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Vedanta chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta demerges divisions into subsidiaries
29th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed miner Vedanta's board has approved the demerger of its diversified businesses into separate subsidiaries. The exercise will result in a demerged Vedanta and five wholly-owned... 

Vedanta chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta to spin off, list six businesses to fuel growth
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

 India's Vedanta said on Friday it plans to spin off and list six of its businesses as the metals-to-oils conglomerate seeks to fuel their growth. The six units being planned to be listed are... 

Vodacom rolls out measures to curb rising battery theft and vandalism
29th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom has been intensifying efforts to protect its sites against increasing theft and vandalism across South Africa’s provinces. In July, Vodacom warned that battery... 

Glencore secondary materials sourcing.
Recycling can leverage Glencore’s strong position in metal marketing – Morgan Stanley
26th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Although Glencore’s earnings contributions from recycling activities are not material at this stage, the growth potential to the diversified mining and marketing company from circular economic... 

King to hold critical mineral talks in the UK and EU
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King will hold bilateral talks with ministerial counterparts from Germany, the EU, France and the UK around Australia’s supply of critical minerals. The... 

HIGHER GRADE: The Mbombela-based Manganese Metal Company’s manganese refinery, built in 1974 to beneficiate manganese minerals mined in South Africa’s Hotazel’s region, produces two high-grade (99.9% pure), selenium-free manganese products, including flakes (seen here) and powder. Manganese is a key mineral used in lithium-ion batteries, steel, specialty alloys and even aluminium beverage cans, among others. The refinery – the only one of its kind outside of China which produces the highest-quality of refined manganese globally – is eyeing significant expansion, with intentions to add a brownfields 5000 t/y plant to the existing28000 t/y electrolytic manganese metal plant, which will target demand stemming from the expanding global battery electric vehicle market. Photograph: Creamer Media Chief Photographer Donna Slater
22nd September 2023

The Mbombela-based Manganese Metal Company’s manganese refinery, built in 1974 to beneficiate manganese minerals mined in South Africa’s Hotazel’s region, produces two high-grade (99.9% pure),... 

Rio Tinto shoulders Simandou iron-ore bill as Chinese funds delayed – sources
18th September 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto has been solely funding preparatory work at the blocks it holds at Simandou, one of the world's largest untapped iron-ore deposits, as its Chinese partners are yet to make their funds... 

Investors glimpse opportunity in Europe's unloved mining shares
Investors glimpse opportunity in Europe's unloved mining shares
18th September 2023 By: Reuters

Investors are finally seeing potential in European mining shares, as China's step-by-step economic stimulus is steadily laying the foundations for a recovery of the unloved sector. The STOXX... 

EU to launch first phase of world-first carbon dioxide border tax
13th September 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) starts the initial phase of its plan for the world's first carbon border tax next month, requiring importers to report the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of products sold... 

Russia's Nornickel: cash flow not yet stable enough to resume dividends
Russia's Nornickel: cash flow not yet stable enough to resume dividends
8th September 2023 By: Reuters

Russian metals and mining giant Norilsk Nickel is not yet generating free cash flow on a stable enough basis to resume dividend payments, but does not rule out doing so in future, head of investor... 

MetaleN image
8th September 2023

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 

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Energy efficient beneficiation
8th September 2023

An R800-million mineral beneficiation plant in Zimbabwe has been unveiled by Zimbabwe-based chrome producer African Chrome Fields, which uses a modern aluminothermic process that is energy... 

Copper down on weak China service data, uncertainty over property measures
5th September 2023 By: Reuters

Prices for copper in London fell on Tuesday under pressure from weak service sector data from China suggesting uncertain post-pandemic recovery in top metals consumer. Benchmark copper CMCU3 on... 

Rio appoints new aluminium CEO
5th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has appointed Jérôme Pécresse as its aluminium CEO, succeeding Ivan Vella. Pécresse, who was until recently president and CEO of General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy,... 

Lindian enters into MoU to expand bauxite supply in Guinea
4th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG), which is 49% owned by the Guinean State, alongside US-registered Halco Mining, a consortium comprising Rio Tinto-Alcan, Alcoa and Dadco... 

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Northam, Vedanta, Hillside Aluminium make headlines
1st September 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks this week's biggest news. Northam paid R2.4-billion in dividends and highlighted its business risks ahead; Vedanta Zinc is looking to invest $500-million... 

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On-The-Air (01/09/2023)
1st September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about developments in zinc, aluminium, inwardly-focused miners 

Critics argue that the import duty has led to increased prices and hindered competition
Sector mulls duty’s future
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The intricate task of reconciling the interests of divergent stakeholders, including local manufacturers and downstream industries, lies at the heart of ongoing deliberations by the International... 

The ASCO Series of aluminium filter regulators maximises process efficiency and reduces unplanned downtime
Company launches new range of aluminium filter regulators
1st September 2023

NYSE-listed technology and engineering company Emerson has launched its new ASCO Series 641, 642 and 643 aluminum filter regulators, which maximise process efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime... 

The Terra Firma ladder that was being distributed by Makro, has been recalled
Ladders recalled, owing to safety concerns
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has issued a critical safety warning to all individuals who possess Mainstay and Terra Firma multi-hinge aluminium ladders, Model JC 403, 150 kg. “It is... 

