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Dutch court rules against Dos Santos in oil asset case - lawyers

A Dutch court has ruled a half-billion-dollar stake in the Portuguese oil company Galp linked to Angolan ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos must be handed over to Angola...

By Noah Browning & Sergio Goncalves 2 days ago

Eskom working on replacing failing infrastructure

Eskom has committed to replacing its ailing infrastructure in Gauteng after experiencing an increased number of "pole-mounted" transformers and mini-substations that fail due to network overload...

2 days ago

Implats Zimbabwe unit plans 185MW solar power plants

Impala Platinum Holdings Zimbabwe unit Zimplats plans to build two solar power plants with generation capacity of 185MW to power its operations...

3 days ago

Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions

Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different climate policies has been holding average global temperature rise to 2°C or 1.5°C

26 Jul 2021

How the rollout of South Africa's renewable energy plan is failing communities

South Africa's over-reliance on coal-fired power plants places the country among the world's top carbon emitters and does huge damage to the health of its citizens...

By Zoheb Khan 23 Jul 2021

South32 secures power agreement for South African Hillside smelter

A 10-year power supply agreement between South African utility Eskom and South32's Hillside aluminium smelter has been approved, providing price certainty for the energy intensive operation...

23 Jul 2021

Mozambique's gas ambitions rest on distant hope of peace

The future of Mozambique's gas ambitions hinges on its ability to end a deadly insurgency linked to Islamic State...

By Emma Rumney & David Lewis 22 Jul 2021

Rio Tinto to shut furnace at South Africa mineral sands project

Miner Rio Tinto has decided to shut a furnace at its Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) project in South Africa, as supply of the raw material used to fuel it was hampered by an "escalation in the security situation"...

22 Jul 2021

How local content in the renewable energy value chain can boost the economy

The wind power industry is expected to drive an estimated R40bn of investment each year for the next 10 years, with a fairly large portion of this coming from economic benefits of stimulating the local value chain...

21 Jul 2021

Sapref refinery to begin restart on 21 July

South Africa's largest crude oil refinery, Sapref, will begin restarting on 21 July, after temporarily shutting down as a wave of violent looting swept across the country, the operators said in a statement on Tuesday...

21 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by 20 Jul 2021

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 2021

ESG and building resilience in the mining industry

The upheaval that was 2020 has put increasing pressure on the mining industry to to be more cognisant of its environment, social and governance (ESG) compliance requirements...

By Janine Espin 20 Jul 2021

Adapting mandatory training to the digital age is critical to ensuring ongoing mine safety in the pandemic

Ongoing training is critical to ensuring the health and safety of all workers in a mining environment...

By Jacques Farmer 19 Jul 2021

Congo's cobalt monopoly to set price floor for artisanal miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state cobalt buyer will put in place a price floor of $30,000 a tonne for the cobalt it buys from artisanal miners...

16 Jul 2021

Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

Factbox: Nigeria's oil overhaul faces last battles over fuel, northern drilling

Nigeria's lawmakers are on the cusp of clearing an oil industry overhaul that has eluded the nation for two decades...

15 Jul 2021

NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatant

The North-West University's (NWU's) researchers and innovators are working towards solutions to effectively destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi, including the coronavirus, on a large scale...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 20 Jul 2021

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