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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

UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research project
UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research projectArticle

Cansa is partnering with the UKZN's Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza...

12 Mar 2021

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Harmony buys AngloGold Ashanti's SA businessArticle

Harmony Gold is buying AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng Mine and Mine Waste Solutions, which will add approximately 350,000oz to its annual gold production...

13 Feb 2020

Will the Labour Court enforce an employee claim against a company in business rescue?
Will the Labour Court enforce an employee claim against a company in business rescue?Article

The Labour Court recently ruled on whether employees may approach said court to enforce a claim against a company under business rescue proceedings...

Jacques van Wyk 1 Aug 2019

Environmental activists celebrate court ruling against a proposed nuclear deal for South Africa. EPA/Nic Bothma
South Africa's nuclear research facility - Pelindaba - needs to be repurposedArticle

Located 33km west of South Africa's capital city Pretoria, the Pelindaba precinct has been home to South Africa's nuclear research corporation since the 1960s...

David Fig 17 Jul 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zambian President Edgar Lungu meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in 2018. EPA-EFE/Alexei NikolskySputnik/Kremlin Pool
Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?Article

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century.

János Besenyo 3 Jun 2019

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe. Photo: @GCISMedia/Twitter
SA guns for stake in global exploration budgetArticle

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa is positioning itself to get a slice of the global exploration budget in a debate on the State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on Tuesday...

13 Feb 2019

Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report
Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN reportArticle

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

15 Jan 2019

Photo: South Africa Info
Public has its say on IRPArticle

In recent years, the IRP has been at the centre of the country's #StateCapture woes...

23 Oct 2018

Gaopalelwe Santswere
South Africa risks losing its strategic nuclear leading roleArticle

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...

Gaopalelwe Santswere 17 Oct 2018

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

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

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 dealArticle

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...

Hartmut Winkler 30 Aug 2018

From cobalt to tungsten: how electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new kind of gold rush
From cobalt to tungsten: how electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new kind of gold rushArticle

What's in your stuff? Most of us give no thought to the materials that make modern life possible...

Hywel Jones 6 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 senseArticle

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

Hartmut Winkler 7 Jun 2018

Top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa in 2018
Top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa in 2018Article

Africa's economy is projected to continue to rise to 3.2% in 2018 and to a further 3.5% in 2019, according to the latest World Bank report released early 2018...

7 May 2018

How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearby
How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearbyArticle

Mining companies are often criticised for dumping waste without taking the necessary precautions...

Vusumuzi Nkosi 3 May 2018

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Conservationists hope World Bank funds will help save SelousArticle

Conservationists believe that part of $150m offered by the World Bank for boosting tourism in the southern circuit can be used to mitigate effects of economic projects planned within the Selous Game Reserve...

21 Feb 2018

Moab Khotsong. Photo: Mining Journal
Harmony to purchase Moab Khotsong gold mine from AngloGold for $300mArticle

Harmony Gold received overwhelming support for its $300m purchase of the Moab Khotsong gold mine and tailings project from AngloGold Ashanti...

Allan Seccombe 1 Feb 2018

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For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensationArticle

MOUNANA - "We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily...

30 Nov 2017

Driefontein operations. Photo: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye hands over assets for stake in DRDArticle

In an asset swop deal worth R1.3bn, Sibanye-Stillwater will exchange some surface gold processing assets and tailings storage facilities (TSF) for a 38% stake in DRDGold...

24 Nov 2017

Karoo uranium mining plans scuppered...for now
Karoo uranium mining plans scuppered...for nowArticle

Depressed uranium prices and the subsequent poor return for investors have had a hand in Peninsula Energy's decision to divest their interests in the Karoo Uranium Project...

30 Oct 2017

SA gold mining eroding into rusting ruins
SA gold mining eroding into rusting ruinsArticle

One important event might have escaped our attention: SA's greatest gold mining company has in effect left the country...

23 Oct 2017

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CE AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold left with two SA assetsArticle

AngloGold Ashanti will have just two major assets left in SA, halving output from the country...

20 Oct 2017

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

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...

Nicci Botha 18 Oct 2017

Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor
Africa is rich in diamonds but still poorArticle

For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people...

21 Sep 2017

Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater. Photo: BizNiz Africa
Sibanye's new gold rushArticle

Sibanye-Stillwater has been approached by buyers interested in its Beatrix West and Cooke operations, which it is planning to put on care and maintenanc...

11 Sep 2017

Waiting to inhale: Radiation and living near mines
Waiting to inhale: Radiation and living near minesArticle

Johannesburg and Soweto residents are living on a health time bomb, thanks to one of the largest mine-produced and naturally occurring concentrations of uranium...

31 Aug 2017

Koeberg nuclear power station. Source: Eskom
Eskom head: "No secret nuke deal"Article

Despite persistent conspiracy theories and media speculation, Eskom's nuclear boss is adamant there is no secret plan or corruption linked to the nuclear plan...

Nicci Botha 19 May 2017

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun
All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sunArticle

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second...

Werner van Zyl 18 May 2017

The yo-yo world of commodities
The yo-yo world of commoditiesArticle

While commodities may be on the rise globally, South Africa is a mixed bag...

