Small Projects IPP developers left in the dark with no answers
Small Projects IPP developers left in the dark with no answers

Small power developers that invested in securing contracts in the government's renewable energy procurement programme are in the dark about...

25 Jun 2018

Mining companies in South Africa are legally obligated to set aside money to rehabilitate the environment when their mines cease operating. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Full Disclosure: Are mining companies repairing the damage they cause?

It's currently virtually impossible to determine whether South African mining companies are fulfilling their legal obligations to repair and rehabilitate environmental damage that they cause...

By John Yeld 22 Jun 2018

Building Africa's future on renewable energy
Building Africa's future on renewable energy

There is no doubt that renewable energy is the future for Africa. Already, several countries on the continent have taken the lead in promoting investment in renewable energy...

22 Jun 2018

Justin Ludik, business development manager for critical infrastructure at Axis Communications
Harnessing technology to improve mining surveillance

Mining is traditionally slow at adopting technology, but this is starting to change as the industry starts to embrace emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)...

By Justin Ludik 22 Jun 2018

Mark Wanless, principal geologist and partner at SRK Consulting
Junior miners still being sidelined

Despite South Africa's stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the sector...

21 Jun 2018

Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa
Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa

The NDP notes that to "achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure"...

By Mathieu du Plooy 21 Jun 2018

Mining Charter 2.0: The good, the bad and the ugly
Mining Charter 2.0: The good, the bad and the ugly

The new draft Mining Charter has toned down the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) ownership target from the Zwane version, while a stability clause is also proposed...

By Bert Lopes 20 Jun 2018

Mike Peo, head of infrastructure, telecoms & energy: Nedbank
Renewable projects show value of PPPs in economic growth

When 27 REIPPP were signed recently, it caused a wave of positive sentiment about South Africa's commitment to establishing a viable, low-cost, sustainable energy mix.

By Mike Peo 20 Jun 2018

Photo: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye promises to improve safety

Sibanye-Stillwater says its current safety record is unacceptable ...

20 Jun 2018

Professor Fred Cawood
CSMI and Wits Mining Institute explore sustainability

Collaboration between the Wits University's Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry and the Wits Mining Institute will focus on research and development into responsible mining for the 21st century...

19 Jun 2018

Eskom, labour unions head back to negotiation table
Eskom, labour unions head back to negotiation table

Power utility, Eskom, and labour unions have agreed to go back to the negotiation table to bring an end to protest action, which has disrupted the supply of electricity...

18 Jun 2018

Mining minister, Gwede Mantashe. Photo:
Mantashe weeding out corruption at Mineral Resources

Allegations of corruption, the double-granting of licences and the backlogs in the issuing of licences are just some other issues faced at the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)...

18 Jun 2018

New Mining Charter open for comment
New Mining Charter open for comment

The long-awaited Mining Charter has been gazetted by Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, and the public now has 30 days to comment...

18 Jun 2018

Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder Challenge
Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder Challenge

Pitched by Lungi Tyali, Solar Turtle was recently announced the winner of the inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge...

18 Jun 2018

Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA application
Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA application

The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) announced a R32.69bn approval for Eskom's regulatory clearing account (RCA) applications.

15 Jun 2018

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

Strike threatens power supply
Strike threatens power supply

The power supply is constrained as a result of industrial action, Eskom said...

14 Jun 2018

Industrial action compromises power supply
Industrial action compromises power supply

The power supply is constrained as a result of industrial action, Eskom said on Thursday...

14 Jun 2018

Tanzania's tough mining laws paying off
Tanzania's tough mining laws paying off

Tanzania has realised a 1.3% GDP growth from its mining sector, attributed to new stringent laws and regulations...

By Beatrice Materu 14 Jun 2018

Department consolidating inputs on Mining Charter
Department consolidating inputs on Mining Charter

The Department of Mineral Resources is in the process of consolidating inputs received on the Mining Charter consultation process ahead of submitting it to cabinet for approval...

13 Jun 2018

Photo: Anglo American
CSI: One of SA mining's valuable exports

Just doing business - creating jobs, pouring taxes into the fiscus and pulling in foreign earnings - is the primary contribution corporates make to South Africa...

By Paul Pereira 13 Jun 2018

Mining Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe condemns mining accident

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has called on the mining industry to strengthen safety measures following the mining accident at Sibanye-Stillwater on Monday...

12 Jun 2018

Mike Teke, CEO, Seriti Resources. Photo: Wynand van der Merwe
Policy certainty is key to mining investment

The recent changes in leadership in Angola, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe bode well for investment, and junior miners need to take advantage of the new status quo...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2018

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant. Photo: Wynand van der Merwe
#juniorindaba: Junior players are vital to future of the mining industry

Creating an enabling environment for junior miners is imperative to the revitalisation of the local industry...

11 Jun 2018

Khi Solar One near Upington. Photo: Wikicommons
How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

Electricity lifts people out of poverty and improves their health and standards of living. Yet 1.3 billion of the world's people don't have access to it. And more than half of them are in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Mercè Labordena 11 Jun 2018

Jabu Mabuza, Eskom chairman. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Eskom secures funding to keep the lights on

Eskom is doing all it can to keep the lights on, which includes securing 22% of the funding it needs in the new financial year...

8 Jun 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Russian President Vladimir Putin. Egypt seems likely to be the next African country with nuclear energy. EPA
Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

Over the last few years, reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants...

By Hartmut Winkler 7 Jun 2018

Karel Cornelissen, CEO of Energy Partners
SA can ill-afford more delays in renewable projects

The cost of generation has been the central argument against why renewable energy can't be a major contributor to South Africa's power pool for a while now.,,

7 Jun 2018

Selous Metallurgical Complex
Implats releases mining land to Zim government

Implats has agreed to relinquish a portion of its mining lease area held by its Zimbabwean, subsidiary, Zimplats, to that country's government to allow other investors to participate in the platinum mining industry...

6 Jun 2018

Global mining recovered strongly in 2017
Global mining recovered strongly in 2017

After years in the doldrums, the mining industry has shown a remarkable recovery with the world's 40 largest mining companies delivering an impressive financial performance in 2017, increasing revenue by 23% to $600bn.

6 Jun 2018

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