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Tsodilo gets green light to list on OTCQB

4th March 2021 TSX-V-listed diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources has received approval to start trading on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol TSDRF as of the start of trading on March 4. Chairperson and CEO James Bruchs says the company believes a secondary listing on this market... 

Catalytic qualities of platinum driving constant innovation – WPIC

3rd March 2021 Having been discovered two centuries ago, the use of platinum as a catalyst is driving new catalyst applications, reports platinum demand investment stimulator the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). In the early decades of the nineteenth century, scientist Sir Humphry Davy stumbled on the... 

South African mining scientist wins Wadsworth Award

3rd March 2021 One of the top global awards in extractive metallurgy – the Wadsworth Award from The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) – has been presented to Dr Frank Crundwell of CM Solutions/Crundwell Metallurgy. Presented on March 3, during mining conference MineXchange in Denver, in the... 

Sovereign governments set to borrow $12.6tr this year – S&P Global Ratings

3rd March 2021 Sovereign governments worldwide are set to borrow $12.6-trillion from commercial debt sources this year, a report by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&Ps) Global Ratings shows. S&P Global Ratings’ yearly survey of global sovereign debt and borrowing compiles data pertaining to all 135 rated... 

New exploration strategy a step closer, but questions remain

3rd March 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa and the Council for Geoscience are said to be close to publishing their so-called new strategic Exploration Implementation Plan. Announced during the Joburg Indaba in October 2020, the new exploration strategy was then earmarked for development within three... 

Africa's M&A activity to recover in next 18 to 24 months

2nd March 2021 Africa should be considered a promising component of merger and acquisition (M&A) strategies, in spite of the relatively small M&A market size and the impact of Covid-19 on economies, a new report published by business strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG) states. Making up only 2%... 

World Gold Council welcomes new members

2nd March 2021 Gold market development organisation the World Gold Council (WGC) has added to its board as members, with Aura Minerals, B2Gold, Sandstorm Gold Royalties and Shandong Zhaojin Group having joined. WGC chairperson Randy Smallwood says each new member will bring a different area of expertise to the... 

Shanta meets 2020 guidance, profits buoyed by gold price

2nd March 2021 East Africa-focused gold producer, developer and explorer Shanta Gold generated revenue of $147.4-million for the year ended December 31, 2020, which is up from the $112.8-million generated in 2019, as a result of an average realised gold price of $1 495/oz. The miner produced 82 978 oz of gold,... 

Major questions hang over true ESG impact of commodities used in clean energy sector

2nd March 2021 The future of sustainable mining, and by association the continuing drive towards greener forms of energy production, in an ever eco-conscious environment, will be driven by the “true” environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) components of critical minerals, law firm Fasken partner... 

Cora starts 22 000 m drilling campaign at Sanankoro

1st March 2021 West Africa-focused Cora Gold has started a 22 000 m drilling campaign at its flagship Sanankoro gold project in southern Mali. CEO Bert Monro says the drill programme will be the largest single programme that Cora has ever completed.  

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