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Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


Jurie Wessels, founder and executive chairperson of Vanadium Resources
Jurie Wessels
23rd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Jurie Wessels, founder and executive chairperson of Vanadium Resources, which is developing the Steelpoortdrift mine and concentrator and the Tweefontein salt roast leach plant 


South Africa urged to increase investment in innovation
23rd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa needs more collective investment to boost its innovation ecosystem and ensure that the investment is translated into improving everyday lives, says Telkom Group innovation and... 


Vehicle crime ramped up towards end of last year, says Tracker
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for July to December last year show an increase in vehicle crime, with a peak in November. Data from the asset tracking company also shows that a business-owned... 


Magazine cover story
Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


Sylvania reports positive results despite lower PGM prices
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer and developer Sylvania Platinum says its revenue and net profit for the 2023 financial year remained respectable, despite the impact of a significantly lower... 


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Anglo to focus on cost cutting following disappointing 2023 performance
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers and CEO Duncan Wanblad have both expressed disappointment with the company’s financial results for 2023, which were released on February 22.... 


Eskom insists downward EAF slide has been ‘arrested’ amid Stage 4 loadshedding
Eskom insists downward EAF slide has been ‘arrested’ amid Stage 4 loadshedding
22nd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom insists the performance of its unreliable generation fleet is on an improving trajectory, releasing a graphic-heavy statement on February 22 disputing a recent report stating that its... 


Gold Fields' Damang mine, in Ghana
Gold Fields posts higher full-year earnings, maintains dividend at R7.45
22nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has declared a total dividend of R7.45 a share for the year ended December 31, with $703-million in attributable profit having been generated. The attributable... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Fiscal discipline in Budget, but 5% infrastructure expenditure increase ‘barely positive’ – Minerals Council
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana maintained focus on fiscal discipline and balancing the need to address socioeconomic challenges facing the country, industry organisation Minerals Council South... 


Record dividend for Northern Star as growth strategy delivers cash earnings boost
Record dividend for Northern Star as growth strategy delivers cash earnings boost
22nd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian gold miner Northern Star on Thursday declared a record interim dividend of 15c a share, complementing its A$300-million share buyback programme that remains open. Driven by higher gold... 


Eramet in talks with France to offload debt from SLN nickel unit
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Eramet is in "very advanced talks" with the French government to remove from its balance sheet several hundred million euros of debt related to its loss-making nickel subsidiary SLN in New... 


Vale says its Sossego copper mine operating licence has been suspended
Vale says its Sossego copper mine operating licence has been suspended
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale said on Wednesday it had received a letter from the State of Para's environmental secretary informing it that its operating license for its Sossego mine has been suspended.... 


Mayur’s Orokolo Bay partner faces ‘sudden financial difficulties’
21st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-based Mayur Resources said on Wednesday that its partner in the Orokolo Bay vanadium, titanium and iron sands project, in Papua New Guinea, had pulled out, citing “sudden financial... 


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Appian appoints UK politician as strategic adviser; forms partnership with SAFE
21st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Investment adviser Appian Capital has appointed Dominic Raab as senior strategic adviser on global affairs. In this newly created role, he will support Appian on geopolitical strategy and risk,... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
21st February 2024

This week: South Africa looks to Japanese collaboration on green hydrogen development and, Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition 


MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions
MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions
21st February 2024

MacLean Equipment USA, the US-based business of the global manufacturer MacLean Engineering, will be sharing its mining equipment innovation expertise at two technical sessions at the upcoming SME... 


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RFP for private transmission investment to be launched in July
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government will release a request for proposals (RFP) in the coming months seeking private sector investment into a pilot electricity grid infrastructure project. The National... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye incurs $2.58bn in impairments on lower metals prices
21st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has incurred impairments of $2.58-billion, or about R47.45-billion, for the 2023 financial year, on the back of the deterioration... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore pleased with its performance against the backdrop of lower commodity, energy prices
21st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global mining company Glencore has recommended a $0.13 a share, or $1.6-billion, base cash distribution to shareholders for the 2023 financial year, comprising $1-billion from marketing cash flows... 


 Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
21st February 2024

By David Sullivan, Divisional CEO at LH Marthinusen, a division within the ACTOM Group Many mines in South Africa are currently in the early stages of planning and obtaining approval for their... 


Iluka MD Tom O'Leary says the Eneabba refinery project has not been immune to inflation
Iluka confirms cost blowout at Australian rare earths refinery
21st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Critical minerals company Iluka Resources on Wednesday confirmed a major cost overrun at its Eneabba rare earths refinery, stating that the project would cost between A$1.7-billion and... 


