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26th April 2023

This week: Anglo’s 680 MW prioritised first-wave renewable energy projects on way; and, Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode 

Green hydrogen storage
Demand driving hydrogen projects pipeline, but few have started construction
25th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A growing demand for more sustainably produced hydrogen is driving the development of low-carbon hydrogen projects, but challenges in terms of cost competitiveness, transport, offtakers and... 

XIF licence renewal legal judgment in Botswana expected in August, says Tsodilo
25th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

International diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources, following oral argument in the High Court in Maun, Botswana, with respect to the Ministry of Minerals and Energy's (MME's)... 

Hive Hydrogen chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
50 more R105bn Hive Hydrogen projects still not enough if demand projections continue, says GM
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R105-billion investment pledge by Hive Hydrogen at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fifth South Africa Investment Conference was the biggest by far, resulting in Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

Eskom power station
No immediate clarity on how coal extensions will be aligned to R254bn debt-relief conditions
25th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

No immediate clarity has been provided as to how the current proposal to extend the life of certain coal stations beyond their scheduled retirement dates has been aligned with the conditions of a... 

Gravity energy storage to be trialled at decommissioned German mine
25th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

German mine owners Geiger Group have contracted gravity energy storage specialist Gravitricity to investigate the potential of storing energy at a decommissioned mine. The decommissioned shafts... 

Congo State miner, China's CMOC reach agreement on royalties
25th April 2023 By: Reuters

An agreement on royalties between Congo's state miner and China's CMOC has been reached, paving the way for the resumption of minerals exports from the world's second largest cobalt mine, Congo's... 

Kropz sells a further 44 000 t of phosphate concentrate produced at Elandsfontein
25th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Emerging African phosphate producer Kropz sold a further 43 886 t of phosphate concentrate produced at the Elandsfontein mine, in South Africa's Western Cape, in April. The Aim-listed company says... 

An image showing a solar plant at Centamin's Sukari gold mine in Egypt
Centamin progressing sustainability targets
25th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The commissioning of a 36 MW solar plant at Centamin’s Sukari mine, in Egypt, marked the “tangible progress” the gold mining company was making towards reducing its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse-gas... 

Eastplats appoints committee to investigate whistleblower allegations
25th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has appointed a special committee, comprising independent directors George Graham Dorin and Xin (Alex) Guan, to... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Copper drives up Anglo’s first-quarter production by 9%
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The production of the London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo American group increased by 9% in the three months to March 31 compared with the same period in 2022, driven by the ramp-up of copper... 

Zimbabwe’s digital-currency plan needs $100m of gold
25th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s digital-currency plan needs $100m of gold Zimbabwe needs $100-million of gold to kick-start its proposed bullion-backed digital currency, as the southern African nation makes another... 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa to fight outages with diesel
25th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s electricity minister proposed a plan to stave off deeper power cuts by increasing the use of diesel turbines along with building more storage capacity to store the fuel. State-owned... 

Eskom's Komati power station
The rich world’s plan to help developing countries go green is floundering
25th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

It was meant to be the climate justice blueprint, the deal that showed how rich countries could help developing economies end their reliance on coal and go green. Almost 18 months on, South... 

Outgoing Shanta CEO Eric Zurrin
Singida achieves first gold pour
24th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Shanta Gold achieved the first gold pour at its Singida gold mine, in Tanzania, on March 30, which has increased Shanta's production to about 100 000 oz/y of gold, the company... 

TPT expects to invest just over R8-billion over the next five years
South African port operator pursuing R8bn OEM strategy in bid to bolster equipment performance
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is optimistic that its emerging strategy of entering into long-term agreements with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply and life-cycle maintenance... 

Jubilee expects to meet or exceed full-year PGMs, chrome guidance
24th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals is expected to meet and possibly exceed its full-year guidance for both platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome following strong production results at its... 

Dr Andy Robertson
SRK Global, RGC announce passing of founder Dr Andy Robertson
24th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining industry geotechnical and environmental engineering services company Robertson GeoConsultants (RGC) and engineering consultancy SRK Global have announced the passing of the companies'... 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 revises full-year zinc, nickel, coal guidance downward
24th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner South32 has reported a mixed performance for the nine months ended March 31, with some of its commodities’ yearly guidance having been revised downward. Notably, the Mozal... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa seeks to offer just energy transition assurances despite coal-extension proposal
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has denied that the current process of re-examining the timeframes for the closure of coal power stations represents a reversal of the country’s position on the just... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore CEO’s first big move: Chasing mining's toughest prize
24th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore's attempt to seal mining’s biggest deal in a decade has thrust new CEO Gary Nagle into center stage. Little known outside Glencore before taking the job nearly two years ago, the energetic... 

Sibanye-Stillwater chairperson Dr Vincent Maphai and CEO Neal Froneman.
Sibanye-Stillwater’s integrated report highlights green metals spread
24th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sibanye-Stillwater Integrated Report 2022 published today highlights the company’s clinching of minerals resources and reserves in the critical metals arena while maintaining minerals positions in... 

Jan Nelson, Shirley Hayes and Sam Mokorosi.
Small end of JSE receives big boost with listing of ambitious Copper 360
21st April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The small end of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) received a big boost on Friday with the listing of Copper 360, which has an ambition to be Africa’s next big copper play. The alluring deep... 

Unions confirm they rejected Eskom’s 3.75% wage offer
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the latest round of Eskom wage negotiations is under way until the end of May, trade unions the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and... 

Green Connection mulls appeal of TotalEnergies’ approval to drill on southwest coast
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nonprofit organisation The Green Connection has described the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) decision to grant TotalEnergies Exploration and Production South Africa... 

Bakubung processing plant runs into delays
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Production at the Bakubung Platinum Mine (BPM) has been delayed, but is expected to begin as soon as possible after the commissioning process of the BPM processing plant has been completed. In... 

Geodrill secures contract for 10 000 m of drilling at Aton’s Egypt concession
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has signed a contract with TSX-listed exploration drilling company Geodrill to undertake a 10 000 m programme of reverse circulation (RC) percussion drilling at the Abu... 

Buffalo completes going private transaction
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V- and AltX-listed Buffalo Coal has completed the going private transaction approved by the company’s shareholders at a special meeting held on April 17. The common shares of the company will... 

Arc, Anglo deal shows Zambian govt reform is meaningful – SP Angel
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Capital market solutions company SP Angel says the agreement signed between London-listed Arc Minerals and diversified miner Anglo American on April 20 marks a return and restoration of relations... 

GoviEx to raise funds in private placement
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral resource company GoviEx Uranium has entered into an agreement with Eight Capital and Sprott Capital Partners, as lead underwriters and joint bookrunners, in connection with a bought deal... 

SMD pink fancy 108.39 ct diamond
Namakwa subsidiary recovers 108 ct fancy pink diamond in Lesotho
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Namakwa Diamonds’ subsidiary Storm Mountain Diamonds (SMD), which it co-owns with the Lesotho government, has recovered a 108.39 ct fancy pink diamond from the Kao mine, in Lesotho. SMD says this... 

Advanced technologies enhance mining safety protocols
21st April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The mining industry has significantly enhanced its safety protocols and advanced technologies are available with customised safety measures, data and analytics company GlobalData said in its... 

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Raising capital, Anglo American, SAIC make headlines
21st April 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa's need to raise capital at the small end of the stock exchange;  the first wave of Anglo American’s renewable energy projects; and the... 

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