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IPP Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraint likely to translate to a renewables price premium, Magoro warns
24th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office head Bernard Magoro has signalled that the projects bid during the current seventh renewables procurement bid window could carry a price premium, as bidders... 

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Minerals processing industry gets more choice
24th January 2024

Global mill liner and wear parts manufacturer Tega Group has acquired McNally Sayaji Equipment Limited, a minerals processing equipment manufacturer, to offer a more comprehensive solution for... 

The Maputo port
DP World’s $2bn Mozambique port expansion gets approval
24th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique approved an extended deal for DP World, Grindrod and other operators of its biggest port, including a $2-billion expansion that will further draw cargoes away from neighboring South... 

VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 

new police vehicles for SAPS
Seriti donates R6.5m worth of vehicles to Emalahleni SAPS
23rd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Seriti Resources’ Seriti Community Trust has handed over ten new vehicles worth R6.5-million to the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. The vehicles... 

Fortescue faces rare delays for China iron-ore customs clearance - sources
23rd January 2024 By: Reuters

At least two iron-ore cargoes from the world's No.4 supplier Fortescue Metals Group are facing unusual customs delays at north China's Caofeidian port due to inspections for solid waste, sources... 

Winners of China’s 2023 coal-buying bonanza face a tougher year
Winners of China’s 2023 coal-buying bonanza face a tougher year
23rd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s coal-buying bonanza last year benefited suppliers of higher-grade fuel the most, but 2024 is likely to prove more challenging for imports generally as the world’s biggest buyer dials back... 

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Lhyfe, Source Galileo to establish green hydrogen production units in the UK, Ireland
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green and renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and renewable energy developer Source Galileo have entered into an agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale green and renewable... 

Two Australian resource-rich regions facing destructive storms
Two Australian resource-rich regions facing destructive storms
22nd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Two Australian resource-rich regions are bracing for potentially damaging storms that could lead to flooding, the latest threats after months of extreme weather events. A tropical low developing... 

Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 18 years in care and maintenance, the Dartbrook coal mine in the Hunter Valley is poised for a restart, Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) interim CEO Ayten Saridas announced on Monday. The... 

The Illawarra metallurgical coal mine in Australia
South32 coal production falls sharply
22nd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company South32 on Monday reported a sharp drop in coal production, with metallurgical coal output slumping by 50% in the December quarter. The Illawarra mine, in Australia,... 

Koeberg nuclear power station
Koeberg manager suspended by De Ruyter is back and is 'crucially needed', says Eskom
22nd January 2024 By: News24Wire

Velaphi Ntuli has returned as the general manager of Koeberg nuclear power station after he was suspended in June 2021 over performance issues - allegations of which he has since been cleared. At... 

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Energizing Africa
19th January 2024

Our recently released EY Africa Attractiveness Report 2023 highlights below some of the challenges and opportunities that are present in the continent’s energy sector. 

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Transnet partially restores service on coal export line
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet said late Thursday it resumed partial service on the line connecting to the country's main coal export terminal, four days after two trains collided and... 

The Centurion mine in Australia
Peabody secures $320m credit boost for enhanced focus on Australian coal
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-headquartered Peabody has closed a new $320-million senior revolving credit facility, enhancing its financial resiliency during the period of investment at its Centurion mine, in Queensland,... 

Cyclone forming near Australia's coast may have 'severe impact'
19th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s resource-rich Queensland state is bracing for its second tropical cyclone in a little more than a month, with a storm off the coast expected to strengthen during the weekend. A... 

Gautam Adani
Adani says green hydrogen can repeat solar's path to low costs
19th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire ports-to-coal tycoon Gautam Adani has called for a renewed global focus on lowering green hydrogen prices to spur the clean fuel’s adoption in emissions intensive industries. Lowering... 

The Blackwater mine
Whitehaven Coal posts strong Q2, mulls Blackwater mine stake sale
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Whitehaven Coal reported a near 4% rise in quarterly production on Friday, helped by strong performance at its open-cut mines, and said it was exploring a potential stake sale in the... 

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Hydrogen implementation remains limited
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following global trends, discussions in South Africa on hydrogen, its production and use have gained momentum, although actual implementation remains limited, says power technology provider Cummins... 

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Reliable electricity must be prioritised over transition
19th January 2024

The sheer urgency of addressing energy insecurity in Africa demands that a reliable grid is prioritised first and other energy concerns, such as transitioning to renewable-energy sources, second,... 

