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DRDGold using satellite imagery to monitor tailings  

By: Martin Creamer     24th August 2022 Johannesburg- and New York-listed surface gold mining company DRDGold is using satellite imagery to monitor its tailings dumps, in addition to quarterly drone surveillance. An international tailings performance management system implemented ensures the integrity of data for day-to-day management... 

DRDGold CEO CEO Niël Pretorius.
DRDGold’s results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Shadwyn Dickinson.

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24th August 2022 This week: Thungela shares R500m with employees, community as it sets out to plant million trees, add solar power; Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg nd, Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen 

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Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen

Green hydrogen atlas to be officially launched before year-end – Sasscal   

By: Martin Creamer     22nd August 2022 With close to 90% of all the datasets for the Southern African green hydrogen atlas having been collected, its official launch will definitely take place before year-end, Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch assured Engineering News & Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview on Monday. Moreover,... 

Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch.
Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (19/08/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th August 2022 This week, Martin Creamer speaks about: the hydrogen economy and Exxaro considering a move into green hydrogen sector. 

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Exxaro, Thungela make headlines in green energy  

19th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Exxaro’s renewables company Cennergi’s agreement with Enertrag for the development of renewable projects in Mpumalanga; Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen; and Thungela's renewables move, as well as its free cash sharing and its initiative to plant a... 

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Exxaro, Thungela make headlines in green energy

Magazine round up | 19 August 2022 

19th August 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 | 19 August 2022

Exxaro partnering Enertrag to support just energy transition   

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Coal and renewable energy company Exxaro has built a renewable energy business that is said to be well positioned to contribute significantly to addressing South Africa's electricity deficit. Emphasised by the JSE-listed company is that South Africa's economic growth and social progress depends... 

Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro's results covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd,

Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     18th August 2022 Platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has provided a tangible example of its philosophy of “More than Mining”, by partnering with the North West Department of Education (NWDoE) to officially open two newly built primary and secondary schools at Waterkloof Hills... 

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Waterkloof Hills schools opening ceremony

Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, new CEO tells Mining Weekly  

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2022 Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of R10 603-million on mainly... 

Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

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18th August 2022 This week: Barrick’s Mali trebling solar as renewables stave off high energy prices at Kibali; Royal Bafokeng looking to R1.6bn off-balance-sheet spend on 98 MW solar plant; and, Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status 

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Thungela shares R500m with employees, community as it sets out to plant million trees, add solar power  

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2022 Coal mining and exporting company Thungela, which generated R8.9-billion free cash in the first six months to June 30, is sharing R500-million of it with employees and communities, setting out to plant a million trees to purify water, putting in solar power to reduce its carbon footprint as it... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela CEO July Ndlovu interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Back in person: Virtual events no match for face-to-face connections - Electra Mining organisers 

By: Mariaan Webb     16th August 2022 Virtual events, conferences and meetings rapidly became the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, forcing businesses to adapt to a new reality as health concerns took top priority. While online gatherings were accepted with gusto in the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic, trade shows, exhibitions and... 

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Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery MD Gary Corin and portfolio director Charlene Hefer speak about the upcoming Electra Mining Africa trade show. Camera Work and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.07.2022

Seriti says R892m Windlab deal is ‘significant landmark’ in transition from coal to energy business  

By: Terence Creamer     15th August 2022 Black-owned coal miner Seriti Resources says the R892-million acquisition of a majority stake in Windlab Africa’s wind and solar assets represents a significant landmark in the company’s ambition to become a diversified energy business, as well as in reducing its own carbon emissions. Through the... 

Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
Seriti CEO Mike Teke, Seriti CFO Doug Gain and Windlab Africa’s Peter Venn speak about the creation of Seriti Green and the roll-out of a 3 GW renewables portfolio by 2030. Camera Work: Shadwyn Dickinson Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 15.08.2022

Stillwater repositioned for delivery through commodity cycle 

By: Martin Creamer     12th August 2022 Prevailing macro-environment challenges and changing palladium market conditions have prompted a strategic revision of Sibanye-Stillwater’s United States platinum group metal (PGM) operations, which in June suffered a one-in-200-year flood at Stillwater, in the Montana region. These challenges... 

The Sibanye-Stillwater US platinum group metals panel is (clockwise from bottom left) Neal Froneman, James Wellsted, Wayne Robinson, Richard Stewart, Charles Carter, and Pieter Henning.
Sibanye-Stillwater US presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (12/08/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th August 2022 This week, Martin Creamer speaks about: SA's new energy plan; the competitiveness of sun power and Anglo American's energy plan. 

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Renewables gains momentum in mining   

12th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the news of Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s R1.6-billion 98 MW solar power plant; Barrick's renewable energy benefits; and the growing renewables momentum.   

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Renewables gains momentum in mining

Magazine round up | 12 August 2022 

12th August 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 | 12 August 2022

Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears  

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2022 The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) webinar. In a presentation on the... 

Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

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10th August 2022 This week: Royal Bafokeng applauds President’s energy plan, nears decision on solar; Anglo’s big on-site solar, off-site wind plan lays foundation for green hydrogen; and, High-flying Glencore locks in renewable power, prioritises future-facing metals  

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Royal Bafokeng looking to R1.6bn off-balance-sheet spend on 98 MW solar plant  

By: Martin Creamer     10th August 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) is looking to off-balance-sheet capital expenditure of R1.6-billion for a 98 MW solar power plant. The photovoltaic (PV) plant will further buffer RBPlat and the region from load-shedding into the future should it prove... 

RBPlat's Rotshidzwa Manenzhe.
Royal Bafokeng Platinum results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Barrick’s Mali trebling solar as renewables stave off high energy prices at Kibali  

By: Martin Creamer     9th August 2022 The African regions are continuing to excel on all fronts for Barrick, the large gold/copper miner that is benefitting from a stand-out performance in Tanzania and finding exploration in Mali and Senegal “a gift that keeps giving”, and which is being received with open arms in Pakistan. Under the... 

Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.
Barrick second-quarter results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Magazine round up | 05 August 2022 

5th August 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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

High-flying Glencore locks in renewable power, prioritises future-facing metals  

By: Martin Creamer     4th August 2022 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which delivered exceptionally strong financial results in the six months to June30, is taking steps to progress its decarbonisation pathway, CEO Gary Nagle said on Thursday. The steps include locking in a number of renewable purchase power... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

SA's energy plan, Queensland royalty rates, Anglo's green hydrogen production plan make headlines   

4th August 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses former Eskom CEO Brian Dames's support for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s energy plan; Australia’s Queensland government increasing its royalty rates significantly without consultation; and Anglo’s plan for green hydrogen production with on-site solar... 

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SA's energy plan, Queensland royalty rates, Anglo's green hydrogen production plan make headlines

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3rd August 2022 This week: Kumba Iron Ore says steel market embracing need for decarbonisation; World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August; and, De Beers pleased with strong set of first-half results 

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Anglo’s big on-site solar, off-site wind plan lays foundation for green hydrogen  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2022 The planned construction by Anglo American of on-site solar plants and off-site regional wind farms is designed to create a renewable energy ecosystem that reduces Scope 2 emissions and lays the foundation for green hydrogen production – “a hugely ambitious piece of work, and not one that is... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo American results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Royal Bafokeng applauds President’s energy plan, nears decision on solar  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2022 Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri on Tuesday applauded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s energy plan, which involves the introduction of new generation capacity to the grid as quickly as possible to give Eskom the required headroom to carry out much-needed maintenance on its ageing coal fleet.... 

Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri.
Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan  

By: Martin Creamer     1st August 2022 African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up of the President's energy initiative during a discussion at the Coal & Energy Transition Day, covered... 

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Coal & Energy Transition Day covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Anglo’s Pearce decries Queensland’s dramatic increase in royalty rates  

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2022 The percentage that Australia’s Queensland government will take from Anglo American in 2023 is set to rise from 48% to 59% at current prices, owing to Queensland dramatically increasing its royalty rates without consultation. Anglo American finance director Stephen Pearce decried this as having a... 

Anglo American finance director Stephen Pearce.
Anglo American results covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Renewables take center stage in the wake of Ramaphosa’s energy plan announcement 

29th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer says that Anglo American sees massive opportunities for energy; South Africa needs a radical boost of renewables and green hydrogen capacity by 2040; and as the world turns to renewable energy, Kumba Iron Ore sees itself in a good position. 

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Renewables take center stage in the wake of Ramaphosa’s energy plan announcement

Magazine round up | 29 July 2022 

29th July 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 29 July 2022
Magazine round up | 29 July 2022

De Beers pleased with strong set of first-half results  

By: Martin Creamer     28th July 2022 In the six months to June 30, rough diamond production of the De Beers Group increased by 10% to 16.9-million carats, reflecting a strong operational performance and higher planned levels of production to meet continued strong demand for rough diamonds. Underlying earnings before interest tax... 

De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars
De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

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27th July 2022 This week: Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity; Canada’s Tantalex on way to becoming African lithium producer; and, South Africa’s 5 000 MW energy storage need can be used to create new industry 

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World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum  

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2022 The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the second prototype is already underway, where learnings from the first truck are being taken into the... 

Anglo American's nuGen truck.
Anglo Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Steel market embracing need for decarbonisation, says Kumba Iron Ore  

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2022 At a time when steelmakers the world over are taking strong steps to decarbonise steelmaking, Kumba Iron Ore’s high-quality, high-lump iron-ore is highly sought after, which positions the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining and marketing company well in the global fight against climate... 

Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala.
Kumba Iron Ore results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (22/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd July 2022 The need to store sun and wind energy is presenting South Africa with an opportunity to create a new local industry. Anglo American is taking the unusual step of commercialising its hydrogen haul truck for global use.  

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Energy storage, Anglo American, Kumba make headlines   

22nd July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa’s potential in creating a new industry through energy storage; Anglo American's sustainability targets; and Kumba Iron Ore's 6th fatality-free year and increased export sales.   

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Energy storage, Anglo American, Kumba make headlines

Magazine round up | 22 July 2022 

22nd July 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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