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DWS launches four more catchment management agencies
Updated 5 hours ago By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has officially launched four more Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs), adding to the two CMAs that have already been in existence for more than 10... 


Zimbabwe’s ferrochrome miners agree to build power plants
Updated 6 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s ferrochrome miners, the nation’s biggest electricity consumers, have agreed to build their own power plants over the next two years as the government seeks to balance energy demand.... 


Gold nuggets
Congo to buy out UAE partner in gold venture as shipments slump
Updated 6 hours ago 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... 


First CAT Early Learner electric haul truck to touch down at Jimblebar
Updated 6 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

The first Early Learner CAT 793 battery-electric haul truck (BEHT) is on its way to BHP's Jimblebar iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, marking a milestone in the company’s decarbonisation... 


Brazilian Rare Earths raises A$80m in discounted offering
Brazilian Rare Earths raises A$80m in discounted offering
Updated 7 hours ago By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration company Brazilian Rare Earths (BRE) has successfully raised A$80-million in a discounted A$3.30-a-share placement. The proceeds from the placement will be used to accelerate... 


TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
Updated 7 hours ago

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective to stimulate,... 


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... 


NRW acquires HSE mining contract and assets for A$85m
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Perth-based civil and mining contractor NRW Holdings subsidiary Golding Contractors will acquire the mining services contract, associated fleet and transfer of employees from HSE Mining at coal... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


Artisanal gold miners
Four central banks sign London Principles to formalise artisanal small-scale gold mining sector
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

The World Gold Council (WGC) has announced that four central banks have committed to signing ‘The London Principles’, which is a set of operating principles to help structure and formalise central... 


Nodules being inspected
TMC produces cobalt sulphate from seafloor polymetallic nodules
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed critical minerals company TMC on Wednesday announced the successful production of cobalt sulphate derived exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. The milestone was achieved... 


The Beno Rodigues district was covered in mud after the Samarco dam burst in Mariana in 2015.
Vale, BHP make new offer on Mariana disaster reparations
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Mining giants Vale and BHP and their joint venture Samarco have presented Brazilian authorities with a new offer to settle reparations over the 2015 Mariana disaster, Vale said in a securities... 


Rand Mutual Assurance at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Rand Mutual Assurance at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Specialist insurer for occupational injuries and diseases in mining and metals industries Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) prevention head Dr Jessica Hutchings and RMA prevention programme manager... 


Supply constraints and elevated prices will continue until Gemco (pictured) is brought back on line.
Forget copper and gold as steelmaking manganese outperforms
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Manganese, an essential steel-making ingredient, has outstripped copper, gold and many other commodities this year after a cyclone halted exports from the world’s second-largest mine in March.... 


Pilot phase at Sovereign’s Malawi project on track
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals says pilot site construction for the ongoing pilot mining and land rehabilitation programme (pilot phase) at the Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, is... 


Western Australia resolves mining imbroglio threatening licences
Western Australia resolves mining imbroglio threatening licences
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Western Australia’s government has approved draft legislation that will ensure the security of mining licenses and permits in the state, a major producer of iron-ore. The legislation, to be passed... 


Mawson to acquire Southern Cross Gold in merger
12th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration and development company Mawson Gold has announced a nonbinding term sheet with Southern Cross Gold (SXG), outlining its intent to acquire all the ordinary shares of the Australian... 


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... 


Tirupati confirms Lynch-Bell’s appointment as chairperson following EGM
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Flake graphite company Tirupati Graphite has confirmed the appointment of Michael Lynch-Bell as nonexecutive chairperson, following a shareholder-requisitioned extraordinary general meeting (EGM)... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
12th June 2024

This week: Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy; Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat and, Diamond... 


BHP set to avert mine strike in Chile with preliminary wage deal
BHP set to avert mine strike in Chile with preliminary wage deal
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP reached a preliminary wage agreement with union leaders in Chile, signaling the company will avert a costly strike at a copper mine that accounts for about 1% of global supply of the wiring... 


Elliott steps in to back faltering Canadian copper miner after bankruptcy
Elliott steps in to back faltering Canadian copper miner after bankruptcy
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

US hedge fund manager Elliott Investment Management has offered support to troubled Canadian miner Nevada Copper after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. Before Monday’s bankruptcy... 


