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Cloud Tech Leader IFS Spotlights Mining’s ESG Evolution
31st October 2023

IFS, the global cloud technology provider, will lead a panel discussion at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) today, focusing on harnessing cutting-edge technology to... 


The modern mine: Reducing emissions, increasing safety and improving output
31st October 2023

The modernisation of mining operations is transforming how the industry is securing the minerals the world needs more safely, efficiently and sustainably, the International Mining and Resources... 


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More education initiatives needed in local industry
27th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Education and skills development remain indispensable for the South African stainless steel industry, however, the training and development of productive and skilled staff has become a “major... 


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South32 continuing to investigate reducing Hillside Aluminium’s emissions intensity
26th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-term energy transition solutions on which South32 is focused are renewable energy and electrification. The Sydney-, Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining company has... 


Stellantis to enter JV with Orano to recycle electric car batteries
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Franco-Italian automaker Stellantis said on Tuesday it planned a joint venture with French nuclear fuels firm Orano to recycle used electric vehicle batteries and scrap from gigafactories. The two... 


Rio Tinto, Aboriginal group sign first solar deal for WA iron-ore region
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto has signed an initial agreement with the Yindjibarndi people and Philippines' ACEN to look at options to develop green energy supplies for its operations in the world's biggest iron-ore... 


MacLean brings ‘Hecho en Mexico’ BEV innovation to Acapulco
MacLean brings ‘Hecho en Mexico’ BEV innovation to Acapulco
20th October 2023

North American manufacturer to showcase battery electric-powered scissor truck at the XXXV International Mining Convention MacLean Engineering is thrilled to be bringing the first of its multi-unit... 


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Lead-free detonator range safer for environment
20th October 2023

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica is taking another step towards its purpose to sustainably capitalise from the Earth’s resources by commercially launching what it claims... 


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First boiler at South32's Worsley Alumina converted to natural gas
19th October 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diversified mining and metals company South32's Worsley Alumina operation, in Western Australia, has completed the conversion of the first of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas, helping to... 


China’s lithium-triangle inroads show US challenges in EV race
China’s lithium-triangle inroads show US challenges in EV race
17th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s latest investments in South America’s lithium triangle show the challenges for US efforts to counter the dominance of the world’s second-largest economy in key parts of battery metal supply... 


Fortescue opens UK tech innovation center
16th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Fortescue has cut the ribbon on its $23-million technical innovation centre in the UK. The Kidlington facility will focus on the technical development, testing and prototype production... 


BYD looks to buy lithium assets in Brazil
13th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

BYD is mulling the purchase of lithium mining assets in Brazil as it seeks to lock in raw-material supplies to expand its electric car production outside Asia. The Chinese company’s new EV factory... 


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More urgency needed for CCUS development - Woodmac
13th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has called for urgency to meet the seven-billion tonnes carbon capture required to meet the global net zero goals by 2050. Speaking in Houston this year,... 


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Why export?
13th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

When the topic of green hydrogen arises in South Africa, two concerns are commonly raised, and these will remain significant issues to address should South Africa eventually begin to develop the... 


 	Too early to expect start of new commodities upcycle.
Commodities: Hope for best, prepare for worst – Macquarie
29th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It is too early to expect the start of a new sustaining upcycle for commodities, Macquarie states in its latest quarterly outlook for global commodity markets. In a nigh 100-page commodities... 


Stellantis pumps $90m into Argentina Lithium
Stellantis pumps $90m into Argentina Lithium
27th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Automotive group Stellantis is making an investment in Argentina Lithium, partnering with the TSX-V-listed mining company to advance lithium project in the South American nation. Stallantis... 


Copper plates at a refinery in Peru
Peru is approaching peak copper — for now — as new mines stall
27th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Peruvian copper production probably will rise through next year before flattening out due to a slowdown in investment, according to the head of the country’s mining society. Output from the... 


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Australian Vanadium and Technology Metals agree to merger
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Vanadium has announced a A$217-million merger agreement with fellow listed Technology Metals Australia. Under a scheme of arrangement, Australian Vanadium would acquire all... 


AngloGold Ashanti tests electric truck at Sunrise Dam
AngloGold Ashanti tests electric truck at Sunrise Dam
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has inked an agreement with mining contractor Barminco and equipment supplier Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions to test the largest battery-electric underground mining... 


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On-The-Air (15/09/2023)
15th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discuses green mining, skills, copper demand. 


Europe's mining quest faces a hurdle: angry locals
13th September 2023 By: Reuters

In Portugal's northern Barroso region, Maria Loureiro weeps at the prospect of losing her family's land to a mine that could become one of Europe's biggest producers of lithium, used in electric... 


