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Offshore wind farms a potential energy source
7th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Offshore wind farms have received less attention in the transition to net zero, primarily owing to technology barriers linked to higher capital costs and the lesser adoption of the technology, says... 

WASA Phase 3 has reached completion
7th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) Phase 3 project, which anchored the development of wind resource mapping-capacity, reached completion at the end of 2021, says energy research institution... 

IPP Office head Bernard Magoro speaking at the signing ceremony while Minister Gwede Mantashe looks on
End-of-October deadline set for residual renewables bids as govt signs wind farm agreements worth R11bn
7th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

A deadline of the end of October has been set for the signing of power purchase and implementation agreements by the remaining 22 Bid Window Five (BW5) renewables projects, following the conclusion... 

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US steps away from flagship lithium project with Berkshire
5th October 2022 By: Reuters

In a February meeting with mining executives, President Joe Biden laid out an aggressive goal for the United States to produce more of its own minerals for the electric vehicle revolution in ways... 

Shale gas science action plan emphasises research, consultation, oversight and compliance
28th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The ‘Science Action Plan (SAP) for Shale Gas in the Karoo Basin’ proposes a raft of integrated actions and research topics to ensure South Africa approaches the potential exploitation and... 

Lhyfe producing green hydrogen at sea.
Green hydrogen at sea on world-first offshore demonstrator platform
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s first offshore green hydrogen production demonstrator platform has been positioned offshore of France. “This is the first time that renewable hydrogen will be produced at sea,” French... 

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HySA embarks on collaboration for green hydrogen, ammonia project
23rd September 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Hydrogen South Africa Infrastructure Centre of Competence (HySA Infrastructure CoC) at North-West University (NWU) is collaborating with Japanese partners on a five-year international green... 

Eskom outlines plan to return 8 GW of coal this week as Nersa questions rampant diesel costs
Eskom outlines plan to return 8 GW of coal this week as Nersa questions rampant diesel costs
20th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom told the regulator on Tuesday that its immediate focus was on returning 14 coal units to service over the coming four days, in an effort to recover 8 012 MW of coal generation so as to ease... 

Namibia’s presidential economic adviser James Mnyupe.
EU-like energy approach needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia presidential adviser
20th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A collaborative energy approach, like that of the European Union (EU), is needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia’s Presidential economic advisor James Mnyupe. At least South Africa and Namibia... 

Eskom CFO Calib Cassim
Eskom seeks R16.9bn for diesel as it ups assumed OCGT load factor to 12%
19th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is requesting the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to approve diesel costs of R16.9-billion for its upcoming financial year in line with a material upward revision in the... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa races home as South African energy crisis escalates
19th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is teetering on the brink of its most severe power cuts yet, just two months after the government announced emergency measures to try and end intermittent outages, prompting President... 

CEO André de Ruyter
Eskom seeks to buy 1 000 MW of existing electricity as it declares Stage 6 and warns of another week of intense load-shedding
18th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom aims to approach the market imminently with an offer to buy up to 1 000 MW of surplus electricity that it believes could be immediately available from existing independent power producers... 

Eskom's revised cost assumptions point to big increase in diesel cost during 2024 financial year as coal EAF slumps
Eskom confirms 32% tariff request ahead of Nersa hearings
15th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

After updating some key cost assumptions, Eskom has confirmed that it will be applying for a 32% tariff hike for implementation on April 1, 2023. The State-owned utility is also applying for a... 

Andrew Forrest meets with Egyptian President
13th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) founder and executive chairperson Dr Andrew Forrest has met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi this week, Forrest to discuss the development of green... 

Next steps following in Pensana, Equinor collaboration on recycled magnets
12th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK-headquartered rare earths developer Pensana has been invited to present to the board of international energy company Equinor an overview of its plans to establish an independent and sustainable... 

Liontown secures energy solution for Kathleen Valley
12th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources has tapped Zenith Energy for the supply of power to its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company has issued Zenith with a letter... 

WearCheck presents ‘all-under-one-roof’ solutions hub for customers
WearCheck presents ‘all-under-one-roof’ solutions hub for customers
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Implementing a good condition monitoring programme has been proven to save money for customers, as it helps to avoid debilitating, unplanned equipment failure and assists in ensuring uninterrupted... 

DACHSER South Africa MD Detlev Duve
DACHSER SA facilitating logistics for complex mining requirements
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Considering that the needs of mining companies are complex and unique, with operations often needing transportation to remote locations as well as the effective management of multi-modal projects,... 

Sabina formally commits to building C$610m Nunavut mine
Sabina formally commits to building C$610m Nunavut mine
7th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian company Sabina Gold & Silver has formally committed to building the C$610-million Goose mine in Nunavut, with full construction set to start in 2023 and first production in 2025. The... 

Before developing manufacturing capacity locally, Zest WEG endeavours to understand the end-users’ needs first
Motor manufacturer helping to reduce load on grid
2nd September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

In focusing on energy efficiency, Zest WEG, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is helping the South African mining industry reduce its load on the country’s fragile... 

