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Glencore targeting recycling step change  

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2021 The goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change are best achieved through the circular economy, says diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which sees recycling as being a significant means for relieving the growing burden that global decarbonisation is set to place on finite raw... 

DNG Energy commits to catalyse growth in commercial LNG 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd December 2021 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier DNG Energy on December 3 announced its official entry into the South African market, after receiving its first gas shipment from the Netherlands at its plant in Germiston last week. The company is targeting the supply of LNG as an alternative fuel to diesel,... 

July riots temporarily halt sugar production

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd December 2021 KwaZulu-Natal is a primary location for South Africa’s sugar production and the riots in July resulted in sugar production coming to a halt. Although sugar producer Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa was one of many businesses affected by the riots, Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa MD Dave... 

Battery-grade nickel demand to grow as world sets sights on low-carbon future

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd December 2021 The global green transition and electrification of transport has started a paradigm shift in the demand dynamics of metals, which are required for a low-carbon future, and are set to experience a significant boost in demand in the coming decade at least, says research agency Fitch Solutions.... 

Jubilee upbeat about outlook for copper, PGM markets

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd December 2021 Metals processor Jubilee Metals Group sees a rosy outlook for the copper and platinum group metals (PGM) markets in the years ahead. “The outlook for copper, in particular, remains buoyant, with many predictions that 2030 will see a doubling in demand for copper. I for one, see the supply side... 

IZA Africa Desk calls for Sishen-Saldanha ore rail link to be privatised and expanded

30th November 2021 South Africa’s only zinc refinery closed down in 2011, while Africa’s only other zinc refinery stopped operating in early 2020. In recent years, South Africa imported up to 86 000 tons of refined zinc per annum at a current cost of R3.99 billion. Thus, South Africa has to depend on costly... 

Auxico to build $116m rare-earth refinery in Colombia

By: Mariaan Webb     30th November 2021 CSE-listed Auxico Resources has announced plans to build a 10 000 km2 rare earth refining facility in the free-trade zone in Santa Marta, Colombia, capable of processing 36 000 t/y of ore. The company signed a lease agreement with an option to purchase four lots of land within the Zona Franca... 

RBPlat bid embodies socioeconomic boost for greater Rustenburg region – Implats  

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2021 The bid by Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) for a majority shareholding in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) presents an opportunity to create sizeable Western Limb production base with socioeconomic benefits for the region, platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Implats said on... 

Battery-grade nickel demand to grow as world sets sights on low-carbon future 

By: Simone Liedtke     19th November 2021 The global green transition and electrification of transport has started a paradigm shift in the demand dynamics of metals, which are required for a low-carbon future, and are set to experience a significant boost in demand in the coming decade at least, says research agency Fitch Solutions.... 

Kabanga says Tanzania mine may answer Elon Musk’s nickel plea

By: Bloomberg     19th November 2021 Kabanga Nickel is seeking to raise $1.3-billion for a massive mining project in Tanzania that the company says could help ease electric-vehicle manufacturers’ insatiable demand for nickel. “We are accelerating these kind of discussions as quickly as possible,” CEO Chris Showalter, a former... 

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