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Intergenerational report reveals changes to mining future
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The net zero transformation would see global demand for some of Australia’s exports decline, while creating new markets and opportunities for its industries, the government’s Intergenerational... 


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Start-up develops alternative critical minerals production
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A partnership between Canadian net-zero mining start-up Tersa Earth and geological exploration and mining consulting company Trigteq is paving the way for a feasible solution to cost effectively,... 


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ESG scorecard to enhance project planning, unlock opportunities
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Taking an improved approach towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles enables mining companies to anticipate and adapt to future sustainability-related challenges and... 


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Transparency emphasised
25th August 2023

With major mining companies from across the world having come under pressure to demonstrate that their practices are responsible and, with transparency in the gold mining sector being necessary to... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Pathways being laid to secure lower carbon electricity supply for Hillside Aluminium
24th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company South32 has progressed initiatives to support its target of halving operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. At Worsley Alumina in... 


ERG's Metalkol operation in the DRC
Congo wants ERG copper, cobalt assets in bid to regain control
24th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) wants to buy back some of the country’s prized copper and cobalt deposits, as the government tries to gain more control of crucial green metals. The assets... 


Billionaire Agarwal pledges to pay Zambia creditors before retaking mine
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources is ready to pay $250-million owed to suppliers in Zambia before the company resumes control of copper mines that were seized by the Southern African nation’s government more than... 


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Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement
23rd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The intervention of the government and the South African Police Service (Saps) is crucial for enforcing the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),... 


DRDGold, headed by CEO Niël Pretorius.
It’s responsible to invest in South Africa, says DRDGold as it approves R3.5bn capex
23rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decision of DRDGold to expend capital of R3.5-billion this financial year is based on the cash-flush Johannesburg- and New York-listed gold-from-dumps mining company firmly concluding that it... 


A dumper truck in operation at Barrick Gold's Loulo-Gounkoto mine in Mali
Miners hope to keep 'gold shining' in Mali despite ownership law
23rd August 2023 By: Reuters

Some of Mali's top gold producers said a new law to allow the military-led government to increase its ownership of mines should not apply to existing operations, but analysts said it was likely to... 


Gold pour at DRDGold's Ergo opertion.
Debt-free DRDGold declares 16th consecutive dividend, looks to 60 MW of solar power
23rd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Debt-free, cash-rich gold-from-waste mining company DRDGold has declared its sixteenth consecutive dividend as it guides higher production, prioritises the ensuring of sufficient tailings storage... 


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.
Best-of-breed rail model needed for critical national infrastructure, says Thungela
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Once short-term and medium-term rail restoration has been achieved, a best-of-breed approach should be adopted to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path, says thermal coal exporter... 


Ecuadorians opt to restrict oil and mining ahead of run-off vote
22nd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Ecuadorians voted to shut a major oil field in the Amazon region and ban new mining concessions near Quito, sending a clear message to the next government on prioritizing environmental protection... 


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,... 


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Vic Parliament passes minerals amendment bill
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian Parliament has passed the Minerals Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment Bill, enabling the continuation of reforms to how quarry and minerals activities are managed across... 


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Solid foundations required for successful community trusts
18th August 2023 By: Donna Slater

Several factors can play a key and determining role in the success of mining companies’ efforts to improve environmental, social and governance credentials, especially as it relates to the... 


South Australia ninth for attractiveness
18th August 2023

South Australia is the ninth most attractive jurisdiction in the world for mining investment, according to independent non-partisan research and educational organisation Fraser Institute’s 2022... 


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... 


Marikana massacre
Govt has paid over R330m of taxpayer money in Marikana litigation
17th August 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Solicitor General Fhedzisani Pandelani revealed on Thursday that the State has used over R330-million in taxpayer money to deal with claims relating to the Marikana massacre lodged against... 


A lack of investment in coal mining globally has raised concerns for coal supply going forward. This, coupled with high demand, could result in supply constraints and high prices
Coal crucial for alleviating poverty and loadshedding
17th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the negative impacts that coal-fired power stations have on the environment and local populations, localized energy solutions developer NET Energy owner Mike Blenkinsop has stressed that... 


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... 


Aurora Williams
Chile's president brings back Williams as Mining Minister in Cabinet reshuffle
17th August 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean President Gabriel Boric on Wednesday named Aurora Williams his new mining minister as he reshuffled his cabinet and looked to push through reforms to increase state income from mining in... 


Exxaro's Cennergi wind turbine.
Exxaro renewables business up in half-year coal earnings downer
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The half-year revenue contribution from the energy business of Exxaro Resources was 17% higher than in the first half of last year, with energy generation from the Cennergi wind assets driven up by... 


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WA changes domestic gas policy
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that changes to the Western Australian Domestic Gas Policy would curb investment in new onshore gas supply, saying... 


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... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala (left) and Merafe FD Ditabe Chocho (right).
Chrome ore star of Merafe’s half-year show
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Chrome ore has been headlined by ferrochrome and chrome producer Merafe Resources as the star of the show in the six months to June 30. Production volumes of ferrochrome and chrome were lower in... 


Ecuador’s tense vote also threatens to end mining, oil projects
15th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

While investors are focused on Ecuador’s tumultuous presidential election, two other measures on the ballot in the August 20 vote will also shape the country’s financial future. Ecuadorians are... 


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... 


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