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Exxaro Resources CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation of coal mining company Exxaro’s operations and entire value chain is an urgent imperative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which will result in the additional benefits of... 


A lack of investment in coal mining globally has raised concerns for coal supply going forward. This, coupled with high demand, could result in supply constraints and high prices
Coal crucial for alleviating poverty and loadshedding
17th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the negative impacts that coal-fired power stations have on the environment and local populations, localized energy solutions developer NET Energy owner Mike Blenkinsop has stressed that... 


Exxaro's Cennergi wind turbine.
Exxaro renewables business up in half-year coal earnings downer
17th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The half-year revenue contribution from the energy business of Exxaro Resources was 17% higher than in the first half of last year, with energy generation from the Cennergi wind assets driven up by... 


Hillside Alluminium at Richards Bay.
Hydrogen’s use in alumina applications being assessed – South32
14th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The use of hydrogen in difficult-to-electrify applications is being assessed at Worsley Alumina, the integrated bauxite mining and alumina refining operation in Western Australia, which supplies... 


Booysendal is delivering strong growth on the back of solid production from North mine, as well as the ongoing ramp-up of South mine
Impairments result in lower basic, headline earnings for Northam
14th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Northam Holdings expects to report a 70% to 80% year-on-year decrease in basic earnings a share to between R5.23 and R7.84 for the financial year ended June 30,... 


The Atlantis OCGT plant
With R9.2bn spent since April, govt insists Eskom is not exceeding diesel budget
13th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Government reports that Eskom has spent R9.2-billion on diesel since the start of the State-owned utility’s financial year on April 1, which it claims to be marginally below an initial budget for... 


Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Eskom unbundling, ERA promulgation will demonstrate electricity reform ‘political will’
11th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay believes an expedited promulgation of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill together with the unbundling of Eskom will send a clear signal... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


An image of a generator
Additives offer substantial cost savings
11th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has teamed up with global leaders in additives, motor, transmissions and hydraulic oils Liqui Moly to offer cost-saving solutions to the local generator market. As... 


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Where’s the urgency?
11th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator’s decision to transfer the transmission facilities licence to the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTC) is indeed a “milestone”, as was highlighted by the National... 


16 of TiAuto’s stores complete Phase 1 solar conversion
11th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Sixteen of TiAuto’s retail stores have completed their conversion to solar power, as part of Phase 1 of a project to reduce the group’s dependence on Eskom and to move to renewable energy. The... 


Presidency says progress being made to increase grant funding for Just Energy Transition Investment Plan
Presidency says progress being made to increase grant funding for Just Energy Transition Investment Plan
8th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency is exploring several avenues for increasing the grant component in the financing of South Africa’s Just Energy Transition Investment Plan (JET-IP), following broad-based stakeholder... 


Mining companies accelerating renewable energy investments – BMI
8th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining companies are increasingly adopting renewable energy solutions to reduce their carbon emissions, lower their operational costs and improve their energy security, BMI, a Fitch Solutions... 


The August 1 meeting of South African Presidency and various government departments, with Business Unity South Africa, Business for South Africa, and Business Leadership South Africa
Presidency, business call for expedited passage during current Parliamentary term of Bill overhauling electricity market
2nd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency and organised business have called for the passage of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill to be expedited within the sixth Parliament, following a meeting on August 1 to... 


rough diamonds
Diamcor reports narrowed losses
1st August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Junior mining and exploration company Diamcor has narrowed its net loss for the financial year ended March 31, to $762 308, compared with a loss of about $2.4-million for the 2022 financial year.... 


The Secunda complex
In appeal against air-quality decision, Sasol again makes case for load-based emission limit
1st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to formally appeal a decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to decline its application to have its Secunda boilers regulated using a... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
Makhado project economics improved as LoM increases ‘significantly’
31st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

An updated life-of-mine (LoM) plan and coal reserve estimate for MC Mining’s fully-licensed and shovel-ready Makhado steelmaking hard coking coal project have significantly increased the LoM and... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
One-year progress report says rooftop installations have doubled since start of Energy Action Plan
31st July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Despite ongoing loadshedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to highlight some of the implementation progress under the Energy Action Plan (EAP), which marked its first anniversary in late... 


Mogale Tailings Retreatment project operations manager Oriel Shikwambana.
Most of 500 employees for constructing gold-from-dumps project will be local
31st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Employees for the construction of the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng’s West Rand will be largely locally sourced. “We aim to employ approximately 500 employees during construction... 


Daimler’s Atlantis Foundries signs embedded solar power purchase agreement
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Atlantis Foundries (AF) has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with integrated energy solutions company Energy Partners (EP). According to the agreement, EP will engineer, finance,... 


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Renewables rhythm
28th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Once lauded as an international benchmark, South Africa’s Renewable Energy independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has struggled to rediscover its rhythm after being disrupted... 


