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Location map of the Lindi Jumbo project
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout has produced and shipped its first consignment of on-specification graphite concentrate. 


Helium block at the Virginia poject
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has completed the shutdown, checks, calibrations and corrective actions, and has restarted the facility. 


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Big shortfall in climate adaptation funding undermines Africa’s ability to respond
14th June 2024 By: Nadine James

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident and yet a key component of the fight to preserve lives and livelihoods, namely adaptation funding, has stagnated, according to... 


I mage of hydrogen electrolysis plant and hydrogen fuel truck
Cape Hardy advanced fuels project, Australia
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is one of the leading green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel projects in the country, and will provide production at scale with up to 10 GW of planned electrolyser capacity. 


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Fertiliser production and export capacity expansion project, Nigeria
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A project is under way to increase Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals's capacity to 4.2-million tons a year. 


Schematic of the strategic environmental assessment
Boegoebaai deep-water port project and special economic zone, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is leading the strategic environmental assessment that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen production facilities in... 


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Stellantis automotive manufacturing facility, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

July will be a critical point for the project with regard to the award of major contracts.  


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Big shortfall in climate adaptation funding undermines Africa’s ability to respond
14th June 2024 By: Nadine James

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident and yet a key component of the fight to preserve lives and livelihoods, namely adaptation funding, has stagnated, according to... 


Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% y/y in April
13th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% in April, after declining by -4.8% year-on-year – revised from -5.8% year-on-year – in March, data published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows.... 


NDCs, long-term strategies should include roadmap for fossil fuel producers – IISD
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Analysis by policy think tank the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) showed that seven of the 20 largest fossil fuel producing countries make no mention of fossil fuel... 


Adani’s Aussie coal port gets A$500m private credit loan
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Adani Group unit that controls a major Australian coal port has obtained a private credit loan of about A$500-million, according to people familiar with the matter. The company North... 


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Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
13th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA assembles the C-Class for the... 


MRG enters into JV with Sinowin to develop mineral sands projects in Mozambique
13th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed MRG Metals has entered into a binding joint venture (JV) agreement with Chinese mineral investment companies Sinowin Lithium and Sinowin Lithium Cobalt (SLC) to develop its Mozambique... 


Bezant marks progress at Namibia project
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Bezant Resources has completed the chain of contractor services that will make up the Hope and Gorob mining operation, chairperson Colid Bird outlines in an update on the copper/gold... 


Gold nuggets
Congo to buy out UAE partner in gold venture as shipments slump
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is finalising a deal to take full control of a gold-export joint venture from its Emirati partner, after shipments slumped. Congo started Primera Gold DRC in... 


VW vehicles on the assembly line in South Africa
Volkswagen says carmakers seek to revive key South African rail line
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Volkswagen and other automakers operating in South Africa are in talks with the state logistics company to revive a dilapidated rail line between the country’s commercial hub and a car export... 


New iron-ore exporter for Port of Esperance
New iron-ore exporter for Port of Esperance
13th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Port of Esperance, in Western Australia, is set to increase its iron-ore trade by 1.5-million tonnes a year, following a new agreement announced by Ports Minister David Michael. Gold Valley... 


South Korea, Kazakhstan sign minerals deals as Seoul moves to diversify supply chain
13th June 2024 By: Reuters

South Korea has struck deals with Kazakhstan to allow its firms to explore for critical minerals in the Central Asian state, it said on Wednesday, as the home to major chip producers and leading... 


Zambia to set up mineral investment and trading unit
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia will set up a new entity for investment and trading in minerals as it seeks to earn more from its natural resources, the Cabinet said on Wednesday after giving its approval. The government... 


Manufacturing confidence at its highest in two years amid loadshedding relief
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Confidence among local manufacturers has reached the best level in two years during the second quarter of the year, according to financial services firm Absa's Manufacturing Survey for the second... 


NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
12th June 2024

The National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) will host a dedicated session for the metals castings sector at the upcoming Sustainable Industries Conference to be hosted by the National Cleaner... 


Glencore to back Indonesia nickel miner Ceria Nugraha before IPO
Glencore to back Indonesia nickel miner Ceria Nugraha before IPO
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesian nickel miner PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama is set to get backing from Glencore Plc to build a battery metal plant ahead of an initial public offering planned for next year. Glencore is in... 


GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production
GMIN’s TZ mine on the brink of gold production
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed G Mining Ventures (GMIN) has announced progress in the commissioning of its Tocantinzinho (TZ) gold project, in Brazil. With the project engineered to produce about 175 000 oz/y of gold... 


