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The National People's Congress meeting was held in Beijing on Monday.
Iron-ore and copper drop on lack of Beijing spending pledges
6th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Commodities from iron-ore to copper fell after China set a cautious economic growth target of about 5% for the year and didn’t announce any major new stimulus. The goal unveiled at the National... 


Africa should build battery metals value chain to capitalise on its mineral resources
3rd March 2023 By: Donna Slater

The world must decarbonise its growth models and shift to renewable energy sources to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals and... 


Sibanye-Stillwater ten years on.
Sibanye-Stillwater records third-best earnings as it celebrates tenth anniversary
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This month ten years ago, Sibanye Gold Limited was unbundled by Gold Fields Limited and listed on the JSE and the NYSE as an independent company with three deep-level South African gold mines and a... 


South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 


Record revenue at Sandfire
28th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Metals miner Sandfire Resources has reported record sales revenue for the half-year ended December, on the back of production and sales contributions from the MATSA operation, in Spain. Sales... 


This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coldfoot, Alaska, is a lone truck stop-cafe-bar-motel 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It’s the last spot for northbound semis to gas up on their way to Prudhoe Bay and a place where camo-clad... 


From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 


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... 


Image shows zinc bars
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... 


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