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Coal traders turn to private finance as high demand lifts prices
2nd November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Coal traders are turning to private finance to keep shipments moving after a European ban on Russian imports sent prices up fivefold. Russia made up almost half of the European Union’s hard-coal... 

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... 

PGMs supply.
Platinum group metals gaining ground in Australia where PGMs have critical status
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration and resources development company Podium Minerals is continuing to blaze a trail in platinum group metals (PGMs) in Australia, where PGMs have been classified as critical minerals,... 

Saudi Arabia to auction five new mining exploration licences in 2023
31st October 2022 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is planning to auction five new mining exploration licences with copper, zinc, lead and iron deposits for local and international investors in 2023, the mining minister said on Sunday,... 

Mozal Aluminium in Mozambique.
IDC increases stake in green aluminum producer
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has increased its shareholding in Mozambique’s Mozal Aluminium to 32.45%. Prior to this transaction, State-owned IDC held 24% equity in the... 

The lithium market is hotter than ever and traders are moving in
31st October 2022 By: Bloomberg

When the oil market liberalised in the 1970s, a group of commodity trading buccaneers led by the infamous Marc Rich made fortunes by connecting buyers and sellers and surfing the price swings of... 

Exploration under way on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Ivanhoe exploration award draws high-spirited comment on northern limb
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is attracting real exploration interest in the form of Platinum Group Metals, Sylvania Platinum and now Ivanhoe Mines, AmaranthCX director and founder Paul... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore responds to climate suggestions, provides production update
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, in response to recommendations received, will take four steps to advance its  climate reporting amid the world facing a rapidly closing window to... 

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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Iron-ore collapses to lowest since 2020 as demand suffers
27th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore extended its rout to the lowest level in more than two years on mounting concerns over global steel demand. The steel-making ingredient hit $82.45 a ton in Singapore on Thursday, its... 

ArcelorMittal, BHP and Mitsubishi partner on green steel
ArcelorMittal, BHP and Mitsubishi partner on green steel
27th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified giant BHP has joined forces with steel major ArcelorMittal and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) to collaborate on a multi-year trial of MHIENG’s carbon capture... 

IEA executive director Fatih Birol
Energy crisis sparked by Ukraine war to speed up green transition – IEA
27th October 2022 By: Reuters

The drop in Russian fossil fuel exports after its Ukraine invasion this year will transform the global energy landscape for decades and can help to hasten a green energy transition, the... 

Inflation-hit metals miners are seeing early signs of cost relief
27th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Mining companies are starting to see signs of easing costs to dig up industrial metals, after spending months dealing with accelerating inflation that eroded earnings. The financial chiefs of First... 

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... 

S2 Research’s Simon Hudson-Peacock.
Orion has achieved vital funding milestone – S2 Research
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Mine development company Orion Minerals has achieved a vital funding milestone in very difficult market circumstances., S2 Research’s Simon Hudson-Peacock states in an analysis of the convertible... 

Now nickel, zinc and molybdenum can obtain ‘mark’ to signal responsible production
25th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Copper Mark has launched a pilot programme to extend its assurance framework for responsible production to molybdenum, nickel and zinc, with producers of these metals soon able to achieve their... 

Richard Duffy
Petra Diamonds taking comfort from underlying fundamental market support
25th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Notwithstanding the recent softening of the diamond market and issues that have affected production at the Cullinan and Finch diamonds mines, Petra Diamonds remains in a strong position, being... 

IEA executive director Fatih Birol
World is in its 'first truly global energy crisis' - IEA's Birol
25th October 2022 By: Reuters

Tightening markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide and major oil producers cutting supply have put the world in the middle of "the first truly global energy crisis", the head of the... 

Researchers find possible replacement for rare earth in magnets
25th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Scientists may have discovered a method for making magnets used in wind turbines and electric cars without the rare-earth metals that are almost exclusively produced in China. A team from the... 

Plug CEO Andy Marsh.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen economy has $10-trillion-a-year opportunity tag
24th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The three letters PEM, which flag platinum-using green hydrogen and fuel cell solutions, are written all over the American green hydrogen company Plug, which is advancing into a potential... 

Steel decarbonisation progressing steadily
21st October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Efforts to decarbonise steelmaking include the deployment of new technologies to existing and new steel plants, and changing the format of raw materials, as well as how raw materials are mined,... 

Copper pipes
WoodMac says climate goals will not realise at current mining investment rates
21st October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research and consultancy group Wood Makenzie (WoodMac) says the global energy transition presents an almost unattainable mine supply challenge, with significant investment and price incentives... 

Iron-ore operations at Anglo American's Kumba Iron Ore.
Anglo, Thyssenkrupp join forces to make steel greener
20th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding with longstanding customer Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG to collaborate on developing new pathways for the decarbonisation of steelmaking.... 

Iron-ore operations in Australia
Iron-ore sinks deeper as gloom grips ferrous market
20th October 2022 By: Reuters

Iron-ore's losses deepened on Thursday, with the benchmark price of the steelmaking ingredient in Singapore hitting a fresh 2022 low, hammered by a gloomy outlook for global steel demand and... 

First mass-produced passenger fuel cell electric vehicle, the Changan Shenlan SL03.
China becoming fuel cell electric vehicle leader, World Platinum research indicates
20th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In what is a major plus for platinum demand and consequently South Africa’s local mining economy, China is poised to become a leading market for platinum-using fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs),... 

Global copper market to see 155 000-t surplus in 2023, says ICSG
19th October 2022 By: Reuters

The global copper market is expected to see a deficit of about 325 000 t this year and a surplus of 155 000 t in 2023, the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) said on Wednesday. "Continued... 

DRDGold's Ergo tailings dumps.
DRDGold's production up 1% in quarter
19th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Surface gold mining company DRDGold on Wednesday reported a 1% quarter-on-quarter increase in gold production to 1 453 kg, on a 1% increase in tonnage throughput. DRDGold’s principal subsidiaries... 

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... 

WGC CEO David Tait
Gold organisations sign global responsibility, sustainability declaration
18th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While there has been significant progress in addressing environmental, social and governance concerns in the gold sector through initiatives and performance standards, the broader industry has, for... 

Green hydrogen seen competing with LNG within a decade
18th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The cost of clean hydrogen will fall to that of liquefied natural gas in a decade as global efforts to replace fossil fuels accelerate, according to Europe’s biggest operator of gas infrastructure.... 

Carbon capture projects hit record, but would mitigate less than 1% of emissions
17th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The number of carbon capture and storage projects in development grew to record levels this year on the back of rising carbon prices and government incentives but would still only mitigate less... 

Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Enabling exploration is urgently needed to put South African mining back in ‘sunrise’ mode
17th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

High on the list of the steps that must be taken to stop South African mining from fading further into sunset mode is free access to geological information from State institutions such as the... 

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