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An image of BMG’s high-performance additives protective gears in industrial transmissions in the sugar sector
Additives and lubricants deemed successful in sugar processing
7th April 2023

Since the launch of Liqui Moly Cera Tec industrial wear protection last year, engineering solutions provider BMG’s team has received positive feedback from customers in the sugar sector that these... 


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Sibanye-Stillwater South African platinum group metals operations solar photovoltaic projects, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A strong business case has been confirmed for Sibanye-Stillwater’s proposed solar photovoltaic projects at its South African platinum group metals operations. 


Enviro permit for Talga's graphite mine in Sweden approved
6th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The environmental permit for the Nunasvaara South natural graphite mine, which forms part of the vertically integrated Vittangi anode project, in northern Sweden, has been approved. ASX-listed... 


US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo
US details plan to draw clean energy into oil, coal communities
4th April 2023 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Tuesday released final guidance on how clean energy companies can secure additional tax credits when investing in US communities economically tied to fossil fuels like... 


Integrated Air Solutions expands its less-than-a-year-old air compressor rental team and fleet
4th April 2023

The significant growth of the industrial air compressor rental division launched by Integrated Air Solutions under a year ago, has prompted the need for more resources and equipment. Headed up by... 


Mine waste finds new life as source of rare earths
4th April 2023 By: Reuters

Sweden, South Africa and Australia are at the forefront of a push to transform piles of mine waste and by-products into rare earths vital for the green energy revolution, hoping to substantially... 


KITE — launchpad for manufacturing growth in KZN
4th April 2023

KwaZulu-Natal’s manufacturing sector enjoys a significant share of the South African economy and is the second largest in the country, with nearly a third of manufactured exports being produced... 


Global Integrated Logistics and Infrastructure Company DUCAT Optimistic About Future as It Opens Its Doors in South Africa
3rd April 2023

Plans underway to establish footprint in the Southern African region Despite South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, rising fuel costs and low economic growth, the country remains an attractive... 


Podium Minerals MD and CEO Sam Rodda.
Smelterless low-energy platinum processing concept advances further in Australia
31st March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A processing pathway away from high-energy pyrometallurgical smelting to low-energy hydrometallurgical platinum group metal (PGM) recoveries has been further advanced by Australian PGMs pioneer... 


Aerial view of the Idaho cobalt operations
Idaho cobalt operations, US – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois has suspended construction at the project.  


Heat exchanger at a petrochemicals plant
Amiral petrochemical complex, Saudi Arabia
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Saudi Aramco TotalEnergies Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP) plan to integrate the complex with the existing SATORP refinery, considered to be one of the most efficient in the world. 


Transnet delivers jet fuel from coast to OR Tambo airport through multiproduct pipeline
29th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned Transnet Pipelines has successfully delivered jet fuel from Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, directly to OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), in Gauteng, for the first time since the... 


Jervois halts construction at ICO as cobalt prices fall, inflation rises
Jervois halts construction at ICO as cobalt prices fall, inflation rises
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed Jervois has suspended construction at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) due to falling cobalt prices and inflationary impacts on construction costs in the US. The company said on... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Aerial view of the Idaho Cobalt Operations
Idaho cobalt operations, US – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois Global is targeting the full concentrator commissioning at the operations in April. 


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Sonic Bay refinery complex, Indonesia
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BASF and Eramet have signed an agreement to jointly assess the development of a state-of-the-art nickel and cobalt hydrometallurgical refining complex 


First Majestic suspends mining at Jerritt Canyon
22nd March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian silver miner First Majestic has suspended mining activities and is reducing its workforce at its Jerritt Canyon gold mine, in Nevada. Announcing the suspension of activities, First... 


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WA eager to maintain critical minerals status
22nd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia is hoping to maintain its position as a major producer of critical minerals into the future. Speaking at the second day of Paydirt’s Battery Minerals conference, in Perth,... 


IGO weighing downstream nickel processing
21st March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery minerals major IGO is investigating the potential downstream processing of nickel to produce a cathode precursor product. Speaking at the Paydirt Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, IGO... 


Jubilee posts higher PGM output in H1
20th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Base and precious metals miner Jubilee Metals has announced a strong performance in the six months ended December 31, 2022, with a 20% increase in platinum group metals (PGMs) produced from own... 


Rand Refinery graduates 2022
Rand Refinery CFO urges for greater localisation in jewellery industry
20th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

The gold and silver beneficiation industry needs stronger localisation laws to protect local economic development of small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) who participate in the... 


Astron Energy
Astron Energy at the 2023 Mining Indaba
17th March 2023

Astron Energy took part in the 2023 Mining Indaba. This is what Axola Myendeki, National Sales Manager – Direct Sales, Fuels and Lubricants, Commercial & Industrial (C&I), had to say about the... 


Jervois targeting Q2 production
16th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed Jervois Global is targeting the full concentrator commissioning at its Idaho Cobalt Operations, in the US, in the coming month, with copper and cobalt concentrates expected early in the... 


waterval smelter workers
NUM opposes Amplats’ ‘migration’ from MHSA to OHSA
14th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has condemned platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) “migration” from the Mine Health & Safety Act (MHSA) to the Occupational... 


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... 


Image base metals definition in dictionary
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... 


Dr Tsakani Mthombeni
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... 


Image of lithium ore
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... 


Petrol pumps
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... 


Image of Australia map and periodic table symbol for lithium
Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, Australia – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

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


Location map of the NICO project
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. 


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