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New Transnet board named as the country faces logistics snarls
11th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa revamped the board of the state-owned ports and rail operator, appointing a former mining executive as its new chairman as it seeks to improve inefficient infrastructure that major... 

Broadmeadow East taken in by Burton-Lenton JV
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Bowen Coking Coal has announced plans to divest of its Broadmeadow East mine, in Queensland, to the Burton-Lenton joint venture (BLJV), in which the company holds a 90% interest. Bowen... 

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Mining turnover falls - ABS
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mining turnover continues to fall, with the mining industry reporting the largest fall in the 13 selected industries during... 

South32 ordered to undertake community water project in NSW
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32’s Illawarra Coal Holdings company has been ordered to contribute nearly A$2.9-million to a community project under an enforceable undertaking (EU) by the Natural... 

Contango signs 20 000 t/m coal offtake agreement with TransOre
10th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed natural resource development company Contango Holdings has entered into a new offtake arrangement with mineral trader TransOre International for the sale of up to 20 000 t a month of... 

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Eskom to launch solar, battery tenders in 2024 as part of Komati ‘repowering’
7th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom reports that concessional funding of $497-million secured for the repowering and repurposing of the Komati coal power station, in Mpumalanga, is expected to become effective at the end of... 

Deadly attack at Colombia coal facility sparks industry plea to protect miners
7th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A Colombian mining group is urging the South American government to protect workers from ongoing violence against the industry following a deadly July 4 attack on a coal producer. Tuesday’s... 

Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 

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Whitehaven's Narrabri expansion clears legal hurdle
6th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has dismissed judicial review proceedings regarding the State Significant Development Consent for coal miner Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri Stage 3... 

Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Limpopo coal mine decarbonising through cost-cutting solar power agreement
5th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Financial close has been achieved for the 68 MW Lephalale solar project to supply renewable energy to the Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo. This was announced on Wednesday by Cennergi, the wholly... 

Tigers Realm pauses privatisation plans
5th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Tigers Realm Coal has suspended its privatisation plans, citing concerns around the ability to procure the necessary regulatory relief on a ‘timely basis’ under the Australian and... 

Power lines
Updated loadshedding code includes up to 16 stages to reduce grid-collapse risk
4th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new and updated edition of the loadshedding code of practice, which includes up to 16 stages of loadshedding, has been finalised by and expert group and delivered to the National Energy Regulator... 

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... 

AmaranthCX director Paul Miller
Policymakers urged to fix distorted public market as South African delistings continue
3rd July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The public market continues to see delistings on the JSE and other South African stock exchanges at an alarming rate, says consultancy and research provider AmaranthCX director Paul Miller, with 14... 

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Australia's resource exports forecast to drop
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s export earnings are expected to fall over the next two years to 2025 as energy prices return to levels seen before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the latest Resources and Energy... 

Edenville poised for improved performance this year as disruptions from 2022 resolve
30th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Edenville Energy experienced a major transition in the year ended December 31, 2022, in terms of operational, management and board changes, which has continued into the first half of... 

German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
30th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Less than a year after German coal giant LEAG unveiled plans to transform its opencast mines into wind and solar farms, concerns are mounting that it and other lignite miners are exploiting an... 

MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe
Makhado project’s mine life, coal reserves increase considerably
30th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal miner MC Mining’s updated life-of-mine (LoM) plan and coal reserve estimate for its fully-licensed and shovel-ready Makhado steelmaking hard coking coal project has demonstrated a considerably... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

The image depicts the improvements to the Cat D10 increase the material it can move per litre of fuel consumed
Heavy dozer redesigned for better operability
30th June 2023

Manufacturer of earthmoving and mining equipment Caterpillar (Cat) has redesigned its D10 large dozer to burn less fuel, be more productive and help users improve uptime. Featuring a stator clutch... 

Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 

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Eskom debt plan can reduce South Africa risks, Moody’s says
29th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s plan to provide its struggling power utility debt relief and potentially write off municipalities’ arrears to Eskom Holdings will ultimately improve liquidity and cut funding risks... 

The Majuba power station
Thieves threaten World Bank-funded South African coal rail project
28th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

A World Bank Group-funded effort to increase train access to a power plant in South Africa’s coal-rich region has started to significantly backslide as criminals target the country’s rail system.... 

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Glencore's Australian contribution reaches nearly A$20bn
28th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Glencore on Wednesday revealed that it had contributed some A$19.9-billion to the Australian economy in 2022. The company, which operates 24 mines across Australia as well as a... 

Exxaro FD Riaan Koppeschaar
Exxaro's first-half export coal sales to fall 6% on logistics challenges, low prices
27th June 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diversified resources company Exxaro Resources expects to report a 6% decrease in export coal sales volumes to 2.51-million tonnes for the six months ended June 30, compared with 2.67-million... 

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BHP calls for better fiscal settings as company's investment in Qld fades
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining giant BHP boss Mike Henry on Tuesday said that the Australian resources sector would benefit more from better productivity and fiscal settings, rather than subsidies in its bid to harness... 

Tigers Realm goes to court
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed coal miner Tigers Realm Coal has filed an application with the Federal Court of Australia seeking exemption from the government’s sanctions on Russian coal. In March this year, the... 

ARM's investor relations exec to step down
26th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Jongisa Magagula will step down as African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) investor relations and new business development executive director, with effect from July 31. “I would like to express our... 

Electricity demand and Eskom's forecast of how electricity demand during winter 2023 will deviate from its winter base case
Weather and winter tariff on large users helping to moderate electricity demand
26th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is expecting demand for the rest of South Africa’s winter months to remain below levels initially assumed when the utility finalised its base case for the high-demand season (see graphic... 

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Renewables growth did not dent fossil fuel dominance in 2022, report says
26th June 2023 By: Reuters

Global energy demand rose 1% last year and record renewables growth did nothing to shift the dominance of fossil fuels, which still accounted for 82% of supply, the industry's Statistical Review of... 

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