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President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa seeks to offer just energy transition assurances despite coal-extension proposal
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has denied that the current process of re-examining the timeframes for the closure of coal power stations represents a reversal of the country’s position on the just... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore CEO’s first big move: Chasing mining's toughest prize
24th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore's attempt to seal mining’s biggest deal in a decade has thrust new CEO Gary Nagle into center stage. Little known outside Glencore before taking the job nearly two years ago, the energetic... 

Unions confirm they rejected Eskom’s 3.75% wage offer
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the latest round of Eskom wage negotiations is under way until the end of May, trade unions the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and... 

China’s latest big coal haul includes record Russian purchases
China’s latest big coal haul includes record Russian purchases
21st April 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s massive coal imports last month included record purchases from Russia and Mongolia and a significant increase in cargoes from Australia, according to the latest Chinese customs data.... 

Buffalo completes going private transaction
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V- and AltX-listed Buffalo Coal has completed the going private transaction approved by the company’s shareholders at a special meeting held on April 17. The common shares of the company will... 

The Komati coal-fired power station and solar panels
Pendulum swing from coal to renewables will spell disaster – NSBE
21st April 2023 By: Darren Parker

A “pendulum swing” from coal to renewable energy will not guarantee baseload grid stability in the foreseeable future, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) president Mdu Mlaba has said.   “It... 

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... 

Whitehaven approves early start at Vickery
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The board of coal miner Whitehaven Coal has approved the investment to start early mining at the Vickery coal deposit, in New South Wales. Whitehaven on Friday told shareholders that the early... 

Mining restarts at Wilkie Creek
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining has restarted at the Wilkie Creek coal mine, in Queensland. Owner New Wilkie Energy on Friday said that the mine is forecast to produce approximately 2.4 million tonnes per annum of... 

Image shows BHP Pilbara operations
BHP posts record nine-month iron-ore output
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major BHP has reported a mixed bag of results for the nine months ending March and has adjusted the production outlook for a number of its commodities. “Our Western Australian iron-ore... 

Acquisition will expand company’s portfolio
21st April 2023

Mining and industrial machinery developer Komatsu announced in December that it has entered into an agreement to acquire underground mining, tunnelling and special civil engineering equipment... 

Wind turbines, solar panels and transmission infrastructure
World Bank proposes financing framework for developing countries' energy transitions
20th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

International finance institution the World Bank has proposed a new framework to help develop a comprehensive financing approach for the energy transition. This comes as developing countries... 

The Presidential Climate Commission met in in Johannesburg on April 19
PCC underlines support for electricity reforms as govt mulls coal life extensions
20th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Amid a likely proposal that Eskom be allowed to extend the life of certain coal power stations beyond the decommissioning dates outlined in the Integrated Resource Plan, the Presidential Climate... 

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... 

Ramaphosa affirms climate goal amid coal push
20th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to meet the nation’s net-zero carbon emission target despite a push to keep coal-fired power plants open. Ramaphosa met with the Presidential Climate... 

CCUS and gas has big role in net zero - study
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

While new analysis has highlighted the need for natural gas and large carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) in Australia’s race to net zero, there would be very little space for nuclear... 

Teck under pressure to delay separation vote
Teck under pressure to delay separation vote
19th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of Canadian miner Teck Resources is under pressure to delay next week's shareholders meeting to vote on its proposed separation plan that will split its base metals and steelmaking coal... 

Teck CEO Jonathan Price
Teck says Glencore is trying to disrupt separation plans
19th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Teck Resources on Wednesday urged investors not to be distracted by Glencore’s merger attempt, stressing that the Swiss commodities giant’s proposal was neither realistic, nor... 

Eskom's Kusile power station
Eskom’s plan to bypass pollution controls could kill hundreds, study shows
19th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

A plan by South Africa’s state power utility to circumvent pollution controls at one of its two biggest coal-fired plants to enable it to bolster its generation capacity may lead to hundreds of... 

From top left clockwise are Anglo's Duncan Wanblad, Anik Michaud, Matt Daley and Stephen Pearce.
Anglo’s 680 MW prioritised first-wave renewable energy projects on way
19th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Listed as a 2023 priority by Anglo American is getting the first wave of the renewable energy ecosystem projects under way in South Africa. The first wave of 680 MW renewable energy projects being... 

Gary Nagle: Glencore never said its proposal was best and final
Glencore hints at potential improved offer for Canadian miner Teck
19th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Swiss commodities major Glencore has raised the prospect of making improvements to its $22.5-billion proposal for a merger with Canadian miner Teck Resources, with CEO Gary Nagle saying on... 

Investors pile climate pressure on Glencore ahead of May AGM
19th April 2023 By: Reuters

Global miner Glencore faces increased pressure to clarify how it will manage its climate change commitments after investors holding more than $500-billion in assets backed a shareholder resolution... 

Dalrymple Bay Terminal gets A$280m upgrade
19th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure has announced a A$280-million investment into the design and construction of a new shiploader and a new reclaimer to replace existing machinery at the... 

Afrimat to report lower earnings amid volatile price environment
18th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed diversified miner Afrimat expects to report a 15% to 20% year-on-year decrease in its earnings per share (EPS) for the financial year ended February 28, on the back of lower prices. EPS... 

Peabody approves new shareholder return programme
18th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-based coal miner Peabody on Monday announced a new board-approved shareholder return framework, which includes a share repurchase plan, a fixed quarterly cash dividend and a variable quarterly... 

Ivanhoe Mines founder Robert Friedland
Billionaire Friedland warns against foreign takeover of Teck
18th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Robert Friedland warned Canada should not take lightly Glencore's attempted takeover of Teck Resources, saying many investors — including himself —would be interested after the miner... 

Sasol's head office
Sasol secures new $2.9bn facility
18th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chemicals and energy company Sasol has refinanced its existing banking facilities that were due to mature in 2024, by securing a new $2.9-billion banking facility. The new facility comprises a... 

Glencore courts 120 Teck investors for bid backing as spinoff vote looms -source
18th April 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore executives have met or spoken with some 120 Teck Resources shareholders during a short visit to Toronto to try to win support for the company's takeover bid rather than an internal... 

Buffalo shareholders vote in favour of delisting
18th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Shareholders of TSX- and JSE-listed Buffalo Coal have approved the special resolutions that will allow the company to delist and go private. The effective date for the transitional transaction is... 

Tigers Realm considering options for Russian ops
18th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Tigers Realm Coal this week told shareholders that it is weighing its options after the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) found that its coal operations in Russia would... 

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