Tanzanian government issues 5,108 mining licences... with a warning
Tanzanian government issues 5,108 mining licences... with a warning

The Tanzanian Mining Commission has issued 5,108 primary mining and prospecting licences with a caution that whoever violated the agreed regulations would have their licences revoked.

By Nelly Mtema 20 hours ago

Keith Fenner, dynamics business group director at Microsoft
Turning mining into a sunrise industry

President Cyril Ramaphosa's comment that the South African mining sector is a sunrise sector has given the industry hope as it faces a future that's potentially provided with far more government support, rather than the disinterested and half-hearted engagement of the past few years.

By Keith Fenner 1 day ago

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 days ago

#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growth
#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growth

Relying on renewable energy sources if South Africa wants to achieve sustainable economic development is a bad idea, according independent economic consultant, Rob Jeffrey.

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie

Issued by Shift Social Development 2 days ago

Des Muller
#AUW2018: Nuclear is still the cheapest energy around

It's true that building a nuclear power plant is a lengthy and costly exercise, but in the long run it's the cheapest of all the energies to produce, said nuclear energy expert, Des Muller.

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear
#AUW2018: Eskom will continue with nuclear planning for now

If nuclear is not included in the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) due out in August, then "we will close up shop and move on to the next technology", Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear build, told delegates at the African Utility Week held in Cape Town.

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2018

Mozambique's EDM scores double win at prestigious African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town
Mozambique's EDM scores double win at prestigious African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town

Mozambican utility EDM (Electricidade de Moçambique), Azuri Technology, Siemens and two water sector pioneers were some of the big winners at the African Utility Week Industry Awards that took place in Cape Town on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of power and water professionals gathered to honour the top projects and people in the industries on the continent in the fifth edition of the awards gala as part of the African Utility Week conference and exhibition. EDM scored a double win with the award for the Power Utility of the Year as well as the Outstanding Contribution Award in Power for Dr Mateus Magala, EDM's Chairman and CEO.

Issued by African Utility Week 18 May 2018

African Utility Week: Energy expert Ted Blom warns of a rise in 'DIY electricity'
African Utility Week: Energy expert Ted Blom warns of a rise in 'DIY electricity'

A roadmap for South Africa's energy future presented at the African Utility Week warned of a rise in "do-it-yourself electricity" and ultimately the possible collapse of the country's energy grid. Energy expert Ted Blom presented his "roadmap" to delegates at the utility conference Tuesday. This warning was in sharp contrast to Eskom interim CEO Phakamani Hadebe's address earlier the day. Hadebe told delegates Eskom plans to play a bigger role in Africa. "Energy is the lifeblood of Africa and it is a human right. It is not optional. It is essential. It is for this reason we should see ourselves as not representing utilities or countries but the continent."

Issued by African Utility Week 17 May 2018

Neal Froneman, CEO: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sarb approves Sibanye Lonmin deal

The South African Reserve Bank, as required in accordance with the Exchange Control Regulations of South Africa, has approved Sibanye-Stillwater's proposed acquisition of Lonmin, which was announced on 14 December 2017.

17 May 2018