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China's reliance on foreign battery metals poses a challenge - industry
26th August 2022 By: Reuters

China needs to strengthen its domestic resources of battery metals including nickel, lithium and cobalt as its reliance on external supply poses a risk for its electric vehicle industry, a metals... 

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Firm provides tech solutions to power a greener Mining 4.0
26th August 2022

As countries around the world pledge to achieve net-zero targets over the coming years, it’s not only governments and energy companies that will be put under pressure to deliver, says Nokia mining... 

Boliden declares force majeure on zinc amid Norway strike
23rd August 2022 By: Reuters

Swedish miner Boliden has declared force majeure on zinc deliveries to Europe due to a strike among Norwegian electrochemical industry workers, although some production is still running, a company... 

Most base metals climb on supply concerns, demand uncertainty
23rd August 2022 By: Reuters

Prices of most base metals moved higher on Tuesday, as supply-and-demand worries amid an energy crisis in Europe and China lent some support to the market against the backdrop of reduced... 

Burkina Faso detains Perkoa managers
22nd August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Burkina Faso authorities have detailed a Perkoa mine manger and a manager from mining contractor Byrnecut, pending a trial on charges relating to the April flooding event at the mine, Trevali... 

Uncertain demand prospects undermine copper prices
Uncertain demand prospects undermine copper prices
22nd August 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices slipped on Monday as worries about demand dominated sentiment, though sliding inventories provided some support. A manufacturing slowdown in top metals consumer China in recent months... 

The Caribou operation in Canada
Troubled Trevali idles Canada mine, suspends Namibia expansion
22nd August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Financially troubled Trevali Mining has suspended operations at its Caribou mine, in Canada, and placed the expansion of its Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia, on hold, as the miner filed for protection... 

Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 

Copper rises on hopes for improved Chinese demand
18th August 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices rose on Thursday for the first time in a week as hopes for solid demand in China offset fears about the pace of interest rate rises and slowing economic growth. Global stock markets... 

Orion CEO Errol Smart.
Orion raises $1.35m with strong South African support
17th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Copper and zinc mine development company Orion Minerals has raised raised $1.35-million under its share purchase plan, with strong support from shareholders, particularly those in South Africa. The... 

Zinc hits two-month peak on fears of shortages after Nyrstar move
16th August 2022 By: Reuters

Zinc prices surged to their strongest in two months on Tuesday after production was suspended at a Dutch smelter amid high power prices, stoking fears of shortages. Benchmark zinc on the London... 

The Budel smelting operations
Nyrstar to put Budel zinc operations on care and maintenance on Sept 1
16th August 2022 By: Reuters

Nyrstar will put its zinc smelting operations at Budel in the Netherlands on care and maintenance from September 1, the Belgian company said on Tuesday, citing "various external factors".... 

Trevali warns it will default on debt
16th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals miner Trevali warned on Monday that its liabilities exceeded its assets and that it would not be able to make a mandatory payment of $7.5-million on a revolving credit facility this... 

Lundin weighs sale of $1bn copper/zinc mine in Portugal
16th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

is weighing the sale of a copper and zinc mine in Portugal that could be valued at about €1-billion, people familiar with the matter said. The Toronto-based company is speaking with potential... 

Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet US EV credit deadline
Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet US EV credit deadline
12th August 2022 By: Reuters

Miners will struggle to expand operations in the United States in record time to meet a deadline for sourcing key minerals domestically or from select countries as set out by a bill likely to be... 

Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a... 

Vedanta Zinc International's Gamsberg Phase II sod-turning ceremony
Vedanta Zinc breaks ground on R7bn Gamsberg expansion project
5th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Zinc mining company Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) officially broke ground on its Gamsberg Phase II project on August 5. The R7-billion investment in the expansion of the company’s opencast zinc... 

Zinc climbs as Glencore says energy crunch puts smelters at risk
5th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zinc neared a one-month high while other metals came under pressure in London, with top producer Glencore warning that Europe’s energy crisis poses a substantial threat to supply. Glencore has... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
High-flying Glencore locks in renewable power, prioritises future-facing metals
4th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which delivered exceptionally strong financial results in the six months to June30, is taking steps to progress its decarbonisation pathway, CEO... 

Trevali secures $110m for Namibia zinc expansion
4th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Trevali has received credit approval from Standard Bank for $110-million to fund the expansion of its Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia. Credit approval follows the execution of a mandate... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo’s big on-site solar, off-site wind plan lays foundation for green hydrogen
3rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The planned construction by Anglo American of on-site solar plants and off-site regional wind farms is designed to create a renewable energy ecosystem that reduces Scope 2 emissions and lays the... 

Miners' profits face an unusual foe: extreme weather
1st August 2022 By: Reuters

Heavy rainfalls, withering droughts and other extreme weather patterns across the globe are denting miners' profits and crimping supply of iron ore, copper and other widely-used minerals as climate... 

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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up... 

Apollo records good results from drilling programme in Gabon
29th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Apollo Minerals says the Eastern Dikaki high-grade zone (Dikaki-East) at its Kroussou zinc/lead project, in Gabon, has doubled, with mineralisation now defined over 500 m and open along... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s ferrochrome production up on consistent smelter performance
29th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome production, which is South Africa-based, rose 2% in the six months to June 30, reflecting consistent smelter performance, Glencore reported on Friday. Attributable ferrochrome... 

Hurdles in Central, East Africa hamper mining
29th July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

While the outlook for mining is bright, continued resource nationalism, increasing Chinese influence in mining affairs and illegal mining are significant challenges that Central and East Africa... 

Sandfire smashes through expectations
28th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources has exceeded its annual production expectations following a strong June quarter. Copper production during the June quarter reached 34 974 t, up from the 28... 

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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A radical ramp-up of renewable energy and green hydrogen capacity will be needed by 2040 to take South Africa towards a net-zero climate change commitment, the Coal & Energy Transition Day heard on... 

Anglo American's nuGen truck.
World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the... 

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CN Railway boosts freight prices and beats analyst forecasts
27th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Canadian National Railway reported earnings that easily beat analysts’ forecasts as strong volumes allowed the railroad to increase prices and fuel surcharges to offset rising costs. Revenue in... 

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