Orica launches Exel™ Neo, the world’s first lead-free non-electric detonator range,
Orica launches Exel™ Neo, the world’s first lead-free non-electric detonator range,
8th September 2023

Melbourne, Australia: Orica (ASX: ORI) is taking another step towards its purpose to sustainably mobilise the earth’s resources by announcing the commercial release of the world’s first lead-free... 


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Mining emissions fall - MCA report
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Scope 1 emissions from mining operations declined by 9.3% in the 2022 financial year, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) reported in its Climate Action Plan progress report. The report... 


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It’s getting harder to find mining engineers a green world needs
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Digging up the metals that go into power grids and electric cars is crucial to the energy transition. While the mining industry has plenty of reserves to tap, it faces a worrying shortage of young... 


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More gas needed to avoid AEMO predicted shortfall - Appea
31st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) said on Thursday there was an urgent need for more gas supply after the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said there... 


Northern Minerals raises A$25m
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Northern Minerals has announced a A$25-million capital raise to advance its Browns Range project towards a final investment decision in the first half of 2024. The company on... 


Hindustan Zinc eyes jump in output under chair Agarwal Hebbar
29th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Hindustan Zinc is targeting a major boost in output and accelerating plans to decarbonize its operations under chairwoman Priya Agarwal Hebbar. The daughter of Anil Agarwal, the billionaire... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


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Colossal Concrete Products - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Gwen Mahuma-Madida – Chief Executive Officer Gwen Mahuma-Madida is owner of Mahuma Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (MIH), an investment company with interests in the steel and Infrastructure sectors. 


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SQM Lithium Ventures closes first venture investment in EV charging infrastructure company
23rd August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

SQM Lithium Ventures, the corporate venture arm of SQM's lithium business, has announced its first venture investment of $3-million in the Series A round of Electric Era, a Seattle, US-based... 


UK offers critical minerals opportunities for Aus
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Changes in Britain’s automotive industry were likely to spur new resource partnerships in Australia, Resources Minister Madeleine King said this week. Speaking at the Australian-British Chamber... 


AHK gets behind critical minerals traceability development
14th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent analysis and inspection services provider Alfred H Knight (AHK) is participating in the European Union’s ‘MaDiTraCe’ project to develop and integrate technological solutions for... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


AECI Chamicals' Chem Park premises
AECI commissions 1 MW solar project at Chem Park factory
10th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed chemicals group AECI has installed and commissioned a 1MW solar project at Chem Park, its AECI Chemicals manufacturing site, in Johannesburg. The Chem Park project marks the first stage... 


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WA companies shrug off woes
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia’s listed mining companies were worth a combined A$363.3-billion at the close of the 2023 financial year, up 21% on the previous year, advisory firm Deloitte found. The 2023... 


Syrah’s Balama graphite operation is the largest natural graphite operation outside of China, with a production capacity of 350 000 mt per year
Graphex Technologies announce offtake agreement with Syrah
2nd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Graphex Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global midstream processor of natural graphite anode material for use in lithium-ion batteries Graphex Group, has entered into an offtake... 


BRPM achieved a steady operational performance, which was hoever offset by a weaker operational performance from Styldrift
RBPlat swings to interim loss
1st August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has recorded a 29% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R5.81-billion for the six months ended June 30. Earnings before interest,... 


Aterian subsidiary, Rio form JV to advance Rwanda lithium project
Aterian subsidiary, Rio form JV to advance Rwanda lithium project
1st August 2023

Kinunga Mining, a subsidiary of exploration and development company Aterian, has signed a definitive earn-in investment and joint venture (JV) agreement with diversified miner Rio Tinto. The... 


Rio confirms Chile copper buy
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has confirmed its $45-million deal with NYSE-listed PanAmerican Silver to acquire that company’s stake in the Agua de la Falda (ADLF) project in Chile. PanAmerican... 


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Victoria bans gas in new-build homes
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian government has announced a landmark decision to phase out gas in new homes, drawing criticism from the industry. From January 2024, planning permits for new homes and residential... 


A box of rare earth core samples in a box ready for analysis owned by Ionic Rare Earths in Uganda
Ugandan rare earths project progressing to plan
28th July 2023

Minerals exploration company Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that the Phase 5 drill programme at its 60%-owned Makuutu rare earths project in Uganda, is advancing to plan with the rotary air... 


Global electric vehicle sales to soar to 22m in 2025 as adoption gathers momentum
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is set to soar in the coming years, with more than 100-million passenger EVs expected on the roads by 2026, and more than 700-million by 2040. This is a significant... 


Highland advances plans for US copper mines
Highland advances plans for US copper mines
25th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered junior Highland Copper has made great strides in advancing its goal of becoming a US domestic copper producer in the near term. The company’s immediate focus is on the... 


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