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 12 hours 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 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

Eskom's Matshela Koko resigns
Eskom's Matshela Koko resigns

Eskom's chief generation officer, Matshela Koko, has resigned.

16 Feb 2018

Pretoria High Court. Photo:
Mining community networks want their voices heard on Mining Charter

Mining community networks will be at the Pretoria High Court from Monday to argue that the Mining Charter should be set aside due to a lack of meaningful community engagement.

16 Feb 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Sandton Chronicle
#BizFinFocus: Wishlist for #SONA2018

South Africans wait with bated breath to hear what President Cyril Ramaphosa has to say in his maiden State of the Nation Address (Sona) tonight.

16 Feb 2018

Looking through semi-transparent cells – one day these could be big enough to make windows. UNSW, author provided
Semi-transparent solar cells: A window to the future?

Can you see a window as you are reading this article?

By Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama 15 Feb 2018

Sean Jones, managing director of the Artisan Training Institute (ATI)
Still a ways to go for gender equality underground

Women are participating more actively in the South African mining industry compared to 15 years ago. Chamber of Mines data from 2017 shows that women now represent 13% of the sector. It sounds like progress; but flip the figure around and 87% suddenly still sounds awfully high.

15 Feb 2018

Mxolisi Mgojo, CEO: Exxaro Resources. Photo: Mining Indaba
Brown helped push Exxaro out of Eskom supply contract, CEO tells MPs

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown last year refused a request by Exxaro for a R1.8bn capital investment that would have allowed its cost-plus Matla mine to sink a new shaft and maintain its coal production at the levels required by its coal supply agreement with Eskom.

By Linda Ensor 15 Feb 2018

Sean Gilbertson, CEO: Pallinghurst
Gemfields denies human rights abuse

Pallinghurst Resources's wholly owned subsidiary Gemfields, a leading source of emeralds and rubies, stands accused of human rights abuses in Mozambique - charges CEO Sean Gilbertson strongly denies.

14 Feb 2018

Mark Bristow, CEO Randgold Resources
Deja vu for SA as mines boss decries DRC's unilateral resources code

For a CEO who has spurned SA and its uncertain regulatory environment, changes in the mining code of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have caught the outspoken Mark Bristow up in the maelstrom of resource nationalism after a 3bn investment in the jointly owned Kibali gold mine in that country.

By Allan Seccombe 13 Feb 2018

Thuthukani Ndebele, head of research at the South African Institute of Race Relations
Mining could play a critical role in growing jobs

South Africa's bleak employment outlook underscores the pressing need for the country to revisit its policy on mining with a view to generating investment-led growth in one of the few sectors of the economy with the potential to absorb large numbers of unskilled labour.

By Thuthukani Ndebele 13 Feb 2018