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Mpumalanga just transition being investigated by Ubuntu-hearted solar masterminds  

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2022 An organisation which is providing un-electrified informal settlements with clean, green solar power in the Western Cape – in Ubuntu-hearted fashion – has begun to investigate just energy transition opportunities in Mpumalanga, where South Africa’s coal-mining and coal-fired power is facing... 

Green power project manager to un-electrified informal settlements Reshmi Wolvers
GreenCape project manager Reshmi Wolvers interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Mantashe rallies coal producers to save industry despite growing climate change concerns  

By: Donna Slater     1st February 2022 Despite South Africa’s significant coal resources, there are “binding constraints” impacting on the future growth of the coal industry – an issue Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says is the coal mining industry’s issue to solve. Speaking at the Coal Colloquium, held at the... 

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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe speaking at the Coal Colloquium on February 1

South Africa needs to embrace Ubuntu principles in going green, webinar hears 

By: Martin Creamer     31st January 2022 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 Preece during the 'Decarbonisation & Going Green in the Mining Sector' webinar hosted by Creamer Media... 

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From top left, clockwise, are Abel Sakhau, Martin Preece, Jevon Martin, Nikisi Lesufi and James Mackay.

Sylvania increases earnings, progresses Lesedi tailings deposition facility 

By: Donna Slater     31st January 2022 Aim-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum’s dump operations achieved a 5% quarter-on-quarter increase in production to 16 605 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) for the quarter ended December 31 – the second quarter of its 2022 financial year. A 5% increase in... 

Sibanye takes full control of Kroondal for R1 plus mine closure, rehab costs 

By: Donna Slater     31st January 2022 Subsidiary of JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater – Sibanye Rustenburg Platinum Mines (Rustenburg operation) – has entered into an agreement with Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) subsidiary – Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) – in which the Rustenburg operation will assume full ownership of... 

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Kroondal mine

Green energy transition will help South Africa become more resilient, competitive   

By: Schalk Burger     28th January 2022 South Africa needs more power generation to overcome the supply gap and underpin economic growth, and investments by private companies, including mining houses, are essential to close that gap. Renewable energy projects provide good economic prospects, help to decarbonise the mining sector and... 

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Creamer Media on January 28 hosted a webinar on decarbonisation and going green in the mining sector. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Hydrogen, coal exports make headlines   

28th January 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa’s hydrogen roadmap targeting societal well-being; South Africa offsetting losses from the eventual decline in coal export by using hydrogen direct reduced iron technology; and the Richards Bay Coal Terminal's lowest volume of coal exports... 

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Hydrogen, coal exports make headlines

Gold demand hits highest level in more than two years, council says  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th January 2022 Market development organisation the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report shows that yearly demand, excluding over-the-counter markets, has recovered many of the Covid-19-induced losses from 2020 to reach 4 021 t for the 2021 full-year. Demand for gold reached 1 147 t in... 

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Gold bar

Speed up solar, wind and storage developments – Easton   

By: Martin Creamer     27th January 2022 A speeded up solar, wind and storage (SWS) approach is needed to advance South Africa’s decarbonised energy situation and take the country into a cleaner, greener future. Also, steps need to be taken to allow the delayed Tubatse pumped storage scheme to go ahead as an independent power producer... 

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Retired civil engineering construction cost consultant David Easton interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Mining majors included in Bloomberg 2022 Gender Equality Index  

By: Darren Parker     27th January 2022 Major mining companies AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye-Stillwater, Exxaro Resources, Gold Fields, Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), Kumba Iron Ore, Harmony Gold and Newmont have all been included in software and media company Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender Equality Index (GEI). The... 

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A total of 418 companies from across 45 countries were included in in Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender Equality Index

Hydrogen roadmap targeting societal well-being, North West conference told  

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2022 In terms of high-level outcomes, the vision of South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap is to create an inclusive, sustainable and competitive hydrogen economy to support net-zero carbon economic growth and societal well-being, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) chief director hydrogen and... 

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North West Mining and Energy Conference covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Glencore, Managem partner to recover cobalt, lithium, nickel from recycled batteries  

By: Donna Slater     26th January 2022 Diversified miners Glencore and Managem have entered into a partnership to produce cobalt from recycled cobalt, nickel and lithium at Managem’s Compagnie de Tifnout Tiranimine (CTT) hydrometallurgical refinery in Morocco. Glencore and CTT intend to enter into a five-year tolling agreement for 1... 

