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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... 


Supported are production, transport, storage, industrial application, fuel cell energising and recycling.
Major new global hydrogen thrust brightens spotlight on platinum group metals
10th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new initiative by long-standing South Africa associate Heraeus Precious Metals this week drew renewed and intensified attention to the widespread role of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the... 


US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
10th January 2024 By: Reuters

The US is seeking bids from contractors to help establish a domestic supply of a uranium fuel enriched to higher levels for use in a next generation of reactors, a fuel currently only available in... 


New Gold achieves top-end of production guidance
9th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Canada-focused gold miner New Gold said that strong fourth-quarter results led to it achieving the top-end of its consolidated 2023 production guidance. In the fourth quarter, consolidated... 


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... 


Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment
9th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic... 


The Kamoa-Kakula mine
Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula achieves yearly guidance
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), produced 393 551 t of copper in concentrate in 2023, in line with the production guidance range of... 


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. 


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Zimbabwe gold output declines 15% amid electricity, forex shortages
8th January 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe produced 30 metric tons of gold in 2023, 15% less than the previous year, official data showed on Monday, as electricity cuts and currency volatility impacted output. The Southern African... 


Solar PV panels
Affirma, Norfund and KLP provide $145m for CEC to build additional capacity
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity firm Affirma Capital, development finance institution Norfund and Norwegian pension fund Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) have invested $145-million in Zambian independent power... 


Aterian acquires 90% controlling interest in Atlantis
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed critical metals exploration and development company Aterian has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire a controlling 90% interest in private Bostwana-registered business... 


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... 


Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
18th December 2023

Bell Equipment Limited has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of the company's founder Irvine Bell, as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 1 January 2024. This follows... 


An aerial shot of the temporary water treatment plant
Company supplies temporary treatment plant
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Water purification and preservation company Watericon was awarded a 12-month tender to establish a temporary water treatment plant for two of State-owned power utility Eskom’s demineralising plants... 


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... 


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Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


Global 5G subscriptions forecast to surpass 5.3bn by the end of 2029
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

By the end of 2023, nearly one-in-five of all global mobile subscriptions will be fifth-generation (5G) subscriptions, as the growth proves resilient, despite continued economic challenges and... 


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... 


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Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 


Solar PV panels
Nedbank, Norfund to lend Pele Green R2.5bn for renewable power plants
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Pele Green Energy has secured R2.5-billion in funding from lenders including Nedbank Group to help it build renewable power plants including one ordered by Anglo American Platinum. The other... 


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... 


The Klipheuwel wind farm
South Africa launches renewables procurement round for 5 000 MW of wind and solar
14th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has released the much-anticipated and delayed seventh bid window (BW7) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


An Eskom run coal-fired power station
Eskom set for seventh full-year loss as power cuts grip South Africa
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Eskom Holdings is on track to post its seventh consecutive full-year loss as the utility crumbles under the weight of its debt pile and high financing costs, poor plant performance... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
South Africa to release 2 500 MW nuclear RFP by March, despite electricity plan review
12th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government will publish a request for proposals (RFP) for 2 500 MW of new nuclear capacity by March 2024, following the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s)... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 


Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Ntshavheni confirms draft IRP 2023 contains ‘significant’ revisions, but offers no clarity on consultation process
11th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has confirmed that the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) approved by Cabinet for public comment includes two time horizons as well as significant... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka signing memorandum with Japan Ambassador Ushio Shigeru (top right) and Eastern Cape Premier’s office chief of staff Baphelele Mhlaba (top left).
Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa and Itochu Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of co-operation to advance Hive’s Coega green ammonia export project in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has confirmed that the IRP update contains a revised decommissioning schedule for Eskom’s aged coal power stations.
IRP update approved by Cabinet includes new coal decommissioning schedule
10th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that Cabinet has approved the release of an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for public comment and also confirms that the document contains... 


An image of Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
Anglo reconfigures some assets as it targets lower costs, capex
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global diversified miner Anglo American is focusing on improving its cost performance and cash generation by reconfiguring several assets to adjust the production profile to near-term constraints... 


There’s a way to quit coal without wrecking jobs and communities
8th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s a persistent global conundrum: Can policymakers close coal mines and power plants without ruining local economies in the process? In August, a delegation of Vietnamese officials looking to... 


Renowned Australasian industry mentoring program enhances mining careers through learning and professional development
8th December 2023

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) is proud to announce applications are now open for its highly acclaimed 2024 Mentoring Program. Now in its fifth year, AusIMM’s... 


Hybrid solutions gain traction amid energy challenges
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

As loadshedding continues to impact businesses, many corporates are opting for hybrid solutions that leverage grid, generator, and renewable energy, mainly solar, to alleviate the pressure of... 


Pieter du Preez, CFO at Blyvoor Gold
Pieter du Preez
8th December 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Pieter du Preez, CFO at Blyvoor Gold, a South African gold mining company that operates the Blyvoor mine, on Johannesburg’s West Rand 


CSIR, association ink MoU to accelerate cybersecurity, telecoms and 4IR-related innovations
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Association of Communications and Technology (ACT) have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate technological... 


Image of iron-ore stockpiles
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026. 


An image of Cresco Group’s decarbonisation advisor Dominic Goncalves
Microgrids gain traction to combat critical outage impacts
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Microgrids are gaining traction globally owing to its ability to alleviate the impact of critical outages, caused by extreme weather, climate events, and various other reasons.  Microgrids can... 


Claudia Bompani from Irresistible Rough Diamonds
De Beers nurtures small businesses in reaching diamond dreams
7th December 2023

Forging transformation in the diamond sector through nurturing carefully selected small businesses, De Beers takes a hands-on approach that adapts to past experience. This has led the company to... 


Thoho Energy
How Can a Business Reduce Its Carbon Footprint? Smart Energy Management Is Here To Help
7th December 2023

Discover how Thoho Energy empowers South African businesses to reduce their carbon footprints through smart energy management and data-driven strategies. 


Critical Mineral Resources acquires new permits in Morocco
6th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) has been granted four new exploration permits in the Rabat and Beni-Mellal regions in Morocco.  The three new permits, covering an area of about 80 km2,... 


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... 


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