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Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam
Updated 5 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe chairperson Robert Friedland has commented that Kamoa-Kakula continues to exceed expectations in terms of overall performance. 


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... 


Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe posts record normalised profit, adjusted earnings for 2023
26th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines has reported a record normalised profit of $388-million, as well as record adjusted earnings of $604-million for 2023. The Kamoa-Kakula operation, in the Democratic... 


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Caculo Cabaça hydropower plant, Angola
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project involves the construction of a large-scale hydropower plant on the Kwanza river. 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at South Africa's large Hillside Aluminium operation in... 


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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for Kefi’s Tulu Kapi project at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all parties in the funding syndicate will go to their... 


An image depicting Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


Mining’s focus switching to critical minerals, with ESG pressures increasing
12th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to transform the global energy system and to cut carbon emissions, to counter the danger of climate change, is shifting the mining spotlight away from traditional high-value resources,... 


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Songo–Matambo transmission line project, Mozambique
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Electricidade de Moçambique aims to build a 118 km 400 kV high-voltage single-circuit transmission line from Songo to Matambo. 


A hydropower plant and related infrastructure
Mozambique’s $80bn energy overhaul to tap Zambezi’s power
8th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique is seeking to become one of Africa’s biggest hydropower producers and launch a green hydrogen industry. The government plans to add 14 000 MW of hydropower capacity, with the bulk of... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


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On-The-Air (02/02/2024)
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses clean energy and a new electronic mining and exploration licensing system. 


The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


Access to Energy – the African imperative
Access to Energy – the African imperative
1st February 2024

By Quintin McCutcheon, Global Marketing Director, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The ongoing energy crisis have set back global progress on universal access to electricity. According to... 


Growthpoint Properties South Africa CEO Estienne de Klerk
Growthpoint enters 195 GWh/y renewable energy PPA with Etana Energy
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with electricity trader Etana Energy for 195 GWh/y of renewable energy, which... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model
30th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


 How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
26th January 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm... 


Following several advances in 2023, LHWP Phase II moves into final construction phase
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has made much progress on the Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) after a milestone year. During 2023, the project marked many... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
Strong showing by South Africa’s Hillside helps to lift South32 to record aluminium output
22nd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ongoing strong performance by South Africa’s Hillside Aluminium operation in KwaZulu-Natal has helped diversified mining company South32 achieve record half-year aluminium production. Moreover,... 


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Energizing Africa
19th January 2024

Our recently released EY Africa Attractiveness Report 2023 highlights below some of the challenges and opportunities that are present in the continent’s energy sector. 


Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
Startup aims to transform WA from world’s mine into world’s foundry
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Perth-headquartered Element Zero, a green materials platform company launched by former Fortescue executives, has raised $10-million in seed funding for its pioneering zero-carbon metal conversion... 


Location map of the Tulu Kapi gold project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The full project launch, including funding drawdown, is on course for the first half of 2024. 


Image of sluice gates on a hydroelectric dam
Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project, Mozambique – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A consortium comprising EDF, TotalEnergies and Sumitomo Corporation has announced that it has been selected as strategic partner by the government of Mozambique. 


Image of copper stockpile
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex produced 393 551 t of copper in concentrate in 2023, aligning with the production guidance range of 390 000 t to 430 000 t. 


Caledonia Mining's Blanket mine
Zimbabwe gold output declines 15% amid electricity, forex shortages
8th January 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe produced 30 metric tons of gold in 2023, 15% less than the previous year, official data showed on Monday, as electricity cuts and currency volatility impacted output. The Southern African... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


Voith equips 2 GW Angolan hydropower plant
Voith equips 2 GW Angolan hydropower plant
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Technology group Voith reports that it has received an order to supply equipment for the large-scale hydropower plant Caculo Cabaça in Angola. The order comprises all electrical and mechanical... 


Copper cathode produced in the DRC
Resource-rich Congo goes to polls, with Tshisekedi the front runner
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Polls opened in resource-rich Democratic Republic of Congo as the nation’s citizens vote to choose their leaders for the fourth time since the end of decades of dictatorship and war. Incumbent... 


Hydropower plants, like Kinguélé Aval in Gabon, can, with refurbishment, play a key role in Africa's energy transition by reducing reliance on fossil fuel-derived electricity
AfDB approves $9.72m grant to modernise African hydropower
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The African Development Bank- (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), on November 21, approved a $9.72-million grant to scale up the Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme... 


An image of the Witwatersrand Basin project
Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 


The Zambezi river
Consortium appointed to develop Mozambique hydropower project
13th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A consortium comprising of energy companies EDF, TotalEnergies and Sumitomo Corporation, has been selected as the strategic partner by the government of Mozambique and has entered into a joint... 


Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
12th December 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 


SLOW RAMP-UP
The Crocodile River Mine is gradually resuming operations after being placed on care and maintenance in 2013 due to economic factors and challenges associated with the mining method
PGMs miner eyes reopening shuttered mine
8th December 2023

Midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) reports that operations at its North West province-based Zandfontein underground operation – within the greater Crocodile... 


Image of sleuce gates at hydropower plant
Gogo hydropower redevelopment project, Kenya
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kenya Electricity Generating Company plans to elevate the Gogo hydropower electricity generation capacity to 8.6 MW. 


Eskom Komati power station
Eskom acknowledges difficult trade-offs ahead as it pursues energy transition
7th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

State-owned utility Eskom is expecting to have to make “difficult trade-offs” in its pursuit of a just energy transition (JET) strategy, as it grapples with ongoing short-term operational struggles... 


$700m investment grows Rio Tinto’s US aluminium business
$700m investment grows Rio Tinto’s US aluminium business
5th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified major Rio Tinto has wrapped up the acquisition of a 50% equity stake in the Matalco business from Giampaolo Group for $700-million. The transaction combines the strengths of North... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The direct-to-blister flash smelter is on schedule for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2024. 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 


Mozambique approves $80bn energy transition strategy
27th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique’s government approved a strategy to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels that it estimates will cost $80-billion to implement by 2050, a step aimed at winning finance to... 


An aerial view of Ivanhoe's construction progress at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex
Flash smelter construction on schedule
24th November 2023

The construction of what is reported to be Africa’s largest direct-to-blister flash smelter, being constructed for copper/nickel/zinc miner Ivanhoe Mines at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the... 


The energy transition in the context of Africa
22nd November 2023

The energy landscape in Africa is undergoing a profound transformation, marking a pivotal moment in the continent's sustainable development. Against the backdrop of global efforts to address... 


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