Danette Breitenbach
Let's work together, then we can mine

Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. Photo: Twitter
Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. Photo: Twitter
[Danette Breitenbach] To make a difference to the mining industry's fortunes, all the stakeholders in South Africa would need to work together...

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Nicci Botha
#AUW2019: Investors won't fund fossil fuels

Eskom chief executive, Phakamani Hadebe
Eskom chief executive, Phakamani Hadebe
[Nicci Botha] Even if the country remained committed to long-term coal-fired energy in a world rapidly transforming to green energy, it would have difficulty finding investors to build the infrastructure...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#AUW2019: Is the Eskom debt trap real?

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Image source: Getty/Gallo
[Nicci Botha] Energy experts Ted Blom and Dr Grové Steyn differ in their opinion on the nature of the Eskom debt burden and thrashed it out in a panel discussion at the African Utility Week...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe says

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
[Nicci Botha] Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

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Nicci Botha
#MiningIndaba2019: It's time to make Africa prosperous

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
[Nicci Botha] Africa is home to 30% of the world's mineral reserves. The irony is that a continent that is so rich in minerals is home of the world's poorest people...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#MiningIndaba2019: World's first fully automated mine

John Wellborn, managing director and CEO of Resolute Mining
John Wellborn, managing director and CEO of Resolute Mining
[Nicci Botha] Technology will breathe new life into an old mine when Syama gold mine in south Mali is becomes the first fully-automated mine in the world...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#MiningIndaba2019: Ramaphosa says collaboration is the key for mining

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
[Nicci Botha] The mining industry is a key player in the future growth and development of the South African economy, with huge potential for exploration, production and beneficiation...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#MiningIndaba2019: Making mining matter?

Roger Baxter, CEO: Minerals Council
Roger Baxter, CEO: Minerals Council
[Nicci Botha] The governmental mismanagement of the past nine years has impacted on the mining industry. But what would happen if the sector grows?

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#MiningIndaba2019: Mantashe outlines SA's mining agenda

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources. Photo: Mining Indaba
Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources. Photo: Mining Indaba
[Nicci Botha] The Mining Charter has provided clarity for investors on what's expected of them, but there's still work to do if the industry is to help grow the economy...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Why is Mantashe so hell bent on mining at Xolobeni?

Damage caused to the coastline by Tormin mining operations. Photo: GroundUp
Damage caused to the coastline by Tormin mining operations. Photo: GroundUp
[Nicci Botha] It seems that a High Court judgement in favour of Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) and Xolobeni community over mining rights on their land is not good enough for Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe...

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Nicci Botha
#BizTrends2019: Unlocking SA's oil and gas wealth

Niall Kramer, CEO of Soaga
Niall Kramer, CEO of Soaga
[Nicci Botha] Although still very much in its infancy, the South African oil and gas industry has significant potential in contributing towards the energy needs critical to the country's socio-economic development and growth...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertainty

Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
[Nicci Botha] Madagascar has a new energy policy with the ambitious plan of providing universal access and energy security to its citizens by 2030. But this plan is not without its challenges...

Posted 8 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources
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[Nicci Botha] Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town recently was a veritable who's who of oil and gas players on the continent. A ministerial panel gave insight into the aspirations of some of the countries...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom

#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom[Nicci Botha] Years of civil war has seen Sudan's lucrative oil industry shrink to virtually nothing...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic development

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
[Nicci Botha] South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe says

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
[Nicci Botha] South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Patience Panashe
Changing the face of Africa's mining regulation

Changing the face of Africa's mining regulation
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[Patience Panashe] In sub-Saharan Africa mining is no longer about the extraction of minerals, it has become the mainstay of mineral producing economies...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
[Nicci Botha] The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the car

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
[Nicci Botha] Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projects

Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
[Nicci Botha] Delivering green energy to Africa while working in a dynamic team, and making real positive changes in rural communities are the things that make Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab, tick...

Posted 1 year ago | Like