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AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


Cullinan diamond mine
Petra signs PPAs to procure wheeled renewable energy for Cullinan, Finsch
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Petra Diamonds has entered into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the procurement of wheeled renewable energy for its Cullinan and Finsch diamond mines from licenced... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


Raw copper produced in Zambia
Zambia seeks power imports for key mining sector
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia's State-owned electricity utility Zesco said on Monday it is seeking to import power to avert an energy deficit that could affect output in Africa's second-largest copper producer. The... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


Hydrogen, PGMs, underground mine energy storage make headlines
Hydrogen, PGMs, underground mine energy storage make headlines
12th April 2024

In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses hydrogen’s role as a global energy solution; the market development of the full PGMs basket being essential; and... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Ivanhoe reports 86 203 t of copper production at Kamoa-Kakula in first quarter
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

During the first quarter, Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully produced 86 203 t of copper in concentrate, the company has... 


The Vertrex modules to be supplied to the Merak 1 project
Trina Solar, SOLA and WBHO collaborate on 135 MW solar plant for ARM
14th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Shanghai-listed solar photovoltaic company Trina SOLAr, renewable energy project developer SOLA and civil engineering and construction company WBHO Construction will build the 135 MW Merak 1 SOLAr... 


Redox One CEO THOMAS GEBAUER
Tharisa launches its Redox One energy storage business
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Integrated resource group Tharisa has launched its Redox One business, which develops long-term energy storage solutions that incorporate the raw materials produced by Tharisa. The company says its... 


Gold Fields' Khanyisa solar plant at South Deep
Gold Fields to build its biggest renewable energy project yet at St Ives
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields’ board has approved a A$296-million, or $195-million, renewable energy project to be built at the St Ives mine, in Western Australia. The plant, comprising 42 MW... 


3 workers or engineers in PPE on a construction or mining site
M&R gets back on track with narrowed losses, lower debt
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has reported a significant year-on-year reduction in its attributable loss for the six months ended December 31, 2023, signalling a positive turn in its financial... 


An image depicting the BluVeinXL – Surface Mining Electrification Technology
Hitachi Energy, BluVein accelerate the electrification of heavy haul mining fleets through MoU
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global technology group Hitachi Energy and BluVein – an innovator in dynamic charging technology – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the electrification of heavy haul... 


BCG highlights challenges, opportunities amid energy transition
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global transition to cleaner energy sources, African countries face various challenges and opportunities pertaining to the adoption of renewable energy. Consulting firm Boston Consulting... 


Two ladies working on a group of electrical switchgear units
Switchgear units supplied to DRC copper mine
16th February 2024

Switchgear manufacturer and supplier Actom MV Switchgear has been awarded a contract to supply the extensive new Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with power... 


TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne
TotalEnergies CEO says IMF debt rules hobbling African green energy projects
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Renewable energy investments in Africa are being hobbled by insufficient government loan guarantees, as the International Monetary Fund keeps a tight leash on country indebtedness, TotalEnergies... 


DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius
DRDGOLD reports near R1bn operating profit despite 7% production dropoff
14th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite its gold production for the six months to December 31, 2023, having decreased by 7%, owing to a 13% drop in throughput, DRDGOLD managed to return an operating profit of R909.3-million, with... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the... 


Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk
Energy shortage presents mining industry with opportunities, pivotal choices
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The energy challenges facing mining companies in South Africa have given rise to significant opportunities, strategic management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk says.... 


Wärtsilä experiencing ‘great success’ across Africa
Wärtsilä experiencing ‘great success’ across Africa
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

International energy company Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform has successfully provided the integration between solar photovoltaic and thermal installations for mining customers in Africa,... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


Image of the MCSA's Mzila Mthenjane, Nolitha Fakude and Hugo Pienaar
Initial signs that energy sector is stabilising; logistics to take longer – Minerals Council 
5th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The domestic mining industry is looking at 2024 as a year of stabilisation, rather than growth, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane. The industry continues to face persistent... 


Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
5th February 2024

The Investing in African Mining Indaba is a strategic event that allows energy and solutions company Engen to understand the mining industry and its trajectory, says Engen mining sales manager... 


Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024

Southern African petroleum products supplier Astron Energy is an enabling partner in the mining industry and its presence at the Investing in African Mining Indaba is just one of the many ways the... 


Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
5th February 2024

Mining Weekly talks to newly appointed Shell Downstream South Africa country chair for South Africa Aluwani Museisi on the first day of the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Museisi succeeds... 


Customised solution powers mine, reduces emissions
2nd February 2024

A custom made end-to-end switchgear and circuit breaker solution from technology company ABB Electrification is powering up a new mining plant at Canadian gold and silver miner Kinross’ Tasiast 24k... 


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