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Orion MD and CEO Errol Smart
Orion reaches R2.5bn funding milestone
26th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Key elements of junior metals explorer and mining aspirant Orion Minerals’ overarching strategic funding package have culminated in the securing of total funding of almost R2.5-billion – more than... 


Jan Nelson, Shirley Hayes and Sam Mokorosi.
Small end of JSE receives big boost with listing of ambitious Copper 360
21st April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The small end of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) received a big boost on Friday with the listing of Copper 360, which has an ambition to be Africa’s next big copper play. The alluring deep... 


Two autonomous drill rigs owned by Epiroc on the surface of a mine
Manufacturer accelerates autonomous drills transformation
21st April 2023

Mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc says it is continuously accelerating the transformation of the mining industry toward lower emissions, improved safety, and higher... 


MMEC 2023 plays host to regional, global stakeholders
20th April 2023

The stage is set for The 9th Mozambique Mining & Energy Conference and Exhibition, #MMEC is scheduled to take place at the Joachim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo from April 26th to April... 


CCUS and gas has big role in net zero - study
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

While new analysis has highlighted the need for natural gas and large carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) in Australia’s race to net zero, there would be very little space for nuclear... 


Rising demand for batteries offers significant growth potential for Africa
19th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Demand for batteries in Africa over the next decade is largely expected to both grow significantly and be supported by the continent’s vast renewable energy potential, which includes abundant solar... 


Chile Minister sees copper 'production slump' reversing
14th April 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's copper production should pick up in the coming years after a recent slump, mining minister Marcela Hernando told Reuters, adding that dialogue with mining firms over planned tax and royalty... 


Growth fears knock copper prices despite falling inventories
12th April 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices fell on Wednesday as investors worried about the strength of economic growth and metals demand and braced for US inflation data that could impact interest rates. However, losses were... 


Additional 8.56bn m3 of wastewater must be retreated each year to meet SDGs by 2030, says ABB
7th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

New research has revealed that global wastewater treatment capacity needs to increase by 8.56-billion cubic metres every year to meet the 2030 ambitions outlined in the Sustainable Development... 


Harris takes the helm at Sandfire
3rd April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Brendan Harris has taken the helm at copper miner Sandfire Resources, starting his tenure as CEO and MD. Harris was appointed as head of Sandfire in November last year, following the shock exit... 


Commercial production starts at NAL
Commercial production starts at NAL
31st March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Joint venture partners Sayona Mining and Piedmont Lithium have announced the restart of commercial spodumene concentrate production at the North American Lithium (NAL) project, in Quebec. NAL... 


Centamin’s 2030 decarbonisation roadmap focuses largely on Egypt project
30th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Centamin has published an interim decarbonisation roadmap to 2030, which targets a 30% reduction in its operational Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, excluding several... 


The Gedabek mine in Azerbaijan
Anglo Asian plans four new mines in Azerbaijan over next five years
30th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Azerbaijan-focused Anglo Asian on Thursday unveiled a strategic plan to transform into a mid-tier gold and copper producer, setting out plans to double its production over the next five years. The... 


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Mining necessary for green future - Minister
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has highlighted the significant role that the resources sector would play in global decarbonisation efforts, in a statement to Parliament. “In order to... 


BHP partners with Chinese majors on copper chains
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP will partner with two of China’s leading copper producers, China Copper and Daye Nonferrous, on the development of a more sustainable and responsible copper value chain. The... 


MacLean EV Series showcase at Underground Operators Conference 2023
24th March 2023

Battery electric SS5 Shotcrete Sprayer to be featured at MacLean booth – part of company’s product development pipeline in support of electrified, automated, and digitalized mining in Australia and... 


Mining BEVs set to launch
17th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Underground mining mobile equipment specialist MacLean Engineering is expanding its battery electric vehicle portfolio this year with the launch of three new mining vehicles that further address... 


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Scada systems vital in sector
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems afford customers the flexibility to monitor, control and overall manage specific processes in water plants. The current water crisis in... 


Japan, Canada in talks over collaboration in battery metals supply chain
14th March 2023 By: Reuters

Japan and Canada are discussing collaboration on building strong supply chains for battery metals, Japan's industry minister, Yasutoshi Nishimura, said on Tuesday. A public-private mission led by... 


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Underground production starts at Oyu Tolgoi
13th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Underground production has started at the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in the Gobi Desert. “We are starting underground production 1.3 km beneath the remote Gobi desert from an ore body that will be... 


Hitachi Construction Machinery and First Quantum Minerals announce zero emission partnership with signing of Letter of Intent
10th March 2023

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and First Quantum Minerals Ltd today announce that they have entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to advance the development of sustainable mining... 


Climate Council calls for green steel incentives
9th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s Climate Council has called on the federal government to deliver strong policy and incentives to drive the transformation of industry, noting that the production of green metals in the... 


