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ROMPCO to expand its customer base and ensure uninterrupted gas supply in 2024
ROMPCO to expand its customer base and ensure uninterrupted gas supply in 2024
8th February 2024

Focused prioritisation and diligent execution of its goals allowed the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (ROMPCO) to maintain uninterrupted gas supply to customers and achieve... 


New Hope takes up bulk of Malabar’s A$160m raising
7th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Coal miner New Hope committed to take up A$105-million of a minimum A$160-million institutional placement equity raising launched by coal junior Malabar Resources on Wednesday. The investment will... 


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Zero Carbon Charge signs R1bn deal to bring EV superchargers to South Africa
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Renewable energy-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station company Zero Carbon Charge has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese energy storage systems manufacturer Shanghai... 


Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx
Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx
7th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Compliance, health and safety, and environmental awareness are central to long-term sustainability and are achieved by maintaining rigorous standards and improved visibility and/or transparency.... 


Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago
Kganyago roots for central bank independence
7th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago defended the independence of the monetary authority, which has faced repeated calls for its mandate to be expanded ahead of elections this year.... 


Transnet receives locomotive batteries through RBCT partnership
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet has taken delivery of seven full sets of batteries procured by the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). The delivery of these critical spares will improve the reliability of... 


From left Minerals Council South Africa’s Sietse van der Woude, Dr Thuthula Balfour, Japie Fullard, Mzila Mthenjane and Dushendra Naidoo.
Noise-induced hearing loss now highest priority mining health condition, Indaba hears
6th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Noise-induced hearing loss has displaced tuberculosis (TB) and silicosis as the top priority health threat in the South African mining industry. “I’m emphasising noise-induced hearing loss because... 


The Optimum coal mine
NUM welcomes Optimum Colliery settlement, calls for rail allocation
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Trade union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has welcomed the settlement agreement under which Liberty Coal has agreed to pay R461.7-million to the State in place of the confiscation of... 


Bunker fuels terminal to be developed on a brownfield site at the Port of Richards Bay
Preferred bidder selected for bunker fuels terminal on brownfield Port of Richards Bay site
5th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed FFS Tank Terminal as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquid bulk terminal specialising in bunker fuels on a brownfield site at... 


India sees annual coal output up 10.9% in 2024/25
5th February 2024 By: Reuters

India expects domestic coal output to increase by 10.9% to 1.13-billion metric tons in the fiscal year ending March 2025, a senior government official said, driven mainly by higher production from... 


OIM launches new payoff line at Mining Indaba
OIM launches new payoff line at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Operational improvement management specialist OIM Consulting has launched a new payoff line at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba – ‘Refining Lives. Releasing Value.’ – which captures the... 


Biden’s natural gas export project freeze is a 'mistake', Exxon CFO says
5th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Biden administration’s decision to halt new natural gas-export licences is a “mistake” that will slow efforts to reduce climate-damaging emissions, according to Exxon Mobil. “Reducing... 


From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Just 18 months ago, the world’s biggest mining company was in a nickel frenzy. BHP Group, to much fanfare, had struck a deal with Tesla to supply it with the crucial ingredient for electric... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.
Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


MC Mining's JSE share price spikes on receipt of bidder's statement
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The JSE share price of South Africa-focused coal miner MC Mining rose by 26% on the afternoon of February 2, following its confirmation that it had received a bidder's statement from entities that,... 


Coal being transported to port
Transnet says rail volumes recovered slightly in the last quarter of 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it experienced an improvement in rail volumes in the last quarter of the 2023 calendar year, as the implementation of Transnet’s recovery plan got under way. The... 


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On-The-Air (02/02/2024)
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses clean energy and a new electronic mining and exploration licensing system. 


The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 


EFFICIENCY UPGRADE
The company reduces the number of mobile pump sets through upgrading existing diesel pump units to move more water in less time
Mobile pumps improve efficiency, sustainability
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

South African coal mining operations, particularly in openpit environments, are confronted with the ongoing challenge of managing water levels for seamless operations. Pumps supplier Mechanical... 


Port of Maputo reports record volume for 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) says the Port of Maputo achieved a record volume of 31.2-million tons in 2023, up 16% on the previous year. MPDC is a public–private partnership between... 


