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A Thungela coal mine.
Coal miner opening nursery to support million trees, hatchery to restore killed fish
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Thermal coal mining company Thungela will next month open a nursery to support the planting of a million trees and has already commissioned a hatchery to breed fish for reintroduction into the... 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela: R1.4bn dividend, R2.4bn shaft capex, R156m to employees, community
21st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

To navigate the considerably softer coal prices, as well as inflationary pressures and the underperformance of Transnet Freight Rail, export coal-mining company Thungela has enhanced its business... 


Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Much more to come from Exxaro on the renewable energy front
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Probably by the middle of next year, if things go well, Exxaro will likely achieve financial close on a renewable energy project, which, from a sizing perspective, will probably be north of 100 MW,... 


Rio commits funding to Canadian wildfire response
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has donated C$250 000 to the United Way Northwest Territories (UWNWT) to support with wildfire response efforts in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Canada is facing one of... 


Ekati safe from Canadian fires - Burgundy
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Burgundy Diamond Mines on Friday said that its Ekati diamond mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, remained unaffected by wildfires. Canada is facing one of its worst-ever fire... 


The above image depicts the AI-based mine safety system enables real-time monitoring of worker safety, emergency messaging, and data analysis, allowing mine operators to take proactive safety measures
Automating mines improves safety
18th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Tungsten provider Almonty Industries has partnered Korean communications provider Korea Telecom to create the Mining Safety DX system. As the “last man standing in the West when it came to... 


An image of the InterBolt system
Advancing bolt load measurement
18th August 2023 By: Donna Slater

Ensuring the reliability of bolted connections is vital for safety, performance and operational efficiency in mining and engineering applications, leading to bolt technology developer InterBolt... 


Mines embrace digital transformation
18th August 2023

The mining industry in South Africa has embraced digital transformation, according to  corporate and commercial law firm Werksmans Attorneys head of regulatory Ahmore Burger-Smidt. South Africa’s... 


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... 


An image of Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude
Facets of progress in mine health and safety
17th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While there has been some progress in health and safety in several areas in the mining sector, and initiatives are realising some results, much work still remains to be done. This was outlined... 


Women in Business webinar
Common agenda needed to better address gender inequality
17th August 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

While working conditions for women have improved greatly compared with those of the previous generation, gender inequality is still a considerable issue locally and needs to be tackled uniformly by... 


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... 


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... 


A coal colliery in South Africa
BHP, South32 may face South Africa class action on lung disease
16th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group, South32 and a unit of Seriti Resources Holdings may face a class action from coal miners with lung disease in South Africa who worked at the companies’ operations over the last six... 


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... 


A photo of Maria Mogenadi wearing PPE at the forefront of a mining operation with load haul vehicles in the background
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.... 


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... 


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... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation achieved a remarkable milestone at the end of July this year, when it successfully reached the 1 000 m mark on its contract to sink the 1 200 m ventilation shaft at PMC's Lift 2 expansion
Murray & Roberts Cementation reaches milestone on PMC vent shaft
7th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation achieved a milestone at the end of July when it successfully reached the 1 000 m mark on its contract to sink the 1 200 m ventilation... 


Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots.
Illegal mining will not be tolerated on gold project site – Pan African
4th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call has been made for illegal mining in the area of the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings Retreatment on Gauteng’s West Rand to be brought to a halt. “It will not be tolerated on our site,”... 


Eight bodies found after Northern Cape mining accident, cops search for more victims
3rd August 2023 By: News24Wire

Eight people died on Monday when a tailing dump collapsed at a bulk sampling mining area in the Northern Cape. The incident happened close to Kleinsee in the Nama Khoi Local Municipality. 


Surface works under way at the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project west of Johannesburg.
Gold miner reserving rights to develop project for benefit of people of South Africa
2nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company Pan African on Wednesday gave stern notice that it will not tolerate the actions of a few parties with selfish interests that want to derail the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings... 


Kloof 4 shaft produces an average of about 9 650 oz a month, or 115 743 oz/y
Sibanye suspends Kloof 4 shaft operations after incident
1st August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced on August 1 that management has suspended all operations at its Kloof gold mine 4 shaft, after an incident occurred at the Ikamva shaft on July 30,... 


Pan African Resources chairperson Keith Spencer.
Funding closes for gold project with potential to be shining modern mining exemplar
1st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Funding has closed for the gold-from-dumps mining project west of Johannesburg, which has the potential to make the surrounding towns thrive once again, and be a shining example of what modern... 


Mogale Tailings Retreatment project operations manager Oriel Shikwambana.
Most of 500 employees for constructing gold-from-dumps project will be local
31st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Employees for the construction of the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng’s West Rand will be largely locally sourced. “We aim to employ approximately 500 employees during construction... 


De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars.
Strong half-year De Beers production in tough macro environment
28th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The De Beers Group faced off tricky macro-economic conditions to record first-half earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $0.3-billion, with the diamond... 


Three large mine dump trucks carrying ore to a processing plant owned by Pensana in Angola
Magnet metals miner thankful for ongoing support
28th July 2023

London-listed magnet metals miner Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley has lauded the ongoing support from the government of Angola, the sovereign wealth fund of Angola – Fundo Soberano de Angola... 


An image of Hydromet mineral processing technology that Lifezone Metals has developed for the processing of nickle
Marketing of nickel product from new mine starts
28th July 2023

An offtake marketing process has been initiated by modern metals mining company Lifezone Metals pertaining to the nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project, in north-west Tanzania,... 


Two men standing waist deep in murky brown water panning for gold in the South Sudan mining sector
Seeking partnerships in South Sudan
28th July 2023

South African State-owned mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC) is actively searching for partnerships with South Sudanese mining companies, according to an... 


Copper mine files geological findings
28th July 2023

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining reports promising initial findings from the exploration work completed by the company’s independent geological consultants Geofields... 


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