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Blackwater on track for first gold pour in H2 – Artemis
Blackwater on track for first gold pour in H2 – Artemis
25th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Construction of the Blackwater mine, in central British Columbia, is continuing to progress on schedule, keeping the mine on track for its first gold pour in the second half of the year. At March... 


Prices are well below the levels needed to incentivise new greenfield production
BlackRock says $12 000/t copper is needed to incentivise new mines
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper needs to reach $12 000/t — a 20% jump from this week’s high — to incentivize large-scale investments in new mines, said Olivia Markham, who co-manages the BlackRock World Mining Fund. The... 


A Zimbabwe flag
Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Vitol CEO Russell Hardy
World’s biggest energy traders are returning to metals markets
24th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the world’s biggest energy trading companies are returning to metals, years after getting burnt in the notoriously difficult markets. Vitol Group, Gunvor Group and Mercuria Energy Group... 


Volt progresses programmes with customers for Tanzania project
24th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Volt Resources has provided shareholders with an update on the progress at its Bunyu graphite project, in Tanzania. As reported in January, graphite concentrate from the project was... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year
24th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


Gas tanks
Invictus partners with Zim-focused gold miner to investigate gas supply to Eureka mine
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Invictus Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to a maiden gas offtake agreement with Dallaglio Investments, involving the supply of gas to the Eureka... 


Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
23rd April 2024

Schneider Electric outlines how software-defined automation is driving industrial growth at Hannover Messe  Alongside AVEVA, company unveils latest innovations aimed at boosting industrial... 


G Mining buys Reunion’s Guyana project
G Mining buys Reunion’s Guyana project
23rd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed G Mining Ventures (GMIN) unveiled a significant move on Monday, announcing its acquisition of TSX-V-listed Reunion Gold, owner of the Oko West project in Guyana, in a C$875-million... 


Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
23rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A little-known Australian company is becoming the Western face of a Chinese nickel behemoth. In under a decade, Nickel Industries has gone from a relatively small miner to the world’s... 


Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
22nd April 2024

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced... 


Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa
Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa
22nd April 2024

‘25 Years Young’ celebrates the 25th anniversary of the foundation A global call for contributions will award impactful and innovative youth projects  To mark the 25th anniversary of its... 


BHP says it aims to receive first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's BHP Group is planning to receive its first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026 as part of the company's plans to cut shipping emissions, a senior executive said. The global mining... 


Iluka posts lower first-quarter volumes as planned
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-focused mineral sands and rare earths miner Iluka Resources has reported lower year-on-year production of most of its commodities owing to inventory management and a major maintenance... 


Godolphin takes 100% control of Narraburra rare earths project
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Godolphin Resources has agreed to acquire the remaining 49% interest in the flagship Narraburra rare earths elements (REE) project in New South Wales, Australia, in which it already... 


An image of Kate Bester
AI, robotics play important role in demolition sector
19th April 2024

Demolition robots are a relatively new form of professional service robot used in the demolition sector to demolish buildings at the end of their life cycle. These mobile robots leverage a range of... 


An image of Dijam Panigrahi
Robotics, AI beneficial for business
19th April 2024

The manufacturing industry is currently at the doorstep of a transformational era, one marked by the seamless integration of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality or virtual... 


Rio, Saudi Arabia said to vie for stake in First Quantum mines
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group and Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Manara Minerals Investment Co. are among suitors considering bids for a stake in First Quantum Minerals’ Zambian copper mines, according to people... 


Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Building upon the momentum of 2022’s surge in silver consumption for industrial applications, 2023 saw yet more record-breaking industrial demand, reaching 654.4-million ounces, fuelled by the... 


A copper smelter in Zambia
Zambia copper mines hit by State utility’s warning of power cuts
17th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia’s State power utility has served notices of force majeure on supply of electricity to some mines, according to an industry association, threatening additional pressure on a copper market... 


