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IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


US President Joe Biden and US flag
Institute urges US to make concerted efforts to partner with African countries on critical minerals
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study group convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has made multiple recommendations for the US government to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships in... 


Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
Perpetua gets nod to pursue $1.8bn US loan for gold/antimony mine
9th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Nasdaq- and TSX-listed Perpetua Resources has received a letter of interest from the Export-Import Bank of the US (Exim), signalling a step forward in its financing endeavours for the Stibnite gold... 


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Agreement extends stainless steel reach
5th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Austenitic stainless steels specialist N’GENIUS Materials Technology has reached an agreement with UK-based stainless steel manufacturer Project Pipeline Supply (PPS) to sell and distribute... 


Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 


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New longwall commissioned in war zone
29th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Forty kilometres from the front line of the war in Ukraine, vertically integrated mining and metals company Metinvest has commissioned its eleventh longwall for coking coal in Block 10 of the... 


South Star kicks off PEA for Alabama graphite project
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Star Battery Metals, a company listed on the TSX-V, has awarded contracts for a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the BamaStar graphite project, in Alabama, US. The interdisciplinary... 


Rare earth oxides
Ionic reaches steady-state output of rare earth oxide from demo plant, starts planning commercial plant
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has achieved continuous production from its magnet recycling demonstration plant in Belfast, in the UK. The facility has produced 11.5 kg of didymium oxide (neodymium... 


Perpetua to sell silver royalty for $8.5m
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Perpetua Resources has entered into a royalty agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franco-Nevada pursuant to which Perpetua, through its subsidiaries, sold Franco-Nevada a royalty... 


Neodymium in a bag
US backs Australian, Brazil rare earths projects for up to $850m
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

The US has backed two Australian-listed rare earths projects with up to $850-million of funding as Western nations build a supply chain for the strongly magnetic metals used in sectors from... 


Rwenzori successfully produces first quantities of mixed rare earth carbonate
13th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Ugandan operating entity Rwenzori Rare Metals (RRM), owner of the Makuutu heavy rare earths project, has successfully produced first quantities of mixed rare earth carbonate (MREC) at its newly... 


Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze
Lynas jumps as H1 profit tops estimates despite soft China demand
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Lynas on Monday posted a better-than-expected half-year profit, sending its shares higher, even as the rare-earths miner navigated a tough market with weak underlying commodity prices... 


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Equity facility to facilitate innovation
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The newly launched Defence Equity Facility (DEF) aims to bolster private equity and venture capital funds in European companies that are developing innovative technologies with dual-use components,... 


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Industry faces expertise shortage amid international competition
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African defence industry continues to grapple with diminishing skills availability amid a competitive market dominated by international defence companies. However, increased government... 


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Armscor – A strategic partner of choice for defence and security solutions
23rd February 2024

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence (DOD), and other organs of state and entities. Amscor's mandate... 


Illegal miners
Criminal Asset Recovery Fund, not fiscus, to fund SANDF’s war on illegal mining
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has claimed that the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in support of the South African Police Service to... 


R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is proposing to reduce its planned allocations to Eskom under a previously announced R254-billion debt-relief package by R2-billion a year for the 2023/24 and 2024/25... 


Perpetua receives more government funding
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Perpetua Resources’ wholly owned subsidiary, Perpetua Resources Idaho, has been conditionally awarded up to $34.6-million in additional funding under the existing Technology Investment... 


 Providing continuous backup power solutions through a robust partner channel model
Providing continuous backup power solutions through a robust partner channel model
8th February 2024

By Rohan de Beer, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric A recent roundtable, hosted by the Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) and attended by CIOs and IT leaders,... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


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Rainbow achieves group separation of REEs during ongoing test work in the US
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has made progress with the ongoing rare earth oxide separation work under way at the back-end pilot plant, which is located at the facilities of Rainbow’s... 


An image of Brendan Londt and Alan Caugant standing in front of vehicles modified by RMAA SA
Modified fleets can benefit African sectors
26th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Special vehicle modifications company RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) has deepened its promise to use “excellent” design expertise and capabilities, as well as “cutting-edge technology” to... 


Full time operations under way at Ionic's UK magnet recycling demonstration plant
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International has started operations in Belfast, in the UK. Ionic Technologies is a global player in the recycling of... 


Eagle Eye Defence aims to roll out in-vehicle biometric security system this year
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African startup Eagle Eye Defence has developed an in-vehicle security system that uses fingerprint verification to start the powertrain. Cofounder Iviwe Mosana describes Eagle Eye Defence as... 


Makuutu rare earths project granted large-scale mining licence
18th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that Rwenzori Rare Metals, owner of the Makuutu heavy rare earth project, in Uganda, has formally received the granted large-scale mining licence over... 


Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Australian government is investing almost A$22-million in three key research projects which will support the growth of the critical minerals industry and help supply materials which will be... 


Mined lithium ore
Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, minister King says
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia wants to compete with China in producing and refining resources vital to the next phase of high-tech manufacturing around the world, according to Minister Madeleine King, backing the... 


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... 


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Gold miner eyes significant growth with project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources aims to increase gold production by about 50 000 oz/y by 2025 through its Mintails project, which will increase the miner’s yearly production to about 250... 


Ionic selects WSP to deliver feasibility study for UK magnet recycling facility
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International, based in Belfast, in the UK, has progressed the delivery of a feasibility study for a commercial magnet... 


Australia's Liontown in talks with US Defence Dept on tantalum supply
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Liontown Resources is speaking with the United States Department of Defense about supplying tantalum from its Australian operations if the US passes a new regulation by year end as expected,... 


Joint operation leads to more than 100 arrests of suspected illegal miners in Ekurhuleni
3rd December 2023 By: News24Wire

A joint operation between the SA Police Service, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs led to the arrest of more than 100 suspected illegal miners (colloquially known... 


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Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 


MUNRO SERIES-M
Munro Vehicles has completed the first pre-production model of its white Series-M utility all-electric 4x4
Electric 4 × 4 enters production
24th November 2023

Scotland-based automotive manufacturer Munro Vehicles announced the completion of the first pre-production model of its white Series-M utility all-electric 4x4 earlier this month. The vehicle is a... 


Nick Curtis
China-linked fund seeks ouster of Australia rare earths miner's chairman
22nd November 2023 By: Reuters

A China-linked fund that is a major shareholder in Australia's Northern Minerals has filed a motion to oust the rare earth developer's chairman after the fund's move for a higher stake was rejected... 


SAPS personnel on duty
Cabinet approves R2.1bn to fight illegal mining, organised crime
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Cabinet has approved the allocation of R2.1-billion in the criminal asset recovery account to provide aid in the fight against illegal mining and other organised crimes in South Africa. “Illicit... 


Ramaphosa says whistleblowers in communities are key to ending illegal mining
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a detailed briefing on the State’s illegal mining intervention efforts by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Ministerial Cluster last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken up... 


IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 


Illegal mining activity in South Africa
More than half of illegal mining suspects are foreign nationals, Justice Cluster finds
10th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A team comprising representatives of many government departments and State entities has made progress in curbing the scourge of illegal mining in South Africa, with 4 067 suspects having been... 


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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 


An SANDF soldier
Ramaphosa deploys army to tackle illegal mining
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the deployment of 3 300 army personnel to help combat illegal mining activities, Ramaphosa's office said in a statement on Thursday. The deployment of the... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland to build common-user critical minerals facility
9th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland company Sedgman has been appointed the managing contractor for the delivery of a critical minerals processing facility targeting vanadium and other rare earth elements. CIMIC group... 


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Gibellini vanadium project, US – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been approved. 


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