The UK and South Africa have announced they are establishing a new partnership dedicated to the responsible and sustainable exploration of minerals in South Africa for use in clean energy technologies.   

The UK government announced earlier this week that it will be working with the Republic of South Africa to deepen colleaboration on a range of minerals mining and energy projects, including through regular ministerial and technical dialogues between South Africa’s Department for Mineral Resources and Energy (RSA) and the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

South Africa is a leading producer of raft of minerals that are used in clean technologies, including platinum, palladium, and iridium, which are used for hydrogen production, as well as vanadium and manganese, which are used for battery storage.

Demand for minerals used in clean technologies is set to soar in recent years, sparking concerns over both security of supply

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