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Gold suffers worst week in three years as bulls run for cover 

By: , Bloomberg     7th November 2019 Gold headed for the biggest weekly loss in three years as progress in US-China trade talks hammered demand for havens and sent miners’ shares tumbling. The metal dropped 3.7% this week, the most since November 2016, as China and the US indicated they are heading toward an interim deal to halt the... 

Local ESG Committee wins international award

By: Simone Liedtke     1st November 2019 The South African Guideline for the reporting of Environmental, Social and Governance Parameters within the Mining and Oil and Gas Industries was the recipient of this year’s United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR)... 

Anglo implementing ‘green’ worker transport in Chile 

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2019 In the context of efforts to have more sustainable and efficient operations and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses, Anglo American is implementing electromobility for the transport of its workers to and from work in Chile. Once fully implemented, the potential of this project is to prevent... 

Anglo implementing ‘green’ worker transport in Chile
Hydrogen fuel cell car being refuelled.

Mining, metals companies partner with WEF on responsible sourcing  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th October 2019 Seven mining and metals companies have partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to support the responsible sourcing of raw materials using blockchain technology. The Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative was founded by diversified miners Antofagasta Minerals, Eurasian Resources Group... 

Mining, metals companies partner with WEF on responsible sourcing

SA mining urged to reform, embrace technology to overcome current challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     25th October 2019 As a primary sector in South Africa’s struggling economy, government and industry must collaborate on policy and overcome a myriad of challenges to stimulate the South African mining sector and drive long-term investment. At the Joburg Indaba 2019, held earlier this month at Inanda Club, in... 

SA mining urged to reform, embrace technology to overcome current challenges

Mid-2020 debut for world’s largest hydrogen mine haul truck – Anglo 

By: Martin Creamer     24th October 2019 The first motion of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck is scheduled for mid-2020, with testing continuing at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine until the end of the year. This climate-positive development by London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo American will be open to... 

Mid-2020 debut for world’s largest hydrogen mine haul truck – Anglo
Photo by Anglo American
Graphic of solar panels providing electricity for hydrogen-powered haul trucks.

Anglo planning to go underground in Chile as glacier-protective step 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd October 2019 Anglo American has plans to go underground at Los Bronces in Chile, where copper mining has taken place for the last 152 years and where large-scale opencast mining takes place currently. Anglo American Chile, which regards the protection of glaciers as critical, has developed mining... 

Anglo planning to go underground in Chile as glacier-protective step
Photo by Anglo American Chile
Anglo American Chile regards the protection of glaciers as being of critical importance and has developed mining methodologies that promote glacier continuation.

Anglo mines targeting climate-positive hydrogen truck deployment 

By: Martin Creamer     21st October 2019 Anglo American’s copper operations in Chile are targeting a switch to climate-positive hydrogen trucks, should their development in South Africa prove successful. The world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck is being developed at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo, as a... 

Anglo mines targeting climate-positive hydrogen truck deployment
Photo by Creamer Media's Martin Creamer
Los Bronces opencast copper mine with ice-capped Andes mountain range in sight.

Anglo’s Los Bronces targeting 30% cut in greenhouse gas emissions 

By: Martin Creamer     18th October 2019 Anglo American’s Los Bronces copper mine in Chile is targeting a 30% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years, with its two other environmentally protective, same-period goals being 50% less water abstraction and 30% less energy use. The 152-year-old mine, located in the... 

Anglo’s Los Bronces targeting 30% cut in greenhouse gas emissions
Los Bronces GM Patricio Chacana speaking to media including Mining Weekly Online.

Industry changes impact on explosives sector

By: Mamaili Mamaila     18th October 2019 Owing to low overall business confidence, year-on-year mining production declining by more than 4% and volatility across all mineral commodities, the explosives industry has remained relatively undynamic, says explosives and blasting company BME commercial marketing GM Ralf Hennecke.  

