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Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 


Denarius granted option to buy 80% of Spanish zinc/lead project
23rd November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based Denarius Metals has been granted a definitive option agreement to acquire, in two stages, up to 80% in Aim-listed Europa Metals’ Spanish subsidiary, which owns the Toral... 


Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 


World Platinum Investment Council director of research Edward Sterck.
Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is moving into meaningful deficit amid an emergent source of new end-demand in the form of green hydrogen. The 2022 surplus of 804 000 oz is projected to move into a deficit of 303 000 oz... 


Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 


Indonesia proposes to Canada setting up OPEC-like group for nickel
16th November 2022 By: Reuters

Indonesia has proposed in talks with Canada establishing an Opec-like organisation for nickel producing countries, the Southeast Asian nation's investment ministry said in a statement on... 


Swedish miner Boliden ups emissions goal
15th November 2022 By: Reuters

Swedish mining and smelting group Boliden on Tuesday raised its goal to cut emissions of climate-warming gases this decade in its drive towards fossil-fuel free metals production. Mining, together... 


Copper near 5-month high on hopes Fed could slow rate-hike pace
11th November 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices climbed on Friday to their highest in nearly five months, as US inflation data bolstered hopes for a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the world's largest economy that would... 


Indian mining body seeks higher import tax on aluminium, zinc, copper products
11th November 2022 By: Reuters

India's top mining industry body has sought higher import taxes on a slew of metals such as zinc, copper and aluminium to help halt the tide of cheaper imports, especially from China, according to... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


Chicago is coming for London’s metal trading after LME stumbles
8th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

As the London Metal Exchange (LME) wades through the fallout of this year’s nickel crisis, its American rival is gaining ground. Chicago-based CME Group Inc. has successful copper and... 


All-season road to Prairie Creek receives final permits
2nd November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed NorZinc has received final approvals for all management plans from Parks Canada, as regulator of Nahanni National Park Reserve, pertaining to the permit and licence to construct the... 


Clockwise from top left are Duncan Wanblad, Tony O’Neill, Stephen Pearce and Hilton Ingram.
Green hydrogen truck trials going well – Anglo
1st November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The 500 t world-first haulage truck powered by green hydrogen last week underwent fully loaded trialling that included tipping into the crusher at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena platinum... 


Saudi Arabia courts Australian miners for $170bn plan
1st November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is seeking investment from Australian miners to support its $170-billion plan to build a mining industry and diversify its oil-dependent economy this decade. The kingdom says it’s... 


Saudi Arabia to auction five new mining exploration licences in 2023
31st October 2022 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is planning to auction five new mining exploration licences with copper, zinc, lead and iron deposits for local and international investors in 2023, the mining minister said on Sunday,... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore responds to climate suggestions, provides production update
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, in response to recommendations received, will take four steps to advance its  climate reporting amid the world facing a rapidly closing window to... 


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Orion Minerals, green hydrogen and fuel cells make headlines
28th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the funding milestone achieved by mine development company Orion Minerals; the Department of Science and Innovation's suggestion that South... 


Indlela Connections chairperson Nosipho Damasane.
New start-up intent on improving pit-to-port turnaround times
27th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Three women who have been in logistics collectively for more than 30 years have formed a company intent on helping to smooth out rail and port logistics in the Southern African region. The three... 


Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart
Brownfields, byproducts and tailings are South Africa’s biggest growth opportunity
27th October 2022 By: Nadine James

Mining stakeholders ought to do more to capitalise on existing resources, such as available geological and mining data, Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart noted at the 2022 Council for Geoscience... 


South32 remains committed to base metals
27th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Despite the softening in base metal prices, diversified miner South32 has maintained its outlook for these commodities over the longer term. Speaking on a call following the company’s annual... 


Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 


S2 Research’s Simon Hudson-Peacock.
Orion has achieved vital funding milestone – S2 Research
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Mine development company Orion Minerals has achieved a vital funding milestone in very difficult market circumstances., S2 Research’s Simon Hudson-Peacock states in an analysis of the convertible... 


Now nickel, zinc and molybdenum can obtain ‘mark’ to signal responsible production
25th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Copper Mark has launched a pilot programme to extend its assurance framework for responsible production to molybdenum, nickel and zinc, with producers of these metals soon able to achieve their... 


Gov backs Nyrstar's modernisation plans
24th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government will provide A$50-million to critical minerals producer Nyrstar Australia to modernise its Hobart zinc smelter, as part of this week’s budget. Minister for Industry and... 


South32 posts a mixed quarter
24th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has reported a mixed quarter for the three months to September, with aluminium and copper output rising, while all others fell. The miner on Monday reported that... 


Orion MD Errol Smart.
Orion’s Prieska copper/zinc mine set to streak ahead on IDC’s R250m early works funding
21st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed Orion Minerals has agreed funding terms with South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) involving the advance R250-million (A$22 million) as... 


Altamin confirms funding deal for Gorno
19th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Base metals developer Altamin has inked a binding subscription and joint venture (JV) agreement with Appian Italy, replacing an earlier term sheet with Appian Natural Resources Fund II to JV on... 


Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Enabling exploration is urgently needed to put South African mining back in ‘sunrise’ mode
17th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

High on the list of the steps that must be taken to stop South African mining from fading further into sunset mode is free access to geological information from State institutions such as the... 


Consolidated Zinc signs year-long offtake deal
17th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Base metals miner Consolidated Zinc on Monday announced that Industrias Penoles had exercised its option to purchase all of the zinc concentrate produced at the Plomosas operation, in Mexico,... 


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