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Hydrogen roadmap targeting societal well-being, North West conference told 

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 50 minutes ago In terms of high-level outcomes, the vision of South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap is the creation of an inclusive, sustainable and competitive hydrogen economy to support net-zero carbon economic growth and societal well-being, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) chief director... 

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North West Mining and Energy Conference covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch  

Updated 2 hours 48 minutes ago This week: Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver; Hillside Aluminium could get green lifeline by 2030; And, Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska 

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South Africa's RBCT exports lowest coal tonnage since 1996  

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2022 The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) last year exported its lowest volume of coal since 1996. In exporting 58.72-million tons of coal, RBCT was 11-milion tons down on what it achieved in 2020 and 18-million tons down on its 77-million-ton budget for the 2021 year. 

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Richards Bay Coal Terminal media brief covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Many seeing platinum as hard asset, potential inflation hedge – WPIC  

By: Martin Creamer     24th January 2022 There are a lot more people looking at platinum as a hard asset and potential hedge against inflation, World Platinum Investment Council director of research Trevor Raymond said on Monday. Responding to Mining Weekly’s questions on what has been driving the platinum up over the last two weeks,... 

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WPIC Director of Research Trevor Raymond interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (21/01/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 We can achieve “superpower” energy status by focusing on our world-beating solar, wind and storage opportunity; Australians are the main investors in projects that are bringing dormant gold and copper assets back to life; and Soweto-born Sam Molefi has clinched promising business for his... 

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Sam Molefi clinches promising contract for his impressive mining business  

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2022 Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Samuel Molefi and entrepreneur Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company was established with the sole objective of rendering differentiated contract mining services and to be a supplier of... 

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SWS, Hillside Aluminium, Aus investment make headlines   

21st January 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks huge advantages in South Africa modifying its Integrated Resource Plan to focus its energy effort exclusively solar, wind and storage; Hillside Aluminium which could go green by 2030; and Australian investment in Orion’s Prieska as well as in West Wits... 

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SWS, Hillside Aluminium, Aus investment make headlines

Magazine round up | 21 January 2022 

21st January 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 21 January 2022

Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska  

By: Martin Creamer     20th January 2022 The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the Prieska copper-zinc project to assess the potential for its fast-tracking. Also flagged is the opportunity to extract pillars left by historic mining. 

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Orion CEO Errol Smart interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

Hillside Aluminium could get green $0.03c/kWh lifeline by 2030 – Mallinson  

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2022 It’s all about South Africa focusing attention on the generation and storage of its wonderful African sunshine and prime African wind. It’s all about going hammer and tongs for these three letters, SWS, which stand for solar, wind and storage ­– and eight hours of storage is all we need, which is... 

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Energy consultant Clyde Mallinson interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver  

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2022 West Wits Mining, the Australia-listed Witwatersrand gold reviver that is advancing fast on an initial A$9.5-million capital raise, is the beneficiary of an unexpected gold find that will result in income being generated considerably sooner than expected. From next month, West Wits Mining, headed... 

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West Wits MD Jac van Heerden interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

On-The-Air (14/01/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th January 2022 On Tuesday, South Africa will launch a R75-billion project aimed at combating climate change; Countries that transition to clean energy are more likely to attract foreign direct investment. 

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Green ammonia, FDI, SA's COP26 funds   

14th January 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks South Africa’s first green ammonia project, which launches next week; foreign direct investment for countries transitioning to clean energy; and whether South Africa has effectively deployed funds secured at COP26.   

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Formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project on Tuesday  

By: Martin Creamer     12th January 2022 The formal launch of South Africa’s first green ammonia project takes place on Tuesday, against the background of the initiative having already secured an in-principle offtake agreement from a global player – a clear indication of the world’s ‘go green’ momentum. Hive Energy and BuiltAfrica –... 

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BuiltAfrica chairperson Thulani Gcabashe interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Kamoa Copper on track to be among ten largest copper mines globally  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2022 Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines has set its sights on producing between 290 000 t and 340 000 t of copper in concentrate this year. The Kamoa copper project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, produced 105 884 t of copper in concentrate in 2021. This exceeded the upper end of the guidance range,... 

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Ivanhoe Mines provides an update on developments at the Kamoa-Kakula mine (Video by Ivanhoe Mines)

Clean energy and climate change on South Africa's radar   

7th January 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses decarbonisation as an opportunity to create quality employment; South Africa's need to transition to clean energy without creating job losses and ghost towns in areas where fossil fuels provide the overwhelming economic support; and South Africa's... 

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Clean energy and climate change on South Africa's radar

On-The-Air (17/12/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th December 2021 Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Kamwendo: A massive new $4-billion green ammonia/hydrogen export project is planned for Nelson Mandela Bay. 

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Energy transitioning countries stand to attract major FDI investment, webinar hears 

By: Martin Creamer     15th December 2021 Countries that choose to transition into clean energy stand to attract major foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, as do companies that follow a clear pathway towards decarbonisation responsibly, a global webinar event has emphasised. The timing of the clean energy leapfrog by transitioning... 

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Wood Mackenzie Metals and Mining webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sedibelo’s green platinum resolve firmed up by first-of-a-kind ESG appointment  

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2021 In a mining investment world increasingly dominated by environmental social and governance (ESG) demands, the resolve of Sedibelo Platinum Mines to be a green platinum group metals producer has been firmed up by the timely first-of-a-kind appointment of a chief ESG officer. As chief ESG officer,... 

