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President’s 100 MW renewable energy reform ‘very welcome opportunity’ – Harmony Gold 

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 2 hours 35 minutes ago Harmony Gold sustainable development executive Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak on Tuesday described the decision of President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the licence-exemption cap on own or embedded renewable energy plants from 1 MW to 100 MW as “a very welcome opportunity" for the South African mining... 

Tshipi achieves highest efficiencies in history in May

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 3 hours ago Mining efficiencies increased during May at the Tshipi Borwa mine, making it the highest in the mine’s history, majority stakeholder Jupiter Mines reports. Overall production volumes for both high- and low-grade ore were above target at Tshipi, with further low-grade ore produced to meet the... 

Companies cooperate to put to market lithium industry-focussed power system

By: Donna Slater     21st June 2021 Technology group Wärtsilä and energy management and automation company Schneider Electric have developed an end-to-end power system reference design, aimed specifically at lithium mine operations where there is no access to a grid supply of electricity. The solution contributes to sustainable... 

African IPOs lag behind global pace this year

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th June 2021 There were no cross-border initial public offerings (IPOs) on African exchanges in the first half of this year,  multinational law firm Baker McKenzie’s ‘H1 IPO Snapshot: Unfolding Trends for 2021’ report shows. However, the continued global demand for special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)... 

Western Cape govt appeals for challenges at Cape Town port to be addressed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th June 2021 Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier has asked the Port Consultative Committee (PCC) to consider its suggestions towards improving the operational performance at the Port of Cape Town. This follows the seventh annual Port of Cape Town Performance Roadshow, which... 

Decisive government action and investment vital for continued growth of agricultural sector

17th June 2021 South Africa’s agricultural policy focus hasn’t changed much over the past two decades, but there is urgency for implementation this time around. Inclusive growth, underpinned by greater access to export markets, farmer support, land reform and improved research and development (R&D) and... 

Rolls-Royce announces net zero emissions plans

By: Donna Slater     17th June 2021 Power and propulsion engineering company Rolls-Royce has announced its plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, at the latest. The company’s actions and the development of new low-carbon technologies will enable the users of such products to, in turn, lower their carbon emissions,... 

ARENA opens initial round of Industrial Energy Transformation funding

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th June 2021 The the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced the launch of the A$43-million Industrial Energy Transformation Studies program, to identify opportunities to reduce energy costs and emissions in the industrial sector. The first round of the program will see up to A$25-million of... 

University spinoff company develops energy, water efficiency solution for schools

By: Donna Slater     11th June 2021 Stellenbosch University (SU) spinoff company GreenX Engineering’s initiatives to help equip Cloetesville Primary School, in Stellenbosch, with energy-saving technology ensured that it became the first school in South Africa to receive an electrical performance certificate (EPC). The school... 

Electrification, digitalisation and automation to increase mines safety and productivity

By: Donna Slater     10th June 2021 South African mines wanting to drive greater operational safety, productivity and sustainability, as well as increase mine life, should tap into electrification, digitalisation and automation, says engineering company ABB South Africa process industries division manager John Manuell. From a... 

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