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Hyphen, Namibian govt launch socioeconomic development framework
24th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Namibian government and green energy supplier Hyphen Hydrogen Energy on July 24 launched the socioeconomic development SED framework for Namibia’s landmark $10-billion green hydrogen project.... 


Anglo Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Anglo Platinum declares R3bn half-year dividend, spending R3bn on growth capex
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum on Monday declared an interim dividend after achieving results in line with changed guidance. An interim dividend of... 


ECS Associates MD Mile Sofijanic.
ECS partnering Anglo Platinum in delivery of mining company’s project pipeline
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated procurement and project management needs to be actively adopted by South Africa’s private and public sectors to ensure optimal return on investment, job creation, skills development, and... 


Anglo’s second-quarter production up 11%
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American lifted second-quarter production by 11% compared with the second quarter in 2022, reflecting the ramp-up of its new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru, which... 


Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 


Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 


Anglo American Platinum Projects and Environment Executive Head Prakashim Moodliar.
South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for platinum
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for its ‘incredible’ platinum group metals (PGM) endowment, the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Wednesday. Anglo American Platinum projects... 


Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft in Rustenburg.
Impala Platinum taking steps to develop solar energy plant in Rustenburg
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Impala Platinum on Wednesday announced its intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant at its platinum group metals operations in North West province. The subsidiary of the Johannesburg... 


China's CMOC agrees to pay Congo's Gecamines $800m to end spat
18th July 2023 By: Reuters

China's CMOC Group has reached an agreement with Congo State mining firm Gécamines and will pay $800-million to end a dispute over its Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) operation in the country, it said... 


Shumba cofounder, chairperson and director Alan Clegg.
As gold demand rises, South Africa has opportunity to recover 30Moz of gold from dumps
18th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With demand for gold currently off the charts, South Africa has a huge opportunity to recover gold from its surfeit of gold mine dump material at relatively high speed, a mining event in the Golden... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
Mining sector still enjoys substantial investor interest, says Langenhoven
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven has said mining accounts for more than R7-trillion of value on the JSE, indicating that the sector still enjoys substantial interest... 


A satellite image of the Jagersfontein tailings dam breach
Tailings management regulations critical aspect of MPRDA review
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy member Mathews Wolmarans has noted that one of the key areas of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) that needs to be... 


New Mali mining law could boost state, local interest in projects to 35%
New Mali mining law could boost state, local interest in projects to 35%
14th July 2023 By: Reuters

Mali's military-led government is in talks with gold miners over proposed changes to its mining law that could see it boost state and private Malian interests in new projects to 35%, from up to... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Platinum group metals company assessing economic feasibility of furnace and refinery
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) is assessing the economic feasibility of constructing a matte furnace and base metal refinery in South Africa, either with or without... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum reports production uplift
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In a voluntary update, platinum group metals mining company Northam Platinum reports that a key feature of its financial year has been the strong production performance and contribution from all of... 


Image of people standing at the DGC stand at the DRC Mining expo
Company expands into DRC with launch of two new entities
14th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A new venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to asset integrity management and industrial solutions company the Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) establishing DGC Africa DRC - a... 


An image of SRK Consulting South Africa MD and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl
Miners increasingly focusing on green energy
14th July 2023 By: Donna Slater

Miners operating in Africa are increasingly shifting focus towards improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, including endeavours to incorporate renewable-energy... 


An image depicting a smiling man, Alan Martin
Incorporation, decriminalisation of ASM sought
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With about 20% of yearly global gold production being produced by artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices, an urgent need to revise existing ASM frameworks has arisen, alongside a need to... 


gold nuggets placed on a stark black fine sand background as a generic mage for Tresor Gold
US gold company investing in Sierra Leone
14th July 2023

New York City-based mining company, Tresor Gold, is currently raising capital to scale its gold projects in Sierra Leone for production within 18 months, while also pursuing strategic acquisitions... 


An image of Brundtland Consulting sustainability and climate consultant Pascal Snyman, and partner and environmental, social and governance specialist Lodewijk Nell
Alarming number of climate disclosures not reported
14th July 2023

A scoping review of publicly-available reports of 29 JSE-listed South African mining operations recently conducted by sustainability consultancy Brundtland Consulting, revealed that concerning... 


Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa
Tsengwa welcomes court's ruling on MPRDA and Mining Charter, calls for clarity on measuring transformation
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa has said that having no scorecard against which to measure compliance with the Mining Charter 2018, which acts as the underlying policy document of... 


Orion Minerals CEO Erroll Smart
MRPDA review might be premature, says Orion's Smart
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified metal exploration and development company Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart has argued that a review of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) was questionable when it... 


Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi wants DMRE to hand over derelict mines to Gauteng govt
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi wants the empty and abandoned mines in Gauteng to be handed over to the provincial government so that they can be rehabilitated more swiftly. “The mines that are... 


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy media relations director Ernest Mulibana
Opinion: Illegal mining is a criminal activity
13th July 2023

In this article, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy media relations director Ernest Mulibana writes about the scourge of illegal mining in South Africa and its impact on the economy. 


Minerals Council welcomes appointment of new Transnet board
12th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the appointment of nine new members to State-owned Transnet’s board, which is now chaired by former Minerals Council VP Andile Sangqu. “The Minerals... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 launching Camborne-modelled mining school in Northern Cape
12th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape copper mining and marketing company Copper 360 is launching a mining school in the Northern Cape, with its eye on how the highly successful Camborne School of Mines in the UK does... 


Cora announces exec appointments, launches construction tender for Sanankoro
11th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

West Africa-focused gold company Cora Gold on July 11 announced the appointment of key management personnel and the start of the construction tender process as it focuses on transitioning its... 


Qala Shallows.
IDC expresses interest in helping to fund Joburg’s West Wits gold project
11th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has issued a written expression of interest and indicative funding terms in connection with the financing of Qala Shallows, which... 


Image shows flare from an oil and gas rig
Australia's Gas Code comes into effect
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian oil and gas producers have called on the federal government to focus on new supply as the mandatory Gas Code of Conduct comes into effect. The Code of Conduct is aimed at securing more... 


Mogale tailings retreatment project sod-turning this month.
Official sod-turning this month at West Rand gold recovery project
10th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The official sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the Mogale tailings retreatment project is to take place this month. The Mogale gold dumps contain a probable mineral reserve of... 


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