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Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman

Sibanye-Stillwater highlights its full confidence in price-hit platinum group metals

Updated 59 minutes ago

While the operating environment remains challenging, with macro-economic and geo-political uncertainty persisting, the medium- to long-term view of Sibanye-Stillwater remains largely unchanged on... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu

South Africa's Menar clinches mining MoU with government of Gabon

Updated 3 hours ago

South Africa’s consistently advancing mining investment company Menar has signed a memorandum of agreement with the government of Gabon. “We think that Gabon is one of the promising countries when... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.

New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam

4th March 2024

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam

1st March 2024

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


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On-The-Air (01/03/2024)

1st March 2024

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 


Paul Dunne

Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation

1st March 2024

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.

Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer

1st March 2024

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


Palladium bars.

Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy

1st March 2024

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.

Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserves, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A

1st March 2024

New York- and Toronto-listed mining company Barrick has replaced more than 140% of its gold reserves in the last five years and more importantly at the same grade, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.

BMW’s hydrogen-fuelled cars take to local streets for first time

1st March 2024

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller

Implats expecting phased reduction in group output

29th February 2024

A phased reduction in group output owing to a probable decline in production from Impala Canada and Mimosa in Zimbabwe is likely from platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia regional director Themba Mkhwanazi.

Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo

29th February 2024

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller.

Low prices hit profitability of strongly producing Implats

29th February 2024

The significant decline in platinum group metal (PGM) prices during 2023 has resulted in notably lower group profitability, despite disciplined cost control across several operations, PGMs mining... 


Harmony Gold FD Boipelo Lekubo.

Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations, uranium surprises on upside

29th February 2024

Green electrons are being generated as planned at Harmony Gold’s 30 MW first phase of renewable energy generation, which is now fully integrated into the mining company’s Tshepong South and North... 


Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp.

Harmony Gold board approves R7.9bn project on back of superb half-year results

28th February 2024

The board of mining company Harmony Gold has approved the commencement of a R7.9-billion life-of-mine (LoM) extension project at the rich Mponeng gold mine in the West Wits region of South Africa's... 


Cleaner-fuelled Anglo ship built by Shanghai shipbuilder.

Anglo’s tenth emission-cutting ship contributing to cleaner, greener maritime industry

28th February 2024

The contribution of diversified mining company Anglo American to a cleaner, greener maritime industry is highlighted by this week’s delivery of the last of ten emission-cutting ships. The maiden... 


Euro Sun Mining CEO Grant Sboros.

South African leading critical mining project in Romania where red tape is being cut

27th February 2024

Toronto-listed Euro Sun Mining, headed by South African CEO Grant Sboros, is advancing a development-stage gold and copper project in Romania, a country which is reportedly shedding its rigidly... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.

Hive Hydrogen signs wind power deal for R105bn Eastern Cape green ammonia plant

27th February 2024

Hive Hydrogen South Africa has signed an agreement with Genesis Eco-Energy to implement 372 MW of wind power in the Western Cape, in support of the development of its R105-billion green ammonia... 


Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.

South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia

26th February 2024

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 


The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project involves the recovery of rare earths from gypsum and waste dumps.

Likely lifespan boost for critical rare earths project in South Africa’s Limpopo province

26th February 2024

South Africa’s rare earths project in Limpopo has received a distinctly possible lifespan boost to more than 16 years following an updated bulk density calculation, which has enlarged the likely... 


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On-The-Air (23/02/2024)

23rd February 2024

Martin Creamer discusses phosphate, junior miners and clean electricity. 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.

Crucial to pair agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears

23rd February 2024

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.

Noise-induced hearing loss now top mining health condition

23rd February 2024

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.

Coal-line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet

23rd February 2024

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


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Junior mining fund is a start, but should not be seen as the end game

23rd February 2024

The Junior Mining Exploration Fund just launched by the Industrial Development Corporation and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is a start but must not end up as the finish.... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.

Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential

20th February 2024

Okiep Copper Company, which mining company Newmont established in 1937, is today one of the 100%-owned subsidiaries of South Africa’s Copper 360, the only pure copper play listed on the... 


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On-The-Air (16/02/2024)

16th February 2024

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.

Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely

16th February 2024

Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at South Africa's large Hillside Aluminium operation in... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.

Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals

16th February 2024

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model on the continent

16th February 2024

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


Aerial view of Richards Bay Coal Terminal.

Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet

16th February 2024

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 


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Let’s all do our bit to put South Africa back on an upward economic trajectory

16th February 2024

As the Investing in African Mining Indaba event highlighted in Cape Town last week, our continent hosts, in considerable volume, very many of the minerals needed for the just energy transition and... 


Palladium bars.

Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy

15th February 2024

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.

Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserve, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A

15th February 2024

New York- and Toronto-listed mining company Barrick has replaced more than 140% of its gold reserves in the last five years and more importantly at the same grade, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.

Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better

14th February 2024

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.

Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition

13th February 2024

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.

2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO

12th February 2024

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).

Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer

9th February 2024

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


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On-The-Air (09/02/2024)

9th February 2024

Martin Creamer discusses water, railway lines and stopping noise-induced hearing loss.  


From top left clockwise, RBCT CEO Alan Waller, RBCT chairperson Nosipho Damasane, Acting Transnet CEO Michelle Phillips and Acting Transnet Freight Rail CE Russell Baatjies.

New public-private rail corridor pact already boding well – RBCT

9th February 2024

The three-month-old mutual cooperation agreement that the private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) signed with State rail enterprise Transnet in November is already boding well, RBCT... 


VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.

Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing

9th February 2024

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 


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