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Nornickel says 2021 nickel sales were unaffected by export tax
17th January 2022 By: Reuters

Russia's Nornickel, the world's largest producer of refined nickel, said on Monday that the state export tax, which Moscow had imposed between August and December of 2021, did not affect the amount... 


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MP Materials to build US magnet factory, seals GM deal
10th December 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Rare earth materials producer MP Materials on Thursday announced that it would build a rare earth magnetics facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and said it had reached a long-term agreement to supply... 


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Haib copper project, Namibia – update
10th December 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Namibia Ministry of Mines and Energy’s legal counsel submitted its last filing with regard to the Minister’s decision to deny the renewal of the Haib copper licence, on November 17, 2021.  


Peru communities resolute on mine shutdowns despite government shift
26th November 2021 By: Reuters

Communities in Peru's Ayacucho region say they will resume protests against the mining sector if the government of leftist President Pedro Castillo breaches what they call a signed agreement to... 


Resource technology and clean energy to benefit from govt investment
25th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government will invest A$242.7-million into four new research and industry hubs to focus on critical national manufacturing priorities. The Trailblazer Universities initiative will see... 


HVAC experts offer mines smooth, reliable operations
11th November 2021

Specialists in robust, custom-engineered air-conditioning systems, Booyco Engineering is now driving the expansion of its service offering in the mining sector following the proven success of its... 


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Updated precision bearings testing system available
5th November 2021

Precision testing expert Vibrac notes that its Bearing Inspector Model 3100 Series – an update of BRG-3000 –  is available. Vibrac  explains that Bearing Inspector Model 3100 bench top system is... 


Climate Council calls for end to coal and gas as Australia places last
25th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by the Climate Council has ranked Australia in last place out of all developed countries, for its performance on climate change. The report assessed both Australia’s track record on... 


Tirupati, Monash to collaborate on developing graphene products
4th October 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

London-listed Tirupati Graphite has entered into a research collaboration agreement with the Department of Material Sciences and Engineering at Monash University, in Victoria, Australia, to develop... 


Rio Tinto may eventually process critical minerals, CEO says
30th September 2021 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining companies, wants to start processing minerals in North America that are considered key to US national security. The company is currently figuring out... 


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Govt establishes A$2bn critical minerals loan facility
28th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government will establish a A$2-billion loan facility for Australian critical minerals projects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the fund would help fill finance gaps in critical... 


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Gibellini vanadium project, US
17th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has proposed an openpit, heap-leach operation, with average production of 10.2-million pounds of vanadium pentoxide a year over an 11.1-year mine life. 


Russia may change tax for steel raw materials, fertilisers, Nornickel
16th September 2021 By: Reuters

Russia may set a new mineral extraction tax (MET) linked to global prices for the country's producers of iron ore, coking coal and fertilisers, as well as complex ore mined by Nornickel, four... 


Nuclear subs could be pathway to decarbonising - MCA
16th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia would need to consider the next generation of nuclear technologies as part of its efforts to reduce emissions, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) said this week. MCA CEO Tania... 


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A&D sectors decline needs to be halted
10th September 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The decline of industrial sectors, such as aerospace and defence (A&D), needs to be addressed urgently, states Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South Africa (Camasa) chairperson... 


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AfCFTA support vital for growth
10th September 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), implemented at the beginning of this year, can potentially boost African aerospace manufacturing by improving export sophistication across Africa,... 


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Initiative helps companies diversify, mitigate supply shortages
10th September 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in shortages of chips and electronic components in the local aerospace industry, which has also impacted on production and projects locally. Aerospace Industry... 


Silver Elephant publishes US vanadium PEA
31st August 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Silver Elephant has announced the results of the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Gibellini vanadium project, in Nevada, demonstrating an aftertax internal rate of... 


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DMRE outlines timetable for electricity procurement programmes
24th August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has provided an updated timetable for the implementation of its long-term electricity procurement programmes, which are being pursued in line... 


India offers critical mineral opportunity for Australia - Minister
11th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan this week announced that Australia had the opportunity to become a major supplier of critical minerals to India, supporting jobs, supply... 


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Funding opens for major manufacturing projects
11th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The clean energy, resources technology and critical minerals processing sectors are some of the benefactors of the federal government’s A$800-million funding under the Collaboration Stream of the... 


Russia mulls pegging tax on mining firms to global metals prices - Interfax
30th July 2021 By: Reuters

Russia is considering pegging a mineral extraction tax (MET) levied on its metals producers to the global price of their products from 2022, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday, citing... 


Sumitomo Rubber loses 70 000 tyres to looters
30th July 2021 By: Irma Venter

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the Dunlop tyre brand, has warned consumers that goods stolen at its KwaZulu-Natal warehouse are currently being advertised for sale on social... 


