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New US sanctions more likely to curb Indian imports of Russian coal, traders say
1st March 2024 By: Reuters

New US sanctions on Moscow are more likely than previous ones to cut Indian imports of thermal coal from Russia because they specifically cite top exporters SUEK and Mechel, three major traders of... 


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On-The-Air (01/03/2024)
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 


Air Liquide subsidiary chooses local BBBEE partner
1st March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa (ALLISA) has appointed investment holding company Community Investment Holdings (CIH) as its local broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) partner,... 


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MTN says profit to drop as much as 90% due to naira decline
1st March 2024 By: Bloomberg

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest wireless service provider by revenue, said full-year profit probably plunged as much as 90% as two devaluations of Nigeria’s currency since June hit its financial... 


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Absa PMI rises to 51.7 in February, but business activity remains subdued
1st March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Absa's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) increased to 51.7 points in February, from 43.6 in January, but business activity remains subdued. Of the five subcomponents of the... 


Diamcor diamonds
Diamcor reports a $1m loss for the third quarter
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Junior diamond mining company Diamcor Mining has reported a net loss of about $1-million, or about $0.01 a share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2023. This compares with a net loss of $386 619... 


Navigating South Africa's Financial Landscape: Impact and Strategies for the Facilities Management Sector
Navigating South Africa's Financial Landscape: Impact and Strategies for the Facilities Management Sector
1st March 2024

By Jamie Louw Financial Director: FM Solutions The 2024 Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana shed light on the profound financial constraints facing South Africa, with... 


Centaurus defers Brazil downstream refinery study
Centaurus defers Brazil downstream refinery study
1st March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Amid a dramatic change in nickel market conditions over the past few months, Australia’s Centaurus Metals has deferred plans for a nickel sulphate refinery in Brazil and will instead focus on a... 


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MineShift highlights the importance of advancing African beneficiation
1st March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The need to ensure that Africa realises the vast potential for socioeconomic upliftment presented by the on-continent beneficiation of its abundant endowment of precious-metals and stones was... 


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Gold demand and price increase promising for industry
1st March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Gold has proven to be an enduring and reliable asset, especially during challenging times, with demand for gold by central banks remaining stable in 2023, which is likely to continue this year, say... 


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Noncompliance causing environmental damage
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the need to improve environmental protection standards in South Africa’s mining sector casting a spotlight on implementation and compliance thereof, law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 


DBSA’s new Project Vumela financing instrument to help municipalities fund bulk infrastructure investment
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has introduced a new financing instrument called Project Vumela, which blends municipal revenue sources with financing... 


Infrastructure finance, implementation support agency for PPPs in the offing
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The National Treasury has revealed the planned establishment of an infrastructure finance and implementation support agency during the 2024/25 fiscal year to coordinate the planning and preparation... 


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Full transparency
1st March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to drawdown R150-billion from the Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account (GFECRA) to reduce government borrowings and surging debt-servicing costs was the major feature... 


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Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 7, South Africa
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bid submission for Bid Window 7 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme is scheduled for April 30, 2024. 


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Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lotus Resources plans to raise $30-million through the issue of 100-million new shares at $0.30 apiece to strategic investors to accelerate the restart works at Kayelekera mine. 


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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, United Arab Emirates
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The sixth phase of the project has reached financial close. 


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Twin Hills gold project, Namibia – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

On February 25, 2024, Osino and Yimtai announced that that they had entered into a binding arrangement – the Yintai Arrangement Agreement – pursuant to which Yintai will acquire all the outstanding... 


M&R to report narrowed losses, improved capital structure
29th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed engineering and contracting services company Murray & Roberts (M&R) on February 29 said it has made meaningful progress towards implementing a sustainable capital structure. In a trading... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats expecting phased reduction in group output
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A phased reduction in group output owing to a probable decline in production from Impala Canada and Mimosa in Zimbabwe is likely from platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company... 


Kropz's Elandsfontein mine
Kropz appoints new financial manager
29th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed phosphate miner Kropz has appointed chartered accountant Werner Greyling to succeed Louis Swart as financial manager, with effect from March 1. Swart will, however, assist the company in... 


