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Martin Creamer

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South Africa has 22 operating manganese mines – AmaranthCX ­

28th September 2020 South Africa has 22 operating manganese mines, with only four of them owned in part by Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)-listed companies, AmaranthCX director Paul Miller has calculated. All are in the Northern Cape, except for four small mines well outside the Northern Cape in the North West,... 

Green hydrogen economy growing rapidly – Hatch

25th September 2020 At Glencore’s Raglan Mine, in Canada, a closed loop, microgrid system converts excess wind power to hydrogen, which is then stored in tanks. During periods of low wind power, a fuel cell produces electricity from the stored hydrogen, and within the facility are also innovations such as a battery... 

On-The-Air (25/09/2020)

25th September 2020 Calls were made this week for unused mine land to be made available for agricultural development; Namibia and South Africa are ahead in Southern Africa’s plan to generate green hydrogen for export; and Some gold mining companies are considering locking in the high gold price by selling it forward. 

Platinum has potential to be $35bn-a-year industry – Minerals Council

25th September 2020 Instead of being the $11-billion-a -year type industry that it is today, the platinum business has the potential to be a $35-billion-a-year industry by 2050, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Wednesday. Baxter made this statement in response to a question put to him during a... 

Significant growth in fuel cells and hydrogen is now almost certain

25th September 2020 Significant growth in fuel cells and hydrogen is now almost certain and the prize for South Africa remains potentially large. That is the view of E4tech director Professor Dr David Hart of Switzerland, expressed in an address to a fuel cell webinar hosted by Nedbank CIB on Tuesday. (Also watch... 

Promoting hydrogen economy should be No 1 priority – RBPlat’s Phiri

25th September 2020 Promoting the hydrogen economy should be South Africa’s number one priority, Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri said on Wednesday. Speaking during a panel discussion on the current state of the platinum group metals industry at the virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, Phiri said that this... 

Platinum must grab on to the coattails of the hydrogen economy with all the strength that it has

25th September 2020 A few years back, platinum group metals mining analysts would fight shy of including hydrogen economy pull in their demand calculations. Today, that’s all changed and they’re falling over themselves to include every last bit of it in future value data. This comes at a time when governments the... 

Green hydrogen study integrating SADC ahead of trillion dollar market emergence

23rd September 2020 A German-funded project to develop a green hydrogen atlas across Southern Africa is integrating the Southern African Development Community (SADF) region ahead of the projected opening up of a trillion dollar market going into the future. Funded €5.7-million by the Germany Federal Ministry of... 

Authorities laudably supportive of grid-tied Pan African solar project – coordinator

22nd September 2020 The authorities have been laudably supportive of the R150-million grid-tied photovoltaic solar project that is to be built to supply electricity to Pan African Resources’ highly successful Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant in Evander, Mpumalanga. The nigh-10 MW solar plant, which is expected to... 

AngloGold reinstates guidance on growing certainty

21st September 2020 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti on Monday reinstated annual guidance on improved operating certainty amid the Covid-19 pandemic and in anticipation of the conclusion of the sale of its South African assets at the end of this month. All conditions precedent have been met with respect to the... 

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