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GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa reports. The manufacturing industry decreased by 1.4% in the first quarter, contributing -0.2 of a... 


Glencore’s Adamson joins Stillwater Critical Minerals board
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Stillwater Critical Minerals has announced the appointment of Bradley Adamson as an independent director. Adamson, a veteran resources industry professional with more than 25 years of... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP faces a test of patience after $49bn Anglo bid falters
4th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Days after BHP Group failed to secure the $49-billion takeover of smaller rival Anglo American, investors have one message for CEO Mike Henry — keep your cool. BHP argues it showed restraint in... 


Mining companies ready to protect what is rightfully theirs
Mining companies ready to protect what is rightfully theirs
3rd June 2024

With only two weeks until the annual Mine Security Conference, taking place on 19-20 June, Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg, stakeholders are still registering to form part of the critical... 


Automotive PGM demand growing owing to extended-range EVs, says WPIC
31st May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The continuing growth in automotive platinum demand is being achieved despite rising battery electric vehicle (BEV) market share and a reduction in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle... 


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Digital twins as test beds for planning
31st May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Digital twins can, and should, be used by mine operators as a “testing ground for analysis and scenario planning”, as well as to provide real-time feedback through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors... 


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Motors swiftly repaired following failure
31st May 2024

Electric motor repair specialist Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) successfully completed the urgent repair of a 94 t 4 736 kW direct current mine winder motor under a tight deadline at platinum group... 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo starts formal divestment of coal, nickel after rebuffing BHP, CEO says
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American is starting a formal process to sell its coal assets and explore options for its nickel operations after fending off a takeover threat from bigger rival BHP Group, CEO Duncan Wanblad... 


How a rattled South Africa became Anglo's best defence against BHP bid
How a rattled South Africa became Anglo's best defence against BHP bid
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

Days after miner BHP launched its takeover bid for rival Anglo American in April, the CEOs of both headed for South Africa, where a condition to divest Anglo's local platinum and iron ore assets... 


Sibanye-Stillwater secures fourth power purchase agreement.
Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement
30th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and gold producer has reached financial close for an... 


Investors relieved BHP walked from Anglo takeover deal
Investors relieved BHP walked from Anglo takeover deal
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

nvestors welcomed BHP Group's decision to walk away from a $49-billion plan to take over its rival Anglo American, which rejected three proposed offers from the top global miner over the past six... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP walks away from $49bn pursuit of mining rival Anglo
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Mining group BHP Group on Wednesday walked away from its $49-billion plan to take over rival Anglo American, which rejected a last-ditch request for more time, ending for now its six-week pursuit.... 


Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana wants quick separation of De Beers from Anglo, President says
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Botswana is hoping for a quick separation of De Beers from the Anglo American group before the UK-listed diversified mining giant is exposed to a possible hostile takeover, President Mokgweetsi... 


Anglo American digs in its heels, denies BHP's extension request
Anglo American digs in its heels, denies BHP's extension request
29th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Anglo American on Wednesday denied BHP’s request for more time to engage on a proposed takeover transaction, stating that its fundamental concerns regarding the $49-billion... 


BHP seeks extension as crunch time for $49bn Anglo bid approaches
BHP seeks extension as crunch time for $49bn Anglo bid approaches
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group on Wednesday asked for more time to try to win over takeover target Anglo American, hours before a deadline for the world's biggest miner to firm up its $49-billion offer for its smaller... 


Anglo American's head office in South Africa
BHP, Anglo dig in even as takeover talks deadline nears, sources say
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP was struggling to find common ground with Anglo American on Tuesday in talks over its takeover offer, with no new concessions as a deadline nears for the world's biggest miner to submit a... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


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JPMorgan says BHP plan risks $4.3bn South Africa outflow
27th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A successful takeover of Anglo American under the arrangements BHP Group has offered could lead to outflows of $4.3-billion from South Africa, according to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysis. Such an... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


Anglo's South African corporate head office
BlackRock encouraged Anglo to extend talks with BHP, source says
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American was encouraged by key shareholders including BlackRock to continue engaging in talks with BHP Group over its proposed 38.6-billion pound ($49.18-billion) mining merger, a person... 


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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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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DC furnaces aid autocatalyst recovery
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The recycling of used automotive catalytic converters (autocatalysts) has become economically and environmentally important in the wake of autocatalysts becoming one of the most significant... 


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Green energy collaboration a must to reindustrialise South Africa
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The industrialisation that South Arica has lost in the last few decades can be more than regained by the country collaborating fully when it comes to green electrons, green molecules and the new... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


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... 


Zimbabwe state miner says lithium assets attract investors
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s state-owned miner Kuvimba Resources said its lithium assets are attracting potential investors from both China and other countries. Kuvimba has identified a lithium ore resource of 38... 


Rough diamonds sold by De Beers
De Beers reports lower fourth-cycle rough diamond sales
23rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers sold $380-million worth of rough diamonds during its fourth sales cycle of this year, compared with the $446-million of diamonds sold during the third sales cycle of this... 


BHP shares fall after Anglo American rejects proposal
BHP shares fall after Anglo American rejects proposal
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of Australia's BHP Group fell over 3% on Thursday, a day after smaller rival Anglo American rejected its third takeover proposal and agreed to a one-week extension for the deadline to make a... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP has a week to convince Anglo its South African plan can work
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group just won an extra week to convince Anglo American on its $49-billion takeover plan. But the world’s biggest miner still must resolve the deal’s most intractable obstacle: What to do about... 


From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.
Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba
22nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to... 


Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers
Anglo shoots down BHP’s third attempt, agrees to one-week extension
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The world’s top diversified miner BHP has made a third unsolicited conditional takeover proposal for smaller rival Anglo American on Wednesday, only hours before its initial deadline for a firm... 


Top Anglo investor says BHP bid requires 'meaningful revision'
Top Anglo investor says BHP bid requires 'meaningful revision'
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

South African state-owned asset manager the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) said on Wednesday that it would require a "meaningful revision" of BHP Group's bid for rival miner Anglo American.... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and BHP CEO Mike Henry
Clock runs down on BHP’s $43bn bid for Anglo American
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has just hours to launch a blockbuster bid to buy smaller mining rival Anglo American — or put its audacious takeover plan on the shelf. The proposal by the world’s biggest miner to spin... 


Tharisa warns of lower full-year earnings on the back of lower PGM prices
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome concentrate producer Tharisa has warned that its earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are likely to be up to 29% lower year-on-year... 


Hand holding a stack of ZiG10 banknotes
Zimbabwe asks miners to ramp up gold output to support ZiG currency
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe has asked gold miners across the country to ramp up output to support the ZiG currency launched last month, according to Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando. “This new... 


BHP shares hit 3-month high as deadline for formal Anglo bid looms
BHP shares hit 3-month high as deadline for formal Anglo bid looms
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of BHP Group touched a three-month high on Tuesday about 36 hours ahead of a deadline to lodge a formal bid for rival miner Anglo American, which last week rejected a sweetened $43-billion... 


Anglo's Charterhouse offices in London
Anglo shareholder LGIM supports break-up plan as BHP circles
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American shareholder Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) supports the break-up plan announced by the company last week, it said on Monday, as the deadline approaches for BHP Group to... 


An image showing Implats' Rustenburg operation
Implats concludes a new empowerment transaction at Impala Rustenburg, Impala Bafokeng
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded a series of agreements, facilitating the implementation of a broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) transaction at its Impala Rustenburg... 


Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold notched a fresh all-time high, as investor demand soared across the broader metals complex amid increasing optimism the US will cut rates this year. Bullion jumped as much as 1.1% to hit $2... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


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