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#LPC2017: Could decentralised energy systems further social justice in SA?

Thought leader on climate change, poverty and social justice issues and long-term activist for freedom, Tasneem Essop has launched an initiative that she hopes will put the power back into the hands of the people... quite literally.

By Sindy Peters 8 hours ago

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Anglo American sets aside $101m for silicosis claims

LONDON - British miner Anglo American has set aside $101m to cover potential damages for former South African staff who contracted the fatal lung disease silicosis at work...

8 hours ago

On the brink of a South African gas economy
On the brink of a South African gas economy

What are the next steps in South Africa's journey to becoming a commercial gas hub? Who are the major decision-makers? Where do the real opportunities lie for investors? And what timelines is government working towards? South Africa's gas economy was up for discussion at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen recently.

10 hours ago

Eskom suspends CFO Anoj Singh pending investigation
Eskom suspends CFO Anoj Singh pending investigation

State-owned power utility Eskom has suspended its chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, on a precautionary basis, pending the outcome of a forensic investigation.

By Sabelo Skiti, Kyle Cowan and Mzilikazi wa Afrika 21 hours ago

Mining Charter: Where to from here?
Mining Charter: Where to from here?

The new Mining Charter is on ice until the outcome of an urgent application for an interdict by the Chamber of Mines. But this is just the first in what is likely to be a protracted review process,

1 day ago

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Mining closures are all about planning

Coupled with the global movement of protecting the environment and leaving mining communities better off, mine closure is a complex process rather than a single event.

1 day ago

Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation
Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation

A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

2 days ago

Eskom inquiry's terms of reference broaden
Eskom inquiry's terms of reference broaden

The terms of reference of the inquiry into Eskom that will be undertaken by Parliament's public enterprises committee have been broadened to cover state capture as it affects the Department of Public Enterprises and state-owned enterprises, particularly Transnet and Denel.

2 days ago

Rostatom signs skills transfer MoU
Rostatom signs skills transfer MoU

Russian energy group, Rosatom, has signed a knowledge and skills transfer memorandum of understanding (MoU) with African Young Generation in Nuclear, a new pan-African forum for young professionals working in the nuclear sector.

2 days ago

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference
Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference.

Issued by Topco Media 3 days ago

Former Nigerian oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria
Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

LAGOS - Nigeria's former oil minister only faces charges at home but her name crops up in a growing number of international cases that lift the lid on the scale of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector.

3 days ago

Hulisani bets on wind tower firm
Hulisani bets on wind tower firm

Hulisani, the black-owned energy investment company, has made its third acquisition in three months by injecting R82.5m into wind tower manufacturer GRI Wind Steel SA.

24 Jul 2017

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Guinea landslide kills three illegal miners

CONAKRY - Two women and a man who slipped past security in northeastern Guinea to pan for gold in the region's mines died in a landslide, following a week of heavy rains.

21 Jul 2017