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Cobalt metal nuggets

DMRE turns investment drive focus to North West  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th January 2022 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), together with the provincial government of North West, are increasing efforts to garner investment into and effect transformation in the province’s mining sector. Speaking during a North West Mining and Energy Investment conference on... 

South Africa's RBCT exports lowest coal tonnage since 1996  

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2022 The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) last year exported its lowest volume of coal since 1996. In exporting 58.72-million tons of coal, RBCT was 11-milion tons down on what it achieved in 2020 and 18-million tons down on its 77-million-ton budget for the 2021 year. 

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Richards Bay Coal Terminal media brief covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

South African pure copper play to list in the first half of 2022 

By: Darren Parker     25th January 2022 Premium grade copper producer Big Tree Copper plans to list on the JSE and/or the Cape Town Stock Exchange (CTSE) in the first half of 2022 as it marches towards full production. The company’s business centres on recycling previously dumped mining waste through above ground processing at the... 

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Big Tree Copper CEO Jan Nelson

Kamoa-Kakula nears Phase 2 completion, Ivanhoe bids Farren farewell 

By: Donna Slater     24th January 2022 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines reports that the 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 2 concentrator plant at its 39.6%-owned Kamoa-Kakula project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to be 93% complete by January 31, with hot commissioning of the concentrator on track to start in April. Ivanhoe... 

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Kamoa Kakula's Phase 2 concentrator plant

Many seeing platinum as hard asset, potential inflation hedge – WPIC  

By: Martin Creamer     24th January 2022 There are a lot more people looking at platinum as a hard asset and potential hedge against inflation, World Platinum Investment Council director of research Trevor Raymond said on Monday. Responding to Mining Weekly’s questions on what has been driving the platinum up over the last two weeks,... 

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WPIC Director of Research Trevor Raymond interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sibanye backs out of Brazilian base metal mines acquisition 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th January 2022 JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has decided to terminate its acquisition of the Santa Rita nickel and Serrote copper mines, both in Brazil, from Appian Capital for $1-billion and a 5% net smelter royalty over future production. Sibanye intended to acquire operating companies Atlantic... 

Santa Rita mine, in Brazil
Santa Rita mine, in Brazil

Trevali starts early works on Rosh Pinah expansion project 

By: Darren Parker     21st January 2022 Canadian base metals mining company Trevali Mining has started an early works programme on its Rosh Pinah 2.0 (RP2.0) mine expansion project, in south western Namibia. The Rosh Pinah underground zinc/lead mine – which is 90%-owned by Trevali and 10%-owned by Namibian broad-based empowerment... 

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The Rosh Pinah expansion

Sam Molefi clinches promising contract for his impressive mining business  

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Samuel Molefi and entrepreneur Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company was established with the sole objective of rendering differentiated contract mining services and to be a supplier of... 

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Modi Mining MD Sam Molefi interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

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 which could go green by 2030; and Australian investment in Orion’s Prieska as well as in West Wits... 

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SWS, Hillside Aluminium, Aus investment make headlines

Sibanye restarts some safety-affected operations but records another fatality 

By: Darren Parker     20th January 2022 Mineral resources group Sibanye-Stillwater has restarted some of its operations following safety-related interventions and stoppages that were announced on December 15, the company said in a statement on January 20. Despite these interventions, however, another mineworker has died. A locomotive... 

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A fatality occurred at 2 Shaft at Driefontein gold mine

Successful trials culminate in Tirupati adopting own column flotation system at Vatomina 

By: Donna Slater     20th January 2022 Following successful trials, specialist graphite and graphene company Tirupati Graphite will ship the first commercial-scale column flotation system (CFS) for installation and operation at its 9 000 t/y Vatomina graphite production plant in Madagascar. In July 2021, the Tirupati Graphene &... 

Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska  

By: Martin Creamer     20th January 2022 The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the Prieska copper-zinc project to assess the potential for its fast-tracking. Also flagged is the opportunity to extract pillars left by historic mining. 

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Orion CEO Errol Smart interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

BME unpacks the benefits behind its new-generation electronic detonator 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th January 2022 Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME has unpacked the benefits of its latest and most advanced electronic blast detonation system called AXXIS Titanium. The company hails this system as a significant advance for both the company and the country, as it improves South Africa’s... 

