Energy & Mining Trends 2018

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Chamber of Mines postpones Mining Charter court application

The Chamber of Mines has agreed to postpone its court application in respect of the reviewed Mining Charter, which was due to be heard in the High Court this week...

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Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on a mission to reduce water and electricity losses through a partnership with the SA Revenue Protection Association (Sarpa)...

By Siyamtanda Capa 7 hours ago

#BizFinFocus: Wishlist for #SONA2018

South Africans wait with bated breath to hear what President Cyril Ramaphosa has to say in his maiden State of the Nation Address (Sona) tonight...

3 days ago

Eskom's Matshela Koko resigns

Eskom's chief generation officer, Matshela Koko, has resigned.

2 days ago

Mining community networks want their voices heard on Mining Charter

Mining community networks will be at the Pretoria High Court from Monday to argue that the Mining Charter should be set aside due to a lack of meaningful community engagement.

3 days ago

Changing mining in unimaginable ways

Emerging digital technologies, such as AI or IoT, as well as further outward looking technologies promise to revolutionise the mining industry in almost unimaginable ways...

3 days ago

Brown helped push Exxaro out of Eskom supply contract, CEO tells MPs

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown last year refused a request by Exxaro for a R1.8bn capital investment...

By Linda Ensor 15 Feb 2018

Semi-transparent solar cells: a window to the future?

Can you see a window as you are reading this article?

By Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama 15 Feb 2018

Still a ways to go for gender equality underground

Women are participating more actively in the South African mining industry compared to 15 years ago...

15 Feb 2018

Gemfields denies human rights abuse

Pallinghurst Resources's wholly owned subsidiary Gemfields, a leading source of emeralds and rubies, stands accused of human rights abuses in Mozambique - charges CEO Sean Gilbertson strongly denies...

14 Feb 2018

Mining could play a critical role in growing jobs

South Africa's bleak employment outlook underscores the pressing need for the country to revisit its policy on mining...

By Thuthukani Ndebele 13 Feb 2018

Deja vu for SA as mines boss decries DRC's unilateral resources code

For a CEO who has spurned SA and its uncertain regulatory environment, changes in the mining code of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

By Allan Seccombe 13 Feb 2018

Energy and mobility

A one-day open dialogue on all forms of energy linked to mobility, interconnection, support and infrastructure, and the socio-economic and environmental impact of mobility systems...

Issued by The Digital Deli 13 Feb 2018

Is Cyril the man to put mining back on track?

Litigation and adversarial relationships are threatening to paralyse the South African mining industry. There is a need for a fresh approach to find pragmatic solutions and unlock the sector's potential...

By Owen Murphy 12 Feb 2018

After years of protest, Ivory Coast locals ink deal with gold mine

DIVO - Villagers in central Ivory Coast are savouring a rare victory after reaching a deal with a Canadian gold mine operator following a four-year battle for compensation that at times turned violent...

12 Feb 2018

#miningindaba18: Regulatory environment threatens investment in mining

After a tumultuous ride, the world economy pendulum is starting to swing in favour of commodities, but it's the current regulatory environment that is the real trial facing the South African mining industry...

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2018

Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Getting rid of massive subsidies for oil, gas and coal will not significantly curb carbon pollution or speed the transition to a greener global economy, researchers have said...

9 Feb 2018

#miningindaba18: Miners face delay in pact over silicosis class action

Hopes have been tempered of a quick resolution to the occupational lung disease class action including thousands of former miners afflicted with silicosis...

9 Feb 2018

PIC chief apologises over Eskom

Public Investment Corporation (PIC) CEO Dan Matjila was forced to apologise to public servants after they bemoaned the lack of consultation when the investment manager advanced R5bn to Eskom...

By Theto Mahlakaona and Carol Paton 8 Feb 2018

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International

Gold Fields finally sells Arctic Platinum for USD40m cash

Gold Fields has finally, after many years of trying to find a buyer, sold its Arctic Platinum Project (APP) in Finland for $40m.

By Allan Seccombe 26 Jan 2018

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January.

19 Jan 2018

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