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Allaying infrastructure obstacles can aid sector
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite operational and legislative challenges, local law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech stresses that South Africa is in an ideal position to capitalise on and benefit from the increasing... 


Appian puts up C$100m for Canada zinc project JV
Appian puts up C$100m for Canada zinc project JV
23rd February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

London-based private equity group Appian Natural Resources has committed to invest C$100-million to acquire a 60% interest in the Pine Point zinc project, in the Northwest Territories, TSX-V-listed... 


Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 


Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala.
Green steel to cut Scope 3, solar to cut Scope 2, hydrogen to cut Scope 1 – Kumba Iron Ore
21st February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Kumba Iron Ore sees itself as a critical player in the decarbonisation journey. Regarding tricky Scope 3 emission reduction, the Anglo American company is partnering with top... 


Dense media separation plant at Kumba Iron Ore's Kolomela operation.
Kumba Iron Ore resilient in tough environment, declares cash dividend
21st February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African iron-ore producer Kumba has delivered a resilient financial performance in 2022, despite the year being characterised by a volatile macro environment, lower iron-ore prices,... 


The New Century zinc mine, in Queensland.
Sibanye-Stillwater makes a play for New Century
21st February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Global metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has launched a A$1.10 a share takeover offer for Australian zinc miner New Century Resources, in which it already holds a 19.9% interest. Sibanye-Stillwater... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining... 


Anil Agarwal
India opposes Vedanta's $3bn zinc assets sale
20th February 2023 By: Reuters

The Indian government has opposed Hindustan Zinc's $2.98-billion acquisition of assets from the flagship firm of Vedanta Resources, dealing a blow to billionaire Anil Agarwal's plans to trim down... 


Strong performance from Unki, Zimbabwe.
Anglo Platinum makes R131bn socioeconomic contribution, records best-ever safety year
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of platinum group metals (PGMs) company Anglo American Platinum to society in 2022 totalled R131-billion, made up mainly of taxes and royalties at R19-billion, salaries and wages... 


South32 COO Noel Pillay.
Opportunity to commercialise greenness of South Africa’s nuclear power, says South32
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Nuclear power is part of the green taxonomy in Europe, where South Africa places most of its aluminium products and where most of the price pressures on non-green aluminium are going to arise in... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
South32 records one of its highest profits to date
16th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company South32 recorded one of its highest profits to date with half-year earnings of $1.36-billion, underpinned by production growth of 12%. Increased exposure to the metals... 


Peruvian miner Volcan confirms Glencore exploring 23% stake sale
16th February 2023 By: Reuters

Peruvian miner Volcan confirmed on Wednesday that Swiss commodity giant Glencore is exploring a sale of its 23% stake in the South American silver and zinc producer. In a regulatory filing, Volcan... 


Hope lost as miners at Dugald River found
16th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The bodies of two workers at the Duglad River zinc mine, in Queensland, have been recovered. The two workers were unaccounted for following an incident at the MMG mine on Wednesday. 


Miners still missing at Dugald River
16th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Search and rescue efforts at the Dugald River zinc miner, in Queensland, were ongoing after two contract miners went unaccounted for following an incident at the mine. Contractor Perenti said its... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Growing need for critical raw materials highlighted by US, EU policies – Glencore
15th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Recent government policies, such as the US's Inflation Reduction Act and the European Union’s proposed Green Deal Industrial Plan, demonstrate the growing need for critical raw materials through to... 


Trafigura completes Ecobat Stolberg lead smelter purchase
15th February 2023 By: Reuters

Commodity trader Trafigura said on Wednesday it has completed its purchase of Ecobat Resources Stolberg (ERS) multi-metals processing plant in Germany and plans to bring it online in the coming... 


Two workers missing at undergound mine in Qld
15th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Two workers are missing at metal miner MMG’s Dugald River zinc mine, in Queensland, following an incident, which is reported to be a ground collapse. MMG said in a statement that two Barminco... 


Arctic project remains robust despite capital and operating cost jump
14th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Arctic base and precious metals project, in Alaska, continues to be robust, even in the high inflationary environment that has seen its initial capital expenditure (capex) forecast rise by 30%... 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 


Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 


New frontiers of renewable energy, green hydrogen and electric vehicles have potential to grow the economy significantly.
Just energy transition could spur R1.5-trillion green investment – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
10th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through the just energy transition investment plan, R1.5-trillion could be invested in South Africa over the next five years in new frontiers of renewable energy, green hydrogen and electric... 


World’s biggest zinc smelter sees opportunity in US Energy Bill
10th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is betting on electric car batteries and clean energy to help decarbonize its fossil fuel-driven metals refining business and hopes US President Joe Biden’s... 


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Consolidated Zinc to divest of Mexican mine
10th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Consolidated Zinc has struck a $6-million deal to sell its Plomosas zinc project, in Mexico, to TSX-V and FSE-listed Impact Silver Corp. The two companies have signed a binding... 


Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland.
Global renewable energy generation to hit 320 GW this year, Mining Indaba hears
9th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy capacity will increase by 8% to 320 GW this year, Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland told the Investing in African Mining Indaba on Wednesday at an event themed on the... 


Pasinex pauses Türkiye zinc ops; Global's zinc recycling plant has minor damage
8th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

CSE- and FSE-listed Pasinex Resources has temporarily halted operations at the Pinargozu zinc mine, in Türkiye, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its employees. CFO Andrew Gottwald said in a... 


Mining and the circular economy support each other
7th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Mining was essential if the world was to create a circular economic system, Finnish Geological Survey director-general Kimmo Tiilikainen has pointed out. He was addressing a Sustainable Mining... 


Jose W Fernandez addressing a packed Investing in African Mining Indaba auditorium.
Mining countries being helped to build critical mineral supply chains
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The United States of America wants to support mineral producing countries to build enabling environments for investment throughout the critical minerals supply chain and not just focusing on... 


Image of Eurasian Resources Group CEO and Global Battery Alliance (GBA) co-chair Benedikt Sobotka
Fundamental change needed in how we think about mining investment ­– Eurasian CEO
6th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

With one Apple you can buy the world’s 50 largest mining companies, says Eurasian Resources Group CEO and Global Battery Alliance (GBA) co-chair Benedikt Sobotka. Speaking at the Investing in... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, Council president Nolitha Fakude, office bearer Themba Mkhwanazi, and chief economist Henk Langenhoven.
Minerals Council's Roger Baxter encouraged by board-level engagement with Transnet
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Monday that the council is encouraged by the board level engagement it has undertaken so far with State rail enterprise Transnet and is hoping... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Ever greater global acknowledgement of need to decarbonise ever more urgently – Anglo
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ever greater acknowledgement is being given to the need to decarbonise global energy and transport systems ever more urgently. At the same time, ever greater global recognition is being given to... 


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