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 Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
21st February 2024

By David Sullivan, Divisional CEO at LH Marthinusen, a division within the ACTOM Group Many mines in South Africa are currently in the early stages of planning and obtaining approval for their... 


The deal is a major step in the work to repower the Gladstone production assets, including the Boyne aluminium smelter (pictured), Yarwun alumina refinery and Queensland Alumina refinery.
New deal makes Rio Tinto Australia’s biggest renewable energy buyer
21st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining group Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply its Gladstone operations in Queensland, agreeing to buy the majority of electricity... 


Reimagining Coal: Evolving the Ecosystem for a Balanced Energy Future
20th February 2024

July Ndlovu, Chairman, FutureCoal - The Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal In the dialogue on energy sustainability, coal often finds itself at the centre of a contentious debate. As economies... 


The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
20th February 2024

By Teina Teibowei, Commercial Lead, Microgrid, Power & Grid Business Segment at Schneider Electric West Africa’s socioeconomic development relies heavily on access to reliable and affordable... 


A conveyor onto conveyor transfer chute installed at a local steel plant
Strong local,global demand for engineered Weba Chutes
20th February 2024

It has been another good year for transfer chute specialist Weba Chute Systems, and signs are that it will get even better. While demand from the mining industry can be volatile, the company has... 


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On-The-Air (16/02/2024)
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at South Africa's large Hillside Aluminium operation in... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


Global alliance aiding realisation of S Africa’s JET
16th February 2024

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) recognises the important role the African Energy Indaba has played over the years as a platform for key conversations on the green energy... 


Locomotives owned by Transnet Freight Rail
EIB in talks with South Africa over loan for ports, freight rail
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it’s in talks to loan South Africa money to upgrade its port and freight-rail infrastructure as its first contribution to a decarbonization pact known as the... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


Datacentres, meet microgrids
Datacentres, meet microgrids
15th February 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Discussions around datacentre reliability have moved up a gear to include sustainable... 


TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne
TotalEnergies CEO says IMF debt rules hobbling African green energy projects
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Renewable energy investments in Africa are being hobbled by insufficient government loan guarantees, as the International Monetary Fund keeps a tight leash on country indebtedness, TotalEnergies... 


Zesco representatives recently visited one of FQM's mines
First Quantum in talks with utility to improve Zambia’s grid efficiency
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Stabilisation of the national power grid is a prerequisite to increasing Zambia’s copper production to three-million tonnes a year, says miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM). Ensuring that power was... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.
Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better
14th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


An image showing Pan African Resources' Mogale project
Pan African on track to deliver full-year guidance following strong interim period
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Pan African Resources delivered an “excellent” safety, production and financial performance for the six months ended December 31, 2023, which positions the group well to deliver on its... 


Coal India to add new mines, expand existing ones to meet higher demand, chairman says
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

State-run Coal India plans to start operations at five new mines and expand capacity of at least 16 existing ones to address growing demand for the fuel, its chairman told Reuters on Wednesday.... 


Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Producers and consumers of fossil fuels in Australia, one of the world’s coal and gas powerhouses, should pay a new climate levy under efforts to accelerate a transition to a greener economy,... 


No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
13th February 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric If 2023 has taught us anything, is that the energy landscape is dynamic, robust, and versatile.... 


Mayor Leon Stephens and Magnetite Mines CEO Tim Dobson signed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday.
Partnership positions Port Pirie as future green iron hub
13th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

As the global steel industry moves to decarbonise, iron-ore miner Magnetite Mines has partnered with Port Pirie to position the South Australian port as a future green iron production hub. Green... 


Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With global steelmakers increasingly turning to scrap steel recycling and direct reduced iron (DRI) as alternatives to blast furnaces, steel producers will not need to rely on carbon capture if the... 


Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.... 


Hillgrove starts producing copper at Kanmantoo
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine, in South Australia, following successful commissioning of the processing facility. Plant commissioning... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


Bezant advances early works at Namibia project
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In anticipation of being granted a mining licence, Bezant Resources continues with exploration on its 70%-owned Hope and Gorob copper/gold project in central Namibia. The company has also submitted... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


MATT CRANE
BDO Partner, Head of Natural Resources and Energy
Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact
9th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Accounting and advisory firm BDO’s 2024 Mining Report, which has just been published, offers a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK and global mining sectors.... 


From left to right: BHP's Tim Day, Bluescope's Tania Archibald and Rio Tinto's Simon Trott
Australian iron-ore giants partner on steel decarbonisation
9th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s two biggest iron-ore producers and its biggest steelmaker have announced a partnership to accelerate the decarbonisation of steelmaking by agreeing to jointly investigate the... 


Programme eyes critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Independent Vancouver, Canada-based public geoscience organisation Geoscience British Columbia is bringing together government, industry and other partners for the first desktop phase of the... 


Image of Christmas Creek iron-ore operation
Christmas Creek green iron trial commercial plant, Australia
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue has approved the project. 


Location map of the Los Azules project
Los Azules copper project, Argentina – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Canadian entrepreneur Rob McEwen is in talks to raise about $100-million for the project. 


The Kibali gold mine
Barrick highlights importance of socioeconomic development in poor countries
8th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to counter climate change and protect the environment should not distract attention from the need to achieve socioeconomic development in poor countries, Barrick Gold corporate... 


An image of World Gold Council climate change lead and market relations director John Mulligan
Gold mining industry striving to build on sustainability strides
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Striving for sustainability in every facet of the gold mining industry’s value chain is imperative and while considerable progress has been made in several areas, including responsible practices... 


Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader
Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader
7th February 2024

Good governance and sustainable development are at the core of diversified global natural resources and technology conglomerate Vedanta Group's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and... 


Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

In the wake of COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place at the end of 2023, the global mining industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards sustainability. The... 


Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk
Energy shortage presents mining industry with opportunities, pivotal choices
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The energy challenges facing mining companies in South Africa have given rise to significant opportunities, strategic management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk says.... 


The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


An image of NextSource Materials' SuperFlake system
Hybrid energy plant constructed, commissioned
2nd February 2024

Battery materials development company NextSource Materials has completed commissioning and achieved full operationality of its solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage hybrid power plant, at its... 


Renewables projects on track to meet energy requirement
2nd February 2024

Platinum group metals and gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater has reached financial close and started construction works on two new renewable energy projects for its South African operations The projects... 


Customised solution powers mine, reduces emissions
2nd February 2024

A custom made end-to-end switchgear and circuit breaker solution from technology company ABB Electrification is powering up a new mining plant at Canadian gold and silver miner Kinross’ Tasiast 24k... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore reports lower production, builds solar plant in South Africa
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has reported lower volumes across its key commodities for the 2023 financial year, but notes that these were all nonetheless still within the guided ranges. The company’s... 


Generating 1 GW of solar power capacity through photovoltaics requires 685 000 oz of silver.
Miners appeal to Canada to declare silver a critical mineral
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Executives from Canadian and international silver mining producers operating in the country have appealed to government to recognise silver as a critical mineral. In a letter addressed to Energy... 


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