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Auto firms race to secure non-Chinese graphite for EVs as shortages loom
21st June 2023 By: Reuters

Automakers, including Tesla and Mercedes, are rushing to lock in graphite supply from outside dominant producer China, as demand for electric vehicle (EV) batteries outpaces other uses for the... 

Craig Coltman has been appointed CE of Bushveld Minerals
Lossmaking Bushveld still striving for profitability; appoints new CE
21st June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Vertically integrated vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals, which has appointed Craig Coltman to succeed Fortune Mojapelo as CE from July 1, continues to undertake various initiatives to ensure... 

Rio Tinto invests $498m in US copper production
Rio Tinto invests $498m in US copper production
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved $498-million of funding for the underground development of an area known as the North Rim Skarn (NRS) at the Kennecott operation near Salt Lake City, in... 

Morocco's OCP plans $7-billion green ammonia plant to avert supply problems
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's OCP plans to invest $7-billion in an ammonia plant using green hydrogen, produced from renewable fuel, it told Reuters, as one of the world's biggest phosphates and fertiliser companies... 

East China Engineering and Nyanza Light Metals of Richards Bay sign joint venture contracts.
Contracts advance R4.5bn titanium value-add project in KwaZulu-Natal
20th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continent of Africa must industrialise as quickly as it can, South Africa’s Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina said on Tuesday when she presided over the signing... 

Indonesia to ban copper exports once Freeport, Amman plants open
20th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Indonesia will stop exporting copper concentrates as soon as Freeport Indonesia and Amman Mineral Internasional finish building smelters next year. “If these two big companies complete their... 

Ivanhoe Mines president Marna Cloete
Ivanhoe pursuing sustainability, socioeconomic initiatives as it strives to transform industry
20th June 2023

Mining is an essential business, and it is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to change the industry to be modern and responsible, so that it can continue to sustain lifestyles and... 

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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 

Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 

Copper miner Amman raised $715m in Indonesia's biggest IPO this year
19th June 2023 By: Reuters

 Indonesian copper miner Amman Mineral Internasional raised 10.73-trillion rupiah ($715.81-million) in the country's biggest initial public offering (IPO) this year, according to a source with... 

Codelco must kick-start lithium industry while reviving copper output
19th June 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean President Gabriel Boric, seeking to expand the country's long-stalled lithium industry, has tasked state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, to lead the charge of developing... 

Paul Singer
The world’s most feared investor heads for showdown with the LME
19th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

A decade ago, Paul Singer did battle with the government of Argentina — and won. This week, the notoriously pugnacious hedge fund boss is taking on a bastion of the City of London, the 146-year-old... 

Pantoro refinances debt ahead of Tulla merger
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pantoro has secured a A$55-million four-year senior secured loan facility with US investment manager Nebari Partners to refinance and replace its existing debt facilities. The loan... 

Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Copper is as strategic as gold is precious, says Barrick’s Bristow
19th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

For a company with “gold” in its name, Barrick Gold Corp. has become noticeably fixated on copper. The world’s second-largest bullion producer recently approached First Quantum Minerals to discuss... 

FFI expands its footprint in the UK
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on Monday announced plans to expand its battery and electric powertrain production operations in the UK with an additional facility in... 

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Senex strikes gas deal with AGL
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gas producer Senex has struck a conditional gas supply agreement with energy supplier AGL for the supply of up to 42 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas from January 2025 from its proposed Atlas... 

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Fortescue and China Baowu strike carbon collaboration deal
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Baowu Steel Group Corporation to collaborate on reducing emissions associated with iron and steel... 

Cape Town
Metro progresses devolution study
16th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the City of Cape Town investigates the viability of building up its own infrastructure and managing an independent passenger rail network, it has expressed concern about government’s having... 

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YES empowers youth development in mining
16th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa's mining industry has the potential to be a global leader in driving socioeconomic development and transforming the country, but it is currently hindered by government policy... 

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Extreme weather erodes road networks
16th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Extreme weather associated with climate change has resulted in many roads becoming impassable, sustaining serious damage or being completely destroyed. The South African roads industry has sought... 

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Steel 2023: Building a sustainable future
15th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media’s Steel 2023 Report examines the global steel market over the past 12 months and provides insight on South Africa’s steel sector in particular, including production and demand,... 

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Produce local green hydrogen in hot South Africa to add value to iron-ore, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
15th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As iron-ore mining in South Africa, West Africa, the Pilbara, and Brazil happen to be hot and windy places, it makes a lot of sense for the global south to produce green hydrogen on site to reduce,... 

Sandvik introduces AutoMine® AutoLoad 2.0 for improved autonomous bucket loading
15th June 2023

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing AutoMine® AutoLoad 2.0, a new AutoMine® feature that enables fully automated production cycles for loaders operating in fixed drawpoint and dump... 

