Energy & Mining Trends 2019



#BestofBiz 2018: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2018: Energy & Mining

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Necsa board replaced

General financial misconduct, not adhering to shareholder instructions and repetitive legislative non-compliance are among a litany of challenges...

10 Dec 2018

Changing the energy landscape
Changing the energy landscape

The affordability and availability of renewable energy presents South Africa with a unique opportunity to cut its carbon emissions drastically,..

By James McKay 23 Nov 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by 23 Oct 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Parliament welcomes inputs into draft IRP 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Energy has began public hearings into the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018), which serves to guide government's plan for electricity provision within the energy mix...

18 Oct 2018

Gaopalelwe Santswere
South Africa risks losing its strategic nuclear leading role

South Africa risks losing its permanent seat at the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors if Egypt brings its recently signed 4,800MW nuclear power contract on line...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 17 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by 15 Oct 2018

A look at Eskom's management strategy
A look at Eskom's management strategy

Professor PMD Rwelamila, a specialist in management systems, provides insight into the failure of Eskom to adopt sound project management strategies...

3 Oct 2018

Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond
Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond

The government revised the growth forecast to 2.2% in August, compared to 4.9% in the previous forecast, and the IMF forecast 2.3% of economic growth...

28 Sep 2018

Deputy Energy Minister, Thembi Majola. Photo: Radio Havana Cuba
SA argues for safe use of nuclear

Efforts to strengthen nuclear security should not hamper the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful means, says Energy Deputy Minister, Thembi Majola...

19 Sep 2018

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Energy Portfolio Committee welcomes draft IRP

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy says the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) policy certainty to the country...

5 Sep 2018

Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo looks into state capture in South Africa’s energy sector. EPA-EFE
Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear deal

South Africa is emerging from a debilitating period where politicians and their benefactors systematically placed pliable individuals into key positions at state institutions to gain undue influence and ultimately financial advantage...

By Hartmut Winkler 31 Aug 2018

Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?
Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?

Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialised world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant...

By Laura Gil 30 Aug 2018

Photo: Shutterstock
South Africa's new energy plan is imminent. What to look out for

The South African Ministry of Energy is to release an updated electricity plan this month...

By Hartmut Winkler 20 Aug 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Russian President Vladimir Putin. Egypt seems likely to be the next African country with nuclear energy. EPA
Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

Over the last few years, reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants...

By Hartmut Winkler 7 Jun 2018

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
Does SA have a nuclear deal with the Russians?

Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, has said that South Africa no longer has an arrangement to procure nuclear energy with Russia...

By Andre van Wyk 5 Jun 2018

Des Muller
#AUW2018: Nuclear is still the cheapest energy around

It's true that building a nuclear power plant is a lengthy and costly exercise, but in the long run it's the cheapest of all the energies to produce...

By Nicci Botha 21 May 2018

Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear
#AUW2018: Eskom will continue with nuclear planning for now

If nuclear is not included in the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) due out in August, then "we will close up shop and move on to the next technology"...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2018

Makoma Lekalakala, director for Earthlife Africa, and Liz McDaid, climate change coordinator for Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

23 Apr 2018

More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say
More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say

The sharp decline in the cost of clean renewable energy globally has made it the obvious choice for African countries to generate new capacity, but a more nuanced approach is needed...

By Liesl Peyper, Issued by African Utility Week 11 Apr 2018

Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Peter Titmuss
Nuclear power no more expensive than other energy

A fleet approach to nuclear energy is far more pragmatic and affordable than the mega project idea touted in the past...

9 Mar 2018

Koeberg's Unit 1 shut down for refuelling
Koeberg's Unit 1 shut down for refuelling

After a record 400 days without interruption - a milestone that was achieved in December 2017 - Eskom's Koeberg Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 has been shut down for refuelling...

27 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite
#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite

In a media briefing prior to his Budget Speech, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, confirmed that the nuclear deal is off the table for now because the country simply cannot afford it...

22 Feb 2018

Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Feb 2018

Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February
Energy summit to kick off in Kampala this February

Delegates will be uniting at the East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit, in Kampala this February, to discuss what is needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth...

24 Jan 2018

Koeberg nuclear power station
Koeberg Unit 1 reaches 400 days of continuous operation

Unit 1 of the Koeberg nuclear power station reached a milestone of 400 days of continuous operation on Thursday, 07 December 2017...

14 Dec 2017

Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Photo: Egypt Today
Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

CAIRO - Egypt and Russia signed a contract for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin...

12 Dec 2017

Koeberg nuclear power station. Photo: Sunday Times
Eco warriors tackle proposed nuclear power station

The environmental authorisation to construct and operate a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein has been challenged...

14 Nov 2017

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal
A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

President Jacob Zuma's latest cabinet reshuffle is nothing more that a thinly-veiled smokescreen to get his crony, David Mahlobo into the energy portfolio...

By Nicci Botha 18 Oct 2017

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