President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the National Assembly
All hands needed on deck to turn Eskom around: President

With Eskom facing myriad challenges that have affected its ability to meet demand, President Cyril Ramaphosa pulled no punches when he detailed what needs to be done to get the power parastatal back on track...

15 Feb 2019

Sibanye's Beatrix operation
Government to engage Sibanye on possible job cuts

The Department of Mineral Resources will engage Sibanye-Stillwater on its announcement of possible retrenchments at two of its gold operations...

15 Feb 2019

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay...

14 Feb 2019

Explainer: why South Africa's energy generator is in so much trouble

Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa's many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It's the single largest threat to South Africa's economy...

By Rod Crompton 13 Feb 2019

SA guns for stake in global exploration budget

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa is positioning itself to get a slice of the global exploration budget in a debate on the State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on Tuesday...

13 Feb 2019

Total makes significant gas find off Mossel Bay

Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kms off the southern coast of South Africa...

8 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: It's time to make Africa prosperous

Africa is home to 30% of the world's mineral reserves. The irony is that a continent that is so rich in minerals is home of the world's poorest people...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: Ramaphosa says collaboration is the key for mining

The mining industry is a key player in the future growth and development of the South African economy, with huge potential for exploration, production and beneficiation...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: Mantashe outlines SA's mining agenda

The Mining Charter has provided clarity for investors on what's expected of them, but there's still work to do if the industry is to help grow the economy...

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

Resurrecting SA's mining industry

The concept of mining is relatively simple. Identify a viable ore body, decide on how best to extract it, and put the necessary infrastructure in place to economically extract the valuable mineral (in whatever format) for the end user...

By Francis Petersen 31 Jan 2019

Mining Charter could extinguish alluvial diamond miners

South Africa's alluvial diamond producers are small, but valuable contributors to the country's mining economy, but they are in danger of being washed away by the Mining Charter III (MCIII)...

By Gert van Niekerk 31 Jan 2019

Africa still attractive to Australian junior explorers

The increased participation at the recent Africa Down Under conference indicates that the caution exhibited over last few years by many of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed junior explorers may have come to an end...

By Sherif Andrawes 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

16 Jan 2019

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