University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.

Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’

22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.

Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs

16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill

8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.

Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears

3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.

Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo

29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

A mine blasting undertaken by BME

BME expands its footprint with Indonesian JV

29th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining and explosives solutions provider BME – a subsidiary of Omnia Holdings – has signed a conditional sale and purchase of shares agreement (CSPA) with Multi Nitrotama Kimia (MNK), an Indonesian... 

Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.

Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy

28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.

Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster

13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.

Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment

28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech

22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO

20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

AECI appoints Holger Riemensperger as group CE

16th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified chemicals company AECI has appointed Holger Riemensperger as its Group CE and executive director, with effect from May 1. Riemensperger has held many executive and senior management... 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.

Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals

14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.

Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel

13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand

Enaex Africa optimistic about plans to become explosives leader in Africa

7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Explosives and blasting specialist Enaex Africa is hopeful that it will continue to expand into Africa and help drive long-term growth and new investment opportunities in the continent’s mining... 

An image depicting a man, Ralf Hennecke

Secure supply, efficiency needed for mining growth

27th January 2023

An important focus of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will be security and supply, and with good... 

Omnia sees further growth in targeted sectors, interim earnings up 30%

22nd November 2022 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed diversified chemicals producer Omnia grew its interim earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, excluding its Zimbabwean operations and impairments, by 30%... 

Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela

11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.

Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights

8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

An image depicting oil being tested

Explosives firm assists with disposal of used oil

28th October 2022

Major openpit coal mining company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), which operates in the regions of Sangatta and Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, manages one of the largest openpit mines in the... 

an image of one of BME’s blasts

Blast tools aid sustainability

21st October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Building on the flexibility and accuracy of electronic detonation, digital blasting tools can assist in enhancing mines’ efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, says blasting and explosives... 

An image of Orica’s bench dimensions

Real-time tailoring of explosive energy a reality

21st October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Mining and infrastructure solutions company Orica notes that its “revolutionary” 4D bulk system is available for surface mining, and is being trialled for underground mining, with subsequent market... 

An image of mine blast

Safer blasts shield communities

21st October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Explosives and blasting contractor Master Blasters uses only the safest primary and secondary explosives – resulting in the least damage to the environment and impact on surrounding communities –... 

BME MD Ralf Hennecke

BME launches graduate programme to contribute to mining skills development

18th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Explosives company BME, part of the Omnia group, has launched a two-year graduate programme to address youth unemployment and skills shortages in the mining industry. The programme targets various... 

Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.

Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president

5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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,... 


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