R/€ = 19.7419 Change: 0.1005
R/$ = 18.1701 Change: 0.0055
Au 2436.66 $/oz Change: 22.41
Pt 1054.66 $/oz Change: -39.84


Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain

By: Darren Parker     16th May 2024 Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw critical materials for the European Union’s (EU’s) energy transition. Norge has identified a geological... 

Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights  

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2024 The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand as being very encouraging amid a near-record-low supply prediction. Automotive demand is at a... 

BHP and Ivanhoe Electric join forces for a US copper hunt

By: Mariaan Webb     9th May 2024 Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Electric has announced an exploration alliance agreement with the top diversified miner BHP, targeting copper and other critical minerals in the US. The alliance will explore six mutually agreed areas of interest over 3 655 km2 in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

RS South Africa showcases mining products solutions at MTE Zondereinde and Emalahlenind

8th May 2024 RS South Africa, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global provider of product and service solutions, will exhibit at MTE Zondereinde in Limpopo on 9 May and MTE in Emalahleni on 22 May. Andrew Macnamara, Director of MTE, remarks: “In light of the prevailing challenges confronting the... 

Strong copper price reviving Peru's mining mojo, Minister says

By: Reuters     6th May 2024 Peru's dented mining mojo, hit by years of political turmoil in the Andean country, is being buoyed by strong copper prices and a bullish outlook they will rise further, helping lure back investor interest, the country's Mining Minister said on Friday. "The price of copper is a great... 

Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd May 2024 Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation transition that is poised to save the world from ruinous climate change. News just out is that steps are... 

Canadian miner Hudbay sees BHP's bid for Anglo boosting copper assets

By: Reuters     3rd May 2024 he CEO of Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals said BHP Group's $39-billion offer for Anglo American has increased the valuation of copper assets and could underscore companies' willingness to pay a premium to buy existing copper mines. Hudbay expects to launch a formal sale process for a minority... 

In the weeds

By: Terence Creamer     3rd May 2024 South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and implemented, however, it becomes increasingly apparent that South Africa is really only at the end of the... 

Atlantic Lithium given the go-ahead to list on Ghana exchange

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd May 2024 Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has received approval from the Ghana Stock Exchange's (GSE's) listing committee and Ghana's Securities and Exchange Commission to list the company's ordinary shares on the main market of the GSE at a yet-to-be announced... 

Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?

By: Terence Creamer     26th April 2024 In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end the economy’s persistent underperformance 

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