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SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.
Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects
14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its... 

Coal, gold projects show company’s closure capabilities
14th April 2023

Mine closure services provider Agreenco has become the specialist rehabilitation and mine closure partner for a large multinational coal miner, for which the company generates rehabilitation... 

Services provider able to help industry alleviate delays
14th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The red tape associated with local mine closures creates a daunting task for South African mining companies, states mine closure services provider Greenmined Environmental MD Sonette Smit. The... 

Considering that mining historically results in environmental liabilities and disrupted communities, the workshops were well received
FSE holds ongoing tailings workshops
14th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Environmental organisation the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) has been conducting tailings training workshops with some of the host communities of local miners on the Global... 

The right to transfer mining rights allows for the obfuscation of ownership and liability, and facilitates the “pass-the-parcel” approach
Regulations enable miners to bypass closure duties
14th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

While local mining regulations imply that a well-structured process needs to be followed for mine closure in South Africa, environmental organisation Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE)... 

Arena funds hydrogen and green steel R&D
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has announced A$50-million investment for two funding rounds targeting research and development (R&D) for renewable hydrogen and low emissions iron... 

AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, who is moving into the renewable energy business.
Stunning online mining map highlights far-reaching remaining mining potential
12th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

AmaranthCX and its technology partner 1Map have collaborated to publish a comprehensive, online South African Mining Map, with electronic, all-commodity depiction. The governments of other mining... 

Transformation, economy key topics in Mining Indaba Ministerial Symposium report
12th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

A report from this year’s Mining Indaba Ministerial Symposium, sponsored by Deloitte, has been released. The symposium, which was held in February during the Invest in African Mining Indaba, in... 

Jagersfontein after the tailings dam failure
New study shows Jagersfontein dam deviated from best practice
12th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Civil engineers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg have used public satellite and aerial imagery in a study to investigate the history of the infamous Jagersfontein waste... 

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... 

a vertical view of the shaft at the Lucara Diamond Karowe mine in Botsawana with a man in a elevator bucket looking down at the camera man
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... 

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