AfDB launches extractives sector project to stimulate domestic resource mobilization in Africa’s transitional countries
The African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has launched a first of its kind Financial Modelling for the Extractives Sector (FIMES) project aimed at strengthening domestic resource mobilization.
The trading of DRA Global’s shares commenced on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), giving South African investors an opportunity to invest in the diversified global engineering, project, and operations management company.
IronRidge Resources entered a conditional binding agreement with Piedmont Lithium to fully fund and fast track the Ewoyaa Lithium Project, part of the Company's Ghanaian Cape Coast Lithium Portfolio (CCLP), to production.
The agreement will see the DGCX and FMA collaborate on areas of mutual benefit, foster collaboration, and exchange knowledge around gold trading.
[Maroc] OCP S.A. procédé avec succès à une nouvelle emission obligataire Internationale pour 1,5 milliard USD
Conformément à l’autorisation de son Conseil d’Administration ainsi que de l’Assemblée Générale, OCP S.A. a annoncé avoir procédé avec succès à une émission obligataire sur les marchés internationaux pour un montant total de 1,5 milliard USD.
[Column] Tsheko Ratsheko: Environmental stewardship and the mining sector – powering a greener future
Responsible environmental stewardship is about protecting and preserving natural resources for the greater good of all our stakeholders.
Chariot completes acquisition of renewable and hybrid power developer focused on mining sector in Africa
Chariot Oil & Gas announced that further to the announcement on 23 March 2021 in respect of the acquisition of the business of AEMP, all conditions in the share purchase agreements and other related transactions agreements have now been satisfied.
The World Bank approved $65 million from the International Development Association (IDA), for the Natural Resources, Mining and Environmental Management Project in Guinea.
[South Africa] Afrimat acquires Gravenhage manganese mining right to further strengthen diversification
Afrimat, an open-pit mining Company providing industrial minerals, commodities, and construction materials, announced the acquisition of the Gravenhage manganese mining right and associated assets in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
Ivanhoe Mines announced it has pledged to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) at the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Coal mining company Seriti Resources confirms that all conditions precedent to its acquisition of South32 SA Coal Holdings Proprietary Limited (SAEC) have been fulfilled, and the sale is expected to be completed on 1 June 2021.
Mining company Centamin has awarded juwi and Giza Systems the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for its 36 MW solar farm and 7.5 MW battery-energy storage system at the Sukari gold mine, Eastern Desert in Egypt.
GoldStone Resources announced that mining and ore stacking at the Homase Mine within its Akrokeri-Homase Gold Project (AKHM), in Ghana has commenced with the first mined ore having been successfully stacked onto the heap leach pad.
Exxaro’s Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) initiative announced a collaboration with SAICA Enterprise Development (SAICA ED), to implement Financial Excellence Programme to allow the mining company’s suppliers enhance financial management systems.
Swedish engineering company Sandvik to acquire South African screens and feeders manufacturer Kwatani
Sandvik signed a deal to acquire the South African based company Kwatani, the supplier of screens and feeders for the mining industry.
PPC and Kgatelopele Lime announced they have reached an agreement for the sale of PPC Lime to Kgatelopele Lime for $39.1million.
Gold Fields Board of Directors gave the green light for the construction of a 40MW solar plant at the South Deep mine in South Africa. This follows the granting of a licence by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa in February this year.
Galiano Gold announced it has acquired 100% of ABG Mali Exploration SARL (ABG Mali) from a subsidiary of Barrick Gold for consideration paid of $1.5 million.
Galiano Gold announced that exploration work has commenced on its 100% owned Asumura property in Ghana.
Centamin announced it has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the 36MW solar farm and 7.5 MW battery-energy storage system at the Sukari Gold Mine (the Sukari solar plant) to juwi AG and Giza Systems in Egypt.
Woolpert has been selected to collect, process and deliver topographic mapping across more than one-quarter of Nigeria, or roughly 258,000 square kilometers, under a $4.4 million contract with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
Through this framework agreement, ITFC will also be extending its support to SMEs and private sector through financing facilities to local banks and financial institutions.
Anglo American announced the demerger of its thermal coal operations in South Africa, subject to the approval of Anglo American’s shareholders on 5 May 2021.
The Government of the Republic of Cameroon has notified Tower Resources Cameroon SA (TRCSA), that the President of the Republic has approved a further extension of the First Exploration Period of the Thali license.
The pace at which digital transformation has swept across industries continues to increase rapidly in response to Covid-19.
MIGA is planning to issue guarantees of up to $130.5 million to High Power Exploration (HPX) of the United States for investments into the pre-construction study phase of a high-grade, open-pit iron ore mine in Mount Nimba, southeastern Guinea.
For women business leaders in the Tarkwa and Bibiani area of Western Ghana, a trial programme run by Solidaridad might offer a path to financial independence and greater equality.
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), approved the issuing of a generation licence to GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary and Gold Fields Operations, to operate a 40MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant.
[South Africa] Sibanye-Stillwater enters battery metals sector through investment agreement with Keliber
Sibanye-Stillwater entered into an investment agreement with Keliber, expected to be implemented in March 2021, subject to the approval by the South African Reserve Bank.
