Legislative Environment

Namibia considers taking stakes in mining and petroleum companies

Updated 5 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Namibia is considering taking minority stakes in mining and petroleum production companies amid increasing concerns over local ownership of valuable resources. “We are making a case that local... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.

Sibanye advances carbon neutrality with first utility-scale renewable energy project

29th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In its first power purchase agreement, platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater has achieved financial close for an 89 MW wind energy project. Under the terms of the... 

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Miners farewell McGowan

29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian resources sector has paid tribute to Premier Mark McGowan, who on Monday announced his resignation. In a snap press conference on Monday, McGowan announced that he was... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.

Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing

26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 

Miner provides update on legal action

26th May 2023

Canada-headquartered diversified miner Tsodilo Resources provided a corporate update with respect to its legal action against the Botswana Ministry of Minerals and Energy (MME). Oral argument was... 

Canadian miner announces technical report filing

26th May 2023

Canadian miner Premium Nickel Resources (PNRL) announced in April that it had filed a technical report – in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects –... 

Rio Tinto Iron-Ore and Titanium African Operations MD Werner Duvenhage.

Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits

25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Independent research commissioned by Rio Tinto group’s Richards Bay Minerals to benchmark what works for community trusts and conversely what fails, was this week shared with South Africa as a... 

ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.

Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated

25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 

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Western Australia to compensate Aboriginal group for historic mining damage

25th May 2023 By: Reuters

Western Australia state has agreed to compensate an Aboriginal group for historic acts including issuing mining leases on their traditional lands, setting a precedent that is set to allow... 

SFA Oxford CEO Henk de Hoop.

Fields emerging that need the catalysis platinum group metals can provide

24th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A wide range of industries, which require considerable production volumes that platinum group metals (PGMs) can help to provide, are being developed and ramped up, such as in the production of... 

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Mining and prospecting rights backlog worst in Mpumalanga

23rd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a presentation by Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) chief director Motlatso Kobe to the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy in the National Assembly on May 23,... 

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Contract for winning cadastral system bid expected to be signed in July

23rd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The contract for the much-awaited South African mining rights licensing cadastral system is expected to be signed in July, Mineral Resources and Energy deputy director-general of corporate services... 

Green transition's exponential demand for metals, minerals.

Mining council zeroing in on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel in accelerating circular economy

23rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In setting up to accelerate a global circular economy, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will be focusing on the value chains of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels and... 

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Victoria urged to focus on critical minerals

23rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed initiatives from the Victorian government to regulate the minerals industry but has lamented the lack of support for critical minerals development and additional... 

De Beers new Sky Park facility that is filled with diamonds, diamond experts and diamond technology.

Diamond investment in South Africa gains ‘forever’ tag as De Beers opens airport sparkler

22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Like a diamond itself, diamond investment in South Africa is having a ‘forever’ tag pinned on its back as the world’s largest diamond company by value speaks glowingly of its $2-billion investment... 

University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.

Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’

22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 

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Aus and US strike climate and critical minerals compact

22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia and the US will enhance bilateral cooperation under a Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact, establishing climate and clean energy as a central pillar of the... 

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Mining taxes stacking up - report

22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s mining industry contributed a record A$63-billion to federal, state, and territory governments in the form of company tax and royalty payments during 2021-22, new data by advisory firm... 

From left, De Beers Consolidated Mines Executive Chairperson Barend Petersen, De Beers Group CEO Al Cook, De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa senior VP Peter Moeti, De Beers Group Managed Operations Moses Madondo, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.

New ‘diamond is forever when all work together’ adage uplifts De Beers grand Sky Park opening

19th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diamond is forever when we all work together, new De Beers Group CEO Al Cook opined sagaciously in his welcome address at the grand opening of De Beers’ Sightholder Sales South Africa at Sky... 

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Junior Indaba to highlight challenges, opportunities

19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Junior Indaba event – aimed at explorers, developers and investors in the African junior mining sector – will feature a panel discussion on efforts to create a junior mining environment... 

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New accelerator programme gaining traction

19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since its inception six months ago, the JSE Junior Mining Accelerator Programme, which is being co-headed by Minerals Council South Africa, has already seen two emerging exploration firms being... 

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Company driven to help meet Zambia’s energy efficiency goals

19th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is helping industry implement energy efficient systems in line with Zambia’s Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (EESAP), says SEW-EURODRIVE... 

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Much to gain in Zambia with policy rethink

19th May 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Zambia, although well positioned to benefit from the increased demand for minerals that support the green economy, needs to improve its regulatory framework and ease of doing business, among other... 

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Coal, platinum of most interest in growing junior space

19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Junior miner-generated revenue in 2022 proportionally exceeded that of other South African mining-generated revenue, according to Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners desk lead... 

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Initiatives expected to reinvigorate Zambian mining industry

19th May 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Zambia was overtaken by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – as a copper and cobalt mining hub in Africa – owing to the latter being a cheaper and easier mining option. However, efforts made by... 


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