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IMARC 2024: Accelerating the mining industry's pathway to net zero
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The conference program for International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2024 launched this week, and features industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers set to explore how the mining... 


Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
29th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mongolia’s prime minister defended changes to the country’s mining laws after foreign investors raised concerns they could deter investment in its large reserves of critical minerals, including... 


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Ivanhoe completes Phase 3 concentrator construction at DRC project ahead of schedule
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines announced that, on May 26, first ore was fed into the Phase 3 concentrator at the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). First ore marks the... 


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Jupiter forecasts higher manganese prices in coming months
28th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines marketing head Tracey Cloete says manganese ore prices are likely to trade higher than the historical average in coming months owing to supply disruptions. Jupiter has a... 


Firebird receives safety permit for Chinese project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Firebird Metals’ subsidiary Hunan Firebird Battery Technologies has received a safety permit for Stage 1 of a proposed battery-grade manganese sulphate plant in China. The plant will use... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


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Lucapa, partners recover 195 ct diamond from Lulo
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company and its Lulo alluvial mine partners Endiama and Rosas and Petalas have announced the recovery of a 195 ct Type IIa diamond from the Lulo mine, in Angola. The... 


Vulcan rejects Mexico's 'illegal expropriation' of its investments
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

US construction company Vulcan Materials on Monday rejected what it considers the "illegal expropriation" of its investments in Mexico and said it remains open to a negotiated solution with the... 


IonicRE, Less Common Metals collaborate on expanding magnet rare earths supply chain
27th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based metals and alloy manufacturer Less Common Metals (LCM) to work collaboratively on... 


BHP and Rio Tinto will receive Caterpillar and Komatsu battery-electric haul trucks for trialling purposes, with the outcomes to be shared between the two companies, as well as for further development purposes by the original equipment manufacturers
BHP, Rio Tinto collaborate to expand battery-electric haul truck development
27th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

In support of their shared ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and meet a net-zero operational greenhouse-gas emissions target by 2050, diversified miners BHP and Rio Tinto are partnering with... 


Boitumelo Zimba, Rubber Product Manager at Weir Minerals Africa
New branding secures authenticity of Linatex premium rubber
27th May 2024

To reinforce the authenticity of its Linatex® premium rubber and protect its customers from inferior counterfeits, Weir Minerals has introduced new branding to its red iconic rubber recognised... 


Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project
Arizona Lithium starts production drilling at Prairie project
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Arizona Lithium on Monday announced the initiation of production drilling at its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan, marking a milestone in Canada’s lithium industry. The... 


Grupo Mexico's Asarco to reopen US copper smelter amid surging prices
Grupo Mexico's Asarco to reopen US copper smelter amid surging prices
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Asarco, the mining company controlled by industrial conglomerate Grupo Mexico, is planning to restart its mothballed copper smelter in the United States as prices for the red metal hit record... 


Vorster becomes Lindian CEO
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources industry executive Alwyn Vorster has been appointed CEO of ASX-listed, Africa-focused rare earths company Lindian Resources. Vorster, who was previously CEO of Hastings Technology Metals... 


Lack of funding remains a big concern for coal juniors
24th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid challenging market conditions, junior coal miners in Africa face challenges in securing funding, with about 70% experiencing constraints in exploration and production owing to insufficient... 


IMARC 2024: Accelerating the mining industry's pathway to Net Zero
24th May 2024

The conference program for International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2024 launched this week, and features industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers set to explore how the mining... 


Social elements of ESG in mining more complex, but an established part of mining's legacy
24th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While there are increasingly complex regulatory requirements governing the social obligations of mines, regulations are only catching up to what some mining companies are doing to benefit mine... 


Pan African Resources' Mogale operation
Pan African announces capital reduction to recover overpaid distributions
24th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and Aim-listed Pan African Resources will host a general meeting in London on June 10 to discuss a proposed capital reduction programme. Additionally, the company expects a court hearing to... 


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Graphite market challenges made 2023 tough for Syrah but the future looks promising
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Unforeseen graphite market developments in 2023 cast a shadow on ASX-listed Syrah’s Balama graphite project’s sales and production momentum, while highlighting the company’s strategic position in... 


