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BHP has spent the last ten years simplifying their asset base only to buy one of the most complex portfolios in the industry.
BHP’s mega bid for Anglo sets stage for industry shakeup
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-headquartered BHP has made a bold move with its bid to acquire rival Anglo American in an all-share deal valued at $38.8-billion. With this manoeuvre, BHP aims to create the largest... 


Anglo American share price shows traders want a sweeter bid
Anglo American share price shows traders want a sweeter bid
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Traders are pushing Anglo American Plc shares above the value of BHP Group’s takeover proposal, a sign they expect a higher bid from the suitor or an interloper. BHP’s proposal, which values the... 


Hummingbird’s first-quarter performance impacted by contractual dispute at Kouroussa
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite what its CEO Dan Betts deemed a challenging quarter, Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources delivered an 18% quarter-on-quarter increase in gold production at just under 17 000 oz from the... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


The QB mine in Chile is ramping up.
Teck increases copper production with QB ramp-up
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining group Teck Resources has increased its copper production by 74% to 99 000 t in the first quarter, as output increased at the newly-built QB mine, in Chile. The Antamina mine, in... 


Panellists who participated in the webinar are (from left) Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi, Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz, Simera Trace technical director Kevin O'Neill, Epiroc digital solutions buisness line manager Vikesh Chiba and South African Capital Equipment Export Council CEO Eric Bruggeman.
Creativity, innovation keep South Africa’s mining tech manufacturing industry competitive
25th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

An admirable degree of creativity exists within the South African mining technology and equipment manufacturing sector, giving manufacturers the necessary flexibility to weather the significant... 


The combined entity will have a leading portfolio of tier-one assets, focused on iron-ore, metallurgical coal and future facing commodities, including potash and copper.
BHP makes £31bn offer for Anglo American
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major BHP on Thursday announced a proposed all-share offer that values Anglo American at £31.1-billion. The deal has the potential to transform the mining industry landscape.... 


A Zimbabwe flag
Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


China copper gauge at zero offers stark warning to metal bulls
24th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A key measure of Chinese copper demand just sank to zero, another sign that global prices are not balanced with what buyers in the biggest market are prepared to pay. Premiums paid on imported... 


Vitol CEO Russell Hardy
World’s biggest energy traders are returning to metals markets
24th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the world’s biggest energy trading companies are returning to metals, years after getting burnt in the notoriously difficult markets. Vitol Group, Gunvor Group and Mercuria Energy Group... 


Perseus expects strong operating performance to continue
24th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining has reported gold sales of 115 648 oz in the March quarter – a 19 489 oz decrease on sales in the December 2023 quarter, owing to the timing of gold sales. The... 


West African on track to meet full-year guidance following solid first quarter
24th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Unhedged gold mining company West African Resources’ Sanbrado mine, in Burkina Faso, produced 56 595 oz of gold at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $1 291/oz in the first quarter of this year.... 


rough diamonds being sorted using tweezers
Diamond council urges industry to transition to revised System Of Warranties urgently
24th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The World Diamond Council’s (WDC’s) revised System of Warranties (SoW) is set to reach its first critical deadline on September 21, when it becomes obligatory for all rough diamond sales.   “We... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year
24th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


Woodside investors vote down climate plan, rebuking Australia's top gas producer
Woodside investors vote down climate plan, rebuking Australia's top gas producer
24th April 2024 By: Reuters

Shareholders rejected Woodside Energy's climate plan on Wednesday, marking a symbolic victory for activists who have called for Australia's biggest gas producer to stop new fossil fuel projects,... 


Fortescue reports 6% dip in quarterly iron-ore shipments
Fortescue reports 6% dip in quarterly iron-ore shipments
24th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian green energy and iron-ore giant Fortescue has revealed a 6% decline in third-quarter iron-ore shipments, attributed to the repercussions of an ore car derailment on December 30, coupled... 


Bushveld warns it may have to halt some operations amid funding constraints
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals recorded record quarterly production of 498 t of vanadium from the Vanchem operation, in Mpumalanga, South Africa, for the three months ended March 31, as well as... 


Sasol petrol station
Macroeconomic factors dampen Sasol’s year-to-date performance
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

NYSE- and JSE-listed petrochemicals company Sasol says its energy business benefitted from higher basic fuel prices, as well as improved refining margins towards the end of the nine months ended... 


