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Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC  

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2022 South Africa’s mining sector will be required to make major investments into alternative and renewable energy sources and energy planning to address the dual challenges of decarbonisation and reliable power supply, PwC said on Tuesday when it launched its SA Mine report, which highlights mining’s... 

Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.
PwC’s SA Mine 2022 covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 30 September 2022 

30th September 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 30 September 2022

Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre  

By: Martin Creamer     29th September 2022 The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa does not have such a cadastre, fellow African countries that are already thriving on it include... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Grant Mitchell: Minerals Councll Junior and Emerging Miners Desk webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist  

By: Martin Creamer     27th September 2022 Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the electrolysers that convert renewable electricity into green hydrogen are proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 

Dr David Hart, E4tech.
E4tech’s Dr David Hart interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal  

By: Martin Creamer     24th September 2022 South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to positive account. Council for Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, who was speaking in support of the junior... 

Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
Council for Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2022 The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk webinar, highlighted the new product against the... 

JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior Miner Webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Green hydrogen at sea on world-first offshore demonstrator platform  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2022 The world’s first offshore green hydrogen production demonstrator platform has been positioned offshore of France. “This is the first time that renewable hydrogen will be produced at sea,” French company Lhyfe stated in a release to Engineering News & Mining Weekly. (Also watch attached Creamer... 

Lhyfe producing green hydrogen at sea.
Green hydrogen at sea initiative. Lhyfe technical director Thomas Créach interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 23 September 2022 

23rd September 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 23 September 2022

Women-owned company aims to revive SA’s phosphate industry after securing mining right 

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd September 2022 Adelaide Ruiters Mining & Exploration (ARME) has secured a mining right for its Zandheuvel phosphate mine, in Saldanha Bay, and CEO and founder Adelaide Ruiters hopes to revive competences in South Africa’s phosphate industry. The 51% South African women-owned mining and exploration company is... 

Screengrab of Adelaide Ruiters Mining & Exploration CEO and founder Adelaide Ruiters during a video interview in Creamer Media’s studio
Adelaide Ruiters Mining and Exploration CEO and founder Adelaide Ruiters discusses the company’s start and securing a mining right for a new phosphate operation

World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024  

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2022 The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day, along with heat and noise. 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
Sandvik VP Jakob Rutqvist interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 16 September 2022 

16th September 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 16 September 2022

Anthracite prospects looking very good – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     15th September 2022 The prospects for anthracite are looking very good, especially in terms of market value and having demand coming from different parts of the world, says Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) Bayoglu reports that... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Pan African effectively building new underground gold mine at Evander  

By: Martin Creamer     14th September 2022 Midtier Africa-focused gold producer Pan African Resources is effectively building a new internally-funded underground gold mine on two levels of the Evander underground gold mine in Mpumalanga, CEO Cobus Loots said on Wednesday when the company reported record production for the 12 months to... 

Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots.
Pan African CEO Cobus Loots interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event  

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the upcoming in-person conference of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at Sun... 

Implats executive: sustainable development Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, who will speak on ESG and Beyond at the upcoming SAIMM PGMs conference.
Implats Executive: Sustainable Development Dr Tsakani Mthombeni (above). SAIMM’s Gary Lane interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sandvik officially launches its new high-tech Khomanani manufacturing facility   

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th September 2022 Multinational mining and mineral processing equipment manufacturer Sandvik launched its new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, on September 9. The facility was officially opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Sandvik's new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg
President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened Sandvik's Khomanani manufacturing facility in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, on September 9. (Camera and Editing: Shadwyn Dickinson)

Magazine round up | 09 September 2022 

9th September 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 09 September 2022

Platinum remains significantly undervalued – WPIC  

By: Martin Creamer     5th September 2022 Platinum remains significantly undervalued. That is the key takeaway from the 30-page Platinum Quarterly published by the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). “Why I say that platinum remains undervalued is that we've got a situation where the opportunities for platinum look good. 

World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Trevor Raymond.
World Platinum Investment Council Research Director speaks to Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 02 September 2022 

2nd September 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 02 September 2022

Motor manufacturer helping to reduce load on grid 

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd September 2022 In focusing on energy efficiency, Zest WEG, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is helping the South African mining industry reduce its load on the country’s fragile energy generation system through the uptake of its products. For example, the company started... 

CONSIDERED CAPACITY
Before developing manufacturing capacity locally, Zest WEG endeavours to understand the end-users’ needs first
Mining Weekly talks to newly appointed Zest WEG CEO Eduardo Werninghaus, who gives his first media interview in South Africa

ARM ups dividend, highlights climate commitment, shifts to green energy  

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2022 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Thursday paid higher dividends, reiterated its full commitment to climate change mitigation, and outlined the start of its intended shift towards the implementation of renewable energy. In affirming the Johannesburg Stock... 

African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
African Rainbow Minerals results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Implats commits R50bn capex to mines, beneficiation, energy, decarbonisation  

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGM) company Implats, which generated free cash flow of R28.8-billion in the 12 months to June 30, said on Thursday that it had allocated R4.3-billion over the next five years to energy security and decarbonisation. Gross profit totalled R41.3-billion at a gross margin of... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

DRDGold's livelihoods initiative attracts 8 000-plus direct participants  

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2022 The livelihoods initiative introduced by surface gold mining company DRDGold has to date attracted more than 8 000 direct participants at a time when boosting jobs and livelihoods in South Africa has never been more important The broad-based livelihoods (BBL) programme of the Johannesburg- and... 

DRDGold's broad-based livelihoods programme is attracting thousands of participants.
DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson.

