Andrew Kenny
Why solar and wind power are ruinously expensive

South Africa faces an energy calamity on two fronts. First is the disaster of Eskom. Second, and potentially worse, is the disaster of our REIPPPP and our lunatic IRP 2018 (Integrated Resource Plan)....

By Andrew Kenny 2 days ago

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
SA's energy map should consider all role players

South Africa should consider all energy sources available in its future energy plans, and cannot discriminate against or favour any particular energy carriers, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe...

2 days ago

Beneficiation is touted as a silver bullet. Why it might not be

Like other mineral producing countries, South Africa has considered implementing beneficiation policies to stimulate development...

By Wouter Bam & Karolien De Bruyne 14 Mar 2019

Industry explores oil & gas potential

The natural resources story in Africa doesn't always have to be the same. South Africa has a great opportunity to get it right and make oil and gas work for everyone...

14 Mar 2019

Ramaphosa's sunrise industry starts to shine

Although there are still challenges facing the South African mining sector, regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration could spell a new dawn for the industry...

By Allan Reid 13 Mar 2019

Nersa grants Eskom 9.4% tariff increase

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted Eskom a 9.41% tariff increase in the 2019/20 financial year...

8 Mar 2019

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?

South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country's energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation...

By Hartmut Winkler 5 Mar 2019

SA welcomes improved mining ranking

South Africa has jumped 25 positions in terms of its mining policy attractiveness, according to the Fraser Institute annual global survey of mining jurisdictions...

4 Mar 2019

Eskom reconfiguration set in motion

Work is afoot on reconfiguring the South African electricity sector by addressing challenges faced by Eskom, with the board of the first subsidiary of the power utility to be appointed by mid-2019, Treasury said...

21 Feb 2019

Reliable, secure electricity supply crucial to attract investment

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says a reliable, sustainable, competitive and secure electricity supply sector is crucial to attract investment into Africa...

20 Feb 2019

Could gas find enthusiasm be premature?

Referred to as a potential game-changer by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address, the gas discovery off Mossel Bay is believed to attract as much as R1trn over the next 20 years...

18 Feb 2019

All hands needed on deck to turn Eskom around: President

With Eskom facing myriad challenges that have affected its ability to meet demand, President Cyril Ramaphosa pulled no punches when he detailed what needs to be done to get the power parastatal back on track...

15 Feb 2019

Government to engage Sibanye on possible job cuts

The Department of Mineral Resources will engage Sibanye-Stillwater on its announcement of possible retrenchments at two of its gold operations...

15 Feb 2019

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