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RBCT exports, Sasol, Anglo American make headlines
RBCT exports, Sasol, Anglo American make headlines
27th January 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the biggest decline in coal exports from the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in three decades; Sasol’s renewable energy contract; and Anglo’s... 

Plug Power scraps electrolyser plant partnership with Fortescue
27th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Plug Power has walked away from building an electrolyser manufacturing plant in Australia with Fortescue Metals Group as the economics did not work, Plug CEO Andrew Marsh said on Thursday. The... 

WA to introduce climate change legislation
27th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government this week announced plans to introduce climate change legislation this year to establish a framework for responsible emissions reductions to meet Western... 

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Mining Indaba to be ‘bigger than ever’
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – is expected to be “bigger than ever”, owing to strong commodity... 

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Namibia Chamber optimistic about industry’s 2023 prospects
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

Mining industry organisation Namibia Chamber of Mines (NCM) states that it is “very positive” on the trajectory of the local mining industry, stressing that it expects it to grow on the back of... 

Africa should adopt ESG focus
27th January 2023

With over half of the world’s copper resources outside the mainstream mining countries and decarbonisation and the energy transition fuelling demand, African countries – where mining regulations... 

Firm introduces new software
27th January 2023

Software company Aspen Technology (AspenTech) has announced the availability of its latest aspenONE software release V14. The new release delivers advanced intelligence and guidance capabilities... 

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Firm seeks to shore up mining supply chains
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

Global supply chains were among the many critical systems that needed to be re-examined following the emergence of Covid-19. These supply chains have yet to recover fully and, with disruption... 

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ICMM to be active at Mining Indaba
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining industry organisation the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is participating at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International... 

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Firm raises $42-million to deliver data solutions
27th January 2023

Digital mining solutions provider MineSense in December announced that it had secured $42-million in Series E funding, which would be used to accelerate the commercial deployment of its solutions,... 

Solar PV panels
Renewable energy, social upset key themes for miners in 2023 – Fitch Solutions
26th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Capital expenditure of mining companies is increasingly being aimed at renewable energy projects and associated grid development – a trend that is likely to continue throughout this year, financial... 

Andrada reports lower emissions for 2022 financial year
26th January 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Andrada Mining – previously AfriTin Mining – has managed to produce 8.2% less combined Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse-gas emissions from its Uis tin mine, Namibia, than what is stated in the... 

Munkotachi Investments MD Christopher Lesa.
Copper-copious Zambia stepping up agricultural prowess, embarking on robust outreach
25th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and agriculture are two key sectors of the Zambian economy that are attracting foreign direct investment, which rose 158% to $8.5-billion in 2022, creating 74 000 jobs. The latest company to... 

The aftermath of the January 2019 Brumadinho tailings dam collapse in Brazil
Independent tailings management body launched to oversee conformance with global standard
25th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Brumadinho Tailings dam disaster, in Brazil, which resulted in the deaths of 270 people, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Church of... 

Sasol energy business executive VP Priscillah Mabelane.
Sasol secures first hydrogen-linked renewable energy supply contract
24th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Chemicals and energy company Sasol has signed a long-term contract for the supply of 69 MW of renewable energy to its Sasolburg site in the Free State – the first of several agreements Sasol... 

Fortescue sees renewables overtaking iron-ore business
20th January 2023 By: Reuters

Renewable energy is likely to eventually overtake Fortescue Metals Group's FMG.AX iron ore business, despite strong tailwinds for the commodity ahead, the company's former chief executive officer... 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal activity.
Eskom’s problems are not coal related, Minerals Council assures
20th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A social media campaign set on halting coal exports through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal to purportedly alleviate Eskom’s loadshedding has been noted with concern by Minerals Council South... 

BLM slaps ioneer with Rhyolite Ridge trespass notice
20th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a trespass notice to Australia-based ioneer for the unauthorised use of certain Tiehm’s buckwheat habitat at the Rhyolite Ridge lithium project, in... 

Anglo American's large nuGen zero emissions haulage solution.
Green hydrogen mine mobility on way in India to platinum applause
19th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

India has opted for hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty mine truck mobility in a green initiative that will have platinum group metals (PGMs) miners applauding. This is because the clean emission-free... 

Hydrogen South Africa Infrastructure Competence Centre director Professor Dmitri Bessarabov.
Africa can export its sunshine as hydrogen, prof highlights ahead of big Sun City event
18th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

JOHANNESBURG ( – In the past, geopolitics was such that oil- and gas-rich countries developed faster, but now countries that are able to export their sunshine in the form of... 

Williamson diamond mine in Tanzania.
Measures to contain diamond mine tailings breach complete – Petra
17th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

When the eastern wall of a tailings storage facility at the Williamson diamond mine, in Tanzania, was breached on November 7 last year, precautionary measures to contain the tailings material and... 

Vulcan strikes decarbonising deal with Stellantis
17th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed Vulcan Energy has struck a phased project agreement with vehicle manufacturer Stellantis to support the decarbonisation of the Rüsselsheim manufacturing site in the Upper Rhine Valley,... 

Tertiary’s Mushima North copper project receives environmental approval
16th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed mineral exploration and development company Tertiary Minerals’ local partner and licence holder Mwashia Resources has received environmental project brief (EPB) approval from the Zambian... 

Australia's first zero-emissions battery lands at Fortescue
16th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major and green energy developer Fortescue has taken delivery of Australia’s first prototype battery system designed for a zero-emissions battery electric mining haul truck being... 

Rio starts second trial of renewable fuel in the US
Rio starts second trial of renewable fuel in the US
16th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has launched further trials swapping conventional diesel for renewable fuel in its haul trucks in the US - this time at the Kennecott copper operations, in Utah. The... 

Teck fined C$2.2m for effluent spill in Columbia river
13th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Provincial Court of British Columbia has ordered diversified miner Teck Resources to pay C$2.2-million for the unlawful deposit of effluent into the Columbia river. The company has pleaded... 

VoltVision launches power analytics centre in Joburg
12th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Digitised industrial power networks company VoltVision has opened a global power analytics centre in Johannesburg that will provide expert technical interpretation of performance data from clients’... 

Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium sales from South Africa on track to begin this month, Marula Mining reports
12th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sales of lithium processed out of stockpiles at the Blesberg project in the Northern Cape are expected to commence this month. “We’re on track for the first delivery of a thousand tons through to... 

Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.
Platinum-boosting clean hydrogen projects, patents are all the rage
11th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation agreement for Namibia’s planned multibillion-dollar Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year, Namibia President Hage Geingob... 

Independent consultant Dr David Davis
Pronounced platinum production plummet­ predicted by independent consultant
10th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Global mine supply of platinum will fall by 500 000 oz to a million ounces as South Africa’s power shortage lowers production from 2023 to 2027, independent precious metals consultant Dr David... 

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