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France’s $1.6bn uranium deal with Mongolia faces delays
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

A $1.6-billion uranium mining deal between France and Mongolia that is part of French efforts to diversify supplies to power its fleet of nuclear reactors is running into political hurdles. A... 


US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Insiders liken it to a “panic button.” And for more than 80 years, the primary job of the National Defense Stockpile has been to keep the US military supplied with essential raw materials and... 


Platreef exploration
Consultancy laments R10bn/y deficit in exploration investment against govt target
19th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the South African government having set a target to attract 5% of global exploration spend within five years from 2019, the country attracted just 0.8% of global exploration spend in 2022... 


BHP is planning to shut down its Nickel West operations (pictured), attributing the decision to a significant decline in nickel prices.
Industry welcomes WA nickel royalty rebate as step in right direction
19th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The announcement from the Western Australian government, to provide 50% royalty relief over 18 months, to nickel producers is welcome news to an industry under pressure, says the Association of... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
15th February 2024

In the vibrant world of mining, where operational efficiency and reliability are paramount, petroleum products supplier Astron Energy (AE) stands as a beacon of experience and commitment. With over... 


Woodside flags $1.2bn charge against asset bought under BHP merger
Woodside flags $1.2bn charge against asset bought under BHP merger
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Woodside Energy, Australia's largest energy firm, flagged a non-cash post tax-asset impairment of around $1.2-billion from its Shenzi oil and gas field in its 2023 fiscal earnings, sending its... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
8th February 2024

This week: Mining Indaba helps AMIS plan for year ahead; WiMSA has strong presence at Mining Indaba and, Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba 


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DMRE, IDC establish Junior Mining Exploration Fund
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) have signed a memorandum of agreement officially establishing the Junior... 


Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024

Southern African petroleum products supplier Astron Energy is an enabling partner in the mining industry and its presence at the Investing in African Mining Indaba is just one of the many ways the... 


Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 


Swiss ban Russian diamond imports, joining latest EU sanctions
1st February 2024 By: Reuters

Switzerland will ban the import of Russian diamonds in line with the latest round of European Union sanctions designed to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine, the government said on... 


BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining group BHP has announced its second cohort of six companies, chosen from a pool of over 500 applicants, to join the BHP Xplor accelerator programme. The accelerator programme is... 


Aton receives mining licence for Abu Marawat concession in Egypt
18th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

An exploitation lease, or mining licence, for gold and associated minerals has been issued to TSX-V-listed Aton Resources for its 100%-owned Abu Marawat Concession, in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.... 


Plates of biochar and green pig iron
Engineering study demonstrates viability of Saudi green pig iron project – Magnum
17th January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

ASX-listed Magnum Mining & Exploration has successfully completed an engineering study into the technical and economic viability of establishing a green, high-purity pig iron (GHPPI) project, in... 


Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Norwegian Parliament last week greenlit seabed mining exploration in the country’s territorial waters, a decision that contravenes the advice of government scientists and is set to intensify... 


EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 


Shale gas production
US frackers are back to haunt Opec’s price strategy
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Opec’s one-time nemesis — US shale — is rearing its head just months after the sector was all but written off as a threat to the cartel’s sway over worldwide oil markets. Drillers from the Permian... 


The Koffiefontein mine
Petra announces potential sale of Koffiefontein
13th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

London-listed Petra Diamonds has entered into a nonbinding term sheet on an exclusive basis with an undisclosed interested party for the potential sale of the Koffiefontein diamond mine, in South... 


COP28 president Dr Sultan Al Jaber
COP28 ends with deal on transition away from fossil fuels
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The COP28 climate talks in Dubai ended in a deal that saw a commitment to transition away from all fossil fuels for the first time. The president of this year’s UN-sponsored summit, the UAE’s... 


WA Premier shuffles Cabinet, takes on Johnson’s hydrogen portfolio
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Western Australian Premier Roger Cook, who on Thursday refreshed his Cabinet ahead of the 2025 elections, will take responsibility for the hydrogen industry as part of his State and Industry... 


RESPONSIBLE FUTURE
Addressing knowledge gaps will ensure a fundamental shift in practices, and ensure a sustainable and responsible future for the mining industry
Concerted effort required to address knowledge gaps
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Mine care and maintenance, particularly in tailings management, require a concerted effort from regulators, operators and communities, especially as the mining industry continues to evolve.... 


