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COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


Moroccan flag
Emmerson pleased with innovative processing method to be used at Morocco project
24th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed potash development company Emmerson’s main priority at this time is obtaining environmental approval for the Khemisset project, in Morocco. The company advises that a scoping study... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP has a week to convince Anglo its South African plan can work
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group just won an extra week to convince Anglo American on its $49-billion takeover plan. But the world’s biggest miner still must resolve the deal’s most intractable obstacle: What to do about... 


South Harz bolsters position in German potash sector
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered potash firm South Harz on Wednesday announced the completion of the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its flagship Ohmgebirge development in central Germany. Alongside this... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and BHP CEO Mike Henry
Clock runs down on BHP’s $43bn bid for Anglo American
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has just hours to launch a blockbuster bid to buy smaller mining rival Anglo American — or put its audacious takeover plan on the shelf. The proposal by the world’s biggest miner to spin... 


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... 


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... 


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... 


Polyhalite produced at Anglo American's Woodsmith mine
Anglo American has sought fertiliser partners for months, says CEO
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American has been looking for partners for its fertiliser project in North Yorkshire for around six months, CE Duncan Wanblad told Reuters, reiterating the business will be one of three... 


Brazil prosecutors again seek to suspend Canadian potash mine in the Amazon
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to suspend a license given to a Canadian firm to install what would be Latin America's largest fertilizer mine in the Amazon rainforest, their... 


BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Pension giant AustralianSuper, BHP Group’s largest Australian shareholder, said capital discipline was of “utmost importance” for the mining industry as investors weigh the heavyweight’s... 


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.... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


K+S confirms Q1 earnings beat and 2024 guidance as potash prices stabilise
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

German potash and salt miner K+S confirmed its core profit beat on Monday, as it benefited from a strong European specialty and industry business performances. The Hessian-based firm posted... 


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... 


Nutrien beats quarterly profit estimates on robust North America demand
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Nutrien, the world's biggest fertilizer producer, beat first-quarter profit estimates on Wednesday, on strong demand for crop nutrients from North America owing to early planting and lower... 


Kore Potash to list on the A2X
7th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral exploration and development company Kore Potash will list its shares on South Africa’s A2X Markets, with its shares to be available for trade on the exchange from May 14. It is already... 


Phosphate
Galileo receives second payment from Afrimat for Glenover business, last payment expected soon
2nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Galileo Resources has confirmed receipt of a second payment totalling R48-million, or £2.1-million, from JSE-listed diversified miner Afrimat in its option to buy shares in Glenover... 


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... 


Brazil Potash aims to beat Russian, Canadian suppliers on price
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

The cost to produce potash from a mine being developed in the Brazilian Amazon will be similar to Russia's and lower than in No. 1 producer Canada, said the CEO of Brazil Potash, citing a... 


Mosaic CEO Bruce Bodine
Mosaic sells stake in Saudi JV for $1.5bn
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-based fertiliser company Mosaic on Tuesday announced the sale of its stake in a phosphate production venture to Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden. Mosaic will receive 111.01-million shares of the Saudi... 


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... 


The Woodsmith project, in the UK
BHP’s bid for Anglo casts cloud over $9bn fertiliser mine
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s proposal for a $39-billion takeover of rival Anglo American is all about securing plenty of copper supplies — so now, the potential deal is throwing uncertainty over the future for... 


The Mogalakwena mine in South Africa
BHP considering improved proposal for Anglo American, sources say
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group is considering making an improved offer for Anglo American after its $39-billion initial proposal was rejected by the London-listed miner, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... 


BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last time BHP Group took a swing at another major miner, it was Rio Tinto back in 2007. That could have been a blockbuster $150-billion takeover, but with metals prices crashing as the... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry will reportedly brief investors next week.
BHP shares drop on value concerns after $39bn bid for Anglo American
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group shares fell 4% on Friday a day after revealing a $38.8-billion bid for Anglo American as investors feared a deal could erode BHP's profitability especially if it has to sweeten its... 


Former Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Anglo’s stumbles have made it prey for mining’s biggest predator
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When former boss Mark Cutifani left Anglo American in mid-April 2022, things had rarely looked better for the century-old miner. Metals prices soared as the world emerged from lockdowns, the... 


BHP has spent the last ten years simplifying their asset base only to buy one of the most complex portfolios in the industry.
BHP’s mega bid for Anglo sets stage for industry shakeup
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered BHP has made a bold move with its bid to acquire rival Anglo American in an all-share deal valued at $38.8-billion. With this manoeuvre, BHP aims to create the largest... 


Anglo American share price shows traders want a sweeter bid
Anglo American share price shows traders want a sweeter bid
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Traders are pushing Anglo American Plc shares above the value of BHP Group’s takeover proposal, a sign they expect a higher bid from the suitor or an interloper. BHP’s proposal, which values the... 


Anglo American's corporate head office in South Africa
Anglo shareholder LGIM says BHP approach 'unattractive'
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

Legal & General Investment Management, one of the 20 largest shareholders in Anglo American said an approach by BHP Group is "highly opportunistic" and "unattractive". "As with many other... 


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