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FMF calls for accelerated gazetting of 100 MW distributed generation licensing-exemption threshold

23rd July 2021 Independent nonprofit public benefit organisation the Free Market Foundation (FMF) is calling on government to accelerate the process of detailing and Gazetting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June announcement about raising the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a... 

Insurers advise on claims related to civil unrest

23rd July 2021 Following the looting that took place during the civil unrest of mid-July in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, insurance experts advise that claimants ensure they have proof of damage or loss or destruction of stock, to ensure they are able to submit claims within the 30-day threshold. During a webinar... 

Akobo confident of small-scale mining potential with Segele exploration

23rd July 2021 Ethiopia-based gold explorer Akobo Minerals reports that it has found a continuation of a high-grade gold zone at depth, beneath the Segele mineral resource, with new assays demonstrating that the high-grade mineralisation extends to at least 145 m and quite possibly deeper. The resource... 

Branded platinum jewellery collections to play increasingly important role in driving demand growth

23rd July 2021 Platinum marketing organisation the Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) July Insight report shows that strong and meaningful branded platinum jewellery collections, with innovative designs, are more appealing to consumers and provide a greater emotional value to the jewellery. PGI CEO Huw... 

Mines’ safety performance worsening, Covid-19 exerting toll on workers’ mental health

23rd July 2021 A regression in the health and safety performance of South Africa’s mining industry and the impact of “Covid-19 fatigue “ were noteworthy topics of discussion at the yearly National Day of Health and Safety 2021, hosted by the Minerals Council South Africa on July 8. This year’s event was... 

Report suggests 10% reuse of plastics will halve such ocean-going litter

22nd July 2021 A key finding of the ‘Future of Reusable Consumption Model’ report suggests that it is possible to prevent almost half of yearly plastic ocean waste by reusing just 10% of all plastics consumed, as an integral part of the reduce-reuse-recycle agenda. The report – a collaboration between... 

Eskom warns of load-shedding as grid buckles amid high demand, loss of generation units

22nd July 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom warns that it may “be forced” to implement load-shedding at short notice as a result of increased consumption amid the severely cold weather currently sweeping across parts of South Africa, coupled with the loss of some generation capacity. Generation breakdowns... 

New entity EY-Parthenon to boost strategy consultation business in Africa

22nd July 2021 Professional services firm EY launched its global strategy consulting organisation EY – Parthenon (EY-P) across Africa on July 22, bringing in a connected corporate and transactions strategy offering to the continent. EY-P is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, in the US, and has 40 offices... 

AfriTin records first notable revenues

22nd July 2021 Aim-listed African tin mining company AfriTin Mining ended its financial year on February 28 with its first material revenue of £5-million, up from the £69 000 reported for the previous financial year. “The announcement of the first notable revenues is a monumental first step and a precursor of... 

LG commits itself to moving entirely to renewable energy by 2050

21st July 2021 Electronics manufacturer LG Electronics has announced its commitment to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050. The announcement, made in LG’s sustainability report, follows an earlier promise to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 through its Zero Carbon 2030 initiative, in which the... 

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