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Webber Wentzel senior associate Francois Sieberhagen
Opinion: Beware, but do not fear!
14th June 2024

In this article, Webber Wentzel senior associate Francois Sieberhagen writes about the implications of the Supreme Court of Appeal's (SCA's) judgment in the case of Minister of Mineral Resources... 


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Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 


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Reality check
14th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Regardless of composition, there are certain realities that South Africa’s new government cannot avoid. The first is an unemployment rate so high that, unless it is reduced materially, there is no... 


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Copper World Complex, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hudbay Minerals has signed a letter of intent to enter into a project labour agreement for the construction of the Copper World mine.  


The Robledallano smelter in Spain
Elementos secures option for Spanish tin smelter
13th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Elementos has signed a nonbinding term sheet to obtain an option for up to a 50% interest in Iberian Smelting, owner of a tin smelting and refining facility near Robledallano,... 


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TMC produces cobalt sulphate from seafloor polymetallic nodules
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed critical minerals company TMC on Wednesday announced the successful production of cobalt sulphate derived exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. The milestone was achieved... 


The Beno Rodigues district was covered in mud after the Samarco dam burst in Mariana in 2015.
Vale, BHP make new offer on Mariana disaster reparations
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Mining giants Vale and BHP and their joint venture Samarco have presented Brazilian authorities with a new offer to settle reparations over the 2015 Mariana disaster, Vale said in a securities... 


Freeport-McMoRan is looking for ways to expand copper production, CEO says
Freeport-McMoRan is looking for ways to expand copper production, CEO says
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

US copper giant Freeport-McMoRan believes it can unlock the equivalent of a large new mine by applying new processing technology at its existing assets, according to new CEO Kathleen Quirk. Quirk,... 


Canadian govt invests C$10m in Ontario critical mineral projects
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Monday announced two investments of C$5-million each to support the critical minerals sector in Canada, specifically in northern... 


Schneider Electric and AVEVA partner with IN-CORE Systèmes to improve Electric Vehicle battery production process
Schneider Electric and AVEVA partner with IN-CORE Systèmes to improve Electric Vehicle battery production process
7th June 2024

Partnership to enable electrode-level data connectivity and provide EV battery manufacturers with new performance insights.  The joint offer will optimise quality, production, and material use,... 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte D'Ivoire – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Wet commissioning activities are under way. 


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Long-term thinking key to managing South Africa’s mine water challenge
7th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges, several areas require improvement and focus to ensure that the country continues on a positive trajectory and... 


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Berg gold project, Canada – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper Corp has launched a metallurgical test programme for its Berg project. 


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Long-term thinking key to managing South Africa’s mine water challenge
7th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges, several areas require improvement and focus to ensure that the country continues on a positive trajectory and... 


MEMSA Mind Shift 2024 - Innovation, digital technology and skills in the SA mining supply chain
MEMSA Mind Shift 2024 - Innovation, digital technology and skills in the SA mining supply chain
7th June 2024

This year’s MEMSA conference, aptly themed ‘Smart Solutions for People and Planet’, brought together experts and thought leaders from the mining industry to share insights and advancements in... 


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Zavalievsky graphite mine, Ukraine
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A graphite mine adjacent to the town of Zavallya, in Ukraine. 


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Nyanzaga gold project, Tanzania – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Perseus Mining has completed the acquisition of the Nyanzaga gold project through the takeover of OreCorp. 


Bravura expects to begin Zimbabwe lithium production in 2025
5th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Bravura Holdings – a firm owned by Nigerian tycoon Benedict Peters – plans to start production at a Zimbabwean lithium project early next year, a company official said. The miner remains committed... 


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Hummingbird bolstered by strong Mali performance, weathers Guinea challenges
4th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Hummingbird became a multi-asset, multi-jurisdiction gold producer in the full -year to December 31, with its Yanfolila mine, in Mali, performing strongly and meeting guidance, and the... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals has secured its 15% strategic shareholding in Surge Copper, a Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture Exchange company that is advancing an... 


