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North-West University Business School economist Professor Raymond Parsons
Persistently poor GDP growth most significant feature of South Africa’s economic performance
4th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s continued disappointing economic growth remains the most significant feature of the country’s macroeconomic performance, North-West University Business School economist Professor... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
Global renewable-energy commitments fall short of COP28 targets
4th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are key to decarbonisation, current NDCs only amount to 1 300 GW, or 12%, of the renewable energy capacity needed to meet the objective of... 


Hannes Engelbrecht, Concrete Business Unit Director for Domestic and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) at CHRYSO Southern Africa.
Speeding up concrete curing in cold weather
4th June 2024

South Africa’s colder months can bring headaches for contractors – as well as concrete product manufacturers – if low temperatures slow down the curing of their concrete and disrupt production... 


The Imperative of Infrastructure Development in Africa
4th June 2024

Africa stands at the precipice of unprecedented growth and transformation, and infrastructure development is at the heart of this evolution. The need for robust infrastructure in Africa cannot be... 


Richards Bay port
TNPA appoints Amulet consortium to build, operate Richards Bay solar plant
3rd June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has selected Amulet Group Consortium to build and operate a 20 MW solar PV plant at the Port of Richards Bay. TNPA anticipates that the design and... 


CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum
CIMIC and Hancock investments keep Vulcan momentum
3rd June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium project development company Vulcan Energy has raised €40-million (about A$65-million) strategic investments through private placements that will keep the momentum going at its zero-carbon... 


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EWSETA undertakes programme to boost renewables skills development, at TVET colleges
3rd June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The role of technical vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in South Africa’s just energy transition is expected to be bolstered by a partnership led by the Energy and Water Sector... 


IATA reports SAF production accelerating, but it needs to grow even faster
3rd June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

At its AGM in Dubai, the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline industry) reports that global sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) production... 


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Fairvest weathers challenges to deliver strong interim performance
3rd June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Real estate investment trust Fairvest has posted an interim distribution of 67.83c per A share and 21.24c per B share for the six months ended March 31. “Fairvest is operationally strong and agile... 


LS Double Helix turbines at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
V&A Waterfront pilots ‘aesthetically pleasing’ small-scale wind turbines
3rd June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is pioneering the integration of small, low-noise vertical-axis wind turbines into its green electricity supply mix, following the installation of four 1-kW units within... 


Emira Property Fund CEO Geoff Jennett
Emira reports strong full-year operational results
31st May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite high interest rates and difficult operating conditions, JSE-listed Emira Property Fund reported strong operational results, strategic delivery and capacity-enhancing active capital... 


Wind, solar and battery
DMRE again delays bidding deadlines for procurement of new renewables and battery storage
31st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has confirmed another extension to the bid submission deadlines for the current renewables procurement round, as well as the second battery... 


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Digital twins as test beds for planning
31st May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Digital twins can, and should, be used by mine operators as a “testing ground for analysis and scenario planning”, as well as to provide real-time feedback through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors... 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


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Green hydrogen project, Oman
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is at the feasibility stage. 


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Unpacking the conditions for meeting burgeoning copper demand
31st May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With copper demand expected to increase from 28.3-million tonnes in 2020 to 41-million tonnes by 2040 at a compound yearly growth rate of 1.85%, and many regions gearing up supply chains for... 


Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Supply-side support will be required if South Africa aims to join green industrialisation race
30th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Stable demand remains a prerequisite if South Africa has any prospect of stimulating industrialisation in the renewable-energy and battery storage value chains, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies... 


Sibanye-Stillwater secures fourth power purchase agreement.
Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement
30th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and gold producer has reached financial close for an... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


Transmission infrastructure
Wheeling progressing in South Africa, the rest of Africa
27th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The use of national electricity grids to wheel power from renewable-energy projects to demand centres is growing in Africa and helping to drive greater scale in the building of renewable-energy... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


BHP and Rio Tinto will receive Caterpillar and Komatsu battery-electric haul trucks for trialling purposes, with the outcomes to be shared between the two companies, as well as for further development purposes by the original equipment manufacturers
BHP, Rio Tinto collaborate to expand battery-electric haul truck development
27th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

In support of their shared ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and meet a net-zero operational greenhouse-gas emissions target by 2050, diversified miners BHP and Rio Tinto are partnering with... 


