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Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement
23rd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The intervention of the government and the South African Police Service (Saps) is crucial for enforcing the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),... 


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Chevron ups output at Wheatstone
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

US energy major Chevron on Wednesday revealed that the official nameplate capacity of the Wheatstone project’s domestic gas plant would increase by 5% from 205 TJ/d to 215 TJ/d, following technical... 


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Woodside posts record profits
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside has reported a record net profit after tax of $1.74-billion for the first half of the 2023 financial year. Underlying net profits after tax for the half year was also up by... 


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SA distributor announced
18th August 2023

Materials handling solutions provider Barloworld BayWa (BHBW) has introduced Yale lift trucks to the South African market following its appointment by lift trucks and aftermarket parts manufacturer... 


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WA changes domestic gas policy
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that changes to the Western Australian Domestic Gas Policy would curb investment in new onshore gas supply, saying... 


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ACCC releases guidelines for new Gas Market Code
15th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian oil and gas producers could be hit with penalties of up to A$50-million if they are found not to be in compliance with the new Gas Market Code. The Australian Competition and Consumer... 


WA reviews Mining Rehabilitation Fund
14th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced that the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) will undergo a review to ensure it met all its objectives, and that sufficient funding was available for... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


Manufacturing production increases 5.5% y/y in June – Stats SA
10th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Manufacturing production increased by 5.5% year-on-year in June, statistics agency Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports. The largest contribution was made by motor vehicles, parts and... 


Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow.
Risk-on greater reason for record-high Q2 gold price than interest rate decline – Bristow
10th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The all-time-high second-quarter (Q2) gold price is less about the forecast decline in interest rates and more about risk-on amid global economy wrestling and world deglobalisation, Barrick... 


Premier backs Scarborough deal
10th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has backed energy major Woodside’s $880-million deal with a subsidiary of LNG Japan Corporation to sell a 10% stake in the Scarborough liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


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Woodside sells 10% in Scarborough
8th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has struck a near $880-million deal with a subsidiary of LNG Japan Corporation to sell a 10% stake in the Scarborough project. LNG Japan will pay Woodside a purchase... 


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Committee welcomes President’s meeting to discuss illegal mining
7th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to the escalating cases of illegal mining in Gauteng by... 


Engen’s Londiwe Nzama: A Journey of Resilience and Growth
Engen’s Londiwe Nzama: A Journey of Resilience and Growth
7th August 2023

Londiwe Nzama is a remarkable woman who has defied the odds to realise her dreams; her inspiring journey serving as a beacon of hope and empowerment, especially so as South Africa celebrates... 


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Nature-inspired oil-water separator employed underground
4th August 2023

Water treatment specialist SurfCleaner has supplied its specialist water treatment technology to a large underground iron-ore mine, to treat water used in an underground wash bay. SurfCleaner... 


Dr Tshepo Mokoka appointed PASA acting CEO
3rd August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dr Tshepo Mokoka has been appointed acting CEO of the Petroleum Agency South Africa (PASA), effective August 1. For several years, Mokoka has been an integral part of PASA’s oversight body, the... 


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Presidency, business call for expedited passage during current Parliamentary term of Bill overhauling electricity market
2nd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency and organised business have called for the passage of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill to be expedited within the sixth Parliament, following a meeting on August 1 to... 


Upcoming bpSA mobility and convenience GM Nokwanda Khumalo
bp Southern Africa announces new mobility, convenience GM
1st August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Petroleum company bp Southern Africa (bpSA) has announced the appointment of Nokwanda Khumalo as the company’s new mobility and convenience GM, effective September 1. Khumalo has joined bpSA during... 


APA cuts the ribbon at new gas connector
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure group APA Group has officially opened its Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) pipeline, in Western Australia, providing greater energy security and supporting growth and... 


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Victoria bans gas in new-build homes
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian government has announced a landmark decision to phase out gas in new homes, drawing criticism from the industry. From January 2024, planning permits for new homes and residential... 


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Investment of $8bn a year needed to ensure universal clean cooking by 2030
26th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Universal clean cooking access could be reached worldwide by 2030 with yearly investment of $8-billion, and clean cooking is a cornerstone of global efforts to improve energy access, gender equity,... 


