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AngloGold CEO Alberto Calderon
AngloGold to add wind, solar capacity at Tropicana mine
26th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has entered into an agreement with Pacific Energy to build one of the largest renewable energy projects in Australia’s natural resource sector, and to integrate it into... 


Electricity demand and Eskom's forecast of how electricity demand during winter 2023 will deviate from its winter base case
Weather and winter tariff on large users helping to moderate electricity demand
26th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is expecting demand for the rest of South Africa’s winter months to remain below levels initially assumed when the utility finalised its base case for the high-demand season (see graphic... 


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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 


Ionic produces first REO from Belfast plant
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Ionic Rare earths has started rare earth oxide (REO) production at its magnet recycling demonstration plant, in Belfast in the UK. “Our Belfast facility is key to us harnessing our... 


GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosts Aeroderivative Users Conference
GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosts Aeroderivative Users Conference
12th June 2023

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosted a Sub-Saharan Africa Aeroderivative Users Conference in Tanzania with the theme, “Building capacity and supporting energy security with Aeroderivative gas... 


Mozambique rare earths miner lists on LSE
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The LSE has welcomed its newest resource exploration and development company, Altona Rare Earths, to its main market. Altona has raised £2-million, or $2.5-million, through an oversubscribed... 


Namibia bans export of unprocessed critical minerals
9th June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia has banned the export of unprocessed lithium and other critical minerals, the government announced on Thursday, as it seeks to profit from growing global demand for metals used in clean... 


Low-friction bearings reduce energy losses in free-stream turbines
9th June 2023

A hydro turbinecompany, based in Portland, Maine, in the US, has chosen Vesconite Bearings’lowest-friction material for the thrust bearings on its free-stream turbines. The material, Vesconite... 


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Manufacturer innovates for energy, growing industries
2nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The ongoing energy supply crisis in South Africa has put the spotlight on the importance of reliable and efficient renewable-energy systems, and the role of the mechanical seal industry in... 


BC residents show strong support for critical minerals development – survey
30th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Three quarters of British Columbians would like to see the province become a world leader in supplying critical minerals that are vital to clean technologies and fighting climate change, according... 


Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Hedge funds are betting against copper on the London Metal Exchange for the first time since the early months of the pandemic — a sharp reversal from just weeks earlier after China’s disappointing... 


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On-The-Air (26/05/2023)
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses recycling, underground carbon storage make headlines 


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Delba’s commitment to excellence with its power generation division
25th May 2023

Delba, a global leader in engineering, repair and maintenance services, has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality solutions on rotating equipment across various industries. One of its... 


Green transition's exponential demand for metals, minerals.
Mining council zeroing in on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel in accelerating circular economy
23rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In setting up to accelerate a global circular economy, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will be focusing on the value chains of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels and... 


French President Emmanuel Macron
Mongolia to supply critical metals to France, Macron says
22nd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mongolia will supply critical metals to France needed for its energy transition, President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday during the first ever visit to Ulaanbaatar by a serving French president.... 


Valve certified for hydrogen applications
19th May 2023

Multinational corporation Emerson has announced approval by testing, inspection, and certification company Bureau Veritas Italia of its BM6X Series Slam-Shut valve for use in applications with up... 


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That blackout feeling
19th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is justifiable concern that South Africa’s grid could collapsed this winter given ongoing high breakdowns across the Eskom coal fleet, the absence of one Koeberg unit and a rise in demand in... 


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Liande Pienaar – SHEQ Manager
Jacques Giezen – Fleet Manager
Tim Biesemans – Regional Director
Philip van Niekerk – Regional Finance Manager
Hans De Langhe – Regional Fleet and Operations Manager
Deon Van Der Pas – Regional HR Manager
Global crane leader Sarens thriving in changing industry
19th May 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 


Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom warns of Stage 8 loadshedding this winter but insists risk of blackout is low
18th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has indicated that Stage 8 loadshedding – representing 16 hours of cuts in a 32-hour cycle – is possible this winter if coal plant breakdowns breach 18 000 MW and demand rises in sync with... 


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A$50m in grants awarded to critical mineral projects
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has approved nearly A$50-million in a second round of grants to accelerate the development of 13 critical minerals projects, which Resources Minister Madeleine King said... 


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Battery Metals 2023: Powering the green economy
17th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The clean energy transition has unleashed unprecedented demand for key minerals and metals. Lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and graphite are crucial to battery performance, longevity and energy... 


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Hydraulic tools deliver accuracy in demanding applications
12th May 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG offers a range of solutions from bolted solutions specialist Nord-Lock including Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools.  These can be used to tighten bolts... 