Department of Mineral Resources Regional Manager Siyabonga Vezi (left) and Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots at the official sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings Retreatment project.
Mogale gold-from-dumps project takes off on West Rand
25th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The official sod-turning ceremony for the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng's West Rand took place on Tuesday, July 25. The R2.5-billion project, near Krugersdorp and Kagiso, received... 


Sasol tanks
Sasol makes strides in improving coal operations, synfuel volumes despite market volatility
25th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chemicals and energy company Sasol reports that its energy business showed notable improvements in operational and business performance in the second half of the 2023 financial year, ended June 30,... 


Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Hydrogen economy momentum building, Anglo American Platinum FD reports
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum is building in the hydrogen economy, which is important for the planet and for platinum group metals (PGMs), Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller said on Monday. “There have been over 1... 


Outgoing Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Opencast production expected at Anglo Platinum’s Middelaagte mine by year-end
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is finalising the permitting process for the future opencast Middelaagte mine, one of three areas of the... 


Anglo Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Anglo Platinum declares R3bn half-year dividend, spending R3bn on growth capex
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum on Monday declared an interim dividend after achieving results in line with changed guidance. An interim dividend of... 


Private sector helps provide acceptable air quality
21st July 2023

Amid ongoing loadshedding, members of the private sector are looking for ways to improve air quality during working hours owing to higher emissions being released as a result of State-owned utility... 


Jeffrey's Bay wind farm
Energy users believe natural gas not green enough
20th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Many large energy users do not see natural gas as a viable option for the production of hydrogen, diversified minerals and investment group Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) renewable... 


Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
20th July 2023

A drastic reduction of coal energy supply will come at a hefty cost for South Africa, as the country grapples to cope with growing poverty levels and record high unemployment. Menar MD Vuslat... 


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Zizwe's strong client relationships and new contracts drive success in sustainable mining industry
20th July 2023

Middelburg | 17 July – Renowned mining company Zizwe continues to thrive by prioritising the establishment of strong partnerships with reputable clients involved in sustainable commodity extraction... 


Coal funding landscape challenging, but there are pockets of opportunity
Coal funding landscape challenging, but there are pockets of opportunity
19th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As South Africa undertakes the long process of a just energy transition (JET), coal mining projects and coal-fired power stations will still continue to be relevant for quite some time in the... 


A TFR locomotive
Resolving locomotive supply impasse with Chinese firm crucial, says TFR CEO
18th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

It is crucial that State-owned freight rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) find a solution to its long-standing locomotive supply impasse with Chinese manufacturer CRRC, TFR CEO Siza Mzimela... 


The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
18th July 2023

In 1986, the first-ever coalfields map was printed. Now in its 16th edition, this map has gained national and international recognition as a comprehensive source of information on the South African... 


Tunnel at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine.
Anglo Platinum's half-year earnings expected to be sharply down
17th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The earnings of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) for the first half of this year are expected to be sharply down. Headline earnings and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are likely to decrease by... 


Merafe reports lower interim production in line with planned pullback
17th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Merafe’s attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture for the six months ended June 30 was 185 000 t. That represents a decrease of about 9% compared with... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum reports production uplift
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In a voluntary update, platinum group metals mining company Northam Platinum reports that a key feature of its financial year has been the strong production performance and contribution from all of... 


Magazine cover story
High rand gold price only one part of the story for SA miners
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid global geopolitical uncertainties, concerns about lower economic growth and rising inflation, gold has reinforced its position as a safe-haven asset for investors, and the World Gold Council... 


Magazine cover story
High rand gold price only one part of the story for SA miners
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid global geopolitical uncertainties, concerns about lower economic growth and rising inflation, gold has reinforced its position as a safe-haven asset for investors, and the World Gold Council... 


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Shift in focus
14th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

While it is far too early to declare victory over loadshedding, with many perils still to overcome across many fronts, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is correct in wanting to shift... 


MDA Attorneys Director Euan Massey
Framework agreements mark a move to more sustainable contracting
13th July 2023

By MDA Attorneys Director Euan Massey Framework agreements are long term contracts which permit an employer to issue several task orders to a contractor (or to various contractors) for the... 


Krone-Endora at Venetia diamond mine project
Diamcor completes generator reconfiguration at Krone-Endora
12th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Canadian diamond mining company Diamcor Mining has completed the reconfiguration of the existing generator systems at its Krone-Endora at Venetia diamond mine project, in Limpopo, South Africa.... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsh Ramokgopa
As cold front hits, Ramokgopa expects loadshedding intensity to remain in check as attention turns to reducing frequency of cuts
9th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says the first part of the Energy Action Plan’s (EAP’s) two-part goal of reducing the intensity of loadshedding has been largely achieved as the plan... 


Solar panels in front of Komati's cooling towers
Eskom to launch solar, battery tenders in 2024 as part of Komati ‘repowering’
7th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom reports that concessional funding of $497-million secured for the repowering and repurposing of the Komati coal power station, in Mpumalanga, is expected to become effective at the end of... 


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