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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...

1 day ago

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...

1 day ago

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

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

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

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

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 20 Oct 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

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

By Melanie Gosling 19 Oct 2017

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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The most common causes of oilfield accidents

Oilfields can be dangerous places to work. The work done there is essential to keep our infrastructure running and all developed nations need access to petroleum. Unfortunately, it is an activity that cannot be done in complete safety. The potential for accidents exists at any site where drilling is occurring, or indeed anywhere where heavy machinery is running.

Issued by Monetary Library 9 Oct 2017

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