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ESG slowing down as energy transition highlights mining as indispensable – RMF
2nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The energy transition is highlighting mining as an indispensable industry, said Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) CEO Hélène Piaget in opening a webinar on 'Responsible Mining Index (RMI) Report... 


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Red tape delaying R90bn investment in ready-to-go projects – Minerals Council
14th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Red tape is delaying investment worth R90-billion in ready-to-go mining-related projects, at a time when the South African economy is in desperate need of such projects proceeding, to create jobs... 


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Foreseen renewables demand providing opportunity for job creation, just energy transition
10th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Demand already foreseen is providing South Africa with the far-reaching and very welcome opportunity to create sufficient new jobs – “and then some” – to ensure a just energy transition away from... 


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Metals, engineering need govt support to ensure sustainable economic recovery
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South African businesses in the metals and engineering sector have faced enormous challenges over the past few years, with the Covid-19 pandemic compounding an already difficult situation, Steel... 


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Directors face potential liability for climate change risks – Webber Wentzel
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Directors face potential liability if they fail to carry out their fiduciary duties to curb climate change risks and do not make complete disclosures about climate-related risks, Webber Wentzel... 


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South Africa needs to embrace Ubuntu principles in going green, webinar hears
31st January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In decarbonising and going green, South Africa needs to embrace the principles of Ubuntu and show humanity towards others. That view was expressed by Gold Fields South Africa executive VP Martin... 


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Formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project on Tuesday
12th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project takes place on Tuesday, against the background of the initiative having already secured an in-principle offtake agreement from a... 


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Minerals Council backs State capture commission’s recommendations
6th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Thursday endorsed the recommendations of the first report of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The Minerals Council said these recommendations, aimed at... 


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Leading mining companies commit to contract transparency
9th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Members of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Thursday announced their commitment to disclose all mineral development contracts from the start of January this year, wherever... 


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Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge
3rd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)... 


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Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, use hydrogen to cut diesel – Cutifani
2nd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, and then use the hydrogen that has been created to replace diesel. Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani proposed this climate blueprint while also... 


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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry
25th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client... 


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Expect to be unemployed from age 40, Miller warns graduates entering mining
15th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Because of the collapse of investment in greenfields exploration in South Africa, any mining graduate entering the profession today can expect to be unemployed from the age of 40, said AmaranthCX... 


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Mineral exploration should be incentivised, says IDC’s Thabiso Sekano
12th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mineral exploration should be incentivised so that South Africa’s great mineral endowment can be optimally leveraged to lower unemployment, improve export revenues, and strengthen this country’s... 


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Minerals Council backs Eskom leadership, urges govt to cut procurement red tape
10th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday supported the Eskom leadership team in its efforts to stabilise South Africa’s electricity supply and urged government to focus on shortening the... 


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No zero carbon without green hydrogen, US pledging $1/kg coal-parity price
21st October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The world will be unable to meet its zero-carbon targets without the introduction of green hydrogen solutions, says Plug Power chief strategy officer Sanjay Shrestha, at a time when the US has... 


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Policy-not-law charter judgment going long way towards providing certainty – NSDV
19th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The court judgement that the mining charter is policy and not law goes a long way towards providing regulatory certainty, says NSDV mining law senior associate Muhammed Khan ­– but it is not the... 


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Incentive needed for smaller end of stock exchange to survive – Miller
18th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An incentive is needed for the listing of companies on the smaller end of the stock exchange, which is facing an existential crisis, said AmaranthCX director and owner Paul Miller on Monday.... 


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Exploration key to keeping South Africa on right side of future – investors
11th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration is key to keeping South Africa on the right side of the future-facing metals scenario, the Joburg Indaba heard last week from potential investors. During a panel discussion on mining... 


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South Africa’s exploration investment lowest since democracy began, Joburg Indaba hears
7th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is at its lowest level of exploration investment since democracy began in 1994, the Joburg Indaba heard on Thursday. “Never have we spent less – and this is a pity... 


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South Africa in danger of missing out on commodity boom, Joburg Indaba hears
6th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A much more enabling environment is needed to ensure that South Africa does not miss out on yet another commodity boom, the Joburg Indaba heard on Wednesday. “We know that we’ve missed at least one... 


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Innovative wireless sensor approach could make exploration cheaper – Prof
5th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An innovative wireless sensor method of mapping the subsurface of the earth could make exploration cheaper and mining safer, says Professor Musa Manzi, the award-winning director of the Seismic... 


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Investment in mining crucial to ensure continued contribution to economy – PwC
5th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Investment in the mining industry is crucial to ensure its continued contribution to the South African economy, says PwC in its thirteenth edition of SA Mine 2021, a series of publications that... 


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Giant private mining companies getting away with no obligation to report anything publicly
4th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A globally significant chrome producer operating six chrome mines and employing 7 000 people inside South Africa – with a social labour plan obligation on every mine, with tax and royalty... 


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Sibanye-Stillwater moving to radical transparency on public tailings disclosure
29th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Gold, platinum and green metals company Sibanye-Stillwater is moving towards the embrace of radical transparency when it comes to public disclosure on matters relating to tailings facilities... 


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South Africa’s junior mining dearth result of unintended consequence – AmaranthCX
14th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s junior mining dearth is a result of savings no longer flowing through to primary capital raising and stock exchange listings, as the Jacobs Committee expected them to do. The... 


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IDC in discussion on the introduction of an exploration fund – Demana
23rd August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is in discussion on the introduction of a fund to underpin much-needed exploration in South Africa. This was stated by Reginald Demana, the IDC’s head... 


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