Vietnam State coal miner to boost output to battle power shortage
14th June 2023 By: Reuters

Vietnam's state coal miner Vinacomin will boost production by 15% this year to supply the power sector, state media reported on Wednesday, as the country battles electricity shortages amid high... 

MEMSA brings together key South African mining and manufacturing industry role players at the 2023 Mind Shift Conference & Awards held on the 24th & 25th May 2023
13th June 2023

With a focus on innovation in both mining and manufacturing, the 2023 Mind Shift Conference drew together a wide range of stakeholders from the mining industry and supply chain, research... 

C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
12th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Rio Tinto on Monday announced a C$1.4-billion expansion of its AP60 aluminium smelter at the Complexe Jonquière, in Quebec – its most significant investment in its aluminium... 

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosts Aeroderivative Users Conference
GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosts Aeroderivative Users Conference
12th June 2023

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosted a Sub-Saharan Africa Aeroderivative Users Conference in Tanzania with the theme, “Building capacity and supporting energy security with Aeroderivative gas... 

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Rio joins forces with China Baowu to decarbonise steel
12th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s largest steelmaker China Baowu, to explore a range of industry leading new projects in China and Australia to... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 has R560bn worth of copper in the ground, the Junior Indaba hears
9th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper company Copper 360, which listed on the AltX of the JSE in April, has more than two-million tonnes of copper its 12 mines, which is worth R560-billion, the Junior Indaba heard this week.... 

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NT moves on Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has issued ‘not to deal’ commitments to five proponents over specific parcels of land at the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, as part of the... 

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Resource-rich Africa needs to reap rewards from critical-minerals demand
9th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite Africa having significant reserves of metals that are key to the clean energy transition, such as cobalt, lithium and copper, the continent remains “rife with challenges of social and... 

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Coal still relevant despite backlash – investment firm
9th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the prevailing global transition away from coal-based forms of energy, the fossil fuel remains crucial in supplying baseload energy and powering critical industries, says mining investment... 

Jan Widerström, president and MD of Saab
Jan Widerström
9th June 2023

This week we profile Jan Widerström, president and MD of Saab, a manufacturer and developer of integrated electronic self-protection systems 

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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 

Construction starts on Phase 2 of Lesotho Highlands Water Project
9th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Phase 2 of the long-awaited Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has broken ground. LHWP Phase 2, building on Phase 1 that was completed in 2003, includes the construction of the Polihali dam and... 

Gert Roselt
Climbing the ladder from apprentice auto electrician to CEO
9th June 2023

Gert Roselt started his career as an apprentice auto electrician for Kuruman Auto and has successfully climbed the ladder to become CEO of Probe IMT Group. He shares his career journey with... 

Robert Botha
The impact of corporate politics on in-house legal counsel
9th June 2023

Corporate politics, the intricate web of power dynamics, alliances and manoeuvring within organisations, has far-reaching consequences on various stakeholders. In-house legal counsel, responsible... 

Akobo starts building processing plant at Segele, progresses refinery talks
8th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Akobo Minerals has progressed with the development of its Segele project, in Ethiopia, during the first quarter of the year. Notably, the company has completed fabrication and shipping... 

Lethabo Exploration CEO Mandy Malebe.
Woman-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place
8th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Lethabo Exploration, which started out as an exploration company, has since transitioned into mining iron-ore, for which it has secured an offtake agreement. Lethabo, which is 100% South African... 

Sandvik Automine
Tech skills shortage an existential threat to the global mining industry
7th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

A severe talent shortage is becoming a near existential challenge for mining companies globally, according to auditing firm PwC’s ‘Mine 2023: The era of reinvention’ report.  In a presentation on... 

Cameroon to start building railway to disputed iron-ore project in August
7th June 2023 By: Reuters

Cameroon will begin construction in August of a railway line connecting its coast to a large iron-ore deposit straddling its border with Congo Republic, the interim mines minister said. The central... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a meeting of Ministers and CEOs at the Union Buildings on June 6
Top CEOs sign up to help tackle South Africa’s energy, transport and crime crises
7th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

CEOs from some of South Africa’s largest companies – including Sasol’s Fleetwood Grobler, Anglo American’s Nolitha Fakude, former Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo, Toyota South Africa’s Andrew Kirby,... 

Pele Energy Group Founders (from left to right): Thapelo Motlogeloa, Gqi Raoleka, Fumani Mthembi, Obakeng Moloabi and Boipelo Moloabi
Private offtake market adds new impetus to black energy group’s pioneering IPP journey
6th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The journey by South Africa’s Pele Energy Group (PEG) from fledgling energy investor to that of a pioneering black-owned and -managed independent power producer (IPP) is receiving fresh impetus... 

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