Potash & Phosphates

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... 

Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector

Transitions present opportunities for African miners, manufacturers

24th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 

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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... 

Highfield gets A$25m investment

23rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer Highfield Resources has secured a A$25-million strategic investment form EMR Capital and Tectonic Investment Management to help advance the development of its Muga project, in... 

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... 

bird's eye view of Afrimat operation in KZN

Afrimat attributes higher revenue to diversification strategy

18th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mid-tier openpit mining company Afrimat has reported a 4.9% year-on-year increase in revenue from R4.7-billion to R4.9-billion for the financial year ended February 28.  Speaking at the company’s... 

Keras exits Togo, completes transition to North America-focused company

18th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed Keras Resources has reached an agreement with the Togo government on the future of the Nayéga manganese project. Keras will no longer pursue an exploitation permit for the project. The... 

The Milestone project

Commissioning starts on Western’s Milestone project

18th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Milestone Potash Phase 1 project is transitioning from the construction phase to the commissioning phase, with the operations team having begun preparation for start-up and operations. Western... 

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A$50m in grants awarded to critical mineral projects

18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has approved nearly A$50-million in a second round of grants to accelerate the development of 13 critical minerals projects, which Resources Minister Madeleine King said... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry

Mining requires massive investment to meet demand - BHP

17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The head of diversified miner BHP, Mike Henry, has highlighted the massive investment required in the resources sector to meet global decarbonising efforts. Speaking at the Bank of America 2023... 

The Jansen project project in Saskatchewan

BHP eyeing lower cost production at Jansen

17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash production from mining giant BHP’s Jansen Stage 2 project, in Canada, was expected to come in at a lower cost than the Stage 1 operation. CEO Mike Henry told delegates at the Bank of... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.

Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs

16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 

A$126m to be spent of forward planning at SWIS

10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian state government has allocated A$126-million to kickstart early network planning, following the release of a landmark report into the future of the state’s main electricity... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.

Glencore takes yet another step along the busying road to circularity

9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and marketing company Glencore, which last month initiated steps to provide lithium-ion battery recycling solutions at scale for Spain and Portugal in partnership with FCC Ámbito and... 

Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill

8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 

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Net Zero offers A$40bn in opportunities to Aus - report

1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report has revealed that the shift to Net Zero emissions could generate as much as A$40-billion in national income for Australia and A$65-billion in economic activity by 2050. In its latest... 

Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.

Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds

28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a... 

Nigel Townshend.

Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company

26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 

Perdaman breaks ground on A$6bn urea project

Perdaman breaks ground on A$6bn urea project

26th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Privately held Perdaman has broken ground on its A$6-billion Karratha urea project, marking the start of construction at the Pilbara’s first new gas manufacturing project in more than a decade.... 

Kropz sells a further 44 000 t of phosphate concentrate produced at Elandsfontein

25th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Emerging African phosphate producer Kropz sold a further 43 886 t of phosphate concentrate produced at the Elandsfontein mine, in South Africa's Western Cape, in April. The Aim-listed company says... 

Heraeus Precious Metals Executive Vice-President New Business Philipp Walter.

Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode, Heraeus’ Walter reports

20th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as... 

Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.

Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn

17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 

Two lenders join Highfield financiers

17th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer Highfield Resources has welcomed two additional lenders to its senior secured project financing facilities of up to €320.6-million to fund the development of its Muga potash... 

SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.

Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects

14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its... 


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