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Manganese News

Mining Union calls for Energy Transition Authority

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th September 2022 The Miners Union has called for the establishment of a national Energy Transition Authority amid announcements that coal-fired power stations on both Victoria and Queensland would be fast-tracked to closure. The Queensland government this week announced plans to exit coal-fired power stations... 

Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre  

By: Martin Creamer     29th September 2022 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 does not have such a cadastre, fellow African countries that are already thriving on it include... 

Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Junior and Emerging Miners Desk webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist  

By: Martin Creamer     27th September 2022 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 electrolysers that convert renewable electricity into green hydrogen are proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 

Dr David Hart, E4tech.
E4tech’s Dr David Hart interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Volkswagen teams up with Umicore on battery materials

By: Reuters     26th September 2022 Volkswagen announced on Monday a $2.9-billion battery parts joint venture with Belgian materials firm Umicore, becoming the latest European automaker to bring battery supplies closer to home in the shift towards electric vehicles. While raw materials - among them lithium, cobalt, nickel and... 

South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal  

By: Martin Creamer     24th September 2022 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 positive account. Council for Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, who was speaking in support of the junior... 

Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
Council for Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza, covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2022 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 South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk webinar, highlighted the new product against the... 

JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior Miner Webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Manganese key to energy transition

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     23rd September 2022 Manganese demand globally is likely to grow exponentially, as it is considered a key input in renewable technologies. This potential demand presents opportunities to build new mega-mines, attract foreign direct investment and create new job opportunities in the local mining sector, avers Menar MD... 

An image of Menar’s openpit East Manganese mine
OPENPIT Manganese is extracted from three layers and blended to a grade of 36.5% manganese.

Producing a carbon-neutral economy

23rd September 2022 Addressing the nation on the ongoing energy crisis on July 25, 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reinforced the direction in which the country’s energy-generation market is moving, which has created various opportunities to secure a reduction in South Africa’s carbon footprint, says mining... 

World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024  

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2022 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 dioxide (CO2) a day, along with heat and noise. 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
Sandvik VP Jakob Rutqvist interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers 

By: Martin Creamer     19th September 2022 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 crisis. Minerals Council members have 6 500 MW of embedded energy projects in the pipeline which will... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.

Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2022 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 tailings deposition dam that burst its banks, killing at least one person and destroying homes. Mineral... 

Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Photo by Google Maps
Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.

Giyani hires South African company to build a demo plant for its Botswana project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th September 2022 TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corp has entered into a contract with South African-based hydrometallurgical engineering firm Met63 for the construction of a demonstration plant for use at its K.Hill manganese project, in Botswana. The demonstration plant, which will be built according to the process... 

ARM ups dividend, highlights climate commitment, shifts to green energy  

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2022 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Thursday paid higher dividends, reiterated its full commitment to climate change mitigation, and outlined the start of its intended shift towards the implementation of renewable energy. In affirming the Johannesburg Stock... 

African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
African Rainbow Minerals results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Transnet and unions declare wage deadlock, strike looms 

By: Reuters     26th August 2022 South Africa's Transnet announced on Friday a deadlock in wage negotiations, with two labour unions raising the prospect of a strike that could further cripple the State-owned logistics company and impact Africa's most advanced economy. Transnet has been operating below capacity due to the... 

Rail infrastructure owned by Transnet

South32’s South African operations deliver stable performance

By: Simone Liedtke     25th August 2022 Diversified miner South32’s saleable manganese ore production remained largely unchanged at just over two-million tonnes for the financial year ended June 30, in spite of the miner having increased volumes of premium material from its Mamatwan mine, more than offsetting the impact of planned... 

Giyani appoints E&S specialist to board

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2022 TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals has appointed Nicola Spooner, an experienced environmental and social (E&S) advisory professional, to its board as a nonexecutive directors. Prior to joining Giyani, Spooner established the international environmental, social and governance practice for Hatch... 

Afrimat declares formal dispute over unmet Gravenhage sales conditions, pays Glenover R250m

By: Donna Slater     22nd August 2022 JSE-listed building materials, industrial minerals and bulk commodities company Afrimat has declared a formal dispute as a result of conditions precedent not being met in its acquisition of the Gravenhage manganese mining right and associated assets from Aquila Steel and Rakana Consolidated... 

South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy 

By: Martin Creamer     19th August 2022 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 of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The call is for funding applications to be... 

Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.

Exxaro partnering Enertrag to support just energy transition   

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Coal and renewable energy company Exxaro has built a renewable energy business that is said to be well positioned to contribute significantly to addressing South Africa's electricity deficit. Emphasised by the JSE-listed company is that South Africa's economic growth and social progress depends... 

Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro's results covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd,

Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, new CEO tells Mining Weekly  

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of R10 603-million on mainly... 

Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Flanagan Bore proves up for Black Canyon

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th August 2022 A scoping study into the Flanagan Bore manganese project, in Western Australia, has confirmed that the project could produce at an average rate of 1.8-million tonnes a year over a 20-year mine life. ASX-listed Black Canyon on Thursday said that the project would likely require a capital... 

