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92E raises funds for Canadian uranium hunt
14th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Uranium explorer 92 Energy (92E) will raise A$8.7-million in a share placement to fund exploration work at its Gemini project, in Saskatchewan. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday said that it... 

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Uranium Energy enters two of Canada's most prospective uranium districts with UEX acquisition
13th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

US-focused Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) on Monday announced the acquisition of UEX, providing the company entry into two of Canada’s most prospective uranium districts in Saskatchewan and Nunavut.... 

Transition Metals hoping to find partners for 10 projects at PDAC
13th June 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multi-commodity project generator Transition Metals is hoping to find business arrangements for ten of its projects at the Prospectors and Developers of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, which... 

Debt-free UEC says it controls biggest ISR uranium portfolio in US
9th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

NYSE-listed Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) has closed a series of transactions with Anfield Energy, which has seen the company emerge as debt-free and positioned as a leading conventional... 

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US seeks $4.3bn for uranium to wean off Russia supply
8th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is pushing lawmakers to support a $4.3-billion plan to buy enriched uranium directly from domestic producers to wean the US off Russian imports of the nuclear-reactor fuel,... 

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Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds
8th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Like all other key industries, mining is having to advance along a net-zero path as part of the global decarbonisation drive. Gone are the days when innovation and financial improvement can be sold... 

Solidarity calls for action after illegal miners allegedly kill Sibanye-Stillwater employee
7th June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade union Solidarity has expressed “utter disgust” at what it alleges was the killing of an electrician by illegal miners at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Cooke plant. The union says illegal miners on the... 

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Circular economy prompting steel, oil, carbon recovery from end-of-life mine truck tyres
6th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Highest and best use of ultra-large end-of-life mine truck tyres is being brought about by a change to the model in which resources are mined, made into products, and then become waste. Just one of... 

Kapore raises funds for Niger uranium hunt
3rd June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Kapore Metals will raise A$3-million to fund exploration and development of its Agadez uranium project, in Niger. The ASX-listed company on Friday announced that it had received firm... 

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Far-reaching JSE reforms highlighted at exploration-focused Junior Indaba
1st June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The June 1 launch of the JSE’s new Cutting Red Tape initiative to make listing on the JSE considerably easier, faster and more sustainable is twinning with JSE’s recent private placements... 

Honeymoon development approved
1st June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The board of ASX- and OTCQX-listed Boss Energy has pulled the trigger on the A$113-million capital spend required for the development of the Honeymoon uranium project, in South Australia. The... 

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Uranium investors await price rally to revive Namibia projects
30th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Namibia’s finance minister said uranium miners are waiting for prices to recover before reviving projects in Africa’s biggest producer of the ore, which is needed for nuclear power in a world... 

Aura deploys drill rig to Tiris, Mauritania
27th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and Aim-listed Aura Energy has announced that a diamond drill rig has been mobilised from Mauritanian capital city Nouakchott to its 85%-owned Tiris uranium project to begin the 10 000 m... 

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South Africa must reform its regulatory environment, make itself investor-friendly – simple
26th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa must reform its regulatory environment and make itself investor-friendly – simple. That is the straight-forward view of Dr Mathews Phosa, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in his... 

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Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years, world webinar hears
26th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years if need be, giving it the potential to become a universal energy carrier in the same way as oil is now but without the... 

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Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead
25th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The proof-of-concept of the platinum group metals-boosted advanced alkaline electrolyser – the AAE ­– has been successfully completed by Hydrox Holdings of Randburg in a pioneering achievement that... 

Ghanaian Vice President Bawumia to speak at this year’s Wampex
24th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

Ghanaian Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will be speaking at the upcoming West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex) at the Accra International Convention Centre, Ghana, which will take... 

Kazatomprom says its inclusion in privatisation list incorrect
23rd May 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom on Monday refuted information regarding the privatisation of some of its assets, including its drilling subsidiary and uranium mining asset. The... 

Skyharbour secures option to acquire uranium project from Rio Tinto
23rd May 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian explorer Skyharbour Resources has entered into an option agreement with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada (RTEC) to acquire up to 100% of the Russell Lake uranium project, which is situated... 

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Unloved since Fukushima, uranium is hot again for miners
20th May 2022 By: Reuters

Uranium miners are racing to revive projects mothballed after the Fukushima disaster more than a decade ago, spurred by renewed demand for nuclear energy and a leap in yellowcake prices after... 

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Critical mineral demand of order of magnitude never seen – Sheila Khama
19th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

"My genuine sense is that we are going to see a growth in the mining sector of an order of magnitude we haven't seen. I also think that we're going to find that the need for minerals is going to... 

Bannerman takes a slice of Namibian rare earths
19th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX, NSX and OTCQB-listed Bannerman Energy has struck a deal to acquire 41.8% shareholding in TSX-V listed critical minerals explorer Namibia Critical Metals Inc (NMI). NMI’s flagship asset is the... 

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Collaboration needed to make South African mining globally competitive again – CSIR
18th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Concern about mineral resource scarcity is widespread and, at the same time, many countries, such as Australia, Canada and China, are investing significantly in strengthening their mining-related... 

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Developing countries have opportunity to call for greater access to nuclear energy, technology
17th May 2022 By: Schalk Burger

States that do not have nuclear weapons, which include most developing countries, have an opportunity to demand greater access to nuclear sciences and technologies for peaceful purposes, including... 

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Minimum of 14 000 jobs a year from South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor
11th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor now under development has the potential to generate a minimum of 14 000 jobs, $400-million in gross domestic product and $900-million in taxes a year by 2050.... 

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Cameco and Orano up stake in Cigar Lake uranium mine
11th May 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium companies Cameco and Orano Canada have announced that they are increasing their interest in the Cigar Lake – the world’s highest-grade uranium mine – by acquiring Idemitsu Canada Resources’... 

How to speed up the rollout of small nuclear power plants
11th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Building big, conventional nuclear power plants is slow and expensive. That’s one reason the industry is staking its future on a new generation of smaller advanced reactors. Still in development,... 

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Minerals Council spells out members’ commitment to climate change mitigation
11th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Members of Minerals Council South Africa have agreed to commit to a climate change response strategy that will reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and achieve a net zero emission by 2050 or... 

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South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba
10th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on... 

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South Africa has significant implementation crisis – Minerals Council
9th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a significant implementation crisis. A number of government departments and parastatals were hollowed out. Capacity is a significant issue in almost every parastatal – water... 

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