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EQ Resources tapped for new mine in Qld
27th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has awarded tungsten producer EQ Resources the tender for resource exploration activities across the historic Wolfram Camp and Bamford Hill mines. The permit covers a 480... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 

Petro names engineer to lead Colombia away from fossil fuels
26th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Gustavo Petro is tasking electrical engineer Andrés Camacho to lead Colombia’s transition away from fossil fuels as his new Mines and Energy Minister. He will replace Irene Vélez, who... 

ATCO abandons WA hydrogen plan
26th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy provider ATCO has pulled the plug on its planned Clean Energy Innovation Park (CEIP) hydrogen project in Western Australia. “While we were initially confident we could build CEIP at... 

Department of Mineral Resources Regional Manager Siyabonga Vezi (left) and Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots at the official sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings Retreatment project.
Mogale gold-from-dumps project takes off on West Rand
25th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The official sod-turning ceremony for the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng's West Rand took place on Tuesday, July 25. The R2.5-billion project, near Krugersdorp and Kagiso, received... 

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Kumba lowers full-year sales guidance as logistics challenges persist
25th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore achieved a solid operational and financial performance for the six months ended June 30, despite ongoing logistics constraints and weak global steel demand impacting on... 

Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
25th July 2023

Angola – a promising country offering broad business opportunities This month, Sarens shines the spotlight on Angola. Sarens entered Angola in 2021 as a heavy lifting and specialised transport... 

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Allkem secures IFC finance for Sal de Vida
25th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide ASX- and TSX-listed lithium producer Allkem up to A$180-million for the development of its Sal de Vida project, in Argentina. The financing... 

Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Hydrogen economy momentum building, Anglo American Platinum FD reports
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum is building in the hydrogen economy, which is important for the planet and for platinum group metals (PGMs), Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller said on Monday. “There have been over 1... 

Hyphen, Namibian govt launch socioeconomic development framework
24th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Namibian government and green energy supplier Hyphen Hydrogen Energy on July 24 launched the socioeconomic development SED framework for Namibia’s landmark $10-billion green hydrogen project.... 

Demand aggregation, pricing clarity, standardisation needed to drive hydrogen infrastructure investment
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Infrastructure is needed to enable the global energy transition to meet climate goals by 2050, but commercial banks and senior debt funders are deterred from investing in hydrogen infrastructure... 

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On-The-Air (21/07/2023)
21st July 2023

Martin Creamer discusses energy generation, gold and platinum 

Northern Cape green hydrogen development could drive manufacturing in the province
21st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

If green hydrogen can be produced efficiently and cost effectively in the Northern Cape, the country’s manufacturing capacity will likely migrate there, Northern Cape Economic Development Trade and... 

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Firm rolls out sustainability project
21st July 2023

Second-hand vehicle buying and selling company WeBuyCars has successfully executed various sustainability solutions across its showrooms nationally, including the adoption of light-emitting diode... 

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Time to act
21st July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Three recent international publications have underlined just how urgent it is for South Africa to respond to the challenges and opportunities being presented by the strong growth in demand for... 

Jeffrey's Bay wind farm
Energy users believe natural gas not green enough
20th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Many large energy users do not see natural gas as a viable option for the production of hydrogen, diversified minerals and investment group Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) renewable... 

Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 

How Chile's progressive new plan to mine lithium faces Indigenous hurdles
20th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

 Chile's millennial president, Gabriel Boric, promised to mine differently. He would turn the world's largest copper producer and second largest lithium miner into a country that focused on... 

Enertrag business case development manager Jonathan Metcalfe
South Africa, Namibia not in competition when it comes to hydrogen energy
20th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Namibia and South Africa are not in competition when it comes to producing hydrogen energy, German renewable energy technology company Enertrag business case development manager Jonathan Metcalfe... 

Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
20th July 2023

A drastic reduction of coal energy supply will come at a hefty cost for South Africa, as the country grapples to cope with growing poverty levels and record high unemployment. Menar MD Vuslat... 

Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 

Coal funding landscape challenging, but there are pockets of opportunity
Coal funding landscape challenging, but there are pockets of opportunity
19th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As South Africa undertakes the long process of a just energy transition (JET), coal mining projects and coal-fired power stations will still continue to be relevant for quite some time in the... 

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Scatec announces renewable energy funding agreement with CFM
19th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec has signed an agreement to raise $102-million in funding from Netherlands-based investment manager Climate Fund Managers (CFM) to accelerate its growth... 

Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft in Rustenburg.
Impala Platinum taking steps to develop solar energy plant in Rustenburg
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Impala Platinum on Wednesday announced its intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant at its platinum group metals operations in North West province. The subsidiary of the Johannesburg... 

South Africa is an important supplier of manganese – just one of the critical minerals needed for global decarbonisation efforts.
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
19th July 2023 By: Reuters

From Zimbabwe's lithium-rich rocks to the Democratic Republic of Congo's cobalt, minerals critical for clean energy technologies are increasingly in demand from Africa's trade partners as part of... 

Trafo Power Solutions has successfully extended its scope of supply into modular substations – also called E-houses
Trafo serves growing demand for modular substations
18th July 2023

Dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions has broadened its offerings to include modular substations – leveraging the company’s depth of experience in designing and providing custom... 

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Opinion: How South Africa could seize the moment and build renewables and battery value chains
18th July 2023

The draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) has been released for public comment. In this article, Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, who is a facilitator of the SAREM process, outlines the... 

Hunter Valley hydrogen hub gets A$70m boost
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government will invest A$70-million to progress the Hunter Valley Hydrogen Hub (HVHH) being developed by energy major Origin and mining and infrastructure solutions provider Orica. The... 

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WA investing in diversified economy
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced A$148-million in funding support to 40 projects across the state, as part of its plans to diversify the state’s economy. The 40 successful... 

Africa urged to strike a balance between green hydrogen exports, developing local industries
17th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Africa has the potential to become a major player in the global green hydrogen economy, with the potential to generate more than 1 000 GW of renewable energy and could produce up to 5 000... 

FFI's hydrogen plans gets EU boost
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has been tapped as one of the beneficiaries of the European Commission’s €3.6-billion in funding for clean tech projects. The Commission... 

BHP partners in CO2 battle
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has partnered with China Baowu and Monash University on the formation of an Industry Knowledge Centre with the aim of accelerating the deployment of technology capable of... 

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne
Canada unveils criteria for C$1.5bn funding for critical mineral projects
17th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne has announced the criteria for projects eligible for funds available through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) that... 

South Korea’s $751bn fund under new pressure over coal
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Korea’s National Pension Service is being challenged by climate groups demanding the retirement fund, one of the world’s largest, discloses details of discussions over limiting investments in... 

Han-Ho consortium advances Qld hydrogen project
14th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The consortium partners for the Han-Ho H2 consortium will advance the export-scale green hydrogen project in Queensland, from concept to feasibility, and have signed a heads of agreement to... 

An image of Brundtland Consulting sustainability and climate consultant Pascal Snyman, and partner and environmental, social and governance specialist Lodewijk Nell
Alarming number of climate disclosures not reported
14th July 2023

A scoping review of publicly-available reports of 29 JSE-listed South African mining operations recently conducted by sustainability consultancy Brundtland Consulting, revealed that concerning... 

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Sconi cobalt/nickel/scandium project, Australia – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Queensland government has granted Australian Mines a 25-year mining lease for the project. 

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Miners increasingly focusing on green energy
14th July 2023 By: Donna Slater

Miners operating in Africa are increasingly shifting focus towards improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, including endeavours to incorporate renewable-energy... 

BHP operates the Escondida mine, in Chile
Chile miners, facing higher taxes, seek faster permits, lower energy costs
13th July 2023 By: Reuters

Now that Chile has passed an increase in mining royalties, copper miners are pushing for incentives to keep investing in production of the metal needed for the renewable energy revolution, with... 

Diatreme inks offtake MoU
13th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Silica sands developer Diatreme Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with photovoltaic- (PV-) grade glass manufacturer FLAT Glass over the offtake of high-purity low-iron silica... 

Sasol's operations in Secunda
Sasol to appeal latest MES application rejection
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Petrochemicals and energy company Sasol has advised that it will appeal the National Air Quality Officer’s decision to decline its June 2022 application in terms of Clause 12A of the minimum... 

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Irena concerned about overconcentration of critical minerals supply chains
12th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) on the geopolitics of critical minerals points to a significant concentration in supply chains and calls for... 

Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 launching Camborne-modelled mining school in Northern Cape
12th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape copper mining and marketing company Copper 360 is launching a mining school in the Northern Cape, with its eye on how the highly successful Camborne School of Mines in the UK does... 

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