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Cesa underlines importance of collaboration in tackling infrastructure challenges
27th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are myriad, well-documented challenges facing the country’s major infrastructure, ranging from the built environment to water and energy, and key to addressing this will be collaboration and... 


Euro Sun Mining CEO Grant Sboros.
South African leading critical mining project in Romania where red tape is being cut
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto-listed Euro Sun Mining, headed by South African CEO Grant Sboros, is advancing a development-stage gold and copper project in Romania, a country which is reportedly shedding its rigidly... 


Solar panels being installed
Redefine to double renewable power to 80 MW in two to three years
27th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties, which has an installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 40.86 MW, is installing an additional 27.2 MW of capacity across its... 


Brazil, France partner to tackle illegal mining in French Guiana
27th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazil and France are set to sign an international cooperation agreement that would allow police from both countries to launch joint operations aimed at tackling illegal mining in French Guiana,... 


Court victory for Sandfire’s Montana copper project
Court victory for Sandfire’s Montana copper project
27th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Copper developer Sandfire Resources America has been given the green light to proceed with the construction of its Black Butte project, after the Montana Supreme Court reversed a 2021 district... 


Vale says court overturns suspensions of Sossego, Onca Puma mines
27th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale said in a filing on Monday that a court has granted a temporary injunction giving back operational licenses to the company's Sossego and Onca Puma mines. The miner was... 


Indonesia's coal-fired nickel output is pricing out greener metal that has so far failed to command a market premium.
Nickel faces existential moment with half of mines unprofitable
27th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Many of the world’s biggest nickel mines are facing an increasingly bleak future as they wake up to an existential threat: a near limitless supply of low-cost metal from Indonesia. With roughly... 


Panama to defend interests in First Quantum case, official says
27th February 2024 By: Reuters

Panama will defend its interests in a legal dispute with Canadian miner First Quantum, Panama's deputy finance minister told Reuters on Monday. The miner had last week said it was seeking... 


Sovereign commissions sustainable farming initiative in Malawi
26th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX- and Aim-listed titanium and graphite miner Sovereign Metals has commissioned a conservation farming programme, in Malawi, as part of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) obligation... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


Victor Manavhela, the NCPC-SA National Programme Manager
A circularity programme to unlock economic opportunities in North West
26th February 2024

Industries in the North West province will soon have access to a more sustainable waste disposal option, while also providing small companies with business opportunities stemming from these waste... 


Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 


Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
26th February 2024

By Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA In the arid landscape of South Africa, where water is a precious resource, the significance of reliable water infrastructure cannot be overstated. As the nation... 


MIND ID to acquire 14% stake in Vale Indonesia from foreign investors
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's mining industry holding company, MIND ID, agreed on Monday to acquire a 14% stake in Vale Indonesia from Vale Canada and Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining, to become the top shareholder at... 


The importance of Independent Power Producers in Africa
The importance of Independent Power Producers in Africa
26th February 2024

 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) play a crucial role in Africa's energy landscape, contributing to economic development, energy security, and the transition to sustainable and reliable power... 


ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
26th February 2024

A significant occasion to recognise the pivotal role of engineering in shaping our world is World Engineering Day on 4 March. This year’s theme is ‘Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World’,... 


Mark Cutifani
Vale sees no sign of environmental breach at suspended mines
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale does not see signs of environmental or social breach at two of its mines whose operating licenses were suspended this week, Vale Base Metals chair Mark Cutifani said on... 


The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project involves the recovery of rare earths from gypsum and waste dumps.
Likely lifespan boost for critical rare earths project in South Africa’s Limpopo province
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s rare earths project in Limpopo has received a distinctly possible lifespan boost to more than 16 years following an updated bulk density calculation, which has enlarged the likely... 


Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


Fortescue Metals CEO Andrew Forrest
Forrest urges LME to separate nickel contracts into 'dirty' and 'clean'
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

The London Metal Exchange should classify its nickel contracts into "clean" and "dirty" contracts to give customers more choice, Australian iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest said on Monday. The... 


The loan seeks to refinance a bridge loan to back the acquisition of the Daunia and Blackwater (pictured) coal mines in Queensland from BHP.
Private credit dominates Whitehaven Coal's $1.1bn loan
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian coal firm Whitehaven Coal drew 17 private credit providers and one bank for a $1.1-billion loan to buy two mines, the latest example of direct lenders benefiting from banks’ tighter... 


