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Eskom's Duvha power station
Eskom says its coal pollution kills 330 South Africans a year
2nd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

State power utility Eskom Holdings said pollution from its coal-fired plants that supply more than 80% of the country’s power kills about 330 people a year. The figure, which Eskom drew from its... 


Bowen secures A$50m funding for Ellensfield ramp-up
Bowen secures A$50m funding for Ellensfield ramp-up
2nd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland-based Bowen Coking Coal on Thursday announced a A$50-million equity raising to fund the ramp-up of mining at Ellensfield South pit until it achieves steady-state production in the second... 


Top Origin investor to snub Brookfield’s A$19bn bid
2nd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Origin Energy’s top investor AustralianSuper said it will reject an improved A$19.4-billion takeover offer from a Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium. A revised proposal from the group,... 


Jim Chalmers
Australia signals stepped up energy overhaul amid US splurge
2nd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia needs a whole-of-government approach to bolster spending and investment in clean energy, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said, citing estimates a further A$225-billion is required by 2050 to... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry.
Potash presenting BHP with exciting growth path, CEO tells AGM
1st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg-listed diversified mining major BHP has an exciting growth path ahead in potash used in fertilisers essential for food security and more sustainable farming, the company’s CEO Mike... 


Gold mining spreads mercury to tropical birds, study says
1st November 2023 By: Reuters

Tropical birds, from kingfishers to wrens to warblers, are showing signs of mercury contamination as artisanal and small-scale gold mining operations reach deeper into jungles, new research finds.... 


A par-baked goods factory in South Africa
Absa PMI starts the fourth quarter on a poor note
1st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After having ended the third quarter on a downbeat note, the Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also had a poor start to the fourth quarter, with the index having dropped to 45.4 points in... 


Resources Minister Madeleine King
National mission: Ensuring Australia’s critical minerals meet global demand
1st November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Resources Minister Madeleine King has reaffirmed Australia’s dedication to the traditional resources sector and the burgeoning critical minerals industry, emphasising the role that the mining... 


Tshwane mayor Cilliers Brink
Energy independence crucial to addressing city’s financial distress – Tshwane Mayor
31st October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The most important thing for the City of Tshwane is to rescue it from financial distress, and key to this mission is maintaining energy independence, executive mayor Cilliers Brink emphasised in a... 


MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe
Turnaround plan at MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery delivers results
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The implementation of a turnaround plan at the Uitkomst Colliery during June yielded pleasing results for MC Mining in the quarter ended September 30, MD & CEO Godfrey Gomwe says. This resulted in... 


Acting Eskom CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom warns of another R23bn loss as loadshedding underpins R24bn collapse
31st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has warned that it is likely to report another R23-billion-plus loss for its current financial year to the end of March 2024, having belatedly confirmed a loss of R24-billion (R12-billion)... 


Australian explorer advances in gas potential probe in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province
31st October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed gas explorer Kinetiko Energy will start drilling five appraisal production wells to the west and north of Volksrust, in February next year, in efforts to commercialise advanced shallow... 


ArcelorMittal drops as Kazakh nationalisation looms after fire
30th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

ArcelorMittal shares fell 5% after the Kazakh government announced plans to take over the company’s operations in the country following its worst mining accident in recent history. At least 45... 


Glencore chrome ore conveyance.
Full-year Glencore production guidance remains largely in line
30th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Full-year 2023 production guidance of London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company Glencore remains largely in line with previous guidance. An exception is nickel,... 


South African economy to slow down this year before stabilising in 2024
30th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africa's economic growth is projected to decelerate from 1.9% in 2022 to 0.4% this year, before picking up to 1.3% in 2024, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.  This comes as... 


Death toll rises to 45 in ArcelorMittal Kazakh coal mine fire
29th October 2023 By: Reuters

The death toll from a fire at a coal mine in Kazakhstan owned by ArcelorMittal rose to 45 on Sunday, with emergency teams engaged in an operation to find one remaining miner believed to have been... 


The world’s iron-ore powerhouse is preparing to reinvent itself
The world’s iron-ore powerhouse is preparing to reinvent itself
29th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vast heaps of crushed brown rock hem the Indian Ocean at Western Australia’s Parker Point port — each a stockpile of 200,000 tons of iron-ore, ready to be poured into a procession of bulk carriers... 


Floating tankers line up off South Africa to ensure diesel power
27th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is using ships to store diesel as part of an effort to ensure supply to run generators and reduce electricity outages that have crimped the economy. Diesel-fired turbines typically... 


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On-The-Air (27/10/2023)
27th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses carbon emissions and green hydrogen  


An aerial view of the new Chieftan 2200 mobile incline screen in action at the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg
Larger incline screen delivered for growing sand mine
27th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

A new Chieftain 2200 mobile inclined screen was delivered in August by mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment to the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg, in the Free State. Manufactured by mobile... 


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Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has said that the country will receive a significant boost in 2024 with the earlier-than-expected return to service of Medupi Unit 4. 


The North Goonyella mine in Australia
Peabody adds $109m to North Goonyella capex, acquires adjacent deposit
26th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based coal miner Peabody Energy has approved a further $109-million for capital expenditure (capex) at its North Goonyella mine, a hard-coking coal longwall operation in Australia, and agreed to... 


