22 Sep 2020

Gold contributes to SDGs

22 September 2020 – Gold contributes to SDG’s. This is the message from the World Gold Council (WGC). To coincide with the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General […]
21 Sep 2020

When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja

21 September 2020 – When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja. Not many South Africans have travelled to Nigeria. Less than a handful have  started up their […]
16 Sep 2020

Côte d’Ivoire gold can now be traced from pit to market

16 September 2020 – Côte d’Ivoire gold can now be traced from pit to market. After first export of gold, IMPACT and the European Union announced that a traceability and […]
16 Sep 2020

Investors should beware of PEAs

16 September 2020 – Preliminary economic assessments (PEAs) are no foundation for production decisions in mining projects and serve little basis for detailed value-creation forecasts. “The dire state of the […]
13 Sep 2020

Angola’s fertile opportunities

13 September 2020 – I have been following developments in Angola closely for a while, and the more I look at Australian company Minbos Resources’ Cabinda phosphate project in Angola, […]
13 Sep 2020

Tongo is a gem

My pick of the week is ASX listed Newfield Resources’ Tongo diamond mine in Sierra Leone. Although the diamond market is currently in the doldrums, it is bound to recover […]
12 Sep 2020

SA coal company resettles community

12 September 2020 – The biggest South African coal mining company has successfully resettled a local community at one of its mines in Mpumalanga. Local community members are preparing to […]
9 Sep 2020

Alphamin hits the tin jackpot

By L M Louw The article was first published by Core Consultants on Alphamin Resources 09 September 2020 – Alphamin Resources’ is the only company that has delivered on […]
5 Sep 2020

When operating in Africa, do what Bristow does

Develop local skills and empower African communities By LM Louw 05 September 2020 – Developing local skills and empowering host communities is a non-negotiable for companies operating in Africa. Mark […]
4 Sep 2020

Health workers tackle SA mining’s social issues

04 September 2020 – A new initiative called the Impact Catalyst is making a difference in the mining communities of South Africa. The initiative is a partnership between Anglo American, […]
3 Sep 2020

SA’s junior diamond miners need support

03 September 2020 – South Africa’s junior and small-scale diamond mining sector, once a thriving contributor to the economy, is on its knees, mostly because of regulatory uncertainty and government […]
31 Aug 2020

Gas in SA’s pipeline

In one of the most exciting projects in South Africa at the moment, ASX and JSE listed Renergen has invited bidders to apply for the allocation of gas in South […]
31 Aug 2020

CBM in Botswana is the pick of the week

31 August 2020 – My pick of the week is Kalahari Energy Botswana (KEB) and Tlou Energy’s Coal Bed Methane (CBM) projects close to the village of Mmashoro in the […]
30 Aug 2020

Exxaro empowers through agriculture

Exxaro Resources, one of the biggest resource companies in South Africa, has set the tone for mining companies to empower their host communities through agriculture and access to land and […]
26 Aug 2020

Mining companies collaborate in search of African riches

By LM Louw 26 August 2020 – In a bid to find new deposits in Africa, and to mitigate any adverse impacts, multinational mining companies and other stakeholders have decided […]
24 Aug 2020

Tunisian quarry targets European glass market

24 August 2020 – A Tunisian sand quarry has partnered up with a Northern Ireland engineering company to turn a sand quarry that once focused on building materials into a […]
23 Aug 2020

Ncondezi warms up Mozambique coal boilers

23 August 2020 – Coal mining in Mozambique got a boost when AIM listed Ncondezi Energy recently submitted a Transmission Integration Study to government owned Electricidad de Moçambique (EDM) for […]
20 Aug 2020

Regional Integration: the tool to create African wealth

Regional integration in Africa By: Khaled Sherif 20 August 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework […]