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10th June 2021 This week: Tender for new modern cadastre system to be invited next week; Hot prices pervading commodities market, CRU tells Junior Indaba; and, Today’s juniors targeting rich beyond-mining value-add of world’s new critical metals  

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2nd June 2021 This week: Government-Minerals Council team established to promote exploration; concern over lack of JSE listings ahead of Junior Indaba; and, new green copper play in Northern Cape expects to be cash positive from month two. 

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27th May 2021 This week: SAEC name change to Seriti Power signals coal miner’s new broader energy vision; Hire jobless geologists to capture much-needed exploration data; and, Menar expects first ore from inaugural manganese mine in July 

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19th May 2021 This week: Colleagues pay tribute to Wits’ Fred Cawood as he prepares to retire; Platinum on cathodes of zinc-air system chosen to decarbonise New York City; and, Specialised attorneys fill gaps engineers cannot 

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13th May 2021 This week: African miners note benefits of investing in renewables; Gold Fields board approves R660m construction of 40 MW solar plant at South Deep; and, Net zero gold a ‘realistic prospect’  

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5th May 2021 This week: PGMs in all three drive trains if Lion Battery initiative is successful And, Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic  

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31st March 2021 This week: Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients; South Africa playing key role in hydrogen economy and, Substituting rhodium with palladium next, says Sibanye-Stillwater 

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24th March 2021 This week: Menar projects unpacked; Exxaro outlines value opportunity in transforming to low-carbon future; and, Northern Cape needs exploration boos 

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17th March 2021 This week: Royal Bafokeng Platinum studying feasibility of 30 MW solar power plant; Strong investment demand sustained platinum in the fourth quarter of 2020; and, Royal Bafokeng Platinum engaged in tailings, concentrator, conveyor projects 

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9th March 2021 This week: The major challenge of the mining industry is the imperative of growth; ARM board approves R5.7-billion Merensky project at Two Rivers mine; and, Game-changing R3.6bn project positioning Kumba Iron Ore well into the future 

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3rd March 2021 This week: Anglo achieves resilient performance in a tough year; Implats in final stages of approving R10bn worth of new platinum projects; And, South African miners to focus on competitiveness and embrace 4IR to thrive 

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25th February 2021 This week: London listing on way as mining company strives to become green gold producer; DRDGold flies sky high on numbers never seen before; and, Sibanye assessing on-site green hydrogen generation to power fuel cell mobility 

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17th February 2021 This week: Vision Blue helping world to achieve green dream with high-return prospects for investors; Alluvial diamond miners outline way to save fast-shrinking industry; And, Generator supplier completing two orders 

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10th February 2021 This week: Minerals Council says exploration needed to grow industry; President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA wants to promote greater exploration and beneficiation; and, Murray & Roberts Cementation achieves five-million fatality-free shifts 

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3rd February 2021 De Beers adopts strategy to meet carbon-neutral ambition; Third consecutive year of coal export decline from Richards Bay Coal Terminal; And, Transitioning fossil-fuel labour forces into new sectors critical for ‘clean, just energy transitions’ 

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14th January 2021 This week: Gold mine ups return-to-work protocols as Covid infection numbers spike; And, US company planning at least 500 hydrogen fuelling stations in next 3 to 5 years 

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2nd December 2020 This week: Anglo praised for blazing decarbonised mining trail with hydrogen truck project; Omnia firmly in ‘fix and renew’ phase following September interim period; and, Coal mine on point of turning acid mine drainage into potable water at no cost 

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26th November 2020 Iridium breakthrough a boost for green hydrogen economy, PGMs mining; Chrome producers want ferrochrome solutions that exclude export tax; and, company designs, constructs ventilation and cooling systems for mines 

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18th November 2020 Zambia copper explorer has exclusivity agreement with Anglo American; Platinum-linked green hydrogen economy right for Africa; And, Completion of first phase of Kore Potash’s new starter project expected in May 

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12th November 2020 Wits Basin’s shallow gold reefs to be mined as economic environment creates huge tailwind; Clean, green copper of N Cape will be produced at zero cost; And, Gwede Mantashe says exploration is a priority  

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4th November 2020 Hopes rise as top firms arrive at potential flow-through share model to stimulate mining exploration; Struggling ferrochrome needs chrome export tax as interim measure; And, Profitable circular economy concepts making future potentially bright for coal miners 

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29th October 2020 This week: Gold Fields 40 MW solar power application making good progress Platinum well positioned in hydrogen economy’s sweet spots And, Experience from other health crises shaped mining industry’s rapid pandemic response  

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22nd October 2020 This week: Southern Africa’s green hydrogen buy-in exceeding expectations; New venture capital incubation fund targeting small-scale mining space; And, environmental under-investment comes back to bite 

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15th October 2020 Mining majors must convince investors of need to replace value; Exploration strategy in three months, hydrogen under scrutiny; and, Flow-through must form part of overall exploration strategy 

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8th October 2020 This week: Carbide recycling can create jobs for mine communities And, Amplats focused on going back to basics, stretching existing assets optimally 

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23rd September 2020 This week: Solar to provide most of gold plants’ daytime power; Mponeng integration presenting ‘wonderful opportunities’; and, Egoli likely to be S Africa’s least complicated underground gold mine 

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16th September 2020 This week: Platinum has potential to be three-times-bigger $35bn-a-year industry Data key to long-term optimization And, prize potentially large in platinum fuel cell and hydrogen growth 

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8th September 2020 This week: South Africa must link tax laws to job creation; Joburg’s political legacy mine dumps should come down to cut commute time; and, lagging platinum being actively promoted 

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2nd September 2020 This week: Third of Master Drilling’s labour force let go; Master Drilling aligning with opencast mines going underground in changing world; and, Sibanye prides itself in having the 'rock star' metals of the moment 

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27th August 2020 This week: Getting best out of mining starts with policy certainty; Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect; and, Kenmare says interim results ‘stronger, more resilient’ than expected 

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12th August 2020 This week: High-flying, dividend-talking RBPlat going into second half with tailwinds; and, Platinum continuing to attract strong investor interest 

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6th August 2020 AMSA implements large-scale, but ‘flexible’, labour reorganisation as Covid-19 bites; AECI still turns healthy profit, dividend owing to a robust response plan; and, PGM prices expected to remain robust in the short term 

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30th July 2020 Pan African does it again with exciting rich vein of gold at New Consort; And, Menar’s R250m cash-funded solar-served East Manganese project is under way 

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23rd July 2020 This week: Covid opens up opportunity for more constructive, purposeful dialogue; Global mining sharing knowledge in response to Covid-19; And, Platinum boosts hydrogen electrolyser performance exponentially 

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8th July 2020 This week: Covid kills 13 mineworkers, no foreigners back at work; Platinum group metals in pole position to benefit from global decarbonisation thrust; and, Intensive communication playing key role in curbing Covid at South Deep 

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1st July 2020 This week: Ethiopia looking to bolster investment in resources, mining; And, Covid-19 is an important catalyst for hydrogen economy’s take-off 

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19th March 2020 Coal miner Exxaro driving rigorous renewable energy strategy; Menar doing due diligence on thermal coal assets being offloaded; and, Coronavirus likely to cause drastic price falls 

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12th March 2020 RBPlats delves into solar power; RBPlats says every employee has opportunity to own dignified home; and, ramp-up of new mechanised PGMs mine below expectations for RBPlat 

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