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Sula to pursue DRC cobalt opportunities as it changes name to African Battery Metals

19th January 2018 Multicommodity exploration and development company Sula Iron & Gold, which has changed its name to African Battery Metals (ABM), will now focus on developing its cobalt exploration licences in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Trading in the company’s shares under the new name started on... 

Regulatory uncertainty casting shadow over South Africa amid forecast for further minerals market uptick

19th January 2018 The South African mining industry has had a tumultuous time because of the controversial Reviewed Draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, also known as Mining Charter III, which, amid lingering political uncertainty, led to low... 

Solar energy body launches five-point plan for industrialisation, job creation and growth

19th January 2018 The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has announced a “bold” five-point plan for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry to drive industrialisation, create jobs, and contribute to economic growth. Speaking at the Energy Indaba held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, on Friday,... 

Up to ten midtier mineral deposits can still be discovered in South Africa – resources consultant

19th January 2018 There is no reason why South Africa cannot build an exploration and junior mining sector, says resources consultant Dr John Bristow, who notes that while the country has vestiges of this sector, it is hampered by regulatory policy, and a preoccupation with a “Sunset” mining industry. Speaking at... 

OceanaGold achieves record yearly production

18th January 2018 Dual-listed gold miner OceanaGold has ended 2017 on a high note, with the company on Thursday reporting record full year and fourth-quarter gold production of 574 606 oz, and 166 211 oz, respectively. The record quarterly production led to OceanaGold achieving its yearly guidance for the sixth... 

Tyranna to start surface drilling at Eureka gold mine

18th January 2018 ASX-listed Tyranna Resources will next week start surface drilling at its Eureka gold mine, north of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, to follow up a compelling surface lateritic gold target discovered during a recent field mapping exercise. The mine, which Tyranna is acquiring from Canada-listed... 

Kin buys ball mill, critical CIL components for Leonora gold project

18th January 2018 ASX-listed Kin Mining has exercised its option to buy a used 2.5 MW ball mill and new intertank screens and agitators for the carbon-in-leach (CIL) tanks at the Leonora gold project, in Western Australia. The company bought the ball mill and CIL components from mining equipment company... 

West African gold explorer lists in Australia

18th January 2018 West African gold developer and explorer Tietto Minerals started trading on the ASX on Thursday, following its successful initial public offer (IPO) that raised A$6-million from institutional and high net worth investors, including two global resources funds. The company issued 30-million shares... 

Harmony on track to meet FY production guidance, betters H1 production

16th January 2018 JSE-listed Harmony Gold is on track to meet its yearly production guidance of 1.1-million ounces after producing more than 550 000 oz in the six months ended December 31, the mining major announced on Tuesday. Gold production from the group’s South African operations for the period will be 9% to... 

Hummingbird’s Yanfolila pours first gold, maintains commercial production ramp-up plans

16th January 2018 With Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources having started gold production at its Mali-based Yanfolila gold mine on time and within budget in the second half of last month, the gold producer remains on track with its ramp-up to commercial production. Since acquiring the project from Gold Fields in... 

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