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Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe warms to Anglo plan after opposing BHP bid
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s mines minister struck a conciliatory tone as Anglo American Plc announced plans to separate its platinum unit as part of a major shakeup following its rejection of two approaches... 


Announcing IDWIM's 2024 Campaign Ambassador
14th May 2024

International Day of Women in Mining (IDWIM) is an annual global campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of gender diversity and inclusivity in the mining industry. By showcasing... 


Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 


Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 


Well testing ahead of gas flow to the generator
Kinetiko thrilled with successful onshore gas-to-power demonstration in South Africa
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has successfully demonstrated that it can produce gas-to-power (GtP) from an onshore natural gas resource at its Amersfoort project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
14th May 2024

This week: Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule; South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem and, Hydrogen’s... 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation in South Africa
Investors expect BHP to lift Anglo American offer again
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP is likely to sweeten its $43-billion takeover offer for Anglo American for a second time and possibly add cash, investors in both companies said on Tuesday, after the London-headquartered... 


Queensland Premier Steven Miles
Queensland Premier says nuclear will cost jobs
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Queensland Premier Steven Miles has strongly opposed the Liberal Party’s proposition to introduce nuclear reactors in the northern regions of the state, asserting that such a move is “recipe for a... 


Atlantic Lithium is now trading on the GSE.
Lithium miner debuts as Ghana’s first listing in two years
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian-based Atlantic Lithium, which is developing Ghana’s first lithium mine, has taken a step toward raising capital from equity investors in the country. The company has listed all its... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks
China takes advantage of cheap gas and coal to rebuild stocks
13th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is taking advantage of lower international prices for coal and natural gas to replenish stockpiles of power fuels ahead of another long, hot summer. Gas imports through the end of April... 


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Goldplat’s third quarter buoyed by strong performance of its Ghanaian operations
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat’s gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana achieved a combined operating profit for the third quarter, ended March 31, of £1.6-million (excluding listing and head... 


Power moves to establish an early niobium foothold in West Arunta
13th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The share price of ASX-listed Power Minerals surged early 30% on Monday, following its announcement of a strategic move into the West Arunta region of Western Australia with the addition of the... 


lithium ore
Zimbabwe leading the sub-Saharan African lithium mining boom
13th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The past three years have witnessed a surge in hard-rock pegmatite lithium mining activity across Southern Africa, according to consultancy firm AmaranthCX. “While Zimbabwe has emerged as the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


Residents of the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, have been asked to prepare to leave.
Western Canada blazes cause evacuations, air quality concerns
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

The season's first major wildfires have spread to roughly 10 000 ha across Western Canada on Sunday as authorities issued an evacuation order for a community in British Columbia and warned of poor... 


How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
10th May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric Energy transition and innovation are inherently interdependent. If one looks at the history of... 


Vietnam top coal miner says increasing sales to power plants
10th May 2024 By: Reuters

Vinacomin, Vietnam's largest coal miner, said it had significantly boosted sales to fuel domestic power plants at the same time as the country is ramping up its coal imports to try to avoid a... 


Sev.en's Czech miner suspending CSA mine, to lay off workers
10th May 2024 By: Reuters

Severni Energeticka, part of the Sev.en energy group, will suspend mining at its CSA site and lay off 485 workers by July, the Czech brown coal miner said on Thursday. The company is due to make a... 


Copper above $10 000 as supply worries counter faltering demand
10th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper climbed above $10 000 a ton as predictions for tighter global supplies and rising consumption in electric vehicles and power grids countered signs of demand destruction in top user China.... 


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On-The-Air (10/05/2024)
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about wind energy, a new copper mine and mineral exploration. 


Hard disk drive demand rebound holds opportunities for platinum – council
10th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The market for hard disk drives (HDDs) is showing signs of a rebound after almost two years of decline, as the rapid growth in machine learning and AI are driving the need for expanded data... 


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Just Energy Transition 2024: Investing in the future
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources, Creamer Media’s ‘Just Energy Transition 2024: Investing in the future’ report underscores the urgent need for this shift to be... 


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Consultancy concludes water project
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Multidisciplinary consulting firm SRK Consulting recently completed a project involving mine water, in West Africa, which started with characterising the key aquifers at the mine. Thereafter, SRK... 


PURPOSE-BUILT
The purpose-built facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, spans more than 3 000 m2 of workshop and warehouse space
Hydraulic engineering firm revolutionising industry standards
10th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to growing industry demands, hydraulic repair service provider Dosco Precision Hydraulics has carved itself a niche as a leader in the supply and repair of hydraulic pumps and motors,... 


TESTED AND APPROVED
The Type 2200 is field-tested for reliability and proven performance, while simultaneously providing energy savings
New electric pneumatic control valve introduced to market
10th May 2024

Custom solutions provider Bellofram Precision Controls’ new Type 2200 electric-pneumatic control valve is a tailored solution that is customisable to fit unique operational needs of specific... 


UNDER PRESSURE
Mammoet was tasked to lift and skid an 850 t concrete tunnel section 40 m beneath railway lines in Belgium
Tunnel section installed emissions-free using battery power
10th May 2024

A standard skidding operation evolved into an opportunity for heavy lifting solutions provider Mammoet to showcase its ability to reduce the carbon footprint of civil projects while minimising... 


An image of trainees at Menar's Gugulethu operation
Diversified miner focuses on community upskilling
10th May 2024

Johannesburg-headquartered diversified resources investment company Menar’s subsidiaries are prioritising youth empowerment through providing skills training, learnerships, internships and... 


A generic image of solar panels
Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 


Image of heap of coal
Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 


An air-cooled condensers designed and manufactured by IWC
Cooling company to highlight new concepts
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to... 


A man standing on a podium at last years Enlit Africa Event
Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Image of workers in a tunnel at the Bellevue mine
Bellevue gold project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Studies are under way on maximising the potential of the project by expanding the plant beyond its current nameplate capacity. 


Siemens South Africa CEO sub-Saharan Africa Sabine Dall’Omo standing on a stage talking
Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


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South Africa simply must get mineral exploration going again at pace
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Exploration Plan, released in 2022, set an ambitious target of raising South Africa’s share of global exploration dollars  from below the 1% where it is now to 5% in as many years.... 


Hypervine launches satellite survey service
10th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Satellite imagery and data analytics specialist and greentech business Hypervine has launched a new unlimited satellite surveys service. The Glasgow-headquartered group aims to provide... 


Platinum nugget
Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastern Platinum has initiated the restart of the Zandfontein underground section. 


Blue Energy, wheel maker ink green power deal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure Blue Energy Africa has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


Image of Australia flag and periodic table symbols for lithium and tantalum
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown is getting closer to first production at Kathleen Valley. 


LOCATION MAP OF THE LINDI JUMBO PROJECT
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has confirmed that ore has successfully advanced through the concentrating circuit to produce an unscreened wet concentrate. 


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