Funding delays hinder Just Energy Transition implementation
19th January 2024

South Africa has comprehensive policy tools to respond to climate change adaptation and mitigation needs, but timely access to funding remains a major impediment to implementing the country’s Just... 

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Gas lock-in
19th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” the quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reads. What happens, however, when your plan is a failure? The misnamed draft Integrated Resource Plan... 

Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP’s solid first half dimmed by metallurgical coal stumble
18th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP has had a “solid” operational first half, CEO Mike Henry said on Thursday, reporting higher six-month copper and energy coal production, but lower iron-ore and... 

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Transnet plans to partially reopen coal line after derailment
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet plans to reopen the first of two coal lines to the country's major coal export terminal on Thursday after it was blocked following a train collision... 

A Call to Action to Decarbonise South Africa's Manufacturing Industry
A Call to Action to Decarbonise South Africa's Manufacturing Industry
18th January 2024

In a world increasingly attuned to environmental sustainability, South Africa's manufacturing industry finds itself at a crossroads. The looming threat of the European Union's Carbon Border... 

Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa
WEG Africa applauds energy standards that drive motor efficiency
17th January 2024

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by South Africa’s government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day... 

RFA CEO Gavin Kelly
RFA urges investigation into outdated TFR systems following derailment
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) says the collision of two coal trains on the Richards Bay ore line at the weekend underscores the vulnerability of the multi-ore line owing... 

Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
17th January 2024

Drill, earth-moving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled a new dedicated office, warehouse and workshop facility in Jet Park, in Boksburg, to better serve the... 

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Port of Maputo reports record volume for 2023
16th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

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

Coal miner fatality reported at Saraji, Queensland
Coal miner fatality reported at Saraji, Queensland
16th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mining major BHP on Tuesday confirmed the death of a contractor employee in a vehicle incident at its Saraji mine, in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. In a brief statement conveying sympathy to the... 

China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The human toll of ever-increasing coal production in China is once again to the fore after thirteen were killed in a mine accident just days after the government said it will start a three-year... 

One killed in flood at mine in Russia's Arctic north
15th January 2024 By: Reuters

One miner was killed and another injured by a flood at a coal mine in the Russia's Arctic Komi region, Russia's emergencies ministry said on Monday. Groundwater broke through into the Zapolyarnaya... 

Indonesia targets 710Mt coal output in 2024 after record 2023
15th January 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia, a major thermal coal exporter, aims to produce 710-million metric tons of coal in 2024, the Mining Minister said on Monday, after posting record output last year. Indonesia's coal... 

COP28 deal offers opportunities for renewables-powered charging stations – Zero Carbon Charge
12th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that targets reaching 11 terawatts (TW) of renewable energy generation capacity by... 

China's imports of Mongolian coal set to rise as transport improves
12th January 2024 By: Reuters

China's imports of Mongolian coking coal may rise to a record in 2024, after more than doubling in 2023, on improving transport links and its lower price versus domestic and international supplies,... 

Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
11th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledged to develop 14 GW of new clean power projects in Australia by 2030, offering a boost to the nation’s efforts to accelerate investments in renewable energy.... 

IEA executive director Fatih Birol
World powers ahead with renewables as South Africa’s draft plan signals pullback
11th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While South Africa’s latest draft electricity plan is signalling a pullback in renewables investments for the period to 2030 relative to the prevailing policy, the rest of the world is powering... 

The scaled-up gas-to-power capacity allocation in the draft IRP would initially require LNG imports
No plan yet for public hearings into gas-heavy draft IRP 2023
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has belatedly released the background technical information that has been used to inform the assumptions included in the draft Integrated... 

new conveyor at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
Richards Bay Bulk Terminal conveyor repairs remove 400 coal trucks from roads
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

One of three conveyor belts damaged in the October 2021 fires has returned to full operation at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, and will prioritise the handling of coal exports.... 

Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A meltdown in some of the most-hyped energy-transition metals is wreaking havoc across the mining world, stalling projects, scuppering deals and triggering a scramble for cash that promises to... 

India’s plans to double coal production, ignore climate threat
India’s plans to double coal production, ignore climate threat
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

As climate diplomats at COP28 in Dubai debated an agreement to transition away from fossil fuels last December, India was facing another energy conundrum: It needed to build more power capacity,... 

Priscillah Mabelane
Sasol’s Mabelane to head board at Eskom’s unbundled grid company, NTCSA
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The inaugural board of directors of the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA), which was announced by the Eskom board on Tuesday, will be chaired by Priscillah Mabelane, who is also... 

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