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Antamina, controlled by Glencore, BHP, Teck and Mitsubishi, produced 435 378 t of copper last year, and hopes to maintain that level in 2024.
Peru's 2024 copper target is realistic, mining magnates say
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

The Peruvian government's 2024 copper production goal of three-million metric tons is realistic, senior industry executives said on Tuesday, as the country seeks to boost mining investments to help... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Vivo Energy, Engen complete deal to form ‘pan-African champion’
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engen and Vivo Energy have confirmed the completion of a transaction, announced in February 2023, to combine their respective businesses, with PETRONAS selling its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Eskom CFO Calib Cassim and CEO Dan Marokane
Not out of the woods yet, but there is visible progress – Eskom CEO
21st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

On day 55 of no loadshedding in South Africa, newly appointed Eskom boss Dan Marokane warns that the country is “not of out the woods yet, but we have visible progress towards where we want to be,... 


Eskom group executive for distribution Monde Bala
Eskom seeks Nersa permission to reserve grid capacity for public IPP procurement rounds
21st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has invited comment on Eskom’s application to preserve and reserve grid connection capacity for independent power producers (IPPs)... 


Consol Energy resumes shipments from marine terminal in Baltimore
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

Coal producer Consol Energy said on Tuesday shipments to international markets have resumed from its marine terminal in Baltimore. Coal exports from the busy US port of Baltimore were disrupted in... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


Engen and Vivo Energy combination completed, creating a pan-African energy champion
21st May 2024

··     Combined Group spans over 3,900 service stations, and more than two billion litres of storage capacity across 28 African markets ··     Significant capital expenditure committed to maintain... 


Astron Energy at Nampo 2024
Astron Energy at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Astron Energy technical support specialist Fiaz Regal explains how digital tools aid the role lubricants play in preventing equipment failure and extending the life of agricultural equipment at... 


Astron Energy at Nampo 2024
Astron Energy at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Astron Energy technical support specialist Fiaz Regal explains how digital tools aid the role lubricants play in preventing equipment failure and extending the life of agricultural equipment at... 


SOLARAFRICA at Nampo 2024
SOLARAFRICA at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

SOLARAFRICA commercial head Brandon Horn shares the energy struggles of farmers visiting the company’s stand at Nampo 2024, which was held from May 14 to 17, near Bothaville, in the Free State, and... 


Haul trucks in operation at a West African mine
Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 


Phillip Steyn, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa Gqeberha Branch Manager
SEW-EURODRIVE to supply advanced drive tech for key automotive project
21st May 2024

Leading automation giant, SEW-EURODRIVE, is set to enhance a US-based vehicle manufacturing plant with its cutting-edge decentralised drive technology, specifically from their Generation C range.... 


US proposes end to federal coal leasing in Wyoming Powder River Basin
US proposes end to federal coal leasing in Wyoming Powder River Basin
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to future coal leasing on federal lands in Montana and Wyoming's Powder River Basin, the nation's most productive coal-producing region, in part... 


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TotalEnergies, Petronas, Sonangol to proceed with Angolan deepwater project
21st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy company TotalEnergies (40%), along with its Block 20/11 partners, Petronas (40%) and Sonangol (20%), have announced the final investment decision (FID) of the Kaminho deepwater project to... 


Energy mogul makes 100-year bet on Argentina’s mineral wealth
Energy mogul makes 100-year bet on Argentina’s mineral wealth
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Over three decades, Jose Luis Manzano built a reputation for diving into distressed sectors in Argentina and navigating tumultuous economic and political cycles to shape a portfolio ranging from... 


BHP shares hit 3-month high as deadline for formal Anglo bid looms
BHP shares hit 3-month high as deadline for formal Anglo bid looms
21st May 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of BHP Group touched a three-month high on Tuesday about 36 hours ahead of a deadline to lodge a formal bid for rival miner Anglo American, which last week rejected a sweetened $43-billion... 


GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
21st May 2024

As Africa continues its unique energy transition journey, GE Vernova (NYSE: GEV) is participating at Enlit Africa, encouraging power sector stakeholders to collectively assume responsibility to... 


Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered energy transition company Amp Energy has announced the development of the Cape Hardy Advanced Fuels Precinct, which entails green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel... 


