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On-The-Air (15/10/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th October 2021 South Africa was this week urged to mine the critical metals and minerals that combat climate change; Steps are being taken to generate clean electricity from South Africa’s many disused mineshafts; and the mining boom is papering over many structural issues that are threatening the industry’s... 

Opinion: Combatting climate change with green energy solutions for Africa

15th October 2021 In this opinion article, Standard Bank head of sustainable finance, wholesale clients Greg Fyfe and head of power, wholesale clients Rentia van Tonder write that Africa has no choice but to join the global drive toward limiting greenhouse-gas emissions; however, the continent must facilitate a... 

Rio adjusts production expectations following tough quarter

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th October 2021 Mining major Rio Tinto has seen production declines across its portfolio of commodities during the three months to September, and has adjusted some of its targets for 2021. “It has been another difficult quarter operationally and despite improving versus the prior quarter, we recognise the... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update

By: Sheila Barradas     15th October 2021 The African Development Bank has approved a $86.72-million loan to co-finance the second phase of the project. 

Rio breaks through at hydropower project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th October 2021 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has marked a significant milestone at its Kemano T2 hydropower project in British Columbia, with the tunnel boring machine having broken through to complete its journey. The Kemano T2 project is completing a second tunnel to carry water into the Kemano powerhouse, to... 

Norsk Hydro CEO says uneven competition on CO2 cost threatens green transition

By: Reuters     11th October 2021 The green transition is under threat unless governments can level the playing field between metal producers who are forced to pay offset costs for their emissions and those who are not, the CEO of aluminium maker Norsk Hydro said on Monday. "Some are subject to the world's most ambitious climate... 

Kibali continues to advance automated mining

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th October 2021 The Kibali gold mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, remains on track to achieve its production guidance for the full-year and grow its mineral reserves net of depletion, securing its future as a Tier 1 operation for at least another ten years, Barrick president and CE Mark Bristow has... 

Hydro project set to boost green credentials of giant DRC copper complex

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th October 2021 While Kamoa Copper, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is on track to become the second-largest copper mining complex globally, and the biggest in Africa, it is also poised to be among the greenest of copper mines. This is largely on the back of the project being completely powered by... 

Hydro project set to boost green credentials of giant DRC copper complex

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th October 2021 While Kamoa Copper, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is on track to become the second-largest copper mining complex globally, and the biggest in Africa, it is also poised to be among the greenest of copper mines. This is largely on the back of the project being completely powered by... 

MRC plans a demerger of European graphite

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th October 2021 ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has announced plans to form a sustainable graphite business in Europe, following a strategic review process. The review process, which was aimed at optimising the company’s corporate and capital structure to fund future growth and accelerate shareholder... 

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