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Jupiter overcomes third-quarter challenges that dented production, sales
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

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’... 


Ironveld’s ferrochrome furnace acquisition purchase agreements agreed, signed
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

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... 


PIC lifts stake in Afrimat to 15.48%
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

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... 


The Port of Saldanha Bay
Minerals Council, Transnet to establish joint structures to improve rail, ports performance
19th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 


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... 


Johannesburg-based high-purity manganese sulphate demo plant progressing – Giyani
14th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

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... 


South Africa's mining production down 10.4% y/y in Oct
13th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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... 


A machine on site at a mining operation
Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55bn mining sector
9th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

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.... 


Anglo invests $200m to accelerate zero emissions haulage solution
7th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


TFR to increase emerging manganese miners’ rail allocation to 4Mt/y
6th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

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... 


Railway tracks
Transport Forum highlights need for multimodal logistics to remain competitive
2nd December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Freight, logistics and transport industry experts have called for the restoration of South Africa's roads network, the restoration and development of the rail network and efficient ports and border... 


Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
Strong call for rapid green hydrogen investment by ramp-up backer
30th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for final investment decisions (FIDs) on a multiplicity of green hydrogen projects was made at the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town yesterday by H2Global, a market... 


Hydrogen promises to be the next frontier in clean energy technology due to its extensive value chain applications.
R4-trillion needed for South Africa’s hydrogen economy, PIC declares
28th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) stated on Monday that more than R4.3-trillion is required for the development of the hydrogen economy, which it declared positive for... 


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Transnet auction fails to attract private sector
28th November 2022 By: News24Wire

On Friday, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) announced that only two companies had participated in its much-anticipated auction of slots to private players, the company's first foray into allowing... 


Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 


TFR concludes ten-day maintenance programme on Sishen-Saldanha line
25th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has successfully completed a ten-day maintenance plan on its Sishen-Saldanha iron-ore corridor. The maintenance involved electrical, perway and technical... 


UK, South Africa to establish Partnership on Minerals for Future Clean Energy Technologies
24th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly announced this week that the UK and South Africa were establishing a new Partnership on Minerals for Future Clean Energy Technologies to promote increased... 


Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 


World Platinum Investment Council director of research Edward Sterck.
Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is moving into meaningful deficit amid an emergent source of new end-demand in the form of green hydrogen. The 2022 surplus of 804 000 oz is projected to move into a deficit of 303 000 oz... 


Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 


KAS-SAIIA Scholar Danielle Marais
Opinion: African minerals are critical for the green energy transition
15th November 2022

In this article, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – South African Institute of International Affairs scholar Danielle Marais writes about the importance of Africa's mineral resources for the global green... 


Exploration drilling at the K.Hill project in Botswana
Study confirms $1bn cash generation potential for K.Hill manganese project
14th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corporation says a feasibility study for the K.Hill project, in Botswana, has confirmed a low capital intensity for what can be one of the largest high-purity manganese... 


Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 


South Africa's mining output contracts again, but mineral sales accelerate
10th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production contracted by 4.5% year-on-year in September. The largest negative contributors were iron-ore (-23.1% and contributing -2.7 percentage points) and gold (-12.4% and... 


Simon Ford
Mining Indaba to welcome more delegates, new features in 2023
9th November 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Next year’s Investing in Africa Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will operate at full capacity, as all Covid-19 restrictions have... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


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8th November 2022

This week: Anglo updates on decarbonisation, biodiversity, responsible mining; and, new Jupiter CEO says Northern Cape’s manganese mine ‘up there with best of them’ 


Jupiter Mines CEO Brad Rogers.
Northern Cape’s Tshipi manganese mine ‘up there with best of them’, says new Jupiter CEO
2nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Northern Cape’s Tshipi Borwa manganese mine is “up there with the best of them”, says new Jupiter Mines CEO Brad Rogers, who has seen his fair share of mines around world as the former head of... 


Clockwise from top left are Duncan Wanblad, Tony O’Neill, Stephen Pearce and Hilton Ingram.
Green hydrogen truck trials going well – Anglo
1st November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The 500 t world-first haulage truck powered by green hydrogen last week underwent fully loaded trialling that included tipping into the crusher at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena platinum... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo updates on decarbonisation, biodiversity, responsible mining
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation, net positive biodiversity, and progress towards assuring all operations against recognised responsible mining standards are addressed in Anglo American’s twice-yearly... 


Indlela Connections chairperson Nosipho Damasane.
New start-up intent on improving pit-to-port turnaround times
27th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Three women who have been in logistics collectively for more than 30 years have formed a company intent on helping to smooth out rail and port logistics in the Southern African region. The three... 


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Jupiter achieves strong half-year performance
27th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines recorded a consolidated net profit of $33-million for the half-year ended August 31, on the back of its $46-million share of net profit from its investment in Tshipi é Ntle... 


Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 


National Treasury to trim budget deficits further on mining royalties
21st October 2022 By: Reuters

South Africa's National Treasury will have a narrower budget deficit in 2022/23 than it earlier assumed, continuing to be trimmed over the next three years thanks to buoyant mining receipts, a... 


Transnet strike ends as smaller union calls off boycott
20th October 2022 By: Reuters

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has called off its strike at Transnet, ending a boycott that paralysed the state-owned logsitics firm and impacted commodities exports... 


Transnet worker activity as high as 80% as operations ramp up after wage deal
19th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet said worker activity at its operations has returned to levels as high as 80% since the entity inked its three-year wage deal with the United National Transport Union (UNTU). Transnet and... 


Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


A photo of Transnet's port operations
Satawu calls Transnet's wage deal with UNTU a 'betrayal' of workers, vows to continue strike
18th October 2022 By: News24Wire

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has vowed to continue striking at Transnet, calling the entity's three-year wage deal with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) a... 


Photo of Transnet's rail operations
Transnet announces three-year deal with key union after brutal strike
17th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) for a three-year wage deal. UNTU represents 54% of unionised employees at Transnet. 


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