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AIC probing ‘high potential incident’ at Eloise

Updated 4 hours ago

Copper miner AIC Mines has suspended operations at its Eloise mine, in north-west Queensland, following a “high potential incident” over the weekend. The incident involved an underground loader... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions

Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions

17th May 2024

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi

Opinion: World Telecoms Day – MTN celebrates 30 years and looks towards 2054

17th May 2024

In this article, MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi writes about the telecommunication group's impact over the past 30 years, as well as its future plans. 


Arizona Metals appoints new CEO and chair

17th May 2024

Explorer Arizona Metals has made key changes in its leadership team to steer the company in its next phase of growth with the development of the Kay Mine deposit. To facilitate the progression of... 


Engineering News editor Terence Creamer

NCOP votes to pass Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill

17th May 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the significance of the National Council of Provinces' (NCOP's) vote to pass the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill; if the Bill is likely to... 


Impact gears up for year-end for PFS on Lake Hope HPA project

Impact gears up for year-end for PFS on Lake Hope HPA project

17th May 2024

Exploration company Impact Minerals has set its sights on completing the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its high-purity alumina (HPA) endeavour, Lake Hope, by the year’s end, said MD Mike Jones on... 


Loyal Lithium raises cash for Quebec project

Loyal Lithium raises cash for Quebec project

17th May 2024

North America-focused, ASX-listed Loyal Lithium has reported “exceptionally strong demand” for its capital raise dedicated to exploration works at the Trieste lithium project, in James Bay,... 


Diatreme’s Metallica takeover offer period extended

17th May 2024

The new closing date for mineral sands miner Diatreme Resources’ offmarket takeover of fellow ASX-listed Metallica Minerals has been extended to June 3. Following acceptances from the two biggest... 


 	Mark Wilson, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific at SYSPRO

Mark Wilson

17th May 2024

This week we profile Mark Wilson, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific at SYSPRO, a provider of enterprise resource planning software 


Shirley Hayes

Shirley Hayes appointed executive chairperson of Copper 360

16th May 2024

JSE-listed Copper 360 has appointed Shirley Hayes executive chairperson. Until now, she had served as nonexecutive chairperson. The copper producer says the change to her position comes as the... 


Global mining community places Western Australia on notice

Global mining community places Western Australia on notice

16th May 2024

The release of the yearly Fraser Institute Survey shows that Western Australia’s stranglehold as one of the most attractive jurisdictions in the world for mining, is not to be taken for granted.... 


The Seabee mine in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan retains crown as Canada’s top-rated mining jurisdiction – survey

16th May 2024

Saskatchewan has reaffirmed its status as the leading mining investment destination in Canada and among the top three globally, according to the latest findings from the Fraser Institute’s Annual... 


Prescient supports Reatile’s acquisition of stake in 240 MW solar project

16th May 2024

Prescient Investment Management has approved R324-million in equity finance to support black-owned investment company Reatile acquire a 31.5% stake in a 240 MW Free State solar PV project. The... 


Rescue and recovery efforts continue at the site of a building collapse in George

Rescue workers searching two remaining sections at George building collapse

16th May 2024

The George municipality says about 2 500 t of building rubble has been removed from the site of the collapsed building in the town, which has so far claimed the lives of 33 people. About 500 t of... 


Labyrinth retains deposit as sale of Canadian gold project falls through

16th May 2024

ASX-listed Labyrinth Resources has announced the termination of the sale and purchase agreement for its namesake gold project in Canada. The termination comes as a result of the buyer, Gold... 


Strong support for QPM’s A$19m placement

16th May 2024

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has successfully completed a A$0.38-a-share placement raising A$19.1-million to drive growth initiatives. The placement, QPM said on Thursday, was... 


Neometals starts trading on OTCQX in US

16th May 2024

Australia-based process technology developer Neometals has upgraded to the OTCQX market in the US, it announced on Thursday. “The US trading upgrade reflects a desire to provide additional... 


GreenTech and Anax to collaborate on West Pilbara copper

GreenTech and Anax to collaborate on West Pilbara copper

16th May 2024

Pilbara-focused GreenTech Metals and Anax Metals on Thursday unveiled a nonexclusive memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess the potential for a copper-focused base metals collaboration. The... 


Sun Silver gleams on ASX debut with Nevada project

15th May 2024

Nevada-focused Sun Silver on Wednesday listed on the ASX, following an oversubscribed A$13-million initial public offering (IPO). The company’s stock more than doubled on its first day trading on... 


Tribunal orders Emfuleni municipality to provide documents to Cape Gate in excessive pricing matter

15th May 2024

The Competition Tribunal has ordered the Emfuleni local municipality to provide various documents to steel producer and electricity consumer Cape Gate, which alleges that the municipality... 


Alamos intersects new style of mineralisation at Young-Davidson

Alamos intersects new style of mineralisation at Young-Davidson

15th May 2024

Canadian gold miner Alamos has intersected a new style of higher grade gold mineralisation in zones within the hanging wall of its Young-Davidson mine. These zones, located between 10 m and up... 


