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Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


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TGME underground project, South Africa – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Theta Gold Mines has selected a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation, of China, for the construction of its TGME gold plant, tailings storage facility and wastewater dams. 


Minas-Rio
Integration of Vale’s Serpentina resource has potential to expand Anglo’s Minas-Rio output
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Anglo American has agreed to acquire, from Brazilian iron-ore miner Vale, the high-quality Serra da Serpentina iron-ore resource and integrate it into its contiguous Minas-Rio... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Fiscal discipline in Budget, but 5% infrastructure expenditure increase ‘barely positive’ – Minerals Council
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana maintained focus on fiscal discipline and balancing the need to address socioeconomic challenges facing the country, industry organisation Minerals Council South... 


R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is proposing to reduce its planned allocations to Eskom under a previously announced R254-billion debt-relief package by R2-billion a year for the 2023/24 and 2024/25... 


A rail line in South Africa
Mozambique port critical to chrome exports gets upgraded railway link
21st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The biggest port in Mozambique that’s become a key hub for global chrome exports will upgrade a railway link, bolstering a planned $2-billion capacity expansion. The African Development Bank is... 


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Kumba weathers headwinds but 490 jobs at risk as it reconfigures business
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore delivered solid operational and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, despite macroeconomic challenges; however, about 490 jobs could be... 


Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
20th February 2024

To remain sustainable amid the current economic climate, infrastructure development company Bigen has structured its product offering to provide its clients a one-stop service. “This has allowed... 


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Reform momentum
16th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

From an economic perspective, the most important signal provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address was that the reform agenda remains in place, and that it will be... 


Initial signs energy supply is stabilising, logistics to endure for longer – Minerals Council 
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The domestic mining industry is looking at 2024 as a year of stabilisation, rather than growth, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane. The industry continues to face persistent... 


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Empire State mine, US
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A zinc mine in the state of New York, in the US. 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


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EIB in talks with South Africa over loan for ports, freight rail
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it’s in talks to loan South Africa money to upgrade its port and freight-rail infrastructure as its first contribution to a decarbonization pact known as the... 


Mintek's GE Additive Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R machine
Mintek acquires laser bed fusion 3D printer
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

National mineral research council Mintek has acquired a laser powder bed fusion three-dimensional (3D) printer, which positions the organisation as a unique player in the mineral processing and... 


Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
13th February 2024

In this article, policy advisor and Associate Fellow of Chatham House Sheila Khama writes that the Investing in African Mining Indaba is progressively repositioning itself internally but also being... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


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Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, Australia
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in he southern coalfields of New South Wales, Australia. 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Mining industry sustainability hinges on energy, logistics reforms, Minerals Council stresses
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The sustainability of the South African mining industry and its ability to play a meaningful and positive role in society and the economy are dependent on urgent and extensive structural reforms in... 


Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Stellenbosch University academic
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year, compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


Telkom says it has made ‘significant strides’ against vandalism, cable theft
9th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom says it has made significant strides against cable theft and vandalism as various joint initiatives drive down infrastructure-related crime at its facilities. Joint... 


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Ardmore phosphate rock project, Australia – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Centrex Metals is investigating road transport alternatives for phosphates concentrate from its Ardmore mine. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Guinea’s National Transition Council has approved a joint venture between Rio Tinto, China-backed Winning Consortium Simandou and government. 


Pansana's Salt End REO separation facility
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana’s major potential customers have approved the product qualification specifications for Longonjo’s proposed mixed rare-earth carbonate product. 


Transnet train transporting iron ore
Transnet problems force Kumba to moderate output
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore CE Mpumi Zikalala has reiterated that State-owned Transnet’s rail performance challenges have placed so much pressure on Kumba’s value chain that the... 


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Anglo’s fourth-quarter production in line with expectations despite rail constraints
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Anglo American’s production for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023, was in line with expectations and in line with production in the third quarter, despite the deliberate... 


Navigating the depths: How Crossroads Distribution streamlines supply chains in South Africa's mining industry
8th February 2024

By Pieter Lochner, Operations Executive, Crossroads Distribution South Africa's mining industry, a vital artery of the nation's economy, pulsates with activity deep within the earth. But extracting... 


Trafigura group executive chairperson and CEO Jeremy Weir, Ivanhoe Mines founder and executive co-chair Robert Friedland, and Lobito Atlantic Railway CEO Francisco Franca
Kamoa-Kakula, Trafigura become first Lobito railway corridor customers
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and commodities trader Trafigura have both signed a term sheet outlining the key terms for a reserve capacity agreement... 


Anglo American considers deeper cost cuts in face of worst downturn in years
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American may consider deeper cost-cutting measures unless market conditions improve after a fall in prices and a downturn in the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector that is the worst in 35... 


Transnet receives locomotive batteries through RBCT partnership
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet has taken delivery of seven full sets of batteries procured by the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). The delivery of these critical spares will improve the reliability of... 


The Optimum coal mine
NUM welcomes Optimum Colliery settlement, calls for rail allocation
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Trade union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has welcomed the settlement agreement under which Liberty Coal has agreed to pay R461.7-million to the State in place of the confiscation of... 


A cobalt mining operation in the DRC
US DFC boosts Congo funding, bids to de-risk world's top cobalt supplier
6th February 2024 By: Reuters

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said it was scaling up financing and guarantees for mining projects in Democratic Republic of Congo, to help de-risk and unlock private... 


Rail setback for Ardmore phosphate mine
5th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Centrex is investigating road transport alternatives for phosphates concentrate from its Ardmore mine, after a portion of the Mount Isa-Townsville rail network has been damaged in the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


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Initial signs that energy sector is stabilising; logistics to take longer – Minerals Council 
5th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The domestic mining industry is looking at 2024 as a year of stabilisation, rather than growth, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane. The industry continues to face persistent... 


Locomotives operating on Transnet Freight Rail's rail lines
Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


The Simandou mine area
Guinea lawmakers approve JV for Simandou iron-ore development
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Guinea’s National Transition Council approved a joint venture between Rio Tinto, China-backed Winning Consortium Simandou and the government that seeks to develop the world’s biggest untapped iron... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.
Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


Coal being transported to port
Transnet says rail volumes recovered slightly in the last quarter of 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it experienced an improvement in rail volumes in the last quarter of the 2023 calendar year, as the implementation of Transnet’s recovery plan got under way. The... 


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Rail, R&D partnership and Investing in African Mining Indaba make headlines
2nd February 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer provides updates on the new rail corridor agreement between RBCT and Transnet; Anglo American's partnership with large Chinese recycler GEM for a research and... 


Port of Maputo reports record volume for 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) says the Port of Maputo achieved a record volume of 31.2-million tons in 2023, up 16% on the previous year. MPDC is a public–private partnership between... 


Image of graphite ore
Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The US International Development Finance Corporation has indicated its willingness to participate in debt funding for the project, subject to all the necessary due diligence. 


Image of iron-ore stockpile
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

China Baowu Steel Group has raised more than $1-billion from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron-ore project. 


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Cannington mine, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A silver/lead/zinc mine in North-west Queensland, Australia 


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