Freeport-McMoRan is looking for ways to expand copper production, CEO says
Freeport-McMoRan is looking for ways to expand copper production, CEO says
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

US copper giant Freeport-McMoRan believes it can unlock the equivalent of a large new mine by applying new processing technology at its existing assets, according to new CEO Kathleen Quirk. Quirk,... 


Union files equal pay applications for BHP coal mine workers in Queensland
Union files equal pay applications for BHP coal mine workers in Queensland
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Mining and Energy Union (MEU) said on Wednesday it had filed for same job same pay orders covering 1 700 labour-hire workers at three large BHP coal mines in Queensland. If successful,... 


Image kicks off preliminary works at WA mineral sands project
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Image Resources has started minor, or preliminary work activities at its Atlas mineral sands project, north of Perth in Western Australia. Preliminary works include the construction of... 


An image showing Bühler's Johannesburg operation
Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


Development of rare earth-free permanent magnets.
Artificial intelligence used to eliminate need for rare earths in permanent magnets
11th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovering new materials has historically been slow. Now artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover a material entirely computationally and have that verified experimentally.... 


Ellendale heritage survey completed, reports Gibbs River
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Gibb River has successfully completed the previously planned Aboriginal heritage clearance survey over the mining lease making up the Ellendale diamond project.... 


Kamoa-Kakula, in DRC
Kamoa-Kakula Phase 3 concentrator achieves first production ahead of schedule
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-headquartered miner Ivanhoe Mines has achieved first concentrate production at the Kamoa-Kakula operation’s Phase 3 concentrator, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Phase 3... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
South Africa’s quickly advancing Copper 360 is guiding sharp 2025 revenue rise
11th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The revenue of South Africa’s quickly advancing Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360, the only pure copper play on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is forecast by the company to have... 


Oriole starts delayed Phase 5 drilling at Cameroon project
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Oriole Resources has advised of a number of logistical challenges hampering a Phase 5 drilling programme on the main mineral resource area of its Bibemi gold project, in Cameroon.... 


Indonesia considers terminating permits for some nickel pig iron production
11th June 2024 By: Reuters

The Indonesian government is conducting a comprehensive evaluation regarding the termination of permits for the RKEF smelters which make products in the form of ferronickel and nickel pig iron, a... 


Canadian govt invests C$10m in Ontario critical mineral projects
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Monday announced two investments of C$5-million each to support the critical minerals sector in Canada, specifically in northern... 


A construction site
Weak economy weighed on construction in the first quarter – ACI
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) declined to a level of 103.7 in the first quarter of this year, down from 117.3 in the fourth quarter of 2023 and 105 in the first quarter of 2023. Economist Dr... 


Premium Nickel raises C$27.5m for Botswana projects amid strong investor interest
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining company Premium Nickel Resources will raise C$27.5-million through an upsized private placement offer, the company announced on Monday. This is an increase from the initial... 


Bruce Cleaver
Gemfields appoints former De Beers exec Cleaver as chairperson
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Former CEO and co-chairperson of diamond miner De Beers Bruce Cleaver will join the board of gemstone miner Gemfields as chairperson from July 1. He will succeed Martin Tolcher, who is stepping down. 


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... 


Lilian Velásquez-Yévenes
SAIMM to highlight sustainable extraction of metals through the Hydrometallurgy Conference
10th June 2024

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy(SAIMM) will bring together experts in the minerals sector, at this year’s Hydrometallurgy Conference taking place from 1 – 3 September 2024... 


TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
10th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A 15-year agreement involving the supply of an initial 70 000 t of green hydrogen a year has been signed by TotalEnergies and Air Products. TotalEnergies, which is active in some 120 countries and... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Agriculture, mining remain growth areas for Omnia, despite difficult operating environment
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has reported a 10% decrease in operating profit to R1.7-billion for the financial year ended March 31, saying this reflected volatile market conditions and global... 


Canadian miner one step closer to commercialise high-purity, EV-compliant manganese
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Manganese X Energy’s high-purity manganese (HPMSM) sample has met US battery manufacturer C4V’s Phase 1 commercial level qualification compliance standards for the electric vehicle... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Reform momentum must be sustained ‘regardless of the form or composition’ of new government
10th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has underlined the importance of the new government – which is yet to be formed after no single party secured an outright majority in the recent elections – continuing... 


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