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Arne Frandsen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (10/12/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th December 2021 A UN envoy this week urged South Africa to make use of the funding available for energy transition. Mining companies this week committed themselves to full contract and tax openness to combat corruption. Exploration geologists this week urged South Africa to unlock its amazing jewel box of... 

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Magazine round up | 10 December 2021 

10th December 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 10 December 2021

Just energy transition makes headlines   

9th December 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the United Nations climate envoy calling for the urgent specification of energy transition action; the Shell Foundation's calls for an energy transition through on-the-ground projects to transition developing countries to renewable solutions; and... 

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Just energy transition makes headlines

Resources Watch 

8th December 2021 Sable to undertake rights issue at R1 a share followed by transaction at R5 a share; and, Anglo American suggests the use of renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen 

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Just transition energy projects needed now – Shell Foundation 

By: Martin Creamer     8th December 2021 Real projects on the ground, that can transition developing countries to renewable solutions justly, are what is needed now, along with the correct use of blended finance to create sustainable entrepreneurship as asset bases are repurposed, a global webinar has heard. Without a just energy... 

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Specify energy transition action now, the money’s there for it, UN climate envoy urges  

By: Martin Creamer     7th December 2021 The energy transition is woefully under specified, the United Nations special envoy on climate change action and finance Mark Carney told a global webinar, in which he described the specifying of energy transition action as being “a matter of urgency”. Such specification, the webinar heard,... 

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UN Climate Action Finance Envoy Mark Carney covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Glencore targeting recycling step change  

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2021 The goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change are best achieved through the circular economy, says diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which sees recycling as being a significant means for relieving the growing burden that global decarbonisation is set to place on finite raw... 

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Glencore 2021 investor update covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2021 The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) co-sponsored exploration webinar heard on Thursday. Taking part in the panel discussion under... 

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IDC co-sponsored webinar covered by Mining Weekly.

On-The-Air (03/12/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2021 A blueprint to combat climate change has been proposed by South Africa’s leading mining company; South Deep gold mine is now planning 50 MW of sun energy with an equal volume of wind energy; and Glencore this week promised to institute just transition measures at all the coal mines it closes. 

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Renewables and Implats acquiring RBPlat shares make headlines   

3rd December 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks: Anglo American is urging the use of renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen and then using that hydrogen to replace diesel. South Deep will increase its 40 MW solar power project to 50 MW after it procured more efficient solar panels. Impala... 

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Magazine round up | 03 December 2021 

3rd December 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Rising demand for separation compound 

By: Halima Frost     3rd December 2021 Since the partnership between global chemicals producer 2M Holdings and speciality materials company Celanese, established in 2014, demand for its methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) compound, used to separate copper from ore, has grown substantially in the Central Africa region. 2M Holdings South... 

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2M Holdings South Africa MD Denzyl O’Donoghue discusses the use of MIBC as an effective flotation agent in the separation of copper

Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, use hydrogen to cut diesel – Cutifani   

By: Martin Creamer     2nd December 2021 Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, and then use the hydrogen that has been created to replace diesel. Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani proposed this climate blueprint while also outlining his London- and Johannesburg-listed mining company’s entry into crop nutrients that can free up... 

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GlobeScan climate event covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sable to undertake rights issue at R1 a share followed by transaction at R5 a share  

By: Martin Creamer     1st December 2021 The rights issue that Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Sable Exploration and Mining is to undertake at R1 a share will be followed by a transaction at R5 a share, giving an immediate fivefold uplift to the shareholders of the company. This follows mining company Magni Investment Holdings... 

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Resources Watch 

1st December 2021 This week: Sir Mick Davis says there’s no reason why Eskom can’t make reliable comeback; There are very strong platinum imports going into China; and, Namibia is heading for world record green hydrogen costs 

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Carbon-neutral nickel launch showcased by South Africa-linked chairperson  

By: Martin Creamer     30th November 2021 South Africa-linked Gareth Penny on Monday heralded the launch of a carbon-neutral nickel with a difference in that it steers completely clear of any reliance on third-party carbon credits. Penny did so in his capacity as nonexecutive chairperson of Nornickel of Russia – and put sharper focus on... 

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Nornickel capital markets day covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

RBPlat bid embodies socioeconomic boost for greater Rustenburg region – Implats  

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2021 The bid by Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) for a majority shareholding in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) presents an opportunity to create sizeable Western Limb production base with socioeconomic benefits for the region, platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Implats said on... 

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Implats’ offer to Royal Bafokeng Platinum covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer: Video: Darlene Creamer.

Froneman tells world of Sibanye’s confidence in hydrogen economy  

By: Martin Creamer     26th November 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) are poised to be a very significant underpin in the green hydrogen economy and Sibanye-Stillwater is intent on ensuring that the supply of PGMs is sustainable and that the company is part of the global climate change solution, Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman told a global... 

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Sibanye-Stillwater hydrogen presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (26/11/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th November 2021 Namibia’s entry into the export of green hydrogen is expected to create 200 000 jobs; South Africa is currently benefitting from the very strong export of platinum into China; and The 4 000 MW electricity that the mining industry is planning to generate will be a great boost for Eskom. 

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