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The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
30th May 2024

As South Africa continues to face a shortage of energy production, there is one persistent element of the energy mix to be considered: energy waste. Addressing delegates at this year’s Enlit 2024... 


China’s silver imports set to jump as solar demand lifts prices
China’s silver imports set to jump as solar demand lifts prices
29th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese silver imports could surge in coming weeks, as traders take advantage of a jump in demand that’s taken prices well above the international market. Silver’s in a sweet spot because of its... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


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TotalEnergies JV, Austrian firm join forces on proposed Tunisian green hydrogen project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TE H2, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and EREN Groupe, together with Austrian electric company VERBUND, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tunisia to study the... 


EU Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis (R) says Australia is a like-minded partner.
EU, Australia sign critical minerals pact to diversify supply chains
28th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia and the European Union have struck an agreement to boost cooperation and investment in critical minerals, part of a drive by Western nations to loosen China’s grip on supply chains of... 


PCC executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’
27th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is currently assessing the impact of South Africa’s decision to delay the decommissioning of the Hendrina, Grootvlei and Camden coal-fired power stations... 


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Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal industry that dominates his hometown of Emalahleni... 


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Graphite market challenges made 2023 tough for Syrah but the future looks promising
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Unforeseen graphite market developments in 2023 cast a shadow on ASX-listed Syrah’s Balama graphite project’s sales and production momentum, while highlighting the company’s strategic position in... 


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On-The-Air (24/05/2024)
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about exploration and green hydrogen. 


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Manganese mining, local processing and green hydrogen make headlines
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the importance of South Africa locally processing its manganese ore, discusses private investment company Menar's plans to grow its manganese mining and... 


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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 


Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) chief commercial officer Frikkie Malan
Smart metering to drive energy efficiency
24th May 2024

The age-old practice of monthly meter readings is drawing to a close in the face of the modern world’s dynamic and fluctuating energy demands says utility metering management solutions provider... 


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Algae offers new carbon emissions solution
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Based on the concept that algae are a carbon-capture powerhouse, Austin, Texas biotech company Reactive Surfaces has invested over $2-million in the research and development of an algae-infused... 


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EJOT – Southern Africa’s Fastening Solutions Provider
24th May 2024

EJOT is a 102-year-old German fastening technology company and is a fastener specialist like no other. With venerable fasteners such as the PT screw for manufacturing with plastic, bi-metal... 


Metallica puts Cape Flattery development works on hold amid takeover
Metallica puts Cape Flattery development works on hold amid takeover
23rd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Takeover target Metallica Minerals has suspended the majority of the planned project development works at its Cape Flattery silica project, in Queensland, citing the unsolicited, offmarket takeover... 


Cullinan diamond mine
Petra signs PPAs to procure wheeled renewable energy for Cullinan, Finsch
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Petra Diamonds has entered into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the procurement of wheeled renewable energy for its Cullinan and Finsch diamond mines from licenced... 


Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
23rd May 2024

Climate volatility and energy uncertainty are driving more homeowners and business leaders to make the solar switch. But with the complexity of systems requiring decades-long reliability, we must... 


The Eraring power station will remain open until August 2027
Eraring coal plant closure delayed by two years
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Origin Energy will delay the closure of Australia’s largest coal-fired power station amid concerns renewable energy isn’t being added fast enough to keep pace with plans to quit fossil fuels. The... 


Copper frenzy draws mining giants to Argentina after Milei’s reforms
Copper frenzy draws mining giants to Argentina after Milei’s reforms
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Global mining heavyweights including Lundin Mining, Glencore and First Quantum Minerals are piling into Argentina as a new government intent on luring foreign investment propels the companies... 


Keeping up with the prosumers
Keeping up with the prosumers
22nd May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric By hook or by crook is certainly a statement in determination that applies to South Africans.... 


India's Vedanta Aluminium turning to renewables, not adding coal capacity, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Indian metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta's aluminium business will no longer add coal-fired capacity, its CEO said, in the company's biggest move yet toward renewable energy. Vedanta Aluminium,... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Eskom group executive for distribution Monde Bala
Eskom seeks Nersa permission to reserve grid capacity for public IPP procurement rounds
21st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has invited comment on Eskom’s application to preserve and reserve grid connection capacity for independent power producers (IPPs)... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold notched a fresh all-time high, as investor demand soared across the broader metals complex amid increasing optimism the US will cut rates this year. Bullion jumped as much as 1.1% to hit $2... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum prices should decline by at least 6% over the next six months as supply returns to the market and high interest rates continue to crimp manufacturing demand, according to an analyst from... 


Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Gold’s record-setting rally may have captured the headlines this year, but it’s silver that’s running harder and faster as the less glamorous metal benefits from robust financial and industrial... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland government has granted AIC Mines a mining lease for the Jericho copper mine, paving the way for surface works to get under way in preparation for mining. Development of Jericho will... 


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Zambia to benefit from 60 MW solar power station
17th May 2024

Zambia-based power infrastructure solutions provider Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) took a significant stride towards sustainable operations with the successful commissioning of the... 


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Lighting essential to mining health, safety
17th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

South African luminaire and lighting products manufacturer BEKA Schréder, through its continual supplying of solutions to African mining operations, industrial clients, infrastructure providers and... 


Startup to build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle charging startup Zero Carbon Charge has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging... 


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Green stimulus
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is in dire need of stimulus. In its recently released ‘Industrial Policy & Strategy Review’, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) confirmed... 


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Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Vanadium Resources has signed an offtake agreement with a China-based company. 


Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


Sun Silver gleams on ASX debut with Nevada project
15th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nevada-focused Sun Silver on Wednesday listed on the ASX, following an oversubscribed A$13-million initial public offering (IPO). The company’s stock more than doubled on its first day trading on... 


Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Native American group said on Tuesday it will take its fight against Rio Tinto’s proposed Arizona copper mine to the US Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider whether... 


US President Joe Biden
US tariffs on minerals leave out markets that China dominates
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden just unveiled sweeping tariffs on a range of Chinese imports, including more than two dozen industrial raw materials. But the administration is being careful to avoid the... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 


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