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Coal miner uplifts schools to improve learning environment
29th March 2024

Diversified miner Glencore’s South African coal mining division demonstrated its commitment to helping progress school learners through donations of key digital equipment. These donations include... 


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Spiral beneficiation boost for coal industry
29th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Original equipment manufacturer for the mineral processing industry Multotec is making excellent headway in putting its SX10 spiral separator – which has been subjected to development processes... 


Bell posts 66% rise in full-year profit
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed heavy machinery manufacturer Bell Equipment has posted a 66% increase in profit for the year ended December 31, 2023, to R793-million. Following unprecedented global demand for equipment... 


Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Release of Gas Master Plan approved at Cabinet’s last official meeting ahead of May poll
28th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet approved the publication of the long-awaited Gas Master Plan for public comment during what was the last formal meeting of the executive ahead of the May 29 election. However, Minister in... 


Emissions
South Africa has many of world’s worst air pollution sites, study says
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is home to many of the world’s worst emission sites for toxic nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide and most of those are operated by the nation’s state power utility, according to... 


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Draft IRP 2023 lacks environmental, health, climate commitments, says Life After Coal
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Coal phase-out campaign the Life After Coal Campaign, in its comments on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023, said the plan has fundamental flaws and expressed skepticism in the plan's... 


China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Coal mining output at accident-hit mining districts of Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia in China's north have returned to normal, a major coal industry group said on Wednesday. A recent spike in coal... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
27th March 2024

This week: Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot, Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition and, RBCT, TFR show that private-public... 


Baltimore bridge collapse will likely block coal exports for weeks
Baltimore bridge collapse will likely block coal exports for weeks
27th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The collapse of a major Baltimore bridge is likely to shut down coal exports for as many as six weeks and block the transport of up to 2.5-million tons of coal, said Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal... 


Transnet Freight Rail’s North Corridor achieves weekly record
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) North Corridor accomplished the delivery of 1.41-million tonnes last week, marking the most substantial weekly performance in terms of volume for the current... 


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Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


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Optimum coal to be exported from Richards Bay terminal from next month
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), Liberty Coal/Liberty Coal Terminal and the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) and Optimum Coal Terminal (OCT) have reached an... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Eskom board considers enlarging and extending Standard Offer Programme
25th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the Eskom board is considering lifting the current 1 000 MW allocation set aside for its Standard Offer Programme to 4 000 MW and extending... 


Just Share climate change engagement director Robyn Hugo
Draft IRP 2023 falls short in every aspect, says Just Share
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As government considers the public comments made on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 up to March 23, shareholder activism organisation Just Share has called for a remodel of the... 


US US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
$475m in US govt funding for clean energy projects on former mine land
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475-million in funding for five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to accelerate clean energy deployment... 


Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 


Major investors more confident in Australia’s climate policy
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investors with a combined A$35-trillion in assets are becoming more optimistic about Australia’s climate policy, with roughly half considering financing renewable-energy projects, according to an... 


The carbon capture pilot plant at the Kelvin power station
Companies unveil Kelvin power station carbon capture pilot project
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin power station, in Isando, Ekurhuleni, has installed a 300 m3/h flue gas emissions capturing pilot project, which removes carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxides and... 


Glencore nonexecutive director John Wallington
Glencore bids Coates farewell, appoints Wallington nonexec director
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global miner Glencore has announced the retirement of board member Peter Coates effective May 29, after a 30-year association with Glencore. He joined the Glencore board in 2011 and has served as... 


The Illawarra coal operations
M Resources, GEAR plan funding round after $1.65bn coal mine buy, source says
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

Australian coal trader M Resources and Singapore's GEAR plan a funding round after their $1.65-billion purchase of South32's Illawarra metallurgical coal operations, a source familiar with the... 


AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines
AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines
22nd March 2024

In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about the AECI being on track become a global top 3 player in the industry by 2030; Copper 360's first concentrate... 


Glencore's head office
More investors push Glencore to keep coal post Teck deal
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

A growing group of Glencore investors are keen for it to keep mining coal instead of spinning out the soon-to-be enlarged unit, with one eye on its financial outlook and another on the... 


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The strategic financial package is set to enable more South Africans to access affordable solar energy solutions
R600m financing facility to support S Africa’s renewables landscape
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Financial services firm Standard Bank and China National Building Materials International (CNBM) have concluded a R600-million sustainable finance solution. The strategic financial package,... 


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Sustainable energy transition on track for mining industry
22nd March 2024

The energy transition and the global move towards net zero by 2050 require coordinated action by mining companies, governments, unions and communities to ensure just transitions for coal mines and... 


