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Location map of the K. Hill manganese project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation to advance the project. 


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Kipushi zinc/copper/silver/ mine, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has signed a new joint venture agreement with State-owned mining company Gécamines to restart the high-grade zinc/copper/silver mine. 


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Lake Maitland uranium/vanadium project, Australia – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Toro has initiated a refresh and update of the scoping study. 


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Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola has said that it is “delighted to see the excellent progress” being made on site. 


First production of mixed rare earth sulphate from the Phalaborwa project
Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rainbow Rare Earths has announced progress with its Phalaborwa pilot plant. 


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Richards Bay liquid natural gas bulk terminal, South Africa – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet National Port Authority has selected Vopak & TPL Consortium Venture to design, develop, build, finance, operate and maintain the liquefied natural gas terminal for 25 years. 


Location map of the Tulu Kapi gold project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The full project launch, including funding drawdown, is on course for the first half of 2024. 


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Vidalia further expansion project, US – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has reported a slight delay in the production of active anode material at the project. 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Nuclear energy conference in Ghana in May to be hosted by that country’s President
18th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Nuclear Business Platform (AFNBP) has announced that its 2024 conference, to be held in Accra, Ghana, from May 27 to May 30, will be attended by Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa... 


TNPA recently selected a preferred bidder for a 25-year LNG terminal concession in the Port of Richards Bay's South Dunes precinct
1 000 MW gas-to-power cap placed on Richards Bay for first gas procurement round
18th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While ‘location agnostic’, South Africa’s inaugural 2 000 MW gas-to-power (GtP) procurement round is limiting the development of facilities in the City of uMhlathuze, where KwaZulu-Natal’s... 


Kore nears finalisation of EPC contract, financing proposal for Kola project
18th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim- and JSE-listed Kore Potash has advised that the consortium it is in talks with to provide financing for the Kola project, in Congo-Brazzaville, will soon provide a financing proposal, while an... 


The existing Ulco operation and new mining area
AfriSam expects to start mining new Ulco limestone quarry later this year
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam will soon start mining at a new limestone deposit near its Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Seabridge Gold has applied to the British Columbia Environment Assessment Office (BC EAO) for ‘substantially started’ status for its 100% owned KSM project. Under the BC Environmental... 


Lithium venture in Chile in talks with EV firms to invest in mine project
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

A joint venture valued at $1.5-billion to $2-billion that wants to become Chile’s third lithium producer is in talks with investors to bankroll its project. Simco Lithium, owned by a Singaporean... 


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PPC reorganises exec committee to drive improved profitability, return on capital
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed cement and construction materials company PPC has approved a substantially reorganised and strengthened executive committee to drive improved profitability and a sustainable return on... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP’s solid first half dimmed by metallurgical coal stumble
18th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP has had a “solid” operational first half, CEO Mike Henry said on Thursday, reporting higher six-month copper and energy coal production, but lower iron-ore and... 


Hannes Meyer, AfriSam Cementitious Executive
New limestone quarry for AfriSam at Ulco
18th January 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


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BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 


Expansion on track at Zambian project, First Quantum says
17th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As part of its 2023 Preliminary Production and 2024 to 2026 guidance, published this week, TSX-listed First Quantum Minerals has reiterated its commitment to delivering the S3 Expansion project at... 


Albemarle to cut staff, pause expansions amid falling lithium prices
Albemarle to cut staff, pause expansions amid falling lithium prices
17th January 2024 By: Reuters

Albemarle, the world's largest lithium producer, said on Wednesday it will cut jobs and defer spending on a US refinery project in a wide-ranging plan to slash costs amid falling prices of the... 


Independent Power Producer Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraints cast shadow over South Africa’s seventh renewables bid window
17th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s grid constraints are continuing to cast a shadow over the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the seventh bidding round for which was... 


An image showing Kenmare Resource's Moma titanium minerals mine in Mozambique
Kenmare meets 2023 guidance
17th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kenmare Resources, which operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique, produced 986 300 t of ilmenite for the 2023 full year, within its revised guidance range for... 


Taseko to accelerate construction activities at Florence
Taseko to accelerate construction activities at Florence
17th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-headquartered Taseko Mines will be accelerating construction activities at the Florence project, in Arizona, as the company concluded more financing for the mine. TSX-, NYSE American-... 


Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
17th January 2024

Drill, earth-moving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled a new dedicated office, warehouse and workshop facility in Jet Park, in Boksburg, to better serve the... 


