• Out of the ordinary

    Out of the ordinary

    An increasing demand for rare earth elements for use in high-tech applications is potentially promising for several African mining projects.

    Value chain

    Value chain

    African countries are eager to process raw minerals locally to help strengthen their own economies.

    Showing its metal

    Showing its metal

    Emerging South African miners may have made a clever bet on manganese, despite the weak world economy.

    Atomic power

    Atomic power

    Uranium demand is seen to be on the rise with several countries recently expanding their nuclear capacity.

    Steel will

    Steel will

    Africa still has some huge iron ore deposits but these look likely to stay in the ground a bit longer.