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Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Limpopo coal mine decarbonising through cost-cutting solar power agreement
5th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Financial close has been achieved for the 68 MW Lephalale solar project to supply renewable energy to the Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo. This was announced on Wednesday by Cennergi, the wholly... 

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WA strengthens critical minerals ties with Indonesia
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has signed a Plan of Action with Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) powering critical minerals investment and opportunities between the two... 

Successful Barrick partnership keeps gold shining for Mali
3rd July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The 26-year-long partnership between gold miner Barrick Gold Corporation and the State of Mali has built the country’s gold mining industry into a world leader and positioned it strongly for... 

Kaputeni Mining head Tsholofelo Shipalanah.
Gold prospecting bid in Limpopo being underpinned by brickmaking revenue stream
3rd July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The need for sand to make bricks has resulted in Limpopo entrepreneur stumbling upon a gold prospect for which a prospecting licence application has been acknowledged by the Department of Mineral... 

Argentina to buy lithium from Livent for battery production
3rd July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Argentina will buy locally-produced lithium from US company Livent to produce cells and batteries in a new plant set to start operating in September, the country’s mining ministry said. The... 

German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
30th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Less than a year after German coal giant LEAG unveiled plans to transform its opencast mines into wind and solar farms, concerns are mounting that it and other lignite miners are exploiting an... 

Vulcan announces leadership changes
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Vulcan Energy Resources has announced a spate of changes to its leadership as it works towards delivering its Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany. The company on Friday... 

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SA’s deep-level mines could hold big gravity energy storage potential
30th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although gravity-based energy storage (GES) as a technology is still in its infancy globally, stakeholders from industry and academia have highlighted its potential in the South African mining... 

Kirsten Hund, Head of Carbon Neutrality, De Beers Group.
Venetia mine rapidly becoming a flagship in advancing De Beers’ climate ambition
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Combating climate change is a process. We are all in it together. We need to work together, and we need to be strategic about how we do it, how we report it, and how we talk about it. 

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Company embarks on BESS projects, encourages renewables deployment
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global engineering, procurement and operation company USP&E is providing various battery energy storage systems (BESSs) for South Africa to address rolling blackouts amid local energy constraints... 

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Loadshedding pushes demand for battery electric storage
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid an ongoing energy crisis and a global transition towards renewable energy, a significant need for battery energy storage systems (BESSs) has emerged in South Africa as a potential solution to... 

German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck
South Africa, Germany to establish a task force to drive green hydrogen production, trade
28th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has, on behalf of the South African government, signed a joint declaration for the planned establishment of a South African-German Hydrogen Task Force... 

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TotalEnergies and Petronas work on solar project to power Roma
28th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major TotalEnergies this week signed a strategic collaboration deal with the Petronas’ clean energy solutions company Gentari Renewables to develop renewable energy projects in the Asia... 

Namibia had no power to cancel Chinese miner's licence, court rules
28th June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's mines minister did not have the power to cancel a Chinese lithium miner's licence and should have approached the courts to revoke it, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Lithium miner Xinfeng took... 

JUWI South Africa MD Richard Doyle
JUWI South Africa now has 400 MW of EPC projects under way in the mining sector
27th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Solar, wind and hybrid project developer, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance company JUWI South Africa now has 400 MW of EPC projects in advanced stages... 

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SARENS thriving in a changing industry
27th June 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

Vulcan eyes increased output at Zero Carbon lithium project
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy Resources has signed a binding term sheet with energy technology company SLB to enable increase of current brine production from the Phase 1 development of its Vulcan Zero... 

Emissions consultation paper released for comment
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has released a consultation paper on detailed proposals that will help Australian companies and investors to maximise economic opportunities in the shift to cheaper, cleaner... 

Exxaro FD Riaan Koppeschaar
Exxaro's first-half export coal sales to fall 6% on logistics challenges, low prices
27th June 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diversified resources company Exxaro Resources expects to report a 6% decrease in export coal sales volumes to 2.51-million tonnes for the six months ended June 30, compared with 2.67-million... 

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Qld unveils its own critical minerals plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has unveiled its own Critical Minerals Strategy, which would oversee a A$245-million investment into growing Queensland’s critical mineral sector. Premier Annastacia... 

AngloGold CEO Alberto Calderon
AngloGold to add wind, solar capacity at Tropicana mine
26th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has entered into an agreement with Pacific Energy to build one of the largest renewable energy projects in Australia’s natural resource sector, and to integrate it into... 

