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Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka signing memorandum with Japan Ambassador Ushio Shigeru (top right) and Eastern Cape Premier’s office chief of staff Baphelele Mhlaba (top left).
Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa and Itochu Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of co-operation to advance Hive’s Coega green ammonia export project in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.... 


Gold bars
Geopolitical tensions, continued central bank buying likely to support gold in 2024
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold had a strong 2023, defying expectations amid a high interest rate environment and outperforming commodities, bonds and most stock markets, the World Gold Council (WGC) says as it outlines... 


Sibanye-Stillwater streaks ahead with renewables projects.
Sibanye-Stillwater accelerates decarbonisation with two further renewables projects
7th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The financial close and start of construction of two additional renewable energy projects for Sibanye-Stillwater’s South Africa operations has been announced. The first project, the Witberg wind... 


Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 


Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global power-production from coal will peak this year as surging deployment of renewables displaces the dirtiest fossil fuel, according to research from Rystad Energy. Burning coal will produce... 


Gold's record run faces speed bumps, but new peaks beckon
Gold's record run faces speed bumps, but new peaks beckon
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

The momentum propelling gold to a record $2 135.40 per ounce on Monday may fizzle short term, due to uncertainty over the timing of US monetary easing, but wider geopolitical risks should also... 


Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine.
South Africa’s permanent magnet rare earths attracting keen interest
5th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is recognised as having the potential to play a significant role in the establishment of a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition.... 


China's economic growth is forecast to slow to 4.7% in 2024, compared with 5.2% this year.
BMI unpacks key mining, metal trends forecast for 2024
4th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI expects only a slight improvement to mineral and metals prices next year owing to continued weak demand in mainland China and overall global growth deceleration. Global growth... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


Gold price hits an all-time high
Gold price hits an all-time high
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

For many investors, gold is looking hot right now. The precious metal just touched an intraday record $2 135.39 an ounce thanks in part to its haven status: The more volatile the world gets, the... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 


Electric-car makers can stop worrying so much about lithium
Electric-car makers can stop worrying so much about lithium
30th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium’s price slump over the past year has been as dramatic as its climb — and it’s probably not finished yet. The battery material’s benchmark price in China is now down about 80% from its... 


Drilling shows potential for resource upgrade at Atlantic Lithium’s Ghana project
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium announces that multiple broad intervals of visible spodumene have been observed in drilling outside of the current... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 


Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece.
Gold Fields takes big new Scope 3 decarbonisation step
27th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The global transition to net zero emissions by 2050 requires significant deployment of clean energy technologies and increased material production and infrastructure. This is top of mind within the... 


Battery prices are falling again as raw material costs drop
Battery prices are falling again as raw material costs drop
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

As the auto industry grapples with how to make affordable EVs, the task may get easier by one key metric. Battery prices are resuming a long-term trend of decline, following an unprecedented... 


Salt in batteries: shift may herald another shakeup
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Battery giants are starting to put their money on new sodium-based technology, a sign that there could be yet another shakeup in the industry that’s crucial for the energy transition. Sodium —... 


Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 


Mined lithium ore
Lithium rout deepens with battery metal now down 75% this year
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium extended an almost monthlong run of declines, taking its drop this year to 75%, with expectations the rout in the electric-vehicle battery metal is far from over. Chinese prices of lithium... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


Mogale Tailings Retreatment project operations manager Oriel Shikwambana at launch in July.
Progress at Pan African's gold tailings treatment project on West Rand
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Excellent progress has reportedly been made with the construction of the R2.5-billion gold tailings retreatment project, west of Johannesburg, on Gauteng’s West Rand. The continued momentum of the... 


A copper mine and haul trucks
Mining 2030 Commission names members, welcomes investor support
22nd November 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Collaborative investor-led initiative the Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030, also known as the Mining 2030 Commission, has, to date, gained the support of 82 investors with over... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
New platinum group metals demand may be on way in energy generation and storage
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

New demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) may be created in the energy generation and storage field, Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) stated on Wednesday. The unique... 


Iron-ore soars to nine-month high on China stimulus anticipation
21st November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore surged to its highest intraday price since February, with demand optimism growing as more details emerge about China’s latest economic stimulus drive. The steel-making staple rose as much... 


FutureCoal chairperson and Thungela Resources CEO July Ndlovu
World Coal Association rebrands as FutureCoal
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 38 years, the World Coal Association (WCA) has rebranded itself as FutureCoal – The Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal. FutureCoal CE Michelle Manook says the rebrand was done in response... 


WPIC research director Edward Sterck.
Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


Photo of a charging EV
Western lithium, graphite miners boost prices for ESG-friendly supply
19th November 2023 By: Reuters

Western lithium and graphite miners have started charging the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain higher prices for their material, meeting demand for environment-friendly and consistent supply that... 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager.
Green hydrogen produced on site can help Africa’s people, says Hydrox
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen produced on site can play a huge role in solving the energy crisis as it eliminates the challenges associated with establishing electrical distribution networks over vast distances,... 


Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 


Interim Gold Fields CEO Martin Preece.
Between 50 MW and 80 MW of wind power on way at South Deep – Gold Fields
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South Deep gold mine west of Johannesburg, which is already benefitting from 50 MW of solar power commissioned last year, is poised to be boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power going... 


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