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Satawu calls Transnet's wage deal with UNTU a 'betrayal' of workers, vows to continue strike
18th October 2022 By: News24Wire

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has vowed to continue striking at Transnet, calling the entity's three-year wage deal with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) a... 


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Transnet announces three-year deal with key union after brutal strike
17th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) for a three-year wage deal. UNTU represents 54% of unionised employees at Transnet. 


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... 


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Miners’ losses mount as ports strike drags on in South Africa
17th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

A strike at South Africa’s port and rail operator Transnet that’s cost bulk mineral exporters as much as R9.8-billion continued for a twelfth day, with the company and labour unions struggling... 


Merafe’s nine-month ferrochrome production increases marginally
14th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Merafe’s attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture for the third quarter ended September 30 was 84 000 t. This resulted in a marginal increase 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... 


An opportunity for South Africa to become a lot more globally competitive.
Expanding bulk mineral exports can lift employment to 500 000 direct jobs
11th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Expanding bulk mineral exports can increase employment to 500 000 direct jobs, up on the 459 000 of last year. What is generally required is for South Africa to lift its export performance to... 


Metallurgical chrome stacker with material ready for despatch.
Strongly producing Tharisa achieves seven fatality-free years
11th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome co-producer Tharisa, which on Tuesday reported considerably higher production in the 12 months to September 30, has achieved seven fatality-free years. “We... 


A photo of Transnet's Port of Saldanha
BLSA, Seifsa, SAAFF warn of Transnet strike's impact on the struggling economy
10th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The strike by employees at Transnet’s port and rail operations is going to cost the economy billions of rands and will likely set back the country’s efforts to drive a recovery, says business... 


Transnet declares force majeure for third time in 15 months
7th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

State-owned ports and freight rail operator Transnet declared force majeure on the same day that strike action began, the third time Transnet has taken this drastic step since July last year. “At... 


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... 


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Transnet puts contingency measures in place as rail, port workers strike
6th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has advised that, with some employees across its operations embarking on strike action following non-resolution in the ongoing wage negotiations, contingency plans will be... 


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,... 


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Transnet increases wage offer to 3%
5th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet will formally table an improved wage offer to the leadership of its recognised labour unions – the South African Transport Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) and the United... 


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... 


European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter 17.2% lower q/q
4th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Merafe Resources reports that the European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter has been settled at $1.49/lb. This represents a 17.2% decrease from the benchmark price of... 


A photo of rail and port infrastructure owned by Transnet
Transnet tables new wage offer, applies to CCMA for conciliation
4th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet has applied to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to convene conciliation discussions regarding the group’s current wage negotiations with labour... 


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... 


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... 


JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council... 


Producing a carbon-neutral economy
23rd September 2022

Addressing the nation on the ongoing energy crisis on July 25, 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reinforced the direction in which the country’s energy-generation market is moving, which has... 


Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 


Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond... 


TFR, police clamp down on ferrochrome thieves
9th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) on September 8 undertook a joint operation in response to the spike in incidents of theft of ferrochrome being... 


Generic image of an earthmoving machine on a mine site
Environmental and industry policy gaps, corruption constrain industry
9th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The Zimbabwe government’s decision to grant prospecting and mining rights in environmentally protected areas, such as the Hwange National Park, has been criticised by the international community,... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats commits R50bn capex to mines, beneficiation, energy, decarbonisation
1st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) company Implats, which generated free cash flow of R28.8-billion in the 12 months to June 30, said on Thursday that it had allocated R4.3-billion over the next five... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam constructing, commissioning solar plants, securing wind energy
26th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The renewable energy plans of the Booysendal platinum group metals (PGMs) mine of Northam Platinum have been detailed quite extensively in the company’s 95-page sustainability report that will be... 


Rail infrastructure owned by Transnet
Transnet and unions declare wage deadlock, strike looms
26th August 2022 By: Reuters

South Africa's Transnet announced on Friday a deadlock in wage negotiations, with two labour unions raising the prospect of a strike that could further cripple the State-owned logistics company and... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater strategising energy solution involvement
25th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Energy solutions that reverse climate change are on the list of strategic differentiators that Sibanye-Stillwater has under scrutiny, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Thursday, when the... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and Merafe FD Ditabe Chocho.
Plans progressing for 744 MW energy for alloys business – Merafe
23rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Construction of the Swedish Stirling plant that converts off-gas to electricity will take place at the Lion ferrochrome smelter near Steelport starting in the second half of this year, Merafe... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala.
Fatality-free Merafe declares cash dividend on 68% earnings surge
23rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome company Merafe Resources on Tuesday reported a profit of R925-million for the six months ended June 30 on higher realised ferrochrome prices and a weaker rand-dollar exchange rate.... 


Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 


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Transnet security guards to be made peace officers
16th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has given approval for State-owned Transnet’s security officers to be granted peace officer status as Gazetted on August 5, elevating them... 


Eastplats lifts second-quarter revenue, production
15th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

The revenue of JSE- and TSX-listed platinum group metals (PGM) miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) increased by 2.5% year-on-year to $20.5-million in the second quarter, taking year-to-date revenue... 


Ironveld starts refurbishment work at Rustenburg smelter
11th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed iron, vanadium and titanium project developer Ironveld and its team of specialist contractors has started work at the mothballed Ferrochrome Furnaces (FCF) smelter site, in Rustenburg,... 


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