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National Logistics Crisis Committee to tackle transport emergencies in parallel to reform agenda
National Logistics Crisis Committee to tackle transport emergencies in parallel to reform agenda
13th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will adopt a two-pronged approach to addressing the rail, port and road crises currently undermining growth and job creation in South Africa, whereby... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
Green hydrogen atlas results show enormous Southern African potential – Sasscal
5th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science... 


Pearl Gray Equity and Research's  Steve Booyens.
More succinct licence processes are a must to attract exploration investment – researcher
2nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

More succinct licence processes are needed to attract exploration investment in South Africa,  Pearl Gray Equity and Research managing partner Steve Booyens said on Friday. “There are loads of... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
South Africa’s locomotive shortage unresolved after China visit
2nd June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said he’s yet to resolve an impasse with China that’s held up the delivery of locomotives and parts essential to improving... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Fruitful discussion under way on exploration incentivisation – Minerals Council
1st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Fruitful discussions are taking place on flow-through shares to incentivise junior mining and exploration, Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell said... 


Mzila Mthenjane has been appointed CEO of the Minerals Council South Africa
Exxaro's Mthenjane to succeed Baxter as Minerals Council CEO
31st May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa has officially appointed mining and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources' stakeholder affairs executive head Mzila Mthenjane as its new CEO. He will take over... 


JSE Origination and Deals Head Samuel Mokorosi and Copper 360 chairperson Shirley Hayes at last month's Copper 360 listing.
JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list, says Mokorosi
30th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is going all out to attract junior mining and exploration companies, making it easier for companies to get on to the exchange and to remain on the... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 


ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


Keras exits Togo, completes transition to North America-focused company
18th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed Keras Resources has reached an agreement with the Togo government on the future of the Nayéga manganese project. Keras will no longer pursue an exploitation permit for the project. The... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs
16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 


SFA (Oxford) CEO Henk de Hoop.
Will it be 100% battery electric vehicles by 2035, SFA (Oxford) event asks
11th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Will it be 100% battery electric vehicle (BEV) dominance by 2035? That was the question posed in the title of the SFA (Oxford)'s Battery Metals Lectures on May 11, when slides projected a 45% BEV... 


South Africa's mining ouptut down 2.6% y/y in March
11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production decreased by 2.6% year-on-year in March, with the diamonds and platinum group metals (PGMs) having been the biggest contributors. Diamond output was 54.7% lower... 


A$126m to be spent of forward planning at SWIS
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian state government has allocated A$126-million to kickstart early network planning, following the release of a landmark report into the future of the state’s main electricity... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore takes yet another step along the busying road to circularity
9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and marketing company Glencore, which last month initiated steps to provide lithium-ion battery recycling solutions at scale for Spain and Portugal in partnership with FCC Ámbito and... 


Minerals Council South Africa outgoing CEO Roger Baxter
Emerging miners highlight impact of energy, logistics constraints on economic growth
8th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South African economy is limited to 1.5% potential growth a year because there is no productivity growth. National productivity has declined for five years consecutively, highlighting the... 


Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 


SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability
5th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 


TFR bolsters manganese export capacity
4th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it is providing additional capacity for the export of manganese through the extension of the current Mamathwane crossing loop in the Northern Cape. This... 


Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.
Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds
28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a... 


The Tshipi Borwa mine in South Africa's Northern Cape
Tshipi posts higher third-quarter Ebitda, net profit
28th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines reports that its 49.9%-owned subsidiary Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining recorded an increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to... 


Nigel Townshend.
Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company
26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Copper drives up Anglo’s first-quarter production by 9%
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The production of the London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo American group increased by 9% in the three months to March 31 compared with the same period in 2022, driven by the ramp-up of copper... 


TPT expects to invest just over R8-billion over the next five years
South African port operator pursuing R8bn OEM strategy in bid to bolster equipment performance
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is optimistic that its emerging strategy of entering into long-term agreements with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply and life-cycle maintenance... 


Heraeus Precious Metals Executive Vice-President New Business Philipp Walter.
Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode, Heraeus’ Walter reports
20th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as... 


From top left clockwise are Anglo's Duncan Wanblad, Anik Michaud, Matt Daley and Stephen Pearce.
Anglo’s 680 MW prioritised first-wave renewable energy projects on way
19th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Listed as a 2023 priority by Anglo American is getting the first wave of the renewable energy ecosystem projects under way in South Africa. The first wave of 680 MW renewable energy projects being... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Addressing climate change is increasingly urgent challenge, says Anglo’s Wanblad
18th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Addressing climate change is an increasingly urgent challenge for all businesses, says Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad, who on Tuesday presented the London- and Johannesburg-listed mining... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn
17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 


Transnet rebuilding internal audit capabilities
17th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned Transnet says it is repositioning and strengthening its internal audit function to ensure improved governance and internal controls. A key part of this includes implementation of a... 


SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.
Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects
14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, when he listed Keaton Energy on the JSE many years ago, well before the delistings issue arose.
How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings
13th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, who is moving into the renewable energy business.
Stunning online mining map highlights far-reaching remaining mining potential
12th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

AmaranthCX and its technology partner 1Map have collaborated to publish a comprehensive, online South African Mining Map, with electronic, all-commodity depiction. The governments of other mining... 


Element 25 weighs US manganese facility
12th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The feasibility study into the proposed battery grade high purity manganese sulphate (HPMSM) facility, in Louisiana, has confirmed the viability of the project, ASX-listed Element 25 said. The... 


The Richards Bay Coal Terminal
South African coal miners facing same old challenges in addition to lower prices
4th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s coal industry will have to contend with the same “headaches” as before this year, and without the advantage of record high prices. This was noted by McCloskey by OPIS Southern Africa... 


Kolomela iron-ore operation of Anglo group company Kumba Iron Ore, inNorthern Cape.
Anglo signs another green steel deal involving South African iron-ore
4th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mitigating climate change, the biggest challenge of our time, requires a new, clean industrial revolution, says H2 Green Steel of Sweden, which on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


TFR achieves record volumes on manganese export line
4th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) Cape Corridor has achieved a ten-year record on its Manganese Hotazel–Port Elizabeth export line, achieving 9.8-million tonnes in the 2022/23 financial year. The... 


Giyani Metals president and CEO Danny Keating
Giyani appoints new CEO
3rd April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corp, which is developing the integrated K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, in Botswana, has appointed Danny Keating president and CEO. He has almost 30 years of... 


ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears
3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica... 


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