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Torsa launches Johannesburg office as its gateway to Africa
25th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Spanish mining technology company Torsa has launched its pan-African business hub in South Africa, with plans to “drastically” reduce mining incidents, and most importantly fatalities, in line with... 


Sandfire maintains FY production guidance
24th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Sandfire has maintained its production guidance for the 2023 financial year, despite expecting the Matsa mine, in Spain, to perform at the lower-end of its guidance range for the... 


Lifezone Metals appoints Gerick Mouton COO
23rd January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Modern metals company Lifezone Holdings has appointed Gerick Mouton as COO. Mouton is a mechanical engineer and professional project manager with 25 years of experience in strategic mining and... 


Tsodilo to raise C$440 000 for Botswana project
23rd January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

International diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources has negotiated a non-brokered private placement of 2.2-million units of the company, which will provide gross proceeds of... 


Botswana Diamonds completes Marsfontein construction
19th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

LSE-listed diamond developer and miner Botswana Diamonds has completed construction of its Marsfontein alluvial project, in Limpopo, South Africa, and has started stripping of the overburden... 


Power Metal raises £900 000 for exploration projects
17th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Power Metal Resources has completed a placing and subscription to raise £900 000 before expenses for the advancement of priority exploration projects and for general working capital... 


BHP's Xplor to fund copper/nickel exploration partnerships
17th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major BHP has selected seven companies to help accelerate global copper and nickel exploration through its Xplor programme. The seven companies have been selected to receive funding and support... 


Kavango to restart drilling in Botswana
13th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Metals exploration company Kavango Resources announces that drilling is about to restart at the company’s Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) project area following a scheduled summer break. At hole... 


Study shows PV plant’s value
16th December 2022

Canadian miner Giyani Metals provided results of a feasibility study (FS) conducted for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, located in Botswana, last month. The FS results followed... 


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Thorny River diamond dyke project, South Africa – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Thorny River project has progressed to the mining application stage. 


Tabono co-founders Reon Barnard and Liran Assness
New JV to build, operate battery recycling facilities in South Africa
14th December 2022 By: Darren Parker

US-based recycling platform for battery materials ACE Green Recycling and South African investment business Tabono Investments have signed a term sheet to form a joint venture (JV) to build and... 


Johannesburg-based high-purity manganese sulphate demo plant progressing – Giyani
14th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

Manganese project developer Giyani Metals Corporation reports that the construction of its demonstration plant in the north-west of Johannesburg, in South Africa, is progressing, with engineering... 


Orange launches its commercial 5G network in Botswana
9th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Orange Botswana has become the first Orange affiliate in Africa to launch fifth-generation (5G) commercially. Since November, 5G connectivity has been available in greater... 


Botswana Diamonds reports project development progress
8th December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) believes there are big opportunities for diamond exploration and development in South Africa and the company is focusing on what it considers the best... 


Tsodilo launches online landing pages to update market on Xaudum licence litigation
2nd December 2022 By: Donna Slater

As a result of “overwhelming” interest in diamond and metals explorer Tsodilo Resources’ legal action against the Botswana Ministry of Minerals & Energy (MME), the former has established landing... 


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Multipurpose filter guarantees ‘exceptional’ results
2nd December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Triple R – a cellulose-based cartridge/filter for removing all oil impurities – manufactured in Triple R’s fully automated factory in Ohira, Japan, guarantees 100% filtration. The Triple R filter... 


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ATEX-approved products provide safe solutions
2nd December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

To prevent the danger of combustible dust and gas explosions, and to create a safer environment, Nederman products sole distributor Envirox uses atmosphere explosible- (ATEX-) approved Nederman... 


Cobre completes KML buy
1st December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Cobre has completed the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest in Kalahari Metals Limited (KML) from dual listed Metal Tiger. The two companies in June this year struck an agreement... 


$105m earmarked for Karowe expansion in 2023
29th November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond will spend up to $105-million next year on the underground expansion of its Karowe mine, in Botswana. In its 2023 operating guidance, the company says that its focus... 


Namibia plans railway revamp to boost regional coal exports
25th November 2022 By: Reuters

Namibia's state-owned railway company TransNamib plans to shift coal exports from Botswana off the road and onto rail by early next year, potentially doubling exports via Walvis Bay port, its CEO... 


Bankers pour cold water on red hot coal
25th November 2022 By: Reuters

 It's the best of times, it's the worst of times. At least when it comes to mining coal. After years of decline, demand for the polluting fossil fuel has surged this year as Europe scrambles to... 


Location map of the Motheo mine, in Botswana
Motheo processing plant expansion, Botswana – update
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Sandfire Resources has launched a A$200-million fully underwritten entitlement offer to repay debt and fund working capital at its Motheo operations. 