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GoviEx progressing projects despite political challenges
16th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Despite bullish uranium prices, the unexpected military coup in Niger, where TSX-V-listed GoviEx’s  Madaouela project is located, has created some challenges, CEO Daniel Major and executive... 


Ivanhoe signs JV with DRC State miner to revive 100-year-old Kipushi mine
Ivanhoe signs JV with DRC State miner to revive 100-year-old Kipushi mine
16th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has signed a new joint venture (JV) agreement with State-owned mining company Gécamines to restart the high-grade Kipushi zinc/copper/silver mine, in the Democratic... 


ENGIE South Africa CEO Mohamed Hoosen
Fast-growing ENGIE South Africa will consider grid investments under right conditions
16th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Global independent power company ENGIE, which is prioritising the South African electricity market for significant organic and acquisitive growth, is also open to participating in grid investments... 


Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
16th January 2024

Fabricating six massive reactors that are over three storeys high in Gauteng and then transporting these more than 2 500 kilometres to a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - where all... 


Author:  Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Development Advisory and Impact at the Bigen Group.
Increasing complexity and cost dynamics of socioeconomics on mega infrastructure projects
16th January 2024

Many governments recognise the importance of undertaking large-scale and high-impact infrastructure projects as a significant lever to develop their people and allow for expanded access to... 


Pierre van Vuuren, Concor Project Manager
Kendal Ash Disposal Facility nears completion
16th January 2024

The Kendal Ash Disposal Facility expansion project, responsible for the storage of ash produced by Kendal Power Station until 2023, has successfully reached over 80% completion. With a projected... 


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Metair appoints O’Flaherty as new CEO
15th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Automotive and energy group Metair has appointed Paul O’Flaherty as its new CEO, starting from February 1. This follows Sjoerd Douwenga’s resignation at the end of last year. 


PTM progresses studies towards PGMs smelter, refinery in Saudi Arabia
15th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-headquartered miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) continues to progress a market study that seeks to identify potential global sources of platinum group metals (PGMs) concentrate that could... 


An image showing chairperson Armando Manuel and FSDEA board members reviewing progress on site with CCO William Izod and Longonjo team members
Angolan sovereign wealth fund satisfied with Longonjo construction progress
15th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) is “delighted to see the excellent progress” that is being achieved on site at the Longonjo rare earths project, as this is an... 


Dangote's new oil refinery in Nigeria
Nigeria's Dangote refinery starts production after years of delays
15th January 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria's Dangote oil refinery has begun producing diesel and aviation fuel, the company said on Saturday, after years of construction delays at the 650 000 bl/d plant. The refinery, Africa's... 


Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the DRC
Trafo Power Solutions designs, manufactures substations for Kamoa
15th January 2024

Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations, as well as seven standalone ring main units, to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the... 


Samsung SDI invests in Canada Nickel
Samsung SDI invests in Canada Nickel
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Korean battery and electronics manufacturer Samsung SDI has made an $18.5-million investment in Canada Nickel, the owner of the Crawford nickel/cobalt project in the Timmins-Cochrane mining camp,... 


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Construction machinery dealership for Mauritius
12th January 2024

Yellow Metal Machine Rental has recently been appointed as an official Wacker Neuson dealer in Mauritius. The company’s machine rental business was originally opened in Mauritius by MD Dave Alcock... 


Sanral to issue 70 tenders in ‘the next couple of weeks’
Sanral to issue 70 tenders in ‘the next couple of weeks’
12th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it will issue at least 70 tenders “in the next couple of weeks”. In terms of the State-owned company’s interim preferential procurement... 


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BMI forecasts a higher average copper price in 2024
12th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Market research organisation BMI – a Fitch Solutions company – has maintained its average yearly copper price forecast at $8 800/t for this year. This is higher than the 2023 average price, and is... 


COP28 deal offers opportunities for renewables-powered charging stations – Zero Carbon Charge
12th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that targets reaching 11 terawatts (TW) of renewable energy generation capacity by... 


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Dangote petroleum refinery, Nigeria – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Dangote refinery has received its sixth shipment of barrels of crude oil supplied by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. 


Image of a drill rig at the Twin Hills gold project
Twin Hills gold project, Namibia – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Dundee intends to advance all remaining engineering activities for Twins Hills to reach a construction decision by the third quarter of 2024. 


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