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, Sun Exchange has joined forces with Powerhive to utilise the crypto-economy to accelerate global progress towards universal energy access.
11 hours ago
A new toolkit developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) aims to help resource-rich countries find more sustainable and inclusive economic solutions, fostering stronger linkages between mineral resources and the rest of the economy.
1 day ago
South Africa's economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades. Mining contributed R312 billion, or 6.8%, to South Africa's GDP and 464,667 direct jobs in 2017, a far cry from the 21% contribution to GDP in the 1970s.
2 days ago
Biogas production from substrates such as food waste, municipal waste, wastewater treatment plants and agricultural residues, including wheat or maize straw, have shown a significant increase in South Africa. However, the industrial viability of these operations in especially biogas plants is difficult to estimate.
Idan Chiyanzu 3 days ago
Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted.
John Yeld 3 days ago
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.
3 days ago
Controversy and delays around the third Mining Charter continue to deter investment, and the stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board because a one-month extension for token consultation is not going to help.
13 Jul 2018
Eskom came dangerously close to having its bonds suspended by the JSE and to defaulting on debt and other obligations, when the release of its interim financial statements for the six months to the end of September 2017 was delayed in January this year.
Ian Matthews 12 Jul 2018