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Cloud adoption to deliver R3.9tr worth of economic benefits over the next decade
20th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new report commissioned by Amazon Web Services has revealed a potential R3.9-trillion economic boost by 2033 from cloud adoption in South Africa. The report, quantifying the relationship between... 

Paratus goes live with Starlink in Zambia
20th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the announcement of a distributor agreement for Starlink’s high-speed services across Africa, pan-African telecommunications, data centre and network services provider Paratus has gone... 

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Constructing the future of engineering insurance
20th October 2023

Mirabilis’s long-term strategy to be the preferred provider of specialist engineering insurance in South Africa, the rest of Africa and selected international markets has made it a trustworthy... 

Envusa's energy trading area.
Anglo's Envusa applies to trade 520 MW of green electricity with seven operations
19th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables company Envusa Energy, which is owned jointly by Anglo American in partnership with EDF Renewables, this week lodged an application for a licence to trade electricity in South Africa’s... 

Participants who spoke during Creamer Media's October 18 webinar on the transport sector in South Africa
Competition, collaboration needed for an efficient logistics network in South Africa
19th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Competition is important to create efficiencies in the logistics and transport network, but collaboration is similarly necessary to ensure that all the public and private sector role-players can... 

Brazil's Batista brothers to invest $1bn to boost iron-ore mines
Brazil's Batista brothers to invest $1bn to boost iron-ore mines
19th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The billionaire Batista brothers behind Brazilian beef giant JBS are preparing to invest more than $1-billion to expand production at mines they acquired last year from Vale. J&F Investimentos,... 

Canadian Gold appoints new CEO
19th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-based mineral exploration and development company Canadian Gold has appointed Edward Huebert as president and CEO, replacing Ian Ball who has served as interim president and CEO. Huebert’s... 

Alcoa takes $6m charge after layoffs at Australia plant
19th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Alcoa, the largest US aluminum producer, announced taking a charge of $6-million related to layoffs at a plant in Australia that makes one of the main feedstocks that goes into the metal it... 

Polished diamonds
G7 to discuss four versions of Russian diamond ban this week – sources
19th October 2023 By: Reuters

G7 countries will this week discuss four plans to ban Russian diamonds from G7 markets from January 1, from light-touch self-regulation to strict import measures, laying bare differences that... 

Newmont CEO Tom Palmer
Newmont-Newcrest transaction to close early Nov
19th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

With all regulatory, shareholder and legal approvals secured for the acquisition of Newcrest by Newmont, the transaction is set to close in early November. The scheme of arrangement under which... 

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Santos faces court action, but soothes with stellar quarter
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has started proceedings in the Federal Court against oil and gas giant Santos, alleging breaches of important record keeping obligations in the National Gas... 

Rio launches exclusive diamond tender
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

PERTH ( – Major Rio Tinto has launched a new exclusive sales event for some of the diamonds recovered from its Australian and Canadian mines. Known as The Beyond Rare tender, the... 

South Africa mulls Dutch, Danish entry to $8.5bn climate pact
18th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Cabinet will consider a proposal on whether to include the Netherlands and Denmark in its landmark $8.5 billion climate-finance pact with some of the world’s richest nations.... 

The Sukari underground mine
Capital poised for further revenue growth
18th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining services provider Capital remains on track to meet its revenue guidance of between $320-million and $340-million for the full-year, after having generated $79.7-million of revenue in the... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
18th October 2023

This week: Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem; Copper 360 mining school attracting international partner attention; and, Essential integration of... 

Rio Tinto flags return to record iron-ore production
Rio Tinto flags return to record iron-ore production
18th October 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto plans to raise output by 16% at its newest iron-ore mine in Western Australia as it sets out step by step changes that will bring it back to record production levels as soon as 2025. The... 

Long-time Cameco chairman passes away
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Uranium miner Cameco has reported the accidental passing of its long-standing board member and board chair, Ian Bruce, on Sunday at his cottage in Ontario. “We are heartbroken with this tragic... 

Nigeria to require mining firms to invest in domestic processing - minister
18th October 2023 By: Reuters

Nigeria is toughening up licensing rules for foreign mining companies to push them to boost processing and refining of metals like lithium and zinc within the country, its minister of mines said on... 

The Blackwater mine, in Queensland
Whitehaven strikes $3.2bn coal deal with BHP
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Whitehaven Coal has struck $3.2-billion deal with diversified miner BHP and Mitsubishi Development to acquire the Duania and Blackwater metallurgical coal mines in Queensland. BHP has... 

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ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair launched at Stellenbosch University
17th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch University (SU) has partnered with mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) to establish the ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair.  The objective of the position is to advance... 

Night view of the Mufulira acid plant.
South African metals group awarded joint venture copper/cobalt slag project in Zambia
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diversified South African metals processing business that has expanded into Africa, on Tuesday announced that it had been awarded a copper slag project that will be executed in joint venture (JV)... 

