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Saudi Arabia to visit Brazil and lithium power Chile as seeks to diversify
22nd July 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia's mining minister will visit Brazil and Chile over the coming two weeks, the ministry said on Sunday, as the world's leading oil exporter seeks to expand its international presence in... 


At the coalface of change
22nd July 2024

By Arjen de Bruin, Group CEO at OIM Consulting  With Coal & Energy Transition Day taking place this month, the discussion around sustainability and coal mining ramps up, as the sector grapples with... 


Solar loops
Heatwaves driving strong growth in electricity demand – IEA
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy demand growth is forecast to be among the highest levels this year and next, compared with the last two decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) notes in its ‘Electricity Mid-Year... 


South Africa to lay out carbon market regulation proposals
19th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s National Treasury plans to lay out its proposals for how to regulate carbon markets in the country in the next few months. The government department said it plans to publish a... 


Drill core from the Jadar lithium project
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A Serbian court has overturned a government decision in 2022 to revoke Rio Tinto's initial planning permission to develop a lithium mine in the country. 


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Cape Town’s Atlantis SEZ aiming to become green-industry heartland
19th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

This month, July, will see the Greentech-focused Atlantis Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) mark two milestones, namely the breaking of ground for the first new factory to be built there, and the start... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering his opening of Parliament address
Vulindlela 2.0, green industrialisation, infrastructure at centre of GNU’s growth vision
18th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A second round of economic reforms under Operation Vulindlela, together with green industrialisation and scaled-up infrastructure development have been placed at the centre of the Government of... 


Andrew Forrest
Fortescue hits brakes on green hydrogen plans
18th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest is scaling back his plans to turn Australian miner Fortescue into a green hydrogen heavyweight, blaming high energy prices for a setback that has prompted an overhaul of... 


Australia’s renewables drive backed by miners, environmentalists
Australia’s renewables drive backed by miners, environmentalists
18th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

A disparate group including Australian mining lobbyists and environmentalists have banded together to back the government’s renewable energy transition plan, after opposition lawmakers called for... 


Apple Paget has been appointed CFO
Fortescue axes 700 roles in global overhaul, appoints CFO
17th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Prominent Australian mining and energy group Fortescue on Wednesday announced the simplification of its organisational structure, the appointment of a new CFO and COO, as well as 700 redundancies... 


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EU's green hydrogen goals not realistic, auditors say
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

The EU's goals to produce and import green hydrogen fuel are unrealistic and unlikely to be met despite billions of euros in funding, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said on Wednesday. The... 


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South Africa’s largest wheeling project celebrates official commissioning
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Vertically-integrated renewable-energy solutions provider the Sola Group has celebrated the official commissioning of South Africa’s largest operational wheeling project, which will add 256 MW of... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George
George promises wide consultation on 2025 decarbonisation pledge
16th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George has promised “wide consultation” on South Africa’s next nationally determined contribution (NDC) decarbonisation pledge that will be... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Green ammonia ousting coal in power stations, R105bn hydrogen developer reports
15th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Huge demand for green ammonia from power stations is being seen by the developer of South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen to green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape. But this new development... 


Power Audits – an important step in the sustainability journey in Africa
Power Audits – an important step in the sustainability journey in Africa
15th July 2024

By Suvern Moodley, EcoConsult Business Development Manager – Anglophone Africa Cluster in Schneider Electric Sustainability has become a global imperative, with countries and businesses worldwide... 


Maersk tankers and competitors bet billions on ammonia fuel carriers
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest names in shipping are betting billions of dollars on tankers to transport a type of ammonia that’s scarcely being produced today — wagering it will become integral to the... 


Botswana seeks Mozambique rail route to exploit coal billions
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The leaders of three southern African nations signed a deal to proceed with a rail and port project to help land-locked Botswana export its massive coal reserves through a Mozambican port, though... 


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Queensland Pacific and Renascor awarded critical minerals grants
12th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Australian government has allocated A$13-million in grants to critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia, aimed at enhancing downstream processing capabilities and bolstering... 


GEOLOGICAL HOTSPOT
Andrada Mining’s focus on Namibia is the result of the region's strategic importance in the global shift towards energy transition technology-related minerals
Set to transform Namibian lithium production
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

African technology metals mining company Andrada Mining, which has its roots in exploring the rich geologies of Southern Africa, is poised to become a pivotal player in the global lithium supply... 


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ESG highlighted in company’s operations
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have evolved beyond the business-as-usual approach to shape its operational ethos, highlights Rand Refinery CEO Praveen Baijnath. Rand... 


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


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Rewards and risks
12th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to again uncouple the energy portfolio from mineral resources and appoint Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as the new Electricity and Energy Minister in the government of national unity has... 


