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ESG intrinsic to long-term mining success, Gold Fields AGM hears
31st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects is intrinsic to the long-term success of mining, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman highlighted at this week’s annual general meeting... 


Mintek CEO Dr Molefi Motuku
Mintek titanium production technology set to improve efficiencies
31st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

National mineral research organisation Mintek’s innovative Impril process technology has achieved crucial efficiencies in titanium production, the organisation reports. Titanium oxide (TiO2) is a... 


Codelco and SQM announce final lithium agreement
Codelco and SQM announce final lithium agreement
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State copper producer Codelco and lithium company SQM have agreed to a final deal to create a joint venture for lithium production in the Salar de Atacama, both companies said in statements... 


Wind, solar and battery
DMRE again delays bidding deadlines for procurement of new renewables and battery storage
31st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has confirmed another extension to the bid submission deadlines for the current renewables procurement round, as well as the second battery... 


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New forklift truck set to boost warehouse operations
31st May 2024

A recently introduced articulated forklift truck promises heightened agility, improved precision and elevated safety standards for warehouse operations. The Vector-A series Man-Up Combi from Toyota... 


Rio Tinto secures future of NZ aluminium smelter, acquires full ownership
Rio Tinto secures future of NZ aluminium smelter, acquires full ownership
31st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant Rio Tinto announced on Friday that it would keep New Zealand’s sole aluminium smelter operational until at least 2044, following the completion of new 20-year electricity supply... 


Chile's ENAMI aims to break ground on first lithium project by 2028
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State mining firm ENAMI aims to start construction on its first lithium project in the country as soon as 2027 or 2028, company chief Ivan Mlynarz told Reuters, part of the government's... 


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Digital twins as test beds for planning
31st May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Digital twins can, and should, be used by mine operators as a “testing ground for analysis and scenario planning”, as well as to provide real-time feedback through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors... 


Red SEW-EURODRIVE motors
Invest in IE3 motors before MEPS enforced
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year,... 


Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 


RMB Corvest executive Geoff Wilmot say on a stool in a grey suit
HVACR firm acquired to bolster portfolio
31st May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a way of meeting the growing need for energy efficient heating and cooling solutions, South African corporate and investment bank Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Corvest has partnered with UK... 


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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... 


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Govt must give policy support to green reindustrialisation across full spectrum
31st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In the same way that South Africa’s green electron-providing sun and wind energy required policy certainty to stimulate the quick ramp-up of bankable projects by the private sector, green molecules... 


Worth the ink?
Worth the ink?
31st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces’ (NCOP’s) recent approval of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an industry... 


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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... 


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