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Use South Africa’s 5 000 MW energy storage need to create new industry – Bushveld  

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2022 South Africa’s 5 000 MW renewable energy storage requirement is seen as providing the critical mass for the creation of new local energy storage industry that will have the potential to export into the growing global market for energy storage solutions. A new own-value-chain local industry is... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo.
Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch 

20th July 2022 This week: Madison betting big on uranium price, demand resurgence; Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash; and, Leakproof oxyfuel system launched at compressed gas safety conference 

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Canada’s Tantalex on way to becoming African lithium producer  

By: Martin Creamer     19th July 2022 Canadian junior exploration company Tantalex Lithium Resources, which is developing tin, tantalum and lithium projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is looking to raise capital $15-million early next year for the further development of its lithium assets. Tantalex is developing three... 

Tantalex Lithium Resources chairperson Hadley Natus.
Tantalux Lithium chairperson Hadley Natus interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     18th July 2022 While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary speed to avoid South Africa continuing to lose out on decent commodity prices. “The State’s... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu speaks to Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (15/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2022 Good news for South Africa is that platinum-based technology has been selected for a big new hydrogen project in Australia; Hydrogen-based steelmaking is on the way in Japan with the help of South Africa’s Anglo American; and A South African mining company this week announced the commissioning of... 

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Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash  

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2022 Applying subject matter expertise to process data streams for accuracy is a necessary part of mining’s new digital age, according to SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen. Olsen, the leader of SRK’s data engineering team, spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview from Canada.... 

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SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

PEM Electrolyser, Ironveld, Jubilee Metals make headlines   

15th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Australia’s PEM water electrolyser; Ironveld’s plans to acquire Ferrochrome Furnaces; and Jubilee Metals's Sable refinery.   

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PEM Electrolyser, Ironveld, Jubilee Metals make headlines

Magazine round up | 15 July 2022 

15th July 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 | 15 July 2022

Leakproof oxyfuel system launched at compressed gas safety conference 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th July 2022 A partnership between industry peers has resulted in the launch – and shortly, the distribution worldwide – of a new triple-patented oxyfuel system, described as a revolutionary step forward for compressed gas safety in industry, at the joint Safety Unites: Compressed Gas Safety Conference in... 

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13th July 2022 This week: Good-to-do R2.5bn Mogale Gold project an all-round win-win for Pan African; and, Exciting listing on JSE’s AltX poised to give investors pure copper play 

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Madison betting big on uranium price, demand resurgence  

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2022 CSE-listed Madison Metals is betting on a sustained increase in uranium demand and accompanying price increases in years to come as the global demand for clean energy brings nuclear energy into ever sharper focus. If Madison CEO Duane Parnham is right, then the company’s investment in developing... 

Madison Metals CEO Duane Parnham
In this video, Madison Metals CEO Duane Parnham discusses his company’s decision to invest in Namibian uranium. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 01.07.2022

Bushveld positioned to generate decent cash flows on back of unit cost improvement   

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2022 Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo on Friday described the London Aim-listed company that he leads as heading into a future that will be requiring a lot more vanadium for steel and energy. To meet emerging demand, Bushveld has positioned itself for broad-based involvement through its... 

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (08/07/2022)  

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2022 The National Planning Commission this week made the correct call for the declaration of an ‘energy emergency’; a new listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is set to open up expanded copper mining in the Northern Cape; and Major new industrial development is there for the taking, provided... 

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SHiP Copper, energy emergency, new industrial pillar make headlines   

8th July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the reverse listing of Big Tree Copper into SHiP Copper Company on the AltX of the JSE in October; whether an energy emergency should be declared in South Africa; and the big new industrial pillar available for the taking.   

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SHiP Copper, energy emergency, new industrial pillar make headlines

Magazine round up | 08 July 2022 

8th July 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 | 08 July 2022

Good-to-do R2.5bn Mogale Gold project an all-round win-win – Pan African  

By: Martin Creamer     6th July 2022 If Pan African Resources is able to work with all stakeholders to get the long-life, high-margin, safe and sustainable R2.5-billion Mogale Gold surface tailings project going, it will be to the benefit of its business, local communities and the entire Mogale area. “It’s the sort of project that's... 

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Pan African CEO Cobus Loots interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch 

6th July 2022 This week: Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption; and, Renewables plans poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Grootegeluk coal mine by up to 90% 

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Exciting listing on JSE’s AltX poised to give investors pure copper play  

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2022 The reverse listing of Big Tree Copper into SHiP Copper Company on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in October is expected to raise between R60-million to R250-million for the ramping up of combined production to 10 000 t of copper a year in the next three years. SHiP, run by Shirley... 

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Big Tree Copper CEO Jan Nelson interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer.

On-The-Air (01/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2022 Anglo American Platinum this week emphasised that South Africa is in a very strong position to generate and even export green energy; A study published this week proves that it will be highly profitable to extract the gold out of mine dumps on the West Rand; and Capital is being raised in... 

