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Nickel Industries flags transformative nickel deal
18th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has announced plans for a $471-million capital raise to fund the acquisition of a 10% interest in two producing nickel assets, including a greater stake in the Oracle... 

Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
US energy dept offers ioneer up to $700m loan for Rhyolite Ridge project
13th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Precious and battery metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater reports that a subsidiary of ASX-listed ioneer – its proposed joint venture partner at the Rhyolite Ridge lithium/boron project in Nevada, in... 

Sweden's LKAB finds Europe's biggest deposit of rare earth metals
12th January 2023 By: Reuters

Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB said on Thursday it had identified mineral resources of more than one million tonnes of rare earth oxides in the Kiruna area, the largest known such deposit... 

Vale says it got offers for minority stake in base metals unit
11th January 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale said on Tuesday it has received offers for a minority stake in its base metals unit, as it seeks a strategic partner to help it capitalize on growing demand for metals in the... 

Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow
North America’s top mining CEOs anticipate turbulent year ahead
11th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Top executives from North America’s biggest metals producers are bracing for a turbulent 2023 marked by recession, geopolitical risks and an uncertain investment climate that could change the face... 

Element strikes offtake and funding deal with Stellantis
9th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Manganese producer Element 25 has signed an offtake and project financing agreement with global mobility provider Stellantis. Under the terms of the agreement, Element 25 will supply up to 10 000... 

loneer a step closer to Rhyolite Ridge construction
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

Emerging lithium-boron supplier Ioneer reports that its Rhyolite Ridge lithium-boron project in Esmeralda County, Nevada, has advanced into the final stage of federal permitting with the decision... 

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LHWP Phase 2 to reach completion in 2028
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

About 17 990-million cubic metres of water have been transferred to South Africa since the commissioning of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 1 in 2004. This has earned Lesotho... 

Hydrogen reaching for the sky.
Platinum-based hydrogen, fuel cell decarbonisation winning global support
14th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-based green hydrogen and fuel cell clean energy solutions made news across a broad front in 2022. Active support for the creation of a viable green hydrogen economy, along with the firm... 

Teck Resources' Elkview operations, in British Columbia, Canada.
Teck’s new CEO looks to tap cash from coal to fuel copper expansion
13th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

Teck Resources' new chief aims to leverage his company’s booming coal business to get bigger in copper and become a “significant” miner of the metal behind the global energy transition. “We’re so... 

Glencore industrial assets head Peter Freyberg.
Glencore working on value accretive emission reduction
8th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Over and above the carbon emission reduction that automatically results from declining coal assets, diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is working on reducing its Scope 1 and 2... 

Vale looks to close deal with partner for base metals in H1
Vale looks to close deal with partner for base metals in H1
8th December 2022 By: Reuters

Brazilian mining company Vale is in advanced talks with possible partners for its new base metals investment vehicle and looks to have a deal concluded during the first half of 2023, CFO Gustavo... 

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Mining sector aims to reduce carbon emissions
2nd December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Although the global mining sector has set ambitious targets to reduce its carbon emissions contribution, the sector needs to thoroughly evaluate how to go about meeting these targets amid various... 

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Just Transition requires a whole-of-society approach
2nd December 2022

The South African economy is dependent on fossil fuels for its energy needs. Therefore, a “Just Transition” requires a whole-of-society approach, says chemical engineering Emeritus Professor Eugene... 

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Rio invests further in renewable energy
30th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto will invest a further A$600-million million in renewable energy assets in the Pilbara as part of its efforts to decarbonise its Western Australian iron-ore operations.... 

Podium Minerals MD and CEO Sam Rodda.
Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech
29th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Australia’s platinum group metals (PGMs) pioneer, Podium Minerals, is evaluating the cleanest and greenest mining and processing options that include the possibility of circumventing the need for... 

Santos reports gas leak and gas sales
29th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has temporarily shut down the Jon Brookes platform, offshore Western Australia, after identifying a gas leak in a subsea flange. The company said on Tuesday that the... 

Komatsu’s electric offering expanded
28th November 2022

Komastu offered a preview into the future of the construction and mining industry, with a huge presence at bauma focused on smart construction and electric machines. The brand’s extensive presence... 

Silver heading for multi-decade high deficit in 2022 – report
28th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The global silver market is forecast to record a second consecutive deficit in 2022, with a multi-decade supply gap of 194-million ounces forecast as demand is set to rise to a new high this year.... 

Caterpillar early learner customers attended the demonstration of the company’s first battery electric 793 mining truck.
Caterpillar shows its battery electric mining truck to key customers
23rd November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE-listed Caterpillar has completed development of its first battery electric 793 prototype with support from key mining customers participating in Caterpillar's Early Learner programme.... 

World Platinum Investment Council director of research Edward Sterck.
Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is moving into meaningful deficit amid an emergent source of new end-demand in the form of green hydrogen. The 2022 surplus of 804 000 oz is projected to move into a deficit of 303 000 oz... 

Perenti/ABB partner to decarbonise mining
21st November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed mining services group Perenti has struck a collaboration agreement with global technology company ABB to explore solutions to decarbonise customer’s mining operations. Experts from the... 

