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Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, use hydrogen to cut diesel – Cutifani
2nd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, and then use the hydrogen that has been created to replace diesel. Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani proposed this climate blueprint while also... 

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Sable to undertake rights issue at R1 a share followed by transaction at R5 a share
1st December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The rights issue that Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Sable Exploration and Mining is to undertake at R1 a share will be followed by a transaction at R5 a share, giving an immediate fivefold... 

Merafe nonexec director steps down to avoid conflict of interest
29th November 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Merafe Resources has advised that nonexecutive director and remuneration committee member Michael Toman has resigned and will be succeeded by Daniel Green. Toman’s resignation comes as... 

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Froneman tells world of Sibanye’s confidence in hydrogen economy
26th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) are poised to be a very significant underpin in the green hydrogen economy and Sibanye-Stillwater is intent on ensuring that the supply of PGMs is sustainable and that... 

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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry
25th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client... 

Tharisa mine's life extended to 2041
18th November 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The life-of-mine of JSE- and LSE-listed Tharisa's openpit chrome and platinum group metals mine, in South Africa's North West province, has been extended by seven years to 2041. Tharisa notes that... 

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Barloworld hands over Caterpillar equipment to Tharisa
16th November 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Barloworld Equipment South Africa on November 16 handed over two CAT 785D Mining Trucks to platinum group metals and chrome concentrates producer Tharisa for its mining operations near Rustenburg... 

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Expect to be unemployed from age 40, Miller warns graduates entering mining
15th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Because of the collapse of investment in greenfields exploration in South Africa, any mining graduate entering the profession today can expect to be unemployed from the age of 40, said AmaranthCX... 

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Mineral exploration should be incentivised, says IDC’s Thabiso Sekano
12th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mineral exploration should be incentivised so that South Africa’s great mineral endowment can be optimally leveraged to lower unemployment, improve export revenues, and strengthen this country’s... 

China to step up strategic mineral resource exploration
12th November 2021 By: Reuters

China will step up exploration of strategic mineral resources including petroleum, natural gas, copper, chrome, tungsten, rare earths and others during 2021 to 2025, the top economic planner said... 

Minerals Council welcomes focus on structural reforms in MTBPS
11th November 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The country requires a continued focus on stabilising the nation’s public finances and, most importantly, the critical need to implement more aggressive structural and institutional reforms that... 

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US adds nickel, zinc to draft critical minerals list, drops potash
11th November 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has added nickel and zinc to its proposed list of 50 ‘critical minerals’ – defined as those essential to economic or national security and have a supply chain... 

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Minerals Council backs Eskom leadership, urges govt to cut procurement red tape
10th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday supported the Eskom leadership team in its efforts to stabilise South Africa’s electricity supply and urged government to focus on shortening the... 

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Bafokeng clinch green business boost as part of Northam platinum deal
9th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Royal Bafokeng Holdings has accepted an unsolicited offer from Northam Platinum for up to a third of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) in a R17-billion transaction that opens the way for the... 

Mining modernisation to benefit junior miners, exploration in South Africa
4th November 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The development and applications of technologies and techniques in mining to make it safer, more productive and more efficient are benefiting junior miners and adding tools and capabilities to... 

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BHP urges Noront shareholders to take up offer
28th October 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified major BHP has urged shareholders of Canadian junior Noront Resources to take up its offer, stating that it is the only one currently on the table and that there is no guarantee that... 

Merafe’s nine-month ferrochrome output up 64.6% y/y
22nd October 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

JSE-listed ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources’ attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore-Merafe chrome venture for the third quarter ended September 30 was 77 000 t. Production for... 

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No zero carbon without green hydrogen, US pledging $1/kg coal-parity price
21st October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The world will be unable to meet its zero-carbon targets without the introduction of green hydrogen solutions, says Plug Power chief strategy officer Sanjay Shrestha, at a time when the US has... 

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Policy-not-law charter judgment going long way towards providing certainty – NSDV
19th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The court judgement that the mining charter is policy and not law goes a long way towards providing regulatory certainty, says NSDV mining law senior associate Muhammed Khan ­– but it is not the... 

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Incentive needed for smaller end of stock exchange to survive – Miller
18th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An incentive is needed for the listing of companies on the smaller end of the stock exchange, which is facing an existential crisis, said AmaranthCX director and owner Paul Miller on Monday.... 

