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Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential

Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential

20th February 2024 Okiep Copper Company, which mining company Newmont established in 1937, is today one of the 100%-owned subsidiaries of South Africa’s Copper 360,... 

Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely

Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely

16th February 2024 Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at... 

Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy

Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy

15th February 2024 Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs)... 

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Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserve, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A

Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserve, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A

15th February 2024 New York- and Toronto-listed mining company Barrick has replaced more than 140% of its gold reserves in the last five years and more importantly at... 

Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better

Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better

14th February 2024 For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen... 

Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition

Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition

13th February 2024 Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate... 

2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO

2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO

12th February 2024 Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the... 

Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer

Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer

9th February 2024 Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of... 

Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears

Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears

7th February 2024 Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson... 

Angola’s diamond sparkle brightened by new De Beers deal

Angola’s diamond sparkle brightened by new De Beers deal

6th February 2024 Diamond mining and marketing company De Beers is to collaborate with Angola on opportunities to increase diamond production, support alluvial... 

Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears

Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears

6th February 2024 Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry.... 

South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears

South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears

5th February 2024 In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining... 

Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet

Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet

2nd February 2024 The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations... 

Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals

Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals

31st January 2024 Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified... 

DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model

DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model

30th January 2024 Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to... 

Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet

Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet

29th January 2024 Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in... 

Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler

Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler

26th January 2024 South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in... 

New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well – RBCT

New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well – RBCT

25th January 2024 The three-month-old mutual cooperation agreement that the private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) signed with State rail enterprise... 

Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing

Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing

24th January 2024 Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially... 

Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge

Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge

23rd January 2024 South Africa’s prospective Northern Cape province on Tuesday received yet another promising forward nudge along the road to copper-revival in the... 

Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output

Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output

22nd January 2024 Ongoing strong performance by South Africa’s Hillside Aluminium operation in KwaZulu-Natal has helped diversified mining company South32 achieve... 

New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China

New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China

19th January 2024 A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate... 

Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister

Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister

18th January 2024 The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy... 

Global mining commits to nature-positive future

Global mining commits to nature-positive future

18th January 2024 Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the... 

South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening

South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening

17th January 2024 South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for... 

Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360

Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360

16th January 2024 Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360,... 

Supply-demand trend favours platinum over palladium – Deutsche Bank Research

Supply-demand trend favours platinum over palladium – Deutsche Bank Research

15th January 2024 The convergence in platinum and palladium prices is likely to go further. Fundamentals point more positively for platinum into 2025 on a better... 

JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital

JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital

12th January 2024 Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs... 

Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus

Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus

11th January 2024 The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and... 

Major new global hydrogen thrust brightens spotlight on platinum group metals

Major new global hydrogen thrust brightens spotlight on platinum group metals

10th January 2024 A major new initiative by long-standing South Africa associate Heraeus Precious Metals this week drew renewed and intensified attention to the... 

Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment

Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment

9th January 2024 Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective... 

IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg

IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg

20th December 2023 Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery... 

AngloGold taking steps to join gold search in South America’s Guyana

AngloGold taking steps to join gold search in South America’s Guyana

19th December 2023 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is taking steps to become part of a search for gold in Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic... 

Power pricing predictability reached for Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter

Power pricing predictability reached for Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter

19th December 2023 The application of State electricity utility Eskom for a six-year negotiated pricing agreement for the Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter... 

Davis expects platinum price to be ignited in next few months

Davis expects platinum price to be ignited in next few months

18th December 2023 Overwhelming demand and declining South African mining supply are poised to result in a very substantial rise in the price of platinum, Dr David... 

Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project

Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project

14th December 2023 The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape.... 

Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance

Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance

13th December 2023 All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International... 

Copper to be recovered from yet another on-surface copper resource in Zambia

Copper to be recovered from yet another on-surface copper resource in Zambia

12th December 2023 A Johannesburg-listed company, in strategic partnership with a Middle Eastern conglomerate, has secured one of the largest copper waste rock assets... 

Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe

Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe

11th December 2023 Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy... 

Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project

Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project

11th December 2023 Hive Hydrogen South Africa and Itochu Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of co-operation to advance Hive’s Coega green ammonia export... 

Union leaders go underground to bring chronically ill back to surface from mine sit-in

Union leaders go underground to bring chronically ill back to surface from mine sit-in

8th December 2023 Union leaders have gone underground to fetch chronically ill mineworkers at the Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg, where an underground sit-in... 

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