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Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor
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

3 days ago

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture
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."

3 days ago

The case for corporate renewable energy projects in Africa
The case for corporate renewable energy 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

Elandsfontein phosphate mine. Photo: Kropz
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

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO: AngloGold Ashanti. Picture: BusinessLIVE/Martin Rhodes
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

Nico Muller, CEO: Implats. Picture: Robert Tshabalala /Financial Mail
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

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources
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 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
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

Uganda needs $2.5bn to build power infrastructure
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

PE firm to supply green energy to KFC outlets
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

Zim looks at solar power
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

Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater. Photo: BizNiz Africa
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

32.33 carat pink diamond extracted from Williamson Mine in 2016. Photo: Petra Diamonds
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
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

Roger Baxter, CEO: Chamber of Mines
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

Alison Chikova, acting Sapp CC manager
Sapp powers ahead of targeted capacity

Sapp states commissioned 4,180MW of generating capacity from new projects and rehabilitating old power plants in 2016

8 Sep 2017

Deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa
Mining jobs losses on the decline

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says government's plan to save jobs in the mining sector is starting to bear fruit

7 Sep 2017

Photo: City of Johannesburg
OES opens up business prospects for mines

The One Environmental System cleared up any confusion in the mining industry about which department was responsible for environmental authorisation for mining and ancillary activities

By Tshegofatso Masilo, Beatrix Spargo, Kirsty Kilner 6 Sep 2017

Dr Stephen Isabalija
Uganda: Why Museveni fired energy PS Isabalija after only 10 months

Dr Stephen Isabalija has been fired as the permanent secretary in the ministry of energy and mineral development, after only 10 months in the job

By Alon Mwesigwa & Baker Batte Lule 5 Sep 2017

SA, Russia sign oil and gas development agreement
SA, Russia sign oil and gas development agreement

South Africa and Russia on Monday signed an agreement that will see about $400m invested in oil and gas development

4 Sep 2017

Looking at women in power at Future Energy Uganda
Looking at women in power at Future Energy Uganda

Featuring a high-level line-up of women in power, Future Energy Uganda opens at the Serena Hotel in Kampala on 13 September 2017

4 Sep 2017

Elandsfontein mine extracting water unlawfully
Elandsfontein mine extracting water unlawfully

During the course of last week, it became known that the Saldanha Bay Municipality plans to accept all water that Kropz Elandsfontein is removing from the 5-10 million year old Elandsfontein aquifer on which it has established its controversial opencast phosphate mine

1 Sep 2017

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

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

1 Sep 2017

Renewed government support for Electra Mining Botswana
Renewed government support for Electra Mining Botswana

The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (formerly the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources) has again endorsed Electra Mining Botswana, which takes place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 12-14 September 2017

31 Aug 2017

Mining company responds to ‘Waiting to Inhale' report
Mining company responds to ‘Waiting to Inhale' report

Following the release yesterday, 29 August 2017, of the Bench Marks Foundation's report, ‘Waiting to Inhale', DRDGOLD has responded vigorously

30 Aug 2017

Bench Marks Foundation releases its report on health in mining communities
Bench Marks Foundation releases its report on health in mining communities

The Bench Marks Foundation has released ‘Waiting to Inhale', a study on household health and well-being in four mine-impacted communities in Johannesburg

30 Aug 2017

BPSA appoints first female CEO
BPSA appoints first female CEO

BP Southern Africa has appointed Priscillah Mabelane as its new CEO, effective 1 September 2017

29 Aug 2017

Rehabilitation funds tax plan leaves regulations gap
Rehabilitation funds tax plan leaves regulations gap

The proposed tax measures to curb mining-rehabilitation fund abuse missed an opportunity to differentiate between tax law and mining regulations

By Betsie Strydom and Wandisile Mandlana 29 Aug 2017

Former Eskom director denies role in state capture
Former Eskom director denies role in state capture

The Eskom board was asked to approve the multimillion-rand prepayment to the then Gupta-owned Tegeta Resources, even though the value was below the board's delegation of authority, a former board member told Business Day

By Genevieve Quintal 28 Aug 2017

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