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Freeport Saldanha, GIZ host green hydrogen workshop
9th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Special economic zone (SEZ) Freeport Saldanha and development agency the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for International Cooperation or GIZ) recently hosted... 

Big investor group urges action, not words, to meet climate goals
9th June 2023 By: Reuters

The world's biggest investor coalition trying to curb corporate emissions said on Thursday that its members must get companies to cut their emissions rather than just talk about it, as it outlined... 

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Magnetite Mines updates Razorback economics
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Magnetite Mines has updated the economics for its Razorback iron-ore project, in South Australia, following a maiden ore reserve at the Iron Peak deposit, and incorporating optimisation... 

China May coal imports fall on tepid demand, high inventories
9th June 2023 By: Reuters

China's coal imports dipped 2.7% in May from the previous month, customs data showed on Wednesday, as weak demand from the power and steel sectors and high inventory led buyers to scale back... 

Low-friction bearings reduce energy losses in free-stream turbines
9th June 2023

A hydro turbinecompany, based in Portland, Maine, in the US, has chosen Vesconite Bearings’lowest-friction material for the thrust bearings on its free-stream turbines. The material, Vesconite... 

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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 

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35% of mining CEOs feel exposed to climate-related risks
7th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

More than one-third – about 4 000 or 35% – of mining CEOs polled by PwC for its latest global mining report consider their company to be highly or extremely exposed to climate-related risks within... 

Eramet opens Chile office in lithium push
6th June 2023 By: Reuters

 French mining group Eramet has opened an office in Chile, it said on Monday, as it looks to develop lithium production in South America to supply battery makers. The office, whose role is to... 

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Ivanhoe achieves record copper production at Kamoa-Kakula
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Copper miner Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has achieved a monthly production record of 35 856 t of copper concentrate during May.  Copper... 

ZAC delivers Laptops to help learners gain digital skills  
2nd June 2023

Learners at Mvalo Secondary School will have an opportunity to get computer literacy skills, following a handover of 18 laptops by ZAC together with Rich Steel on 31 May 2023.... 

Tsingshan says Argentina lithium plan with Eramet to total $1.7bn
2nd June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Chinese steel giant Tsingshan and French mining group Eramet plan to invest more than $1.7-billion in two stages of a lithium production project in Argentina, Tsingshan said in a statement on... 

iTek Drives offers Optidrive products at prices up to 25% lower than competitors
Centre to enhance Optidrive knowledge
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Germiston-based variable frequency drives (VFD) distributor iTek Drives last month inaugurated a training centre aimed at transferring and enhancing knowledge related to Optidrive product... 

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TCTA unpacks progress being made on key bulk water projects
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has come a long way since being established in 1986 to fund and implement the South African portion of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), gaining... 

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Motheo processing plant expansion, Botswana – update
2nd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sandfire Resources has produced its first copper concentrate from the Motheo mine. 

LME has lost benchmark status in a key part of nickel market
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The London Metal Exchange has lost its benchmark status in a key part of the nickel market since last year’s massive short squeeze, according to one of the biggest producers. Christel Bories,... 

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Porta Plinth™: Revolutionising Pipe Support for the Mining Industry
1st June 2023

Are you tired of dealing with cumbersome steel or concrete pipe support cradles? TSS Global has developed the game-changing solution you've been waiting for, Porta Plinth™. Specifically designed... 

Botswana's sole iron-ore mine halts operations as prices fall
31st May 2023 By: Reuters

Ikongwe Mine, Botswana’s sole iron-ore mining operation, has stopped production due to falling export prices for the mineral, a senior company official said on Wednesday. The mine, owned by... 

Weba Chutes Systems secures contract to supply chutes to Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana operation
31st May 2023

Weba Chutes Systems, a leading local manufacturer of custom engineered chute systems, has secured a contract to supply four chutes to Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana operation in South Africa. These... 

It’s not a good time to be a steel mill or coal mine in China
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s raw materials producers are at the forefront of falling industrial profits as poor demand and price deflation tear into margins at steel mills, metals smelters, chemicals firms and coal... 

Conference awards manufacturers for 4IR innovation in mining sector
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Several manufacturers were recognised for their innovation and efforts in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) space at the presentation of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards during the first... 

Metals markets face grueling summer as Chinese demand falters
26th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Big conferences often crystalize the prevailing sentiment in markets. So it’s probably no coincidence that copper has dived below $8 000 a ton and iron ore is trading south of $100 after metals... 

Sagging demand drags copper towards 6th straight weekly loss
26th May 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices rose on Friday but remained on track for a sixth consecutive weekly loss amid lacklustre demand from top metals consumer China and other markets. Benchmark copper on the London Metal... 

