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Manganese News

Seriti wins plaudits for decarbonising its coal mines while keeping coal lights on 

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2023 The 91% black-owned and -controlled Seriti Resources was seen at the Investing in African Mining Indaba as setting a compelling example by generating wind energy to decarbonise its coal mining operations while at the same time going full tilt in supplying coal to Eskom and helping to eliminate... 

Transnet Port Terminals’ operations show marked improvement

By: Darren Parker     8th February 2023 State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has reported a steady improvement in operations that support the mining industry, following flooding and industrial action that adversely impacted on operations.  TPT said on February 8 that the improvement was starting to reach, and in some instances... 

transient freight train

Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth 

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2023 The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba on Tuesday, where he drew full auditorium applause. In addition, Minerals Council South Africa... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.

Mining countries being helped to build critical mineral supply chains

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2023 The United States of America wants to support mineral producing countries to build enabling environments for investment throughout the critical minerals supply chain and not just focusing on extraction alone. This was stated by US Under Secretary of State for economic growth, energy and... 

Jose W Fernandez addressing a packed Investing in African Mining Indaba auditorium.
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Jose W Fernandez addressing a packed Investing in African Mining Indaba auditorium.

Minerals Council's Roger Baxter encouraged by board-level engagement with Transnet 

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2023 Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Monday that the council is encouraged by the board level engagement it has undertaken so far with State rail enterprise Transnet and is hoping that this engagement will deliver some very specific results in stabilising rail performance in the... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, Council president Nolitha Fakude, office bearer Themba Mkhwanazi, and chief economist Henk Langenhoven.
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Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, Council president Nolitha Fakude, office bearer Themba Mkhwanazi, and chief economist Henk Langenhoven.

Ever greater global acknowledgement of need to decarbonise ever more urgently – Anglo 

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2023 Ever greater acknowledgement is being given to the need to decarbonise global energy and transport systems ever more urgently. At the same time, ever greater global recognition is being given to the fact that many of the products of mining are fundamental to enabling that shift. 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.

Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2023 Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a battery storage metal of choice in Africa owing to the difficulties of sourcing lithium batteries.... 

From left, Layton Nenzinane, Peter Venn and Doug Gain.
Seriti Green Mpumalanga wind farm developers talk to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Proudly South African technology catches eye of fusion project researchers 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2023 Innovative Proudly South African membraneless technology has caught the eye of the engineers involved in the huge global ITER fusion project as a possible solution to recover tritium from tritiated water. The membraneless technology is the brainchild of Hydrox Holdings engineers, based in... 

The Hydrox team (from left) CEO Corrie de Jager, process engineer Jason Cuomo, director/inventor George Anagnostopoulos, and director Paul van de Vyver.
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The Hydrox team (from left) CEO Corrie de Jager, process engineer Jason Cuomo, director/inventor George Anagnostopoulos, and director Paul van de Vyver.

Value of US mine production jumps to $98bn – USGS

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2023 US mines produced $98.2-billion in nonfuel mineral commodities in 2022, an estimated $3.6-billion increase over the 2021 revised total of $94.6-billion, the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on Thursday, releasing its yearly mineral commodity summaries report.  The report covers more than 90... 

New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies

By: Halima Frost     3rd February 2023 A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. An iROC is an integrated operations... 

A photo of Schneider Electrics Building and company logo
ENERGY ENABLER Schneider Electric has helped a notable miner in the Northern Cape to increase its energy and operational efficiencies, with further improvements on the cards

Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba

By: Martin Creamer     2nd February 2023 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his attendance at the Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town next week, from Monday to Thursday. Ramaphosa, accompanied by eight ministers and three deputy ministers, will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, 7 February. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa.

MCA calls for stable policy to boost investment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd February 2023 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the federal government to implement a number of reforms in order to ‘seize a once in a generation opportunity’ to grow investment in the resources sector. In its 2023-24 pre-Budget submission, the MCA pointed out that Australia’s mining... 

Image shows an opencast mine with dump trucks

Moolmans enters into a new R7bn five-year contract with Tshipi é Ntle

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2023 Contract mining firm Moolmans, which is a subsidiary of JSE-listed Aveng, has entered into a new five-year contract, valued at about R7-billion, with its long-standing client and South African manganese miner Tshipi é Ntle. This contract award will result in significant investment in equipment,... 

