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Central basin AMD site impacted by ongoing rainfall
6th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The treatment site of the Central Basin Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) plant has been significantly affected by the recent increased rainfall in Gauteng, the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) said on... 

ARM's growth outlook.
African Rainbow Minerals to deliver early ounces from Bokoni platinum mine
6th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has invested R1-billion of capital to deliver early ounces at the Bokoni platinum group metals (PGMs) mine, the company said on Monday when... 

Implats group executive refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Hydrogen economy continuing to build, Implats’ Sifiso Sibiya reports
3rd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum in the hydrogen economy is continuing to build, Implats group executive refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya reported when he presented an Implats slide outlining global market trends for... 

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Seminar to focus on restoration efforts in the Kalahari
3rd March 2023 By: Darren Parker

With more than 30 mines operating in the southern Kalahari, the upcoming Restore Kalahari symposium, on March 17, will investigate how the region can be transformed into a leading restoration area... 

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Bravus denies damages to water resources at Carmichael
3rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Queensland coal miner Bravus Mining and Resources on Friday said that the Environmental Protection Order issued by the state government was not as a result of damage done to the Doongmabulla... 

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Renewables, cheap electricity, climate change make headlines
3rd March 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the response to Implats's request for information on wheeled renewables; mine life  extended owing to cheaper electricity; and stats that the world is... 

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Dust control systems ensure environmental protection
3rd March 2023

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD’s team works closely with German conveyor solutions provider ScrapeTec to offer the mining sector in Africa advanced solutions for conveyor systems used... 

Refuse-derived fuels helpful in waste management
3rd March 2023

The mining industry at large is embracing change and finding new ways to integrate innovative waste management strategies into its operations. There are various mines mitigating risks by conducting... 

Tailings re-mining to ramp up in 2023
3rd March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Rustenburg operation, in the North West province, has been re-mining tailings from its dormant tailings dams 1 and 2,... 

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Consultancy offers holistic solutions for decarbonisation
3rd March 2023

Decarbonisation on mines featured high on the agenda at a recent global partners meeting in Johannesburg, Gauteng, says international mining consultancy firm SRK Consulting, which hosted a special... 

Satellite data used in new tailings solution
3rd March 2023

Tokyo-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite data and solutions provider Synspective and  London-based risk management platform Insight Terra have entered into a strategic partnership to... 

Current climate regulations not driving change fast enough
3rd March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Carbon-related regulation is increasing worldwide, alongside increased public scrutiny and demand for emissions reporting, specifically for large emitters, such as mining and related industries,... 

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ICMM works towards ‘nature-positive’ mining
3rd March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Mining industry supports Global Biodiversity Framework Global organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) members have, through its mining principles, committed to pursue... 

Dr Tsakani Mthombeni
Implats reports big response to request for information on wheeled renewables
2nd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Impala Platinum (Implats) has had a major response to its request for information (RFI) for electricity through wheeling from renewable energy... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats benefits from strong demand, R4.3bn allocated to energy, decarbonisation
2nd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats benefitted from strong demand for its primary products in the half-year to December 31, amid a robust rand PGMs pricing... 

Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp.
Harmony Gold’s net profit soars 36%, 30 MW solar by mid-year
1st March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Harmony Gold strategy of allocating growth capital towards high-margin, long-life assets has started to deliver the desired results. Good recovered underground grades along with the strong... 

Bongani Butheleze, Tabatha Chaves Matus, Jaco Schoeman and Luis Torres-Cruz
Collaboration has ensured an improved record for tailings facility safety, panel finds
28th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the volume of tailings deposits globally increasing at a faster rate than it did in the last century, it has become prudent for mining companies to ensure minimal risks to surrounding... 

Sibanye-Stillwater ten years on.
Sibanye-Stillwater records third-best earnings as it celebrates tenth anniversary
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This month ten years ago, Sibanye Gold Limited was unbundled by Gold Fields Limited and listed on the JSE and the NYSE as an independent company with three deep-level South African gold mines and a... 

South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 

From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 

DRDGold's Ergo gold recovery operation, in Gauteng
Tailings dam failures often stem from ‘production over safety’ pressures, says academic
24th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ever since the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, in Brazil, in 2019, which claimed the lives of 270 people and led to massive environmental damage, there has been a spotlight on how mining... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
World warming at rate well above what Paris Agreement requires, Anglo CEO warns
24th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world is on a trajectory to reach 2.7°C of warming above pre-industrial levels, which is quite a long way mathematically from the 1.5°C that is required by the Paris Agreement. This was pointed... 

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Renewables, tax breaks, hydrogen corridor make headlines
24th February 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American's renewable and green hydrogen projects; Minerals Council South Africa welcoming the 125% tax break for businesses investing in... 

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Consultants equipped to support industry’s sustainability drive
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

With a growing range of operational risks and pressures – from climate change vulnerability to cost inflation – South African mining companies are taking an increasingly integrated approach to... 

Foundation being laid for renewed exploration interest
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

South Africa has begun to lay down the foundation to position the country as a renewed frontier State for exploration, particularly focusing on critical minerals that will be useful for the future,... 

A large openpit uranium mine in Namibia with mine trucks moving ore to the processing facility
Namibia’s current capacity unpacked - Institute
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

The Namibian uranium sector is not only recovering from a global slump but is also, in fact, growing, owing to uranium prices improving amid positive supply and demand fundamentals, says Namibian... 

A sunset picture of a helicopter kicking up dust above the Elevate uranium mine in Namibia
Uranium demand growing on back of Paris Agreement
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Global analysts suggest that a greater uptake of nuclear power generation is expected in the future, in line with predictions that global utility uncovered uranium requirements will rise... 

A head and torso image of Dyna Training Namibia country head Hilma Haimbili
Demand for training increasing markedly
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Upskilling and empowerment company Dyna Training Namibia has noted a marked increase in demand for supervisory skills training in the country’s mining industry. Although its core clients focus on... 

Expansion to lithium production ongoing
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Aim- and NSX-listed Andrada Mining, formerly AfriTin Mining, says its pivot towards a focus on lithium production, having previously treated lithium as a by-product, is becoming increasingly more... 

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter
New report to be released on the state of 4IR, ESG in the South African mining industry
23rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa, in collaboration with accounting firm PwC and the Mandela Mining Precinct, will soon release its new 2022/23 report on the state of digitalisation, the Fourth... 

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