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Theta granted water-use licence for TGME underground
11th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has awarded a water-use license (WUL) for ASX-listed gold miner Theta Gold Mines’ Mining Right 83, which covers the majority of the initial... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore advances further on circular economy journey
11th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Glencore has taken another step on the road to achieving the world’s circular economy imperative. The London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining an marketing company, headed by CEO Gary... 

Rio staying focused on net zero targets
11th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting last week that its decarbonisation efforts were slow-going. “Our decarbonisation, it is early days and we have... 

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Green steel, trackless mobile machinery, smelterless tech make headlines
6th April 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the H2 Green Steel/Anglo American memorandum of understanding; the ENSafrica webinar, which heard that new trackless mobile machinery regulations... 

Shirley Hayes.
Copper 360 to be listed on JSE on April 21 has 100-year life-of-mine
6th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The new copper listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange from April 21 has a dozen mines that collectively have a 100-year life-of-mine (LoM). Moreover, cluster mining is the chosen... 

Coal ash seen as potential viable source of rare earth elements.
Coal, discard seen as potential viable sources of rare earth elements
5th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Coal is being spotlighted as a potential source of rare earth elements, critical raw materials that are vital for many clean technologies being implemented globally. The information derived from a... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
5th April 2023

This week: Menar’s MD believes South Africa will overcome its rail and electricity problems; Mining needs a truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG; And, critical metals for a low-carbon economy... 

Rio to publish emission sources this year
5th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Wednesday said it would publish briefing papers on its specific assets and emissions sources this year, as part of its enhanced climate advocacy approach, and would... 

Report finds ESG data disclosers fare better than non-sharing, opaque peers
4th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid persistent opacity in the extractive sector, Swiss research organisations the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) and the World Resources Forum (WRF) have debunked the commonly believed myth... 

Kolomela iron-ore operation of Anglo group company Kumba Iron Ore, inNorthern Cape.
Anglo signs another green steel deal involving South African iron-ore
4th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mitigating climate change, the biggest challenge of our time, requires a new, clean industrial revolution, says H2 Green Steel of Sweden, which on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 

Rio backs ERA's A$369m raising
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) on Tuesday announced a A$369-million renounceable entitlement offer to fund the rehabilitation of its Ranger project, in the Northern Territory, and... 

Safeguard Mechanism passes through Parliament
31st March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism has passed through the Australian Parliament. The Safeguard Mechanism requires facilities that produce over 100 000 t/y of greenhouse gases annually, amounting... 

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Diamond miner releases underground expansion update
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond in February released its results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2022, in which it updated stakeholders on the progress of the... 

A construction site out in the bush with koppies in the background, where the refrigeration plant and fan station at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde No 3 Shaft project in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex is being construvted
Shaft ventilation project making headway
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group says it is on track to complete a turnkey project for the design and construction of the refrigeration plant and fan... 

Professor Judith Kinnaird, the Visiting Professor of the School of Geosciences, and the co-director of Cimera at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Critical metals for low-carbon economy being studied across 12 universities
30th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A consortium across a dozen South African universities has the spotlight on critical metals for a low-carbon future. At a time when the mining world is focused firmly on the availability of... 

Mining haul trucks in Botswana
ICMM, CharIN launch task force to resolve bottlenecks in rollout of zero-emission mining vehicle fleets
30th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The challenge of electrifying mining haul truck operations has taken a step forward with the launch of the CharIN Mining Taskforce, a partnership between global organisations CharIN and the... 

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Miners lament passing of EPOLA Bill in Qld
30th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government this week passed the Environment Protection and Other Legislation (EPOLA) Bill, despite concerns from industry bodies. The government said that the new legislation... 

Mining in South Africa looks to solar, AI and chickens to go green
29th March 2023 By: Reuters

On the once bone-dry soil of a diamond mine in South Africa's central Free State province, Susan Masoha now harvests big bunches of tomatoes, eggplants and spinach. The former cleaner at the mine... 

Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.
Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo
29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says... 

Green energy options weighed at Dolphin
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten developer Group 6 Metals has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) to explore the use of renewable energy, heat energy and... 

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Mining necessary for green future - Minister
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has highlighted the significant role that the resources sector would play in global decarbonisation efforts, in a statement to Parliament. “In order to... 

Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 

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Safeguard Mechanism changes concerning miners
28th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has expressed concerns over changes to the Safeguard Mechanism, warning that it would impact operations in Australia. The federal government this week struck an agreement... 

BHP strikes CCUS deal in China
27th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major BHP has struck a deal with Chinese steelmaker HBIS Group Co to trial pilot-scale demonstrations of carbon capture and utilisation technologies at HBIS’ steel operations in China... 

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Greens deal struck to get Safeguard Mechanism over the line
27th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Federal government has secured additional Parliamentary support for the Safeguard Mechanism reforms, which the Australian Greens said would put up to 116 gas and coal projects in the firing... 

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Exploration spend, youth skills, mine energy make headlines
24th March 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks why South Africa is not garnering global exploration spend; youth skills and businesses remain key in the Just Energy Transition; and Exxaro's... 

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Sponsor discusses hydrogen, wastewater
24th March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Advisory firm KPMG was a sponsor at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last month – where its energy and natural resources team... 

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Wastewater solution can aid ESG goals
24th March 2023 By: Nadine James

Mining companies are facing increasing scrutiny around their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), and an area that can reduce energy consumption, and environmental and societal... 

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BHP and Hatch team up on green steel
23rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has partnered with global engineering firm Hatch to design an electric smelting furnace pilot (ESF) plant in support of a decision to construct this facility in Australia.... 

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Resources Watch
22nd March 2023

This week: Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster; And, Coal miner Exxaro to build 68 MW solar power plant in Limpopo 

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