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Minister tries new tactic to push through Mining Charter

After reaching a legal stalemate with the Chamber of Mines over the Mining Charter III, the mining minister has published a notice on his intention to impose a moratorium on prospecting and mining rights

1 day ago

Eskom board to take disciplinary action against Koko

The Eskom board has decided to take disciplinary action against executive Matshela Koko, the utility's interim chairperson said

1 day ago

Health & safety: Good intentions are often muddled with very complex execution

Mining Charter III has been mired in controversy since before its publication and is the subject of litigation

By Kate Collier and Jonathan Veeran 2 days ago

Finding a renewable storage solution

The cost of storage raises the cost of renewable energy above that of coal-fired power stations

3 days ago

Zwane halts Mining Charter... for now

The mining minister has agreed not to implement the new Mining Charter, pending the outcome of an urgent interdict

17 Jul 2017

AngloGold battles Tanzanian laws

AngloGold Ashanti's subsidiaries in Tanzania have initiated arbitration to protect their interests in case the government changes the terms of their longstanding agreement

17 Jul 2017

State meddling is dissuading energy investors

The stand-off between Eskom and the government over renewable PPAs is leading to a loss in confidence amongst international investors

By Bekezela Phakathi 14 Jul 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years

14 Jul 2017

New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage

The government is looking for new ways to regulate the effects of mining activity on SA's scarce water resources..

By Khulekani Magubane 14 Jul 2017

Lüderitz wind project nears completion

The $13.6m Ombepo Wind Farm, near Lüderitz, is expected to add 5MW of renewable power to the Namibian grid by the end of July.

13 Jul 2017

Sibanye realigns business units

As a result of acquiring Stillwater Mining Company, Sibanye Group has reshuffled its organisational structure from divisional commodity units to a geographical regionalised structure

13 Jul 2017

Pityana warns of more cuts in mining

AngloGold Ashanti chairman Sipho Pityana has warned of further job cuts in mining, saying the country's macroeconomic policies made it impossible to sustain jobs

12 Jul 2017

The Mining Charter and employment equity

The latest version of the Mining Charter is much tougher on employment equity targets than its predecessor

By Johan Olivier 12 Jul 2017

Eskom plans to take action against Koko

The Eskom board is taking disciplinary measures against its former acting CE in a bid by the power utility to clean up its corruption-tainted image

11 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

SepFluor begins building its long-awaited fluorspar mine

SepFluor has begun work on the R1.7bn Nokeng fluorspar mine at Rust de Winter, northeast of Pretoria, with funding provided by private equity and banks

By Charlotte Mathews 11 Jul 2017

Community Solar Innovation challenge open for entries

International law firm, Hogan Lovells, has launched the Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 for innovative eco-inclusive enterprises, utilising solar energy systems or solar technology innovation

11 Jul 2017

SA takes 10th spot on renewables survey

Despite uncertainty around the future of South Africa's REIPPP, the country still ranked 10th among G20 countries for renewable energy investment

10 Jul 2017

Big miners pay CEOs top dollar

CEOs of large-cap basic resources companies are the highest paid among their peers, despite spectacular share price declines over the past decade

7 Jul 2017

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International

Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms aimed at coping with a drop in oil revenues.

7 Jul 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms were instrumental for designing and building headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft at the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines owned by Medusa Mining.

6 Jul 2017

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