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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 –... 


Firm to streamline blasting for mines
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the steady decline in production from the South African mining sector, there have been some recent mine expansions for minerals in high demand. Wherever possible, blasting and explosives... 


A large openpit uranium mine in Namibia with mine trucks moving ore to the processing facility
Namibia’s current capacity unpacked - Institute
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

The Namibian uranium sector is not only recovering from a global slump but is also, in fact, growing, owing to uranium prices improving amid positive supply and demand fundamentals, says Namibian... 


A sunset picture of a helicopter kicking up dust above the Elevate uranium mine in Namibia
Uranium demand growing on back of Paris Agreement
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Global analysts suggest that a greater uptake of nuclear power generation is expected in the future, in line with predictions that global utility uncovered uranium requirements will rise... 


A head and torso image of Dyna Training Namibia country head Hilma Haimbili
Demand for training increasing markedly
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Upskilling and empowerment company Dyna Training Namibia has noted a marked increase in demand for supervisory skills training in the country’s mining industry. Although its core clients focus on... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo has 600 MW keyed up ready to go, green hydrogen also developing rapidly, says Wanblad
23rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All policy in South Africa specifically relating to energy certainly does tend to be moving into a path of time and space where it really is incentivising the building out of renewable energy... 


Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining... 


South32 COO Noel Pillay.
Opportunity to commercialise greenness of South Africa’s nuclear power, says South32
17th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Nuclear power is part of the green taxonomy in Europe, where South Africa places most of its aluminium products and where most of the price pressures on non-green aluminium are going to arise in... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Growing need for critical raw materials highlighted by US, EU policies – Glencore
15th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Recent government policies, such as the US's Inflation Reduction Act and the European Union’s proposed Green Deal Industrial Plan, demonstrate the growing need for critical raw materials through to... 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 


Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 


Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland.
Global renewable energy generation to hit 320 GW this year, Mining Indaba hears
9th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy capacity will increase by 8% to 320 GW this year, Ivanhoe Mines founder and CEO Robert Friedland told the Investing in African Mining Indaba on Wednesday at an event themed on the... 


Seriti CEO Mike Teke.
Seriti wins plaudits for decarbonising its coal mines while keeping coal lights on
8th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The 91% black-owned and -controlled Seriti Resources was seen at the Investing in African Mining Indaba as setting a compelling example by generating wind energy to decarbonise its coal mining... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.
Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba... 


Jose W Fernandez addressing a packed Investing in African Mining Indaba auditorium.
Mining countries being helped to build critical mineral supply chains
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The United States of America wants to support mineral producing countries to build enabling environments for investment throughout the critical minerals supply chain and not just focusing on... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Ever greater global acknowledgement of need to decarbonise ever more urgently – Anglo
6th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ever greater acknowledgement is being given to the need to decarbonise global energy and transport systems ever more urgently. At the same time, ever greater global recognition is being given to... 


From left, Layton Nenzinane, Peter Venn and Doug Gain.
Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a... 


A large open pit operation at night being lit up with flood lights and masts
Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation
3rd February 2023

Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK... 


A photo of Schneider Electrics Building and company logo
New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies
3rd February 2023 By: Halima Frost

A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by... 


An image depicting speakers at the Mining Indaba
Mining Indaba to be ‘bigger than ever’
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – is expected to be “bigger than ever”, owing to strong commodity... 


An image of Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Miner approves project implementation, begins refinery construction
27th January 2023

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced in November last year that, subsequent to securing an effective controlling interest of about 85% in Keliber Oy, the Sibanye-Stillwater board had... 


An image of a construction sector worker on site
Course enables project management’s full potential
27th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Not-for-profit professional project management organisation Project Management Institute (PMI) has launched a course covering critical power skills amongst others to assist project managers in... 


Munkotachi Investments MD Christopher Lesa.
Copper-copious Zambia stepping up agricultural prowess, embarking on robust outreach
25th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and agriculture are two key sectors of the Zambian economy that are attracting foreign direct investment, which rose 158% to $8.5-billion in 2022, creating 74 000 jobs. The latest company to... 


Anglo American's large nuGen zero emissions haulage solution.
Green hydrogen mine mobility on way in India to platinum applause
19th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

India has opted for hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty mine truck mobility in a green initiative that will have platinum group metals (PGMs) miners applauding. This is because the clean emission-free... 


Williamson diamond mine in Tanzania.
Measures to contain diamond mine tailings breach complete – Petra
17th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

When the eastern wall of a tailings storage facility at the Williamson diamond mine, in Tanzania, was breached on November 7 last year, precautionary measures to contain the tailings material and... 


Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium sales from South Africa on track to begin this month, Marula Mining reports
12th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sales of lithium processed out of stockpiles at the Blesberg project in the Northern Cape are expected to commence this month. “We’re on track for the first delivery of a thousand tons through to... 


Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.
Platinum-boosting clean hydrogen projects, patents are all the rage
11th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation agreement for Namibia’s planned multibillion-dollar Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year, Namibia President Hage Geingob... 


Cover image of 22-page ‘Year of Decisive Action’ document to mark ANC’s 111th anniversary.
Enable South Africa to become green hydrogen centre – ANC
9th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Enabling South Africa to become a green hydrogen centre through government support is highlighted in the January 8 Statement 2023 of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National... 


Study shows PV plant’s value
16th December 2022

Canadian miner Giyani Metals provided results of a feasibility study (FS) conducted for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, located in Botswana, last month. The FS results followed... 


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