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12th June 2024 This week: Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy; Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat and, Diamond transparency from mine to finger is on way from Petra 

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22nd May 2024 This week: PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment; State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation, and, Nedbank says green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance 

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14th May 2024 This week: Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule; South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem and, Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider 

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2nd May 2024 This week: New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook; Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year and, Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers to the Southern African market 

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17th April 2024 This week: Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use; Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears, and, South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook 

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10th April 2024 This week: Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB and new electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further 

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3rd April 2024 This week: Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling and, DRDGOLD to determine economic viability of copper recovery from Copper 360’s tailings dams 

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27th March 2024 This week: Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot, Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition and, RBCT, TFR show that private-public collaboration can work very well – Menar  

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20th March 2024 This week: Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports and, Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities 

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13th March 2024 This week: Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer; automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year and, Sibanye-Stillwater highlights its full confidence in price-hit platinum group metals 

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6th March 2024 This week: Implats expecting phased reduction in group output; Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations and, Harmony Gold board approves R7.9bn project on back of superb half-year results 

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28th February 2024 This week: Glencore pleased with its performance against the backdrop of lower commodity, energy prices and, Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential  

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21st February 2024 This week: South Africa looks to Japanese collaboration on green hydrogen development and, Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition 

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14th February 2024 This week: Multotec optimistic about African mining; Mining needs new ways to increase productivity; and, FLSmidth discusses innovations for sustainable mining 

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8th February 2024 This week: Mining Indaba helps AMIS plan for year ahead; WiMSA has strong presence at Mining Indaba and, Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba 

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31st January 2024 This week: Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing; New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well and, SRK celebrating 50 years of consulting to natural resource sector 

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25th January 2024 This week: Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360 and, BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024 

This week: Smart wristwatches to uplift mineworker well-being at Copper 360 and, BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024

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29th November 2023 This week: Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high; and, Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production 

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16th November 2023 This week: South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue – Menar, and, AngloGold reaffirms 2023 production guidance 

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18th October 2023 This week: Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem; Copper 360 mining school attracting international partner attention; and, Essential integration of mining with circular economy highlighted at FT Mining Summit 

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11th October 2023 This week: Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears; Small diamond mining industry in sharp focus at symposium; and, South Africa definitely under-explored, has extraordinary untapped potential 

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21st September 2023 This week: Copper 360's debut Rietberg mine takes a 220% mineral resource leap; Pan African proposes dividend, expands renewables, heads beyond 200 000 oz/y; and, Manganese beneficiator wheeling hydropower as it targets entry into battery market 

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13th September 2023 This week: Results needed from Transnet partnership, Motsepe emphasises; Record platinum deficit, above-ground platinum stocks decimation on way; and, Menar says South Africa must make Transnet work or economy will grind to halt 

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6th September 2023 This week: Harmony swings to profit, declares a higher dividend; Vedanta aims to complete $1bn investment in South Africa soon; and, Mistra reiterates call for PGMs Exchange as hydrogen economy looms 

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30th August 2023 This week: Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement; it’s responsible to invest in South Africa, says DRDGold as it approves R3.5bn capex; and, Coal miner opening nursery to support million trees, hatchery to restore killed fish 

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23rd August 2023 This week: Marikana memorial lecture speakers issue call to rebuild; Decarbonisation is urgent imperative, says coal mining company Exxaro; and, Chrome ore star of Merafe’s half-year show 

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16th August 2023 This week: Risk-on greater reason for record-high Q2 gold price than interest rate decline; Glencore returns $9.3bn to shareholders, highlights transition metals and recycling; and, AngloGold’s top-tier Africa assets brought to fore, emissions cut using renewables 

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8th August 2023 This week: South Africa has all the pieces necessary to build successful hydrogen economy; Funding closes for gold project with potential to be shining modern mining exemplar; and, Most of 500 employees for constructing gold-from-dumps project will be local 

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2nd August 2023 This week: Southern Africa is now Anglo’s only business region not on renewable energy; and, Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met 

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25th July 2023 This week: Company highlights hand-held rock drill at customer day; South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for platinum; and, as gold demand rises, South Africa has opportunity to recover 30Moz of gold from dumps  

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13th July 2023 This week: De Beers commits billion pula upfront to diamonds-for-development in Botswana; Lawyer says South African regulator not doing enough to promote junior mining; and, water power in underground mining has gone mainstream 

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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 of South Africa’s titanium beneficiation project expected to peak at R14bn 

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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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14th June 2023 This week: Woman-led Lethabo is mining iron-ore in Limpopo with offtake agreement in place; Lithium-pioneering Marula to be additionally listed on JSE; and, diamond junior says junior miner CEO is typically ‘chief cook and bottlewasher’ 

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6th June 2023 This week: Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing; and, JSE pushing hard to attract junior miners, exploration companies to list 

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31st May 2023 This week: Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits; Fields emerging that need the catalysis platinum group metals can provide; and, Diamond investment in South Africa gains ‘forever’ tag as De Beers opens airport sparkler 

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24th May 2023 This week: Copper prospecting project uses dual growth strategy; and, Huge projected platinum deficit points to supply need beyond mining and recycling 

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3rd May 2023 This week: 50 more R105bn Hive Hydrogen projects still not enough if demand projections continue; and, Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company 

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