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Atlantic Lithium appoints new independent non-executive director
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and ASX-listed Africa-focused lithium explorer and developer Atlantic Lithium has appointed Jonathan Henry to the company's board of directors as an independent non-executive director. The... 


Antofagasta's Centinela mine
Antofagasta to invest $4.4bn in Centinela expansion
20th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has approved the construction of its Centinela Second Concentrator project, which will add 170 000 t/y of copper-equivalent to the company's production. "The... 


Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 


Bear Creek Mining appoints CFO
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and silver miner Bear Creek Mining Corporation has appointed Fernando Ragone CFO, with effect from December 18. Ragone, a mining finance executive with 28 years of experience, has held senior... 


Samples ready for testing at Lake Resources' pilot plant
Kachi Phase 1 DFS shows 'strong, competitive economics' – Lake Resources
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for Phase 1 of ASX-listed Lake Resources' Kachi lithium brine project, in Argentina, has shown "strong and competitive economics", CEO David Dickson says. The... 


Aerial view of the Lindi Jumbo plant and TSF
Walkabout starts commissioning activities at Lindi Jumbo
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has started commissioning activities at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, another step toward full operation and critical minerals producer status. The... 


Epiroc's Simba E70 S production drilling rigs
Epiroc secures SKr280m equipment order for Türkiye copper mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries Epiroc has won a SKr280-million order from Eti Bakir, Türkiye’s largest mining company, for underground mining... 


Coal shipments on Transnet freight-rail network have plunged to 30-year lows and iron-ore railings are at their lowest in a decade
Crumbling South African rail prompts Botswana to forge new route
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana has received unsolicited bids from investors to build a rail line to a Namibian port that will help avoid South Africa and its disintegrating logistics network. The 1 500 km... 


The Alacran project area
Cordoba to start engineering, design work at Colombia project in early 2024
19th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Minerals exploration company Cordoba Minerals Corp plans to start detailed mine engineering and design work at its flagship joint venture (JV) Alacran copper/gold project, in Colombia, in early... 


Appian Founder and CEO Michael W Scherb
Appian provides US Strategic Metals with $230m financing package
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Investment advisor Appian Capital Advisory has committed a $230-million financing package to US battery metals producer US Strategic Metals (USSM) for the development of USSM's cobalt/nickel mine... 


Ivanhoe co-chairperson Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe closes C$575m private placement
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines has closed a previously announced private placement offering of 47.92-million Class A shares at a price of C$12 apiece for gross proceeds of C$575-million.... 


Tirupati makes second payment for Suni Resources
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

LSE-listed specialist flake graphite producer Tirupati Graphite, with projects in Mozambique and Madagascar, has issued of 6.56-million shares to ASX-listed gold and copper explorer and developer... 


The Twin Hills project area
Dundee Precious Metals sees growth potential as it moves to buy Osino
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

TSX-listed gold miner Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TSX-V-listed Osino Resources Corp and, in turn, Osino's high-quality, long-life Twin Hills... 


An artist's impression of the proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
EU to invest nearly €204m in Fortescue's proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

The European Union (EU) has endorsed and chosen to significantly invest in Australia-headquartered green technology, energy and metals company Fortescue’s plans for a flagship green ammonia plant... 


A 216 MW solar plant and a 500 MWh battery storage system are set to be constructed by TotalEnergies and  partners in the Northern Cape
Construction of 216 MW solar, 500 MWh battery plant starts
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The construction of a major hybrid renewables project in South Africa, comprising a 216 MW solar plant and a 500 MWh battery storage system to manage the intermittency of solar production, has been... 


Seventh RMIPPPP project reaches legal close
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

A seventh preferred bidder under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) – the ACWA Power Project DAO –... 


A lithium ore stockpile
Bolivia takes a key step in long road to tapping vast lithium riches
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Bolivia is cutting the ribbon on its first industrial-scale lithium plant, the dawn of what it hopes will be an export boom of the battery metal that could bring it back from the brink of economic... 


ADTs major driver of award-winning Bell Equipment’s export growth
ADTs major driver of award-winning Bell Equipment’s export growth
17th December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

With more than 70% of the articulated dump trucks (ADTs) built by original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, being exported, ADTs were a major contributor... 


