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Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


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Clean-coal technology highlighted
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Deploying technology in the fossil fuels mining and consumption industries can accelerate innovative practices that are less harmful to the environment, consequently ensuring that coal is used... 


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Filter press aids in water sustainability
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal reports that its newly commissioned 40 t/h filter press at its Mpumalanga-based Gugulethu mine is assisting in improving its sustainable use of... 


Indonesia says its nickel supply will keep global prices low
29th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesia, the world’s largest nickel exporter, has a sobering message for struggling producers of the battery metal elsewhere: don’t expect any meaningful revival in prices. Septian Hario Seto,... 


South African researchers trawl through death records to assess coal impact
29th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African scientists plan to examine about 8.5-million death certificates to ascertain how many people the country’s dependence on coal for electricity is killing. The review is the first of... 


Coal stockpiles at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in South Africa
Indonesia, South Africa aim to regain lost share in Indian coal market
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

Top coal exporters Indonesia and South Africa are aiming to ramp up supplies of thermal coal to key buyer India, company executives said, as they look to regain market share in the world's second... 


TFR train
Business sees appointment of Phillips as key step in accelerating Transnet Recovery Plan
29th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Organised business says the appointment of a permanent executive team at Transnet – led by CEO Michelle Phillips, who has been acting in the role since September and who has been with the utility... 


BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

The world's biggest listed miner BHP said on Thursday it was disbanding some global teams and transferring those roles covering functions including planning, environment and heritage protection to... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 exits coal with Australia’s Illawarra sale
29th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company South32 on Thursday announced the $1.65-billion sale of its Illawarra assets, in Australia, marking the group’s exit from coal and aligning with a strategy that... 


Cleaner-fuelled Anglo ship built by Shanghai shipbuilder.
Anglo’s tenth emission-cutting ship contributing to cleaner, greener maritime industry
28th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of diversified mining company Anglo American to a cleaner, greener maritime industry is highlighted by this week’s delivery of the last of ten emission-cutting ships. The maiden... 


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ARM warns of lower interim earnings on the back of lower prices
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) says it expects its headline earnings for the six months ended December 31 to have decreased by between 40% and 50% year-on-year to between... 


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Settling on funding solutions for expedited grid infrastructure set as a Just Energy Transition Investment Plan priority
27th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finalising funding solutions for the expedited expansion of South Africa’s electricity transmission grid has been identified as a key priority for the Just Energy Transition (JET) project... 


China’s top coal miner cuts production target for 2024
27th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

China Shenhua Energy Co., the nation’s top coal producer, has set a lower output target for 2024, as Chinese miners ratchet back operations amid a glut of the fuel. The firm plans to cut annual... 


Indonesia's coal-fired nickel output is pricing out greener metal that has so far failed to command a market premium.
Nickel faces existential moment with half of mines unprofitable
27th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Many of the world’s biggest nickel mines are facing an increasingly bleak future as they wake up to an existential threat: a near limitless supply of low-cost metal from Indonesia. With roughly... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


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Disappointing results from world’s top miners highlight market challenges, Tickmill says
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The underwhelming results from two of the largest global multinational mining and commodity companies Anglo American and Glencore, which both released their 2023 financial and preliminary results... 


Fortescue CEO Andrew Forrest
Billionaire Forrest backs carbon levy on Australia fossil fuels
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia should impose a proposed carbon levy on fossil fuel producers to accelerate efforts to meet climate targets, according to billionaire mining-to-clean energy tycoon Andrew Forrest. “It’s... 


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Sasol reports 34% decline in half-year profit
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Sasol reported on Monday a decline of 34% in half-year profit, mainly due to weaker oil and petrochemical prices as well as higher costs. Sasol, the world's biggest producer of fuels and chemicals... 


The loan seeks to refinance a bridge loan to back the acquisition of the Daunia and Blackwater (pictured) coal mines in Queensland from BHP.
Private credit dominates Whitehaven Coal's $1.1bn loan
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian coal firm Whitehaven Coal drew 17 private credit providers and one bank for a $1.1-billion loan to buy two mines, the latest example of direct lenders benefiting from banks’ tighter... 


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Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
23rd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal producer and exporter Thungela on February 23 launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga. The facility was pursued in congruence with efforts to restore... 


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Thungela warns of lower earnings on back of Ensham deal
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed coal miner Thungela Resources has informed shareholders that its earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended December 31 will be between R88 and R93 lower, at between R34 and R39 apiece,... 


