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SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award
SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, was on Wednesday, 15 November, presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

By Wilson Johwa 1 day ago

Isabel dos Santos
Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco has fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company

2 days ago

Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA

Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, 14 November

2 days ago

John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Proposed mining financial provisioning regs will overhaul the NEMA
Proposed mining financial provisioning regs will overhaul the NEMA

The Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations were published for comment last week.

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 3 days ago

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New initiatives in energy, water, agriculture announced at COP23

New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, 10 November, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn

3 days ago

Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee
Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee

No major changes to the existing fiscal regime for the oil and gas industry have been proposed by the Davis Tax Committee

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

Koeberg nuclear power station. Photo: Sunday Times
Eco warriors tackle proposed nuclear power station

The environmental authorisation to construct and operate a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein has been challenged

14 Nov 2017

Judge Dennis Davis
Davis commission calls for mining sector's upfront capex tax to be scrapped

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended that the special tax regime for the mining sector be abolished

By Linda Ensor 14 Nov 2017

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Women's voice drowned in Mining Charter feud

The 2017 Revised Mining Charter has triggered animosity between the DMR and the Chamber of Mines, and its currently on hold

By Dr Martin Kaggwa 13 Nov 2017

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Huge solar plant aims for brighter Brazil energy output

PIRAPORA - Brazil has lagged far behind in the shift to solar power, but the continent's biggest facility now being built in the south-east

10 Nov 2017

EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy
EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy

The EnergyDrive truck, a custom-built vehicle, recently took to the Eastern Cape to teach learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies

10 Nov 2017

Pure platinum used in 3D printing
Pure platinum used in 3D printing

South Africa's first 3D printing project using pure platinum was revealed at the Rapdasa (Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa) conference in Durban.

10 Nov 2017

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Sibanye locks up three-year wage agreement with unions

Sibanye-Stillwater has locked the three unions at its Kroondal PGM operations into a three-year wage agreement.

9 Nov 2017

Charter puts pressure on procurement
Charter puts pressure on procurement

The 2017 version of the Mining Charter will also have a significant impact on mining sector service providers

7 Nov 2017

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Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Environmental activists wearing hazard suits marched onto one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, near Bonn on the eve of 196-nation UN climate talks in the city.

6 Nov 2017

TDS Projects Construction completing ground handling infrastructure installation at Finsch
TDS Projects Construction completing ground handling infrastructure installation at Finsch

A project which commenced in November 2014, TDS Projects Construction is now completing the installation of extensive ground handling infrastructure at Petra Diamond's Finsch Mine

6 Nov 2017

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Sasol urged to cut new licence deal in Maputo

Civil society organisations have called for Sasol to renegotiate the terms of its Mozambican licences, based on research concluding that it is paying too little for the gas it is extracting

By Charlotte Mathews 3 Nov 2017

Saleem Karimjee, IFC country manager for Southern Africa
There's trillions to unlock in climate-related private investment

With smart policy reforms and innovative business models, African countries can meet their Paris Agreement promises and catalyse trillions of dollars in private investments

2 Nov 2017

Chris Bredenhann, PwC Africa oil & gas advisory leader
Time to reimagine Africa's oil & gas industry

The low oil price, competition for revenue growth and local talent, together with new expectations from investors and regulators has created an environment in the oil & gas industry ripe for disruption

2 Nov 2017

Dan Matjila, CEO: Public Investment Corporation. Photo: African Business Magazine
PIC to rethink stakes in state-owned enterprises

The PIC has put Eskom on terms to install a new board by the end of November and is reviewing the basis on which it invests in all SOEs

2 Nov 2017

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Renergen to focus on its Tetra 4 project in SA rather than Ivory Coast

Natural gas developer Renergen will stop funding a hydro-electric project in Ivory Coast so that it can focus on its Tetra 4 project in SA

By Charlotte Mathews 1 Nov 2017

Cooke 3 plant. Photo: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye rescues Beatrix, but places Cooke under care and maintenance

Sibanye-Stillwater says it has completed the consultation process with stakeholders to determine the fate of its struggling Cooke and Beatrix West operations

1 Nov 2017

Kruger goes green
Kruger goes green

Two Kruger National Park's camps are now powered by the sun, thanks to grid-tied solar PV systems producing a total of 1,367KW of energy

31 Oct 2017

How to ensure the shortest payback period for commercial solar
How to ensure the shortest payback period for commercial solar

While the payback period on commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has decreased substantially to within five years or less, reducing the time depends largely on the property owner

31 Oct 2017

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

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

Digging in the DRC
Digging in the DRC

Those who think that mining companies sit idly over rich resources and reap fat profits from them should think again

By Charlotte Mathews 30 Oct 2017

Matshela Koko, suspended Eskom CEO. Picture: Netwerk24
New evidence leader in the Koko hearing

Advocate Cassim Moosa has been appointed as evidence leader in the the disciplinary hearing of suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko

27 Oct 2017

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