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Exxaro fulfills yearly corporate sustainability initiative obligations

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd October 2021 South African coal and heavy minerals miner Exxaro Resources has fulfilled its yearly obligations as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Exxaro recently delivered its UNGC Communication on Progress (COP) document, which... 

Hummingbird’s production impacted by equipment availability

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd October 2021 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources poured 22 102 oz of gold during its third quarter, with sales for the period amounting to 22 255 oz at an average realised price of $1 782/oz. This left the gold miner with a gold inventory of 2 769 oz at the end of September, valued at $4.8-million. 

Caterpillar, Tractafric complete 7.5 MW battery storage solution for grid stability at Barrick's Kibali

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd October 2021 Construction and equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and equipment distribution multinational Tractafric have installed 7.5 MW of battery energy storage capacity at gold miner Barrick Gold's Kibali mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Tractafric solution is operational and deploys... 

Hydrogen Society Roadmap to guide South Africa’s hydrogen rollout – Nzimande

By: Donna Slater     22nd October 2021 The Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM), which was approved by Cabinet on September 14, provides a “clear indication” of how hydrogen and fuel cell technologies could be a “game changer” for the South African economy, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande noted during the Hydrogen Economy... 

Illegal sand mines continue to profit

By: Claire O'Reilly     22nd October 2021 Statistics released by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) inaccurately reflect the volume of illegal mining operations in South Africa, says mining industry body Aspasa (formerly Aggregate and Sand Producers of Southern Africa).  

Company first stainless steel producer to earn certification

22nd October 2021 Stainless steel producer Aperam’s Stainless Europe operations in September were successfully certified to be operating at the ResponsibleSteel Standard by independent auditors the Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR). The ResponsibleSteel initiative is the first global sustainability... 

Commitment to Zero Harm unwavering

By: Nadine Ramdass     22nd October 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa, and its member companies, remain unwaveringly committed to ensuring every mineworker returns from work unharmed every day through the goal of zero harm, says Minerals Council safety and sustainable development head Dr Sizwe Phakathi. In terms of safety... 

Plans to tackle transport risks

By: Nadine Ramdass     22nd October 2021 Mining industry employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa has remained steadfast in its goal of Zero Harm. However, as of September 23, 2021, 40 fatalities were reported compared with 32 during the same period last year. Along with fall-of-ground (FoG) incidents, transport and... 

Electrolux SA aiming for climate neutral manufacturing by 2030

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd October 2021 Appliance manufacturer Electrolux South Africa has taken a step towards a national electricity grid-free operation as it cuts the carbon footprint of its Kwikot water heater (geyser) manufacturing plant in Benoni by 40%. The company injected R16-million to develop a 1 MW solar energy system at... 

Empowering communities to be economically sustainable in Matzikama

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st October 2021 The Tronox Mineral Sands operation, situated in the Western Cape, mines and beneficiates heavy minerals to produce titanium dioxide feedstock (chloride and sulphate grades), zircon, rutile and high purity iron products. On October 19 and 20, 2021, Tronox Mineral Sands, in collaboration with the... 

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