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Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2°C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions...

By Simon Redfern 24 Apr 2017

Geodata portal will help East African development

A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region...

5 Apr 2017

What conventional and unconventional really mean in oil and gas

There is some confusion in the oil and gas industry around the terms conventional and unconventional with respect to oil and gas projects...

By Tarryn Orford 3 Apr 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

27 Mar 2017

Wits research unearths innovation in mining

The sustained, high level of quality research at Wits School of Mining Engineering puts it at the cutting edge of mining innovation...

13 Mar 2017

Blasting technology reduces lightning strike risk

Besides the inherent risks of blasting at opencast mines and quarries to life and productivity, lightning also poses a danger to personnel and equipment...

27 Feb 2017

Improving mining H&S through collaboration

Health & Safety go hand in hand in the mining industry, while there has been a huge improvement in safety, health has been left behind...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Feb 2017

Implats to take Impala Platinum Refinery off grid

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

13 Feb 2017

Low water levels aid plans for rehabilitation of Kariba Dam

In the months ahead, the Kariba Dam hydroelectric scheme must deal with the twin challenges of not holding enough water on the one hand and too much of it on the other...

By Tom Nevin 18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Solar could be the cheapest power on earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. And in less than a decade, it's likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere...

By Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin 9 Jan 2017

Community-scale projects are Africa's energy future

The 17th annual African Utility Week will take place from 16-18 May 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town...

21 Dec 2016

New emulsion explosives technology ups Modder East's advance rate

Gold One's Modder East operation has rolled out an innovative infrastructure to use emulsion explosives for all 70 of its underground narrow-reef stope panels...

14 Dec 2016

Initiative uses technology for miner safety

A new initiative focuses on accurately locating workers relative to mine risks using GPS-like underground positioning...

13 Dec 2016

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