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South African green hydrogen developers urged to bid for €270m in German grant funding to close project ‘bankability gap’
29th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South African developers of mature green hydrogen or derivatives projects are potentially eligible for non-refundable grant funding being extended under Germany’s €270-million Power-to-X (PtX)... 


 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 


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QRC notes increase in women working in mining
29th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The number of women working in trade positions in Queensland’s resources sector jumped by almost 40% in the last financial year and now accounts for a record 13% of all trade roles, the Queensland... 


GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 


 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... 


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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 


SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl (right) interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.
SRK celebrating 50 years of consulting to natural resource sector
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The 50 years of experience that SRK Consulting has accumulated since coming into existence in 1974 has placed it in an excellent position to outline how mining’s approach to environmental... 


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... 


A group of men and ladies standing on a stage with the Investing in African Mining Indaba logo on a wall behind them at the indaba last year
Event organisers anticipate sizable attendance
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

On the back of a record-breaking attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2023, event organisers Hyve Group are anticipating more than 8 000 delegates from over 100 countries to... 


A man sitting in front of an AI Generated screen indicating the cycle of a remote blasting sequence
Green blasting tech to be showcased
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic... 


5G poised to be fastest-growing subscription type in sub-Saharan Africa
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fifth-generation (5G) is set to be the fastest-growing subscription type in sub-Saharan Africa between 2023 and 2029, when 85% of the global population will have 5G coverage access. The latest... 


Following several advances in 2023, LHWP Phase II moves into final construction phase
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has made much progress on the Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) after a milestone year. During 2023, the project marked many... 


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 –... 


Bell Equipment founder’s grandson named CEO
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bell Equipment has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of company founder Irvine Bell, as new group CEO, effective January 1. This follows the July resignation of outgoing group CEO Leon... 


City of Cape Town issues independent power tender
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has issued the latest in a series of power-related tenders aimed at mitigating the impact of loadshedding and diversifying its energy supply from Eskom. The city says this is... 


IPP Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraint likely to translate to a renewables price premium, Magoro warns
24th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office head Bernard Magoro has signalled that the projects bid during the current seventh renewables procurement bid window could carry a price premium, as bidders... 


Fortescue partners with Michigan to set up Detroit battery plant
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Green energy, metals and technology company Fortescue Energy has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish a battery plant in Detroit. MEDC announced this... 


A pure copper component being packed and labeled for export
Manufacturer secures new clients despite challenges
24th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Despite the negative effects of illegal mining and copper scrap exports on the confidence levels of international investors and clients, South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos... 


VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 


An image depicting Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer.
Jubilee achieves ‘robust’ second-quarter production performance
23rd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee has delivered a robust second-quarter operational performance and remains on track to meet its guidance for the full 2024 financial year. Chrome concentrate... 


Winners of China’s 2023 coal-buying bonanza face a tougher year
Winners of China’s 2023 coal-buying bonanza face a tougher year
23rd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s coal-buying bonanza last year benefited suppliers of higher-grade fuel the most, but 2024 is likely to prove more challenging for imports generally as the world’s biggest buyer dials back... 


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... 


LUANSHYA WEST COPPER PROJECT
A crucial induced polarisation survey programme has proven critical in advancing exploration efforts
Exploration to drive targeted drilling in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

A crucial induced polarisation (IP) survey programme at mineral exploration and development company Koryx Copper’s Luanshya West project, in Zambia, has proven critical in the company’s commitment... 


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Manufacturer poised to support Transmission Development Plan
19th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM High Voltage Equipment, a division of the ACTOM Group, is preparing to participate in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s Transmission Development... 


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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... 


An image of Cummins Africa and Middle East hydrogen and fuel cell business director Alan Zhao
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,... 


AN image of Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill essential to resolving energy crisis
19th January 2024

The Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill will accelerate South Africa’s shift towards a decentralised, modern, and low-carbon energy system, says industry association Energy Council of South... 


Funding delays hinder Just Energy Transition implementation
19th January 2024

South Africa has comprehensive policy tools to respond to climate change adaptation and mitigation needs, but timely access to funding remains a major impediment to implementing the country’s Just... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


Location map of the Tulu Kapi gold project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The full project launch, including funding drawdown, is on course for the first half of 2024. 


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Danakali explores new liquidity options; pursues a new project
18th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The board of directors of ASX-listed Danakali is exploring a range of new liquidity options for shareholders following the $154.7-million distribution from the sale of the Colluli potash project,... 


RFA CEO Gavin Kelly
RFA urges investigation into outdated TFR systems following derailment
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) says the collision of two coal trains on the Richards Bay ore line at the weekend underscores the vulnerability of the multi-ore line owing... 


Critical Minerals acquires 26 Moroccan permits
16th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources has acquired 26 exploration permits prospective for copper, antimony, tungsten, lead/zinc and gold in central Morocco. The company has acquired the permits... 


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... 


Image of potash
Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project expansion, Australia – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Reward Minerals is seeking to raise about A$22.8-million through an entitlement shares offer. 


Laramide PEA confirms potential of New Mexico uranium project
Laramide PEA confirms potential of New Mexico uranium project
12th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Laramide Resources has confirmed in an independent preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on the Churchrock uranium project, in New Mexico, the long-life and high-margin potential of... 


Image of copper stockpile
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex produced 393 551 t of copper in concentrate in 2023, aligning with the production guidance range of 390 000 t to 430 000 t. 


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.... 


Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Lucky Friday silver mine, in Idaho, has restarted production, after repairs were completed following an underground fire last year, precious metals miner Hecla reported on Thursday. Lucky... 


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... 


Reward announces capital raise to advance Beyondie SoP project
Reward announces capital raise to advance Beyondie SoP project
10th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After gaining shareholder approval for the acquisition of the Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project, in Western Australia, ASX-listed Reward Minerals is seeking to raise about A$22.8-million... 


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