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Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 

Power Metal Resources to start drill testing at Botswana project
6th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Since early October, Aim-listed exploration company Power Metal Resources has advanced plans to drill test a key target at T1-14 at its Molopo Farms Complex (MFC) project, in southwestern Botswana,... 

MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 

Premium Nickel announces C$20m financing package
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Explorer Premium Nickel has announced a C$20-milion equity and debt financing package, which will provide the company with sufficient funds to meet its business objectives and liquidity... 

Inside a Tiger Brands factory
Tiger Brands increases revenue, exports volume growth offset by domestic volume decline
1st December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed food and packaged goods company Tiger Brands increased revenue by 10% to R37.4-billion, driven by price inflation of 11%, favourable foreign exchange gains of 1% and marginal overall... 

Gowans named Premium Nickel chair
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed exploration and development company Premium Nickel has announced the pending appointment of James Gowans as director and as independent chairperson of the board. Premium Nickel is... 

Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance its battery-grade manganese project in Botswana. The... 

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Industry fundamentals require re-addressing
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Fundamental challenges present in South Africa’s mining and exploration sector need to be addressed to reinvigorate and promote further development of the industries in the country, according to... 

Sandfire says damaged Aboriginal cultural heritage
Sandfire says damaged Aboriginal cultural heritage
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

Global miner Sandfire said on Thursday it had damaged Aboriginal cultural heritage at a copper mine in Western Australia, and that it had informed the traditional owners and the state's heritage... 

Exxaro widens critical metals search to greenfield assets
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is expanding its search for critical mineral assets to greenfield projects, the miner said on Wednesday, as it pursues its strategy to diversify away from coal. Exxaro, one of... 

The Karowe processing plant
Lucara sets lower 2024 production guidance, appoints CFO
29th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp, which has appointed Glenn Kondo CFO and corporate secretary, with effect from January 1, expects to mine between 3.6-million and 4.6-million tonnes and recover... 

Zeda Group CEO Ramasela Ganda
Zeda reports higher revenue, Ebitda
27th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed vehicle rental and leasing company Zeda, in its maiden results as a listed company, reported a 12.4% year-on-year increase in revenue to R9.14-billion for the financial year ended... 

Botswana Diamonds to raise £380 000 through share placement
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has undertaken a share placement and subscription with existing and new investors to raise £380 000 through the issue of 76-million new ordinary shares of £0.0025 each... 

Tietto's Matthew Wilcox
Zhaojin offer for Tietto materially undervalues gold miner – expert
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

Zhaojin Mining's $404.57-million bid for Tietto Minerals vastly undervalues the West African gold miner, according to an independent expert report on Monday. The China gold miner, Tietto's second... 

Paratus eyes doubled revenue, expansion
24th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As pan-African telecommunications group Paratus Group marks its twentieth anniversary, the network services provider is targeting expansion in Central and West Africa, as well as a doubling of its... 

Tega Industries Africa CEO Vishal Gautam
Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production
22nd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining engineering solutions company Tega Industries Africa will start manufacturing capital equipment following its acquisition of US-based McNally Sayaji Equipment.  The merged and rebranded Tega... 

Ariana starts due diligence drilling programme at Zimbabwe project
22nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed mineral exploration and development company Ariana Resources has started a drilling programme at the Dokwe North and Central areas, collectively known as the Dokwe project, in Zimbabwe.... 

AfricaCom: MTN South Africa and Huawei take home ‘sustainability champion’ award
AfricaCom: MTN South Africa and Huawei take home ‘sustainability champion’ award
22nd November 2023

 MTN South Africa and Huawei won the “Sustainability Champion of the Year” award at this year’s AfricaCom Awards. AfricaCom is the largest annual event in the communications industry in Africa. Its... 

A Sandvik autonomous drill being used at the Khoemacau underground mine
MMG to acquire Botswana copper/silver mine
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Melbourne-headquartered resources company MMG has entered into an agreement to acquire Khoemacau Copper Mining, which owns and operates the Khoemacau copper and silver mine, in Botswana. MMG... 

PPC outgoing CEO Roland van Wijnen
PPC reports higher interim revenue, earnings
20th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed cement and construction materials company PPC has reported a 20.9% year-on-year increase in revenue to R6-billion for the six months ended September 30.  Its earnings before interest,... 

Tsodilo closes private placement
17th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources exploration company Tsodilo Resources has closed a non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of C$141 380.06. The funds were raised through the issue of 706 903 units – each... 

an image depicting concrete sleepers in a stockpile
Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 

WDC praises establishment of permanent Kimberley Process secretariat in Botswana
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

World Diamond Council (WDC) president Feriel Zerouki has said the finalisation of arrangements for the establishment of a permanent Kimberley Process (KP) secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana, in... 

