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South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough
South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enoughArticle

To hear President Ramaphosa's address to the Virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, you'd think SA was going "above and beyond" when it comes to...

Robyn Hugo 17 hours ago

Joe Keenan, MD, BME
Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow's investors?Article

Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow...

Joe Keenan 17 hours ago

Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozen
Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozenArticle

Eskom's senior coal procurement manager, Petrus Mazibuko, has been suspended on suspicion of corruption involving millions...

1 day ago

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Climate change and the mining sector financial sustainability: Risks, responsibilities, and opportunitiesArticle

Building a sustainable future as a mining company requires an understanding of the financial risks and opportunities that climate change poses for the industry...

Riaan Koppeschaar 6 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas traps
Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trapsArticle

Many of Africa's leading economies have yet to harness the potential of wind and solar power, which are now amongst the cheapest forms of new electricity...

5 May 2021

The World Health Organisation partnered with Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa to launch 'Vaccines Bring Us Closer' global campaign
The World Health Organisation partnered with Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa to launch 'Vaccines Bring Us Closer' global campaignArticle

Ogilvy Worldwide and Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa joined forces with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to celebrate World Immunisation Week...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 4 May 2021

As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope aliveArticle

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

Jon Duncan, head, responsible investment, Old Mutual
Exxaro's move to renewable a sign of progressArticle

Exxaro Resources chief executive, Mxolisi Mgojo, announced in February that his company will join a growing list of international miners divesting from thermal coal assets....

29 Apr 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
A case for net zero carbon economyArticle

South Africa's Low Emission Development Strategy, backed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was formulated last year and commits to moving towards a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 28 Apr 2021

Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the WorldArticle

Global Citizen has announced exciting new additions to the lineup for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will take place on Sunday, 2 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Apr 2021

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Apr 2021

Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SA
Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SAArticle

Colgate is sharing its packaging technology with competitors as part of its commitment to transform one of the most widely-used forms of plastic packaging...

23 Apr 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issuesArticle

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 Apr 2021

Lake Kariba
Zimbabwe approves MoU for nuclear energy cooperation with RussiaArticle

Zimbabwe has approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) aimed at building nuclear energy capacity in the African country to mitigate its energy crisis...

21 Apr 2021

Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images
Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlockArticle

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR CongoArticle

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

Free inaugural T4 Education Teacher Tech Summit - all educators welcome
Free inaugural T4 Education Teacher Tech Summit - all educators welcomeArticle

The inaugural T4 Education Teacher Tech Summit will recognise the leading role teachers have played in developing digital and educational solutions during the pandemic...

12 Apr 2021

TQ Group announces partnership with Legacy Africa Capital Partners
TQ Group announces partnership with Legacy Africa Capital PartnersArticle

Tech-driven marketing solutions agency TQ Group has announced its partnership with fund managers Legacy Africa Capital Partners, a part of Legacy Africa Fund Managers...

Issued by TQ Group 12 Apr 2021

'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthyArticle

A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Justice Tootla, managing director of Averda
#BehindtheMask: Justice Tootla, managing director of AverdaArticle

Justice Tootla hopes to make a practical contribution to saving the environment for future generations by using technology to help organisations manage their waste responsibly...

Sindy Peters 8 Apr 2021

Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assets
Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assetsArticle

Anglo American is to transfer its thermal coal assets in South Africa to a new company amid growing pressure from shareholders who want to minimise their exposure to fossil fuels.

8 Apr 2021

FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning director
FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning directorArticle

FoxP2 has brought Sello Leshop into its fold as strategic planning director effective from 1 April...

Issued by Dentsu 8 Apr 2021

Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemic
Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The strong consensus of opinion in the scientific community is that the climate is changing, and global temperatures are rising...

Lisa Pines 8 Apr 2021

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding
Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of fundingArticle

The notoriously cyclical nature of mining, particularly the low commodity prices and weak equity markets of recent years, have made it difficult for junior and exploratory mining companies to secure financing...

