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Governments invest more in Mining Indaba

Organisers of the Mining Indaba have revealed that governments are leading the way in investing at the mining jamboree. Forty countries were represented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba to promote the continent’s mining sectors to a global audience of investors, suppliers and other key stakeholders. According to …

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2020 will likely be a turning point for sustainable finance in Africa’s mining sector

As corporates proactively implement measures to operate more responsibly and improve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, 2020 is shaping up to be a watershed year for sustainable finance in Africa. The continent’s mining sector is likely to be among the adopters of sustainable finance products, particularly as mining …

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Kunene announce significant results

Namibia Critical Metals Inc. has announced significant results from rock samples taken from the company’s Kunene project area. Situated about 340 kilometers north of the company’s Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Project, Kunene represents a new light rare earth (LREE) opportunity, the officials said. “This discovery provides Namibia Critical Metals with …

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Mining communities need to grow in tandem with economic growth

Delegates at the Mining Indaba believe that it is imperative to grow economies first in mining communities as that will translate in economic growth for nations and the continent. An estimated 7,000 delegates from 90 countries are in Cape Town for the Investing in African Mining Indaba which started on …

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Hexagon scoops mining safety award

Hexagon’s operator alertness system for light vehicles has been voted winner of the 2019 Mining Magazine Safety award. The annual awards celebrate excellence in the mining industry, as voted by readers who are invited to recognize “outstanding commitment to advancing the state of play in mining”. “This year, we received …

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Namibia Critical Metals, JOGMEC conclude agreement

Namibia Critical Metals Inc. has signed an agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) to jointly explore, develop, exploit, refine and distribute mineral products from the company’s Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Project. The agreement provides JOGMEC with the right to earn a 50 percent interest in the …

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De Beers, RDI Diamonds inks deal

International diamond giant, De Beers Group Industry Services has announced a new collaboration with leading US wholesaler, RDI Diamonds Inc.   According to the company, RDI Diamonds Inc is to become its premier source of diamond grading reports.   The partnership marks De Beers Group Industry Services’ first step into …

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Etango developers optimistic in 2020

Bannerman Resources has invested into high-impact optimisation opportunities at its Etango Uranium Project. Brandon Munro, Bannerman’s Chief Executive Officer said the development is positioning the business for a sustained recovery in the sector while preserving shareholder value. “Uranium investors will remember 2019 as a disappointing year, with the sector dogged …

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Another NRF rating boosts Wits School of Mining

Wits University’s School of Mining Engineering has been further recognised with the award of a National Research Foundation (NRF) rating to a fifth member of staff. Associate Professor Bekir Genc has received an NRF C2 rating for his work on the management of spontaneous combustion risk in South Africa’s coalfields. …

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UK-AFRICA SUMMIT: Britain makes a small first step towards green technology

Climate campaigners have described the announcement by the British government to suspend financial support for thermal coal as a “small first step.” The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced at the inaugural UK-Africa summit that the government will suspend financial support for thermal coal as part of efforts to present …

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