Fish being released into the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
23rd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal producer and exporter Thungela on February 23 launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga. The facility was pursued in congruence with efforts to restore... 


Image of the Suez Canal
Global unrest fuelling shipping costs, consumers to feel it within a year – Unctad
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) estimates that transits passing through the Suez Canal have decreased by 42% compared with its peak, owing to attacks on Red Sea... 


An image depicting Mintek CEO Dr Molefi Motuku.
Mintek celebrates 90-year anniversary with launch of new conference
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As a tribute to its 90 years in existence, national mineral research council Mintek will host the Mintek@90 Conference, at the Sandton Convention Centre, from November 11 to 12. The conference will... 


Image of the Mitsubishi Grendia forklift distributed by Masslift Africa
Upgraded forklift promises to be a game-changer for Southern African industry
23rd February 2024

A new forklift series promises improved operational efficiency, increased operator satisfaction and reduced environmental impact. Masslift Africa, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Forklifts in... 


Vale fourth-quarter profit falls 35% on higher provisions over dam accident
Vale fourth-quarter profit falls 35% on higher provisions over dam accident
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale reported on Thursday a 35% drop in fourth quarter net profit, missing analyst expectations by almost half, following higher provisions related to its Samarco joint venture and... 


An image of Dr Mehran Zarrebini posing in front of waste tires
Firm emphasises valorisation
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

To advance circularity and sustainability in the rubber manufacturing industry, leading rubber crumb manufacturer Mathe Group emphasises a strong focus on valorising waste rubber as a means of... 


An image of the surroundings at the site location of the Omitiomire project
Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 


Firm looks to diversify recycled product range, seeks new markets
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Germiston-based rubber recycling company Dawhi Rubber Recycling, which has been in the rubber crumb business for 14 years, is conducting research into new innovations such as tyre-derived fuel,... 


Two hands holding raw coal
Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and... 


Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


IMAGE OF FWGR HEADGEAR
Far West Gold Recoveries operation, South Africa – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Far West Gold Recoveries hit full stride in the six months to December 31, 2023. 


Image of uranium ore
Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tiris is the first major calcrete uranium discovery in the region. 


Mondi reports lower Ebitda, concludes exit from Russia
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Paper and packaging group Mondi achieved underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of €1.2-billion for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with... 


Transition to the green economy offers great opportunities for women, but problems remain
22nd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The move to a green economy is a move to a more feminine economy, affirmed KD Strategies founding director Katnisha Singh on Thursday. She was participating in a panel discussion at the Women in... 


Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town driving forward with renewable energy, climate resilience programmes
22nd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Last year, Cape Town paid out R25-million to businesses which sold their surplus renewable energy to the city. And, starting this year, private citizens will be able to do the same. These... 


Busa CEO Cas Coovadia
Budget seen as realistic, generally positive in economic context
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisations Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said the 2024 Budget presented by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana on February 21, was... 


Gold Fields' Damang mine, in Ghana
Gold Fields posts higher full-year earnings, maintains dividend at R7.45
22nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has declared a total dividend of R7.45 a share for the year ended December 31, with $703-million in attributable profit having been generated. The attributable... 


Minas-Rio
Integration of Vale’s Serpentina resource has potential to expand Anglo’s Minas-Rio output
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Anglo American has agreed to acquire, from Brazilian iron-ore miner Vale, the high-quality Serra da Serpentina iron-ore resource and integrate it into its contiguous Minas-Rio... 


Vale says its Sossego copper mine operating licence has been suspended
Vale says its Sossego copper mine operating licence has been suspended
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale said on Wednesday it had received a letter from the State of Para's environmental secretary informing it that its operating license for its Sossego mine has been suspended.... 


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Appian appoints UK politician as strategic adviser; forms partnership with SAFE
21st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Investment adviser Appian Capital has appointed Dominic Raab as senior strategic adviser on global affairs. In this newly created role, he will support Appian on geopolitical strategy and risk,... 


Tsodilo confirms subsidiary can proceed with PEA in Botswana following litigation
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources has confirmed that its subsidiary Gcwihaba Resources can proceed with concluding a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on a prospecting licence, in Botswana,... 


DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
20th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Considering that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects have become increasingly important over the years, especially in the mining industry, gold producer DRDGOLD emphasises that its... 


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