Neil Woodyer
Aris Mining plans smaller-scale Soto Norte development, ups stake to 51%
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto- and New York-listed Aris Mining is set to increase its shareholding in the Soto Norte project, in Colombia, to a controlling interest of 51%. The company will acquire an addition31% joint... 


Trafo Power Solutions Managing Director David Claassen
Innovative transformer design for data centre in Nigeria
24th May 2024

The upgrade of a data centre in Nigeria has called for a custom-engineered dry-type transformer solution that can deal with, among other challenges, high level of voltage fluctuations. According to... 


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Manganese mining, local processing and green hydrogen make headlines
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the importance of South Africa locally processing its manganese ore, discusses private investment company Menar's plans to grow its manganese mining and... 


Hecla appoints interim CEO as Baker resigns
Hecla appoints interim CEO as Baker resigns
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Silver producer Hecla Mining on Thursday announced the appointment of Catherine Boggs as interim president and CEO with immediate effect, succeeding Phillips Baker, who is stepping down after 23... 


Large Anglo shareholders are backing miner’s stance on BHP talks
Large Anglo shareholders are backing miner’s stance on BHP talks
24th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Several of Anglo American’s big shareholders have said they support the company’s efforts to persuade BHP Group to change the structure of its takeover proposal or compensate for the risks it... 


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German company optimistic on Southern African expansion
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

German original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) SEW-EURODRIVE is bringing products, solutions and technologies, along with support, training and skilled information, closer to its clients in the... 


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Lifting company deploys new crane for French hospital expansion
24th May 2024

French lifting company AUTAA – which is a subsidiary of transport and logistics company Charles André Group (GCA) exceptional lifting and transport segment – announced, in a press release last... 


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Operations resume at coal mine
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal has resumed production at its Masama coal mine, in the Mmamabula West coalfield of southern Botswana, after successfully entering a mining contract with... 


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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 


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Southern Africa always a key market – firm
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the trusted legacy of more than 150 years of Siemens engineering expertise, Innomotics is the backbone of reliable motion for industries and infrastructure worldwide. Amid the increased... 


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Environmental research underscores firm’s regional efforts
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Engineering and mining advisory group DMT Kai Batla asserts the need for a continued focus on promoting environmental consciousness, and extensive research and development within its operations.... 


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Mining’s shift highlighted in SmartMine IoT
24th May 2024

With the advent of Industry 5.0, which will be characterised by the fusion of digital technologies, data analytics and automation, mining and industrial consultant Schauenburg Systems asserts that... 


Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) chief commercial officer Frikkie Malan
Smart metering to drive energy efficiency
24th May 2024

The age-old practice of monthly meter readings is drawing to a close in the face of the modern world’s dynamic and fluctuating energy demands says utility metering management solutions provider... 


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Algae offers new carbon emissions solution
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Based on the concept that algae are a carbon-capture powerhouse, Austin, Texas biotech company Reactive Surfaces has invested over $2-million in the research and development of an algae-infused... 


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Diamond miner progresses move to underground
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Ahead of its fifty-fifth anniversary, Botswana-based diamond miner Debswana Diamond Company is undertaking an expansion project at its flagship Jwaneng mine, in the south-central part of Botswana,... 


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Committed to strategic growth goals amid industry challenges
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite encountering various challenges – including commodity price volatility closely linked to global economic conditions and supply chain dynamics – metallurgy and process engineering company... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


Vodacom maintains South African capex at more than R11bn a year
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom Group continues to spend upwards of R11-billion in capital expenditure (capex) in South Africa as it works to capture the market and transition to a technology... 


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Unintended consequences?
24th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to halt the collapse of the country’s... 


Cape Town adds new tech layer in fight against crime
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Very early on in his term, Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was told by law enforcement agencies that there could never be enough boots on the ground to fully combat violent crime and the drug... 


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AESSEAL’s innovative sealing solutions drive sustainability in Botswana’s mining operations
24th May 2024

In a recent interview, AESSEAL South Africa MD Shane Chester discussed how the company is revolutionising the mining industry in Botswana with its innovative sealing solutions, focusing on the... 


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Kouroussa gold project, Guinea – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hummingbird Resources has reported the remobilisation of mining services provider Corica Mining Services. 


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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals is raising funds for the ongoing mining operations at the project, and for working capital purposes. 


Tharisa mine
PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 


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