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Russia's Nornickel board proposes no dividend for 2023 results
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

The board of Russian metals and mining giant Nornickel recommended no dividend on its 2023 results, a year when the company faced significant pressure from sanctions restrictions and geopolitical... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


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South Africa considers complaining to WTO against EU carbon border tax
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa is considering lodging a formal complaint at the World Trade Organization against the European Union's "protectionist" carbon border levy, Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel said on... 


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Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba
22nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to... 


India's Vedanta Aluminium turning to renewables, not adding coal capacity, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Indian metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta's aluminium business will no longer add coal-fired capacity, its CEO said, in the company's biggest move yet toward renewable energy. Vedanta Aluminium,... 


With financing secured, Alpha HPA greenlights Stage 2 project
With financing secured, Alpha HPA greenlights Stage 2 project
20th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian critical minerals company Alpha HPA on Monday announced a final investment decision for the second stage of its high-purity alumina (HPA) refinery in Gladstone, Queensland, on the back... 


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Tshwane’s first separation-at-source project in a public space signals success
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A separation-at-source recycling campaign, called S@S, at Tshwane’s public Fountains Valley Resort – a collaboration between the City of Tshwane and producer responsibility organisation Petco – is... 


Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum prices should decline by at least 6% over the next six months as supply returns to the market and high interest rates continue to crimp manufacturing demand, according to an analyst from... 


Process flowsheet for the Kasiya rutile project
Kasiya rutile/graphite project, Malawi – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sovereign has reported “excellent” results from graphite testwork completed at four different laboratories. 


New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
13th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 


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New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
9th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 


Critical Importance of Machine Tools Market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
Critical Importance of Machine Tools Market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
9th May 2024

Machine tools are the foundation of modern manufacturing, providing essential equipment for the fabrication processes of all major manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace,... 


Critical importance of machine tools market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
9th May 2024

Machine tools are the foundation of modern manufacturing, providing essential equipment for the fabrication processes of all major manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace,... 


Sovereign reports ‘excellent’ graphite testwork results
8th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign has reported “excellent” results from graphite testwork completed at multiple independent laboratories in Australia, Canada and South Africa using a conventional... 


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Enhanced regulation, law enforcement needed to combat scrap metal theft
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Enhanced regulation and enforcement are needed to address the challenges of scrap metal theft in South Africa and potentially lift the ban on scrap metal exports, research and advisory firm Birguid... 


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MetaleN
3rd May 2024

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 


Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 


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Critical minerals, food crops at risk of climate disruption by 2050, report shows
30th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

More than 70% of critical minerals needed for the transition to net zero emissions will be at risk from climate disruption by 2050, professional services firm PwC says. The firm's latest report,... 


Glencore bought aluminium from Rusal worth $1.06bn in 2023
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

Commodities group Glencore bought aluminium from Russian producer Rusal worth $1.06-billion in 2023 as part of their long-term contract, the Russian producer said in an annual report on Friday.... 


FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

On Thursday, BHP Group bid $38.8-billion for smaller rival Anglo American, offering a deal to forge the world's biggest copper miner. Here is a list of some previous big-ticket deals in the mining... 


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New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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AP60 low-carbon aluminium smelter expansion, Canada – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Early works activities for the expansion have been completed. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto is continuing to work with its partners to satisfy the outstanding conditions on the project. 


Vedanta misses Q4 profit estimates on lower prices
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

ndian mining group Vedanta reported a 27% drop in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, reflecting weaker prices of major metals like aluminium and zinc amid ballooning finance costs. The... 


Vitol CEO Russell Hardy
World’s biggest energy traders are returning to metals markets
24th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the world’s biggest energy trading companies are returning to metals, years after getting burnt in the notoriously difficult markets. Vitol Group, Gunvor Group and Mercuria Energy Group... 


LME moves to stop gaming of Russian aluminium sanctions-based rule
LME moves to stop gaming of Russian aluminium sanctions-based rule
24th April 2024 By: Reuters

The London Metal Exchange (LME) moved on Tuesday to stop traders from taking Russian aluminium from its approved warehouses and returning it at a later date to profit from rule changes to comply... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 reports improved operating results for March quarter
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner South32 has reported an overall improvement in its operating results for the March quarter and record year-to-date production at Hillside Aluminium, in KwaZulu-Natal, and South... 


Vladimir Potanin
Nornickel set to build copper plant in China after shutting Russian factory
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Metals giant Nornickel will close its copper plant that seeks to cut sulphur dioxide emissions in the Russian Arctic and build a new one in China, CEO Vladimir Potanin said, after Western... 


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Fog fluid product highlighted to prevent corrosion
19th April 2024

Global corrosion protection company Cortec Corporation highlights that its CorroLogic VpCI-339 fogging fluid is fast, effective and convenient in addressing the challenges of void and corrosion in... 


Aluminium Alloy Junction Boxes ideal for urban installations
18th April 2024

Aluminium Alloy Electrical Junction Boxes from leading electrical termination manufacturer Pratley can be used in multiple applications in urban areas to distribute and connect cables. Some... 


Glencore acts to profit from LME post-sanction rule change
Glencore acts to profit from LME post-sanction rule change
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Mining and trading house Glencore aims to take thousands of metric tons of Russian aluminium from the London Metal Exchange (LME) and return it at a later date to profit from rule changes, three... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jacob Stausholm says the group delivered stable operating results in the first quarter.
Rio Tinto reports dip in first-quarter iron-ore shipments
17th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has reported lower first-quarter iron-ore shipments of 78-million tonnes, amounting to a 5% year-on-year decline. The company attributed the dip to weather... 


Rusal says new Western sanctions won't hurt its aluminium supply
Rusal says new Western sanctions won't hurt its aluminium supply
15th April 2024 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium giant Rusal said on Monday that new sanctions on Russian metals introduced by the United States and Britain will have no impact on its ability to supply aluminium to world... 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Guinea government has said shareholders involved in Simandou have signed $15-billion in financing agreements for the project. 


Altona enters into agreement with Ignate for Botswana copper/silver project
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has entered into a binding option agreement with Ignate African Mining concerning the exploration for copper and silver on prospecting licence (PL) 2329/2023,... 


South32 earns majority stake in Minsud’s Argentina subsidiary
8th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner South32 has earned a majority stake in Minera Sud Argentina (MSA), an indirect subsidiary of TSX-V-listed Minsud that owns and operates the Chita Valley project. Minsud has... 


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Growth potential, challenges presented in West Africa
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

West Africa’s mining and industrial sectors are characterised by growth and challenges, says multinational banking and financial services provider Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)... 


Nornickel says financial stability is priority, not dividends
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Russian metals producer Nornickel, said on Friday that the financial stability of the company was more important then dividends but shareholders had the final say on the matter. Dividends are a... 


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Investments to help increase recycling in EU
29th March 2024

In February 2024, food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak announced several strategic investments designed to improve the recycling capacity for carton packages in the European... 


Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
Brand value increases in mining, metals and minerals; BHP comes out top
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

This year, more than half of the brands in the ranking of the world’s most valuable and strongest mining, metals and minerals brands witnessed an increase in brand value, according to new data from... 


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New pumps range improves fluid handling productivity
22nd March 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG has extended its range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products to include the new EVO series diaphragm pumps, which are designed to enhance... 


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