Legislation being signed
Stakeholders agree regulation, governance are restraining mining growth
17th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After commissioning debate facilitator Mining Dialogues 360˚ (MD360˚) to elicit inputs from industry stakeholders on how current mining legislation enables or frustrates industry growth and... 

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Rio posts another strong quarter
17th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has delivered another strong quarter of results, with a production increase reported across all of its commodities, apart from titanium dioxide slag. “We delivered... 

Craig Miller, Priscillah Mabelane and Peter van Binsbergen
Sasol, Anglo American Platinum and BMW ink deal to test hydrogen cars in SA
16th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Anglo American Platinum, BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) and Sasol have partnered to prove that a hydrogen mobility ecosystem can operate successfully within South Africa. The three companies on... 

The platinum group metals Polokwane smelter of Anglo American Platinum in Limpopo.
Minerals Council South Africa highlights green hydrogen economy’s forward momentum
16th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world over, green hydrogen is being recognised as the most effective route towards combating the climate crisis in the most holistic way possible, with Minerals Council South Africa on Monday... 

China's Tsingshan to invest $233m in lithium - Chilean President
16th October 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean President Gabriel Boric said on Monday that Chinese Tsingshan Holding Group will make lithium-related investments worth $233.2-million in Chile. "The most important thing, is that we're... 

Access to capital now mining’s second-biggest risk after ESG
Access to capital now mining’s second-biggest risk after ESG
16th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

While environmental, social and governance (ESG) remains the biggest risk to mining companies, executives are now ranking capital as the second-biggest risk as the sector grapples to fund the... 

Seequent CEO Graham Grant
Subsurface technology important for achieving a just transition
16th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The energy transition is fundamentally an underground transition, says geoscience software company Seequent CEO Graham Grant, because 80% of the energy consumed globally currently comes from or is... 

Global leaders gather in Sydney to power the global energy transition
16th October 2023

The world’s mining and resource leaders are heading to Sydney for the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) from 31 October - 2 November in what has become a “Grand Slam” event of... 

A train operated by Transnet Freight Rail
Embattled Transnet seeks South Africa’s support to turnaround
16th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s embattled State-owned freight-rail and ports company identified areas that require immediate state support in a turnaround plan that is being submitted to the government. Transnet's... 

The Reko Diq project is capable of producing 200 000 t of copper and 250 000 oz of gold a year for more than half a century.
Gold billionaire Sawiris eyes stake in $7bn Reko Diq mine
16th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, who has forged a fortune in telecom and gold, is eyeing an investment in Barrick Gold's $7-billion Reko Diq copper/gold project as he looks to expand his... 

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Genesis takes another run at Dacian Gold
16th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Genesis Minerals has made an offer to acquire the remaining near 20% interest in fellow-listed gold miner Dacian Gold under a binding bid implementation agreement. Genesis is offering... 

Fortescue opens UK tech innovation center
16th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Fortescue has cut the ribbon on its $23-million technical innovation centre in the UK. The Kidlington facility will focus on the technical development, testing and prototype production... 

Volvo EVs
Electric vehicles can have a lower TCO than ICE vehicles
13th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electric vehicles can have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for consumers than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but vehicle financing options and automotive manufacturers' business... 

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On-The-Air (13/10/2023)
13th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses green hydrogen, mining education and recycling of metals and minerals  

Green hydrogen, mining education, circular economy make headlines
Green hydrogen, mining education, circular economy make headlines
13th October 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the American-Australian business partnership that was recently announced, which focuses on a global green hydrogen ecosystem; the global attention that... 

Kenny Ives
Ex-Glencore CEO contender sets out to build a Chinese trading giant
13th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

When Kenny Ives took over as boss of the trading arm of one of China’s top miners, his model was clear: “23 years at Glencore, and I loved it. So why would I do it differently?” After just missing... 

What works and what does not work - Botswana’s Mining Policy and Investment Climate
13th October 2023

Coming from the Behind: Most observers agree that Botswana has successfully created an investor friendly business environment for mining companies and in the process surpassed her neighbours who... 

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Family-owned business pioneers pumping solutions for four decades
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With over four decades of experience in the development of pumping solutions, family-owned company Creamers Lubrication Products, which owns Pumprite and is based in Alrode, has firmly established... 

Consultation to start on environmental laws
13th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Federal government will start consultation on new environmental laws shortly, some two months ahead of schedule said Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek. Experts from more than 30... 

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More urgency needed for CCUS development - Woodmac
13th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has called for urgency to meet the seven-billion tonnes carbon capture required to meet the global net zero goals by 2050. Speaking in Houston this year,... 

Magazine round up | 13 October 2023
Magazine round up | 13 October 2023
13th October 2023

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Solar pumps can increase crop yield
13th October 2023

A new study, led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) under the research project Renewables for African Agriculture (RE4AFAGRI), published in Environmental Research... 

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SmartMine IoT has been developed with the mining industry in mind, to provides our customers with powerful business intelligence and data modelling...

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At SMS group, we have made it our mission to create a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry.

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For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...


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