Jason Wilkinson, Wandisile Mandlana, Adéle de Jager & Ivan Vorster 1 Apr 2021

For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts. Shutterstock/ Arnold Petersen
Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five yearsArticle

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

Have your say on draft climate change NDC
Have your say on draft climate change NDCArticle

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has officially launched South Africa's updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution for public consultation...

30 Mar 2021

The Pretoria High Court has stopped Uthaka Energy from starting to mine coal this week in the critical water source area of Mabola, Mpumalanga. Archive photo: supplied
Court stops Mpumalanga coal mineArticle

In yet another turn in what is already a six-year legal battle, Uthaka Energy, a coal-mining company, has been interdicted by the Pretoria High Court from mining in one of South Africa's critical water source areas...

John Yeld 26 Mar 2021

Roy Bagattini
Woolworths CEO signs global pledge calling for greater water stewardshipArticle

Roy Bagattini, CEO of Woolworths Holdings, joined CEOs from 15 other corporations in signing the UN Global Compact World Water Day pledge on 22 March...

25 Mar 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South Africa
#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South AfricaArticle

Cate Williams, marketing manager and brand strategist at Retail Capital South Africa, uncovers the driving force behind the brand...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Mar 2021

Minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy
Transitioning away from coalArticle

In an effort to move away from using coal to produce power, South Africa has embarked on a process of repurposing retiring coal power plants by adding solar photovoltaic (PV) and batteries...

25 Mar 2021

Karpowership vessel, Kaya Bey
RMIPPPP floating power stations raise questions on carbon emissionsArticle

Questions have been raised around governments' reasoning to include three Karpowership floating power plants to provide part of the 2,000MW tendered under the RMIPPPP....

24 Mar 2021

Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the world
Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the worldArticle

Together, Uber and Unesco aim to remove transportation as a barrier to accessing vaccinations for teachers around the world as and when governments allow local teachers to get vaccinated...

Jenna Delport 18 Mar 2021

Covid-19 vaccination is slower on the African continent than in high income countries. Shutterstock
Interested in vaccine rollouts across Africa? Here's a map to guide youArticle

Most developed countries are in the advanced stages of Covid-19 vaccination rollouts. But a large number of developing countries, including most across Africa, are still at the early stages, mainly due to a shortage of shots...

Benjamin Kagina 18 Mar 2021

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Eskom improves performance despite challengesArticle

The risk of load shedding will be significantly reduced after the completion of the reliability maintenance by September 2021, but until then the power grid remains volatile and vulnerable to disruptions...

16 Mar 2021

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Offshore wind energy could help solve SA's energy woesArticle

It's time for South Africa to tap into its abundant offshore wind energy resources to overcome its reliance on coal, an ageing infrastructure and to help address future electricity shortages...

15 Mar 2021

Deputy president, David Mabuza
Eskom opts for passive headcount reduction. Will be be enough?Article

Eskom plans to shed more than 4,000 jobs by 2030, but given the precarious state of the power utility, is that going to be enough?

15 Mar 2021

Kangra coal mine recommences operations
Kangra coal mine recommences operationsArticle

Coal mining company Kangra, which was put on care and maintenance due to Covid-19 lockdowns in the domestic and export markets has resumed operations...

11 Mar 2021

Energy storage: A key piece of the puzzle in South Africa's energy transition
Energy storage: A key piece of the puzzle in South Africa's energy transitionArticle

Supported by continued cost reductions and technological improvements, utility-scale energy storage is set to play an important role in South Africa's energy transition...

Michael Ball and Gabriele Buccini 11 Mar 2021

SA's logistics industry battles to regain momentum amidst Covid-19
SA's logistics industry battles to regain momentum amidst Covid-19Article

Overall maritime cargo for January 2021 was down 15% compared to the same time last year, and according to industry body the South African Association of Freight Forwarders, there will be no "quick fix" to the situation...

9 Mar 2021

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Embedded generation: Key to supporting SA's energy intensive industriesArticle

When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 2021 State of the Nation address, he spoke of government's bold plans for the country's economic recovery...

Michael Ball 4 Mar 2021

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