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ypc Sihe NhlekoAfter serving as YPC Chairperson since the establishment of the YPC two years ago, Tshepo Mmola (right) hands over to the YPC Chairperson 2017/2018 Sihe Nhleko (left).

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Nutrien sells 14% stake in Israel Chemicals for $700m
    Crop inputs and services provider Nutrien has agreed to sell its nearly 14% stake in Israel Chemicals through a private secondary offering of all of the 176.09-million shares it owns. NYSE- and TSX-listed Nutrien expects to receive about $700-million in net proceeds from the transaction, which is expected to close on January 23, subject to conditions.
  • Top 10 zinc miner Trevali lifts 2018 guidance 140% as zinc powers to 10 yr high
    Canadian zinc miner Trevali Mining expects to produce 140% more zinc during 2018, following a transformational 2017 that saw it produce a record 177.4-million payable pounds of zinc, the company announced on Monday. The 2017 output was boosted by the September to December 2017 production from the newly acquired Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, and the Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia, which it acquired from Glencore on August 31. Production for the se assets from April 1 to August 31, was treated as part of the working capital adjustments captured in the purchase price calculation.
  • As stockpiles fall, which metals are really in tight supply?
    Stocks of industrial metals in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses fell more than 40 percent last year and further declines are expected in 2018, which should in theory signal tighter supplies and fuel a blistering price rally. But rising inventories of metals at smaller rival exchanges suggest the real supply picture is more mixed.