RMB invests in Zambian copper mines

Zambia is expected to produce more than one-million tonnes of copper this year, which bodes well for the economy, considering the mineral comprises around 60% of the country's total exports...

By Sandile Mbulawa 1 day ago

New economic toolkit for mineral-rich countries

A new toolkit developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) aims to help resource-rich countries find more sustainable and inclusive economic solutions...

1 day ago

Finding ways to keep communities alive after mine closures

South Africa's economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades. Mining contributed R312 billion, or 6.8%, to South Africa's GDP and 464,667 direct jobs in 2017, a far cry from the 21% contribution to GDP in the 1970s.

2 days ago

Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10bn investment pledge into the country's energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa...

3 days ago

Maximising profitability of biogas plants

In order to attain profitability, developers need to analyse different feedstock and technology sources, and biogas plant decision-makers require data under conditions mirroring those in full-scale reactors...

By Idan Chiyanzu 3 days ago

Unaccounted water costs must be included in IRP

A new report from the Life After Coal campaign calls for these costs to our water resources to be accounted for in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) - South Africa's plan for the future electricity system...

3 days ago

Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted...

By John Yeld 3 days ago

Mining Charter needs to be rebooted

Controversy and delays around the third Mining Charter continue to deter investment, and the stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board because a one-month extension for token consultation is not going to help...

13 Jul 2018

Eskom is the biggest single risk to South Africa's economy

Eskom came dangerously close to having its bonds suspended by the JSE and to defaulting on debt and other obligations...

By Ian Matthews 12 Jul 2018

Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018

Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again...

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People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs

In the last two decades, people's quality of life has improved faster in countries where mining plays a big part in the economy, than those who don't...

11 Jul 2018

Mining Charter will create policy certainty and real black empowerment

The South African economy's stubborn lack of growth shows that we have still not recovered fully from the 2008 economic crisis...

By Ndavhe Mareda 10 Jul 2018

Minister extends Mining Charter deadline

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed Mining Charter to the end of August...

9 Jul 2018

McKinsey to pay back Eskom's R1bn

McKinsey will pay back the R1bn paid to it by Eskom under the Turnaround Programme, said the power utility...

9 Jul 2018

Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change

While concerns about climate change are being actively addressed through different ways including pushing for enforcement of conventions and international protocols...

By Issa Yussuf 6 Jul 2018

Eskom rebuts debt restructure reports

Eskom has dismissed media reports that it plans to restructure or extend its debt...

5 Jul 2018

Kumba's investment in drone technology is paying off

Two years of navigating legal, governance and logistical challenges to obtain an operating licence to fly its own drones has paid off for Kumba Iron Ore...

4 Jul 2018

Eskom warns against dangers of illegal connections

Illegal connections are the leading cause of unplanned power outages, says Eskom...

4 Jul 2018

More clarity needed on draft Mining Charter

The draft Mining Charter is moving in the right direction, but it is still full of ambiguities that need clarity.

3 Jul 2018

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