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Affirma, Norfund and KLP provide $145m for CEC to build additional capacity
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity firm Affirma Capital, development finance institution Norfund and Norwegian pension fund Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) have invested $145-million in Zambian independent power... 


Aterian acquires 90% controlling interest in Atlantis
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed critical metals exploration and development company Aterian has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire a controlling 90% interest in private Bostwana-registered business... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


Mined lithium ore
Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, minister King says
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia wants to compete with China in producing and refining resources vital to the next phase of high-tech manufacturing around the world, according to Minister Madeleine King, backing the... 


Antofagasta's Centinela mine
Antofagasta to invest $4.4bn in Centinela expansion
20th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has approved the construction of its Centinela Second Concentrator project, which will add 170 000 t/y of copper-equivalent to the company's production. "The... 


Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 


Centamin's Egypt-based Sukari gold mine
Centamin upgrades reserves by 28%
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner Centamin reports that it has increased its reserves by 28% to 7.7-million oz, including 10% growth at its Egypt-based Sukari gold mine. Sukari mine’s proven and... 


Santos, Toho Gas to collaborate on producing carbon-neutral e-methane in the Cooper Basin
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Santos has signed an agreement with Japanese gas utility company Toho Gas to investigate the potential for producing carbon-neutral... 


Azure's Andover deposit
SQM ties up with Hancock on $1.1bn bid for Australian lithium developer Azure
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

Chile's SQM has teamed up with Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, to make a sweetened A$1.7-billion ($1.14-billion) bid for Australian lithium developer Azure Minerals, the three parties... 


Impala Platinum's Rustenburg 11 Shaft
Implats to carry out independent investigation of fatal conveyance incident
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has been instructed by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to commission an independent investigation into the fatal incident that... 


The EU flag
EU sets critical mineral goals, but faces struggle to hit them
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) has set targets to dig up, recycle and refine lithium, cobalt and other metals it needs for its green transition, but a shortage of new money, crippling energy costs and... 


Minister for Resources Madeleine King
Australia expands list of critical minerals key to transition
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia expanded its list of critical minerals deemed crucial to its energy transition and national security needs as the country boosts the strategically and economically important sector. The... 


COLLABORATIONThe Palabora copper mine Lift II expansion project is expected to extend the life of mine to at least 2038
MRC, PMC reach new depths in Lift II ventilation shaft project
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) celebrate a significant milestone in their partnership as they approach 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... 


WILDLIFE MANAGEMENTPalabora Copper is adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park, making wildlife management a crucial aspect of its operations
Project commits to people, wildlife
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

While the main goal of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift II expansion project is to enhance and optimise its mining operations, it has also become a catalyst for substantial... 


JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
Opportunity for emerging critical metal miners to access capital, says JSE
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The listing of Copper 360 on the AltX showcases the opportunity available to emerging critical metal miners to access capital on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Copper 360 is a clear... 


POSITIVE RESULTS
Construction of the trial pit is showing positive results with the bulk materials mined being used for further metallurgical testwork
Project delays first ore until June 2025
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Karo platinum project, in Zimbabwe – a joint venture between the government of Zimbabwe and Karo Mining – is set to mark a significant milestone with the anticipated arrival of the first ore in... 


ENHANCED PRODUCTION
Sylvania Platinum’s ongoing efforts center on improving production efficiencies
JV marks strategic leap in chrome, PGMs recovery
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

August marked a strategic milestone for platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum with the announcement of the 50:50 Thaba joint venture (JV) with low-cost chrome producer ChromTech’s... 


Dinokana water project makes progress
15th December 2023

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has committed to ensure that Operation Bulela Metsi meets its obligations to the people of Dinokana, in the North West, and ultimately the whole province.... 


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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


Greenfield project nears full-scale mining
15th December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

The development of the Gugulethu Colliery – a greenfield project located to the southeast of Hendrina and proximate to Davel – is taking place at an “opportune time” as export opportunities for... 


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Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 


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Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


TCTA reports progress on projects in preparation or under implementation, despite challenges
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The various projects under the umbrella of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) are gaining traction, says TCTA CEO Percy Sechemane, outlining the projects in an update on the state of the... 


New partnership forged to support Project East2West
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Smart Africa Alliance, Bayobab and Africa50 have partnered to support the Project East2West initiative with regulatory and policy engagements as the project links landlocked African countries... 


An image depicting the pump station under construction.
KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


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Not just your average water company
15th December 2023

Some perspectives on water in South Africa from Talbot CEO Carl Haycock with over 25 years’ experience supporting industry and mining in Africa.   Why Talbot? 


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Calcamite
15th December 2023

Specialist South African packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite is wholly owned and operated as a subsidiary of JoJo Tanks. With over 40 years of experience, it has... 


Imge of headger/converyor at the Enedaevor mine
Endeavor silver/zinc/lead mine restart project, Australia
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A restart study has demonstrated strong technical and robust economic support to restart silver/lead/zinc concentrate production at the mine. 


An image of copper
Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 


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. 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first feed material from the Mt Weld mine has been introduced into the processing facility. 


Aerial view of the Platreef mine
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation will repurpose Ivanhoe Mines’ 3 Shaft to serve a dual function. 


ITOCHU Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka, third from left, with Eastern Cape people at the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Hive Hydrogen South Africa.
Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape. The large project is the first phase of a... 


Sierra Rutile lowers FY guidance, says demand remains soft
14th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Sierra Rutile on Thursday lowered its guidance for 2023 to between 111 000 t and 113 000 t, from the previous guidance of 115 000 to 120 000 t. The fourth quarter production will be... 


Billionaire Adani’s new copper foray to further tighten world's ore supply
Billionaire Adani’s new copper foray to further tighten world's ore supply
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The planned start of billionaire Gautam Adani’s copper plant in India next year will spur a sharp rise in imports of concentrate, further tightening the global supply of ore on which smelters... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


Thungela expects volume boost from Aus mine, while rail impacts South African volumes
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Thungela Resources expects to report 2.9-million tonnes of saleable production from the Ensham operation, in Australia, for the 2023 financial year, which is above the company’s... 


A Komatsu 930E hydrogen fuel cell mining truck
GM, Komatsu to develop hydrogen fuel cells for electric mining truck
12th December 2023 By: Reuters

General Motors and Komatsu said on Tuesday they will jointly develop a hydrogen fuel cell power module for the Japanese construction machinery maker's 930E electric drive mining truck. "Mining... 


Mkango says first recycled rare earth magnets to be produced in the UK in 20 years
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has announced the first production of recycled rare earth magnets in the UK on commercial-scale magnet manufacturing equipment in more than 20 years. Production of... 


Sibanye announces R84m community upliftment investment
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has announced an R84-million investment through its Sibanye Rustenburg Mine Community Development Trust (SRMCDT) for development programmes to empower... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan operations.
Copper to be recovered from yet another on-surface copper resource in Zambia
12th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A Johannesburg-listed company, in strategic partnership with a Middle Eastern conglomerate, has secured one of the largest copper waste rock assets on surface in Zambia. JSE AltX company Jubilee... 


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