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Presidency outlines criteria to be used before revising coal decommissioning schedule
9th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency has moved to outline the criteria that will be used before any decision is made to delay the decommissioning of certain coal-fired power stations to take account of the prevailing... 

Coal use set to drop in Europe's power mix as weather moderates
9th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Europe is on track for limited power demand in June on the back of favorable weather trends, reducing the need for the region to burn coal in generation. Mediterranean countries are expected to... 

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Unlocking opportunities through addressing regional issues
9th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite growth in the Mozambique mining industry, operations continue to encounter challenges – such as poor public infrastructure, inefficient logistics networks, equipment supply constraints and... 

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Coal still relevant despite backlash – investment firm
9th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the prevailing global transition away from coal-based forms of energy, the fossil fuel remains crucial in supplying baseload energy and powering critical industries, says mining investment... 

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35% of mining CEOs feel exposed to climate-related risks
7th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

More than one-third – about 4 000 or 35% – of mining CEOs polled by PwC for its latest global mining report consider their company to be highly or extremely exposed to climate-related risks within... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a meeting of Ministers and CEOs at the Union Buildings on June 6
Top CEOs sign up to help tackle South Africa’s energy, transport and crime crises
7th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

CEOs from some of South Africa’s largest companies – including Sasol’s Fleetwood Grobler, Anglo American’s Nolitha Fakude, former Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo, Toyota South Africa’s Andrew Kirby,... 

Teck's Elkview coal operations
Teck receives interest in its coal business
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources said on Tuesday that it had received several inbound indications of interest regarding various forms of potential transactions involving its steelmaking... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
6th June 2023

This week: Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing; and, JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list 

Bowen Coking Coal to raise A$50m
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Bowen Coking Coal has completed a A$40-million share placement plan and unveiled a fully underwritten A$10-million share purchase plan (SPP), to fund work at its Burton project. The... 

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Exploration spend falls in March quarter
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mineral and exploration expenditure fell during the March quarter while petroleum exploration expenditure rose. In original... 

The Kendal power station is one of four being prioritised for technical support
Private sector technical teams to begin work at four troubled coal stations
5th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Private sector support teams, assembled with the support of the R100-million Resource Mobilization Fund (RMF), will be deployed soon across four troubled coal-fired power stations to assist Eskom... 

Top climate finance group floats guidance on Asia coal phaseout
5th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest climate-finance alliance has launched a public consultation on its guidance for financial institutions and others working to accelerate the managed phaseout of coal power in... 

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... 

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... 

Colombia coal production may grow 10.7% in 2023, industry group says
2nd June 2023 By: Reuters

 Colombia's coal production could hit 71.9-million tonnes this year, driven by favorable weather conditions in mining regions, the Colombian Mining Association (ACM) said on Thursday. If the... 

Edenville coal mining operation in Tanzania
Edenville Energy proposes name change to Shuka Resources
2nd June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Edenville Energy has proposed changing its name to Shuka Resources. The directors said on June 2 that they believe the change of name better reflects the company's key focus in Africa,... 

Teck struggles to secure top shareholder’s support on coal split
Teck struggles to secure top shareholder’s support on coal split
2nd June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Teck Resources is struggling to secure the support of top shareholder China Investment Corp (CIC), as the Canadian miner studies options to exit its coal business while fending off a takeover bid... 

Edenville raises £1.4m to fund new project due diligence
1st June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Edenville Energy plans to raise £1.4-million in capital through the issue of just under 30-million shares to fund ongoing working capital requirements, and due diligence costs associated... 

Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Traders are seeking buyers for piles of unused coal before it becomes worthless after the fuel was hoarded to save Europe’s economy from running out of power last year. As concern over energy... 

PCC says the transmission grid should be moved to the centre of electricity planning
Climate commission calls for revised IRP to upscale renewables allocation to 60 GW by 2030
1st June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is recommending that the next edition of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is currently under review, caters for the building of between 50 GW and... 

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Bowen clears federal approval for Isaac River
1st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has formally approved ASX-listed Bowen Coking Coal’s Isaac River mine, in Queensland. The company on Thursday said it was now... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
10 GW distributed generation pipeline to help close shortfall in time – Ramaphosa
31st May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

While warning of a difficult winter for electricity security, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again moved to highlight the success of a recent market reform that has enabled private distributed... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mining industry has critical role in closing energy supply gap – Mantashe
31st May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is convinced that mining companies can supplement State-owned Eskom’s supply of electricity, and that this would be critical for narrowing the... 

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... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo reorganises management, Mkhwanazi to head Africa, Australia
31st May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American has announced several changes to its senior management team and organisation to lead what it describes as its “next phase of delivery”. The... 

Glencore said to prepare sweetened to prepare sweetened Teck bid as deadlock drags on
Glencore said to prepare sweetened to prepare sweetened Teck bid as deadlock drags on
31st May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is getting closer to increasing its offer for Teck Resources Ltd., in a move aimed at ending weeks of limbo in the battle over the Canadian miner’s future. The Switzerland-based... 

World’s top coal miner hikes prices as wage bill surges
World’s top coal miner hikes prices as wage bill surges
31st May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal India, the world’s biggest miner of the fuel, raised prices for the first time in five years to offset an increase to its $5-billion wage bill. Prices of the top nine grades of thermal coal... 

Europe’s unwanted coal heads to China and India as heat builds
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal cargoes unwanted in Europe are heading to Asia, where utilities are stockpiling the fuel amid sweltering temperatures heading into the summer. Shipments of about seven-million tons of... 

It’s not a good time to be a steel mill or coal mine in China
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s raw materials producers are at the forefront of falling industrial profits as poor demand and price deflation tear into margins at steel mills, metals smelters, chemicals firms and coal... 

Glencore loses more support for climate plan as as coal questioned
Glencore loses more support for climate plan as as coal questioned
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Investor support for Glencore's climate change strategy weakened, obliging the world’s top coal shipper to again consult with shareholders as it defends one of its most profitable businesses.... 

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