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South Africa needs to ramp up critical minerals exploration as world decarbonises - study
13th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The South African mining sector can remain internationally competitive and support socioeconomic development only if it drives decarbonisation and adapts to the global shift in commodity demand... 

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Tharisa achieves record quarterly output
12th October 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome concentrate producer Tharisa reports that its Tharisa mine, in the North West, achieved its highest production ever during the quarter ended September 30.... 

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Exploration key to keeping South Africa on right side of future – investors
11th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration is key to keeping South Africa on the right side of the future-facing metals scenario, the Joburg Indaba heard last week from potential investors. During a panel discussion on mining... 

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South Africa’s exploration investment lowest since democracy began, Joburg Indaba hears
7th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is at its lowest level of exploration investment since democracy began in 1994, the Joburg Indaba heard on Thursday. “Never have we spent less – and this is a pity... 

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Transnet building pipeline of transactions for private sector participation
7th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet CEO Portia Derby says the State-owned group received a “fantastic” response to its two recent requests for information (RFIs) for private participation at the ports of Durban and Ngqura... 

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South Africa in danger of missing out on commodity boom, Joburg Indaba hears
6th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A much more enabling environment is needed to ensure that South Africa does not miss out on yet another commodity boom, the Joburg Indaba heard on Wednesday. “We know that we’ve missed at least one... 

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Innovative wireless sensor approach could make exploration cheaper – Prof
5th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An innovative wireless sensor method of mapping the subsurface of the earth could make exploration cheaper and mining safer, says Professor Musa Manzi, the award-winning director of the Seismic... 

Tharisa cold commissions Vulcan recovery plant
5th October 2021 By: Donna Slater

JSE- and LSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome co-producer Tharisa reports that cold-commissioning of its R1-billion Vulcan ultra-fine chrome recovery and beneficiation plant has... 

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Investment in mining crucial to ensure continued contribution to economy – PwC
5th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Investment in the mining industry is crucial to ensure its continued contribution to the South African economy, says PwC in its thirteenth edition of SA Mine 2021, a series of publications that... 

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Giant private mining companies getting away with no obligation to report anything publicly
4th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A globally significant chrome producer operating six chrome mines and employing 7 000 people inside South Africa – with a social labour plan obligation on every mine, with tax and royalty... 

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Platinum offering good relative value as investment – Northam
4th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is viewed as an investment case for the moment and is offering good relative value, says Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne. Palladium appears more vulnerable than platinum to vehicle... 

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Northam board approves renewable energy projects plus hydrogen project
1st October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The board of platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has given its approval for the building of three renewable energy projects at three of the company’s mines plus a hydrogen... 

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Countercyclical Northam growth strategy creates 8 000 jobs, 2 000 this year
30th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The record operational and financial performance of Northam Platinum in the 12 months to June 30 was accompanied by the creation of 2 335 new sustainable jobs, which takes the total generated by... 

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Northam Platinum’s headline earnings soar 215%
30th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The normalised headline earnings of platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum soared by more than 215% to R10.9-billion in what was a record operational and financial performance... 

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Sibanye-Stillwater moving to radical transparency on public tailings disclosure
29th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Gold, platinum and green metals company Sibanye-Stillwater is moving towards the embrace of radical transparency when it comes to public disclosure on matters relating to tailings facilities... 

Bauba narrows full-year loss; to raise R34m through claw-back offer
29th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Bauba Resources has posted a total comprehensive loss of R27.23-million for the financial year ended June 30, compared with a loss of R45.28-million in the 2020 financial year. The basic... 

Tharisa sets down initial decarbonisation targets
29th September 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum group metals miner Tharisa has announced a target of reducing its carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, from 2020 as a baseline. The company is in the process of developing a roadmap to net... 

Mantashe hopeful of turning Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape into new mining hotspots
28th September 2021 By: Donna Slater

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe hopes to spur growth in mining hubs within Limpopo, the North West and the Northern Cape provinces with the launch of the Limpopo Mining... 

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Green Sedibelo will use 82% less electricity to take PGMs all the way to end consumer
28th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines is well on its way to becoming the lowest of low-energy PGM energy users and the highest of high on-site beneficiators of metals that... 

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