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Bushveld sees battery storage potential beyond EVs

While the energy transition is gaining a lot of traction, integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo laments that the battery storage narrative is “still dominated by electric vehicles (EVs)”. He tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly that there is still a lack of understanding surrounding the stationary energy opportunity, which he says [...]

Robbery attempt prompts security step-up at South Deep – Gold Fields

Security is being stepped up at South Deep gold mine in Gauteng to present an even more resistant barrier to armed criminals, said Gold Fields executive vice-president Martin Preece said on Thursday. This action follows last year’s gold robbery attempt at the mine by machine-gun wielding gangsters.

Seifsa, Minerals Council react positively to SoNA commitments

The mining and metals and engineering sectors have mostly welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans around energy and infrastructure, following his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday night. The Minerals Council South Africa said in a statement that it was encouraged by the President’s commitment to rapidly and significantly increasing electricity generation capacity outside [...]

Govt to invest R1.4bn to modernise PRASA

South Africa's long-suffering train commuters can soon look forward to a smooth ride. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would boost the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA) rail network by R1.4-billion.

Arbitrator backs Woodside in Senegal tussle

The International Arbitration Court has backed oil and gas major Woodside in a dispute with fellow listed FAR. Woodside and FAR are joint venture (JV) partners in the Sangomar field development, offshore Senegal.

Govt to invest R1.4bn to modernise Prasa

South Africa's long-suffering train commuters can soon look forward to a smooth ride. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would boost the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (Prasa) rail network by R1.4-billion.

SA Express under bankruptcy protection

State airline SA Express is under a form of bankruptcy protection known as business rescue, a spokesperson for the airline said on Thursday. Her comments come after SA Express lost a court battle with a contractor, logistics firm Ziegler, earlier this month.

South Deep applying for 40 MW of solar power – Gold Fields

The South Deep gold mine in Gauteng has an application in to self-generate 40 MW of solar power, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a video interview, Holland said this could be between 20% and 25% of the average consumption of the mechanised mine near Carletonville, bearing in [...]

Govt-mining cooperation at regional level very good – Gold Fields

The cooperation between the government and mines at regional level is very good, but where it falls down is at national level, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. Responding to Mining Weekly during a media roundtable at the JSE, Holland said that at the national level, there was unfortunately still the mining charter [...]

ARB’s lighting division lifts its interim profitability

Investment company ARB Holdings on Thursday reported that turnover growth in its lighting division had helped to offset turnover loss in the electrical division for the six months ended December 31. The company’s revenue for the six months increased by 4.5% year-on-year to R1.42-billion, as a result of a 36.1% year-on-year increase in the lighting [...]