Energy & Mining Trends 2018

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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

Amplats manages to keep its output intact despite weaker fourth quarter

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) kept it full-year output intact despite a weaker fourth quarter after the closure of the unprofitable Bokoni mine dragged production down 4% in the last three months of 2018...

By Allan Seccombe 26 Jan 2018

Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February

Delegates will be uniting at the East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit, in Kampala this February, to discuss what is needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth...

24 Jan 2018

Landmark investment to transform Mozambique into natural gas supplier

Mozambique's Coral Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) development has received an approximately $8 billion investment, marking the first step for Mozambique to become a regional and global offshore natural gas producer and supplier...

22 Jan 2018

Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

Major investors vowed Tuesday, 12 December, to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom"...

13 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

There's trillions to unlock in climate-related private investment

With smart policy reforms and innovative business models, African countries can meet their Paris Agreement promises and catalyse trillions of dollars in private investments...

2 Nov 2017

Managing expectations on mining projects

One of the biggest deterrents to investment in the mining sector is the inability of projects to deliver on investment promises.

By Wray Carvelas 10 Oct 2017

Gold under owned as an asset class

Although gold and gold equity prices have picked up recently, the metal is still under owned as an asset class...

9 Oct 2017

Does the SA mining industry have a future?

Over the past decade, local mining's financial performance has been stable, but there's been no growth and the cost side of the business has increased...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Oct 2017

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

21 Sep 2017

Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

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International

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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