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Outgoing Eskom CEO André de Ruyter and outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Seriti Green comes in for praise during Eskom, Minerals Council fireside chat
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The coal-to-renewables initiative of Seriti Green, the 91% black-owned and black-controlled Seriti Coal associate, came in for special praise at the interesting fireside chat between outgoing Eskom... 

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Sasol’s shares fall as it warns of mixed interim results
7th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Chemicals and energy group Sasol’s share price on the JSE fell by nearly 9% on February 7 after it said it was likely to report a mixed set of results for the six months ended December 31, 2022.... 

RSHQ gives directives to Qld miners
7th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) has issued compliance directives to mine operators in Queensland following a series of serious incidents at Central Queensland coal mines involving... 

Loadshedding affecting traffic lights
Blackouts may cost South Africa R899m a day, Reserve Bank says
7th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s electricity crisis is costing the economy as much as R899 million a day, according to central bank estimates. Rolling blackouts of about 6 to 12 hours a day, or so-called Stage 3 and... 

Eskom's Ankerlig OCGT plant
Rapid renewables roll-out key to tackling loadshedding, but OCGTs ‘only short-term defence'
6th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

An increased use of the diesel-fuelled open cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) represents South Africa’s only short-term defence against higher levels of economically damaging loadshedding, a new analysis... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, Council president Nolitha Fakude, office bearer Themba Mkhwanazi, and chief economist Henk Langenhoven.
Minerals Council's Roger Baxter encouraged by board-level engagement with Transnet
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Monday that the council is encouraged by the board level engagement it has undertaken so far with State rail enterprise Transnet and is hoping... 

Minerals Council stresses mining industry's role in mitigating climate change
6th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In sharing its stance on climate change at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, the Minerals Council South Africa has acknowledged that the mining industry can, and should, play a... 

Contango awaits last deliveries before producing coking coal by quarter's end
6th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Contango Holdings is on track to start producing coking coal from the Lubu project, in Zimbabwe by the end of the first quarter. The company has reported more deliveries of equipment... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Ever greater global acknowledgement of need to decarbonise ever more urgently – Anglo
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ever greater acknowledgement is being given to the need to decarbonise global energy and transport systems ever more urgently. At the same time, ever greater global recognition is being given to... 

South Africa’s coal export snags worsen as rail shipments slump
6th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Rail disruptions on the key line to Africa’s biggest coal-export terminal are intensifying, choking off more than half the fuel the facility is capable of shipping. Deliveries to Richards Bay Coal... 

Exxaro recognised in Bloomberg Gender Equity Initiative for fourth year
3rd February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has been recognised in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) – its fourth consecutive year of being recognised.  The group says it is a testament to... 

From left, Layton Nenzinane, Peter Venn and Doug Gain.
Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a... 

Just energy transition good for South Africa but coal sector has to be involved
3rd February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

A Just Energy Transition (JET) was in the interests of South Africa, the World Bank has concluded. So reported World Bank senior energy economist Mariano Salto in a panel discussion at the Southern... 

The Hydrox team (from left) CEO Corrie de Jager, process engineer Jason Cuomo, director/inventor George Anagnostopoulos, and director Paul van de Vyver.
Proudly South African technology catches eye of fusion project researchers
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Innovative Proudly South African membraneless technology has caught the eye of the engineers involved in the huge global ITER fusion project as a possible solution to recover tritium from tritiated... 

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Thungela diversifying with Australian coal mine acquisition
3rd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Thungela Resources has entered into agreements to acquire a controlling interest in the Ensham coal mine, an operating thermal coal asset, in Queensland, Australia. Thungela has, subject... 

Minerals Council Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell
Serious challenges face the South African junior coal mining sector
3rd February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The major problems facing the junior and emerging coal mining sector in South Africa were finance, a dysfunctional regulator and logistical difficulties. These were highlighted in a panel... 

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Renewables projects, Mining Indaba make headlines
3rd February 2023

This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the 155 MW wind farm that Seriti Green is constructing in Mpumalanga; the first phase of Blyvoor Gold Mine's solar energy project; and this... 

Zimbabwe allows miners, exporters to keep more forex from exports
3rd February 2023 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's central bank on Thursday said it will allow exporters, including miners, to keep 75% of their export earnings in foreign currency after the current cap of 60% drew complaints from the... 

Daniel Mminele
South Africa says finalising climate plan as Mminele quits
3rd February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is finalising an implementation plan for an $8.5-billion climate finance deal with some of the world’s richest countries even as the head of the Presidential Climate Finance Task Team... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa.
Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba
2nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his attendance at the Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town next week, from Monday to Thursday. Ramaphosa, accompanied by eight ministers and... 

Cesa president Olu Soluade
Without controls and oversight, electricity state of disaster ‘open to abuse’ – Cesa
2nd February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has expressed some reservations with a proposal that a National State of Disaster be declared to tackle South Africa’s long-running electricity crisis.... 

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Ndlovu reflects on coal’s continued, changing role in society
2nd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu has said the time has come for the world to accept that abated coal has a vital role to play in the long-term energy future.... 

Seriti Resources CE Mike Teke.
155 MW wind farm to be constructed in Mpumalanga by Seriti Green
2nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Work is scheduled to begin soon on the construction of a wind farm in Mpumalanga, South Africa’s electricity heartland. The project, which begins with 155 MW of wind energy and expands to a... 

The Gibraltar mine
Sojitz to sell Canadian copper mine stake
2nd February 2023 By: Reuters

Japanese trading house Sojitz, which on Thursday reported record profit for the nine months to end-December, said it was selling its 12.5% stake in Canada's Gibraltar Mines. Sojitz said it booked... 

Kibo struggles to dispose of coal assets, progresses multiple renewable projects
1st February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed renewable energy developer Kibo Energy has made notable progress on various projects since announcing its refocused renewable energy strategy in 2021, and expects to see several new... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore's 2022 cobalt production up, along with oil, nickel, ferrochrome
1st February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and marketing company Glencore produced 40% more cobalt last year, along with 16% more oil, 5% more nickel and 1% more ferrochrome. Although coal production of 110-million tonnes was... 

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Resources Watch
1st February 2023

This week: RBCT coal exports fall below 1993 level, being hit very badly by cable theft And, Copper-copious Zambia stepping up agricultural prowess, embarking on robust outreach 

Kusile recovery central to 2023 NECOM plan to add supply
NECOM outlines plan for adding and recovering 8 800 MW in 2023
31st January 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Initiatives being coordinated under the aegis of the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) will seek to add about 8 800 MW of capacity to the South Africa’s electricity supply during the course... 

The Uitkomst Colliery
MC Mining pleased with December quarter's performance
31st January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African-focused Coal miner MC Mining made "pleasing" progress with various mining and corporate activities in the quarter ended December 31, MD & CEO Godfrey Gomwe says. "The most notable... 

Teck forecasts big jump in copper output this year
Teck forecasts big jump in copper output this year
31st January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Teck Resources has missed its production guidance for copper in 2022, but the company has set its sights on significantly higher output this year, as its new mine in Chile continues... 

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