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BBX raises funds for Brazil exploration
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior BBX Minerals will raise A$6-million to fund a rare earth exploration (REE) programme in Brazil. The ASX-listed company has received firm commitments for the placement of more than... 


Two Rivers platinum mining operation.
Clean energy on way to platinum mines from R2.5bn solar project in North West
19th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum mines operated by Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) will be on the receiving end of clean power from a R2.5-billion solar plant... 


PTM closes private placing for $2.5m
19th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has reported the successful close of a nonbrokered private placement of common shares to raise $2.5-million. An aggregate 2.1-million common shares... 


Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots.
Pan African advancing to quarter million ounces of gold a year, analyst calculates
18th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The pathway established by Pan African Resources towards achieving gold production of a quarter million ounces a year in 2026 is based on two organic growth prospects in the immediate future,... 


Implats rebrands RBPlat subsidiary as Impala Bafokeng
18th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Local platinum-group metals (PGMs) group Impala Platinum (Implats) has renamed its newest subsidiary – PGMs miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) – as Impala Bafokeng. Implats has also rebranded... 


GoldOre CEO Adrian Singh.
Proudly South African microbubble technology taking mining world by storm
15th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

GoldOre, a proudly South African private company founded by Adrian Singh 13 years ago, markets the worldwide patented and proprietary MACH Reactor technology that he invented. A hydrodynamic... 


Growing electrolyser capacity bodes well for platinum demand over next decade – WPIC
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its latest release about news in the platinum industry, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says electrolyser capacity is ramping up as both production and deployment expand globally,... 


Gold market volatility slumps to lowest since start of pandemic
15th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Gold markets haven’t been this calm since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to a deadlock between buyers and sellers that’s showing no signs of breaking. Six-month historical gold... 


Chris Griffith
Griffith appointed president of Vedanta's intl businesses, CEO of its base metals unit
14th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Former Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith has been appointed CEO of Vedanta Resources' Base Metals unit and president of its International Businesses, with effect from October 2. He will lead the... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
13th September 2023

This week: Results needed from Transnet partnership, Motsepe emphasises; Record platinum deficit, above-ground platinum stocks decimation on way; and, Menar says South Africa must make Transnet... 


Mintek shows off its new AMAZEMET ultrasonic atomiser
11th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

National mineral processing and metallurgical research council Mintek has unveiled its latest technological acquisition – the AMAZEMET rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development machine.... 


A platinum group metals mine
DSI pursuing private sector partnerships to industrialise hydrogen catalyser projects
8th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Speaking at the Devac Hydrogen-H Conference in Johannesburg on September 7, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) hydrogen and energy acting chief director Dr Cosmas Chiteme said the... 


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On-The-Air (08/09/2023)
8th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about platinum, commodities and clean electricity. 


Olifants Management Model Programme
OMM Programme builds water infrastructure to improve lives, strengthen economy
8th September 2023

The Olifants Management Model Programme (OMM Programme) is the Lebalelo Water User Association’s flagship capital expenditure programme that aims to fast-track the construction of bulk and potable... 


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The WMI aims to promote research and innovation in the exploration, extraction and processing of critical raw materials
Summit to highlight critical minerals processing
8th September 2023

Mining technology, critical mineral processing, and skills to drive a low carbon future and just energy transition will be discussed at an upcoming summit hosted by the Wits Mining Institute (WMI)... 


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Great potential in Zim Mining despite challenges
8th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the Zimbabwean mining sector exhibiting positive indicators, such as increased sector growth, economic growth and new legislative interventions aimed at increasing the ease of mining, the... 


AECI Mining Explosives Mobile Manufacturing Unit (MMU) at a customer site
Regional focus
8th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global energy transition and general upswing in commodity demand, there has been a significant increase in the number of new openpit projects coming on line for lithium mining, in... 


Aerial view of the Two Rivers platinum mine
Two Rivers Platinum Mine Merensky project, South Africa – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Mining and construction are progressing aa planned. 


Merafe, Glencore add another PGM plant to joint venture operations 
7th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chrome miner Merafe Resources says it will further improve and expand the Eastern Platinum Group Metal (PGM) Plant it owns in joint venture (JV) with Glencore South Africa. The companies... 


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Platinum, rail, clean energy make headlines
7th September 2023

This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the World Platinum Investment Council's forecast of the biggest platinum deficit on record and significantly low above-ground stocks;... 


Lower prices, rising costs impact on Sylvania’s financial results
7th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A 28% decrease in the average platinum group metals basket price negatively impacted on Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum’s financial results for the financial year ended June 30. As a result, revenue... 


