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Magazine round up | 03 September 2021 

3rd September 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 03 September 2021

Unique refinery concept enters first phase 

By: Halima Frost     3rd September 2021 Global industry body the International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa desk spokesperson Simon Norton says the first phase of its “bold plan” to implement South Africa’s own zinc refinery has started. This includes raising the much-needed funding for the research phase, he stresses. 

A drone image of the Skorpion zinc refinery in Namibia which South Africa imports zinc from according to the IZA Africa Desk
The International Zink Association African Desk spokesperson Simon Norton discusses the concept of a new zinc smelter with ultra-low power consumption and a novel smelting process in South Africa.

Implats contributes R13bn in taxes, royalties to South African government  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd September 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats has contributed about R13-billion in taxes and royalties to the South African government for the 12 months to June 30, Implats CFO Meroonisha Kerber said on Thursday. In total, the participation in value of the government,... 

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Implats full-year results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Harmony planning further 73 MW of green electricity generation  

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2021 Like everybody else, we’re on the verge of now starting to build our renewable energy plants. That is the latest news on the decarbonisation front from Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp, who spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

Screenshot of Peter Steenkamp of Harmony during one-on-one Zoom interview
Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Harmony Gold realises R1bn gain from hedge  

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2021 Gold mining company Harmony Gold realised a R1-billion gain on derivatives in the 12 months to June 30. “This confirms that our more definitive hedging programme is yielding positive results, and we’ll still see that in future,” said Harmony Gold FD Boipelo Lekubo on Tuesday, in presenting what... 

Screenshot taken by Creamer Media of Harmony FD during August 2021 presentation.
Harmony Gold financial year results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Harmony Gold going ahead with R4.5bn Zaaiplaats project  

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2021 Gold mining company Harmony Gold is going ahead with its high-grade Zaaiplaats gold project at a capital cost of R4.5-billion. Zaaiplaats is one of three Harmony projects that, with three others already under way, will collectively add 550 000 oz of gold a year to the Johannesburg- and New... 

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Harmony Gold presentation of results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Best place to start driving value is within your own assets – Griffith  

By: Martin Creamer     30th August 2021 The best place to start driving value is within your own assets, says new Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview, Griffith emphasised that existing assets are the best place to get value. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

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Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 27 August 2021 

27th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 27 August 2021

New horizons for uranium as a green metal – Sibanye-Stillwater  

By: Martin Creamer     26th August 2021 Precious and green metals portfolio company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday presented new horizons for uranium, which it described as a significant element in its green metals portfolio. Speaking after the company shot the lights out with record dividend-rich financial results, Sibanye-Stillwater... 

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Precious and green metals portfolio company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday presented new horizons for uranium.

DRDGold maintains dividend payout, records strong full-year performance  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th August 2021 Dual-listed DRDGold has declared a final dividend of 40c apiece for the financial year ended June 30. Speaking to Mining Weekly on August 25, CEO Niël Pretorius acclaimed that it was a successful year for the group, with this marking the fourteenth consecutive financial year of DRDGold declaring... 

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DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius provides an overview of the group’s performance for the year ended June 30.

IDC in discussion on the introduction of an exploration fund – Demana   

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2021 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 of mining and metals, infrastructure and energy, in a wide-ranging Zoom interview with Mining Weekly.... 

Reginald Demana picture from files
IDC Mining, Metals, Infrastructure & Energy Head Reginald Demana interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Construction of 40 MW South Deep solar plant under way – Gold Fields  

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2021 The construction of the 40 MW solar power plant at South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is under way. “We’ll deliver South Deep’s solar plant in the second quarter of next year,” Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith said during Gold Fields presentation of the dividend-enhanced, 33%-higher half-year... 

Screenshot of Chris Griffith taken during online Gold Fields presentation in August 2021.
Gold Fields presentation of half-year results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 20 August 2021 

20th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 20 August 2021

Long-life South Deep gold mine now on very positive trajectory – Griffith  

By: Martin Creamer     19th August 2021 The performance of the long-life mechanised South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is now on a very positive trajectory, Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith said on Thursday. The world’s third-biggest mine in terms of reserves delivered record productivity in terms of tons per rig per month in the six months... 