Industry changes impact on explosives sector
MINERAL POTENTIAL South Africa’s reserves of key minerals are still high, but that it will take a long time to unlock them

Anglo’s impressive Quellaveco copper project 34% complete

By: Martin Creamer     16th October 2019 Anglo American’s impressive Quellaveco copper mine project in the Moquegua region of southern Peru is 34 % complete and on schedule for first production in 2022. The $5-billion project, which has been under way for14 months following full notice to proceed on August 1 last year, is located in one... 

Anglo’s impressive Quellaveco copper project 34% complete
Photo by Creamer Media's Martin Creamer
Anglo American's Quellaveco project, in Peru

ERG aiming to replicate child protection centre model in DRC

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2019 Following the success of the new Bon Pasteur child protection centre in Kolwezi, in the Lualaba province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, diversified natural resources group Eurasian Resources Group is aiming to replicate the centre’s model in the community of Tshala, near the company’s... 

ERG aiming to replicate child protection centre model in DRC

Resource nationalism on Tanzanian agenda

By: Mamaili Mamaila     11th October 2019 The primary trend in Tanzanian mining – as is the case with many African jurisdictions – is resource nationalism, says multinational law practice Eversheds Sutherland mining and infrastructure head Warren Beech. 

Resource nationalism on Tanzanian agenda
WARREN BEECH Tanzanian citizens expect to benefit substantially from the country’s vast natural resources

Shanta’s training improves livelihood of miners

By: Mamaili Mamaila     11th October 2019 With artisanal mining underpinning the livelihoods of many families in Tanzania, the risk remains that informal mining is not conducted safely, says Tanzanian gold mining company Shanta Gold CEO Eric Zurrin. 

Shanta’s training improves livelihood of miners
HIGHER GRADE Tanzania has a long history of gold mining and hosts some of the highest-grade gold deposits globally

World’s largest hydrogen haul truck on way – Anglo 

By: Martin Creamer     10th October 2019 Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday announced its agreement with global energy and energy services company ENGIE to develop and fuel the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck. The agreement was signed onboard the Energy Observer, the world’s first fully electric... 

World’s largest hydrogen haul truck on way – Anglo
Tony O’Neill

Biodiversity, climate everyone’s issues – Environment Minister  

By: Martin Creamer     8th October 2019 South Africa is one of the world’s top three mega biodiverse nations along with Brazil and Indonesia, said Environment Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy in her address to the Oppenheimer Research Conference (ORC). “We are thus one of the richest countries in terms of the diversity of... 

Biodiversity, climate everyone’s issues – Environment Minister
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy ORC presentation by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Camera Work: Darlene Creamer

Investment in climate-positive companies growing – Joburg Indaba  

By: Martin Creamer     7th October 2019 Asset managers globally have become the lightning rod of populist views in Western countries, with the conversation now dominated by climate-change issues within the environmental, social and governance (ESG) paradigm as well as what the prospective upheaval in the vehicle industry means for... 

Investment in climate-positive companies growing – Joburg Indaba
Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer on Joburg Indaba climate discussion. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Photo: Dylan Slater.

Environment government’s most important Ministry – Oppenheimer  

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2019 The Environment Ministry is the most important ministry in the government, former mining luminary Nicky Oppenheimer said at this week’s tenth Oppenheimer Research Conference. “Environment is at the forefront of everybody’s mind, and we in South Africa are unbelievably blessed with the environment... 

Environment government’s most important Ministry – Oppenheimer
Former mining luminary Nicky Oppenheimer covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Camera Work: Darlene Creamer. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

Fully committed to undertakings on climate – Minerals Minister  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2019 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, who is expected to submit the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) next week, told the Joburg Indaba on Thursday that he hoped to gazette the IRP to give South Africans another chance to comment on the document. With pressure building up globally... 

Fully committed to undertakings on climate – Minerals Minister
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe at Joburg Indaba covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.

