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Anglo reconfigures some assets as it targets lower costs, capex
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global diversified miner Anglo American is focusing on improving its cost performance and cash generation by reconfiguring several assets to adjust the production profile to near-term constraints... 


There’s a way to quit coal without wrecking jobs and communities
8th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s a persistent global conundrum: Can policymakers close coal mines and power plants without ruining local economies in the process? In August, a delegation of Vietnamese officials looking to... 


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On-The-Air (08/12/2023)
8th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses rare earth minerals, community engagement and clean, green electricity 


IMPLEMENTATION PLAN: South Africa finally published its implementation plan for the Just Energy Transition Investment Plan ahead of COP28 and amid news of fresh funding flows arising from the now expanded $9.3-billion partnership with various developed countries. The document outlines an $80-billion, five-year investment plan aimed at stimulating a transition from the economy’s current over-reliance on coal. With the detail out, the devil now resides firmly in actual implementation. Photograph: Bloomberg
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
8th December 2023

South Africa finally published its implementation plan for the Just Energy Transition Investment Plan ahead of COP28 and amid news of fresh funding flows arising from the now expanded $9.3-billion... 


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Eskom acknowledges difficult trade-offs ahead as it pursues energy transition
7th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

State-owned utility Eskom is expecting to have to make “difficult trade-offs” in its pursuit of a just energy transition (JET) strategy, as it grapples with ongoing short-term operational struggles... 


Sanlam buys in on Sappi, Alien Fuel Group biomass-to-energy project
7th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Asset manager Sanlam Investments will invest R46-million in a joint venture (JV) biomass-to-energy project between energy company Alien Fuel Group and pulp, paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi... 


Ramaco CEO says Wyoming coal mine discoveries include gallium, germanium
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Ramaco Resources said it found two more rare minerals in a Wyoming coal mine, adding to its discovery of what the company has called one of the largest deposits of rare-earth elements in the US.... 


Ramohlale Industries, Exxaro Resources mark milestones in Limpopo
Ramohlale Industries, Exxaro Resources mark milestones in Limpopo
6th December 2023

Electromechanical engineering company Ramohlale Industries in October launched its new offices and factory facility at the N1 Industrial Park in Polokwane, Limpopo.  


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Eskom, Sasol pollution harms children, government studies find
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Two studies ordered by South Africa’s government into the impact of air pollution on community and child health showed emission limits it imposed on companies that emit the toxins are insufficient.... 


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Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 


China to set up coal production reserve to stabilise prices
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

China will establish a back-up coal production system by 2027 to stabilise prices and secure coal supply, the state planner said on Wednesday, even as it aims to start phasing down coal use in the... 


Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global power-production from coal will peak this year as surging deployment of renewables displaces the dirtiest fossil fuel, according to research from Rystad Energy. Burning coal will produce... 


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Balancing People, Planet, Profit on our pathway to Net Zero
5th December 2023

Dear stakeholders, The recent disruption to our Annual General Meeting and the fervent discussions that preceded it, reflect the strong interest many have in Sasol and our commitment to climate... 


Stats SA economic statistics deputy director general Joe de Beer
Economy moves 'sideways' with marginal 0.2% contraction in GDP
5th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported a marginal 0.2% contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter, compared with the second quarter, and a contraction of 0.7%... 


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Exxaro, Council for Geoscience sign MoU to drive sustainability, decarbonisation
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources and South African national science council the Council for Geoscience (CGS) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to drive sustainability and... 


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Zero Carbon Charge welcomes EV White Paper, but calls for increased renewable energy charging stations
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s pioneer of a national network of renewable energy charging stations Zero Carbon Charge has welcomed the Electric Vehicle (EV) White Paper released by the Department of Trade,... 


Renew-e managing partner and co-founder Etienne Rübbers
Opinion: How many jobs will the JET create in Mpumalanga?
5th December 2023

In this opinion article, Renew-e managing partner and co-founder Etienne Rübbers argues that where the green energy jobs are created will be important in ensuring that the energy transition is just. 


China's economic growth is forecast to slow to 4.7% in 2024, compared with 5.2% this year.
BMI unpacks key mining, metal trends forecast for 2024
4th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI expects only a slight improvement to mineral and metals prices next year owing to continued weak demand in mainland China and overall global growth deceleration. Global growth... 


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Ramaphosa concerned developed countries not meeting climate funding obligations
4th December 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern that the developed economies are still not meeting their obligations to support developing countries with the finance, technology and capacity... 


The greenfield project for green high-quality manganese producer Sakura Ferroalloys in Malaysia
Joburg-based SMS group subsidiary involved in world’s largest industrial decarbonisation project
3rd December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Metals industry partner SMS group will supply the core technology of two 100 MW rectangular six electrode open bath furnaces through its Johannesburg-based subsidiary METIX for a €1.8-billion... 


