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Haul trucks at a copper mine
Copper market facing renewed caution from investors
26th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the demand for copper having increased amid the global energy transition, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence project manager: energy transition commodities Piotr Ortonowski described this year as... 


Anglo Executive Market Development Head Benny Oeyen
Anglo spearheading exciting new clean hydrogen mobility initiative across Europe
26th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) received a major boost on Wednesday with the announcement of an initiative to deploy new fleets of zero-emission FCEV taxis in Europe.... 


Zimbabwe's Kuvimba in advanced talks for lithium project partners
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's State-owned Kuvimba Mining House has advanced plans to secure investment for a $270 million lithium plant at its Sandawana Mine, where production of concentrates is expected to start by... 


South Africa could leverage its potent solar and wind resources to power green manufacturing
‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth
25th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that have been pursued to date in electricity, freight... 


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Exxaro warns of price, production dip in first half
25th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources expects to report lower coal and iron-ore prices, as well as lower production, for the first six months of this year. With respect to... 


How access to electricity can speed up community potential and growth
How access to electricity can speed up community potential and growth
24th June 2024

By Ajibola Akindele, Country President, Nigeria, Schneider Electric West Africa It is in our very nature to take things for granted.  Cooked food on our table and our favourite TV series, all with... 


Vis Reddy, chairman and principal environmental geochemist, SRK Consulting
How a comprehensive ESG strategy adds value to mining
21st June 2024

The mining sector’s growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is often portrayed as another regulatory load to be borne by an already over-burdened sector. It is anything... 


Harmonic filters and the quest for power quality in utility environments are an integral part of the transition to clean energy generation
Harmonic filters and the quest for power quality in utility environments are an integral part of the transition to clean energy generation
21st June 2024

By Wesley Govender, Digital Power Services Lead at Schneider Electric While there is a growing need for renewable energy as countries around the globe seek to reduce their dependency on fossil... 


Energy management in datacentres – keeping rising GHG at bay
Energy management in datacentres – keeping rising GHG at bay
21st June 2024

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric   Datacentres and data transmission networks today account for approximately 1 to 1.5% of global electricity use.  These facilities... 


Streamlined PPP framework could unlock infrastructure investment
Streamlined PPP framework could unlock infrastructure investment
21st June 2024 By: Darren Parker

In February, the National Treasury asked for public comments to be submitted in respect of the newly drafted amendments to the National Treasury Regulations (NTR) 16, and key elements of municipal... 


Drill core from the Jadar project
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has reported that the project will be safe for the environment, according to newly published environmental studies. 


This Prieska mine chamber was blasted in the 1970s.
Green copper, vapour refining envisaged at Orion’s Northern Cape base metals mines
20th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green copper and clean smelting and refining are envisaged at Orion Minerals’ quickly advancing base metals mines in South Africa’s well-endowed Northern Cape province, which has historically... 


Europe’s EV battery plans fade on China price war, US subsidies
Europe’s EV battery plans fade on China price war, US subsidies
20th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

In 2019, France and Germany agreed to pump billions of euros into a plan to boost Europe’s battery industry and catch up with China and the US. Five years later, that effort is running out of... 


Richards Bay Minerals GM for Growth Strategy Bradley Reddy.
Fast-greening Richards Bay Minerals now eyeing on-site renewables, storage, aggregation
19th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energy-intensive Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which consumes an average of 1.8 terawatts of power a year, was able to secure its latest 140 MW wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in six... 


From fossil to renewables – Nigeria’s journey starts today
From fossil to renewables – Nigeria’s journey starts today
18th June 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa Like many of its counterparts across the globe such as the US, China and Japan, Nigeria is still... 


Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline
Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline
14th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Having recently confirmed a decoupling of its just energy transition strategy from the decommissioning of its coal-fired power stations, Eskom is aiming to finalise business cases for a pipeline of... 


Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
NTCSA on track to begin trading on July 1, Marokane says
14th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has confirmed that the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) is on track to begin trading on July 1 and that the new entity was being set up to operate as a... 


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Engineer calls for urgent investment in youth
14th June 2024

Youth unemployment is a pressing issue in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that, in the first quarter of 2024, of the 10.3-million young people aged 15 to 24, a staggering 35.5%... 


Bezant marks progress at Namibia project
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Bezant Resources has completed the chain of contractor services that will make up the Hope and Gorob mining operation, chairperson Colid Bird outlines in an update on the copper/gold... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
12th June 2024

This week: Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy; Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat and, Diamond... 


Communities are the foundation of success
Communities are the foundation of success
11th June 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric American labour leader, Cesar Chavez said: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our... 


Premium Nickel raises C$27.5m for Botswana projects amid strong investor interest
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining company Premium Nickel Resources will raise C$27.5-million through an upsized private placement offer, the company announced on Monday. This is an increase from the initial... 


