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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... 


US and EU near critical minerals accord to unlock US subsidies
30th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The European Union and the US are nearing an agreement on critical minerals that would provide EU companies access to some of the massive green subsidies offered in President Joe Biden’s Inflation... 


Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.
Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo
29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
South Africa will overcome its rail and electricity problems, Menar MD predicts
27th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

At the end of the day, South Africa will overcome its rail transport and electricity availability issues, and confidence in both Transnet and Eskom will be fully restored, Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu... 


TFR says will act swiftly if unscheduled ghost train allegations are true
27th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned rail network operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it has referred allegations that trains that are not formally scheduled by it are operating on its lines for independent... 


Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 


Transnet to implement contingency plans to mitigate against planned protest
17th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Rail, port and pipeline company Transnet says it is working with stakeholders to implement contingency plans, where necessary, to ensure business continuity in light of the Economic Freedom... 


Côte d'Ivoire's 2022 gold output up 14% to record high
15th March 2023 By: Reuters

Côte d'Ivoire produced a record high of about 48 tonnes of gold in 2022, up 14% from the previous year, a document from the Ministry of Mines, Petrol and Energy showed. Côte d'Ivoire, the world's... 


Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance solutions Telvina Naidoo.
Banking has crucial role to play in enabling mining to transition to clean energy, says Nedbank CIB
14th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The banking sector has a crucial role to play in enabling mining companies to transition to clean energy fully, says Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) principal for sustainable finance... 


Rough diamonds mined in South Africa
Mining output declined for a twelfth consecutive month in January
14th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining production experienced its twelfth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in January, recording a decrease of 1.9%, Statistics South Africa reports. The largest negative contributors were... 


Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster
13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among... 


African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Mike Schmidt.
Turn energy, logistics threats into opportunities, African Rainbow Minerals CEO urges
6th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa's energy and logistics threats should be turned into opportunities, says African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Mike Schmidt. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview following ARM’s... 


Infrastructure backlog, waning service delivery driving people to cities – TIPS
6th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

There is a massive infrastructure backlog in historic labour-sending regions, or former homelands, and the share of households with piped water inside the house has declined in the Free State,... 


ARM's growth outlook.
African Rainbow Minerals to deliver early ounces from Bokoni platinum mine
6th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has invested R1-billion of capital to deliver early ounces at the Bokoni platinum group metals (PGMs) mine, the company said on Monday when... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
African Rainbow Minerals declares R3bn interim dividend
6th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The headline earnings of African Rainbow Minerals rose by 40% to R5 171 million in the six months to December 31, when the JSE-listed company maintained a robust financial position, with net cash... 


Grindrod CEO Xolani Mbambo
Grindrod looks to expand commodity portfolio in the hunt for growth
2nd March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Logistics specialist Grindrod aims to “deconcentrate” its portfolio of commodities, says CEO Xolani Mbambo. Unveiling the company’s financial results for the year ended December 31 on Thursday, he... 


A train transporting manganese to port
Junior miner allocations won't impact existing manganese slots – TFR
28th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

State-owned rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says its opening of rail capacity allocations to junior miners will not impact existing guaranteed manganese miner export allocations. As part... 


South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 


From left to right, Nikisi Lesufi, Japie Fullard, Roger Baxter and Allan Seccombe.
Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
World warming at rate well above what Paris Agreement requires, Anglo CEO warns
24th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world is on a trajectory to reach 2.7°C of warming above pre-industrial levels, which is quite a long way mathematically from the 1.5°C that is required by the Paris Agreement. This was pointed... 


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