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Minerals Council welcomes appointment of new Transnet board
12th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the appointment of nine new members to State-owned Transnet’s board, which is now chaired by former Minerals Council VP Andile Sangqu. “The Minerals... 

BHP looks at GHG in copper chain
BHP looks at GHG in copper chain
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with metals major JX Metals Corporation to jointly develop initiatives to cut back on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the... 

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Rio gets Arena support for Yarwun hydrogen plans
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a A$32.1-million grant for Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Corporation to trial hydrogen calcination technology at the Yarwun alumina refinery in... 

Andile Sangqu
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... 

Cora announces exec appointments, launches construction tender for Sanankoro
11th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

West Africa-focused gold company Cora Gold on July 11 announced the appointment of key management personnel and the start of the construction tender process as it focuses on transitioning its... 

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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... 

Rio Tinto chairperson Dominic Barton
Rio Tinto says China’s economy faces a ‘big real estate issue’
10th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Miner Rio Tinto Group sees a host of near-term economic challenges in China, including in the country’s real estate industry, but reaffirmed its positive medium- and long-term outlook. “It has... 

Anglo joins Zambian conference to discuss resource sector taxes
7th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American has joined representatives of government, civil society and other stakeholders in the mining sector at a global conference in Lusaka, Zambia, to discuss the... 

Martin Creamer
Cennergi, high pressure water tech, Venetia make headlines
7th July 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Cennergi’s power purchase agreement which will see it supply renewable energy to Exxaro’s flagship mine; the proudly South African High Pressure Water... 

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... 

JUWI Renewables South Africa MD Richard Doyle
Opinion: Embracing renewable energy – a catalyst for sustainable mining
6th July 2023

In this article, JUWI Renewables South Africa MD Richard Doyle shares insights from a recent Africa Energy Forum panel discussion during which experts from the renewable energy and mining sectors... 

China Investment sells some shares in Teck Resources
5th July 2023 By: Reuters

China investment corporation (CIC) said on Tuesday its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fullbloom Investment Corporation, sold some of its shares in Teck Resources. The company sold 3 000 Class B... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
5th July 2023

This week: Venetia mine rapidly becoming a flagship in advancing De Beers’ climate ambition; Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding; and, Capital cost... 

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... 

Head of Glencore Copper Africa Clint Donkin
Glencore’s DRC operations host community town hall
3rd July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Large-scale industrial copper and cobalt producers in the Lualaba province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) and Mutanda Mining (Mumi) hosted a community... 

IWiM appoints new governance board, advisory council
3rd July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global not-for-profit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) has announced a new governance board and advisory council to support the next phase of strategic development for the... 

Critical Minerals Africa summit welcomes launch partners
3rd July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Event planner Energy Capital & Power has announced that the Critical Minerals Africa investment summit will be held in Cape Town, on October 17 and 18 . This inaugural summit kicks off a series of... 

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... 

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... 

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Titanium beneficiation, London Indaba make headlines
30th June 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa’s titanium beneficiation project which is expected to peak at R14-billion and headlines from this year's London Indaba.   

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... 

Mining giant BHP wants Australia to scrap nuclear power ban
29th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group is calling for Australia to lift a longstanding ban on nuclear power as the country moves to decarbonize its electricity system. Nuclear “must be part of the conversation” in Australia,... 

Rio Tinto sets up battery testing plant in Melbourne
28th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Global miner Rio Tinto is setting up a battery test plant at an Australian research hub to better understand how its minerals can work for battery makers, an executive said on Wednesday. Rio set... 

Government's IGP open to consultation
28th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian government has launched a discussion paper around its new A$392-million Industry Growth Programme (IGP) asking advice on how to design and operate the programme to support industry... 

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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... 

Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Commodity prices will need to jump to meet demand for energy transition – Anglo American
27th June 2023 By: Reuters

Commodity prices will have to rise to attract investment from ever more complex locations to meet the urgency of the energy transition, Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad said on Tuesday. Speaking... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
27th June 2023

This week: Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank; and, Further drive needed to push gender transformation in the mining industry 

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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... 

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... 

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