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Paradox basin brine project. US
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anson Resources plans to extract lithium and bromine from brine to produce high-purity products using direct lithium extraction technology and conventional flowsheets for all other processing. 


Africa needs $700bn of finance for green energy and metals
10th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Africa will need more than $700-billion in finance over the next decade to develop renewable power and mines to extract the metals required for the green energy transition, according to Standard... 


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Resources drives Budget to surplus
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal Budget had delivered a A$4.2-billion surplus, a significant turnaround from the A$32-billion deficit unveiled last year, with the government announcing a range of investments to fund... 


Gypsum stacks at Rainbow Rare Earths' Phalaborwa project
Rainbow raises £7.52m for South African project
9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has agreed to issue about 72.45-million shares in the company to raise £7.52-million to further develop its Phalaborwa project, in South Africa. Existing... 


From left, Gold Fields CFO Paul Schmidt, interim CEO Martin Preece and EVP Kelly Carter.
Gauteng gold mine being blown away by wind’s potential as Reef electricity source
5th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Although Gauteng dwellers have tended to dismiss wind as a renewable energy provider from this region, some are now being blown away by the gusts that puff across our far-stretching gold reef. “I... 


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On-The-Air (05/05/2023)
5th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses renewables, education funding, green hydrogen 


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Sintech
5th May 2023

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications not only in mining and mining-related industries but also the... 


The South Deep mine
Preece shares details of Gold Fields' ongoing renewables plans for South Deep
4th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold mining company Gold Fields has revealed that it is investigating the feasibility of installing additional solar and wind power at its South Deep gold mine, in South Africa. Interim CEO Martin... 


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Helping meet South Africa’s energy challenges with world record gas power technology
4th May 2023

South Africa is striving to meet its energy needs. Increasing maintenance requirements on existing and ageing infrastructure, high levels of investment and capital required for new energy assets,... 


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BHP completes Oz Minerals buy
2nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has completed the acquisition of copper miner Oz Minerals, with the takeover target having applied to be removed from the ASX. “This acquisition strengthens BHP’s portfolio... 


Site works at the Kipushi mine in the DRC
Ivanhoe, Gécamines, Glencore sign offtake, financing deal to return Kipushi to production
28th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Kipushi Corporation, a joint venture (JV) between TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) State-owning mining company Gécamines, has entered into an offtake agreement and a... 


Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Cabinet targets 1 000 MW of demand-side savings as winter approaches
28th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet reports that a target has been set to save about 1 000 MW, or the equivalent of one stage of loadshedding, through demand side management (DSM) measures, but has provided no details as to... 


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Producer’s branch targets safety critical applications
28th April 2023

According to steel fabricator Macsteel Special Steels Bright Bar in Meyerton, Gauteng, a division of Macsteel South Africa, its Bright Bar range has been created for safety critical applications.... 


Pre-applications for hydropower generation water-use licences invited
28th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has opened the preapplications phase for independent power producers (IPPs) to apply for authorisations to use water resources, water courses and... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa to fight outages with diesel
25th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s electricity minister proposed a plan to stave off deeper power cuts by increasing the use of diesel turbines along with building more storage capacity to store the fuel. State-owned... 


Copper industry warns of looming supply gap without more mines
Copper industry warns of looming supply gap without more mines
21st April 2023 By: Reuters

The world's appetite for copper to build most electronic devices will exceed supply over the next decade and imperil climate targets unless dozens of new mines are built, executives and analysts... 


The Presidential Climate Commission met in in Johannesburg on April 19
PCC underlines support for electricity reforms as govt mulls coal life extensions
20th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Amid a likely proposal that Eskom be allowed to extend the life of certain coal power stations beyond the decommissioning dates outlined in the Integrated Resource Plan, the Presidential Climate... 


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CNRI plans lithium exploration programme on granite pegmatites located at Ferguson Lake
14th April 2023

Canadian mining exploration and development company Canadian North Resources Inc. (CNRI) has announced the presence of extensive granitic pegmatite minerals on its Ferguson Lake property. In... 


MTN ‘hardening’ its sites as vandalism, theft shift from opportunistic incidents to organised criminality
14th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa has accelerated its drive to ensure a resilient network as many of its towers are, in some cases, completely stripped, with the company spending over R1.5-billion this year. Teams... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
South Africa should not shy away from costs of fixing power crisis – Minister
12th April 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa should not shy away from spending to fix the country's power crisis, its electricity minister told Reuters, ahead of a cabinet decision later this month on his proposals to end the... 


India’s rare-earths miner eyes 400% expansion for clean energy
12th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

India’s sole rare-earths producer wants to boost its mining capacity by 400% in the coming decade to help the country lock in supplies of key minerals for its clean-energy transition. State-owned... 


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