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Developments in copper, fuel cells, platinum group metals make headlines
4th April 2024

This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses African Rainbow Minerals acquiring 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper; the brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system,... 


Batandwa Damoyi appointed PIC CFO
4th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has appointed Batandwa Damoyi as its new CFO. She is a chartered accountant, with more than 16 years of experience post articles in corporate finance. 


Kore appoints new CEO
4th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Potash development company Kore Potash has announced the appointment of JM André Baya as CEO, effective from April 15. The position is a non-board role. The company owns a 97% stake in the Kola... 


Shanta progressing exploration in Tanzania, Kenya
4th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed gold producer, developer and explorer Shanta Gold has reported total group-wide resources of 3.51-million ounces grading 3.31 g/t gold across its New Luika and Singida gold mines in... 


The Metalkol mine
Congo suspends ERG subcontractors at major cobalt mine
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has suspended nine subcontracting companies working at mines run by Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), as the cobalt and copper producer faces fresh... 


Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
4th April 2024

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, has launched its new business-to-business (B2B) brand positioning to solidify the company as the... 


Senegal's newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye
Senegal's new president announces oil, gas and mining sector audit
4th April 2024 By: Reuters

Senegal will conduct an audit of the oil, gas and mining sectors, newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye told the nation in a televised speech on Wednesday, while also reassuring investors... 


African development banks expected to fund Caledonia's new Zimbabwe mine, CEO says
4th April 2024 By: Reuters

African development banks are seen as the most likely funders of Caledonia Mining Corporation's planned $250-million gold mine in Zimbabwe, the mining company's CEO Mark Learmonth said on... 


Uganda to launch first domestic tin processing plant next month
4th April 2024 By: Reuters

Uganda will commission its first tin refining plant in the southwestern region next month, a senior mining ministry official said, as part of efforts to expand capacity and add value domestically... 


Review backs NAL ramp-up plan
Review backs NAL ramp-up plan
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The detailed review of the North American Lithium (NAL) operation has concluded that joint venture (JV) partners Sayona Mining and Piedmont Lithium must continue ramping up the operation, in... 


Peru's Congress backs new cabinet after government announces new funding for mining
4th April 2024 By: Reuters

LIMA - Lawmakers in Peru voted to support the government's new slate of ministers on Wednesday, just hours after the prime minister promised billions of dollars in new spending, including for... 


Alamos closes Ordford acquisition
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Intermediate gold producer Alamos Gold has completed the previously announced acquisition of TSX-V-listed Ordford Mining. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted the final order on April 2... 


Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Ivanhoe reports 86 203 t of copper production at Kamoa-Kakula in first quarter
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

During the first quarter, Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully produced 86 203 t of copper in concentrate, the company has... 


Copper ore
Xtract to explore Silverking copper mine, surroundings in JV with Cooperlemon
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Xtract Resources has entered into an option and joint venture (JV) agreement with Oval Mining, which is in cooperation with Cooperlemon Consultancy, to earn an up to 70% interest in the... 


Pensana's Geraldine Tchimbali receives WIM100 award nomination
3rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Country manager for London-listed Pensana’s Angola-based Longonjo rare earths project Geraldine Tchimbali has been nominated for the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100) – a biennial... 


MRG granted new exploration licence in Mozambique
3rd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed MRG Metals has been granted a new exploration licence – the Olinga 11005L exploration licence – in Mozambique, targeting uranium and rare earth elements (REEs). The new Olinga uranium... 


Salungano to appeal dismissal of Keaton Energy business rescue application
Salungano to appeal dismissal of Keaton Energy business rescue application
3rd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Following announcements in February regarding the application to place JSE-listed Salungano’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keaton Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keaton Mining under supervision and to... 


Askari’s strategic uranium prospect acquisitions align with clean energy objectives
Askari’s strategic uranium prospect acquisitions align with clean energy objectives
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Askari Metals has affirmed that its uranium acquisition strategy in southern Tanzania serves as a cornerstone of the company's African clean energy focus. Askari is set to propel various... 


China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese coal prices are likely to keep falling until the start of the peak summer season, suppressing imports of the fossil fuel and taking a toll on the country’s miners. The country’s benchmark... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
3rd April 2024

This week: Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling and, DRDGOLD to determine economic viability of copper recovery from Copper 360’s tailings dams 


Southern Palladium advancing PFS for South Africa project
3rd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium says drilling is advancing the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld... 


