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Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana wants quick separation of De Beers from Anglo, President says
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Botswana is hoping for a quick separation of De Beers from the Anglo American group before the UK-listed diversified mining giant is exposed to a possible hostile takeover, President Mokgweetsi... 


Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
29th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mongolia’s prime minister defended changes to the country’s mining laws after foreign investors raised concerns they could deter investment in its large reserves of critical minerals, including... 


Anglo American's head office in South Africa
BHP, Anglo dig in even as takeover talks deadline nears, sources say
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP was struggling to find common ground with Anglo American on Tuesday in talks over its takeover offer, with no new concessions as a deadline nears for the world's biggest miner to submit a... 


Europe’s biggest pension fund sells €10bn in fossil fuels
28th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Europe’s biggest pension fund, Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, has exited all liquid assets in oil, gas and coal worth about €10-billion, in an effort to be greener. The last shares and bonds owned... 


Poland's PGE would like spin-off of coal assets to happen in 2025
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

Polish utility PGE would like the planned spin-off of its coal assets to happen in 2025, CEO Dariusz Marzec said during a press conference on Tuesday. Once PGE completes the conceptual and... 


BlueScope waives Illawarra pre-emptive rights
BlueScope waives Illawarra pre-emptive rights
28th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The sale of the Illawarra metallurgical business to an entity owned by Singapore’s Golden Energy and Resources and coal trader M Resources remains on track to be completed in the first half of the... 


PCC executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’
27th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is currently assessing the impact of South Africa’s decision to delay the decommissioning of the Hendrina, Grootvlei and Camden coal-fired power stations... 


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Barloworld profit dips as slowdown in local mining industry takes its toll
27th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s South African businesses continued to face a myriad of challenging trading conditions, says CEO Dominic Sewela. Announcing the group’s financial results for the six months ended March... 


A truck delivering coal to a power station
Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal industry that dominates his hometown of Emalahleni... 


Lack of funding remains a big concern for coal juniors
24th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid challenging market conditions, junior coal miners in Africa face challenges in securing funding, with about 70% experiencing constraints in exploration and production owing to insufficient... 


Brikor bricks
Brikor anticipates more than 100% improvement in full-year earnings
24th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

AltX-listed construction materials provider Brikor expects to post earnings a share of between 0.9c and 1.1c for the financial year ended February 29, compared with a loss a share of 0.7c in the... 


Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
Australian state blocks Glencore's carbon storage project over groundwater risk
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Glencore carbon capture and storage project in eastern Australia cannot go ahead because it could irreversibly harm groundwater used by farmers, a state government said on Friday, adding that it... 


Large Anglo shareholders are backing miner’s stance on BHP talks
Large Anglo shareholders are backing miner’s stance on BHP talks
24th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Several of Anglo American’s big shareholders have said they support the company’s efforts to persuade BHP Group to change the structure of its takeover proposal or compensate for the risks it... 


An image of the Masama Coal Mine at sunset
Operations resume at coal mine
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal has resumed production at its Masama coal mine, in the Mmamabula West coalfield of southern Botswana, after successfully entering a mining contract with... 


Pakistan coal miners face expansion issue as China stops funding
Pakistan coal miners face expansion issue as China stops funding
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese and other major lenders are increasingly reluctant to invest in Pakistan’s expansion of coal mines, according to the head of a local producer. “The real challenge for us is financing,”... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


gas pipelines
Gas still has a crucial role to play in South Africa’s energy mix – Kearney
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gas has an important role to play in South Africa’s energy transition journey, Kearney partner Prashaen Reddy says amid calls for public comments on a draft Gas Master Plan, which was released for... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
Women having an impact in the energy sector, including Eskom, but a lot needs to be done
23rd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

All four Eskom coal-fired power stations that are currently maintaining electricity availability factors (EAF) of more than 75% are headed by women. This was highlighted by Eskom group executive:... 


Rough diamonds sold by De Beers
De Beers reports lower fourth-cycle rough diamond sales
23rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers sold $380-million worth of rough diamonds during its fourth sales cycle of this year, compared with the $446-million of diamonds sold during the third sales cycle of this... 


Graham Kerr says South32 is open to increasing its exposure in Southern Africa.
South32's CEO says open to buying joint Anglo manganese assets
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Australian diversified miner South32 is open to buying Anglo American's share of two manganese operations the companies jointly own, should they come for sale at the right price, CEO Graham Kerr... 


