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Marikana K4 platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The K4 project focus is to ramp up to full production. 


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Mogale Tailings Retreatment project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project remains on schedule. 


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Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Vanadium Resources has signed an offtake agreement with a China-based company. 


The real cost of non-OEM hoses in mining
The real cost of non-OEM hoses in mining
17th May 2024

In any industrial operation, achieving the delicate balance between cost efficiency and profitability is paramount. Nowhere is this more evident than in the mining industry, where the relentless... 


Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


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Fraser Institute survey shows marked declines in African countries’ investment attractiveness
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies has found that various African countries, including Niger, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have ranked among the lowest for investment... 


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Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


The Seabee mine in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan retains crown as Canada’s top-rated mining jurisdiction – survey
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Saskatchewan has reaffirmed its status as the leading mining investment destination in Canada and among the top three globally, according to the latest findings from the Fraser Institute’s Annual... 


In South Africa, the adoption of Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) in quarries and surface mines marks a pivotal move towards heightened safety and adherence to regulatory mandates
Booyco Electronics leads the charge in quarrying & surface mining elevating safety with PDS
16th May 2024

The continued focus on integrating Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) in South African quarries and surface mines highlights a significant shift towards enhanced safety and regulatory compliance.... 


Schneider Electric makes two key appointments in Anglophone Africa region
Schneider Electric makes two key appointments in Anglophone Africa region
16th May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is pleased to announce that it has made two key appointments in the Anglophone Africa region. Anoop... 


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Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain
16th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw... 


Automated mining vehicles
Half of mining industry still resisting AI integration
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

At least half of heavy machinery users within the global mining industry still rely primarily on manual supply chain management tools, with 40% still using manual tools for operational planning,... 


Lotus bolsters its management team
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has appointed four experienced resource executives to provide the company with additional experience in project development, operations, technical and corporate... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 


MRC in talks to take full control of WA graphite project
MRC in talks to take full control of WA graphite project
15th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Graphite-focused Mineral Commodities (MRC) is in negotiations with its joint venture (JV) partner in the Munglinup project, on Western Australia’s Fitzgerald coast, to settle a dispute regarding... 


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Atlantic appoints versed Ghanaian lawyer, corporate banker to its board
15th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-, ASX- and Ghana Stock Exchange-listed Atlantic Lithium has appointed Edward Koranteng as nonexecutive director to the board effective immediately. As a lawyer and experienced corporate... 


The Mothae mine is situated in the Maluti mountains of Lesotho
Lucapa puts Lesotho diamond mine up for sale
15th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Lucapa Diamonds on Wednesday announced the planned divestment of its 70% interest in the Mothae mine, in Lesotho. This follows a review of the asset portfolio by the company’s... 


Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The diamond industry has already been feeling the heat. Prices have slumped, Russian sanctions are threatening trade and the emergence of lab-grown gems is eating into some key traditional... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and his BHP counterpart Mike Henry took centre stage on Tuesday at a mining conference in Miami.
Anglo-BHP battle is between two CEOs fighting over same vision
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

As Anglo American sets out a survival plan that echoes the vision of its suitor BHP Group, the rival mining bosses are now locked in a battle to convince shareholders they are the man for the job.... 


Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe warms to Anglo plan after opposing BHP bid
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s mines minister struck a conciliatory tone as Anglo American Plc announced plans to separate its platinum unit as part of a major shakeup following its rejection of two approaches... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 


Well testing ahead of gas flow to the generator
Kinetiko thrilled with successful onshore gas-to-power demonstration in South Africa
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has successfully demonstrated that it can produce gas-to-power (GtP) from an onshore natural gas resource at its Amersfoort project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo American eyes offloading steelmaking coal, nickel, diamonds
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American laid out a strategy update on Tuesday that includes exploring options for its steelmaking coal, nickel and platinum businesses, in an effort to fend off a takeover bid from the... 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation in South Africa
Investors expect BHP to lift Anglo American offer again
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP is likely to sweeten its $43-billion takeover offer for Anglo American for a second time and possibly add cash, investors in both companies said on Tuesday, after the London-headquartered... 


The Waterfal smelter at Anglo American Platinum's operations in South Africa.
Analysts highlight concerns over valuation, regulatory hurdles in BHP-Anglo proposal
14th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The rejection – for the second time – of BHP’s attempt to propose a deal with Anglo American underscores the concerns that continue to persist regarding value and regulatory hurdles in the proposed... 


DRC allows Zijin mine to resume operations, mines ministry letter says
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has lifted a suspension order on a Congolese copper and cobalt operation majority-owned by China's Zijin Mining Group, according to a letter seen by... 


Atlantic Lithium is now trading on the GSE.
Lithium miner debuts as Ghana’s first listing in two years
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian-based Atlantic Lithium, which is developing Ghana’s first lithium mine, has taken a step toward raising capital from equity investors in the country. The company has listed all its... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


Lexington renews Jelani prospecting right to 2026
13th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Lexington Gold has announced that the prospecting right owned by Jelani Resources has now been formally renewed until May 29, 2026. This follows on the back of announcements made on May... 


VR8 mulls most favourable terms after signing third offtake MoU
13th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-headquartered Vanadium Resources (VR8) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China-based Hunan Zhongxin New Materials Technology for the offtake of 4 000 t/y of vanadium oxide,... 


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Goldplat’s third quarter buoyed by strong performance of its Ghanaian operations
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat’s gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana achieved a combined operating profit for the third quarter, ended March 31, of £1.6-million (excluding listing and head... 


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Zimbabwe leading the sub-Saharan African lithium mining boom
13th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The past three years have witnessed a surge in hard-rock pegmatite lithium mining activity across Southern Africa, according to consultancy firm AmaranthCX. “While Zimbabwe has emerged as the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


De Jager to lead Surefire as next CEO
13th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Perth-based explorer Surefire Resources has appointed Jan de Jager as CEO. De Jager has more than 25 years’ experience across operational, finance, commercial, strategy and business development... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


MRC plans to sell SA mineral sands mine as focus shifts to graphite
MRC plans to sell SA mineral sands mine as focus shifts to graphite
10th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has announced a decision to divest its interest in the Tormin mineral sands mine in South Africa to allow the company to focus its efforts on graphite assets... 


How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
10th May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric Energy transition and innovation are inherently interdependent. If one looks at the history of... 


Sipho Kunene, Operator and Technical Training Manager at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik invests in skills to drive technology impact
10th May 2024

As a leader in technology-driven productivity, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions supports the continuous upskilling of operators and maintenance teams to keep up with the ever-evolving capabilities... 


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