Stakeholder pressure, social responsibility keep licence to operate top of mind

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2019 Nearly half of global mining and metals executives rank licence to operate as the biggest risk to their business for the second year in a row, as stakeholder pressure builds and the ethical investing tide swells. This is according to the latest EY business risk and opportunities survey, in which... 

New technologies can make mining safer, sunrise industry – Mgojo  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2019 The utilisation of new technologies could make mining a sunrise industry while simultaneously addressing safety and health issues, Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Wednesday. Responding to a question by Joburg Indaba chairperson Bernard Swanepoel following his keynote... 

New technologies can make mining safer, sunrise industry – Mgojo
Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo’s address to Joburg Indaba covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

Modern, sustainable mining can build thriving communities – Anglo  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2019 Modern, sustainable and innovative mining was capable of building thriving mining communities that were healthier, better educated and employed in greater numbers, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani said on Wednesday when he delivered a keynote address at the Joburg Indaba. Cutifani said... 

Modern, sustainable mining can build thriving communities – Anglo
Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani’s Joburg Indaba address covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala.

SA well placed to be taking advantage of hydrogen economy – Creecy  

By: Martin Creamer     1st October 2019 South Africa is well placed to be taking advantage of the climate-positive hydrogen fuel economy, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy said on Tuesday. “We’re richly endowed with platinum, so I think that it’s very important that we need to be thinking laterally. 

SA well placed to be taking advantage of hydrogen economy – Creecy
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy talks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer at Oppenheimer Research Conference. Camera work: Darlene Creamer. Photographs: Dylan Slater.

Minerals Council unveils new initiative to tackle mining safety 

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st October 2019 As the mining industry tracks towards its safest year in recorded history, a new CEO-led safety strategy, in partnership with government and labour, aims to sustain the gains made in improving the health and safety of mineworkers. Developed, incubated and led by the Minerals Council South... 

Minerals Council unveils new initiative to tackle mining safety

Compelling Makhado first phase has rapid return promise – MC Mining  

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2019 Hard coking coal and thermal coal producer MC Mining, which was successful in securing the Industrial Development Corporation credit-approved facility of $17-million in July, is looking to raise $52-million to fund the first phase of the Makhado hard coking coal project as well as repay the... 

Compelling Makhado first phase has rapid return promise – MC Mining
MC Mining CEO David Brown talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Dylan Slater. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Proudly South African anti-cable theft technology already deployed on 12 sites

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2019 It has been said that entering the Elvey Security Technologies headquarters in the Greenstone Hill Office Park, in Modderfontein, Edenvale, is like boarding USS Enterprise on a Star Trek movie set. All the futuristic trappings are evident in this Hudaco company’s Pentagon demonstration room,... 

Proudly South African anti-cable theft technology already deployed on 12 sites
Photo by Creamer Media's Dylan Slater
SOLVING A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM Hudaco executive director Louis Meiring (left) and Commercial ICT MD Brad Morein in futuristic demonstration room.

Emerging entrepreneurs finding it difficult to break into mining sector

By: Nadine James     27th September 2019 Given the sheer number of supplier and enterprise development programmes implemented by mining houses, aided by the Mining Charter III allowing companies to offset up to 30% of their procurement budget against supplier and enterprise development – subject to additional requirements, the local... 

Emerging entrepreneurs finding it difficult to break into mining sector

Anglo’s inclusive procurement programme provides much needed boost

27th September 2019 For six years, a small company in the Northern Cape town of Postmasburg struggled with the typical challenges facing South African small, medium-sized and microenterprises: inconsistent work, poor cash flow, and an inability to plan for growth.  

Anglo’s inclusive procurement programme provides much needed boost
INCLUSIVITY In 2017, Kumba Iron Ore’s inclusive procurement and enterprise development initiatives spent more than R36-billion with small suppliers around its operations

First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2019 The twenty-sixth Investing in African Mining Indaba – scheduled to take place in Cape Town from February 3 to 6 next year – will offer delegates new insight into issues facing Africa’s resources sector. “We’re building on the success of the 2019 Mining Indaba in terms of the high level of... 

