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Solar technology applied in an ingenious way
Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga

1 day ago

Source: Nampower
Eskom and NamPower sign electricity deal

Eskom and NamPower, have signed a five-year firm electricity sales agreement

1 day ago

Eskom to sell power to Zim, despite $40m unpaid bill
Eskom to sell power to Zim, despite $40m unpaid bill

Eskom is attempting to flog excess power to Zimbabwe, despite the fact that its northern neighbour owes more than $40m in unpaid electricty bills

24 Mar 2017

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Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said

24 Mar 2017

WRC launches mine water atlas
WRC launches mine water atlas

The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas

24 Mar 2017

Partnership to secure private investment in renewables
Partnership to secure private investment in renewables

A platform aimed at boosting private sector investment into on- and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa was launched in Geneva recently

22 Mar 2017

Eskom completes Majuba repair
Eskom completes Majuba repair

In 2014, in the midst of loadshedding, poor leadership and serious delays in the construction of two of its new-build power stations, a coal silo collapse at the Majuba power station simply added to Eskom's woes

22 Mar 2017

Coal's Makhado site. Source: Coal of Africa
Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation

20 Mar 2017

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Biomass project creates opportunity for mining community

A renewable energy project on degraded land is aimed at creating economic opportunities for communities after the life of a mine

20 Mar 2017

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Pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

A 706-carat diamond, possibly the 10th largest ever found, was unearthed by a pastor working the artisanal mines in Sierra Leone

17 Mar 2017

Siyabonga Mbanjwa, MD of Sener Southern Africa
Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

Jacques Roux, CEO: Oakbay Resources. Source:
Oakbay Resources CEO resigns

Oakbay Resources and Energy, owned by the Gupta family, announced that Jacques Roux had resigned as CEO of the company with effect from March 31

16 Mar 2017

How to unlock the potential of papyrus wetlands in Africa
How to unlock the potential of papyrus wetlands in Africa

Most households in tropical sub-Saharan Africa – over 80% – use some form of biomass, such as charcoal or wood as their primary source of energy, mainly for cooking

By Michael Jones and Matthew Saunders 16 Mar 2017

Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear
Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme

16 Mar 2017

Stephen du Preez
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

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Call for oil firms to move to troubled Niger fields

The Nigerian government has called for major oil companies to move their offices to the Niger delta region, to stem unrest in the oil-rich area

14 Mar 2017

African mining needs an industrial revolution
African mining needs an industrial revolution

The African mining industry needs to explore innovative ways to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability to propel the continent into industrialisation

14 Mar 2017

Jana Jacob
Wits research unearths innovation in mining

The sustained, high level of quality research at Wits School of Mining Engineering puts it at the cutting edge of mining innovation

13 Mar 2017

The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining
The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining

Over the past decade, South Africa has experienced an insatiable demand from China for raw material and commodities to fuel its manufacturing industries

13 Mar 2017

Enoh Ebong
Two solar plants on the cards for Burkina Faso

A grant for a feasibility study for two 17MW solar photovoltaic plants near the villages of Pá and Kodéni in Burkina Faso

10 Mar 2017

CiTi joins Helen Zille on mission to Singapore, Japan
CiTi joins Helen Zille on mission to Singapore, Japan

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is joining Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, on a working visit to Singapore and Japan

10 Mar 2017

Vanadium
Bushveld SMC deal forges ahead

Bushveld Minerals has issued an update on its acquisition of Strategic Minerals Corporation from Evraz Group SA

10 Mar 2017

Chamber of Mines CEO, Roger Baxter
Will the Mining Charter sound the death knell for the industry?

The so-called Mining Charter, in its present form, is in a Government Notice issued in 2010. It specifies targets, and a detailed timetable for attainment

By Owen Murphy 9 Mar 2017

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ELA wins Thabametsi green lawsuit

ELA has won its lawsuit against the environmental authorisation of a new coal-fired power station, scoring a major victory for the climate change cause

8 Mar 2017

Source: AVZ Minerals
DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping, two companies are going to court over a contested mining licence in the DRC

8 Mar 2017

Source: Lonmin
Lonmin hammered by resignation

Lonmin shares fell more than 10%, when it told the market its chief operating officer, Ben Moolman, had resigned for "personal reasons"

7 Mar 2017

Renewed vigour in mining sparks opportunities
Renewed vigour in mining sparks opportunities

The improved outlook towards commodity price has been a boost for the mining industry and has opened up exciting opportunities

By Kim Cloete 7 Mar 2017

Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case
Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case

Judgment in South Africa's first climate change case around the impact of proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo was reserved last week

6 Mar 2017

Joseph Kabila 
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Mining giant paid magnate close to DRC's Kabila: NGO

Global Witness has accused Swiss-based mining corporation Glencore of paying more than $75m to a scandal-hit Israeli businessman with close links to the DRC president

6 Mar 2017

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