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China’s Zijin plans stake in Canadian miner, testing security rules
China’s Zijin plans stake in Canadian miner, testing security rules
12th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese mining firm Zijin Mining Group will acquire a 15% stake in Solaris Resources for about C$130-million, the Canadian miner said on Thursday. Zijin Mining Group plans to take a 15% stake in... 


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Thirtieth Mining Indaba to focus on industry disruption, change
12th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

This year the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place from February 5 to 8, in Cape Town, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary. Under the theme ‘Embracing the power of positive... 


95% of companies have an AI strategy, only 14% ready to integrate it – Cisco
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), especially generative AI (GenAI), are leading to a once-in-a-generation shift, which is opening new opportunities and transforming industries, modes of... 


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Cape Town reports nearly R4bn boost from 2023 events
11th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has reported an almost R4-billion boost from the raft of events hosted in the Western Cape capital last year. This includes Africa’s first Netball World Cup, the ICC Women's... 


South African companies vulnerable to cyberthreats owing to affordability challenges
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa experienced 230-million cybersecurity threats in 2022, while the second most attacked African country Morocco experienced 71-million attacks. South Africa is particularly vulnerable... 


‘Disruptive Discussions’ at the Forefront of Engagements For Mining Indaba 2024, as the Event Marks Its 30th Anniversary
11th January 2024

Mining Indaba has always attracted strong representation from mining ministers, government representatives and investors both locally and internationally, and 2024 is no different CAPE TOWN, South... 


Kefi receives approval from final credit committee to go ahead with Tulu Kapi gold project
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper has received confirmation of conditional final credit committee approval from the lead lender for its “shovel-ready" Ethiopian development project, the high-grade... 


Uranium miners surge on $500m US enrichment push
Uranium miners surge on $500m US enrichment push
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shares in uranium miners jumped globally after the US said it’s soliciting bids to boost domestic production of nuclear fuel in an effort to bolster national energy security. The Energy Department... 


Union members stage demonstration at First Quantum's Panama mine
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Hundreds of Panamanian construction workers staged a demonstration at a shuttered copper mine that has become the subject of nationalistic sentiment in the Central American nation. Members of the... 


US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
10th January 2024 By: Reuters

The US is seeking bids from contractors to help establish a domestic supply of a uranium fuel enriched to higher levels for use in a next generation of reactors, a fuel currently only available in... 


Pensana progressing activities at Angola project prior to main construction
9th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana has made significant strides at the Longonjo mine site in Angola ahead of main construction starting later this year. The company is currently busy with civil works for the... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
'Back to the drawing board' for govt as Karpowership SA, others lose grid access - Ramokgopa
9th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Government has to "go back to the drawing board" now that Karpowership SA and two other emergency power projects lost their grid access, says Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa. The... 


US Supreme Court maintains veto on Alaskan Pebble project
9th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral exploration and development company Northern Dynasty Minerals has reported that the US Supreme Court has denied Alaska’s petition to review its claims that the Environmental... 


UK to invest hundreds of millions into the production of fuel for advanced reactors
8th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The UK government has announced that it is to invest £300-million in the creation of a commercial-scale production plant for high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel for nuclear reactors. It... 


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Policy uncertainty lower in fourth quarter, but remains highly elevated – NWU
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The North-West University (NWU) Business School Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) for the fourth quarter of 2023 showed a welcome easing to 65.5 from its 71.8 in third quarter. However, the presence... 


Endeavour Mining's Agbaou mine
Gold CEO scandal is latest black eye for mining as setbacks mount
7th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining’s shock firing of its chief executive has capped a miserable three months for the global mining industry — and an equally painful period for its shareholders. The world’s biggest... 


Wind turbines and solar PV panels
South Africa's new energy plan is 'shoddy' and will probably fail – analysts
6th January 2024 By: News24Wire

South Africa's new energy generation plan lacks detail and leaves many unanswered questions, according to some energy analysts. The long-awaited draft of the Integrated Energy Plan (IRP) of 2023... 


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Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, minister King says
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia wants to compete with China in producing and refining resources vital to the next phase of high-tech manufacturing around the world, according to Minister Madeleine King, backing the... 


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Egypt's Sisi sweeps to third term as president with 89.6% of vote
20th December 2023 By: Reuters

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swept on December 18 to a third term as Egypt's President in an election where he faced no serious challengers, calling the vote a rejection of the "inhumane war" in... 


African Development Bank to withdraw international staff from Ethiopia – sources
20th December 2023 By: Reuters

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will withdraw its international employees from Ethiopia following what it said was an assault on its staff members by government security forces, two sources... 


Egypt says talks over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have failed -statement
20th December 2023 By: Reuters

Egypt said on Tuesday that the latest talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have failed, but it will closely monitor the process of filling and operating the dam and reserve the... 


