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15th September 2021 This week: Platinum demand strengthening; Shut Nkomati Nickel has good-grade, long-life underground potential; and, Botswana copper miner Khoemacau giving attention to ESG silver lining 

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8th September 2021 This week: Unique refinery concept enters first phase; Harmony planning further 73 MW of green electricity generation; And, Implats contributes R13bn in taxes, royalties to South African government 

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1st September 2021 This week: IDC in discussion on the introduction of an exploration fund; DRDGold maintains dividend payout, records strong full-year performance; and, New horizons for uranium as a green metal 

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24th August 2021 This week: Omnia firmly in a growth phase following restructuring; Thungela speedy in putting R6m into trust for communities around its coal mines; and, Marikana massacre commemorated with second yearly memorial lecture 

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18th August 2021 This week: Exxaro ups coal volume at risk owing to Transnet challenges to three-million tonnes; Coal miner Exxaro to spell out decarbonisation strategy on Sept 20; and, Up to 450 MW for cleaner, greener ferrochrome envisaged 

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11th August 2021 This week: Challenging the norm to drive women inclusion; RBPlat CEO Steve Phiri sees PGMs market remaining strong; and, African mining can harness tech, automation to spur economic recovery 

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4th August 2021 This week: De Beers bounces back to 2019 levels with outstanding performance; Anglo on trajectory towards becoming minerals solutions provider; and, ESG business critical, not just the right thing to do 

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28th July 2021 This week: Extremely strong demand for platinum bar and coin; Exploration trailblazer Orion cracks retail investor code with 14 000-plus SA backers; and, Mine achieves massive earnings boost after employing four more people 

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21st July 2021 This week: Exploration is quick foreign investment ‘no brainer’; and, Things are very rosy in the world of AfriTin 

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14th July 2021 This week: Yamkela Makupula clinches exciting Rockwell-linked alluvial diamond deal; Gold heading towards ‘refuge of choice’ status, says incoming AngloGold CEO; and, Explorer within striking distance of declaring maiden SA diamond resource  

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7th July 2021 Cash-pumping but lossmaking Wescoal to broaden from coal to energy; and, Hydrogen represents huge moment of opportunity for South Africa 

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30th June 2021 This week: Carbon capture a helpful decarbonisation tool; and, Black-women-owned platinum fuel cell group working on 15 deployment projects 

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23rd June 2021 This week: Sasol able to produce green hydrogen within 24 months And, ICMM’s 300-plus vehicle fleets assessed for cleaner, safer mine mobility in five regions 

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17th June 2021 This week: Top explorer advises SA to allow geologists from surrounding African countries to boost SA's exploration rebirth; Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform market; and, Major joint effort needed to meet host community challenge 

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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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