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Serious challenges face the South African junior coal mining sector

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd February 2023 The major problems facing the junior and emerging coal mining sector in South Africa were finance, a dysfunctional regulator and logistical difficulties. These were highlighted in a panel discussion at the Southern African Coal Conference, in Cape Town, on Friday. Minerals Council Junior and... 

155 MW wind farm to be constructed in Mpumalanga by Seriti Green  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd February 2023 Work is scheduled to begin soon on the construction of a wind farm in Mpumalanga, South Africa’s electricity heartland. The project, which begins with 155 MW of wind energy and expands to a capacity of 900 MW of renewables and 800 MWh of battery storage, forms part of an agreement that will see... 

Miner approves project implementation, begins refinery construction

27th January 2023 Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced in November last year that, subsequent to securing an effective controlling interest of about 85% in Keliber Oy, the Sibanye-Stillwater board had approved capital expenditure of €588-million for the Keliber lithium hydroxide project, beginning with... 

This village is standing in the way of Germany's coal revival

By: Bloomberg     16th January 2023 The protest started cheerfully enough on Wednesday, with music blaring and flags flying even under the driving rain. Then the police arrived, decked out in riot gear and backed by bulldozers, ready to demolish the village of Luetzerath to make way for the expansion of an opencast coal mine in the... 

Projects move miner towards sustainability

16th December 2022 Mining company Exxaro’s “Mega Projects” are geared toward ensuring sustainability through initiatives dedicated to incorporating diverse stakeholder perspectives, strengthening its existing human resources and upgrading existing sites to be more modern and efficient. Exxaro’s Mega Projects... 

Greenfield project deemed feasible

By: Nadine Ramdass     16th December 2022 Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s greenfield Gugulethu project – located south-east of Hendrina, in Mpumalanga – forms part of the miner’s expansion objectives to become a larger player in the sector. Initially delayed by Covid-19’s impact on coal prices, Canyon Coal reassessed... 

R387m bonanza for Thungela employees

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2022 More than 3 500 employees will this month benefit from the first R387-million empowerment scheme payout of the high-flying Johannesburg- and London-listed Thungela mining company. The Sisonke employee empowerment scheme’s first disbursement is based on the dividends declared for the 2021... 

Underground mining at Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena targeted to start end 2024 

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2022 The first potential underground mining at Anglo American Platinum’s opencast Mogalakwena platinum group metals (PGM) mine in Limpopo is targeted to start towards the end of 2024 and build up slowly to a full underground unit by the end of the decade. “We’re nearing the end of phase one of the... 

Amplats unpacks lower production expectations, Mogalakwena plans

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th December 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has revised downward its production expectations for 2023, in line with new operating conditions. The company’s metal-in-concentrate (M&C) production guidance has been revised downward to between 3.6-million and 4-million... 

Glencore working on value accretive emission reduction 

By: Martin Creamer     8th December 2022 Over and above the carbon emission reduction that automatically results from declining coal assets, diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is working on reducing its Scope 1 and 2 emissions across its entire portfolio of assets in a manner that is largely value accretive or cost free.... 

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