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Rio welcomes Aboriginal Heritage discussion paper
15th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has welcomed the release of a discussion paper by a joint Commonwealth government and First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance, which is aimed at strengthening... 


Wits confirms a previously dismissed theory applicable to the Bushveld Complex
14th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An international group of researchers, led by geologists from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), have found that the Bushveld Complex in South Africa functioned as a “big magma tank” in... 


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Weekly Commodities Market Wrap
14th March 2022

ENERGIES - Coal markets had a wild ride last week, with Richards Bay Coal Terminal physical prices reaching a high of around $450/mt, before coming back down to around $380. As we said previously,... 


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Control valves offer multiple advantages
11th March 2022

Triple Eccentric Valves, also known as Triple-Off-Set valves (TOV), are gaining  popularity owing to interest in zero leakage valves for open/close functionality. German valves manufacturer Zwick... 


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Minerals Council celebrates women in mining, speaks out about persistent issues
8th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Minerals Council South Africa has chosen the forty-fifth International Women’s Day on March 8 to host its own celebration of women in mining, or rather the “unsung heroes of the industry”.... 


Gold rises above $2 000 as Ukraine war boosts haven demand
7th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Gold prices on Monday scaled the $2 000-level for the first time in a year-and-a-half, as investors rushed to the safety of the metal in the wake of an escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis, while... 


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Company provides lifting, rigging solutions for efficiency and safety
4th March 2022

Local equipment supplier BMG’s Tools & Equipment Lifting team offers a specialist service to diverse sectors throughout Africa, including automotive and tyre manufacturing, paper and pulp, sugar,... 


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Labelling a necessity to identify steel products
4th March 2022

Labelling or identifying steel products is an absolute necessity in today's global steel market owing to the fact that the tracking of steel has posed problems in the past as a result of the many... 


Emphasis placed on recycling
4th March 2022

In response to both consumer and legislative pressures, some of South Africa’s largest retailers and brands are now putting a greater emphasis on the recyclability of their packaging. Law firm... 


Toyota sees 540 000-plus new-vehicle market this year, aims for 40% of passenger-car sales being NEVs by 2025
25th February 2022 By: Irma Venter

Total new-vehicle sales in South Africa should reach at least 540 000 units this year, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Andrew Kirby. “The breakdown for this year’s forecast... 


France should start mining lithium at home, Minister says
18th February 2022 By: Reuters

France should start exploiting its own lithium resources to meet increased demand stemming from a shift away from fossil fuels, Barbara Pompili, the country's environment minister, said in a video... 


Mysterious deep-ocean creatures may help combat climate change
17th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

As the deep ocean faces growing peril from climate change, seabed mining and other threats, scientists have discovered that seafloor sediments are home to vast populations of previously unknown... 


China’s fight with iron-ore 'guerrillas' triggers price rout
15th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore plummeted as Beijing ramped up a campaign to stop prices overheating even before the government rolls out demand-boosting stimulus measures this year. Prices tumbled more than 11% in... 


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Weekly Commodities Market Wrap
14th February 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ENERGIES - Coal continues strong although a market correction is imminent once European physical supplies are assured. The current strong physical premiums being enjoyed are likely to align back to... 


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Foreseen renewables demand providing opportunity for job creation, just energy transition
10th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Demand already foreseen is providing South Africa with the far-reaching and very welcome opportunity to create sufficient new jobs – “and then some” – to ensure a just energy transition away from... 


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New multipurpose forklift prioritises multipurpose handling
4th February 2022

Materials handling equipment supplier BLT WORLD’s latest addition to its Meclift variable reach trucks range, the Meclift ML1812R multipurpose forklift truck, has been designed to move safely and... 


Our solar, wind endowment positions us superbly to go green in everything we do
Our solar, wind endowment positions us superbly to go green in everything we do
4th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

What some fail acknowledge is that refusing to go green comes with severe penalties. Using carbon-intensive energy to process our ores and metals will meet with stiff carbon border tariffs and... 


Mercedes-Benz CEO says raw material scarcity could delay e-mobility - Die Zeit
2nd February 2022 By: Reuters

Scarce supply of raw materials for electric cars could slow the transition from fossil-fuel burning vehicles to electric ones, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kaellenius said in an interview with German... 


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Support services ramping up for new motor distributor deal
28th January 2022 By: Darren Parker

Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International (BI) is aiming to provide a comprehensive support service for engineering company ABB Africa’s motors this year, which the company... 


