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Environmental News

WA expands MRIWA research scope

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st September 2022 The Western Australian government on Thursday announced plans to expand the research scope for the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) to support research into clean energy and emission reduction technologies. “The government is committed to supporting the Western... 

DRDGold's livelihoods initiative attracts 8 000-plus direct participants  

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2022 The livelihoods initiative introduced by surface gold mining company DRDGold has to date attracted more than 8 000 direct participants at a time when boosting jobs and livelihoods in South Africa has never been more important The broad-based livelihoods (BBL) programme of the Johannesburg- and... 

DRDGold's broad-based livelihoods programme is attracting thousands of participants.
DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson.

One of world’s most polluted spots gets worse as $1bn cleanup drags on

By: Bloomberg     31st August 2022 In the more than a quarter century since Shell left Ogoniland in southern Nigeria, oil has continued to ooze from dormant wellheads and active pipelines, leaving the 386-square mile kingdom’s wetlands shimmering with a greasy rainbow sheen, its once-lush mangroves coated in crude, well-water... 

A photo of the damage done to Nigeria's environment as a result of oil spills

Wits Mining Institute to host three-day technology seminar

By: Donna Slater     29th August 2022 The University of the Witwatersrand’s Mining Institute (WMI) is set to host a three-day seminar on mining technology, from September 27 to 29, on the theme of “Turning research curiosity into twenty-first century minerals industry performance, relationships and technology”. The seminar, to be... 

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The Wits Mining Institute's DigiMine

Northam constructing, commissioning solar plants, securing wind energy  

By: Martin Creamer     26th August 2022 The renewable energy plans of the Booysendal platinum group metals (PGMs) mine of Northam Platinum have been detailed quite extensively in the company’s 95-page sustainability report that will be available shortly online, Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne said on Friday, when the Johannesburg Stock... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson

DRDGold, Merafe, green hydrogen atlas make headlines   

26th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses DRDGold monitoring its tailing dumps using satellite imagery and drone surveillance; Merafe's plans for 744 MW of energy; and a new Southern African green hydrogen atlas that is set to be launched before the end of the year.   

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DRDGold, Merafe, green hydrogen atlas make headlines

ISO certifications offer sound framework for ESG performance

26th August 2022 The current expectations around environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)  performance include protection of the environment, social responsibility investments and corporate governance standards such as holistic accountability as highlighted in the latest King IV standards; in essence,... 

ESG central to miner’s operations

By: Nadine James     26th August 2022 Matters of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) are central to mining as they are core to the notion of sustainability, something that the industry, and coal producer Canyon Coal, have been striving toward for years, says Canyon Coal environmental compliance officer Arjen Nell. He... 

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ARJEN NELL This increasing focus on legal and social requirements to operate sustainably and ethically bodes very well for the future impact of ESG on the mining sector

ESG key to improving investor sentiment

By: Tracy Hancock     26th August 2022 Working alongside key stakeholders and employing good governance structures, such as sound environmental, governance and social (ESG) practices, is an effective way of improving investor sentiment about the African mining industry, says coal and heavy minerals mining company Exxaro stakeholder... 

LOW CARB FUTURE
Exxaro aims to transition from a coal-based to a minerals and renewable-energy solutions business that will thrive in a low-carbon future
LOW CARB FUTURE Exxaro aims to transition from a coal-based to a minerals and renewable-energy solutions business that will thrive in a low-carbon future

Used oil programme reflects ESG drive

26th August 2022 The recent solid financial performance by chemicals manufacturer Omnia Group’s explosives subsidiary BME, is underpinned by its environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) commitment, says MD Ralf Hennecke. Omnia’s mining division – where BME is the main asset – delivered a 29% increase... 

Africa-focused conference will provide key ESG insight for industries

By: Nadine James     26th August 2022 The importance of embedding environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles into any modern business cannot be understated, which is why an Africa-focused ESG conference, which situates ESG considerations within the African context, will take place in October. The ESG Africa... 

ESG to evolve from charity to ‘sustainability’

By: Nadine James     26th August 2022 Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) in mining initially “took a bit too long” to transition from a form of charity to an industry imperative, says professional services firm Accenture sustainability lead for Africa Thandekile Matenga. “When I say charity; ESG in the old days in... 

