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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... 


Bengwenyama scoping study shows attractive economics – Southern Palladium
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A scoping study of JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium’s 70%-owned Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa shows “very... 


Access to Energy – the African imperative
Access to Energy – the African imperative
1st February 2024

By Quintin McCutcheon, Global Marketing Director, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The ongoing energy crisis have set back global progress on universal access to electricity. According to... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model
30th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


 A changing grid requires flexibility
A changing grid requires flexibility
30th January 2024

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric  Winston Churchill said, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."  It is a wonderful sentiment that can be... 


Artist impression of a green hydrogen facility
South African green hydrogen developers urged to bid for €270m in German grant funding to close project ‘bankability gap’
29th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South African developers of mature green hydrogen or derivatives projects are potentially eligible for non-refundable grant funding being extended under Germany’s €270-million Power-to-X (PtX)... 


 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 


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Logistics, energy challenges remain for Mining Indaba host South Africa
29th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining Indaba to open with SA mining industry hit hard by rail inefficiencies The yearly African Mining Indaba will start on February 5 against the backdrop of the local mining industry facing... 


GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 


An image depicting Multotec processing equipment MD Bheka Majola
Multotec wins SACEEC Exporter of the Year Award
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mineral processing equipment supplier Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of... 


Proudly South African mineral processing specialist Multotec scoops SACEEC Exporter of the Year Award
Proudly South African mineral processing specialist Multotec scoops SACEEC Exporter of the Year Award
26th January 2024

Multotec is proud to announce that it has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of R2-R5 billion... 


Graphic depicting the various uses of green hydrogen
USTDA to host South African delegation in the US to accelerate green hydrogen collaboration
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will bring a delegation of South African clean energy sector decision-makers to the US to build partnerships between the countries to accelerate the... 


 How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
26th January 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm... 


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Weba Chute Systems
26th January 2024

Weba Chute Systems is world-renowned for ensuring that its custom-engineered chutes add immediate and significant value to customers profitability, uptime and on-site health and safety. The... 


City of Cape Town issues independent power tender
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has issued the latest in a series of power-related tenders aimed at mitigating the impact of loadshedding and diversifying its energy supply from Eskom. The city says this is... 


Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
26th January 2024

The innovative and forward-looking Indian multinational group, Vedanta Limited, continuously strives to unlock value and create positive disruption in its journey to Transform For Good through... 


Chemical formula for lithium borate
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The government of Serbia wants to hold further talks with Rio Tinto about the project. 


To harness green hydrogen three requirements must be met
To harness green hydrogen three requirements must be met
25th January 2024

By Vikash Rampathi, Segment Marketing Lead at Schneider Electric With South Africa reaching an agreement to launch $1 billion blended finance fund to accelerate the development of the green... 


1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
1.1 GW solar farm to power Rio Tinto’s Gladstone aluminium operations
24th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Miner Rio Tinto is set to lead the development of Australia’s biggest solar power project, near Gladstone. The company has committed to buying all electricity generated the 1.1 GW Upper Calliope... 


Solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen storage tank
Lhyfe, Source Galileo to establish green hydrogen production units in the UK, Ireland
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green and renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and renewable energy developer Source Galileo have entered into an agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale green and renewable... 


The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 


Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Perth-headquartered Element Zero, a green materials platform company launched by former Fortescue executives, has raised $10-million in seed funding for its pioneering zero-carbon metal conversion... 


An image of Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) chief engineer Monique le Roux
Loadshedding could increase in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Loadshedding is expected to continue in 2024, possibly at even higher levels than those of 2023, says tertiary institute Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy... 


An image of Cummins Africa and Middle East hydrogen and fuel cell business director Alan Zhao
Hydrogen implementation remains limited
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following global trends, discussions in South Africa on hydrogen, its production and use have gained momentum, although actual implementation remains limited, says power technology provider Cummins... 


An image of delegates at COP28
Reliable electricity must be prioritised over transition
19th January 2024

The sheer urgency of addressing energy insecurity in Africa demands that a reliable grid is prioritised first and other energy concerns, such as transitioning to renewable-energy sources, second,... 


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Gas lock-in
19th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” the quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reads. What happens, however, when your plan is a failure? The misnamed draft Integrated Resource Plan... 


Mined cobalt
BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 


Expansion on track at Zambian project, First Quantum says
17th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As part of its 2023 Preliminary Production and 2024 to 2026 guidance, published this week, TSX-listed First Quantum Minerals has reiterated its commitment to delivering the S3 Expansion project at... 


Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
15th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Independent Power Producer Office (IPPO) have a busy week ahead, with three virtual bidders conferences to be hosted over Wednesday and... 


Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
11th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledged to develop 14 GW of new clean power projects in Australia by 2030, offering a boost to the nation’s efforts to accelerate investments in renewable energy.... 


Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 


India’s plans to double coal production, ignore climate threat
India’s plans to double coal production, ignore climate threat
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

As climate diplomats at COP28 in Dubai debated an agreement to transition away from fossil fuels last December, India was facing another energy conundrum: It needed to build more power capacity,... 


Busa energy and environment desk head Happy Khambule
Busa warns that lack of detail in IRP 2023 makes it impossible to assess plan’s credibility
8th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) will approach the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to secure the technoeconomic information that has been used to inform the assumptions... 


Mike Levington
Opinion: The grid’s the thing
8th January 2024

In this opinion article, Mike Levington argues that using renewable energy to meet South Africa’s economic and developmental goals will require a significant shift in thinking about the grid. 


Solar PV panels
Affirma, Norfund and KLP provide $145m for CEC to build additional capacity
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity firm Affirma Capital, development finance institution Norfund and Norwegian pension fund Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) have invested $145-million in Zambian independent power... 


Envusa's energy trading area
Nersa grants Envusa Energy trading licence
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved an electricity trading licence for Envusa Energy – a joint venture between diversified miner Anglo-American and renewable energy... 


Thyssenkrupp Nucera stays bullish on hydrogen sector, shares rise
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp Nucera, which makes electrolysers needed to produce green hydrogen, is confident it can reach its mid-term targets, sounding a much more positive note than peers in a sector that still... 


The EU flag
EU sets critical mineral goals, but faces struggle to hit them
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) has set targets to dig up, recycle and refine lithium, cobalt and other metals it needs for its green transition, but a shortage of new money, crippling energy costs and... 


An artist's impression of the proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
EU to invest nearly €204m in Fortescue's proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

The European Union (EU) has endorsed and chosen to significantly invest in Australia-headquartered green technology, energy and metals company Fortescue’s plans for a flagship green ammonia plant... 


 	JSE Origination and Deals Head Sam Mokorosi.
JSE makes it easier to list, stay listed – Mokorosi
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has made it a lot easier to list on the JSE and to stay listed. Removed have been listing requirements that do not add investor protection but take a lot of... 


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