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South32’s South African operations deliver stable performance
25th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 

Giyani appoints E&S specialist to board
22nd August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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,... 

Afrimat declares formal dispute over unmet Gravenhage sales conditions, pays Glenover R250m
22nd August 2022 By: Donna Slater

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... 

Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro partnering Enertrag to support just energy transition
18th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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.... 

Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, new CEO tells Mining Weekly
18th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Flanagan Bore proves up for Black Canyon
18th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

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... 

Transnet security guards to be made peace officers
16th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

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... 

Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
President’s new energy plan opens way for Glencore Alloys to target bigger projects
8th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Boegoebaai has been earmarked as a possible hub for the production and export of green hydrogen and derivative products
TNPA initiates process for possible development of greenfield Boegoebaai port
4th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

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... 

A Transnet Freight Rail train transporting iron-ore
Integrated, tech-driven rail industry needed to drive South Africa’s heavy haul sector 
2nd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

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,... 

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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Afrimat raises R680m in accelerated bookbuild
29th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

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.... 

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Company’s expertise wins multimillion-rand project
29th July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

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... 

Euro Manganese' Czech project proves viable
28th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

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... 

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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Anglo American's nuGen truck.
World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Jupiter Mines gets new leadership
26th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

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.... 

South32 achieves record monthly output at its South African manganese operations
25th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 

South32 sticks to plan in June quarter
25th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

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... 

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To capitalise on green transition, Africa urged to add value to critical minerals
22nd July 2022 By: Donna Slater

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... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar
18th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

How to avert the risk of valuable information being disregarded.
Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash
15th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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.... 

Iritron is supplying Camilog's mining operation in Gabon with control systems, motor control centres and network panels
Company automating Gabon manganese mine
15th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Pretoria-based automation company Iritron is involved in an expansion project at a manganese mine in Gabon. Owner Comilog is the world’s second largest high-grade manganese producer, says Iritron... 

Mining production down 7.8% y/y in May, but sales increase
14th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining production decreased by 7.8% year-on-year in May, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has revealed. The largest negative contributors were gold (-28.3% and contributing -4.6 percentage... 

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New mining Bill major threat to jobs and investment, must be strenuously opposed – ENSafrica
14th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A new draconian mining industry draft Bill, which threatens jobs and investment – and can even impose a penalty of 10% of turnover on a mine company, along with corporate manslaughter charges –... 

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Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption
1st July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating... 

Jupiter’s manganese subsidiary delivers A$58m Ebitda in the first quarter
28th June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines’ 49.9%-owned subsidiary Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining has reported production of 883 000 t from the Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province,... 

Exxaro/Cennergi MD Energy Roland Tatnall
Renewables plans poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Grootegeluk coal mine by up to 90%
27th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Going forward, combined renewables plans already in place are poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Exxaro Resources’s Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo by up to 90%. The renewable strategy being... 

US Secretary of State Jose Fernandez
New US programme targets rare minerals needs for EVs and solar panels
27th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

When a top Biden administration official was in Cape Town for a mining conference last month, he heard from a number of African nations desperate for foreign investment to help dig up critical... 

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TNPA embarks on ambitious R9.1bn seven-year infrastructure development programme
24th June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Further to Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) “reimagined” operational model, launched in November last year, and increased efficiency initiatives that are under way, the State-owned... 

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High-purity manganese facing phenomenal demand growth, PDAC hears
24th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The commitment of at least six major motor companies to manganese-based batteries for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is elevating the demand outlook for high-purity manganese phenomenally, a... 

An image of the K.Hill project's manganese core sample
Manganese project closer to its goal
24th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Battery metal development company Giyani Metals aims to have the feasibility study for its K.Hill project, located near the town of Kanye, in Botswana, completed in the third quarter of this year.... 

Green economy will require more commodities – specialist mining director
24th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rather than requiring fewer commodities, the green economy, and its resulting technological developments, will actually require more commodities, says specialist mining services provider Ukwazi... 

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In-country beneficiation opportunities rise on back of EV growth
24th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Growth in the electric vehicles (EVs) market has led to increasing interest and demand for materials, such as manganese, used in the production of EV rechargeable batteries. This increased interest... 

NSDV advisory head Mark Gilbert.
Deeming could bring regulatory certainty to much-needed minerals investment – NSDV
23rd June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The detraction of the South African investment market is the uncertainty around approval timelines and the implementation of a deeming provision could change all that by treating applications as... 

Transnet to issue locomotive tender in July to address crippling port and rail backlog
21st June 2022 By: News24Wire

In a bid to improve on its operational performance, clear logistic backlogs, and claw itself out of its financial predicament, Transnet has confirmed that it will issue a tender for the procurement... 

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Green hydrogen’s business case significantly strengthened, summit hears
17th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, when earlier identified as a necessary clean energy source to help the world achieve net-zero emissions in the coming decades, was higher up the cost curve than fossil fuels. Now... 

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