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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


Canada likely to approve Glencore-Teck deal despite foreign investment scrutiny
Canada likely to approve Glencore-Teck deal despite foreign investment scrutiny
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

As Glencore prepares for the long grind to convince Canada of the virtues of the Swiss trader-led consortium's $9-billion bid for Teck Resources' coal unit, investors and lawyers are optimistic... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


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Moody’s places Transnet on review for ratings downgrade
14th November 2023 By: News24Wire

Moody’s Investors Service has placed Transnet on review for a potential credit ratings downgrade due to concerns over liquidity and refinancing risks for the struggling state-owned freight, port... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore to buy majority stake in Teck coal assets for $6.9bn
14th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant Glencore has finally agreed a deal with Canadian miner Teck Resources, which will sell its entire interest in its steelmaking business for $9-billion to a consortium led by the... 


Queensland enviro body takes New Acland to court
Queensland enviro body takes New Acland to court
13th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Coal miner New Hope on Monday disclosed that its subsidiary, New Acland Coal (NAC), is at the centre of legal proceedings initiated by the Queensland Conservation Council. The complaint, served on... 


former Sasol chairperson and nonexecutive director Sipho Nkosi
Sipho Nkosi resigns as Sasol chair
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Sipho Nkosi has stepped down as chairperson and nonexecutive director of energy and chemicals company Sasol, effective November 10.  His decision to resign emanated from the conclusion that, while... 


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Old Mutual asks investors to vote down Sasol climate resolutions
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Old Mutual Investment Managers said it plans to vote against a number of resolutions at the Nov. 17 annual general meeting of petrochemicals and fuel company, Sasol , because of its poor... 


Manchin retirement boosts West Virginia coal scion’s senate bid
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Jim Justice, a wealthy coal mine owner now serving as West Virginia’s Republican governor, gains an easier path for his Senate bid following Democrat Joe Manchin’s decision not to seek reelection... 


Cheap coal hampers green shift in emerging world, says Macquarie
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Cheap fossil fuels are holding up developing nations’ efforts to move toward green alternatives, highlighting the need to make clean sources more affordable if the world is to meet its climate... 


South Africa’s climate adviser rebuts report target to be missed
9th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission dismissed a report that said modeling shows that the country will miss its 2030 emissions reduction target, saying that no such forecasting exists.... 


A manganese mining operation in South Africa
South Africa's mining production down 1.9% y/y, mineral sales down 20.2% y/y in Sept
9th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production decreased by 1.9% year-on-year in September, with diamonds, 'other' metallic minerals and manganese ore having made the largest negative contributions. Diamond... 


Queensland approves Anglo coal mine expansion
Queensland approves Anglo coal mine expansion
9th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland government has cleared the expansion of an Anglo American steelmaking coal mine, near Middlemount, Resources Minister Scott Stewart said on Thursday. The government issued Anglo a... 


A power station operated by Eskom
South Africa to miss 2030 emissions goal as it keeps coal plants burning
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa will miss its binding 2030 carbon emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement, three senior government officials confirmed, as the country plans to run eight coal-fired power... 


A TFR locomotive
Indebted Transnet rolls over R7bn loans for four months
8th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Transnet rolled over R7-billion of debt due this week until March, giving the South African State-owned port and rail company relief for four months. The bonds, which were due November 6, were... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia's Albanese retraces historic Beijing walk on visit to mend ties
6th November 2023 By: Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stopped by Beijing's Temple of Heaven on Monday as he followed in the footsteps of the first Australian leader to visit China, retracing a walk made five... 


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Sasol defends disclosure of potential decarbonisation shortcomings as responsible corporate citizenship
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy and chemicals company Sasol has taken exception to nonprofit organisation Just Share accusing it of shirking its responsibility to meet its previously stated goal of reducing its... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue – Menar
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue, says Vuslat Bayoglu, the MD of Menar, a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets... 


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