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Public Enterprises Minister blocks Molefe's millions
Public Enterprises Minister blocks Molefe's millions

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has pulled the plug on a move by Eskom to give its former chief executive, Brian Molefe, a R30.1-million pension payout

15 hours ago

Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions
Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2°C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions

By Simon Redfern 20 hours ago

Former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe
Eskom "shocked" at Treasury report leak

Eskom, said it was "shocked" that a preliminary Treasury report had once again been leaked before the power utility had submitted its comments

3 days ago

Living in La La Land
Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Eskom's investment into renewable research
Eskom's investment into renewable research

Eskom puts money into renewable energy research by academic institutions, even though the utility is not moving forward with its renewable PPAs

20 Apr 2017

Dan Etete, Nigeria's former minister of petroleum resources
Two oil giants could face trial in Italy over Nigerian deal

A Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against Shell and ENI over rights to a Nigerian oilfield

By Jan-Philipp Scholz 20 Apr 2017

Koeberg's Unit 2 undergoing routine maintenance
Koeberg's Unit 2 undergoing routine maintenance

Koeberg power station has shut down its Unit 2 for routine maintenance after a record uninterrupted run of 492 days

19 Apr 2017

Dr Kojo Busia, acting coordinator: AMDC
Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management

19 Apr 2017

Kagera River. Source: wikipedia
80mw power project to benefit three countries

Over 7,000 households in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are set to benefit from 80 megawatts of electricity from the Rusumo Falls hydro-electric project

By Alvar Mwakyusa 18 Apr 2017

Making blast sites safer with technology
Making blast sites safer with technology

A local blasting company is adapting mineral scanning technology to identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents

18 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

R4bn investment in Richards Bay titanium pigment plant
R4bn investment in Richards Bay titanium pigment plant

A R4bn titanium dioxide pigment production plant is planned for the Richards Bay industrial development zone

13 Apr 2017

Source: NDTV.com
Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem

12 Apr 2017

Teke will draw on his people skills for Seriti
Teke will draw on his people skills for Seriti

Years of human resources experience have equipped Mike Teke with the ability to deal with people

12 Apr 2017

Chris Griffith, CEO: Anglo American Platinum
Anglo takes heat on fatalities

Anglo Plats executives got grilled on the rise in fatalities in 2016 and compensation paid to the families at the company's AGM

11 Apr 2017

Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?
Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?

The oh-so-delayed signing of PPAs between Eskom and renewable power producers has been postponed again

By Nicci Botha 11 Apr 2017

The yo-yo world of commodities
The yo-yo world of commodities

While commodities may be on the rise globally, South Africa is a mixed bag

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Apr 2017

Mike Teke, CEO: Seriti Resources.
Anglo sells SA coal business to Seriti

Anglo American has sold its Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa for R2.3bn to black-owned Seriti Resources

10 Apr 2017

Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN
Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN

The world added a record 138.5-gigawatts of renewable power capacity in 2016 despite a 23% drop in investment, reflecting the falling cost of clean energy, the UN announced on Thursday, 6 April

10 Apr 2017

Renewable costs at an all time low
Renewable costs at an all time low

Record levels of renewable energy capacity were recorded in 2016, at an investment level 23% lower than the previous year

7 Apr 2017

Eskom and Botswana Power Corporation sign supply deal
Eskom and Botswana Power Corporation sign supply deal

Eskom has signed a three-year deal with Botswana Power Corporation to supply electricity

6 Apr 2017

Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case
Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case

Implats has been awarded $16m on a claim of constructive fraudulent transfer during insolvency by a jury in Pennsylvania, United States

5 Apr 2017

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Reliance receives go-ahead for R250m Waste to Energy project

Reliance has received the go-ahead for the first-of-its-kind R250 million Waste to Energy project in the Paarl region to generate energy from organic waste, create jobs, rebuild depleted agricultural soils and more

5 Apr 2017

Geodata portal will help East African development
Geodata portal will help East African development

A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region

5 Apr 2017

Tim Yeo, chair: New Nuclear Watch Europe
Can South Africa afford not to go nuclear?

My support for nuclear energy has been closely linked to my firm conviction about the need to cut carbon emissions to address climate change

By Tim Yeo 4 Apr 2017

CER challenges IRP after cabinet reshuffle
CER challenges IRP after cabinet reshuffle

The battle lines are even clearer between vested interest in coal and nuclear and the renewable energy supporters in South Africa after the cabinet reshuffle

4 Apr 2017

What conventional and unconventional really mean in oil and gas
What conventional and unconventional really mean in oil and gas

There is some confusion in the oil and gas industry around the terms conventional and unconventional with respect to oil and gas projects

By Tarryn Orford 3 Apr 2017

Mmamoloko Kubayi, minister of energy
Zuma pulls the plug on energy minister

The energy minister was among those axed in President Jacob Zuma's epic cabinet reshuffle..

31 Mar 2017

Public opinion could shape the IRP2016
Public opinion could shape the IRP2016

Public comment on the IRP2016 is expected to include valuable insights from the energy sector as well as the broader public

30 Mar 2017

Innovation will light up Africa
Innovation will light up Africa

Energy project roll-outs are moving to smaller renewable plants to increase access to electricity in Africa

30 Mar 2017

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