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Nutrien CEO Ken Seitz
Nutrien cuts guidance, curtails potash mine as port strike drags on
11th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Nutrien is curtailing production at a Saskatchewan potash mine because of a dockworkers’ strike in Vancouver, the main hub through which it exports the crop input. The Canadian miner said the... 

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NT welcomes Wonarah advances
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government on Monday welcomed ASX-listed Avenira’s signing of a mining agreement with the Arruwurra Aboriginal Corporation to continue to develop its Wonarah phosphate... 

Emmerson retains focus on Khemisset ESIA approval
6th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Potash development company Emmerson states that the environmental- and social- impact assessment (ESIA) approval process for its Khemisset project, in Morocco, remains the key priority for the... 

BCI in potential offtake and equity deal
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed BCI Minerals rose by nearly 11% on Tuesday on news that the company had signed a non-binding offtake memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s PT Mineral... 

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WA strengthens critical minerals ties with Indonesia
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has signed a Plan of Action with Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) powering critical minerals investment and opportunities between the two... 

Centrex signs another offtake deal
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Centrex has signed a binding offtake agreement for phosphate from its Ardmore phosphate mine, in Queensland. Under the two-and-a-half-year agreement with agricultural firm Ravensdown,... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

Kropz records further phosphate sale, annual results delayed
30th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Kropz has announced further sales of 33 000 t of phosphate concentrate from Kropz Elandsfontein, in South Africa, during June, bringing sales to date to 130 000 t. Kropz also notes that... 

Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 

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Rainbow signs agreement to obtain full ownership of Phalaborwa
28th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths mining company Rainbow Rare Earths has signed an agreement with phosphate mining company Bosveld Phosphates to ensure it obtains 100% ownership of the Phalaborwa rare earths project, in... 

BCI strikes offtake deal with Itochu
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has inked an offtake term-sheet with Japanese trading and investment firm Itochu for the supply of high-purity salt from the Mardie project, in Western Australia.... 

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Qld unveils its own critical minerals plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has unveiled its own Critical Minerals Strategy, which would oversee a A$245-million investment into growing Queensland’s critical mineral sector. Premier Annastacia... 

Miners must limit environmental impacts - King
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s mining and downstream processing companies would need to move to a more sustainable footing in order to benefit from the future demand of critical minerals, federal Resources Minister... 

WA's mining contributed A$98.9bn to economy in 21-22 - CME
26th June 2023

An annual survey into the Western Australian resources sector has found that the state’s mining, energy and contractor industries contributed a direct A$98.98-billion to Australia’s economy in... 

Afrimat, Galileo sign addendum to Glenover acquisition agreement
23rd June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Galileo Resources has noted progress in relation to JSE-listed Afrimat’s option to buy, for R300-million, shares in and shareholder loans made to Glenover Phosphate in which Galileo has... 

Morocco's OCP plans $7-billion green ammonia plant to avert supply problems
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's OCP plans to invest $7-billion in an ammonia plant using green hydrogen, produced from renewable fuel, it told Reuters, as one of the world's biggest phosphates and fertiliser companies... 

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BCI flags A$500m cost blow-out and delayed production
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has flagged a A$500-million cost blow-out at its Mardie potash project, in Western Australia, while also warning of delays to first production. The company on... 

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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 

Minbos awards EPC for Cabinda
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Minbos Resources is advancing the development of its Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola, awarding a $4.25-million engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract... 

Australia's ANZ looks to expand lending to critical minerals sector
14th June 2023 By: Reuters

Australian lender ANZ Group is looking at opportunities to invest more in the critical minerals sector as part of its efforts to support decarbonisation and has recently backed its first... 

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Kalium Lakes flags funding needs
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Kalium Lakes on Wednesday told shareholders that the company would require additional long-term funding for its Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project over the next two financial... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 

Marula strengthens management team
6th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has strengthened its management team with a number of key appointments, including that of Tokkas van Heerden as COO.... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 

Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 

Cabinda clears environmental hurdle
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola, has been granted key environmental approval licenses for construction activities, owner Minbos Resources said on Friday. The company told shareholders... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 

Chinese EV battery maker Gotion mulls factory in Morocco
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's government and China-based battery maker Gotion High Tech have agreed to look into setting up an electric vehicle battery plant in the kingdom with up to $6.3-billion in eventual... 

Mzila Mthenjane has been appointed CEO of the Minerals Council South Africa
Exxaro's Mthenjane to succeed Baxter as Minerals Council CEO
31st May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa has officially appointed mining and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources' stakeholder affairs executive head Mzila Mthenjane as its new CEO. He will take over... 

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New atlas showcases critical minerals potential
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia has developed an atlas of sites across Australia pinpointing previously mined and discarded rock and earth which could help boost Australia’s global position as a clean energy... 

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