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Australia's resource exports forecast to drop
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s export earnings are expected to fall over the next two years to 2025 as energy prices return to levels seen before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the latest Resources and Energy... 

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Leo starts DSO production at Goulamina
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Leo Lithium has produced its first direct shipping ore (DSO) material at its Goulamina lithium project, in Mali. First revenue from DSO is on track to be received during the fourth... 

Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba.
Capital cost of South Africa’s titanium beneficiation project expected to peak at R14bn
28th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal is on the way to receiving a major value boost. This because heavy mineral sands production sells at around... 

German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck
South Africa, Germany to establish a task force to drive green hydrogen production, trade
28th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has, on behalf of the South African government, signed a joint declaration for the planned establishment of a South African-German Hydrogen Task Force... 

Namibia had no power to cancel Chinese miner's licence, court rules
28th June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's mines minister did not have the power to cancel a Chinese lithium miner's licence and should have approached the courts to revoke it, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Lithium miner Xinfeng took... 

Provaris enacts Norway plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green hydrogen developer Provaris has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian Hydrogen to jointly develop the 270 MW FjordH2 hydrogen project, in Norway. Provaris said on Tuesday that the... 

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Exxaro's first-half export coal sales to fall 6% on logistics challenges, low prices
27th June 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diversified resources company Exxaro Resources expects to report a 6% decrease in export coal sales volumes to 2.51-million tonnes for the six months ended June 30, compared with 2.67-million... 

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Australia continues at the head of the global energy pack - report
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia’s 2023 assessment of Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR 2023) has revealed that Australia has maintained its role as leader in the global energy supply chain. AECR... 

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On-The-Air (23/06/2023)
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It’s that time again on a Friday when Update At Noon presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. The use of platinum in... 

WPIC reiterates platinum deficit forecast
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has reiterated its forecast of a record platinum market deficit of almost one-million ounces this year. The deficit is a result of strong 28%... 

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Domestic manganese miners urged to up exports
23rd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The South African mining industry needs to ensure that it remains competitive in its supply of manganese to the global market amid a global energy transition and an increasing emphasis being placed... 

Manganese oxide delivery approved for demonstration plant
23rd June 2023

Manganese project developer Giyani Metals, in March, received approval from the Botswana Department of Mines to export 100 t of manganese oxide material from its fully-owned K.Hill manganese... 

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Transnet expands manganese corridor for longer trains
23rd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To boost the South African economy, State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has extended its Mamathwane crossing loop – a key manganese rail corridor, originating in the Northern Cape... 

S African explosives maker anchors in Brazil
23rd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

South African company AECI Mining is currently undertaking an expansion project in two strategically significant mining states in Brazil, with an anticipated completion date in mid-2023. This... 

Construction starts on Atlantis SEZ for green technologies
23rd June 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction on Zone 1 of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for green technologies in the Western Cape has started. The first tenant in the 22 ha Zone 1 will be industrial and specialist gas... 

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Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has highlighted labour shortages as a potential challenge to the development of its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 

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Mardie salt and potash project, Australia – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BCI Minerals has flagged a cost blow-out at its Mardie potash project while warning of delays to first production.  

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Nolans neodymium/praseodymium rare earths project, Australia – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Arafura Resources has received a letter of interest from Canadian credit export agency Export Development Canada for the provision of a potential $300-million in financing for the project. 

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Titanium beneficiation project, South Africa – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An engineering procurement and construction contract, as well as an operations and maintenance contract has been signed with Nyanza Light Metals. 

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Vittangi battery anode project, Sweden – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The European Investment Bank has approved a senior debt facility that will underpin the project.  

BMI outlines most prominent mineral, metal trends for the coming years
22nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI says the metals and mining industry will continue to grapple with changing metal consumption patterns, accelerating demand for critical minerals and heightened governmental... 

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking infrastructure, energy and telecommunications head Mike Peo.
Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank
22nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen is presenting South Africa with a good target point at a time when the African continent is on the cusp of a massive revolution in the energy space. “For South Africa in particular,... 

