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Gugulethu construction is still on track to kick off this year

By: Tracy Hancock     30th September 2022 Construction of the almost R600-million opencast phase (Phase 1) of coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s Gugulethu colliery is planned to start this year, subject to market conditions and the availability of export trains. Canyon Coal, a subsidiary of private investment company... 

Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre  

By: Martin Creamer     29th September 2022 The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa does not have such a cadastre, fellow African countries that are already thriving on it include... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Junior and Emerging Miners Desk webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Each Anglo Platinum employee to receive R8 000 worth of shares a year 

By: Martin Creamer     28th September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum has launched a new employee share ownership plan (Esop), which it envisages will be implemented in the fourth quarter of this year. The Esop involves employees receiving Anglo Platinum listed shares to the value of... 

Anglo American Platinum Executive Head Human Resources Virginia Tyobeka.
Anglo American Platinum Executive Head Human Resources Virginia Tyobeka.

WMI, Sibanye stress importance of innovation in a changing mining industry

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th September 2022 Opening the annual University of the Witwatersrand Mining Institute (WMI) seminar on September 27, the Engineering and the Built Environment faculty Dean Professor Thokozani Majozi said diversity and transformation, as well as full digital migration, was a necessity for sustainability and growth.... 

Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist  

By: Martin Creamer     27th September 2022 Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the electrolysers that convert renewable electricity into green hydrogen are proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 

Dr David Hart, E4tech.
E4tech’s Dr David Hart interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2022 The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk webinar, highlighted the new product against the... 

JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior Miner Webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Green hydrogen at sea on world-first offshore demonstrator platform  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2022 The world’s first offshore green hydrogen production demonstrator platform has been positioned offshore of France. “This is the first time that renewable hydrogen will be produced at sea,” French company Lhyfe stated in a release to Engineering News & Mining Weekly. (Also watch attached Creamer... 

Lhyfe producing green hydrogen at sea.
Green hydrogen at sea initiative. Lhyfe technical director Thomas Créach interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Anglo American commits $15m to the Global Fund to tackle diseases

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd September 2022 Global miner Anglo American, together with the Anglo American Foundation, have pledged $15-million to support the Global Fund, aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, and building resilient systems for health and pandemic preparedness. The pledge was delivered in New York, during... 

Fuel cell developer revitalising SEZ hub

By: Sabrina Jardim     23rd September 2022 With the Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) developing into a manufacturing hub in South Africa, hydrogen fuel cell developer Mitochondria Energy Company is aiming to revitalise the region by developing local hydrogen fuel cell technology to improve the value chain. Mitochondria chief technology... 

An image depicting a man, Mashudu Ramano, speaking using a microphone on stage at an event in Sebokeng
MASHUDU RAMANO The co-founder of Mitochondria

Summit to showcase green hydrogen potential

By: Sabrina Jardim     23rd September 2022 This year’s Hydrogen-Africa summit – to be held at the Hilton hotel in Sandton, Gauteng, on September 28 and 29 – aims to showcase South Africa’s potential as a green hydrogen producer. “We would like to show the world that South Africa is the next El Dorado when it comes to hydrogen production.... 

An image depicting Trezeguet Kal'air
TREZEGUET KAL’AIR This year’s Hydrogen-Africa summit – to be held at the Hilton hotel in Sandton, Gauteng, on September 28 and 29 – aims to showcase South Africa’s potential as a green hydrogen producer TREZEGUET KAL’AIR This year’s Hydrogen-Africa summit – to be held at the Hilton hotel in Sandton, Gauteng, on September 28 and 29 – aims to showcase South Africa’s potential as a green hydrogen producer

Northern Cape’s proposed green hydrogen hub can help open region’s full energy potential 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd September 2022 The Boegoebaai green hydrogen hub in the Northern Cape can be a strategic project to open Southern Africa’s full green energy potential. A 24-month study of the strategic potential of the hub is within a hair’s breadth of reaching the halfway mark. 

Sasol hydrogen programme management head Rilet Davison.
Sasol hydrogen programme management head Rilet Davison.

World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024  

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2022 The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day, along with heat and noise. 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
Sandvik VP Jakob Rutqvist interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

New CEO sees great opportunity to boost efforts to increase platinum investor numbers 

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2022 New World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) CEO Trevor Raymond – working closely with WPIC leadership and a wider team – describes as great the opportunity to boost efforts to increase the number of investors globally who are considering allocating to platinum, amid the forceful worldwide... 

New World Platinum Investment Council CEO Trevor Raymond.
New World Platinum Investment Council CEO Trevor Raymond.

