Prosumers could solve Africa's power problem
Prosumers could solve Africa's power problem

The rise of the prosumer - someone who generates and consumes their own energy, which they can also sell into the grid - is a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times, and it could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced by the power utilities in Africa.

19 hours ago

Rovuma LNG project promises to transform Mozambique's economy
Rovuma LNG project promises to transform Mozambique's economy

An independent macroeconomic study demonstrates the potential of the first phase of Area 4's Rovuma liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to transform Mozambique.

19 hours ago

Debswana extends life of Jwaneng Mine
Debswana extends life of Jwaneng Mine

Debswana Diamond Company plans to extend the life of Jwaneng Mine to 2035, which is expected to yield an estimated 53-million carats of rough diamonds from 44-million tonnes of treated material, through its Cut-9 project.

3 days ago

Ezekiel Gatkuoth, South Sudan's petroleum minister
South Sudan invites tender bids on its crude cargoes

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth says his country is inviting more refiners and traders to take part in its upcoming competitive tenders for government-owned crude cargoes.

3 days ago

Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye's wage agreement extension to Amcu is valid, court says

The Labour Court has declared that the extension, on 18 February 2019, of the gold wage agreement reached by Sibanye-Stillwater with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), UASA and Solidarity, to Amcu and other non-unionised employees is valid and lawful in terms of Section 23(1)(d) of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (S23(1)(d)). The agreement is applicable to non-parties of the agreement.

20 Mar 2019

Owen Murphy, Africa Desk leader, BDO
Bold steps needed to boost the junior mining sector

The Institute of Race Relations recently commented that: "South Africa's neighbours have thrown aside resource nationalism and it has to be asked why the South African government is not able to accept the good-practice lessons of these experiences and do the same?"

By Owen Murphy 20 Mar 2019

Eskom blames corruption and aging infrastructure for load shedding
Eskom blames corruption and aging infrastructure for load shedding

Malfeasance, coupled with aging infrastructure and decreasing expenditure on maintenance, have been blamed for Eskom implementing load shedding over the past five days.

19 Mar 2019

Zwelakhe Gila
Great, South Africa found gas. Now what?

The Brulpadda well off the shore of Mossel Bay is one of a number of highly anticipated exploration prospects in South Africa. First reports of the field indicate that it holds between 500-million to over 1-billion barrels of oil equivalent. In comparison, neighbouring Mozambique's 2012 discovery held over 350-billion barrels of oil equivalent.

By Zwelakhe Gila 19 Mar 2019