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Supply chains susceptible to geopolitical risks
1st September 2023

A new report by intergovernmental renewable energy organisation the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) warns that although there is no scarcity in reserves of the critical minerals... 

Industry building resilience
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In a resolute demonstration of their “unwavering commitment to operational continuity”, some members of industry representative Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) have undertaken the... 

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Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has announced a cost blowout at its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 

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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reported an increase in the mineral resource estimates for three deposits that form part of the Okiep copper project. 

WA gas policy could curtail investment - MinRes
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) this week said that Western Australia’s domestic gas policy could hamper the development of its onshore gas assets. During the company’s full-year results... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu
Thungela completes buyout of majority stake in Aus coal mine
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African thermal coal producer and exporter Thungela Resources will take operational control of the Ensham coal mine, in Queensland, Australia, from September 1, as all conditions precedent to... 

India's Modi urges nations with critical minerals to see custodianship as 'global responsibility'
28th August 2023 By: Reuters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there is a risk of a "new model of colonialism" if nations with critical minerals do not regard custodianship as a "global responsibility", as firms race to... 

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bp plans investment decision at H2Kwinana in 2024
28th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major bp will take an investment decision on the H2Kwinana project, in Western Australia, in 2024, and is aiming to start production by 2026. The company last week completed its concept... 

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BCI gets credit approval for Mardie finance
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has received credit approvals for A$650-million of project finance for its Mardie salt project, in Western Australia. The company on Friday said that the Northern... 

bp a step closer to hydrogen FID
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

PERTH ( – Energy major bp is a step closer to a final investment decision (FID) on its energy hub H2Kwinana, having completed its concept development phase study. The study... 

TRADE TURMOIL: The world’s biggest exporter, China, recently reported its biggest contraction in overseas shipments since the Covid-related slump of February 2020, while Germany, the world’s third-largest exporter, has also seen its exports fall. The impact on growth is uncertain and uneven, but a Bloomberg report suggests that until the global manufacturing cycle works off a build-up of inventories, export-orientated economies could pose a drag on economic prospects.
25th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest exporter, China, recently reported its biggest contraction in overseas shipments since the Covid-related slump of February 2020, while Germany, the world’s third-largest... 

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Nmisa - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Dr Nwabisa Takata Scientist at the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) under the Chemical, Material and Medical Metrology division. Main activity of company: The main activity of... 

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Jansen potash project, Australia – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP CEO Mike Henry has said a projected timeline for first production under an accelerated expansion scenario at Phase 2 of the Jansen project remains 2029. 

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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kore Potash has received a letter of support from the Congo-Brazzaville Ministry of Mines regarding the company’s development of the project. 

Mounds of rare earths
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, Angola – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana is on track to re-engineer the Longonjo project to reduce its upfront capital cost. 

Billionaire Agarwal pledges to pay Zambia creditors before retaking mine
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources is ready to pay $250-million owed to suppliers in Zambia before the company resumes control of copper mines that were seized by the Southern African nation’s government more than... 

Railway infrastructure
Transnet revamps security as crime hobbles trains
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail network operator Transnet has hired five private security companies in an effort to reduce chronic theft and vandalism of trains that disrupt its operations. Transnet said it was... 

Indonesia's nickel prices surge amid probe into mining approvals
23rd August 2023 By: Reuters

Prices of nickel ore in top global producer Indonesia have surged about 10% in recent weeks, say local buyers, after an investigation into mining quotas disrupted production of the metal used in... 

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Santos profits fall in H1
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported a fall in production, revenue and underlying profits for the half-year ended June. Production for the six months under review was down 13% on the previous... 

UK offers critical minerals opportunities for Aus
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Changes in Britain’s automotive industry were likely to spur new resource partnerships in Australia, Resources Minister Madeleine King said this week. Speaking at the Australian-British Chamber... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Best-of-breed rail model needed for critical national infrastructure, says Thungela
22nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Once short-term and medium-term rail restoration has been achieved, a best-of-breed approach should be adopted to put South Africa on a competitive logistics path, says thermal coal exporter... 

Nyrstar calls for zinc inclusion on critical minerals list
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

International critical minerals company Nyrstar has called on the federal government to include zinc to its critical minerals list, and to better align the country’s strategic approach to critical... 

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Pensana progresses upfront cost reduction of planned Longonjo mine
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Pensana has advised that it is on track to re-engineer the Longonjo project, in Angola, to reduce its upfront capital cost to $200-million and complete financial due diligence for... 

Thungela CEO July Ndlovu.
Thungela: R1.4bn dividend, R2.4bn shaft capex, R156m to employees, community
21st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

To navigate the considerably softer coal prices, as well as inflationary pressures and the underperformance of Transnet Freight Rail, export coal-mining company Thungela has enhanced its business... 

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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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Jervois moderates SMP timing
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed Jervois Global has “moderated” the pace of restart operations at its São Miguel Paulista (SMP) nickel cobalt refinery in São Paulo, Brazil. The company in January this year took a... 

Local steel industry in prime ‘springboard’ position
18th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite contributing only a small percentage to global steel production, the South African steel sector supplies critical components to the global economy, says industry body Southern African... 

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South Africa still mulling design for sustainable automotive industry
18th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector has been a real success story for the country; however, it must now bolster domestic demand and adapt its policies and initiatives as the shift... 

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Transnet CEO fears major job losses in trucking industry after road demand fades
17th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s surge in trucking that’s emerged largely due to higher coal prices and train bottlenecks may lead to catastrophic job losses in the road transport sector when factors ease, according... 

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... 

Canyon gets more investment from EEA
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Canyon Resources has announced a subscription agreement with Singapore-based Eagle Eye Asset Holdings (EEA) which could result in the investment of up to A$59.7-million. EEA has agreed... 

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... 

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WA changes domestic gas policy
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that changes to the Western Australian Domestic Gas Policy would curb investment in new onshore gas supply, saying... 

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Ivanhoe's Kamoa Copper subsidiary signs MoU to start copper exports through Lobito corridor
16th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa Copper subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lobito Atlantic International for the transportation of copper concentrate produced at the... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Coal still has role to play despite naysayers, Menar MD tells conference
15th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Resources investment company Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu has emphasised that South Africa is on the precipice of a significant industrial revolution. Fuelling this revolution, however, will require a... 

Ecuador’s tense vote also threatens to end mining, oil projects
15th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

While investors are focused on Ecuador’s tumultuous presidential election, two other measures on the ballot in the August 20 vote will also shape the country’s financial future. Ecuadorians are... 

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Goldplat looks forward to improved 2024 performance after another difficult quarter
15th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The operating profit of Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat, which owns and operates gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, decreased to £1.19-million for the fourth quarter of... 

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TNPA confirms participants in consortia vying for Boegoebaai project
14th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has released details of the companies participating in the three consortia shortlisted to participate in an upcoming bidding process to design, fund and... 

Hyphen CEO Marco Raffinetti
Engineering consultancy appointed at big Namibian green hydrogen project
14th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Independent international engineering and consulting firm ILF Consulting Engineers (ILF) has entered into a partnership agreement with Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, which is preparing to build a... 

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... 

Genmin signs another MoU in Gabon
11th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior iron-ore developer Genmin has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s Valin Hongkong International Trade Co, a subsidiary of Hunan Valin Steel Co over the... 

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Simandou partners strike trans-Guinean infrastructure deal
11th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto on Friday announced that the Simandou joint venture (JV) partners had concluded key agreements with the Republic of Guinea and the Winning Consortium Simandou (WCS) on the... 

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