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How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa
How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa

Recently, news reports revealed plans by a Canadian oil and gas company, ReconAfrica, to explore for oil and gas in some of Africa's most sensitive protected areas...

By Surina Esterhuyse 19 Oct 2020

DMRE publishes amendments to electricity regulations
DMRE publishes amendments to electricity regulations

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity to enable municipal power generation.

19 Oct 2020

Verner Ayukegba, Africa Energy Chamber
Germany looks to Mozambique for gas needs

Gas is fast establishing itself as a key player in the global energy transition dynamics as nations seek to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollutants...

16 Oct 2020

Photo: Thor Explorations
Walking the ESG talk in the Nigerian mining industry

In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) drivers in the Nigerian mining industry have become essential in response to the Nigerian government's minimum standards and investor pressure...

16 Oct 2020

#SUSASummit: Anand Murthy speaks on radical affordable housing
#SUSASummit: Anand Murthy speaks on radical affordable housing

These are the highlights of BridgePort Developments founder Anand Murthy's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

16 Oct 2020

Eskom head office
Eskom probe leads to four arrests, 5,000 face disciplinary proceedings

Members of Parliament have heard how R44.4m was channelled from Eskom's contractors, through sub-contracted companies, to four Eskom officials in a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe, which has led to four arrests...

15 Oct 2020

Liquified natural gas carrier
Energy transition and natural gas

Senior representatives from Kosmos Energy, Chariot Oil & Gas and Tullow Oil discussed the new ventures and geographies they are now prioritising within Africa at the recent Africa Oil Week virtual conference...

15 Oct 2020

Your backstory is a front page story on Biz
Your backstory is a front page story on Biz

You've put so much into your marketing activations, now give them the attention they deserve, with BizTakeouts and promotional options that keep you on the front page on Bizcommunity...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Oct 2020

South Africa’s east and west coastlines have some of the world’s richest, unexploited, naturally occurring heavy mineral sands. Shutterstock
South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?

South African law states that mineral resources are the common heritage of all the country's people. The state is the custodian of these resources for the benefit of all citizens...

By Tracy-Lynn Field 14 Oct 2020

Department monitors safety in mines
Department monitors safety in mines

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) will intensify the monitoring and evaluation of mine health and safety management systems through inspections and audits during the remainder of the year...

13 Oct 2020

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
SA's post-pandemic energy plan

Although South Africa allowed the energy sector to operate at full capacity throughout the nationwide lockdown, a decrease in demand for petroleum products over an extended period meant some refineries were still forced to close...

13 Oct 2020

Reprioritising existing occupational health threats in a time of Covid-19
Reprioritising existing occupational health threats in a time of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed a threat to global health systems and forced the restructuring of resources for healthcare the world over, including in respect of tuberculosis (TB), HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

12 Oct 2020

Lamberto Dai Pra', head, Africa, Asia and Oceania, Enel Green Power
Reskilling is essential for a just energy transition

The energy transition process that will lead us to shift from fossil fuel-based generation to a renewable one started several years ago, and is one that will require new jobs and new skills, as traditional power plants that are reaching their end of life are gradually phased out...

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2020

Andre de Ruyter, CEO, Eskom
Eskom maintenance plans to bear fruit

The maintenance plans in place to ensure Eskom achieves operational stability and, subsequently, significantly are likely to bear fruit next year, says Eskom Chief Executive Officer, André de Ruyter.

9 Oct 2020

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, chairperson of Menar
Coal miners should take lead in being ethical suppliers

In the interest of transformation and transparency, coal producers should develop a code of ethics to regulate contractual arrangements that ensure commercial viability to both the supplier and purchaser of coal...

9 Oct 2020

IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recovery
IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recovery

A new review of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) most recent economic policy advice for five countries with ongoing coal sector expansions show it is green-lighting fossil fuel expansion...

9 Oct 2020

Getting real about virtual events
Getting real about virtual events

2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

Is the government prepared to prevent a nuclear disaster?
Is the government prepared to prevent a nuclear disaster?

While the recent seismic activity off the south-east coastline was brushed off by Eskom as no cause for alarm, NGOs are concerned about the risks associated with a nuclear plant so close to a fault line and to densely populated areas...

8 Oct 2020

Perdekraal East Wind Farm
First BW4 wind farm to start commercial operations

South Africa's first bid window four wind farm, part of government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has announced its commercial operations date...

8 Oct 2020

Nersa granted leave to appeal Eskom judgment
Nersa granted leave to appeal Eskom judgment

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has been granted leave to appeal a High Court decision relating to Eskom's fourth Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD4)...

8 Oct 2020

Eric Croeser, Industry X managing director, Accenture
Pursuing a Triple Zero future

The mining industry has envisioned a new future where business, human and environmental interests are not competing priorities, but complementary strengths: a Triple Zero future of zero harm, zero loss, and zero waste...

By Eric Croeser 7 Oct 2020

Photo: Sasol
Climate risk still plagues Sasol despite Lake Charles sale

Sasol's sale of a 50% stake in its troubled Lake Charles project in Louisiana, USA is generally regarded as positive for the group as the $2bn cash injection will go a long way to reducing its formidable debt burden...

7 Oct 2020

Minister of Mineral and Energy Resources Gwede Mantashe and Australian mining boss Mark Caruso during the minister’s visit to the Tormin mineral sands mine on the West Coast in February 2019. Photo: John Yeld
SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at home

Controversial Australian mining boss Mark Caruso, who is suing South African lawyers and environmental activists for millions of rands, is facing criminal charges at home of assault, aggravated home burglary and trespassing...

By John Yeld 6 Oct 2020

Rosgeo, Equatorial Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons meeting
Equatorial Guinea and Russia break ground on geological mapping project in Río Muni

An energy cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and Russia kicked off when the first team of Russia's state-owned joint stock company Rosgeo arrived in the West African country to start a historic geological mapping project...

5 Oct 2020

Image: Africa Oil & Power
Positioning women as the engine of growth in the oil and gas industry

Education, gender bias and access to capital as key inhibitors to proportionate female representation within the oil and gas industry; a recent McKinsey study places female industry participation at just 15%...

2 Oct 2020

October - The official start of the 4th quarter
October - The official start of the 4th quarter

While your competition might be slowing down, the fourth quarter allows you the element of surprise, finish 2020 strong and in pole position for the first quarter of 2021...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Oct 2020

Photo: Eskom
Steam generators arrive at Koeberg power plant

The first of Koeberg's nuclear power station's long-awaited six replacement steam generators have arrived in Cape Town, and the first three will be installed into Unit 1 between February and June 2021...

1 Oct 2020

Two solar plants bring green energy to the grid
Two solar plants bring green energy to the grid

Two utility-scale solar plants in the Northern Cape, have commenced commercial operations, adding a collective 132MW to South Africa's generation capacity...

30 Sep 2020

Nomalungelo Gina, deputy minister, trade, industry and competition
Government pledges support for Mozambique gas projects

South Africa has reiterated its commitment to support the Mozambique government in developing its emerging gas market...

30 Sep 2020

Global LNG to play large role in Taleveras's future plans
Global LNG to play large role in Taleveras's future plans

Taleveras has joined a growing list of global trading firms increasing their presence in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, raising its delivery volumes by almost 30% year on year.

By Adegoke Oyeniyi, Issued by Volksstratege 29 Sep 2020

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