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Taxis critical to transport system, but rail has to be the backbone – Cape Town oil, gas sector
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The recent minibus taxi strike in Cape Town cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R5-billion, while it also caused at least R18-million worth of damage in the city, according to provincial data. 

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Cabinda phosphate project, Angola – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minbos Resources is engaging with its syndicate of investors on the potential yellow phosphorous project development and technical review to develop a new energy material business. 

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Two Rivers Platinum Mine Merensky project, South Africa – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Mining and construction are progressing aa planned. 

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ICMM publishes guidance to improve the mining, metals industry’s disclosure of Scope 3 emissions
7th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global metals and mining industry body ICMM has published a 'Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Reporting Guidance', which provides a standardised framework for mining and metals companies to... 

Amplats announces PlatAfrica design competition finalists
7th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

In line with its continued commitment to the development of the platinum jewellery market, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) says it will once again host the PlatAfrica South African platinum... 

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South Africa’s struggling water sector can learn from its peers
7th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Solving South Africa’s water challenges demands multifaceted responses, with private sector participation, good governance and technology all having critical roles in ensuring the country’s future... 

Ecuador's suspension of environmental consultations hits $2bn of investment -business leaders
7th September 2023 By: Reuters

Ecuador's suspension of a decree enabling environmental consultations prior to the licensing of industrial and mining projects has paralyzed investments worth $2-billion, business associations said... 

MRC flags six-week stop at Skaland
MRC flags six-week stop at Skaland
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands and graphite producer Mineral Commodities (MRC) has flagged a six-week interruption at its Skaland graphite mine, in Norway. The ASX-listed company on Thursday reported a mechanical... 

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NSW hikes coal royalties
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The New South Wales government has taken a page out of Queensland’s playbook, announcing an increase in coal royalties from July 1, 2024. This was the first coal royalty increase since 2009. The... 

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Perenti wins major contract at Motheo
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contractor Perenti’s African surface mining business African Mining Services (AMS) has been awarded a $235-million contract from copper miner Sandfire Resources at the Motheo copper project, in... 

GE Vernova’s Gas Power sub-Saharan Africa regional sales director Vuyelwa Mahanyele
Technology giant gearing up for South Africa’s gas programme
6th September 2023

GE Vernova is gearing itself up for South Africa’s long-awaited gas programme which is expected to be rolled out in the coming months as South Africa accelerates initiatives aimed at ending... 

Mining and Resources in Europe: The quest for sustainability and innovation as Germany and Finland head down under for IMARC 2023
6th September 2023

Germany, often hailed for its technological prowess and commitment to environmental sustainability, finds itself at a crossroads when it comes to its mining and resources future.   Historically,... 

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SA facing an opportunity for change - Smart
6th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper developer Orion Mineral’s MD and CEO, Errol Smart, believes that South Africa is standing at a crossroads in terms of the country’s mining future. Speaking at the Paydirt Africa Downdunder... 

Copper down on weak China service data, uncertainty over property measures
5th September 2023 By: Reuters

Prices for copper in London fell on Tuesday under pressure from weak service sector data from China suggesting uncertain post-pandemic recovery in top metals consumer. Benchmark copper CMCU3 on... 

Rise in planned maintenance, spike in breakdowns trigger ‘unwelcome’ Stage 6 return
Rise in planned maintenance, spike in breakdowns trigger ‘unwelcome’ Stage 6 return
5th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has attributed the “unwelcome” resumption of Stage 6 loadshedding, during which business and residential areas experience rotational cuts for as much... 

Resourcing Tomorrow Announces the Panel of Judges and Special Guest Speaker for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Awards and Gala Dinner
5th September 2023

The Resourcing Tomorrow Outstanding Achievement Awards and Gala Dinner is returning to London on 30 November 2023, the final day of Europe’s largest mining event, Resourcing Tomorrow. 

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Andrada concludes financing for Uis improvement project
5th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology metals mining company Andrada Mining is in the process of requesting the drawdown of a N$100-million, or about $5.8-million, facility from the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN).... 

Rio appoints new aluminium CEO
5th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has appointed Jérôme Pécresse as its aluminium CEO, succeeding Ivan Vella. Pécresse, who was until recently president and CEO of General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy,... 

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Qld miners spending big locally
5th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has shown that mining and energy companies spent some A$26.8-billion in purchases with local companies during 2021-22. Some 77% of all purchase... 

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MCA calls for IR bill to be scrapped
5th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the federal government to scrap its new Industrial Relations (IR) Bill introduced to Parliament this week. The bill aims to criminalise wage... 

Minbos eyes more opportunities in Angola
5th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Minbos Resources is evaluating the production of yellow phosphorous as part of its emerging new energy materials business. Minbos is developing the Cabinda phosphate project in Angola, and... 

