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ESG scorecard to enhance project planning, unlock opportunities
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Taking an improved approach towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles enables mining companies to anticipate and adapt to future sustainability-related challenges and... 


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Emissions predicted to increase with EV boom
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction, the strain on electricity supply, especially national power grids, will be more, with an increase in the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with... 


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Upping social impact
25th August 2023

While large investments are made in ensuring compliance with environment, social and governance (ESG) reporting standards, recording initiatives taken in respect of ESG, more attention needs to be... 


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Platinum major expands renewable energy roll-out
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Zimbabwe-based platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Zimplats, a subsidiary of PGMs major Impala Platinum, is midway through the construction of a $37-million, 35 MW solar plant at its Selous... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Pathways being laid to secure lower carbon electricity supply for Hillside Aluminium
24th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company South32 has progressed initiatives to support its target of halving operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. At Worsley Alumina in... 


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DRDGold, logistics, Thungela make headlines
24th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses DRDGold's 16th consecutive dividend and its move to solar energy; a best-of-breed approach to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path; and the... 


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Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement
23rd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The intervention of the government and the South African Police Service (Saps) is crucial for enforcing the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),... 


Gold pour at DRDGold's Ergo opertion.
Debt-free DRDGold declares 16th consecutive dividend, looks to 60 MW of solar power
23rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Debt-free, cash-rich gold-from-waste mining company DRDGold has declared its sixteenth consecutive dividend as it guides higher production, prioritises the ensuring of sufficient tailings storage... 


A Thungela coal mine.
Coal miner opening nursery to support million trees, hatchery to restore killed fish
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Thermal coal mining company Thungela will next month open a nursery to support the planting of a million trees and has already commissioned a hatchery to breed fish for reintroduction into the... 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela: R1.4bn dividend, R2.4bn shaft capex, R156m to employees, community
21st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

To navigate the considerably softer coal prices, as well as inflationary pressures and the underperformance of Transnet Freight Rail, export coal-mining company Thungela has enhanced its business... 


Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Much more to come from Exxaro on the renewable energy front
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Probably by the middle of next year, if things go well, Exxaro will likely achieve financial close on a renewable energy project, which, from a sizing perspective, will probably be north of 100 MW,... 


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Renewables, decarbonisation projects making headlines
18th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the green electrons now flowing into Harmony Gold mine shafts that will reduce carbon emissions by 65 000t; the first phase of Vedanta Zinc... 


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Solid foundations required for successful community trusts
18th August 2023 By: Donna Slater

Several factors can play a key and determining role in the success of mining companies’ efforts to improve environmental, social and governance credentials, especially as it relates to the... 


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Embrace change for sustainability
18th August 2023

The mining industry in Africa needs to embrace change to become a global competitor, with the key minerals increasingly required to drive a sustainable future for the planet being present... 


Exxaro Resources CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation of coal mining company Exxaro’s operations and entire value chain is an urgent imperative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which will result in the additional benefits of... 


A lack of investment in coal mining globally has raised concerns for coal supply going forward. This, coupled with high demand, could result in supply constraints and high prices
Coal crucial for alleviating poverty and loadshedding
17th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the negative impacts that coal-fired power stations have on the environment and local populations, localized energy solutions developer NET Energy owner Mike Blenkinsop has stressed that... 


Emission-free hydrogen taxis taking Berlin by storm.
Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell taxis pass million kilo zero emission mark
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell technology is taking the pollution out of the city of Berlin, as it may in time also do in Johannesburg given the local projects that are under way. By hailing a... 


Exxaro's Cennergi wind turbine.
Exxaro renewables business up in half-year coal earnings downer
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The half-year revenue contribution from the energy business of Exxaro Resources was 17% higher than in the first half of last year, with energy generation from the Cennergi wind assets driven up by... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
16th August 2023

This week: Risk-on greater reason for record-high Q2 gold price than interest rate decline; Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling; and, AngloGold’s... 


Vedanta Zinc International’s Northern Cape operation.
Green zinc on way at Black Mountain Mining in Northern Cape
16th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining company Vedanta Zinc International has begun the first phase of a renewable energy programme. The company has signed a power purchase agreement with independent power producer... 


Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp.
Green electrons being delivered to Harmony Gold's Free State mine shafts
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The green electrons that have begun to flow into the Free State mine shafts of Harmony Gold will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 65 000 t in the first 12 months of operation, Mining Weekly can... 


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Goldplat looks forward to improved 2024 performance after another difficult quarter
15th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The operating profit of Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat, which owns and operates gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, decreased to £1.19-million for the fourth quarter of... 


Ferrochrome smelting
Merafe reports half-year profit, dividend declared
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Chrome and ferrochrome company Merafe Resources has reported a profit of R1 049 million for the six months ended 30 June 2023 on higher realised chrome ore prices and a weaker rand/dollar exchange... 


WA reviews Mining Rehabilitation Fund
14th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced that the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) will undergo a review to ensure it met all its objectives, and that sufficient funding was available for... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


Drought conditions affecting water resources
Water-mining interdependence poses operational challenges, risks to miners
11th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The water-mining interdependence, or nexus, poses several operational challenges to mining companies, including physical, reputational and regulatory-related risks and, as water-related risks... 


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All eyes on Africa for investment and for the fate of humanity
11th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses major global mining companies choosing Africa as their biggest and best investment destination; metals and minerals from Africa vital for fight against... 


Chevron invests in low carbon projects
11th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Chevron has announced investments in two lower carbon projects in Western Australia. In its first nature-based carbon offsets project in Australia, Chevron will provide funding... 


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Rio to build Canada's largest solar farm
11th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has announced plans to build Canada’s largest solar plant at its Diavik diamond mine. The solar plant will feature over 6 600 solar panels that will generate approximately 4... 


Organisation appoints new board
11th August 2023

Internationally recognised nonprofit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) last month announced its new governance board and advisory council to support the next wave of strategic... 


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