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On-The-Air (26/05/2023)
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses recycling, underground carbon storage make headlines 

Nippon Steel still in talks with Teck as it seeks stake in coal asset
Nippon Steel still in talks with Teck as it seeks stake in coal asset
26th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Nippon Steel is still in talks with Teck Resources, despite Glencore's bid for the Canadian miner, as Japan's top steelmaker remains eager to take a stake in Teck's high-grade coking coal asset, a... 

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Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 

Cleveland-Cliffs gains Minnesota approval for iron-ore leases
26th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Minnesota executive council has approved the leases for more than 2 600 acres of iron-ore at the Nashwauk mine site, resolving years of uncertainty regarding Hibbing Taconite’s mine life,... 

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Recycled PGMs, circular economy, carbon storage make headlines
26th May 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer recycled platinum group metals; the International Council on Mining and Metals'  focus on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel to accelerate the circular economy;... 

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Keppel joins up for hydrogen and green ammonia in Qld
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has joined the Central Queensland hydrogen (CQ-H2) project consortium to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Australia, and has inked a memorandum of... 

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Firm supplies innovative furnace solutions for heating needs
26th May 2023

Comprehensive furnace services provider Dickinson Group of Companies, which was founded in 1910, has a strategic focus on meeting the heating demands of its clients, and in so doing, has become a... 

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Company to manufacturer unique crane for diamond mine
26th May 2023

Crane manufacturer Condra is set to manufacture a 15-t suspension crane of unusual configuration as one of two overhead cranes ordered for underground use at a Botswana diamond mine. The second... 

Tsodilo becomes a ResponsibleSteel member
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Tsodilo Resources has been accepted for membership in the ResponsibleSteel organisation – a global not-for-profit multistakeholder standard and certification initiative whose... 

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USGS invests millions in critical-minerals mapping in Alaska
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Geological Survey (USGS) will invest more than $5.8-million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. “I’m... 

Mining firms' cash-raising lifts Toronto exchange deals slow
Mining firms' cash-raising lifts Toronto exchange deals slow
24th May 2023 By: Reuters

The one bright spot in Canadian equity capital markets this year has been mining and metals companies. But whether that’s a glass half full or half empty for this sector is up for debate. Firms in... 

Green transition's exponential demand for metals, minerals.
Mining council zeroing in on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel in accelerating circular economy
23rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In setting up to accelerate a global circular economy, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will be focusing on the value chains of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels and... 

Vale moves ahead with $2.7bn Amazon mining expansion in clean-steel bet
Vale moves ahead with $2.7bn Amazon mining expansion in clean-steel bet
23rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vale is plowing ahead with a $2.7-billion investment to expand iron output in Brazil’s Amazon, betting demand for high-grade ore will stay strong in an overall softer market. At the world’s... 

Copper pressured by poor demand prospects and higher supply
22nd May 2023 By: Reuters

Copper prices fell on Monday as the market focused on a deteriorating demand picture in top consumer China, rising supplies and climbing inventories in LME-approved warehouses. Benchmark copper... 

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Aus and US strike climate and critical minerals compact
22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia and the US will enhance bilateral cooperation under a Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact, establishing climate and clean energy as a central pillar of the... 

Nickel prices seen falling as global surplus looms
19th May 2023 By: Reuters

Global nickel prices are poised to decline over the next few years as top producer Indonesia ramps up supplies and production costs fall, industry watchers predicted at metals conferences this... 

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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP has reported that the proposed Jansen Stage 2 project is expected to come in at a lower cost than the Jansen Stage 1 operation. 

Top stock fund wagers BHP, Rio Tinto will weather iron-ore slump
Top stock fund wagers BHP, Rio Tinto will weather iron-ore slump
18th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

A top equities fund manager is backing BHP Group and Rio Tinto, betting they can withstand softer iron-ore prices and will benefit as China’s reopening boosts demand for the commodity. Australian... 

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Mining requires massive investment to meet demand - BHP
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The head of diversified miner BHP, Mike Henry, has highlighted the massive investment required in the resources sector to meet global decarbonising efforts. Speaking at the Bank of America 2023... 

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BHP eyeing lower cost production at Jansen
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash production from mining giant BHP’s Jansen Stage 2 project, in Canada, was expected to come in at a lower cost than the Stage 1 operation. CEO Mike Henry told delegates at the Bank of... 

Matthew Chamberlain
LME fights to regain trust after last year's nickel crisis
16th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The embattled London Metal Exchange is still trying to rebuild faith in its nickel contract after an epic short squeeze last year, according to CEO Matthew Chamberlain. The crisis last March, when... 

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