Energy & Mining Trends 2017

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Rain halts big work at big local mine

Heavy rainfall in the Northern Cape this month has hit production from at least one of SA's big manganese miners...

By Charlotte Mathews 14 hours ago

ENGIE, ANER partner to promote clean energy in Senegal

ENGIE has signed a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country...

11 hours ago

Astral Foods projects a poultry catastrophe if Eskom cuts off defaulting councils

The company warned that Eskom would disconnect power supply to the municipality indefinitely if the situation did not improve - so 11.5-million chickens would not be fed daily...

By Mark Allix 3 days ago

All Dutch trains now run on wind energy

The European country has reached its goal a little earlier than planned...

By Lindsay Samson 3 days ago

Workers stage underground sit-in at Harmony's Kusasalethu

About 1,700 miners staged an underground sit-in at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine from Wednesday afternoon, 11 January, with the company saying no formal demands had been made...

By Allan Seccombe 3 days ago

Striking Harmony workers return to surface at Kusasalethu

Workers on a wildcat strike at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine have all returned to the surface...

3 days ago

Car makers and state head for dispute on proposed new fuel regulations

Government and car makers are heading for a showdown on proposed fuel regulations that could make cars and fuel more expensive...

By Jan-Jan Joubert 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

Nigerian oil, gas workers walk out over salary arrears

Oil and gas workers in southern Nigeria downed tools on Tuesday, 10 December, over the alleged non-payment of salaries, with the walk-out hitting production and threatening electricity supplies...

12 Jan 2017

Resources sector may be the one to beat

With 2017 only a few working days old, mining stocks have already proven that resources will be the sector to watch on the JSE this year...

By Maarten Mittner 12 Jan 2017

NEPAD and the implementation of Africa's renewable energy projects initiative

NEPAD, being the implementing arm of the African Union (AU), is embarking upon an exercise that accelerates the development and implementation of Africa's high-priority renewable energy projects...

Issued by Siyenza Management 12 Jan 2017

Africa Energy Indaba 2017 brings together Africa's leading women in energy

The third annual Women in Energy conference, organised by the Africa Energy Indaba, will bring together Africa's leading women in the energy sector on Monday, 20 February, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

Issued by Siyenza Management 12 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity...

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Agility, technology and investing in the African market

Drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses on the back foot as they go into the New Year...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Mechanisation essential for mining's survival

South Africa sits with abundant resources, but if these cannot be mined economically (and safely), it will all come to naught for stakeholders...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

Tanzania deflects environmental concerns delaying uranium mine project

Tanzania blames foreign countries for delays in Mkuju River uranium mining project...

By Alvar Mwakyusa 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Pressure builds on mining companies stuck in compliance mode

The recently released King IV report urging boards to focus on effective outcomes rather than ticking compliance boxes...

10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of energy

Energy is the lifeblood of economies and human activity, yet today's grids aren't much different from the one Thomas Edison built...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Global opportunities for 21st century mining

A developing country like South Africa must balance the need for more jobs with the need for more profitable mines..

By Professor Fred Cawood 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Solar could be the cheapest power on earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. And in less than a decade, it's likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere...

By Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin 9 Jan 2017

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