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Three people killed in clash between illegal miners, security personnel at Ghana mine
4th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Two security personnel and one civilian were killed in an attack by illegal miners at the Asanko gold mine, in Ghana, over the weekend. The mine is a 50:50 joint venture between JSE-listed Gold... 


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... 


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Degritting spiral reduces carbon costs for gold miners
1st March 2024

Amid tough economic conditions, metallurgy and process engineering solutions developer Multotec has responded to the challenge of the high costs associated with using activated carbon in gold... 


Perseus expresses interest in Newmont’s Ghana mine sale
Perseus expresses interest in Newmont’s Ghana mine sale
23rd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian miner Perseus Mining will be interested in acquiring the Akyem mine, in Ghana, chairperson and CEO Jeff Quartermaine said on Friday. This follows Newmont’s announcement on Thursday of... 


Perseus chairperson and CEO Jeff Quartermaine
Perseus posts 21% increase in interim profit
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining has posted an 18% year-on-year improvement in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to $280-million, as well as a 21% increase in profit... 


Bayobab lands 2Africa subsea cable in Ghana, Nigeria
23rd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following its two milestone landings in South Africa in 2022, pan-African digital connectivity solutions company Bayobab has now landed the 2Africa cable in Ghana and Nigeria. The 45 000 km cable,... 


Newmont will sell the Telfer mine, in Australia
Newmont puts six mines, two projects on the block
22nd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold mining major Newmont will put up for sale six mines and two projects, optimising its portfolio to focus on ten tier-one assets that will produce 6.7-million gold ounces by 2028. The six mines... 


Gold Fields' Damang mine, in Ghana
Gold Fields posts higher full-year earnings, maintains dividend at R7.45
22nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has declared a total dividend of R7.45 a share for the year ended December 31, with $703-million in attributable profit having been generated. The attributable... 


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Perseus enters into co-investment cooperation agreement with Saudi company
21st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining has entered into a cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros Mining & Metals Company (ABM), the mining division of Saudi Arabia-based investment conglomerate... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ewoyaa is advancing through the approvals process. 


Gold Fields to post lower production, HEPS for 2023
13th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ahead of publishing its full results for the year ended December 31 next week, JSE-listed Gold Fields has advised that it expects attributable gold production for the year to be 2.3-million ounces,... 


Gold-plate South Africa
Goldplat’s Ghana business excels while South African op stumbles
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat has reported an “exceptional” second quarter at its gold recovery business in Ghana, achieving an operating profit of £1.82-million, up from about... 


Piedmont lays off 27% of staff as lithium prices fall sharply
Piedmont lays off 27% of staff as lithium prices fall sharply
6th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Piedmont Lithium, which has a joint venture (JV) operation in Canada and a lithium project in Ghana, has laid off 27% of its work force in a bid to curb operating expenses amid a sharp... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has welcomed Ghana’s sovereign minerals wealth fund the Minerals Income Investment Fund onto its shareholder register. 


Access to Energy – the African imperative
Access to Energy – the African imperative
1st February 2024

By Quintin McCutcheon, Global Marketing Director, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The ongoing energy crisis have set back global progress on universal access to electricity. According to... 


Firm hails efficiency plan’s stance on electric motors
26th January 2024

Plan to apply the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for low-voltage electric motors in South Africa have been hailed by solutions provider WEG Africa as an exciting step toward energy... 


Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining
Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining
26th January 2024

The African mineral exploration and mining industries have a vital role to play in the world’s transition to net zero by 2050 and in the future of the African economy, with the continent home to... 


Atlantic completes Stage 1 of its offtake partner process
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has completed Stage 1 of its competitive offtake partnering process to secure funding for a portion of the remaining 50%... 


MIIF invests $5m to support Atlantic’s Ewoyaa project
24th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has welcomed Ghana’s sovereign minerals wealth fund the Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF) onto its shareholder register following... 


The Edikan gold mine
Perseus confident of maintaining a strong operating performance for the full-year
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused Perseus Mining expects its strong operating performance to continue for the remainder of the financial year to end June 30, with production guidance for the full-year set at 491 000... 


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Perseus intends to make takeover bid for OreCorp, rivalling Silvercorp
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Perseus Mining has announced its intention to make an off-market takeover offer for all of the issued shares in ASX-listed OreCorp that it does not already own for a cash consideration... 


Oriole signs second earn-in agreement in Cameroon with BCM
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold explorer Oriole Resources has signed a definitive earn-in agreement with BCM International, which will earn up to a 50% interest in Oriole’s Mbe gold project, in Cameroon. This is Oriole’s... 


