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Exxaro targeting manganese, bauxite, copper as part of decarbonisation strategy 

By: Martin Creamer     20th September 2021 By investing in operating manganese, bauxite and copper assets, the new Exxaro Minerals business could represent 50% of expected coal earnings within ten years, Exxaro CEO-designate and MD Minerals Dr Nombasa Tsengwa stated on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal company’s website on... 

Glencore is leading transition metals major, says Deutsche Bank Research 

By: Martin Creamer     20th September 2021 Glencore is the leading major mining company when it comes to its portfolio of transition metals, says Deutsche Bank Research. The bank’s research analysts afford Glencore a top 1-to-5 position in copper, cobalt, zinc and nickel – metals they describe as being central to world’s decarbonisation... 

Sunshine Gold raises exploration funding

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th September 2021 Junior Sunshine Gold will raise A$5-million in a share placement to fund exploration work in Queensland. The company on Monday said that it would issue some 104.11-million shares under the company’s existing placement capacity, priced at 4.5c each, while a further 7-million shares would be... 

Mining firms in Mexico must face 'strict' scrutiny, says senior official

By: Reuters     17th September 2021 Mining companies in Mexico should expect tough environmental reviews given their projects' major impacts, a senior official told Reuters, insisting that a backlog of evaluations is easing despite industry claims that the opposite is true. A top-10 global producer of over a dozen minerals,... 

Kavango Resources’ prospecting licences in Kalahari Copper Belt renewed

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th September 2021 London-listed Kavango Resources has announced the renewal of prospecting licences (PLs) PL082/2018 and PL083/2018, on which the LVR project is based, in the Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB). The LVR project is held in a joint venture between the company and LVR GeoExplorers. 

US miners decry mineral royalty plan floated in Congress

By: Reuters     17th September 2021 US mining companies are blasting proposals in Congress that would set royalties for copper, lithium and other minerals extracted from federal land, with executives saying the measures would hurt domestic production of the building blocks for solar panels, electric vehicles and other green... 

Vale and Asian miner seek Brazil nod to fast-track mine projects

By: Bloomberg     17th September 2021 Mining giant Vale and an Asian-owned metals producer are among the first to tap a Brazilian program that aims to cut red tape and speed up mining projects in the South American nation. Vale and Sul Americana de Metais have qualified for a new policy adopted by Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro... 

First hydrogen station commissioned in Chile

17th September 2021 Diversified major Anglo American last month announced its Chilean copper business making history by commissioning the country’s first green hydrogen station for zero carbon vehicles. This is another step towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 as a part of Anglo’s Sustainable Mining Plan... 

Katlego Makgata

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th September 2021 This week we profiole Katlego Makgata, MD of Leoka Engineering, which procvides project management, design and engineering services, mainly in the mining sector 

Scrap metal exportation

By: Riaan de Lange     17th September 2021 Introduced on May 10, 2013, through a trade policy directive, the Price Preference System (PPS) has been subject to numerous reviews and amendments in recent years. The most recent, which is the subject of this piece, was gazetted on September 3. This was the third for 2021, with the others... 

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