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Coastal communities call for greater consultation on oil and gas exploration

By: Donna Slater     Updated 7 hours agoLarge- and small-scale fishers and communities on the Wild Coast of South Africa request that, at the very least, more scientific research be done on the effects of exploration activities, and that various stakeholders undertake greater engagement about such activities to gain a better... 

Coastal communities call for greater consultation on oil and gas exploration

First Word

Replace red tape with red carpet and mines will gleefully provide the electricity we need

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 7 hours agoThere is nothing more off-putting than needless red tape and there is nothing more encouraging than a government role out the red carpet to would-be investors. Red tape kills the growth and jobs that red carpet treatment boosts. South Africa is immediately short of 6 000 MW of electricity and... 

Replace red tape with red carpet and mines will gleefully provide the electricity we need

Mining Weekly News

Anthracite prospects looking very good – Menar

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 7 hours agoThe prospects for anthracite are looking very good, especially in terms of market value and having demand coming from different parts of the world, says Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) Bayoglu reports that... 

Anthracite prospects looking very good – Menar

Construction starts at historic Kipushi zinc mine in DRC

By: Mariaan Webb     Updated 7 hours agoConstruction has started at the Kipushi zinc mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), paving the way for the historic mine to return to production by late 2024 – a century since the mine was first opened and 30 years since it was placed on care and maintenance. Canadian company Ivanhoe... 

Construction starts at historic Kipushi zinc mine in DRC

Jagersfontein tragedy highlights urgent need for responsible tailings management

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 7 hours agoThe co-convenors of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) have expressed their disappointment about the tailings dam failure that occurred in Jagersfontein, in the Free State, South Africa, on September 11, saying the tragedy underscores the critical importance of... 

Offtake and funding deal helps drive MRC strategy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     Updated 7 hours ago ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has struck a non-binding offtake and funding agreement with industrial garnet provider GMA Group. Under the terms of the agreement, MRC has agreed to supply GMA Group with 80 000 t/y of finished garnet product between 2024 to 2025, 105 000 t/y between 2026... 

Pan African effectively constructing new underground gold mine at Evander

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 7 hours agoMidtier Africa-focused gold producer Pan African Resources is effectively building a new internally-funded underground gold mine on two levels of the Evander underground gold mine in Mpumalanga, CEO Cobus Loots said on Wednesday when the company reported record production for the 12 months to... 

Pan African effectively constructing  new underground gold mine at Evander

PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 7 hours agoPlatinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the upcoming in-person conference of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at Sun... 

Sibanye sees further opportunities in battery metals sector

By: Darren Parker     Updated 7 hours agoThe global forecast for battery electric vehicle (BEV) production has risen by 120% over the past two years, according to research carried out by research and consulting firm SFA (Oxford). SFA (Oxford) senior battery markets analyst Lakshya Gupta, who presented the research findings during a... 

Sibanye sees further opportunities in battery metals sector

Editorial Insight

No damp squib

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 7 hours agoIn any other year, Eskom’s request for a 32% tariff hike would have hogged the print and online media headlines and consumed hours of interview and talk-show time across all broadcast platforms. This year, however, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) hearings were entirely... 

No damp squib

Engineering News News & Insight

90% of small businesses have established online presence since Covid outbreak – survey

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 7 hours agoThe Covid-19 pandemic has spurred business model innovation in various sectors across businesses as consumer behaviour shifted and drove the increased uptake of online sales. A new study, conducted by World Wide Worx on behalf of PayPal and FNB, revealed that many small and medium-sized... 

African aviation bounces back to pre-Covid levels, except in Southern Africa

By: Rebecca Campbell     Updated 7 hours agoAfrica’s aviation sector was recovering strongly from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Southern Africa was lagging significantly behind the continent’s other three IATA sub-regions (East Africa, North Africa and West Africa). This was pointed out by International Air Transport... 

Audi SA, GridCars wrap up initial EV charging network roll-out

By: Irma Venter     Updated 7 hours agoAudi South Africa (SA), in partnership with GridCars, has finalised the installation of 33 electric vehicle (EV) new charging stations across the country.  The chargers include four 150 kW (dc) ultrafast, five 80 kW (dc) fast, and twenty-four 22 kW (ac) EV charger installations. 

