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Location map of the Waterberg PGMs project
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported that it is advancing discussions and related agreements concerning the possible offtake of mineral products from the Waterberg project. 


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Zondereinde Western extension project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the No 3 shaft is under way. 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye’s gold operations offset impact of lower PGM prices
29th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater’s strategic commodity and geographical diversification served it well in the six months ended June 30, with a turnaround in its... 


Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta aims to complete $1bn investment in South Africa soon
29th August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Globally diversified Indian-headquartered mining company Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal has told Mining Weekly that the company aims to complete its commitment to invest $1-billion in... 


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On-The-Air (25/08/2023)
25th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses Thungela’s tree planting, renewables, rail 


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Coal major navigates green transition
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

One of South Africa’s top five coal-producing mining companies, Exxaro Resources, with a diversified portfolio of major projects in the minerals and energy sectors, is driving its plans to boost... 


The above image depicts the CEO of DLO Energy Resources group, Linda Mabhena-Olagunju on their new wind farm
Firm seeks to change narrative in energy sector
25th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Renewable-energy resources provider DLO Energy Resources Group aims to set the tone for women of colour by providing opportunities for them and by demonstrating that it is possible for them to... 


Offtake options advanced for Waterberg project
25th August 2023

While focusing on the development of its Waterberg project, located on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, mining company Platinum Group Metals is advancing discussions and... 


Judgment in favour of power utility welcomed
25th August 2023

State-owned power utility Eskom in July said it was pleased with the Johannesburg High Court judgment dismissing with costs, the interdict application by green energy supplier G7 Renewable Energies... 


the cooling towers and stacks with smoke pluming out the top
Refurbishment under way at Kriel
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is working with State-owned power utility Eskom on the refurbishment of two natural draught cooling towers at its Kriel power station, in... 


A view of a Kusile stack through a maze of metal scaffolding
Emissions requirement postponed for Kusile
25th August 2023

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) announced in June that the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) has granted State-owned power utility Eskom a postponement to meet... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


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Ongoing distortions
25th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As has been highlighted in this column previously, South Africa’s energy transition has become a highly contested topic and is, thus, a hotbed for the spreading of misinformation and ‘fake news’.... 


Marita van den Bergh
Optimising project execution for critical infrastructure: The Eskom experience
25th August 2023

As one of South Africa's leading State-owned enterprises, Eskom plays a crucial role in supplying electricity to millions of people and supporting the nation's economic growth.  Efficient project... 


Investec - Women in Industry
Investec - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Diane Frey Position: Investec For Business Account Executive  Date of birth: 29 May, Johannesburg Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand Management style: I lead by... 


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Bakubung Platinum Mine project, South Africa – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The mine has successfully reopened and resumed activities.  


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Women crucial to growth, innovation
25th August 2023

South Africa's National Women’s Day, commemorated yearly on August 9, celebrates women’s achievements, raising awareness on the challenges women face, and determining ways of achieving gender... 


Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim
Inoperative Kusile units could be returned earlier as Eskom reports good progress on temporary stacks
24th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built and interim CEO Calib... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Pathways being laid to secure lower carbon electricity supply for Hillside Aluminium
24th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During the 12 months to June 30, diversified mining company South32 has progressed initiatives to support its target of halving operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. At Worsley Alumina in... 


SAIEE) fellow and deputy president Pascal Motsoasele
Opinion: SAIEE – Pioneering industrial transformation in the engineering fraternity
24th August 2023

In this article, South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) fellow and deputy president Pascal Motsoasele writes that the institute is poised to lead the charge in championing... 


Canisters filled with uranium hexafluoride gas that must be enriched to power reactors. Converting milled uranium into this gas is the most acute bottleneck in the US nuclear fuel cycle.
The race to ditch Russian uranium starts in New Mexico’s desert
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

In a remote, dusty corner of New Mexico, so near to the Texas border that if you wander too close your smartphone changes time zones, sits a pristine factory that is the best chance for the US to... 


Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Much more to come from Exxaro on the renewable energy front
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Probably by the middle of next year, if things go well, Exxaro will likely achieve financial close on a renewable energy project, which, from a sizing perspective, will probably be north of 100 MW,... 


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On-The-Air (18/08/2023)
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses renewables and decarbonisation projects. 


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Weakest link
18th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The attention being paid to the national electricity crisis appears to be yielding some results, albeit insufficient in speed and scale to fully address the crisis. As the one-year update on the... 


SA mining regulations hinder junior miners
18th August 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

South African mining regulations are more geared towards major mining houses; this contributes to lower levels of investment in greenfield exploration  and remote brownfields development... 


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... 


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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... 


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