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S Africa well positioned in green economy shift

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to renewable energies and platinum-group metals (PGMs), South Africa can become an exporter of... 

Trend towards decarbonisation discouraging coal investment

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th September 2021 South Africa’s coal production, sales and exports reached a plateau some years ago; however, the lockdown last year caused a noticeable decline. The main reason for this local decline is that the industry had reached the ‘coal cliff’ years ago, says advisory firm XMP Consulting senior coal... 

Infrastructural challenges impede coal industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th September 2021 South Africa is a major coal-exporting country, with its coal sector also providing baseload capacity for the country. However, infrastructure challenges negatively impact on the local industry, says coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal COO Clifford Hallatt. Locally mined coal is... 

TFR approaches customers on security levy to raise funds for rapid security overhaul 

By: Terence Creamer     17th September 2021 State-owned railway utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is approaching its customers about instituting a three-year security levy, which will be used to raise the funding needed for the rapid deployment of technology-based security solutions across a network that is currently collapsing under the... 

Katlego Makgata

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th September 2021 This week we profiole Katlego Makgata, MD of Leoka Engineering, which procvides project management, design and engineering services, mainly in the mining sector 

Vedanta’s Black Mountain Mining ramps up digitalisation efforts

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th September 2021 In alignment with underground operations worldwide increasingly digitalising their operations, Vedanta Zinc International's (VZI) Black Mountain Mining's (BMM's) underground operation Swartberg is also embarking on digitalisation efforts. VZI, a grouping of zinc assets located in South Africa and... 

Solar power set to reduce Pan African’s reliance on Eskom by 30%  

By: Martin Creamer     15th September 2021 The generation of solar power by top-performing gold mining company Pan African Resources is expected to lower reliance on power utility Eskom by 30%, Pan African CEO Cobus Loots said on Wednesday, when the London Aim- and JSE-listed company reported record profit after tax and proposed its... 

Resources Watch  

15th September 2021 This week: Platinum demand strengthening; Shut Nkomati Nickel has good-grade, long-life underground potential; and, Botswana copper miner Khoemacau giving attention to ESG silver lining 

i-80 initiates test mining at Granite Creek

By: Mariaan Webb     15th September 2021 Nevada-focused i-80 Gold on Tuesday announced that it had begun an underground test mining programme at its high-grade Granite Creek mine, in Humboldt county, with the goal of making a production decision. Underground drilling and advancements at Granite Creek would be focused on delineating... 

Pan African reports record profit, proposes highest ever dividend  

By: Martin Creamer     15th September 2021 Gold mining company Pan African Resources on Wednesday reported record after-tax-profit, higher gold production and proposed its highest ever dividend. In the 12 months to June 30, the company, headed by CEO Cobus Loots, recorded a 12.4% increase in group gold production to 201 777 oz, a 36%... 

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