Coca-Cola combines forces with govt in Gqeberha solar-powered groundwater initiative

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 7 hours agoCoca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), in partnership with the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS), has launched a series of off-grid, solar-powered groundwater harvesting and treatment projects in Gqeberha to pump, treat, store and distribute clean water to communities distressed by the... 

Construction sector’s value-add to economy edged up 4.1% in second quarter, Afrimax index shows

By: Donna Slater     Updated 7 hours agoJSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat reports that, compared with the first quarter of this year, the construction sector managed to increase the value added to the economy by 4.1% in real terms in the second quarter. This was revealed in the... 

Construction sector’s value-add to economy edged up 4.1% in second quarter, Afrimax index shows

Financial close reached on two 100 MW solar projects

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     Updated 7 hours agoFollowing the regulatory change in August 2021 to raise the licensing limit for distributed generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW, the first two registered 100 MW energy projects have reached financial close. The financial close of the projects happened less than six months after the power... 

Financial close reached on two  100 MW solar projects

Global collaboration urged to raise $1.4tn for iron, steel decarbonisation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 7 hours agoTo meet 2050 climate goals, the global iron and steel industry will require $1.4-trillion of investment across the value chain, from mining to steelmaking, estimates research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac). A research report, titled ‘Pedal to the metal: iron and steel’s... 

Global collaboration urged to raise  $1.4tn for iron, steel decarbonisation

Global mobile subscriptions surge in second quarter

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 7 hours agoThe total number of mobile subscriptions worldwide increased by 52-million during the second quarter of 2022 to reach 8.3-billion, with Africa accounting for 1.2-billion, the latest Ericsson Mobility Report shows. Africa’s mobile subscription penetration reached 86% as the continent added... 

Metair grapples with hyperinflation, flood impact in ‘interesting six months’

By: Irma Venter     Updated 7 hours ago“It’s been an interesting six months,” says Metair CEO Riaz Haffejee as he reflects on his company’s financial results for the six months ended June 30. CFO Sjoerd Douwenga is perhaps a bit less diplomatic as he describes dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic as mere preparation for a culmination of... 

Overseas teams shine in Sasol Solar Challenge

By: Irma Venter     Updated 7 hours agoThe Brunel Solar Team from the Netherlands has won the 2022 Sasol Solar Challenge, followed by the Agoria team, from Belgium, with the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) team placed third. Brunel won with a distance of 4 228.2 km, with Agoria at 4 189.9 km, and TUT some distance back, at 2... 

Pension funds urged to play key role in transition to resilient economies on African continent

By: Donna Slater     Updated 7 hours agoIn an address at the Government Employees Pension Fund’s yearly Thought Leadership Conference on September 15, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said the “winds of change” have started to blow within the pension fund industry as it shifts to focus on social upliftment. “As part of this change,... 

Pension funds urged to play key role in transition  to resilient economies on African continent

R14bn green economy pipeline seen as key to IDC’s ramp-up after investment slump

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 7 hours agoThe Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) believes its R14-billion green-economy project pipeline could provide the platform for a strong recovery in investment funding, following a sharp drop over the past two years. The State-owned development finance institution disbursed only R7.2-billion... 

R14bn green economy pipeline seen as key  to IDC’s ramp-up after investment slump

Rules exempting solar projects from enviro authorisation out for comment

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 7 hours agoForestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has initiated public consultations on the exclusion of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations from the need to secure an environmental authorisation when located in areas of medium or low environmental sensitivity. The Minister has... 

Rules exempting solar projects from enviro authorisation out for comment

Supply chain hiccups prevent Bell from fully capitalising on post-Covid demand growth

By: Irma Venter     Updated 7 hours agoThe growing demand for commodities, post-Covid-19 stimulus packages and increased infrastructure spend in a number of markets all stimulated demand for Bell Equipment’s products in the six months to end-June. However, the bad news is that supply chain challenges constrained sales and prevented... 

Tender process for Richards Bay terminal operator initiated

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 7 hours agoTransnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a suitable terminal operator at the Port of Richards Bay. The operator will be responsible for financing, refurbishing, operating, maintaining and transferring a liquid bulk terminal specialising in bunker and... 

Truck attacks, looting threaten South Africa’s standing as efficient logistics hub

By: Schalk Burger     Updated 7 hours agoIndustry organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) says the looting and violent attacks on road freight logistics vehicles and the wanton destruction of trucks and goods has begun to undo the status of South Africa as a safe haven for investment, and as an efficient logistics hub for... 

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