All articles by Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell is a senior editor at Investment Monitor, with a specialisation in emerging markets. He covered foreign investment in Latin America for 13 years and for the past three years has lived in sub-Saharan Africa and written widely about the subject from that continent's perspective. Previously, in London, he was editor of Investment Adviser and news editor of Financial Adviser, both of which belong to the Financial Times Group

Jason Mitchell

“Delivering positive outcomes”: Business for Development on mine rehabilitation

Jason Mitchell speaks to John Cook, the director of African operations at Business for Development, which aims to rehabilitate out-of-use mining sites in Africa.

Opinion: Africa needs improved governance to reap the full benefits of new mining projects

Jason Mitchell argues that the energy transition creates huge economic opportunities for African countries but that new mining projects must be balanced with environmental protection and a fair distribution of profits.

How African miners rely on London for project financing

Africa is currently home to around 30% of the world’s mineral reserves and could see considerable interest for mining amid the energy transition. But, as Jason Mitchell asks, where will all the financing come from?

“Extremely profitable”: In conversation with Scotgold Resources

Jason Mitchell speaks to Phillip Day of Scotgold Resources about its development of Scotland’s first commercial gold mine and plans to ramp up its future production.

“The first of its type in Australia”: in conversation with Iluka Resources’s Tom O’Leary

Jason Mitchell speaks to Tom O’Leary of Iluka Resources about its plans to develop a fully-integrated refinery for the production of separated rare earth oxides, including neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium and terbium.

Mining and gas sectors expected to lead FDI into Africa in 2023

After a disappointing 2022, FDI in Africa looks set for a strong 2023 thanks to some lucrative mining and gas projects.

Opinion: the Western world must end China’s stranglehold of rare earths

Jason Mitchell argues that the war in Ukraine has shown why it is absolutely vital that the United States and the Western world develop their own supply chain for rare earth elements.

Opinion: South Africa must regulate artisanal mining carefully

South Africa must be careful about the way in which it regulates artisanal mining. Otherwise, thousands of miners could lose their livelihoods.

Major project status: Ardea on the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project

Boasting around 830 million tonnes of nickel, the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project is one of the most exciting in Australia.

No sacrifices: inside nickel mining in the Philippines

The Philippines could become a significant player in the global nickel industry after a moratorium on new mining was lifted last year.