Not enough being invested to meet energy goals
Not enough being invested to meet energy goals

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030, leaving the worlds most vulnerable people behind, according to a new global report released today by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).

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Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own
Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own

Renewable energy alone is not the solution to Africa's energy woes. There needs to be a continuation of base load power plants to collectively meet the growing power demand on the continent.

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Communities in South Africa’s North West Province are embroiled in battles with chiefs over land. EPA/Jon Hrusa
South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

South Africa's Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgement that's fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining companies and local communities in rural parts of the country.

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More engagement for potential Xolobeni mining
More engagement for potential Xolobeni mining

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has committed to return to Xolobeni, Eastern Cape to interact with the community to ensure finality on the prospects of mining in the area.

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Plan to address Eskom challenges afoot
Plan to address Eskom challenges afoot

A 9-point plan is set to go a long way in turning the fortunes of Eskom around at a time when the utility is facing major challenges, says Phakamani Hadebe, group chief executive officer.

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Mining Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe to engage on Xolobeni matter

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is scheduled to meet with the Amadiba Crisis Committee this weekend to discuss the Xolobeni matter as part of his engagements within the mining sector.

16 Nov 2018

SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says
SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says

The University of Cape Town's annual Brown to Green Report found that South Africa has the highest emission intensity in the G20 power sector, with emissions per capita being roughly double the group's average.

16 Nov 2018

Photo: Sibanye
Sibanye-Stillwater signs three-year wage deal

Sibanye-Stillwater concluded a three-year wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa in respect of wages and conditions of service for three years.

15 Nov 2018

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman African Energy Chamber
Angola joins gas exporting body

Angola has joined the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, the organisation at the forefront of promoting the use of natural gas as an affordable and sustainable fuel of choice for sustainable development.

15 Nov 2018

Philip Fourie, executive head of safety and sustainable development, Kumba Iron Ore
Six steps to achieve Zero Harm

After two fatality free years, Kumba Iron Ore believes that Zero Harm is achievable, but the change in mindset needs to start at the top, with a relentless focus on managing catastrophic and fatal risks.

14 Nov 2018

iDredge makes alluvial diamond mining easier
iDredge makes alluvial diamond mining easier

Traditional river-based alluvial diamond mining has seen divers scouring the riverbed with heavy suction pipes coupled to centrifugal pumps. New technology, the iDredge, has produced a whopping 14,1 carats from 1,200kg of alluvial/gravel deposits in the Kasai River of the DRC in the first test run.

14 Nov 2018