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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... 

Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
8th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest players in the global battery supply chain held meetings with Chilean authorities late last year as the country with the biggest reserves of lithium gets ready to open up new... 

Endeavour Mining's Agbaou mine
Gold CEO scandal is latest black eye for mining as setbacks mount
7th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining’s shock firing of its chief executive has capped a miserable three months for the global mining industry — and an equally painful period for its shareholders. The world’s biggest... 

Chile President praises Codelco, SQM lithium deal ensuring State control
28th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's President Gabriel Boric hailed the formation of a new government-controlled lithium partnership that fuses assets of State-run Codelco with private miner SQM, as the leftist leader advances... 

AECI reorganises executive leadership team
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diversified group AECI reorganised the structure of its executive leadership team, on December 20, to be more aligned to a corporate business that will enable the delivery of its strategic ambition... 

Trucks operating in a coal mine
Coal financing is still booming – led by China
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The amount of bank financing going to mining coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel of them all, remains at surprisingly high levels. Most of it is coming from China. A new report from researchers at... 

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... 

Critical Mineral Resources appoints COO after chairperson resignation
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Morocco-focused critical mineral explorer and developer Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) reports that chairperson Christopher Lambert has left the company’s board of directors with immediate effect... 

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... 

Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 

Bear Creek Mining appoints CFO
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and silver miner Bear Creek Mining Corporation has appointed Fernando Ragone CFO, with effect from December 18. Ragone, a mining finance executive with 28 years of experience, has held senior... 

Blue Lagoon signs mine restart agreement with Lake Babine Nation
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mineral exploration company Blue Lagoon Resources has signed an agreement with the Lake Babine Nation (LBN) for the start of underground mining at the Dome Mountain gold mine, in British Columbia.... 

SQM included in Dow Jones Sutainability World Index
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The DJSi, compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices comprises global... 

The Grota do Cirilo mine
Sigma enters into negotiations with finalists in strategic review process
19th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Brazil-focused Sigma Lithium’s strategic review process will continue into 2024, with the company having entered into contractual and detailed structural negotiations with finalists. The company... 

EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 

Chile copper miner Codelco reaches contract agreements with 3 unions
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean miner Codelco, the world's No. 1 copper producer, said on Monday it reached contract agreements with three unions, putting off the risk of a strike at the state-run giant. Codelco reached... 

Thyssenkrupp Nucera stays bullish on hydrogen sector, shares rise
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp Nucera, which makes electrolysers needed to produce green hydrogen, is confident it can reach its mid-term targets, sounding a much more positive note than peers in a sector that still... 

Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
18th December 2023

Bell Equipment Limited has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of the company's founder Irvine Bell, as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 1 January 2024. This follows... 

A lithium ore stockpile
Bolivia takes a key step in long road to tapping vast lithium riches
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Bolivia is cutting the ribbon on its first industrial-scale lithium plant, the dawn of what it hopes will be an export boom of the battery metal that could bring it back from the brink of economic... 

An Anglo American logo on a jacket
South African court denies class action against Anglo American
17th December 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa's High Court has ruled that a class action lawsuit against miner Anglo American brought by victims of alleged historic lead poisoning in Zambia should not go ahead, lawyers for the... 

Magazine round up | 15 December 2023
Magazine round up | 15 December 2023
15th December 2023

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

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENTPalabora Copper is adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park, making wildlife management a crucial aspect of its operations
Project commits to people, wildlife
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

While the main goal of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift II expansion project is to enhance and optimise its mining operations, it has also become a catalyst for substantial... 

 	Bridge Capital Advisors corporate finance director Pieter Veldtman
Copper 360 credibility level will invariably attract investor support, says Bridge Capital
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Management with the level of credibility that the Copper 360 team was able to display will invariably gain investor support. That is the view of Bridge Capital Advisors corporate finance director... 

JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
Opportunity for emerging critical metal miners to access capital, says JSE
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The listing of Copper 360 on the AltX showcases the opportunity available to emerging critical metal miners to access capital on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Copper 360 is a clear... 

Construction of the trial pit is showing positive results with the bulk materials mined being used for further metallurgical testwork
Project delays first ore until June 2025
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Karo platinum project, in Zimbabwe – a joint venture between the government of Zimbabwe and Karo Mining – is set to mark a significant milestone with the anticipated arrival of the first ore in... 

Dinokana water project makes progress
15th December 2023

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has committed to ensure that Operation Bulela Metsi meets its obligations to the people of Dinokana, in the North West, and ultimately the whole province.... 

Greenfield project nears full-scale mining
15th December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

The development of the Gugulethu Colliery – a greenfield project located to the southeast of Hendrina and proximate to Davel – is taking place at an “opportune time” as export opportunities for... 

A man in PPE under a Solar PV Panel installation conducting quality assurance checks
Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 

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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 

Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa
Brian Andrew
15th December 2023

This week we profile Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa, an omnichannel provider and digital hub in the industrial sector offering more than 750 000 products with solutions for the design,... 

New partnership forged to support Project East2West
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Smart Africa Alliance, Bayobab and Africa50 have partnered to support the Project East2West initiative with regulatory and policy engagements as the project links landlocked African countries... 

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Not just your average water company
15th December 2023

Some perspectives on water in South Africa from Talbot CEO Carl Haycock with over 25 years’ experience supporting industry and mining in Africa.   Why Talbot? 

Aerial view of the Platreef mine
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation will repurpose Ivanhoe Mines’ 3 Shaft to serve a dual function. 

A water body near a mine
Sibanye supports ICMM Water Stewardship Maturity Framework
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has welcomed and expressed its support for global leadership body the ICMM’s Water Stewardship Maturity Framework, which is a practical tool for all... 

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TAU Mining targets continued success in 2024
14th December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

By forging strategic alliances, leveraging industry expertise and demonstrating operational excellence through its commitment to innovation and sustainability, turnkey opencast mining contractor... 

The Cerro Matoso operation in Colombia
South32 invokes force majeure at Colombia ferro-nickel operation
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South32 invoked force majeure at its Colombian nickel operations as community protesters block the movement of people and supplies to the giant open pit mine and smelter. “This affects all our... 

The Savannah nickel mine in Western Australia
Low nickel price claims Panoramic Resources
14th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian nickel company Panoramic Resources went into voluntary administration on Thursday, having failed to secure funding or partnerships for the company or its Savannah nickel project in the... 

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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 

A TFR locomotive
South Africa aims to fire up economic growth with port, rail revival
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government and the business community set a target of boosting the economic growth rate by as much as six percentage points by fixing the country’s collapsing ports and freight-rail... 

IGO warns of job losses at Cosmos, further impairments
IGO warns of job losses at Cosmos, further impairments
13th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals firm IGO has halted construction of the mechanised materials handling system at the Cosmos project and, instead, will transition to an ore trucking operation, the company reported on... 

Thungela expects volume boost from Aus mine, while rail impacts South African volumes
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Thungela Resources expects to report 2.9-million tonnes of saleable production from the Ensham operation, in Australia, for the 2023 financial year, which is above the company’s... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 

Growing tax toll on resources a concern for new investors – QRC
Growing tax toll on resources a concern for new investors – QRC
13th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has urged Queensland government to ensure the ongoing competitiveness of the state’s resources industry, warning that new investment will go elsewhere.... 

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