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CAMASA and GDED conclude three year collaboration agreement
30th July 2021

The Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) envisions a radical transformation to modernise and reindustrialise the economy in Gauteng, manifesting in decent work, economic inclusion and... 


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Tax from ‘resilient’ mining sector underpins R38.9bn post-riot relief package
28th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Tax revenues from South Africa’s high-flying mining industry have provided the financial underpin for a new R38.9-billion relief package unveiled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday to... 


Lynas reports record revenues
26th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has reported record sales revenues for the quarter ended June, on the back of strong market pricing. The ASX-listed company on Monday noted that sales revenue for the... 


Miners benefit from new govt grant
22nd July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A number of resources companies will benefit from the federal government’s near A$50-million in funding for projects that will help grow Australian businesses and create new jobs. The matched... 


China frictions steer electric automakers away from rare earth magnets
China frictions steer electric automakers away from rare earth magnets
19th July 2021 By: Reuters

As tensions mount between China and the United States, automakers in the West are trying to reduce their reliance on a key driver of the electric vehicle revolution - permanent magnets, sometimes... 


EU, Ukraine sign preliminary deal on key raw materials, batteries
13th July 2021 By: Reuters

The European Union and Ukraine signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering critical raw materials and batteries as the 27-country bloc tries to diversify supplies following... 


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On-The-Air (02/07/2021)
2nd July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Waste cooking oil has been successfully used to power a cargo ship from Singapore to South Africa; Rare earths worth close to R70-billion have been found in an old discarded mine dump in Limpopo;... 


EFA gives tentative backing to Dubbo
28th June 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Export Finance Australia (EFA) has conditionally offered financial support to secure A$200-million in debt funding for the Dubbo rare earths project, in New South Wales, being developed by... 


Russia prepares to hit metals firms with $2.3bn in export taxes
24th June 2021 By: Reuters

Russia is preparing new export taxes for steel products, nickel, aluminium and copper which will cost their producers $2.3-billion between Aug. 1 and December 31, its officials told a government... 


Bambili CEO Zanele Mavuso Mbatha
Black-women-owned platinum fuel cell group working on 15 deployment projects
23rd June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Majority black-women-owned platinum fuel cell venture Bambili Energy is working on 15 hydrogen and fuel cell-linked deployment projects that are expected to be completed by March next year. Bambili... 


Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield
Macsteel seeks reimbursement for ‘unlawful’ duty payments
18th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield is confident that the company has a strong legal case against the continued application of an 8% safeguard duty on hot-rolled coil (HRC) and confirms that it is also... 


SSC Group claims legal victory with high court ruling on business rescue of Lily, Barbrook mines
7th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

SSC Group, a bidder and creditor for the Lily and Barbrook mines in Barberton, which both remain under business rescue, says “truth and justice” have been won with a court judgment that was handed... 


Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Defence Minister warns about crisis in local defence industry, especially Denel
4th June 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

In her address to the National Assembly on Tuesday, introducing the debate for her 2021 budget vote, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula warned the assembled... 


Pitt congratulates miners on perseverance
2nd June 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has congratulated the resources sector on its performance during the Covid-19 pandemic and for supporting the recovery of the Australian economy while building... 


Russian metals firms may face $1.4bn in extra tax, shares fall
31st May 2021 By: Reuters

Russian metals producers may face a demand to pay 100-billion roubles ($1.4-billion) in additional tax to the government for 'screwing the state', First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov said... 


Mining majors launch design challenge
Mining majors launch design challenge
28th May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Majors BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched a global competition for technology innovators to help develop new concepts for large-scale haul truck electrification systems to help significantly cut... 


EWSETA planning to bolster domestic hydrogen development readiness, capabilities
25th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is planning to work closely with hydrogen sector role-players in South Africa in an effort to ensure that as the uptake of this... 


Marikana trial: Miners may have been in possession of 60 rounds of ammunition - defence lawyer
25th May 2021 By: News24Wire

Striking mineworkers may have possibly ended up in possession of 60 rounds of ammunition, which they allegedly stole from an injured police officer on 13 August 2012 at Lonmin K3 shaft in Marikana,... 


Mining Indaba launches the Extractives General Counsel Forum in partnership with Africa Oil Week and Africa Legal
24th May 2021

Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), organised by Hyve Group Plc is pleased to announce the launch of the Extractives General Counsel Forum Virtual. Held in partnership with Africa... 


Historical drill roads at Round Top, Texas
USA Rare Earth now fully funded for DFS, demonstration plant
21st May 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Critical minerals miner USA Rare Earth is fully funded through the completion of a definitive feasibility study for the Round Top heavy rare-earth and lithium project, in Texas, the company... 


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