Quantum Foods swings to loss on bird flu, power cuts
1st December 2023 By: Reuters

South African poultry producer Quantum Foods on Friday reported a R35-million rand loss in the year to end-September, after the country's worst bird flu outbreak decimated its chicken flock and... 


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On-The-Air (01/12/2023)
1st December 2023

Martin Creamer discusses high-quality manganese; copper mining and platinum group metals from waste dumps. 


SMS group to build new electric arc furnace for SSAB for fossil-free steel production
1st December 2023

SMS group has secured the contract from Nordic steelmaker SSAB to engineer, deliver and construct a new electric arc furnace (EAF) for steelmaking at SSAB’s site in Oxelösund, Sweden.  The scope of... 


Jet Demolition and Edifice Engineering at the 2023 World Demolition Awards
1st December 2023

Representing global excellence in the demolition industry, Jet Demolition, in conjunction with Edifice Engineering of India, were declared runners-up in two categories for the World Demolition... 


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South Africa warns others not to go from electricity to darkness
1st December 2023 By: Bloomberg

One of the architects of South Africa’s groundbreaking deal with rich nations to move more quickly away from coal sounded a note of caution to other countries considering similar agreements.... 


‘New union’ emerges on mining and energy scene
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Mining and Energy Union (MEU) is registered with the Fair Work Commission as a standalone trade union effective from Friday, formalising the withdrawal of the Mining and Energy Division from... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 


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COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


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Policy changes attract investment
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Recent mining policy reforms in Malawi aim to facilitate the sustainable development of the country’s mining industry and mining practices as well as reap the “full benefits” of the country’s vast... 


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Green growth and jobs
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transitioning South Africa’s energy ecosystem from its current over-reliance on coal to one progressively based on the country’s natural advantages of abundant sun, wind and land will take decades.... 


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Council for Geoscience and Sasol collaborate to advance CCUS research in South Africa
1st December 2023

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) and Sasol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate, explore and develop carbon capture and utilisation and storage (CCUS) potential in South... 


NUM Highveld region to march against Transnet over debilitating logistics failures
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Trade union the National Union of Mineworkers' (NUM's) Highveld Region is planning to march to the offices of the Presidency and the Department of Public Enterprises on December 9 to demand an... 


India launches first part of critical minerals auction worth $5.4bn
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

India on Wednesday launched the first part of its critical minerals auction worth an estimated 450-billion rupees ($5.40-billion), the country's mines minister said. Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi... 


$60m Vitol funding to see Dartbrook restart in new year
$60m Vitol funding to see Dartbrook restart in new year
30th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Dartbrook joint venture (JV) has received a credit committee approved offer on terms for a three-year $60-million debt facility from energy and commodities company Vitol Asia, ASX-listed... 


Exxaro widens critical metals search to greenfield assets
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is expanding its search for critical mineral assets to greenfield projects, the miner said on Wednesday, as it pursues its strategy to diversify away from coal. Exxaro, one of... 


Exxaro's Grootegeluk operation
Exxaro expects lower full-year volumes, but stable demand
29th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified mining and renewable energy group Exxaro Resources says seaborne thermal coal prices have remained under pressure for most of the year, owing to weak demand in Europe and Northeast... 


Poland wants to speed up coal farewell under new government
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Poland’s next government wants to accelerate the country’s exit from coal and boost green power sources in an overhaul of the current energy plan, said Paulina Hennig-Kloska, a lawmaker tipped to... 


Coal miners group expects Indonesia's 2023 coal output to surpass target
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

The Indonesian Coal Mining Association (ICMA) expects the country's 2023 coal output to surpass the official target of 695-million metric tons, a group official said on Wednesday. "As of today,... 


Obscure coal stock with 2 900% gains is world's star IPO in 2023
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s best-performing IPO stock this year is a little known Indonesian coal mining company that’s backed by one of Southeast Asia’s richest men. PT Petrindo Jaya Kreasi has soared more than... 


Tanzania plans new $5.6bn rail line to iron-ore, coal-rich area
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tanzania is seeking $5.6-billion for a new railway in the south linking the Indian Ocean to Lake Nyasa and traversing regions rich in iron-ore, coal and graphite. The East African nation is looking... 


Mine accidents surge in China's top coal province as producers raise output
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

The death toll from coal mining accidents in China's top coal producing region has surged to 100 people so far this year, according to a notice issued by China's cabinet on Monday that said safety... 


BLSA CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
South Africa needs to leverage global goodwill at COP28
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The upcoming 2023 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be an... 


Mozambique approves $80bn energy transition strategy
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique’s government approved a strategy to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels that it estimates will cost $80-billion to implement by 2050, a step aimed at winning finance to... 


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