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The dark side of solar energy

in the middle of nowhere covered in a collection of heliostats, the solar panels that form a "farm" on which energy is harvested...

By Tanya Farber 2 days ago

Africa needs energy to grow

Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development...

7 Dec 2017

New mine wastewater technology developed at CSIR

Finding cost-effective, affordable methods of dealing with wastewater is the bane of any mining operation. Enter Dr Vhahangwele Masindi...

6 Dec 2017

Mahlobo promised renewables IPP announcement this week

New energy minister, David Mahlobo, promised a group of private sector energy developers that he would make an announcment on renewable projects this week...

6 Dec 2017

Mining in Africa: Take a calculated risk

According to the latest World Risk Report, "Africa narrowly avoided the wooden spoon as the riskiest major region"...

5 Dec 2017

Changing expectations: Diamond traceability

In a world of fleeting connections and disposable luxury, diamonds must stand for enduring value that is grounded in confidence...

By Bruce Cleaver 5 Dec 2017

SA is on code REDZ for energy needs

Solar panels and wind turbines have sprung up like wild flowers across South Africa and by 2030 will be clustered into renewable energy development zones known as REDZes...

4 Dec 2017

Burkina, France launch West Africa's biggest solar plant

ZAGTOULI - Burkina Faso and France have launched West Africa's biggest solar farm, a 33MW facility designed to power tens of thousands of households...

1 Dec 2017

I never left, says Brian

Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe sat in the public gallery of the Pretoria High Court with his arms folded as his assertion that he had not resigned from the state-owned company was being shredded...

By Sipho Mabena 30 Nov 2017

Catholic bishops urge mining companies to stop using tax havens

The Justice and Peace Commission for Southern African Catholics Bishops Conference (SACBC) has written to 21 mining companies operating in South Africa asking each to explain why it is using tax havens...

Issued by SACBC Justice and Peace Commission 30 Nov 2017

For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation

MOUNANA - "We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily...

30 Nov 2017

Ngqura liquid bulk terminal development making headway

The construction of a new petroleum trading hub at the Port of Ngqura is making progess...

29 Nov 2017

Shell 'liable for rights violations' in Nigeria: Amnesty

LAGOS - Amnesty International has called for Shell to be prosecuted for allegedly helping Nigeria's military to commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s...

29 Nov 2017

Vedanta invests $200m more in Namibian mining operations

Vedanta, a major zinc producer, is making a fresh $200m investment in its Namibian operations, as it plots a strategy to make the plant a regional hub for refining the metal...

28 Nov 2017

Minister threatens to cut off water to 30 municipalities

Thirty of South Africa's municipalities that have failed to honour outstanding water bills have until early next month to start paying up...

By Kyle Cowan 28 Nov 2017

Eskom rejects Parliamentary inquiry bribe allegations

Eskom board interim chairperson Zethembe Khoza has rejected allegations that he tried to bribe a Member of Parliament...

28 Nov 2017

Mining Charter hearing to be held in 2018

The date for the hearing of the review of the 2017 Mining Charter has been moved to next year following a request from the Chamber of Mines...

27 Nov 2017

New Energy Leadership Centre to address energy shortages in Africa

A first for South Africa and the continent, the African Energy Leadership Centre will be a hub of teaching and research aimed at addressing the issues of energy shortages in Africa...

27 Nov 2017

Gold Fields funds mechanised mining studies at Wits

Gold Fields has provided a R6m, three-year sponsorship to improve knowledge in the fields of mechanised mining and rock engineering at Wits University's mining school...

27 Nov 2017

Winners of the Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon

The Tshimologong Precinct and the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability has announced the three overall winners of the digitally-inspired Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon...

24 Nov 2017

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Huge solar plant aims for brighter Brazil energy output

PIRAPORA - Brazil has lagged far behind in the shift to solar power, but the continent's biggest facility now being built in the south-east aims to give the country its place in the sun.

10 Nov 2017

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