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DLA Piper secures victory for the Republic of Guinea in multi-billion euro dispute with BSGR

BSGR had argued that the State had expropriated its mining rights in Simandou and the adjacent Zogota deposit

DLA Piper (www.DLAPiper.com) has obtained a significant win for the Republic of Guinea in its multi-billion euro investment arbitration against BSGR. The arbitration concerned development rights over the world’s largest iron deposit, Simandou. In a landmark award issued on 18 May 2022, the ICSID tribunal rejected BSGR's claims in their…

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African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, a stalwart of the energy industry, has been rebranded as Enlit Africa

The conversation from the Day 1 opening keynote will be expanded to determine how opportunities such as those being opened up by Eskom’s Just Energy Transition Partnership in South Africa can be replicated across the African continent

After two years in limbo, the African events industry is making a comeback in June 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the latest edition of Africa’s most respected power and energy event: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, which is now known as Enlit Africa. VIEW THE ENLIT AFRICA…

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Uganda: Premier stops mining firm in Eastern Uganda

Hon. Rachel Magoola’s concerns that government is not visible in educating the residents in the three districts about rare earth minerals and the presence of the alien company on ground

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has directed a halt to activities by Rwenzori Rare Metals Limited to mine rare earth minerals in the country. She has also directed the Minister for Energy and Minerals to travel to the districts of Bugweri, Mayuge and Bugiri to establish the facts. “Government has…

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GE Gas Power Addresses the Energy Trilemma to Foster a More Sustainable Energy Transition in Mining Operations

GE has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector

Energy intensive industries, such as the Mining and Minerals sector, are under pressure from governments, investors, and society to reduce carbon emissions even as demand for these minerals grow. With most industry players commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, it is crucial that the mining industry is very deliberate…

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New FTI Consulting Article Addresses Challenges Facing African Mining in the ESG Era

In Africa, the ESG challenge is the legacy of environmental damage and irresponsible mining practices

The demand-side of global energy places immense pressure on the mining sector, which is perceived to make a significant contribution to CO2 emissions. Now, mining companies with extensive social and environmental footprints are coming under greater scrutiny by investors, civic society, and governments. In Africa, the ESG challenge is the…

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Genesis Energy to discuss pathways to a low-carbon economy for mining companies in Cape Town

Genesis Energy’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Akinwole Omoboriowo II and Chief Development Officer, Dr. Christoph Reimnitz will also be key speakers of this important conversation

With the vision of Lighting up Africa one community at a time, Genesis Energy (www.GenesisEnergyGroup.net) is bringing a delegation to the much-anticipated 9th annual Invest Africa Connect Mining Series (https://bit.ly/3LSaVr8) in Cape Town from the 9th to the 12th May, to exchange ideas on finding ways to a cleaner energy…

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Approved Solar System at Mozambique’s Balama Mine Reflects Priority of Energy Transition for Mining in Africa

CrossBoundary Energy is seeing increased demand for its hybrid power systems designed specifically for the mining sector

Momentum is growing in the opening quarters of 2022 for hybrid power solutions catered to the mining industry in Africa. The approval of a solar and battery system at the Balama Graphite Operation in Mozambique reflects a move towards cost savings and sustainability given increasing risks associated with global energy…

Source: Investing in African Mining Indaba |

Emergence of green hydrogen provides boost for Africa’s mining sector (By Mark Venables)

Access to low-cost and abundant renewable energy is one of the prime requisites, and in that scenario, Africa has a leading advantage

By Mark Venables, Consultant at African Mining Indaba (https://MiningIndaba.com) Currently, global production of low-carbon hydrogen is minimal, its cost is not yet competitive, and its use in promising sectors such as industry and transport remain limited, but there are encouraging signs that it is on the cusp of significant cost declines…

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The future for sustainable mining in Africa lies in circular thinking (By Mark Venables)

A more forward looking and less accessible solution to reducing resource consumption and recycling waste is designing smart mines with the environment in mind

By Mark Venables, Consultant at African Mining Indaba (https://MiningIndaba.com) Mining and the circular economy are not phrases that traditionally fit in the same sentence but in a decarbonised world more minerals and metals will be required, not less. Mining is not typically associated with visions of a circular economy. But if…

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African mining beginning to feel the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (By Mark Venables)

Covering incremental improvements to existing challenges through digital infrastructure and improved planning and decision making, these changes will drive competitive innovation and sustainable mining practices

By Mark Venables, Consultant at African Mining Indaba (https://MiningIndaba.com) The digital age is set to disrupt the lives of individuals, communities, but particularly organisations. Mines are no exception to this rule, with far reaching implications and important opportunities. Mines on the African continent need to be aware of both the…