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Young South Africans investing in lucrative renewable energy sector

Fumani Mthembi, who runs a renewable energy producing company in South Africa, has no regrets about leaving her secure job in the middle of an economic recession to start her own business in 2009

By Tsidi Bishop 3 days ago

Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla named acting CE

Eskom has appointed Johnny Dladla as the acting group CE, following the removal of Brian Molefe

By Genevieve Quintal 3 days ago

Mining Charter: What does it all mean?

Mining companies will need to start amending their legal and corporate structures if the challenges to the Mining Charter are unsuccessful

By Giada Masina, Allan Reid and Deepa Vallabh 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa

Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur

By Cari Coetzee 22 Jun 2017

Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives

The DoE and Eskom again did not provide any clarity to investors in the renewable energy sector as to when the power utility will sign PPAs

21 Jun 2017

The Mining Charter vindicates the downgrade, says Fitch

Credit rating agency Fitch says the new Mining Charter showed that its decision to cut SA's sovereign credit rating to junk in April was correct

By Robert Laing 21 Jun 2017

Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity

The Compost Kliko Toilet could lead to people getting away from flushing potential down the toilet

By Bongani Shweni 20 Jun 2017

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week.

20 Jun 2017

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”

By Simon Chapman 20 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Debunking the myths about nuclear

The class of 2017 must remember and take heed of the example set by the youth of 1976, who understood the importance of education

19 Jun 2017

Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

Export orders, container shipping on the rise

Stronger global trade is expected this year and as reported by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), indicators like export orders and container shipping are on the rise at the beginning of 2017

19 Jun 2017

Is this the world's cheapest solar lamp?

UK firm designs cheap solar lamp for clean, reliable lighting

By Lindsay Samson 19 Jun 2017

DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam

The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday, 13 June, it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid

15 Jun 2017

The brain drain and messy regulation

The regulatory environment governing the mining industry in South Africa has never been more complicated - or expensive

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations

Thursday, 15 June marked Global Wind Day 2017 - a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth

15 Jun 2017

Chamber: Misgivings on proposed Mining Charter

The revised Mining Charter could be gazetted this week, but the Chamber of Mines is worried that it may differ from what was originally proposed

14 Jun 2017

Tenders to open for second phase of Lesotho water project

Construction tenders worth between R1m and R1bn will be advertised shortly for the second phase of the R25bn Lesotho Highlands Water Project, the executive manager of the project, Mark Matchett, says

By Charlotte Mathews 14 Jun 2017

Energy for Africa must include renewable options

The role of renewable energy in generating Africa's power was the topic of discussion in a panel at the TXF Africa Trade Finance Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

14 Jun 2017

Ngubane jumps ship

It seems that Eskom is losing its top brass at a rapid rate of knots

13 Jun 2017

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