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Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore expects 2023 marketing earnings to beat guidance
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore expects this year’s marketing earnings to exceed the top end of its guidance range. The London- and Johannesburg-listed producer and marketer of... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan concentrator plant
Jubilee pushes for even higher output following a strong 2023 performance
20th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee Metals Group has reported a strong operational performance from its South African platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome operations for the financial year ended June... 


Merafe reports lower interim production in line with planned pullback
17th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Merafe’s attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture for the six months ended June 30 was 185 000 t. That represents a decrease of about 9% compared with... 


Water bubbles
Miners join South Africa in R27bn water plan
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Some of the world’s biggest mining companies are working with South Africa’s government on a R27-billion water project to supply major platinum and chrome operations and several hundred thousand... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum reports production uplift
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In a voluntary update, platinum group metals mining company Northam Platinum reports that a key feature of its financial year has been the strong production performance and contribution from all of... 


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy media relations director Ernest Mulibana
Opinion: Illegal mining is a criminal activity
13th July 2023

In this article, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy media relations director Ernest Mulibana writes about the scourge of illegal mining in South Africa and its impact on the economy. 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Strong chrome market, price supports free cash generation for Tharisa
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chrome and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Tharisa has increased its PGM output to 37 000 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium (6E) in the third quarter of its... 


Andile Sangqu
New Transnet board named as the country faces logistics snarls
11th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa revamped the board of the state-owned ports and rail operator, appointing a former mining executive as its new chairman as it seeks to improve inefficient infrastructure that major... 


Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 


Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes.
South African regulator not doing enough to promote junior mining – mining lawyer
4th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The major theme of the recent Junior Indaba was the concern that the South African regulator is not doing enough to promote junior mining in South Africa. Government’s role should be to cut red... 


US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 


Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 


Third-quarter European benchmark ferrochrome price set at $1.51/lb – Merafe
27th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources says the European benchmark ferrochrome price for the third quarter of 2023 has been set at $1.51/lb. That is 12.2% lower than the $1.72/lb price set for the... 


Eastplats committee's investigation into whistleblower allegations progressing
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A committee appointed by platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) to investigation allegations made by a whistleblower is well under way, the TSX- and JSE-listed... 


Implats chairperson Thandi Orleyn
Impala Platinum’s Zimbabwe unit eyes expansion into lithium
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Impala Platinum Holding’s Zimbabwe unit is considering expanding into other metals, including lithium. The Johannesburg-based platinum miner still sees a future in Zimbabwe and is on the lookout... 


Mantengu fully funded, chrome plant commissioned to drive growth
14th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining investment company Mantengu Mining has been fully reinstated on the JSE, its acquisition of Langpan has been completed, the group is fully funded and it has successfully commissioned the... 


Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
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I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 


A South African coal mining operation
South Africa's mining production increased in April, but mineral sales value decreased
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 14 months of year-on-year contractions in mining production, South Africa in April recorded a 2.3% year-on-year increase in output to April. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that... 


Merafe to list on A2X
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Merafe Resources has been approved for a secondary listing on the A2X and its shares will start trading on the exchange from June 21. The company will retain its primary listing on the JSE. 


National Logistics Crisis Committee to tackle transport emergencies in parallel to reform agenda
National Logistics Crisis Committee to tackle transport emergencies in parallel to reform agenda
13th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will adopt a two-pronged approach to addressing the rail, port and road crises currently undermining growth and job creation in South Africa, whereby... 


Lethabo Exploration CEO Mandy Malebe.
Woman-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place
8th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Lethabo Exploration, which started out as an exploration company, has since transitioned into mining iron-ore, for which it has secured an offtake agreement. Lethabo, which is 100% South African... 


Jubliee CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee Metals signs partnership agreement to expand its chrome footprint
6th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified metals processing company Jubilee Metals has announced a significant new partnership agreement for its platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome operations in South Africa. This... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 


Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
South Africa’s locomotive shortage unresolved after China visit
2nd June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said he’s yet to resolve an impasse with China that’s held up the delivery of locomotives and parts essential to improving... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 


Mantengu expects first chrome concentrate production in June
1st June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Mantengu Mining has successfully commissioned the first of three chrome processing plants at its Langpan mining operation, in Limpopo. The commissioning of the first plant follows 18... 


Mzila Mthenjane has been appointed CEO of the Minerals Council South Africa
Exxaro's Mthenjane to succeed Baxter as Minerals Council CEO
31st May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa has officially appointed mining and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources' stakeholder affairs executive head Mzila Mthenjane as its new CEO. He will take over... 


JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi
30th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Sibanye advances carbon neutrality with first utility-scale renewable energy project
29th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In its first power purchase agreement, platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater has achieved financial close for an 89 MW wind energy project. Under the terms of the... 


ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Tharisa reports lower yet ‘healthy’ margins
19th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite a 9.1% year-on-year drop in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the six months ended March 31, platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Tharisa CEO... 


Tharisa PGM and chrome mine
Tharisa receives environmental approval for local 40 MW solar power plant
19th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Tharisa has received environmental approval (EA) for its 40 MW solar plant project, allowing it to move ahead with the project. “The EA paves the way for us to... 


KWG Resources morphs into Canada Chrome
19th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The owner of the Black Horse chromite project, int heh Ring of Fire, has announced that it will amalgamate with its wholly-owned subsidiary Canada Chrome Corporation (CCC). CCC’s assets will be... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs
16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 


South Africa's mining ouptut down 2.6% y/y in March
11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production decreased by 2.6% year-on-year in March, with the diamonds and platinum group metals (PGMs) having been the biggest contributors. Diamond output was 54.7% lower... 


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