Forum to address health challenges in mining communities
Forum to address health challenges in mining communities

The North West Health Department, together with mining houses that operate hospitals in Bojanala District, have established a Health Forum to attend to healthcare challenges in mining communities.

6 hours ago

10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019
10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019

After a year of rebound and recovery, Africa's old and new hydrocarbons markets have an opportunity to further entrench the continent's position as the world's hottest oil and gas frontier in 2019. However, the new year also brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the industry, from presidential elections to megaprojects developments, amidst intensifying international competition.

By NJ Ayuk 9 hours ago

A new way to curb nitrogen pollution: Regulate fertiliser producers, not just farmers
A new way to curb nitrogen pollution: Regulate fertiliser producers, not just farmers

Nitrogen pollution is produced by a number of interlinked compounds, from ammonia to nitrous oxide. While they have both natural and human sources, the latter increased dramatically over the past century as farmers scaled up food production in response to population growth. Once these chemicals are released into the air and water, they contribute to problems that include climate change and "dead zones" in rivers, lakes and coastal areas.

By David Kanter 10 hours ago

Damage caused to the coastline by Tormin mining operations. Photo: GroundUp
Why is Mantashe so hell bent on mining at Xolobeni?

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. He now wants an independent survey to determine whether the locals really don't want Australian mining house, Mineral Commodities Resources (MCR), to come in and extract titanium out of the dunes.

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

Sherif Andrawes
Africa still attractive to Australian junior explorers

The increased participation at the recent Africa Down Under conference indicates that the caution exhibited over last few years by many of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed junior explorers may have come to an end.

By Sherif Andrawes 17 Jan 2019

Chris Dalgliesh, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting
Going small: The alternative to renewable energy in Africa

Many parts of Africa are not on the grid, nor do they have sufficient renewable resources for a reliable power supply. Here small-scale biomass and hydrocarbon power generation plants are likely to play a valuable role.

16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?
#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

16 Jan 2019

Sibanye-Stillwater Kloof operations
Amcu to strike at Sibanye's PGM operations

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) intends to embark on a secondary, protected strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's South African Platinum Group Metals (PGM) operations, starting from morning shift on Tuesday, 22 January 2019.

15 Jan 2019

BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!
BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!

If you haven't got around to booking for the BizTrendsLIVE! yet, here's some info so you avoid FOMO. The face-to-face version of BizTrends, Bizcommunity's annual first-to-market trend report, is not to be missed!

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Jan 2019

Webb Meko, Black & Veatch sub-Saharan Africa business development director,
Renewables will help power the future

South Africa's 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is evidence that the country is committed to producing clean energy - placing emphasis on renewable energy and gas resources.

14 Jan 2019

Photo: Independent.ng
Learnings from the Nigerian oil & gas marginal fields experience

Marginal oil & gas fields are not particularly attractive to the major players due to their relatively small prospects, but they do offer great opportunity for smaller independent African and non-African companies.

14 Jan 2019