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 How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
26th January 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm... 


Sasol warns on quarterly coal output
26th January 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's Sasol on Thursday reported lower output at its coal mining division in the October-December quarter citing safety-related incidents, tough geological conditions and delays in... 


Energy efficient solutions for loadshedding
26th January 2024

South Africa’s electricity problems have left the country without power for many hours a day, causing grave difficulties for businesses and households, notes power generation and electromechanical... 


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Equipment boosts compressed air quality
26th January 2024

Compressed air quality is a frequently neglected topic, but contaminated compressed air (c/air) is almost as bad as no compressed air.   However, two products offer solutions to these air quality... 


Big procurement year
Big procurement year
26th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The coming year is poised to be the most active ever for the public procurement of new electricity generation capacity. Besides shepherding the already-procured projects to financial close –... 


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IPR
26th January 2024

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... 


Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
26th January 2024

The innovative and forward-looking Indian multinational group, Vedanta Limited, continuously strives to unlock value and create positive disruption in its journey to Transform For Good through... 


To harness green hydrogen three requirements must be met
To harness green hydrogen three requirements must be met
25th January 2024

By Vikash Rampathi, Segment Marketing Lead at Schneider Electric With South Africa reaching an agreement to launch $1 billion blended finance fund to accelerate the development of the green... 


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Africa’s leader in fire suppression technology
25th January 2024

Since the Advanced Group of Companies’ humble beginnings in 2000, it has grown steadily to become a formidable force in the risk management, risk mitigation and emergency response markets across... 


BC critical minerals strategy missing competitive fiscal policy – MBAC
BC critical minerals strategy missing competitive fiscal policy – MBAC
23rd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) has welcomed the release of the province’s new critical minerals strategy, but says it is missing a foundational element: competitive fiscal... 


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Lhyfe, Source Galileo to establish green hydrogen production units in the UK, Ireland
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green and renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and renewable energy developer Source Galileo have entered into an agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale green and renewable... 


The year of green mining
The year of green mining
22nd January 2024

By Johan Pretorius, MMM Segment Lead, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Analyst firm, Market Research Future’s (MRFR) recent report Green Mining Market By Type (surface and underground),... 


The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 


Firm prioritises emissions reduction
19th January 2024 By: Lynne Davies

‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation... 


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Loadshedding could increase in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Loadshedding is expected to continue in 2024, possibly at even higher levels than those of 2023, says tertiary institute Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy... 


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Hydrogen implementation remains limited
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following global trends, discussions in South Africa on hydrogen, its production and use have gained momentum, although actual implementation remains limited, says power technology provider Cummins... 


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Reliable electricity must be prioritised over transition
19th January 2024

The sheer urgency of addressing energy insecurity in Africa demands that a reliable grid is prioritised first and other energy concerns, such as transitioning to renewable-energy sources, second,... 


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Gas lock-in
19th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” the quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reads. What happens, however, when your plan is a failure? The misnamed draft Integrated Resource Plan... 


Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa
WEG Africa applauds energy standards that drive motor efficiency
17th January 2024

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by South Africa’s government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day... 


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GoviEx progressing projects despite political challenges
16th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Despite bullish uranium prices, the unexpected military coup in Niger, where TSX-V-listed GoviEx’s  Madaouela project is located, has created some challenges, CEO Daniel Major and executive... 


Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
15th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Independent Power Producer Office (IPPO) have a busy week ahead, with three virtual bidders conferences to be hosted over Wednesday and... 


Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Norwegian Parliament last week greenlit seabed mining exploration in the country’s territorial waters, a decision that contravenes the advice of government scientists and is set to intensify... 


China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The human toll of ever-increasing coal production in China is once again to the fore after thirteen were killed in a mine accident just days after the government said it will start a three-year... 


Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
11th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledged to develop 14 GW of new clean power projects in Australia by 2030, offering a boost to the nation’s efforts to accelerate investments in renewable energy.... 


Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 


BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
10th January 2024

Globalising through partnerships, Omnia company BME continues to roll out its plans for expansion in markets including African countries, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. According to BME Managing... 


Norway Parliament votes in favour of seabed mining, as expected
Norway Parliament votes in favour of seabed mining, as expected
10th January 2024 By: Reuters

Norway's Parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of allowing Arctic seabed mineral exploration, in line with a deal reached between the government and key opposition parties last month, overcoming... 


Priscillah Mabelane
Sasol’s Mabelane to head board at Eskom’s unbundled grid company, NTCSA
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The inaugural board of directors of the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA), which was announced by the Eskom board on Tuesday, will be chaired by Priscillah Mabelane, who is also... 


Busa energy and environment desk head Happy Khambule
Busa warns that lack of detail in IRP 2023 makes it impossible to assess plan’s credibility
8th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) will approach the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to secure the technoeconomic information that has been used to inform the assumptions... 


Mike Levington
Opinion: The grid’s the thing
8th January 2024

In this opinion article, Mike Levington argues that using renewable energy to meet South Africa’s economic and developmental goals will require a significant shift in thinking about the grid. 


Canadian dealmaking seen rebounding in 2024, led by energy, mining
4th January 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian energy, power and mining companies are expected to lead a rebound in dealmaking this year helped by lower interest rates, following a slump in overall mergers and acquisitions in 2023 to... 


Santos, Toho Gas to collaborate on producing carbon-neutral e-methane in the Cooper Basin
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Santos has signed an agreement with Japanese gas utility company Toho Gas to investigate the potential for producing carbon-neutral... 


A coal mine in Australia
Australia adviser urges improved reporting of methane emissions
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia needs to improve the accuracy of fossil fuel producers’ reporting on greenhouse-gas emissions, especially on methane releases from opencut coal mines, a review of the nation’s climate... 


EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 


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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


A man in PPE under a Solar PV Panel installation conducting quality assurance checks
Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 


Juan van der Merwe, General Manager of Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa
Enhancing gold cyanidation with Aachen high shear technology
15th December 2023

Gold, coveted for its rarity and enduring value, has been a subject of fascination and desire throughout human history. The quest for extracting gold from its ores has led to numerous innovations... 


Aerial view of the Platreef mine
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation will repurpose Ivanhoe Mines’ 3 Shaft to serve a dual function. 


South Africa moves to procure 5GW of renewables, 2GW of gas-to-power, 615 MW of battery storage
South Africa moves to procure 5GW of renewables, 2GW of gas-to-power, 615 MW of battery storage
14th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government has released three requests for proposals (RFPs) for new electricity generation and storage capacity, including 5 000 MW of new wind and solar, 2 000 MW of gas-to-power... 


A Sasol sign in front of its Secunda complex
Sasol says investors critical of its climate record have ‘flawed understanding’
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Sasol has hit back at investors who said they would reject its climate-change report at an annual general meeting last month, before it was abandoned because of a protest. The petrochemicals... 


Thungela expects volume boost from Aus mine, while rail impacts South African volumes
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Thungela Resources expects to report 2.9-million tonnes of saleable production from the Ensham operation, in Australia, for the 2023 financial year, which is above the company’s... 


Arizona Lithium hikes Prairie resource, PFS set for this month
13th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium on Wednesday announced a major upgrade in the total resource of its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan. The project’s lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) resources... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 


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