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Global gold mining major highlights academic partnership with South Africa’s Fort Hare

Global gold mining major highlights academic partnership with South Africa’s Fort Hare

21st June 2024 The University of Fort Hare, where the offspring of mineworkers were the first graduates, has agreed a R12.5-million, initial ten-year academic... 

Green copper, vapour refining envisaged at Orion’s Northern Cape base metals mines

Green copper, vapour refining envisaged at Orion’s Northern Cape base metals mines

20th June 2024 Green copper and clean smelting and refining are envisaged at Orion Minerals’ quickly advancing base metals mines in South Africa’s well-endowed... 

South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights

South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights

19th June 2024 “The sun is finally shining on us,” an upbeat Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart enthused during an Australia/South Africa webinar on Wednesday, when... 

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Fast-greening Richards Bay Minerals now eyeing on-site renewables, storage, aggregation

Fast-greening Richards Bay Minerals now eyeing on-site renewables, storage, aggregation

19th June 2024 Energy-intensive Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which consumes an average of 1.8 terawatts of power a year, was able to secure its latest 140 MW wind... 

Southern Palladium remains committed to advancing Bengwenyama project

Southern Palladium remains committed to advancing Bengwenyama project

18th June 2024 The completed prefeasibility study (PFS) drilling campaign for the Bengwenyama platinum group metal (PGM) project, on the eastern limb of South... 

Thungela poised to spend R3.9bn capital in South Africa

Thungela poised to spend R3.9bn capital in South Africa

18th June 2024 Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Thungela Resources is poised to spend R3.9-billion worth of capital in South Africa going forward. An estimated... 

Probably more diamond industry uncertainty now than at any other point – Gemdax

Probably more diamond industry uncertainty now than at any other point – Gemdax

14th June 2024 While the diamond sector probably has more uncertainty now than at any other point, participants also probably have a bigger opportunity than ever... 

Copper 360 on home straight to produce quite a bit of cash, CEO reports

Copper 360 on home straight to produce quite a bit of cash, CEO reports

13th June 2024 Copper mining and marketing company Copper 360 is on the home straight to produce quite a bit of cash by financial year end. That was the main... 

Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller

Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller

12th June 2024 The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by... 

Artificial intelligence used to eliminate need for rare earths in permanent magnets

Artificial intelligence used to eliminate need for rare earths in permanent magnets

11th June 2024 Discovering new materials has historically been slow. Now artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover a material entirely... 

South Africa’s quickly advancing Copper 360 is guiding sharp 2025 revenue rise

South Africa’s quickly advancing Copper 360 is guiding sharp 2025 revenue rise

11th June 2024 The revenue of South Africa’s quickly advancing Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360, the only pure copper play on the Johannesburg Stock... 

TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further

TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further

10th June 2024 A 15-year agreement involving the supply of an initial 70 000 t of green hydrogen a year has been signed by TotalEnergies and Air Products.... 

World Hydrogen alerted to benefit of South Africa’s zero-emission hydrogen haul truck

World Hydrogen alerted to benefit of South Africa’s zero-emission hydrogen haul truck

7th June 2024 One hydrogen haul truck eliminates the deleterious carbon emissions of the equivalent of 700 cars, First Mode global hydrogen sourcing director... 

Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy

Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy

6th June 2024 A second renewable-energy project has been announced for heavy mineral sands extraction and refining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which... 

Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat

Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat

5th June 2024 Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global... 

First call applications for R400m junior mining exploration fund close July 12

First call applications for R400m junior mining exploration fund close July 12

4th June 2024 The first call applications for the R400-million junior mining exploration fund (JMEF) close on July 12. This was stated on Tuesday in a media... 

Diamond transparency from mine to finger is on way from Petra

Diamond transparency from mine to finger is on way from Petra

4th June 2024 Traceability is becoming an increasingly important part of the natural diamond industry, specifically in terms of being able to verify provenance... 

South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper

South Africa’s ARM completes strategic investment in Canada’s Surge Copper

3rd June 2024 South Africa’s diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals has secured its 15% strategic shareholding in Surge Copper, a Toronto Stock... 

ESG intrinsic to long-term mining success, Gold Fields AGM hears

ESG intrinsic to long-term mining success, Gold Fields AGM hears

31st May 2024 Managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects is intrinsic to the long-term success of mining, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman... 

Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement

Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement

30th May 2024 Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and... 

Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears

Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears

28th May 2024 The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly... 

Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals

Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals

27th May 2024 Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited... 

Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor

Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor

24th May 2024 When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research... 

Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears

Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears

23rd May 2024 Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world... 

Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba

Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba

22nd May 2024 The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the... 

Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel

Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel

21st May 2024 There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the... 

South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine

South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine

21st May 2024 South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the... 

Menar advancing on the manganese front

Menar advancing on the manganese front

21st May 2024 Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified... 

Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank

Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank

20th May 2024 It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the... 

Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration

Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration

17th May 2024 A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development... 

PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment

PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment

16th May 2024 The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and... 

State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation

State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation

15th May 2024 “We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical... 

All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers

All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers

14th May 2024 Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum... 

Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank

Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank

13th May 2024 Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure,... 

Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover

Fantastic advance by Proudly South African manganese battery metal first-mover

10th May 2024 Proudly South African Manganese Metal Co (MMC) of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, is making a fantastic first-mover advance to enter the manganese battery... 

Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider

Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider

9th May 2024 The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by... 

South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem

South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem

8th May 2024 Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of... 

South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan

South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan

7th May 2024 With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng... 

Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule

Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule

6th May 2024 Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of... 

Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar

Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar

3rd May 2024 Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted... 

Thungela announces passing of Thero Setiloane

Thungela announces passing of Thero Setiloane

2nd May 2024 Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal mining company Thungela Resources has announced the passing of Thero Setiloane, who served as an... 

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