R/€ = 17.61 Change: -0.01
R/$ = 17.64 Change: -0.01
Au 1725.28 $/oz Change: 17.66
Pt 933.35 $/oz Change: 19.35


56 wind and solar projects bid into South Africa’s enlarged renewables round 

By: Terence Creamer     4th October 2022 A total of 56 wind and solar projects have been submitted by prospective bidders under the sixth bid window (BW6) of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPPP), which has been expanded to 4 200 MW from an initial allocation of 2 600 MW. The bids,... 

On-The-Air (30/09/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2022 This week Martin Creamer unpacks exploration as SA’s economy booster and the JSE’s new money-raising product for juniors and green hydrogen produced at sea. 

Maelgwyn leveraging South Africa, African growth to expand business

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th September 2022 Owing to the considerable organic growth it has achieved in South Africa and Africa, mineral processing technologies and processes provider Maelgwyn has relocated to a new building, in Boundary Park, North Riding, and is aiming to leverage these premises and the enhanced capacity and capabilities... 

Contamination at source affecting recycling  

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 A substantial portion of plastic waste is not recycled and ends up in landfills, contributing greatly to plastics being regarded as the biggest environmental threat, says industry body Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom. Forty-three percent of recyclable plastic waste in South Africa... 

PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the upcoming in-person conference of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at Sun... 

Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist  

By: Martin Creamer     27th September 2022 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 electrolysers that convert renewable electricity into green hydrogen are proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 

On-The-Air (23/09/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2022 This week, Martin Creamer speaks about the need for rapid private sector energy participation, a collaborative approach to energy for Southern Africa and a new platinum champion as world demand for the metal builds. 

Green hydrogen at sea on world-first offshore demonstrator platform  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2022 The world’s first offshore green hydrogen production demonstrator platform has been positioned offshore of France. “This is the first time that renewable hydrogen will be produced at sea,” French company Lhyfe stated in a release to Engineering News & Mining Weekly. (Also watch attached Creamer... 

Greater urgency urged as climate change amplifies SA’s water insecurity

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd September 2022 Water security remains one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, with the country’s supply facing many threats amid increasing demand and relatively low water availability. While the situation may not yet be an absolute crisis, if left unchecked, South Africa’s water sector is a few... 

Women-owned company aims to revive SA’s phosphate industry after securing mining right 

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd September 2022 Adelaide Ruiters Mining & Exploration (ARME) has secured a mining right for its Zandheuvel phosphate mine, in Saldanha Bay, and CEO and founder Adelaide Ruiters hopes to revive competences in South Africa’s phosphate industry. The 51% South African women-owned mining and exploration company is... 

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