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Transformation, economy key topics in Mining Indaba Ministerial Symposium report
12th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

A report from this year’s Mining Indaba Ministerial Symposium, sponsored by Deloitte, has been released. The symposium, which was held in February during the Invest in African Mining Indaba, in... 

Another offtake deal struck at Nolans
11th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Arafura Rare Earths has inked an offtake agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the supply of neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr) from the... 

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Gold miner showing signs of growth
7th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite having had to deal with a “difficult patch” over the past two years, gold miner Resolute Mining is showing signs of steady growth, with its Syama underground gold mine, in Mali, having... 

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VUP remains on schedule amid energy crisis
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Major diamond miner De Beers’ $2.1-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is on track to start production in the second half of this year, despite the National State of Disaster, declared to... 

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Coal life-extensions set to be included in options being prepared by Ramokgopa for Cabinet consideration
6th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, intends presenting Cabinet with a list of options before the end of April that he says will outline ways to... 

New electrolyser technology 20% more efficient than counterparts, says Hysata
5th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Australian electrolyser manufacturer Hysata has developed a new type of electrolyser, featuring what is says is the most efficient electrolysis cell in the world at 20% more efficient than its... 

WA invests A$40m in critical minerals
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government on Tuesday announced a A$40-million investment to accelerate critical minerals discoveries. The Sustainable Geoscience Investments package, included in the... 

Pensana close to finalising $550m financing for Saltend, Longonjo
3rd April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Magnet metals company Pensana is at an advanced stage in its financing of both the Saltend rare earth separation facility, in the UK, and the Longonjo mine, in Angola, the company said on April 3.... 

Project financing opportunities to support the expansion of South Africa’s grid will be assessed, despite the Eskom debt-relief package barring the State-owned utility from securing any new debt without the specific permission of the Finance Minister
Talks under way on next funding flows from Germany to South Africa under JETP
3rd April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Discussions are under way between the German and South African governments regarding the disbursement of the next tranche of the European country’s concessional funding under the $8.5-billion Just... 

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South Africa pushes to delay coal plant closures
31st March 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has told rich countries backing its $8.5-billion energy transition deal that it wants to delay the closure of some units at its coal-fired power plants, people familiar with the... 

Lithium battery recycling regulations and opportunities
31st March 2023

With the introduction of technology and digital products into every aspect of our lives, our need for energy is increasing day by day. While electric cars are rapidly becoming popular in the world,... 

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Major player moving to secure power purchase agreements
31st March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

As South Africa’s energy crisis continues, global renewable resource company Sappi is actively engaging with independent renewable-energy producers to secure renewable energy as and when it becomes... 

Firm to fast-track deployment of telecom towers in SA following financial close on R100m loan facility
31st March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

After reaching financial close on a R100-million senior secured loan facility through Prescient Investment Management (PIM), independent telecommunications infrastructure company Eagle Towers SA is... 

Indonesian President pledges nickel mining clean up amid EV-led boom
30th March 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesia will improve monitoring of environmental standards for nickel mining, amid concerns over production of the metal which is increasingly used in electric vehicle batteries, the country's... 

Centamin’s 2030 decarbonisation roadmap focuses largely on Egypt project
30th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Centamin has published an interim decarbonisation roadmap to 2030, which targets a 30% reduction in its operational Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, excluding several... 

Mining in South Africa looks to solar, AI and chickens to go green
29th March 2023 By: Reuters

On the once bone-dry soil of a diamond mine in South Africa's central Free State province, Susan Masoha now harvests big bunches of tomatoes, eggplants and spinach. The former cleaner at the mine... 

Green energy options weighed at Dolphin
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten developer Group 6 Metals has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) to explore the use of renewable energy, heat energy and... 

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Mining necessary for green future - Minister
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has highlighted the significant role that the resources sector would play in global decarbonisation efforts, in a statement to Parliament. “In order to... 

Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 

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M&R reports progress in bid to regain control of Australian mining business
28th March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed engineering and construction company Murray & Roberts (M&R) has announced developments that could result in it regaining control of RUC Cementation Mining Contractors (RUC), it... 

Kibali’s Tier One production profile extended to 2033
27th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian miner Barrick Gold continues to uphold the Tier One status of its Kibali mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with exploration having replaced the gold mined in 2022. This is... 

M&R to dispose of Insig Technologies to AvidSys Group
27th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed engineering and mining services group Murray & Roberts' (M&R's) subsidiary M&R UK has entered into a share sale agreement with Perth-based AvidSys Group, in terms of which it will... 

