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COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


Tharisa mine
PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Tharisa warns of lower full-year earnings on the back of lower PGM prices
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome concentrate producer Tharisa has warned that its earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are likely to be up to 29% lower year-on-year... 


Haul trucks in operation at a West African mine
Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 


European Ferrochrome Benchmark price to be discontinued
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed chrome producer Merafe Resources has advised that the quarterly European Ferrochrome Benchmark (EUBM) price will be discontinued with effect from June. The company will, therefore, no... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


US President Joe Biden
US tariffs on minerals leave out markets that China dominates
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden just unveiled sweeping tariffs on a range of Chinese imports, including more than two dozen industrial raw materials. But the administration is being careful to avoid the... 


Eastplats reports record revenue for 2023 financial year
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and TSX-V-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has reported net income attributable to shareholders of $13.8-million for the 2023 financial year, compared with a loss of $900 000 for the 2022... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


Merafe reports 26% y/y decrease in first-quarter ferrochrome production
22nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

JSE-listed Merafe has reported that its attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture in the first quarter ended March 31 was 77 000 t. This represents a 26% decrease... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan concentrator
Jubilee achieves record third-quarter chrome output, while copper expansion advances
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim- and ASX-listed Jubilee Metals has achieved record production levels at its South African chrome operations, both on monthly output for March and for the quarter ended March 31 – which is the... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


DSI technology innovation deputy director general Mmboneni Muofhe
South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


Phiri to succeed Mngomezulu as Merafe chairperson in May
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Merafe Resources has announced that Abiel Mngomezulu will retire as chairperson at the company's annual general meeting (AGM) on May 15. "The board would like to thank Mr Mngomezulu for... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Representatives of the producers of 90% of the world’s climate-vital platinum group metals (PGMs) heard during Wednesday’s PGMs Industry Day that market development of the full PGMs basket – and... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Tharisa reports strong operational performance for the March quarter
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa performed well, operationally, in the quarter ended March 31, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says. The company produced 35 300 oz of PGMs in the quarter... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Transnet Freight Rail’s North Corridor achieves weekly record
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) North Corridor accomplished the delivery of 1.41-million tonnes last week, marking the most substantial weekly performance in terms of volume for the current... 


An image showing new equipment at the Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal
Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Ferrochrome benchmark price settles higher
25th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the second quarter of this year has been settled at $1.52/lb, 5.6% up on the first three months of 2024, Merafe Resources informed shareholders on... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 


Mining explosives pioneer AECI celebrating 100 years of business at the JSE.
Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot
20th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The stage is set for proudly South African mining explosives trailblazer, AECI, to become the third biggest in its field globally by 2030, AECI Group chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele told an... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and FD Ditabe Chocho.
Ferrochrome producer Merafe cites green energy solutions as 2024 opportunity
18th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture is exploring renewable energy projects to mitigate power shortages and power costs, Merafe Resources CEO Zanele Matlala said on Monday, when the Johannesburg... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala.
Merafe declares cash dividend on record profit, elevated chrome
18th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome and chrome company Merafe achieved a record profit of R1 753-million despite what it describes as a challenging economic environment in the 12 months to December 31. The board of... 


A locomotive and wagons owned by Transnet Freight Rail
Africa’s biggest freight rail market set for private operators
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest freight rail market is on the cusp of being transformed by private operators, the head of the operator of the continent’s largest rolling-stock fleet said. The South African... 


Redox One CEO THOMAS GEBAUER
Tharisa launches its Redox One energy storage business
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Integrated resource group Tharisa has launched its Redox One business, which develops long-term energy storage solutions that incorporate the raw materials produced by Tharisa. The company says its... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


Mantengu to issues shares to settle R7.5m creditors balance
7th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Mantengu Mining will issue 4.98-million shares to its creditors, to settle its R7.5-million creditor balance. This comes as certain parties to loan contracts, which the company... 


Jubilee establishes separate subsidiary boards for its South African, Zambian operations
6th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processor Jubilee Metals has established separate subsidiary boards for its South African and Zambian operations to better reflect the current level of business maturity of those operations.... 


Merafe’s shares rise on higher earnings expectations
4th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The share price of JSE-listed Merafe Resources increased by more than 15% on the morning of March 4, after the company informed shareholders that it was likely to report higher earnings for the... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 


A rail line in South Africa
Mozambique port critical to chrome exports gets upgraded railway link
21st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The biggest port in Mozambique that’s become a key hub for global chrome exports will upgrade a railway link, bolstering a planned $2-billion capacity expansion. The African Development Bank is... 


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