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Mining Weekly | Africa

23 May 2024

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa. providing updates on the progress of future, new and existing projects. Developments in mining legislation, policies, investments and infrastructure will be highlighted
  • Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
    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 is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors need to be aligned relating to policy, technology, the circular economy, social buy-in and primary supply.
  • Speakers highlight focus areas to tackle mine water challenges
    South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges; however, it is imperative that these efforts are bolstered and improved upon, through aligning research with implementation, ensuring that the correct processes are in place and adapting the regulatory environment to be more conducive for the reuse and management of mine water. This was highlighted by speakers participating Creamer Media’s Mine Water webinar, held on May 22.
  • PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
    JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared with the $54.7-million net profit reported for the six months ended March 2023. The group declared an interim dividend of $0.015 apiece, compared with $0.03 apiece in the prior comparable period.