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Sky Park under construction
De Beers’ Jhb rough diamond sorting, sales building receives green star rating
22nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond miner De Beers’ new rough diamond sorting, valuation and sales building Sky Park, in Johannesburg, has received a five-star interior green rating and two four-star green building ratings... 


Anglo Platinum chairperson Norman Mbazima.
PGMs helping to lay greener global foundation, demerging Anglo Platinum highlights
22nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Despite the current low-price cycle, the critical role that platinum group metals (PGMs) play in helping to form a foundation for cleaner greener world remains indisputable, Anglo American Platinum... 


Graph showding projected downward path of platinum.
Minerals Council VP spells out platinum production decline expectation to Shanghai
16th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Under current market conditions, many platinum mines will close prematurely due to a lack of financial resources – and even without financial constraint, closure of depleting mines will result in... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Green ammonia ousting coal in power stations, R105bn hydrogen developer reports
15th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Huge demand for green ammonia from power stations is being seen by the developer of South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen to green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape. But this new development... 


Nations gather to negotiate deep sea mining code as opposition mounts
Nations gather to negotiate deep sea mining code as opposition mounts
15th July 2024 By: Reuters

The United Nations' International Seabed Authority (ISA) will meet on Monday to consider new rules allowing firms to extract minerals from the ocean floor, despite mounting concerns about the... 


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


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Major eyes steady production growth
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a well-built portfolio of assets in several countries, gold major Gold Fields is in a strong position to deliver attractive near-term growth underpinned by a steady baseload of production with... 


CRUCIAL ROLE
Mining plays a crucial role in economic development and contributing to global supply chains
Meeting challenges requires strategy rethink
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In 2023, the global mining sector, including key players in Africa, faced a dual threat of falling commodity prices and rising operational costs, which pressured the financial performance of the... 


World Platinum Investment Council CEO Trevor Raymond.
Shanghai Platinum Week highlights unique platinum, palladium futures innovation
9th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum and palladium have been spotlighted on day two of Shanghai Platinum Week, where South Africa is well represented by Minerals Council South Africa as well as platinum group metals (PGM)... 


acid mine drainage
Krugersdorp children in danger of poisoning from abandoned mines, UP scientist says
5th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Chemistry water remediation expert Dr Alseno Kagiso Mosai has cautioned that young children in Krugersdorp are breathing in uranium, arsenic and mercury... 


Platinum bars
More than half-million ounces flow into platinum ETFs in two months in UK
5th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Over the course of April and May, an inflow of more than half a million ounces of platinum poured into exchange-traded fund (ETF) holdings in the UK, the biggest since South Africa’s ETF initial... 


A Ellicott Dredge Technologies Mud Cat Dredging barge
Partnership set to bolster African mine water sector
5th July 2024

Earlier this year Africa-focused pump supplier Tri-Pump signed an exclusive distributor agreement with US-based industrial equipment and dredging solutions manufacturer Ellicott Dredge Technologies... 


Responsible investment and leadership emphasised at indaba
4th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid growing global demand for various minerals, such as nickel and copper, and Africa’s endowment thereof, Vale Base Metals non-executive chairperson Mark Cutifani recently discussed the... 


Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 


Barrick Gold President and CE Dr Mark Bristow, who says Kibali was built on partnerships with its stakeholders.
Renewables component of DRC gold mine’s energy mix to hit 85% next year
3rd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The reputation of the large Kibali gold mine, run by Barrick Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is being significantly enhanced by its far-reaching contribution to the development and... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Growth Jacques van der Bijl.
High hopes for potentially game-changing technology at platinum group metal mines
2nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Development of an innovative new mining method for narrow tabular steep dipping orebodies has reached an advanced stage after four years of effort. The reef boring machine that has already been put... 


Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen.
Investors very positive on South Africa's unity govt, says Pallinghurst's Arne Frandsen
1st July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Amongst all our investors, there’s a very broad support for South Africa’s government of national unity initiative, says Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen. “I think it’s... 


drd gold tailings treatment
DRDGOLD assessing its alignment with Responsible Gold Mining Principles
28th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gold mining company DRDGOLD has started self-assessment in line with the World Gold Council (WGC) Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs) to determine conformance levels across all DRDGOLD... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane (left) and VP Paul Dunne.
South Africa will be well represented at Shanghai Platinum Week, Minerals Council assures
28th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa will be well represented at the upcoming Shanghai Platinum Week 2024, which takes place from July 8 to 11, Minerals Council South Africa VP Paul Dunne has highlighted. This major event... 


The aftermath of the collapsed dam
Claimants for deadly Mariana dam collapse file injunction against BHP, Vale
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

Lawyers representing claimants taking legal action over Brazil's worst environmental disaster filed an injunction this week against miners BHP and Vale for "trying to derail" a potential... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane being interviewed by Mining Weekly.
Mining needs one-stop regulatory environment to boost growth – Minerals Council
27th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining needs what is often referred to as a one-stop shop to ensure that an applicant is not sent from one department to the other but goes to one place where the application is... 


Speakers who participated in Creamer Media's ESG in Mining webinar
Experts unpack the evolution of ESG across the mining value chain
27th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has evolved to being driven by external factors such as shareholder activism and investor confidence, rather than regulatory frameworks, finds a panel... 


A haul truck at a coal mine in South Africa
LGIM to sell Glencore stake on concern over thermal coal plans
26th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) said it will divest from Glencore Plc, the world’s biggest coal shipper, on concerns about its production of the most polluting fuel. While most of its... 


Anglo Executive Market Development Head Benny Oeyen
Anglo spearheading exciting new clean hydrogen mobility initiative across Europe
26th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) received a major boost on Wednesday with the announcement of an initiative to deploy new fleets of zero-emission FCEV taxis in Europe.... 


A solar farm in the Atacama desert
BHP Group's carbon emissions to rise slightly this year
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group's operational carbon emissions are set for a "small increase" this financial year, an executive said on Wednesday, as the miner said its path to net zero would not be linear and requires... 


Barrick Gold chairperson John Thornton
Business model of Western mining industry needs new power, London Indaba highlights
25th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New power is needed by the Western mining industry, which is still functioning on a trailing old power business model. This was highlighted at Tuesday’s London Indaba, where a spotlight was shone... 


An image of a mud slide in Brumadinho, Brazil
ICMM highlights tailings safety on Brumadinho anniversary
21st June 2024

The fifth anniversary of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse serves as a “powerful reminder” to all mining industry stakeholders about the tragic consequences of accidents and highlights the need... 


An image of an electric mining haul truck
Deal signed to test battery-powered haul trucks
21st June 2024

Forming part of its initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, iron-ore and nickel major Vale and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have signed an agreement to test battery electric trucks and... 


This Prieska mine chamber was blasted in the 1970s.
Green copper, vapour refining envisaged at Orion’s Northern Cape base metals mines
20th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green copper and clean smelting and refining are envisaged at Orion Minerals’ quickly advancing base metals mines in South Africa’s well-endowed Northern Cape province, which has historically... 


Errol Smart
South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights
19th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“The sun is finally shining on us,” an upbeat Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart enthused during an Australia/South Africa webinar on Wednesday, when he outlined how South Africa has become one of the... 


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