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THANDEKILE MATENGA Mines now understand that ESG means investing in new technologies, decarbonising operations and most importantly, thinking about the future beyond mining

Sibanye-Stillwater strategising energy solution involvement  

By: Martin Creamer     25th August 2022 Energy solutions that reverse climate change are on the list of strategic differentiators that Sibanye-Stillwater has under scrutiny, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Thursday, when the Johannesburg- and New York-listed platinum group metals (PGMs), gold and green metals company... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman

Sibanye-Stillwater declares R3.9bn half-year dividend

By: Martin Creamer     25th August 2022 Precious metals and green metals company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday declared a cash dividend of R3.9-billion for the six months to June 30. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, headed by CEO Neal Froneman, reported a half-year profit R12.3-billion, the third highest six-month period... 

Sibanye-Stillwater's Kroondal platinum group metals mine.
Sibanye-Stillwater's Kroondal platinum group metals mine.

DRDGold using satellite imagery to monitor tailings  

By: Martin Creamer     24th August 2022 Johannesburg- and New York-listed surface gold mining company DRDGold is using satellite imagery to monitor its tailings dumps, in addition to quarterly drone surveillance. An international tailings performance management system implemented ensures the integrity of data for day-to-day management... 

DRDGold CEO CEO Niël Pretorius.
DRDGold’s results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson.

Resources Watch  

24th August 2022 This week: Thungela shares R500m with employees, community as it sets out to plant million trees, add solar power; Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg nd, Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen 

Resources Watch
Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen

Gov still committed to EPBC reform

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th August 2022 Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King on Wednesday pledged government’s commitment to the reform of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. Speaking at the Northern Territory Resources Week conference, in Darwin, King said that the newly elected government... 

Govt unveils new GHG areas and exploration acreage

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th August 2022 The federal government has approved two new offshore greenhouse gas (GHG) storage areas, and released a further 46 758 km2 of new petroleum exploration acreage offshore. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King said the GHG storage permits have been awarded to two areas... 

Green hydrogen atlas to be officially launched before year-end – Sasscal   

By: Martin Creamer     22nd August 2022 With close to 90% of all the datasets for the Southern African green hydrogen atlas having been collected, its official launch will definitely take place before year-end, Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch assured Engineering News & Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview on Monday. Moreover,... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch.
Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Drizit Environmental creating cleaner environment through pollution control products, services

By: Simone Liedtke     19th August 2022 Environmental pollution clean-up company Drizit Environmental has, following customer demand, expanded its operations to include a spill clean-up service to the manufacturing and transport industries. While established in 1976 already, Drizit explains that with its products being used in any type... 

Drizit Environmental creating cleaner environment through pollution control products, services

Exxaro, Thungela make headlines in green energy  

19th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Exxaro’s renewables company Cennergi’s agreement with Enertrag for the development of renewable projects in Mpumalanga; Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen; and Thungela's renewables move, as well as its free cash sharing and its initiative to plant a... 

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Exxaro, Thungela make headlines in green energy

South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy 

By: Martin Creamer     19th August 2022 A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The call is for funding applications to be... 

Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.

Miners welcome safeguard mechanism consultation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th August 2022 The Australian resources sector has welcomed a consultation paper from the federal government on the safeguard mechanism as part of providing certainty for Australia’s biggest emitters on their pathway to net zero emissions by 2050. Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen this week... 

Rig to revolutionise drilling

19th August 2022 Emerging drill rig manufacturer Geomagnetic Design has announced results from field trials on its specialty, patented reverse circulation (RC) and diamond GM1 drill rig. Now in advanced stages of research and development (R&D), field testing in Western Australia’s Pilbara Region have confirmed... 

An image depicting the GM1 drill rig
PROMISING PERFORMANCE GM1’s performance in exploration drilling programmes at six separate sites across the state showed a significant reduction in fuel consumption

Choosing the right ESG paths is critical

By: Sabrina Jardim     19th August 2022 The Australian mining industry is facing hampered growth owing to domestic and global system backlogs. With ESG now a non-negotiable in the sector, explorers are having to quickly adapt to changing policy and guidance with miners now focussing on their environmental, social and corporate... 

