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Albemarle urges US to cut red tape to boost lithium supply chain

By: Bloomberg     29th June 2022 The world’s largest lithium producer is urging the US government to cut red tape to accelerate a build-out of a domestic supply chain for materials needed for batteries, electric vehicles and cleaner technologies while cutting dependence on China. China has more than half of all capacity for... 

Capital raise under way to progress copper/zinc mine in Northern Cape 

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2022 An opportunity to subscribe for new shares in parcels starting from R20 000 to a maximum of R330 000 is being offered to eligible shareholders by Orion Minerals. The capital raise is being undertaken to fund the Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed Orion’s Prieska copper/zinc mine, as well as other... 

New US programme targets rare minerals needs for EVs and solar panels

By: Bloomberg     27th June 2022 When a top Biden administration official was in Cape Town for a mining conference last month, he heard from a number of African nations desperate for foreign investment to help dig up critical minerals like lithium, manganese and cobalt. At the same time, Under Secretary of State Jose Fernandez... 

Manganese project closer to its goal

By: Nadine Ramdass     24th June 2022 Battery metal development company Giyani Metals aims to have the feasibility study for its K.Hill project, located near the town of Kanye, in Botswana, completed in the third quarter of this year. Following the completion of the study, the TSX-V-listed company will begin development on its... 

Green economy will require more commodities – specialist mining director

By: Nadine Ramdass     24th June 2022 Rather than requiring fewer commodities, the green economy, and its resulting technological developments, will actually require more commodities, says specialist mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein. Consequently, mining companies, including manganese... 

Lawless South Africa has bulk commodity chrome pirates stripping its wealth

By: Schalk Burger     22nd June 2022 South Africa is the world’s biggest producer of chrome ore and it is estimated that about 10% of South Africa's yearly production of chrome is lost to illegal mining. There has been an emergence of a bulk commodity illegal industry in South African chrome mining, said global law enforcement... 

India’s gold recycling industry buoyed by strong demand

By: Darren Parker     21st June 2022 Market development organisation the World Gold Council (WGC) says India’s gold demand continues to outpace domestic mine supply and is showing no signs of abating, which has bolstered the country’s gold recycling capability to make up some of the shortfall. The rest of the country’s demand is met... 

SGR to provide rail benefits

By: Sabrina Jardim     17th June 2022 With the National Rail Policy (NRP) emphasising the introduction of high speed standard gauge rail (SGR) technology on South Africa’s major rail networks, rail infrastructure consulting company Taylorail CEO David Taylor says this will make rail, as a mode of transport, a competitor for... 

Ghana seeks strategic partner to upgrade VALCO aluminium smelter

By: Reuters     14th June 2022 Ghana is on a roadshow to find a strategic partner to "revamp" state-owned Volta Aluminum Company's (VALCO) aluminium smelter, Ghana Lands and Natural Resources minister Samuel Jinapor said on Monday at the Africa CEO Forum conference in Abidjan. Jinapor said Ghana, which has ample reserves of... 

Guinea bauxite miner CBG backs alumina refining push

By: Reuters     14th June 2022 Guinea will have alumina refineries in the coming years, but these projects are capital-intensive and complex, Guinea's second-biggest bauxite miner said on Monday, after a new ultimatum from the government keen to boost mineral processing. Bauxite mining companies have ten days to present a... 

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