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

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 2 hours 37 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... 

ITU looks to increase e-waste collection, recycling

By: Simone Liedtke     21st June 2021 With a growing information society and increasing disposable incomes, the amount of e-waste is growing, and official collection and recycling rates fail to keep pace. Globally, only 39% of countries have a national policy, legislation or regulation that covers e-waste; while in Africa, only 13... 

Mandela Mining Precinct engendering modernisation in industry   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st June 2021 As the Mandela Mining Precinct marks its third year since inception, it has made some strides in achieving much-needed modernisation in the mining industry. Its work stands as a notable example of the benefits of collaboration, speakers noted during the precinct’s virtual symposium, held on June 21. 

Staying Safe 24/7

18th June 2021 The theme of National Safety Month, 2021 is “Staying Safe 24/7”. This speaks not only to staying safe 24/7 while on duty, but about bringing the same mindset home, to make awareness in general habitual, thereby impact the off-site lives of workers too. The ripple effect will spread throughout the... 

Businesses adopting flexible work policies - Troye

By: Schalk Burger     18th June 2021 Business leaders are evaluating ways to enhance security and employee experience for their workforce, with Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) becoming the preferred option for many businesses as they move away from physical office spaces to remote working environments, says information technology (IT)... 

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)... 

Gauteng govt sets near-term road building commitments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th June 2021 The Gauteng provincial government has identified 18 high-capacity roads, or arterial roads, that could serve as a lever to support the province’s plans around Special Economic Zone (SEZ) development. Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, during the budget tabling for the province on June 18, said roads... 

Shoot the poor

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     18th June 2021 So there’s this film, see? A big mining company wants to dump mine tailings in a river. They’re keeping it all hush hush. But a brave and fearless person manages to find out their devious plan. The brave and fearless person finds secret documents which show that the dumping plan will pollute the... 

Ford’s sound experiment highlights risk of using headphones while on the move

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th June 2021 A new sound experiment commissioned by automaker Ford shows that people listening to music on headphones are, on average, more than four seconds slower to identify potential road hazards than when not listening to music. “Sound plays a vital role in our ability to understand our environment – we... 

100 MW reform ‘precursor’ to new market-driven electricity supply industry – De Ruyter 

By: Terence Creamer     18th June 2021 Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has described the decision to lift the licence-exemption cap on own- or embedded-generation plants from 1 MW to 100 MW as not only positive for addressing South Africa’s immediate electricity shortages, but also as “the precursor to the development of a new electricity... 

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