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AECI Chamicals' Chem Park premises
AECI commissions 1 MW solar project at Chem Park factory
10th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed chemicals group AECI has installed and commissioned a 1MW solar project at Chem Park, its AECI Chemicals manufacturing site, in Johannesburg. The Chem Park project marks the first stage... 


AECI Group CE and Executive Director Holger Riemensperger.
Mining, water businesses drive AECI’s record interim performance
26th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified chemicals group AECI delivered record growth in revenue; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda); and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six... 


Orica cuts ribbon on new abatement technology
13th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining services provider Orica has officially unveiled its tertiary catalyst abatement technology to halve emissions from its Kooragang Island explosive manufacturing facility. Orica is using... 


US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 


Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 


S African explosives maker anchors in Brazil
23rd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

South African company AECI Mining is currently undertaking an expansion project in two strategically significant mining states in Brazil, with an anticipated completion date in mid-2023. This... 


An image of two men holding tablets and standing near a quarry overlaid with graphic representations of BlastIQ's offering
Company expands blast enhancement platform to include quarries
16th June 2023

Explosives and blasting solutions company Orica released a new integrated digital solution for the quarry market to streamline and optimise blasting operations in April. BlastIQ Quarry is a smart... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
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I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 


Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs
16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 


Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 


ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears
3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica... 


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... 


A mine blasting undertaken by BME
BME expands its footprint with Indonesian JV
29th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining and explosives solutions provider BME – a subsidiary of Omnia Holdings – has signed a conditional sale and purchase of shares agreement (CSPA) with Multi Nitrotama Kimia (MNK), an Indonesian... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster
13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among... 


South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 


Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining... 


AECI appoints Holger Riemensperger as group CE
16th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified chemicals company AECI has appointed Holger Riemensperger as its Group CE and executive director, with effect from May 1. Riemensperger has held many executive and senior management... 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 


Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 


Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand
Enaex Africa optimistic about plans to become explosives leader in Africa
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Explosives and blasting specialist Enaex Africa is hopeful that it will continue to expand into Africa and help drive long-term growth and new investment opportunities in the continent’s mining... 


An image depicting a man, Ralf Hennecke
Secure supply, efficiency needed for mining growth
27th January 2023

An important focus of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will be security and supply, and with good... 


Omnia sees further growth in targeted sectors, interim earnings up 30%
22nd November 2022 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed diversified chemicals producer Omnia grew its interim earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, excluding its Zimbabwean operations and impairments, by 30%... 


Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


An image depicting oil being tested
Explosives firm assists with disposal of used oil
28th October 2022

Major openpit coal mining company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), which operates in the regions of Sangatta and Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, manages one of the largest openpit mines in the... 


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