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Residents in areas such as Joburg have complained that the latest episode of Stage 6 has felt more intense than previous bouts
De-escalation in loadshedding forecast for coming week as country emerges from renewed Stage 6 trauma
26th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is forecasting a de-escalation in the intensity of rotational power cuts for the coming week following the traumatic return of Stage 6 on Friday November 24 and complaints in certain... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Black Friday loadshedding triggered by depletion of reserves and heat-wave demand spike
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa attributed the “unwelcome” ramp up in the intensity of loadshedding to Stage 6 to a need for Eskom to rebuild its emergency reserves that had been... 


Lack of skills should not become a constraint for mining sector recovery – Mvalo
24th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Department of Higher Education and Training deputy director-general Zukile Mvalo has stressed the importance of ensuring that a lack of skills does not become a constraint for the recovery and... 


BMI raises 2024 iron-ore price forecast, but long-term decline persists
24th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Fitch Solutions unit BMI has raised its 2024 iron-ore price forecast to a yearly average of $120/t from $100/t previously, as price resilience continues on the back of positive sentiment over... 


Iron-ore eyes fifth weekly gain despite China intervention
24th November 2023 By: Reuters

Iron-ore futures erased earlier losses and are set for their fifth weekly gain on Friday as property support-led optimism in top consumer China outweighed headwinds from the latest intervention... 


Panama's top court weighs challenges to First Quantum copper mine contract
Panama's top court weighs challenges to First Quantum copper mine contract
24th November 2023 By: Reuters

Panama's top court is expected to start deliberations on Friday to rule on several constitutional challenges to First Quantum Minerals' contract for the Cobre Panama mine, an outcome keenly watched... 


Steinmüller Africa designs classrooms in Kriel
Steinmüller Africa designs classrooms in Kriel
24th November 2023

In June 2023, Steinmüller Africa joined Eskom, Seriti, GE and Exxaro in the handover of the Bonginhlanhla Primary School building in Thubelihle, a township in Kriel, Mpumalanga. Steinmüller Africa... 


Queensland’s Coordinator General recommends Winchester South
Queensland’s Coordinator General recommends Winchester South
24th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland’s Coordinator General has recommended the Winchester South metallurgical coal project to proceed, Whitehaven Coal said on Friday. The metallurgical coal project has been assessed to... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa talks tough over Transnet incompetence as ports nightmare rages on
24th November 2023 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed that Transnet would shed itself of incompetence and address the major backlogs at the country's ports. If not, it could see the economy continue to bleed. On... 


Panama copper mine is winding down amid blockade, union says
Panama copper mine is winding down amid blockade, union says
24th November 2023 By: Reuters

First Quantum’s copper mine in Panama is winding down operations as a blockade of small boats at a port restricts key supplies such as coal for energy, a union leader said. Workers continued to... 


The EU flag
Opinion: R47bn of South Africa's exports exposed to EU CBAM as EU climate wave reaches South Africa’s shores
24th November 2023

In this opinion article, sustainability consultant Rhys Newton-Hill and Brundtland Consulting partner Henk Sa provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of the European Union's (EU's)... 


Image of sod-turning at the Lephalale solar project
Lephalale solar photovoltaic project, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction has started. 


Image of the Gugulethu coal project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have teamed up to bring fifth-generation technology to the Gugulethu colliery. 


China shifts approach to fatal coal mining accidents to ensure supply security
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest fatal accident linked to coal production in China, this time caused by a fire in a miner’s building in Shanxi province, has prompted another government campaign to protect lives in... 


BNP Paribas cracks down on mining clients with new coal policy
BNP Paribas cracks down on mining clients with new coal policy
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

BNP Paribas is imposing new financing restrictions as part of an updated policy around how to treat clients in the mining industry. The European Union’s biggest bank will no longer provide... 


A sign promoting mine safety
41 mining fatalities recorded so far in 2023
23rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

There have been 41 fatalities in the South African mining industry to date this year, Mine Health and Safety Council mining relations programme manager Brian Ncube said at the Mining Qualifications... 


Ukraine's coal mines turn to women to solve wartime staff shortages
Ukraine's coal mines turn to women to solve wartime staff shortages
22nd November 2023 By: Reuters

After more than a thousand of its workers went to fight Russia's invasion, a coal mining enterprise in eastern Ukraine suffered a huge staff shortage. Its answer was to allow women to work... 


Nigeria revokes 1 633 mining titles for defaulting on service fee
21st November 2023 By: Reuters

Nigeria has revoked 1 633 mining titles for non-payment of statutory annual service fees, its minister of mines said on Tuesday. The affected titles, which are part of a total 2 213 pencilled for... 


Indonesia aims to start collecting levies from coal miners in January
21st November 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesia plans to start collecting levies from coal miners in January to be used to compensate miners who sell coal to the state utility at lower prices, the mining minister said on Tuesday. The... 


Sapia executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Petroleum industry significantly impacted on by loadshedding
21st November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says the ongoing loadshedding crisis has significantly impacted on its members, with widespread power outages affecting various sectors of... 


