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Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects coal demand to remain at an all-time high this year. This follows after global coal demand reached an all-time high in 2022, rising above... 


Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 


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Strongly producing Tharisa achieves seven fatality-free years
11th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome co-producer Tharisa, which on Tuesday reported considerably higher production in the 12 months to September 30, has achieved seven fatality-free years. “We... 


Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.
Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC
4th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining sector will be required to make major investments into alternative and renewable energy sources and energy planning to address the dual challenges of decarbonisation and... 


DRDGold's broad-based livelihoods programme is attracting thousands of participants.
DRDGold's livelihoods initiative attracts 8 000-plus direct participants
31st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The livelihoods initiative introduced by surface gold mining company DRDGold has to date attracted more than 8 000 direct participants at a time when boosting jobs and livelihoods in South Africa... 


Sibanye-Stillwater's Kroondal platinum group metals mine.
Sibanye-Stillwater declares R3.9bn half-year dividend
25th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Precious metals and green metals company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday declared a cash dividend of R3.9-billion for the six months to June 30. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, headed... 


DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius.
DRDGold's 15th consecutive financial year of dividend paying
24th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Surface gold mining company DRDGold on Wednesday announced its fifteenth consecutive financial year of dividend paying. For the year ended June 30, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company,... 


Anglo American finance director Stephen Pearce.
Anglo’s Pearce decries Queensland’s dramatic increase in royalty rates
29th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The percentage that Australia’s Queensland government will take from Anglo American in 2023 is set to rise from 48% to 59% at current prices, owing to Queensland dramatically increasing its royalty... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s ferrochrome production up on consistent smelter performance
29th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome production, which is South Africa-based, rose 2% in the six months to June 30, reflecting consistent smelter performance, Glencore reported on Friday. Attributable ferrochrome... 


Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Bushveld positioned to generate decent cash flows on back of unit cost improvement
8th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo on Friday described the London Aim-listed company that he leads as heading into a future that will be requiring a lot more vanadium for steel and energy. To... 


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Southern Palladium, Steenkampskraal, Rocsole, Kal Tire make headlines
10th June 2022

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Southern Palladium's listing on the JSE; Steenkampskraal's rare earths development; and Rocsole stressing the need for increased efficiency to cut carbon... 


Covid and weather hit New Hope output
26th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner New Hope lost some 20 354 working hours during the three months to April, owing to severe weather conditions and Covid-related labour shortages at its 80%-held Bengalla operations, in... 


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Platinum jewellery continuing to drive 25% of platinum demand
20th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Several reports published during Platinum Week indicate that in 2021, platinum jewellery consumed anywhere between 1.6-million ounces to two-million ounces of platinum, which makes it still the... 


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Things looking interesting for platinum despite surplus
16th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

What the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is forecasting for 2022 is a reduced but still large platinum surplus of 627 000 oz. But this surplus is extremely vulnerable to the issues the... 


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South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba
10th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on... 


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World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future
5th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday. In his keynote... 


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Implats reports 6% lower refined production amid challenging operating landscape
29th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The gross refined production of platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Implats declined by 6% to 2.35-million ounces in the nine months to March 31, when sales volumes of 2.38-million ounces... 


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Glencore guides higher full-year ferrochrome output with coal marking time
28th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is guiding 3% higher ferrochrome performance for the whole of this year, with no change to its coal production guidance. Full-year guidance for... 


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President Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba 2022
20th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. The attendance of Ramaphosa, who will speak... 


Metalicity extends takeover time for Nex Metals
14th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Metalicity has extended its takeover offer period for fellow listed Nex Metals Explorations from April 14 until the end of business on May 4. Metalicity’s offer to Nex Metals... 


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Minerals Council ending century-long relationship with Johannesburg CBD
4th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa has begun a new era by moving into modern premises in Rosebank, Johannesburg, and closing a century-long chapter in Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD). The... 


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Growth outcomes inform approach to dividends ­as Northam digs in on RBPlat deal
31st March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Growth outcomes will inform Northam Platinum’s approach to dividends, the platinum group metals (PGMs) company stated in reporting 60%-higher half-year headline earnings a share. Northam... 


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Green hydrogen energy supply to local communities envisaged by Anglo
28th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The green hydrogen footprint being developed by Anglo American could be extended to provide low-cost and efficient energy to local communities. Anglo, which is advancing towards using green... 


Simberi gets new outlook as Covid cases drop
28th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner St Barbara has set a production target of between 25 000 oz and 30 000 oz for its Simberi operations, in Papua New Guinea, for 2022, saying the Covid-19 outbreak at the site was now... 


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Cash-flush ferrochrome producer Merafe declares dividend on record profit
22nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The year 2021 was a year of recovery for the Glencore Merafe Pooling and Sharing Venture, both from a financial and operational perspective. JSE-listed Merafe, headed by CEO Zanele Matlala,... 


South Africa's National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Parliaments must act swiftly to reduce climate change – Mapisa-Nqakula
22nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Monday urged heads of the world's Parliaments gathering at the 144th plenary assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to undertake all... 


Covid forces changes to Mt Peake plans
18th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed TNG has reached an agreement with ts long-term strategic engineering partner, German- based metallurgical engineering firm SMS group over a revised project execution strategy for the... 


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Metals sector urged to seize South Africa’s beckoning Steel Master Plan opportunity
16th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s historic metals sector employer organisation on Wednesday urged all the sector’s employer bodies to roll up their sleeves on May 19 and 20 and get their teeth into the Steel Master... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Trevor Raymond
Platinum surplus forecast to reduce significantly
9th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The platinum surplus in 2021 is forecast to reduce by 47% in 2022 as Covid-related and operational disruptions gradually settle, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) states in its Platinum... 


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Royal Bafokeng Platinum delivers record production, best-ever earnings
8th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) on Tuesday delivered record production and earnings in the 12 months ended December 31. The RBPlat board has declared a gross cash... 


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Decarbonisation standing out as key metals/mining value driver – Wood Mackenzie
4th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

As pressure mounts for the world to align meaningfully with the 1.5 °C global temperature rise scenario, decarbonisation is standing out as a key driver of metals and mining value. “This has... 


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Sibanye-Stillwater delivers another record performance with highest-ever dividend
3rd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater in 2021 delivered another record financial performance, with revenue of R172.2-billion and adjusted earnings before interest taxation depreciation... 


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ESG slowing down as energy transition highlights mining as indispensable – RMF
2nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The energy transition is highlighting mining as an indispensable industry, said Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) CEO Hélène Piaget in opening a webinar on 'Responsible Mining Index (RMI) Report... 


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