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Gates raises $1bn as corporate CEOs join race to scale clean tech

By: Bloomberg     20th September 2021 Bill Gates raised more than $1-billion in corporate funding for Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, drawing on BlackRock’s Larry Fink and Microsoft's Satya Nadella to rally support for some of the world’s most demanding clean-energy projects. BlackRock is making a five-year, $100-million grant from... 

Mine development kicks off at Serabi’s Coringa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th September 2021 Mining development is under way at the Coringa gold project, about 200 km south of Serabi Gold’s Palito project in Brazil, the dual-listed mining company said on Monday. The development of the mine portal began in late July to each the Serra zone, one of three main zones at Coringa. Blasting... 

Mining firms in Mexico must face 'strict' scrutiny, says senior official

By: Reuters     17th September 2021 Mining companies in Mexico should expect tough environmental reviews given their projects' major impacts, a senior official told Reuters, insisting that a backlog of evaluations is easing despite industry claims that the opposite is true. A top-10 global producer of over a dozen minerals,... 

GoldStone says Homase grade, tonnes to be within expectations

By: Donna Slater     17th September 2021 Having commissioned, in July and August, a carbon in solution (CIS) plant and having mining the first four benches of the Krodua pit within its Ghana-based Homase mine, Aim-listed gold explorer and developer GoldStone Resources reports that all indications thus far point to the grade and tonnes... 

Successful year for initiative

By: Darren Parker     17th September 2021 The Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) World Class Manufacturing (WCM) programme has enjoyed a high level of participation over the past 12 months and is on track to complete 21 projects by the end of the year, National Association of Automotive Component and Allied... 

Sewerage project brings hope

17th September 2021 To address the water and sewage challenges at Emalahleni Local Municipality, diversified miner Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) handed over the Thubelihle Ext.5 Sewerage Infrastructure Project to the municipality in July.   

Brain drain must not dissuade development

By: Darren Parker     17th September 2021 To foster a sustainable automotive component manufacturing sector in South Africa, the risk of locally developed skills being poached by other countries must be accepted without dissuading development, says education and training services provider Tetelestai Holdings CEO Natalie Nelson.... 

Sanlam Investments launches Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2021 Asset manager Sanlam Investments has launched a Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (SIF) that will invest in local projects for market development and job growth, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Sanlam says stable, inflation-bearing returns will be delivered to investors over the... 

South Africa must go full tilt into its ready-made green hydrogen opportunity

By: Martin Creamer     17th September 2021 Sasol provides South Africa with a ready-made opportunity for green hydrogen generation and we must waste no time going full tilt into it. The Germans may have invented Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology but it is the South Africans who have perfected it. Now is the time to go with the strong global... 

DRDGold nears completion of project to achieve better recoveries at FWGR 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th September 2021 NYSE- and JSE-listed DRDGold says a project to convert the Driefontein 2 Plant (DP2) at the Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) surface retreatment operation, in Gauteng, to closed-circuit milling, is nearing completion. The R80-million project will achieve a finer grind and, thereby, improve gold... 

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