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Goldman commodity veteran says he’s never seen a market like it
7th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

Jeff Currie, the closely-followed head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs Group says he’s never seen commodity markets pricing in the shortages they are right now. “I’ve been doing this 30... 

Hunter gas-fired project gets approved
7th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has given environmental approval for the construction of the Hunter power project, in New South Wales. The 660 MW gas-fired power plant at Kurri Kurri, in the Hunter... 

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Australian resource exports rise in 2021 - ABS
4th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that Australia’s resources and energy exports in 2021 were up almost one-third on the previous year. The ABS’ International... 

Glencore enters battery recycling JV, targeting renewable-powered facility
3rd February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has entered a battery recycling joint venture (JV) with strategic partner and battery pioneer Britishvolt, a UK battery cell technologies and... 

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South Africa needs to embrace Ubuntu principles in going green, webinar hears
31st January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In decarbonising and going green, South Africa needs to embrace the principles of Ubuntu and show humanity towards others. That view was expressed by Gold Fields South Africa executive VP Martin... 

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Aluminium price expected to reach a 30-year high this year
28th January 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aluminium has strong potential to outperform other London Metals Exchange base metals this year, having again breached the important milestone of $3 000/t at the start of the year, diversified... 

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Resources Watch
26th January 2022

This week: Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver; Hillside Aluminium could get green lifeline by 2030; And, Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at... 

South32 warns of global Covid impacts
24th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Despite a strong December quarter, diversified miner South32 on Monday warned shareholders that labour shortages and freight bottlenecks would impact global operations this year. “We achieved a... 

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SWS, Hillside Aluminium, Aus investment make headlines
21st January 2022

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks huge advantages in South Africa modifying its Integrated Resource Plan to focus its energy effort exclusively solar, wind and storage; Hillside Aluminium... 

Alcoa warns Russia-Ukraine conflict could hit aluminium supply
21st January 2022 By: Bloomberg

Alcoa, the largest US aluminum producer, warned investors Wednesday that any conflict between Russia and Ukraine could have an impact on the global market for the metal. CEO Roy Harvey said any... 

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Hillside Aluminium could get green $0.03c/kWh lifeline by 2030 – Mallinson
18th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

It’s all about South Africa focusing attention on the generation and storage of its wonderful African sunshine and prime African wind. It’s all about going hammer and tongs for these three letters,... 

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Rio reports tough end to the year
18th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has seen a drop in production across all of its commodities for the full year ending December, and in the last quarter of the year, compared with the previous... 

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Formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project on Tuesday
12th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project takes place on Tuesday, against the background of the initiative having already secured an in-principle offtake agreement from a... 

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Pumped storage has potential to throw Hillside Aluminium green lifeline
10th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Power utility Eskom should link its delayed Tubatse pumped storage scheme to the need for Hillside Aluminium to go green. This could be done, a close observer of the intensive electricity user... 

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Working on options to secure green energy for Hillside Aluminium ­– South32
7th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company South32 is working on options to secure green electricity at Hillside Aluminium smelter in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) province. If South32 is unable to secure an... 

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Minerals Council backs State capture commission’s recommendations
6th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Thursday endorsed the recommendations of the first report of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The Minerals Council said these recommendations, aimed at... 

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South32 and Alcoa restart Brazil smelter
6th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 and its joint venture (JV) partner Alcoa will restart the Alumar aluminium smelter, in Brazil. Brazil Aluminium has been on care and maintenance since 2015, and South32 is... 

Australian exports flourish as project pipeline grows
4th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are forecast to reach A$379-billion in 2021–22 as demand for coal and gas surges in the face of a global energy shortage, the December edition of the... 

Fitch Solutions lowers gas spot price forecast
3rd January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Fitch Solutions lowers gas spot price forecast Research agency Fitch Solutions has lowered its natural gas spot price forecast from $3.90/million British Thermal Unit (MBTU) to $3.70/MBTU,... 

Rusal launches production at new aluminium smelter in Siberia
17th December 2021 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal said on Friday it had launched production at its long-stalled Taishet aluminium smelter in Siberia. Hong-Kong listed Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer... 

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Energy transitioning countries stand to attract major FDI investment, webinar hears
15th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Countries that choose to transition into clean energy stand to attract major foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, as do companies that follow a clear pathway towards decarbonisation responsibly,... 

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Leading mining companies commit to contract transparency
9th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Members of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Thursday announced their commitment to disclose all mineral development contracts from the start of January this year, wherever... 

China steps up overseas hunt for ore needed to make aluminium
9th December 2021 By: Bloomberg

China’s aluminum industry, the world’s biggest, is becoming increasingly dependent on overseas supplies of the ore needed to make the metal, another sign of the nation’s chronic reliance on... 

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Specify energy transition action now, the money’s there for it, UN climate envoy urges
7th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The energy transition is woefully under specified, the United Nations special envoy on climate change action and finance Mark Carney told a global webinar, in which he described the specifying of... 

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Glencore targeting recycling step change
6th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change are best achieved through the circular economy, says diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which sees recycling as being a... 

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Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge
3rd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)... 

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Transport group eyes Copperbelt
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist logistics group Unitrans Africa plans to use its copper handling success, in Botswana, as a launchpad to enter into mining operations in the Copperbelt of Zambia and the Democratic... 

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Rising demand for separation compound
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Since the partnership between global chemicals producer 2M Holdings and speciality materials company Celanese, established in 2014, demand for its methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) compound, used to... 

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Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, use hydrogen to cut diesel – Cutifani
2nd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, and then use the hydrogen that has been created to replace diesel. Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani proposed this climate blueprint while also... 

Altech raises cash for German coating plant
2nd December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Alumina technology and production company Altech Chemicals will raise A$8.1-million in a share placement to help fund the construction of a battery materials coating plant in Germany. Some... 

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Froneman tells world of Sibanye’s confidence in hydrogen economy
26th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) are poised to be a very significant underpin in the green hydrogen economy and Sibanye-Stillwater is intent on ensuring that the supply of PGMs is sustainable and that... 

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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry
25th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client... 

Orica and Alpha HPA sign up for Qld clean energy agreement
18th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining equipment, technology and services provider Orica and high purity alumina (HPA) producer Alpha HPA have signed the Central Queensland Statement of Cooperation with the state government.... 

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