First Quantum signs $500m copper deal with shareholder, says asset and stake sales progressing
First Quantum signs $500m copper deal with shareholder, says asset and stake sales progressing
21st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered First Quantum Minerals, which is facing a major challenge with the closure of its flagship Panama mine, is making progress with its balance sheet initiatives. These include,... 


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Unions express dismay over mining sector retrenchments
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade unions the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have expressed their dissatisfaction with the plans announced by various mining... 


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Petra urges discipline among diamond producers to ensure balanced inventory levels
20th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite its exposure to various risks and uncertainties, such as rough diamond prices, political instability and liquidity challenges – which could have a material impact on its long-term... 


An image of Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba weathers headwinds but 490 jobs at risk as it reconfigures business
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore delivered solid operational and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, despite macroeconomic challenges; however, about 490 jobs could be... 


Incoming Aveng CEO Scott Cummins
No immediate plan to list Aveng in Australia, but future listing likely amid change in reporting currency to Aussie dollar
20th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed Aveng, which recently relocated is management epicentre to Australia and changed its reporting currency from South African rands to Australian dollars, has no immediate intention of... 


The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
20th February 2024

By Teina Teibowei, Commercial Lead, Microgrid, Power & Grid Business Segment at Schneider Electric West Africa’s socioeconomic development relies heavily on access to reliable and affordable... 


DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
20th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Considering that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects have become increasingly important over the years, especially in the mining industry, gold producer DRDGOLD emphasises that its... 


BHP eyes 500 000 t/y of copper from South Australia
BHP eyes 500 000 t/y of copper from South Australia
20th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is advancing several avenues for copper growth, CEO Mike Henry said on Tuesday, highlighting the key role that its South Australian assets will play in the group’s... 


Goldman, hedge funds step up activity in physical uranium as prices spike
Goldman, hedge funds step up activity in physical uranium as prices spike
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

Investment banks Goldman Sachs and Macquarie, as well as some hedge funds are positioning themselves to reap the benefits of a newly buoyant uranium sector as prices of the nuclear fuel ingredient... 


US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Insiders liken it to a “panic button.” And for more than 80 years, the primary job of the National Defense Stockpile has been to keep the US military supplied with essential raw materials and... 


Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
20th February 2024

To remain sustainable amid the current economic climate, infrastructure development company Bigen has structured its product offering to provide its clients a one-stop service. “This has allowed... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
Worst of inflationary wave over, says BHP CEO
20th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP CEO Mike Henry has expressed confidence in a more favourable economic outlook for 2024, declaring that the worst of the global inflationary wave is over. BHP, which on... 


Forge Academy launches new 4IR training centre in partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Technology training company Forge Academy has launched a new Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) training centre and two courses in partnership with mining company Sibanye-Stillwater. The first two... 


Northam’s interim earnings impacted by commodity price decrease
19th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the decrease in commodity prices, earnings across the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector are under pressure. This will, consequently, constrain cash generation across the sector, resulting in... 


Polymetal CEO Vitaly Nesis
Polymetal to sell Russian unit for $3.7bn
19th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold miner Polymetal International will sell its sanctioned Russian unit in a deal worth a total of nearly $3.7-billion, the Kazakhstan-registered firm said in a statement. The business will be... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats restructuring may impact 3 700 jobs after 71% y/y earnings decline
19th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite the “extensive measures” already taken by platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to ensure its survival, the company has announced a proposed restructuring... 


Vedanta starts provision of funding to KCM in Zambia
16th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global natural resources company Vedanta Resources has started providing funding to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), in Zambia, and has disbursed its first $25-million for employee salaries, contract... 


Fortescue Metals chairperson Andrew Forrest
Carbon capture tech a 'complete falsehood', says Fortescue Metals' Forrest
16th February 2024 By: Reuters

Carbon capture is not a solution for the energy transition and political leaders need to provide real, non-greenwashed, commitments to encourage investment, Andrew Forrest, executive chairman of... 


Exxon aims to make key lithium technology decision by year end
16th February 2024 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil plans to decide by the end of the year which lithium filtration technology it will use in Arkansas as part of its push to become one of the world's top producers of the battery metal,... 


Energy transition driving continued surge in metals, mining M&A activity
16th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The ongoing surge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the metals and mining sector is expected to continue into this year, driven by the global energy transition, with industry players... 


Magazine round up | 16 February 2024
Magazine round up | 16 February 2024
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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


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Universal Storage Systems (SA)

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Leading condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, help boost machinery lifespan and reduce catastrophic component failure through the scientific...

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SBS® Tanks is a leading provider of innovative water security solutions with offices in Southern Africa, East and West Africa, the USA and an...

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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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