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Woodside advances CCS studies
15th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside this week told shareholders that the company was progressing carbon capture and storage (CCS) studies, having signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with three... 


Glencore meets stringent rehabilitation markers in NSW
15th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The New South Wales government has signed off on diversified miner Glencore’s rehabilitation of some 76 ha of mined land at the Ulan coal mine complex. Glencore said in a statement on Friday that... 


The above image depicts the Verder Pumps South Africa range of Verder Flex Dura peristaltic pumps.
Digitalisation drive
15th September 2023 By: Lynne Davies

By incorporating advanced technology, such as Internet of Things (IoT) technology, into pump systems, pumps manufacturing specialist Verder Pumps South Africa can assist with pump monitoring. This... 


Lithium tech developers eye ways to boost water recycling
13th September 2023 By: Reuters

The mining industry is working to boost freshwater recycling while also developing direct lithium extraction (DLE) technologies as it races to reinvent how the battery metal is produced for the... 


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DWS outlines response progress on Jagersfontein tailings dam collapse investigation
13th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has concluded the processes to finalise evidence gathering and collect scientific and engineering information in the wake of the collapse of the... 


EU to launch first phase of world-first carbon dioxide border tax
13th September 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) starts the initial phase of its plan for the world's first carbon border tax next month, requiring importers to report the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of products sold... 


EPA backs Woodside's solar plans
13th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the approval of oil and gas major Woodside’s solar facility plans in the Pilbara’s Maitland Strategic Industrial Area... 


Manganese Metal Company Chairperson Bernard Swanepoel.
Manganese beneficiator wheeling hydropower as it targets entry into battery market
11th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s producer of the purest manganese metal is becoming greener and cleaner as it repositions for market acceptance in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market, where it sees phenomenal... 


Packaged manganese destined for export
‘South African industrial jewel’ repositions as manganese becomes key battery material
8th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

For nearly 50 years Manganese Metal Company (MMC) has been buying high-grade manganese fines material from Hotazel in South Africa’s Northern Cape and turning it into a beneficiated manganese... 


The US Interior Department earlier that year cancelled leases for an underground mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Mining company loses bid to revive Minnesota copper, nickel project
8th September 2023 By: Reuters

A US judge has rejected a bid by a subsidiary of Chilean mining company Antofagasta to restore canceled mineral leases for a proposed $1.7-billion Minnesota copper and nickel mine, which the Biden... 


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Summit to highlight critical minerals processing
8th September 2023

Mining technology, critical mineral processing, and skills to drive a low carbon future and just energy transition will be discussed at an upcoming summit hosted by the Wits Mining Institute (WMI)... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
ICMM publishes guidance to improve the mining, metals industry’s disclosure of Scope 3 emissions
7th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global metals and mining industry body ICMM has published a 'Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Reporting Guidance', which provides a standardised framework for mining and metals companies to... 


BlackRock voted against Glencore's climate progress report
7th September 2023 By: Reuters

Major Glencore shareholder BlackRock was among investors to reject the mining giant's climate progress report at its annual meeting in May, citing inconsistencies, a voting disclosure page on the... 


Ecuador's suspension of environmental consultations hits $2bn of investment -business leaders
7th September 2023 By: Reuters

Ecuador's suspension of a decree enabling environmental consultations prior to the licensing of industrial and mining projects has paralyzed investments worth $2-billion, business associations said... 


Former ARM CEO Mike Schmidt, in new executive of growth and strategic development role.
ARM achieves 4% ‘tip of iceberg’ decarbonisation target with much more to come
7th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) achieved the 4% carbon reduction target that executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe set for the Johannesburg... 


Woodside inks CCS MoU with KEPCO
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside will collaborate with Japanese company Kansai Electric Power Co (KEPCO) on carbon capture and storage (CCS). The two companies have inked a non-binding memorandum of... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Record platinum deficit, above-ground platinum stocks decimation on way
6th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest takeaway from the Platinum Quarterly report and updated full-year forecast of the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is the predicted record platinum deficit of more than a... 


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Mining emissions fall - MCA report
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Scope 1 emissions from mining operations declined by 9.3% in the 2022 financial year, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) reported in its Climate Action Plan progress report. The report... 


African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias.
Cost focus is key, new African Rainbow Minerals CEO emphasises
5th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ensuring cost-competitive operational performance and increasing efficiencies and outputs to improve margins were cited as being key by new African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias when he... 


Codelco to hand over 24 000 ha for glacier park
5th September 2023 By: Reuters

 Chilean State-owned mining firm Codelco will give up some 24 000 ha of land it holds concessions to near the Andes mountain range for a new national glacier park, the chair of the board announced... 


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Court ratifies Samarco judicial reorganisation plan, says BHP
4th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The judicial reorganisation plan of the Samarco joint venture (JV) in Brazil has been approved, paving the way for the organisation to move ahead with its debt restructuring plan, diversified miner... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares final dividend in financial year of R6.6bn dividend payout
4th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has declared a R2.6-billion final dividend in a financial year of R6.6-billion worth of dividends being allocated to its shareholders. Net... 


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Australian mining investment under threat - MCA report
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Deepening investment uncertainty, exhaustive delays in environmental approvals and the proposed introduction of rigid and costly industrial relations laws are combining to blunt Australia’s ability... 


Vedanta lobbied to dilute Indian environmental rules, investigation finds
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta lobbied the Indian government to weaken key environmental regulations related to oil and mining during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an investigation by... 


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It’s getting harder to find mining engineers a green world needs
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Digging up the metals that go into power grids and electric cars is crucial to the energy transition. While the mining industry has plenty of reserves to tap, it faces a worrying shortage of young... 


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Farmers urged to prepare for El Niño to trigger record-high temperatures
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africans have experienced an unusually warm and wet winter, but climate experts are warning that this summer will be one of the hottest and driest on record, which could have a significant... 


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Weighing up renewable energy
1st September 2023

With the South African mining sector facing obstacles in terms of securing reliable and sustainable electricity, a clear view of the opportunities and challenges of integrating renewable energy... 


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Solar energy for major coal mine
1st September 2023

Financial close was reached early in July for the 68 MW Lephalale Solar Project (LSP), which will supply renewable energy to Exxaro’s flagship Grootgeluk mine in Limpopo. The project, undertaken by... 


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30th August 2023

This week: Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement; it’s responsible to invest in South Africa, says DRDGold as it approves R3.5bn capex; and, Coal miner opening nursery to... 


Aus releases greenhouse gas storage acreage
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed the release of new areas for exploration for offshore greenhouse gas storage to help Australia lower emissions... 


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