Transnet security guards to be made peace officers

By: Darren Parker     16th August 2022 Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has given approval for State-owned Transnet’s security officers to be granted peace officer status as Gazetted on August 5, elevating them above mere security guards and giving them powers comparable to the Metro Police. In terms of Chapter... 

handcuffs
Photo by Bloomberg
Transnet security officers will now have the power to make arrests

Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears  

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2022 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 Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) webinar. In a presentation on the... 

Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

President’s new energy plan opens way for Glencore Alloys to target bigger projects  

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2022 Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard has hailed the new energy plan announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as opening the way for the company to target bigger power projects. “I must say that the President’s energy presentation is definitely something that is appealing to us,” said Fullard, who... 

Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.

TNPA initiates process for possible development of greenfield Boegoebaai port 

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2022 South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has initiated a preliminary process for the proposed development of a new deep-water port at Boegoebaai in the far Northern Cape near the Namibian border, which has been earmarked as a possible hub for the production and export of green... 

Boegoebaai has been earmarked as a possible hub for the production and export of green hydrogen and derivative products
Boegoebaai has been earmarked as a possible hub for the production and export of green hydrogen and derivative products

Integrated, tech-driven rail industry needed to drive South Africa’s heavy haul sector   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd August 2022 To enable South Africa’s mining and resources sector to remain competitive, it is imperative the country pursues a safe, competitive, responsible, integrated and intelligent heavy haul system, powered by rail 4.0, by 2030. This was emphasised by industry organisation the South African Heavy Haul... 

A Transnet Freight Rail train transporting iron-ore
Transnet CE Portia Derby outlines Transnet’s targets for commodities

President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan  

By: Martin Creamer     1st August 2022 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 of the President's energy initiative during a discussion at the Coal & Energy Transition Day, covered... 

Creamer Media screenshot image.
Coal & Energy Transition Day covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Afrimat raises R680m in accelerated bookbuild

By: Donna Slater     29th July 2022 JSE-listed building materials, industrial minerals and bulk commodities company Afrimat has successfully closed an equity raise of R680-million – about 8.5% of its current market capitalisation. Following strong demand, Afrimat elected to increase the size of the bookbuild it announced on July... 

Company’s expertise wins multimillion-rand project

By: Mandisa Nyathi     29th July 2022 Diversified engineering company Iritron has defied the odds brought on by supply chain challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, by winning a multimillion-rand, cross-border project that will assist Gabon-based manganese mining company Comilog increase its yearly tonnage, says Iritron CEO... 

An image of Alwyn Rautenbach
ALWYN RAUTENBACH The semiconductor shortage prompted Iritron to look for alternative component suppliers

Euro Manganese' Czech project proves viable

By: Esmarie Iannucci     28th July 2022 A feasibility study into the Chvaletice manganese project, in the Czech Republic, has validated the project’s economics, ASX- and TSX-listed Euro Manganese said on Thursday. The feasibility study into the tailings reprocessing operation estimated that it would have an operating life of some 25... 

Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears 

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2022 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 Wednesday. On the coal-fired power front, South Africa would from the 2040s/2045s need to have... 

Creamer Media screenshot.
Photo by Creamer Media
Presidential Climate Change Commission executive director Chrispian Olver.

World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum  

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2022 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 second prototype is already underway, where learnings from the first truck are being taken into the... 

Anglo American's nuGen truck.
Anglo Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Jupiter Mines gets new leadership

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th July 2022 Manganese miner Jupiter Mines has appointed Brad Rogers as MD and CEO, effective from August 1, replacing non-executive director Scott Winter, who has been acting CEO since November last year. Rogers will join Jupiter from mining logistics company Bis Industries (Bis), where he has been MD and... 

South32 achieves record monthly output at its South African manganese operations

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th July 2022 Diversified miner South32’s South African manganese operations produced 2.07-million tonnes of ore for the financial year ended June 30 – a similar level to that produced in the 2021 financial year. The company says it produced higher volumes of premium material from its openpit Mamatwan... 

South32 sticks to plan in June quarter

By: Esmarie Iannucci     25th July 2022 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 impacts and labour availability issues. “Our teams delivered another strong operating performance in... 

To capitalise on green transition, Africa urged to add value to critical minerals

By: Donna Slater     22nd July 2022 The global transition to a lower-carbon environment presents Africa with an opportunity to boost its economies, including the mining and industrial sectors, as well as beneficiation capabilities and job creation, by playing a greater role in supplying the so-called green minerals required for... 

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Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     18th July 2022 While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary speed to avoid South Africa continuing to lose out on decent commodity prices. “The State’s... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu speaks to Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash  

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2022 Applying subject matter expertise to process data streams for accuracy is a necessary part of mining’s new digital age, according to SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen. Olsen, the leader of SRK’s data engineering team, spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview from Canada.... 

How to avert the risk of valuable information being disregarded.
SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
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