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Australia falling behind on critical minerals, warns PwC in report
Australia falling behind on critical minerals, warns PwC in report
15th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia has the chance to generate more than $170-billion in gross domestic product and create about 330 000 jobs by 2040, if it were to capitalise on its first-class endowment of critical... 


Chinese communications company considering local assembly in South Africa
15th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

China-based mission-critical communications hardware and software company Hytera Communications is in early-stage discussions to hopefully start basic assembly operations in South Africa. Based in... 


Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 


Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore's deal to buy Teck Resources' steelmaking coal unit shows how cheap fossil fuels can be a lucrative option for companies - for a decade or two at least - even as they are phased out in... 


Canada likely to approve Glencore-Teck deal despite foreign investment scrutiny
Canada likely to approve Glencore-Teck deal despite foreign investment scrutiny
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

As Glencore prepares for the long grind to convince Canada of the virtues of the Swiss trader-led consortium's $9-billion bid for Teck Resources' coal unit, investors and lawyers are optimistic... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore to buy majority stake in Teck coal assets for $6.9bn
14th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant Glencore has finally agreed a deal with Canadian miner Teck Resources, which will sell its entire interest in its steelmaking business for $9-billion to a consortium led by the... 


Trafigura brings Australian mined copper back to China - sources
13th November 2023 By: Reuters

Swiss commodity trader Trafigura has agreed to help Chinese smelters clear imports of copper concentrate from Australia, suggesting an informal ban has been lifted if the cargo clears customs,... 


Queensland enviro body takes New Acland to court
Queensland enviro body takes New Acland to court
13th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Coal miner New Hope on Monday disclosed that its subsidiary, New Acland Coal (NAC), is at the centre of legal proceedings initiated by the Queensland Conservation Council. The complaint, served on... 


Manchin retirement boosts West Virginia coal scion’s senate bid
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Jim Justice, a wealthy coal mine owner now serving as West Virginia’s Republican governor, gains an easier path for his Senate bid following Democrat Joe Manchin’s decision not to seek reelection... 


Gold plat operations
Loadshedding results in dip in Goldplat’s South African operating profit
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold recovery company Goldplat has reported a £77 000 year-on-year drop in operating profit for three months ended September 30 – the first quarter of its 2024 financial year – as a... 


Johannesburg-based Afro-Middle East Centre executive director Na'eem Jeenah
Indlulamithi 2035 scenarios predict possibility of new govt pushing to end corruption, reduce crime
10th November 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2035 initiative, which was launched in 2017, has involved conversations about the country’s trajectory and through robust research it has since been able to... 


Cheap coal hampers green shift in emerging world, says Macquarie
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Cheap fossil fuels are holding up developing nations’ efforts to move toward green alternatives, highlighting the need to make clean sources more affordable if the world is to meet its climate... 


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Oil, gas development activism lambasted
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lengthy and costly litigation is stymying significant progress in exploration and development of oil and gas deposits in South Africa, according to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede... 


 The above image depicts a reverse osmosis water treatment plant for boiler water pore treatment
Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 


South Africa’s climate adviser rebuts report target to be missed
9th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission dismissed a report that said modeling shows that the country will miss its 2030 emissions reduction target, saying that no such forecasting exists.... 


A manganese mining operation in South Africa
South Africa's mining production down 1.9% y/y, mineral sales down 20.2% y/y in Sept
9th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production decreased by 1.9% year-on-year in September, with diamonds, 'other' metallic minerals and manganese ore having made the largest negative contributions. Diamond... 


Queensland approves Anglo coal mine expansion
Queensland approves Anglo coal mine expansion
9th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland government has cleared the expansion of an Anglo American steelmaking coal mine, near Middlemount, Resources Minister Scott Stewart said on Thursday. The government issued Anglo a... 


A power station operated by Eskom
South Africa to miss 2030 emissions goal as it keeps coal plants burning
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa will miss its binding 2030 carbon emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement, three senior government officials confirmed, as the country plans to run eight coal-fired power... 


LNG demand to keep rising on Asia’s energy growth, Woodside says
LNG demand to keep rising on Asia’s energy growth, Woodside says
8th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Demand for oil and natural gas will stay resilient for decades, driven by population growth and industrialization in developing economies across Asia, according to Woodside Energy Group, a key... 


