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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... 


Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon... 


Namibia’s presidential economic adviser James Mnyupe.
EU-like energy approach needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia presidential adviser
20th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A collaborative energy approach, like that of the European Union (EU), is needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia’s Presidential economic advisor James Mnyupe. At least South Africa and Namibia... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 


Demand for platinum group metals forecast to rise sharply.
PGMs demand from hydrogen to eclipse 100 000 oz from next year, report calculates
16th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

From next year, platinum group metals (PGMs) demand in the hydrogen sector will eclipse 100 000 oz for the first time, according to Metal Focus’ Hydrogen Economy Quarterly Service. Catalysed by the... 


Ebitda, operating profit improvements illustrate Bushveld’s ‘strong’ interim results
13th September 2022 By: Nadine James

Aim-quoted integrated vanadium producer and energy storage solutions provider Bushveld Minerals on September 13 reported significant improvements in revenue, earnings before interest, taxes... 


US aviation fuel developer places order for platinum-based PEM electrolyser
13th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A United States aviation fuel developer has placed an order for a containerised platinum-using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser. Nel Hydrogen received the $3-million contract for the... 


Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond... 


TNG weighs hydrogen solution at Mt Peake
12th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed TNG is weighing the use of hydrogen reductant at its Mt Peake operation, in the Northern Territory, to reduce carbon emissions. The company on Monday announced that it had engaged... 


Impala Platinum executive new commodities Seten Naidoo.
Platinum group metals demand lift from hydrogen momentum creating excitement
8th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

As a platinum group metals (PGMs) producer, Impala Platinum is excited about the opportunity of hydrogen as a potential new demand source, says Impala Platinum executive: new commodities Seten... 


Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive for mining, metals, energy, and infrastructure Reginald Demana
South Africa drafting green hydrogen position statement for COP27 – IDC
7th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is drafting a green hydrogen position statement for the upcoming 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27), which is scheduled to take place in Egypt from November 7-18.... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Trevor Raymond.
Platinum remains significantly undervalued – WPIC
5th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains significantly undervalued. That is the key takeaway from the 30-page Platinum Quarterly published by the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). “Why I say that platinum remains... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater strategising energy solution involvement
25th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Energy solutions that reverse climate change are on the list of strategic differentiators that Sibanye-Stillwater has under scrutiny, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Thursday, when the... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and Merafe FD Ditabe Chocho.
Plans progressing for 744 MW energy for alloys business – Merafe
23rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Construction of the Swedish Stirling plant that converts off-gas to electricity will take place at the Lion ferrochrome smelter near Steelport starting in the second half of this year, Merafe... 


Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch.
Green hydrogen atlas to be officially launched before year-end – Sasscal
22nd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 


An image depicting Nicole Galloway Warland at the Rim Rock prospect
Exploration company completes drilling project
19th August 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Australia-based exploration and development company Thor Mining has completed the second phase of drilling at its Ragged Range project, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, in July. Owing to... 


Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet US EV credit deadline
Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet US EV credit deadline
12th August 2022 By: Reuters

Miners will struggle to expand operations in the United States in record time to meet a deadline for sourcing key minerals domestically or from select countries as set out by a bill likely to be... 


Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.
Barrick’s Mali trebling solar as renewables stave off high energy prices at Kibali
9th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Barrick CE Dr Mark Bristow.
Barrick takes lead in holistic ESG integration amid ‘greenwashing’ scepticism
8th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold and copper mining company Barrick has taken the lead in integrating the various aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) to ensure holistic and objective measurement, Barrick CEO... 


Bushveld appoints interim chairperson after Watson retires
8th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed integrated primary vanadium producer and energy storage solutions provider Bushveld Minerals has appointed Michael Kirkwood as interim chairperson, following incumbent Ian Watson’s... 


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