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President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


High commodity prices led to record tax - ATO
3rd November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Data released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on Thursday showed that large corporations in Australia pad some $68-billion in income tax in 2020-21, the highest since reporting started.... 


Anglo Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Hydrogen economy support highlighted in maiden Anglo Platinum climate report
2nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Active support for the creation of a viable green hydrogen economy in South Africa and globally, along with the firm underpinning of a ‘just energy transition’, are highlighted in Anglo American... 


Clockwise from top left are Duncan Wanblad, Tony O’Neill, Stephen Pearce and Hilton Ingram.
Green hydrogen truck trials going well – Anglo
1st November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The 500 t world-first haulage truck powered by green hydrogen last week underwent fully loaded trialling that included tipping into the crusher at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena platinum... 


Exploration under way on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Ivanhoe exploration award draws high-spirited comment on northern limb
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is attracting real exploration interest in the form of Platinum Group Metals, Sylvania Platinum and now Ivanhoe Mines, AmaranthCX director and founder Paul... 


Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 


Miners welcome Budget outcomes
26th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed the federal government’s Budget, but has warned that policy changes could have a negative impact on future investments. The Budget papers point out that higher... 


Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Bushveld considering renewable self-generation options for Vanchem
25th October 2022 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Vertically integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals achieved “solid” production for the quarter ended September 30, despite the negative impact of loadshedding on its Vanchem... 


Lake Maitland's economics prove up
24th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A scoping study into a stand-alone uranium and vanadium operation at the Lake Maitland project, in Western Australia, confirmed the project economics. ASX-listed Toro Energy previously flagged a... 


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Aus/Japan strike critical minerals partnership
24th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Just days after announcing the development of a Critical Minerals Strategy, the Australian government signed a new critical minerals partnership with Japan to help build secure supply chains. The... 


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Miners welcome Critical Minerals Strategy
21st October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian resources sector on Friday welcomed the federal government’s National Critical Minerals Strategy, which is being developed in consultation with industry and community stakeholders,... 


TNG's Mt Peake costs 'significantly higher' than anticipated
20th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed TNG has warned of a cost blow-out at its proposed Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory. Capital expenditure estimates released in 2019 estimated that... 


Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


Ironveld subsidiaries progressing towards production in Rustenburg
17th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Ironveld notes that progress has been made by its subsidiaries Ironveld Smelting and Ironveld Mining towards production, with pre-operations power at the Rustenburg smelter now fully... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Enabling exploration is urgently needed to put South African mining back in ‘sunrise’ mode
17th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

High on the list of the steps that must be taken to stop South African mining from fading further into sunset mode is free access to geological information from State institutions such as the... 


Australian Vanadium appoints CEO
17th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Vanadium has appointed Graham Arvidson as CEO. Ardvison will work alongside MD Vincent Algar and COO Todd Richardson to progress the Australian Vanadium project through its... 


Shell VP Sectoral Decarbonisation & Innovation Grischa Sauerberg.
Shell consortium accelerating electrification of mine haul trucks
12th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Transitioning oil, gas, fuels and lubricants company Shell has established a nine-member consortium to create electrification solutions for mining sites. The electrification offers a shift away... 


AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
AngloGold targets 30% emissions reduction by 2030
12th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti on Wednesday released a carbon emissions reduction target that aims to achieve a 30% absolute reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by... 


Technology Metals finds offtake partner in Tata
10th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed vanadium developer Technology Metals Australia has struck a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India’s Tata Steel regarding the potential offtake of vanadium pentoxide and other... 


Former Anglo America CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani.
Development is only conversation South Africa should be having, Cutifani tells Joburg Indaba
6th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Development is the only conversation that South Africa should be having, former Anglo American CEO, director and consulting business executive Mark Cutifani said amid strong applause at the Joburg... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s geological prospectivity fantastic, says Minerals Council CEO
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s geological prospectivity is fantastic, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter told the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday. This is so even though only 15% of South Africa's surface... 


Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.
Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC
4th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining sector will be required to make major investments into alternative and renewable energy sources and energy planning to address the dual challenges of decarbonisation and... 


Steelpoortdrift proves up for Vanadium Resources
4th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, in South Africa, has confirmed the project’s economics, ASX-listed Vanadium Resources said on Tuesday. The... 


Demand for platinum-based green hydrogen generation growing.
More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way
3rd October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre
29th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa... 


Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the... 


Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to... 


JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council... 


Sasol hydrogen programme management head Rilet Davison.
Northern Cape’s proposed green hydrogen hub can help open region’s full energy potential
22nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Boegoebaai green hydrogen hub in the Northern Cape can be a strategic project to open Southern Africa’s full green energy potential. A 24-month study of the strategic potential of the hub is... 


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