A coal-fired power station
Civil society coalition emphasises need for accountability, transparency, equity to achieve a ‘fair’ just transition
10th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A coalition of civil society organisations from Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa and Vietnam on June 10 launched their ‘Principles for a Fair Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)’, which... 


South Australia budget lacks adequate support for mining - Amec
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South Australian government has unveiled a surplus budget, buoyed by stronger-than-expected goods and services (GST) and state tax revenues, as well as A$420-million in royalties from the... 


South Africa pioneered hydrogen haul truck.
World Hydrogen alerted to benefit of South Africa’s zero-emission hydrogen haul truck
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

One hydrogen haul truck eliminates the deleterious carbon emissions of the equivalent of 700 cars, First Mode global hydrogen sourcing director James Betts highlighted during this week’s World... 


UPCOMING UPGRADE
Kenmare's largest mining plant, WCP A, is slated for an upgrade and transition to the Nataka ore zone
Plant upgrade secures long-term operations
7th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The upgrading and relocating of titanium and zircon producer Kenmare Resources’ wet concentrator plant A (WCP A), at its Moma titanium minerals mine, in Mozambique, is aimed at securing long-term... 


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Going green presents a huge opportunity and South Africa must seize it
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Decarbonisation is presenting South Africa with an exceptional opportunity to grow economically while simultaneously doing what is right. Re-industrialisation is beckoning at a level well within... 


Martin Horgan CEO of Centamin plc
Why transitioning to clean energy is in mining companies financial interest
7th June 2024

The mining industry has undergone a transformation over the past decade as pressures around the energy transition have grown. With the metals and mining industry currently responsible for about 15%... 


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Director: Corporate & Commercial Practice and Head of Mining & Minerals Sector Vivien Chaplin
Reflecting on South Africa's mining future
7th June 2024

The 2024 London Indaba promises an important platform for advancing the global discourse on mining in Africa. The theme of London Indaba is "Why Africa is important for the future of mining and... 


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Nolans neodymium/praseodymium rare earths project, Australia – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Export Development Canada has conditionally approved $300-million in debt financing. 


From left Werner Duvenhage, James Cumming and Michael Wickins.
Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy
6th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A second renewable-energy project has been announced for heavy mineral sands extraction and refining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which mines in northern KwaZulu-Natal and produces... 


Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
Marokane says R285m spent on diesel in May compared with R2.8bn in May 2023
6th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has rebuffed persistent suggestions that the utility is keeping loadshedding at bay owing to an “excessive” reliance on the diesel-fuelled open cycle gas turbines, reporting... 


NOA Trading CEO Andrew Taylor
NOA helps Tronox decarbonise its South African operations with 25-yr energy supply agreement
6th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Local integrated energy company NOA Group Holdings has entered into a 25-year energy supply agreement with NYSE-listed titanium dioxide pigment manufacturer Tronox Holdings for its South African... 


Belgium's King Philippe and Namibian President Ngangolo Mbumba on a site visit at the Cleanenergy Solutions green hydrogen project in Namibia
Namibia’s audacious plan to become a global green hydrogen hub
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Early in May, King Philippe of Belgium was on the edge of the Namib desert to inaugurate a project that aims to help decarbonize European industry, and which might just enable one of Africa’s... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore is said to weigh selling stake in Kazakh miner Kazzinc
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is considering selling its stake in Kazakh mining company Kazzinc amid interest from potential buyers in China, people familiar with the situation said. A deal could value Glencore’s... 


PGM-linked hydrogen peroxide generator.
Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat
5th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global environment. The latest indispensable commodity that is... 


Rio Tinto Iron Ore CEO Simon Trott
Rio Tinto invests $143m in low-carbon ironmaking R&D facility
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining giant Rio Tinto has announced a $143-million investment to establish a research and development (R&D) facility in Western Australia to test the effectiveness of its low-carbon ironmaking... 


CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum
CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum
3rd June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium project development company Vulcan Energy has raised €40-million (about A$65-million) strategic investments through private placements that will keep the momentum going at its zero-carbon... 


An image of a plant in the digital twin format
Digital twins as test beds for planning
31st May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Digital twins can, and should, be used by mine operators as a “testing ground for analysis and scenario planning”, as well as to provide real-time feedback through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors... 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


Sibanye-Stillwater secures fourth power purchase agreement.
Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement
30th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and gold producer has reached financial close for an... 


African Critical Minerals Summit offers a green approach to position Africa as a primary beneficiary of her mineral resources
African Critical Minerals Summit offers a green approach to position Africa as a primary beneficiary of her mineral resources
30th May 2024

The African continent, characterised by its youthful demographic and rapid economic growth, stands at a critical crossroads. Despite its vibrant potential, the shadows of political oppression and a... 


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