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#YouthMonth: E&T Minerals CEO speaks to Radio702 on the importance of youth entrepreneurship in the mining industry

The CEO of E&T Minerals, Mr Emmanuel Ngulube, says that young people must play an active role in shaping the future of South Africa...

Issued by E&T Minerals 11 hours ago

Glencore says to restart Congo's Mutanda mine towards end of 2021

Commodity trader and miner Glencore said on Tuesday it will restart operations at the world's largest cobalt mine, Mutanda in south-east Democratic Republic of Congo, towards the end of this year and return to production in 2022.

By Hereward Holland 1 day ago

South African "diamond rush" unearths only quartz crystals, officials say

Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped...

By Emma Rumney 2 days ago

Action needed to combat illegal mining

The discovery of 20 bodies near Lawrence Park's defunct mine ventilation shaft in Orkney has prompted North West premier, Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro, to call for an integrated approach to combat illegal mining...

18 Jun 2021

Eskom promises to complete Kusile on time

The Eskom board and management have been driving efforts to complete Kusile according to the revised, board-approved completion date...

18 Jun 2021

Botswana unearths world's third largest diamond

A 1,098 carat diamond believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government...

By Brian Benza 17 Jun 2021

South Africa's former Eskom chairman dies aged 63 - statement

The former chairman of state-owned South African utility Eskom and widely admired businessman Jabu Mabuza has died from Covid-19 complications on Wednesday, his family announced...

By Nqobile Dludla 17 Jun 2021

Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab states are calling on the UN Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile...

By Mahmoud Mourad, Nayera Abdallah and Raya Jalabi 17 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: The mining industry needs more young leaders, says the Minerals Council's Katlego Letsoalo

Katlego Letsoalo is a rising talent in the South African mining industry, and he would like to see is more young people playing a role in the future direction of the sector....

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2021

Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project

Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday, 15 June, it was in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to develop a hydroelectric power project...

By Melanie Burton and Hereward Holland 15 Jun 2021

KZN premier calls for order amid reports of illegal mining in KwaHlathi

KwaZulu-Natal premier, Sihle Zikalala, has called for order and calm amid reports of illegal mining taking place in KwaHlathi, outside Ladysmith, where throngs of people have gathered to mine what they believe are diamonds...

14 Jun 2021

Ghana's electricity supply mix has improved, but reliability and cost is still a challenge

Ghana has made significant progress over the past 10 years in increasing electricity generation and access. This has supported higher levels of economic growth...

By Theophilus Acheampong & Bridget O Menyeh 11 Jun 2021

New electricity self-generation thresholds a welcome relief

The announcement that the threshold for self-generation power project licences would be lifted for projects generating up to 100MW of power is positive news for South Africa...

By Kieran Whyte 11 Jun 2021

GreenX Engineering helps Cloetesville Primary to achieve EPC certificate

Cloetesville Primary School in Stellenbosch has become SA's first school to receive an Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC)...

11 Jun 2021

Clean sources, job security are crucial to SA's energy future

Obtaining energy security based on reliable, affordable and clean energy sources and long-term sustainable jobs is at the centre of South Africa's Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan...

11 Jun 2021

Ramaphosa lifts embedded generation threshold to 100MW

President Cyril Ramaphosa's surprise announcement that the embedded generation threshold from 1MW to 100MW, as the country reels from stage 3 and 4 loadshedding, is a major step...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2021

Why Southern Africa's interior is an ideal place to generate solar energy

Southern Africa is popularly associated with sunshine. Does that make the region exceptionally suited to solar energy generation?

By Hartmut Winkler 10 Jun 2021

'Powering off' the Eskom grid: Suggestions for energy self-sufficiency

Load shedding, load reduction, and power outages reflect the 'heart of darkness' of a government that has plunged South Africa into a deep economic and social mess through systemic dysfunction and failure to govern...

By Achmat Kazie & Rudi Kimmie, Issued by TSIBA 14 Jun 2021









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