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Stora Enso, others invest $18m in bio-graphite firm CarbonScape
19th September 2023 By: Reuters

Finnish-Swedish forestry firm Stora Enso, battery producer Amperex Technology and other parties have invested $18-million in start-up CarbonScape to commercialise bio-graphite for use in batteries,... 


Glencore risks missing investment deadline for Cape Town refinery
18th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is in negotiations with the South African government about a pledge to invest R6-billion in the Cape Town refinery, as the company is set to miss the deadline following an explosion that... 


Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC
Akhona Qengqe
15th September 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC  


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Fuel for Thought: Liquified Petroleum Gas
14th September 2023

The past several years have shown that a range of fuel options for power generation is an important hedge against instability. Fuel flexibility is a hallmark of Capstone microturbines, which can... 


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Economist gives bleak outlook for South Africa’s economic future
13th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a stark assessment of South Africa's economic performance Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM) founding director and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) economics lecturer Dr... 


Government and industry stakeholders give thumbs up at Automechanika to support launch of Blow the Whistle Compliance Forum
Government and industry stakeholders give thumbs up at Automechanika to support launch of Blow the Whistle Compliance Forum
13th September 2023

Almost 200 industry stakeholders, with senior representation from the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (DTIC) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) gathered at... 


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Production starts at Shenzi North
13th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has started production at the Shenzi North project in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Shenzi North is a two-well subsea tieback that takes advantage of the existing... 


Manufacturing output dips month-on-month, but quarterly growth proves positive
11th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that manufacturing production increased by 2.3% year-on-year in July. The largest positive contributors for the month were petroleum, chemical products,... 


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ESTER-GAZERS: Testing guidelines for ester oils in transformers - part 2
11th September 2023

By Gert Nel, WearCheck divisional manager: transformers, and Corné Dames, WearCheck transformer consultant ABSTRACT 


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WA gas market to remain tight in short term - report
11th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An independent report into Western Australia’s gas market has found that domestic supply would remain tight until 2027, until new supply led by Perth Basin and Scarborough volumes came online.... 


Large-scale oil, gas comeback for Angola
8th September 2023

Recent deepwater discoveries and fiscal policy improvements have contributed to a significant uptick in investments in Angola’s oil and gas industry, says energy advocacy group African Energy... 


Asia expected to dominate refinery FCCU capacity by 2027
8th September 2023

Asia is expected to witness the highest refinery fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) capacity additions globally between 2023 and 2027, contributing about 58% of the total capacity additions by... 


GDP records 0.6% growth in Q2, but loadshedding threatens gains
5th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter, which North West University Business School Professor Raymond Parsons says is welcoming news. He notes that... 


Exploration spend sets records for June quarter
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mineral exploration expenditure in Australia rose to record highs in the June quarter. In original terms, quarter on quarter,... 


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Leo shares fall as Mali issues arise
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed Leo Lithium tanked on Monday, after the government of Mali ordered the company to halt direct shipping ore (DSO) operations at its Goulamina lithium project. The... 


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Santos strikes deal on PNG LNG stake
1st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has struck a $576-million deal to sell off a 2.6% participating interest in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Kumul Petroleum Holdings.... 


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Weighing up renewable energy
1st September 2023

With the South African mining sector facing obstacles in terms of securing reliable and sustainable electricity, a clear view of the opportunities and challenges of integrating renewable energy... 


Large-scale waste-to-DME projects in development
1st September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Large-scale waste-to-dimethyl ether (DME) projects, one based in north-west Europe and the other on the Gulf Coast of the US, are in the feasibility stage, with the projects anticipated to produce... 


Firm sells 15% interest in Absheron gasfield
1st September 2023

Multi-energy company TotalEnergies and gas company State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Socar) signed an agreement last month to sell a 15% participating interest each in their joint... 


Gas production to increase
1st September 2023

A resurgence in global gas production, anticipated to increase by 1.6%, is forecasted for 2023. This growth is expected to be led by Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East... 


Lithium players race for breakthrough to meet electric car demand
31st August 2023 By: Bloomberg

On the outskirts of El Dorado — heart of Arkansas’ 1920s oil boom — a company backed by Koch Industries is looking to dramatically speed up extraction of a battery metal essential to weaning the... 


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More gas needed to avoid AEMO predicted shortfall - Appea
31st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) said on Thursday there was an urgent need for more gas supply after the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said there... 


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Resources Watch
30th August 2023

This week: Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement; it’s responsible to invest in South Africa, says DRDGold as it approves R3.5bn capex; and, Coal miner opening nursery to... 


Aus releases greenhouse gas storage acreage
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed the release of new areas for exploration for offshore greenhouse gas storage to help Australia lower emissions... 


Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes
Opinion: Why South Africa’s mining law facilitates Chinese investment
29th August 2023

In this article, Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes writes that South Africa's mining and empowerment legislation may benefit Chinese entities rather than discourage... 


Sibanye-Stillwater chief sustainability officer Themba Nkosi
SLP approach to community development too narrow
25th August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Sibanye-Stillwater says that viewing social and labour plans (SLPs) as the driver for community development is too narrow an approach. Rather, the driver should be enduring social... 


QPM completes Moranbah buy
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has completed the acquisition of the Moranbah gas project, transforming the company into the sixth largest domestic gas producer on the Australian... 


Payment24 expands into new industries and regions
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South African specialised payment solutions firm Payment24 continues to expand into new regions, while adding products and solutions to its portfolio, it is also branching out into other... 


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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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