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Heatwaves driving strong growth in electricity demand – IEA
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy demand growth is forecast to be among the highest levels this year and next, compared with the last two decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) notes in its ‘Electricity Mid-Year... 


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Seriti progressing Mpumalanga wind energy project as it transforms to diversified energy company
19th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Seriti Green, a Seriti Resources subsidiary, is progressing the country’s first majority black-owned wind farm, the Ummbila Emoyeni project in Mpumalanga, which would also mark the province’s... 


The above image depicts how the Spazio smart dimmers can be connected and controlled remotely
Firm integrates technological advancements into fittings
19th July 2024 By: Lynne Davies

With technological advancements vastly improving within the lighting sector, lighting manufacturer Spazio has begun to integrate solar, AI and LED technologies into its light fittings. Spazio... 


The above image depicts the solar high masts from ZRW Mechanika
Solar equipment supplier illuminates S Africa’s informal settlements
19th July 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Solar energy and lighting solutions provider ZRW Mechanika has successfully combined LED technology with renewable solar power to create its portable solar systems to provide lighting for informal... 


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Karo platinum project, Zimbabwe – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

the various funding solutions are progressing to plan. 


Drill core from the Jadar lithium project
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
19th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A Serbian court has overturned a government decision in 2022 to revoke Rio Tinto's initial planning permission to develop a lithium mine in the country. 


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Cape Town’s Atlantis SEZ aiming to become green-industry heartland
19th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

This month, July, will see the Greentech-focused Atlantis Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) mark two milestones, namely the breaking of ground for the first new factory to be built there, and the start... 


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Coal 2024: Logistics logjam
18th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Global coal production reached 8.74-million tonnes in 2023, marking an all-time high. This despite growing rhetoric and a drive to phase out the use of fossil fuels for power generation globally.... 


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South Africa’s largest wheeling project celebrates official commissioning
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Vertically-integrated renewable-energy solutions provider the Sola Group has celebrated the official commissioning of South Africa’s largest operational wheeling project, which will add 256 MW of... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George
George promises wide consultation on 2025 decarbonisation pledge
16th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George has promised “wide consultation” on South Africa’s next nationally determined contribution (NDC) decarbonisation pledge that will be... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Green ammonia ousting coal in power stations, R105bn hydrogen developer reports
15th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Huge demand for green ammonia from power stations is being seen by the developer of South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen to green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape. But this new development... 


Atalaya lowers full-year copper production guidance
15th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

London-listed Atalaya Mining has lowered its production guidance for the full year to between 45 000 and 50 000 t of copper, compared with the previously guided 51 000 t to 53 000 t. It says this... 


Power Audits – an important step in the sustainability journey in Africa
Power Audits – an important step in the sustainability journey in Africa
15th July 2024

By Suvern Moodley, EcoConsult Business Development Manager – Anglophone Africa Cluster in Schneider Electric Sustainability has become a global imperative, with countries and businesses worldwide... 


Botswana seeks Mozambique rail route to exploit coal billions
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The leaders of three southern African nations signed a deal to proceed with a rail and port project to help land-locked Botswana export its massive coal reserves through a Mozambican port, though... 


JASON BREWER
It is a good time to be producing and selling manganese into the market
Strategic African expansion continues
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Battery metals miner Marula Mining, under the leadership of CEO Jason Brewer, is rapidly expanding its operations across Africa, which he highlighted – during a presentation at Resources for... 


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Vacuum company opens new office space
12th July 2024

Vacuum product and solutions company Busch Group last month inaugurated a new office space for its South African sales company in City Deep – an industrial suburb in Johannesburg. Covering a total... 


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ESG highlighted in company’s operations
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have evolved beyond the business-as-usual approach to shape its operational ethos, highlights Rand Refinery CEO Praveen Baijnath. Rand... 


An Ejot EJOFAST JF3-2-6.0, a 6 mm self-drilling screw designed for solar installations on a solar panel
Fastener provider expands portfolio
12th July 2024

Solar system fastening solutions provider Ejot has announced the launch of its EJOFAST JF3-2-6.0, a 6 mm self-drilling screw that expands on Ejot’s already vast portfolio of fasteners for solar... 


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Prieska Copper Zinc Mine, South Africa – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals plans to raise up to about R60-million to develop the project. 


Speakers participating in a webinar on the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Establishment of carbon borders not supported by climate finance commitments
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The European Union (EU) is one of the first regions to establish a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) scheme, with the current requirement that companies report on the total carbon footprint... 


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Copper, cobalt demand expected to rise
11th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A growing world economy is contributing to an increase in demand for copper and cobalt, speakers participating in Afriforesight’s ‘Cobalt and Copper: African Opportunities’ webinar, held on July... 


