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Vanessa Jacklin-Levin, counsel at Dentons South Africa
Public participation essential for an equitable Mining Charter

The mining industry is the foundation of the country's industrial development, but also the major player in creating an unjust socioeconomic order...

20 hours ago

Robben Island turns to the sun for power
Robben Island turns to the sun for power

Robben Island has gone green with a solar energy microgrid, which will produce almost 1m kWh of electricity annually...

21 hours ago

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CE AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold left with two SA assets

AngloGold Ashanti will have just two major assets left in SA, halving output from the country...

3 days ago

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Afrimat to feel pinch of economic slowdown
Afrimat to feel pinch of economic slowdown

Afrimat, after mostly shooting the lights out in its results over many years, appears at last to have been stymied by the poor South African economy...

By Mark Allix 3 days ago

Mining minister, Mosebenzi Zwane
KPMG did not flag Free State dairy farm, Zwane tells probe

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane told Parliament that beleaguered auditing firm KPMG did not raise any concerns about impropriety related to a dairy project in Vrede...

19 Oct 2017

Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs
Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs

A R3.6m contribution towards providing health screening to mining communities emphasises the power of partnerships in making the NSP 2017-2022 for HIV, TB and STIs a reality...

19 Oct 2017

Eskom's Matshela Koko's fate to be decided this week
Eskom's Matshela Koko's fate to be decided this week

The fate of suspended acting group CEO of Eskom Matshela Koko will be decided this week as his disciplinary inquiry got under way late on Wednesday afternoon...

19 Oct 2017

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure
China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 19 Oct 2017

Court sets aside fracking regulations
Court sets aside fracking regulations

The Eastern Cape High Court has set aside a 2015 decision to invoke the fracking regulations necessary for shale gas exploration...

19 Oct 2017

Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer
Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists' attempt to stop pumping...

By Melanie Gosling 19 Oct 2017

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal
A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

President Jacob Zuma's latest cabinet reshuffle is nothing more that a thinly-veiled smokescreen to get his crony, David Mahlobo into the energy portfolio...

By Nicci Botha 18 Oct 2017

Brenda Berlin, CFO: Implats
Implats moves on machine mining

For $30m Implats has bought itself 15% of a deposit to promote its strategy of finding shallow resources that can be mined by machines.

18 Oct 2017

Colin Logan, technical executive for GIBB’s dams, hydropower and underground works services sector
It's time to have an honest conversation about energy

It is critical that the energy mix is carefully blended by policymakers to ensure a sustainable economy...

By Colin Logan 18 Oct 2017

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey...

17 Oct 2017

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?
Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 17 Oct 2017

Neal Froneman, CEO: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye changes its mind on Rustenburg closures that would have cut output by as much as 300,000oz

Sibanye-Stillwater backed away from a decision to close up to 300,000oz of annual platinum group metal (PGM) production from its Rustenburg mines...

By Alan Seccombe 17 Oct 2017

Matshela Koko, suspended CEO of Eskom
Shambles at Eskom panel

Disciplinary proceedings against suspended acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko had a second false start on Monday...

By Kyle Cowan 17 Oct 2017

Nico Muller, CEO: Implats
Impala Platinum takes stake in Canadian group's Waterberg prospect in $30m deal

Impala Platinum, has bought a minority stake for $30m in the undeveloped Waterberg prospect owned by Canada's Platinum Group Metals...

By Allan Seccombe 17 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle
#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle

Invented by social entrepreneur James van der Walt, the SolarTurtle recently scooped a win at the Inventors Garage at the 2017 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit, walking away with R10k.

By Sindy Peters 16 Oct 2017

Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies
Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies

Section 36 of the Income Tax Act contains unique provisions which are only applicable to mining operations, and which set out the manner in which redemption allowances and unredeemed capital expenditure are calculated...

By Candice Gibson 16 Oct 2017

Melita Steele, senior environmental campaigner: Greenpeace Africa. Photo:
Greenpeace slams new nuclear plant plans

Greenpeace Africa has responded with outrage to Eskom's nuclear plant plans....

16 Oct 2017

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court
West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer...

By Melanie Gosling 16 Oct 2017

Koeberg nuclear power station
Eskom gets the environmental go-ahead for nuclear power station at Duynefontein

Eskom has been given the environmental green light for a nuclear power station at Duynefontein in the Western Cape.

13 Oct 2017

Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects
Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects

RABAT - Russia and Morocco hope to cooperate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said during a visit to Rabat...

13 Oct 2017

Witnesses in Eskom state-capture probe not named over security concerns
Witnesses in Eskom state-capture probe not named over security concerns

Security concerns have precluded the names of witnesses relating to Parliament's pending probe into state capture at Eskom from being publicised...

By Bekezela Phakathi 12 Oct 2017

Mine.D hackathon focuses on mining health and safety
Mine.D hackathon focuses on mining health and safety

It stands to reason that the next wave of growth within the mining sector will come from technology...

12 Oct 2017

Nuclear deal could impact on SA's debt
Nuclear deal could impact on SA's debt

South Africa's debt could increase considerably because of the nuclear deal, even before it happens...

12 Oct 2017

Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet
Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet

A draft Gas Amendment Bill will be tabled in Cabinet as South Africa powers on to enter the global gas market, Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi said on Tuesday, 10 October 2017...

11 Oct 2017

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