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Exxaro receives benchmark ESG rating
14th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diversified energy company Exxaro reports that its commitment to a just energy transition (JET) has resulted in the organisation becoming the only basic resources company, globally, with an... 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 

Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 

Company gets UK grant to help develop new-generation pumped hydro system
10th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Tailings dam material could be one of the waste materials that could be used to create high-density fluids (HDF) that would enable a new-generation and much more capable form of pumped hydro-energy... 

ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
ArcelorMittal moves ahead with 200 MW Vanderbijl renewables project, studies third-party rail access
9th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) expects initial construction work on a 200 MW renewable-energy plant in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, to begin during the fourth quarter of 2023, with a feasibility... 

Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland.
Global renewable energy generation to hit 320 GW this year, Mining Indaba hears
9th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy capacity will increase by 8% to 320 GW this year, Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland told the Investing in African Mining Indaba on Wednesday at an event themed on the... 

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Maclean continues to deliver advanced vehicle tech solutions to mining
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Canada-based underground mining equipment manufacturer Maclean Engineering has continued to grow, which is evidenced through a large portion of sales now being beyond Canadian borders, and with the... 

Business Development Head: Decarbonisation Services Tarik Sfendla
Wärtsilä to advance energy optimisation tech, strategy in 2023
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Manufacturing company Wärtsilä’s holistic approach builds on the company’s extensive capabilities in power system remodelling and analysis, energy system optimisation and flexible power generation... 

Wind turbines
Lack of functioning mining cadastre also posing risk to renewables projects
6th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The absence of a functional mining cadastre in South Africa, which has been undermining the sector for years, is now having potentially negative knock-on effects for developers of renewable-energy... 

A large open pit operation at night being lit up with flood lights and masts
Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation
3rd February 2023

Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK... 

BEKA SOLAR offers a renewable lighting solution to operate in any challenging African environment
Correct lighting solution can help maximise energy savings
3rd February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As companies worldwide have become obliged to implement energy-saving methods, the growing popularity of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a variety of lighting applications has dominated the... 

Dry-type transformers translate into increased safety and reduced environmental risk, as there are no chances of leakages or possible fires
Dry-type transformers lead to increased safety at mines
3rd February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The global trend of mining companies’ continuously showing their strong commitment to evaluating their operating practices and working towards zero harm has led to an increased demand for the... 

De Ruyter among headline speakers
27th January 2023

The world’s “largest mining event”, the Investing in African Mining Indaba, is returning to Cape Town in February 2023 and its speaker line-up boasts business, government, policymakers and... 

Fortescue sees renewables overtaking iron-ore business
20th January 2023 By: Reuters

Renewable energy is likely to eventually overtake Fortescue Metals Group's FMG.AX iron ore business, despite strong tailwinds for the commodity ahead, the company's former chief executive officer... 

The roadmap indicates that 6 000 MW could be introduced over the coming two years as a result of an improved performance from Eskom’s coal fleet
Glimpse into NECOM’s proposed ‘roadmap to end loadshedding’
20th January 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM), which is overseeing the implementation of the National Energy Plan announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in July, presented a ‘Roadmap to end... 

Sukari gold mine
Centamin commissions 36 MW solar plant at Sukari gold mine
19th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Centamin commissioned a 36 MW solar plant at its Sukari gold mine, located in the Nubian Desert near the Red Sea in Egypt, during the fourth quarter of last year, resulting in... 

Wind and solar power generation assets
Solidarity starts legal action against Nersa to remove private generation bottlenecks
19th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Trade union Solidarity has served legal papers on the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to remove all bottlenecks standing in the way of private energy suppliers. Solidarity... 

EIUG CEO Fanele Mondi
EIUG outlines supply- and demand-side options for easing loadshedding crisis
17th January 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) has confirmed that its large mining and industrial members have a 4 GW-plus pipeline of generation projects that can be connected to the grid over the next... 

Eskom's Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme
Electricity tariff increase will push mining costs up 33% by end-2024 – Minerals Council
13th January 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Minerals Council has noted with dismay the above-inflation electricity tariff increase of 18.65% that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa granted to Eskom in its 2023/24 financial... 

Eskom's Duvha power station
Business, labour, civil society agree tariff increases will not fix Eskom
13th January 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned energy utility Eskom says it appreciates the tough tariff decision made by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years, for which... 

VoltVision launches power analytics centre in Joburg
12th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Digitised industrial power networks company VoltVision has opened a global power analytics centre in Johannesburg that will provide expert technical interpretation of performance data from clients’... 

Study shows PV plant’s value
16th December 2022

Canadian miner Giyani Metals provided results of a feasibility study (FS) conducted for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, located in Botswana, last month. The FS results followed... 

Renewables fuel journey to sustainable mining
16th December 2022

Among South Africa’s many natural endowments, it is blessed with abundant solar energy, a free and inexhaustible resource that can provide renewable energy in mining, states gold producer Pan... 

A platinum processing plant in the sunset
Increased output attributed to facility expansion
16th December 2022 By: Halima Frost

Aim-listed metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group’s Inyoni platinum group metals (PGMs) processing facility, in Gauteng, has successfully increased its operational output, subsequent to the... 

A field of sunflowers at the Implats shaft 1 complex in South Africa
Prioritising energy security
16th December 2022 By: Halima Frost

As part of its greater five-year, R50-billion capital investment programme to extend life-of-mine (LoM) development at several of its operations, platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum... 

Image of solar panels on Khanyisa solar photovoltaic plant 1
Solar helps mine reduce costs, decarbonise, mitigate loadshedding
16th December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The construction of gold miner Gold Fields’ 50 MW Khanyisa solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its South Deep gold mine was completed in August this year, and Gold Fields executive VP Martin Preece... 

Image of Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof mine
Solar projects help support miner’s gold, PGMs operations
16th December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater is implementing a range of renewable-energy solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to support its local gold and platinum-group metal (PGM) mining operations. This... 

Image of Sukari mine PV site
‘Largest’ solar hybrid project commissioned at mine
16th December 2022

During the international community‘s search for solutions to the climate crisis at the COP27 conference in Egypt in November, international project developer JUWI published a release noting that it... 

BBE Consulting senior ventilation consultant Hannes Potgieter
Study shows mines can reduce energy costs by improving secondary ventilation systems
13th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A recent study conducted at a mine with close to 3 MW of underground auxiliary fan power determined that there were electrical inefficiencies of 25%, while the system also delivered 40% less... 

Qteq faces cartel charges
9th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed civil cartel proceedings in the Federal Court against mining equipment and technology services company Qteq and its executive... 

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