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The webinar was facilitated by Chris Whyte and the panelists include Yolandi Kruger; Bonte Edwards, Keith Anderson; and Suzan Oelofse.
Speakers deliberate waste management challenges amid moves to a circular economy
5th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The concept of the circular economy has gained significant traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional linear economic models in recent years and is characterised by the principles of... 


Illustration of proposed green hydrogen plant to be built in Namibia
Green hydrogen needed to decarbonise the world, including Africa
4th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

One of the main areas of focus during negotiations between Germany and Namibia to establish green hydrogen production was to create a value chain in Namibia, as the aim is not only the export of... 


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AEP welcomes Future Gas Strategy consultation
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian Energy Producers (AEP) this week said the Australian government’s Future Gas Strategy consultation paper highlighted the urgent need for investment in new gas supply to avoid future... 


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Australian resource exports poised to fall
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record A$467-billion to A$400-billion in 2023–24, and A$352-billion by 2024–25, the Department of Industry, Science and... 


Thos Begbie
South African manufacturer celebrates a legacy of excellence in the mining industry
3rd October 2023

Middelburg-based copper castings producer Thos Begbie has cemented its position as a leading manufacturer of water cooled copper and other components for the pyrometallurgical industry worldwide.... 


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Consultation starts on Future Gas Strategy
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has released a discussion paper and opened consultations on a national Future Gas Strategy. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King said Australia’s... 


Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 


Junior miners are the pioneers of the future in developing new resources
2nd October 2023

Junior miners are playing an increasingly important role in producing the critical minerals needed for decarbonisation and the Just Energy Transition (JET), according to Dr. Eduard Vorster,... 


Shell's Mereenie offtake a step closer
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Shell’s gas supply agreement with the Mereenie joint venture (JV) partners has become unconditional. Shell last year struck a supply agreement with ASX-listed Cue Energy for the... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
As Kusile unit returns early, South Africa misses renewables procurement deadline
1st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has welcomed the earlier-than-expected return of Kusile Unit 3 coal-fired generation, but has also acknowledged that government simultaneously failed to... 


Vedanta chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta demerges divisions into subsidiaries
29th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed miner Vedanta's board has approved the demerger of its diversified businesses into separate subsidiaries. The exercise will result in a demerged Vedanta and five wholly-owned... 


Rio Tinto's Kennecott smelter in Utah
Fortune collaborates with Rio Tinto on cobalt and bismuth recovery
29th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian company Fortune Minerals has formed a partnership with diversified miner Rio Tinto to develop a technology that will improve recovery of cobalt and bismuth, both of which are considered... 


Vedanta chairperson Anil Agarwal
Vedanta to spin off, list six businesses to fuel growth
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

 India's Vedanta said on Friday it plans to spin off and list six of its businesses as the metals-to-oils conglomerate seeks to fuel their growth. The six units being planned to be listed are... 


QPM's Northern Hub gets enviro approval
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has been granted federal environmental approval for its Northern Hub, in Queensland. QPM Energy has sought regulatory approvals for development of the... 


Aeysha Samsodien
Mining: a key component in the just energy transition
29th September 2023

By Aeysha Samsodien, Senior Equity Analyst, M&G Investments It’s no secret that South Africa’s mining industry faces significant challenges, such as energy reliability, environmental impact, supply... 


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Court order hampers Scarborough development
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) this week said that it would review a Federal Court decision which found that an environmental plan for part... 


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Emissions-reducing tech highlighted
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The South African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) is proposing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology as one of the readily available technologies to reduce coal-related emissions. CCS is a... 


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Windaba focuses on wind energy sector impact
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The twelfth edition of Windaba, hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), will focus on the impact of wind energy, its role in the energy mix, and related industry and energy... 


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Solutions vs problems
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 


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South Africa needs to look internally before going global on hydrogen
28th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa progresses its hydrogen strategies and plans as a means to mitigate climate change and to bolster security of energy supply, the country needs to look internally before embarking on... 


Vedanta is preparing to demerge sprawling operations
28th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta is nearing a deal to spin off its businesses into several listed entities in a broader restructuring that will help commodities tycoon Anil Agarwal unlock shareholder value, people familiar... 


SAPIA executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Opinion: Supporting cleaner fuels and the fight against climate change
28th September 2023

In this article, South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo writes about the association's support for the Clean Fuels 2 initiative and the... 