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Sacci records dip in BCI over April, May as elections unfolded
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) says the lead up to the national and provincial elections on May 29 had a notable effect on business confidence during April and May, with... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Hive Hydrogen investment propels more economic opportunities in Gqeberha
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company Hive Hydrogen’s incoming R105-billion green ammonia plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in Gqeberha, will create major opportunities for green industrial development and... 


Impression of how an RITM-200 floating nuclear power plant might look
Guinea signs agreement with Russian group to investigate use of floating nuclear reactors
10th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Republic of Guinea has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian State-owned nuclear energy and technology group Rosatom to explore the use of sea-based floating nuclear reactors... 


Study areas for the Strategic Environmental Assessment for the proposed Boegoebaai Port, Special Economic Zone, and broader Namakwa Region
CSIR conducting strategic environmental assessment for proposed Boegoebaai port, SEZ
7th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says it is leading the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen... 


Circular economy gaining traction in Africa, but still layered onto linear economies
7th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

There are various local, regional and international initiatives that are assessing and driving circular economy practices in Africa, but the transformation of existing linear economies remains... 


South Africa pioneered hydrogen haul truck.
World Hydrogen alerted to benefit of South Africa’s zero-emission hydrogen haul truck
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

One hydrogen haul truck eliminates the deleterious carbon emissions of the equivalent of 700 cars, First Mode global hydrogen sourcing director James Betts highlighted during this week’s World... 


Walkabout ships first graphite from Tanzania mine
Walkabout ships first graphite from Tanzania mine
7th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Walkabout has produced and shipped its first consignment of on-specification graphite concentrate from the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania. The shipment is destined for... 


MOZAMBIQUE POTENTIAL
Mozambique continues to attract international interest and aims to bolster its position as a key mining hub in Southern Africa
Long-term unlocking of vast resources potential gaining ground
7th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Mozambique’s mining industry has been a significant driver of economic growth over the past two decades. With vast mineral resources, including heavy sands, coal, magnetite, graphite, lithium, gold... 


Map/flag of Malawi
Kanyika niobium project, Malawi – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Globe Metals & Mining has reported that capital funding requirements for Phase 1 project development have been finalised. 


Image of flag and periodic table symbols of neodymium and praseodymium
Nolans neodymium/praseodymium rare earths project, Australia – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Export Development Canada has conditionally approved $300-million in debt financing. 


From left Werner Duvenhage, James Cumming and Michael Wickins.
Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy
6th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A second renewable-energy project has been announced for heavy mineral sands extraction and refining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which mines in northern KwaZulu-Natal and produces... 


Belgium's King Philippe and Namibian President Ngangolo Mbumba on a site visit at the Cleanenergy Solutions green hydrogen project in Namibia
Namibia’s audacious plan to become a global green hydrogen hub
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Early in May, King Philippe of Belgium was on the edge of the Namib desert to inaugurate a project that aims to help decarbonize European industry, and which might just enable one of Africa’s... 


Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
6th June 2024

From drones to the Cloud to AI, the world is progressing at the speed of light. It’s not always easy staying on top of the latest innovations in your field. But at Electra Mining Africa 2024,... 


2024 Pipes research study findings
5th June 2024

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has released the findings of a recent study providing an updated overview of the current market conditions for PVC and HDPE... 


Two rand with flag background
Business confidence ticked up ahead of elections but more is needed to spur investment
5th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased by five points to 35% in the second quarter of the year ahead of the national... 


China’s unusually large copper stockpiles fuel demand concerns
5th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s copper inventories are growing at exactly the time of year when they should be shrinking fast — an anomaly that underscores concerns about demand in the world’s biggest market. Stockpiles... 


A person holding a stack of banknotes
Unctad outlines reforms to avoid impending global public debt crisis
5th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global body UN Trade and Development (Unctad) has urged action to deal with the alarming surge of global debt and proposed reforms to international finance systems to safeguard “a prosperous future... 


South Korea, African countries sign agreements on minerals, exports
5th June 2024 By: Reuters

Nearly 50 deals and agreements have been signed during South Korea's first summit with leaders from 48 African countries to cooperate in areas such as mining, energy and manufacturing, South... 


Copper falls through $10 000 as exchange inventories keep rising
Copper falls through $10 000 as exchange inventories keep rising
4th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper fell below $10 000/t as a sharp rise in global inventories prompts traders to zero in on weak conditions in the spot market. Stockpiles on the Shanghai Futures Exchange have climbed to the... 


New-vehicle sales down 14.2% as consumers suffer from election jitters
New-vehicle sales down 14.2% as consumers suffer from election jitters
4th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

April’s 2.2% bump in new-vehicle sales proved to be an anomaly as new-vehicle sales again returned to negative territory in May, with the market down 14.2%, to 37 105 units, compared with the same... 


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