Uranium oxide
Russia said to seek takeover of France’s uranium assets in Niger
3rd June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Russia is seeking to take over uranium assets in Niger held by a State-controlled French company, according to people informed about the matter, in a further challenge to Western interests in... 


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Digital twins as test beds for planning
31st May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Digital twins can, and should, be used by mine operators as a “testing ground for analysis and scenario planning”, as well as to provide real-time feedback through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors... 


The above image depicts the WX07 LHD which has been engineered for demanding underground environments and designed for small, narrow-vein applications with limited manoevering space
New LHD engineered for hard-rock mining
31st May 2024

In an environment where cost control and remaining competitive and financially viable are constant challenges for operators of underground hard rock mines, mobile machinery manufacturer Komatsu... 


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Consultancy drives mining standards innovation
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

By prioritising safety, sustainability and efficiency, mining consulting company Baletsema Mining Services MD Bokang Kelepa says the company adheres to international safety and environmental... 


Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 


Marula confirms series of local contracts for Kenyan operations
30th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

AQSE-listed Marula Mining has confirmed that the agreements which extend over all the company’s key operations activities at the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya, have been executed with several... 


The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
30th May 2024

As South Africa continues to face a shortage of energy production, there is one persistent element of the energy mix to be considered: energy waste. Addressing delegates at this year’s Enlit 2024... 


Transforming Mining: Innovations Revolutionising Efficiency and Sustainability
30th May 2024

By: Selim Kaymak, Founder & CEO Alpha Resources and Investments Innovation serves as the bedrock of progress across all industries, including mining. As the global demand for crucial resources like... 


IonicRE, Less Common Metals collaborate on expanding magnet rare earths supply chain
27th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based metals and alloy manufacturer Less Common Metals (LCM) to work collaboratively on... 


Grupo Mexico's Asarco to reopen US copper smelter amid surging prices
Grupo Mexico's Asarco to reopen US copper smelter amid surging prices
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Asarco, the mining company controlled by industrial conglomerate Grupo Mexico, is planning to restart its mothballed copper smelter in the United States as prices for the red metal hit record... 


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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 


The above image depicts the fourth generation Outotec Kaldo L furnace is able to achieve smelting, reducing and converting in a single vessel
Flexible furnace system launched
24th May 2024

Finnish industrial machinery company Metso has launched the compact fourth generation, heavy-duty Outotec Kaldo L Furnace, which is ideally suited for the melting, reducing and converting of... 


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Copper World Complex, US – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hudbay plans to raise funds in an equity offering to help fund near-term growth initiatives at its Copper Mountain unit. 


DaltronX Patented Drill Steels Win MEMSA Innovation in Soft Rock Mining Award
DaltronX Patented Drill Steels Win MEMSA Innovation in Soft Rock Mining Award
23rd May 2024

DaltronX has been honoured with the prestigious MEMSA Innovation in Soft Rock Mining Award for its groundbreaking Patented Drill Steels. These drill steels redefine traditional designs by... 


Expert suggests new ways junior miners can classify resources
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A key issue with all mineral projects is the quantification of risk and uncertainty, which has always been narrowed down to grade estimation issues; however, just basing the mineral resource... 


A chinchilla
Salares Norte project section temporarily put on hold to ensure chinchilla protection
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

NYSE- and JSE-listed Gold Fields has announced that its Salares Norte project, in Chile, has received an urgent and transitionary measure (MUT) from Chile’s Superintendence of Environment (SMA).... 


On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 


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Metals processor expands, progresses Zambian assets
17th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

Zambia- and South Africa-focused diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals has completed the manufacturing of a new front-end modular 50 000-t-a-month unit at its Zambia-based Roan copper... 


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Rubber companies urged to go green
17th May 2024

There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng... 


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Daunia mine, Australia
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine located 30 km south-east of Moranbah, and about 170 km south-west of Mackay in Queensland. 


Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


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Berg gold project, Canada
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper plans to build a gold mine based on large-scale conventional drill, blast, load and haul openpit mining methods suited to the project location and local site requirements. 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

All construction has been suspended. 


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