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13th June 2019 Junior mining badly in need of kickstart And, Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal 

South Africa should go all out with platinum and manganese to be in best of two decarbonising worlds 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2019 South Africa, which has a wonderful platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment and an abundance of high-quality manganese ore, should go all out to be in the best of two new carbon-reducing technology worlds. On the one hand, it should do all it can to be in the world of hydrogen with the help of... 

On-The-Air (07/06/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2019 Great news for South Africa is that manganese is edging its way into the growing electric vehicle (EV) market; This week’s packed Junior Indaba pleaded with the government to kickstart junior mining or face significant decline in mining as a whole. A South African company has raised R160-million... 

Strategic partnerships with midtiers, majors key to securing funding for juniors

By: Nadine James     5th June 2019 Strategic partnerships with midtiers or majors was one of the more realistic and beneficial means for junior miners to secure funding for initial exploration, a panel of speakers at the Junior Indaba said on Wednesday. Moderated by Botswana Diamonds MD James Campbell, the panel focused on the... 

Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2019 Manganese could make its mark in the battery electric vehicle (EV) arena by displacing cobalt to a large extent in many of the cathode formulations, where the bulk of battery metals are used. The Junior Indaba heard on Wednesday that manganese, which South Africa hosts in abundance, is in a race... 

Palladium, tin constraints offer upside for Ivanplats, Alphamin 

By: Nadine James     5th June 2019 Palladium and tin are both entering into periods of constrained supply, attendees of the Junior Mining Indaba – hosted at the Country Club Johannesburg in Auckland Park – were told on Wednesday. In his presentation, titled ‘We need more palladium’, Ivanplats senior VP Gerick Mouton noted that... 

Junior Indaba panel finds sentiment in Charter towards juniors still lacks  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th June 2019 Opening the Junior Indaba, in Auckland Park, on Tuesday, chairperson Bernard Swanepoel questioned whether Mining Charter III had helped to kickstart exploration activity in South Africa’s mining sector. Swanepoel mentioned that the prevailing sentiment seemed to be that, while the gazetted... 

Junior mining badly in need of kickstart – Swanepoel   

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2019 Junior mining is badly in need of a policy framework that will kickstart activity, mining luminary Bernard Swanepoel said on Tuesday. Speaking to a packed 2019 Junior Indaba conference for explorers, developers and investors in junior mining, Swanepoel outlined how he had boldly stepped into the... 

Mining Charter III sets tone for juniors’ revival

By: Mamaili Mamaila     24th May 2019 Following reflection on Mining Charter III, which is seen as a “positive game-changer” and a shift in the local political landscape, discussions at this year’s Junior Indaba will be tailored around ‘the revival of the junior’ and the prospects of achieving a thriving industry. The conference for... 

Junior Indaba sponsor looks forward to engaging juniors

By: Mamaili Mamaila     24th May 2019 Mining and minerals advisory company Fraser McGill will, for the first time, sponsor the Junior Indaba this year, which will be held at the Country Club Johannesburg, in Auckland Park, from June 4 to 5. “As our business is specifically geared towards juniors, the demand and acceptance from them... 

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