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Company receives funding for decarbonisation tech
2nd September 2022

Global New York Stock Exchange-listed industrial company General Electric (GE Gas Power) announced it has secured $4.2-million in federal funding from the US. The funding is part of the Department... 

Gas resources to meet future power demand
2nd September 2022

Following its recent and substantial oil and gas discoveries, Senegal is preparing to ensure that its vast natural gas resources help meet future electricity demand and put an end to the excessive... 

Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, says new CEO
2nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group... 

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Eskom warns of summer load-shedding as it confirms 91 days of cuts for year to date
31st August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity utility Eskom told lawmakers on Wednesday that the risk of load-shedding remained high for the upcoming summer season, while confirming that there had already been 91 days of... 

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China-linked bots attacking rare earths producer ‘every day’
29th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

Fake social media accounts linked to the Chinese Communist Party are posting daily attacks on Lynas Rare Earths, according to the Australian company. Cyber-protection experts say the campaign is... 

Hastings takes a stake in TSX-listed Neo, funding it with Wyloo cash
26th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Hastings Technology Metals has announced plans to acquire a 22.1% shareholding in TSX-listed Neo Performance Materials Inc, which would be funded through a A$150-million... 

A rebate scheme should also be introduced to encourage South African homeowners to replace their electric geysers with solar water heater technology, heat pumps or gas geysers
S Africa needs electricity intervention now
26th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa needs to promptly implement small interventions to ease the pressure on the national electricity grid, requiring an investment of between R50-billion and R100-billion, while... 

Pensana reiterates value of establishing a low-carbon magnet metal rare earth supply chain
18th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

UK rare earths mining company Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley says the company is pleased to be helping the UK lead the way in establishing a sustainable and independent magnet metal supply... 

Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, new CEO tells Mining Weekly
18th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP needs to pay more for EV, clean energy metals as it returns to dealmaking
10th August 2022 By: Reuters

BHP must shell out more if it wants to snap up assets like those of OZ Minerals - a play on the future of electrification and decarbonisation, analysts and bankers said, after the miner's... 

Richmond to invest in downstream optionality
9th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Vanadium developer Richmond Vanadium Technology (RVT) has announced plans to invest up to A$5-million in Australian battery manufacturer Ultra Power Systems. Under the terms of the investment, RVT... 

Angolan sovereign wealth fund invests further $10m in Pensana
5th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Pensana says Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund, will make a further $10-million equity investment in the company in return for 12.3-million ordinary... 

Anglo American's nuGen truck.
World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the... 

Timing is right to extend fuel rebates to other businesses
26th July 2022

by Bernard Mofokeng, Director & Head of Tax at CMS South Africa Eskom has the privilege to claim rebates for every litre of diesel they buy and use to manage the energy crisis in the country... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa doubles next renewables round, scraps 100 MW cap on distributed plant and moots feed-in tariff as he unveils load-shedding crisis response
25th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled several far-reaching interventions – including a doubling in the allocation for the next renewables procurement round, the scrapping of the 100 MW... 

South Africa to ‘open floodgates’ for private power generation
25th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

South Africa plans to try and resolve its chronic power shortage by making it easier for private companies to build plants and paying households and businesses to produce electricity from solar... 

A green hydrogen economy depends on this little-known machine
22nd July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Solar power depends on the solar cell. Wind power, the wind turbine. The key to the green hydrogen economy is a little-known machine with a name out of 1950s sci-fi — the electrolyser. And after a... 

Pandemic, war and 'crazy' prices menace South African pivot from coal
21st July 2022 By: Reuters

South Africa, where daily blackouts are a fact of life, knows better than most that it cannot rely on coal power. But just when its plans to shift to renewable energy to help drive Africa's most... 

Tantalex Lithium Resources chairperson Hadley Natus.
Canada’s Tantalex on way to becoming African lithium producer
19th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Canadian junior exploration company Tantalex Lithium Resources, which is developing tin, tantalum and lithium projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is looking to raise capital... 

Through the traceability, transparency and trust afforded by blockchain, artisanal and small-scale miners can meet the expectations of their downstream customers
Artisanal, small-scale miners still underserved
15th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Artisanal mining has grown substantially in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years despite being an underserved market where accessing capital, markets and expertise is challenging, says... 

Arafura weighs offtake and equity deal with GE
13th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The renewables arm of US energy major General Electric (GE), GE Renewable Energy has inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ASX-listed Arafura Resources over a potential... 

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GE Gas Power addresses the energy trilemma to foster a more sustainable energy transition in mining operations
6th July 2022

Multinational industrial company General Electric (GE) has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector. 

UK launches data centre for critical minerals
4th July 2022 By: Reuters

Britain on Monday launched a centre to gather data and analyse information on the supply of critical minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The centre, to be... 

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Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

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South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...


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