Base Metals

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...

Afritin looks to major expansion at Namibian mine

AIM-listed Afritin - which operates the Uis mine in Namibia - beat its quarterly production for the three months to end-May and has started...

DRC at the centre of world’s push to producer more copper...

THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would be a key participant in the decarbonisation of the global economy owing to its copper resources, said...

Ivanhoe’s Kamoa Copper JV signs 10-year processing deal with DRC-based smelter

IVANHOE Mines said its Kamoa Copper joint venture, which runs the Kamoa-Kakula mine with China's Zijin Mining, had signed a ten year deal to process...