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Manganese News

Global gold mining major highlights academic partnership with South Africa’s Fort Hare 

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2024 The University of Fort Hare, where the offspring of mineworkers were the first graduates, has agreed a R12.5-million, initial ten-year academic partnership with gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti, which no longer mines in this country and is now domiciled in London. Fort Hare is the university... 

Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% y/y in April

By: Sabrina Jardim     13th June 2024 Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% in April, after declining by -4.8% year-on-year – revised from -5.8% year-on-year – in March, data published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows. Commenting on the statistics, Investec economist Lara Hodes says output was weaker than consensus... 

South32’s Samancor Manganese to sell Metalloys smelter to South African company

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th June 2024 South32 subsidiary Samancor Manganese has entered into a binding agreement for the sale of the Metalloys manganese alloy smelter, in Gauteng, to Khwelamet, an entity jointly owned by Menar and Ntiso Investing Holdings. Completion of the transaction is subject to certain conditions, including... 

An image showing the Metalloys manganese alloy smelter
Metalloys manganese alloy smelter

Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller  

By: Martin Creamer     12th June 2024 The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter Paul Miller. Everything the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has done has not been enough to change... 

AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
AmaranthCX director Paul Miller interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Forget copper and gold as steelmaking manganese outperforms

By: Bloomberg     12th June 2024 Manganese, an essential steel-making ingredient, has outstripped copper, gold and many other commodities this year after a cyclone halted exports from the world’s second-largest mine in March. Prices of 44% grade manganese ore have almost doubled since the start of the year, beating gains of 15%... 

Supply constraints and elevated prices will continue until Gemco (pictured) is brought back on line.
Supply constraints and elevated prices will continue until Gemco (pictured) is brought back on line.

E25 explores Butcherbird restart amid record high manganese ore prices

By: Mariaan Webb     11th June 2024 Australia’s Element25 is investigating the potential restart of operations at the Butcherbird manganese project in Western Australia to capitalise on the recent surge in manganese ore prices. Prices have escalated following disruptions at South32’s Groote Eylandt (Gemco) operations in the... 

E25 explores Butcherbird restart amid record high manganese ore prices

Canadian miner one step closer to commercialise high-purity, EV-compliant manganese

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2024 TSX-V-listed Manganese X Energy’s high-purity manganese (HPMSM) sample has met US battery manufacturer C4V’s Phase 1 commercial level qualification compliance standards for the electric vehicle (EV) battery cathode and is moving to the next round of testing. "Achieving this milestone brings us... 

Minerals Council calls for collaborative relationship among govt, labour, civil society and the private sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2024 As political parties discuss the way forward in establishing a government of national unity, the Minerals Council South Africa says it and its members are advocating for a constructive, collaborative and trusting relationship among government, labour, civil society and the private sector to... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane

NUM concludes five-year wage agreement with South32's Hotazel Manganese Mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2024 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region has concluded and signed a five-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at globally diversified mining and metals company South 32’s Hotazel Manganese Mines, in the Northern Cape. The union says the parties agreed to the harmonisation... 

A mineworker wearing an NUM T-shirt and overalls

First call applications for R400m junior mining exploration fund close July 12

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2024 The first call applications for the R400-million junior mining exploration fund (JMEF) close on July 12. This was stated on Tuesday in a media release issued by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), in partnership with the Council for Geoscience (CGS) and the Industrial... 

Need for quick exploration activity.
Unless exploration increases fast, the vital mining economy will shrink.

Volvo to issue world's first EV battery passport ahead of EU rules

By: Reuters     4th June 2024 Volvo Cars is launching the world's first EV battery passport recording the origins of raw materials, components, recycled content and carbon footprint for its flagship EX90 SUV, which is about to start production, the Swedish automaker told Reuters. The passport was developed by Volvo, which is... 

The Volvo logo on a vehicle

GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2024 South Africa’s GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa reports. The manufacturing industry decreased by 1.4% in the first quarter, contributing -0.2 of a percentage point to the negative GDP growth. Five of the ten manufacturing divisions reported negative... 