Industry building resilience
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In a resolute demonstration of their “unwavering commitment to operational continuity”, some members of industry representative Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) have undertaken the... 

SMS group is dedicated to addressing the specific demands of the aluminum sector
Company elaborates on roles in sustainability, aluminium
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The aluminium industry is undergoing a transformation driven by the need for sustainability, efficiency, and technological advancements. At the forefront of this transformation, integrated service... 

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Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA)
1st September 2023

The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is the voice of and gateway to the South African Aluminium industry – involved in increasing the awareness and use of aluminium in Southern Africa... 

French miner Eramet suspends its operations in Gabon, shares sink
30th August 2023 By: Reuters

French miner Eramet whose mines in Gabon make it the world's largest producer of high-grade manganese ore, has suspended all operations in the country because of an ongoing coup, it said on... 

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Intergenerational report reveals changes to mining future
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The net zero transformation would see global demand for some of Australia’s exports decline, while creating new markets and opportunities for its industries, the government’s Intergenerational... 

The above image depicts project manager and ex-SANDF captain Rene Salmon
Ex-SANDF captain becomes solar panel plant manager
25th August 2023

Sustainable energy products developer Ener-G-Africa’s (EGA’s) latest all-women-led and -staffed solar manufacturing facility is a first-of-its-kind, as it is the only small solar panel plant to be... 

Commissioning of Zimbabwe ferrochrome plant under way
25th August 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

A novel smelting plant that produces ultra-low-carbon, high-grade ferrochrome at a fraction of the time it takes conventional facilities is being wet-commissioned at the African Chrome Fields (ACF)... 

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AP60 low-carbon aluminium smelter expansion, Canada
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto plans to add 96 new AP60 pots to its aluminium smelter in Complexe Jonquière. 

Location map of the Minim Martrap project
Minim Martrap bauxite project, Cameroon – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Canyon Resources announced a subscription agreement with Singapore-based Eagle Eye Asset Holdings that could result in the investment of up to A$59.7-million. 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Pathways being laid to secure lower carbon electricity supply for Hillside Aluminium
24th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company South32 has progressed initiatives to support its target of halving operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. At Worsley Alumina in... 

Image shows South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 swings to a loss
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has reported a 20% drop in revenue for the full year ended June, with the company swinging to a loss of $173-million following a non-cash impairment of $1.3-billion in... 

UK offers critical minerals opportunities for Aus
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Changes in Britain’s automotive industry were likely to spur new resource partnerships in Australia, Resources Minister Madeleine King said this week. Speaking at the Australian-British Chamber... 

No new Novelis deals to buy Russian aluminium since Ukraine war
22nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Novelis is still buying some aluminium from Rusal under contracts agreed before Russia invaded Ukraine, but since the war started last year it has shunned new deals with the Russian firm, the... 

Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Much more to come from Exxaro on the renewable energy front
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Probably by the middle of next year, if things go well, Exxaro will likely achieve financial close on a renewable energy project, which, from a sizing perspective, will probably be north of 100 MW,... 

Image shows the Portland smelter
Alcoa secures electricity for Portland smelter
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Aluminium major Alcoa has secured a nine-year power supply agreement with AGL Energy for its Portland smelter, in Victoria. The agreement covers 300 MW of power supply, effective from July 2026... 

Exxaro Resources CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation of coal mining company Exxaro’s operations and entire value chain is an urgent imperative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which will result in the additional benefits of... 

Demand headwinds mean no respite in pressure on aluminium prices
17th August 2023 By: Reuters

A glut of aluminium due to floundering demand in China and elsewhere and soaring supplies will undermine prices of the metal used in the transport, packaging and construction industries, possibly... 

Copper hits 6-week low, other metals fall after weak China data
Copper hits 6-week low, other metals fall after weak China data
15th August 2023 By: Reuters

 Prices for copper and other base metals fell in London on Tuesday, hurt by a worsening demand outlook from top consumer China after the country released slower industrial output growth data and... 

Hillside Alluminium at Richards Bay.
Hydrogen’s use in alumina applications being assessed – South32
14th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The use of hydrogen in difficult-to-electrify applications is being assessed at Worsley Alumina, the integrated bauxite mining and alumina refining operation in Western Australia, which supplies... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling
8th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In addition to the interim dividend of $2.8-billion, diversified mining company Glencore on Tuesday announced a top up of $2.2-billion, which lifted this year’s total announced shareholder returns... 

Glencore sticks to acquisition trail as earnings halve
Glencore sticks to acquisition trail as earnings halve
8th August 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore said it remains on the hunt for acquisitions, including a possible partial or full takeover of Canada's Teck, even as it reported a halving in earnings for the first half of the year on... 

Copper makes it to DoE’s draft critical minerals list
Copper makes it to DoE’s draft critical minerals list
4th August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has included copper in its latest critical minerals assessment, which evaluates materials for their criticality to global clean energy technology supply chains.... 

Tin rises on confirmation of mining ban in Myanmar
3rd August 2023 By: Reuters

Prices of tin rose on Thursday after the International Tin Association confirmed a ban on mining by Myanmar's ethnic minority Wa militia from Aug. 1. Three-month tin on the London Metal Exchange... 

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