The Eraring power station will remain open until August 2027
Eraring coal plant closure delayed by two years
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Origin Energy will delay the closure of Australia’s largest coal-fired power station amid concerns renewable energy isn’t being added fast enough to keep pace with plans to quit fossil fuels. The... 


BHP shares fall after Anglo American rejects proposal
BHP shares fall after Anglo American rejects proposal
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of Australia's BHP Group fell over 3% on Thursday, a day after smaller rival Anglo American rejected its third takeover proposal and agreed to a one-week extension for the deadline to make a... 


Coal being transported to port by rail
Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Top Anglo investor says BHP bid requires 'meaningful revision'
Top Anglo investor says BHP bid requires 'meaningful revision'
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

South African state-owned asset manager the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) said on Wednesday that it would require a "meaningful revision" of BHP Group's bid for rival miner Anglo American.... 


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CSIR simulation assisting in truck flow improvement on the N4 corridor
22nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A simulation model developed by a team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, is being used as a tool to improve the flow of trucks on the N4 road corridor.... 


Chinese coal group cuts 2024 output forecast
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

The deputy chairman of the China Coal Transportation and Distribution Association (CCTD) told a seminar on Wednesday that annual output growth would be in a range of -1% to 1% this year, having... 


India's Vedanta Aluminium turning to renewables, not adding coal capacity, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Indian metals-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta's aluminium business will no longer add coal-fired capacity, its CEO said, in the company's biggest move yet toward renewable energy. Vedanta Aluminium,... 


Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and BHP CEO Mike Henry
Clock runs down on BHP’s $43bn bid for Anglo American
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has just hours to launch a blockbuster bid to buy smaller mining rival Anglo American — or put its audacious takeover plan on the shelf. The proposal by the world’s biggest miner to spin... 


Eskom CFO Calib Cassim and CEO Dan Marokane
Not out of the woods yet, but there is visible progress – Eskom CEO
21st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

On day 55 of no loadshedding in South Africa, newly appointed Eskom boss Dan Marokane warns that the country is “not of out the woods yet, but we have visible progress towards where we want to be,... 


Consol Energy resumes shipments from marine terminal in Baltimore
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

Coal producer Consol Energy said on Tuesday shipments to international markets have resumed from its marine terminal in Baltimore. Coal exports from the busy US port of Baltimore were disrupted in... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


US proposes end to federal coal leasing in Wyoming Powder River Basin
US proposes end to federal coal leasing in Wyoming Powder River Basin
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to future coal leasing on federal lands in Montana and Wyoming's Powder River Basin, the nation's most productive coal-producing region, in part... 


SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age - part 3 of 4
21st May 2024

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full... 


The Port of Durban
Reserve Bank warns carbon taxes may cut exports by 10%
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African economic growth could be severely stunted if carbon taxes are widely imposed on its exports, according to a new report by the country’s central bank. The South African Reserve Bank... 


BHP shares hit 3-month high as deadline for formal Anglo bid looms
BHP shares hit 3-month high as deadline for formal Anglo bid looms
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of BHP Group touched a three-month high on Tuesday about 36 hours ahead of a deadline to lodge a formal bid for rival miner Anglo American, which last week rejected a sweetened $43-billion... 


The scheduled closure of Origin Energy's Eraring plant - Australia's biggest coal-fired facility - may lead to a generation shortfall.
Australian grid operator flags risk of power crunch in south-east
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The chance of power shortages in Australia’s populous south-east has increased as coal-fired plants are phased out and grid and battery storage projects are delayed. Reliability risks have risen... 


Anglo's Charterhouse offices in London
Anglo shareholder LGIM supports break-up plan as BHP circles
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American shareholder Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) supports the break-up plan announced by the company last week, it said on Monday, as the deadline approaches for BHP Group to... 


Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Energy markets will continue to be impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to Woodside Energy Group, Australia’s largest oil and gas producer “The... 


Apollo Africa MD Jenna Harris
Energy trader reports strong market demand for green electricity from 210 MW Hendrina Wind Farm
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Newly formed electricity trader Apollo Africa reports that it is experiencing strong demand from potential customers for the renewable electricity that will be produced from the grid-ready 210 MW... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP debates improved bid as time runs out in Anglo takeover saga
19th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

With time running out on its $43-billion pursuit of Anglo American, BHP Group faces a critical question: what would it take to draw the smaller company to the negotiating table within the next few... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


China's April coal output falls to lowest level since Oct 2022
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal production in April fell to its lowest level since October 2022, statistics bureau data and Reuters records showed on Friday, as continuing mine safety inspections curbed output.... 


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