Australia’s mineral exploration spending soars to new heights
Australia’s mineral exploration spending soars to new heights
4th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Mineral exploration spending in Australia continues to be on an upward trajectory, with companies investing more than A$1-billion in the search for riches in minerals and petroleum in the September... 


An image of a cylinder manufactured by CYLINDERS4AFRICA
App streamlines filling, exchanging processes
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

South Africa’s only approved 9 kg pressure vessel manufacturer Cylinders4Africa has developed a tech-forward application (app) for various contemporary industries and sectors that rely on portable... 


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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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West Africa focus
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To meet the growing demand for broadening the range of skill sets in West Africa's burgeoning mining industry, in an effort to cater to its development challenges and various other issues,... 


Nkomati nickel mine, in Mpumalanga
ARM buys out JV partner in Nkomati mine
24th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South African diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has concluded an agreement to buy global nickel and palladium miner Norilsk Nickel Africa’s (NNAf’s) 50% interest in the joint venture... 


TITAN TRIO
Fuchs Lubricants launched the Titan GT1 Flex C23, the Titan Cargo Maxx II and the Titan Adblue at this year’s Automechanica
Supplier launches innovative lubricant solutions at Automechanika
24th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

After careful consideration and customer engagement, innovative lubricant solutions supplier Fuchs Lubricants South Africa launched the TITAN FT1 Flex C23, the TITAN CARGO MAXX II and the TITAN... 


Abyssinian launches legal dispute against State JV partner in Ethiopia
17th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Abyssinian Metals, African Mining and Energy (AME), Abyssinian Investments and Kenticha Mining (KMP) have taken steps to issue a notice and dispute and request for negotiations to the Ethiopian... 


Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane.
Sustainable gas development needed for South Africa
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Accelerated exploration in the oil and gas sector is critical for South Africa to boost economic development, help meet climate change targets by offering less carbon-intensive fossil fuels, and... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Oil, gas development activism lambasted
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lengthy and costly litigation is stymying significant progress in exploration and development of oil and gas deposits in South Africa, according to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede... 


 The above image depicts a reverse osmosis water treatment plant for boiler water pore treatment
Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 


Key Themes and Speaker Sessions at the 2nd Annual Angola International Mining Conference and Exhibition 2023
Key Themes and Speaker Sessions at the 2nd Annual Angola International Mining Conference and Exhibition 2023
9th November 2023

The highly anticipated 2nd edition of the Angola International Mining Conference and Exhibition (AMC) is scheduled to take place from November 22 to 23, 2023, at the Centro de Convençoes Talatona... 


A new battery powered Toypta forklift being driven by a woman in PPE
Battery-operated forklifts offer sustainability in warehousing
3rd November 2023

As the world looks towards a more sustainable future, more businesses are being guided by regulations to reduce carbon emissions. For example, in applications such as food storage and handling,... 


The Kroondal mine
Sibanye assumes full ownership of Kroondal from Amplats earlier than expected
1st November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The transaction entered into between miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) subsidiary Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) and dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater’s subsidiary Sibanye Rustenburg Platinum... 


Global EV battery supply chain puzzles over China graphite curbs
27th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Beijing's move to restrict graphite exports will have a disproportionate impact on foreign makers of electric vehicle battery components who have not yet shifted to using as much synthetic material... 


IMARC 2023: Providing an in-depth glance into the opportunities of Mongolia’s mining sector
26th October 2023

Rich in natural resources, Mongolia has historically attracted significant foreign investment to its mining sector. Producing primarily coal, copper and gold, the mining industry is a crucial... 


An offshore oil rig
Global oil demand to reach its peak this decade, IEA says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global demand for oil will reach its peak this decade, the International Energy Agency predicted for the first time, amid growing popularity of electric cars and the cooling of China’s economy. The... 


Training programme combines mining and media to drive excellence
Training programme combines mining and media to drive excellence
23rd October 2023

Menar Academy’s Mining Journalism Training programme celebrated its fifth-year with, a record 222 applications. The opportunity to observe activities around a new mine being developed by Canyon... 


A court ruling last week voided most of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's environmental assessment law for resource projects.
Canada court ruling on key environmental law risks deterring investments
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

A Canadian court ruling that voided most of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's environmental assessment law for resource projects has sparked fresh policy uncertainty and risks deterring investments,... 


An image depicting a light bulb with a tree growing inside
Energy transition raises questions
20th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The African oil and gas industry is facing increasing pressure to clarify the implications of the energy transition for upstream operations and business models, and explain the contributions that... 


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