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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Africa hosts considerable potential for green hydrogen

25th March 2021 While there may be many challenges, Africa has the potential to leapfrog in terms of decarbonisation and to capitalise on opportunities presented by green hydrogen, African Hydrogen Partnership secretary general Vincent Oldenbroek has said. Speaking on the second day of a two-day green hydrogen... 

Green hydrogen has role to play in wind, solar energy in Africa

24th March 2021 Africa has considerable potential to generate solar and wind energy at a low cost, as it hosts many areas of high solar irradiation and good wind speeds. There is also potential to transport that energy to other areas where there is high demand for green energy to produce hydrogen, Delft... 

Gemfields, Sandy Leong partner on fundraising initiative

24th March 2021 Responsibly sourced emeralds from the Kagem mine, in Lufwanyama, Zambia, will create the centrepiece of a new fine jewellery collection by US-based designer Sandy Leong. A portion of the sales proceeds will be used to support the Gemfields Foundation – the charitable arm of gemstone supplier and... 

Move to impact-based weather forecasting assisting South Africa, says Creecy

23rd March 2021 The South African Weather Services (SAWS) plays an important role in mitigating the impacts of severe weather, natural disasters and climate-related challenges, and its success in mitigating the impacts of Cyclone Eloise this year was mainly the result of its progress in the 2020/21 financial... 

Botswana Diamonds recovers 11 diamonds from Limpopo pipe

23rd March 2021 Diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has recovered 11 diamonds and abundant kimberlitic indicators from drill samples at the recently discovered River Kimberlite pipe at Thorny River in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Following a detailed ground geophysical programme in October 2020,... 

BLSA calls for further review of embedded generation licensing threshold

23rd March 2021 The announcement last week of preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, as well as the request for proposals that starts off Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, is a step forward for energy... 

DRC’s first social term sheet approved

19th March 2021 A large mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has – with assistance  from consultancy SRK Consulting Congo – become the first to have its Cahier de Charge, or social term sheet, approved. Regulations introduced in 2018 require mines to set out a clear and... 

Renewables announcement provides certainty, but urgency still needed, says Maynier

19th March 2021 Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier has welcomed the announcement by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, on March 18, of the preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme and the release of the... 

Business community calls for increased engagement with WTO

19th March 2021 Industry organisation Business Unity South Africa and other business associations, representing 14 countries on six continents, have congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The business community has also jointly written a... 

Amplats reduces freshwater consumption

19th March 2021 Platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is making “significant progress” in its goal to reduce its dependency on freshwater at its operations in the North West and Limpopo provinces, thereby improving the water security of its surrounding communities, the company says. Its... 

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