Squeezed mining companies face growth dilemma

By: Reuters     31st January 2023 High costs and the prospect of shrinking earnings have made big miners nervous about expansion, even as shareholders demand investment in response to robust commodity prices, China's reopening and the role of minerals in decarbonising the economy. Although years of cost discipline have repaired... 

Opinion: Better infrastructure can help South Africa escape low growth

27th January 2023 In this article, Royal HaskoningDHV smart mobility director Bongani Mthombeni-Möller writes about the infrastructure challenges facing South Africa and what can be done to solve these for the benefit of the country's economy.  

Bongani Mthombeni-Möller
Bongani Mthombeni-Möller

TFR sets March 20 closing date for tender seeking OEMs to step in to rehabilitate idle locos 

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2023 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has set a closing date of March 20 for responses to a tender inviting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to step in to rehabilitate more than 160 Chinese-manufactured locomotives that are out of service, owing to the unavailability of critical spare parts. The... 

An estimated 161 locomotives have been out of service for periods exceeding 90 days
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An estimated 161 locomotives have been out of service for periods exceeding 90 days

Transnet plans bond sale under $6bn note programme

By: Bloomberg     26th January 2023 Transnet, which operates South Africa’s ports and freight rail networks, is planning to sell a dollar-denominated bond under a $6-billion note programme, people familiar with the situation said. The bond will be of five-year tenure and investor meetings ahead of the sale will begin Thursday, the... 

A train operated by Transnet Freight Rail

South32 expects further production growth in H2; flags $100m build in working capital  

By: Darren Parker     23rd January 2023 Diversified miner South32 achieved a 12% year-on-year increase in group copper equivalent production for the first half of the 2023 financial year on the back of recent investments in copper and low-carbon aluminium capacity. "Group copper equivalent production increased . . . as we benefitted... 

South32 CEO Graham Kerr
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South32 CEO Graham Kerr

Study into US battery-grade manganese production making headway - South32

By: Mariaan Webb     23rd January 2023 Australia-headquartered South32 is progressing plans to potentially produce battery-grade manganese at its Hermosa project, in Arizona, with work on the selection phase of the prefeasibility study (PFS) of its Clark manganese/zinc/silver deposit now complete. Although the PFS selection study... 

Green hydrogen mine mobility on way in India to platinum applause

By: Martin Creamer     19th January 2023 India has opted for hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty mine truck mobility in a green initiative that will have platinum group metals (PGMs) miners applauding. This is because the clean emission-free power will come from proton exchange membrane PEM technology, which is PGM-enabled. 

Anglo American's large nuGen zero emissions haulage solution.
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Anglo American's large nuGen zero emissions haulage solution.

US, DRC and Zambia sign MoU to strengthen EV battery value chain

By: Schalk Burger     19th January 2023 The US has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia to strengthen electric vehicle (EV) battery value chains. Under the terms of the MoU, the US will support the commitment between the DRC and Zambia to develop jointly a supply chain for EV... 

An EV charging

Transparency-boosting Battery Passport proof-of-concept launched at Davos

By: Donna Slater     18th January 2023 Multistakeholder organisation the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) launched a proof-of-concept for its Battery Passport at the World Economic Forum’s yearly meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 18. With the aim of establishing a sustainable battery value chain by 2030, the GBA’s Battery... 

TFR calls on emerging miners to apply for export manganese rail, port capacity

By: Schalk Burger     13th January 2023 State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has invited emerging miners who hold valid mining rights and have existing manganese mining operations to apply for two-million tons a year of export manganese capacity that it has made available. All applications will be assessed in line with Transnet’s... 

A TFR locomotive

Transnet to issue locomotive rehabilitation tender as it reaches impasse with CRRC

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th January 2023 State-owned Transnet says it has reached an impasse with CRRC E-Loco Supply, following an "unwillingness" on the part of CRRC to engage with the relevant authorities in South Africa to normalise its operations in the country. Therefore, Transnet says that, as a matter of urgency, it will be... 

A Transnet locomotive

Euro Manganese finds offtake partner in Verkor  

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th January 2023 ASX and TSX-listed Euro Manganese has signed an offtake term sheet with electric vehicle battery manufacturer Verkor for the sale of high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate (HPMSM) from its Chvaletice manganese project, in the Czech Republic. Euro told shareholders on Thursday that the... 

