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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Govt developing critical minerals strategy to support green industrialisation – Mantashe
29th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reports that government is in the process of developing a critical minerals strategy for South Africa, which will seek to support green-economy... 


The Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia
Appian acquires controlling stake in Rosh Pinah
27th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining-focused investment adviser Appian Capital Advisory has acquired an 89.96% interest in the producing Rosh Pinah zinc/lead mine, located in the Kharas region in southern Namibia, from Trevali... 


The project is located in the famously productive Stillwater mining district, in Montana.
Glencore takes a stake in Stillwater Critical Minerals
26th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Stillwater Critical Minerals surged by one third on Friday, after the Montana-focused company announced a 9.99% strategic investment by commodities major Glencore. Glencore has... 


Zinc demand, price outlooks deteriorating – BMI
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

In a report published this week, Fitch Solutions company BMI revised downward its average zinc price forecast for this year from $3 000/t to $2 550/t. This implies an average price of about $2... 


The Penasquito mine, in Mexico
Newmont declares force majeure on metal products from Mexico's Peñasquito
23rd June 2023 By: Reuters

Newmont has declared force majeure on deliveries of some metal products from its Peñasquito mine in Mexico, the Us-listed miner told Reuters, citing strike action as a constraint on output.... 


Teck's Trail operations in British Columbia
Teck’s Trail awarded Zinc Mark
23rd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian miner Teck Resources’ Trail Operations, in southern British Columbia, has become the first stand-alone zinc processing site globally to receive the Zinc Mark. This was achieved using the... 


Grupo Mexico defends legality of San Martin mine operations after US labour complaint
22nd June 2023 By: Reuters

Grupo Mexico said Wednesday it legally resumed operations at its San Martin mine in 2018 after a decade-long strike, countering a Mexican union that recently submitted a petition to US labor... 


Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 


US requests probe of alleged labour abuses at Grupo Mexico mine
19th June 2023 By: Reuters

US labor officials on Friday asked Mexico to investigate alleged worker rights abuses at a Grupo Mexico mine in the central state of Zacatecas, the 11th US labor complaint in Mexico under a 2020... 


Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
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I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 


Vedanta Zinc International executive director and CFO Pushpender Singla.
Vedanta to anchor Cabinet-approved special economic zone in Northern Cape
8th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Cabinet-approved Namakwa special economic zone (SEZ) in the Northern Cape, which is currently undergoing public comment, will be anchored by Indian zinc mining and processing company Vedanta... 


Image shows zinc bars stacked
Nyrstar advocates for more zinc capacity
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Global critical minerals producer Nyrstar has made a case for Australia to add zinc and other industrial metals to the critical minerals list, and to provide support for an increase in the... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 


Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 


Scoping study proves up AuKing's Koongie Park
1st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study into the Koongie Park copper/zinc project, in Western Australia, has found that the project could have a mine life of some 11 years. ASX-listed AuKing Mining told shareholders... 


Image shows Australian currency
Aurelia secures Federation funding, appoints new lead
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Aurelia Metals has announced a A$140-million funding solution for its Federation project metals project, in New South Wales, while also announcing the appointment of a new MD and CEO.... 


JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi
30th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the... 


Ignacio Bustamante is stepping down from Hochschild to take up a position with Appian in London.
Bustamante departs Hochschild to take up Appian base metals position
30th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Ignacio Bustamante has announced his resignation as CEO from South America-focused Hochschild Mining to relocate to London, where he will head up the base metals division of investment advisory... 


Australia Trade Minister Don Farrell visited the US over the weekend.
Australia sees 'enormous market' for battery metals in the US
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s signature climate policy is helping drive a “golden age of mineral exploration” in Australia, as the US rushes to catch up with China on clean energy technologies, the... 


Metals markets face grueling summer as Chinese demand falters
26th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Big conferences often crystalize the prevailing sentiment in markets. So it’s probably no coincidence that copper has dived below $8 000 a ton and iron ore is trading south of $100 after metals... 


Teck appoints Ian Anderson as senior VP and CCO
26th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

TSX-listed copper, zinc and coal miner Teck has appointed Ian Anderson as senior VP and chief commercial officer (CCO), with effect from May 16, 2023. He succeeds Réal Foley, who will retire in... 


Bunker Hill upsizes financing to restart Idaho mine, agrees offtake
Bunker Hill upsizes financing to restart Idaho mine, agrees offtake
25th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

CSE-listed Bunker Hill Mining has announced an upsized and improved project finance package with Sprott Private Resource Streaming and Royalty, which would enable the completion of the restart of... 


ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 


Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector
Transitions present opportunities for African miners, manufacturers
24th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 


Missing recovery leaves China’s metals bears in charge
23rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The first gathering of the Asian metals community since the pandemic should have been a celebration, fueled by state stimulus and a long-awaited post-Covid rebound for the world’s top commodities... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


Zinc price could hit $2 000/t by 2025 on ballooning surplus
Zinc price could hit $2 000/t by 2025 on ballooning surplus
19th May 2023 By: Reuters

Refined zinc prices are expected to be on a downward trend until 2025, as weak demand growth failed to match with a surge in production, analysts said. "Demand for zinc will be relatively weak in... 


Former Anglo CEO Mark Cutifani
Cutifani to chair Vale’s battery metals board
19th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vale SA recruited former Anglo American boss Mark Cutifani to lead an independent board that will oversee its new base metals subsidiary, while flagging “news” on a strategic partner by mid-year.... 


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