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Mining group aims to regain 2021’s safety performance
11th November 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Platinum group metals mining group Implats’ immediate focus is on rebuilding the safety performance that it demonstrated in financial year (FY) 2021. The group reported an increase in the number of... 

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Some inroads in safety, more work needed
11th November 2022

The South African mining industry has made inroads into key health and safety challenges, but there is a lot of work to be done in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy... 

Supplement aids miners’ health
11th November 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The harsh conditions and exertion associated with mining results in mine workers often not hydrating enough – or in severe cases, becoming dehydrated – in addition to the loss of vital minerals,... 

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Noncompliance culture must be resolved
11th November 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mining companies must address the culture of noncompliance regarding health and safety measures to ensure that all employees respect the measures put in place, and the relevant authorities, thereby... 

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Integrated CAS solution enables safer, more productive mining
11th November 2022

Safer mining is about integrated risk management and safety protocols in a range of areas. Proximity detection and collision awareness is a crucial focus area in the drive to reduce fatalities,... 

BHP vows to stamp out harrassment and bullying
10th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP on Thursday told shareholders that the company was committed to stamping out instances of sexual harassment and bullying at its mine sites. Speaking at the company’s annual... 

Council urges gold miners to plan further for climate change risks
8th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

A report by the World Gold Council (WGC) into climate change and gold finds that the gold sector will likely require more consistent and systematic planning and wider collaboration, including... 

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... 

The Mozal smelter
Two dead, another injured at Mozal – South32
8th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has reported two fatalities at its Mozal aluminium smelter, in Mozambique, following an incident. A contractor was also seriously injured in the same incident, and is... 

World Bank’s Malpass visits Komati power station after approving JET loan
7th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan welcomed World Bank president David Malpass to State power utility Eskom’s Komati power station following the bank’s approval of a R9-billion... 

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Green hydrogen truck trials going well – Anglo
1st November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The 500 t world-first haulage truck powered by green hydrogen last week underwent fully loaded trialling that included tipping into the crusher at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena platinum... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo updates on decarbonisation, biodiversity, responsible mining
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation, net positive biodiversity, and progress towards assuring all operations against recognised responsible mining standards are addressed in Anglo American’s twice-yearly... 

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter
Baxter to step down as Minerals Council CEO in April 2023
31st October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter will step down as CEO of the entity when his contract expires in April 2023. Baxter has led the organisation for nine years through various changes... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats set on maximising strong prevailing PGM price tailwind
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Friday expressed determination to maximise the tailwinds of strong prevailing PGM prices and deliver its guided business... 

Mining companies vulnerable to cyberattacks
28th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Amid a rising number of high profile corporate data breaches this year, cybersecurity software company ESET has warned that resource companies could face a similar threat unless they were well... 

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Private sector investments key for JET
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

As keynote speaker at the 2022 Joburg Indaba – held at the Inanda Club, in Sandton, on October 5 and 6 – Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter highlighted the mining industry’s... 

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Small-scale miners benefit from membership
28th October 2022

While large mines have sufficient staff in different roles to ensure compliance with legislation, such as quality management, smaller-scale surface mines often lack some of the resources to ensure... 

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Council pushes for continued best practice
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

For South Africa to remain competitive amid the global drive to a greener economy, its mining sector must continue its efforts to decarbonise and respond better to shifting value pools. “It must... 

mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa social performance head Alex Khumalo
Trust must be gained in communities – Minerals Council
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

South African mining companies need to redouble engagement efforts and ultimately narrow the trust deficit that has for too long characterised most mine-community relations, says mining employers’... 

Hydrogen instrumental to decarbonisation
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

The need to decarbonise has put pressure on governments globally to move away from fossil fuels and use renewable sources of energy, says mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South... 

Minerals Council safety and sustainable development head Sizwe Phakathi
Plan of action devised to prevent further fatalities
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa held a special board meeting last month to devise a four-tiered plan of action aimed at preventing fatalities. The meeting was called in... 

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Renewables implemented at mines show promise
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mining industry employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa says that, by the end of this year, mines in the country will have established the capacity and infrastructure to generate... 

Indlela Connections chairperson Nosipho Damasane.
New start-up intent on improving pit-to-port turnaround times
27th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Three women who have been in logistics collectively for more than 30 years have formed a company intent on helping to smooth out rail and port logistics in the Southern African region. The three... 

Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 

Key Montepuez personnel return to site, operations resume
24th October 2022 By: Donna Slater

Key operational personnel have returned to Gemfields’ majority-owned Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) operation in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, and basic operations have resumed. Operational employees and... 

Plug CEO Andy Marsh.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen economy has $10-trillion-a-year opportunity tag
24th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The three letters PEM, which flag platinum-using green hydrogen and fuel cell solutions, are written all over the American green hydrogen company Plug, which is advancing into a potential... 

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Safer blasts shield communities
21st October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Explosives and blasting contractor Master Blasters uses only the safest primary and secondary explosives – resulting in the least damage to the environment and impact on surrounding communities –... 

First mass-produced passenger fuel cell electric vehicle, the Changan Shenlan SL03.
China becoming fuel cell electric vehicle leader, World Platinum research indicates
20th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In what is a major plus for platinum demand and consequently South Africa’s local mining economy, China is poised to become a leading market for platinum-using fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs),... 

Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 

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Unions call for 'safety reset' after second fatality
14th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Mine Workers Alliance (WMWA) has slammed the Western Australian resources sector’s safety culture, saying something was ‘fundamentally wrong’. The comments followed two fatalities this... 

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