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Mining News Pro - Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has expressed concern about the increased number of fatalities in the mining industry this year, compared with last year, during a virtual principals meeting.

Mining News Pro - Gender diversity in the mining sector has increased by just 1 per cent in the past year, according to Workplace Gender Equality Agency data.

Mining News Pro - Russia’s Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel, has launched an environmental risk management review in order to identify and better manage new climate change risks that are emerging.

Mining News Pro - Mining and exploration company Jervois Mining has appointed James May as CFO and executive GM of finance, as it advances the financing and construction of its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) in the US and the restart of the São Miguel Paulista (SMP) refinery in São Paulo, Brazil.

Mining News Pro - The coronavirus lockdown is hastening digitalisation and automation in the mining industry, major firms and their partners said this week, helping to get more work done at remote mines, even if operators are far away. That trend will drive down costs quicker, leading to smaller, cleaner mines where more can be done with fewer people, industry officials said at the IMARC mining conference in the Southeastern Australian city of Melbourne.

Mining News Pro - Northam has completed a private placement of domestic medium-term notes to the value of R1.33-billion in a bookbuild that was oversubscribed by 33%, under Northam’s R15-billion domestic medium-term note (DMTN) programme.

Mining News Pro - The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched three mining skills project hubs, including an apprenticeships hub that aims to put 5000 people into work.

Mining News Pro - Lynas Corporation is on track to commence the construction of its Kalgoorlie rare earth processing facility in Western Australia in mid-2021.

Mining News Pro - NRW is set to take over engineering company Primero Group for $100 million, an offer that have been agreed to by both company boards.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has committed 30 million yuan ($4.5 million) in funding to support projects at the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Joint Research Centre for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development.

Mining News Pro - Caldas Gold is raising C$85 million through a subscription receipt offering with a group of investors that will result in a new board and management, as well as a new name – Aris Gold.

Mining News Pro - The Minerals Council South Africa has expressed its concern about the sovereign ratings downgrades by agencies Moody’s and Fitch on November 20, which pushed South Africa deeper into “junk territory”.

Mining News Pro - The governor of Argentina’s southern Chubut province, Mariano Arcioni, is being criticized on social media after an environmentalist lawyer resurfaced a 2017 video where Arcioni states that mining should not be allowed in the region due to its polluting effects on the natural environment.

Mining News Pro - Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El-Molla, announced the launch of an exploration tender for iron, copper, phosphates, lead, kaolinite, potassium salt, white sand, Nasser Lake clay, and accompanying minerals.

Mining News Pro - In the 7th National Award for Mining Productivity and Mining Industries, IMPSACO succeeded to gain a 3-star award of efficiency award.

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group has awarded ABB a contract worth $35.6 million to provide variable speed drives and motors at its Iron Bridge project in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - American-listed Sierra Metals has announced the results of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) looking at the expansion of its Yauricocha mine, in Peru, and has said that it is also considering growth options at the Cusi mine, in Mexico.

Mining News Pro - Egypt has awarded 82 exploration blocks to 11 companies in an international bid round for mineral exploration, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said on Thursday.

Mining News Pro - South Australia has confirmed that mining employees considered as essential workers will be exempt from the state’s six-day lockdown.

Mining News Pro - Mining is anticipated to be the second hardest-hit industry in Australia should there be an inaction to mitigate climate change, according to Deloitte.