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Green hydrogen project, Oman
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is at the feasibility stage. 


Location map of the Etango project
Etango-XP/ Etango-XT projects, Namibia – update
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman is advancing front-end engineering design, among other plans for the project. 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Supply-side support will be required if South Africa aims to join green industrialisation race
30th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Stable demand remains a prerequisite if South Africa has any prospect of stimulating industrialisation in the renewable-energy and battery storage value chains, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies... 


Sibanye-Stillwater secures fourth power purchase agreement.
Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement
30th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and gold producer has reached financial close for an... 


Machine Tools Africa puts on a world-class show with exceptional technology advancements on display
Machine Tools Africa puts on a world-class show with exceptional technology advancements on display
30th May 2024

Thousands of visitors from across the country attended Machine Tools Africa eager to see the latest machinery, products, services and technologies that South Africa has to offer. The show last took... 


Aluminium hits two-year high as China capacity limits help rally
Aluminium hits two-year high as China capacity limits help rally
30th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum extended gains to a two-year high after China, the biggest producer, tightened capacity controls across an array of metals to meet emission-cutting goals. The light metal used in... 


EIB Global invests €25m in Amethis Fund III to promote African business growth
30th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Investment organisation the European Investment Bank (EIB) Global has invested €25-million into pan-African fund Amethis Fund III, which aims to provide private equity growth capital to... 


Wind and solar
Capital cost of energy transition ‘only one part of the picture’
30th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The yearly $1.9-trillion being invested currently on clean energy would have to more than double and be more evenly distributed to place the world on track to meet net-zero emissions by 2050, a new... 


The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
The cleanest energy is that which we’re not wasting or not using, says Schneider Electric at Enlit 2024
30th May 2024

As South Africa continues to face a shortage of energy production, there is one persistent element of the energy mix to be considered: energy waste. Addressing delegates at this year’s Enlit 2024... 


Nonlinear Photochromic Properties in a Perylene-Substituted Rhodamine Spirolactam
Nonlinear Photochromic Properties in a Perylene-Substituted Rhodamine Spirolactam
30th May 2024

Researchers develop a novel design approach to achieve nonlinear photochromism using easy-to-synthesize rhodamine spirolactam derivatives Nonlinear photochromic compounds that utilize low-energy... 


WRC CEO Dr Jennifer Molwantwa
New Siltation Management Short Learning Programmes launched
30th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Water Research Commission (WRC) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have partnered to launch six short learning programmes to address critical capacity development challenges in dam... 


Investors relieved BHP walked from Anglo takeover deal
Investors relieved BHP walked from Anglo takeover deal
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

nvestors welcomed BHP Group's decision to walk away from a $49-billion plan to take over its rival Anglo American, which rejected three proposed offers from the top global miner over the past six... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP walks away from $49bn pursuit of mining rival Anglo
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Mining group BHP Group on Wednesday walked away from its $49-billion plan to take over rival Anglo American, which rejected a last-ditch request for more time, ending for now its six-week pursuit.... 


Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana wants quick separation of De Beers from Anglo, President says
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Botswana is hoping for a quick separation of De Beers from the Anglo American group before the UK-listed diversified mining giant is exposed to a possible hostile takeover, President Mokgweetsi... 


Indonesia buying record amounts of Philippine nickel ore due to quota delays, sources say
29th May 2024 By: Reuters

Top nickel producer Indonesia has bought record volumes of nickel ore from the Philippines since April as smelter demand increases, while delays by Jakarta in issuing mining quotas and heavy rains... 


Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
Mongolia defends plan to tap mining riches for new sovereign wealth fund
29th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mongolia’s prime minister defended changes to the country’s mining laws after foreign investors raised concerns they could deter investment in its large reserves of critical minerals, including... 


Nature-based solutions could accelerate development, social equity – ECA
28th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Nature-based solutions present a unique way for Africa to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063, while contributing to the conservation of the... 


Sovereign engineering manager Stephan Oosthuizen
Sovereign reaffirms commitment to CaaS with Energy Partners
28th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Building on the successful partnership at its further processing facility in Kariega, in the Eastern Cape, poultry producer Sovereign Foods has again entered into a 15-year Cooling-as-a-Service... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


Europe’s biggest pension fund sells €10bn in fossil fuels
28th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Europe’s biggest pension fund, Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, has exited all liquid assets in oil, gas and coal worth about €10-billion, in an effort to be greener. The last shares and bonds owned... 


Oil and gas industry body shines spotlight on Angolan market
28th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has highlighted the opportunities provided by Angola’s oil and gas industry. The Chamber points out that oil and gas forms the lynchpin of the Angolan economy and... 


