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Mahlako Gas Energy invests in Tetra4 after it secures onshore petroleum licence
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Gas asset investment company Mahlako Gas Energy (MGE) has concluded its investment in Tetra4, which holds South Africa’s first onshore petroleum production licence. MGE, which now holds a 5.5%... 


Power lines
Nersa makes far-reaching changes to tariff rules, but implementation timing uncertain
6th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved far-reaching changes to the way electricity tariffs will be set in future, but it could still take some time before the rules are... 


petrol pumps
Petrol, diesel prices to go up by more than 70c/ℓ on Wednesday
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Both 93 and 95 unleaded petrol (ULP) and lead replacement petrol (LRP) are going to cost an additional 75c/ℓ from February 7. The cost of diesel is also going to increase. For 0.05% sulphur diesel,... 


SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Celebrating 50 years of serving the mining industry worldwide, SRK Consulting continues to be a partner to its clients in working to derisk mining investments. As an independent consultancy with... 


An image showing the Moma titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique
Kenmare receives commitments for new $200m credit facility
6th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kenmare Resources, which operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique, has received commitments in respect of a new $200-million revolving credit facility (RCF).... 


Energy Council CEO James Mackay
Energy Council welcomes IRP extension, calls for strong reform message in SoNA
6th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy Council CEO James Mackay has welcomed the decision of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to extend the comment period for the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 by a month... 


Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk
Energy shortage presents mining industry with opportunities, pivotal choices
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The energy challenges facing mining companies in South Africa have given rise to significant opportunities, strategic management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk says.... 


Wärtsilä experiencing ‘great success’ across Africa
Wärtsilä experiencing ‘great success’ across Africa
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

International energy company Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform has successfully provided the integration between solar photovoltaic and thermal installations for mining customers in Africa,... 


Zambia to start trading its own copper, competing with Glencore
Zambia to start trading its own copper, competing with Glencore
6th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia plans to directly buy and sell a portion of the copper produced in the southern African nation, competing with trading giants including Mercuria Energy Group and Glencore. “We obviously... 


Billionaire-backed KoBold says open to partners as it plans $2bn Zambian copper mine
6th February 2024 By: Reuters

KoBold Metals, a California-based metals exploration company backed by billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, said it may consider partnerships as it plans to fast-track development of a new... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo CEO urges resilience, partnerships amid global disruptions
6th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Multinational mining company Anglo American is focusing on partnerships with its host nations to grow the mining industry and remain resilient through disruptions, said CEO Duncan Wanblad during... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


India sees annual coal output up 10.9% in 2024/25
5th February 2024 By: Reuters

India expects domestic coal output to increase by 10.9% to 1.13-billion metric tons in the fiscal year ending March 2025, a senior government official said, driven mainly by higher production from... 


Indonesia's January tin exports slump 99% on delayed work approvals
5th February 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia exported 0.4 metric tons of refined tin in January, down 99% from the same month last year, Trade Ministry data showed on Monday, as miners faced delays in work plan approvals. On a... 


What’s reliable data worth
5th February 2024

By Caroline Carter The Challenge 


Schneider Electric launches five new certifications within its EcoXpert Partner Program Covering Data Center & Critical Infrastructure Training
Schneider Electric launches five new certifications within its EcoXpert Partner Program Covering Data Center & Critical Infrastructure Training
5th February 2024

Channel Partners Have Access to Global Skills Development Ecosystem for Competency Training Pathways  the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has... 


Image of the MCSA's Mzila Mthenjane, Nolitha Fakude and Hugo Pienaar
Initial signs that energy sector is stabilising; logistics to take longer – Minerals Council 
5th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The domestic mining industry is looking at 2024 as a year of stabilisation, rather than growth, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane. The industry continues to face persistent... 


An image of Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi
Organisations voice their concerns about national minimum wage increase
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Various organisations have responded to government’s decision to increase the national minimum wage by 8.5% to R27.58 an hour, effective from March 1. Youth development agency Afrika Tikkun says... 


Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
5th February 2024

The Investing in African Mining Indaba is a strategic event that allows energy and solutions company Engen to understand the mining industry and its trajectory, says Engen mining sales manager... 


Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024

Southern African petroleum products supplier Astron Energy is an enabling partner in the mining industry and its presence at the Investing in African Mining Indaba is just one of the many ways the... 


An image of Rainbow Rare Earths CEO George Bennett
Rainbow achieves group separation of REEs during ongoing test work in the US
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has made progress with the ongoing rare earth oxide separation work under way at the back-end pilot plant, which is located at the facilities of Rainbow’s... 


Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
5th February 2024

Mining Weekly talks to newly appointed Shell Downstream South Africa country chair for South Africa Aluwani Museisi on the first day of the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Museisi succeeds... 


SAPVIA CEO Dr Rethabile Melamu
SAPVIA CEO appointed to Global Solar Council
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) CEO Dr Rethabile Melamu has been appointed as a board member of the international solar power industry organisation Global Solar Council.... 


Locomotives operating on Transnet Freight Rail's rail lines
Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


What’s reliable data worth?
What’s reliable data worth?
5th February 2024

By Caroline Carter The Challenge 


The QubePower range of lighting towers, from IPR, includes three different sizes
World class lighting towers at at IPR
5th February 2024

Having witnessed that customers often need robust and compact on-site lighting, IPR now offers the range of Olikara lighting towers to suit every application. The specialist pump dewatering company... 


From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Just 18 months ago, the world’s biggest mining company was in a nickel frenzy. BHP Group, to much fanfare, had struck a deal with Tesla to supply it with the crucial ingredient for electric... 


An image showing a World Bank delegation with City of Cape Town representatives at Steenbras
World Bank tours Cape Town’s Steenbras power plant, to augment support
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Energy councillor Beverley van Reenen has hosted a World Bank delegation to the city’s Steenbras hydro pumped storage scheme. The Steenbras plant is... 


 Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford.
Hudaco grew turnover by 9%, operating profit by 5% in 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial, automotive and electronics distributor Hudaco has increased turnover by 9.1% for the financial year ended November 30, 2023, to R8.9-billion, and its operating profit by 5.1%... 


A stockpile of lithium
Germany to channel €1bn to critical raw material needs
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The German government earmarked about €1-billion ($1.1-billion) for raw materials investments as it seeks to reduce dependency on producers such as China for critical minerals in high-tech and... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
Energy community must scrutinise IRP 2023 – SAWEA
2nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is urging the energy community to critically analyse the revised draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) to provide constructive inputs that... 


Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (02/02/2024)
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses clean energy and a new electronic mining and exploration licensing system. 


powerline
Nersa formally publishes licences for new grid company
2nd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has officially published on its website the three licences required for the operationalisation of the National Transmission Company South... 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena mine
Regulator celebrates centenary of Dr Merensky’s discovery of PGM deposits in South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State entity the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) will hold its South Africa Platinum Centenary Commemoration event in Cape Town, on February 4,  a day before the... 


Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 


A hydrogen fueling station
WPIC highlights South Korean hydrogen market as driver for platinum demand
2nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is encouraged by the South Korean government’s more to accelerate the country’s transition to a clean hydrogen economy and its advancement of the... 


The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


An image of Orion Mineral's Prieska project
Orion to benefit from fast-track strategy at Northern Cape project – analyst
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has in place a company-making strategy of developing multiple metal producing hubs within South Africa’s Northern Cape, a richly endowed mineral province and a... 


Uranium stocks extend surge after Kazakh miner cuts output
Uranium stocks extend surge after Kazakh miner cuts output
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Uranium miners extended a rally that’s made them the best-performing Australian stocks this year after the world’s biggest producer of the metal used to produce nuclear fuel cut its output target.... 


MEDC proposes $50m grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Following a yearlong review of the permitted Copperwood project, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has proposed a $50-million grant, Canadian company Highland Copper said this... 


Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 


Fortune extends option to acquire Alberta refinery site
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Fortune Minerals has extended the option to purchase the JFSL Field Services (JFSL) brownfield industrial site in Lamont county, Alberta. Fortune plans to construct a... 


Former NT Minister quits Fortescue
Former NT Minister quits Fortescue
2nd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Former Northern Territory chief Minister Michael Gunner has resigned from Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), citing personal reasons. Announcing his decision, Gunner said that working for the... 


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