A farm in South Africa

South Korea's Yoon hosts Africa summit to tap minerals, vast export market

By: Reuters     3rd June 2024 Africa's rich mineral resources and its potential as a vast export market are at the top of South Korea's agenda as it hosts a summit with the leaders of 48 nations this week with plans for aid on industrial infrastructure and digital transformation. Africa is a "crucial partner" for South Korea... 

Marula signs offtake agreement with Fujax for Larisoro manganese

By: Darren Parker     31st May 2024 AQSE-listed Marula Mining has signed a sales and offtake agreement with UK-based commodities trading group Fujax for manganese ore production from the Larisoro manganese mine in Samburu, Kenya. The agreement is for an initial 2 000 t of manganese ore, which is to be delivered by no later than... 

Marula CEO Jason Brewer
Marula CEO Jason Brewer

Marula confirms series of local contracts for Kenyan operations

By: Darren Parker     30th May 2024 AQSE-listed Marula Mining has confirmed that the agreements which extend over all the company’s key operations activities at the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya, have been executed with several Kenya-based service providers. These agreements include contracts for the drilling and blasting of... 

Marula reports high-grade manganese assays from testwork with potential offtaker

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th May 2024 UK- and South Africa-listed battery metals miner Marula Mining has reported average grades of 35.73% from manganese samples taken from the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya. The company garnered 18 samples from stockpiled material which will soon be railed to the port of Mombasa for export.  

Jupiter forecasts higher manganese prices in coming months

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th May 2024 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines marketing head Tracey Cloete says manganese ore prices are likely to trade higher than the historical average in coming months owing to supply disruptions. Jupiter has a 49.9% interest in the Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa. 

Manganese mining operation

Firebird receives safety permit for Chinese project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th May 2024 ASX-listed Firebird Metals’ subsidiary Hunan Firebird Battery Technologies has received a safety permit for Stage 1 of a proposed battery-grade manganese sulphate plant in China. The plant will use third-party manganese ore to produce high-purity manganese sulphate. 

Electric Metals confirms Minnesota’s Emily as premier high-grade manganese resource

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th May 2024 US-based developer Electric Metals has unveiled an upgraded mineral resource estimate for its Emily manganese project, solidifying the Minnesota project as the continent’s “highest-grade manganese resource”. At a 10% cutoff grade, Emily’s indicated resources increased by 20.9% to 6.2-million... 

Electric Metals confirms Minnesota’s Emily as premier high-grade manganese resource

Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th May 2024 TSX-V-listed, Botswana-focused Giyani Metals is streamlining its board of directors as it transitions into a manganese battery metals producer. Jonathan Henry, Michael Jones, John Petersen and Nicola Spooner have resigned from the board with effect from May 24. 

Giyani looking to appoint directors with EV battery, financing expertise

Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor   

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2024 When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation or COMRO, ceased to function in the form that it had for 30-odd years. Had COMRO continued... 

COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
COMRO’S Legacy editor Brian Protheroe interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Manganese mining, local processing and green hydrogen make headlines  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the importance of South Africa locally processing its manganese ore, discusses private investment company Menar's plans to grow its manganese mining and processing operations in South Africa and Gabon and provides an update on Hive Hydrogen's efforts to... 

Photo of Martin Creamer
Manganese mining, local processing and green hydrogen make headlines

Funds drawn to progress manganese project

24th May 2024 Battery metals developer Giyani Metals, on April 24, acknowledged receipt of R110-million ($5.7-million) as part of its first drawing down of funds from its convertible loan facilities granted by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC). Giyani’s IDC loan facility totals... 

An image of clearing rocks at the K.Hill site
MAKING PROGRESS Giyani Metals has drawn down funds to progress its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project

Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2024 Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors need to be aligned relating to policy, technology, the circular economy, social buy-in and primary supply. 