Canada’s EDC grants conditional approval for $300m funding to Arafura
Canada’s EDC grants conditional approval for $300m funding to Arafura
27th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Export Development Canada (EDC) has conditionally approved $300-million in debt financing for the Nolans rare earths project, near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The funding package... 


Employers must invest in climate-proofing workers and communities
Employers must invest in climate-proofing workers and communities
27th May 2024

A multipronged approach to minimising the risks of a warming world, with vulnerable humankind at its centre has never been more urgent, writes Rhys Davies Some crises can seem so overwhelming in... 


Grid infrastrucutre
Nersa extends deadline for comment on Eskom’s move to reserve grid for public IPPs
26th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has extended to June 17 the deadline for comment on Eskom’s application to preserve and reserve grid capacity for independent power producers... 


SA's Data Hub Future: Clean Energy is Non-Negotiable
24th May 2024

By Richard Doyle, MD, JUWI Renewable Energies Data centres are quickly becoming pivotal to South Africa's economic growth, supporting a digital transformation that is sweeping across Africa. As... 


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On-The-Air (24/05/2024)
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about exploration and green hydrogen. 


AfDB president Dr Akinwumi Adesina
Desert to Power Initiative to transform Africa’s most vulnerable region into an energy hub
24th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has emphasised its role in delivering the Desert to Power Initiative, which aims to energise one of the least developed and most marginal parts of the continent.... 


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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 


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Solar farm project, South Africa
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The solar farm will provide renewable energy for Africa Data Centres sites. 


Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
23rd May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched its electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in Africa, as several countries on the... 


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Schneider launches local EV charging solution
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric has launched a local electric vehicle (EV) charging solution, to cater for African countries’ transition away from fossil fuel-powered... 


Tharisa mine
PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 


Cullinan diamond mine
Petra signs PPAs to procure wheeled renewable energy for Cullinan, Finsch
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer Petra Diamonds has entered into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the procurement of wheeled renewable energy for its Cullinan and Finsch diamond mines from licenced... 


Reunert H1 earnings rise on Electrical Engineering, Applied Electronics segments
23rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Reunert reported a rise in earnings during the six months ended March 31, 2024, driven by good performance in its Electrical Engineering and the Applied Electronics’ defence cluster... 


Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
23rd May 2024

Climate volatility and energy uncertainty are driving more homeowners and business leaders to make the solar switch. But with the complexity of systems requiring decades-long reliability, we must... 


Troubled Peru copper mine starts expansion work in supply boost
Troubled Peru copper mine starts expansion work in supply boost
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s MMG is hopeful it can start digging copper from a new pit at its giant Las Bambas project in Peru by the end of this year, bringing some much-needed extra supply to a tightening global... 


What will it take for industrial cooling to meet the environmental challenge?
What will it take for industrial cooling to meet the environmental challenge?
23rd May 2024

This is how Sovereign, Clover SA and Dr Oetker are innovating their way to environmental sustainability. 


The Eraring power station will remain open until August 2027
Eraring coal plant closure delayed by two years
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Origin Energy will delay the closure of Australia’s largest coal-fired power station amid concerns renewable energy isn’t being added fast enough to keep pace with plans to quit fossil fuels. The... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP has a week to convince Anglo its South African plan can work
23rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group just won an extra week to convince Anglo American on its $49-billion takeover plan. But the world’s biggest miner still must resolve the deal’s most intractable obstacle: What to do about... 


Coal being transported to port by rail
Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Eskom’s has applied for permission to reserve scarce grid capacity for IPPs participating in public procurement bidding rounds
Presidency insists 22.5 GW private IPP pipeline won’t be disrupted by Eskom move to reserve grid for public projects
22nd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency does not anticipate that Eskom’s move to reserve scarce grid capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public procurement bidding rounds will disrupt the more... 


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