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Exploration budgets on the rise

January 16th, 2019|

An S&P Global Market Intelligence report highlights that global nonferrous exploration budgets increased for the second consecutive year, up 19% year-over-year, writes Mark Ferguson. Newly released 2018 global exploration budget data from S&P Global Market [...]

  • First drawdown for purification plant

First drawdown for purification plant

January 15th, 2019|

Thakadu Battery Materials’ nickel sulphate purification plant in South Africa is nearing completion.  Thakadu Battery Materials has made its first drawdown under a R152-million loan facility agreement between its operating subsidiary Lonix and the Industrial [...]

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Judge rescinds Steenkampskraal contracts

January 14th, 2019|

Late last year, Steenkampskraal Holdings, owner of the Steenkampskraal rare earths mine in the Western Cape of South Africa, won an important court case in the Pretoria High Court.  The three defendants in the case [...]

Solar for Syama

January 11th, 2019|

Resolute mining will install a solar hybrid power plant at the Syama gold mine in Mali. Gold miner Resolute Mining has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Ignite Energy Projects (Ignite Energy) for the [...]

Pumps remine tailings on SA’s West Rand

January 10th, 2019|

Gold mining company DRDGold has started re-mining tailings from their new operation west from Johannesburg in South Africa.        The company started the pumps late last year, just four months after the initiation of construction activities [...]

  • Exxaro’s R20bn commitment Image credit: Leon Louw

Exxaro’s R20bn commitment

January 9th, 2019|

Exxaro is planning to invest in South Africa in the long term.    Even before President Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to attract investments started building up steam, South African company Exxaro made a commitment, through various projects, [...]

Results enables Trek to predict target

January 8th, 2019|

Strong assay results from Trek Metals’ Kroussou zinc and lead project in Gabon will enable the company to present an exploration target later this year. The results were obtained from a drilling programme targeting an [...]

Kefi’s Tulu Kapi progresses at pace

January 8th, 2019|

Activities at gold and copper exploration company Kefi Minerals’ Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia continues to progress at a significant pace. According to Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, managing director at Kefi, the newly recruited construction manager [...]

Independenceunderpins SRK’s lead in reports ranking

December 14th, 2018|

SRK Consulting will again have a strong presence at the 2019 Investing in Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town. […]