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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage: A scientific intervention seeking to mitigate CO2 emissions while enabling the just transition
22nd March 2024

The economic impact of coal across South African communities cannot be underestimated, particularly when such an impact is investigated once coal has been fully discontinued. Close to a quarter of... 


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Mixed generation necessary for ‘seamless’ energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

The energy transition – in South Africa, Africa, and globally – entails an appropriate mix of energy generation sources, including gas, hydrogen power and renewables, in order to achieve the goals... 


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Crushing and screening solutions for energy minerals sector
20th March 2024

A range of crushing and screening solutions are available for applications within the energy minerals sector, and are being used in lithium, cobalt, manganese, nickel, copper and graphite... 


Rail
Transnet chief urges formal comment on Network Statement while acknowledging cool reception to tariff methodology
20th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet CEO Michelle Phillips has acknowledged the initial negative reaction to a proposed tariff methodology published for comment by the interim Infrastructure Manager (IM) alongside the... 


China coal industry group expects output growth to slow in 2024
China coal industry group expects output growth to slow in 2024
20th March 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal output is expected to increase 36-million metric tons, or 0.8%, to about 4.7-billion tonnes in 2024, a Chinese coal industry group said on Wednesday, slower than last year's 2.9%... 


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Glencore sets 25% emissions reduction target in new climate plan
20th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global miner Glencore confirms in its latest Climate Action Transition Plan (CATP) for 2024 to 2026, published on March 20, that it is on track to achieve its emission reduction targets of 15% by... 


Rescuers battle rubble and water in race to save 13 trapped Russian miners
20th March 2024 By: Reuters

Rescuers in Russia's far east battled rubble and water on Wednesday in an attempt to save 13 miners who have been trapped 120 metres underground in a gold mine for nearly two days. The miners were... 


Wind and solar farms
Independent power producer body rejects an IRP that ‘plans to fail’
20th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA) has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), the comment deadline... 


Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
20th March 2024

Coal producer and exporter Thungela in February launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga, to mitigate some of the impacts of an uncontrolled release of... 


Conveyor belt at Minergy mine in Botswana
Minergy’s first-half attributable loss widen, but turnaround plan in the works
19th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After facing significant headwinds in the six months ended December 31, 2023, Botswana-based coal miner Minergy has reported an attributable loss of P72.4-million and a loss a share of 15.42 thebe.... 


Ex-Continental Coal secretary sentenced
19th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Former Continental Coal company secretary Jane Flegg will spend at least two years behind bars after she pleaded guilty in an Australian court for giving false and misleading financial... 


Unconstrained IRP would have far more wind and solar PV, analysis shows
Conclusions in opaque IRP 2023 are ‘incorrect and economically damaging’
19th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In an excoriating assessment of the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), Meridian Economics points to serious problems with the modelling and cost assumptions used by the Department of... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
RBCT, TFR show that private-public collaboration can work very well – Menar
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The private-sector’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and the State’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have shown that the private sector and State-owned entities can work together very well, Menar MD... 


IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
18th March 2024

ACTOM recently held a webinar on the “Draft IRP2023 Impact on the Manufacturing Sector”, with the following panellists (Mervyn Naidoo, Group CEO ACTOM, Phillipa Rodseth – Executive Director,... 


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Thungela delivers strong financial performance despite rail, price headwinds
18th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Thermal coal exporter Thungela Resources says it delivered a resilient performance for the year ended December 31, 2023, which underpinned strong cash generation and a robust net cash position.... 


Independent expert finds Goldway’s offer not ‘fair, reasonable’ – MC Mining
18th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-, ASX- and Aim-listed coal miner MC Mining says a report prepared by an independent expert from BDO Corporate Finance that the takeover offer it received from Goldway Capital Investment in... 


Afri-Tech’s Power Nozzle readying for intra-Africa export
Afri-Tech’s Power Nozzle readying for intra-Africa export
17th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Krugersdorp-based Afri-Tech Mining Supplies’ award-winning Power Nozzle is destined for export to Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia before mid-year, with at least ten other sub-Saharan... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining achieves interim revenue growth despite challenging coal market
15th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal miner MC Mining’s strong revenue growth through the six months ended December 31, 2023 were “very pleasing” considering the challenging coal market, MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe avers. During the... 


Electricity pylons
South Africa takes next step toward opening up electricity trade
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa moved a step closer toward creating a competitive electricity market after legislation that establishes the framework cleared another hurdle. The Electricity Regulation Act Amendment... 


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