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Solar power alone won't solve energy or climate needs

Recent reports that solar capacity will soon exceed nuclear capacity reveal an important fact

By Jatin Nathwani 3 hours ago

Building activity tapers off

The Afrimat construction index fell for a second quarter in a row, but only marginally, due to political events, said economist Roelof Botha

By Alistair Anderson 5 hours ago

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

21 Sep 2017

Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

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

21 Sep 2017

The case for RE projects in Africa

Renewable energy has journeyed from the subsidised fringes of electricity supply to become an integral part of the power landscape

By Theuns Ehlers 20 Sep 2017

Mining Indaba appoints Scan Display official contractor

Scan Display, an exhibition, event and display specialist, has been appointed the official exhibition contactor for Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018

Issued by Scan Display 20 Sep 2017

Activists and state departments fear Elandsfontein mine could damage area

A new phosphate mine on the West Coast is being challenged by environmental activists and state departments

By Ashleigh Furlong 20 Sep 2017

Eskom's reckoning must not be delayed further

The Eskom Inquiry may have been postponed, but the momentum that is gathering against the forces of state capture cannot now be stopped, say academics at the UCT Graduate School of Business

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Sep 2017

Implats warns of job cuts as it tackles unprofitable shafts

Impala Platinum (Implats), the world's second-largest producer of the metal, is heading for turbulent times as it cuts jobs and tackles its unprofitable Rustenburg mines

18 Sep 2017

Unsolicited offer for gold mine

AngloGold Ashanti has signed a memorandum of understanding with a group interested in buying its Kopanang gold mine, which the company is preparing to close

18 Sep 2017

Zwane won't implement new charter

The minister of mineral resources has undertaken not to implement the reviewed Mining Charter

15 Sep 2017

Sawea upset by PPA hearing delay

Sawea is disappointed at Eskom's delaying tactics at Nersa's hearing on PPAs

14 Sep 2017

Still more work needs to be done on the Mining Charter

Although there have been some welcome changes to the Mining Charter, there's still uncertainty on several issues and further dialogue is needed

14 Sep 2017

PE firm to supply green energy to KFC outlets

At the forefront of South Africa's energy revolution, Port Elizabeth energy services company Energyworx is poised to supply several Nelson Mandela Bay outlets of a national fast food chain with green power

By Shaun Gillham 13 Sep 2017

Uganda needs $2.5bn to build power infrastructure

Uganda has one of the lowest electricity access rates by global standards. Less than 22% of the population has access to the grid

13 Sep 2017

Zim looks at solar power

The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to set up three solar power plants in the country, in a move aimed at improving electricity supply.

12 Sep 2017

Sibanye's new gold rush

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

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government has confiscated diamonds worth nearly $30m after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of declaring a lower value when trying to export the gems

11 Sep 2017

NCPC-SA hosts biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference in CT

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is hosting its biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference in Cape Town at the Century City Conference Centre, 14-15 September

11 Sep 2017

Chamber lays blame for mining crisis at DMR's door

South African mining is in crisis, but there are solutions to ‘restoring the dream' of a prosperous sector

8 Sep 2017

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100% renewable by 2050: the technology already exists to make it happen

Most of the world could switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050, creating millions of jobs, saving millions of lives that would otherwise be lost to air pollution, and avoiding 1.5? of warming. That's the bold claim of a major new study by Stanford professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues, published in the journal Joule.

By Dénes Csala and Sgouris Sgouridis 24 Aug 2017

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