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Codelco to hand over 24 000 ha for glacier park
5th September 2023 By: Reuters

 Chilean State-owned mining firm Codelco will give up some 24 000 ha of land it holds concessions to near the Andes mountain range for a new national glacier park, the chair of the board announced... 


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Court ratifies Samarco judicial reorganisation plan, says BHP
4th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The judicial reorganisation plan of the Samarco joint venture (JV) in Brazil has been approved, paving the way for the organisation to move ahead with its debt restructuring plan, diversified miner... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares final dividend in financial year of R6.6bn dividend payout
4th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has declared a R2.6-billion final dividend in a financial year of R6.6-billion worth of dividends being allocated to its shareholders. Net... 


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Australian mining investment under threat - MCA report
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Deepening investment uncertainty, exhaustive delays in environmental approvals and the proposed introduction of rigid and costly industrial relations laws are combining to blunt Australia’s ability... 


Vedanta lobbied to dilute Indian environmental rules, investigation finds
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta lobbied the Indian government to weaken key environmental regulations related to oil and mining during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an investigation by... 


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It’s getting harder to find mining engineers a green world needs
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Digging up the metals that go into power grids and electric cars is crucial to the energy transition. While the mining industry has plenty of reserves to tap, it faces a worrying shortage of young... 


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Farmers urged to prepare for El Niño to trigger record-high temperatures
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africans have experienced an unusually warm and wet winter, but climate experts are warning that this summer will be one of the hottest and driest on record, which could have a significant... 


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Weighing up renewable energy
1st September 2023

With the South African mining sector facing obstacles in terms of securing reliable and sustainable electricity, a clear view of the opportunities and challenges of integrating renewable energy... 


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Solar energy for major coal mine
1st September 2023

Financial close was reached early in July for the 68 MW Lephalale Solar Project (LSP), which will supply renewable energy to Exxaro’s flagship Grootgeluk mine in Limpopo. The project, undertaken by... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
30th August 2023

This week: Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement; it’s responsible to invest in South Africa, says DRDGold as it approves R3.5bn capex; and, Coal miner opening nursery to... 


Aus releases greenhouse gas storage acreage
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed the release of new areas for exploration for offshore greenhouse gas storage to help Australia lower emissions... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam pays R2.4bn dividend, highlights business risk ahead
25th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The current platinum group metals (PGMs) basket price puts 70% of the South African production base at a loss when taking into account replacement capital requirements on top of the working costs.... 


Qld invests more into IPP
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government this week pledged a further A$53.5-million to the Industry Partnership Program (IPP) to support new industries. Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the funding would focus... 


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Intergenerational report reveals changes to mining future
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The net zero transformation would see global demand for some of Australia’s exports decline, while creating new markets and opportunities for its industries, the government’s Intergenerational... 


More needs doing on decarbonisation - Minister
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The latest results from the Quarterly National Greenhouse Gas Inventory has highlighted the need for greater action on decarbonisation said Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen. The... 


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Start-up develops alternative critical minerals production
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A partnership between Canadian net-zero mining start-up Tersa Earth and geological exploration and mining consulting company Trigteq is paving the way for a feasible solution to cost effectively,... 


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Coal major navigates green transition
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

One of South Africa’s top five coal-producing mining companies, Exxaro Resources, with a diversified portfolio of major projects in the minerals and energy sectors, is driving its plans to boost... 


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ESG scorecard to enhance project planning, unlock opportunities
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Taking an improved approach towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles enables mining companies to anticipate and adapt to future sustainability-related challenges and... 


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Emissions predicted to increase with EV boom
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction, the strain on electricity supply, especially national power grids, will be more, with an increase in the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with... 


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Upping social impact
25th August 2023

While large investments are made in ensuring compliance with environment, social and governance (ESG) reporting standards, recording initiatives taken in respect of ESG, more attention needs to be... 


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Platinum major expands renewable energy roll-out
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Zimbabwe-based platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Zimplats, a subsidiary of PGMs major Impala Platinum, is midway through the construction of a $37-million, 35 MW solar plant at its Selous... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Pathways being laid to secure lower carbon electricity supply for Hillside Aluminium
24th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company South32 has progressed initiatives to support its target of halving operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. At Worsley Alumina in... 


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DRDGold, logistics, Thungela make headlines
24th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses DRDGold's 16th consecutive dividend and its move to solar energy; a best-of-breed approach to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path; and the... 


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Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement
23rd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The intervention of the government and the South African Police Service (Saps) is crucial for enforcing the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),... 


Gold pour at DRDGold's Ergo opertion.
Debt-free DRDGold declares 16th consecutive dividend, looks to 60 MW of solar power
23rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Debt-free, cash-rich gold-from-waste mining company DRDGold has declared its sixteenth consecutive dividend as it guides higher production, prioritises the ensuring of sufficient tailings storage... 


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Coal miner opening nursery to support million trees, hatchery to restore killed fish
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Thermal coal mining company Thungela will next month open a nursery to support the planting of a million trees and has already commissioned a hatchery to breed fish for reintroduction into the... 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela: R1.4bn dividend, R2.4bn shaft capex, R156m to employees, community
21st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

To navigate the considerably softer coal prices, as well as inflationary pressures and the underperformance of Transnet Freight Rail, export coal-mining company Thungela has enhanced its business... 


Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Much more to come from Exxaro on the renewable energy front
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Probably by the middle of next year, if things go well, Exxaro will likely achieve financial close on a renewable energy project, which, from a sizing perspective, will probably be north of 100 MW,... 


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Renewables, decarbonisation projects making headlines
18th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the green electrons now flowing into Harmony Gold mine shafts that will reduce carbon emissions by 65 000t; the first phase of Vedanta Zinc... 


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Solid foundations required for successful community trusts
18th August 2023 By: Donna Slater

Several factors can play a key and determining role in the success of mining companies’ efforts to improve environmental, social and governance credentials, especially as it relates to the... 


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