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South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at South Africa's large Hillside Aluminium operation in... 


 A young boy miner stood in front of an openpit artisanal mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Human rights a key issue
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


A conveyor at the QAL refinery
Russia's Rusal loses suit against Rio Tinto over alumina refinery, can appeal
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal has lost a lawsuit against global miner Rio Tinto that sought to win back access to its 20% share of the alumina produced at a jointly owned refiner in Queensland,... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Global mining commits to nature-positive future
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species,... 


Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson
Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360
16th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Computer programmes that use artificial intelligence (AI) to model orebodies and plan mines optimally have already been introduced by Copper 360, says the JSE AltX-listed Northern Cape copper... 


CEO Jakob Stausholm
Rio Tinto sees gradual recovery in China’s economy in 2024
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Rio Tinto expects stimulus measures implemented by China to catalyse a slow but steady recovery of the world’s second-biggest economy in 2024, providing reinforcement to... 


JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 


Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 


Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved a new 12.4 MW solar farm and 8.8 MVa/2.1 MWh of battery storage to provide renewable energy for the Amrun bauxite operations near Weipa, Queensland. The... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 


Metro hits record output at Queensland bauxite mine
Metro hits record output at Queensland bauxite mine
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Bauxite Hills mine at Skardon River, in Queensland, has achieved a record production milestone of four-million tonnes, ASX-listed Metro Mining said on Thursday. The record production stands the... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 


Rio Tinto fires former head of aluminium division on info breach
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto on Wednesday dismissed the former head of its aluminium division Ivan Vella with immediate effect, an email to all employees sent by CEO Jakob Stausholm and seen by Reuters showed. Vella,... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 


BurnStar CEO Dr Johan Brand with test reactor.
Hydrogen plant buildout plan under way at metals smelter in Rustenburg
1st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Work has begun on the development of a hydrogen plant at the smelting site in Rustenburg of Ironveld, the London Aim-listed speciality metals producer. The required funds have been raised to... 


South32 annual general meeting.
South32 continuing to investigate reducing Hillside Aluminium’s emissions intensity
26th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-term energy transition solutions on which South32 is focused are renewable energy and electrification. The Sydney-, Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining company has... 


Alumina powder being loaded onto a ship
First boiler at South32's Worsley Alumina converted to natural gas
19th October 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diversified mining and metals company South32's Worsley Alumina operation, in Western Australia, has completed the conversion of the first of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas, helping to... 


Image shows a Rio Tinto branded hat in the Pilbara
Rio posts another strong quarter
17th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has delivered another strong quarter of results, with a production increase reported across all of its commodities, apart from titanium dioxide slag. “We delivered... 


From left to right Harry Dempsey, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Kunal Sinha, Louise Assem, and Trond Olaf Christophersen.
Essential integration of mining with circular economy highlighted at FT Mining Summit
9th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Circularity is already practised at many mine sites, which use circular principles to reduce waste and conserve water. But to achieve full circularity for products – from production to consumption... 


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