Gold Fields to earn into Killi’s West Tanami project

15th May 2024

Exploration junior Killi Resources has announced an option and joint venture (JV) agreement with global miner Gold Fields, which has agreed to spend up to A$13-million for an 85% interest in the... 


Rescue efforts under way at a building collapse site in George, in the Western Cape

Forensic pathologists identify 18 of the 33 deceased in George building collapse

15th May 2024

Forensic Pathology Services have, as at 06:00 on May 15, identified 18 of the workers killed in the collapse of a partially built residential building in George. The death toll has reached 33,... 


Well testing ahead of gas flow to the generator

Kinetiko thrilled with successful onshore gas-to-power demonstration in South Africa

14th May 2024

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has successfully demonstrated that it can produce gas-to-power (GtP) from an onshore natural gas resource at its Amersfoort project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The... 


bpSA is celebrating 100 years of operating in South Africa

bpSA celebrates 100 years in South Africa

14th May 2024

Energy company bp Southern Africa (bpSA) on May 9 celebrated its 100th year of operation in South Africa and says it will use this milestone to refresh and re-energise for the next century and... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel

dtic seeks to create a competitive medical technology industry with new master plan

14th May 2024

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has launched the Medical Technology (MedTech) Master Plan, which is aimed at creating a proficient and competitive medical technology industry... 


Tirupati schedules requisitioned general meeting for June 11

14th May 2024

Specialist graphite producer Tirupati Graphite will, on June 11, hold a general meeting to give shareholders the opportunity to vote on a resolution brought by a group of shareholders to replace... 


Future Metals secures EIS grant for Eileen Bore drilling

Future Metals secures EIS grant for Eileen Bore drilling

14th May 2024

Exploration company Future Metals has been awarded A$180 000 under the Western Australian government’s exploration incentive scheme (EIS) to conduct drilling at the Eileen Bore prospect. Situated... 


Rubble being removed at the site of a building collapse in George

Pathology services seek to expedite identification as George building collapse death toll reaches 32

14th May 2024

Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) and the South African Police Service are planning to expedite the identification of persons killed in a building collapse in George, in the Western Cape, with only... 


The Kookaburra graphite project has the second largest known graphite resource on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.

Graphite miner Lincoln joins EU trade mission

14th May 2024

Graphite miner Lincoln Minerals CEO Jonathon Trewartha will participate in an Australia government-led trade mission to the European Union (EU) in early June. During the trade mission, Lincoln... 


Hochschild Mining CEO Eduardo Landin

Hochschild hits commercial production at its first Brazil mine

14th May 2024

Precious metals company Hochschild Mining has achieved commercial production at the Mara Rosa gold mine – its first operation in Brazil. During May, the Mara Rosa processing plant has operated at... 


Buxton acquires Arizona manganese exploration project

Buxton acquires Arizona manganese exploration project

14th May 2024

Australia-listed Buxton Resources on Tuesday announced an agreement to acquire a manganese brownfields exploration project in Arizona, US. The Matrix manganese project, in Mohave county, is... 


Glencore Coal launches Australia apprenticeship progamme

Glencore Coal launches Australia apprenticeship progamme

14th May 2024

Glencore Australia has announced the opening of its 2025 apprenticeship programme for applications, inviting aspiring candidates to apply for an opportunity or skills development and hands-on... 


Queensland Premier Steven Miles

Queensland Premier says nuclear will cost jobs

14th May 2024

Queensland Premier Steven Miles has strongly opposed the Liberal Party’s proposition to introduce nuclear reactors in the northern regions of the state, asserting that such a move is “recipe for a... 


The site of the building collapse in George

Death toll in George building collapse rises to 27

13th May 2024

The George municipality has reported that, as at 15:00 on May 13, 25 people still remain unaccounted for following last week's building collapse. The death toll has risen to 27, while 13 people... 


Hastings CEO departs amid cost-cutting restructuring

Hastings CEO departs amid cost-cutting restructuring

13th May 2024

Paul Brown will leave rare earths developer Hastings Technology Metals at the end of the month as the company restructured its business to reduce costs. The restructuring has resulted in a... 


Power moves to establish an early niobium foothold in West Arunta

13th May 2024

The share price of ASX-listed Power Minerals surged early 30% on Monday, following its announcement of a strategic move into the West Arunta region of Western Australia with the addition of the... 


Clean Air Metals appoints new VP of exploration

13th May 2024

Canadian exploration company Clean Air Metals has appointed Lionnel Djon as its new VP of exploration, succeeding Geoff Heggie who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Djon has most... 


Element25 expedites Butcherbird expansion activities amid manganese price rebound

13th May 2024

ASX-listed developer Element 25 is speeding up efforts to expand its Butcherbird project, in Western Australia, seizing the opportunity presented by a resurgence in manganese ore prices. Following... 


De Jager to lead Surefire as next CEO

13th May 2024

Perth-based explorer Surefire Resources has appointed Jan de Jager as CEO. De Jager has more than 25 years’ experience across operational, finance, commercial, strategy and business development... 


Ardiden CEO steps down amid restructuring

13th May 2024

Exploration company Ardiden’s Greg Romain has resigned as MD and CEO with immediate effect, the ASX-listed junior announced on Monday. CFO Tara Robson has assumed the role of interim CEO of the... 


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