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Obscure coal stock with 2 900% gains is world's star IPO in 2023
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s best-performing IPO stock this year is a little known Indonesian coal mining company that’s backed by one of Southeast Asia’s richest men. PT Petrindo Jaya Kreasi has soared more than... 


Tanzania plans new $5.6bn rail line to iron-ore, coal-rich area
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tanzania is seeking $5.6-billion for a new railway in the south linking the Indian Ocean to Lake Nyasa and traversing regions rich in iron-ore, coal and graphite. The East African nation is looking... 


Mine accidents surge in China's top coal province as producers raise output
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

The death toll from coal mining accidents in China's top coal producing region has surged to 100 people so far this year, according to a notice issued by China's cabinet on Monday that said safety... 


Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece.
Gold Fields takes big new Scope 3 decarbonisation step
27th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The global transition to net zero emissions by 2050 requires significant deployment of clean energy technologies and increased material production and infrastructure. This is top of mind within the... 


Residents in areas such as Joburg have complained that the latest episode of Stage 6 has felt more intense than previous bouts
De-escalation in loadshedding forecast for coming week as country emerges from renewed Stage 6 trauma
26th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is forecasting a de-escalation in the intensity of rotational power cuts for the coming week following the traumatic return of Stage 6 on Friday November 24 and complaints in certain... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Black Friday loadshedding triggered by depletion of reserves and heat-wave demand spike
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa attributed the “unwelcome” ramp up in the intensity of loadshedding to Stage 6 to a need for Eskom to rebuild its emergency reserves that had been... 


Lack of skills should not become a constraint for mining sector recovery – Mvalo
24th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Department of Higher Education and Training deputy director-general Zukile Mvalo has stressed the importance of ensuring that a lack of skills does not become a constraint for the recovery and... 


Queensland’s Coordinator General recommends Winchester South
Queensland’s Coordinator General recommends Winchester South
24th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland’s Coordinator General has recommended the Winchester South metallurgical coal project to proceed, Whitehaven Coal said on Friday. The metallurgical coal project has been assessed to... 


China shifts approach to fatal coal mining accidents to ensure supply security
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest fatal accident linked to coal production in China, this time caused by a fire in a miner’s building in Shanxi province, has prompted another government campaign to protect lives in... 


BNP Paribas cracks down on mining clients with new coal policy
BNP Paribas cracks down on mining clients with new coal policy
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

BNP Paribas is imposing new financing restrictions as part of an updated policy around how to treat clients in the mining industry. The European Union’s biggest bank will no longer provide... 


A sign promoting mine safety
41 mining fatalities recorded so far in 2023
23rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

There have been 41 fatalities in the South African mining industry to date this year, Mine Health and Safety Council mining relations programme manager Brian Ncube said at the Mining Qualifications... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


Ukraine's coal mines turn to women to solve wartime staff shortages
Ukraine's coal mines turn to women to solve wartime staff shortages
22nd November 2023 By: Reuters

After more than a thousand of its workers went to fight Russia's invasion, a coal mining enterprise in eastern Ukraine suffered a huge staff shortage. Its answer was to allow women to work... 


Nigeria revokes 1 633 mining titles for defaulting on service fee
21st November 2023 By: Reuters

Nigeria has revoked 1 633 mining titles for non-payment of statutory annual service fees, its minister of mines said on Tuesday. The affected titles, which are part of a total 2 213 pencilled for... 


Indonesia aims to start collecting levies from coal miners in January
21st November 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesia plans to start collecting levies from coal miners in January to be used to compensate miners who sell coal to the state utility at lower prices, the mining minister said on Tuesday. The... 


Solar panels
Sasol, Air Liquide conclude corporate PPA with Mainstream for 97.5 MW solar project
21st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A 97.5 MW solar photovoltaic project will be constructed in the Free State following the signing of a 20-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) between Mainstream Renewable Power and... 


FutureCoal chairperson and Thungela Resources CEO July Ndlovu
World Coal Association rebrands as FutureCoal
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 38 years, the World Coal Association (WCA) has rebranded itself as FutureCoal – The Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal. FutureCoal CE Michelle Manook says the rebrand was done in response... 


Cokal appoints new BBM mining contractor
Cokal appoints new BBM mining contractor
20th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Cokal has appointed Levine Latersia Baratama (LLB) as its primary mining contractor at the Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) metallurgical coal mine, in Indonesia, replacing CBQ. In a... 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


Wind turbines, solar panels and power pylons
Cabinet approves Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Cabinet has approved the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announced in a briefing in Pretoria on November 20. “The implementation... 


Photo of a Rio Tinto office
Rio Tinto to pay $28m fine to settle US SEC fraud case
19th November 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining companies, agreed to pay a $28-million fine to settle a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit that accused it of fraud in handling a... 


TFR locomotives
More than half of copper cables on TFR's lines replaced with aluminium alternative
17th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Transnet has, so far, replaced about 55% of the copper cables across its national railway network with an aluminium conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) cable called Tiger Wire, Transnet Freight Rail... 


QRC appoints BMA's Lancey its president
17th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has appointed Adam Lancey its new president, succeeding Brent Gunther who is stepping down after four years in the role. Lancey is asset president of BHP... 


Simon Baloyi
Baloyi selected to replace Grobler as Sasol CEO
17th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has announced the appointment of Simon Baloyi as its new president and CEO effective from April 1, 2024, when he will succeed Fleetwood Grobler, who will continue... 


Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is preparing to unleash a new coal supermajor on the New York market that would – based on recent performance – churn out bigger profits than the current top 10 US listed coal miners... 


The sodturning ceremony at the Lephalale solar plant
Exxaro, Cennergi reach sodturning milestone for Lephalale solar project
16th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified mining and renewable energy solutions company Exxaro Resources and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cennergi on November 16 unveiled the Lephalale solar project (LSP), with the sodturning... 


Death toll in China coal firm office rises to 26; at least 38 injured
16th November 2023 By: Reuters

A fire that erupted in the office of a coal company in northern China has now killed 26 people, state media said on Thursday, raising the death toll from the latest in a series of deadly accidents... 


Image of Menar CIO Cleavon Moothoosamy, MTN's Tumi Chamayou and Huawei South Africa's Jason Shao MoU Signing_1022
Partnership paves way for new smart mine
16th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Private investment company Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have once again teamed up to bring fifth-generation (5G) technology to a newly-developed mine in... 


Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 


Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore's deal to buy Teck Resources' steelmaking coal unit shows how cheap fossil fuels can be a lucrative option for companies - for a decade or two at least - even as they are phased out in... 


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