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Global mining recovered strongly in 2017
Global mining recovered strongly in 2017

After years in the doldrums, the mining industry has shown a remarkable recovery with the world's 40 largest mining companies delivering an impressive financial performance in 2017, increasing revenue by 23% to $600bn.

6 Jun 2018

Sandisiwe Ncemane, Coega Development Corporation (CDC) business development manager: energy projects
Unlocking the energy sector for economic growth

Access to energy is among the highly transformative interventions for the African continent...

1 Jun 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. Flickr
Why natural resource finds are more than just a curse: the case of Mozambique

Natural resources are often thought of as a curse in developing countries, slowing economic growth rather than driving it...

By Gerhard Toews and Pierre-Louis Vézina 26 Apr 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real
The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real

It is no longer sufficient to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now demanding that the business world develops a conscience...

Issued by Shift Social Development 23 Apr 2018

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Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems

According to a new report, solar-powered irrigation is now an affordable solution to both commercial and small-scale farmers in developing countries, but adequate management and regulations to avoid the unsustainable use of water are needed...

13 Apr 2018

More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say
More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say

The sharp decline in the cost of clean renewable energy globally has made it the obvious choice for African countries to generate new capacity, but a more nuanced approach is needed...

By Liesl Peyper, Issued by African Utility Week 11 Apr 2018

Reinvigorated Nkomati Anthracite shows promise
Reinvigorated Nkomati Anthracite shows promise

It's been a while since any of South Africa's anthracite mines have attracted fresh capital, but a R150m investment in a run-of-mine wash plant at Nkomati Anthracite has put the operation back on track...

4 Apr 2018

Niall Kramer, CEO: Saoga
SA and Mozambique on the cusp of an oil and gas boom

Both South Africa and Mozambique show promise in the oil and gas sector, and collaboration between the two countries to create a substantial hub could significantly grow the region's economy...

By Nicci Botha 28 Mar 2018

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Sibanye files submission for Lonmin deal, even as Amcu threatens court action

As the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) steps up its campaign against Sibanye-Stillwater's all-share bid for Lonmin, threatening to interdict the deal...

By Allan Seccombe 19 Mar 2018

Africa's gas market: Primed to boom
Africa's gas market: Primed to boom

At the end of 2016, Africa had proven natural gas reserves of 503.3 Tcf (trillion cubic feet), indicating an increase of around 1% in total gas reserves on the continent...

2 Feb 2018

Gold Fields finally sells Arctic Platinum for USD40m cash
Gold Fields finally sells Arctic Platinum for USD40m cash

Gold Fields has finally, after many years of trying to find a buyer, sold its Arctic Platinum Project (APP) in Finland for $40m...

By Allan Seccombe 26 Jan 2018

Amplats manages to keep its output intact despite weaker fourth quarter
Amplats manages to keep its output intact despite weaker fourth quarter

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) kept it full-year output intact despite a weaker fourth quarter after the closure of the unprofitable Bokoni mine dragged production down 4% in the last three months of 2018...

By Allan Seccombe 26 Jan 2018

Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February
Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February

Delegates will be uniting at the East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit, in Kampala this February, to discuss what is needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth...

24 Jan 2018

Landmark investment to transform Mozambique into natural gas supplier
Landmark investment to transform Mozambique into natural gas supplier

Mozambique's Coral Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) development has received an approximately $8 billion investment, marking the first step for Mozambique to become a regional and global offshore natural gas producer and supplier...

22 Jan 2018

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Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

Major investors vowed Tuesday, 12 December, to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom"...

13 Dec 2017

SRK's Andrew van Zyl and Marcin Wertz
Mining in Africa: Take a calculated risk

According to the latest World Risk Report, "Africa narrowly avoided the wooden spoon as the riskiest major region"...

5 Dec 2017

Saleem Karimjee, IFC country manager for Southern Africa
There's trillions to unlock in climate-related private investment

With smart policy reforms and innovative business models, African countries can meet their Paris Agreement promises and catalyse trillions of dollars in private investments...

2 Nov 2017

Managing expectations on mining projects
Managing expectations on mining projects

One of the biggest deterrents to investment in the mining sector is the inability of projects to deliver on investment promises.

By Wray Carvelas 10 Oct 2017

Gold under owned as an asset class
Gold under owned as an asset class

Although gold and gold equity prices have picked up recently, the metal is still under owned as an asset class...

9 Oct 2017

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Does the SA mining industry have a future?

Over the past decade, local mining's financial performance has been stable, but there's been no growth and the cost side of the business has increased...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Oct 2017

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture
Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

21 Sep 2017

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

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Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

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Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

SA takes 10th spot on renewables survey
SA takes 10th spot on renewables survey

Despite uncertainty around the future of South Africa's REIPPP, the country still ranked 10th among G20 countries for renewable energy investment...

10 Jul 2017

Green reporting will expose risky companies
Green reporting will expose risky companies

G20 task force issues new Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework...

By Sharon Snell 5 Jul 2017

Getting the energy balance right
Getting the energy balance right

With the very real challenge of keeping the lights on, African countries are pursuing diversified energy portfolios to deliver universal access to electricity...

30 Jun 2017

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