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DA, EFF to join Molefe Labour Court case
DA, EFF to join Molefe Labour Court case

The EFF and the DA have succeeded in their application to be admitted as interested parties in former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's bid to have the Labour Court set aside his firing...

3 hours ago

SOLA Future Energy launches Joburg branch
SOLA Future Energy launches Joburg branch

SOLA Future Energy will launch its Johannesburg branch on Thursday, 29 June, servicing clients in the Gauteng region, as well as neighbouring African countries...

8 hours ago

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa
Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa

South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations...

By Hartmut Winkler 12 hours ago

DA to intervene in 'forum shopping' Brian Molefe's Labour Court bid
DA to intervene in 'forum shopping' Brian Molefe's Labour Court bid

The DA will on Tuesday apply to the Labour Court in Johannesburg to intervene as an interested party in an application brought by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe...

1 day ago

Chad leader says Glencore oil contract was irresponsible
Chad leader says Glencore oil contract was irresponsible

PARIS - Chad President Idriss Deby said on Sunday his country had been "irresponsible" in striking oil for cash deals with Swiss commodities giant Glencore...

1 day ago

Photo: Sibanye
Charter gives short shrift to mining jobs

No industry has proportionately had more equity ownership transfer than the mining industry. And more jobs have been lost in the sector than any other. Coincidence or correlation?

1 day ago

Fumani Mthembi, one of the founders of Pele Energy Group. Photo by Tsidi Bishop
Young South Africans investing in lucrative renewable energy sector

Fumani Mthembi, who runs a renewable energy producing company in South Africa, has no regrets about leaving her secure job in the middle of an economic recession to start her own business in 2009...

By Tsidi Bishop 23 Jun 2017

Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla named acting CE
Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla named acting CE

Eskom has appointed Johnny Dladla as the acting group CE, following the removal of Brian Molefe...

By Genevieve Quintal 23 Jun 2017

Mining Charter: What does it all mean?
Mining Charter: What does it all mean?

Mining companies will need to start amending their legal and corporate structures if the challenges to the Mining Charter are unsuccessful...

By Giada Masina, Allan Reid and Deepa Vallabh 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa
#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa

Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur...

By Cari Coetzee 22 Jun 2017

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Fitch: Mining Charter vindicates downgrade

Credit rating agency Fitch says the new Mining Charter showed that its decision to cut SA's sovereign credit rating to junk in April was correct...

By Robert Laing 21 Jun 2017

Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives
Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives

The DoE and Eskom again did not provide any clarity to investors in the renewable energy sector as to when the power utility will sign PPAs...

21 Jun 2017

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations
High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week...

20 Jun 2017

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why
Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”...

By Simon Chapman 20 Jun 2017

Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity
Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity

The Compost Kliko Toilet could lead to people getting away from flushing potential down the toilet...

By Bongani Shweni 20 Jun 2017

Knox Msebenzi, CEO of Niasa. Photo: EE Publishing
#YouthMonth: Debunking the myths about nuclear

The class of 2017 must remember and take heed of the example set by the youth of 1976, who understood the importance of education...

19 Jun 2017

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources. Photo: African Mining Indaba
Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

Export orders, container shipping on the rise
Export orders, container shipping on the rise

Stronger global trade is expected this year and as reported by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), indicators like export orders and container shipping are on the rise at the beginning of 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Is this the world's cheapest solar lamp?
Is this the world's cheapest solar lamp?

UK firm designs cheap solar lamp for clean, reliable lighting...

By Lindsay Samson 19 Jun 2017

SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations
SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations

Thursday, 15 June marked Global Wind Day 2017 - a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth...

15 Jun 2017

The brain drain and messy regulation
The brain drain and messy regulation

The regulatory environment governing the mining industry in South Africa has never been more complicated - or expensive...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

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DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam

The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday, 13 June, it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid...

15 Jun 2017

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Tenders to open for second phase of Lesotho water project

Construction tenders worth between R1m and R1bn will be advertised shortly for the second phase of the R25bn Lesotho Highlands Water Project, the executive manager of the project, Mark Matchett, says...

By Charlotte Mathews 14 Jun 2017

Energy for Africa must include renewable options
Energy for Africa must include renewable options

The role of renewable energy in generating Africa's power was the topic of discussion in a panel at the TXF Africa Trade Finance Conference in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Jun 2017

Roger Baxter, CEO, Chamber of Mines of South Africa. Photo:
Chamber: Misgivings on proposed Mining Charter

The revised Mining Charter could be gazetted this week, but the Chamber of Mines is worried that it may differ from what was originally proposed...

14 Jun 2017

Former Eskom chairman, Ben Ngubane
Ngubane jumps ship

It seems that Eskom is losing its top brass at a rapid rate of knots...

13 Jun 2017

Photo: Sibanye
Is mining's feast or famine mindset a thing of the past?

The mining industry hasn't really changed much in mindset from the gold rushes of old...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2017

John Flannery
General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Presidential hopeful, Dr Mathews Phosa. Photo:
Phosa: Mining needs policy certainty

No sector is more in need of long-term policy certainty than mining...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2017

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