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By: Martin Creamer13th February 2024
Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining industry. “We think the aggregator model can really accelerate the requirements of the mines to get... →
By: Martin Creamer5th February 2024
In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt nearly 20 times higher to approximately 39%, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted in... →
By: Halima Frost24th January 2024
Despite the negative effects of illegal mining and copper scrap exports on the confidence levels of international investors and clients, South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has manged to secure a large number of new international clients. The company’s direct marketing... →
Thos Begbie has secured many new international clients for its copper and copper processing products
By: Martin Creamer18th January 2024
The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview with Radio 702 host Clement Manyathela on Thursday. Mantashe disclosed to Manyathela that agreement had... →
Photo by Creamer Media Chief Photographer Donna Slater
By: Martin Creamer1st December 2023
The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last two decades, Minerals Council South Africa’s latest Facts and Figures 2022 points out. Net fixed... →
Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
24th November 2023
The construction of what is reported to be Africa’s largest direct-to-blister flash smelter, being constructed for copper/nickel/zinc miner Ivanhoe Mines at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is 56% complete and on target for commissioning in the fourth... →
COPPER COMPLEX BEING CONSTRUCTED
The new direct-to-blister flash smelter, being constructed at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, will be a part of the four Phases of construction being undertaken
By: Martin Creamer23rd November 2023
Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. The investment is firmly located within the university’s mining precinct and dovetails with the... →
ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
By: Halima Frost17th November 2023
Although illegal mining, theft of equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of fully functional local copper mines affect South Africa's copper sector, the prevailing export of scrap copper through loopholes in export regulations is also a major concern, says South African nonferrous metals... →
Despite setbacks caused by flooding, Non Ferrous Metal Works has maintained its order book of products like these copper hangbars for its client's
22nd September 2023
Last month, electric motor repair company Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia was requested by a copper smelter based in the Copperbelt region of Zambia to provide an in-country repair solution to two of their critical 4.5 MW compressor motors. Marthinusen & Coutts was given only three weeks in which to... →
The copper smelter in Zambia needed its compressor motors commissioned in a three week period
8th September 2023
Global mining group Rio Tinto has awarded aggregates, mining and metals services and solutions provider Metso the detailed design and engineering contract for their continuous pilot plant (CPP) for the BioIron process. The contract is an extension of the work that Rio Tinto and Metso have been... →
18th August 2023
The mining industry in South Africa has embraced digital transformation, according to corporate and commercial law firm Werksmans Attorneys head of regulatory Ahmore Burger-Smidt. South Africa’s mining industry uses digital mediums, such as machine learning, Big Data and artificial intelligence... →
By: Bridget Lepere14th July 2023
A new venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to asset integrity management and industrial solutions company the Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) establishing DGC Africa DRC - a company which focuses on asset integrity management and industrial services in the region. With... →
DIGGING THE PARTNERSHIP IDEA
Dickinson Group of Companies staff speaking to attendees at the DRC Mining Week Expo, held between June 14 to 16, about its commitment to foster partnerships and collaborations in the Democratic Republic of Congo market
By: Martin Creamer30th June 2023
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 emulated by especially those countries that have benefitted from emitting carbon into the air since... →
US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
By: Martin Creamer29th June 2023
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 length basis to the Presidency, within which the National Energy Crisis Committee (Necom) is housed.... →
Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston interviewed by Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer13th June 2023
I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview. At the end of this month, Baxter will hand over to incoming CEO Mzila Mthenjane, who will inherit a... →
Outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer5th June 2023
The results of the green hydrogen atlas for Southern Africa, now readily available online, show enormous potential green hydrogen production throughout the region, the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (Sasscal) said on Monday. →
Sasscal executive director Dr Jane Olwoch of Namibia.