Pallinghurst Group managing partner and cofounder Arne Frandsen.
Sedibelo Platinum will now have wind power as well as solar and smelterless technology
18th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Latest news from Sedibelo Platinum Mines in North West province is that the company’s Pilanesberg platinum mines situated in the Bushveld Complex, 207 km west of Johannesburg, will not only have... 

Oz Minerals CEO Andrew Cole
Oz Minerals to back new play by BHP
18th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The board of copper miner Oz Minerals will back an increased offer from diversified miner BHP. BHP has submitted a revised non-binding indicative proposal for Oz Minerals, to acquire the company... 

Enviro Automotive to launch electric panel van, with bakkie, truck, car to follow
18th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Enviro Automotive is set to launch its first battery electric panel van in the local market – the DFSK EC35. Enviro Automotive is the importer and distributor of Chinese-made DFSK electric vehicles... 

The battery supply chain is finally coming to America
The battery supply chain is finally coming to America
16th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

It’s official: the supply chain for electric vehicle batteries is coming to America. Redwood Materials, the battery recycling company created by Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel, said it has reached... 

Oracle produces first nickel pig iron
15th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has produces its first nickel pic iron (NPI) from its 70%-owned Oracle nickel project, at the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP). The company in October... 

The McArthur River operation in Canada
Production restarts at McArthur River/Key Lake after four-year hiatus
10th November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The first pounds of uranium ore from the McArthur River have been milled and packed at the Key Lake mill, marking the return of production from these operations that were idled four years ago due... 

FFI partners with Enel on hydrogen
4th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Enel’s global renewables arm Enel Green Power (EGP) will partner to explore co-development of the green hydrogen value chain with an... 

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First 65t electric truck showcased at Electra
4th November 2022

Engineering company Sandvik showcased a glimpse of the ‘Future of Mining’ with its mining breakthrough in battery technology at its stand at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. The focus of Sandvik... 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for the batter and hybrid/electric vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rocks Solutions.
Sandvik wows Electra with world’s first 65t Electric Truck
3rd November 2022

Visitors to Sandvik’s stand at this year’s Electra Mining Africa show were thrilled by a glimpse of the Future of Mining, as they witnessed first-hand a mining breakthrough in battery technology. 

Gold refining under way.
AngloGold ups third-quarter production, cash flow as higher grades offset inflation
3rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold-mining company AngloGold Ashanti reported strong year-on-year improvements in production, all-in sustaining costs and cash flow for the third quarter of 2022, as higher grades and efficiency... 

PIF, Mitsui eye stake in Vale’s base metals business
2nd November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. are considering bids for a minority stake in Vale’s nickel and copper operations, people with knowledge of the matter... 

BHP expects tight global markets to continue
BHP expects tight global markets to continue
2nd November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP expected the lag effect of inflationary pressures to remain a persistent challenge through the 2023 financial year. Speaking at the International Mining and Resources... 

Nelisiwe Magubane
Respected energy industry personality Nelisiwe Magubane has died
31st October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Well-known energy industry personality Nelisiwe Magubane, who served as director-general in the then Department of Energy for several years, has died at the age of 56 after a short illness. An... 

Canada raises hurdles for foreign deals targeting critical minerals
Canada raises hurdles for foreign deals targeting critical minerals
31st October 2022 By: Reuters

Canada’s government is making it harder for foreign State-owned companies to pursue deals that target critical minerals in the resource-rich country. “Significant transactions by foreign... 

Iluka and Northern Minerals strike Browns Range deal
26th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miners Northern Minerals and Iluka have struck a strategic partnership agreement over the Browns Range project, with Northern Minerals announcing a A$78-million funding package. Under... 

With Madagascar mine nearly complete, NextSource progresses plans for its first battery anode facility
25th October 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

With the completion of Phase 1 of the Molo graphite mine, in Madagascar, just weeks away, Vision Blue-backed developer NextSource is finalising its plans to build several battery anode facilities... 

Teck exec to chair International Copper Association
25th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The International Copper Association (ICA) has elected Shehzad Bharmal, senior VP base metals of Canadian miner Teck Resources, as its chairperson of the board. He will serve in this capacity for... 

Dr Martyn Davies
Opinion: Forces shaping the global automotive industry
24th October 2022

Ahead of the South African Auto Week, Deloitte Africa automotive industry Lead Dr Martyn Davies writes about the trends that are shaping the global automotive industry. 

Rio Tinto seeks pitches from bankers for lithium deals in battery metal foray
24th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group is asking for pitches from some of the biggest investment banks for lithium companies and projects it could buy as the mining giant looks to expand into the key battery metal.... 

Impala Platinum ingot
PGMs demand may taper off despite robust automotive demand forecast
21st October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Global demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) is forecast to taper off beyond 2030, despite a robust outlook for increasing automotive sales, according to platinum group metals producer Impala... 

A new Cold War is heating up the Arctic
21st October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The North Pole is melting faster than ever, but the chill in the air at this year’s global gathering of Arctic experts had more to do with the widening repercussions of Russia’s invasion of... 

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