The scheduled closure of Origin Energy's Eraring plant - Australia's biggest coal-fired facility - may lead to a generation shortfall.
Australian grid operator flags risk of power crunch in south-east
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The chance of power shortages in Australia’s populous south-east has increased as coal-fired plants are phased out and grid and battery storage projects are delayed. Reliability risks have risen... 


Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Energy markets will continue to be impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to Woodside Energy Group, Australia’s largest oil and gas producer “The... 


NOA Group acquires early-stage Khauta solar farm in the Free State
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local integrated energy company NOA Group has successfully acquired the 350 MW Khauta solar PV facility, near Welkom, in the Free State, from PNE, which started the development of the facility. The... 


Seminar commemorates World Metrology Day, with a focus on sustainability
20th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In celebration of the first Unesco-recognised World Metrology Day on May 20, as well as a global emphasis on climate change and sustainability, the National Metrology Institute of South Africa... 


Speakers explore process heat supply alternatives
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With South Africa facing an imminent gas supply cliff, and the need to decarbonise becoming increasingly imperative, industrial gas users are facing considerable challenges and may need to explore... 


Copper's record run at risk as US shipments calm speculator frenzy
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Copper's lightning rally to record highs may not be sustainable in the coming weeks, with action concentrated on the shipment of material to cover exposed short positions in the US Comex futures... 


IAEA expert team in Uganda to support country’s uranium production plans
20th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A specialist expert mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is currently in Uganda to undertake a review connected with the East African country’s nuclear energy ambitions,... 


GVK-Siya Zama-constructed student accommodation block in Cape Town
GVK completes 20-storey student housing block in Cape Town
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Privately owned construction company GVK-Siya Zama has completed construction of a 20-storey, 3 000-bed student accommodation block in Cape Town. The 77 000 m2 development also includes 6 700 m2 of... 


Employees on site at a lithium mine in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe lithium miners table refinery plans under govt pressure
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Four lithium mining companies have tabled plans to produce battery-grade lithium in Zimbabwe, a government official said on Monday. Zimbabwe, Africa's top producer of lithium, which is used in... 


Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


Eskom head of generation Bheki Nxumalo
Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from the original decommissioning schedule that has... 


Australia gas producers endorse govt strategy, warn of shortages this decade
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's energy producers endorsed a government strategy to boost natural gas development, but warned the country still faces new gas supply shortfalls this decade while markets remain volatile... 


Thabo Meeko and Joubert Roux
Zero Carbon Charge signs MoU with Free State govt on EV charger rollout
20th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Zero Carbon Charge (Zero CC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Free State provincial government on the introduction of what it describes as a “network of solar-powered,... 


AfriSam recently completed a significant upgrade to the Hillary Community Park
AfriSam upgrades Community Park into a family-friendly haven
20th May 2024

Leading construction materials company, AfriSam, recently completed a significant upgrade to the Hillary Community Park in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, transforming it into a vibrant and family-friendly... 


Apollo Africa MD Jenna Harris
Energy trader reports strong market demand for green electricity from 210 MW Hendrina Wind Farm
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Newly formed electricity trader Apollo Africa reports that it is experiencing strong demand from potential customers for the renewable electricity that will be produced from the grid-ready 210 MW... 


Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
Lithium miners shake up trading to tackle wild price swings
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s lithium miners — facing an unprecedented demand surge and wild price swings — are shaking up the way the commodity is bought and sold. As lithium emerges as a linchpin of the global... 


With financing secured, Alpha HPA greenlights Stage 2 project
With financing secured, Alpha HPA greenlights Stage 2 project
20th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian critical minerals company Alpha HPA on Monday announced a final investment decision for the second stage of its high-purity alumina (HPA) refinery in Gladstone, Queensland, on the back... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


Development finance agency highlights Africa’s infrastructure needs and opportunities
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which exists to catalyse private-sector investment in African infrastructure, on Friday released its latest report, State of Africa’s Infrastructure Report... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


Image of the DFSK EC35 four-seater panel van
Yet more Chinese imports on their way, this time electric, and available to rent
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local importer of Dongfeng Sokon Automobile (DFSK) battery electric vehicles (BEV), Enviro Automotive, says it will make a number of additions to its vehicle line-up. The company introduced the... 


On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


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