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BioIron Research and Development Facility, Australia
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto plans to develop a research and development facility to further assess the effectiveness of its low-carbon BioIron ironmaking process.  


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


Speakers participating in a webinar on the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Establishment of carbon borders not supported by climate finance commitments
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The European Union (EU) is one of the first regions to establish a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) scheme, with the current requirement that companies report on the total carbon footprint... 


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Copper, cobalt demand expected to rise
11th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A growing world economy is contributing to an increase in demand for copper and cobalt, speakers participating in Afriforesight’s ‘Cobalt and Copper: African Opportunities’ webinar, held on July... 


‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
10th July 2024

This year’s event is set to be one of the biggest Electra Mining Africa exhibitions to date with over 850 companies exhibiting across six exhibition halls and four sizable outside exhibit areas.... 


An image showing the Tharisa mine in the Bushveld Complex, in South Africa
Tharisa’s third-quarter production in line with expectations
10th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg- and London-listed Tharisa’s operational performance for the third quarter of its 2024 financial year was aligned to expectations, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says, with improved mining and... 


Cape Town consultancy launches community engagement platform for large-scale projects
9th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Cape Town-based sustainability consultancy Cultiver Group has launched a community engagement platform called ENGAGE!, which is aimed at helping ensure inclusivity and lower social risk for... 


The Harita nickel operations in Indonesia
Indonesia says US must invest as critical minerals race picks up
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Developed nations such as the US need to invest in countries with vast reserves of critical minerals to reduce supply chain risks as these commodities are “the new oil” driving geopolitics,... 


Hydrogenious founder and CEO Dr Daniel Teichmann (left) after receiving a gold medal in the Netherlands for the promotion of platinum-based hydrogen,
Platinum still playing key role in hydrogen carrier’s journey towards competitiveness
8th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Thrifted platinum is continuing to play its critical catalytic role in the significant strides that have been made towards making liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) competitive, SherLOHCk... 


Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa warns of distribution challenges, plans more renewables rounds
8th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite Eskom having made progress on improving the country’s energy availability factor (EAF), lowering the unplanned capacity loss factor (UCLF) and achieving 100 consecutive days without... 


Anthony Artin, Country Manager – Brazil, Multotec
Multotec leverages vast global expertise and experience to support the booming lithium sector in Brazil
5th July 2024

( Virtual Showroom ) Multotec’s experience and expertise in dense media separation (DMS) across the world is hugely benefiting lithium operations in Brazil. This sector is currently booming due to... 


Renewables project to power miner’s KwaZulu-Natal operations
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), a division of diversified miner Rio Tinto, is set to receive 140 MW of renewable energy from the Khangela Emoyeni Wind Farm, in South Africa’s Western and Northern Cape... 


Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 


Glencore said to withdraw Kazzinc sale after offers fall short
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Glencore has abandoned plans to sell its stake in Kazakh mining company Kazzinc after potential buyers failed to match its valuation, people familiar with the situation said. Glencore had been... 


Eduardo Werninghaus, CEO at WEG Africa
A rebranded WEG set to make powerful debut at Electra Mining Africa
3rd July 2024

WEG has maintained a formidable presence on the African continent for over four decades, consistently demonstrating its industry-leading capabilities at Electra Mining Africa under the Zest WEG... 


Barrick Gold President and CE Dr Mark Bristow, who says Kibali was built on partnerships with its stakeholders.
Renewables component of DRC gold mine’s energy mix to hit 85% next year
3rd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The reputation of the large Kibali gold mine, run by Barrick Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is being significantly enhanced by its far-reaching contribution to the development and... 


Rio Tinto builds off-grid solar plant in Canada’s North
Rio Tinto builds off-grid solar plant in Canada’s North
3rd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has completed installation of a 3.5 MW capacity solar power plant at the Diavik mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The project represents the largest off-grid... 


Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen.
Investors very positive on South Africa's unity govt, says Pallinghurst's Arne Frandsen
1st July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Amongst all our investors, there’s a very broad support for South Africa’s government of national unity initiative, says Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen. “I think it’s... 


View of the Kangankunde Hill
Kangankunde feasibility study supports robust rare earths project
1st July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths mining and development company Lindian Resources has announced the completion of a feasibility study on Stage 1 of its Kangankunde rare earths project in Malawi. The study examined... 


Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa speaking during an Eskom power station visit while still Electricity Minister
Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity
1st July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to establish a separate energy portfolio with the African National Congress’s Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister and the Democratic Alliance’s Samantha Graham as Deputy Minister has... 


An Eskom coal-fired power station
Eskom to hit CO2 targets despite coal plant extension, CEO says
28th June 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's state power company Eskom will meet its target to reduce carbon emissions by 71-million metric tons a year by the end of the decade, its new CEO said on Friday, despite scrapping... 


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