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From left to right are beneficiary trustee Ishmael Zuliyani, employer trustee Masechaba Makgolane, chairperson Paulos Soviya, employer trustee Kimm Matsose, Thungela human resources head Lesego Mataboge and beneficiary trustee Bongani Mahungela.
R387m bonanza for Thungela employees
14th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

More than 3 500 employees will this month benefit from the first R387-million empowerment scheme payout of the high-flying Johannesburg- and London-listed Thungela mining company. The Sisonke... 


Anglo Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Underground mining at Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena targeted to start end 2024
12th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The first potential underground mining at Anglo American Platinum’s opencast Mogalakwena platinum group metals (PGM) mine in Limpopo is targeted to start towards the end of 2024 and build up slowly... 


Amplats CEO Natashca Viljoen
Amplats unpacks lower production expectations, Mogalakwena plans
9th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has revised downward its production expectations for 2023, in line with new operating conditions. The company’s... 


Glencore industrial assets head Peter Freyberg.
Glencore working on value accretive emission reduction
8th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Over and above the carbon emission reduction that automatically results from declining coal assets, diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is working on reducing its Scope 1 and 2... 


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Tata Voltas adds value for mining industry
7th December 2022

Emerging mining machinery solutions provider Tata Voltas continues to add value to the global mining industry by maintaining earthmoving equipment for a lower cost than other agents in the market.... 


Seriti Green CEO Peter Venn.
Renewables deal indicative of South Africans making positive difference, says Seriti Green
2nd December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The big renewables deal undertaken by Seriti is indicative of just how passionate South Africans are to make a positive difference for the benefit of future generations, said new Seriti Green CEO... 


Seriti CEO Mike Teke.
Black-owned coal company Seriti acquires multi-gigawatt renewable energy assets
1st December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In a significant renewable energy step, Seriti Resources, a 91% black-owned and controlled coal mining company, has acquired 100% of Windlab South Africa through its climate-change mitigating... 


Podium Minerals MD and CEO Sam Rodda.
Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech
29th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Australia’s platinum group metals (PGMs) pioneer, Podium Minerals, is evaluating the cleanest and greenest mining and processing options that include the possibility of circumventing the need for... 


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On-The-Air (18/11/2022)
18th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses green energy and a new underground diamond mine in Limpopo. 


Mining Weekly was part of this week's Venetia Underground Project media visit.
Sparkling Venetia underground diamond project heading for first production in 2023
15th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A visit by Mining Weekly to the Venetia Underground Project (VUP) on November 14 provided far-reaching insight into this major diamond development that is scheduled to achieve occupational... 


Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 


AngloGold Ashanti CEO Alberto Calderon.
Inflation denies AngloGold spectacular showing that higher grade normally assures
4th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Higher grade ore mined by AngloGold Ashanti in the third quarter should have meant more gold at unchanged cost – more bang for the same buck, as it were. But the current abnormally high level of... 


PGMs supply.
Platinum group metals gaining ground in Australia where PGMs have critical status
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration and resources development company Podium Minerals is continuing to blaze a trail in platinum group metals (PGMs) in Australia, where PGMs have been classified as critical minerals,... 


Exploration under way on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Ivanhoe exploration award draws high-spirited comment on northern limb
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is attracting real exploration interest in the form of Platinum Group Metals, Sylvania Platinum and now Ivanhoe Mines, AmaranthCX director and founder Paul... 


Afrimat's interim earnings decrease, but diversification, efficiency improvements continue
28th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Midtier mining company Afrimat reported a 14.5% decrease in headline earnings a share to 252.2c for the six months ended August 31. The Afrimat board declared an interim gross dividend of 40c a... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats set on maximising strong prevailing PGM price tailwind
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Friday expressed determination to maximise the tailwinds of strong prevailing PGM prices and deliver its guided business... 


Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman.
Gold Fields board recommends Yamana transaction
24th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The board and management team of Gold Fields have unanimously recommended the implementation of the Yamana Gold transaction, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman stated in a letter to shareholders... 


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Safer blasts shield communities
21st October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Explosives and blasting contractor Master Blasters uses only the safest primary and secondary explosives – resulting in the least damage to the environment and impact on surrounding communities –... 


Bernard Pryor and Phoevos Pouroulis.
Karo platinum project taking off in Zimbabwe with solar power tailwind
14th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A multi-phased development approach is being adopted at the Karo Platinum project in Zimbabwe, where a 17-year opencast mine is to be built with a timeline to deliver its first ore to mill in July... 


Hwange Colliery suffers interim Z$3.97bn loss on back of foreign legacy debt
4th October 2022 By: Donna Slater

Despite a 52% increase in production and a 74% increase in sales for the six months to June 30, JSE-, ZSE- and LSE-listed Zimbabwe-based coal miner Hwange Colliery made a Z$3.97-billion loss in... 


