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South Africa's energy future a pawn in a larger political game
South Africa's energy future a pawn in a larger political game

Professor Anton Eberhard of UCT GSB argues that South Africa needs to embrace unprecedented global innovation in new low-cost energy technologies and competitive markets if it wants to support real economic transformation...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 1 Nov 2018

Lesley Jeffrey, principal geologist (coal), SRK Consulting (SA)
SA's energy economy must look ahead to replace coal jobs

As South Africa's largest mining contributor to gross domestic product, the coal sector may be facing considerable job losses as the country's latest energy plan looks to cleaner power generation options...

1 Nov 2018

wildcoast.co.za
Xolobeni mining issue should be resolved to attract investment

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says the issue of Xolobeni mining development needs to be resolved sooner rather than later, as delaying it further would be best for attracting investment...

1 Nov 2018

Floatovoltaics solve more than one sustainability challenge
Floatovoltaics solve more than one sustainability challenge

According to the United Nations more than 300-million people in the sub-Saharan region live in a water-scarce environment.

31 Oct 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties
Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

Women under-represented in the African power sector
Women under-represented in the African power sector

Integrating gender in the power sector would create opportunities for women and strengthen the sector to support improved healthcare, education and entrepreneurial opportunities...

31 Oct 2018

Vanadium. Image by W. Oelen, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Researchers look to phyto-remediation to reduce impact of vanadium in crop soil

There is currently no legislation in SA to determine an acceptable limit to the amount of vanadium in our soils...

31 Oct 2018

Oranto Petroleum expands into Niger
Oranto Petroleum expands into Niger

Nigeria-based Oranto Petroleum has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry Petroleum of the Republic of Niger...

30 Oct 2018

Jackwell Feris
Still no clarity on the status of underground coal gasification

Underground coal gasification (UCG) and its regulatory position is still not clear...

By Jackwell Feris 30 Oct 2018

Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation
Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation

The Mining Forum of South Africa has applied to the North West High Court to have the mining licences suspended of Lonmin, as well as Eastern Platinum and Western Platinum (both controlled by Lonmin)...

By Ciaran Ryan 29 Oct 2018

Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list
Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list

Home to 12 of Eskom's coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of over 32GW, Mpumalanga tops the chart as the world's largest nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hotspot across six continents...

29 Oct 2018

Fitch affirms Eskom credit rating
Fitch affirms Eskom credit rating

Fitch Ratings' decision to affirm its BB- credit rating is a result of measures it has put in place to ensure sustainability...

26 Oct 2018

Bishop Jo Seoka
Mining needs to change to be sustainable

South Africa needs to reshape its mining industry to fit a vision of a sustainable society...

26 Oct 2018

Kenya is ill-prepared for the environmental, health and safety impacts that accompany oil production. Signature Message/Shutterstock
What Kenya needs to do to better protect those working in the oil sector

After decades of failed attempts, Kenya finally struck oil six years ago...

By Melba K Wasunna 25 Oct 2018

Wind turbines used to generate electricity on a wind farm in South Africa. Shutterstock
Why South Africa can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

There's a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change...

By Hartmut Winkler 25 Oct 2018

Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended
Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended

The Mining Forum of SA heads to the North West High Court, Mahikeng, this week in a bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended...

By Ciaran Ryan 24 Oct 2018

Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea
#IRP2018: Making the case for wind power

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) cautions against the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) excluding important real-world input assumptions...

24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Ndavhe Mareda, CEO: Black Royalty Minerals
#IRP2018: Defending the role of coal

South Africa's current draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is too ambitious and attempts to meet the targets will have serious consequences....

24 Oct 2018

Photo: South Africa Info
Public has its say on IRP

In recent years, the IRP has been at the centre of the country's #StateCapture woes...

23 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Photo: Solarplaza
Solar can save Africa

The spectre of climate change reared its ugly head in June 2018, when the dammed lake that supplies Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d'Ivoire, ran dry, leave the city without water.

23 Oct 2018

Angola, Brazil sign oil deal
Angola, Brazil sign oil deal

In exchange for 20,000 barrels of crude a day, Brazil wil provide Angola with a finance line and export credit insurance worth $2bn...

22 Oct 2018

Consultation into Eskom RCA application begins
Consultation into Eskom RCA application begins

The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) has initiated a public consultation process into two Eskom applications...

22 Oct 2018

Deepa Vallabh
Channelling FDI in the right direction

President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned triumphant from his international investment roadshow, having secured billions of dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI)...

By Deepa Vallabh 19 Oct 2018

Photo: Sibanye
Health, safety of mine workers in the spotlight

While South Africa is well known for its mineral wealth and a well-regulated mining industry that is a major contributor to the economy, the sector is grappling with the health and safety of miners...

19 Oct 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Parliament welcomes inputs into draft IRP 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Energy has began public hearings into the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018), which serves to guide government's plan for electricity provision within the energy mix...

18 Oct 2018

Silicosis fund to be established in April 2019
Silicosis fund to be established in April 2019

A trust, which will disburse funds for mine workers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, is to be established in April 2019...

18 Oct 2018

Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan
Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

In a last-minute move, the government is attempting a new strategy to push through a coal mine in a formally protected Mpumalanga wetland area...

By John Yeld 17 Oct 2018

Gaopalelwe Santswere
South Africa risks losing its strategic nuclear leading role

South Africa risks losing its permanent seat at the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors if Egypt brings its recently signed 4,800MW nuclear power contract on line...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 17 Oct 2018

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