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PGMs-linked hydrogen production on way with local electrolysers, 12J funding

15th February 2021 South African company Hydrox Holdings of Randburg is developing an advanced alkaline electrolyser to supply what it describes as “huge hydrogen demand”. The zero gap system will be the first locally produced electrolyser for South Africa and Africa, Hydrox states in a media release to Mining Weekly. 

On-The-Air (12/02/2021)

12th February 2021 Opportunities to boost our exports were outlined by a Europe-South Africa partnership this week; Alluvial diamond miners this week came up with a far-reaching plan to revive their shrinking industry; and A former Eskom executive this week launched a new company to help make the world a greener... 

Exploration presents huge upside potential if only South Africa can find the golden key

12th February 2021 South Africa is a mining nation but falls badly short when it comes to mineral exploration, despite the country being highly prospective. To reverse South Africa’s exploration inadequacy and turn its substantial mineral endowment to positive account, leading geologists are advocating a whole new... 

Export-efficiency projects in spotlight at Richards Bay Coal Terminal

12th February 2021 South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal is going all out to raise its export efficiency in a bid to counter ship queuing. With the R1.34-billion worth of stacker reclaimers and shiploaders provided in 2018 putting in solid performances, RBCT has now turned to debottlenecking conveyor projects... 

Green technology boost for African mining

12th February 2021 The key to unlocking value of Kabanga Nickel and enabling the full beneficiation of new era metals in Tanzania is an environment-friendly hydrometallurgy process that eliminates smelting and thus slashes the need for electricity. The Kabanga Nickel Hydromet process – which takes ore to refined... 

Exploration presents huge upside potential if only South Africa can find the golden key

12th February 2021 South Africa is a mining nation but falls badly short when it comes to mineral exploration, despite the country being highly prospective. To reverse South Africa’s exploration inadequacy and turn its substantial mineral endowment to positive account, leading geologists are advocating a whole new... 

Alluvial diamond miners outline way to save fast-shrinking industry

11th February 2021 The number of alluvial diamond operators is decreasing at an alarming rate. In 2004, there were 2 000 small diamond-mining companies, which employed close to 25 000 people, and now there are only about 200 operators employing only 5 000 people – a 90% decline. 

Vision Blue helping world to achieve green dream with high-return prospects for investors

10th February 2021 The world’s energy transition away from fossil fuels is a phenomenon that is not dependent on any assumptions about gross domestic product (GDP) growth or countries urbanising or industrialising. It is a phenomenon driven by international consensus that the carbon footprint of the world has to be... 

Platinum group metals outlook: constrained supply, very strong demand growth – WPIC

8th February 2021 The outlook for platinum group metals (PGMs) is one of constrained supply and very strong demand growth. “You’ve got the entire PGMs suite that is short and that certainly will translate into tight markets,” World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) Director of Research Trevor Raymond told Mining... 

On-The-Air (05/02/2021)

5th February 2021 South Africa’s mining industry is at the ready to make big investments into electricity generation. The Northern Cape this week received another boost with the announcement of a new mining development. This week’s Mining Indaba saw Botswana going all out to attract new investment in exploration. 

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