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De Beers CEO Al Cook with Endiama CEO Ganga Junior at Investing in African Mining Indaba.
Angola’s diamond sparkle brightened by new De Beers deal
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers is to collaborate with Angola on opportunities to increase diamond production, support alluvial mining sector and enhance social development for the... 


Sampling confirms extensive gold at Tati project
6th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

London-listed exploration company Power Metal Resources reports that recent geochemical soil sampling assay results from the Tati gold project, in Botswana, have confirmed the presence of three... 


Zambia to start trading its own copper, competing with Glencore
Zambia to start trading its own copper, competing with Glencore
6th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia plans to directly buy and sell a portion of the copper produced in the southern African nation, competing with trading giants including Mercuria Energy Group and Glencore. “We obviously... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo CEO urges resilience, partnerships amid global disruptions
6th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Multinational mining company Anglo American is focusing on partnerships with its host nations to grow the mining industry and remain resilient through disruptions, said CEO Duncan Wanblad during... 


Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 


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More openness around bewildering IDC manganese decision would be most welcome
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The decision of South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to financially back a Canada-owned Botswana-based battery manganese facility rather than a highly accomplished... 


Manganese ore from the K. Hill project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured $10-million in funding from private equity fund ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund. 


Lotus, A-Cap merger posited to provide uranium opportunities
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources completed the implementation of the merger with A-Cap during the quarter ended December 31, which the company avers has created a “leading uranium player with significant... 


Botswana Diamonds-led consortium awarded prospecting licence in Eswatini
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A consortium called Diamonds of Eswatini, in which London- and Botswana-listed Botswana Diamonds holds a 30% interest, has been awarded a prospecting licence over the diamondiferous Dokowayo... 


Galileo identifies three targets in Botswana for follow-up exploration work
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Galileo Resources has defined three potential drill targets with a combined strike length of about 6 km on its PL253 licence in the Kalahari Copper Belt of Botswana. The three... 


Copper miner Sandfire maintains FY guidance
Copper miner Sandfire maintains FY guidance
30th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global copper miner Sandfire Resources has maintained its production, cost and capital expenditure guidance for the 2024 financial year, after a solid December quarter at its MATSA and Motheo... 


An Investing in African Mining sign
Logistics, energy challenges remain for Mining Indaba host South Africa
29th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining Indaba to open with SA mining industry hit hard by rail inefficiencies The yearly African Mining Indaba will start on February 5 against the backdrop of the local mining industry facing... 


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On-The-Air (26/01/2024)
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses vanadium, copper mining and a manganese project in Botswana. 


Ore recovered at the K.Hill project
Giyani secures $10m of funding to progress K.Hill to a final investment decision
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals has secured $10-million in funding from private equity fund ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund. The funding fulfils a key condition for the drawdown of a $16-million... 


Iron-ore drill core
Tsodilo applies to have Botswana Minerals and Energy Minister held in contempt of court
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral resources exploration and development company Tsodilo Resources has filed an interlocutory application in the Botswana High Court, calling on Minerals and Energy Minister Lefoko... 


Sovereign appoints SocialEssence to assist in progressing Malawi project
23rd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and ASX-listed Sovereign Metals has appointed specialist social performance consultancy SocialEssence to assist in the continued development of the company’s stakeholder relations, social... 


Botswana Diamonds discovers high-grade anomaly close to KX36 in the Kalahari
23rd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

BSE- and Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has completed a gravity survey over four high-grade geophysical targets that had good magnetic response in a previous survey undertaken by the company.... 


BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining group BHP has announced its second cohort of six companies, chosen from a pool of over 500 applicants, to join the BHP Xplor accelerator programme. The accelerator programme is... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output
22nd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ongoing strong performance by South Africa’s Hillside Aluminium operation in KwaZulu-Natal has helped diversified mining company South32 achieve record half-year aluminium production. Moreover,... 


