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Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks
Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under lock down level three...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 2 days ago

The Mapungubwe Golden Rhino is believed to have been made between 1220 and 1290.
Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images)
The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site

Most developing countries face acute tensions between socio-economic development and environmental protection. Any opposition to proposed development, on environmental or heritage grounds, is seen as a threat to the creation of employment and the growth of the economy...

By Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu 19 May 2020

How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?
How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?

Regulatory support is one of the key enabling factors for energy transition because it is what stimulates the appetite of the investors coming into the country...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2020

Environment minister Barbara Creecy’s decision to allow mining on ten more West Coast beaches has prompted criticism from environmentalists. Photo: John Yeld
"New broom" minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

Environment Minister Barbara Creecy's decision to allow vastly expanded West Coast beach mining has prompted sharp criticism from environmentalists...

By John Yeld 9 Apr 2020

Vedanta's Gamberg zinc operation
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

Partially demolished house in the aftermath of resettlement
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

South Africa still depends on coal for most of its electricity. Shutterstock
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

Eskom and other state owned companies have become a huge burden on the government purse. Shutterstock
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

Dr Angela Wilkinson, secretary general of the World Energy Council
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
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

Image source: Gallo/Getty
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

juwi a preferred bidder for Garob wind farm
juwi a preferred bidder for Garob wind farm

juwi Renewable Energy was recently announced as a preferred bidder for the 140MW Garob wind farm in the fourth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)...

16 Jul 2015

How South Africa can transition to a less energy-intensive economy
How South Africa can transition to a less energy-intensive economy

South Africa's energy sector has faced a crisis since 2008, marked by power cuts, high tariffs and a general inability to match supply and demand...

By Roula Inglesi-Lotz 8 Jul 2015

Youth invited to attend seminar on mining
Youth invited to attend seminar on mining

Capricorn FM in Limpopo will be presenting its Entrepreneurship Seminar with the theme, 'Business Opportunities in the Mining Sector', on Saturday, 27 June...

19 Jun 2015

Amplats next in line for energy reduction planning
Amplats next in line for energy reduction planning

Ensight has started work on a cost- and energy-reduction programme for Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), following its success at Palabora and Richards Bay Minerals...

3 Jun 2015

Veolia presents workshop on optimising operations for environmental sustainability of mining
Veolia presents workshop on optimising operations for environmental sustainability of mining

GHANA: Veolia, an environmental resource management organisation, is participating in the 7th West & Central Africa (WaCA) Mining Summit & Expo currently underway at the Accra International Convention Centre in Ghana...

20 May 2015

North West mining towns receive make-over
North West mining towns receive make-over

Mining towns in the North West are receiving a much needed facelift through the various projects undertaken by the provincial government...

13 May 2015

Transformation remains critical in petroleum sector
Transformation remains critical in petroleum sector

The Deputy Minister of Energy, Ambassador Thembisile Majola, says transformation in the petroleum sector remains a critical imperative of the Department of Energy (DoE)...

8 May 2015

Constant changes at tailings dams are detrimental
Constant changes at tailings dams are detrimental

The monitoring of tailings dams could provide better levels of confidence that the facility is performing as was intended if regular monitoring data measurements were compared to expected values...

4 May 2015

Miners urged to preserve environment
Miners urged to preserve environment

RWANDA: The State Minister in charge of Mining, Evode Imena, has urged mining inspectors and mining association representatives to ensure that all mining activities are conducted in a way that does not compromise the environment...

By Elias Hakizimana 31 Mar 2015

37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance
37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance

The Department of Environmental Affairs has reached decisions regarding applications for postponement of time frames for compliance with the minimum emission standards in terms of section 21 of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act 39 of 2004...

26 Feb 2015

WWF report frames the economic issues of shale gas
WWF report frames the economic issues of shale gas

WWF South Africa has released a report in response to claims that shale gas will be a cheap source of energy for the country...

20 Feb 2015

SRK Consulting hosts EIA Regulations workshop
SRK Consulting hosts EIA Regulations workshop

SRK Consulting hosted a workshop on 29 January 2015 in Johannesburg during which the new National Environmental Management Act (NEMA): Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, and the implementation thereof, were discussed...

11 Feb 2015

Chamber of Mines expresses concern about electricity crisis
Chamber of Mines expresses concern about electricity crisis

The Chamber of Mines has expressed its concern about the uncertainty of electricity supply to the country...

12 Dec 2014

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