Rare-Earth Minerals

Ratings agency takes note of battery metals potential in sub-Saharan Africa

26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As demand surges for minerals used in low-carbon energy generation and electric vehicles (EVs), commodity-exporting economies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) could reap significant rewards, says... 

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... 

Mkango appoints ESG specialist to its board

24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and TSX-V-listed Mkango Resources has appointed Philipa Varris to its board as nonexecutive director and chairperson of its sustainability committee. The company states that the appointment is... 

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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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... 

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... 

Sierra Rutile takes straight approach at Sembehun

18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Sierra Rutile on Thursday announced that the current definitive feasibility study (DFS) at its Sembehun project, in Sierra Leone, would be adjusted to assume full development rather... 

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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... 

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... 

Maginito to acquire HyProMag

16th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Rare earths company Maginito, in which Mkango Resources holds a 90% interest, is set to increase its ownership in HyProMag from 42% to 100% for an initial £1-million in cash and £1-million in... 

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... 

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Resources drives Budget to surplus

10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal Budget had delivered a A$4.2-billion surplus, a significant turnaround from the A$32-billion deficit unveiled last year, with the government announcing a range of investments to fund... 

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... 

Gypsum stacks at Rainbow Rare Earths' Phalaborwa project

Rainbow raises £7.52m for South African project

9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has agreed to issue about 72.45-million shares in the company to raise £7.52-million to further develop its Phalaborwa project, in South Africa. Existing... 

FYI rises on rare earths strategy

9th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of junior FYI Resources closed nearly 10% higher on Tuesday after the company announced that it was entering the rare earths sector. FYI has inked a binding heads of agreement... 

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... 

Bags of Lynas finished product

Lynas' Malaysian operating licence extended until 2024

8th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas on Monday announced that its operating license in Malaysia to import and process lanthanide concentrate has been extended until the start of 2024. The licence variation... 

RareX raises exploration funds

5th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior RareX has announced a A$4-million share placement to accelerate resource definition and development studies at its Cummins Range phosphate rare earths project, in Western Australia. The... 

Vietnam boosts rare earths output by tenfold - data

5th May 2023 By: Reuters

Vietnam's mined output of rare earths soared tenfold last year, US data showed, as global firms have flocked to the Southeast Asian country with the world's second largest estimated deposits to... 

Lynas eyes more rare earths capacity if Malaysia plant shuts

3rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lynas Rare Earths, the biggest producer of the key materials outside of China, said it will need to look at ways to address lost capacity should its Malaysian plant be shut indefinitely. The miner... 

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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... 

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Peak to raise A$27.5m for Tanzanian rare earths

1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Peak Rare Earths will raise A$27.5-million in a two-tranche institutional placement to advance the Ngualla project, in Tanzania, towards a final investment decision by the end... 

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... 


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