Minbos Resources announced it has received firm commitments from sophisticated investors to subscribe for a placement of approximately 91.25 million fully paid ordinary shares (Shares) in the Company.
Mozambique is well-positioned to take advantage of this market boom, with mining operations already expanding across Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Manica, Maputo, Nampula, Niassa, Tete and Zambezia.
Gemcorp, an emerging markets trade and investment group, and ENDIAMA Mining have entered into a joint venture agreement to develop the Mulepe diamond deposit in Lunda Norte, Angola.
Endeavour Mining has entered into an agreement to sell its 85% interest in its non-core Agbaou mine in Côte d’Ivoire to Allied Gold Corp for a consideration of up to $80 million.
Glencore announced that its subsidiary Carlisa Investments, in which Glencore holds 81.2% of the shares, has signed an agreement with ZCCM Investments to transfer its 90% interest in Mopani Copper Mines.
Pan African Resources, juwi South Africa partner for construction of solar photovoltaic plant at Evander Mines
Pan African Resources has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with juwi South Africa to construct its 9.975MW solar photovoltaic plant at Evander Mines.
AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Independent Non - Executive Director Maria Ramos as the new Chair of the Board with immediate effect.
Great Dyke Investments, a Russian-backed project planning to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine, has sold a 4.4% stake to Fossil Mines, as Covid-19 disrupted fundraising for the venture.
Metalex Ventures Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire an interest in the 3,373 hectare Viljoenshof prospecting license from Invest in Property 126 (Pty) Ltd "IIP"
Egypt Petroleum Minister Tarek el Molla recently held a meeting with Nigerian Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Uchechukwu Ogah to discuss means of boosting bilateral cooperation.
Endeavour Mining and Teranga Gold have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Endeavour will acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Teranga by way of a Plan of Arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
Botswana Diamonds announced that drilling has commenced on its Thorny River and Marsfontein project areas in South Africa.
Botswana Diamonds announced that all the Conditions Precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have now been satisfied.
IFC invests in Mali mineral lime producer to boost agribusiness, support mining sectors’ local content
IFC announced an investment in Carrières et Chaux du Mali, to help the company increase production of agricultural lime and quicklime, essential inputs that will strengthen Mali's important agriculture and mining industries.
AngloGold Ashanti and Barrick Gold concluded the sale of their interest in Morila, which owns 80% of the Morila gold mine in Mali, to Firefinch for $28.8 million.
Internationally diversified gold producer Nordgold, has equipped its new West Africa Training Centre located near the Lefa mine in Guinea, with a CYBERMINE Full-Mission Simulator.
The cross-industry initiative “Cobalt for Development” has started trainings for twelve artisanal mining cooperatives in October in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Zambia launched its Export Diversification Strategy in Gold and Gemstone Mining, to guide the formalization of the sector and stop illegal trading of the commodities in the country.
Exploration and development mining company Galileo announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of Africibum and its interests in the North East Kalahari Copper Belt project in Botswana.
BUA Cement has appointed Jacques Piekarski, as the new Chief Financial Officer.
Shanta Gold, East Africa-focused gold producer announced the expansion of processing capacity at the New Luika Gold Mine (NLGM).
IMPACT’s newest report reveals how the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) illicit gold trade continues to thrive despite efforts to clean up the sector.
After a first export of gold, IMPACT and the European Union announced a traceability and due diligence system from mine site to the international market for artisanal gold from Côte d’Ivoire has been successfully implemented as part of the Just Gold project.
AngloGold Ashanti announced that all conditions precedent have been met with respect to the sale of its remaining mines in South Africa to Harmony Gold Mining Company.
BUA Group signed an agreement with Axens of France for the supply of process technologies for its upcoming 10million tonnes per annum mega refinery and petrochemicals facility to be sited in Akwa-ibom, Nigeria.
Namibia Critical Metals announced it has entered into a drawdown equity financing facility with Alumina Partners (Ontario), an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Alumina Partners, LLC.
AngloGold Ashanti and Barrick Gold have agreed to sell their effective 80% stake in the Morila Gold Mine in Mali, to Mali Lithium.
[South Africa] Orange Business Services and De Beers Marine tap into IoT to enhance crew safety in offshore mining
Orange Business Services and De Beers Marine South Africa have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery.
Shanta Gold, East Africa-focused gold producer, has completed the acquisition of 100% shares of Barrick’s subsidiary Acacia Exploration Kenya (AEKL) from three subsidiaries of Barrick Gold.
The minerals — tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, known as 3TG, that lie both deep underground and right on the surface in this part of Africa are essential to the worldwide silicon manufacturing industry.
Awalé Resources reports that phase 2 drill program has commenced at the Empire gold discovery on the Odienné project in northwest Côte d'Ivoire.
Accenture and global mining company Anglo American have signed an agreement to extend Accenture’s role as a strategic IT services provider to 2023.
Jubilee Metals announced that in line with its stated strategy to expand operations in Zambia, it has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with a private Zambian company securing the rights to process 2 million tonnes copper Run-Of-Mine material.
