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Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement

Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement

Updated 2 hours 36 minutes ago 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... 

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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... 

Anglo bidder BHP intends maintaining long-standing JSE listing

2nd May 2024 Diversified mining major BHP, which has made a rejected proposal to combine with Anglo American by way of a scheme of arrangement, confirmed on... 

Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights

Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights

2nd May 2024 Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted... 

Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance

Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance

30th April 2024 Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to... 

Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled

Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled

30th April 2024 Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg... 

Gold Fields CFO takes early retirement

Gold Fields CFO takes early retirement

30th April 2024 Gold Fields long-serving CFO Paul Schmidt, who is also an executive director of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed gold mining company, is to... 

Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council

Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council

26th April 2024 The growth in demand for platinum applications in China is extremely high, making detailed access to the China market hugely advantageous.... 

How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry

How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry

25th April 2024 South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa... 

New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook

New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook

23rd April 2024 The green hydrogen sector now has a digital platform on which users can buy and sell green hydrogen by the click of a button, it was announced on... 

Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance

Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance

23rd April 2024 Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile... 

Anglo helping to restore Amazon-like rainforest near Brazil iron-ore mine

Anglo helping to restore Amazon-like rainforest near Brazil iron-ore mine

23rd April 2024 Diversified mining company Anglo American is taking steps to help to restore an Amazon rainforest equivalent of which less than 10% remains intact.... 

Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange

Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange

22nd April 2024 The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a... 

New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up

New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up

19th April 2024 The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important... 

Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen

Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen

17th April 2024 Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of... 

Exceptional blue Cullinan diamond lifts latest Petra tender prices by 22%

Exceptional blue Cullinan diamond lifts latest Petra tender prices by 22%

16th April 2024 The sale by Southern African diamond mining company Petra Diamonds of an exceptional blue diamond in its fifth tender cycle lifted the average... 

Odds-on entry of palladium, platinum into EVs highlighted by research update

Odds-on entry of palladium, platinum into EVs highlighted by research update

16th April 2024 New York- and Toronto-listed Platinum Group Metals, which is emerging in South Africa’s Waterberg, on Tuesday provided an update on its new light... 

PGM market development has paid dividends, could pay many more, Platinum Day told

PGM market development has paid dividends, could pay many more, Platinum Day told

15th April 2024 The market development aspect of the platinum group metals (PGM) industry is fundamentally key, it was repeatedly stated at last week’s 2024... 

Deceased metals legend David Davis will be missed

Deceased metals legend David Davis will be missed

12th April 2024 Metal markets analyst Dr David Davis, who passed away this week at the age of 77, was closely associated with the platinum, gold and uranium mining... 

South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear

South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear

11th April 2024 Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion... 

Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears

Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears

10th April 2024 Representatives of the producers of 90% of the world’s climate-vital platinum group metals (PGMs) heard during Wednesday’s PGMs Industry Day that... 

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