EU-like energy approach needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia presidential adviser 

By: Martin Creamer     20th September 2022 A collaborative energy approach, like that of the European Union (EU), is needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia’s Presidential economic advisor James Mnyupe. At least South Africa and Namibia should put together a case that shows seriousness about decarbonising Sub Saharan Africa, says Mnyupe,... 

Namibia’s presidential economic adviser James Mnyupe.
Namibia’s presidential economic adviser James Mnyupe.

Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers 

By: Martin Creamer     19th September 2022 The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity crisis. Minerals Council members have 6 500 MW of embedded energy projects in the pipeline which will... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.

PGMs demand from hydrogen to eclipse 100 000 oz from next year, report calculates 

By: Martin Creamer     16th September 2022 From next year, platinum group metals (PGMs) demand in the hydrogen sector will eclipse 100 000 oz for the first time, according to Metal Focus’ Hydrogen Economy Quarterly Service. Catalysed by the global shift to clean energy, the metals will see year-on-year double-digit growth over the next... 

Demand for platinum group metals forecast to rise sharply.
Demand for platinum group metals forecast to rise sharply.

Tripling Zambia’s copper output ambitious but attainable best-case scenario

By: Tracy Hancock     16th September 2022 Key prerequisites need to be in place if Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema is to tap into the potential developmental benefits of the “oil of Zambia” by tripling the country’s yearly copper output in the next ten years, says Zambia Chamber of Mines CEO Sokwani Chilembo. “Tripling the country’s... 

Anthracite prospects looking very good – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     15th September 2022 The prospects for anthracite are looking very good, especially in terms of market value and having demand coming from different parts of the world, says Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) Bayoglu reports that... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Pan African effectively building new underground gold mine at Evander  

By: Martin Creamer     14th September 2022 Midtier Africa-focused gold producer Pan African Resources is effectively building a new internally-funded underground gold mine on two levels of the Evander underground gold mine in Mpumalanga, CEO Cobus Loots said on Wednesday when the company reported record production for the 12 months to... 

Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots.
Pan African CEO Cobus Loots interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Satellite imagery shows extent of Jagersfontein flood damage

By: Darren Parker     14th September 2022 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) has released satellite imagery following the Jagersfontein tailings dam burst, in the Free State, on September 11, which caused damage to property and resulted in the loss of lives. The intelligence derived from Sansa’s earth observation satellite... 

Jagersfontein dam before
Jagersfontein dam before

PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event  

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the upcoming in-person conference of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at Sun... 

Implats executive: sustainable development Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, who will speak on ESG and Beyond at the upcoming SAIMM PGMs conference.
Implats Executive: Sustainable Development Dr Tsakani Mthombeni (above). SAIMM’s Gary Lane interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

US aviation fuel developer places order for platinum-based PEM electrolyser

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2022 A United States aviation fuel developer has placed an order for a containerised platinum-using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser. Nel Hydrogen received the $3-million contract for the containerised PEM electrolyser to be installed at the world’s first commercial ‘alcohol-to-jet’... 

Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2022 Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond tailings deposition dam that burst its banks, killing at least one person and destroying homes. Mineral... 

Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Photo by Google Maps
Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.

Glencore clinches green aluminium deals

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2022 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has entered into a ten-year alumina supply and aluminium offtake agreements with global green aluminium subsidiary of Press Metal Aluminium Holdings, a Malaysian stock exchange listed company. The transactions are seen important steps in the... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.

Platinum supply outlook a barrier to global decarbonisation – Davis 

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2022 The future quantum of global demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) significantly outweighs global supply from 2023 onwards, the latest review carried out by independent precious metals consultant Dr David Davis indicates. Compiled for Auctus Metal Portfolios of Singapore, the review illustrates... 

Independent precious metals consultant Dr David Davis.
Photo by Creamer Media
Independent precious metals consultant Dr David Davis.

Platinum group metals demand lift from hydrogen momentum creating excitement 

By: Martin Creamer     8th September 2022 As a platinum group metals (PGMs) producer, Impala Platinum is excited about the opportunity of hydrogen as a potential new demand source, says Impala Platinum executive: new commodities Seten Naidoo. “The exciting component for us is actually the green hydrogen,” says Naidoo, who was speaking as... 

Impala Platinum executive new commodities Seten Naidoo.
Impala Platinum executive new commodities Seten Naidoo.