Kumba CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba’s first-quarter sales fall 10% on port challenges
23rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore has reported a 10% year-on-year decrease in sales to 8.5-million tonnes for the quarter ended March 31, on the back of port performance challenges. About... 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats posts lower first-quarter output
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum group metals (PGM) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reported a decrease in 5E metal-in-concentrate production of 7% to 834 100 oz for the quarter ended March 31, compared with... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo helping to restore Amazon-like rainforest near Brazil iron-ore mine
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American is taking steps to help to restore an Amazon rainforest equivalent of which less than 10% remains intact. The Mata Atlántica carbon forest is located near... 


The new electric mine truck
Boliden, Epiroc and ABB deploy first battery-electric truck trolley system for underground mining
22nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Swedish metals maker Boliden, technology company ABB and original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc have successfully deployed the first fully battery-electric truck trolley system on an 800-m-long... 


M&R’s TNT awarded EPC contract in South America
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has announced that Terra Nova Technologies (TNT), in joint venture with Ingeniería y Construcción Sigdo Koppers, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and... 


Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
22nd April 2024

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart.
Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange
22nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a standout intercept that sent its shares rocketing up... 


Zambian claimants get permission to appeal class action lawsuit against Anglo American
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Johannesburg High Court on April 19 granted permission to appeal an earlier ruling denying class action certification for 140 000 women and children in Kabwe, Zambia, who allege they have... 


Exploration drilling at the Toliara project
Base Resources, Energy Fuels to merge, create enhanced critical minerals company
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Base Resources and US-based uranium and critical minerals producer Energy Fuels have reached a binding agreement for Energy Fuels to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Base... 


Francois Hardy
Newmont promotes Hardy to chief technology officer
22nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-headquartered gold major Newmont on Friday announced the appointment of Francois Hardy as new chief technology officer (CTO). With more than three decades of technical and operational expertise... 


Vladimir Potanin
Nornickel set to build copper plant in China after shutting Russian factory
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Metals giant Nornickel will close its copper plant that seeks to cut sulphur dioxide emissions in the Russian Arctic and build a new one in China, CEO Vladimir Potanin said, after Western... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Mosehla steps down as MC Mining director
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Khomotso Mosehla, a long-standing nonexecutive director of MC Mining, has resigned as a director of the company, effective April 19. He has been a member of MC Mining's board of directors since... 


Gold nuggets
Perseus moves to compulsory acquisition of last remaining shares in OreCorp
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining now holding a relevant interest of 94.99% of ASX-listed OreCorp’s shares, the company is moving to a compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares it does... 


Magazine round up | 19 April 2024
Magazine round up | 19 April 2024
19th April 2024

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


The above image depicts the old Olkari I geothermal power plant in Kenya
Kenyan plant to be enhanced
19th April 2024

Japan-based energy and power generation company Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced last month that it had received an order from SEPCOIII Electric Power... 


An image of one of Harmony Gold's mine sites
Automated project manager scorecards enhance operations
19th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Gold mining and exploration company Harmony Gold’s project management office (PMO) recently showcased its digital project manager scorecard – developed by project solutions company Project... 


An image of Kate Bester
AI, robotics play important role in demolition sector
19th April 2024

Demolition robots are a relatively new form of professional service robot used in the demolition sector to demolish buildings at the end of their life cycle. These mobile robots leverage a range of... 


An image of Dijam Panigrahi
Robotics, AI beneficial for business
19th April 2024

The manufacturing industry is currently at the doorstep of a transformational era, one marked by the seamless integration of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality or virtual... 


An image of multiple Calcamite tanks
Company highlights innovative product offering
19th April 2024

Amid the country’s water crisis, packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite highlights the importance of treating wastewater and reintroducing it to the environment.  Calcamite,... 


An image of the thermolineEco heat exchanger
Firm acquires German heat exchanger producer
19th April 2024

Multinational boiler manufacturer Nexson Group says its acquisition of German quality-plate heat exchanger manufacturer Thermowave GmBH as a stand-alone entity will strengthen and complement its... 


Three men in PPE in an underground tunnel discussing something in front of a borer
Acquisition to boost tunnelling offering
19th April 2024

In an effort to drive efficiency and safety across mining and tunnelling operations, mining product and systems developer DSI Underground SMART, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSI Underground,... 


Africa’s small businesses increasingly investing in technology to boost growth and resilience
19th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Africa’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly investing in technology to bolster growth and enable resilience, a new report shows. The report, titled ‘Levelling the SME... 


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