Australian PM Anthony Albanese
Alpha HPA and Renascor score A$585m in loans for critical minerals projects
17th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday announced the federal government’s support for two critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia, a move aimed at fostering... 


Gina Rinehart
Rinehart takes stake in Lynas Rare Earths, shares jump
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, become a substantial shareholder in Lynas Rare Earths, the largest producer of rare earths outside of China, an exchange filing showed late on Tuesday.... 


The Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia
Rio Tinto copper boss says building mines is better than buying
17th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group’s copper head says he sees much more value in building mines rather than buying existing assets — comments that may disappoint industry observers anticipating another spate of... 


Canada unions brace for 2025 labour crunch in oil sands maintenance season
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Annual maintenance on Canada's oil sands plants is forecast to cause no more disruption than usual this year, but trade union officials are warning of a labour crunch during Alberta's 2025... 


Philip Pascall was a savvy and charismatic leader
How a $10bn mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When the group of mining executives arrived at Panama’s regal Palacio de las Garzas, they were ushered past the ornate, wood-paneled ceremonial rooms and straight to the private office of the... 


Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek
Australia to establish EPA as part of environmental law reforms
16th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move to bolster environmental protection measures, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announced on Tuesday the establishment of an Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Albanese... 


Codelco aims to land partner for Maricunga lithium by next year
Codelco aims to land partner for Maricunga lithium by next year
16th April 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State-run miner Codelco plans to select a partner for a future lithium project in one of the country's top salt flats, Maricunga, in the first quarter next year, Chairman Maximo Pacheco... 


Speakers outline opportunities for PGMs in the hydrogen market
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Hydrogen could play a key role in addressing South Africa’s pressing energy challenges and platinum group metals (PGM) will have a pivotal role to play in the hydrogen economy, as the metals are a... 


IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs
Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 


A generic image of manganese ore on a loading bay
Manganese remains a key critical mineral
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 


Cape Town’s MyCiTi depot construction 65% complete
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane
Symposium highlights importance of supporting SMMEs, DMRE to provide funds
11th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid several challenges facing the South African mining sector, such as loadshedding and logistics constraints, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) are crucial for the growth of the... 


The Two Rivers PGM mine
PGM miners overcoming challenges to build new mines
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South African platinum group metal (PGM) miners are overcoming challenges and building new mines locally, albeit in phases, to derisk some of these promising tier-one projects. PGM mining industry... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Tharisa reports strong operational performance for the March quarter
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa performed well, operationally, in the quarter ended March 31, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says. The company produced 35 300 oz of PGMs in the quarter... 


Gina Rinehart
Australian magnate Rinehart takes stake in US miner MP Materials
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

US rare-earths producer MP Materials said Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's mining firm had taken a 5.3% stake in the company, expanding her investments in the mineral ore sector. In a... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


US President Joe Biden and US flag
Institute urges US to make concerted efforts to partner with African countries on critical minerals
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study group convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has made multiple recommendations for the US government to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships in... 


Nickel Industries attracts strong interest for its Indonesian supply
9th April 2024 By: Reuters

More than 25 global auto and battery makers have expressed interest in buying nickel from Australia-listed producer Nickel Industries' new Indonesian plant, CEO Justin Werner said on Tuesday, in... 


Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
9th April 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric Buildings are gathering places for humans, and for its inhabitants to prosper, it needs to be sustainable, resilient and people centric.... 


Aris appoints CFO, senior VP for capital markets
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Aris Mining has announced the appointment of Richard Orazietti as CFO and Oliver Dachsel as senior VP of capital markets. Welcoming the two new additions to Aris’ management team,... 


OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab and Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
Fortescue forges green hydrogen, ammonia partnership with OCP in Morocco
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Fortescue Energy, part of Australian iron-ore major Fortescue, on Tuesday unveiled a joint venture with Morocco-headquartered plant nutrition and phosphate-based fertiliser supplier OCP Group. The... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


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