FFI remains committed to Bell Bay
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) remains committed to the development of its Bell Bay hydrogen project, in Tasmania, the company said on Thursday. Reports emerged this week... 

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Atlantis SEZ a manufacturing hub in push for green economy
22nd June 2023

A green economy is the sustainable setting that everyone today, and future generations, needs to live and work in. It is the responsible and future-looking economy that every sector needs to... 

Cosatu head of policy Lebogang Mulaisi
Opinion: Presidential Climate Commission’s electricity recommendations – a reflection from labour
21st June 2023

In this article, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) head of policy Lebogang Mulaisi writes that the Presidential Climate Commission's electricity recommendation signals a potential... 

Aura raises $670 495 in share purchase plan
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-based minerals company Aura Energy, which is developing the Tiris uranium project in Mauritania, has raised $670 495 in a share purchase plan (SPP). The SPP, along with a placement... 

Indonesia to ban copper exports once Freeport, Amman plants open
20th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Indonesia will stop exporting copper concentrates as soon as Freeport Indonesia and Amman Mineral Internasional finish building smelters next year. “If these two big companies complete their... 

Arafura fields Canadian interest for Nolans funding
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Arafura Rare Earths has received a letter of interest from Canadian credit export agency Export Development Canada (EDC) for the provision of a potential $300-million in... 

Talga secures debt facility for Vittangi
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €150-million senior debt facility that will underpin battery materials company Talga Group’s Vittangi anode project, in Sweden. Talga on Tuesday... 

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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 

Glencore finalises CSA sale
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Glencore on Friday announce it had closed the sale of its CSA copper mine, in New South Wales, to NYSE-listed Metals Acquisition Corp (MAC). Glencore has received $75-million in... 

10.1% more new vehicles year-on-year sold in May as exports rose by 67.5%
16th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in May jumped by 10.1%, to 43 060 units, compared with the same month last year. The new-passenger-car market reached 27 401 units last month – a mere 0.1% up on May last... 

From left, moderator Leslie Hook of the Financial Times, Baroness Brown, Christian Leysen, Tom Dimitroff and Oliver Rix.
Produce local green hydrogen in hot South Africa to add value to iron-ore, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
15th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As iron-ore mining in South Africa, West Africa, the Pilbara, and Brazil happen to be hot and windy places, it makes a lot of sense for the global south to produce green hydrogen on site to reduce,... 

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South Africa extends ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as it seeks to curb theft
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa extended a ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as the government tries to combat theft and vandalism of public infrastructure. Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel also... 

Scoping study proves Northern Silica mettle
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study for the Northern Silica project, in Far North Queensland, has indicated that the project could support a production rate of five-million tonnes a year over a 25-year period.... 

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Lower coal prices, rail challenges dampen Thungela’s expected interim earnings
12th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed coal miner Thungela Resources expects to report lower earnings and cash generation for the six months ending June 30, owing to a sharp decline in coal prices and continued rail... 

Freeport Saldanha, GIZ host green hydrogen workshop
9th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Special economic zone (SEZ) Freeport Saldanha and development agency the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for International Cooperation or GIZ) recently hosted... 

Namibia bans export of unprocessed critical minerals
9th June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia has banned the export of unprocessed lithium and other critical minerals, the government announced on Thursday, as it seeks to profit from growing global demand for metals used in clean... 

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LBMA points out green shoots, prospects in South African gold beneficiation
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the electricity supply constraints and economic and political uncertainty in South Africa, there are growing opportunities to further enhance the country’s gold beneficiation, says the... 

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NT moves on Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has issued ‘not to deal’ commitments to five proponents over specific parcels of land at the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, as part of the... 

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Broadmeadow East and Isaac River coal projects, Australia – update
9th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has formally approved Bowen Coking Coal’s Isaac River mine. 

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Hurdles stifle sustainable industry growth
9th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite significant growth and investment in recent years in the Mozambique mining industry, ongoing challenges need to be addressed to ensure sustainable development and growth, says commodities... 

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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 

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