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Ranger could face higher costs and more delays - ERA
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has warned of further delays and cost increases for the rehabilitation of its Ranger project in the Northern Territory. The company on Friday said... 


An image of Hydromet mineral processing technology that Lifezone Metals has developed for the processing of nickle
Marketing of nickel product from new mine starts
28th July 2023

An offtake marketing process has been initiated by modern metals mining company Lifezone Metals pertaining to the nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project, in north-west Tanzania,... 


A box of rare earth core samples in a box ready for analysis owned by Ionic Rare Earths in Uganda
Ugandan rare earths project progressing to plan
28th July 2023

Minerals exploration company Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that the Phase 5 drill programme at its 60%-owned Makuutu rare earths project in Uganda, is advancing to plan with the rotary air... 


Copper mine files geological findings
28th July 2023

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining reports promising initial findings from the exploration work completed by the company’s independent geological consultants Geofields... 


A large red rock which shows clear indications of a high grade iron-ore deposit
ESG certification for Gabon iron-ore producer
28th July 2023

Emerging African iron-ore producer Genmin advised last month that it was awarded environmental, social and governance (ESG) certification by independent, transparent assessment platform Digbee ESG.... 


the Colluli potash project in Eritrea in a stark dry landscpe
Miner divests from Eritrean potash project
28th July 2023

ASX- and LSE-listed potash company Danakali announced in March it had successfully divested its 50% stake in the Colluli Mining Share Company (CMSC), which owns the Colluli potash project in... 


A group of men in PPE stood around a drill rig that is doing core drilling for Resources Mining Corporation's Liparamba nickel project in Tanzania
Exploration drilling starts at Tanzanian nickel project
28th July 2023

A maiden 1 800 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling programme was started by Australian battery metals exploration company Resource Mining Corporation (RMC) in May, at its Liparamba nickel project,... 


Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects coal demand to remain at an all-time high this year. This follows after global coal demand reached an all-time high in 2022, rising above... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Southern Africa is now Anglo’s only business region not on renewable energy
27th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Southern Africa is now the only region in the Anglo American business fold that is not on renewable energy because the company cannot go to a market and acquire that energy in the same way that it... 


ICMM members to reveal progress on implementing tailings standard in August
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Members of global mining body the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will publish details of their progress in conforming with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management for... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 


Department of Mineral Resources Regional Manager Siyabonga Vezi (left) and Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots at the official sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings Retreatment project.
Mogale gold-from-dumps project takes off on West Rand
25th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The official sod-turning ceremony for the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng's West Rand took place on Tuesday, July 25. The R2.5-billion project, near Krugersdorp and Kagiso, received... 


Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 


Govt grant opens for methane reduction technologies
20th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has opened grant applications for research into reducing methane emissions in the resources sector. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King said the... 


Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 


Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft in Rustenburg.
Impala Platinum taking steps to develop solar energy plant in Rustenburg
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Impala Platinum on Wednesday announced its intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant at its platinum group metals operations in North West province. The subsidiary of the Johannesburg... 


Aus joins methane mitigation alliance
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia has signed the joint statement on Accelerating Methane Mitigation from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Value Chain, joining the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Union.... 


Shumba cofounder, chairperson and director Alan Clegg.
As gold demand rises, South Africa has opportunity to recover 30Moz of gold from dumps
18th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With demand for gold currently off the charts, South Africa has a huge opportunity to recover gold from its surfeit of gold mine dump material at relatively high speed, a mining event in the Golden... 


Image shows pollution from smoke stacks
Aus to develop sectoral decarbonisation plans
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen on Tuesday announced that the federal government would be working to develop sectoral decarbonisation plans, working with industry, climate movements,... 


BHP partners in CO2 battle
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has partnered with China Baowu and Monash University on the formation of an Industry Knowledge Centre with the aim of accelerating the deployment of technology capable of... 


A satellite image of the Jagersfontein tailings dam breach
Tailings management regulations critical aspect of MPRDA review
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy member Mathews Wolmarans has noted that one of the key areas of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) that needs to be... 


Image of the articulated dump truck (ADT) operating at a site
Equipment giant to deliver 1.5-million low-carbon vehicles by 2026
14th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

US-headquartered equipment manufacturer John Deere promises to deliver 1.5-million low or no carbon machines by 2026 to dealers across its 54-country network, including the company’s South African... 


BEKA Schréder OPTIWAY low-power light-emitting diode bulkhead on a white background
Local manufacturer lights up DRC mine
14th July 2023

The Kipushi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been illuminated using an underground lighting solution made possible by South African lighting solutions manufacturer BEKA Schréder.... 


gold nuggets placed on a stark black fine sand background as a generic mage for Tresor Gold
US gold company investing in Sierra Leone
14th July 2023

New York City-based mining company, Tresor Gold, is currently raising capital to scale its gold projects in Sierra Leone for production within 18 months, while also pursuing strategic acquisitions... 


An image of Brundtland Consulting sustainability and climate consultant Pascal Snyman, and partner and environmental, social and governance specialist Lodewijk Nell
Alarming number of climate disclosures not reported
14th July 2023

A scoping review of publicly-available reports of 29 JSE-listed South African mining operations recently conducted by sustainability consultancy Brundtland Consulting, revealed that concerning... 


Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi wants DMRE to hand over derelict mines to Gauteng govt
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi wants the empty and abandoned mines in Gauteng to be handed over to the provincial government so that they can be rehabilitated more swiftly. “The mines that are... 


Orica cuts ribbon on new abatement technology
13th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining services provider Orica has officially unveiled its tertiary catalyst abatement technology to halve emissions from its Kooragang Island explosive manufacturing facility. Orica is using... 


BHP looks at GHG in copper chain
BHP looks at GHG in copper chain
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with metals major JX Metals Corporation to jointly develop initiatives to cut back on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the... 


Image shows an aluminium smelter
Rio gets Arena support for Yarwun hydrogen plans
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a A$32.1-million grant for Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Corporation to trial hydrogen calcination technology at the Yarwun alumina refinery in... 


Image shows smoke stacks
Australia joins Germany's Climate Club
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday announced intentions for Australia to join Germany’s Climate Club, which is an international initiative focused on industrial decarbonisation and pursuing... 


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