Miners can shift battery recycling debate: ABRI’s Katharine Hole
11th July 2024

By Richard Roberts, Editorial Director, Beacon Events  ‘We have a massive mining and metals industry trying to move to net zero’ 


Metallica recommends Diatreme offer
Metallica recommends Diatreme offer
11th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Emerging silica sands developer Diatreme Resources has welcomed the decision by an independent board committee (IBC) of Metallica Minerals to recommend that shareholders accept Diatreme’s takeover... 


Operations will be suspended in October
Global oversupply forces BHP to suspend Australia nickel production
11th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities major BHP on Thursday announced the suspension of production at its Western Australian nickel operations, citing a global oversupply in the nickel market. The decision follows a review... 


An image showing the Tharisa mine in the Bushveld Complex, in South Africa
Tharisa’s third-quarter production in line with expectations
10th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg- and London-listed Tharisa’s operational performance for the third quarter of its 2024 financial year was aligned to expectations, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says, with improved mining and... 


A stockpile of iron-ore
Looming wave of iron-ore supply threatens $100 price floor
10th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore prices are likely to stay in three digits for the rest of 2024, insulated to a large degree from China’s faltering economy by cost support that kicks in at around $100 a ton. But that... 


The Harita nickel operations in Indonesia
Indonesia says US must invest as critical minerals race picks up
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Developed nations such as the US need to invest in countries with vast reserves of critical minerals to reduce supply chain risks as these commodities are “the new oil” driving geopolitics,... 


A hydropower plant in Angola
ProMarks, Trafigura sign MoU with Angola govt to develop PPP model for power transmission
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical engineering company ProMarks and industrial conglomerate Trafigura have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Angola to conduct a technical and economic... 


Renewables project to power miner’s KwaZulu-Natal operations
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), a division of diversified miner Rio Tinto, is set to receive 140 MW of renewable energy from the Khangela Emoyeni Wind Farm, in South Africa’s Western and Northern Cape... 


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Moment of consequence?
5th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

As is the case for the country as a whole, South Africa’s industrial development is at “a moment of fundamental consequence”, to borrow a line from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration speech.... 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mining conducted its first gold pour from Lafigué on June 28. 


Prieska mine head gear
Prieska Copper Zinc Mine, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated bankable feasibility study (BFS) will address perceived challenges associated with the 2020 BFS. 


Rio Tinto builds two solar farms for Gove Peninsula
Rio Tinto builds two solar farms for Gove Peninsula
4th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Two new 5.25 MW solar farms will be built on Gumatj and Rirratjingu country on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory, as Rio Tinto works to secure a more sustainable power supply for the... 


Eduardo Werninghaus, CEO at WEG Africa
A rebranded WEG set to make powerful debut at Electra Mining Africa
3rd July 2024

WEG has maintained a formidable presence on the African continent for over four decades, consistently demonstrating its industry-leading capabilities at Electra Mining Africa under the Zest WEG... 


Barrick Gold President and CE Dr Mark Bristow, who says Kibali was built on partnerships with its stakeholders.
Renewables component of DRC gold mine’s energy mix to hit 85% next year
3rd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The reputation of the large Kibali gold mine, run by Barrick Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is being significantly enhanced by its far-reaching contribution to the development and... 


Rio Tinto builds off-grid solar plant in Canada’s North
Rio Tinto builds off-grid solar plant in Canada’s North
3rd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has completed installation of a 3.5 MW capacity solar power plant at the Diavik mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The project represents the largest off-grid... 


Drilling at the Kipushi mine
Century-old Kipushi mine starts up again after 31-year hiatus
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced the completion of construction and the restart of the Kipushi zinc/copper/lead/germanium mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 100 years after it... 


Foster Yeboah Owusu, Regional Manager – West Africa – Sales at WEG Africa
WEG Africa’s Ghana branch marks 15 years of serving West Africa
2nd July 2024

Set up in 2009, initially to provide parts support to the growing installed base in West Africa at the time, WEG Africa’s Ghana operation has transformed into a fully-fledged branch. Through an... 


Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa speaking during an Eskom power station visit while still Electricity Minister
Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity
1st July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to establish a separate energy portfolio with the African National Congress’s Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister and the Democratic Alliance’s Samantha Graham as Deputy Minister has... 


An Eskom coal-fired power station
Eskom to hit CO2 targets despite coal plant extension, CEO says
28th June 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's state power company Eskom will meet its target to reduce carbon emissions by 71-million metric tons a year by the end of the decade, its new CEO said on Friday, despite scrapping... 


Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA produces the C-Class for the... 


Jackwell Feris
Implementation of South Africa’s clean hydrogen ambition
28th June 2024

In the throes of a global energy transformation, South Africa emerges as a prominent player, leveraging its abundant renewable resources, particularly solar and wind power, to unlock the potential... 


Image of fine vanadium
Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Vanadium Resources has chosen to modify the back end of the salt roast leach processing plant. 


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