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A huge opportunity that we dare not miss out on

By: Martin CreamerElectricity storage batteries are what the new world will be running on and South Africa must grasp its opportunity to make them locally. A Canadian company mining graphite in Madagascar sees South Africa as the place able to provide what vehicle manufacturers want – the middle-tier value-add... 

A huge opportunity that we dare not miss out on

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ArcelorMittal to restart Liberia iron-ore expansion

By: Mariaan WebbGlobal steel major ArcelorMittal plans to restart the expansion of its iron-ore operations in Liberia this year, with first concentrate expected towards the end of 2023. The company has been operating a five-million tonne direct shipping ore project since 2011 and started an expansion to... 

ArcelorMittal to restart Liberia iron-ore expansion

Diamond explorer Bill McKechnie feels South Africa has battery mineral exploration potential

By: Martin CreamerThe renowned exploration geologist linked to the colossal and still-thriving diamond discovery against all odds at the Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo, believes there is no reason why new battery and other specialist minerals cannot be discovered in South Africa, using the techniques that he... 

Diamond explorer Bill McKechnie feels South Africa  has battery mineral exploration potential

DMRE, Minerals Council establish team to promote exploration

By: Martin CreamerThe Department of Mineral Resources (DMRE) and Minerals Council South Africa have established a task team to promote exploration, outgoing Minerals Council president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Wednesday. The exploration task team, Mgojo said during his address to the council’s 131st annual general... 

DMRE, Minerals Council establish team  to promote exploration

Ivanhoe’s DRC mine starts producing copper

By: Mariaan WebbThe Kamoa-Kakula mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has started producing copper, joint venture (JV) partners Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin Mining reported on Wednesday. Production at the Phase 1, 3.8-million-tonne-a-year mine was achieved several months ahead of schedule. Co-chair... 

Ivanhoe’s DRC mine starts producing copper

Steady decline in number of JSE-listed mining companies

By: Martin CreamerIn anticipation of next week's Junior Indaba virtual conference, AmaranthCX director Paul Miller has updated statistics on the change in the number of listed mining companies on the JSE over time. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) It is not a pretty picture. (See attached chart.) 

Steady decline in number of JSE-listed mining companies

Stefanutti Stocks to dispose of mining services division

By: Simone LiedtkeThe disposal of construction engineering company Stefanutti Stocks’ mining services division, comprising the materials handling and tailings subdivisions, has been approved by shareholders. The disposal excludes the contract mining subdivision. 

Widespread confidence in strong future demand growth for cobalt remains, says analyst

By: Simone LiedtkeThere is widespread confidence of strong future demand growth for cobalt, with the growth in electric vehicle (EB) batteries outweighing the pace of thrifting, says BMO Global Commodities Research analyst Colin Hamilton. Given this, he notes that attention is “naturally focused” on the supply... 

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