Africa Mining News

Ethiopians urge Gov’t to revoke permit for billionaire-owned gold mine

Demonstrators say the mine, owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi, has caused pollution, brith defects and other health issues.

Ivanhoe Mines secures long-term supply of treated bulk water for Platreef

Recycling of local, treated water is part of a sustainable approach to minimize Platreef’s environmental footprint.

Zimbabwe miner looking at refinery upgrade for battery grade lithium

Zimbabwe Mines Minister Winston Chitando said the country would generate revenue of $1.4bn over eight years from the Kamativi lithium project.

Death toll rises to seven at Sibanye mine as all trapped workers rescued

The deaths brings the number of people killed at the company's operations this year to at least 10.

Zimbabwe to sign $700 million coal-bed methane deal this month

The accord comes as President Mnangagwa courts foreign investment to rebuild an economy that halved in size since 2000 under former President Mugabe.

Four miners dead and three still missing at Sibanye-Stillwater mine

Two more quakes were felt Friday near the company's Masakhane gold mine, which cause search and rescue operations to be momentarily halted.

One miner dies after being trapped in South African gold mine

Sibanye-Stillwater said five of 13 miners trapped underground in a South African gold mine were rescued but one of the five had died.

The benefits and pitfalls of mining automation

Automated mining technologies require governments and the mining industry to consider how efficiency gains will change local mining communities.

Making a bad situation worse: Tanzania introduces further regulatory changes to the mining sector

The changes are part of a worrying trend of sweeping legislative and policy changes, implemented without consultation with stakeholders.

In response to CNN investigation, car manufacturer Daimler promises to audit cobalt supply 'to the mine'

Daimler has pledged to investigate its supply chain to ensure child labour is not being used to power its electric vehicles.

Sibanye's S.African gold output drops, expects to recover losses by year-end

Sibanye-Stillwater's gold output at its South African mines had been hit by by safety and operational disruptions in the first quarter.

Eight still trapped underground at Sibanye mine following seismic event

Contact has been made with three of the workers trapped at the company's Masakhane gold mine.

Glencore's Congo mining conundrum

The miner and commodities trader is embroiled in a legal tangle over its copper and cobalt operations in Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict and changes to regulations have deterred many mining firms.

Lucapa finds yet another large diamond in Angola

The 46-carat pink diamond is the largest coloured gem-quality stone ever recovered at the company's Lulo project.

S. Africa gold miners, workers reach settlement in historic silicosis case

The parties said they believed an out-of-court settlement was far preferable for all concerned than an inevitably lengthy and expensive litigation process .

Glencore is said to take Congo rift with Gertler to London court

The Swiss miner was granted a temporary injunction against the Israeli billionaire after petitioning the London court to rule against a Congolese judge’s decision last week to freeze assets at its Kamoto Copper project.

S.Africa gold miners to sign silicosis lawsuit settlement this week

Most claimants are black miners from South Africa and neighbouring countries such as Lesotho, whom critics say were not provided with adequate protection during and even after the Apartheid ended in 1994.

New CNN investigation finds children mining cobalt in Congo

The CNN team witnessed children working at the Musonoie river mine – washing and carrying cobalt ore in sacks – before being chased away by officials. CNN cameras even captured one mining ministry official slapping a child in the face once he realised he was being filmed.

Vedanta considers building zinc smelter in South Africa

Company is accelerating expansion of its African zinc operations to take advantage of a surge in zinc prices.

Glencore wins temporary injunction against billionaire Dan Gertler -FT

Gertler, who is the subject of U.S. sanctions, is owed some royalties by Glencore, but the London-listed company disputes the amounts claimed.

Battery metals supply crunch to slow near-term EVs growth — Moody's

Lack of new projects, investment deficit and increasing political risk will hit supply of cobalt, lithium, copper and nickel, key metals for making the batteries that power electric cars.

Botswana Diamonds, Vast Resources team up to explore in Zimbabwe

The two companies will exchange past exploration information on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe and form a jointly-owned special purpose vehicle to develop and exploit diamond resources.

Kal Tire Showcases Commitment to Southern Africa

At Electra Mining Africa 2018, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group demonstrates its strengths and ingenuity for servicing both underground and open cast mine operations

Halted Botswana diamond mine to be sold at online auction

The Lerala Mine was opened in 2008 and had to be shut twice due to weak sales, until it was placed under judicial management last year.

Why the lithium bears are wrong

What the bears seem to have in common is the belief that a rush of new lithium supply will soon hit the market.