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Joburg Indaba panel from left Bernard Swanepoel, Otsile Matlou, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza and Mzila Mthenjane.
Approving outstanding permits could shift economy in 12-18 months, says Mzila Mthenjane
6th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If the 5 066 outstanding mining and exploration permits were approved, South Africa could begin to see a shift in the economy within 12 to 18 months, new Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila... 


Exploration, conservation, mining rights make headlines
Exploration, conservation, mining rights make headlines
6th October 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Anglo American CEO's belief that South Africa still has untapped potential that it is under-explored. What did he have to say about exploration; Jane... 


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Geoscience Australia maps underground reservoirs
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia has mapped Australia’s underground water reservoirs in a first-of-its-kind stocktake. The National Hydrogeological Inventory has mapped Australia's major groundwater-bearing... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Froneman, Ndlovu unpack what is needed for positive mining legacy amid global change
5th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The world is undergoing one of the most profound periods of environmental change in the history of humanity, and mining companies cannot risk denying climate change or failing to undertake actions... 


Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 


US President Joe Biden
Democrats in Congress ask Biden for moratorium on carbon pipeline permits
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The US should not permit any new carbon dioxide pipelines until updated federal safety regulations are finished, a dozen Democratic members of Congress said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden... 


Vedanta solar panels
WSP helps Black Mountain Mining office achieve net-zero rating
3rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Vedanta Zinc International, which owns Black Mountain Mining (BMM) in South Africa, appointed consulting firm WSP in Africa’s sustainability specialist consultants to assist in... 


Lithium batteries
Italy can act on recycling hub after Glencore presents plan – Minister
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The Italian government could get involved to speed up the permitting process for a recycling hub planned by Glencore in Sardinia, but first the Swiss miner has to present a complete business plan... 


The IMF logo
Carbon pricing is key to delivering global emissions cuts, IMF says
3rd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Higher temperatures and more intense storms haven’t changed the fundamental challenge of climate policy: Countries around the world must find politically feasible ways to zero out emissions without... 


The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Fourth-quarter ferrochrome price slightly up
2nd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter of 2023 is $1.53/lb, 1.32% up on the third quarter of 2023, Merafe Resources advised its shareholders on Monday. The main focus of... 


Among Gold Fields' investments in renewable energy projects is a solar and microgrid facility at the Agnew mine, in Australia
Gold Fields enters into sustainability-linked facility for up to A$500m
2nd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Gold Fields has, along with certain of its subsidiaries, entered into a five-year sustainability-linked revolving credit facility (RCF) agreement for up to A$500-million with a syndicate... 


 	Too early to expect start of new commodities upcycle.
Commodities: Hope for best, prepare for worst – Macquarie
29th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It is too early to expect the start of a new sustaining upcycle for commodities, Macquarie states in its latest quarterly outlook for global commodity markets. In a nigh 100-page commodities... 


Manganese Metal Co, Glencore, Nedbank Manufacturing make headlines
Manganese Metal Co, Glencore, Nedbank Manufacturing make headlines
29th September 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Manganese Metal Co which is putting South Africa in pole position amid a battery demand; Morgan Stanley analysts' belief that Glencore’s growth... 


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Court order hampers Scarborough development
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) this week said that it would review a Federal Court decision which found that an environmental plan for part... 


CUTTING EMISSIONS
Countries that are heavily reliant on coal for baseload power should look to implement clean coal technologies in their carbon emission strategies
Practical JET implementation
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Negative pressures – such as lower coal prices, loadshedding and poor logistics performance by State-owned freight company Transnet – have impacted on coal miners’ approach to the just energy... 


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Emissions-reducing tech highlighted
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The South African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) is proposing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology as one of the readily available technologies to reduce coal-related emissions. CCS is a... 


A loader handling coal at a mine
Coal waste repurposing
29th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

An opportunity exists for the target rehabilitation of coarse and ultrafine coal waste streams and stockpiles in the local coal sector, said green coal solutions provider River Energy South Africa... 


The above image depicts one of Botash's sodium mines
Strategy launched to double earnings in five years
29th September 2023

The part State-owned Botswana natural sodium and related products Botswana Ash (Botash) launched its “transformative” five-year strategy that aims to propel the company into an era of sustainable... 


The Kasiya Proiect area showing rail and port infrastructure for export of product to global markets.
Malawi gov't sets innovative permitting example by working alongside mining company
28th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

On the face of it, South Africa could do a lot more to speed up critical minerals mining development in South Africa. An example of doing so that catches the eye is the extra mile the government of... 


Cornish begins wet commissioning of South Crofty water treatment plant
28th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral exploration and development company Cornish Metals – focused on its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, the UK – has commenced wet commissioning of its newly constructed mine water... 


Manganese Metal Co Market Development Executive Madelein Todd.
South Africa’s manganese mastery putting country in pole position for green transition
27th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Close to half a century of local manganese mastery by Manganese Metal Co of Mpumalanga is placing South Africa – a manganese mining and refining country – in pole position, amid a flurry of global... 


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CCUS integral to net zero - IEA
27th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian carbon reduction technology investment company Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency's (IEA) inclusion of carbon capture, utilisation and... 


Magnetite Mines closer to securing water for Razorback
27th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore developer Magnetite Mines is a step closer to a water solution for its Razorback project, having been granted approval from the South Australian Cabinet to progress to Step 2 of the... 


Glencore secondary materials sourcing.
Recycling can leverage Glencore’s strong position in metal marketing – Morgan Stanley
26th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Although Glencore’s earnings contributions from recycling activities are not material at this stage, the growth potential to the diversified mining and marketing company from circular economic... 


ERA delays rehabilitation feasibility study
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has delayed the rehabilitation feasibility study for its Ranger uranium project, in the Northern Territory. The feasibility study was initially... 


Amerigo’s MVC mine resumes normal operations
22nd September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Minera Valle Central (MVC), Amerigo Resources mine near Rancagua, in Chile, has resumed normal production after removing more than 2.2-million m2 of water from the Cauquenes historical tailings... 


Fortescue abandons carbon offset scheme
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major and green energy developer Fortescue will forgo buying carbon offsets from this financial year onwards. The miner said in a statement on Friday that all funds allocated to carbon... 


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ARM, GoldOre, Gautrain make headlines
22nd September 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses African Rainbow Minerals’ R2.5-billion solar power plant under construction in the North West; GoldOre’s microbubble technology, which is being used... 


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Another Rio blast damages rock shelter
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Friday said it was working with traditional owners in the Pilbara after blasting operations at its Nammuldi iron-ore mine impacted an ancient rock shelter. “As part... 


Rio's QMM mine not a threat to environment - report
Rio's QMM mine not a threat to environment - report
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An independent community study into the Rio Tinto QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) ilmenite mine, in Madagascar, has concluded that there is no need for heightened health concerns around local... 


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