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Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain
16th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


Ivanhoe Electric's Typhoon in action at Santa Cruz
BHP and Ivanhoe Electric join forces for a US copper hunt
9th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Electric has announced an exploration alliance agreement with the top diversified miner BHP, targeting copper and other critical minerals in the US. The alliance will... 


RS South Africa showcases mining products solutions at MTE Zondereinde and Emalahlenind
8th May 2024

RS South Africa, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global provider of product and service solutions, will exhibit at MTE Zondereinde in Limpopo on 9 May and MTE in Emalahleni on 22 May.... 


Strong copper price reviving Peru's mining mojo, Minister says
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

Peru's dented mining mojo, hit by years of political turmoil in the Andean country, is being buoyed by strong copper prices and a bullish outlook they will rise further, helping lure back investor... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


Hudbay is building Copper World, where it expects about 92 000 metric tons of average copper production over the first ten years.
Canadian miner Hudbay sees BHP's bid for Anglo boosting copper assets
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

he CEO of Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals said BHP Group's $39-billion offer for Anglo American has increased the valuation of copper assets and could underscore companies' willingness to pay a... 


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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 


Artist's impression of the planned Ewoyaa lithium project operation in Ghana
Atlantic Lithium given the go-ahead to list on Ghana exchange
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has received approval from the Ghana Stock Exchange's (GSE's) listing committee and Ghana's Securities and Exchange... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals
China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal consumption will fall by just one-third by 2040, according to a report by a European consultancy published on Tuesday, threatening climate targets that call for phasing out much of... 


Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
23rd April 2024

Schneider Electric outlines how software-defined automation is driving industrial growth at Hannover Messe  Alongside AVEVA, company unveils latest innovations aimed at boosting industrial... 


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... 


MacLean marks Mine-Mate milestone
MacLean marks Mine-Mate milestone
19th April 2024

BT3 BOOM TRUCK DELIVERED TO NORTHERN MANITOBA MINE, 20 YEARS AFTER LAUNCH OF MACLEAN UTILITY VEHICLE PRODUCT LINE With the delivery of a BT3 Boom Truck to a base metal miner in Thompson, Manitoba,... 


Infinium founder and CEO Robert Schuetzle.
New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group... 


Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Building upon the momentum of 2022’s surge in silver consumption for industrial applications, 2023 saw yet more record-breaking industrial demand, reaching 654.4-million ounces, fuelled by the... 


Strong consensus that markets need to be developed for platinum group metals.
PGM market development has paid dividends, could pay many more, Platinum Day told
15th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The market development aspect of the platinum group metals (PGM) industry is fundamentally key, it was repeatedly stated at last week’s 2024 Resources for Africa Platinum Day. There is strong... 


Toyota adds Hilux, Fortuner hybrids to its local production line-up
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the Hilux double-cab and Fortuner 48 V mild hybrids to its local production line-up at its Durban plant, in KwaZulu-Natal. The addition of the new models... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


CEO of commodity trader Trafigura starts handover to successor
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Jeremy Weir, longtime chief executive at commodities trader Trafigura, is priming successor Richard Holtum to take over when he decides to step back into a chairman role, five sources familiar... 


Schneider Electric Begins Innovation Summit World Tour, Unveiling Latest Innovations and Collaborations
Schneider Electric Begins Innovation Summit World Tour, Unveiling Latest Innovations and Collaborations
4th April 2024

Peter Herweck, CEO, delivers keynote on power of innovation for positive impact New solutions announced to increase energy efficiency and accelerate decarbonisation Strategic partnerships drive new... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM to acquire 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has entered into a subscription agreement for a private placement financing with Surge Copper, a Canadian company that is advancing an... 


Distance, what distance?  Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
Distance, what distance? Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
2nd April 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric As the world’s second largest continent, the vast expanse Africa lends itself to remote operations,... 


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Microwave consistency meters brought to greenfield pulp, paper mill
29th March 2024

Technology leader in electrification and automation ABB has completed the delivery of KPM KC7 microwave consistency sensors to a new paper mill in Pelasgia, Greece, owned by integrated paper and... 


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The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 



A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


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Glencore sets 25% emissions reduction target in new climate plan
20th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global miner Glencore confirms in its latest Climate Action Transition Plan (CATP) for 2024 to 2026, published on March 20, that it is on track to achieve its emission reduction targets of 15% by... 


Platinum cathode required in PEM fuel cells to convert hydrogen to electricity. Heraeus infographic.
Major new gigafactory fuel cell thrust enlivening demand outlook for platinum
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new fuel cell thrust in North America is enlivening the outlook for platinum and helping the world advance further along the road to net zero. Emphasising that the advancement of the... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year
6th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

This year could potentially turn out to be quite an interesting year for platinum as a commodity and also as an investment, with the 2023 platinum market deficit of 878  000 oz forecast to be... 


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Hitachi Energy, BluVein accelerate the electrification of heavy haul mining fleets through MoU
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global technology group Hitachi Energy and BluVein – an innovator in dynamic charging technology – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the electrification of heavy haul... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
1st March 2024

DEALER AGREEMENTS WITH MACHBERT CO. (BRAZIL), STEWART & STEVENSON (COLOMBIA), AND KANU EQUIPMENT (SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA), TO PROVIDE WIDER REACH & IMPROVED SITE SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL CUSTOMERS  As the... 


African shared mobility sector to almost double in size by 2030 – report
1st March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The size of Africa’s shared mobility market, which includes services such as ride-hailing, scooter or e-bike rentals, as well as car-sharing, will almost double by 2030, creating an additional 550... 


Newmont joins International Copper Association
29th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The International Copper Association (ICA) has a new member, Newmont. This follows an election to membership by the ICA board of representatives in December 2023. 


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Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


The deal is a major step in the work to repower the Gladstone production assets, including the Boyne aluminium smelter (pictured), Yarwun alumina refinery and Queensland Alumina refinery.
New deal makes Rio Tinto Australia’s biggest renewable energy buyer
21st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining group Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply its Gladstone operations in Queensland, agreeing to buy the majority of electricity... 


The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
20th February 2024

By Teina Teibowei, Commercial Lead, Microgrid, Power & Grid Business Segment at Schneider Electric West Africa’s socioeconomic development relies heavily on access to reliable and affordable... 


Metals Acquisition dual lists on ASX following A$325m IPO
Metals Acquisition dual lists on ASX following A$325m IPO
20th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Copper miner Metals Acquisition Limited (MAC) on Tuesday started trading on the ASX, following completion of its oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) in Australia. MAC raised A$325-million... 


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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... 


Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
15th February 2024

Over the past years, mining producers have needed to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. While seeing opportunities driven by strong demand and high prices for metals such as copper, gold... 


Tycoon Birla’s Hindalco bids for Indian critical minerals leases
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Hindalco Industries is bidding for critical minerals exploration sites being auctioned by India, as the metals producer owned by billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla seeks to build its portfolio of... 


Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.... 


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