A photo of Chris Griffith, Gold Fields' CEO
Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Shallow Reefs Gold hoping to announce capital raise out of North America  

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2021 In the next few weeks, Shallow Reefs Gold is hoping to be able to announce what it describes as a fairly significant capital raise out of North America after being very active in the capital markets. The target pipeline of the company that is intent on mining shallow deposits of South Africa’s... 

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Shallow Reef Gold’s Mark Gilbert interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Marikana massacre commemorated with second yearly memorial lecture  

By: Donna Slater     17th August 2021 The interdependence between business and stakeholders has never been more critical, nor has the need for collaboration to learn from past events and ensure they are never repeated, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said during the second yearly Marikana Memorial Lecture, on August 17. The... 

An image of Neal Froneman, the CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater
Marikana remembered with second memorial lecture

South Africa on verge of nice breakthroughs in hydrogen, says new SAIMM president  

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2021 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 Zoom interview, Geldenhuys expressed the view that all the big mines with big moving machinery... 

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South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy president Isabel Geldenhuys interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Thungela speedy in putting R6m into trust for communities around its coal mines  

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2021 With the new Thungela Resources only months old, the JSE- and London-listed coal mining company has already put an initial R6-million into a trust for the benefit of the communities living around its coal mining operations. The first distribution to the Community Partnership Plan was made on June... 

Screenshot taken by Creamer Media of July Ndolvu during August 2021 presentation of results.
Thungela CEO July Ndlovu interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Omnia firmly in a growth phase following restructuring – CEO 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2021 Diversified chemical manufacturing company Omnia intends to “settle down” following the completion of its strategic restructuring, and to take some time to focus on its people, culture and setting a “firm foundation to grow from”. Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy tells Engineering News the company is... 

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Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy speaks to Engineering News about the company's growth and strategy developments following its recent restructuring. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Thungela confident Transnet rail challenge is transient  

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2021 New coal mining company Thungela Resources said on Friday that it remained confident that the Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) challenge is transient. Similar to the rest of the coal-mining industry, Thungela has faced a sustained period of underperformance by TFR. 

Screenshot of Thungela FD Deon Smith during august 2021 results.
Thungela results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 13 August 2021 

13th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 13 August 2021

Exxaro ups coal volume at risk owing to Transnet challenges to three-million tonnes  

By: Martin Creamer     12th August 2021 Based on current performance, coal-mining company Exxaro has upped the second half of the year volume of coal at delivery risk, owing the ongoing Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) challenges, to three-million tonnes. “Previously we have highlighted what we believe will be the amount of volumes that... 

Screenshot taken during Exxaro Aug 2021 presentation
Exxaro half-year results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Coal miner Exxaro to spell out decarbonisation strategy on Sept 20  

By: Martin Creamer     12th August 2021 The investment by diversified coal, energy and ferrous resources group Exxaro Resources in the renewable energy company Cennergi will further support the company’s decarbonisation strategy, Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said when the JSE-listed company reported sterling half-year financial results... 

Screenshot of Exxaro CEO during presentation of half-year 2021 results.
Exxaro half-year results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Up to 450 MW for cleaner, greener ferrochrome envisaged  

By: Martin Creamer     10th August 2021 Stainless steel production has recovered to pre-pandemic levels, resulting in robust demand for ferrochrome and chrome ore and better pricing on both, Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala said on Tuesday when the company reported cash-rich results supported by increased production. Improved efficiencies... 

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Merafe Resources presentation of results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 06 August 2021 

6th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 06 August 2021

Challenging the norm to drive women inclusion 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th August 2021 The general increase in women working in the local mining sector may not always have been a deliberate move, but minerals processing equipment manufacturer Multotec gravity concentration and polyurethane GM Christina Ramotsabi says more companies are committing to “challenging the norm”. “The... 

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Multotec’s Christina Ramotsabi gives more insight into how companies can challenge the norm to drive women inclusion.

