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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.  


Locantion map of Kanmantoo tenements, mine and exploration
Kanmantoo underground project – Stage 1, Australia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine. 


UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC
Company growing presence in the DRC
16th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s –... 


New-vehicle sales slide continues
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

New-vehicle sales declined by 3.8% in January, to 41 636 units, compared with the same month last year. This continued the decline in new-vehicle sales witnessed in the last five months of 2023. 


Initial signs energy supply is stabilising, logistics to endure for longer – Minerals Council 
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The domestic mining industry is looking at 2024 as a year of stabilisation, rather than growth, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane. The industry continues to face persistent... 


Digitalisation is the key to SME success in 2024
16th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to drive sustainable economic growth across South Africa in 2024, digital transformation is critical. The impact of SME digitalisation is far-reaching,... 


Critical infrastructure blackouts top business risk in SA – Allianz
16th February 2024

For the second consecutive year, international financial services provider Allianz’s Risk Barometer indicates that critical infrastructure blackouts, attributed to power outages and the failure of... 


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Manufacturer introduces ‘evolved’ engine oil
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

As a successor to its TITAN CARGO MAXX 10W40 performance engine oil, lubricant manufacturer FUCHS Lubricants South Africa now offers the TITAN CARGO MAXX II performance engine oil, which also has a... 


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Silicone compounds benefit various operations
16th February 2024

The range of oils, additives and care products produced by industrial equipment supplier BMG contain silicone sealing compounds, which have been developed by Liqui Moly to seal various materials in... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


BRIDGING THE GAP
Candi Solar is eager to bridge the gap in the solar market through its financial model
Solutions provider offers financing model for solar
16th February 2024

Solar solutions provider Candi Solar is offering a financing model to companies who cannot afford the commonly significant upfront expenditure for solar energy installations. The initiative... 


A group of make shift tents and lean to's in the DRC Bush which houses artisanal miners and their families
DRC investment to be buoyed by elevated copper price
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

A forecasted increase in global copper prices will encourage continued investment in the “copper and cobalt mining powerhouse of Africa” – the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – reports... 


 A young boy miner stood in front of an openpit artisanal mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Human rights a key issue
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection... 


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Let’s all do our bit to put South Africa back on an upward economic trajectory
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

As the Investing in African Mining Indaba event highlighted in Cape Town last week, our continent hosts, in considerable volume, very many of the minerals needed for the just energy transition and... 


France offers loan to New Caledonia nickel firm Prony to avert collapse
France offers loan to New Caledonia nickel firm Prony to avert collapse
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

France has agreed to provide a €140-million loan to Prony Resources to avert the collapse of the New Caledonian nickel producer as Paris pursues negotiations to salvage the Pacific territory's... 


Sean Wade to be appointed Katoro chairperson subject to due diligence
15th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Katoro Gold has announced the proposed appointment of Sean Wade as nonexecutive chairperson of the company, conditional only on the satisfactory completion of stock market due diligence,... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


 Empowering DRC's Mining Industry: DGC Africa's Transformative Legacy
Empowering DRC's Mining Industry: DGC Africa's Transformative Legacy
15th February 2024

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, DGC Africa emerges as a prominent and enduring presence. With a legacy... 


TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne
TotalEnergies CEO says IMF debt rules hobbling African green energy projects
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Renewable energy investments in Africa are being hobbled by insufficient government loan guarantees, as the International Monetary Fund keeps a tight leash on country indebtedness, TotalEnergies... 


Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
15th February 2024

In the vibrant world of mining, where operational efficiency and reliability are paramount, petroleum products supplier Astron Energy (AE) stands as a beacon of experience and commitment. With over... 


Lithium players to gather in Arkansas as low prices pressure industry
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil, Albemarle and others eyeing ways to tap Arkansas's vast lithium reserves will gather in Little Rock this week as the industry grapples with sagging prices for the battery metal that... 


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SRK Consulting makes director, partner appointments in South African operations
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African consulting practice. Armstrong has been with the... 


Sibanye's nickel operation in Brazil
Sibanye attains A- rating for water management, climate change disclosures
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has attained an A- rating for its water security and climate change disclosures by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the 2023 assessment period. CDP is a... 


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Engen to Showcase its Sustainability and Social Impact Initiatives at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024
14th February 2024

Engen, a progressive energy and solutions partner dedicated to enriching lives for a sustainable future, is excited to announce its participation in the 2024 'Investing in African Mining Indaba,'... 


Anglo American's new head office in Oxford Road
Bambili close to finishing feasibility study on hydrogen fuel cell power system for Anglo’s head office
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American has selected hydrogen energy solutions company Bambili Energy to deploy a 2 MW hydrogen fuel cell power system lighthouse project to provide electricity at... 


Macquarie commodities head resigns
13th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Macquarie Group’s profit fell due to reduced activity in its commodities and global markets business, while the veteran head of the division will step down later this month. Earnings for the nine... 


Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
13th February 2024

In this article, policy advisor and Associate Fellow of Chatham House Sheila Khama writes that the Investing in African Mining Indaba is progressively repositioning itself internally but also being... 


H2 gas sign
South Africa looks to Japanese collaboration on green hydrogen development
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) this week hosted key South African private and public sector delegates and a high-profile Japanese business delegation at a green hydrogen seminar, in... 


ThyssenKrupp Nucera CEO Werner Ponikwar
Hydrogen demand powers record sales for Thyssenkrupp Nucera
13th February 2024 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp Nucera on Tuesday posted record quarterly sales, citing rising demand for its electrolyser technology as the hydrogen firm remained upbeat about the sector's prospects despite... 


No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
13th February 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric If 2023 has taught us anything, is that the energy landscape is dynamic, robust, and versatile.... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With global steelmakers increasingly turning to scrap steel recycling and direct reduced iron (DRI) as alternatives to blast furnaces, steel producers will not need to rely on carbon capture if the... 


Hillgrove starts producing copper at Kanmantoo
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine, in South Australia, following successful commissioning of the processing facility. Plant commissioning... 


Katoro takes steps to reinvigorate the company
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Katoro Gold, which holds mining assets in Africa, has secured new financing and is implementing business and development changes, along with board changes, to reinvigorate the company.... 


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5 ways for the mining industry to manage energy costs and boost performance
12th February 2024

Continued global economic uncertainty means that controlling and reducing business costs has become more critical than ever. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in energy-intensive sectors such as... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa denies President’s pre-Stage 6 SoNA assertions caused embarrassment and insists loadshedding ‘corner has been turned’
11th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has move to defend the statement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday night that “the end of... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


Copper miner MAC’s IPO upsized to A$325m
Copper miner MAC’s IPO upsized to A$325m
9th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Metals Acquisition Limited (MAC), which operates a New South Wales copper mine previously owned by Glencore, has upsized its initial public offering (IPO) to A$325-million. The offer is being... 


Atlantic Council’s Africa Center launches programme on African critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Africa Centre of think tank Atlantic Council is launching an innovative three-year programme focused on critical minerals in Africa. As home to 30% of the world’s critical-mineral reserves,... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Mining industry sustainability hinges on energy, logistics reforms, Minerals Council stresses
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The sustainability of the South African mining industry and its ability to play a meaningful and positive role in society and the economy are dependent on urgent and extensive structural reforms in... 


Vale and Hydnum Steel to study building briquette plant in Spain
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale and newcomer Hydnum Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding to study building an iron-ore briquette plant at Hydnum Steel's first factory in Spain, which will be... 


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