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SECTOR CHALLENGES Sweeney says ESG-related changes will require companies to rethink old processes and take some big swings on emerging technology

Environmental project plan conducive to sustainable supply

By: Cameron Mackay     19th August 2022 Lithium miner Savannah Resources is exploring several technology options to reduce carbon emissions from the company’s Barroso lithium project, in northern Portugal, once operational. This includes using solar and wind power, as well as electric trucks. “We also have plans in place to restore the... 

Image of an overview of the Barroso lithium project
TRANSITION-ENABLING PROJECT This project is vital for an effective transition to clean and sustainable energies for Portugal and Europe

Exxaro partnering Enertrag to support just energy transition   

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Coal and renewable energy company Exxaro has built a renewable energy business that is said to be well positioned to contribute significantly to addressing South Africa's electricity deficit. Emphasised by the JSE-listed company is that South Africa's economic growth and social progress depends... 

Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro's results covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd,

Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, new CEO tells Mining Weekly  

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of R10 603-million on mainly... 

Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Resources Watch 

18th August 2022 This week: Barrick’s Mali trebling solar as renewables stave off high energy prices at Kibali; Royal Bafokeng looking to R1.6bn off-balance-sheet spend on 98 MW solar plant; and, Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status 

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Resources Watch

Exxaro's half-year earnings soar 147% to R10bn

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Diversified resources group Exxaro on Thursday reported increased half-year revenue, earnings and sufficient cash flow to fund capital expenditure and dividends. Group earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) increased by 147% to R10 603-million on mainly the 142%... 

A photo of Exxaro's Grootegeluk mine
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Exxaro's Grootegeluk mine

Sibanye-Stillwater signals half-year earnings decline 

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2022 Precious and future-facing metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater on Wednesday advised of an upcoming half-year earnings decline in a trading statement and operations update for the six months to June 30. A decline of 47% to 52% is expected in earnings per share and headline earnings per share... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
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Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.

Exxaro expecting half-year earnings to soar 

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2022 Coal mining and renewable energy company Exxaro advised on Tuesday of its half-year earnings being set to soar on the exceptional performance of its coal business. Half-year earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) will be up 137% to 151% compared with the first half of... 

Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.

Thungela shares R500m with employees, community as it sets out to plant million trees, add solar power  

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2022 Coal mining and exporting company Thungela, which generated R8.9-billion free cash in the first six months to June 30, is sharing R500-million of it with employees and communities, setting out to plant a million trees to purify water, putting in solar power to reduce its carbon footprint as it... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela CEO July Ndlovu interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Thungela declares whopping R8.2bn half-year dividend on R8.9bn free cash 

By: Martin Creamer     15th August 2022 JSE- and London-listed thermal coal-mining and marketing company Thungela has approved the declaration of an interim gross ordinary cash dividend totalling R8.2-billion from retained earnings accrued during the six months to June 30, on profit for the reporting period of R9.6-billion, which is... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu
Thungela CEO July Ndlovu

Stillwater repositioned for delivery through commodity cycle 

By: Martin Creamer     12th August 2022 Prevailing macro-environment challenges and changing palladium market conditions have prompted a strategic revision of Sibanye-Stillwater’s United States platinum group metal (PGM) operations, which in June suffered a one-in-200-year flood at Stillwater, in the Montana region. These challenges... 

The Sibanye-Stillwater US platinum group metals panel is (clockwise from bottom left) Neal Froneman, James Wellsted, Wayne Robinson, Richard Stewart, Charles Carter, and Pieter Henning.
Sibanye-Stillwater US presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Renewables gains momentum in mining   

12th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news of Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s R1.6-billion 98 MW solar power plant; Barrick's renewable energy benefits; and the growing renewables momentum.   

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Renewables gains momentum in mining

Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears  

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2022 The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) webinar. In a presentation on the... 

Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

BHP hoping to harness the wind

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th August 2022 Diversified miner BHP has announced a partnership to undertake a technical assessment of wind-assisted propulsion to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The miner has partnered with Pan Pacific Copper (PPC), a member of JX Nippon Mining & Metals group, and auxiliary wind propulsion systems... 

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