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S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom, says engineering consultancy WSP. The country will be exposed to opportunities in the green hydrogen... 

Zimbabwe turns to Mozambique, Zambia to Ease 12-Hour Power Cuts

By: Bloomberg     16th September 2021 Zimbabwe asked Mozambique and Zambia to supply it with more electricity as it tries to fill a power shortfall that’s led to outages of 12 hours a day. “We are in discussions with Mozambique for the recently commissioned power plants to give us an additional 180 MW,” Energy Minister Soda Zhemu... 

Operating in remote regions presents ‘golden opportunity’ for miners to improve lives – Barrick

By: Donna Slater     16th September 2021 Implementing its environment, social and governance (ESG) policies in remote regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has presented Barrick Gold with a “golden opportunity” to improve people’s lives in a challenging region, says Barrick Gold DRC country director Cyrille Mutombo. He spoke... 

Fortescue's FFI working to lower the cost of its hydrogen

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th September 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals is working to reduce the cost of its green hydrogen, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) hydrogen technology lead, Rachelle Doyle said. Speaking at the Hydrogen and Mines virtual summit, Doyle noted that in line with Fortescue’s core values and stretch targets,... 

Kamoa-Kakula nears completion of Phase 1 ramp-up

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th September 2021 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin Mining Group’s joint Kamoa-Kakula project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, produced 14 815 t of copper in August, bringing the year-to-date production to more than 36 700 t. The company is ramping up the mine’s 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 1... 

Tirupati brings Vatomina flake graphite project online

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th September 2021 London-listed Tirupati Graphite has commissioned its first of four 9 000 t/y flake graphite modules at the Vatomina project, in Madagascar. This brings the company’s total production capacity in Madagascar to 12 000 t/y and keeps it on track to achieve its target capacity of 84 000 t/y by 2024.  

On-The-Air (03/09/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd September 2021 Yet another mining company this week announced the paying over of a huge sum of tax to the fiscus; Gold mining company Harmony this week boosted the amount of solar power it is planning to generate; and new gold mining projects worth nearly R8-billion were announced this week. 

Polyus extends hydropower agreement with RusHydro

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd September 2021 Gold mining company Polyus has announced the extension of an agreement for the supply of electricity generated by RusHydro, a major Russian hydroelectricity supplier. Under the terms of the agreement, about 1.- billion kWh of energy will be supplied to the company's assets in 2022. As a result,... 

Harmony planning further 73 MW of green electricity generation  

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2021 Like everybody else, we’re on the verge of now starting to build our renewable energy plants. That is the latest news on the decarbonisation front from Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp, who spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

Weekly SA Coal Report

30th August 2021 A bullish start to the week was followed by more subdued activity, as spot Australian prices retain their strength around $170/mt, with European prices not too far behind. India is having to restrict coal supplies to power plants with more than 15 days stock, in order to redistribute supplies to... 

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