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Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


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On-The-Air (01/03/2024)
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 


Paul Dunne
Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
1st March 2024

By Carol Koech, Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In the first part of my East African sustainability journey blog series, I will... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Leading steel products manufacturer Naledi Ringrollers has, for more than 50 years, been committed to high-quality standards and is making significant strides in the railway, general engineering,... 


MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT
Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist 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... 


Nokia to support initiative to expand rural connectivity coverage in Africa
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As connectivity in rural regions across Africa lag that of the more populous urban areas, technology company Nokia aims to provide support to accelerate the pace of connectivity in these harder to... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


Wind turbines, solar panels and transmission lines
Amplats signs renewable energy offtake agreement with Envusa Energy
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has, through its wholly owned Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) subsidiary, entered into a 20-year energy offtake agreement (EOA)... 


Russia's new silver mine to start selling concentrate in Q3
Russia's new silver mine to start selling concentrate in Q3
28th February 2024 By: Reuters

Russia's new silver mine Prognoz, one of two major projects coming online around the world this year, will start selling silver concentrate in the third quarter of 2024, its owner told Reuters on... 


The site of the proposed green hydrogen production facility
Lhyfe seeking approval for planned 20 MW green hydrogen plant in the UK
28th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green hydrogen development company Lhyfe is planning to build, if plans are approved, a 20 MW green hydrogen production facility in Wallsend, North Tyneside, in the UK. The proposed facility will... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen signs wind power deal for R105bn Eastern Cape green ammonia plant
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa has signed an agreement with Genesis Eco-Energy to implement 372 MW of wind power in the Western Cape, in support of the development of its R105-billion green ammonia... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


Ironveld smelter
Ironveld receives financing interest from South African lender
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed iron-ore, vanadium and titanium miner Ironveld has received a nonbinding term sheet from a South Africa-based financial institution to provide financing for its mine in South Africa’s... 


Tyre manufacturer to invest $90-million in hydraulic hose production plant
23rd February 2024

German technology company Continental in January announced an investment of $90-million towards the construction of its new plant for hydraulic hose for industrial purposes in the west-central... 


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Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and... 


Households can now apply to sell their excess solar power to the City of Cape Town
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town is now enabling households to earn cash for the power generated from their solar photovoltaic generation systems.  Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says a first round of applications... 


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Crunch time
23rd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they are only visible to those manufacturers that have... 


Gold Fields' Damang mine, in Ghana
Gold Fields posts higher full-year earnings, maintains dividend at R7.45
22nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has declared a total dividend of R7.45 a share for the year ended December 31, with $703-million in attributable profit having been generated. The attributable... 


 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... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm
Rio Tinto posts lower FY profit
21st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm on Wednesday reported “resilient” financial results for 2023, with free cash flow of $7.7-billion and underlying earnings of $11.8-billion.... 


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... 


An image of Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba weathers headwinds but 490 jobs at risk as it reconfigures business
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore delivered solid operational and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, despite macroeconomic challenges; however, about 490 jobs could be... 


Antofagasta CEO Ivan Arriagada
Antofagasta says profit up 5% in 2023, cuts dividend
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's Antofagasta on Tuesday reported a 5% rise in 2023 profit as copper production and prices increased, offsetting higher costs. Although the mining group reported earnings before interest,... 


DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
20th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Considering that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects have become increasingly important over the years, especially in the mining industry, gold producer DRDGOLD emphasises that its... 


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... 


Greens Creek in Alaska is the biggest silver mine in the US.
‘Five new Greens Creeks needed to meet silver demand from solar’
19th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The relentless expansion of solar power installations is triggering a staggering surge in silver demand, which is outpacing production capacity, says US-based silver producer Hecla Mining CEO... 


Diatreme makes takeover for neighbouring Metallica
Diatreme makes takeover for neighbouring Metallica
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Brisbane-based silica sand miner Diatreme Resources has made a conditional takeover offer for Metallica Minerals, a move that would combine the companies' silica sand assets in Far North Queensland... 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mininf has reported that construction activities are well advanced. 


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... 


BRIDGING THE GAP
Candi Solar is eager to bridge the gap in the solar market through its financial model
Solutions provider offers financing model for solar
16th February 2024

Solar solutions provider Candi Solar is offering a financing model to companies who cannot afford the commonly significant upfront expenditure for solar energy installations. The initiative... 


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... 


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... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.
Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserve, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New York- and Toronto-listed mining company Barrick has replaced more than 140% of its gold reserves in the last five years and more importantly at the same grade, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow... 


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... 


DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius
DRDGOLD reports near R1bn operating profit despite 7% production dropoff
14th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite its gold production for the six months to December 31, 2023, having decreased by 7%, owing to a 13% drop in throughput, DRDGOLD managed to return an operating profit of R909.3-million, with... 


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.... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


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.... 


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.... 


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