MINING MUSCLE
Seven 90-t excavators and 21 60-t articulated dump trucks to mine the Gugulethu project, which is set to produce single RB3 product for export
Gugulethu construction is still on track to kick off this year
30th September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Construction of the almost R600-million opencast phase (Phase 1) of coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s Gugulethu colliery is planned to start this year, subject to market conditions... 


PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event
30th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the... 


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Manganese key to energy transition
23rd September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Manganese demand globally is likely to grow exponentially, as it is considered a key input in renewable technologies. This potential demand presents opportunities to build new mega-mines, attract... 


Implats executive: sustainable development Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, who will speak on ESG and Beyond at the upcoming SAIMM PGMs conference.
PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event
13th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the... 


Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’
Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Filtration company Donaldson has dedicated laboratories for developing its own filter media. The technology-driven filtration company has led the industry in this regard, says engine air product... 


SDO achieves full-year production targets
8th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Sylvania’s Dump Operations (SDO) achieved a solid production performance of 67 053 ounces of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) platinum group metals (PGM) for the financial year... 


CEO Mervyn Naidoo
Actom anticipating demand as energy projects continue to flow from REIPPPP
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With a major increase in renewable energy projects anticipated over the next 12 months, turnkey electrical solutions provider Actom is confident that this will translate into an increased demand... 


 	OPENCAST MACHINERY thyssenkrupp is a manufacturer of crawler mounted spreaders.
New products and technology developments at thyssenkrupp
6th September 2022

Comminution specialist thyssenkrupp has rewritten the crushing and grinding technology rule book with the introduction of the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) Pro. 


Harmony COO South Africa Operations Beyers Nel.
Harmony working hard to boost productivity
30th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company Harmony Gold on Tuesday announced a programme to improve the human dimension of safety and productivity by combining cultural transformation with technological advancements. The... 


Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp.
Harmony declares final dividend on lower earnings
30th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company Harmony Gold on Tuesday declared a final dividend in line with dividend policy despite lower earnings. The JSE-listed company, headed by CEO Peter Steenkamp, declared a final... 


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KonNx portfolio ensures constant connection, safety
26th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

In an effort to ensure constant connection between power cables, the relevant equipment and electricity, high voltage cable coupler manufacturer KonNx designs, manufactures and distributes high and... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam forecasts R5.4bn capex as growth projects progress
26th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals company Northam, which refined 9.7% more metal than the prior year in the 12 months to June 30, on Friday forecast capital expenditure (capex) of R5.4-billion for the current... 


An image of Canyon Coal environmental compliance officer Arjen Nell
ESG central to miner’s operations
26th August 2022 By: Nadine James

Matters of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) are central to mining as they are core to the notion of sustainability, something that the industry, and coal producer Canyon Coal,... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
26th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, through its subsidiaries, expects to produce 20-million tons of coal a year from 2022/23. 


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Quellaveco copper project, Peru – update
26th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The first production of copper concentrate was achieved at Quellaveco on August 23. 


Vedanta Zinc International's Gamsberg Phase II sod-turning ceremony
Vedanta Zinc breaks ground on R7bn Gamsberg expansion project
5th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Zinc mining company Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) officially broke ground on its Gamsberg Phase II project on August 5. The R7-billion investment in the expansion of the company’s opencast zinc... 


CHRISTIAAN LIEBENBERG
Users can explore specific data on every hole, such as comparing the design depth and charge versus the actual depth and charge, and the tool giving users customised reports
New solution helps mines achieve 'optimal' blasting results
5th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Blasting technology and services company Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) has launched the next generation of its XPLOLOG blasting control real-time data solution to help mines achieve optimal blasting... 


Image of copper nugget
Quellaveco copper project, Peru – update
5th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Concentrate production has started. 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo’s big on-site solar, off-site wind plan lays foundation for green hydrogen
3rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The planned construction by Anglo American of on-site solar plants and off-site regional wind farms is designed to create a renewable energy ecosystem that reduces Scope 2 emissions and lays the... 


De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars
De Beers pleased with strong set of first-half results
28th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In the six months to June 30, rough diamond production of the De Beers Group increased by 10% to 16.9-million carats, reflecting a strong operational performance and higher planned levels of... 


Mining firms blow cold on India's plan to dig deep for coal
Mining firms blow cold on India's plan to dig deep for coal
26th July 2022 By: Reuters

India's plan to auction abandoned coal mines to private firms to meet rising energy demand has brought little cheer to the industry as running the mines poses financial, technological and safety... 


Image of electrical coupler. KonNx supplies high voltage cable couplers to the mining industry
Safely connecting power cables and electricity
15th July 2022

High voltage cable coupler manufacturer KonNx designs, manufactures and distributes high and low voltage cable couplers and connectors for use in heavy industrial applications, such as opencast and... 


DRIVING PRODUCTIVITY 
The real value comes from measuring the increases in mine production and reduced downtime when using a Bridgestone product
Demand outstrips tyre supply
15th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The African mining market’s demand for tyre solutions provider Bridgestone Southern Africa’s product has increased substantially and is exceeding supply, owing to global tyre supply constraints,... 


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