Feasibility studies this year for Mponeng gold mine deepening – Harmony  

By: Martin Creamer     30th August 2022 Time will be spent this year on doing feasibility studies relating to the deepening of the Mponeng gold mine on the West Rand, Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp said on Tuesday. In response to Afrifocus Securities analyst Des Moines on how important Mponeng woud be in the years to come, Steenkamp... 

Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp.
Harmony Gold presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Harmony working hard to boost productivity  

By: Martin Creamer     30th August 2022 Gold mining company Harmony Gold on Tuesday announced a programme to improve the human dimension of safety and productivity by combining cultural transformation with technological advancements. The target of the Safety 300 or S300 programme is to safely lift the output per mining crew from the... 

Harmony COO South Africa Operations Beyers Nel.
Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Shirley Hayes sheds more light on next month’s copper listing on the JSE’s AltX  

By: Martin Creamer     29th August 2022 Shirley Hayes, the founder and CEO of SHiP Copper, into which Big Tree Copper will be reversed when Copper 360 lists on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) next month, on Monday shed more light on the way forward for what will be South Africa’s only pure copper play on the JSE. “It... 

Shirley Hayes, the founder and CEO of SHiP Copper.
SHiP Copper CEO Shirley Hayes interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Northam constructing, commissioning solar plants, securing wind energy  

By: Martin Creamer     26th August 2022 The renewable energy plans of the Booysendal platinum group metals (PGMs) mine of Northam Platinum have been detailed quite extensively in the company’s 95-page sustainability report that will be available shortly online, Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne said on Friday, when the Johannesburg Stock... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson

Northam forecasts R5.4bn capex as growth projects progress  

By: Martin Creamer     26th August 2022 Platinum group metals company Northam, which refined 9.7% more metal than the prior year in the 12 months to June 30, on Friday forecast capital expenditure (capex) of R5.4-billion for the current 2023 financial year – up on the R4.6-billion of 2022, and reflecting the progress of its... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson

Magazine round up | 26 August 2022 

26th August 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 26 August 2022

DRDGold using satellite imagery to monitor tailings  

By: Martin Creamer     24th August 2022 Johannesburg- and New York-listed surface gold mining company DRDGold is using satellite imagery to monitor its tailings dumps, in addition to quarterly drone surveillance. An international tailings performance management system implemented ensures the integrity of data for day-to-day management... 

DRDGold CEO CEO Niël Pretorius.
DRDGold’s results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson.

Green hydrogen atlas to be officially launched before year-end – Sasscal   

By: Martin Creamer     22nd August 2022 With close to 90% of all the datasets for the Southern African green hydrogen atlas having been collected, its official launch will definitely take place before year-end, Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch assured Engineering News & Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview on Monday. Moreover,... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch.
Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 19 August 2022 

19th August 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 19 August 2022

Exxaro partnering Enertrag to support just energy transition   

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Coal and renewable energy company Exxaro has built a renewable energy business that is said to be well positioned to contribute significantly to addressing South Africa's electricity deficit. Emphasised by the JSE-listed company is that South Africa's economic growth and social progress depends... 

Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro's results covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd,

Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th August 2022 Platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has provided a tangible example of its philosophy of “More than Mining”, by partnering with the North West Department of Education (NWDoE) to officially open two newly built primary and secondary schools at Waterkloof Hills... 

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Waterkloof Hills schools opening ceremony

Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, new CEO tells Mining Weekly  

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of R10 603-million on mainly... 

Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Thungela shares R500m with employees, community as it sets out to plant million trees, add solar power  

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2022 Coal mining and exporting company Thungela, which generated R8.9-billion free cash in the first six months to June 30, is sharing R500-million of it with employees and communities, setting out to plant a million trees to purify water, putting in solar power to reduce its carbon footprint as it... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela CEO July Ndlovu interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Back in person: Virtual events no match for face-to-face connections - Electra Mining organisers 

By: Mariaan Webb     16th August 2022 Virtual events, conferences and meetings rapidly became the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, forcing businesses to adapt to a new reality as health concerns took top priority. While online gatherings were accepted with gusto in the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic, trade shows, exhibitions and... 

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery image
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery MD Gary Corin and portfolio director Charlene Hefer speak about the upcoming Electra Mining Africa trade show. Camera Work and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.07.2022

Seriti says R892m Windlab deal is ‘significant landmark’ in transition from coal to energy business  

By: Terence Creamer     15th August 2022 Black-owned coal miner Seriti Resources says the R892-million acquisition of a majority stake in Windlab Africa’s wind and solar assets represents a significant landmark in the company’s ambition to become a diversified energy business, as well as in reducing its own carbon emissions. Through the... 

Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
Seriti CEO Mike Teke, Seriti CFO Doug Gain and Windlab Africa’s Peter Venn speak about the creation of Seriti Green and the roll-out of a 3 GW renewables portfolio by 2030. Camera Work: Shadwyn Dickinson Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 15.08.2022

Stillwater repositioned for delivery through commodity cycle 

By: Martin Creamer     12th August 2022 Prevailing macro-environment challenges and changing palladium market conditions have prompted a strategic revision of Sibanye-Stillwater’s United States platinum group metal (PGM) operations, which in June suffered a one-in-200-year flood at Stillwater, in the Montana region. These challenges... 

The Sibanye-Stillwater US platinum group metals panel is (clockwise from bottom left) Neal Froneman, James Wellsted, Wayne Robinson, Richard Stewart, Charles Carter, and Pieter Henning.
Sibanye-Stillwater US presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.
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