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EU carbon tax could cost Africa $25bn, AfDB chief says
7th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Africa could lose as much as $25-billion annually due to the European Union’s new carbon border tax, hurting the continent’s trade by penalizing valued-added exports such as iron and fertilizers,... 


Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 


Eskom's Duvha power station in Mpumalanga
Eskom, Sasol pollution harms children, government studies find
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Two studies ordered by South Africa’s government into the impact of air pollution on community and child health showed emission limits it imposed on companies that emit the toxins are insufficient.... 


Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine.
South Africa’s permanent magnet rare earths attracting keen interest
5th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is recognised as having the potential to play a significant role in the establishment of a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition.... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 


Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 


An image depicting Justin Walls
Tailings dams, climate change relevance highlighted
24th November 2023

As the global mining industry works towards meeting stringent new tailings dam standards, international independent consultancy SRK Consulting, through a presentation given earlier this year to the... 


A large patch of land being cleared to make way for the construction of a tailing re treatment plant being constructed for Pan African Resources at its Mintails operations
Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing
24th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

The construction of midtier gold producer Pan African Resources’ Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) plant at the Mintails site, on the West Rand of Gauteng, is progressing according to schedule and... 


An aerial view of load haul dump trucks carrying sand and rubble from the construction site of Pensana's Longonjo Mine in Angola
Angolan rare earth project construction progressing
24th November 2023

Magnet metals miner Pensana, continuing with the site development works for its rare-earth elements Longonjo project, in Angola, reported towards the end of August that it was progressing with site... 


An image depicting Stewart Chaperon
Smart monitoring solutions offered for tailings dams
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demand for smart monitoring solutions in tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and waste management infrastructure has increased, following governing bodies’ introducing new standards to mitigate TSF... 


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Renewables, green hydrogen, platinum make headlines
23rd November 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Deep being boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power; the green knowledge exchange tender that aims to accelerate green hydrogen... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


Mine dumps in South Africa
Mine closure lacks adequate social integration – research
22nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

New research on mine closures in South Africa has shown that there remains a lack of integration of social development, which continues to pose a risk to long-term regional development beyond... 


Mogale Tailings Retreatment project operations manager Oriel Shikwambana at launch in July.
Progress at Pan African's gold tailings treatment project on West Rand
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Excellent progress has reportedly been made with the construction of the R2.5-billion gold tailings retreatment project, west of Johannesburg, on Gauteng’s West Rand. The continued momentum of the... 


A copper mine and haul trucks
Mining 2030 Commission names members, welcomes investor support
22nd November 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Collaborative investor-led initiative the Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030, also known as the Mining 2030 Commission, has, to date, gained the support of 82 investors with over... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
New platinum group metals demand may be on way in energy generation and storage
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

New demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) may be created in the energy generation and storage field, Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) stated on Wednesday. The unique... 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager.
Green hydrogen produced on site can help Africa’s people, says Hydrox
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen produced on site can play a huge role in solving the energy crisis as it eliminates the challenges associated with establishing electrical distribution networks over vast distances,... 


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Iridium, green hydrogen, ilmenite make headlines
17th November 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the far-reaching iridium-thrifting breakthrough that happened this week; Germany  funding a green hydrogen pilot plant in Namibia; and the major value... 


Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 


Interim Gold Fields CEO Martin Preece.
Between 50 MW and 80 MW of wind power on way at South Deep – Gold Fields
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South Deep gold mine west of Johannesburg, which is already benefitting from 50 MW of solar power commissioned last year, is poised to be boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power going... 


Illustration of green hydrogen pilot plant.
Germany funding green hydrogen pilot plant in Namibia
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A green hydrogen pilot plant and refuelling station, to gain scientific insights into the upscaling green hydrogen technologies and to ensure a high safety level for the hydrogen economy, is to be... 


Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
16th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

There is increasing pressure from stakeholders in all sectors for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but the mining industry, in particular, has to... 


South Africa's Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Women are leading the fight to stop climate change
16th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Over the past few years, international climate policy has been shaped largely by a close-knit group of politicians in the twilight of their careers. Now leaders from beyond the traditional... 


The Bou Azzer cobalt mine
Morocco's Managem says water at cobalt mine safe, denies report on arsenic contamination
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Moroccan mining company Managem said on Wednesday an audit of its water supplies showed no irregularities after a German newspaper reported that toxic arsenic had been found in water samples taken... 


Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 


With the new ruthenium-iridium material class an activity boost is achieved combined with stability.
Green hydrogen given huge boost as Heraeus, Sibanye attain iridium-thrifting breakthrough
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen generation received a major boost on Tuesday with the introduction of a far-reaching iridium-thrifting breakthrough by Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals in collaboration with South... 


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