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Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.
Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC
4th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Nyrstar's Port Pirie lead smelter to shut for 55 days
4th October 2022 By: Reuters

Nyrstar's Port Pirie lead smelter in Australia will shut for 55 days to implement capital expenditure to improve emissions and operational performance, the Belgium-based company said on Tuesday.... 


Demand for platinum-based green hydrogen generation growing.
More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way
3rd October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of... 


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NorZinc agrees to cash-offer to continue Prairie Creek development
3rd October 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian zinc and lead developer NorZinc on Friday agreed to a cash offer from private equity group  RCF VI (RCF) to maintain the current development work at its Prairie Creek project, in the... 


Sierra reaches agreement with communities blocking Yauricocha road
29th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Sierra Metals has reached an agreement with residents from the town of Alis, following the blockade of the main access road to the Yauricocha mine, in Peru, the company reported on... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre
29th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Orion Minerals reaping rewards from South Africa's minerals-endowed but under-explored Northern Cape.
Metals for cleaner future being turned to account in minerals-endowed Northern Cape
28th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s critical minerals potential is being highlighted in an increasingly promising manner by Orion Minerals, the Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed company that is showing the way in the... 


Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 


An image of the Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia
Trevali CEO resigns as sales process for Rosh Pinah and Caribou gets under way
19th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Embattled base metals miner Trevali Mining has kicked off a court-approved sales process for its interest in the 90%-owned Rosh Pinah mine, in Namibia, and its fully-owned Caribou mine, in Canada.... 


Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond... 


Santander mine owner applies for TSX listing
30th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Cerro de Pasco Resources (CDPR), the company which bought the Santander mine from Trevali last year, has applied to list its common shares on the TSX. "Listing our shares to the TSX will mark a... 


Most base metals climb on supply concerns, demand uncertainty
23rd August 2022 By: Reuters

Prices of most base metals moved higher on Tuesday, as supply-and-demand worries amid an energy crisis in Europe and China lent some support to the market against the backdrop of reduced... 


Uncertain demand prospects undermine copper prices
Uncertain demand prospects undermine copper prices
22nd August 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices slipped on Monday as worries about demand dominated sentiment, though sliding inventories provided some support. A manufacturing slowdown in top metals consumer China in recent months... 


Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 


Trevali warns it will default on debt
16th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals miner Trevali warned on Monday that its liabilities exceeded its assets and that it would not be able to make a mandatory payment of $7.5-million on a revolving credit facility this... 


Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
High-flying Glencore locks in renewable power, prioritises future-facing metals
4th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which delivered exceptionally strong financial results in the six months to June30, is taking steps to progress its decarbonisation pathway, CEO... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo’s big on-site solar, off-site wind plan lays foundation for green hydrogen
3rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The planned construction by Anglo American of on-site solar plants and off-site regional wind farms is designed to create a renewable energy ecosystem that reduces Scope 2 emissions and lays the... 


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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s ferrochrome production up on consistent smelter performance
29th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome production, which is South Africa-based, rose 2% in the six months to June 30, reflecting consistent smelter performance, Glencore reported on Friday. Attributable ferrochrome... 


Hurdles in Central, East Africa hamper mining
29th July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

While the outlook for mining is bright, continued resource nationalism, increasing Chinese influence in mining affairs and illegal mining are significant challenges that Central and East Africa... 


Sandfire smashes through expectations
28th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources has exceeded its annual production expectations following a strong June quarter. Copper production during the June quarter reached 34 974 t, up from the 28... 


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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A radical ramp-up of renewable energy and green hydrogen capacity will be needed by 2040 to take South Africa towards a net-zero climate change commitment, the Coal & Energy Transition Day heard on... 


Anglo American's nuGen truck.
World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the... 


South32 sticks to plan in June quarter
25th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has seen production increases in alumina, aluminium, copper, nickel and manganese ore for the three months to June, with operations delivering to plan despite weather... 


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