Location map of the K. Hill manganese project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation to advance the project. 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


Lotus poised to be major uranium player with Kayelekera restart, Letlhakane optimisation
16th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has, post the completion of its acquisition of A-Cap, finalised the preliminary work programmes required to enable it to become a global uranium player, targeting a... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation’s busy pipeline of projects demonstrates the mining sector’s faith in the company’s unsurpassed industry knowledge and depth of skills
Leading underground mining contractor serves sector on multiple fronts
16th January 2024

Leveraging over a century of experience, Murray & Roberts Cementation is working with some of the world's most respected mining companies to pave the way for safe and efficient underground mining.... 


Tarynn Yatras, Vice President of Sales Area Africa for Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions
Sandvik builds its base to grow lifecycle screening solutions across Africa
15th January 2024

To provide customers with screening solutions that suit their needs and fit their infrastructure, OEMs must be close at hand with the right facilities and expertise, according to Mats Dahlberg,... 


166 ct Type IIa diamond
Lucara recovers 166 ct diamond from Karowe mine
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Lucara Diamond Corporation has recovered a 166 ct diamond from the Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana. The Type IIa diamond was recovered in the Coarse X-Ray Transmission unit at... 


De Beers approves $1bn spending at Botswana mine
De Beers approves $1bn spending at Botswana mine
10th January 2024 By: Reuters

Global diamond giant De Beers said it will go ahead with a planned $1-billion investment to extend the life of its flagship Jwaneng mine in Botswana, even as last year's downturn in gem demand... 


Karowe underground diamond mine
Lucara extends repayment schedule on $220m debt package
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond mining company Lucara Diamond has executed amended documentation related to its senior secured project financing debt package, initially established in July 2021 at a value of $220-million.... 


Aterian acquires 90% controlling interest in Atlantis
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed critical metals exploration and development company Aterian has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire a controlling 90% interest in private Bostwana-registered business... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


Atlantic Lithium appoints new independent non-executive director
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and ASX-listed Africa-focused lithium explorer and developer Atlantic Lithium has appointed Jonathan Henry to the company's board of directors as an independent non-executive director. The... 


Coal shipments on Transnet freight-rail network have plunged to 30-year lows and iron-ore railings are at their lowest in a decade
Crumbling South African rail prompts Botswana to forge new route
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana has received unsolicited bids from investors to build a rail line to a Namibian port that will help avoid South Africa and its disintegrating logistics network. The 1 500 km... 


Botswana High Court orders Minister to renew Tsodilo subsidiary's prospecting licence
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The High Court of Botswana has ordered the Minister of Minerals and Energy to renew Gcwihaba Resources' one prospecting licence and to align the effective dates of contiguous licences with that of... 


Martin Creamer
Why is foreign beneficiation being funded ahead of local beneficiation?
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A question mark hangs over the decision of the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation to fund the beneficiation of manganese ore in neighbouring Botswana ahead of taking a funding decision... 


Botswana Diamonds to undertake next stage exploration near its KX36 project
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond company Botswana Diamonds will embark on follow-up ground geophysics on four anomalies that were identified contiguous with the company’s KX36 project in the Kalahari, in Botswana. They... 


Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada launches grants for critical minerals traceability projects
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced a call for proposals for grants that support the critical minerals traceability project (CMTP) as part of the Canadian... 


Image of manganese ore
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation. 


Image of the Karowe diamond mine
Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Capital costs for the underground expansion are expected to reach $100-million in 2024. 


Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 


Power Metal Resources to start drill testing at Botswana project
6th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Since early October, Aim-listed exploration company Power Metal Resources has advanced plans to drill test a key target at T1-14 at its Molopo Farms Complex (MFC) project, in southwestern Botswana,... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


Premium Nickel announces C$20m financing package
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Explorer Premium Nickel has announced a C$20-milion equity and debt financing package, which will provide the company with sufficient funds to meet its business objectives and liquidity... 


Gowans named Premium Nickel chair
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed exploration and development company Premium Nickel has announced the pending appointment of James Gowans as director and as independent chairperson of the board. Premium Nickel is... 


Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance its battery-grade manganese project in Botswana. The... 


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