Competition Commission gives green light for Sibanye, Lonmin deal

The South African Competition Commission has recommended that the South African Competition Tribunal approves the Sibanye-Stillwater acquisition of Lonmin subject to certain conditions...

3 days ago

Lithium demand to soar in the next five years

The demand for lithium, needed for the batteries to power electric vehicles (EV), will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022...

13 Sep 2018

Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the recent Chinese loan that was given to state-owned entity, Eskom, comes with no conditions...

12 Sep 2018

Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Mining sector sees growth in second quarter

The mining sector grew by 4.9% and contributed 0.4 of a percentage point to gross domestic product (GDP) growth, led by growth in platinum group metals (PGMs), copper and nickel, amongst others...

5 Sep 2018

Finding solutions for policy uncertainty

The policy uncertainty hangover, notably in the mining sector, from the previous administration continues to manifest itself is a stagnant economy...

By Jonathan Veeran & Bruce Dickinson 29 Aug 2018

Angolan investment honeymoon looks to be over

When Angolan President, João Lourenço, took power a year ago, there was a wave of market optimism and fresh investor interest...

23 Aug 2018

Smaller grids may be better to power Africa

Research by the World Bank indicates an estimated $100bn in infrastructure investment is needed to close the electrification gap in Africa...

By Karel Cornelissen 23 Aug 2018

Wage increases could sink Eskom

Above-inflation wage increases for Eskom workers are simply not sustainable in the long-term, especially if South Africa is to avoid further credit ratings downgrades...

By Maarten Ackerman 7 Aug 2018

SA, Russia seek ways to preserve platinum value

South Africa and Russia have discussed various options to preserve the value of platinum, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe...

25 Jul 2018

Despite challenges, Eskom improves operational performance

Eskom continued to deliver improved operational performance in the financial year ended 31 March 2018, despite the financial and governance challenges facing the company...

24 Jul 2018

Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

19 Jul 2018

Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10bn investment pledge into the country's energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa...

16 Jul 2018

Eskom is the biggest single risk to South Africa's economy

Eskom came dangerously close to having its bonds suspended by the JSE and to defaulting on debt and other obligations...

By Ian Matthews 12 Jul 2018

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