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Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise Laws
Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise Laws

The Carbon Tax Act and Customs and Excise Amendment Act were approved by the President in May, with the purpose of the latter to provide for the administration and collection of Carbon Tax revenue...

By Virusha Subban and Matthew Tout 7 Jun 2019

Tim Frankish, managing director, Solar Saver
Solar power makes strides in innovation

The transformation of the world's energy markets continues to gain momentum. Renewable energy projects, which have seen a rapid decline in cost over the last decade, are increasingly powering the world's large economies...

6 Jun 2019

Paulino Jerónimo, CEO of the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels
Angola launches licensing strategy

Angola has launched the first phase of its new six-year licensing strategy, which covers a total of 10 blocks, including Blocks 11, 12, 13, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42 and 43 in the Namibe Basin, and Block 10 in the Benguela Basin...

6 Jun 2019

Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitation
Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitation

Anglo American Coal's Isibonelo Colliery is emerging as a powerful case study for how rehabilitated landscapes can play an important role in conservation and biodiversity...

5 Jun 2019

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Miners at the top of their game, but investors aren't impressed

The Top 40 mining houses continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, according to PwC's Mine 2019 report...

4 Jun 2019

Montego invests R22m in solar power
Montego invests R22m in solar power

Montego Pet Nutrition will reduce its annual electricity demand at its Graaff-Reinet-based production facility by 1.4-million kWh after recently completing a R22m solar plant project at the site...

4 Jun 2019

Gwede Mantashe
Mixed reactions to Mantashe's two hats

Reactions to Gwede Mantashe's new combined cabinet portfolio of mining and energy have been mixed, with some saying it will be good for restoring investor confidence and others believing it will be a blow the country's climate change commitments...

3 Jun 2019

How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income
How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income

The way energy is produced and distributed is changing rapidly as the industry moves away from carbon-based energy production...

By Thomas Wolfgang Thurner 3 Jun 2019

Carbon Tax Bill: What effect will this have on corporate SA?
Carbon Tax Bill: What effect will this have on corporate SA?

The long-awaited Carbon Tax Bill, which is due to be implemented on 1 June 2019, will have a considerable impact on many of the large corporates that are currently operating in South Africa...

31 May 2019

Court blow for activists being sued by mining company
Court blow for activists being sued by mining company

Cape High Court Judge Judith Cloete dismissed with costs a discovery application brought by three of six defendants ahead of a defamation case totalling R9.25m...

By John Yeld 31 May 2019

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor
Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means...

By Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard 31 May 2019

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Solar power could stabilise Nigeria's electricity grid and save it money

Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country's epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 May 2019

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Regulatory change and safeguarding against corruption in the Australian mining industry

The Australian mining industry is a force to be reckoned with, playing a prominent role in the country's economy, accounting for 7% of its gross domestic product (GDP)...

By Scott Harris 30 May 2019

Otto Shikongo, CEO of Debmarine Namibia
What SA can learn about offshore mining from Namibia

The incredible wealth of the Southern African region's offshore mineral deposits was once again highlighted by the oil and gas find off the coast of Mossel Bay...

By Otto Shikongo 30 May 2019

Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye-Stillwater
Massive shareholder support for Lonmin take-over deal

Calls from some analysts for Lonmin's largest shareholder, SA's Public Investment Corporation (PIC), to reject the take-over deal by Sibanye-Stillwater because it undervalued the platinum company, were overshadowed...

29 May 2019

WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in Zim
WSP helps restore stable electricity access to 20,000-plus customers in Zim

Infrastructural challenges in its power and WASH sectors (water, sanitation and hygiene) led the Zimbabwean government to seek funding to redress the situation that has impacted on people's lives...

29 May 2019

Emma Dempster, director in the projects and energy sector, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Change to licensing regulations adds a surge to grid

Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, has granted a welcome deviation from South Africa's existing power generation licensing regulations that allows additional power to be fed into the local grid...

29 May 2019

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What carbon tax means to energy-intensive businesses

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Carbon Tax Act into law and it will come into effect on 1 June 2019 to reduce the impact of climate change following the polluter-must-pay-principle, taxing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

28 May 2019

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Mineworkers' wellbeing imperative to development plan

Within the South African context, mining remains a major contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP) and, as a major source of employment, the mining industry has the potential to leverage investments in the health of its workforce to realise improved productivity...

28 May 2019

Phakamani Hadebe
Eskom's Hadebe resigns for health reasons

Eskom Group Chief Executive Officer, Phakamani Hadebe will leave office at the end of July, citing health issues as the reason for his resignation...

27 May 2019

$400m investment into the Gamsberg mine in Northern Cape, CNN reports
$400m investment into the Gamsberg mine in Northern Cape, CNN reports

New investments by global mining group, Vedanta, might see the South Africa's zinc potential finally unearthed...

24 May 2019

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa...

23 May 2019

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Nersa confirms receipt of energy plan deviation letter

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has confirmed receiving Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's letter of deviation from the country's Integrated Resource Plan as well as applications for generation licences...

23 May 2019

#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city
#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Dudu Mkhwanazi, CEO of Project Isizwe, to find out what to expect from her talk on 'the connected city' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to her...

By Jessica Tennant 23 May 2019

Konkola copper mine. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Zambia threatens to liquidate Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines

Vedanta Resources is seeking at urgent meeting with Zambia president Edgar Lungu ahead of a High Court hearing on Friday to rule on an application to provisionally liquidate Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) which Vedanta controls...

22 May 2019

Source: Environment News South Africa
2nd draft of Proposed Financial Provisioning Regulations published for comment

The minister of environmental affairs has published the long-awaited second draft of the Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for the Rehabilitation and Remediation of Environmental Damage caused by Reconnaissance, Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations...

By Garyn Rapson 21 May 2019

Laurence Smith, executive, Graphic Image Technologies
Beef up visual security to clamp down on illegal mining

South Africa's illegal mining trade was estimated at being worth R7bn a year in 2017, while the SA Human Rights Commission said there in 2015 that tere were about active 30,000 illegal miners (zama-zamas)...

By Laurence Smith, 21 May 2019

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

By Niki J P Alsford 20 May 2019

All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners
All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners

Ethiopia's former state minister in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Wondimu Tekle Sigo was among the winners at the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards...

20 May 2019

Kate Collier
New guideline on medico-legal investigations of mine deaths

A new guideline published by the chief inspector of mines aims to provide clarity on the process when the cause of a death on a mine is immediately unclear...

By Kate Collier 20 May 2019

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