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Another president confirms for Indaba

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Wonie Bio has confirmed his attendance for the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking place in Cape Town from 3 – 6 February 2020. Sierra Leone has large reserves of diamonds, iron ore, rutile and...

Ivanplats capitalises on commodity prices

Ivanhoe Mines’ co-chairmen Robert Friedland and Yufeng Miles Sun announced that the company’s South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, is fast-tracking a feasibility study on a smaller-scale, early-stage development plan using Shaft 1. The shaft will...

Mine support yields positive matric results

A week before the 2020 academic year started, the department of education announced the 2019 matric results. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga announced that the class of 2019 achieved an 81.3% pass rate. Exxaro’s Education and Learner...

DRC president confirmed for Indaba

Investing in African Mining Indaba has confirmed the attendance of DRC President Felix Tshisekedi at this year’s conference, which takes place from 3 – 6 February 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The president will be...

South32 assists with Australian bush fires

Various organisations have offered assistance to Australia since the country was ravaged by bush fires towards the end of 2019. South32 was among the companies that provided assistance with a AU$500 000 pledge to the Australian Red Cross in...

Sibanye-Stillwater cements partnership with DRDGOLD

Sibanye-Stillwater announced that it has exercised its option to subscribe for additional ordinary shares of DRDGOLD to attain a 50.1% shareholding in DRDGOLD. The option was exercised on 8 January 2020 in terms of the DRDGOLD option agreement...

Investment battlefield back at Mining Indaba 2020

The Investment Battlefield was launched in 2017 and has become a highlight at of the Investing in African Mining Indaba. The exciting ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event provides a platform for junior mining companies with a market cap below $50m to pitch...

China’s role in electric vehicles

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2019 China’s growing energy needs are increasingly met by renewables, natural gas and electricity. The scale of China’s future electricity demand and the challenge of...

Rio Tinto steps in to assist with fires in Australia

In an effort to assist people affected by Australia’s bushfires, Rio Tinto has donated an additional A$750 000 to the Red Cross’ disaster relief and recovery efforts. It adds to the A$250 000 Rio Tinto donated to the Red Cross in November, bringing...