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Byerwen future on the line as Glenden plan causes concern
31st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The future of unlisted QCoal’s Byerwen coal mine, in Queensland, has been called into question after most of the 400 workforce have informed the company that they would quit, rather than move to... 


Coal miners forced to save for a rainy day by insurance snub
Coal miners forced to save for a rainy day by insurance snub
31st August 2023 By: Reuters

Some coal producers are having to set aside tens of millions of dollars to cover their own risks as they are cut adrift by insurers, making it more difficult and costly to do business amid a surge... 


South Africa urged to increase exploration to take advantage of critical minerals opportunit
Contract with preferred mining cadastre bidder could be signed within months – DMRE
29th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Amid renewed calls for a functional online mining cadastre to help turnaround South Africa’s declining exploration performance, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) reports that a... 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu
Thungela completes buyout of majority stake in Aus coal mine
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African thermal coal producer and exporter Thungela Resources will take operational control of the Ensham coal mine, in Queensland, Australia, from September 1, as all conditions precedent to... 


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Draft Freight Logistics Roadmap promised by year-end
28th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new ‘Freight Logistics Roadmap’ is currently undergoing an internal government consultative process for publication before the end of the year, the latest Operation Vulindlela progress update... 


Four killed in Vietnam coal mine collapse
28th August 2023 By: Reuters

Four people have been killed in a collapse in a coal mine in Vietnam's mining centre of Quang Ninh, the state-run Thanh Nien newspaper reported on Sunday. The accident happened late on Saturday at... 


Bowen adjusts strategy as costs rise and prices fall
28th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Bowen Coking Coal will adjust the mine plan a its Burton Complex in order to preserve capital amid tightened market and pricing conditions. The miner said on Monday that while the... 


Wescoal Mining enters into voluntary business rescue
25th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Salungano Group’s subsidiary Wescoal Mining, which comprises the Khanyisa and Elandspruit mines, will begin with a voluntary business rescue process. On August 21, Salungano advised... 


Tycoon Jindal’s JSW Steel seeks significant stake in Teck’s coal unit
Tycoon Jindal’s JSW Steel seeks significant stake in Teck’s coal unit
25th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

JSW Steel is looking to snap up a major stake in Teck Resources' metallurgical coal unit as it seeks to secure supplies for its expansion plans, according to chairman Sajjan Jindal. India’s... 


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Trust, patience see Maputo port yield record results – Grindrod
25th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Port of Maputo is reaping the results of an $800-million investment that has taken the port from handling five-million tons overall in 2007, to a record 27-million tons last year, says Grindrod... 


Coal
BMI expects thermal coal price to trend lower for 2023
25th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI has revised downward its Newcastle thermal coal price forecast for the year to $180/t, from $220/t previously, owing to global demand for coal having weakened. After averaging... 


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Intergenerational report reveals changes to mining future
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The net zero transformation would see global demand for some of Australia’s exports decline, while creating new markets and opportunities for its industries, the government’s Intergenerational... 


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Coal major navigates green transition
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

One of South Africa’s top five coal-producing mining companies, Exxaro Resources, with a diversified portfolio of major projects in the minerals and energy sectors, is driving its plans to boost... 


Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim
Inoperative Kusile units could be returned earlier as Eskom reports good progress on temporary stacks
24th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built and interim CEO Calib... 


ARM warns of lower earnings on lower prices, production and logistics challenges
24th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining and minerals company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) expects to report an 18% to 27% year-on-year decrease in headline earnings to between R8.28-billion and R9.3-billion for the... 


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DRDGold, logistics, Thungela make headlines
24th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses DRDGold's 16th consecutive dividend and its move to solar energy; a best-of-breed approach to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path; and the... 


Another deadly coal accident in China threatens output growth
24th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Fatal accidents continue to undermine China’s coal industry, with the latest incident in Shaanxi set to impede plans to raise production if authorities once again ramp up scrutiny of mine safety.... 


Whitehaven profits soar as prices recover
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Despite a fall in production, coal miner Whitehaven Coal has reported a solid 2023 financial year, with revenues and profits increasing. The ASX-listed company has reported a 23% increase in... 


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South32 swings to a loss
24th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has reported a 20% drop in revenue for the full year ended June, with the company swinging to a loss of $173-million following a non-cash impairment of $1.3-billion in... 


Railway infrastructure
Transnet revamps security as crime hobbles trains
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail network operator Transnet has hired five private security companies in an effort to reduce chronic theft and vandalism of trains that disrupt its operations. Transnet said it was... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Secunda refinery’s post-2030 output cut as Sasol struggles to pin down gas supply
23rd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol says it is continuing to assess several technology and feedstock solutions to bolster post-2030 liquid fuels and chemicals volumes at its Secunda refinery, in... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
23rd August 2023

This week: Marikana memorial lecture speakers issue call to rebuild; Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro; and, Chrome ore star of Merafe’s half-year show 


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Sasol posts 13% rise in annual profit
23rd August 2023 By: Reuters

South African petrochemicals major Sasol posted a 13% rise in annual profit on Wednesday as better operations in the second half offset the impact of weaker crude prices. The company said its... 


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Coal miner opening nursery to support million trees, hatchery to restore killed fish
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Thermal coal mining company Thungela will next month open a nursery to support the planting of a million trees and has already commissioned a hatchery to breed fish for reintroduction into the... 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Best-of-breed rail model needed for critical national infrastructure, says Thungela
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Once short-term and medium-term rail restoration has been achieved, a best-of-breed approach should be adopted to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path, says thermal coal exporter... 


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Queensland threatens to cancel BHP mining leases
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick has escalated the fight with diversified major BHP, warning that the miner’s current leases at its Queensland mines could be cancelled, if they were being... 


The Olympic Dam operation in Australia
Commodity prices fell BHP revenues
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lower commodities prices have seen diversified major BHP report a 58% fall in its attributable profit for the full year ended June, from $30.9-billion to $12.9-billion. Revenue for the full year... 


Wescoal Mining's Khanyisa Colliery
Salungano applies to put subsidiary into business rescue, as contractor seeks its liquidation
21st August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Salungano Group's share price fell by more than 9% on Monday afternoon after announcing that a wholly-owned subsidiary company Wescoal Mining, which comprises the Khanyisa and... 


China's July Australian coal imports hit 3-yr peak on healthy margins
21st August 2023 By: Reuters

Three years of trade curbs have gutted Australia’s exports to China across a bunch of commodities, from luxury items like lobster to vital fuels like coal. Beijing imposed a variety of... 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela: R1.4bn dividend, R2.4bn shaft capex, R156m to employees, community
21st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

To navigate the considerably softer coal prices, as well as inflationary pressures and the underperformance of Transnet Freight Rail, export coal-mining company Thungela has enhanced its business... 


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