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Heatwaves driving strong growth in electricity demand – IEA
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy demand growth is forecast to be among the highest levels this year and next, compared with the last two decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) notes in its ‘Electricity Mid-Year... 


South Africa to lay out carbon market regulation proposals
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s National Treasury plans to lay out its proposals for how to regulate carbon markets in the country in the next few months. The government department said it plans to publish a... 


Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
Whitehaven sees higher near-term coal prices
19th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian coal miner Whitehaven is forecasting higher metallurgical coal prices over the near and long term, citing production constraints of hard-coking coal from Australian producers, combined... 


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Seriti progressing Mpumalanga wind energy project as it transforms to diversified energy company
19th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Seriti Green, a Seriti Resources subsidiary, is progressing the country’s first majority black-owned wind farm, the Ummbila Emoyeni project in Mpumalanga, which would also mark the province’s... 


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Skills development, transfer a focus for manufacturer
19th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The requirement to employ and train young people within its operations, coupled with the transfer of industry knowledge, are focuses of hydraulic equipment manufacturer Ndoukhulu Hydraulic and... 


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Broadmeadow East and Isaac River coal projects, Australia – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bowen Coking Coal has completed the previously announced sale of a 10% interest in the Broadmeadow East mine. 


Anglo cuts steelmaking coal outlook after Australian mine fire
Anglo cuts steelmaking coal outlook after Australian mine fire
18th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Anglo American has revised its coal production guidance for year to account for the impact of a recent fire at the Grosvenor underground mine, in Australia. Due to the incident,... 


Duncan Wanblad shaking hands with Wits University vice-chancellor Professor Zeblon Vilakazi at the hand over of Anglo’s 47 Main street, Johannesburg building, to Wits Business School (WBS), with Anglo chairperson Nolitha Fakude (left) and  WBS head Prof Maurice Radebe (right).
We’ve delivered strong second-quarter production – Anglo CE
18th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday emphasised its embedding of operational resourcefulness across its asset base and highlighted its second-quarter performance as being strong.... 


Australia’s renewables drive backed by miners, environmentalists
Australia’s renewables drive backed by miners, environmentalists
18th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

A disparate group including Australian mining lobbyists and environmentalists have banded together to back the government’s renewable energy transition plan, after opposition lawmakers called for... 


Strata Worldwide
Get to know Strata Worldwide at Electra Mining Africa
18th July 2024

Strata Worldwide’s South African operations head office is situated just outside Johannesburg, providing the company with a strong presence in the African mining industry. 


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Coal 2024: Logistics logjam
18th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Global coal production reached 8.74-million tonnes in 2023, marking an all-time high. This despite growing rhetoric and a drive to phase out the use of fossil fuels for power generation globally.... 


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Komatsu centre leveraging data to improve mining equipment performance on-site
17th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu’s Smart Services Centre, in eMalahleni, is capitalising on data to assist coal mining companies to optimise productivity, ensure... 


Clara completes Ashford coking coal buy
17th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Clara Resources on Wednesday announced the completion of the Renison Coal acquisition and is now the sole owner of the Ashford coking coal project, in New South Wales. Clara bought the... 


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Germany’s Scholz plans lithium deal with Serbia after Rio ruling
17th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz plans to visit Serbia this week to secure supplies of lithium that are critical for the nation’s energy transition and auto industry, according to people familiar with... 


BHP posts second straight year of record iron-ore production, beats estimates
BHP posts second straight year of record iron-ore production, beats estimates
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group on Wednesday reported record annual iron-ore production for a second consecutive year, helped by improved weather conditions and higher contribution from its South Flank operations in... 


UK's new coal mine sent 'adverse international signal', campaigners say
UK's new coal mine sent 'adverse international signal', campaigners say
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

Britain's approval of its first new deep coal mine in decades was unlawful because ministers failed to consider the "adverse international signal" sent by the controversial decision, environmental... 


Steel is among the goods affected by the UK's CBAM
South Africa tells UK carbon border tax will deepen inequality
16th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has told the UK that its plans to impose a carbon tax on imported goods will deepen global inequality and hamper Africa’s ability to adapt to climate change. The criticism of the... 


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South Africa’s largest wheeling project celebrates official commissioning
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Vertically-integrated renewable-energy solutions provider the Sola Group has celebrated the official commissioning of South Africa’s largest operational wheeling project, which will add 256 MW of... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George
George promises wide consultation on 2025 decarbonisation pledge
16th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George has promised “wide consultation” on South Africa’s next nationally determined contribution (NDC) decarbonisation pledge that will be... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Green ammonia ousting coal in power stations, R105bn hydrogen developer reports
15th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Huge demand for green ammonia from power stations is being seen by the developer of South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen to green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape. But this new development... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable - Ramaphosa
15th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes in his latest weekly newsletter, published ahead of his address to a climate finance symposium being... 