Danette Breitenbach 10 Apr 2017

GDRT partners Steyn City developer for Cedar Road upgrade
GDRT partners Steyn City developer for Cedar Road upgradeArticle

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT) and Steyn City Properties have entered into an agreement for the upgrading of Cedar Road...

7 Mar 2017

Tanzania deflects environmental concerns delaying uranium mine project
Tanzania deflects environmental concerns delaying uranium mine projectArticle

Tanzania blames foreign countries for delays in Mkuju River uranium mining project...

Alvar Mwakyusa 10 Jan 2017

Photo: Lauren Clifford-Holmes
Communities at risk in Malawi's mining pushArticle

Families living near Malawi's mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks...

23 Oct 2016

Dr Hage G. Geingob, President -Republic of Namibia, addressed South African business last week at the launch of the ‘Invest in Namibia International Conference’
Namibia to improve ease of doing businessArticle

Namibia is actively improving its business environment, including easing multiple-entry visa requirements for South African business, to encourage more cross-border trade and investment...

14 Oct 2016

Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investment
Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investmentArticle

Namibia is improving its business environment by...

11 Oct 2016

DR Congo's second city poisoned by years of mining
DR Congo's second city poisoned by years of miningArticle

"In this stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines," says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole...

22 Aug 2016

PPC seeks R4bn to repay bank debt
PPC seeks R4bn to repay bank debtArticle

Cement maker PPC is being kept alive by its banks. On Friday, 15 July, R1.6bn of very scarce cash went whooshing from its books to pay back bondholders...

Stuart Theobald 19 Jul 2016

Wayne Robinson
Sibanye issues second Section 189 notice at Cooke 4Article

Sibanye says it'll be implementing a second Section 189 consultation process at its Cooke 4 operations to prevent the closure of the ailing mine...

11 Jul 2016

Innovative processes can curb impact of drought on agribusinesses
Innovative processes can curb impact of drought on agribusinessesArticle

Although South Africa may still find itself in the grip of a drought, the fully computerised coating facility of AGT Foods is still working to supply farmers with "coated seeds"...

1 Jun 2016

Sibanye is restructuring in anticipation of its entry into the PGM sector © Paul Fleet
Sibanye announces management restructureArticle

Sibanye has revised and is implementing its organisational structures to ensure that it is optimally positioned for its entry into the PGM sector in 2016...

18 Apr 2016

Since the ConCourt judgement decision on Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma's relationship with the Gupta family is under close scrutiny. © Evgenyi Lastochkin
Financial institutions bail on the GuptasArticle

A number of financial institutions has severed their connection with Oakbay Investments, the company owned by the controversial Gupta family....

Nicci Botha 7 Apr 2016

Engen is responsible for the fuel supply and logistics at the Husab Mine in Namibia
Fuelling the continent's leading uranium mineArticle

When it comes to a mining operation the magnitude of Husab, you're going to require a lot of fuel for your equipment...

23 Mar 2016

Time to rethink monopoly state utility model of power generation
Time to rethink monopoly state utility model of power generationArticle

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SoNA) gave little indication of how it plans to afford 9,600MW of new nuclear power capacity in the next decade. He hinted that nuclear would only be rolled out on a scale and pace that South Africa can afford, but who determines that affordability?

Peter Marais 18 Feb 2016

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2015, the year that was: Environment + EnergyArticle

Environmental news, as a rule, doesn't deal in triumphs. So the sight of leaders holding their arms aloft in celebration after clinching the historic Paris climate agreement will stand as a defining image of 2015 - a moment of cartharsis after more than two decades of infuriatingly sluggish climate diplomacy...

Michael Hopkin 28 Dec 2015

Depressed mining market requires an alternative view and mindset
Depressed mining market requires an alternative view and mindsetArticle

Since the beginning of 2014, the World Bank's metals and minerals index has fallen 29% and the precious metals index 11%...

Aaron Burton and Nikhil Datta 8 Dec 2015

Rare mineral shortage could upset global markets: study
Rare mineral shortage could upset global markets: studyArticle

Rare minerals are crucial to the manufacture of mobile phones, electronics and medical equipment, and a shortage could upset the global marketplace and spark wide-ranging financial instability, a study has warned...

19 Nov 2015

Despite threats, Africa is looking to nuclear with Russia and China's help
Despite threats, Africa is looking to nuclear with Russia and China's helpArticle

Many African countries are in the grip of a nuclear fad. They believe nuclear energy will bring with it an international currency of prestige...

Scott Firsing 26 Oct 2015

Training Force buys Prisma Training Solutions
Training Force buys Prisma Training SolutionsArticle

Prisma Training Solutions, an accredited training service provider in the mining sector, has been acquired for R65 million by Workforce Holdings...

8 Oct 2015

Geothermal technology is expensive, but it should still be part of South Africa's energy mix
Geothermal technology is expensive, but it should still be part of South Africa's energy mixArticle

South Africa, the leading carbon emitter in Africa, has geothermal resources that can be used to generate electricity and reduce its carbon emissions...

Taufeeq Dhansay 14 Sep 2015

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