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Mantashe meets mining CEOs
Mantashe meets mining CEOs

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has met with CEOs from the mining industry...

3 days ago

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No leave for Eskom managers till load shedding is sorted

All senior Eskom managers have been ordered to cancel their holiday leave to meet Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan's 10-day deadline to sort out the causes of the current load shedding crisis...

3 days ago

Call for large-scale energy transformation
Call for large-scale energy transformation

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C]] has underlined the urgency of taking decisive action to tackle climate change...

By Adnan Amin 6 Dec 2018

A gold tailings dam under construction in South Africa. Author supplied
South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a by-product called tailings...

5 Dec 2018

Niël Pretorius, DRDGold CEO
DRDGold's recovery project steaming ahead

Four months into construction of Phase 1 of the Far West Gold Recoveries project, DRDGold is set to start commissioning on Thursday...

4 Dec 2018

More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine
More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

The coastal sea cliff overlooking West Coast beaches being mined by an Australian-owned company has collapsed in four more places...

By John Yeld 4 Dec 2018

Solving the renewables storage problem
Solving the renewables storage problem

By 2035, developing nations will constitute 80% of total global energy production and consumption...

4 Dec 2018

Garyn Rapson, partner at Webber Wentzel
Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Karoshoek Solar One
Karoshoek Solar One comes on line

Another 100MW of solar power was added to the grid, as the Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington, Northern Cape.

3 Dec 2018

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Government committed to growing oil, gas industry

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says his department will work towards creating an enabling environment for the oil and gas sector to be able to do business in the country. ..

30 Nov 2018

Eskom to overcome challenges by 2023
Eskom to overcome challenges by 2023

Eskom has secured 73% of its funding requirements for 2018/19, while it faces several operational and financial challenges...

29 Nov 2018

Committee adopts IRP 2018 report
Committee adopts IRP 2018 report

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Energy has adopted its report on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) containing several recommendations...

29 Nov 2018

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Kathu solar plant synchronised to the grid

The first synchronisation of Kathu Solar Park to the national grid took place on 18 November 2018...

28 Nov 2018

Photo: Mozambique Mining Journal
SA urged to invest in Mozambican gas sector

Mozambique presents great opportunities for South African businesses to invest in, said Mozambican Provincial Permanent Secretary of Cabo Delgado Province, Antonio Domingos Mapure...

28 Nov 2018

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe unhappy with Gold Fields planned retrenchments

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has met with Gold Fields executives as part of efforts to resolve the current impasse, where the company wants to retrench over a thousand workers at its South Deep mine...

27 Nov 2018

Study to assess illegal mining in Johannesburg
Study to assess illegal mining in Johannesburg

The Department of Mineral Resources has initiated a ground stability study in Johannesburg to assess whether there is any long-term damage to critical infrastructure as a result of illegal mining activities...

27 Nov 2018

Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids
Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids

To continue on the economic growth trajectory many African countries find themselves on, they need reliable, sustainable sources of energy. However, the continent finds itself trailing behind other emerging markets...

26 Nov 2018

New digital incubator brings mining into the 21st century
New digital incubator brings mining into the 21st century

Digitalisation in the mining industry goes well beyond the automation of production. It allows for new approaches to business processes and creates real opportunities to merge the digital and physical worlds...

26 Nov 2018

Changing the energy landscape
Changing the energy landscape

The affordability and availability of renewable energy presents South Africa with a unique opportunity to cut its carbon emissions drastically,..

By James McKay 23 Nov 2018

Xolobeni community members celebrated at the North Gauteng High Court after Judge Annali Basson ruled that the Department of Mineral Resources has to obtain consent from mining communities before granting a mining right to a company. Photo:Zoe Postman
Government and companies must obtain "full and informed" consent from communities before granting mining rights, says judge

The DMR has to obtain "full and informed" consent from communities under customary law before granting mining rights to companies...

By Zoe Postman 23 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

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Eskom briefs Parliament on turnaround strategy

National power utility Eskom has tabled phase one of a strategic review that will deliver a turnaround blueprint that will include a short-term improvement plan...

22 Nov 2018

Not enough being invested to meet energy goals
Not enough being invested to meet energy goals

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030...

21 Nov 2018

Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own
Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own

Renewable energy alone is not the solution to Africa's energy woes...

21 Nov 2018

Communities in South Africa’s North West Province are embroiled in battles with chiefs over land. EPA/Jon Hrusa
South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

South Africa's Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgement that's fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining companies and local communities in rural parts of the country...

By Sonwabile Mnwana 20 Nov 2018

More engagement for potential Xolobeni mining
More engagement for potential Xolobeni mining

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has committed to return to Xolobeni, Eastern Cape to interact with the community to ensure finality on the prospects of mining in the area...

19 Nov 2018

Plan to address Eskom challenges afoot
Plan to address Eskom challenges afoot

A 9-point plan is set to go a long way in turning the fortunes of Eskom around at a time when the utility is facing major challenges, says Phakamani Hadebe, group chief executive officer...

19 Nov 2018

Mining Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe to engage on Xolobeni matter

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is scheduled to meet with the Amadiba Crisis Committee this weekend to discuss the Xolobeni matter as part of his engagements within the mining sector...

16 Nov 2018

SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says
SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says

The University of Cape Town's annual Brown to Green Report found that South Africa has the highest emission intensity in the G20 power sector...

16 Nov 2018

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