Green primary iron made in South Africa could help global steelmakers lower the cost of their decarbonisation efforts
Green primary iron could help South Africa offset fall in coal export revenues – study
26th January 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Producing carbon-free primary iron in South Africa using green hydrogen direct reduced iron (GHDRI) technology could create a new globally competitive green export industry that could help offset... 


Czechs ready to reach deal with Poland over disputed mine, Minister says
13th January 2022 By: Reuters

New Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova said on Thursday she was ready to hold talks with Poland next week to overcome a dispute over Poland's open-pit coal mine Turow near the two countries'... 


Glencore’s former top copper trader joins digital metal startup
5th January 2022 By: Bloomberg

Glencore’s former head of copper marketing, Nico Paraskevas, joined Open Mineral as a senior adviser after investing in the digital metals trading startup. Paraskevas, who left Glencore during a... 


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Eskom insists it has applied for a 20.5% tariff hike, as Nersa table shows 32.15%
13th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom continues to maintain that its revenue application, including the implementation of regulatory clearing account (RCA) decisions already made, would translate... 


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Tech to address excessive fines production
10th December 2021

The shift to mechanised mining in the coal industry has had the side-effect of an excessive quantity of fines being produced, which often means that the thickeners deployed in minerals-processing... 


Santos puts ink to paper on Barossa deal
9th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos this week signed a binding sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to sell a 12.5% interest in the Barossa project to an Australian subsidiary of project partner JERA. The two... 


Nersa will make virtual provincial hearings between January 17 and 21
Nersa sets timetable for adjudication of Eskom’s 20.5% tariff application
8th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has finally initiated public consultations on Eskom’s 2022/23 revenue application, following a long delay that culminated in a December 3 court... 


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Nersa gears up to release consultation paper on Eskom’s latest revenue application
6th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper on December 8 alongside Eskom’s fifth multiyear price determination application (MYPD5), which covers the... 


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Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge
3rd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)... 


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NSDV prepares for outsourcing trend in mineral rights management
2nd December 2021

Specialist mining law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry The global trend towards green energy and sustainable environmental management is placing almost... 


WA releases strategies to reduce emissions
2nd December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) on Thursday said that its members in Western Australia were committed to a cleaner energy future and will continue to work... 


DTIC to submit EV policy to Cabinet before year-end – Mlota
26th November 2021 By: Irma Venter

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) should present a refined new-energy vehicle (NEV) policy to Cabinet before the end of the year, says DTIC automotives chief director... 


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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry
25th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client... 


Newmont enlarges board, appoints two new members
24th November 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold mining major Newmont has increased the size of its board from 11 to 13 members and appointed Emma FitzGerald and Mary Laschinger to serve as independent directors from December 1. FitzGerald,... 


CME highlights hydrogen potential for WA
24th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A position paper by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has highlighted the opportunities and challenges that a hydrogen economy would present to both the state of... 


Govt weighing more gas at Wallumbilla
17th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has called for comment on a consultation paper that seeks to to increase liquidity and flexibility in the east coast gas market through enhancements to the Wallumbilla gas... 


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Expect to be unemployed from age 40, Miller warns graduates entering mining
15th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Because of the collapse of investment in greenfields exploration in South Africa, any mining graduate entering the profession today can expect to be unemployed from the age of 40, said AmaranthCX... 


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Chain and sprockets offer cost savings on power transmission
12th November 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s total plant management solutions encompass a technical advisory service for maintenance programmes that includes correct chain and sprocket selection, a... 


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Breathalysers safe despite Covid
5th November 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With the onset of Covid-19, breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers was presented with the unique challenge of supplying alcohol breathalysers for workplaces and the mining industry that are... 


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Local-content policies need fine-tuning
5th November 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has worked closely with the valve manufacturing industry and industry bodies to boost the industry and local content, policies... 


Top-performing South African fund rides bet on energy stocks
4th November 2021 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s top-performing equity fund has reaped the benefit of a wager that battered stocks, particularly in the energy sector, would flourish as economies rebounded from the worst of the... 


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EV revolution to be felt in SA in 2022, but affordability concerns linger
29th October 2021 By: Irma Venter

South African new-vehicle buyers will have a choice of about 20 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2023. This is a significant jump from the current four models available in local showrooms. While... 


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Nersa to oppose Eskom’s move to have MYPD5 rejection set aside
28th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has notified the Gauteng division of the High Court that it will oppose Eskom’s application to have the regulator’s decision to reject the... 


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Miners to benefit from Australia's net zero plan - Minister
28th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government said on Thursday that the Long-Term Emissions Reduction Plan, introduced earlier this week, would strengthen Australia’s agriculture, mining and manufacturing sectors, while... 


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