India's Jindal wins bid to build Botswana's 300 MW coal power plant
21st November 2022 By: Reuters

Botswana has picked India's Jindal Steel & Power Ltd as the preferred bidder in a tender to build a 300 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant, a notice from its energy ministry showed on Monday. It... 


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On-The-Air (18/11/2022)
18th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses green energy and a new underground diamond mine in Limpopo. 


Sandfire launches A$200m raise
18th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources on Friday launched a A$200-million fully underwritten entitlement offer to repay debt and fund working capital at its Motheo operations, in Botswana. The ASX-listed... 


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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
18th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Venetia is scheduled to achieve occupational readiness and first production in 2023. 


Lucara and HB Trading extend sales agreement
17th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp has extended the sales agreement with HB Trading for the high-value diamonds from the Karowe mine, in Botswana, for another ten years. Under the agreement,... 


Mining Weekly was part of this week's Venetia Underground Project media visit.
Sparkling Venetia underground diamond project heading for first production in 2023
15th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A visit by Mining Weekly to the Venetia Underground Project (VUP) on November 14 provided far-reaching insight into this major diamond development that is scheduled to achieve occupational... 


Exploration drilling at the K.Hill project in Botswana
Study confirms $1bn cash generation potential for K.Hill manganese project
14th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corporation says a feasibility study for the K.Hill project, in Botswana, has confirmed a low capital intensity for what can be one of the largest high-purity manganese... 


South Africa’s lack of urgency in introducing cadastre system decried
11th November 2022 By: Nadine James

Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart offered the familiar refrain of South Africa’s mining industry needing a functional and accurate cadastre. “We cannot manage our minerals with a GIS system,” he said... 


WDC president Edward Asscher
World Diamond Council proposal breaks Kimberley Process ratification impasse
10th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

A proposal by the World Diamond Council (WDC) managed to break an impasse at this year’s Kimberley Process (KP) meeting, in Botswana, during which a communiqué had to be ratified by consensus on... 


Mineral right application backlog reduced.
Minerals licensing backlog nearly halved, Parliamentary Portfolio Committee hears
9th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The backlog of mineral licences has been cut to 2 625 outstanding applications – 43.5% down on what the situation was in March 2021, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Minerals Resources and... 


Botswana wins bid to host anti-conflict diamond watchdog
7th November 2022 By: Reuters

Botswana has won its bid to host the permanent secretariat of the Kimberley Process (KP), the grouping that certifies that diamonds are not used to fund rebel groups, but its members remain divided... 


Tsodilo initiates legal action against Botswana Ministry
7th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

International diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources on October 31 initiated litigation against the Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security in... 


Power Metal highlights positive drilling results at Botswana project
7th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Power Metal Resources’ Tati project, in Botswana, is becoming a significant project for the company, with only a 175 m strike distance of an 8-km-long gold-in-soil anomaly drill... 


Diamond miner Lucara on track for solid year, says CEO Thomas
3rd November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-based miner Lucara Diamond Corp is on track for a solid year, with sales from its large, high-value diamonds continuing to achieve healthy prices, despite recent market softening, president... 


Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to decide on fate of Russian diamonds
2nd November 2022 By: News24Wire

The plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is under way in Gaborone, Botswana, until Friday and it's expected to decide if Russian diamonds should be declared conflict... 


Debswana posts 37.5% jump in nine-month diamond sales
1st November 2022 By: Reuters

Rough diamonds sales by Debswana Diamond Company jumped 37.5% in the first nine months of 2022, statistics released by the Bank of Botswana showed Tuesday, driven by steady demand for jewellery. A... 


DMRE's general lethargy still hindering exploration activity
28th October 2022 By: Nadine James

Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart offered the familiar refrain of South Africa’s mining industry needing a functional and accurate cadastre. “We cannot manage our minerals with a GIS system,” he said... 


Anglo's third-quarter performance bolstered by coal, diamond operations
27th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Anglo American’s production for the third quarter ended September 30 increased by 16% quarter-on-quarter amid a challenging operating environment, driven by the ongoing ramp-up of... 


De Beers' third-quarter output rises on higher grades, strong production in Namibia
27th October 2022 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diamond miner De Beers – a subsidiary of diversified mining group Anglo American – increased its rough diamond production by 4% year-on-year to 9.6-million carats for the third quarter ended... 


Sheila Khama
Geoscientists should play a more active role in crafting public discourse, policy 
26th October 2022 By: Nadine James

Geoscientists could have a hand in shaping the geopolitical future of African countries, said Tullow Oil and The Metals Company nonexecutive director Sheila Khama, who is also a former CEO of De... 


Kavango to raise a further £500 000
25th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

LSE-listed Kavango Resources has entered into a strategic financing agreement to raise a further £500 000. Under the terms of the agreement, the company, which explores for base and precious metals... 


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