Energy & Mining Trends 2017


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Critical court showdown on mining and environment

Tormin case will decide if government's environmental watchdog still has power when it comes to mining...

By John Yeld 23 hours ago

New categories added to African Utility Week Industry Awards

The fourth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards will honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent...

21 hours ago

Eskom looks set to drag feet on signing PPAs - SAREC

According to the SA Renewable Energy Council (SAREC), signs are already emerging that Eskom will drag its feet wherever possible to resist signing outstanding power purchase agreements with renewable producers...

3 days ago

Mines should not be power companies

One of the themes at the recent 2017 Mining Indaba revolved around power supply to mines on the continent...

By Colm Quinn 3 days ago

Gold Fields finally sets production and cost target for South Deep

Gold Fields has at last set a production and cost target for its South Deep mine in SA, saying on Thursday, 16 February, the mine, which needs a further R2.28bn of investment, would generate 500,000oz of gold a year at an all-in cost of $900/oz once it reaches steady state in 2022...

By Allan Seccombe 17 Feb 2017

Oil attacks in 2016 cost Nigeria up to $100bn: minister

Militant attacks on key oil facilities last year reduced Nigeria's output by one million barrels per day, resulting in a revenue loss of up to $100bn (€94bn), according to the government...

16 Feb 2017

Eskom: FM lets you judge for yourself

The Financial Mail has released the full Dentons report into irregularities at Eskom so South Africans can make up their own minds about the goings-on at the parastatal...

16 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

Amplats to sell Union Mine and Masa Chrome to Siyanda Resources

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has agreed to sell its Union Mine and a chrome company to Siyanda Resources for up to R6.4bn...

By Allan Seccombe 16 Feb 2017

Will gas become SA's new money-spinner?

Following the recent #MiningIndaba, questions are being raised about whether South Africa's gas sector, and the regional gas boom, will replace mining as the region's new money-spinner...

15 Feb 2017

'Strange black soot' blankets Nigeria's oil hub

The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt used to be known as "The Garden City" because of its soaring palm trees and green open spaces...

15 Feb 2017

Anglo American's Sir John Parker to step down

Anglo American chairman Sir John Parker announced his intention to step down on Tuesday, 14 February, after eight years at the helm of the mining group...

15 Feb 2017

ArcelorMittal puts focus on protection

ArcelorMittal SA is planning to step up its efforts to protect the local steel industry from cheap Chinese imports...

By Colleen Goko 14 Feb 2017

Speakers for WAIPEC 2017 announced

The first set of speakers on the programme at the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2017 (WAIPEC) have been announced...

14 Feb 2017

Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRC

Alphamin has announced that it has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and control budget estimate (CBE) for its 80.75%-owned Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

14 Feb 2017

Implats to take Impala Platinum Refinery off grid

Powering the Impala Platinum Refinery using fuel cell technology...

13 Feb 2017

Government committed to independent power producers programme

With the end of load shedding, government is now more committed to the Independent Power Producers Programme, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday, 9 February...

13 Feb 2017

SOSA Investments launches Project Light campaign

SOSA Investments recently launched its first Project Light campaign with the aim of donating 50,000 solar-powered lanterns to underprivileged grade three learners so as to replace their current use of kerosene lamps...

13 Feb 2017

AngloGold: charter could crush us

AngloGold Ashanti has warned there could be negative consequences for its South African mines if the third iteration of the Mining Charter is gazetted largely unchanged...

By Allan Secombe 10 Feb 2017

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