BC exploration spending hits ten-year record
8th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration spending in British Columbia reached C$740-million, surpassing the previous ten-year high of C$681-million seen in 2012, with copper being the driving force behind the record-setting... 


Biden climate law will stumble without permitting reform, industry warns
7th March 2023 By: Reuters

The Biden administration's climate law, which provides hundreds of billions of dollars in clean energy incentives to fight global warming, won't be fully effective without permitting reform,... 


MacLean releases annual innovation report for PDAC 2023
6th March 2023

Scope and scale of MacLean product development continues to reshape the company to support zero-harm, zero-entry, zero-emissions mining in the 21st century As the mining world gathers today for the... 


McEwen Copper attracts investments from Stellantis, Rio Tinto
McEwen Copper attracts investments from Stellantis, Rio Tinto
28th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

McEwen Copper, a subsidiary of McEwen Mining, on Monday announced two separate transactions that provide a significant financial boost for its Los Azules project, in Argentina. The company... 


Tesla, GM among carmakers flocking to mining events amid battery metals scramble
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Top automakers including Tesla, General Motors and Ford Motor are heading out on the mining conference circuit as soaring demand for metals used in electric vehicles ignites a scramble to lock in... 


Regulation change encourages investment
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Most accidents that occur on mine sites involve heavy equipment, vehicles and workers. This prompted the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to this year bring into effect Chapter 8 of the... 


BHP trials green fuel in the Pilbara
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP is trialling the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) at its Yandi iron-ore operations, in Western Australia, to help power mining equipment. Supplied through a... 


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Higher oil price drives Santos to new heights
22nd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported record underlying earnings for the full year ended December, with underlying profits increasing by 160% to $2.46-billion. Net profits after tax for the year... 


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Swift mining, minerals transport required to meet demand
17th February 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To fully reap the benefits of the demand for battery-related minerals, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs to prioritise mining and export the minerals swiftly, says WSP Africa Earth &... 


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Returning in-person Indaba to host Africa energy discourse
10th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The fifteenth edition of the Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) – which will be hosted from March 7 to 9 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in the Western Cape – will be hosted as a fully... 


Milestone for gas project
10th February 2023

Global energy major BP and project partner Technip Energies have reached a new milestone regarding the development of the highly-anticipated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


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Maclean continues to deliver advanced vehicle tech solutions to mining
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Canada-based underground mining equipment manufacturer Maclean Engineering has continued to grow, which is evidenced through a large portion of sales now being beyond Canadian borders, and with the... 


Rex hunting for Hillside partner
6th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Rex Minerals is hunting for a partner for its Hillside copper/gold project, in South Australia. The ASX-listed company is seeking direct participation through a minority interest in the... 


MacLean Brings ‘Made in Africa, For Africa’ Message to Mining Indaba 2023
3rd February 2023

Company’s fleet footprint has seen rapid expansion across sub-Saharan Africa in recent years – next step is MacLean EV Series rollout At this year’s edition of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town,... 


Sprott launches four new energy transition-focused ETFs
3rd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Sprott Asset Management, a subsidiary of precious metals and energy transition investment group Sprott, has launched four exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on providing investors pure-play... 


Mining Indaba 2023 places the spotlight on energy management in mining
27th January 2023

By Malvin Naicker, Managing Director, Hitachi Energy, Sub-Saharan Africa The theme of ‘Climate-Smart Mining’ for Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) 2023 from 6 to 9 February 2023... 


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Firm raises $42-million to deliver data solutions
27th January 2023

Digital mining solutions provider MineSense in December announced that it had secured $42-million in Series E funding, which would be used to accelerate the commercial deployment of its solutions,... 


Peru unrests threatens to choke off almost 2% of global copper supply
Peru unrests threatens to choke off almost 2% of global copper supply
20th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Protests in Peru are threatening to choke off access to almost $4-billion worth of copper just as China’s emergence from Covid lockdowns promises to boost demand. Peru’s third-largest copper mine,... 


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Substitute will not dampen cobalt demand
20th January 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Cobalt is vital for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, but research shows that cobalt can result in oxygen release at high voltage, which damages the batteries. Moreover, the vast majority... 


TRICKY TRANSITION
While much work lies ahead, there is also tremendous opportunity to build a new energy sector through South Africa’s just energy transition with the promise of new technology, new skills and much-needed jobs
Challenging transition lies ahead
20th January 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa’s just energy transition (JET) to a low-carbon economy will not transpire overnight and will remain a challenge throughout the 2023 financial year, professional services firm EY... 


Nickel Industries raises first A$264m
19th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has raised an initial A$264-million from its $471-million capital raise target, completing the institutional component of its capital raise efforts. The company on... 


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