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India launches first part of critical minerals auction worth $5.4bn
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

India on Wednesday launched the first part of its critical minerals auction worth an estimated 450-billion rupees ($5.40-billion), the country's mines minister said. Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi... 


Exxaro's Grootegeluk operation
Exxaro expects lower full-year volumes, but stable demand
29th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified mining and renewable energy group Exxaro Resources says seaborne thermal coal prices have remained under pressure for most of the year, owing to weak demand in Europe and Northeast... 


Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece.
Gold Fields takes big new Scope 3 decarbonisation step
27th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The global transition to net zero emissions by 2050 requires significant deployment of clean energy technologies and increased material production and infrastructure. This is top of mind within the... 


Mozambique approves $80bn energy transition strategy
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique’s government approved a strategy to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels that it estimates will cost $80-billion to implement by 2050, a step aimed at winning finance to... 


Residents in areas such as Joburg have complained that the latest episode of Stage 6 has felt more intense than previous bouts
De-escalation in loadshedding forecast for coming week as country emerges from renewed Stage 6 trauma
26th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is forecasting a de-escalation in the intensity of rotational power cuts for the coming week following the traumatic return of Stage 6 on Friday November 24 and complaints in certain... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Black Friday loadshedding triggered by depletion of reserves and heat-wave demand spike
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa attributed the “unwelcome” ramp up in the intensity of loadshedding to Stage 6 to a need for Eskom to rebuild its emergency reserves that had been... 


The Berge Olympus docked at the Port of Tubarão this week.
Vale port receives maiden voyage of vessel with wings to transport iron-ore
24th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Charting a course to a greener future, diversified miner Vale’s Port of Tubarão, in Brazil, witnessed a historic moment on Wednesday, with the maiden voyage of the Berge Olympus. This Newcastlemax... 


Botswana’s Diamond State-owned Enterprise - Enhancing value or entrenching the political economy
24th November 2023

By: Sheila Khama In many countries, extractives State Owned Enterprises, (SOEs) dominate economies but performance in governance and development terms varies. Some are spectacularly successful and... 


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Opinion: R47bn of South Africa's exports exposed to EU CBAM as EU climate wave reaches South Africa’s shores
24th November 2023

In this opinion article, sustainability consultant Rhys Newton-Hill and Brundtland Consulting partner Henk Sa provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of the European Union's (EU's)... 


An aerial view of Ivanhoe's construction progress at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex
Flash smelter construction on schedule
24th November 2023

The construction of what is reported to be Africa’s largest direct-to-blister flash smelter, being constructed for copper/nickel/zinc miner Ivanhoe Mines at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the... 


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TÜV SÜD awards first ISO 19443 certificate in South Africa to Allweld Nuclear & Industrial
24th November 2023

In a first for TÜV SÜD South Africa, ISO 19443 certification, a quality management standard specific to the nuclear industry, has been attained by engineering solutions company Allweld Nuclear and... 


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IPR
24th November 2023 By: Yolande Botes

IPR, previously known as Integrated Pump Rental, is recognised across the SADC region as the pump, heavy-duty slurry handling and dredging specialist, operating across all sectors including... 


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Dalgaranga gold project, Australia – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Spartan Resources announced a A$25-million institutional placement on November 17 to accelerate its growth strategy. 


Green River demonstration plant construction gets under way
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Construction of the demonstration plant at the Green River lithium project, in Utah, is under way, ASX-listed Anson Resources reports. The demonstration plant, which is located on previously... 


BNP Paribas cracks down on mining clients with new coal policy
BNP Paribas cracks down on mining clients with new coal policy
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

BNP Paribas is imposing new financing restrictions as part of an updated policy around how to treat clients in the mining industry. The European Union’s biggest bank will no longer provide... 


Brookfield's consortium partner EIG Partners would take on Origin's integrated gas business, which includes the 27.5% stake in Australia Pacific LNG (pictured).
Brookfield submits new $10.6bn proposal for Origin Energy
23rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Origin Energy, Australia's biggest energy retailer, said on Thursday it had received a revised $10.6-billion takeover bid from a Brookfield-led consortium that would allow institutional investors... 


Uranium exceeds $80/lb for first time in more than 15 years
Uranium exceeds $80/lb for first time in more than 15 years
21st November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Uranium prices topped $80 a pound for the first time in more than fifteen years on renewed demand for nuclear power and disrupted supplies. Nymex futures tracking physical-market contracts for a... 


Graphite firm Talga joins initiative to develop climate-neutral car
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery materials and technology company Talga has entered into a binding research agreement with Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar Performance for anode material for the Polestar 0... 