AngloGold Ashanti appointed Dr Kojo Busia as an Independent Non-Executive Director to its board, effective 1 August 2020. He will serve as a member of the Investment Committee and the Social and Ethics and Sustainability Committee.
World Bank approves $100m to improve decentralized services, management of extractive sector in Niger
The World Bank approved a $100 million financing from the International Development Association (IDA) credit and grant to strengthen local governments’ capacity and extractive sector management in Niger.
South Africa responded swiftly to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency for structural reforms, according to a new OECD report.
The Board of Directors of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) has allowed the opening of foreign currency escrow accounts by petroleum and mining operators.
Australian exploration company Pensana Rare Earths has listed its Longonjo project in Angola on the London Stock Exchange, representing the U.K.’s first resources-focused IPO since COVID-19.
Integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol and Enaex, a subsidiary of the Sigdo Koppers Group, announced the start of new explosives joint venture Enaex Africa operations in Southern Africa.
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are strengthening their partnership through formalised technical cooperation to accelerate technology development in Africa.
Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons signed its first mining contracts with three international companies for the exploration of mineral resources in the Rio Muni region.
Rosgeo and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea have signed contracts for the initial phase of seismic acquisition in transit zone and state geological mapping in the Rio Muni area.
About 1.5 million more South Africans will from 1 May return to work as government begins to lift a fraction of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
[South Africa] Construction, manufacturing businesses temporarily halt operations amid Covid-19, survey
The results of a rapid response survey conducted by Stats SA during the lockdown was has been released.
Khopoli Investments, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power completed the sale of the Company’s entire stake in Cennergi, a South African joint venture to Exxaro Resources, for an amount of ZAR 1.550 million.
Nordgold has signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction agreement with SUMEC to design and construct a 33 megawatt power plant at its Lefa mine, one of the largest gold mines in Guinea.
Mining companies have been affected by COVID-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage social distancing have meant that mining projects have either slowed or been put on hold until further notice.
As part of the global supply footprint development strategy in its Minerals operations, Metso is initiating consultations to evaluate the potential closure or other alternatives for its operations in Vereeniging, South Africa.
BP Angola has increased its financial grant to $6.1 million over four years to support the work in Angola of British landmine clearance charity the HALO Trust.
A group of Black Industrialists from South Africa will get an opportunity to seek investment and trade opportunities in Tanzania when they participate in a trade mission to Dar es Salaam this month.
In an effort to create an efficient group structure and adapt to a more diverse portfolio, Sibanye-Stillwater has acquired 100% of the Sibanye Gold, with a new listing of Sibanye-Stillwater shares on the JSE.
AngloGold Ashanti together with the President of the Republic of Ghana and other stakeholders gathered in Ghana to commemorate the return to production, productivity, and profitability of the Obuasi mine, six years after it was closed down.
The Mandela Mining Precinct, supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), is working on an innovation that will improve safety and efficiency in the mining sector.
AfDB allocates €1.2 million to train policymakers in boosting mining revenues in 8 African countries
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated a €1.2 million grant to provide training to help resource-rich countries improve their mining revenues in Africa.
Kinross Gold Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tasiast Mauritanie Limited S.A., has signed a definitive loan agreement for up to US$300 million for its Tasiast operation in Mauritania with the IFC.
Metso to provide high-performance crushing, material handling equipment to Venetia diamond mine, South Africa
Metso will deliver high-performance crushing and material handling equipment to the De Beers Group Venetia mine, located in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced that the corporation has publicly opened bids from 14 companies for the financing and redevelopment of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 119.
Absa acted as Joint Global Coordinator, Bookrunner, Mandated Lead Arranger and Facility Agent on the refinancing and upsizing of Harmony's existing U$350m term loan and revolving credit facility with a new 3+1 year U$400m term loan.
Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, after the UK pledged its support for demining charity The HALO Trust.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will implement a project to eliminate mercury and improve the gold supply chain in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Burkina Faso.
A South African business delegation is in Luanda, Angola in search of export market as part of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has approved a mining right for Orion Minerals, paving the way for the development of a R4 billion copper-zinc project in the Northern Cape.
A group of 25 South African business people is in Perth, Australia in search of trade and investment opportunities as part of the Outward Selling Mission organised and funded by the dti.
The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) measured 52.1 index points in July, up from 46.2 in June.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a $60 million investment in Iluka Resources’ Sierra Rutile Limited to partner with the resources company as it expands its operations in Sierra Leone.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a $40 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to strengthen the capacity and governance of the mining sector in Mali.
Most of the South African companies that were funded by dti to participate in the 15th edition of the DRC Mining Week exhibition say it has produced good trade leads and tangible results for them.
Speaking during the Development bank of South Africa (DBSA) Investment Summit in Ghana, the South African High Commissioner to Ghana stated that South Africa regards Ghana as a strategic partner on the continent.
IFC and MIGA, members of the World Bank Group, have announced a $460 million debt and guarantee package to support the sustainable development of the Guinea Alumina Corporation bauxite project.
The Board of Directors of Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Namibia, have approved the construction of the first ever custom-built diamond recovery vessel.
Saudi Arabia’s largest mining company, Ma’aden, will make its first international acquisition with the purchase of an African Fertilizer distribution company.