First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme
Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Green hydrogen proposed for buses in South Africa 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2019 Twenty of 125 buses operated by the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and currently fuelled by diesel may be switched to green hydrogen. Critical to the mandate of the GMA, established in 2006 under the GMA Act, is to ensure that the rapid-rail Gautrain passenger transport system operates in a... 

Green hydrogen proposed for buses in South Africa
The many valid reasons why the world is turning to hydrogen.

Botswana coal miner receives funding for production

20th September 2019 Botswana-listed coal miner Minergy announced last month that, despite extreme difficulty in accessing financial backing, it has successfully raised funding of P90-million from the Botswana Development Corporation, as well as from the Minerals Development Corporation of Botswana. Initial funding... 

Botswana coal miner receives funding for production
100 YEARS OF PRODUCTION The Botswana coal mine is going to be operating for a long time

Fuel cell export figures on the rise

By: Halima Frost     20th September 2019 Washington-based global advocacy organisation Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) tells Mining Weekly that the US Department of Energy (DoE) reported a global increase in fuel cell exports, from 650 MW in 2017 to 800 MW in 2018. The information, compiled by international strategic... 

Fuel cell export  figures on the rise
ALL THE HYPE Mobile and stationary fuel cell exports are on the increase globally

Hydrogen strategy reaches third phase

By: Halima Frost     20th September 2019 The National Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research, Development and Innovation Strategy, known as Hydrogen South Africa (HySA), has reached the third phase of its 15-year programme, which comprises three five-year phases. HySA – an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI),... 

Hydrogen strategy reaches third phase
CREATIVE AWARENESS Using creative artwork to illustrate the inner workings of a fuel cell at the Poelano Secondary School near Ventersdorp

Service provider proud of fuel cell involvement

By: Halima Frost     20th September 2019 Business development service provider PentaQuark Energy (PQE) technical head Nicola Kotze tells Mining Weekly that the company’s continued involvement in the successful running of Minerals Council South Africa’s installed and fully operational fuel cell is worth celebrating. “PQE is exceptionally... 

Service provider proud of fuel cell involvement
FUELING THE CLOUD Conversation around fuel cells continue in the hopes that a burst in uptake will be seen soon enough

Namdeb sells mothballed diamond mine

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th September 2019 Namibian diamond mining company Namdeb, a 50:50 joint venture between the De Beers Group (itself a subsidiary of Anglo American plc) and the Namibian Government, has sold its Elizabeth Bay mine (and associated marine assets) to the Lewcor Group. The basic deal is worth N$120-million.  

S Africa can lead platinum-fuelled hydrogen economy

By: Halima Frost     20th September 2019 Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter claims that South Africa should be leading the global drive towards a platinum-fuelled hydrogen economy. “The South African government, at provincial and national level, needs to realise the benefits of a platinum-driven hydrogen economy to become... 

Fuel cell continues to power Minerals Council building 

By: Halima Frost     20th September 2019 Minerals Council South Africa continues to showcase its natural gas baseload fuel cell, almost five years after it was first commissioned in December 2014 as a means of effective green power generation. Minerals Council administrative head Jeannette Hofsajer-Van Wyk tells Mining Weekly that,... 

Fuel cell continues to power Minerals Council building
Minerals Council administrative head Jeannette Hofsajer-Van Wyk discusses the fuel cell at the Minerals council building which it continues to showcase. Camera work and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Pan African beats guidance, proposes R50m final dividend 

By: Martin Creamer     18th September 2019 Gold mining company Pan African, which beat production guidance in the 12 months to June 30, on Wednesday proposed a final dividend of R50-million. The gold production of the London Aim- and JSE-listed company rose by 54.1% to 172 442 oz, exceeding full-year production guidance of 170 000 oz. 

Pan African beats guidance, proposes R50m final dividend
Pan African CFO Deon Louw results outline covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer.
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