Bathurst expands Canadian footprint
5th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal company Bathurst Resources has announced plans to increase its Canadian footprint through the acquisition of the Tenas coking coal project, in British Columbia, from a subsidiary of Allegiance... 

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AECI completes R45m Dinaser acquisition in Brazil
4th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Explosives manufacturer AECI Mining has concluded the R45-million acquisition of Brazilian explosives business Dinaser Industria.  The acquisition, executed through local Brazilian entity AECI... 

African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
Results, results, results needed from Transnet partnership, Motsepe emphasises
4th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The partnership of South Africa’s mining industry and State-owned rail enterprise Transnet must translate into “results, results, results”, African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Dr Patrice... 

Outstanding Operational Gains - Immersive Technologies’ 14th Annual Business Improvement Award 
Outstanding Operational Gains - Immersive Technologies’ 14th Annual Business Improvement Award 
4th September 2023

Immersive Technologies has announced the winners of its 14th annual Global Business Improvement Award which acknowledges the most outstanding results achieved by mining companies who use simulation... 

Lab-grown diamonds
Lab-grown gems are crashing prices for one key type of diamond
4th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

One of the world’s most popular types of rough diamonds has plunged into a pricing free fall, as a growing number of Americans choose engagement rings made from lab-grown stones instead. Diamond... 

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Court ratifies Samarco judicial reorganisation plan, says BHP
4th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The judicial reorganisation plan of the Samarco joint venture (JV) in Brazil has been approved, paving the way for the organisation to move ahead with its debt restructuring plan, diversified miner... 

Former Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith
Vedanta weighs former Gold Fields CEO Griffith for top Africa base metals job
4th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources is considering appointing former Gold Fields boss and Anglo American executive Chris Griffith as head of its African base metals business, according to people familiar with the... 

Another Glencore veteran departs as trader Popovic retires
4th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore co-head of zinc and copper trading Nick Popovic is retiring after more than 30 years, the latest departure among the generation of leaders that took the commodity giant into its 2011... 

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Australian mining investment under threat - MCA report
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Deepening investment uncertainty, exhaustive delays in environmental approvals and the proposed introduction of rigid and costly industrial relations laws are combining to blunt Australia’s ability... 

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Northam, Vedanta, Hillside Aluminium make headlines
1st September 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks this week's biggest news. Northam paid R2.4-billion in dividends and highlighted its business risks ahead; Vedanta Zinc is looking to invest $500-million... 

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On-The-Air (01/09/2023)
1st September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about developments in zinc, aluminium, inwardly-focused miners 

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European copper giant says it is victim of huge metal theft
1st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Europe’s top copper producer Aurubis warned it may face losses in the hundreds of millions of euros after being hit by a massive metal theft, and no longer expects to meet its profit forecast for... 

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Magazine round up | 01 September 2023
1st September 2023

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

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Solar energy for major coal mine
1st September 2023

Financial close was reached early in July for the 68 MW Lephalale Solar Project (LSP), which will supply renewable energy to Exxaro’s flagship Grootgeluk mine in Limpopo. The project, undertaken by... 

Critical minerals supply technology launched
1st September 2023

With the recent launch of their battery black mass recycling process, sustainable technology solutions and service provider Metso Corporation is currently able to offer complete processes and... 

Supply chains susceptible to geopolitical risks
1st September 2023

A new report by intergovernmental renewable energy organisation the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) warns that although there is no scarcity in reserves of the critical minerals... 

Oil, gas profitable as transition deferred
1st September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite the global commitment to a green energy transition, the oil and gas industry is the most profitable industry, with a 20% financial investment decision (FID) rate, says global energy trade... 

Large-scale waste-to-DME projects in development
1st September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Large-scale waste-to-dimethyl ether (DME) projects, one based in north-west Europe and the other on the Gulf Coast of the US, are in the feasibility stage, with the projects anticipated to produce... 

Taelo Mojapelo, CEO of energy company bp Southern Africa
Taelo Mojapelo
1st September 2023

This week we profile Taelo Mojapelo, CEO of energy company bp Southern Africa  

Aerobotics supports farmers globally with “ground-breaking
AI-engineered solutions boost fruit and nut industry resilience
1st September 2023

The 2023 season has not been without its frustrations for fruit and nut farmers, says Aerobotics GM Ken Treloar. “A host of challenging conditions domestically and across markets have pressured... 

AI expected to be a bigger revolution than ‘the Internet was in the 1990s’ – 4Sight
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) grows, there are expectations that it will be a bigger revolution than the Internet was during the 1990s, says 4Sight CEO Tertius Zitzke. While 2020’s is... 

Iran a hidden gem for MTN, despite R6bn ‘trapped’ amid sanctions
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Despite continued sanctions on Iran, South African telecommunications giant MTN Group considers its investment in the country a “hidden gem” that will eventually bring value to the group. Since the... 

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