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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • BHP second-quarter iron-ore output up 3%, maintains forecast
    Global miner BHP on Thursday reported a 3% rise in second-quarter iron-ore production year over year and said it expects to meet its full-year target as prices for the steelmaking ingredient outperform forecasts. BHP's iron-ore output climbed to 72-million tonnes for the three months ended December 31 versus 70-million tonnes a year ago.
  • Canadian miners welcome new federal business ethics ombudsman
    Canada’s Liberal government has introduced a new federally mandated Ombudsman for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) to investigate human rights complaints about the overseas operations of Canadian companies. The watchdog will investigate complaints, and if warranted, make recommendations to remedy any business ethics infractions found.
  • WoodMac urges automakers to ‘get out their chequebooks’, secure energy metal supplies
    Auto manufacturers are ramping up strategies to cash in on the accelerating worldwide acceptance and demand for electric vehicles (EVs), prompting advice from research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie for automakers to ‘get out their chequebooks’ and take stakes in mines or new mine projects to lock-in future supply. WoodMac issued a statement on Tuesday, following news that Ford will boost its investment in EVs to $11-billion between 2015 and 2022 – a sharply higher figure than a previously announced target of $4.5-billion by 2020.