More work on regulation, codes, certification and standards needed for hydrogen economy
24th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

If South Africa wants to develop a hydrogen economy, it cannot have ad hoc regulations, codes and standards (RCS) and certification systems. More work is required to develop RCS that address... 

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On-The-Air (24/03/2023)
24th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer unpacks policy certainty, jobs and clean electricity 

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300% growth demand noted by solar company
24th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Renewable-energy solution provider Solar MD has noted a 300% growth in demand for energy storage solutions in South Africa, owing to increasing demand for energy storage products in the... 

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Transferrable skills, collaboration vital for transition, employment
24th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

With the introduction of the just energy transition, there will be a downsizing in personnel in sectors such as coal, which, in turn, will require a transfer of skills to the renewable-energy... 

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South Africa’s musts: fix Eskom, boost renewables, extend grid, restore rail, defeat crime
24th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Turning energy and logistics threats into opportunities is a must for all South Africans during this tough time in the country's history. South Africans must show unyielding determination the... 

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Private sector seen as key to unblocking transition-enabling grid capacity
24th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The lack of transmission infrastructure public funding for grid strengthening and expansion has emerged as a binding constraint on connecting much-needed private generation and on South Africa’s... 

Mobile operators making tangible gains in drive towards net zero
24th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mobile operators globally are making tangible gains towards net zero, with nearly a quarter, at 24%, of the industry’s electricity globally now being bought from renewable sources, GSMA’s latest... 

Just energy transition spurs innovation in energy value chain
24th March 2023

The just energy transition (JET) in South Africa provides global power technologies leader Hitachi Energy with opportunities to supply the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with... 

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Private sector seen as key to unblocking transition-enabling grid capacity
24th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The lack of transmission infrastructure public funding for grid strengthening and expansion has emerged as a binding constraint on connecting much-needed private generation and on South Africa’s... 

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Measuring wind resources for the energy transition
24th March 2023

Having pioneered the installation of meteorological measurement masts (met masts) at various locations to assess the wind data in Mpumalanga, almost immediately upon setting up offices in South... 

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RMB acquires 25% stake in South African electricity trading platform
22nd March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

First Rand’s Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has acquired a 25% stake in Remgro’s Ubiquity Energy platform, the holding company of Energy Exchange, which is an electricity trader licensed by the National... 

Revolutionising mineral exploration through cloud-based collaboration
22nd March 2023

By Rob Ferguson, Segment Director, Exploration and MRM at Seequent The years ahead are set to be challenging for the mining industry. Not only must we consider how to protect and drive... 

Norwegian, Egyptian companies to collaborate on green hydrogen projects in Egypt
22nd March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Norway-based international independent risk management and assurance group DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egypt-based regional engineering-procurement-construction (EPC)... 

LNG exports to hit A$90bn this year
22nd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports is expected to hit A$90-billion this year, federal Resources Minister Madeleine King said this week. “It is often forgotten, but our exports also... 

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Merafe seeks to shield business from electricity price hikes
20th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Ferrochrome company Merafe is considering proposals for the construction of renewable energy facilities and is in discussions with power utility Eskom to secure a negotiated pricing agreement (NPA)... 

Reserve and outlook improves at Razorback
20th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Magnetite Mines has reported a 340% increase in the ore reserves for its Razorback iron project, in South Australia, as well as the results of an optimisation study which identified the... 

Bristol Springs to cost A$242.5m
20th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Bristol Springs renewable energy project, in Western Australia, has confirmed its potential to produce some 4.9Mkg a year of hydrogen at a total cost... 

Newmont joins US Dept of Energy’s mine tailings carbon sequestering research
20th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Colorado-based diversified miner Newmont has partnered with the US Department of Energy (DoE) to explore a rapid electrochemical mineralisation to form dolomite (REMineD) approach for sequestering... 

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On-The-Air (17/03/2023)
17th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses base metals, exploration and solar power. 

EU tags copper and nickel as strategic, but industry wants more
EU tags copper and nickel as strategic, but industry wants more
17th March 2023 By: Reuters

The European metals sector welcomed a move by the EU on Thursday to include copper and nickel as strategic materials for the first time and ensure speedier permits and easier access to capital, but... 

Exxaro's MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Exxaro well-advanced on own-mine renewables plan, says new energy MD
17th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Coal miner Exxaro has advanced considerably on progressing the generation of renewables to supply electricity to its own mining operations, newly appointed Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald said... 

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