​​Civil unrest in South Africa, covid-19 may push cobalt prices up

Mining News Pro - Civil unrest in South Africa, a third wave of covid-19 and supply curbs in the Democratic Republic of Congo may push cobalt prices up to $25 per pound through 2021 from the current average of $23.94 per pound, according to a new report published by Fastmarkets.

Assmang calls force majeure on manganese alloys in South Africa

Mining News Pro - Assmang Proprietary Ltd. issued a notice of force majeure on manganese alloys production from its facilities in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, according to an email from Rorie Wilson, an alternate director at the company.

Mavuso says South African democracy proved mettle despite destruction

Mining News Pro - Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says last week was a serious test of South Africa’s constitutional democracy, but she believes the country managed to pass the test and proved how strong it really is.

Assmang calls force majeure on manganese alloys in South Africa

Mining News Pro - Assmang issued a notice of force majeure on manganese alloys production from its facilities in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, according to an email from Rorie Wilson, an alternate director at the company.

Sibanye may wind down gold mines in South Africa’s fading sector

Mining News Pro - Sibanye Stillwater may wind down its three South African gold mines in the next decade or so as it becomes harder to exploit aging assets in an industry that was once the world’s largest.

Epiroc secures battery-electric mining equipment order from Ivanplats’ South African mine

Mining News Pro - Mining and infrastructure industry productivity and sustainability partner Epiroc has won a significant order for battery-electric mining equipment from Ivanplats, which will use the equipment to develop its greenfield mine in South Africa in the “most sustainable and productive manner possible”.

Sibanye may wind down gold mines in South Africa’s fading sector

Mining News Pro - Sibanye-Stillwater may wind down its three South African gold mines in the next decade or so as it becomes harder to exploit aging assets in an industry that was once the world’s largest.

Rio Tinto to keep South African operation shut

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto said on Monday that operations at its Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) project in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, which was shut down in late June following the murder of the top manager, will remain halted despite talks with government.

Despite tailwinds, South Africa’s recovery could fade into ‘another lost decade’ without reforms

Mining News Pro - The World Bank expects South Africa to grow by 4% in 2021, supported by the strong global economic recovery from Covid and favourable commodity prices. However, the bank also warns that the medium-term outlook remains uncertain and will depend largely on whether the country is able to implement deeper economic reforms that support job creation and entrepreneurship.

Iconic South African mines ravaged economy’s unlikely savior

Mining News Pro - The world’s deepest precious-metals mines, together with giant iron-ore and coal pits are providing an unexpected boon to a South African economy slowly recovering from its biggest contraction in a century.

Sasol, IDC team up to stimulate South Africa’s green-hydrogen industry

Mining News Pro - Sasol and the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly advance South Africa’s green-hydrogen economy.

South African oil law seen unlikely to be approved until 2022

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s draft oil exploration and production law is unlikely to be finalized for at least another year, despite the government’s call for the legislation to be expedited.

Waste cooking oil powers ship from Singapore to South Africa for Anglo American

Mining News Pro - The use of sustainable biofuel to power a chartered capesize ship during a voyage from Singapore to South Africa has been successfully trialled as part of a decarbonisation initiative, Anglo American said on Tuesday.

Fluor repositions South African unit to support energy transition drive

Mining News Pro - Global engineering and construction company Fluor, which has been closely associated with South Africa’s liquid fuels and chemicals industries since the 1960s, has restructured its South African operations to align with the unfolding transitions under way in the energy and mining sectors.

South Africa's wind energy sector has role to play in reaching a net zero carbon economy

Mining News Pro - Following the release of the Global Wind Energy Council’s 'Global Wind Report 2021', the buzz in the sector is around reaching net zero carbon economies.

Anglo American to demerge South African thermal coal assets

Mining News Pro - Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American is to demerge its South Africa thermal coal operations, the company said on Thursday.

South African-developed fuel cell passing tests at Implats refinery

Mining News Pro - A South African-developed stationary hydrogen fuel cell is doing well as it is put through a testing phase at the Impala Platinum (Implats) refinery, group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya has revealed.

Orion Minerals raises major cash for South African copper project

Mining News Pro - Dual listed copper developer Orion Minerals on Thursday announced a A$25-million capital raising to fast-track the development of its two base metal production centers in South Africa.

South Africa`s mineral licensing system holding back prospecting, exploration

Mining News Pro - Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) director-general Thabo Mokoena has conceded that the South African Mineral Resources Administration System (Samrad), which was introduced to allow the general public and investors to view the country`s mineral rights, is dysfunctional.

Upheaval is coming to South Africa over the shift away from coal

Mining News Pro - Aphotograph in the entrance hall at Komati Power Station shows the plant in better times, its nine generating units belching steam and smoke into the night sky.

ArcelorMittal South Africa reports second-half profit as supply squeeze lifts prices

Mining News Pro - Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) return to profit in the second half of its 2020 financial year on the back of steel-shortage-induced price rises that negatively affected many domestic downstream consumers and have led to growing calls for a lifting of import protection.

South Africa`s mining industry prepares for R300m Covid-19 vaccine rollout effort

Mining News Pro - South Africa`s mining industry estimates it will cost around R300-million to help the government roll out Covid-19 vaccines to mineworkers and community members as the country battles a surge in infections, the industry body told Reuters on Thursday.

South African campaigners push for faster coal exit in presidential commission

Mining News Pro - As president Cyril Ramaphosa launches an initiative to deliver net zero emissions, campaigners prepare to confront trade unions over coal

South African mining dealmaker plots M&A push before retirement

Mining News Pro - South African mining dealmaker Neal Froneman is considering retiring in two to three years time, but would first like to double the size of Sibanye-Stillwater.

Project launched to define role of finance in South Africa and India’s ‘just transitions’

Mining News Pro - Anew multi-partner initiative has been launched with the aim of defining the role that finance can and should play in supporting both South Africa and India’s aspirations to implement “just transitions” to more climate-resilient economies.

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