Centamin, Egyptian govt reach in principle agreement on regulatory terms for new concession
20th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London- and Toronto-listed gold producer Centamin says the framework for the model mining exploitation agreement (MMEA) has been agreed in principle with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum &... 


Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 


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Woodside closes difficult quarter
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported a 5% decline in production during the second quarter ended June, compared with the first quarter, owing to planned turnaround and maintenance activities.... 


The rebrand is part of Astron Energy’s 100th service station as part of the company’s project to rebrand its network from Caltex to Astron Energy
Astron Energy rebrands one-hundredth site in South Africa
17th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Petroleum products supplier Astron Energy has marked the rebrand of its one-hundreth service station in South Africa as part of the company’s mammoth project to rebrand its network from Caltex to... 


GoviEx announces higher openpit mineral resources at Muntanga
17th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral resources company GoviEx Uranium has announced an updated mineral resource estimate (MRE) for its mine-permitted Muntanga uranium project, in Zambia. The Muntanga project comprises three... 


Afreximbank disburses $120m to Kenyan investment development firm
17th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Nairobi has announced the disbursement of a $120-million financing facility to Djibouti’s Great Horn Investment Holding (GHIH) for the execution of a... 


QPM strikes partnership deal with SMT
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has struck a partnership agreement with New Caledonian ore supplier Société des Mines de la Tontouta (SMT). Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU)... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
Mining sector still enjoys substantial investor interest, says Langenhoven
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven has said mining accounts for more than R7-trillion of value on the JSE, indicating that the sector still enjoys substantial interest... 


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Tailings management regulations critical aspect of MPRDA review
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy member Mathews Wolmarans has noted that one of the key areas of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) that needs to be... 


Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa
Tsengwa welcomes court's ruling on MPRDA and Mining Charter, calls for clarity on measuring transformation
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa has said that having no scorecard against which to measure compliance with the Mining Charter 2018, which acts as the underlying policy document of... 


Orion Minerals CEO Erroll Smart
MRPDA review might be premature, says Orion's Smart
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified metal exploration and development company Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart has argued that a review of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) was questionable when it... 


Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi wants DMRE to hand over derelict mines to Gauteng govt
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi wants the empty and abandoned mines in Gauteng to be handed over to the provincial government so that they can be rehabilitated more swiftly. “The mines that are... 


Making LPG accessible to underserved communities is one of the ways to tackle South Africa’s energy crisis
12th July 2023

The International Energy Agency estimates that the number of people without access increased in 2020 for the first time since 2013 in Sub-Saharan Africa. In South Africa, approximately 5 million of... 


Manufacturing production increased by 2.5% y/y in May
11th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Statistics South Africa has reported that manufacturing production increased by 2.5% in May this year compared with May last year. The largest contributions were made by the motor vehicles, parts... 


Parking for EVs
Dept moves towards implementation of Green Transport Strategy
11th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Department of Transport (DoT) research and development chief director Themba Tenza has confirmed that the department is moving towards implementation of its Green Transport Strategy (GTS), which... 


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Australia's Gas Code comes into effect
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian oil and gas producers have called on the federal government to focus on new supply as the mandatory Gas Code of Conduct comes into effect. The Code of Conduct is aimed at securing more... 


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Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, Senegal – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

As the first phase of the GTA gas project reaches 90% completion, Mauritania and Senegal are already looking ahead to Phase 2. 


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German pilot project unveils largest-ever FCEV taxi fleet
7th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

According to the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC), the H2 Moves Berlin pilot project, in Germany, will show how fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are suitable for everyday use as a... 


Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes.
South African regulator not doing enough to promote junior mining – mining lawyer
4th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The major theme of the recent Junior Indaba was the concern that the South African regulator is not doing enough to promote junior mining in South Africa. Government’s role should be to cut red... 


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Australia has sufficient gas for 2024 - ACCC
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s east coast gas market is expected to have enough supply to meet overall demand in 2024, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said at the tail end of last week. In... 


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Petrol prices to drop, but diesel prices will rise
3rd July 2023 By: Darren Parker

The price of 93 unleaded petroleum (ULP) and leaded replacement petrol (LRP) will drop by 24 c/ℓ on July 5, while 95 ULP and LRP will come down by 17 c/ℓ, according to a statement issued by Mineral... 


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