Piedmont Lithium CEO Keith Phillips
Piedmont Lithium sells portion of Atlantic shares to Assore
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Piedmont Lithium has announced it will sell a portion of shares it holds in Aim-and ASX-listed Atlantic Lithium to Atlantic’s biggest shareholder, Assore International. The Nasdaq- and... 


Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association
Rethabile Melamu
19th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, a not-for-profit industry association that represents close to 700 actors along the solar... 


Perenti secures A$420m of contract extensions
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Perenti has announced that its underground mining businesses have been awarded contract extensions valued at A$420-million. This includes a 12-month, A$125-million contract... 


Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa
WEG Africa applauds energy standards that drive motor efficiency
17th January 2024

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by South Africa’s government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day... 


Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) and Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) offer crucial vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-vehicle detection capabilities
With Booyco Electronics, South Africa leads the way in PDS Technology
15th January 2024

In December 2022, South Africa implemented the Mine Health and Safety regulation focused on trackless mobile machinery. This regulation aims to reduce collisions involving diesel-powered trackless... 


Unearthing Africa's mining potential: the case for South African training companies as local partners
Unearthing Africa's mining potential: the case for South African training companies as local partners
15th January 2024

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Training  In the African mining sector, the quest for local partnerships is driven by a combination of regulatory requirements and the desire to... 


Collapse of gold mine in Tanzania kills 22, official says
15th January 2024 By: Reuters

The collapse of an illegal small-scale gold mine has killed at least 22 people in northern Tanzania following heavy rains, a senior government official said on Sunday. The accident happened early... 


Tarynn Yatras, Vice President of Sales Area Africa for Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions
Sandvik builds its base to grow lifecycle screening solutions across Africa
15th January 2024

To provide customers with screening solutions that suit their needs and fit their infrastructure, OEMs must be close at hand with the right facilities and expertise, according to Mats Dahlberg,... 


Gold Mining in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities, and Trading Dynamics
Gold Mining in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities, and Trading Dynamics
8th January 2024

Gold mining in Africa, with its storied past and vibrant present, stands as a beacon of economic potential and a wellspring of market dynamics. This land, etched with veins of gold running deep... 


Caledonia Mining's Blanket mine
Zimbabwe gold output declines 15% amid electricity, forex shortages
8th January 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe produced 30 metric tons of gold in 2023, 15% less than the previous year, official data showed on Monday, as electricity cuts and currency volatility impacted output. The Southern African... 


Gold Fields pushes back production at Key Chilean mine again
28th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Gold Fields cut its production outlook for 2024 after announcing a new delay at a major project in Chile. The Johannesburg-listed company now expects to produce first gold at its Salares Norte... 


Atlantic Lithium appoints new independent non-executive director
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and ASX-listed Africa-focused lithium explorer and developer Atlantic Lithium has appointed Jonathan Henry to the company's board of directors as an independent non-executive director. The... 


An aerial shot of the temporary water treatment plant
Company supplies temporary treatment plant
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Water purification and preservation company Watericon was awarded a 12-month tender to establish a temporary water treatment plant for two of State-owned power utility Eskom’s demineralising plants... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has announced a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate of 15.7-million tonnes at 40.2% feldspar for Ewoyaa. 


Atlantic announces 15.7Mt maiden feldspar resource estimate at Ewoyaa
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has announced a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 15.7-million tonnes at... 


Quarry at the Ewoyaa project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Multiple broad intervals of visible spodumene have been observed in drilling outside of the current mineral resource estimate, significantly increasing the potential for a resource upgrade. 


CAA Mining actively drilling for lithium in spodumene in Ghana – research firm
6th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Non-independent researcher SP Angel has reported that mining and exploration company CAA Mining is actively engaged in drilling operations to delineate a new lithium-in-spodumene resource in Ghana.... 


The site plan for Piedmont's Carolina operations
Piedmont Lithium gets another extension amid North Carolina mine permit review
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

North Carolina regulators have granted Piedmont Lithium's request for more time to provide information needed to complete the state's long-running review of the company's mine permit application.... 


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West Africa focus
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To meet the growing demand for broadening the range of skill sets in West Africa's burgeoning mining industry, in an effort to cater to its development challenges and various other issues,... 


Location map of the Ewoyaa lithium project
Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has announced that multiple broad intervals of visible spodumene have been observed in drilling outside of the current mineral resource estimate. 


Drilling shows potential for resource upgrade at Atlantic Lithium’s Ghana project
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium announces that multiple broad intervals of visible spodumene have been observed in drilling outside of the current... 


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