Solar panels
Sasol, Air Liquide conclude corporate PPA with Mainstream for 97.5 MW solar project
21st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A 97.5 MW solar photovoltaic project will be constructed in the Free State following the signing of a 20-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) between Mainstream Renewable Power and... 


FutureCoal chairperson and Thungela Resources CEO July Ndlovu
World Coal Association rebrands as FutureCoal
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 38 years, the World Coal Association (WCA) has rebranded itself as FutureCoal – The Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal. FutureCoal CE Michelle Manook says the rebrand was done in response... 


Komati Power Station
South Africa’s quest for energy security threatens climate goals
21st November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is likely to prioritise energy security over its decarbonisation aspirations to avoid further damage to its economy, said James Mackay, the chief executive officer of the Energy... 


Taseko makes senior management appointments
20th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Base and precious metals miner Taseko Mines on Monday announced two executive management appointments. Richard Tremblay has been appointed COO, and Terry Morris has joined Taseko as VP operations.... 


First Quantum's Panama copper mine to go into maintenance this week
First Quantum's Panama copper mine to go into maintenance this week
20th November 2023 By: Reuters

Canada's First Quantum Minerals will carry out maintenance at its Panama mine from November 23 due to coal supplies being blockedby protestors opposing the government's contract with one of the... 


Zero Carbon Charge solar power EV charging station
Zero Carbon Charge breaks ground on solar-powered EV charging network
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Electric vehicle (EV) charging station developer Zero Carbon Charge has broken ground on its first 100% renewable energy charging station in Wolmaransstad, in the North West, in what is to become... 


Cokal appoints new BBM mining contractor
Cokal appoints new BBM mining contractor
20th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Cokal has appointed Levine Latersia Baratama (LLB) as its primary mining contractor at the Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) metallurgical coal mine, in Indonesia, replacing CBQ. In a... 


Banks lagging in climate change action – report
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Although the country’s “big five” banks have expressed their commitment to climate action, four of the five have increased their financing and exposure to fossil fuels over the reporting year. This... 


Wind farm
IPG confirms increase in just energy transition funding to $9.3bn
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The enlarged International Partners Group (IPG) has reaffirmed its commitment to extend concessional funding to South Africa in support of the country’s Just Energy Transition Investment Plan... 


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Brikor achieves strong interim performance
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Construction materials provider Brikor reported a profit before earnings from its associate of R13.1-million for the six months ended August 31, compared with a loss of R1.7-million in the first... 


Photo of a Rio Tinto office
Rio Tinto to pay $28m fine to settle US SEC fraud case
19th November 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining companies, agreed to pay a $28-million fine to settle a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit that accused it of fraud in handling a... 


Picture of a truck painted on a road
South African export route to Mozambique shut as violence erupts
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The road leading to South Africa’s main border with Mozambique, a key export route for coal and chrome, was closed on Friday after clashes between truck drivers and minibus taxi operators who’d... 


South Africa may need $136bn for energy transition, study shows
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa cannot escape the need to spend significantly on new wind and solar power plants, a BloombergNEF study shows. Under a range of scenarios considered by researchers the country may need... 


WA puts A$60m on table for new energy investments
17th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Western Australian government has announced a A$134-million funding boost to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive job opportunities in clean energy industries. The funding package... 


QRC appoints BMA's Lancey its president
17th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has appointed Adam Lancey its new president, succeeding Brent Gunther who is stepping down after four years in the role. Lancey is asset president of BHP... 


Solar panels at the Komati power station
Germany will lend South Africa €500m for energy switch
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Germany, through its KfW development bank, will as soon as Friday sign an agreement to lend South Africa €500-million ($543-million) to help it transition away from the use of coal-fired... 


Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is preparing to unleash a new coal supermajor on the New York market that would – based on recent performance – churn out bigger profits than the current top 10 US listed coal miners... 


Image of New Acland mine
New Acland Stage 3 coal mine expansion project, Australia – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

New Acland Coal is at the centre of legal proceedings initiated by the Queensland Conservation Council. 


Photo of Terence Creamer
Language of incumbency
17th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Two recent Eskom publications are heavily laden with the language of incumbency, which continues to go unchecked by a policymaker distracted by realpolitik rather than real solutions. The first is... 


The sodturning ceremony at the Lephalale solar plant
Exxaro, Cennergi reach sodturning milestone for Lephalale solar project
16th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified mining and renewable energy solutions company Exxaro Resources and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cennergi on November 16 unveiled the Lephalale solar project (LSP), with the sodturning... 


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Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis
16th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media's ‘Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis’ report offers a comprehensive examination of South Africa's electricity sector, emphasising the significant challenges... 


Tshipi mine
Jupiter eyes solar power at Tshipi
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has released a strategy outlining the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities for 2024, including commitments to launch an ESG reporting framework,... 


Death toll in China coal firm office rises to 26; at least 38 injured
16th November 2023 By: Reuters

A fire that erupted in the office of a coal company in northern China has now killed 26 people, state media said on Thursday, raising the death toll from the latest in a series of deadly accidents... 


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