Site overview
Pallas research reactor, the Netherlands
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Spanish construction firm FCC Construcción has been contracted to build the Pallas research reactor. 


PLATREEF PROJECT
Phase 1 of the project is expected to be brought into production by the third quarter of 2024
Large hoist shaft establishment nears milestone
15th December 2023

In the closing quarter of 2023, the Platreef project, operated by base and precious metals developer Ivanhoe Mines and situated on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex,... 


POSITIVE RESULTS
Construction of the trial pit is showing positive results with the bulk materials mined being used for further metallurgical testwork
Project delays first ore until June 2025
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Karo platinum project, in Zimbabwe – a joint venture between the government of Zimbabwe and Karo Mining – is set to mark a significant milestone with the anticipated arrival of the first ore in... 


ENHANCED PRODUCTION
Sylvania Platinum’s ongoing efforts center on improving production efficiencies
JV marks strategic leap in chrome, PGMs recovery
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

August marked a strategic milestone for platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum with the announcement of the 50:50 Thaba joint venture (JV) with low-cost chrome producer ChromTech’s... 


Dinokana water project makes progress
15th December 2023

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has committed to ensure that Operation Bulela Metsi meets its obligations to the people of Dinokana, in the North West, and ultimately the whole province.... 


An image depicting construction workers
Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


Greenfield project nears full-scale mining
15th December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

The development of the Gugulethu Colliery – a greenfield project located to the southeast of Hendrina and proximate to Davel – is taking place at an “opportune time” as export opportunities for... 


An image of the Pan African Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant
Gold miner eyes significant growth with project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources aims to increase gold production by about 50 000 oz/y by 2025 through its Mintails project, which will increase the miner’s yearly production to about 250... 


A man in PPE under a Solar PV Panel installation conducting quality assurance checks
Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 


A sunset picture of solar panels with wind turbines in the background ad reflecting off the panels
Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


BLANKET MINERS
Caledonia Mining Corporation intends to operate Blanket gold mine in 2024 within the same guidance range as 2023 of between 75 000 oz to 80 000 oz
Zimbabwe mine sets production record
15th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Zimbabwe-based Blanket gold mine continues to perform in line with the expectations of operator Caledonia Mining Corporation, having set a new quarterly production record in the third quarter... 


Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa
Brian Andrew
15th December 2023

This week we profile Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa, an omnichannel provider and digital hub in the industrial sector offering more than 750 000 products with solutions for the design,... 


An image depicting the pump station under construction.
KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


Talbot image
Not just your average water company
15th December 2023

Some perspectives on water in South Africa from Talbot CEO Carl Haycock with over 25 years’ experience supporting industry and mining in Africa.   Why Talbot? 


Image of LNG tanks
Gas Access To Europe Terminal liquefied natural gas project, the Netherlands
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will make it possible to supply an additional four-billion cubic metres of liquefied natural gas a year. 


An image of copper
Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 


Image of wind turbines
Sherbro Island City Wind Farm, Sierra Leone
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Octopus Energy and Sherbo Alliance Partners are developing Sierra Leone’s first-ever wind farm.  


Location map of the Borborema project
Borborema gold project, Brazil – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Precious metals-focused royalty and streaming company Gold Royalty will provide $31-million in project financing for the project. 


SKA at night
Square Kilometre Array project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

SKA-Mid is currently in the AA 0.5 phase. 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first feed material from the Mt Weld mine has been introduced into the processing facility. 


Image of rare earths
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angolo – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An announcement is expected to be made in the first quarter of 2024 regarding the financing of the upfront capital expenditure needed to develop the Longonjo project. 


Image of the Lumwana mine operations
Lumwana copper mine expansion, Zambia – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lycopodium has been awarded a feasibility study and basic engineering contract for the project. 


Drill core from the Makuutu rare earths project
Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ionic Rare Earths has signed a share purchase agreement with Rare Earth Elements Africa to acquire a further 34% interest in Ugandan company Rwenzori Rare Metals, which owns 100% of the Makuutu... 


Location map of the NICO project
NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Canadian government has offered funding to support metallurgical testwork for the Nico project. 


Image of wind turbines and solar
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 5, South Africa
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Two 75 MW solar PV projects bid under Bid Window 5 have officially advanced to commercial close. 


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