Afrimat unpacks how its recent acquisitions are settling in  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th August 2021 JSE-listed midtier miner Afrimat on August 5, during an investor day, outlined its expectations on when its latest acquisitions will start contributing to the group’s results, as well as how the company will go about driving growth going forward. Most of the acquisition activity in the... 

Afrimat's Cape Lime operation in Vredendal
Afrimat executives unpack the company's diversification strategy and how new acquisitions are settling in. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

RBPlat CEO Steve Phiri sees PGMs market remaining strong   

By: Martin Creamer     4th August 2021 Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri sees the market for platinum group metals (PGMs) remaining strong for many years to come. In a Zoom interview with Mining Weekly following the JSE-listed PGM mining company’s presentation of outstanding record financial results, Phiri outlined the... 

A picture of the surface operations of the Styldrift mine
Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

African mining can harness tech, automation to spur economic recovery  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd August 2021 The mining sector in Africa can help to grow economies during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, by harnessing technology and automation, as well as by capitalising on opportunities provided by the green transition, automation company Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall’Omo said on... 

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Siemens southern and eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall’Omo outlines some of the ways Siemens has assisted with adaptation during the pandemic using its digital technology

Rhodium again top performer in RBPlat’s revenue basket  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2021 Rhodium was once again the top performer in the revenue basket for platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), the revenue of which was up 108.1% to R9 584.3-million in the six months to June 30. The average rhodium price for the period increased threefold to $25... 

Taken during presenetation of half year results in August 2021.
Royal Bafokeng Platinum presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

30 MW solar study will be concluded in second quarter of 2022 – RBPlat  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2021 The feasibility study for the construction of the 30 MW modular photovoltaic plant for renewable energy will be concluded in the second quarter of 2022, platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) reported on Tuesday when it presented record financial results and... 

Screenshot taken during RBPlat's presentation of half-year results, August 2021
Royal Bafokeng Platinum results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Southern Africa part of Germany’s platinum-boosting green hydrogen strategy  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2021 Green hydrogen, which can be generated and then used with the help of Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs), is a topic that has gained a lot of importance in recent months in the context of limiting global warming and meeting the world’s decarbonisation goals. In Germany, the increased... 

Picture of Dr Jan Olwoch moderating green hydrogen atlas event.
Green Hydrogen Atlas Africa data validation workshop covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Anglo working towards collaborative decarbonised energy advance across South Africa  

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2021 Anglo American, which will have all of its South American operations on renewable energy by the end of next year, is working towards trying to achieve a collaborative multi-company government- and Eskom-linked decarbonised energy advance across South Africa. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 

Mark Cutifani interviewed by Mining Weekly.
Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani speaks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 30 July 2021 

30th July 2021 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 July 2021

ESG business critical, not just the right thing to do 

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2021 De Beers Group, the world’s largest diamond company by value, is working to leave a positive long-lasting legacy beyond mining. To achieve this, it has set 12 Building Forever 2030 Goals, three for each of the four supporting pillars. 

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Engineering News & Mining Weekly speaking to Katie Fergusson, the senior VP sustainable impact of De Beers Group

Anglo on trajectory towards becoming minerals solutions provider  

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2021 Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American, which shot the lights out on Thursday with the presentation of an all-time record set of half-year results, is on its way to becoming a minerals solutions provider rather than a digger of holes. The London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo is... 

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Anglo American results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

De Beers bounces back to 2019 levels with outstanding performance  

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2021 Global consumer demand for diamonds continued to recover from the impact of Covid, supported by fiscal stimulus in the US and the roll-out of vaccines, De Beers Group said on Thursday when it was credited with helping Anglo American to achieve an all-time record half-year, a period in which De... 

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De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Consumer demand for gold returning – WGC 

By: Donna Slater     29th July 2021 Despite dampened investor demand, gold investment increased in the second quarter of this year as a result of consumer investment into the commodity, with demand of 955.1 t – a 9% rise from the first quarter, the World Gold Council (WGC) reports. The WGC’s latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report,... 

A gold pour at Elikhulu mine
World Gold Council market intelligence manager Krishan Gopaul discusses gold’s performance in the second quarter of this year
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