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Scatec sub-Saharan Africa executive VP Jan Fourie
South Africa to add further solar PV in 2024 – Scatec
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec says solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity will grow significantly in South Africa this year and will continue to replace fossil-fuel-based traditional energy sources, as... 


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ESG to remain key, Prescient report outlines
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Systematic investment firm Prescient Investment Management (PIM) has released its Responsible Investing Report for 2023, which shows the pivotal role of environmental, social and governance (ESG)... 


Emmerson still awaiting Ministerial environmental approval for Morocco project
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Emmerson is still awaiting the session of the Commission Ministérielle de Pilotage (Ministerial Committee) to obtain environmental approval for the Khemisset potash project that it is... 


Workers at First Quantum's shuttered Panama mine warn of threat to 'invade' site
4th January 2024 By: Reuters

The union representing workers at First Quantum's copper mine in Panama on Wednesday warned of another union's plan to "invade" the site next week, the latest face-off over the now-shuttered mine... 


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... 


Atlas Materials president and CTO David Dreisinger and SMGM general manager Thomas Sevetre
Atlas Materials, SMGM enter into nickel ore supply agreement
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Atlas Materials, which is focused on securing the supply of clean nickel for electric vehicle batteries in North America, has entered into a commercial agreement with Société Minière Georges... 


SQM included in Dow Jones Sutainability World Index
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The DJSi, compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices comprises global... 


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... 


CCS essential to achieve Queensland’s new climate goals, says Glencore
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified natural resources group Glencore says carbon capture and storage (CCS) should be part of a suite of low-emissions technologies Queensland should deploy if it is to achieve its emissions... 


Rio Tinto's iron-ore operations in WA
WA resources sector drives record budget surplus despite green tape, says CME
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia (WA) says the release of the WA government’s mid-year budget review is further confirmation that the state's resources sector is the... 


Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana
Rwanda, European Investment Bank ink critical material declaration
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The government of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a joint declaration, on December 19, enabling a strategic alliance to enhance investment in critical raw material value... 


Particulate matter is soot generated while burning coal and emitted through the plants’ stacks or chimneys
Eskom soot pollution is at a 31-year-high, 42 times worse than China
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal-fired power plants operated by South Africa’s state utility are emitting pollutants that primarily cause respiratory diseases such as asthma at almost 42 times the intensity of those in... 


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... 


Egoli Gas increases conversion rebates for terminated clients
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Johannesburg gas supplier Egoli Gas has increased conversion rebates applicable to clients in the Kensington and surrounding areas affected by its decision to permanently terminate its services to... 


How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
18th December 2023

It has often been said that Africa is a continent that is filled with untapped opportunities, and while we believe in our continent’s potential, we recognise that there are various challenges that... 


Botswana High Court orders Minister to renew Tsodilo subsidiary's prospecting licence
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The High Court of Botswana has ordered the Minister of Minerals and Energy to renew Gcwihaba Resources' one prospecting licence and to align the effective dates of contiguous licences with that of... 


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South African court denies class action against Anglo American
17th December 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa's High Court has ruled that a class action lawsuit against miner Anglo American brought by victims of alleged historic lead poisoning in Zambia should not go ahead, lawyers for the... 


 	JSE Origination and Deals Head Sam Mokorosi.
JSE makes it easier to list, stay listed – Mokorosi
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has made it a lot easier to list on the JSE and to stay listed. Removed have been listing requirements that do not add investor protection but take a lot of... 


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... 


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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... 


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Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 


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... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


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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? 


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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. 


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. 


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Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A signing ceremony for the legal close of the 75 MW Mulilo Total Hydra Storage project was conducted on November 30. 


Aerial view of the Satr-Orion project
Star-Orion South diamond project, Canada – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Star Diamonds’ technical team is once again focused on the technical investigation and evaluation of the project. 


Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


Plastics SA supports Captain Fanplastic with DIY toolkit
Plastics SA supports Captain Fanplastic with DIY toolkit
14th December 2023

The umbrella organisation for the local plastics industry, Plastics SA, is proud to once again support Captain Fanplastic, an education and awareness programme about sustainable plastic use that... 


CGCSA registered as producer responsibility organisation
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Industry association the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has been registered as a producer responsibility organisation (PRO), which will enable it to coordinate efforts by its... 


Increase in reporting of environmental crimes, DFFE reports
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The 2022/23 financial year saw a 52% rise in the number of complaints reported through various channels to the national, provincial and municipal departments, as well as to State-owned entities,... 


Schneider Electric completes EcoAct acquisition
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical automation and equipment company Schneider Electric has finalised the acquisition of climate consulting and solutions company EcoAct, which is headquartered in Paris, France. The... 


DBSA, UCLG Africa establish African cities special purpose financing vehicle
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and African local government organisation United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) have committed... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


EnerGeo says seismic surveying does not irreparably damage marine life
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Geoscience and energy exploration industry body EnerGeo Alliance has said there is no evidence to suggest that seismic surveys are irreparably damaging to marine life. Rather, it argued, seismic... 


The Zambezi river
Consortium appointed to develop Mozambique hydropower project
13th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A consortium comprising of energy companies EDF, TotalEnergies and Sumitomo Corporation, has been selected as the strategic partner by the government of Mozambique and has entered into a joint... 


The Koffiefontein mine
Petra announces potential sale of Koffiefontein
13th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

London-listed Petra Diamonds has entered into a nonbinding term sheet on an exclusive basis with an undisclosed interested party for the potential sale of the Koffiefontein diamond mine, in South... 


Orion appoints two nonexecutive directors
13th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals has appointed Anthony Lennox and Patience Mpofu as nonexecutive directors. Lennox has 40 years of resource sector experience in operations, project development... 


Marula starts extensive community engagement for two Tanzanian projects
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Marula Mining has started with a community engagement process at the Nyorinyori and NyoriGreen graphite projects, in Tanzania, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Marula Mining... 


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