3D ADVANTAGES
Schurco’s cast high chrome slurry pump parts are manufactured using accurate three-dimensional modelling
Efficient pump refurbishment reduces downtime, costs
2nd February 2024

The unexpected breakdown of essential equipment, such as pumps, can often entail significant downtime and substantial financial losses. Recognising this critical challenge, pump supplier Schurco... 


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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 


MinRes makes board changes
1st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (minRes) has announced the appointment of Jacqueline McGill to the board as an independent nonexecutive director, with effect from January 31. McGill is a highly... 


A person lighting a candle
Eskom to roll-out ‘load limiting’ to more Gauteng areas following Fourways pilot
1st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is aiming to expand the coverage of its so-called ‘load limiting project’ – where households equipped with smart meters continue to receive limited power supply during periods of Stage 1 to 4... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore reports lower production, builds solar plant in South Africa
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has reported lower volumes across its key commodities for the 2023 financial year, but notes that these were all nonetheless still within the guided ranges. The company’s... 


Power lines with the Kendal power station in the background
DMRE to remodel draft IRP 2023 in light of new information, curtailment plans
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Many of the submissions the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has received from the first round of public engagements about the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) in... 


Canada Energy Minister sees opportunity in US pause on LNG
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas will create opportunity for Canada’s sector, Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
31st January 2024

This week: Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing; New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well and, SRK celebrating 50 years of... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining pleased with results of Uitkomst colliery turnaround, while Vele colliery struggles
31st January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Run-of-mine (RoM) production at coal miner MC Mining’s Uitkomst Colliery steelmaking and thermal coal mine , in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, increased by 31% year-on-year to 129 272 t for the... 


Nigeria to offer investors 75% stake in proposed solid minerals firm
31st January 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria plans to offer investors at least a 75% stake in a proposed solid minerals corporation, a minister said on Tuesday, as lawmakers draft legislation to create the new state-backed firm to... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Aerial view of Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet
29th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 


An Investing in African Mining sign
Logistics, energy challenges remain for Mining Indaba host South Africa
29th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining Indaba to open with SA mining industry hit hard by rail inefficiencies The yearly African Mining Indaba will start on February 5 against the backdrop of the local mining industry facing... 


An image depicting Multotec processing equipment MD Bheka Majola
Multotec wins SACEEC Exporter of the Year Award
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mineral processing equipment supplier Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of... 


Road and rail
Government's new plan to shift cargo from roads back to rail
26th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Government is seeking to finalise a plan aimed at improving its rail network and move cargo away from its overburdened roads.  While the economy loses a billion rand per day to its logistics... 


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On-The-Air (26/01/2024)
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses vanadium, copper mining and a manganese project in Botswana. 


City of Tshwane approves report to lease two power stations to independent producers
26th January 2024 By: News24Wire

The City of Tshwane could be closer to an "energy-secure" metro, having approved a second report allowing it to proceed with the 40-year lease of its Rooiwal and Pretoria West power stations to... 


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As Cape Town gathering marks 30 years, miners eye new prospects amid disruption
26th January 2024 By: Nadine James

In keeping with its 2024 theme, ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’, the Investing in African Mining Indaba is perhaps one of the best examples of... 


Big procurement year
Big procurement year
26th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The coming year is poised to be the most active ever for the public procurement of new electricity generation capacity. Besides shepherding the already-procured projects to financial close –... 


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Pilot Crushtec
26th January 2024

With over three decades of experience in the crushing, screening and materials handling industry, Pilot Crushtec International is not only an approved distributor of world class leading brands such... 


From top left clockwise, RBCT CEO Alan Waller, RBCT chairperson Nosipho Damasane, Acting Transnet CEO Michelle Phillips and Acting Transnet Freight Rail CE Russell Baatjies.
New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well – RBCT
25th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The three-month-old mutual cooperation agreement that the private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) signed with State rail enterprise Transnet in November is already boding well, RBCT... 


Resources community funding welcomed but more needed
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Queensland government’s allocation of A$118.2-million under the Resources Community Infrastructure fund towards projects in coal-producing... 


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