Finance 2022-05-06T08:29:18+00:00

Industry at the edge

May 3rd, 2022|Finance|

By George Senzere, solutions architect Secure Power at Schneider Electric Edge computing is fast becoming an essential part of industrial environments, bringing computing, storage, and analytics closer to where content is created or consumed. The [...]

  • There have been concerns raised in recent months around the mental health impact that working from home staff are experiencing. Image credit: Pexels. Tima Miroshnichenko

Used oil pioneer BME grows green partnerships

May 3rd, 2022|Finance|

Omnia Group company BME is leading the field in the way it incorporates used oil into its emulsion explosives by extending the benefits of this growing sustainability initiative to mining customers and other approved partners. [...]

Second commodity crunch

March 1st, 2022|Finance|

There are less stocks and reserves of key commodities available, and prices are increasing for what is available, all due to the second global commodity crunch, writes Dr Nicolaas C Steenkamp. […]

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Rare Earths recycling project right on time

January 1st, 2022|Finance|

Late last year London and Toronto listed Mkango Resources announced that HyProMag and partners, European Metal Recycling (EMR) and University of Birmingham (UoB) have successfully completed the Rare-Earth Extraction from Audio Products (REAP) project. This [...]

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Commodities trading to surge as super cycle kicks in

September 1st, 2021|Finance|

Photo by Edited by Leon Louw Industrial metals and precious metals will see the biggest rises, investors believe. Professional investors are forecasting a surge in commodities trading over the next 12 months [...]

  • Figure 1: Zero-emission vehicle sales share outlooks – ETS versus NZS Note: ‘ETS’ is Economic Transition Scenario and ‘NZS’ is Net-Zero Scenario. ‘LCVs, MCVs and HCVs’ are light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. ‘Zero-emission’ includes battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. All values global. Source: BNEF.

EV sales expected to increase

August 5th, 2021|Finance|

By BloombergNEF Electric vehicle sales are set to rise faster than ever, but more policy action is needed to get on track for net zero. BloombergNEF’s latest projection shows electric vehicles as USD46- trillion market [...]

Copper and Tin in Surplus, Nickel in Deficit

July 7th, 2021|Finance|

According to the World Metal Statistics Report for May, copper and tin were in surplus during January to March 2021 while nickel moved into deficit. The copper market recorded a surplus of 2.2 kilotons (kt) [...]

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Demand for diamonds remains robust

June 3rd, 2021|Finance|

Photo by Edgar Soto on Unsplash Although the unprecedented health crisis of 2020 affected diamond mining operations, three countries waged the challenges to account for at least three-quarters of the precious stone’s global [...]

  • It is hard for early-stage exploration companies to source funding.  Photo by Flickr | Peter Waggit/IAEA It is hard for early-stage exploration companies to source funding.  Photo by Flickr | Peter Waggit/IAEA Imagebank

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding

April 28th, 2021|Finance|

By Jason Wilkinson and Wandisile Mandlana, Partners; Adéle de Jager, Executive: Tax; and Ivan Vorster, Senior Associate, Bowmans South Africa Mining is notoriously cyclical, with dramatic swings in equity prices and investment patterns. The low [...]

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Steel prices continue to see positive performance

April 1st, 2021|Finance|

Image by tartila – By Dmitry Glushakov, Equities Analyst at VTB Capital As the iron ore price weakness in January proved to be temporary, February continued to show a positive performance from [...]

Accountants need to embrace five new trends

October 6th, 2020|Finance|

Edited by Leon Louw Accountants are reinventing themselves. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this process of renewal, convincing even the most traditional-style accountants that the time to adapt is now [...]

  • Canadian company Platinum Group Metals’ Waterberg project. Image credit: S&P Global

A step up for platinum

September 29th, 2020|Bulletin, Finance|

According to R. Michael Jones, president, CEO, and director of Canadian company Platinum Group Metals, new technology could open doors to next-level batteries, writes Taylor Kuykendall, S&P Global Market Intelligence. [...]

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America’s focus on Africa

May 28th, 2020|Finance|

This article was shared with African Mining by Africa Oil Week/Mining Indaba. The US government’s trade finance arm, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), convened a joint meeting on April 14th with their [...]

  • Despite global headwinds, mines will continue producing the tonnes in 2020. Image by Leon Louw.

More hope despite plenty of uncertainty

March 30th, 2020|Finance|

There is still considerable uncertainty that plagues the global economy going into 2020, but times are looking better for the mining sector this year and next, writes Joe Keenan, managing [...]

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Tanzania remains in the top 10

March 2nd, 2020|Finance|

Edited by Leon Louw The Tanzanian shilling was fairly stable in 2019, exchanging at an average of 2,290 to the US dollar, compared with 2,263 in 2018. […]

  • Namibia’s Port of Walvis Bay is one of the top ports in Africa.

Namibia: Sharing the yellow cake

March 2nd, 2020|Finance|

After a devastating downturn, there is hope for the revival of Namibia’s uranium sector, writes Nicolaas C. Steenkamp. All images by Leon Louw. […]