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Stillwater shareholders approve acquisition by Sibanye

Having received approval from both sets of shareholders, all major conditions have been met to seal the acquisition deal between Sibanye and Stillwater Mining Company.

1 day ago

Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy...

By Abraham Cambridge 2 days ago

The CER wants Anglo/Seriti deal environmental documents made public

When Anglo announced its restructuring plans in February 2016, the CER ddressed an open letter, calling on it to make key environmental documents available...

2 days ago

Sibanye gets shareholder go-ahead for Stillwater deal

All resolutions to approve and implement the acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company were passed by the requisite majority of Sibanye shareholder votes...

2 days ago

Public Enterprises Minister blocks Molefe's millions

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has pulled the plug on a move by Eskom to give its former chief executive, Brian Molefe, a R30.1-million pension payout...

3 days ago

Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2°C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions...

By Simon Redfern 3 days ago

Eskom "shocked" at Treasury report leak

Eskom, said it was "shocked" that a preliminary Treasury report had once again been leaked before the power utility had submitted its comments...

21 Apr 2017

Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Apr 2017

Two oil giants could face trial in Italy over Nigerian deal

A Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against Shell and ENI over rights to a Nigerian oilfield...

By Jan-Philipp Scholz 20 Apr 2017

Eskom's investment into renewable research

Eskom puts money into renewable energy research by academic institutions, even though the utility is not moving forward with its renewable PPAs...

20 Apr 2017

Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management...

19 Apr 2017

Koeberg's Unit 2 undergoing routine maintenance

Koeberg power station has shut down its Unit 2 for routine maintenance after a record uninterrupted run of 492 days...

19 Apr 2017

80mw power project to benefit three countries

Over 7,000 households in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are set to benefit from 80 megawatts of electricity from the Rusumo Falls hydro-electric project...

By Alvar Mwakyusa 18 Apr 2017

Making blast sites safer with technology

A local blasting company is adapting mineral scanning technology to identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents...

18 Apr 2017

R4bn investment in Richards Bay titanium pigment plant

A R4bn titanium dioxide pigment production plant is planned for the Richards Bay industrial development zone...

13 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem...

12 Apr 2017

Teke will draw on his people skills for Seriti

Years of human resources experience have equipped Mike Teke with the ability to deal with people...

12 Apr 2017

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