Jupiter CEO Brad Rogers
Jupiter exceeds dividend policy with latest interim payout
29th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has declared an interim dividend of A$0.01, after receiving a R142-million, or A$11-million, dividend from Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining. Jupiter will also receive... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

The world's biggest listed miner BHP said on Thursday it was disbanding some global teams and transferring those roles covering functions including planning, environment and heritage protection to... 


Harmony Gold FD Boipelo Lekubo.
Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations, uranium surprises on upside
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons are being generated as planned at Harmony Gold’s 30 MW first phase of renewable energy generation, which is now fully integrated into the mining company’s Tshepong South and North... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 exits coal with Australia’s Illawarra sale
29th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company South32 on Thursday announced the $1.65-billion sale of its Illawarra assets, in Australia, marking the group’s exit from coal and aligning with a strategy that... 


Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp.
Harmony Gold board approves R7.9bn project on back of superb half-year results
28th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The board of mining company Harmony Gold has approved the commencement of a R7.9-billion life-of-mine (LoM) extension project at the rich Mponeng gold mine in the West Wits region of South Africa's... 


SA beef sector ready for Saudi windfall
SA beef sector ready for Saudi windfall
28th February 2024

The recent announcement that Saudi Arabia will resume meat exports from South Africa offers massive opportunities for SA meat producers, as well as beef investors and all industry stakeholders,... 


Collaboration, strategic partnerships needed to tackle infrastructure challenges
28th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Collaborative efforts and strategic partnerships are needed to address the pressing challenges facing the infrastructure sector, says industry association South African Institution of Civil... 


DA leader John Steenhuisen
Multi-Party Charter reveals its plans to end loadshedding if ANC can be ousted
28th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The 11 political parties that are members of the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) for South Africa have voiced a unified plan to end loadshedding once and for all if only they could collectively oust... 


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Africa's debt to stay above pre-pandemic levels through 2025, UN official says
28th February 2024 By: Reuters

Africa's public debt will stay above pre-pandemic levels in 2024 and 2025, with many countries still at risk of falling into debt distress as they continue to struggle to service international... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Amid disposals, AECI aligns internationalisation strategy to regions geared for rapid critical minerals growth
28th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed AECI, which is undergoing far-reaching restructuring to re-focus on its core mining and chemicals businesses and reduce debt, reports strong initial interest in the six noncore companies... 


Webinar - ESG Africa Conference
Webinar - ESG Africa Conference
28th February 2024

As part of a webinar series facilitated by Creamer Media, ESG Africa Conference will host a webinar on March 20 at 11:30 on the emerging environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting trends... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
28th February 2024

This week: Glencore pleased with its performance against the backdrop of lower commodity, energy prices and, Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential  


dtic opens entries for Black Industrialists, Exporters Awards
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has opened entries for the Black Industrialists and Exporters Awards, the ceremony for which will take place at the Sandton International... 


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ARM warns of lower interim earnings on the back of lower prices
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) says it expects its headline earnings for the six months ended December 31 to have decreased by between 40% and 50% year-on-year to between... 


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Lhyfe seeking approval for planned 20 MW green hydrogen plant in the UK
28th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green hydrogen development company Lhyfe is planning to build, if plans are approved, a 20 MW green hydrogen production facility in Wallsend, North Tyneside, in the UK. The proposed facility will... 


Bidvest sells 27.5% in logistics unit to investment firm Akhona
28th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A subsidiary of South African conglomerate Bidvest Group is selling a 27.5% stake in a logistics business to black women-owned financial firm Akhona Strategic Investments. Akhona, headed by former... 


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FEED study confirms exceptionally good economics for Aura’s Mauritania project
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Aura Energy’s recently completed front end engineering design (FEED) study for the Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, has confirmed “excellent” economic returns, the company... 


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Industry failure to report skills requirements undermining economic growth
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has said it cannot accurately determine critical skills needs in the sector because industry participants do not accurately... 


Gas tap with pipeline
Decisions, collaboration in next few months are crucial to bridge 2026 gas cliff, IGUA-SA warns
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Large industrial gas users are starting to prepare for what will likely be South Africa’s next big energy crisis, the imminent shortage of natural gas. Petrochemicals manufacturer Sasol, as the... 


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Settling on funding solutions for expedited grid infrastructure set as a Just Energy Transition Investment Plan priority
27th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finalising funding solutions for the expedited expansion of South Africa’s electricity transmission grid has been identified as a key priority for the Just Energy Transition (JET) project... 


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