South Africa drafting green hydrogen position statement for COP27 – IDC 

By: Martin Creamer     7th September 2022 South Africa is drafting a green hydrogen position statement for the upcoming 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27), which is scheduled to take place in Egypt from November 7-18. Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive for mining, metals, energy, and... 

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive for mining, metals, energy, and infrastructure Reginald Demana
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive for mining, metals, energy, and infrastructure Reginald Demana

Major platinum mining company planning 520 MW renewable generation 

By: Martin Creamer     6th September 2022 Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Implats is planning to introduce 520 MW of renewable power as part of an ambition to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030 and become carbon neutral in 2050. The current carbon generation of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company is... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats CEO Nico Muller.

China gives platinum major boost with launch of PGMs centre in Shanghai 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd September 2022 In what is a major boost for platinum group metals (PGMs), a new trade and technology centre dedicated to the growth of the PGMs market is being established in China, already the single largest consumer of PGMs, accounting for more than 25%  of total demand. Anglo American, Honeywell and the... 

Lin-Gang Special Area of Shanghai.
Lin-Gang Special Area of Shanghai.

ARM ups dividend, highlights climate commitment, shifts to green energy  

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2022 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Thursday paid higher dividends, reiterated its full commitment to climate change mitigation, and outlined the start of its intended shift towards the implementation of renewable energy. In affirming the Johannesburg Stock... 

African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
African Rainbow Minerals results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

DRDGold's livelihoods initiative attracts 8 000-plus direct participants  

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2022 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 has never been more important The broad-based livelihoods (BBL) programme of the Johannesburg- and... 

DRDGold's broad-based livelihoods programme is attracting thousands of participants.
DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson.

Wits Mining Institute to host three-day technology seminar

By: Donna Slater     29th August 2022 The University of the Witwatersrand’s Mining Institute (WMI) is set to host a three-day seminar on mining technology, from September 27 to 29, on the theme of “Turning research curiosity into twenty-first century minerals industry performance, relationships and technology”. The seminar, to be... 

An image of the DigiMine
The Wits Mining Institute's DigiMine

Shirley Hayes sheds more light on next month’s copper listing on the JSE’s AltX  

By: Martin Creamer     29th August 2022 Shirley Hayes, the founder and CEO of SHiP Copper, into which Big Tree Copper will be reversed when Copper 360 lists on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) next month, on Monday shed more light on the way forward for what will be South Africa’s only pure copper play on the JSE. “It... 

Shirley Hayes, the founder and CEO of SHiP Copper.
SHiP Copper CEO Shirley Hayes interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

ESG central to miner’s operations

By: Nadine James     26th August 2022 Matters of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) are central to mining as they are core to the notion of sustainability, something that the industry, and coal producer Canyon Coal, have been striving toward for years, says Canyon Coal environmental compliance officer Arjen Nell. He... 

An image of Canyon Coal environmental compliance officer Arjen Nell
ARJEN NELL This increasing focus on legal and social requirements to operate sustainably and ethically bodes very well for the future impact of ESG on the mining sector

ESG key to improving investor sentiment

By: Tracy Hancock     26th August 2022 Working alongside key stakeholders and employing good governance structures, such as sound environmental, governance and social (ESG) practices, is an effective way of improving investor sentiment about the African mining industry, says coal and heavy minerals mining company Exxaro stakeholder... 

LOW CARB FUTURE
Exxaro aims to transition from a coal-based to a minerals and renewable-energy solutions business that will thrive in a low-carbon future
LOW CARB FUTURE Exxaro aims to transition from a coal-based to a minerals and renewable-energy solutions business that will thrive in a low-carbon future

Mine opens R2.5 million community hall

26th August 2022 Openpit mining company Afrimat’s Nkomati Anthracite mine in Mpumalanga in late July officially opened the Mawewe Community Hall in Madadeni, in partnership with the Tribal Authority, Nkomazi Local Municipality and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. Nkomati Anthracite committed over... 

An image of a few bricks placed in the Afrimat mine
BUILDING BLOCKS Afrimat builds brick-and-mortar community hall

Africa-focused conference will provide key ESG insight for industries

By: Nadine James     26th August 2022 The importance of embedding environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles into any modern business cannot be understated, which is why an Africa-focused ESG conference, which situates ESG considerations within the African context, will take place in October. The ESG Africa... 

Sibanye-Stillwater strategising energy solution involvement  

By: Martin Creamer     25th August 2022 Energy solutions that reverse climate change are on the list of strategic differentiators that Sibanye-Stillwater has under scrutiny, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Thursday, when the Johannesburg- and New York-listed platinum group metals (PGMs), gold and green metals company... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
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