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Eastplats raises C$7m for Zandfontein underground project
9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has raised C$7.04-million through a rights offer. The company in March announced that it would undertake the rights offer... 


Minerals Council South Africa outgoing CEO Roger Baxter
Emerging miners highlight impact of energy, logistics constraints on economic growth
8th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South African economy is limited to 1.5% potential growth a year because there is no productivity growth. National productivity has declined for five years consecutively, highlighting the... 


Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 


SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability
5th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 


Eastplats receives reasons for court’s denial of derivative action
5th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals and chrome producer Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has received the written reasons for the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s judgment in the petition of shareholder Xiaoling... 


Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.
Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds
28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a... 


Nigel Townshend.
Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company
26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 


Eastplats appoints committee to investigate whistleblower allegations
25th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has appointed a special committee, comprising independent directors George Graham Dorin and Xin (Alex) Guan, to... 


TPT expects to invest just over R8-billion over the next five years
South African port operator pursuing R8bn OEM strategy in bid to bolster equipment performance
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is optimistic that its emerging strategy of entering into long-term agreements with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply and life-cycle maintenance... 


Jubilee expects to meet or exceed full-year PGMs, chrome guidance
24th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals is expected to meet and possibly exceed its full-year guidance for both platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome following strong production results at its... 


Sibanye-Stillwater chairperson Dr Vincent Maphai and CEO Neal Froneman.
Sibanye-Stillwater’s integrated report highlights green metals spread
24th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sibanye-Stillwater Integrated Report 2022 published today highlights the company’s clinching of minerals resources and reserves in the critical metals arena while maintaining minerals positions in... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore off to a slower start, but maintains full-year output guidance
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although global diversified miner Glencore has reported lower production of most of its commodities for the first quarter of the year, compared with the first quarter of last year, it remains on... 


Heraeus Precious Metals Executive Vice-President New Business Philipp Walter.
Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode, Heraeus’ Walter reports
20th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as... 


Chrometco shareholders meeting adjourned
19th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Chrometco reports that it had received notice from its largest independent creditor, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), of its intention to adjourn the meeting... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn
17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 


Transnet rebuilding internal audit capabilities
17th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned Transnet says it is repositioning and strengthening its internal audit function to ensure improved governance and internal controls. A key part of this includes implementation of a... 


SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.
Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects
14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its... 


South Africa’s mining production down 5% y/y in Feb
13th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining production in South Africa decreased by 5% year-on-year in February, according to the latest data published by Statistics South Africa. The main negative contributors were coal, which... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, when he listed Keaton Energy on the JSE many years ago, well before the delistings issue arose.
How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings
13th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevous Pouroulis
Adverse weather impacts on Tharisa’s quarterly results
13th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome producer Tharisa Mining’s volume recovery was slower than expected in the quarter ended March 31 owing to continued adverse weather, which impacted on... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, who is moving into the renewable energy business.
Stunning online mining map highlights far-reaching remaining mining potential
12th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

AmaranthCX and its technology partner 1Map have collaborated to publish a comprehensive, online South African Mining Map, with electronic, all-commodity depiction. The governments of other mining... 


Implats’ JV Makgomo plant unaffected by community protests
5th April 2023 By: Yvonne Silaule

Chrome has been piling up at the Makgomo chrome plant, in Burgersfort, Limpopo, as some residents and business forums from surrounding communities have been camping out at the operation’s entrance... 


Kolomela iron-ore operation of Anglo group company Kumba Iron Ore, inNorthern Cape.
Anglo signs another green steel deal involving South African iron-ore
4th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mitigating climate change, the biggest challenge of our time, requires a new, clean industrial revolution, says H2 Green Steel of Sweden, which on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears
3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica... 


A rail line into the Maputo harbour
TFR expects borderless train service to Maputo to raise commodity export volumes
3rd April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is preparing to materially increase the number of weekly trains operating on that component of its North East Corridor that transports export commodities... 


Former South African Treasury boss Mogajane helms billion-dollar lithium plan
30th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The former head of South Africa’s National Treasury has been tasked with cleaning up a scandal-dogged company that’s contemplating partnering a Chinese battery maker in a $1-billion lithium... 


Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.
Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo
29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
South Africa will overcome its rail and electricity problems, Menar MD predicts
27th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

At the end of the day, South Africa will overcome its rail transport and electricity availability issues, and confidence in both Transnet and Eskom will be fully restored, Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu... 


TFR says will act swiftly if unscheduled ghost train allegations are true
27th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned rail network operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it has referred allegations that trains that are not formally scheduled by it are operating on its lines for independent... 


Tharisa secures $130m offtake-based financing
27th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals and chrome producer Tharisa has, subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions precedent, concluded a $130-million debt facility with Société Générale and Absa Bank, acting... 


Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 


Merafe Ferrochrome Smelting
Merafe seeks to shield business from electricity price hikes
20th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Ferrochrome company Merafe is considering proposals for the construction of renewable energy facilities and is in discussions with power utility Eskom to secure a negotiated pricing agreement (NPA)... 


Transnet to implement contingency plans to mitigate against planned protest
17th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Rail, port and pipeline company Transnet says it is working with stakeholders to implement contingency plans, where necessary, to ensure business continuity in light of the Economic Freedom... 


Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance solutions Telvina Naidoo.
Banking has crucial role to play in enabling mining to transition to clean energy, says Nedbank CIB
14th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The banking sector has a crucial role to play in enabling mining companies to transition to clean energy fully, says Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance... 


Rough diamonds mined in South Africa
Mining output declined for a twelfth consecutive month in January
14th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining production experienced its twelfth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in January, recording a decrease of 1.9%, Statistics South Africa reports. The largest negative contributors were... 


Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster
13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among... 


Infrastructure backlog, waning service delivery driving people to cities – TIPS
6th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

There is a massive infrastructure backlog in historic labour-sending regions, or former homelands, and the share of households with piped water inside the house has declined in the Free State,... 


Grindrod CEO Xolani Mbambo
Grindrod looks to expand commodity portfolio in the hunt for growth
2nd March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Logistics specialist Grindrod aims to “deconcentrate” its portfolio of commodities, says CEO Xolani Mbambo. Unveiling the company’s financial results for the year ended December 31 on Thursday, he... 


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