Botswana seeks Mozambique rail route to exploit coal billions
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The leaders of three southern African nations signed a deal to proceed with a rail and port project to help land-locked Botswana export its massive coal reserves through a Mozambican port, though... 


Mega deals are likely to attract stiff regulatory scrutiny
Rio Tinto studies potential bid proposal for Teck, Sky reports
12th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group is studying proposals for potential bids for companies including Teck Resources, Sky News reported citing sources it didn’t identify. The company has drawn up a list of potential... 


Mining output on track for second-quarter decline – Minerals Council
12th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported that seasonally adjusted total mining production declined by 0.6% month-on-month in May. This follows a 0.8% month-on-month rise in April. In level... 


China's June coal imports rise as heat boosts electricity demand
China's June coal imports rise as heat boosts electricity demand
12th July 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal imports in June rose 12% year-on-year, customs data showed on Friday, as heatwaves in the world's top consumer of the fuel supported demand. Shipments to China were 44.6-million... 


Teck bids farewell to coal, sets sights on copper
Teck bids farewell to coal, sets sights on copper
12th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining giant Teck Resources has successfully concluded its exit from coal with the conclusion on Thursday of the sale of its remaining 77% stake in its Elk Valley Resources (EVR)... 


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Belt fastening system supplier growing footprint in S Africa
12th July 2024

Conveyor belt solutions company Mato Products, a member of the Multotec Group, is paving the way in the Botswana mining market with its innovative belt fastening systems, range of lacing equipment,... 


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


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Rewards and risks
12th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to again uncouple the energy portfolio from mineral resources and appoint Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as the new Electricity and Energy Minister in the government of national unity has... 


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BioIron Research and Development Facility, Australia
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto plans to develop a research and development facility to further assess the effectiveness of its low-carbon BioIron ironmaking process.  


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


New Age sells UK coal project, focus tilts to Australia, NZ
11th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed New Age Exploration (NAE) on Thursday announced the sale of its Lochinvar coal project, in the UK. Selling the Lochinvar project will enable NAE to focus its exploration efforts at its... 


A PGM mine owned by Implats
South Africa's mining output flat in May, but minerals sales fall by 19%
11th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining production was flat in May, compared with May 2023. Statistics South Africa reports that the main positive contributors were coal and chromium ore, while gold and platinum group metals... 


UK reverses oil drilling permission, drops coal mine defence after court ruling
11th July 2024 By: Reuters

ritain has reversed a decision to grant permission for an oil drilling operation and dropped its defence to a legal challenge over a disputed new coal mine, campaigners said on Thursday, after a... 


China forbids new coal-based steelmaking for first time in years
China forbids new coal-based steelmaking for first time in years
11th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

China didn’t permit any coal-based steelmaking projects in the first half of the year for the first time since announcing its major climate neutrality goals in 2020, according to a report released... 


Zimbabwe Mining Law Masterclass
10th July 2024

Effectively Navigate Regulatory Frameworks and Compliance Strategies in the Zimbabwean Mining Industry! The Zimbabwe Mining Law Masterclass emerges as a response to the regulatory landscape of... 


Zambia to build rare coal power plant as harsh drought hits dams
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia’s energy regulator approved the construction of the nation’s second coal-fired power plant, as its worst drought in decades cut output at the hydroelectric dams that account for most of its... 


BC Premier David Eby
British Columbia Premier walks tightrope between resource boom, green goals
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

British Columbia Premier David Eby sees a way for his province to exploit its abundant resources and proximity to Asia — without sacrificing environmental pledges core to his political platform.... 


Canadian critical mineral shares fall after tighter M&A criteria
Canadian critical mineral shares fall after tighter M&A criteria
9th July 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of Canadian companies that mine critical minerals such as copper and uranium fell on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Monday as investors assessed the potential impact of Canada's... 


Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa warns of distribution challenges, plans more renewables rounds
8th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite Eskom having made progress on improving the country’s energy availability factor (EAF), lowering the unplanned capacity loss factor (UCLF) and achieving 100 consecutive days without... 


Bowen Coking Coal sells 10% stake in Broadmeadow East mine
Bowen Coking Coal sells 10% stake in Broadmeadow East mine
8th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Bowen Coking Coal (BCB) has completed the previously announced sale of a 10% interest in the Broadmeadow East mine for A$13-million in cash and royalties. MPC Lenton, a subsidiary of... 


Canada’s move to protect mining sector shields takeover targets
Canada’s move to protect mining sector shields takeover targets
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada is making it harder for foreign firms to acquire domestic mining companies by imposing measures that could protect top takeover targets from large global rivals. The Canadian government... 


Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher
Santos boss is racing against time to build a gas giant
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Kevin Gallagher is in a race against time. A veteran of Australia’s oil and gas industry, the Scotsman has earned acclaim for transforming Santos Ltd into the country’s second-largest fossil fuel... 


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