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Australian billionaire woos Canadians, hoping to build big coal mine in Rocky Mountains

By: Reuters     Updated 4 hours ago Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting is hoping a charm offensive, from annual fundraising parties to local refurbishments at a golf course, will help overcome opposition to a massive new coal mine in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Hancock unit Riversdale Resources’ Grassy... 

Mponeng transfer to Harmony expected soon – AngloGold 

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2020 The transfer of Mponeng gold mine to Harmony Gold is down to Department of Minerals Resources and Energy approval under legislation relating to mine transfer, according to outgoing AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky. Answering analysts questions following the presentation of the company’s... 

Coca-Cola changes Sprite packaging to increase recycling

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th August 2020 The Coca-Cola Company in South Africa has stopped the production of Sprite’s iconic green packaging to produce fresh, new clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle packaging. The transition to clear packaging means that more Sprite bottles can be collected, recycled and reused to make... 

South Africa’s women nuclear professionals elect new president 

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th August 2020 Local sectoral professional organisation Women in Nuclear South Africa (Winsa) announced on Friday the election of its new president. She is radiation protection professional Tebogo Motlhabane, a scientist with the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI). She replaces Nomathemba... 

BI is a critical supplier to sugar mills

6th August 2020 From the growing of sugar cane on the agricultural side to sugar refineries on the production side, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) plays a key role in this important economic sector. With 60 years’ experience servicing this industry, it has gained meaningful expertise that has... 

Regulation, collaboration needed to fast-track global circular economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 European Green Deal, Covid-19 and new technology change environmental landscape Cross sector collaboration and enabling regulatory frameworks, as well as technology innovation, can fast track the achievement of circular economy goals. This is according to industry experts who were participating... 

Canada Nickel creates subsidiary focused on zero-carbon metals

By: Donna Slater     28th July 2020 TSX-listed nickel/cobalt sulphide project company Canada Nickel Company has created a wholly-owned subsidiary, NetZero Metals, to begin the research and development of a processing facility aimed at using existing technologies to produce zero-carbon nickel, cobalt and iron products. The facility... 

Capstone adopts novel copper extraction technology at Pinto Valley

By: Donna Slater     28th July 2020 TSX-listed copper miner Capstone Mining Corporation’s Pinto Valley mine has successfully demonstrated positive economics from enhanced dump leach performance by partnering with technology-driven natural resources company Jetti Resources. Capstone is using the mineral extraction technology at its... 

SAPVIA welcomes energy dept's commitment to dealing with energy security challenge

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th July 2020 Industry body the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has applauded the “determination put forward by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe to mobilise the private sector to address the threats to energy security but cautions that there is no more time... 

Reid Lifestyle Centre targeting a net-zero certification

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th July 2020 In May, the Reid Lifestyle Centre, developed by Balwin Properties, achieved a six-star Green Star Public & Education Building certification. Part of an upmarket lifestyle estate situated close to the Marlboro Gautrain station, the building is also targeting a Net-zero Carbon Level 2 rating. 

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