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enCore and JV partner Boss launch uranium production at Alta Mesa
enCore and JV partner Boss launch uranium production at Alta Mesa
14th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Nasdaq- and TSX-V-listed enCore Energy has announced the successful startup of production at the Alta Mesa uranium central processing plant (CPP) and wellfield, in south Texas. With the restart of... 


An image of train lines at Belle Ombre
Companies to improve railway operationality
14th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Construction Group Enza Construction and electrical engineering and infrastructure development company Tractionel Enterprise are assisting in the process of reviving South Africa’s rail and freight... 


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Camera surveillance benefits sector
14th June 2024

Despite the pivotal role played by South Africa’s public transport systems, recent minibus taxi strikes show the public transport system’s vulnerabilities, in the form of the effects such action... 


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Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 


An image of Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft at its Rustenburg operation
Miner champions local business, youth employment
14th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Amid a challenging economic landscape marked by scarce job opportunities, platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) remains committed to fostering local... 


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Youth service addresses skills deficit, enabling future success
14th June 2024

Addressing youth unemployment and the associated skills deficit are crucial for ensuring a sustainable and equitable future for the South African mining sector. The private-sector-led Youth... 


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Organisation looks into industry challenges
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

High regulatory and legislative barriers in the quarrying sector are constraining its growth, says quarrying and surface mining professional body Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA)... 


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Engineer calls for urgent investment in youth
14th June 2024

Youth unemployment is a pressing issue in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that, in the first quarter of 2024, of the 10.3-million young people aged 15 to 24, a staggering 35.5%... 


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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is about 73% complete. 


Image of third concentrator plant at The Kamoa-Kakula project – in the DRC
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has achieved first concentrate production at the Phase 3 concentrator. 


Barloworld profit dips as local mining industry slows
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s South African businesses continued to face a myriad of challenging trading conditions, says CEO Dominic Sewela. Announcing the group’s financial results for the six months ended March... 


AERIAL VIEW OF KANMANTOO COPPER/GOLD MINE, IN AUSTRALIA
Kanmantoo underground project – Stage 1, Australia – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hillgrove Resources has loaded its first shipment of concentrate from the Kanmantoo underground mine. 


Location map of the Madaouela project
Madaouela uranium project, Niger – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has received its radiological certificate for the project. 


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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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has signed its first nonbinding memorandum of understanding for natural large flake concentrate offtake from the project. 


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Pilanesberg Platinum Mines renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sedibelo Resources has entered into discussions with African Clean Energy Solutions for the construction of a solar farm. 


Drill rig at the Pumpkin Hollow project
Pumpkin Hollow copper project, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pumpkin Hollow developer Nevada Copper filed for bankruptcy protection on June 10. 


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Evander Egoli project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Dewatering of Evander’s 7 Shaft Egoli project is ongoing.  


Location map of the Wolfsberg project, in Austria
Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BMW has transferred $15-million to a subsidiary of Critical Metals Corp for the offtake of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the project. 


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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. 


Poor roads, bad weather and weak used-car market dent Zeda’s profit
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Poor road conditions, hailstorms, a shortage of car parts and a deteriorating used-car market converged to dent Zeda’s operating profit for the six months ended March 31. The integrated mobility... 


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Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

SolGold has signed an exploitation contract for the project. 


NextSource inks $91m mandate letter to fund Madagascar graphite expansion
NextSource inks $91m mandate letter to fund Madagascar graphite expansion
13th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Battery metals supplier NextSource Materials on Thursday announced the signing of a mandate letter with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to fund the expansion of the Molo graphite mine,... 


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Sustainability reports highlights Osino’s investment in jobs, Namibia’s economy
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Osino Resources’ Twin Hills gold project, located near Karibib in Namibia, is on track to create about 1 000 new jobs in the region, the company’s third annual sustainability report... 


Inspired Evolution achieves second close of climate impact Evolution III Fund
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Clean energy- and resource-efficiency-focused private equity firm Inspired Evolution has announced that it has concluded the second close of its Evolution III Fund, which is its third energy... 


The Salares Norte mine in Chile
Gold Fields lowers full-year output guidance as Chile mine hit by severe weather
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has revised its group-wide full-year production guidance downward, from between 2.33-million and 2.43-million ounces, to between 2.20-million and 2.30-million... 


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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... 


Tucumã on track for first copper in Q3, says Ero Copper
Tucumã on track for first copper in Q3, says Ero Copper
13th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto and New York-listed Ero Copper has been awarded an operational licence for the Tucumã project, in Brazil, passing the final permitting milestone for commercial operation. With physical... 


Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Navigating sustainability in East Africa
13th June 2024

By Carol Koech Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In this, the second article in my blog series focusing on East Africa’s... 


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... 


First CAT Early Learner electric haul truck to touch down at Jimblebar
13th June 2024 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... 


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Eskom replaces over 400 transformers damaged by overloading
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned utility Eskom says that, to date, it has replaced 400 transformers damaged by network overloading since January. The entity points out that, as demand for electricity rises while... 


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... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
12th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


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... 


IFC's R200m loan to Lenmed to expand healthcare in Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global development finance institution the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a R200-million local currency senior loan to African healthcare provider Lenmed to expand its... 


PPC cement factory
PPC to report higher full-year earnings as Zimbabwe operations improve
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed cement company PPC has informed shareholders that it expects to report increases in its earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) of at least 20% year-on-year for... 


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... 


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... 


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,... 


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