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Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats on track to deliver guidance for 2023 but cost cutting ahead
8th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reported that its metal-in-concentrate, refined production and costs are all expected to be within guidance for 2023,... 


There’s a way to quit coal without wrecking jobs and communities
8th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s a persistent global conundrum: Can policymakers close coal mines and power plants without ruining local economies in the process? In August, a delegation of Vietnamese officials looking to... 


CUSTOMISED COMMITMENT
The success of mine care-and-maintenance depends on a commitment to customising services to meet the specific needs of every mine
Care, maintenance solutions customised for opencast mining
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Reliable and adaptable services during care-and-maintenance phases in mining are crucial, says multi-disciplinary mining services and opencast mining contractor Zizwe Opencast Mining, emphasising... 


SLOW RAMP-UP
The Crocodile River Mine is gradually resuming operations after being placed on care and maintenance in 2013 due to economic factors and challenges associated with the mining method
PGMs miner eyes reopening shuttered mine
8th December 2023

Midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) reports that operations at its North West province-based Zandfontein underground operation – within the greater Crocodile... 


Transnet expects 175 vessel calls as cruise liner season opens
8th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says it expects 175 vessel calls at South African port cities in the 2023/24 cruise liner season, which opened earlier this month. The vessels are expected... 


Hybrid solutions gain traction amid energy challenges
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

As loadshedding continues to impact businesses, many corporates are opting for hybrid solutions that leverage grid, generator, and renewable energy, mainly solar, to alleviate the pressure of... 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


CSIR, association ink MoU to accelerate cybersecurity, telecoms and 4IR-related innovations
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Association of Communications and Technology (ACT) have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate technological... 


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No love, but some sympathy
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is not much love for ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The near-monopoly business is seen as over-protected, and under responsive by many of its customers. Many questions have been raised... 


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Belinga Iron Ore project, Gabon – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first product was ready for shipment on December 4. 


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Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
8th December 2023

Euro Manganese has signed definitive agreements with OMRF for $100-million in nondilutive financing to advance the project. 


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. 


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K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026. 


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15 Mile project, Canada
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project design has changed. 


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Monte Muambe rare earths project, Mozambique
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has proposed the openpit mining of Target 1 and Target 4 at the Monte Muambe project. 


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Eloise mine, Australia
8th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Name of the Mine Eloise mine. Location The mine is located in north Queensland, in Australia, about 60 km south-east of Cloncurry and 155 km east-south-east of Mount Isa.   


Sanitation Rights Become Reality for Elomo Learners
Sanitation Rights Become Reality for Elomo Learners
7th December 2023

The lack of proper toilets has become a thing of the past for more than 120 learners at Elomo Primary School following an intervention by the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) to build new... 


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.... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation is repurposing #3 Shaft at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project to serve a dual function
Dual-purpose vent shaft at Platreef will also hoist ore
6th December 2023

In a project innovation that will allow early hoisting of ore at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project, Murray & Roberts Cementation will be repurposing its 3 Shaft – a ventilation shaft – to serve a... 


Orpheus Capital Revolutionizes African Mining Project Finance and Unveils Cutting-Edge Personalized Securitization Solutions
6th December 2023

Orpheus Capital, a leading innovator in financial facilitation, is reshaping the landscape of African mining project finance with its groundbreaking and comprehensive approach. Focused on bridging... 


Merwyn Naidoo
Opinion: AfCFTA can support the development of local OEMs, unlock economic growth on the continent
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, ACTOM CEO and Manufacturing Circle chairperson Mervyn Naidoo writes about the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and how it can support the... 


Simandou stands out as the world’s biggest untapped high-grade iron-ore deposit, and if approved, promises to be the most extensive greenfield integrated mine and infrastructure investment across the African continent.
Rio Tinto investing $10bn/y in capex, spotlight on Simandou
6th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026, with the cornerstone of its investment strategy over the next three years being its... 


Rio Tinto brings forward Simandou iron-ore production to 2025
Rio Tinto brings forward Simandou iron-ore production to 2025
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto on Wednesday brought forward the start of production from its giant Simandou iron ore project in Guinea to 2025 with plans to spend about $6.2-billion including on port and rail... 


