#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand
#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand

The moment designer Lonny van Ryswyck took her shoes off on the Design Indaba stage, she opened many eyes to see the same thing in a different way. Isn't that was design is really about?

By Jessica Tennant 11 hours ago

Photo: Phys.org
Cobalt prices soar, but Congo's small miners see little of the gain

KOLWEZI - In global markets the price of cobalt, a mineral used in batteries for high-tech products from iPhones to Tesla electric cars, has nearly tripled to $81,500 a tonne in two years.

21 hours ago

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO: AngloGold
AngloGold quizzed over Obuasi

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan welcomed the scepticism that greeted the company's decision to invest up to $590m in restarting its troubled Ghanaian Obuasi mine, which will offset output lost with the sale and closure of mines in SA.

22 hours ago

#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite
#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite

In a media briefing prior to his Budget Speech, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, confirmed that the nuclear deal is off the table for now because the country simply cannot afford it.

1 day ago

#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps
#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps

While access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will usher in economic growth and job creation on the continent, energy projects in Africa lack sufficient access to financing sources.

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Marius Roodt, consultant to the Institute for Race Relations
What Ramaphosa must do to make sure mining really is a 'sunrise' sector

Appointing a new, capable mining minister who has the confidence of the industry is one of the vital steps newly inaugurated President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to take to give credence to his thinking that mining is not a sunset, but a sunrise sector.

By Marius Roodt 2 days ago

#AEI2018: Energy - the golden thread
#AEI2018: Energy - the golden thread

With the demand for energy expected to increase substantially to 2040 globally, Africa is no exception. However, compared to 70-90 % in other regions, only 39% of Africa's population is electrified. Yet, by that date it is forecast that the African population will nearly double, to 1.8-billion, with urbanisation increasing from 40% to 56%. Therefore, Africa must increase the percentage of population electrified.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Ramaphosa reassures mining communities of inclusion in Mining Charter talks
Ramaphosa reassures mining communities of inclusion in Mining Charter talks

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reassured the mining affected communities networks that they will not be excluded from the consultation processes around the Mining Charter in the future.

3 days ago

Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)
Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)

Love takes many forms. This month, we're highlighting businesses who are showing their love for our home, planet Earth, through strategically implemented shared value.

By Kim Wainer, Issued by Shift Social Development 19 Feb 2018

Chamber of Mines postpones Mining Charter court application
Chamber of Mines postpones Mining Charter court application

The Chamber of Mines has agreed to postpone its court application in respect of the reviewed Mining Charter, which was due to be heard in the High Court this week.

19 Feb 2018

Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses
Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on a mission to reduce water and electricity losses through a partnership with the SA Revenue Protection Association (Sarpa).

By Siyamtanda Capa 19 Feb 2018

Union furious as Zwane fires regional manager for trying to close Gupta-linked mine
Union furious as Zwane fires regional manager for trying to close Gupta-linked mine

The Department of Mineral Resources has dismissed its Mpumalanga regional manager, Aubrey Tshivhandekano, at the gates of the Koornfontein colliery, owned by the Gupta-linked Tegata Resources, as he was about to issue the mine a notice for non-compliance with its mining rights.

By Allan Seccombe 19 Feb 2018