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South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 

Mitochondria founder and CEO Mashudu Ramano (right) interviewed by Martin Creamer (left).
Groundbreaking for R1bn fuel cell factory set for first quarter of 2023
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A bankable feasibility study has opened the way for the building of a factory for the local manufacture of fuel cells that are designed to provide low-carbon electricity to decentralised users at... 

Bill Gates-Led fund backs pulsed-power technology to clean up mining
22nd November 2022 By: Bloomberg

A climate fund founded by Bill Gates is investing in technology that uses surges of electricity to shatter rocks and mineral ores in a bid to reduce energy use and carbon emissions at mines. A... 

Cannon takeover declared unconditional
22nd November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Canada-based Kedalion Nickel’s recommended takeover offer for ASX-listed Cannon Resources has been declared unconditional. Cannon on Tuesday urged its remaining shareholders to accept the 45c a... 

World Platinum Investment Council director of research Edward Sterck.
Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is moving into meaningful deficit amid an emergent source of new end-demand in the form of green hydrogen. The 2022 surplus of 804 000 oz is projected to move into a deficit of 303 000 oz... 

Black Swan proves up for Poseidon
21st November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A feasibility study into the Black Swan nickel project, in Western Australia, has shown that the 1.1-million tonne a year operation could deliver some A$333-million in cash flows. ASX-listed... 

Horizonte secures power contracts at 30% discount to feasibility cost
21st November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Horizonte Minerals has entered into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), thereby securing renewable power at a low cost for its Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil. The PPAs have... 

Pallinghurst Group managing partner and cofounder Arne Frandsen.
Sedibelo Platinum will now have wind power as well as solar and smelterless technology
18th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Latest news from Sedibelo Platinum Mines in North West province is that the company’s Pilanesberg platinum mines situated in the Bushveld Complex, 207 km west of Johannesburg, will not only have... 

Eramet's New Caledonia nickel business seeks help with new cash crunch
18th November 2022 By: Reuters

SLN, the New Caledonian nickel producer controlled by French mining group Eramet, is seeking help from a court-appointed expert to lead talks with stakeholders as it faces a cash squeeze from... 

Canada 'very unlikely' to join OPEC-like group for nickel - govt source
18th November 2022 By: Reuters

Canada has not committed to establishing an OPEC-like organisation for nickel-producing countries with Indonesia and is "very unlikely" to participate in any such group, a Canadian government... 

GM aims to lower EV battery cost, locks up supply deal with Vale
18th November 2022 By: Reuters

General Motors aims to slash the cost of electric vehicle battery cells and has added Vale to its growing roster of battery material suppliers as the automaker girds for increasing EV competition... 

Sumitomo Metal aims to boost battery materials output
17th November 2022 By: Reuters

 Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining  aims to increase its capacity to produce cathode battery materials and to broaden its range of products to meet rising demand from the electric vehicle (EV) sector,... 

Pacific targets production at Kolosori in 2023
17th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pacific Nickel is readying for first direct shipping ore (DSO) production from its Kolosori project, in the Solomon Islands, by mid-2023. The company noted that the recent granting of... 

Volatility reigns as nickel plunges after rising 40% in two weeks
17th November 2022 By: Reuters

Nickel fell as much as 11.6% on Wednesday in volatile and illiquid trade as a rally in which prices of the stainless steel ingredient rose 40% in just two weeks came to a juddering halt. Traders... 

Wyloo expands in Canada with nickel exploration property acquisition
17th November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Privately owned Australian firm Wyloo Metals, which earlier this year bought Noront Resources for its high-grade nickel deposits in the Ring of Fire district of Ontario, is expanding in Canada,... 

Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 

Swedish miner Boliden ups emissions goal
15th November 2022 By: Reuters

Swedish mining and smelting group Boliden on Tuesday raised its goal to cut emissions of climate-warming gases this decade in its drive towards fossil-fuel free metals production. Mining, together... 

KAS-SAIIA Scholar Danielle Marais
Opinion: African minerals are critical for the green energy transition
15th November 2022

In this article, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – South African Institute of International Affairs scholar Danielle Marais writes about the importance of Africa's mineral resources for the global green... 

Tesla-backed nickel miner cuts output after waste dam leak
Tesla-backed nickel miner cuts output after waste dam leak
15th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

The troubled Goro nickel mine – one of the world’s largest deposits, which is part-owned by Trafigura Group and backed by Tesla – has been forced to reduce production to address a leak from its... 

Oracle produces first nickel pig iron
15th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has produces its first nickel pic iron (NPI) from its 70%-owned Oracle nickel project, at the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP). The company in October... 

China has links to dozens of Canadian miners tied to critical minerals
China has links to dozens of Canadian miners tied to critical minerals
14th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

China has built up stakes in more than two dozen Canadian mining companies, including some of the industry’s biggest names. Canada’s latest crackdown on foreign investments in critical minerals is... 

Oz Minerals' West Musgrave plans progress
14th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Oz Minerals on Monday announced that a mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP) project study at the West Musgrave project, in Western Australia, had confirmed the technical and commercial... 

Copper near 5-month high on hopes Fed could slow rate-hike pace
11th November 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices climbed on Friday to their highest in nearly five months, as US inflation data bolstered hopes for a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the world's largest economy that would... 

Jervois raises initial A$177m
11th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple-listed Jervois Global has completed the institutional placement and the institutional component of its 1-for-5.42 pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer, raising some... 

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More investment needed in Australia's critical minerals - PwC
11th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by PwC found that despite an increase in Australia’s critical minerals sector, the country’s current pipeline of development projects would fall well short of expected demand surge.... 

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Jervois pulls the trigger in Brazil, raises cash
10th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed Jervois Global has taken a final investment decision on the restart of its São Miguel Paulista (SMP) nickel cobalt refinery in São Paulo, Brazil, while launching a A$231-million... 

Cannon urges shareholder acceptance of takeover offer
10th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Rox Resources on Thursday said that it would accept a takeover offer for its 10% shareholding in fellow-listed Cannon Resources from Canada-based equity firm Kinterra Battery Metals Mining... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 

Magna closes Lonmin Canada acquisition
8th November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Nickel and copper explorer Magna Mining has closed the acquisition of Lonmin Canada (Loncan), handing the company the Denison project in Sudbury, Ontario. Magna acquired Loncan for C$16-million,... 

Chicago is coming for London’s metal trading after LME stumbles
8th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

As the London Metal Exchange (LME) wades through the fallout of this year’s nickel crisis, its American rival is gaining ground. Chicago-based CME Group Inc. has successful copper and... 

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