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Murray & Roberts Cementation is repurposing #3 Shaft at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project to serve a dual function
Dual-purpose vent shaft at Platreef will also hoist ore
6th December 2023

In a project innovation that will allow early hoisting of ore at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project, Murray & Roberts Cementation will be repurposing its 3 Shaft – a ventilation shaft – to serve a... 


Solar panels installed Shoprite's Centurion distribution warehouse
Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 


Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global power-production from coal will peak this year as surging deployment of renewables displaces the dirtiest fossil fuel, according to research from Rystad Energy. Burning coal will produce... 


Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved a new 12.4 MW solar farm and 8.8 MVa/2.1 MWh of battery storage to provide renewable energy for the Amrun bauxite operations near Weipa, Queensland. The... 


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UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 


An image of the EnduroMAX water-jet cutting machine in action
New machine aids component manufacture
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Having accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the local manufacturing industry, specialised manufacturer and materials processing company MAXJET has commissioned the EnduroMAX – a... 


Researchers propose novel filtration for solar
1st December 2023

Tertiary institution Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU) scientists proposed an innovative emulsion filter that can be used to improve the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled... 


The above image depicts the analysis of  lubricants in accordance with ISO-4406
Proper filtration improves profitability, productivity
1st December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Fluid contamination occurs at every level of the production process, entering lubricants and acting as a “silent thief”, mostly undetected and resulting in increased operating costs and a reduction... 


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Financial software simplifies data collection
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Finnivo software aims to simplify financial reporting processes for mining companies in Africa by automating the data collection process, thereby enabling finance teams to focus more on analysis... 


Cape Town to announce preferred bidders for power projects in mid-2024
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

The preferred bidders for the City of Cape Town’s 200 MW embedded independent power producer programme will be announced in mid-2024, says Energy MMC Beverley van Reenen. The first power from these... 


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PRASA sets sights on big recovery in passenger trips by 2030
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Like many other State-owned entities, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has had its share of scandals. Its board chairperson was fired following an investigation into abuse of PRASA... 


DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 


Origin rejects Brookfield’s Plan B as $12bn deal teeters
Origin rejects Brookfield’s Plan B as $12bn deal teeters
30th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Origin Energy rejected a backup deal proposal from Brookfield Asset Management to acquire its main energy business, with a full A$19-billion takeover expected to be rejected at a vote next week.... 


Obscure coal stock with 2 900% gains is world's star IPO in 2023
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s best-performing IPO stock this year is a little known Indonesian coal mining company that’s backed by one of Southeast Asia’s richest men. PT Petrindo Jaya Kreasi has soared more than... 


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... 


Hard hats
Mine closure assistance needed to prevent dying towns
24th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Corporate governance advocacy foundation Bench Marks Foundation chief researcher David van Wyk has said there is a gap in the Mining Qualifications Authority's (MQA's) training in terms of... 


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... 


The EU flag
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)... 


MediaTek reiterates ambition to drive 5G adoption, futuristic technologies in MEA
24th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global fabless semiconductor company MediaTek is continuing to expand its footprint across the smartphone and smart device ecosystem in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. The company, which... 


A scientist sieves a sample of tin placer tailings in Cassiterite Creek on the western Seward Peninsula of Alaska
Investigating tailings dumps for in-demand minerals
24th November 2023

US State geology department the US Geological Survey (USGS) has invested more than $2-million into studying the potential to source critical mineral resources in mine waste such as mine tailings,... 


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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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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have teamed up to bring fifth-generation technology to the Gugulethu colliery. 


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... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
New platinum group metals demand may be on way in energy generation and storage
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

New demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) may be created in the energy generation and storage field, Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) stated on Wednesday. The unique... 


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... 


First Exel™ Neo shipment
21st November 2023

Exel™ Neo: World's first lead-free non-electric detonator range ready to ship Orica, a leading global mining and infrastructure solutions company, is excited to announce that its lead-free... 


AI and ESG Innovations Headline Micromine's 2024 Release
AI and ESG Innovations Headline Micromine's 2024 Release
21st November 2023

Emphasising a steadfast dedication to innovation, Micromine, next-generation technology for mining, has revealed its highly anticipated 2024 Release. The release introduces new features and... 


The Gladstone PEM50 project will use Fortescue's own electrolyser technology.
Fortescue approves $750m in green projects
21st November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Fortescue Metals has given the green light for $750-million in funding over three years directed towards two green energy projects and a green steel project. This heralds a new... 


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On-The-Air (17/11/2023)
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses green energy, green hydrogen pilot plant and construction of a R14bn metals project. 


Fortescue founder Andrew Forrest
Fortescue powers up US auto industry with $35m investment
17th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Prominent Australian mining and green energy major Fortescue Metals Group is expanding its global manufacturing capabilities, announcing a $35-million investment to establish a manufacturing centre... 


Huawei looks to accelerate rail’s digital transformation
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology giant Huawei is making inroads in delivering connectivity solutions that enable the digital transformation of the railway industry in the Southern African... 


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Language of incumbency
17th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Two recent Eskom publications are heavily laden with the language of incumbency, which continues to go unchecked by a policymaker distracted by realpolitik rather than real solutions. The first is... 


The sodturning ceremony at the Lephalale solar plant
Exxaro, Cennergi reach sodturning milestone for Lephalale solar project
16th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified mining and renewable energy solutions company Exxaro Resources and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cennergi on November 16 unveiled the Lephalale solar project (LSP), with the sodturning... 


Loadshedding affecting traffic lights
Stage 3 loadshedding to be implemented until Saturday morning
16th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Power utility Eskom says the shortage of generation capacity requires the implementation of Stage 3 loadshedding from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday. Unplanned outages are currently at 17 391... 


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,... 


Image of Menar CIO Cleavon Moothoosamy, MTN's Tumi Chamayou and Huawei South Africa's Jason Shao MoU Signing_1022
Partnership paves way for new smart mine
16th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Private investment company Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have once again teamed up to bring fifth-generation (5G) technology to a newly-developed mine in... 


Dickinson Group Post
Dickinson outlines key elements to successful business rescue process
16th November 2023

Legal protection, combined with committed employees, as well as efficient business rescue practitioners (BRPs) and business processes, are pivotal to engendering a successful business rescue... 


South32 to fund AusQuest exploration for another two years
15th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner South32 will fund exploration activities for AusQuest’s projects for a further two years as the companies work together to develop a pipeline of exploration opportunities in... 


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... 


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... 


With the new ruthenium-iridium material class an activity boost is achieved combined with stability.
Green hydrogen given huge boost as Heraeus, Sibanye attain iridium-thrifting breakthrough
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen generation received a major boost on Tuesday with the introduction of a far-reaching iridium-thrifting breakthrough by Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals in collaboration with South... 


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