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Green hydrogen economy growing rapidly – Hatch 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2020 At Glencore’s Raglan Mine, in Canada, a closed loop, microgrid system converts excess wind power to hydrogen, which is then stored in tanks. During periods of low wind power, a fuel cell produces electricity from the stored hydrogen, and within the facility are also innovations such as a battery... 

Tshipi continues to deliver

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th September 2020 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines on Thursday said that production and exports from its Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in South Africa, remained on track, despite the project tracking behind plan. The company told shareholders that overall mining volumes during the quarter ended August were below plan as... 

Calidus to acquire high-grade Blue Spec project near Warrawoona

By: Donna Slater     21st September 2020 ASX-listed gold explorer Calidus Resources has entered into a binding agreement with TSX-listed gold explorer Novo Resources to acquire the high-grade Blue Spec project, located about 70 km from Calidus’ 100%-owned proposed Warrawoona gold project. The acquisition leases lie immediately adjacent... 

Appea urges changes to boost oil and gas sector

By: Esmarie Iannucci     25th August 2020 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has urged the federal government to extend the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) to the oil and gas sector. In its pre-Budget submission, Appea also recommended four other reforms, including making salary costs... 

Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management puts communities at the forefront  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st August 2020 The Global Tailings Review (GTR) on August 5 launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management, which aims to ensure tailings dam failures are a thing of the past. The GTR was co-convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Principles for Responsible Investment... 

Smart cities open up ‘endless’ business opportunities

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2020 As urbanisation rises, cities need to seek ways of leveraging the power of technology and connectivity to cater for the demands of this increasing urban population, stimulate the growth of businesses and ensure that available resources are managed more efficiently. The increasing population in... 

Sanral says it is ready to implement R30bn worth of projects

By: Irma Venter     21st August 2020 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it is ready to implement R30-billion worth of construction projects. Sanral engineering executive Louw Kannemeyer says the road agency has a portfolio of projects that will be implemented during the course of the 2020/21 financial year... 

Edenville gets Rukwa project fully operational

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 Aim-listed Edenville Energy says the wash plant at its Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania, has started operating. This follows the restart of mining activities at the project’s Northern Pit on August 3.  

Kumba, Anglo boards approve new R7bn iron-ore project at Kolomela 

By: Martin Creamer     14th August 2020 Iron-ore mining and marketing company Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday announced the approval of the Kapstevel South project at its Kolomela mine, by both the company’s and Anglo American’s boards. The total capital cost of the project will be approximately R7-billion, including prestripping. 

Grow the industrial base using new technologies that make low volumes competitive

By: Martin Creamer     14th August 2020 New opportunities for local industrialisation are unfolding, thanks to modern technologies that ensure that even low-volume production can be globally competitive. South Africa must look to using these technologies to grow its manufacturing base. Already under way are focused interventions by the... 

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