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American Vanadium announces first CellCube installation in New York

US vanadium project developer and renewable energy technology purveyor American Vanadium on Wednesday unveiled plans to demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system in partnership with the New York State Research and...
23rd April 2014

Orbite Aluminae ‘turns a corner’, focus shifts to project execution

A recent $10-million equity by provincial investment vehicle Investissement Quebec in alumina producer Orbite Aluminae – the second investment from a government source this year – underlined the fact that the firm had “turned a corner”...
13th March 2014

Anglo appoints new CEO of SA coal business

Anglo American has appointed Themba Mkhwanazi chief executive of its coal business in South Africa. Mkhwanazi is currently Rio Tinto's regional GM for America, the company said in a statement this week. His appointment, which is effective in...
5th March 2014

Finding the true value in resource statements

ROBERT FRIEDLAND The best junior CEO is someone like Ivanhoe CEO Robert Friedland, who comes in and sells out – the  reality is you do not want them to build their own mines By Benjamin Cox At the time of the Voisey’s Bay nickel project discovery in Canada, an industry legend – I cannot remember who it was – said that the rocks do not know that Friedland owns them. Rocks don’t care about management and,...
28th February 2014

Santos appoints Pioneer Natural Resources exec to board

Australian oil and gas major Santos has appointed Scott Sheffield to its board as an independent nonexecutive director, effective from Monday. Sheffield is chairperson and CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources Company, which is listed on the NYSE and...
24th February 2014
Breaking News

Hopes raised for a more bullish mining sector

Nothing is new under the sun. Consider this commentary from the second century BCE Huainanzi that describes the effects of an even more ancient Chinese resource super cycle: “When the age of decadence arrived, people cut rocks from the...
24th January 2014

Chinese, US macroeconomic developments raise hopes for a more bullish mining sector

Nothing is new under the sun. Consider this commentary from the 2nd century BCE Huainanzi that describes the effects of an even more ancient Chinese resource super cycle: “When the age of decadence arrived, people cut rocks from the mountains,...
24th January 2014
Company Announcement

Matrovosa mine (Polyus Gold holding) chooses Hermes Datacomms to provide their primary network via satellite for Russia PDF Available

Hermes Datacomms, a key specialist providing managed networks for the Upstream Oil & Gas and Mining sectors worldwide, has secured a 3 year contract from Matrovosa mine (Polyus Gold holding) to provide a satellite communications network in the...
9th January 2014

Patriot Coal emerges a well-capitalised private firm after Chapter 11 recast

Eastern US-focused coal producer Patriot Coal on Wednesday announced that it had emerged from an 18-month long Chapter 11 reorganisation as a well-capitalised private company, with a competitive cost structure and a streamlined operating profile....
19th December 2013

Remembering Madiba

Former President Nelson Mandela was hailed on Tuesday as a champion of reconciliation as world leaders, international guests and ordinary South Africans gathered for his Memorial Service at FNB stadium. Three years ago, South Africans packed the...
10th December 2013
Tributes to Nelson Mandela

SA: Statement by the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa, pays tribute to Nelson Mandela (06/12/2013)

The American Chamber of Commerce wishes to express our untold sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela. Our deepest sympathies are with the Mandela family. His loss is one shared by every single man and woman who believes in the ideals he embodied.
6th December 2013

World bows in respect to Mandela

The death Thursday of South Africa's liberation leader and first democratic president Nelson Mandela triggered an unprecedented worldwide chorus of awed respect. Statesmen, resistance leaders, Nobel laureates and prisoners of conscience have died...
6th December 2013
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