Teck expects to close coal unit sale to Glencore by Q3, CEO says
Teck expects to close coal unit sale to Glencore by Q3, CEO says
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Resources plans to close the sale of its steel-making coal unit to Glencore no later than the third quarter of 2024, CEO Jonathan Price told Reuters in an interview on... 


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Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and... 


Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


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Crunch time
23rd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they are only visible to those manufacturers that have... 


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Anglo to focus on cost cutting following disappointing 2023 performance
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers and CEO Duncan Wanblad have both expressed disappointment with the company’s financial results for 2023, which were released on February 22.... 


Wayne Warren, Sales Manager Africa for Pilot Crushtec
Pioneering crushing and screening solutions for cleaner energy minerals
22nd February 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Pilot Crushtec's crushing and screening solutions are key for a wide range of applications within the energy minerals sector, and the company has built a significant footprint in these industry... 


Teck Resources Q4 profit beats targets on strong coal sales, copper output
Teck Resources Q4 profit beats targets on strong coal sales, copper output
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Resources beat fourth-quarter profit estimates on Thursday, helped by an increase in steelmaking coal sales and record copper production. The company also benefited from higher... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Fiscal discipline in Budget, but 5% infrastructure expenditure increase ‘barely positive’ – Minerals Council
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana maintained focus on fiscal discipline and balancing the need to address socioeconomic challenges facing the country, industry organisation Minerals Council South... 


Coal output needs to rise as demand jumps, Indian official says
Coal output needs to rise as demand jumps, Indian official says
22nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

India’s state-run miner Coal India will continue to increase production to meet growing demand and help boost inventories, according to a key government official overseeing the fuel. The producer... 


China's top coal producing region tells miners to curb overproduction
21st February 2024 By: Reuters

China's top coal-producing region of Shanxi has ordered miners to curb overproduction, according to a notice this week from authorities in the northern province, sparking a rally in coking coal... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore pleased with its performance against the backdrop of lower commodity, energy prices
21st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global mining company Glencore has recommended a $0.13 a share, or $1.6-billion, base cash distribution to shareholders for the 2023 financial year, comprising $1-billion from marketing cash flows... 


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Mozambique port critical to chrome exports gets upgraded railway link
21st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The biggest port in Mozambique that’s become a key hub for global chrome exports will upgrade a railway link, bolstering a planned $2-billion capacity expansion. The African Development Bank is... 


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Unions express dismay over mining sector retrenchments
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade unions the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have expressed their dissatisfaction with the plans announced by various mining... 


Reimagining Coal: Evolving the Ecosystem for a Balanced Energy Future
20th February 2024

July Ndlovu, Chairman, FutureCoal - The Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal In the dialogue on energy sustainability, coal often finds itself at the centre of a contentious debate. As economies... 


JSW Steel in talks with Australia's Whitehaven for coal mine stake
JSW Steel in talks with Australia's Whitehaven for coal mine stake
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

India's JSW Steel is in talks with Australian miner Whitehaven Coal for a stake in its Blackwater metallurgical coal mine, a source aware of the discussions said on Tuesday. JSW Steel, India's... 


India gets 40 bids for commercial coal mines
India gets 40 bids for commercial coal mines
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

ndia has received a total of 40 bids for some of the 32 commercial coal mines that were made available for auctioning in December, the government said in a statement on Monday, adding the bids... 


President Gustavo Petro came into office in 2022 on a pledge to wean the country off its dependency on fossil fuels.
Colombia Bill seeks permanent legal ban on new coal contracts
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Colombia, South America’s top coal producer, is proposing a mining bill which would ban new exploration and production contracts for the fuel. The proposed law would also allow the expropriation... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
Worst of inflationary wave over, says BHP CEO
20th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP CEO Mike Henry has expressed confidence in a more favourable economic outlook for 2024, declaring that the worst of the global inflationary wave is over. BHP, which on... 


Coal India to bid for 3 mines in critical minerals auctions in Feb
19th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

State-run Coal India will bid for three blocks in critical minerals auctions conducted by the country's mines ministry in February, chairman and MD P M Prasad told analysts in a post-earnings... 


UCT research aims to help stakeholders mitigate mine closure risks
19th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Research published in the International Journal of Mining by University of Cape Town (UCT) Future Water Institute academic Dr Megan Cole has indicated that 48 of South Africa’s 230 operating mines... 


Energy transition driving continued surge in metals, mining M&A activity
16th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The ongoing surge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the metals and mining sector is expected to continue into this year, driven by the global energy transition, with industry players... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


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