Results for Nicci Botha


Aubrey de Grey
Who wants to live forever? It's a matter of maintenanceArticle

Thanks to lifestyle and medical advancements, the biblical prescription of three score and 10 - or 70 years - as the human lifespan has become a little blurred...

Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Eskom chief executive, Phakamani Hadebe
#AUW2019: Investors won't fund fossil fuelsArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 17 May 2019

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#AUW2019: Is the Eskom debt trap real?Article

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...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe saysArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek
Getting your healthy on in FranschhoekArticle

Think Franschhoek. Think wine and food. Right? After all this dorpie at the foot of Africa is true to its Gallic heritage of joie de vivre. But what if you're looking for other, a tad less indulgent, options?

Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2019

Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa
Interoperability and financial inclusion in AfricaArticle

There is still $400m unbanked in Africa, and the goal is to work with the private and financial sector to connect the poor with adequate financial systems...

Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2019

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
#MiningIndaba2019: It's time to make Africa prosperousArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

John Wellborn, managing director and CEO of Resolute Mining
#MiningIndaba2019: World's first fully automated mineArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#MiningIndaba2019: Ramaphosa says collaboration is the key for miningArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2019

Roger Baxter, CEO: Minerals Council
#MiningIndaba2019: Making mining matter?Article

The governmental mismanagement of the past nine years has impacted on the mining industry. But what would happen if the sector grows?

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources. Photo: Mining Indaba
#MiningIndaba2019: Mantashe outlines SA's mining agendaArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni. Photo:IFP
What will the budget hold in store for us?Article

As always, the annual Budget Speech carries trepidation and optimism for taxpayers in equal quantities...

Nicci Botha 1 Feb 2019

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

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...

Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2019

Niall Kramer, CEO of Soaga
#BizTrends2019: Unlocking SA's oil and gas wealthArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 8 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: FinanceArticle

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18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2018: Energy & MiningArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertaintyArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 13 Dec 2018

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources
#AOW2018: Driving growth through resourcesArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom
#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boomArticle

Years of civil war has seen Sudan's lucrative oil industry shrink to virtually nothing...

Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic developmentArticle

South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe saysArticle

South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

Nicci Botha 7 Nov 2018

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research
First-for-Africa platform will advance gene researchArticle

Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

Nicci Botha 31 Oct 2018

What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?
What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?Article

Just a few weeks into his tenure Minister, Tito Mboweni, will deliver his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 24 October...

Nicci Botha 16 Oct 2018

Regulations keep IFAs awake at night
Regulations keep IFAs awake at nightArticle

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe one of their greatest challenges now and over the next five years is regulations related to the industry...

Nicci Botha 15 Oct 2018

What's cookin' good lookin'? Masterclass at the Radisson Red
What's cookin' good lookin'? Masterclass at the Radisson RedArticle

It's not often that you get a chance to tap into secrets of the cheffy arts in a fun way, but in keeping with its ever so off-the-wall vibe, the Radisson Red hotel has launched culinary masterclasses with Zola Nene and Morné Botha...

Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

Policy specialist, Theo Venter
Amid the chaos, Vuca is the new normal in SAArticle

Vuca - the acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - is the new normal within the South African political context, said policy specialist, Theo Venter...

Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reformArticle

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial RevolutionArticle

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

Nicci Botha 7 Sep 2018

Professor Shirley Zinn
#WomensMonth: How Shirley Zinn swims upstreamArticle

Shirley Zinn's is a Cinderella story. A tale of a tenacious woman, who rose above the poverty of the Cape Flats to ivy-league lecture halls and the boardrooms of some of South Africa's biggest enterprises...

Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2018

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, UCT vice chancellor
#WomensMonth: Shaking up the hallowed halls of academia in pinkArticle

Barely two months into the job, and University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor, Professor Mamokgathi Phakeng, looks primed to knock the colonial stuffiness out of the venerable institution and introduce a new school (pun intended) of academic thinking...

Nicci Botha 22 Aug 2018

Magda Wierzycka, CEO: Sygnia
#WomensMonth: Magda Wierzycka talks passion and businessArticle

When state capture and corporate wrong doing started oozing out in the media, Magda Wierzycka was a lone voice brave enough to speak out against corruption...

Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2018

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the carArticle

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

Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2018

Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projectsArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2018

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. Photo: Antonio Fiorente
#WomensMonth: An entrepreneur with a lot of heart and soleArticle

Whether its shoes, leather goods, coffee or healthy snacks, serial entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has the Midas touch when it comes to transforming quintessential Ethiopian products into global brands...

Nicci Botha 13 Aug 2018

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO, Aurora Wind Power
#WomensMonth: Be uncompromising, unwavering & unapologetic about gender inequalityArticle

Tebogo Movundlela has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2013. She was intimately involved in the construction of the West Coast 1 - 94MW windfarm...

Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

Wilma Liebenberg, CEO: Knowledge Objects Healthcare
#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma LiebenbergArticle

Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

Veronique Isaacs
#WomensMonth: A passion for peopleArticle

Veronique Isaacs is passionate about developing people. She is determined that every community project surrounding renewable power plants is purposefully designed...

Nicci Botha 8 Aug 2018

Grové Steyn, managing director of Meridian Economics
Energy transition's impact on jobs needs standardised metricsArticle

In March this year the National Union of Metal Workers went to court to prevent the energy minister from signing the much-delayed renewable energy purchase agreements on the basis that there would be huge job losses...

Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2018

Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and Sids
Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and SidsArticle

An international study has confirmed that drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy is detrimental to the unborn baby. In fact, even more so than previously thought...

Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2018

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the darkArticle

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

Nav(igating) your way to financial health
Nav(igating) your way to financial healthArticle

We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place...

Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2018

Cryotherapy: A cool way to recover after exercise
Cryotherapy: A cool way to recover after exerciseArticle

Although often neglected, the important role of recovery in an athletic training regimen is becoming increasingly recognised...

Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their moneyArticle

To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2018

#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversity
#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversityArticle

The OT profession needs to apply critical thinking to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and advocate culturally relevant and inclusive occupational therapy theories...

Nicci Botha 28 May 2018

#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growth
#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growthArticle

Relying on renewable energy sources if South Africa wants to achieve sustainable economic development is a bad idea, according independent economic consultant, Rob Jeffrey...

Nicci Botha 21 May 2018

Des Muller
#AUW2018: Nuclear is still the cheapest energy aroundArticle

It's true that building a nuclear power plant is a lengthy and costly exercise, but in the long run it's the cheapest of all the energies to produce...

Nicci Botha 21 May 2018

Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear
#AUW2018: Eskom will continue with nuclear planning for nowArticle

If nuclear is not included in the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) due out in August, then "we will close up shop and move on to the next technology"...

Nicci Botha 18 May 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2018: Renewables top the agenda in Radebe's speechArticle

Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, did not once mention nuclear as an option for future energy provision, instead he sang the praises of the country's successful renewables programme...

Nicci Botha 16 May 2018

Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
Powering the future of healthcare bookingsArticle

A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

Nicci Botha 16 Apr 2018

Niall Kramer, CEO: Saoga
SA and Mozambique on the cusp of an oil and gas boomArticle

Both South Africa and Mozambique show promise in the oil and gas sector, and collaboration between the two countries to create a substantial hub could significantly grow the region's economy...

Nicci Botha 28 Mar 2018

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