Guyana, where AngloGold intends joining gold search.
AngloGold taking steps to join gold search in South America’s Guyana
19th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is taking steps to become part of a search for gold in Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast. The New York- and Johannesburg-listed... 


Rio Tinto's iron-ore operations in WA
WA resources sector drives record budget surplus despite green tape, says CME
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia (WA) says the release of the WA government’s mid-year budget review is further confirmation that the state's resources sector is the... 


OPITO-approved survival courses launched locally, 10-year anniversary celebrated
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC) will celebrate its ten year anniversary in 2024, commemorating the occasion with the launch of its energy industry not-for-profit organisation... 


Implats reports illegal underground protest at Bafokeng Rasimone mine
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum major Impala Platinum (Implats) is closely monitoring an illegal underground protest, which started on the morning of December 18, at both the North and South shafts of the Bafokeng... 


Burkina Faso names new mining Minister in government reshuffle
18th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Burkina Faso’s military leader Ibrahim Traore named Yacouba Zabre Gouba Mining and Energy Minister, replacing Jean-Pierre Boussim, according to a statement on state broadcaster RTB Sunday. The... 


How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
18th December 2023

It has often been said that Africa is a continent that is filled with untapped opportunities, and while we believe in our continent’s potential, we recognise that there are various challenges that... 


Pratley tops off 75th anniversary year with another world-first electrical product
18th December 2023

In addition to celebrating its 75th anniversary, Pratley topped off a highly successful 2023 by launching the world-first Flameproof Ex d Envirobox. “These milestones are a testament to our... 


Coal stockpiles
Coal’s peak is here, but demise of dirtiest fuel will be slow
18th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global efforts to boost clean energy and rein in carbon emissions have had a clear impact on coal: consumption of the dirtiest fossil fuel is expected to peak this year. Total consumption of coal... 


Minister for Resources Madeleine King
Australia expands list of critical minerals key to transition
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia expanded its list of critical minerals deemed crucial to its energy transition and national security needs as the country boosts the strategically and economically important sector. The... 


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Gold miner eyes significant growth with project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources aims to increase gold production by about 50 000 oz/y by 2025 through its Mintails project, which will increase the miner’s yearly production to about 250... 


TCTA reports progress on projects in preparation or under implementation, despite challenges
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The various projects under the umbrella of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) are gaining traction, says TCTA CEO Percy Sechemane, outlining the projects in an update on the state of the... 


High drama awaits Africa in 2024
15th December 2023 By: Tara O’Connor

If all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players with their exits and their entrances, Africa is headed for high drama – a heart-stopping and pulse-racing 2024. The backdrop is... 


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Not just your average water company
15th December 2023

Some perspectives on water in South Africa from Talbot CEO Carl Haycock with over 25 years’ experience supporting industry and mining in Africa.   Why Talbot? 


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PPC rehabilitates boreholes for Madibeng villages
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Construction materials company PPC has rehabilitated nine boreholes in Madibeng, in the North West, and handed them over to the Madibeng municipality. This project forms part of the cement maker’s... 


China has approved a number of export permits for graphite
14th December 2023 By: Reuters

China's commerce ministry said on Thursday it has approved a number of export permits for graphite, the first since a December 1 change in regulations aimed at protecting national security. The... 


Thungela expects volume boost from Aus mine, while rail impacts South African volumes
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Thungela Resources expects to report 2.9-million tonnes of saleable production from the Ensham operation, in Australia, for the 2023 financial year, which is above the company’s... 


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Eagle Eye Defence aims to roll out an in-vehicle biometric security system next year
13th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

South African startup Eagle Eye Defence has developed an in-vehicle security system that uses fingerprint verification to start the power train. Cofounder Iviwe Mosana describes Eagle Eye Defence... 


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Ramaphosa announces establishment of R1bn Presidential PhD Initiative to drive STI
12th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Presidential PhD Initiative, through the initial investment of R1-billion from the National Skills Fund. The President was... 


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Growthpoint lets first two of six Arterial Industrial Estate units in Phase 1
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has let the first two of six units in Phase 1 of its Arterial Industrial Estate development, in Cape Town, to paints and coatings... 


Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
12th December 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 


The PetroSA GTL refinery in Mossel Bay
Shrugging off sanctions risk, PetroSA aims to seal GTL refinery investment deal with GazpromBank by April
11th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s PetroSA aims to make a final investment decision (FID) by April on a project designed to support the resumption of production at the mothballed gas-to-liquids (GTL) refinery in... 


The Kenhardt solar project
Scatec's Kenhardt project starts producing electricity for the national grid
11th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec's Kenhardt hybrid solar and battery storage project has officially started producing and supplying electricity to the national grid from its three plants in the... 


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