Base Metals

Orion triggers Okiep Copper option laying ground work for Northern Cape...

ORION Minerals has exercised an option to buy the copper resources held in the Okiep Copper Project (OCP) for R76.5m ahead of a 12-month,...

Sibanye-Stillwater to buy nickel processing in France for R1.1bn in battery...

SIBANYE-Stillwater has followed up a €40m (R695m) investment in lithium project Oy Keliber in Finland with an intention to buy nickel processing facilities in...

Copper’s investment case may benefit further from shift in South American...

THE growing popularity of left-leaning politics in South America could have a positive impact on the price of copper as miners hesitate over expansions,...

Nersa approves new electricity supply deal for South32’s Hillside aluminium smelter

YEARS of wrangling over a new electricity supply contract to the Hillside aluminium smelter in KwaZulu-Natal was resolved today after the National Energy Regulator...

Aluminium bull run will help South32 reverse the narrative it is...

SOUTH32, an Australian-headquartered diversified mining company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has tended to take the back seat when it comes to the...

Orion’s Smart rebuts criticism R500m in Prieska mine procurement ignored communities

ORION Minerals has defended its recent procurement spend saying that R500m in expenditure on the Prieska Copper-Zinc mine in South Africa's Northern Cape was...

Sandfire gets all clear to build $279m Motheo in another fillip...

SANDFIRE Resources has met the last regulatory hurdle for construction of the $279m Motheo copper project in Botswana, the company said today. This was after...

Key witness says Anglo knew employees were at risk of lead...

A DOCTOR who worked at Kabwe in Zambia at the time Anglo American was invested in a nearby lead mine said the UK group...

Copper production required to double by 2050, says outgoing Glencore boss

COPPER consumption would double by 2050 which could leave the world with a major supply deficit, said Reuters citing the views of Ivan Glasenberg,...

Glencore confirms reopening of DRC’s Mutanda copper/cobalt mine

GLENCORE could reopen its Mutanda Mining copper and cobalt project in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the end of 2021, about two years after idling...