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AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
Inflation denies AngloGold spectacular showing that higher grade normally assures
4th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Higher grade ore mined by AngloGold Ashanti in the third quarter should have meant more gold at unchanged cost – more bang for the same buck, as it were. But the current abnormally high level of... 


Alcoa sent three letters to the LME requesting action on Russian metal
3rd November 2022 By: Reuters

United States-based aluminium producer Alcoa wrote to the London Metal Exchange (LME) three times in September and October, asking for a boycott of Russian metal and greater disclosure on how much... 


Clockwise from top left are Duncan Wanblad, Tony O’Neill, Stephen Pearce and Hilton Ingram.
Green hydrogen truck trials going well – Anglo
1st November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The 500 t world-first haulage truck powered by green hydrogen last week underwent fully loaded trialling that included tipping into the crusher at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena platinum... 


Mozal Aluminium in Mozambique.
IDC increases stake in green aluminum producer
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has increased its shareholding in Mozambique’s Mozal Aluminium to 32.45%. Prior to this transaction, State-owned IDC held 24% equity in the... 


Glencore to stick with Rusal's aluminium in 2023 -sources
27th October 2022 By: Reuters

Commodity trader Glencore will buy aluminium from Rusal next year according to its contract with the Russian producer, and so far only about 10% of its current customer base is looking elsewhere,... 


Indlela Connections chairperson Nosipho Damasane.
New start-up intent on improving pit-to-port turnaround times
27th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Three women who have been in logistics collectively for more than 30 years have formed a company intent on helping to smooth out rail and port logistics in the Southern African region. The three... 


Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 


Norsk Hydro calls for EU, US sanctions on Russian aluminium
25th October 2022 By: Reuters

Norwegian aluminium-maker Norsk Hydro called on Tuesday on the United States and the European Union to stop importing Russian aluminium onto their territories, its chief executive told Reuters.... 


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Rusal accuses Potanin of breaching Nornickel shareholder pact
24th October 2022 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit in London alleging Vladimir Potanin, CEO of metals giant Norilsk Nickel, is in breach of a decade-old deal, renewing a row... 


South32 posts a mixed quarter
24th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has reported a mixed quarter for the three months to September, with aluminium and copper output rising, while all others fell. The miner on Monday reported that... 


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Alcoa surprise loss spells more woes for world economy
20th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

A surprise quarterly loss by US economic bellwether and aluminum giant Alcoa added to jitters over the world economy as the metal used in everything from iPhones to Pepsi cans hits headwinds.... 


Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


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Rio warns of softer iron-ore output
18th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto has warned that iron-ore production for the full year would be at the lower-end of the original guidance of between 320-million and 335-million tonnes, despite the production in the... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Enabling exploration is urgently needed to put South African mining back in ‘sunrise’ mode
17th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

High on the list of the steps that must be taken to stop South African mining from fading further into sunset mode is free access to geological information from State institutions such as the... 


Aluminium price drops on jump in LME stocks and Russian metal
17th October 2022 By: Reuters

Aluminium prices dropped on Monday as inventories in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses jumped, fuelling fears of unwanted Russian-origin metal in the LME system, traders said. Benchmark... 


Alcoa asks White House to block US imports of Russian aluminium
14th October 2022 By: Reuters

US-based aluminum producer Alcoa on Thursday said it is lobbying the White House to block American imports of the metal from Russia following Moscow's latest military escalation in Ukraine.... 


White House weighs ban on Russian aluminum over Ukraine war escalation
13th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is considering a complete ban on Russian aluminum -- long shielded from sanctions due to its importance in everything from automobiles and skyscrapers to iPhones -- in... 


Shell VP Sectoral Decarbonisation & Innovation Grischa Sauerberg.
Shell consortium accelerating electrification of mine haul trucks
12th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Transitioning oil, gas, fuels and lubricants company Shell has established a nine-member consortium to create electrification solutions for mining sites. The electrification offers a shift away... 


How a ban on Russia’s mining giants could shake the metals world
10th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

A possible ban on Russian supplies by the London Metal Exchange would be a seismic event for the metals industry, cutting some of the world’s biggest companies off from the main global... 


Former Anglo America CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani.
Development is only conversation South Africa should be having, Cutifani tells Joburg Indaba
6th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Development is the only conversation that South Africa should be having, former Anglo American CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani said amid strong applause at the Joburg... 


Banning Russian aluminium would create uncertainty about LME's role - Rusal
6th October 2022 By: Reuters

Banning Rusal's metal will fuel volatility in the London Metal Exchange's aluminium contracts and create uncertainty about the exchange's role in the metals industry, the Russian aluminium giant... 


Arena awards funding for wind power study for Portland smelter
6th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has awarded A$1.5-million in funding to Alinta Energy subsidiary Spinifex Offshore Wind Farm to conduct a wind resource assessment and accelerate... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s geological prospectivity fantastic, says Minerals Council CEO
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s geological prospectivity is fantastic, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter told the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday. This is so even though only 15% of South Africa's surface... 


Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.
Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC
4th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining sector will be required to make major investments into alternative and renewable energy sources and energy planning to address the dual challenges of decarbonisation and... 


Alpha starts commissioning at HPA First
4th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Alpha HPA has started commissioning of Stage 1 of its HPA First project, in Queensland. The Stage 1 precursor production facility (PPF) has now started commissioning ahead of production of... 


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Energy and battery minerals driving Australian exports to record levels
4th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s resources and energy exports are forecast to reach a record A$450-billion in 2022/23, with the export of battery metals, including copper, nickel and lithium, expected to more than... 


Demand for platinum-based green hydrogen generation growing.
More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way
3rd October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of... 


Possible LME ban lights fire under aluminium and nickel
29th September 2022 By: Reuters

The London Metal Exchange is launching a discussion paper that marks the first step toward a potential ban on new supplies of Russian metal, according to people familiar with the matter. Any move... 


Suvo buys into green HPA
29th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Kaolin producer Suvo Strategic Minerals has announced plans to acquire a 26% interest in green high purity alumina (HPA) technology. The ASX-listed company will, through a private placement,... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre
29th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa... 


Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the... 


Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to... 


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