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.
1 day ago
The Department of Mineral Resources will engage Sibanye-Stillwater on its announcement of possible retrenchments at two of its gold operations.
1 day ago
Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay. It was found in an offshore prospecting area called Brulpadda (Afrikaans for bullfrog), which is licensed to global energy giant Total.
2 days ago
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the Eskom board will appoint a panel of experts to do an assessment of all the power supply challenges that the utility has encountered over the past few days.
2 days ago
Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa's many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It's the single largest threat to South Africa's economy, according to a former minister of finance. The Conversation Africa spoke to Adjunct Professor Rod Crompton about why this is the case and what can be done.
Rod Crompton 3 days ago
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa is positioning itself to get a slice of the global exploration budget in a debate on the State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
3 days ago
Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the investor clarity for the SA energy sector provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).
3 days ago
Eskom is this morning implementing rotational load shedding for a third consecutive day. The crisis started on Sunday when the power utility unexpectedly implemented Stage 1 load shedding which rapidly escalated to Stage 4 - the most severe - on Monday, then falling back to Stage 3 today.
12 Feb 2019
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has delivered a tough message to the controversial Australian mining company that owns and operates Tormin, a highly profitable mineral sands mine on the West Coast near Lutzville through its South African subsidiary.
John Yeld 12 Feb 2019
Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective - with an estimated worth of R20.3tn - and will therefore continue to play a critical role in the country's future.
Jason McNeil 12 Feb 2019
The implementation of the changes proposed by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, dubbed NEMLA IV will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry to emerge in South Africa.
Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 11 Feb 2019
During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making. This created an environment where companies maximised profits at the expense of people and the environment.
Llewellyn Leonard 11 Feb 2019
With crucial national elections due in May, a debt crisis at state electricity utility Eskom and the Mining Charter still pending, international investors are keeping a close eye on what unfolds before committing to investments in the country
11 Feb 2019