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Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 

India launches first part of critical minerals auction worth $5.4bn
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

India on Wednesday launched the first part of its critical minerals auction worth an estimated 450-billion rupees ($5.40-billion), the country's mines minister said. Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi... 

Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines announced on Tuesday that it has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Craig Coltman
Bushveld refinances convertible loan notes with Orion Mine Finance
27th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has entered into a conditional agreement to refinance its existing convertible loan notes with Orion Mine Finance, following the term sheet... 

Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 

ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 

Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
New platinum group metals demand may be on way in energy generation and storage
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

New demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) may be created in the energy generation and storage field, Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) stated on Wednesday. The unique... 

Bushveld announces progress in Vanchem sales deals
20th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its Bushveld Vanchem business to Southern Point Resources (SPR) for $21.3-million. Bushveld Vanchem owns the... 

Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 

VR8 raises stake in South African vanadium project to 86.49%
15th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Vanadium Resources (VR8) has increased its interest in the Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province to 86.49%. This follows the acquisition of a 5.49%... 

From left ECEC deputy marketing director  Xia Lungang, Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba, ECEC chairperson Li Lixin, Nyanza chairperson William Mathamela.
South Africa’s ilmenite poised for huge value boost following China signing
15th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal has received a major value boost with the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 

Australian miner signs deal with science agency to recover vanadium
15th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tivan has signed a long-term deal with the Australian government’s science agency in a bid to develop critical minerals processing technology designed to bolster the recovery of vanadium. The... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 

Toyota to deploy 500 Mirai passenger platinum-based fuel cell electric vehicles at Paris Olympics next year.
Next year's Olympics to showcase platinum-based hydrogen tech as net-zero solution
8th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As the worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee for Paris 2024, Toyota is looking to provide sustainable transport solutions for... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Craig Coltman
Bushveld reports 19% q/q increase in vanadium production
6th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Vertically integrated vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has experienced a 19% quarter-on-quarter increase in production for the quarter ended September 30, resulting in what CEO Craig Coltman has... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Craig Coltman
Bushveld to take full ownership of Vametco
30th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Integrated primary vanadium producer and energy storage solutions provider Bushveld Minerals has entered into a conditional agreement to buy the 26% interest in the Vametco mine and production... 

Nevada BLM greenlights Gibellini vanadium project
Nevada BLM greenlights Gibellini vanadium project
30th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the Gibellini vanadium project, completing the federal permitting process for what could be the first primary vanadium mine in the US. The... 

A smelter owned by Ironveld
Ironveld to raise £1m for working capital; Wardle to take over as chairperson
26th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African speciality metals producer Ironveld will raise £1-million to be used as working capital, with its largest shareholder Tracarta to provide £450 000 of the funding. Tracarta, in which... 

Opportunities, challenges for South Africa in LIB, VRFB industries
18th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are a number of opportunities for South Africa to capitalise on in terms of both the more established lithium-ion battery (LIB) industry and the emerging vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB)... 

The platinum group metals Polokwane smelter of Anglo American Platinum in Limpopo.
Minerals Council South Africa highlights green hydrogen economy’s forward momentum
16th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world over, green hydrogen is being recognised as the most effective route towards combating the climate crisis in the most holistic way possible, with Minerals Council South Africa on Monday... 

Tharisa Mine.
R1bn solar energy project on track to supply Tharisa mine by end 2024
13th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R1-billion solar project being developed by Chariot Transitional Power and Total Eren in North West province is on track as planned to be completed end 2024. In doing so, it will contribute to... 

Plug CEO Andy Marsh.
Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem
12th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Building out and scaling up a global green hydrogen ecosystem collaboratively is at the heart of an American-Australian business partnership announced this week amid 30-plus countries already... 

Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 

Energy Council of South Africa chairperson and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Business, govt collaboration showing signs of success in addressing multiple crises
4th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business is working to add more than 10 GW of generation capacity to the electricity system by the end of next year, which would effectively end loadshedding in South Africa, Sasol president and... 

Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 

Bushveld receives initial R150m from Southern Point
26th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Vanadium and energy storage solutions company Bushveld Minerals reported on Tuesday that it had received the R150-million ($8.1-million) in interim working capital from investment fund Southern... 

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Australian Vanadium and Technology Metals agree to merger
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Vanadium has announced a A$217-million merger agreement with fellow listed Technology Metals Australia. Under a scheme of arrangement, Australian Vanadium would acquire all... 

Bell Equipment CEO Leon Goosen.
Bell placing strong new emphasis on underground mining equipment advance
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With a legacy spanning decades and a reputation for pioneering advancements, South Africa’s Bell Equipment is now placing strong new emphasis on advancing underground mining equipment. Currently a... 

Two Rivers platinum mining operation.
Clean energy on way to platinum mines from R2.5bn solar project in North West
19th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum mines operated by Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) will be on the receiving end of clean power from a R2.5-billion solar plant... 

School of Mining in operational surroundings.
New mining school nurturing human capital in anticipation of major upcoming demand
12th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining company Copper 360, which announced in August that its School of Mining was under development at Concordia operation in the Northern Cape, has launched its first set of courses, aimed... 

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