R/€ = 16.03 Change: 0.07
R/$ = 14.36 Change: 0.07
Au 1276.38 $/oz Change: -9.50
Pt 813.38 $/oz Change: -13.44


Military stake stymies $4bn Zimbabwe platinum project  

By: Bloomberg     15th May 2019 A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4-billion is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions. The African Export-Import Bank has the mandate to raise money for the... 

Team behind Kaminak launches new minerals explorer

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2019 The team behind Kaminak Gold – the company that discovered the multi-million-ounce Coffee gold project and sold it to Goldcorp for C$520-million in 2016 – has regrouped and formed a new minerals exploration company. Tectonic Metals was founded nearly two years ago by Eira Thomas, Tony Reda and... 

Bigen’s commitment to transformation continues

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2019 The CEO of Bigen Group, Mr Anton Boshoff has submitted his resignation, effective 31 May 2019 to enable the business to fill the position of CEO with a Black Professional, through his own personal commitment to the economic transformation required for the Infrastructure industry. Anton will... 

Lone US rare-earth miner target of China tariffs, CEO says

By: Bloomberg     13th May 2019 The only US rare earths miner is crying foul over China’s decision to raise tariffs on American shipments of raw materials used in electric vehicles. MP Materials – once the world’s biggest producer of rare-earth materials – exports 3 000 to 4 000 metric tons of concentrates to the Asian nation... 

Solid support for mining entrepreneurs

13th May 2019 Project delivery company Worley is leading the way in mining technology in southern Africa with swift technological advancements that match the requirements of a new digital age. The global professional services provider is uniquely positioned to assist junior miners in creating cost-effective,... 

Buang Moloto

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2019 This week Mining Weekly features Buang Moloto, the CEO of Linhleko Projects, a company engaged in mineral processing  

Top oil buyers rue global chaos bringing back seller's market

By: Bloomberg     6th May 2019 The world’s biggest oil buyers are being forced to go on the defensive once again. US President Donald Trump’s sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, the Opec+ coalition’s output curbs, and disruptions from Nigeria to Libya are all handing crude sellers the upper hand in negotiations. With refiners in... 

Lincoln Lubrication SA

6th May 2019 Lincoln Lubrication SA offers a range of lub-rication system solutions for every industry and application. As the leader in our field of business, we incorporate and apply many years of experience to provide the best possible solution to every lubrication challenge.   Our team of experts and... 

Tailings facility designs can save water at mines

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 At the start of the design process, the design problem and solution have to be conceptualised to allow for the design objectives for a tailings facility to be formulated. A range of techniques can then be used and applied to undertake the design, including appropriate analyses, to ensure water... 

Water supply pressure boosts mine water treatment demand

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Treating mine water has become more common as the mines try to minimise their impacts.  This has allowed for different types of water treatment options to enter the market, as well as a growing understanding of the environmental and economic impact, and where the water can be used to support... 

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