BME's AXXIS Titanium system
BME's AXXIS Titanium system

Shalina partners with Trafigura to secure financing for DRC copper/cobalt mine  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th January 2022 Dubai-headquartered copper and cobalt miner Shalina Resources and its subsidiary Chemaf have signed a financing and marketing agreement with commodity trader Trafigura. The deal will facilitate new supply of high-grade cobalt hydroxide and copper cathode at a time of growing global demand.  

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Hillside Aluminium could get green $0.03c/kWh lifeline by 2030 – Mallinson  

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2022 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, SWS, which stand for solar, wind and storage ­– and eight hours of storage is all we need, which is... 

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Energy consultant Clyde Mallinson interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver  

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2022 West Wits Mining, the Australia-listed Witwatersrand gold reviver that is advancing fast on an initial A$9.5-million capital raise, is the beneficiary of an unexpected gold find that will result in income being generated considerably sooner than expected. From next month, West Wits Mining, headed... 

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West Wits MD Jac van Heerden interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

Implats tables RBPlat share offer in circular to shareholders 

By: Donna Slater     17th January 2022 JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has issued an offer circular to shareholders of midtier PGM miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) on January 17 as it proposes to acquire all RBPlat shares it does not already hold. As at January 7, it held 102.05-million... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats CEO Nico Muller

Glencore-Merafe JV building new PGMs production plant at Kroondal 

By: Donna Slater     14th January 2022 JSE-listed ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources reports that it and Glencore Operations South Africa have reached an agreement to contribute to the Glencore-Merafe chrome joint venture (JV) a new platinum group metal (PGM) production plant that is currently being built at the Kroondal mine. The... 

Waterberg nudges toward construction decision  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th January 2022 After completing a 46-hole drilling programme and having conducted various geophysical surveys in October last year, TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) is ready to advance the palladium-dominant Waterberg project to a development and construction decision. The company’s other... 

Palladium bar
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Palladium bar

Green ammonia, FDI, SA's COP26 funds   

14th January 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s first green ammonia project, which launches next week; foreign direct investment for countries transitioning to clean energy; and whether South Africa has effectively deployed funds secured at COP26.   

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Green ammonia, FDI, SA's COP26 funds

Potentially game-changing hydrogen fuel cell technology attracts funding  

By: Martin Creamer     13th January 2022 Hydrogen fuel cells are increasingly being viewed as an attractive technology to decarbonise large parts of industry, particularly heavy-duty transport. Two key barriers to more widespread adoption of fuel cells are the costs and production scale of fuel cell systems. 

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AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly

Kazakh turmoil underlines need for regional diversification, says African uranium developer 

By: Mariaan Webb     13th January 2022 The recent civil unrest in Kazakhstan – the world’s biggest producer of uranium – underscores the need for increased regional diversification of supply, says Toronto-listed developer GoviEx Uranium, which owns projects in Niger, Zambia and Mali. In a letter to stakeholders, executive chairperson... 

Kazakh turmoil underlines need for regional diversification, says African uranium developer

Gold poised to experience both positive, negative pull in 2022  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th January 2022 The World Gold Council (WGC) highlights in its latest outlook for gold that the precious metal may well face similar dynamics to those of last year as competing forces both support and curtail its performance. The gold price will likely react to tightened monetary policy this year, as a result... 

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Gold ETFs finish 2021 with outflows, still outperform pre-pandemic levels 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th January 2022 Gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) experienced outflows of 173 t, or $9.1-billion, in 2021, driven by North American funds whose assets fluctuated in tandem with the gold price. Collective gold holdings were down 5% year-on-year to 3 570 t for the year, while assets under management in value... 

Formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project on Tuesday  

By: Martin Creamer     12th January 2022 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 global player – a clear indication of the world’s ‘go green’ momentum. Hive Energy and BuiltAfrica –... 

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BuiltAfrica chairperson Thulani Gcabashe interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Alphamin’s tin output up 10% q/q, cash up 6 486% 

By: Donna Slater     11th January 2022 JSE- and TSX-V-listed tin miner Alphamin Resources, which owns and operates the Mpama North mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, increased its contained tin production by 10% quarter-on-quarter to 3 114 t in the fourth quarter ended December 31. A producer of 4% of the world’s mined tin,... 

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