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Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2023 Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a battery storage metal of choice in Africa owing to the difficulties of sourcing lithium batteries.... 

ICT sector can help sub-Saharan Africa slash emissions by 15% by 2030 – Ericsson

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd February 2023 The information and communications technology (ICT) sector has a significant role to play in helping sub-Saharan Africa achieve its various climate targets, says Ericsson head of sustainability and corporate responsibility Ayub Osman. There is an urgent need to reduce the wide-ranging impact of... 

Accelerated action needed to ensure safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene for all

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd February 2023 The latest findings from a World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations (UN) Water report show an urgent need to accelerate action in many countries to achieve safe and sustainably managed water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash). The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking... 

FQM reports fatality at Trident, Zambia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd February 2023 Toronto-listed First Quantum on Thursday announced that a worker at its Trident operation, in Zambia, had died, following a traffic accident in the Sentinel openpit. The accident involved a dump truck and light vehicle, the mining company said. One other person was severely injured and medically... 

Wesdome appoints new board member

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st February 2023 Canadian mining company Wesdome Gold Mines on Wednesday announced the appointment of Louise Grondin to the board of directors. Grondin retired from Agnico Eagle Mines in January 2021 as senior VP for people and culture. Since joining Agnico Eagle in 2001, she had held various leadership... 

First ever fatality-free January in South African mining history

By: Darren Parker     1st February 2023 The South African mining industry has recorded its first ever fatality-free January, and its first full calendar month without a death, the Minerals Council South Africa reports. As of January 31, the industry has managed to go for 39 consecutive days without a fatality.  The industry has... 

Australia aims for bigger fines a week into Outback hunt for radioactive capsule

By: Reuters     1st February 2023 Authorities in Australia will review laws that penalise the mishandling of radioactive material with a A$1 000 ($707) fine as a search for a hazardous capsule lost in the Outback enters a seventh day. Officials from Western Australia's emergency response department, defence authorities,... 

Mining fatalities reach a new low of 49; injuries, disease also decrease

By: Donna Slater     31st January 2023 South Africa’s mining industry suffered 49 fatalities in 2022 – a 34% improvement on the 74 fatalities of 2021 and a record low, thereby continuing the downward trend many in the mining industry have been rallying behind. “There has been no mine disaster or an accident where five or more people... 

Brazil miner lobby seeks end to illegal mining that caused Yanomami tragedy

By: Reuters     31st January 2023 The Brazilian government must act to stamp out illegal gold mining that has caused a humanitarian crisis of hunger and disease in the Yanomami indigenous population, mining industry lobby Ibram said on Monday. Ibram, which represents multinational and large domestic mining firms operating in... 

Energy transition, decarbonisation to influence metals and mining industry  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     31st January 2023 The demand for metals and minerals that underpin economic progress is set to increase, with minerals underpinning most climate change efforts. This growing  demand predominantly stems from building the new infrastructure required for the global transition to cleaner energy sources, as well as for... 

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