26th May 2023
Comprehensive furnace services provider Dickinson Group of Companies, which was founded in 1910, has a strategic focus on meeting the heating demands of its clients, and in so doing, has become a premier provider of innovative furnace solutions. The company's primary furnace services include... →
This service is focused on maintaining better furnace performance by ensuring high-quality refractory materials are used
By: Simone Liedtke26th May 2023
With the mining industry relying heavily on efficient and reliable furnaces for various metal processing applications, US-based heating contractor Electroheat Induction says that electric-powered furnaces have become the “preferred choice” owing to their reliability, efficiency and... →
By leveraging advanced technology, the company has eliminated the need for water-cooled leads for induction power up to 350 kW
By: Simone Liedtke26th May 2023
The furnace industry faces significant challenges in managing air pollution linked to furnace operations, considering that each stage of the furnace operation requires a unique approach to address air pollution effectively. Energy and environmental solutions provider John Thompson, which... →
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
Actom considers the size and specific requirements when selecting the appropriate filter, ensuring optimal air pollution control
By: Martin Creamer22nd May 2023
Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in suitable host rock environments in underground mines as part of an environmental protection imperative. “We... →
Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer16th May 2023
The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer stated that a new mining vision can create new poverty-busting jobs and assure... →
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
By: Martin Creamer8th May 2023
Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that attracts money to the sector and they sat around the table and some really clever tax guys came up with... →
Former senior JSE GM marketing and business development Noah Greenhill interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer20th April 2023
Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as in the use of hydrogen for vehicle mobility. PEM electrolysers have distinct advantages when... →
Heraeus' Philipp Walter interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer3rd April 2023
South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica webinar attendees heard on Monday. TMM is defined as any self-propelled mobile machine used at a... →
ENSafrica health and safety webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer29th March 2023
Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says Rifle-Shot Performance business development director Dilley Naidoo. Naidoo, who spoke to Mining Weekly on... →
Rifle-Shot’s Dilley Naidoo interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer28th March 2023
Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers carbon intensity. The combination of green hydrogen displacing natural gas and fuel cell electric... →
PGM Industry Day covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video editing: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer13th March 2023
Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among the ardent messages put over by mining sector performance enhancer Dilley Naidoo, the the director of... →
Rifle-Shot Performance's Dilley Naidoo interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
By: Martin Creamer28th February 2023
The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment consequences, Minerals Council South Africa states in its Facts & Figures Pocketbook 2022. This is... →
South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
By: Martin Creamer22nd February 2023
Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous tax incentives as outlined in the 2023 Budget Speech. The Minerals Council believes there should be... →
By: Martin Creamer20th February 2023
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining Weekly on Monday. Viljoen’s interview by Mining Weekly followed the JSE-listed company’s presentation... →
Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Darlene Creamer
By: Martin Creamer14th February 2023
The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly can today report. Hydrogen technologies have a special relevance for South Africa as most of the PGMs... →
Photo by Hydrogen Council
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
By: Martin Creamer13th February 2023
Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable finance trends, says law firm Webber Wentzel. “In 2023, ESG will continue to gain regulatory traction... →
Photo by Creamer Media
Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
By: Tracy Hancock31st January 2023
Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has been named a preferred supplier of Europe’s largest copper producer Aurubis, which also claims to be the world’s largest copper recycler. Thos Begbie, based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, manufactures water-cooled copper and other furnace components... →
Thos Begbie is expanding its business strategy to gain a major advantage over the local market, as demand for copper processing snowballs
By: Martin Creamer8th November 2022
With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal communities, who will require alternative economic development plans to sustain the livelihoods of all... →
President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
By: Martin Creamer5th October 2022
The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude, who is also chairperson of Anglo American's management board in South Africa, highlighted this during... →
Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
By: Nadine Ramdass3rd October 2022
Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is on track to conclude the rebuild of the new furnace of multinational precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum group metals (PGMs) smelter this month. The first matte tap is set to be conducted also by the end of this month. This... →
FROM THE GROUND UP
Thos Begbie built on their role of manufacturing the smelter parts by going on to rebuild the smelter
By: Simone Liedtke25th August 2022
Still going strong since it was established in 1997, business support services provider A2C Distributors has grown its range progressively. The company supplies a variety of tools and solutions to suit a customers’ needs and requirements. →
By: Martin Creamer19th August 2022
A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The call is for funding applications to be... →
Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.