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Revolutionising mineral exploration through cloud-based collaboration

22nd March 2023 By Rob Ferguson, Segment Director, Exploration and MRM at Seequent The years ahead are set to be challenging for the mining industry. Not only must we consider how to protect and drive profitability in a difficult economic environment, we must also do so while leaving a positive impact on... 

Time is now to shift to transformational ESG partnerships in agriculture – panel 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd March 2023 With agriculture considered to be the foundation of civilisation and society, there must be a focus on transforming the agricultural sector from an extractive economy to a circular one, in which waste is minimised. Investment management company 27four alternative strategies head Werner Opperman... 

Huayou starts trial production at Zimbabwe lithium mine, invests in Namibian project

By: Reuters     22nd March 2023 Chinese battery minerals producer Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said on Wednesday it had started trial production of lithium concentrates at its Arcadia mine in Zimbabwe. Huayou, one of the biggest cobalt producers in the world, acquired Arcadia from Australia-listed Prospect Resources PSC.AX and its... 

Kenmare reports ‘record year’ in 2022 financial results

By: Darren Parker     22nd March 2023 London-listed titanium minerals and zircon producer Kenmare Resources MD Michael Carvill says the company’s preliminary results for the 12 months to December 31, 2022, were driven by steady production volumes and record product prices, which saw the company’s mineral product revenues increase by... 

FinTech and financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked in Africa

22nd March 2023 By Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, Managing Director: Development Advisory and Impact at leading infrastructure development group, Bigen The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), in August 2017, established a unit within the bank called the SARB FinTech Unit. This unit was created because ‘advances are... 

IGO weighing downstream nickel processing

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st March 2023 Battery minerals major IGO is investigating the potential downstream processing of nickel to produce a cathode precursor product. Speaking at the Paydirt Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, IGO CFO Kath Bozanic said that the downstream processing option was in line with the company’s desire... 

Critical Mineral Strategy due soon - Minister

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st March 2023 The federal government is hoping to deliver its new Critical Minerals Strategy in the first half of this year, Resources Minister Madeleine King told delegates at the first day of the Paydirt Battery Minerals Conference. It is envisioned that the Strategy would focus on the government’s vision... 

Afrimat moves to general mining on JSE

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th March 2023 Building materials and mining group Afrimat’s sector classification on the JSE has been reclassified to depict its business operations more accurately. Its classification on the JSE has changed from the ‘basic materials construction and materials’ sector, to the ‘general mining’ sector. 

Lithium development on track as Andrada production capacity increases 

By: Martin Creamer     20th March 2023 Technology metals mining and exploration company Andrada anticipates completion of its lithium bulk-testing pilot facility in June this year, the London AIM-quoted company said on Monday, March 20, when it provided fourth-quarter and 12 months to February 28 production updates for its Uis tin,... 

Avantor advances laboratory services in Southern Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     20th March 2023 As South Africa’s mining industry continues to grow, mining laboratories are relied upon to provide high-quality testing, inspection and certification services that adhere to internationally recognised standards and customer-specific methodologies. Fortune 500 company Avantor is therefore... 

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