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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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ACCC releases guidelines for new Gas Market Code
15th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian oil and gas producers could be hit with penalties of up to A$50-million if they are found not to be in compliance with the new Gas Market Code. The Australian Competition and Consumer... 


Ferrochrome smelting
Merafe reports half-year profit, dividend declared
15th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Chrome and ferrochrome company Merafe Resources has reported a profit of R1 049 million for the six months ended 30 June 2023 on higher realised chrome ore prices and a weaker rand/dollar exchange... 


CME welcomes Cook's Canberra hub plan
15th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia has welcomed an initiative by the Western Australian government to establish a hub in Canberra. Premier Roger Cook unveiled plans for... 


The mineral resource estimate and subsequent technical report will follow the completion of the drilling program that was stopped in June 2021
MSA to update Deep-South’s Haib project mineral resource estimate
11th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral exploration and development company Deep-South Resources has reappointed South African technical consultancy the MSA Group to produce an updated National Instrument (NI) 43-101-compliant... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


Organisation appoints new board
11th August 2023

Internationally recognised nonprofit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) last month announced its new governance board and advisory council to support the next wave of strategic... 


International Day of Woman in Mining celebrated
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Minerals Council South Africa hosted a breakfast celebrating the International Day of Women in Mining on June 15, at The Country Club Johannesburg in Rosebank, Gauteng, themed Equity in Mining is... 


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Better resources, collaboration required to tackle mine security as illegal mining spikes
11th August 2023 By: Nadine James

Illegal mining has grown in scale and complexity, forcing mine security personnel and law enforcement to adapt as traditional security measures become obsolete. Additionally, the sophistication of... 


A photo of Maria Mogenadi wearing PPE at the forefront of a mining operation with load haul vehicles in the background
Women-centric mine contracting company launched
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

With a clear goal to become a reputable service provider to pre-selected blue chip mining companies, black woman-led and women-centric mine contracting company, TseboKgadi has been launched.... 


A group of ladies sat in a conference room with one at the foreground stood up asking the two hosting ladies a question.
Women-led event to highlight mining opportunities
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s second yearly Women and Leadership in Mining 2023 event – themed Develop, Unite, Empower – aims to attract over 200 women in various positions across the mining sector to uplift,... 


Zimbabwe Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa
Minister highlights Zimbabwe mining sector’s growth potential
10th August 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

By bringing previously unregulated small-scale miners into the formal fold and introducing incentives for established producers, Zimbabwe has boosted its gold output from about 20 t to 35 t a year... 


Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow.
Risk-on greater reason for record-high Q2 gold price than interest rate decline – Bristow
10th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The all-time-high second-quarter (Q2) gold price is less about the forecast decline in interest rates and more about risk-on amid global economy wrestling and world deglobalisation, Barrick... 


WA's mining reputation intact - Johnston
9th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government’s decision to repeal maligned Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) laws was unlikely to affect investor sentiment, Resources Minister Bill Johnston said on the... 


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