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Chamber of Mines rebrands to Minerals Council

The Chamber of Mines has reinvented itself as the Minerals Council South Africa to align with its vision for the future...

2 days ago

Tanzanian government issues 5,108 mining licences... with a warning

The Tanzanian Mining Commission has issued 5,108 primary mining and prospecting licences with a caution that whoever violated the agreed regulations would have their licences revoked...

By Nelly Mtema 3 days ago

Turning mining into a sunrise industry

President Cyril Ramaphosa's comment that the South African mining sector is a sunrise sector has given the industry..

By Keith Fenner 22 May 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by 21 May 2018

#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growth

Relying on renewable energy sources if South Africa wants to achieve sustainable economic development is a bad idea, according independent economic consultant, Rob Jeffrey...

By Nicci Botha 21 May 2018

#AUW2018: Nuclear is still the cheapest energy around

It's true that building a nuclear power plant is a lengthy and costly exercise, but in the long run it's the cheapest of all the energies to produce...

By Nicci Botha 21 May 2018

Mozambique's EDM scores double win at prestigious African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town

Mozambican utility EDM (Electricidade de Moçambique), Azuri Technology, Siemens and two water sector pioneers were some of the big winners at the African Utility Week Industry Awards...

Issued by African Utility Week 18 May 2018

#AUW2018: Eskom will continue with nuclear planning for now

If nuclear is not included in the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) due out in August, then "we will close up shop and move on to the next technology"...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2018

African Utility Week: Energy expert Ted Blom warns of a rise in 'DIY electricity'

A roadmap for South Africa's energy future presented at the African Utility Week warned of a rise in "do-it-yourself electricity" and ultimately the possible collapse of the country's energy grid...

Issued by African Utility Week 17 May 2018

Sarb approves Sibanye Lonmin deal

The South African Reserve Bank has approved Sibanye-Stillwater's proposed acquisition of Lonmin, which was announced on 14 December 2017...

17 May 2018

#AUW2018: Renewables top the agenda in Radebe's speech

Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, did not once mention nuclear as an option for future energy provision, instead he sang the praises of the country's successful renewables programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 May 2018

Mantashe promises Mining Charter soon

The Department of Mineral Resources is working towards finalising the Mining Charter after receiving input from stakeholders in the industry...

15 May 2018

Energy Minister Radebe, Indian Commerce Minister, Eskom CEO opening African Utility Week

The Mother City is welcoming back more than 7,000 energy and water professionals from around the globe to discuss the challenges, opportunities and success stories on the continent...

Issued by African Utility Week 15 May 2018

Indian energy companies ready to do business at African Utility Week

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) represents India at African Utility Week, hosting a pavilion of more than 45 suppliers of specialised technology and services for the energy sector...

Issued by African Utility Week 14 May 2018

Finding the connection for power supply in Africa

Transmission and distribution networks are key components to electrifying Africa. With this in mind, regional integration dominates the agendas of African policymakers and donor finance institutions...

By Andrew Galbraith 14 May 2018

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

At least 110 million of the 600 million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure...

By Rebekah Shirley 11 May 2018

How children are lured into mining

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

By Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Nersa clarifies small-scale generation draft rules

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday clarified the consultation paper on the draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation...

11 May 2018

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