R/€ = 20.3538 Change: -0.0283
R/$ = 19.1240 Change: 0.0301
Au 2340.13 $/oz Change: -51.71
Pt 935.40 $/oz Change: -8.10


Orica’s fully lead-free non-electric detonator range available now

Updated 3 hours ago Following the successful launch of Orica’s groundbreaking Exel™ Neo, the world’s first fully lead-free non-electric detonator range last year, Orica's manufacturing facility in Gyttorp, Sweden, has achieved a significant milestone by transitioning all capsule production to Exel™ Neo. This marks a... 

From bullion to bytes: How technology is reshaping the JSE Gold Mining Index

Updated 4 hours ago The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Gold Mining Index is an enduring symbol of the fortunes of the precious metal industry. In line with this volatility, trading technology and software have emerged as powerful tools, reshaping the JSE Gold Mining Index in profound ways.   From increasing... 

Base Resources, Energy Fuels to merge, create enhanced critical minerals company

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     Updated 4 hours ago ASX- and Aim-listed Base Resources and US-based uranium and critical minerals producer Energy Fuels have reached a binding agreement for Energy Fuels to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Base Resources by way of scheme of arrangement. Base shareholders are to receive 0.0260 Energy Fuels common... 

South32 expects prolonged suspension of Groote Eylandt manganese exports

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd April 2024 Commodities giant South32 said on Monday that manganese ore exports from Groote Eylandt mine, in the Northern Territory, were likely to remain suspended until 2025 owing to extensive damaged caused by a tropical cyclone last month. The cyclone, which ravaged the region on March 16 and 17,... 

Goldplat receives generators for its South African operations

By: Sabrina Jardim     19th April 2024 Aim-listed Goldplat reports that diesel generators have arrived at its operations in South Africa, and that their commissioning will be finalised by the end of April. The company points out that, during the third quarter of the current financial year, its operations have lost 6% of total... 

Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th April 2024 The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on the governmental administrative front to enable increased benefits, says Minerals Council South Africa... 

Seizing assets, the tip of the iceberg in fighting illicit mining activities

19th April 2024 Little over three weeks ago the National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (NPA AFU) obtained three orders granting the unit permission to seize assets worth some R18 million from alleged illegal mining kingpins. This gesture sends a clear message that illegal mining will be dealt... 

Vizsla, Universal conclude merger

By: Darren Parker     19th April 2024 Canadian mineral exploration and development companies Vizsla Copper and Universal Copper have completed a merger arrangement whereby Vizsla acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of Universal in exchange for the issuance of 0.23 common shares in the capital of... 

New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up  

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2024 The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs). This is because eFuel is a combination of green hydrogen and waste carbon dioxide... 

Tank supplier intends to help S Africa navigate water crisis

By: Lumkile Nkomfe      19th April 2024 Leading water and storage solutions company JoJo asserts that its agility to innovate rapidly – stemming from in-house research and development capacity, 40 years of experience and deep local knowledge – will support South Africans as they face the current water crisis amid the significant decay... 

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