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Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore launches programme to improve educational development in NC

Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore recently launched a major education programme to improve learner outcomes in 27 ECD sites and 26 schools local to its mining operations...

26 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

SU building first in SA to receive Electrical Performance Certificate

Stellenbosch University's Admin B building is the first building in the SA to receive an A rating for electrical consumption of 48kWh per m²...

1 Mar 2021

How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

By Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021

What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

By Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

#SONA2021: Eskom warns of power shortfall over next 5 years

One day after the country suffered another bout of load shedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa once again reiterated the importance of a reliable power supply in growing South Africa's economy in his Sona...

12 Feb 2021

Slapp-ing back: Court checks corporate bullying

On 9 February 2021, the Western Cape High Court delivered an important judgement for all activists and NGOs who find themselves on the receiving end of powerful corporations trying to throw their weight around...

11 Feb 2021

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

10 Feb 2021

Exclusive: Facing green pressure, Indonesia halts deep-sea mining disposal

JAKARTA - Indonesia will no longer permit mining waste to be disposed in the ocean to allay concerns about the environmental impact of processing nickel used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries...

By Fransiska Nangoy and Fathin Ungku 9 Feb 2021

Decarbonisation will need more, better mining

Mining remains a vital part of a low-carbon future, a fact that was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba's virtual conference this week....

5 Feb 2021

Community and mining company clash over vanadium-rich land

Tensions are high between the villagers in Mononono in North West Province and mining company Ikwezi Vanadium after at least seven people were injured, some seriously, in protests since December 2020...

By Masego Mafata 28 Jan 2021

Community development in the mining industry requires buy in and training to be effective

The updated Mining Charter has highlighted a number of BBBEE legislative changes intended to facilitate support of surrounding communities by mining companies through skills upliftment, training and employment opportunities...

By Jacques Farmer 19 Jan 2021

REDZ and their role in a just energy transition

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ) have a key role to play in the South Africa's just energy transition, creating priority areas for investment in the electricity grid and increasing South Africa's green energy map...

18 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

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