China’s State-backed iron-ore giant says prices are too high
China’s State-backed iron-ore giant says prices are too high
8th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore has reached “unreasonable” levels that are hurting Chinese steel mills, according to China Mineral Resources Group, the state-backed firm trying to boost Beijing’s sway over prices.... 


Namibia starts construction of Africa's first decarbonised iron plant
7th November 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia began construction on Monday of Africa's first decarbonised iron plant, to be powered exclusively by green hydrogen, the country's investment promotion body said. Steelmaking is one of the... 


Climate commission names winners of Green Solutions Pitch Challenge
7th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC), the British High Commission to South Africa and other organisations have crowned Samanjalo and Green Guru as the winners of the first Green Solutions... 


Manganese ore on a conveyor
Private South Africa port project set to boost manganese exports
7th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The Logistics Group has built a port facility in South Africa that will enable increased volumes of a key battery metal to be offloaded from one of the world’s longest freight trains for export as... 


Indonesia approves 38 of 84 requests for 2023 mining quota revision
6th November 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesia has approved 38 out of 84 requests for mining quota revisions this year, a mining ministry official told a parliamentary committee on Monday. Bambang Suswantono did not elaborate on how... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia's Albanese retraces historic Beijing walk on visit to mend ties
6th November 2023 By: Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stopped by Beijing's Temple of Heaven on Monday as he followed in the footsteps of the first Australian leader to visit China, retracing a walk made five... 


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Sasol defends disclosure of potential decarbonisation shortcomings as responsible corporate citizenship
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy and chemicals company Sasol has taken exception to nonprofit organisation Just Share accusing it of shirking its responsibility to meet its previously stated goal of reducing its... 


Brookfield rushes to save A$19.4bn Origin takeover deal
3rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

A Brookfield Asset Management Inc.-led consortium is seeking fresh talks with Origin Energy's top investor in a last ditch effort to rescue its A$19.4-billion ($12.6-billion) takeover plan for the... 


An image of Eskom Distribution manager Terry Njuguna
Speakers outline considerations for unbundled tariffs, wheeling framework
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As the unbundling of State-owned utility Eskom gains momentum, both internally and through legislative processes, the unbundling of tariffs is equally important, and there are a number of... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue – Menar
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue, says Vuslat Bayoglu, the MD of Menar, a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets... 


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Multotec’s flame-resistant rubber screen panels self-extinguish in under 60 seconds
Flame-resistant screen media innovation sparks safer mining
3rd November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Hot work on screen decks during plant maintenance poses a significant risk, as fires in mining not only endanger lives, but also lead to substantial downtime and financial losses. In response to... 


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Power in policy
3rd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has never disguised the fact that he believes that Eskom could be turned around and loadshedding ended if he was made the shareholder-minister... 


South Africa should not be ‘pushed into a corner’ on energy funding, say SANEDI and Eskom
3rd November 2023 By: Irma Venter

While any funding of South Africa’s embattled energy sector is welcome, South Africa should not “be pushed into a corner” on how this money should be spent, said South African National Energy... 


Mantashe seeks to extend life of coal-fired power stations
3rd November 2023

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has called on the private sector to “please and come talk to us” if they have any ideas on extending the life of South Africa’s fleet of... 


Image of large native copper body
Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project, Chile – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rising costs to build Teck Resources’ QB2 project have shown how the mining industry is struggling to expand supply on budget and on time. 


MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery
Shareholder consortium makes proposed buyout offer for MC Mining
2nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-, ASX- and Aim-listed MC Mining has received a letter from two of its largest shareholders Senosi Group Investment Holdings and Dendocept, acting in a consortium on behalf of shareholders and... 


Wind turbines and solar PV panels
Panel stresses need for supply chain diversification
2nd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine, it has shone a spotlight on supply chains and the sourcing of materials. Speaking during a panel hosted by British newspaper Financial Times during its... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Mining sector will not be spared from coming economic crisis
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Without an urgent acceleration in the implementation of growth-enhancing structural reforms, South Africa is headed for a fiscal crisis, the Minerals Council South Africa has said, noting that the... 


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... 


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