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Sasol, Air Liquide conclude corporate PPA with Mainstream for 97.5 MW solar project
21st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A 97.5 MW solar photovoltaic project will be constructed in the Free State following the signing of a 20-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) between Mainstream Renewable Power and... 


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Barloworld expects slowdown in mining equipment sales as commodity cycle cools
20th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld expects a 10% to 15% decline in the 2024 Southern African mining equipment industry on the back of slowing commodity demand and weak commodity prices. “Having said that, we are... 


WA puts A$60m on table for new energy investments
17th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Western Australian government has announced a A$134-million funding boost to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive job opportunities in clean energy industries. The funding package... 


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Delba Electricals’ expertise in repairing low voltage motors up to 1 000 V
17th November 2023

Rotating equipment repairer Delba Electrical has long been a leading name in the world of electric rotating machines. Renowned for its dedication to quality, innovation and reliability, Delba has... 


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Rook 1 uranium project, Canada – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received Ministerial approval to proceed with the development. 


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Tech tackles filling challenges
17th November 2023

For modern-day brewers of trend and light beers, it is a common challenge trying to instil a tolerance to oxygen (O2) pickup, as this phenomenon has substantial negative impacts on the quality of a... 


RISING EMISSIONS: Greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s top meat and dairy producers increased further this year, Bloomberg reports. Disclosed emissions from the world’s 20 largest listed meat and dairy companies rose 3.3% from 2022 levels, according to a report by investor network FAIRR Initiative. The food industry’s climate footprint accounts for about one-third of global greenhouse gases. Livestock, which releases potent methane, makes up 14.5% of worldwide emissions. Photograph: Bloomberg
RISING EMISSIONS
17th November 2023

Greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s top meat and dairy producers increased further this year, Bloomberg reports. Disclosed emissions from the world’s 20 largest listed meat and dairy... 


TNPA issues Eol for small, medium-scale LNG imports
17th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published an expression of interest (EoI) document to determine market appetite for small- to medium-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports through... 


Tshipi mine
Jupiter eyes solar power at Tshipi
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has released a strategy outlining the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities for 2024, including commitments to launch an ESG reporting framework,... 


Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
16th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

There is increasing pressure from stakeholders in all sectors for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but the mining industry, in particular, has to... 


Mineral Resources set for significant lithium growth - exec
Mineral Resources set for significant lithium growth - exec
16th November 2023 By: Reuters

Diversified miner Mineral Resources expects to double lithium output in Western Australia over the next financial year after lithium buyouts and due to planned expansion at a mine it co-owns with... 


From left ECEC deputy marketing director  Xia Lungang, Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba, ECEC chairperson Li Lixin, Nyanza chairperson William Mathamela.
South Africa’s ilmenite poised for huge value boost following China signing
15th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal has received a major value boost with the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 


Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore's deal to buy Teck Resources' steelmaking coal unit shows how cheap fossil fuels can be a lucrative option for companies - for a decade or two at least - even as they are phased out in... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


Anglo American's Moranbah coal mine and power plant
Europe warns methane polluters as bloc pushes to slash emissions
14th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The European Union (EU)  aims to slash methane emissions by clinching a deal that could have global ramifications if major energy importers are targeted over leaks of one of the most potent... 


Exxon aims to begin lithium production by 2026 in Arkansas -source
13th November 2023 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil is set to unveil its long-awaited lithium strategy on Monday with an announcement that it aims to start production of the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal in Arkansas by 2026,... 


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Old Mutual asks investors to vote down Sasol climate resolutions
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Old Mutual Investment Managers said it plans to vote against a number of resolutions at the Nov. 17 annual general meeting of petrochemicals and fuel company, Sasol , because of its poor... 


Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big... 


Updated scoping study for Infinity’s Spain project proves positive
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Infinity Lithium has completed an updated scoping study for the San José lithium project in Spain, and highlights that the project’s positive financial outcomes and environmental... 


Czech utility luring battery producers as lithium mine decision nears
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Energy utility CEZ said it’s trying to attract car-battery producers to the Czech Republic as that would increase the benefits of a potential local lithium-mining project. The biggest traded power... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane.
Sustainable gas development needed for South Africa
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Accelerated exploration in the oil and gas sector is critical for South Africa to boost economic development, help meet climate change targets by offering less carbon-intensive fossil fuels, and... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Oil, gas development activism lambasted
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lengthy and costly litigation is stymying significant progress in exploration and development of oil and gas deposits in South Africa, according to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede... 


An image of workers on site at an oil rig
Health, safety measures boost productivity
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

In the oil and gas sector, prioritising the health and safety of workers is crucial, particularly considering that operating in onshore and offshore environments presents unique health challenges... 


 The above image depicts a reverse osmosis water treatment plant for boiler water pore treatment
Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 


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