Energy & Mining Trends 2018

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How blockchain can democratise green power

Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set...

By Srinivasan Keshav 22 hours ago

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects are planned and underway across sub-Saharan Africa...

By Declan Conway 1 day ago

One person shot dead in protest at RBPlat mine on Wednesday night

A person was shot dead near Royal Bafokeng Platinum's (RBPlat's) North Shaft on Wednesday evening, during a protest by about 100 people including former employees of the company...

By Allan Seccombe 12 Jan 2018

Eskom continues to block Daniels

After more than three months, Eskom's suspended head of legal and compliance, Suzanne Daniels, will have to wait another month to continue her battle to be reinstated...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 3 days ago

Surging zinc set to retain strong price

The zinc price is at a decade high and the outlook is for it to stay strong for much of 2018...

3 days ago

SustainPower delivers locally manufactured biogas power generator to ibert

SustainPower, together with Unique Hydra, recently delivered a locally manufactured biogas electrical power generator to ibert, a Southern Africa biogas company...

12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Seven digital trends rocking the mining world

Ever since mankind started pulling minerals out of the ground, it's been a labour intensive, dangerous job, with the majority of innovations being mechanical means of going deeper to extract more...

11 Jan 2018

Ore dump pollution whips up new storm

Port Elizabeth Harbour tenants are fighting mad about a new wave of air pollution from Transnet's two manganese ore facilities which is damaging property and business opportunities. It is also a health threat...

By Guy Rogers 11 Jan 2018

Unauthorised gold mining in Cameroon reaps deathly toll

YAOUNDE - Forty-three gold diggers died in abandoned mines in Cameroon in the first 10 months of last year, a watchdog group said...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: SA has reached its second energy transition tipping point

At SAWEA's annual wind industry conference held in mid-November 2017, the outcome of a major national research study was launched...

By Brenda Martin 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Africa's solar era is dawning

If there's one thing Africa isn't short of it is sunshine. So, it's hardly surprising that solar is making a major impact on increasing the number of people on the continent who have access to power...

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mining could still bridge SA's unemployment gap

As the year begins, there is little for South Africa's unemployed to celebrate...

By Terence Corrigan 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mining in Africa - a changing landscape

The mining industry in Africa is undergoing significant change, including an increase in exploration and commodity prices, and therefore boasts significant potential for investors with regard to its vast supply of mineral reserves and production...

By Michal Kotzé 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five energy investment opportunities to look out for

The power and energy sector is a critical driver of African growth and development...

By Bhavtik Vallabhjee 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Smart disruption - the grid of 2018

The famous revolutionary hall of fame has a new name - technology. It changes regimes, rules and industries. It transforms the traditional, it disrupts the conventional and it redefines the future...

By Vinny Perumal 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: SA mining's financial situation is improving despite challenges

The 2017 financial year was another challenging one for stakeholders in the mining industry...

By Michal Kotzé 8 Jan 2018

Uganda: Power firms plan to invest billions in 2018

Umeme, Eskom, UEDCL, UETCL and UEGCL have submitted investment plans for 2018 to the country's ERA, all of them signalling an increase in capital expenditure.

By Jeff Mbanga 5 Jan 2018

Greenlight Planet launches new line of solar lanterns

Greenlight Planet recently announced the launch of a new line of solar lanterns: the Sun King Pro 400, Sun King Pro 300, and the Sun King Pico Plus...

5 Jan 2018

Govender and Koko back at Eskom - but they're not out of the water yet

Eskom's acting head of group capital Prish Govender returned to work on Tuesday while the head of generation Matshela Koko is scheduled to do so on Monday next week after both were cleared of wrongdoing by internal disciplinary processes and reinstated late last year....

By Linda Ensor 3 Jan 2018

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