Interim Eskom CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom aiming not to breach Stage 4 loadshedding this summer
27th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is aiming to limit loadshedding to Stage 4 during the summer months to the end of March by restricting unplanned breakdowns to 14 500 MW during what is also its high-maintenance season, when... 


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CCUS integral to net zero - IEA
27th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian carbon reduction technology investment company Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency's (IEA) inclusion of carbon capture, utilisation and... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Creecy upholds decision allowing Kusile to bypass pollution system, with tighter conditions
26th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station... 


Vale seals deal for potential low-carbon iron-ore complex
26th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

 Mining giant Vale and Brazil's top commercial port have signed an agreement to study the potential construction of a facility in Rio de Janeiro state that would produce low-carbon iron-ore... 


Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
26th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While there continues to be a high level of interest in new hydrogen projects, the current challenging economic climate means that a timely and well-structured rollout of policy support is needed... 


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Allkem costs rise but projects remain economical
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals developer Allkem has reported a more than $572-million cost-blow out at its capital projects being developed globally following a review and updated technical studies as part of... 


Walyering produces first gas
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

First gas has been produced from the Walyering gas filed, with the gas exported into the Parmelia gas pipeline under commissioning arrangements with gas major Santos. “The commencement of... 


China climate envoy says phasing out fossil fuels 'unrealistic'
22nd September 2023 By: Reuters

The complete phasing-out of fossil fuels is not realistic, China's top climate official said, adding that these climate-warming fuels must continue to play a vital role in maintaining global energy... 


Electricity Minister Kgosietsho Ramokgopa says Eskom has provided a response to the issues raised in the appeal
Early Kusile restart uncertain as Creecy adjudicates emissions appeal
22nd September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment (DFFE) has confirmed that Minister Barbara Creecy is still adjudicating an appeal of the National Air Quality Officer’s (NAQO’s) decision... 


King to hold critical mineral talks in the UK and EU
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King will hold bilateral talks with ministerial counterparts from Germany, the EU, France and the UK around Australia’s supply of critical minerals. The... 


Image shows an aerial view of the Wheatstone operation
Strike likely to end at Chevron operations
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Industrial action at the US Gorgon and Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations could come to a close as unions and US energy major Chevron agreed to a deal proposed by the Fair Work... 


Aerial view of the Platreef project
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe is undertaking optimisation work to identify value-accretive options for installing hoisting capacity to Platreef's Shaft 3. 


Image of titanium sponge
Titanium beneficiation complex, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nyanza Light Metals has more than 75%, or about 60 000 t, of its 80 000 t signed up 


Location map of the Waterberg project
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported the successful close of a nonbrokered private placement of common shares to raise $2.5-million. 


Phasing out of HCFCs in HVACR units continues
22nd September 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Amid the regulations on ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) adopted by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on behalf of South... 


Am image showing speakers at Creamer Media's decarbonisation webinar
Innovation and collaboration take centre stage in decarbonisation
21st September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining companies are leading the charge in decarbonisation, making significant strides. Yet, challenges persist, emphasising the need for collaborative efforts and innovation to strengthen this... 


APA raises A$200m in SPP
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure company APA Group has completed its share purchase plan (SPP), raising A$200-million, well above the targeted A$75-million. The SPP formed part of a greater capital raise,... 


Kinetiko takes full ownership of Amersfoort gas project
Kinetiko takes full ownership of Amersfoort gas project
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

South Africa-focused Kinetiko Energy has taken full ownership of the Afro Energy joint venture, having completed the acquisition of partner Badimo Gas’ interest. Kinetiko has issued Badimo with... 


Invictus raises A$15m for Zim gas hunt
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Invictus Energy will raise A$15-million in a share placement from sophisticated and institutional investors to fund the upcoming Mukuyu-2 exploration campaign, in Zimbabwe. The company... 


South32 secures more gas for Cannington
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has secured gas for its Cannington base metals operation, in Queensland, extending gas supply agreements (GSAs) with ASX-listed Central Petroleum and New Zealand Oil and... 


Namibian President Hage Geingob
US missing out on Namibia’s hydrogen, mineral boom, Geingob says
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Namibian President Hage Geingob said the US is missing out on a chance to invest in green hydrogen projects and mineral resources in the southern African nation, while the European Union is showing... 


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