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African financial institutions will continue to fund fossil fuel projects on the continent
14th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

While Africa is part of the global transition to low carbon energy, the consumption of oil and gas on the continent will increase, at least in the short term. So observed Standard Bank executive... 

Creating intelligence in oil and gas
7th March 2023

By Hennie Colyn, Direct Sales Executive: Process Automation at Schneider Electric  The oil and gas industry plays a major role in the global economy and has in recent years come under increasing... 

Panic over metals for EVs goes all the way to automakers' C-suites
6th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The merry-go-round of private meetings at an annual mining industry conference at Florida’s Hollywood Beach had a cast of new faces this year: auto sector executives increasingly anxious about... 

Implats group executive refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Hydrogen economy continuing to build, Implats’ Sifiso Sibiya reports
3rd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum in the hydrogen economy is continuing to build, Implats group executive refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya reported when he presented an Implats slide outlining global market trends for... 

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São Miguel Paulista nickel/cobalt refinery restart, Brazil
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois Mining will target the historic nameplate São Miguel Paulista capacity of 25 000 t/y of nickel. 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Musk tamps down speculation that Tesla will mine lithium
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tesla is more focused on refining lithium than on mining the battery metal, CEO Elon Musk said amid speculation the automaker is mulling the takeover of a miner. The “limiting factor” is refining... 

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Implats reports big response to request for information on wheeled renewables
2nd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Impala Platinum (Implats) has had a major response to its request for information (RFI) for electricity through wheeling from renewable energy... 

Zimplats records solid year
27th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Zimplats, a member of the Impala Platinum (Implats) group, has declared a final dividend of $120-million for the year ended June 30, 2022, which was paid on September 8, it says in its directors’... 

Uganda gold export earnings fall 80% y/y in 2022 – central bank
24th February 2023 By: Reuters

Uganda's gold export earnings fell 80% year-on-year in 2022, central bank data showed on Friday, a drop an analyst said was due to effects of US sanctions against one of the East African country's... 

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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has declared a maiden lithium reserve of 193 600 t of lithium carbonate equivalent at the Keliber project. 

Closer alliance needed for critical minerals development - Minister
23rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Government and industry would need to work together to bring forward a new wave of investment to advance Australia’s critical minerals sector, federal Resources Minister Madelein King said this... 

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Carbon fuel levy for 2023/24 increases by 1c
22nd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In line with the carbon tax increase that become effective on January 1, 2023, from R144/t to R159/t of carbon dioxide equivalent, the carbon fuel levy for 2023/24 will increase by 1c to 10c/l for... 

Iluka takes an FID amid record revenue
21st February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Iluka has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the A$480-million Balrandald critical minerals project, in New South Wales. The development is focussed on the rutile- and... 

Strong performance from Unki, Zimbabwe.
Anglo Platinum makes R131bn socioeconomic contribution, records best-ever safety year
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of platinum group metals (PGMs) company Anglo American Platinum to society in 2022 totalled R131-billion, made up mainly of taxes and royalties at R19-billion, salaries and wages... 

Ukraine seizes Rusal alumina plant, Deripaska-linked assets
17th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Ukraine’s top anti-corruption court ruled to confiscate a key alumina plant linked to United Co. Rusal International and other assets it says are owned by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, under... 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
New US legislation providing strong platform for South32’s manganese push in Arizona
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the US has improved the business case for producing manganese in that country. Well-established South African manganese mining group South32 has confirmed... 

BP advances renewable fuels plan in WA
17th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major BP has marked a milestone at its planned renewable fuels project in Kwinana, Western Australia, with the company now progressing with engineering plans. The Kwinana Renewable Fuels... 

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Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, Australia – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Train 1 of the project is in the ramp-up phase. 

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NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortune Minerals has invested more than C$135-million to advance the project from an in-house discovery to a near shovel-ready vertically integrated critical minerals asset. 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Growing need for critical raw materials highlighted by US, EU policies – Glencore
15th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Recent government policies, such as the US's Inflation Reduction Act and the European Union’s proposed Green Deal Industrial Plan, demonstrate the growing need for critical raw materials through to... 

Jubilee’s South African operations offer buffer against Zambia challenges
15th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Jubilee Metals Group says it delivered an operational performance broadly in line with management’s expected earnings and revenue targets for the six months ended December 31. This... 

