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Kinross carrying 2023 momentum into 2024, CEO says
15th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Kinross Gold had a “great year” in 2023, CEO Paul Rollinson said on Wednesday, reporting that the company had met its production, cost and capital guidance, as well as... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.
Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserve, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New York- and Toronto-listed mining company Barrick has replaced more than 140% of its gold reserves in the last five years and more importantly at the same grade, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow... 


Despite weak lithium prices, Albemarle beats on cost cuts
Despite weak lithium prices, Albemarle beats on cost cuts
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Albemarle, the world's largest lithium producer, posted a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Wednesday as aggressive cost cuts helped offset plunging prices for the metal used to... 


It is an uncertain time for the Western Australia nickel industry
BHP considers closing WA Nickel, flags impairments
15th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major BHP is considering closing its Western Australia Nickel operations, amid the sharp fall in prices, the company announced on Thursday. BHP said it could place Nickel West... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Barrick CEO not interested in piecemeal talks over First Quantum assets
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow said on Wednesday he was not interested in piecemeal discussion when asked whether the company would consider bidding for any of First Quantum Minerals' assets. "I'm... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.
Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better
14th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


Sibanye's nickel operation in Brazil
Sibanye attains A- rating for water management, climate change disclosures
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has attained an A- rating for its water security and climate change disclosures by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the 2023 assessment period. CDP is a... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


Gold Fields to post lower production, HEPS for 2023
13th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ahead of publishing its full results for the year ended December 31 next week, JSE-listed Gold Fields has advised that it expects attributable gold production for the year to be 2.3-million ounces,... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


ThyssenKrupp Nucera CEO Werner Ponikwar
Hydrogen demand powers record sales for Thyssenkrupp Nucera
13th February 2024 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp Nucera on Tuesday posted record quarterly sales, citing rising demand for its electrolyser technology as the hydrogen firm remained upbeat about the sector's prospects despite... 


Chile copper miner Codelco logs December production setback
Chile copper miner Codelco logs December production setback
13th February 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's top copper miners closed out 2023 unevenly, with state-run copper miner Codelco logging a setback in December, according to figures released on Monday by the Chilean Copper Commission... 


Sigma Lithium plans to invest $100m on new Brazil plant
Sigma Lithium plans to invest $100m on new Brazil plant
13th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Sigma Lithium, a leader in Brazil's budding lithium sector, said on Monday it planned to invest 492.4-million reais on a previously announced plant in the country, to be backed by financing from... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Vale and Hydnum Steel to study building briquette plant in Spain
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale and newcomer Hydnum Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding to study building an iron-ore briquette plant at Hydnum Steel's first factory in Spain, which will be... 


An image of World Gold Council climate change lead and market relations director John Mulligan
Gold mining industry striving to build on sustainability strides
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Striving for sustainability in every facet of the gold mining industry’s value chain is imperative and while considerable progress has been made in several areas, including responsible practices... 


An image of Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
Anglo’s fourth-quarter production in line with expectations despite rail constraints
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Anglo American’s production for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023, was in line with expectations and in line with production in the third quarter, despite the deliberate... 


SQM launches third call for lithium accelerator programme
SQM launches third call for lithium accelerator programme
8th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Chile’s SQM Lithium Ventures has launched the third generation of its corporate acceleration programme focusing on innovative start-ups offering solutions within the lithium industry. The... 


Global Reporting Initiative formally launches new biodiversity, mining standards
8th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

More than 50% of global gross domestic product was moderately or highly dependent on biodiversity, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) vice chairperson Bola Adeeko highlighted in Cape Town on... 


China's CMOC eyes further growth in Congo and beyond after taking cobalt crown
8th February 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese mining firm CMOC Group could buy more assets in copper and cobalt-rich Democratic Republic of Congo, and sees further potential for growth in South America and Indonesia, an executive told... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers warns diamond recovery will be slow after terrible year
8th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

De Beers expects any recovery in the beleaguered diamond market to be slow and gradual as the industry continues to suffer from weak economic growth in key markets such as China and the US. The... 


ICMM President Rohitesh Dhawan in conversation with Natural Resource Governance Institute Africa director Nafi Chinery at Investing in African Mining Indaba.
ICMM announces initiative to simplify responsible mining standards
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

In a significant move towards accountability and transparency in the global mining industry, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has unveiled plans to consolidate responsible... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy... 


The Minas-Rio mine
Anglo's Minas-Rio, Barro Alto mines complete IRMA audit; more mines to follow
7th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Anglo American’s Minas-Rio iron-ore and Barro Alto nickel mines, in Brazil, have been assessed against the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance's (IRMA’s) comprehensive... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Transformed AECI to go big globally
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

JSE-listed South African multinational AECI aims to be the global number three company in its core market segment of mining explosives and mining chemicals, by 2030. Of the company’s business, 80%... 


Codelco's 2023 production declines, but recovery seen this year
Codelco's 2023 production declines, but recovery seen this year
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Production at mines owned by Chile's cash-strapped copper miner Codelco fell to 1.325 million metric tons in 2023, the company's chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday, promising a slight recovery... 


Canada govt to support First Quantum after mine closure order, Minister says
Canada govt to support First Quantum after mine closure order, Minister says
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

The Canadian government will do its best to support First Quantum Mineral, the Trade Minister said on Tuesday without elaborating, as the Canadian miner deals with the fallout from the closure of... 


Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

In the wake of COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place at the end of 2023, the global mining industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards sustainability. The... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook with Endiama CEO Ganga Junior at Investing in African Mining Indaba.
Angola’s diamond sparkle brightened by new De Beers deal
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers is to collaborate with Angola on opportunities to increase diamond production, support alluvial mining sector and enhance social development for the... 


From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 


Duncan Wanblad
Anglo CEO says he can run sprawling miner better than any activist
6th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American’s boss said he’s the best person to reshape the century-old miner — if needed — as slumping commodity prices pressure its sprawling operations and spark murmurs about activist... 


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