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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

Photo: SENER
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

Photo: Eskom
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

Photo: Sibanye
Sibanye-Stillwater signs three-year wage deal

Sibanye-Stillwater concluded a three-year wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa in respect of wages and conditions of service for three years...

15 Nov 2018

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman African Energy Chamber
Angola joins gas exporting body

Angola has joined the GECF, the organisation at the forefront of promoting the use of natural gas as an affordable and sustainable fuel of choice for sustainable development....

15 Nov 2018

Philip Fourie, executive head of safety and sustainable development, Kumba Iron Ore
Six steps to achieve Zero Harm

After two fatality free years, Kumba Iron Ore believes that Zero Harm is achievable, but the change in mindset needs to start at the top..

14 Nov 2018

iDredge makes alluvial diamond mining easier
iDredge makes alluvial diamond mining easier

New technology, the iDredge, has produced a whopping 14,1 carats from 1,200kg of alluvial/gravel deposits in the Kasai River of the DRC in the first test run...

14 Nov 2018

African Development Bank launches energy portal
African Development Bank launches energy portal

An online portal has been launched that will consolidate, validate and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa's energy value chain, covering generation, transmission, distribution, regulation and policy.

13 Nov 2018

Janine Espin, MD of Economic Development Solutions
What happens to the community when a mine closes?

When mines scale down or close down, the impact on the surrounding community is significant. The burning question is: can the blow be softened?

By Janine Espin 13 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources
#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources

Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town recently was a veritable who's who of oil and gas players on the continent. A ministerial panel gave insight into the aspirations of some of the countries...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2018

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 12 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom
#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom

Years of civil war has seen Sudan's lucrative oil industry shrink to virtually nothing...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic development

South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine
Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine

The government's hush-hush approval last year of a new coal mine within a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga has been reversed...

By John Yeld 9 Nov 2018

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