Impala Rustenburg Shaft 11
Implats to hold memorial as Impala Rustenburg death toll rises to 13
5th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has confirmed that another employee injured in a safety incident at its Impala Rustenburg Shaft 11 operation on November 27 died at the weekend... 


Rhodes Ridge has 100Mt/y hub potential, says Rio Tinto
Rhodes Ridge has 100Mt/y hub potential, says Rio Tinto
5th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Rhodes Ridge project, considered to be one of the world’s best undeveloped iron-ore deposits, is progressing to a prefeasibility study (PFS), with Rio Tinto approving A$110-million to advance... 


Jake Klein says the acquisition of Northparkes is an unique opportunity for Evolution.
Evolution seals $475m deal for iconic Northparkes mine
5th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold mining company Evolution Mining on Tuesday announced it would buy an 80% interest in the Northparkes copper/gold mine, in New South Wales, from CMOC Group. The deal, valued at $475-million,... 


Zimbabwe uses platinum to pay back $400m Afreximbank debt
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe is using the proceeds of its platinum exports to settle a $400-million loan from the African Export-Import Bank as the indebted nation turns to its mineral wealth to open lines of credit.... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
4th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 


First Quantum, Mimosa to fast-track Zambia project
First Quantum, Mimosa to fast-track Zambia project
4th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals (FQM) and Mimosa Resources (Mimosa) have signed a revised Kashime Development Agreement, which is a joint commitment to fast-track the development... 


Tug boats at the Port of Geraldton
Liontown locks in port services deal for Kathleen Valley exports
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium company Liontown Resources has put in place the final link in securing its supply chain for the export of lithium ore from its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, with... 


$150m in Korea EximBank funding on the cards for Nolans
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rare earths developer Arafura has announced a nonbinding letter of interest (LoI) from the Korea export-import bank (KEXIM) for the provision of up to $150-million in debt funding for the Nolans... 


Lindian progressing Malawi project
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lindian Resources has made “excellent” progress this year on mine development operations and the commissioning of the Stage 1 processing plant at the Kangankunde rare earths project in... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


Boegoebaai greenfield site
Sasol appoints adviser to search for Boegoebaai hydrogen export hub coinvestors
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A financial adviser has been appointed to assist Sasol in a search for potential coinvestors into a green hydrogen and ammonia export hub at Boegoebaai, in the Northern Cape, following the... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 


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South Africa warns others not to go from electricity to darkness
1st December 2023 By: Bloomberg

One of the architects of South Africa’s groundbreaking deal with rich nations to move more quickly away from coal sounded a note of caution to other countries considering similar agreements.... 


A copper and cobalt mine in the DRC
Congo's Gecamines to push for copper, cobalt trading share
1st December 2023 By: Reuters

Congo's State mining group Gecamines said it will push to secure the rights to buy copper and cobalt at mines it has holdings in, as it attempts to build its own stocks and trade the metals. To do... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Treasury says equity injection can be averted as it unveils R47bn Transnet guarantee
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A R47-billion guarantee facility, effective immediately, has been extended to struggling State-owned freight logistics group Transnet in support of its recovery plan and to meet its immediate debt... 


enCore restarts Rosita ISR uranium plant
enCore restarts Rosita ISR uranium plant
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE American- and TSX-V-listed enCore Energy has restarted the previously producing Rosita central processing plant (CPP), marking the first step in the company’s south Texas production pipeline... 


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Financial backing boosts decarbonisation initiative
1st December 2023

Financial institution Standard Bank announced last month it had finalised an agreement to support global carbon project developer The African Stove Company (TASC) with funding for what is believed... 


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Industry fundamentals require re-addressing
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Fundamental challenges present in South Africa’s mining and exploration sector need to be addressed to reinvigorate and promote further development of the industries in the country, according to... 


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Policy changes attract investment
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Recent mining policy reforms in Malawi aim to facilitate the sustainable development of the country’s mining industry and mining practices as well as reap the “full benefits” of the country’s vast... 


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