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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... 


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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,... 


Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
President’s new energy plan opens way for Glencore Alloys to target bigger projects
8th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard has hailed the new energy plan announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as opening the way for the company to target bigger power projects. “I must say that the... 


A Transnet Freight Rail train transporting iron-ore
Integrated, tech-driven rail industry needed to drive South Africa’s heavy haul sector 
2nd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

To enable South Africa’s mining and resources sector to remain competitive, it is imperative the country pursues a safe, competitive, responsible, integrated and intelligent heavy haul system,... 


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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up... 


Afrimat raises R680m in accelerated bookbuild
29th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed building materials, industrial minerals and bulk commodities company Afrimat has successfully closed an equity raise of R680-million – about 8.5% of its current market capitalisation.... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s ferrochrome production up on consistent smelter performance
29th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome production, which is South Africa-based, rose 2% in the six months to June 30, reflecting consistent smelter performance, Glencore reported on Friday. Attributable ferrochrome... 


Zimbabwe raises mines power tariff by 8% to meet production cost
28th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s power utility ZESA Holdings will no longer charge mining houses tariffs below cost of production as it is struggling to service “ballooning power import debt.” Exporters, such as mining... 


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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A radical ramp-up of renewable energy and green hydrogen capacity will be needed by 2040 to take South Africa towards a net-zero climate change commitment, the Coal & Energy Transition Day heard on... 


Anglo American's nuGen truck.
World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the... 


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CN Railway boosts freight prices and beats analyst forecasts
27th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Canadian National Railway reported earnings that easily beat analysts’ forecasts as strong volumes allowed the railroad to increase prices and fuel surcharges to offset rising costs. Revenue in... 


Merafe to post higher interim earnings
26th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chrome miner Merafe Resources expects to report basic earnings per share (EPS) of between 34.7c and 39.3c for the six months ended June 30, which would be a 51% to 71% improvement on the... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen
Decarbonisation, renewables can create new economic sectors in SA – Anglo Platinum
25th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen on Monday expressed the firm belief that decarbonisation and renewable energy have the potential to create new... 


How to avert the risk of valuable information being disregarded.
Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash
15th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Applying subject matter expertise to process data streams for accuracy is a necessary part of mining’s new digital age, according to SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen.... 


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PEM Electrolyser, Ironveld, Jubilee Metals make headlines
15th July 2022

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Australia’s PEM water electrolyser; Ironveld’s plans to acquire Ferrochrome Furnaces; and Jubilee Metals's Sable refinery.   


Mining production down 7.8% y/y in May, but sales increase
14th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining production decreased by 7.8% year-on-year in May, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has revealed. The largest negative contributors were gold (-28.3% and contributing -4.6 percentage... 


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New mining Bill major threat to jobs and investment, must be strenuously opposed – ENSafrica
14th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A new draconian mining industry draft Bill, which threatens jobs and investment – and can even impose a penalty of 10% of turnover on a mine company, along with corporate manslaughter charges –... 


Tracey Kerr
Jubilee appoints nonexecutive director to chair safety, sustainability committee
14th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and AltX-listed diversified metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group has appointed Tracey Kerr independent nonexecutive director with immediate effect. Based in the UK, she is currently... 


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Tharisa weathers challenging conditions to record strong quarterly output, cash generation
12th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Tharisa achieved a “commendable” third quarter, ended June 30, maintaining strong production, which was supported by the favourable commodity markets, ensuring a healthy balance sheet... 


TFR to start North Corridor maintenance shutdown on July 12
11th July 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will start with the annual maintenance shutdown of its North Corridor on July 12. The shutdown is scheduled for completion by July 22 and is important for... 


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Eastplats positions new mining method to reopen CRM before year-end
8th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Having completed a new long-term plan and mine redesign study, JSE- and TSX-listed midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastplats envisages restarting mining operations at its flagship PGMs... 


'The losses are enormous': Mpumalanga shutdown hits coal, chrome exporters
8th July 2022 By: News24Wire

Blockaded roads and disruption of transport routes associated with the Mpumalanga shutdown have served to twist the knife in commodity exporters already struggling to move product out of the... 


TFR signs cross-border agreement with Railways of Mozambique
1st July 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned rail agency Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has signed a cooperation agreement with Mozambique State agency Ports and Railways of Mozambique (CFM) to implement an immediate train... 


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Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption
1st July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating... 


Bauba subsidiary Nuco Chrome granted eight-year mining right
30th June 2022 By: Donna Slater

Platinum and chrome miner Bauba Resources reports that its 74%-owned exploration company Nuco Chrome business has been granted a mining right, which is valid for eight years. The mining right –... 


Merafe says third-quarter ferrochrome price 16.7% lower q/q
30th June 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Merafe Resources has informed shareholders that the European benchmark ferrochrome price for the third quarter has been settled at $1.80/lb. That represents a 16.7% decrease from the... 


An image of a disused mine shaft in South Africa
Illegal mining brazenness a significant concern to legitimate industry
29th June 2022 By: Donna Slater

Minerals Council South Africa legal deputy head Mxolisi Ngubane says that, although the prevalence of illegal mining is not new, the brazenness and evolving nature at which operations are taking... 


Exxaro/Cennergi MD Energy Roland Tatnall
Renewables plans poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Grootegeluk coal mine by up to 90%
27th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Going forward, combined renewables plans already in place are poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Exxaro Resources’s Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo by up to 90%. The renewable strategy being... 


NSDV advisory head Mark Gilbert.
Deeming could bring regulatory certainty to much-needed minerals investment – NSDV
23rd June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The detraction of the South African investment market is the uncertainty around approval timelines and the implementation of a deeming provision could change all that by treating applications as... 


Lawless South Africa has bulk commodity chrome pirates stripping its wealth
22nd June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa is the world’s biggest producer of chrome ore and it is estimated that about 10% of South Africa's yearly production of chrome is lost to illegal mining. There has been an emergence of... 


Transnet to issue locomotive tender in July to address crippling port and rail backlog
21st June 2022 By: News24Wire

In a bid to improve on its operational performance, clear logistic backlogs, and claw itself out of its financial predicament, Transnet has confirmed that it will issue a tender for the procurement... 


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