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Thungela diversifying with Australian coal mine acquisition

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2023 JSE-listed Thungela Resources has entered into agreements to acquire a controlling interest in the Ensham coal mine, an operating thermal coal asset, in Queensland, Australia. Thungela has, subject to regulatory approvals, entered into an agreement with Audley Energy and Mayfair Corporations... 

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... 

Farmers seek new deal as loadshedding threatens industry and food security 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd February 2023 The impact of loadshedding on the agriculture sector is evident at all levels of operation, including logistics and cold chain management, which necessitates urgent responses from farmers and government, lest food security and export sales are put at risk. A report by Nova Economics estimates... 

Kumba marks six fatality-free years, but warns of lower full-year earnings

By: Darren Parker     2nd February 2023 Iron-ore producer Kumba Iron Ore has marked a significant milestone in its safety performance by achieving more than six years of fatality-free production. The company said on February 2 that the safety record was the result of maintaining a focus on improving safety measures and promoting a... 

Australian regulator to review short-seller report on India's Adani

By: Reuters     2nd February 2023 Australia's corporate regulator said on Wednesday it will review a short-seller report that has flagged a wide range of concerns about India's Adani Group. Hindenburg Research, a well-known US short-seller, last week accused the group of improper use of offshore tax havens and cited concerns... 

Rio signs cooperation agreement with Canadian First Nation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st February 2023 Diversified miner Rio Tinto, through its Iron Ore Company of Canada (ICO) has signed an agreement with the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach to establish a mutually beneficial relationship based on dialogue, collaboration and trust between the company and the community over the coming decades.... 

Intervention urgent to resolve rail, port problems, says Business Leadership South Africa

By: Martin Creamer     30th January 2023 Urgent intervention is required to resolve the problems of South Africa’s freight rail system and ports, says Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)CEO Busi Mavuso, who in this week’s BLSA newsletter describes the coal export slump through Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) as startling. “The... 

BHP weighs early end to NSW coal mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th January 2023 Mining major BHP is reportedly mulling the closure of its Mt Arthur coal mine, in New South Wales, ahead of its 2030 target. The ABC on Monday reported that BHP had told some 2 000 staff at the mine that it might need to bring forward the closure, on the back of state government’s coal... 

On-The-Air (27/01/2023) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th January 2023 This week Martin Creamer discusses green hydrogen, a low-emission ship, cable theft. 

Opinion: Better infrastructure can help South Africa escape low growth

27th January 2023 In this article, Royal HaskoningDHV smart mobility director Bongani Mthombeni-Möller writes about the infrastructure challenges facing South Africa and what can be done to solve these for the benefit of the country's economy.  

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