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Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation
Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation

A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown

3 hours ago

Rostatom signs skills transfer MoU
Rostatom signs skills transfer MoU

Rosatom, has signed an MoU with African Young Generation in Nuclear, a new pan-African forum for young professionals working in the nuclear sector

6 hours ago

Former Nigerian oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria
Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

Nigeria's former oil minister's name crops up in a growing number of international cases of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector

1 day ago

Hulisani bets on wind tower firm
Hulisani bets on wind tower firm

Hulisani has made its third acquisition in three months by injecting R82.5m into wind tower manufacturer GRI Wind Steel SA

2 days ago

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Guinea landslide kills three illegal miners

CONAKRY - Two women and a man who slipped past security in northeastern Guinea to pan for gold died in a landslide

21 Jul 2017

Libya's NOC sees 1.25m bpd oil output by year-end
Libya's NOC sees 1.25m bpd oil output by year-end

The head of Libya's National Oil Company announced that oil production is expected to reach 1.25m barrels per day by the end of 2017

20 Jul 2017

Minister tries new tactic to push through Mining Charter
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

20 Jul 2017

Matshela Koko, former CEO: Eskom. Photo: Buzz South Africa
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

19 Jul 2017

Charter also fails on health & safety details
Charter also fails on health & safety details

Mining Charter III has been mired in controversy since before its publication

By Kate Collier and Jonathan Veeran 19 Jul 2017

Prof Bernard Bladergroen
Finding a renewable storage solution

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

18 Jul 2017

Mining minister, Mosebenzi Zwane
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

Geita gold mine. Photo: AngloGold Ashanti
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

New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Sipho Pityana, AngloGold Ashanti chairman, Photo: Black Opinion
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

Johan Olivier, partner: Webber Wentzel
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

Matshela Koko, former acting CEO: Eskom
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

Community Solar Innovation challenge open for entries
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

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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

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange
#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

SA takes 10th spot on renewables survey
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
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

Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy
Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy

Saudi Arabia said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms

7 Jul 2017

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17 declared dead in Ghana goldmine collapse: lawmaker

Rescuers called off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, declaring 17 dead

7 Jul 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine
SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms designed and built the headgear, shaft collar and winder house for the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines

6 Jul 2017

China backs hundreds of global coal power projects: report
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects: report

Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change

6 Jul 2017

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