South32 annual general meeting.
South32 continuing to investigate reducing Hillside Aluminium’s emissions intensity
26th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-term energy transition solutions on which South32 is focused are renewable energy and electrification. The Sydney-, Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining company has... 


Gold on black carbon
Activated carbon, plant optimisation in focus at gold conference
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Much focus was placed on the latest advances in the use of activated carbon in the gold recovery process at the Go For Gold Conference, held at Gold Reef City, in Johannesburg, this week. ​​The... 


Teck shares are back where they started before Glencore offer
26th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Teck Resources has come full circle: After a tumultuous seven months kicked off by an unsolicited takeover offer from Glencore Plc that sent the Canadian firm’s stock soaring, its shares are now... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
'I'm not going anywhere' - Gordhan hits back at accusations of meddling at Transnet, Eskom
26th October 2023 By: News24Wire

While executives and board members at troubled State-owned enterprises Transnet and Eskom have resigned in recent weeks, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has rejected accusations that it... 


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Safripol’s 10-Megawatt Sasolburg renewable energy plant shows sustainability is good for business
26th October 2023

As industry faces ongoing power supply challenges Safripol has constructed a solar farm to supply energy to their Sasolburg plant. A move that sees operational efficiencies and sustainability goals... 


Power line
$1bn World Bank loan to support South Africa's energy reforms and decarbonisation
25th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The World Bank has approved a $1-billion Development Policy Loan (DPL) to support market reports under way in the country, as well as South Africa's low-carbon transition.   


Teck’s copper mine cost blowout shows challenges facing industry
Teck’s copper mine cost blowout shows challenges facing industry
25th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Rising costs to build Teck Resources’ flagship copper project in Chile shows how the mining industry is struggling to expand supply on budget and on time when the world faces a looming shortage of... 


Transnet train
Transnet to lean on Treasury for R100bn turnaround plan
25th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Transnet is seeking more than R100-billion from the Treasury over the next two years, according to the turnaround plan produced by the board.  The R100-billion includes a request that the Treasury... 


Whitehaven hits out at dissident investor's 'failure' after BHP mines deal
Whitehaven hits out at dissident investor's 'failure' after BHP mines deal
25th October 2023 By: Reuters

Australia's Whitehaven Coal has submitted an application to the country's Takeovers Panel alleging its shareholder, Bell Rock Capital, failed to disclose relevant interest it holds in the coal... 


Anglo American hit with class action from coal miners over lung disease
24th October 2023 By: News24Wire

A new class action, on behalf of coal miners suffering from lung disease, has been launched against nine companies owned by Anglo American Group. This is the second in a series of class actions... 


Jonathan Price
Teck says restructuring remains 'priority'
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Teck Resources was progressing "expeditiously" on a split of its coal and copper businesses, the Canadian miner said on Tuesday, after missing quarterly profit estimates on weak sales of... 


Anglo American reports third-quarter production.
Anglo: copper production up, rough diamond production down
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The copper production of diversified mining company Anglo American increased by 42% in the third quarter owing to the ramping up of the new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru. However, this was offset... 


Coconut shell activated carbon
Jacobi developing sustainable coconut-based activated carbon production technology
24th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold recovery technology company Jacobi is rolling out a proprietary clean coconut charcoal production technology in India and Sri Lanka using coconut shells sourced from five different countries... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says battle against coal syndicates gaining traction
24th October 2023 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the efforts by law enforcement agencies and the South African Revenue Service to bust coal smuggling syndicates operating in the country. Planned search and... 


Nervous time to be a big power consumer in Australia, BHP says
Nervous time to be a big power consumer in Australia, BHP says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s accelerating shift from coal-fired power to clean energy is stoking volatility in its power markets and raising concerns for large businesses, according to BHP Group, the country’s most... 


Teck Resources misses quarterly profit estimates, trims copper output forecast
Teck Resources misses quarterly profit estimates, trims copper output forecast
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Resources missed market estimates for third-quarter profit on Tuesday, pressured by lower prices for steelmaking coal and zinc, and reduced sales volumes of steelmaking coal and... 


An offshore oil rig
Global oil demand to reach its peak this decade, IEA says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global demand for oil will reach its peak this decade, the International Energy Agency predicted for the first time, amid growing popularity of electric cars and the cooling of China’s economy. The... 


JSW steel boss says 'nothing concrete' with Canada's Teck
JSW steel boss says 'nothing concrete' with Canada's Teck
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

India's JSW Steel's discussions with Canada's Teck Resources over buying a possible stake in its coking coal unit have yielded "nothing concrete", JSW Steel CEO Jayant Acharya told Reuters on... 


Sasol notes dip in first-quarter chemical sales amid continued market volatility
23rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite continued market volatility and inflationary pressure, petrochemicals group Sasol’s Energy business has noted an improvement in performance in the first quarter of the 2024 financial year,... 


The Illawara operation in New South Wales
South32's met coal output falls on Illawarra disruptions
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

Australia's South32 posted a bigger-than-expected 18% drop in its first-quarter metallurgical coal output on Monday, hurt by production disruptions at its flagship Illawarra operations in New South... 


Transnet Freight Rail
Head of troubled coal line exits Transnet
23rd October 2023 By: News24Wire

In the latest in a slew of resignations, Transnet’s managing executive for the critical export coal line, Ali Motala, is leaving the embattled State-owned company. Several high-placed sources have... 


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