Platinum-boosting clean hydrogen projects, patents are all the rage 

By: Martin Creamer     11th January 2023 The implementation agreement for Namibia’s planned multibillion-dollar Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year, Namibia President Hage Geingob revealed in his 2023 New Year’s message. Egypt has granted approval for two green hydrogen projects in... 

Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.
Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.

Enable South Africa to become green hydrogen centre – ANC

By: Martin Creamer     9th January 2023 Enabling South Africa to become a green hydrogen centre through government support is highlighted in the January 8 Statement 2023 of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC). "The ANC recognises important work in the Hydrogen Roadmap and directs government to... 

Cover image of 22-page ‘Year of Decisive Action’ document to mark ANC’s 111th anniversary.
Cover image of 22-page ‘Year of Decisive Action’ document to mark ANC’s 111th anniversary.

Element strikes offtake and funding deal with Stellantis

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th January 2023 Manganese producer Element 25 has signed an offtake and project financing agreement with global mobility provider Stellantis. Under the terms of the agreement, Element 25 will supply up to 10 000 t/y of battery grade high-purity manganese sulphate (HPMSM) to Stellantis for its electric vehicle... 

Jupiter overcomes third-quarter challenges that dented production, sales

By: Donna Slater     21st December 2022 Several issues, including contractor drill rigs and a strike by employees of South African rail and ports operator Transnet, negatively impacted on the production of ASX-listed Jupiter Mines’ Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining subsidiary in the quarter ended November 30. Tshipi é Ntle's Tshipi Borwa... 

Ironveld’s ferrochrome furnace acquisition purchase agreements agreed, signed

By: Donna Slater     21st December 2022 Iron, vanadium and titanium miner Ironveld reports that its purchase of Rustenburg-based Ferrochrome Furnaces is progressing, with all material underlying agreements required under a debt purchase agreement and share purchase agreement having been signed. The company notes that the timing of the... 

PIC lifts stake in Afrimat to 15.48%

By: Donna Slater     21st December 2022 The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has increased its shareholding in JSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat to 15.48%. The Afrimat group supplies a range of products ranging from construction materials including aggregates, bricks, blocks,... 

Minerals Council, Transnet to establish joint structures to improve rail, ports performance 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th December 2022 State-owned freight utility Transnet and the Minerals Council South Africa have agreed to form joint collaborative structures to ensure all possible actions are taken to stabilise and improve the throughput of South Africa’s rail and ports systems. Transnet recognises the integrated nature of the... 

The Port of Saldanha Bay
The Port of Saldanha Bay

Study shows PV plant’s value

16th December 2022 Canadian miner Giyani Metals provided results of a feasibility study (FS) conducted for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, located in Botswana, last month. The FS results followed lifecycle assessment – prepared by environmental consultants Minviro –  published in late September, which... 

Johannesburg-based high-purity manganese sulphate demo plant progressing – Giyani

By: Donna Slater     14th December 2022 Manganese project developer Giyani Metals Corporation reports that the construction of its demonstration plant in the north-west of Johannesburg, in South Africa, is progressing, with engineering currently 85% complete and procurement 40% complete. The demonstration plant will be capable of... 

South Africa's mining production down 10.4% y/y in Oct

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th December 2022 South Africa's mining output decreased by 10.4% year-on-year in October, with platinum-group metals (PGMs), gold, diamonds and manganese ore having made the biggest negative contribution. Financial services provider Nedbank's economics unit pointed out that this marked the ninth consecutive month... 

Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55bn mining sector

By: Bloomberg     9th December 2022 A threatening letter, a derailed train, blocked roads, burned vehicles, workers locked up. That’s what some of the world’s biggest mining companies say they’re battling in South Africa: Extortion. Covid plunged Africa’s most-industrialized country – home to the biggest deposits of metals ranging... 

A machine on site at a mining operation

Anglo invests $200m to accelerate zero emissions haulage solution 

By: Martin Creamer     7th December 2022 Diversified mining company Anglo American has signed a binding agreement with First Mode, the specialist engineering technology company it partnered to develop the nuGenTM technology. The agreement is intended to accelerate the commercialisation of the climate-friendly truck and includes Anglo... 

TFR to increase emerging manganese miners’ rail allocation to 4Mt/y

By: Donna Slater     6th December 2022 State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it is easing the requirements for emerging manganese miners to transport their ore and products to the ports of Gqeberha and Saldanha, starting with new contracting and capacity allocation processes in an effort to avail capacity allocation. With a... 

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