R/€ = 17.15 Change: -0.20
R/$ = 14.31 Change: -0.14
Au 1776.67 $/oz Change: 30.66
Pt 1203.79 $/oz Change: 16.29


First Nation fears De Beers landfill could be ‘another Juukan Gorge’

By: Mariaan Webb     6th April 2021 The Attawapiskat First Nation has raised concern about the new landfill that global diamond miner De Beers, a unit of diversified major Anglo American, plans to build at the Victor mine site in the James Bay Lowlands of Canada. The new landfill, for which De Beers is seeking approval from the... 

Giyani appoints new CFO, provides Botswana exploration update

By: Donna Slater     1st April 2021 Canadian exploration company Giyani Metals has appointed Eugene Lee as CFO, replacing Omar Gonzalez, effective April 20. Lee has served as a director of the TSX-V-listed junior since June 2015. He is a chartered professional accountant with extensive experience with international mining... 

De Beers serves to diversify Anglo’s business profile, providing stability – Moody’s

By: Donna Slater     26th March 2021 Diversified miner Anglo American’s De Beers subsidiary is serving to improve the group’s business profile by providing diversification and, most of the time, stability to its otherwise more closely correlated mining operations, reports risk assessment firm Moody’s in a recent report. With an... 

Arc raises £1.8m

By: Donna Slater     24th March 2021 Aim-listed copper and cobalt explorer and developer Arc Minerals has raised gross proceeds of £1.8-million. The funds will be used for working capital and to fund extra-deep drilling at the company’s projects of Cheyeza and Muswema, both in Zambia. The funds will also go towards a potential... 

South Africa urged to play to strengths as its plots role in lithium-ion battery value chain 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd March 2021 A newly released study of the potential for developing a lithium-ion battery value chain in South Africa concludes that the country should prioritise minerals beneficiation and mining, as well as battery manufacturing as it seeks to carve out a niche for itself in what is a fast-growing, highly... 

Trust pays first claimants under silicosis settlement  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd March 2021 The Tshiamiso Trust, which was established in February 2020 to manage the payment of benefits to eligible silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) sufferers in the gold mining sector, has paid benefits to the first seven claimants in the past two months. The trust has been hard at work over the past year... 

Botswana names Canadian firm as preferred bidder for copper mine

By: Bloomberg     14th February 2021 Botswana picked Premium Nickel Resources as the preferred bidder for its shuttered copper mining group BCL, according to Mmetla Masire, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security. The privately owned Canadian minerals investor has six... 

Tsodilo concludes second tranche of private placement

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th February 2021 TSX-listed Tsodilo Resources has closed the second and final tranche of its private placement financing for gross proceeds of $150 000. The company issued 300 000 shares at a price of C$0.50 apiece.  

On-The-Air (05/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2021 South Africa’s mining industry is at the ready to make big investments into electricity generation. The Northern Cape this week received another boost with the announcement of a new mining development. This week’s Mining Indaba saw Botswana going all out to attract new investment in exploration. 

Orion Minerals, Eskom, Botswana's non-diamond exploration make headlines   

5th February 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Orion Minerals’ latest acquisition in the Northern Cape, Eskom supporting increasing the licensing exemption threshold for self-generation to 50MW and, Botswana intensifying its effort to attract non-diamond exploration.   

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