Amplats announces PlatAfrica design competition finalists
7th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

In line with its continued commitment to the development of the platinum jewellery market, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) says it will once again host the PlatAfrica South African platinum... 


Former ARM CEO Mike Schmidt, in new executive of growth and strategic development role.
ARM achieves 4% ‘tip of iceberg’ decarbonisation target with much more to come
7th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) achieved the 4% carbon reduction target that executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe set for the Johannesburg... 


Amplats appoints acting CFO
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed Sayurie Naidoo as acting CFO, with effect from September 1. This follows the appointment of Craig Miller as... 


Mistra executive director Joel Netshitenzhe
South Africa making strides with green hydrogen ambitions, but several areas require focus
6th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Government has been making progress in achieving the targets set out in the Hydrogen Society Roadmap for South Africa; however, there are still areas that require more focus, especially in terms of... 


Multotec has developed a range of self-extinguishing flame-resistant rubber screen panels to mitigate the risk of fire
Mitigating fire risk with Multotec’s robust flame-resistant rubber screen panels 
6th September 2023

Multotec has developed a range of flame-resistant rubber screen panels that self-extinguishes in under 60 seconds, thereby significantly reducing the risk of fire and the associated loss of... 


Renewable energy and hydrogen infrastructure
Maximising hydrogen potential vital, says DSI director-general
6th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) director-general Dr Phil Mjwara has highlighted the importance of maximising the potential of hydrogen technologies in the South African economy,... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
6th September 2023

This week: Harmony swings to profit, declares a higher dividend; Vedanta aims to complete $1bn investment in South Africa soon; and, Mistra reiterates call for PGMs Exchange as hydrogen economy looms 


Mining and Resources in Europe: The quest for sustainability and innovation as Germany and Finland head down under for IMARC 2023
6th September 2023

Germany, often hailed for its technological prowess and commitment to environmental sustainability, finds itself at a crossroads when it comes to its mining and resources future.   Historically,... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Record platinum deficit, above-ground platinum stocks decimation on way
6th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest takeaway from the Platinum Quarterly report and updated full-year forecast of the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is the predicted record platinum deficit of more than a... 


South African miners join race to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine - sources
South African miners join race to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine - sources
6th September 2023 By: Reuters

At least three South African miners are in the running to buy Botswana's Khoemacau copper mine that is home to one of Africa's largest copper deposits, several sources told Reuters, as growing... 


African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias.
Cost focus is key, new African Rainbow Minerals CEO emphasises
5th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ensuring cost-competitive operational performance and increasing efficiencies and outputs to improve margins were cited as being key by new African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias when he... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares final dividend in financial year of R6.6bn dividend payout
4th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has declared a R2.6-billion final dividend in a financial year of R6.6-billion worth of dividends being allocated to its shareholders. Net... 


Former Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith
Vedanta weighs former Gold Fields CEO Griffith for top Africa base metals job
4th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources is considering appointing former Gold Fields boss and Anglo American executive Chris Griffith as head of its African base metals business, according to people familiar with the... 


Image of Low-profile load haul dumper Booysendal south mine – mechanised mining
Booysendal South platinum mine project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The number of stoping crews has now reached steady state and production is averaging more than 250 000 ore tonnes a month. 


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On-The-Air (01/09/2023)
1st September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about developments in zinc, aluminium, inwardly-focused miners 


Sable Exploration and Mining CEO James Allan.
Magnetite project under way in Bushveld Complex
1st September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ground works and civil works are reportedly progressing well for the installation of a dense medium separation (DMS) magnetite plant in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex. The plant is expected to be... 


A platinum bar
WPIC opens new liaison office in Shenzhen
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) officially opened its new liaison office in Shenzhen, China, on August 22. Located in the heart of Shenzhen’s Shuibei area, renowned as China’s major... 


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Pursuing critical minerals in discard, tailings
1st September 2023

The metals-intensive transition to a low-carbon economy has cast a spotlight on the mining sector’s ability to supply the large amounts of raw materials required for the energy transition, explain... 


Supply chains susceptible to geopolitical risks
1st September 2023

A new report by intergovernmental renewable energy organisation the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) warns that although there is no scarcity in reserves of the critical minerals... 


Aerial view of the Eland mine
Eland mine complex, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Northam Platinum has reported on the progress at the project. 


Location map of the Waterberg PGMs project
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported that it is advancing discussions and related agreements concerning the possible offtake of mineral products from the Waterberg project. 


Image of the Zondereinde mine
Zondereinde Western extension project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the No 3 shaft is under way. 


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