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Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption   

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2022 If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating what would take 46 000 trees to absorb. That mammoth sustainability benefit was driven home firmly... 

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ABB's Erik Pretorius interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Energy export, Pan African, Orion make headlines   

1st July 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer South Africa's potential to be an energy exporter; Pan African's definitive feasibility study on Mogale Gold’s tailing storage facilities; and Orion’s capital raise for its copper and zinc mine, Prieska.   

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Energy export, Pan African, Orion make headlines

Magazine round up | 01 July 2022 

1st July 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 | 01 July 2022

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29th June 2022 This week: Small diamond miners want big licence holders built in so they can grow sector together; Sustainability taking front seat at Harmony Gold; and, NSDV says Deeming could bring regulatory certainty to much-needed minerals investment 

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Renewables plans poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Grootegeluk coal mine by up to 90%  

By: Martin Creamer     27th June 2022 Going forward, combined renewables plans already in place are poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Exxaro Resources’s Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo by up to 90%. The renewable strategy being executed by coal miner Exxaro’s wholly owned green energy arm – Cennergi – is the key driver of the... 

Exxaro/Cennergi MD Energy Roland Tatnall
Exxaro/Cennergi MD energy Roland Tatnall interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer,

On-The-Air (24/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2022 The small diamond producers’ organisation this week expressed determination to grow and create jobs. Harmony Gold is placing great emphasis on extending the life of its gold mines and supporting host communities. A strong call was made on government this week for a fixed number of days to be set... 

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NSDV, Harmony Gold, Sadpo make headlines  

24th June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks NSDV's deeming provision suggestion for minerals investment; Harmony Gold's renewables plan; and small diamond miners wanting to work with big licence holders to create more jobs in the industry. 

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NSDV, Harmony Gold, Sadpo make headlines

Magazine round up | 24 June 2022 

24th June 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 | 24 June 2022

Deeming could bring regulatory certainty to much-needed minerals investment – NSDV  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd June 2022 The detraction of the South African investment market is the uncertainty around approval timelines and the implementation of a deeming provision could change all that by treating applications as approved after the passing of a set period of time. Many want to invest in exploration and mining... 

NSDV advisory head Mark Gilbert.
NSDV Advisory Head Mark Gilbert interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sustainability taking front seat at Harmony Gold  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd June 2022 Large South African gold miner Harmony Gold sees R500m/y savings from Phase 2 on-balance-sheet renewables projects. This means the estimated R1.5-billion cost of the planned 137 MW second phase solar power projects will be covered in three years. 

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Harmony Gold investor relations head interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Small diamond miners want big licence holders built in so they can grow sector together  

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2022 Small diamond miners want to lock arms with all stakeholders through the South African Diamond Producers’ Organisation (Sadpo) to recover a large number of lost jobs and to realise the full potential value alluvial diamonds. “The role of Sadpo is to take on those big conversations and make sure... 

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Sadpo CEO Yamkela Makupula interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Building Forever has become core business at De Beers, it's in the business plan  

By: Martin Creamer     20th June 2022 It is a full year since the De Beers Group set itself a dozen far-reaching 2030 ‘Building Forever’ sustainability goals, which have as their four focus areas leading ethical practices, protecting the natural world, partnering for thriving communities and accelerating equal opportunity. In... 

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De Beers Group CEO Bruce Cleaver interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (17/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th June 2022 A second South African company is launching enthusiastically into green hydrogen, this time in the Northern Cape; Volvo this week launched its first hydrogen haul truck aimed at limiting to the threat of climate change; and Namibia is streaking ahead in the critical minerals field with the... 

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Battery metals and green hydrogen make headlines   

17th June 2022 This week, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the new age battery metals potential in Namibia; the new green hydrogen partnership between Prieska Power Reserve and the IDC; and Volvo Construction Equipment’s first fuel-cell articulated hauler prototype.   

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Battery metals and green hydrogen make headlines

Magazine round up | 17 June 2022 

17th June 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 | 17 June 2022

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15th June 2022 This week: Circular economy prompting steel, oil, carbon recovery from end-of-life mine truck tyres; Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds; and, JSE recounts rousing tent-to-tech journey as Southern Palladium turns listing tide 

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Namibia has potential to become new age battery metals Pilbara – AfriTin 

By: Martin Creamer     14th June 2022 Namibia has the potential to become the Pilbara of new age battery metals. That is the view of AfriTin CEO Anthony Viljoen, who spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

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AfriTin CEO Anthony Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (10/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2022 The first in-person Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing since Covid took place this week amid mining companies in particular being urged to use the exchange; Good news for the economy is that two key mining projects are at the ready to proceed at a moment’s notice; and Namibia is streaking ahead... 

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Southern Palladium, Steenkampskraal, Rocsole, Kal Tire make headlines   

10th June 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Southern Palladium's listing on the JSE; Steenkampskraal's rare earths development; and Rocsole stressing the need for increased efficiency to cut carbon emissions and Kal Tire tackling mine tyre waste through the circular economy approach.   

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