Firebird receives safety permit for Chinese project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Firebird Metals’ subsidiary Hunan Firebird Battery Technologies has received a safety permit for Stage 1 of a proposed battery-grade manganese sulphate plant in China. The plant will use... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


An image showing TE H2 and VERBUND signing a memorandum of understanding with Tunisia to study the implementation of a large green hydrogen project, H2 Notos
TotalEnergies JV, Austrian firm join forces on proposed Tunisian green hydrogen project
28th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TE H2, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and EREN Groupe, together with Austrian electric company VERBUND, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tunisia to study the... 


Poland's PGE would like spin-off of coal assets to happen in 2025
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

Polish utility PGE would like the planned spin-off of its coal assets to happen in 2025, CEO Dariusz Marzec said during a press conference on Tuesday. Once PGE completes the conceptual and... 


Berkeley seeks $1bn in damages from Spain over uranium mine dispute
Berkeley seeks $1bn in damages from Spain over uranium mine dispute
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining group Berkeley Energia said on Tuesday it had filed a request for an arbitration to seek $1-billion in damages from the Spanish government after it refused to give final approval... 


China President Xi Jinping
Post-Covid, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's flagship economic cooperation program is bouncing back after a lull during the global pandemic, with Africa a primary focus, according to a Reuters analysis of lending, investment and trade... 


BlueScope waives Illawarra pre-emptive rights
BlueScope waives Illawarra pre-emptive rights
28th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The sale of the Illawarra metallurgical business to an entity owned by Singapore’s Golden Energy and Resources and coal trader M Resources remains on track to be completed in the first half of the... 


PCC executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’
27th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is currently assessing the impact of South Africa’s decision to delay the decommissioning of the Hendrina, Grootvlei and Camden coal-fired power stations... 


CEF's Sapref refinery purchase raises clean-up concern
27th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s purchase of the nation’s largest refinery from Shell and BP for a symbolic R1 will transfer the environmental liability of the site to the government, according to a local advocacy... 


Transmission infrastructure
Wheeling progressing in South Africa, the rest of Africa
27th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The use of national electricity grids to wheel power from renewable-energy projects to demand centres is growing in Africa and helping to drive greater scale in the building of renewable-energy... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


Intern at work for Nordex Energy South Africa
Nordex Energy South Africa progresses impactful internship programme
27th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Original-equipment manufacturer Nordex Energy South Africa (Nesa) is progressing well with an internship programme for promising young engineers and technicians across three provinces. The... 


BHP and Rio Tinto will receive Caterpillar and Komatsu battery-electric haul trucks for trialling purposes, with the outcomes to be shared between the two companies, as well as for further development purposes by the original equipment manufacturers
BHP, Rio Tinto collaborate to expand battery-electric haul truck development
27th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

In support of their shared ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and meet a net-zero operational greenhouse-gas emissions target by 2050, diversified miners BHP and Rio Tinto are partnering with... 


Canada’s EDC grants conditional approval for $300m funding to Arafura
Canada’s EDC grants conditional approval for $300m funding to Arafura
27th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Export Development Canada (EDC) has conditionally approved $300-million in debt financing for the Nolans rare earths project, near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The funding package... 


Employers must invest in climate-proofing workers and communities
Employers must invest in climate-proofing workers and communities
27th May 2024

A multipronged approach to minimising the risks of a warming world, with vulnerable humankind at its centre has never been more urgent, writes Rhys Davies Some crises can seem so overwhelming in... 


Panellists discuss graphite demand and rare earth supply chains at Junior Indaba
27th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With growing demand for electric vehicles, yearly graphite supply needs to be about four times higher in 2030, and about nine times higher in 2040, than at present, owing to its use in energy... 


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Your pumps are only as good as the last hose you fitted
27th May 2024

In today's rapidly evolving mining landscape, the imperative to accelerate production and increase profitability remains a constant challenge. Meeting escalating demands necessitates innovative... 


An image of the Sapref refinery
bp, Shell agree to sell Sapref land, associated assets to the CEF
27th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Following successful negotiations, bp Southern Africa and Shell Downstream South Africa (SDSA) have reached an agreement for the sale of their respective 50% ownership of assets located at the... 


Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
27th May 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to research group,  McKinsey & Company, data centres are fast becoming an... 


Spanish Mountain employs technology to be more sustainable
27th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Spanish Mountain Gold has partnered with technology group Andritz and utility BC Hydro to reduce the carbon intensity of its proposed namesake mine in the Cariboo gold corridor, in... 


A truck delivering coal to a power station
Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal industry that dominates his hometown of Emalahleni... 


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