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Woodside, Santos scrap talks on A$80bn merger
Woodside, Santos scrap talks on A$80bn merger
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Woodside Energy and Santos said on Wednesday they had ended talks to create a possible A$80-billionglobal oil and gas giant, and Santos flagged it would look for other ways to bolster... 


Mining needs new ways to increase productivity - Seequent
Mining needs new ways to increase productivity - Seequent
7th February 2024

The African mineral exploration and mining industries have a vital role to play in the world’s transition to net zero by 2050 and in the future of the African economy, with the continent home to... 


Absa discusses its expertise at Mining Indaba
Absa discusses its expertise at Mining Indaba
7th February 2024

Africa is ready to embrace a bold new future in mining. That is why financial services provider Absa believes in the power of positive disruption to unearth its client’s sustainable growth... 


Steenkampskraal mine CEO Graham Soden and BMS owner and CEO Enock Mathebula
Bora buys into Steenkampskraal as strategic partner
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining services company Bora Mining Services (BMS) has acquired a share in the Steenkampskraal monazite mine, in the Western Cape, for an undisclosed sum as a strategic partner.  The partnership... 


Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba
Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba
7th February 2024

Hitachi Global Air Power is a leading global industrial compressed air manufacturer building the machines that power industry. Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, its compressed air solutions... 


Growthpoint South Africa CEO Estienne de Klerk
Growthpoint issues R1bn ten-year bond
7th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has issued a R1-billion senior unsecured bond with a ten-year maturity. The ten-year note was placed at a margin of 185 basis... 


Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader
Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader
7th February 2024

Good governance and sustainable development are at the core of diversified global natural resources and technology conglomerate Vedanta Group's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and... 


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DMRE, IDC establish Junior Mining Exploration Fund
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) have signed a memorandum of agreement officially establishing the Junior... 


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Volkswagen spends big to counter loadshedding as it becomes sole Polo supplier
7th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group South Africa, now trading as Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA), is investing R55-million to generate 3 MW in additional solar energy for its assembly plant in Kariega, in the Eastern... 


Jan Oberholzer
Jan Oberholzer appointed director of renewable energy project developer JER Group
7th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa renewable energy project developer Jearrard Energy Resources (JER) Group has appointed former Eskom executive Jan Oberholzer as nonexecutive director. Oberholzer brings a wealth... 


Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the... 


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Zero Carbon Charge signs R1bn deal to bring EV superchargers to South Africa
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Renewable energy-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station company Zero Carbon Charge has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese energy storage systems manufacturer Shanghai... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy... 


Trafigura group executive chairperson and CEO Jeremy Weir, Ivanhoe Mines founder and executive co-chair Robert Friedland, and Lobito Atlantic Railway CEO Francisco Franca
Kamoa-Kakula, Trafigura become first Lobito railway corridor customers
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and commodities trader Trafigura have both signed a term sheet outlining the key terms for a reserve capacity agreement... 


Artisanal cobalt miners in the DRC
Congo's Gecamines and Entreprise Generale du Cobalt sign mining deal
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Congo's State mining company Gecamines and its subsidiary Entreprise Generale du Cobalt (EGC) have signed an agreement granting EGC exclusive mining rights to five mining areas, the firms said on... 


Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

In the wake of COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place at the end of 2023, the global mining industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards sustainability. The... 


Wine industry calls for balanced taxes, improved law enforcement
6th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Ahead of the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SoNA), nonprofit advocacy organisation South Africa Wine highlights issues that it says require immediate attention for the betterment of the... 


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%... 


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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... 


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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 


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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... 


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