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O'Neill cautions on new taxes
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The CEO of oil and gas major Woodside, Meg O’Neill has urged the federal government to carefully consider the implications of tax changes to the oil and gas industry. Speaking at the National... 

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Santos production stumbles in first quarter
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported a slight decline in production during the three months to March, following the temporary shutdown of the John Brookes platform, in Western Australia, in late... 

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Green hydrogen economy in South Africa growing from small projects
19th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

While South Africa and the world are in the nascent stages of using sustainably produced, or green, hydrogen as an energy carrier, there are many projects across the emerging value chain... 

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South Africa’s green direct reduced iron export potential highlighted as industry mulls decarbonisation options
18th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Government and the steel industry are considering the potential of positioning South Africa as a global exporter of green hydrogen direct reduced iron (GHDRI) as part of a broader discussion to... 

Afrimat to report lower earnings amid volatile price environment
18th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed diversified miner Afrimat expects to report a 15% to 20% year-on-year decrease in its earnings per share (EPS) for the financial year ended February 28, on the back of lower prices. EPS... 

Buru considers LNG for Rafael
18th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Buru Energy has demonstrated that a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility was a viable option for its Rafael gas and condensate resource in the Canning Basin. Buru told... 

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Zimbabwe: A new focus for lithium mining
18th April 2023

By Clinton Pavlovic, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells & Tapiwa John Chivanga, Senior Associate at Scanlen & Holderness Lithium is becoming a highly sought-after commodity in the drive to achieve a... 

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Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn
17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 

Hyperinflation, higher costs take big bite out of Metair’s profits
14th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Metair faced a tough 2022 financial year, with its results significantly impacted on by hyperinflation in Türkiye; project costs to support the launch of the new Ford Ranger; higher logistics... 

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Grota do Cirilo project dense-media separation production plant, Brazil – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sigma Lithium has received an operating licence from Brazilian regulators to sell and export lithium. 

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Nolans neodymium/praseodymium rare earths project, Australia – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Arafura Rare Earths has signed an offtake agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the supply of neodymium and praseodymium from the Nolans project. 

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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion is progressing exploration programmes and feasibility studies.  

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How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings
13th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in... 

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Emmerson targets Khemisset construction to start this year
13th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed potash miner Emmerson says it made significant progress during 2022 and the first quarter of this year on pre-construction technical work streams to bring the Khemisset project, in... 

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Report highlights Aus' huge hydrogen potential
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The latest annual State of Hydrogen report has reinforced the notion that Australia had the foundations to become a global leader in green hydrogen. The report illustrated local industry is... 

Arena funds hydrogen and green steel R&D
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has announced A$50-million investment for two funding rounds targeting research and development (R&D) for renewable hydrogen and low emissions iron... 

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Ramaphosa to announce new investment target amid confidence-sapping electricity and freight crises
12th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa will outline what actions South Africa is taking to tackle its economically debilitating electricity crisis when he addresses investors at the fifth South African... 

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South Africa’s new grid company could be operational by mid-year if licence and lender conditions are met
11th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has hosted public hearings into an application by the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTC) for the three licences it requires to... 

Alphamin achieves record quarterly production
11th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Alphamin Resources achieved record quarterly tin production of 3 187 t from its high-grade operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the quarter ended March, exceeding its... 

World’s top uranium miner sees clients switching from Russia
World’s top uranium miner sees clients switching from Russia
11th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium miner is preparing reserves for production as demand increases, including from Eastern European power producers looking to cut their reliance on Russia. Some... 

Peru will mine more copper in 2023, lithium permits pending
11th April 2023 By: Reuters

 Peru expects to produce 2.8-million tonnes of copper this year, a senior official said on Monday, representing an almost 15% jump from 2022, in a bright spot for the Andean nation's top export.... 

Sigma Lithium to start production 'within days' after Brazilian approval
11th April 2023 By: Reuters

 Sigma Lithium said on Monday it has received an operating license from Brazilian regulators to sell and export lithium and that its production of the electric vehicle battery metal should begin... 

Blockade lifted at Colombia coal mine Cerrejon
9th April 2023 By: Reuters

Protesters in Colombia's northern La Guajira province have lifted a four-day blockade of a rail line and the entrance to an export terminal used by coal miner Cerrejon, the company said on Friday.... 

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Weir boosts W African efficiency
7th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals’ extensive experience allows it to comprehend clients’ processes, needs and operational hurdles to design solutions that enhance processing... 

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South Africa needs coal and iron-ore rail lines to become competitive without delay
7th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Worsening logistics constraints and rising electricity supply shortages have made South Africa a very difficult place in which to do business. While electricity supply gets the big headlines, the... 

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Local interest soars, despite obstacles
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Local deep-level mining equipment manufacturers are noticing increased interest in their product offering on the back of Russian sanctions, but are being weighed down by the country’s ongoing... 

Company’s four sugar projects completed
7th April 2023

Member of Bosch Holdings Bosch Projects completed four major projects at a sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal last year. These projects comprised of engineering, procurement and construction... 

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Political risks could hinder supercycle
7th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The global increase in demand for battery metals and gold has resulted in the West African mining industry’s flourishing financially, with UK-based insurance company Africa Specialty Risks (ASR)... 

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Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 

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Walk and chew gum
7th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa may have been making a nuanced point when indicating that his immediate priority was on improving Eskom’s generation performance rather than its... 

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Colluli sulphate of potash project, Eritrea – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Danakali has completed the sale of its 50% shareholding in the Colluli SoP project to Sichuan Road and Bridge Group. 

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Makhado hard coking coal project, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

All regulatory approvals for the project are in place. 

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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Discussions are continuing towards finalising terms for the engineering, procurement and construction contract at Kola. 

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion is investigating the potential to bring forward the start of production at the Prieska project. 

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South African coal miners facing same old challenges in addition to lower prices
4th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s coal industry will have to contend with the same “headaches” as before this year, and without the advantage of record high prices. This was noted by McCloskey by OPIS Southern Africa... 

TFR achieves record volumes on manganese export line
4th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) Cape Corridor has achieved a ten-year record on its Manganese Hotazel–Port Elizabeth export line, achieving 9.8-million tonnes in the 2022/23 financial year. The... 

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King takes her finger off ADGSM trigger
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An interim report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has shown that a gas shortfall in 2023 was now less likely, as the supply outlook improved, making it unlikely that... 

Pensana close to finalising $550m financing for Saltend, Longonjo
3rd April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Magnet metals company Pensana is at an advanced stage in its financing of both the Saltend rare earth separation facility, in the UK, and the Longonjo mine, in Angola, the company said on April 3.... 

Micromine releases reserving functionality for Micromine Spry
3rd April 2023

Established world leader in mining and exploration technology, Micromine, has announced the addition of reserving functionality to its best-in-class soft-rock mine scheduling and haulage modelling... 

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TFR expects borderless train service to Maputo to raise commodity export volumes
3rd April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is preparing to materially increase the number of weekly trains operating on that component of its North East Corridor that transports export commodities... 

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Australian resource exports set for new heights
3rd April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s resource and energy exports are forecast to reach a record A$464-billion in 2022-23, following a surge in energy prices in 2022. However, export earnings are forecast to ease to... 

R66bn worth of component exports at risk from move to EVs
31st March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Catalytic converters, engine parts, engines, clutches/shaft couplings, silencers/exhausts and ignitions/starting equipment are the component groupings most at risk from the global move to electric... 

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Idaho cobalt operations, US – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois has suspended construction at the project.  

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