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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

Boris Dzhingarov
Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 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

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

Boris Dzhingarov
How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to make your office more eco-friendly

Environmental challenges are something that is facing many businesses across the world and here in South Africa is no different

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Feb 2017

Professor Fred Cawood
Improving mining H&S through collaboration

Health & Safety go hand in hand in the mining industry, while there has been a huge improvement in safety, health has been left behind

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Feb 2017

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#MiningIndaba: Can the AMV redress the historical pillage in African mining?

The Africa Mining Vision compact lays out 12 principles, ostensibly to close existing gaps between mining communities, the private sector and governments.

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in mining
#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in mining

Innovation, sustainability and resilience are the three qualities that will get mining out of the woods after the extremely rocky ride

By Nicci Botha 8 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Stakeholders need to pull together to revitalise industry
#MiningIndaba: Stakeholders need to pull together to revitalise industry

The mining industry needs a fresh start in stakeholder relationship, mostly due to a lack of trust, and this is reflected in the South Africa's low ranking in the Fraser Institute Mining Survey.

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness
#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness

Mining companies and government are equally responsible in their failure to weather the unpredictability of the industry

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot
#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot

People should be buying gold on the back of a strong dollar and a recessionary economic environment

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Zwane's progress report
#MiningIndaba: Zwane's progress report

Minerals minister's opening address at the Investing in African Mining Indaba

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Source: Tanesco
The changing face of Africa's energy projects

African energy programmes in the face of global political and economic headwinds

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on
Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business
#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of energy
#BizTrends2017: The future of energy

Energy is the lifeblood of economies and human activity, yet today's grids aren't much different from the one Thomas Edison built

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Mechanisation essential for mining's survival
#BizTrends2017: Mechanisation essential for mining's survival

South Africa sits with abundant resources, but if these cannot be mined economically (and safely), it will all come to naught for stakeholders

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Some sexy stuff is coming for the mining sector
#BizTrends2017: Some sexy stuff is coming for the mining sector

If the mining industry is to survive and propel itself into the next decade, innovating is a necessity, not a choice

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

Crossing the divide between mining houses and communities
Crossing the divide between mining houses and communities

The relationship between mining operations and surrounding communities is often a tenuous one, tempered by distrust

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Nov 2016

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State of Capture and the Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, has resigned just days after the State of Capture report was released

By Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2016

FedGroup CEO, Grant Field
FedGroup disrupts wealth creation model

With the launch of its direct ownership network, the FedGroup has, in a world first, harnessed tech innovation for wealth creation

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2016

Source: Solar Capital
Solar costs at an all-time low, despite what Eskom claims

Cost and climate change has put the spotlight on renewable energy, but are these solutions realistic and affordable?

By Nicci Botha 27 Oct 2016

Eskom's anti-green stance and other agendas
Eskom's anti-green stance and other agendas

Report after report tells us coal is doomed, yet Eskom keeps on perpetuating the myth that renewables aren't sustainable

By Nicci Botha 25 Oct 2016

Ingula pumped storage scheme. Image: Eskom
Making sense of energy in a chaotic environment

The economic outlook isn't great, the GDP growth is almost non-existent and urbanisation is on the increase, all putting strain on an already stretched infrastructure

By Nicci Botha 25 Oct 2016

Source: Anglo American
A matter of trust

As long as the mining industry sees the community as only a labour force, there will be issues

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Oct 2016

#JoburgIndaba: Dragging mining into the future
#JoburgIndaba: Dragging mining into the future

While, for many decades, the mining industry dominated the South African economy, today it is one of the smallest in terms of GDP contribution

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Oct 2016

#SOGA16: DBSA's multi-billion rand investments in renewables
#SOGA16: DBSA's multi-billion rand investments in renewables

The DBSA has provided R2,167bn to community participation in various renewable energy projects

By Nicci Botha 6 Oct 2016

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#JoburgIndaba: Pityana calls Zuma out on corruption

"Zuma must go" was the call from Sipho Pityana, AngloGold Ashanti chairman

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Oct 2016

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