Covalent delays first lithium hydroxide
15th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

First lithium hydroxide from Covalent Lithium’s Kwinana refinery, in Western Australia, has been delayed by six months, until the first half of 2025. ASX-listed Wesfarmers, which jointly owns... 

African Refiners and Distributors conference to explore downstream opportunities, challenges
14th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) will host its seventeenth yearly ARDA Week conference in person, from March 13 to 17 at the Century City Conference... 

World’s biggest zinc smelter sees opportunity in US Energy Bill
10th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is betting on electric car batteries and clean energy to help decarbonize its fossil fuel-driven metals refining business and hopes US President Joe Biden’s... 

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Tuban grass root refinery and petrochemical project, Indonesia
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been identified by the Indonesian government as one of national strategic importance. 

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Kabanga nickel project, Tanzania – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Test results have indicated that the nickel concentrate from Lifezone Metals’ Kabanga nickel project is amenable to processing using the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical technology. 

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Osmium value likely to increase
10th February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Crystalline osmium – the scarcest and densest platinum-group metal (PGM) globally – attracts more long-term opportunities for investors than diamonds, says precious metals refiner Gauteng Refinery... 

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Advancement of NICO project exceeds C$135-million spend
10th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Mining company Fortune Minerals has invested more than C$135-million to advance its NICO cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project from an in-house discovery to a near shovel-ready vertically integrated... 

Interest in fully automated cranes increasing in Africa – Condra MD
10th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

There is increased interest in automated cranes, amid the growing awareness of the benefits of full crane automation, says crane manufacturer Condra MD Marc Kleiner. It is currently the most... 

The Moa joint venture in Cuba
Moa JV expansion on track for completion next year – Sherritt
9th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The expansion programme at the Moa nickel and cobalt joint venture (JV), in Cuba, is on time and budget for completion next year, says Canadian firm Sherritt. The $77-million two-phase expansion... 

Bespoke fire-risk systems for agri and food processing
8th February 2023

Fire engineering specialist ASP Fire highlights its specialised expertise in the agri and food processing industries. “In creating a bespoke system for any new or operational businesses, we look at... 

Promising test results received for Kabanga nickel project in Tanzania
7th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Test results have indicated that the nickel concentrate from Lifezone Metals’ Kabanga nickel project, in Tanzania, is amenable to processing using the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical... 

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Sasol’s shares fall as it warns of mixed interim results
7th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Chemicals and energy group Sasol’s share price on the JSE fell by nearly 9% on February 7 after it said it was likely to report a mixed set of results for the six months ended December 31, 2022.... 

Burkina Faso junta to strengthen control over mining sector
7th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Burkina Faso’s military rulers are seeking to process more of its gold locally to ensure control over the country’s main source of revenue following a drop in output. Production sank 15% last year... 

Sibanye-Stillwater receives Keliber environmental permit
6th February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater on Monday reported that it had received the environmental permit for the planned mine and concentrator at its Keliber lithium project, in Finland. The Rapasaari mine... 

Burkina Faso denies favouring Russia's Nordgold over gold mine permit
6th February 2023 By: Reuters

Burkina Faso did not award a mining permit to Nordgold because it is a Russian company, its mines minister told Reuters on Sunday, rebuffing Western concerns that the ruling junta is seeking closer... 

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South Africa’s century-old Rand Refinery runs at 75% as mines dim
3rd February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s largest gold refiner is operating below capacity as output from local mines dwindles and supplies from elsewhere on the continent are scooped up by unaccredited rivals. The 102... 

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Idaho Cobalt Operations, US – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois Global has warned of a cost and schedule blow-out at its Idaho Cobalt Operations. 

Astron Energy in final stages of restarting its South African refinery
2nd February 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore unit Astron Energy is in the final stages of fully restarting production at its 100 000 bl/d South African refinery, the company said on Thursday, more than two years after a deadly... 

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IGO posts record earnings
31st January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery metals miner IGO has reported record earnings for the half-year ended December, driven by a strong December quarter. The ASX-listed miner on Tuesday announced record underlying earnings... 

Site found for critical minerals demonstration facility
27th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) has welcomed Australia’s first critical minerals demonstration facility in Townsville, after the Queensland government this week announced... 

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Mining company invests in local industry
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Linking with the theme of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – zinc mining company Vedanta Zinc... 

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Miner embarks on conversion project
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will emphasise strategies to support supply chain security for... 

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