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Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Commodities group Glencore is studying an approach for Anglo American, two sources said, a development that could spark a bidding war for the 107-year old mining company. Glencore has not yet... 


An image of the Khanye colliery
Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 


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Brick maker allays fears over coal mining licence
3rd May 2024

Clay brick and paver maker Corobrik reports that it has no intention of entering into the coal mining sector, despite its application to mine the commodity at its Centurion-based Rietvlei mine and... 


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 


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Blackwater mine, Australia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine on the traditional lands of the Gaangalu people, in the Queensland Bowen basin of Australia.  


Thero Setiloane.
Thungela announces passing of Thero Setiloane
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal mining company Thungela Resources has announced the passing of Thero Setiloane, who served as an independent nonexecutive director of the company. “His... 


Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading metals companies, including its state iron ore buyer, are considering their next moves following BHP Group’s blockbuster $39-billion approach for rival Anglo American, potentially... 


South Africa's Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
BHP woos South Africa in pursuit of $39bn Anglo takeover
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has deployed a team of senior executives to South Africa as the world’s largest miner ramps up efforts to win over government officials, regulators and local shareholders, all of whom... 


Australia's second-largest pension fund blacklists thermal coal investments
Australia's second-largest pension fund blacklists thermal coal investments
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Australian pension giant Australian Retirement Trust said on Thursday it would stop investing in most thermal coal companies from July as part of a plan to hit net zero emissions across its... 


Rick Menell
Rick Menell joins Perseus board as nonexec director
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board... 


Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rail workers demanding more rest time moved closer to a strike that would disrupt supply chains from Halifax to Vancouver and down through the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. A union representing... 


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NBI launches pragmatic Just Energy Transition Skilling for Employment Programme
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With skills having been identified as a key cross-cutting requirement for the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), the National Business Initiative (NBI), together with the... 


The Uitkomst Colliery
MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery increases quarterly output following turnaround plan
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Run-of-mine (RoM) coal production at MC Mining's Uitkomst steelmaking and thermal coal mine, in South Africa, increased by 14% year-on-year to 115 909 t for the quarter ended March 31 – the third... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 


G7 nations to agree on first half of 2030s for coal phase-out
G7 nations to agree on first half of 2030s for coal phase-out
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Group of Seven nations have agreed to target the first half of 2030s to phase out coal, according to the UK’s energy and nuclear minister, a key milestone for some of the world’s most... 


The Bulga complex in Australia
Top Glencore shareholders favour keeping coal over spinoff
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Several of Glencore’s largest shareholders believe that the company should retain its coal assets, according to people familiar with the matter, throwing a proposed spinoff into doubt. Glencore,... 


Indonesian miner eyes nickel assets as it shifts focus from coal
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesian coal company PT Harum Energy is looking to buy more nickel mines as it ceases further investment in fossil fuels in order to prepare for the energy transition. The miner plans to avoid... 


Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 


State-owned groups Eskom and Transnet have impaired mining productivity with unreliable power supply and a lack of trains to move mineral exports.
BHP’s South Africa snub an indictment of ANC, DA says
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s bid to spin off Anglo America’s South African assets as part of a takeover proposal shows how the economic policies of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) have undermined... 


The Woodsmith project, in the UK
BHP’s bid for Anglo casts cloud over $9bn fertiliser mine
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s proposal for a $39-billion takeover of rival Anglo American is all about securing plenty of copper supplies — so now, the potential deal is throwing uncertainty over the future for... 


The Collahuasi mine
China could hinder BHP’s bid to become copper’s top producer
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s $39-billion bid to create a global copper giant risks irking its biggest customer China, where authorities have a history of intervening to stymie or water down international mergers.... 


China loses its appetite for Russian coal as import costs rise
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is losing its appetite for Russian coal as import taxes and logistical snarls push Asia’s biggest buyer to cheaper alternatives. Russian exports plunged 22% in the first quarter after... 


BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last time BHP Group took a swing at another major miner, it was Rio Tinto back in 2007. That could have been a blockbuster $150-billion takeover, but with metals prices crashing as the... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore seeks investment opportunities in Nigerian mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

ining and trading house Glencore will invest in Nigeria's mining sector if the government ensures a stable business climate, the company's CEO said on Thursday during a visit to Nigeria's minister... 


Nhlanhla Nene
Nene steps down as MC Mining chair
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa-focused coal company MC Mining on Friday announced the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene as director and chairperson of the board. Nene joined the company on April 11, 2022, initially... 


FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

On Thursday, BHP Group bid $38.8-billion for smaller rival Anglo American, offering a deal to forge the world's biggest copper miner. Here is a list of some previous big-ticket deals in the mining... 


Former Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Anglo’s stumbles have made it prey for mining’s biggest predator
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When former boss Mark Cutifani left Anglo American in mid-April 2022, things had rarely looked better for the century-old miner. Metals prices soared as the world emerged from lockdowns, the... 


Reflux flotation cell in an industrial coal application
Testing backlog as global interest in new flotation tech grows
26th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Global interest in and the uptake of the new REFLUX Flotation Cell (RFC) from full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth has been gaining considerable momentum. As a result of this... 


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Compressed natural gas to benefit S African business
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite ongoing concerns about gas shortages, regulatory uncertainty, geopolitical constraints and infrastructure limitations, using compressed natural gas (CNG) for various business and industrial... 


The abive image depicts the BMG Kabelschlepp cable carrier installation
New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Biden administration aims to clean up power sector with revamped rules
Biden administration aims to clean up power sector with revamped rules
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Thursday announced it has finalised rules targeting carbon, air and water pollution from power plants that it says could cut over one-billion metric tons from carbon... 


The QB mine in Chile is ramping up.
Teck increases copper production with QB ramp-up
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining group Teck Resources has increased its copper production by 74% to 99 000 t in the first quarter, as output increased at the newly-built QB mine, in Chile. The Antamina mine, in... 


Panellists who participated in the webinar are (from left) Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi, Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz, Simera Trace technical director Kevin O'Neill, Epiroc digital solutions buisness line manager Vikesh Chiba and South African Capital Equipment Export Council CEO Eric Bruggeman.
Creativity, innovation keep South Africa’s mining tech manufacturing industry competitive
25th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

An admirable degree of creativity exists within the South African mining technology and equipment manufacturing sector, giving manufacturers the necessary flexibility to weather the significant... 


The combined entity will have a leading portfolio of tier-one assets, focused on iron-ore, metallurgical coal and future facing commodities, including potash and copper.
BHP makes £31bn offer for Anglo American
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major BHP on Thursday announced a proposed all-share offer that values Anglo American at £31.1-billion. The deal has the potential to transform the mining industry landscape.... 


China coal prices have bottomed, will surpass 2023 highs, industry group says
24th April 2024 By: Reuters

China's domestic coal prices have bottomed out and will exceed 2023 highs this year, a major coal industry group said on Wednesday. "Overall stockpiles are not very high, so if market purchases... 


Gas tanks
Invictus partners with Zim-focused gold miner to investigate gas supply to Eureka mine
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Invictus Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to a maiden gas offtake agreement with Dallaglio Investments, involving the supply of gas to the Eureka... 


China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals
China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal consumption will fall by just one-third by 2040, according to a report by a European consultancy published on Tuesday, threatening climate targets that call for phasing out much of... 


Sasol petrol station
Macroeconomic factors dampen Sasol’s year-to-date performance
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

NYSE- and JSE-listed petrochemicals company Sasol says its energy business benefitted from higher basic fuel prices, as well as improved refining margins towards the end of the nine months ended... 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


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