Bell Equipment Model 200 Grader
Bell Equipment advances contract manufacturing initiative
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has been growing its business organically by investing in the development and enhancement of products, increasing market share in key regions, such as... 


Tshiamiso CEO Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda
Tshiamiso Trust reaches R1.5bn payout milestone
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Tshiamiso Trust, which was established to disburse compensation funds to mineworkers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) while employed by certain companies in South Africa’s gold... 


OAR acquires two uranium prospects in Namibia
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed OAR Resources has signed a binding agreement with Bullrun Capital, Cityscape Asset and Impala Consulting to acquire a 100% interest in two exploration prospecting licences (EPLs) in the... 


Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 


Vale divestment in Indonesian nickel unit expected to finish in July
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's mining minister on Tuesday said divestment of Vale Canada and Sumitomo Metal Mining's shares in their nickel miner unit Vale Indonesia is expected to conclude in July. The transaction... 


Sasol president and CEO Simon Baloyi
Sasol streamlines its executive committee’s portfolios
3rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed energy and chemicals company Sasol has streamlined the portfolios of the members of its group executive committee, with effect from April 1. This involves changes to important functions... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s ARM to acquire 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper
3rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has entered into a subscription agreement for a private placement financing with Surge Copper, a Canadian company that is advancing an... 


C2C Metals stakes another US uranium project
3rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

CSE-listed C2C Metals has acquired its second US uranium project acquired through claim staking. Identified and drilled by URADCO in 1981, the Blue Jay mine project lies in San Juan county, Utah,... 


Scottie agrees royalty with Franco-Nevada
3rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold company Scottie Resources has announced a C$8.1-million financing package with Franco-Nevada, encompassing a 2% gross production royalty on all minerals produced on Scottie’s claims in the... 


Cover image for Creamer Media's Africa Mining Pip 2024
Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2024
3rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

There is a significant, virtually unparalleled opportunity and “appetite” for Africa’s minerals and metals. Consequently, Africa potentially stands to benefit considerably from this minerals... 


Deutsche Bank says Glencore may consider switching listing to US
Deutsche Bank says Glencore may consider switching listing to US
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Glencore may consider switching its primary listing from London to New York, analysts at Deutsche Bank predicted, in what would be one of the most high-profile exits from the UK exchange to date.... 


Sars Commissioner Edward Kieswetter
Sars collects record gross amount of R2.16-trillion for 2023/24
2nd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) collected a record gross amount of R2.16-trillion by the end of March. It paid out refunds of R414-billion to taxpayers, which is the highest ever in... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Distance, what distance?  Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
Distance, what distance? Microgrids meet remote operations’ energy requirements
2nd April 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric As the world’s second largest continent, the vast expanse Africa lends itself to remote operations,... 


Unicorn to expand its exploration focus to Africa
2nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Unicorn Mineral Resources, a mineral exploration and development company based in Ireland and exploring for zinc, lead, copper and silver, announces that the board has unanimously... 


Gold Fields says the January 2 fatality has affected the operational momentum at South Deep
Gold Fields warns of lower first-quarter production
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields on Tuesday cautioned of lower first-quarter production, citing operational challenges at the South Deep mine, in South Africa, and weather-related events in... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Gruyere on path to recovery amid rain setback
Gruyere on path to recovery amid rain setback
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Operations at the Gruyere joint venture (JV), in Western Australia’s north-eastern Goldfields, will start resuming during the first week of April, midtier miner Gold Road Resources reported on... 


Sedgman acquires MinSol Engineering
2nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering-led construction, mining and services group Sedgman has acquired firm MinSol Engineering, marking its third acquisition in the critical minerals processing sector. The acquisition,... 


Barminco bags A$393m contract at Regis’ Duketon
2nd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining services firm Barminco has been awarded a A$393-million, three-year contract at Regis Resources’ Duketon operations, in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, ASX-listed Perenti... 


A January 2024 image of the Cote project
Iamgold’s Côté mine marks inaugural gold pour
2nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

NYSE- and TSX-listed Iamgold has successfully completed the inaugural gold pour at its newest mine in Canada – Côté, in Ontario. The company now has three operating mines, joining Essakane, in... 


Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Global commodities trader Glencore is investing a further C$2.1-million into Stillwater Critical Minerals, providing financial support for the continued exploration of the company’s North American... 


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