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Gypsum stacks at Rainbow's Phalaborwa mine
Rainbow sets sights on full rehabilitation of Phalaborwa gypsum stacks through deal with trader Nexus
Updated 1 hour 20 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to enter into an offtake agreement with international trading company Nexus Intertrade, under which Nexus will acquire gypsum... 

Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
Updated 2 hours 20 minutes ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Nevada Copper has restarted processing operations at its Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, with the first ore being fed to the mill. “The restart of the mill has been orchestrated... 

Poseiden in cost-saving mode
Updated 3 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel developer Poseiden Nickel undertaking a range of cost saving measures as it waited for a stronger nickel price to trigger the start of production at its Black Swan operation, in Western... 

Agrimin abandons Kalium Lakes buy
Updated 7 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Administrators of ASX-listed Kalium Lakes have been forced back to the drawing board after fellow-listed Agrimin terminated a share sales agreement for the Kalium Lake assets, which included... 

The Cobre Panama mine
Panama to withdraw proposed contract for Canadian miner First Quantum's unit
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Panama's government authorized on Tuesday the withdrawal of a proposed contract to regulate operations of Canadian miner First Quantum's local unit, Minera Panama, from Congress to make changes... 

Arizona Sonoran Copper announces permitting progress at Cactus project
3rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The city of Casa Grande, in Arizona, has approved the rezoning of the northern parcel of TSX-listed copper developer Arizona Sonoran Copper Company’s MainSpring property for industrial use. This... 

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East London handles first shipment of export manganese
3rd October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The East London port received its first export manganese call on October 3 when vessel MV BBG Leader docked to load 30 000 metric tonnes at the East London Multipurpose Terminal. In preparation,... 

Sibanye's Kroondal mine
Mining revenue decreases, but opportunities abound in critical minerals, beneficiation
3rd October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The past year has seen a regression in performance and shareholder returns for South Africa mining companies, professional services firm PwC South Africa’s ‘2023 SA Mine: Adapt to thrive’ report... 

Thos Begbie
South African manufacturer celebrates a legacy of excellence in the mining industry
3rd October 2023

Middelburg-based copper castings producer Thos Begbie has cemented its position as a leading manufacturer of water cooled copper and other components for the pyrometallurgical industry worldwide.... 

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Remote miners urged to collaborate on cybersecurity
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining companies operating in remote geographic locations have been urged to collaborate on threat intelligence in order to mitigate cyber risk. Cybersecurity software company ESET’s chief... 

Mante Kgaria
Accelerating mining water conservation in South Africa through advanced treatment methods
3rd October 2023

By Mante Kgaria, Senior Process Engineer at Multotec Water plays a vital role not only in sustaining life, but also in various industries, ranging from agriculture and food production to mining and... 

Jacques Farmer
Pioneering local expertise: PRISMA and Barrick redefine training in African mining
3rd October 2023

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Introduction: Collaborating for growth  

Image shows a hand holding an iron-ore lump
Fenix secures 10mt of iron-ore in WA
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Fenix Resources has struck a deal with Sinosteel Midwest Corporation (SMC) for the exclusive right to mine and export up to 10-million tonnes of iron-ore from the Beebyn-W11 iron-ore... 

Vital's Canadian refining dreams falter
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual-listed Vital Metals’ wholly owned subsidiary Vital Metals Canada has filed for bankruptcy after failing to amend an offtake agreement with Norway’s REEtec, and failing to repurpose its halted... 

Jervois earlier suspended construction at its Idaho Cobalt Operations, in the US, owing to depressed prices and inflationary impacts on construction costs.
Jervois eyes greenfield cobalt refinery in the US
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed Jervois Global has started a bankable feasibility study (BFS) into a new greenfield cobalt refinery in the US. The BFS would be focused on a 6 000 t/y operation that would process... 

Coronado cuts coal output
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Coronado Global Resources has revised its production guidance for the 2023 financial year on the back of adverse operating conditions at its Buchanan mine, in the US, and unexpected... 

Wits Mining Institute director Professor Glen Nwaila
Wits Mining Institute lays out challenges in local mining industry, way forward
2nd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Overcoming the numerous challenges faced by the South African mining industry and ensuring its long-term sustainability and growth will require turning research curiosity into improved performance,... 

Sigma Lithium questions reporting on Brazil mineral rights 'injunction'
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium on Friday challenged a Reuters report that a Brazilian court had imposed an "injunction" on its ability to sell or mine two plots where it planned open pits, and reiterated that it... 

Neometals halts offtake talks with Jiuxing
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX- and Aim-listed Neometals has abandoned offtake talks with China’s Jiuxing Titanium Materials Co, but said on Monday that discussions with other parties continued. Neometals told shareholders... 

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Hancock inches shareholding in Liontown
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has increased its stake in lithium developer Liontown Resources and has raised concerns around the company’s increased cost expectations at the Kathleen Valley... 

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BHP calls for global collaboration on critical minerals
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining giant BHP has noted that global collaboration a significant quantum of capital would be required in order to source the critical minerals needed to drive decarbonisation. Speaking at the... 

