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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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Stanford, De Beers invite applicants for Seed Transformation Programme

19th March 2021 Stanford Graduate School of Business and diamond company De Beers Group have invited entrepreneurs with a mindset to grow their businesses to apply for the 2021/22 Southern Africa Seed Transformation Programme (STP). The programme is aimed at supporting business leaders in Southern Africa to... 

Coca-Cola, BanQu launch payment platform for informal waste reclaimers, boosting bankability

19th March 2021 In recognition of Global Recycling Day on March 18, beverage company Coca-Cola South Africa and blockchain-based supply chain and economic  passport platform BanQu are rolling out a payment platform to financially empower informal waste reclaimers and buyback centres in a boost to the local... 

Ionic to start Phase 3 exploration at Uganda project

19th March 2021 ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has announced the start of the next phase of drilling at its 51%-owned Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda. The drilling programme will provide initial reconnaissance drilling with a view to providing indicative potential of resource extension. 

RisCura launches country’s first Impact fund of funds investment series

19th March 2021 Purpose-driven investment firm RisCura is applying its institutional investment experience to impact investing and has launched the country’s first Impact fund of funds series. The firm says this is in line with the globally recognised definition of impact investing “to generate positive,... 

Stellenbosch University building secures SA’s first energy performance certificate

19th March 2021 The recent issuing of the first-ever energy performance certificate (EPC) for a building in South Africa is a landmark achievement that will encourage energy efficiency across the board, says the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). On February 18, the Admin B building at... 

‘Coal demand from Eskom to normalise’

5th March 2021 Coal demand from State-owned power utility Eskom is expected to normalise, following low demand over the past few months, diversified miner South32 COO Mike Fraser said during a media call to discuss its interim results, on February 18. He said the maintenance work being undertaken by should... 

Prolonged Covid-19 restrictions contribute to interim loss for M&R

3rd March 2021 Engineering and construction services firm Murray & Roberts (M&R) incurred an attributable loss of R167-million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, mainly as a result of the impact of prolonged Covid-19 restrictions, especially in the Mining platform. The firm notes, however, that a... 

Finance secured for Golomoti Solar construction

3rd March 2021 InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, and its project partner, independent power producer JCM Power, have announced their commitment to finance construction of the 20 MWAC Golomoti Solar project with a 5 MW/10 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS).... 

Work on proposed handover of Rukwa ongoing

3rd March 2021 Aim-listed Edenville Energy says it is continuing to work with its strategic partner Infrastructure and Logistics Tanzania regarding the proposed handover of operations at its Rukwa coal project in south-west Tanzania. The company plans to provide shareholders with a further update as soon as a... 

Policymaking will determine future of oil in Africa

3rd March 2021 Oil still has a role to play in the energy market going forward and is forecast to dominate energy supply up to 2040; however, policy decisions will be critical in how Africa and its oil industries move forward to meet net zero targets, speakers said at the virtual Africa Energy Indaba on March... 

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