UAE to address geopolitical gridlocks in year of chairing KP
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its second undertaking as the chair of the Kimberley Process (KP), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has vowed to advance a number of crucial initiatives through to fruition. The KP is a United... 

The Karowe underground mine
Lucara lowers full-year cost guidance, but also warns of lower revenue, production
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Lucara Diamond Corporation achieved an operating cash cost of $28.62/t of ore processed for the quarter ended September 30, which is well below the expected yearly range of between... 

A cut and polished diamond
The diamond world takes radical steps to stop a pricing plunge
13th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

When the world’s most important diamond buyers arrived at De Beers’ offices in Botswana late last month, they were presented with a rare offer by their host: the option to buy nothing at all. De... 

WDC focused on furthering Kimberley Process
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the World Diamond Council (WDC) is “determined” to drive forward the ambition of the Kimberly Process (KP), which aims to foster peace, security and benefit all diamond... 

Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits
Geoff Baars
10th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits, a provider of healthcare and retirement funds consulting and administration to corporate South Africa and its employees 

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Enserve Engineering Services celebrates 30 years of excellence
10th November 2023

Industrial process valve specialist Enserve Engineering Services is celebrating 30 years of operation this year. The company is a dynamic and customer-focused company that specialises in delivering... 

Diamonds being sorted
Botswana conducts due diligence on HB Antwerp stake, President says
7th November 2023 By: Reuters

Botswana is conducting due diligence on HB Antwerp, as the world's top diamond producing country by value seeks to finalise a deal to acquire a 24% shareholding in the Belgian gem trader, President... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Agoa extension would provide certainty for investment, expansion in African countries – Ramaphosa
6th November 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Monday that if extended beyond 2025 for a lengthy period, and if used more effectively, the African Growth and Opportunity Act can contribute significantly to the... 

In diamond centre Antwerp, Russian gems are already shunned
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Only a few weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Antwerp-based diamond dealer Thierry Tugendhaft started receiving calls from big jewellers in Paris asking him to stop supplying them... 

The NRF highlights the work of the OR Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative
3rd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The National Research Foundation has put the spotlight on the successful meeting, this past week, of the 2023 OR Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARChI) annual gathering. The NRF is... 

The CHRYSO polymer plant
Local admixture, polymer facilities put CHRYSO at leading edge
3rd November 2023

Having set up its South African offices and admixture manufacturing facility in Jet Park near Johannesburg in 2005, CHRYSO Southern Africa has developed extensive local capability to serve markets... 

An image of the commissioning of five-boom drill-rig (drill-jumbo)
Specialist develops economical solutions
3rd November 2023

Multi-disciplinary specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company United Mining Services (UMS) Group has equipped its operations in preparation for the surge in demand... 

Haul trucks at one of Debswana's mines
Botswana's Debswana rough diamond sales down 21% on weak demand
31st October 2023 By: Reuters

Sales of rough diamonds at Debswana Diamond Company fell 21% in the nine months up to September, Botswana's central bank data on Tuesday showed, as demand for gems slowed amid global economic... 

A sunset view of the openpit operations with a load dump haul machine in the background owned by Sandfire Resources in Botswana,
Substantial Botswana contract awarded
27th October 2023

Diversified mining services group Perenti reports that its surface mining business in Africa, contract mining provider African Mining Services (AMS), was awarded a contract for openpit mining... 

Cláudia Conceição appointed IFC Southern Africa regional director
25th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

World Bank Group member the International Finance Corporation (IFC)  has appointed Cláudia Conceição as Southern Africa regional director. In her new role, Conceição will lead the IFC’s strategy... 

Anglo American reports third-quarter production.
Anglo: copper production up, rough diamond production down
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The copper production of diversified mining company Anglo American increased by 42% in the third quarter owing to the ramping up of the new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru. However, this was offset... 

The Venetia Underground mine
De Beers' third-quarter output decreases to 7.4m carats
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global diamond company De Beers' production decreased to 7.4-million carats for the third quarter ended September 30. That compares with the 9.6-million carats produced in the third quarter of last... 

Martiina Biene
African automotive industry body has a new president
24th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) on Tuesday announced the name of its new president. She is Volkswagen Group South Africa chairperson and MD Martina Biene, who is also... 

Regulation and certification remain key for medical devices manufacturing in Africa
24th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Having harmonised medical devices regulatory regimes across Africa will help to reduce the costs for African manufacturers selling into other markets on the continent and thereby support the growth... 

Greg Mills
Rich State, Poor State: Why Some Countries Succeed and Others Fail – Greg Mills
24th October 2023

Why do some states thrive, grow their economies and uplift their people while others, facing similar challenges, slide into low growth, social dysfunction and failure? After decades of work on the... 

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