement requires, Anglo CEO warns
24th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world is on a trajectory to reach 2.7°C of warming above pre-industrial levels, which is quite a long way mathematically from the 1.5°C that is required by the Paris Agreement. This was pointed... 

King hosts sit-down with critical minerals stakeholders
24th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King this week met with key industry and community groups to discuss how to best develop Australia’s critical minerals sector. King said the roundtables... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo has 600 MW keyed up ready to go, green hydrogen also developing rapidly, says Wanblad
23rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All policy in South Africa specifically relating to energy certainly does tend to be moving into a path of time and space where it really is incentivising the building out of renewable energy... 

Closer alliance needed for critical minerals development - Minister
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Government and industry would need to work together to bring forward a new wave of investment to advance Australia’s critical minerals sector, federal Resources Minister Madelein King said this... 

Pacific Nickel close to Kolosori start
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Pacific Nickel is hoping to start direct shipping ore (DSO) production at its Kolosori nickel project, in the Solomon Islands, late in the third quarter of this year, subject to financing... 

Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 

BHP Group says reform to LME nickel contract 'long overdue'
22nd February 2023 By: Bloomberg

 BHP Group, the world's largest-listed miner, said that the London Metal Exchange's nickel contract does not represent the physical market and reform is "long overdue". Sliding volumes since a... 

Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala.
Green steel to cut Scope 3, solar to cut Scope 2, hydrogen to cut Scope 1 – Kumba Iron Ore
21st February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Kumba Iron Ore sees itself as a critical player in the decarbonisation journey. Regarding tricky Scope 3 emission reduction, the Anglo American company is partnering with top... 

Dense media separation plant at Kumba Iron Ore's Kolomela operation.
Kumba Iron Ore resilient in tough environment, declares cash dividend
21st February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African iron-ore producer Kumba has delivered a resilient financial performance in 2022, despite the year being characterised by a volatile macro environment, lower iron-ore prices,... 

Trafigura names new battery-metals heads in wake of nickel fraud
21st February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group has appointed new co-heads of battery metals trading — a business the commodities giant has said was the victim of a “systematic fraud” that could cost it more than half a billion... 

Image shows BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP's profits tumble
21st February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major BHP has reported a 16% fall in revenue for the half-year ended December, while profits after tax fell by 32% on the previous corresponding period. Revenue from continuing... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining... 

An image of an oil tanker
G20 watchdog says commodity market concentration poses threat to wider economy
20th February 2023 By: Reuters

The pandemic and war in Ukraine highlighted weaknesses in commodity markets where a 'significant' concentration of firms, banks, exchanges and clearing houses threatens to transmit losses to the... 

Strong performance from Unki, Zimbabwe.
Anglo Platinum makes R131bn socioeconomic contribution, records best-ever safety year
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of platinum group metals (PGMs) company Anglo American Platinum to society in 2022 totalled R131-billion, made up mainly of taxes and royalties at R19-billion, salaries and wages... 

South32 COO Noel Pillay.
Opportunity to commercialise greenness of South Africa’s nuclear power, says South32
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Nuclear power is part of the green taxonomy in Europe, where South Africa places most of its aluminium products and where most of the price pressures on non-green aluminium are going to arise in... 

Steep levies on Russian aluminium could threaten US nickel supply
17th February 2023 By: Reuters

Russia is likely to limit exports of key metals such as nickel and palladium if the United States imposes steep taxes on imports of aluminium from Russia, analysts say. While Russian aluminium... 

Once-hot battery metals set to slide, leading China group warns
17th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Battery-metals prices are set to retreat from highs this year as surging supplies trigger gluts, a leading Chinese industry group warned. Nickel prices are likely to drop in the second half as the... 

Panoramic marks the end of an era
17th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has delivered the final nickel/copper/cobalt concentrate shipment to offtake partner Jinchuan Group, closing the door on a 20-year cooperation. A total of 8 185 t... 

Vale Q4 net profit tumbles, but beats forecasts
17th February 2023 By: Reuters

Brazil's Vale said on Thursday its fourth-quarter net profit fell 30.4%, under pressure from reduced production and lower iron ore prices, while still beating analysts' forecasts. Vale, one of the... 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
South32 records one of its highest profits to date
16th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company South32 recorded one of its highest profits to date with half-year earnings of $1.36-billion, underpinned by production growth of 12%. Increased exposure to the metals... 

Trafigura nickel fraud would not happen at Glencore, CEO says
Trafigura nickel fraud would not happen at Glencore, CEO says
16th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore has no exposure to the Indian businessman accused by rival Trafigura Group of perpetrating a nickel fraud of more than half a billion dollars. Gupta and his companies are “not a... 

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