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How sustainable mining practices are giving back to people and the planet

Historically, mining hasn't always had the best reputation when it comes to looking after the environment, its workers, or the communities in which it operates. Justifiably so too...

By Simon Norton 26 Mar 2020

Finding sustainable ways to resettle communities

In December 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) published its Draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines for comment - part of its process to standardise resettlement practice in mining...

19 Mar 2020

Global emissions are way off target: what needs to happen

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, countries set goals that require halving carbon emissions by 2030. In a new piece in Nature, Professor Harald Winkler, as part of an international team, delivers the bad news that the emissions gap...

16 Mar 2020

Governments should always assess the impact of economic reforms on citizens

The purpose of national economic reform is to change the structure and overall direction of an economy. Reforms therefore can affect the amount of resources available to a country. They can also affect human rights...

By Danny Bradlow 12 Mar 2020

Are we heading for a modern jazz, unfinished symphony or hard rock energy transition?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution with energy transition, but we also don't need to reinvent the wheel every time, says Dr Angela Wilkinson, the World Energy Council (WEC) secretary general and CEO...

By Nicci Botha 9 Mar 2020

How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 27 Feb 2020

Mines still prone to SDG-washing in sustainability reports

Many of the world's mining companies often highlight the positive contributions they make to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their sustainability reports, while generally omitting any mention of negative impacts that would impede achievement of these goals...

24 Feb 2020

CSIR sees financial gains from renewable energy

A second independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found that renewable energy from South Africa's first wind and solar (photovoltaic) projects created R4bn more financial benefits to the country than they cost during the first six months of 2015...

20 Aug 2015

Mining Consultative Forum to be launched

President Jacob Zuma says he would convene a meeting which will look at promoting the rule of law and stability, strengthening labour relations, improving working and living conditions and supporting the growth of the mining industry...

17 Aug 2015

Mining industry called to advance women

Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi has encouraged the mining industry to advance women's rights and equal participation in the economy...

7 Aug 2015

Building sustainable relationships key to Ver-Bolt's success

Trevor Nienaber, owner of Ver-Bolt, says one of the biggest lessons he has learned since helping establish the company in 1980, is that maintaining and nurturing relationships with customers and suppliers is the best way to create a sustainable business model...

29 Jul 2015

Why local content in Africa's extractive sector won't work without home grown human capital

Significant investments have been poured into the development and growth of the extractive industry in Africa. But there is a disconnect between the industry and institutions of higher education...

By Akanimo Odon 29 Jul 2015

Joburg Expo Centre to host IFAT Environmental Technology Forum

The IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa will take place from 15 to 18 September 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. The trade fair will feature 90 exhibitors from 13 countries...

23 Jul 2015

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