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South Africa on verge of nice breakthroughs in hydrogen, says new SAIMM president
17th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is on verge of nice breakthroughs in hydrogen, says newly elected Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) president Isabel Geldenhuys. Speaking to Mining Weekly in... 


A picture of Mark Bristow, taken from quarterly Barrick presentation on August 9, 2021
Friendly South African face could quickly attract exploration investment – Bristow
11th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa looks a lot like the global gold mining industry in that it has not encouraged reinvestment in its mining industry’s future, says Barrick Gold president and CE Dr Mark Bristow. "In... 


This is a picture of Errol Smart, CEO of Orion Minerals, who is also chair of Minerals Council junior miner leadership forum.
Exploration trailblazer Orion cracks retail investor code with 14 000-plus SA backers
21st July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

More than 14 000 South Africans now own shares in the discovery and development mining company Orion Minerals, which is reflective of retail investment that can be stimulated in South Africa to... 


Gary Lane is also a director of SiMine
Mine achieves massive earnings boost after employing four more people
19th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Guided by a value driver tree (VDT) study, an opencast mine increased its earnings massively after employing four additional operators at comparatively negligible cost. The operation’s earnings... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President
5th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated... 


ICMM health, safety and product stewardship director Sarah Bell
300-plus vehicle fleets assessed for cleaner, safer mine mobility in five regions – ICMM
15th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

As part of the cleaner, safer vehicles initiative of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), more than 300 vehicle fleets have been assessed for cleaner, safer mobility on more than... 


Exploration Geology Consultants exploration manager Thinus Jordaan
Allow geologists from surrounding African countries to boost SA's exploration rebirth, top explorer advises
11th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration geologists from surrounding countries should be allowed into South Africa to boost exploration. That is the view of Exploration Geology Consultants exploration manager Thinus Jordaan,... 


PwC Africa mining leader Andries Rossouw
Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform market – PwC
8th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings outperformed the broader market during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, delivering 34% average total shareholder... 


Commodity prices soaring above cost levels shown in this CRU chart.
Hot prices pervading commodities market, CRU tells Junior Indaba
2nd June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Price hotness is pervading the commodities market, CRU senior analyst Clare Hanna said on Tuesday, when she addressed the second and final day of the Junior Indaba. Speaking on ‘what’s hot and... 


From top clockwise, ENSafrica COO Otsile Matlou, Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart, DMRE DG Advocate Thabo Mokoena and AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Council for Geoscience goes live with digital geoscience data
1st June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Council for Geoscience went live on Tuesday with making geoscience data digitally available. During a panel discussion on the first day of the Junior Indaba, Council for Geoscience... 


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Director-General Advocate Thabo Mokoena
Tender for new modern cadastre system to be invited next week
1st June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A tender for a new modern cadastre system to provide exploration information will be invited by the end of next week, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) director-general Advocate... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller
Concern over lack of JSE listings ahead of Junior Indaba
27th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

In anticipation of next week's Junior Indaba virtual conference, AmaranthCX director Paul Miller has updated statistics on the change in the number of listed mining companies on the JSE over time.... 


Progress on raising the embedded generation cap to 50MW
Govt-Minerals Council team established to promote exploration – Mgojo
26th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMRE) and Minerals Council South Africa have established a task team to promote exploration, outgoing Minerals Council president Mxolisi Mgojo said on... 


Top right, clockwise are Nolitha Fakude, Paul Dunne, Peter Steenkamp and Themba Mkhwanazi.
Nolitha Fakude first woman mining industry president in 131 years
26th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The board members of Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday elected the first female president in 131 years. New president Nolitha Fakude, a former Minerals Council VP who is the chairperson of... 


Bill McKechnie
Diamond explorer Bill McKechnie feels South Africa has battery mineral exploration potential
25th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The renowned exploration geologist linked to the colossal and still-thriving diamond discovery against all odds at the Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo, believes there is no reason why new battery... 


LEI Principal Geology Consultant Siphelele (Siphe) Ntshangase
Hire jobless geologists to capture much-needed exploration data – LEI
19th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for unemployed geology graduates to be contracted to capture historic exploration data electronically has been made by Letaba Elihle Investments (LEI) principal geology consultant... 


An innovation for cleaner, safer vehicles initiative has been introduced.
New technologies transforming mining, metals industry – ICMM
14th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

New technologies are transforming the mining and metals industry, making it cleaner and safer, says the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), which is progressing an 'innovation for... 


Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce Williamson.
Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic – investor
28th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining, preceded by exploration, is the greatest economic multiplier of all business activities, including government expenditure, says Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce... 


Allan Saad, Consulting Exploration Geologist
Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations
9th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is... 


Value chain as outlined by Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence.
Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA
7th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The value of iridium for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis technology alone could exceed R90-billion in the next ten to 20 years. This is the view of Professor Dmitri Bessarabov,... 


Adrian Reynolds
How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds
1st April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Of four factors required to attract investment in exploration, economic and fiscal stability is the most important, says highly experienced geological and mining consultant and nonexecutive company... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius
Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mine mechanisation is being advanced for two top-tier  local clients of Master Drilling, the CEO of the JSE-listed company, Danie Pretorius, said on Tuesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 


Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An increased remote-operation drilling footprint is providing considerable benefit for Master Drilling, the JSE-listed drilling services company said on Tuesday, when it reported 72.7%-higher 2020... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Drilling services company Master Drilling, which operates in 23 countries and which is continuing to grow its presence in new global markets, on Tuesday reported a “muted but resilient performance”... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Just clearing exploration backlog would be huge leap forward – Miller
12th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Ahead of tackling policy issues, incremental ongoing effort must be prioritised to clear South Africa’s huge mineral exploration and mining rights backlog, says AmaranthCX director Paul Miller. The... 


Canadian Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan
Canada targets 31 critical minerals for domestic production
12th March 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan has announced the release of a Canadian critical minerals list, signalling to investors where the country’s focus will be in the global race to shore up... 


Fasken panel that discussed hydrogen.
Mines anywhere, everywhere can go green – Hydrogen Optimized
8th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Owing to the ubiquity of the world’s sun and the wind, all mines have the opportunity to generate their own green electricity no matter where they are located in the world, Hydrogen Optimized CEO... 


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