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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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Embrace change for sustainability
18th August 2023

The mining industry in Africa needs to embrace change to become a global competitor, with the key minerals increasingly required to drive a sustainable future for the planet being present... 


Exxaro Resources CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation of coal mining company Exxaro’s operations and entire value chain is an urgent imperative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which will result in the additional benefits of... 


A lack of investment in coal mining globally has raised concerns for coal supply going forward. This, coupled with high demand, could result in supply constraints and high prices
Coal crucial for alleviating poverty and loadshedding
17th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the negative impacts that coal-fired power stations have on the environment and local populations, localized energy solutions developer NET Energy owner Mike Blenkinsop has stressed that... 


Emission-free hydrogen taxis taking Berlin by storm.
Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell taxis pass million kilo zero emission mark
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell technology is taking the pollution out of the city of Berlin, as it may in time also do in Johannesburg given the local projects that are under way. By hailing a... 


Exxaro's Cennergi wind turbine.
Exxaro renewables business up in half-year coal earnings downer
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The half-year revenue contribution from the energy business of Exxaro Resources was 17% higher than in the first half of last year, with energy generation from the Cennergi wind assets driven up by... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
16th August 2023

This week: Risk-on greater reason for record-high Q2 gold price than interest rate decline; Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling; and, AngloGold’s... 


Vedanta Zinc International’s Northern Cape operation.
Green zinc on way at Black Mountain Mining in Northern Cape
16th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining company Vedanta Zinc International has begun the first phase of a renewable energy programme. The company has signed a power purchase agreement with independent power producer... 


Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp.
Green electrons being delivered to Harmony Gold's Free State mine shafts
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The green electrons that have begun to flow into the Free State mine shafts of Harmony Gold will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 65 000 t in the first 12 months of operation, Mining Weekly can... 


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Goldplat looks forward to improved 2024 performance after another difficult quarter
15th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The operating profit of Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat, which owns and operates gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, decreased to £1.19-million for the fourth quarter of... 


Ferrochrome smelting
Merafe reports half-year profit, dividend declared
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Chrome and ferrochrome company Merafe Resources has reported a profit of R1 049 million for the six months ended 30 June 2023 on higher realised chrome ore prices and a weaker rand/dollar exchange... 


WA reviews Mining Rehabilitation Fund
14th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced that the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) will undergo a review to ensure it met all its objectives, and that sufficient funding was available for... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


Drought conditions affecting water resources
Water-mining interdependence poses operational challenges, risks to miners
11th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The water-mining interdependence, or nexus, poses several operational challenges to mining companies, including physical, reputational and regulatory-related risks and, as water-related risks... 


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All eyes on Africa for investment and for the fate of humanity
11th August 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses major global mining companies choosing Africa as their biggest and best investment destination; metals and minerals from Africa vital for fight against... 


Chevron invests in low carbon projects
11th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Chevron has announced investments in two lower carbon projects in Western Australia. In its first nature-based carbon offsets project in Australia, Chevron will provide funding... 


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Rio to build Canada's largest solar farm
11th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has announced plans to build Canada’s largest solar plant at its Diavik diamond mine. The solar plant will feature over 6 600 solar panels that will generate approximately 4... 


Organisation appoints new board
11th August 2023

Internationally recognised nonprofit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) last month announced its new governance board and advisory council to support the next wave of strategic... 


International Day of Woman in Mining celebrated
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Minerals Council South Africa hosted a breakfast celebrating the International Day of Women in Mining on June 15, at The Country Club Johannesburg in Rosebank, Gauteng, themed Equity in Mining is... 


Impala Platinum Rustenburg mine and processing plant with the sun rising through the clouds
Promoting women in PGMs sector
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) says it is committed to gender mainstreaming, which is to intentionally advance women in the workplace, and has established plans and policies... 


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Women-centric mine contracting company launched
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

With a clear goal to become a reputable service provider to pre-selected blue chip mining companies, black woman-led and women-centric mine contracting company, TseboKgadi has been launched.... 


A group of ladies sat in a conference room with one at the foreground stood up asking the two hosting ladies a question.
Women-led event to highlight mining opportunities
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s second yearly Women and Leadership in Mining 2023 event – themed Develop, Unite, Empower – aims to attract over 200 women in various positions across the mining sector to uplift,... 


A load haul machine driving in a sparse mining terrain with the sun shining brightly in the sky
New colliery promotes women’s empowerment
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Within the first few months of operating, coal miner Canyon Coal’s R600-million Gugulethu colliery, in Mpumalanga, has employed 21 women, with the intention of increasing that number going forward,... 


Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow.
Risk-on greater reason for record-high Q2 gold price than interest rate decline – Bristow
10th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The all-time-high second-quarter (Q2) gold price is less about the forecast decline in interest rates and more about risk-on amid global economy wrestling and world deglobalisation, Barrick... 


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Westgold powers up Tuckabiana
10th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Westgold Resources has started operations at its new 17.9 MW hybrid power facility at Tuckabiana, in Western Australia, replacing an existing diesel-fired power station and reducing some... 


Rio strikes green steel initiative
10th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has partnered with industrial start-up H2 Green Steel on a green steel initiative. Under a multi-year supply agreement for high grade direct reduction iron-ore pellets... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling
8th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In addition to the interim dividend of $2.8-billion, diversified mining company Glencore on Tuesday announced a top up of $2.2-billion, which lifted this year’s total announced shareholder returns... 


Gold Fields to expand renewables in WA
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Gold Fields is looking to further invest in renewable energy generation at its Western Australian operations. Speaking on the sidelines of the Diggers & Dealers conference, Gold Fields... 


AngloGold Ashanti's reassessed mining assets.
AngloGold’s top-tier Africa assets brought to fore, emissions cut using renewables
7th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Four out of the five top-tier gold-mining assets of AngloGold Ashanti are in Africa. As the cornerstones of the company, these tier 1 mines are Geita in Tanzania, Obuasi and Iduapriem in Ghana, and... 


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