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Australia continues at the head of the global energy pack - report
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia’s 2023 assessment of Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR 2023) has revealed that Australia has maintained its role as leader in the global energy supply chain. AECR... 

A$51m hydrogen electrolyser planned for Victoria
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal and Victorian governments have announced a A$51-million investment into a electrolyser in Wodonga, which will make use of renewable hydrogen. The 10MW electrolyser will be eight times... 

Incoming Bushveld CEO Craig Coltman (left) and outgoing Bushveld CEO Fortune Mojapelo.
Outgoing and incoming CEOs jointly highlight Bushveld Minerals
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The outgoing and incoming CEOs of Bushveld Minerals this week locked arms to enable London Aim-quoted vanadium mining, processing and manufacturing company to advance optimally. In a joint online... 

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On-The-Air (23/06/2023)
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It’s that time again on a Friday when Update At Noon presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. The use of platinum in... 

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Sustainable timber building materials key to greener buildings
23rd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

By adhering to the accreditation of nonprofit organisation the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), local forestry companies are promoting sustainable forestry management and, subsequently,... 

BMI outlines most prominent mineral, metal trends for the coming years
22nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI says the metals and mining industry will continue to grapple with changing metal consumption patterns, accelerating demand for critical minerals and heightened governmental... 

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking infrastructure, energy and telecommunications head Mike Peo.
Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank
22nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen is presenting South Africa with a good target point at a time when the African continent is on the cusp of a massive revolution in the energy space. “For South Africa in particular,... 

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Renewable energy skills shortage poses major challenge to sector’s growth
22nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The accurate determination of skills demand is becoming increasingly important as South Africa rolls out more renewable energy projects and transitions its energy system. Speaking during a... 

Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp
Harmony confident of meeting full-year production, cost targets
22nd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and copper mining and exploration company Harmony Gold is on track to meet its production and cost guidance for the financial year ending June 30, as well as surpassing its guidance on... 

Qld awards A$20m early works contract for CopperString
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has set aside A$594-million in its Budget to start construction of CopperString 2032, announcing on Thursday that a A$20-million early works package for engineering and... 

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Atlantis SEZ a manufacturing hub in push for green economy
22nd June 2023

A green economy is the sustainable setting that everyone today, and future generations, needs to live and work in. It is the responsible and future-looking economy that every sector needs to... 

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Netherlands, Eskom to implement just transition initiatives at Grootvlei power station
21st June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and South African State-owned power utility Eskom have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the development and implementation of just energy transition (JET)... 

Cosatu head of policy Lebogang Mulaisi
Opinion: Presidential Climate Commission’s electricity recommendations – a reflection from labour
21st June 2023

In this article, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) head of policy Lebogang Mulaisi writes that the Presidential Climate Commission's electricity recommendation signals a potential... 

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Electric future planned for Escondida
21st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP is working towards the full electrification of its Escondida and Spence copper operations, in Chile. BHP’s Minerals America VP for planning & technical, Alejandro Tapia said that... 

BHP will need carbon credits to meet net zero target
BHP will need carbon credits to meet net zero target
21st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP on Wednesday told shareholders that the company would likely need to make use of high-integrity carbon credits to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which could not be... 

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Netherlands, Denmark to help create $1bn South African hydrogen fund
20th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-backed firms from the Netherlands will help create a $1-billion green hydrogen fund for investment in South African projects as part of Dutch and Danish investments in renewable energy... 

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Policy gaps, rigid legislation highlighted as key hurdles in just energy transition
20th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Policy gaps and rigid legislation continue to hold back South Africa’s energy transition, according to a new report supported by diversified miner Anglo American and compiled by research... 

Morocco's OCP plans $7-billion green ammonia plant to avert supply problems
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's OCP plans to invest $7-billion in an ammonia plant using green hydrogen, produced from renewable fuel, it told Reuters, as one of the world's biggest phosphates and fertiliser companies... 

Cyclone reports maiden resource in Canada
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Cyclone Metals has reported a 7.2-billion-tonne maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource for its Block 103 iron-ore project, in the Labrador Trough region of Canada. The... 

Codelco must kick-start lithium industry while reviving copper output
19th June 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean President Gabriel Boric, seeking to expand the country's long-stalled lithium industry, has tasked state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, to lead the charge of developing... 

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Green steel holds major opportunity for WA - report
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by the Western Australian government has mapped five ways in which the state’s iron-ore could be used to reduce emissions in steelmaking, allowing the state to join the global green... 

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Fortescue and China Baowu strike carbon collaboration deal
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Baowu Steel Group Corporation to collaborate on reducing emissions associated with iron and steel... 

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