Hugo Pienaar.
Junior Indaba covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

South32's CEO says open to buying joint Anglo manganese assets

By: Reuters     23rd May 2024 Australian diversified miner South32 is open to buying Anglo American's share of two manganese operations the companies jointly own, should they come for sale at the right price, CEO Graham Kerr said on Thursday. Anglo is the subject of a takeover offer by the world's biggest listed miner BHP... 

Graham Kerr says South32 is open to increasing its exposure in Southern Africa.
Graham Kerr says South32 is open to increasing its exposure in Southern Africa.

Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd May 2024 The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to manganese, we’re certainly very bullish,” Manganese Metal Co (MMC) CEO Louis Nel said in response to... 

From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.
From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.

Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel  

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2024 There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South Africa's long-awaited mining cadastral system, a key tool for orderly mineral exploration... 

Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Junior Indaba covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Menar advancing on the manganese front   

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2024 Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's diversification into manganese began in 2021 with the East Manganese project in the Northern Cape, where a second... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth

By: Schalk Burger     21st May 2024 A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal and setbacks when prices are low. Chad, for example, experienced an average of 9% growth in GDP... 

Haul trucks in operation at a West African mine

DoD dollars to help drive domestic manganese production at South32's Hermosa

By: Mariaan Webb     20th May 2024 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded diversified miner South32’s Hermosa project, in Arizona, $20-million to support domestic manganese production. The money will be matched with a $43-million investment by Australia-headquartered South32 to fund activities to support access to the... 

Hermosa stands out as the sole advanced mining project in the US capable of producing two federally designated critical minerals – zinc and manganese.
Hermosa stands out as the sole advanced mining project in the US capable of producing two federally designated critical minerals – zinc and manganese.

Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration  

By: Martin Creamer     17th May 2024 A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a return to growth in the shrinking South African mining industry. Minerals Council South Africa CEO... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
South African public-private sector exploration webinar covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Green Energy, Manganese Metal Co, Anglo American make headlines   

17th May 2024 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Nedbank's belief that Green Energy is a reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa; Manganese Metal Co's first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market; and Anglo American’s proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers, which... 

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer
Green Energy, Manganese Metal Co, Anglo American make headlines (Camera: Shadwyn Dickison; Editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th May 2024 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle Mining. Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers says ESG for the company is about real sustainability, genuine... 

Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers

Buxton acquires Arizona manganese exploration project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2024 Australia-listed Buxton Resources on Tuesday announced an agreement to acquire a manganese brownfields exploration project in Arizona, US. The Matrix manganese project, in Mohave county, is adjacent to the Artillery Peak project, which has a resource of 277-million tonnes at 2.8% manganese.  

Buxton acquires Arizona manganese exploration project

Element25 expedites Butcherbird expansion activities amid manganese price rebound

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2024 ASX-listed developer Element 25 is speeding up efforts to expand its Butcherbird project, in Western Australia, seizing the opportunity presented by a resurgence in manganese ore prices. Following a feasibility study published in January, Element 25 is poised to boost production at Butcherbird... 

South32’s Hermosa federal permitting process gets under way

By: Mariaan Webb     13th May 2024 The US Forest Service (USFS) has initiated the federal permitting process for the South32 Hermosa project, in Arizona. Under the umbrella of the National Environmental Policy Act, the USFS has launched the scoping process, inviting public input and commentary on South32’s project plans. This... 

Hermosa will produce two federally designated critical minerals - zinc and manganese
Hermosa will produce two federally designated critical minerals - zinc and manganese

Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover  

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2024 Proudly South African Manganese Metal Co (MMC) of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is making a fantastic first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery metal market, which is progressing super-fast. To be established is a faster stream to market, which is not only ahead of the global game, but also... 

Manganese Metal Co chairperson Bernard Swanepoel
Manganese Metal Company interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Firebird advances feasibility of manganese sulphate production in China

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th May 2024 Australia’s Firebird Metals has announced promising results from its feasibility study for the production of battery grade manganese sulphate in China. The study, focused on the first stage of production, uses third-party manganese ore and yielded “excellent” outcomes. The study, Firebird says,... 

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