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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... 

Bernard Pryor and Phoevos Pouroulis.
Karo platinum project taking off in Zimbabwe with solar power tailwind
14th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A multi-phased development approach is being adopted at the Karo Platinum project in Zimbabwe, where a 17-year opencast mine is to be built with a timeline to deliver its first ore to mill in July... 

Photo of an iron-ore mining operation in Australia's Pilbara
Iron-ore outlook clouded by global demand woes, supply risks
14th October 2022 By: Reuters

Iron-ore prices are on track to end 2022 at their lowest in the last three or four years and will probably languish next year as well, with China and Europe cutting steel output, while pressure... 

Harmony Gold Mining Company Investor Relations Head Jared Coetzer.
Exciting part of Eva Copper is near-term production, says Harmony Gold
13th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The exciting part of the Eva Copper project is the near-term production prospect that it brings with it, says Harmony Gold Mining Company investor relations head Jared Coetzer of the Johannesburg-... 

Shell VP Sectoral Decarbonisation & Innovation Grischa Sauerberg.
Shell consortium accelerating electrification of mine haul trucks
12th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Transitioning oil, gas, fuels and lubricants company Shell has established a nine-member consortium to create electrification solutions for mining sites. The electrification offers a shift away... 

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
AngloGold targets 30% emissions reduction by 2030
12th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti on Wednesday released a carbon emissions reduction target that aims to achieve a 30% absolute reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by... 

An opportunity for South Africa to become a lot more globally competitive.
Expanding bulk mineral exports can lift employment to 500 000 direct jobs
11th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Expanding bulk mineral exports can increase employment to 500 000 direct jobs, up on the 459 000 of last year. What is generally required is for South Africa to lift its export performance to... 

Metallurgical chrome stacker with material ready for despatch.
Strongly producing Tharisa achieves seven fatality-free years
11th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome co-producer Tharisa, which on Tuesday reported considerably higher production in the 12 months to September 30, has achieved seven fatality-free years. “We... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
South Africa takes 354 days to issue prospecting right, Botswana does it in 40
10th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Why does it take 354 working days for South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to issue a prospecting right which Botswana accomplishes in 40 days? Mineral Council South... 

Al Cook has been announced as the new CEO of De Beers Group.
New De Beers CEO from early 2023 when Cleaver elevates to co-chair
10th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With effect from early 2023, Al Cook has been announced as the new CEO of De Beers Group and current CEO Bruce Cleaver as co-chairperson. This follows Cleaver’s decision to step back after six... 

Former Anglo America CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani.
Development is only conversation South Africa should be having, Cutifani tells Joburg Indaba
6th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Development is the only conversation that South Africa should be having, former Anglo American CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani said amid strong applause at the Joburg... 

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