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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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SA’s first energy performance certificate marks key milestone, says SANEDI

3rd 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... 

Africa’s recovery must include sustainable energy

2nd March 2021 Africa’s recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic will take a long time, as each country has experienced different levels of disruption, and therefore, require different pathways. This was indicated during a World Energy Council session as part of the virtual Africa Energy Indaba on... 

Africa faces trilemma in addressing energy gap

2nd March 2021 In trying to bridge the energy gap on the continent, Africa faces a trilemma of balancing fossil fuels, poverty and climate change, but strides are being made in this regard, speakers noted during a panel discussion held as part of the virtual African Energy Indaba. Africa House Market Access and... 

Minigrids hold promise for Africa

2nd March 2021 Minigrids have the potential to accelerate energy access in Africa and costs are starting to come down, while reliability and financing are improving; however, further improvements are needed in terms of regulatory frameworks to engender a level playing field and transparency and certainty around... 

GoldStone defers gold loan further, plans to raise additional funding

1st March 2021 Aim-listed GoldStone Resources has agreed with Asian Investment Management Services (AIMS) a further deferment of the gold loan interest payment to June 30 (previously deferred to March 31), and the exercise of warrants by AIMS of over 40-million new ordinary shares which provides £1.2-million of... 

South Africa has a long road ahead to economic recovery, says Saice

1st March 2021 South Africa has significant work to do in driving its economic recovery despite the forecasted 3.2% gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2021, and the encouraging R791.2-billion committed to infrastructure development, says industry organisation the South African Institution of Civil... 

Gemfields confirms phased resumption of Kagem, Montepuez operations

1st March 2021 Gemstone miner Gemfields on March 1 confirmed that its 75%-owned Kagem Mining emerald mine in Zambia, as well as its 75%-owned Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) ruby mine, in Mozambique, are set to restart production in a phased manner during March. Mining operations are expected to ramp up to... 

Bidvest delivers strong interim performance

1st March 2021 JSE-listed Bidvest delivered a strong operating and financial performance for the six months ended December 31, 2020, with revenue up 3.4% year-on-year to R44.4-billion. Trading profit increased by 3.5% year-on-year to R4.1-billion, off a pre-pandemic base, which was enhanced by the consolidation... 

Lockdown Level 1, positive budget moves present potential for South Africa

1st March 2021 The country’s move to lockdown Level 1 will help more South Africans get back to work and will give a boost to the gradual recovery of the economy, writes business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso in her newsletter of March 1. She posits that the change to... 

Defy launches solar hybrid product range in South Africa

26th February 2021 Domestic appliance manufacturer Defy on February 11 launched its latest innovation, the Solar Hybrid fridge and freezer products, during a virtual event. The product range includes a fridge and a chest freezer, both of which use solar and grid power. 

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