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Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Eskom group executive for distribution Monde Bala
Eskom seeks Nersa permission to reserve grid capacity for public IPP procurement rounds
21st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has invited comment on Eskom’s application to preserve and reserve grid connection capacity for independent power producers (IPPs)... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


Eskom head of generation Bheki Nxumalo
Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from the original decommissioning schedule that has... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem
8th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 


Minister insists the recent period of no loadshedding is down to the improved performance of coal stations such as Matla (pictured)
Ramokgopa insists loadshedding not being ‘stage managed’ ahead of May 29 poll
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa denies that the prevailing reprieve from loadshedding has been “stage managed” to improve the prospects of the governing African National Congress ahead... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats platinum group metals output up amid robust demand but lacklustre pricing
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Tuesday reported higher production in a period characterised by robust demand but lacklustre PGM prices. “Despite continued... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 


Lhyfe Founder and CEO Matthieu Guesné.
New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The green hydrogen sector now has a digital platform on which users can buy and sell green hydrogen by the click of a button, it was announced on Tuesday.  Euronext-listed Lhyfe, the French group... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo helping to restore Amazon-like rainforest near Brazil iron-ore mine
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American is taking steps to help to restore an Amazon rainforest equivalent of which less than 10% remains intact. The Mata Atlántica carbon forest is located near... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart.
Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange
22nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a standout intercept that sent its shares rocketing up... 


NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) currently scheduled to be operationalised in July and efforts under way to ensure that the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


A person using candles during power cuts
Stage 16 loadshedding code seeks to reduce human error not signal imminent surge in cuts – Nersa
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has belatedly moved to quell concern that its recent approval of a new loadshedding code of practice, which increases the number of potential... 


Power lines over an informal settlement
South Africa’s ranking in World Energy Trilemma Index falls
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has fallen to sixty-ninth from sixty-fourth on the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) latest World Energy Trilemma Index which ranks more than 100 countries against the three key... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


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