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A photo of Maria Mogenadi wearing PPE at the forefront of a mining operation with load haul vehicles in the background
Women-centric mine contracting company launched
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

With a clear goal to become a reputable service provider to pre-selected blue chip mining companies, black woman-led and women-centric mine contracting company, TseboKgadi has been launched.... 


A group of ladies sat in a conference room with one at the foreground stood up asking the two hosting ladies a question.
Women-led event to highlight mining opportunities
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s second yearly Women and Leadership in Mining 2023 event – themed Develop, Unite, Empower – aims to attract over 200 women in various positions across the mining sector to uplift,... 


A load haul machine driving in a sparse mining terrain with the sun shining brightly in the sky
New colliery promotes women’s empowerment
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Within the first few months of operating, coal miner Canyon Coal’s R600-million Gugulethu colliery, in Mpumalanga, has employed 21 women, with the intention of increasing that number going forward,... 


The collaboration will drive forward sub-Saharan Africa’s largest, and only, fully vertically-integrated green hydrogen project
Hyphen Hydrogen announces MoU with Itochu
8th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Namibian green hydrogen development company Hyphen Hydrogen Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with import export company Itochu Corporation to explore areas for potential... 


The addition of the second plant will triple MRM’s processing capacity from the existing 200 t/h to 600 tonnes p/h
Gemfields to triple processing capacity at Moz ruby mine
7th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gemstone miner Gemfields’ 75%-owned Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) subsdiary has entered into a legally binding contract with specialist engineering group Consulmet to build an additional processing... 


IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 


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Aus could miss critical minerals opportunities - BHP
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP has warned that Australia could miss its opportunity to capitalise on the global demand for critical minerals, if it was unable to compete for global investment capital. Speaking... 


Three large mine dump trucks carrying ore to a processing plant owned by Pensana in Angola
Magnet metals miner thankful for ongoing support
28th July 2023

London-listed magnet metals miner Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley has lauded the ongoing support from the government of Angola, the sovereign wealth fund of Angola – Fundo Soberano de Angola... 


An image of Hydromet mineral processing technology that Lifezone Metals has developed for the processing of nickle
Marketing of nickel product from new mine starts
28th July 2023

An offtake marketing process has been initiated by modern metals mining company Lifezone Metals pertaining to the nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project, in north-west Tanzania,... 


Two men standing waist deep in murky brown water panning for gold in the South Sudan mining sector
Seeking partnerships in South Sudan
28th July 2023

South African State-owned mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC) is actively searching for partnerships with South Sudanese mining companies, according to an... 


A box of rare earth core samples in a box ready for analysis owned by Ionic Rare Earths in Uganda
Ugandan rare earths project progressing to plan
28th July 2023

Minerals exploration company Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that the Phase 5 drill programme at its 60%-owned Makuutu rare earths project in Uganda, is advancing to plan with the rotary air... 


Copper mine files geological findings
28th July 2023

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining reports promising initial findings from the exploration work completed by the company’s independent geological consultants Geofields... 


A large red rock which shows clear indications of a high grade iron-ore deposit
ESG certification for Gabon iron-ore producer
28th July 2023

Emerging African iron-ore producer Genmin advised last month that it was awarded environmental, social and governance (ESG) certification by independent, transparent assessment platform Digbee ESG.... 


the Colluli potash project in Eritrea in a stark dry landscpe
Miner divests from Eritrean potash project
28th July 2023

ASX- and LSE-listed potash company Danakali announced in March it had successfully divested its 50% stake in the Colluli Mining Share Company (CMSC), which owns the Colluli potash project in... 


A group of men in PPE stood around a drill rig that is doing core drilling for Resources Mining Corporation's Liparamba nickel project in Tanzania
Exploration drilling starts at Tanzanian nickel project
28th July 2023

A maiden 1 800 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling programme was started by Australian battery metals exploration company Resource Mining Corporation (RMC) in May, at its Liparamba nickel project,... 


Ivanhoe reports promising testwork for improving copper recoveries
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Metals miner Ivanhoe Mines has announced “highly promising” preliminary testwork for improving copper recoveries at its Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.... 


Sylvania exceeds full-year PGM production guidance
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

South African platium group metals (PGMs) producer Sylvania Platinum exceeded its production forecast for the 2023 financial year, which had been set at between 72 000 oz and 74 000 oz of platinum,... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 


IDC grants MC Mining an extension to repay R160m loan
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Development finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) has extended the date for the repayment of coal miner MC Mining’s R160-million loan to September 30. The... 


Prieska crown pillar +105 level resource increases ahead of trial mining
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified metal explorer and developer Orion Minerals on July 25 announced that the company has taken another key step in its early mining strategy at the Prieska copper/zinc project in South... 


Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 


Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 


Anglo American Platinum Projects and Environment Executive Head Prakashim Moodliar.
South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for platinum
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for its ‘incredible’ platinum group metals (PGM) endowment, the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Wednesday. Anglo American Platinum projects... 


BEKA Schréder OPTIWAY low-power light-emitting diode bulkhead on a white background
Local manufacturer lights up DRC mine
14th July 2023

The Kipushi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been illuminated using an underground lighting solution made possible by South African lighting solutions manufacturer BEKA Schréder.... 


gold nuggets placed on a stark black fine sand background as a generic mage for Tresor Gold
US gold company investing in Sierra Leone
14th July 2023

New York City-based mining company, Tresor Gold, is currently raising capital to scale its gold projects in Sierra Leone for production within 18 months, while also pursuing strategic acquisitions... 


Cora announces exec appointments, launches construction tender for Sanankoro
11th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

West Africa-focused gold company Cora Gold on July 11 announced the appointment of key management personnel and the start of the construction tender process as it focuses on transitioning its... 


Xtract reports good gold recoveries at Mozambique concession
6th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Resource development company Xtract Resources chairperson Colin Bird says the company is pleased with the progress being made at the Manica concession, in Mozambique, which produced 4 522 oz of... 


Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 


Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Limpopo coal mine decarbonising through cost-cutting solar power agreement
5th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Financial close has been achieved for the 68 MW Lephalale solar project to supply renewable energy to the Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo. This was announced on Wednesday by Cennergi, the wholly... 


The PMC Lift 2 expansion project is expected to extend the life-of-mine to at least 2038
Palabora’s vent shaft a 'triumph of collaboration’ and remarkable safety performance
4th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The sinking of a 1 200 m ventilation shaft as part of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift 2 expansion is proving to be a partnership success story, based on an unshakeable... 


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