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Harmony appoints new investment committee member

By: Donna Slater     10th May 2021 JSE-listed gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company, with operations in Gauteng, the North West and the Free State, as well as in Papua New Guinea, has appointed Peter Turner as a new member of its investment committee, effective May 7. Prior to this, Turner had also been appointed as an... 

Can Canada's oil-rich Alberta capture a low-carbon future?

By: Bloomberg     7th May 2021 At a research site in rural Alberta, carbon dioxide is injected deep into the ground. Using remote sensors, scientists monitor its movement to ensure the planet-heating gas does not migrate upwards. "Basically, think of ultrasound on bodies – we're doing ultrasound on the earth," said Don... 

Gold Fields going greener and cleaner across broad front 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2021 Gold mining company Gold Fields, which this week announced the board’s green light for a 40 MW solar photovoltaic plant at the South Deep mine, near Carletonville, intends taking short- medium- and long-term steps to lower emissions in underground mining in general and at South Deep in... 

On-The-Air (07/05/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2021 Gold Fields is spending R660-million on solar power at the big South Deep gold mine in Gauteng; Strict new global rules now apply to mine dumps in a bid to ensure that they don’t kill any more people; and South African and Ghanaian business locked armed this week in a welcome automotive deal. 

Canada's Agnico says Nunavut hearings delayed amid rise in Covid-19 cases

By: Reuters     30th April 2021 Canada's Arctic territory Nunavut has delayed public hearings about a key water disposal project at Agnico Eagle Mines' Meliadine gold mine, a company executive said on Friday, as the region grapples with a new wave of coronavirus. The mineral-rich territory extended a public health emergency to... 

Gold Fields ramping up climate change mitigation measures 

By: Donna Slater     30th April 2021 Gold miner Gold Fields derived 5% of its group electricity from renewable sources in 2020. It plans to further ramp this up in the coming years, its 2020 Climate Change Report shows. At its Agnew operation, in Australia, the miner derived 57% of its electricity from renewable sources, mostly... 

INV advances Loma Larga project, begins formal permitting process

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th April 2021 TSX-listed INV Metals has submitted the environmental-impact study (EIS) for its Loma Larga gold/silver/copper project, in Ecuador. “We are pleased to announce the submission of the EIS for review and comment by the Ministry of Environment and Water (MEW). 

Debswana expects new strategy to create at least $900m in extra revenue 

By: Reuters     23rd April 2021 Debswana Diamond Company, a joint venture between the Botswana government and Anglo American’s De Beers, said on Friday that its new business strategy adopted last year should enable it to create at least ten-billion pula ($924-million) in additional revenue over the next four years. The... 

SRK appoints new CEO

By: Donna Slater     21st April 2021 Following its mid-April global executive meeting, independent consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed Tim McGurk group CEO. He succeeds Andy Barrett who has served the company for 16 years and is stepping down.  

SRK Consulting announces new CEO

21st April 2021 SRK Consulting has announced that Tim McGurk has taken over as group CEO, following the company’s global executive meeting in mid-April. Given his three decades of resource industry experience, almost half of which are with SRK, McGurk is well positioned to guide the company in servicing its... 

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