Sibanye-Stillwater innovation head Alex Fenn
Mining industry urged to embrace technological disruptions
29th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater innovation head Alex Fenn has challenged the perception that the mining industry is resistant to change and disruption from technological advancements, noting... 

Wesizwe’s losses widen
29th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum, whose flagship project is the Bakubung platinum Mine (BPM), located in the Bushveld Complex, near Rustenburg, in the North West, says in its interim financial results... 

Rio Tinto's Kennecott smelter in Utah
Fortune collaborates with Rio Tinto on cobalt and bismuth recovery
29th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian company Fortune Minerals has formed a partnership with diversified miner Rio Tinto to develop a technology that will improve recovery of cobalt and bismuth, both of which are considered... 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Striking workers at key South Africa coal port reject wage offer
29th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Workers at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in South Africa rejected its latest wage offer and will continue to strike, according to the main labour union at the port. Members of the Association of... 

American Lithium bets it can open mine in Peru by 2027
29th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

A subsidiary of American Lithium is betting it can defy the odds in Peru and open the country’s first lithium mine in speedy fashion despite a sluggish permitting system that can keep projects on... 

Green Hydrogen container
Export component of South Africa’s green hydrogen strategy will seek to lock in price subsidies
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The initial export component of South Africa’s yet-to-be-approved Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy is not premised on the trade of scarce renewable electrons – converted into molecules or... 

2M Language Services Selected as BHP’s Global Language Service Provider
29th September 2023

Australian-based language technology and language service provider, 2M Language Services, announces it has been selected as BHP’s Global Language Service Provider. As BHP’s preferred language... 

QPM's Northern Hub gets enviro approval
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has been granted federal environmental approval for its Northern Hub, in Queensland. QPM Energy has sought regulatory approvals for development of the... 

Core marks first profits
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Core Lithium has marked its first full-year profit since the start of production at its Finniss lithium project, in the Northern Territory, in March this year. The ASX-listed company... 

Aeysha Samsodien
Mining: a key component in the just energy transition
29th September 2023

By Aeysha Samsodien, Senior Equity Analyst, M&G Investments It’s no secret that South Africa’s mining industry faces significant challenges, such as energy reliability, environmental impact, supply... 

Colina proves up for Latin Resources
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A preliminary economic assessment of the Colina lithium project, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, has estimated an after tax net present value of a$3.6-billion for the combined Phase 1 and 2 operations,... 

Panama suspends debate for First Quantum's new mining contract
Panama suspends debate for First Quantum's new mining contract
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

 Panama's National Assembly decided on Thursday to suspend the debate for a new contract with Minera Panama, the local subsidiary of Canadian miner First Quantum, as lawmakers seek a government... 

Image is an aerial view of the Kathleen Valley operation
Kathleen Valley costs rise
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources has flagged a near 6% increase in the capital cost estimates for its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, following the award of all major... 

An image of Harmattan Renewables director Chanda Nxumalo
Offshore wind energy offers value to energy mix
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Offshore wind energy has significant potential to provide a consistent source of renewable energy and create jobs in South Africa. While there are challenges to overcome, such as grid upgrades and... 

The above image depicts one of Botash's sodium mines
Strategy launched to double earnings in five years
29th September 2023

The part State-owned Botswana natural sodium and related products Botswana Ash (Botash) launched its “transformative” five-year strategy that aims to propel the company into an era of sustainable... 

A loader handling coal at a mine
Coal waste repurposing
29th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

An opportunity exists for the target rehabilitation of coarse and ultrafine coal waste streams and stockpiles in the local coal sector, said green coal solutions provider River Energy South Africa... 

Abrasives used in robotic applications
29th September 2023

The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. PFERD-South Africa national sales manager Dennis Phillips reveals... 

a mobile cooling solution offered by Aggreko to a client
Supplemental solutions beneficial
29th September 2023

Temporary power generation supplier Aggreko, an official sponsor at this year’s Manufacturing Indaba being held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in October, states that climate change is a hot... 

THROUGH THE HAZE: While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this Arizona airport pictured during a recent protracted heat wave. Bloomberg reports that airports around the world are relocating sensitive electrical equipment to rooftops to protect it from flooding, reinforcing runways to handle extreme temperature swings and revving up air conditioning as climate change complicates operations. Photograph: Bloomberg
29th September 2023

While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this... 

Image of trucks on a mining site removing rocks
Anthracite shaft on track for scheduled production
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The construction of the Mngeni shaft of KwaZulu-Natal-based prime anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) remains on track, on schedule and within budget to deliver first coal by the... 

Bell to diversify production at Richards Bay plant through launch of new business
29th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Bell Equipment is set to launch a new business, called Bell Heavy Industries (BHI), at the Mining Indaba in February next year. BHI will be an arm of Bell Equipment Company South Africa, which is... 

Vodacom rolls out measures to curb rising battery theft and vandalism
29th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom has been intensifying efforts to protect its sites against increasing theft and vandalism across South Africa’s provinces. In July, Vodacom warned that battery... 

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