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On-The-Air (16/02/2024)
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


Powering Tomorrow: Sungrow Unveils Game-Changing Energy Solution for South Africa
Powering Tomorrow: Sungrow Unveils Game-Changing Energy Solution for South Africa
16th February 2024

Sungrow, a global leader in renewable energy solutions, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its latest product in South Africa. As we continue our mission to bring clean, reliable energy... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr.
Crucial decarbonisation investigation into Hillside Aluminium is continuing intensely
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Solutions to support decarbonisation, while ensuring operational competitiveness into the future, are continuing to be intensely investigated at South Africa's large Hillside Aluminium operation in... 


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Pupin Wind Farm, Serbia
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Enlight Renewable Energy is building a wind farm that will prevent the emission of 197 000 t/y of carbon dioxide. 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


Global alliance aiding realisation of S Africa’s JET
16th February 2024

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) recognises the important role the African Energy Indaba has played over the years as a platform for key conversations on the green energy... 


SAPVIA CEO Dr Rethabile Melamu
Solar not to blame for recent Stage 6 loadshedding – SAPVIA
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has moved to factually dispute Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa's recent statement that... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa promises ‘completely transformed energy landscape’ as he admits to loadshedding’s ‘devastating impact’
15th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the “devastating impact” of almost daily loadshedding on the economy and the lives of South Africans but insisted in a speech made in response to the debate... 


Locomotives owned by Transnet Freight Rail
EIB in talks with South Africa over loan for ports, freight rail
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it’s in talks to loan South Africa money to upgrade its port and freight-rail infrastructure as its first contribution to a decarbonization pact known as the... 


Kimberly-Clark signs PPA for 2.2 MW solar plant for its Cape Town facility
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Personal care and hygiene products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy company Energy Partners (EP), which will install a 2.2 MW rooftop... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


Budget expected to show conditions remain unsupportive of fiscal consolidation – Nedbank
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana's 2024 Budget Speech, to be delivered next week, is expected to show that economic conditions will remain broadly unsupportive of significant fiscal consolidation,... 


Africa Energy Indaba Announces High Profile Meetings at AEI 2024
15th February 2024

The platform necessitates collaboration and communication between countries and energy leaders to cooperate in finding inventive energy solutions for universally occurring issues 


Datacentres, meet microgrids
Datacentres, meet microgrids
15th February 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Discussions around datacentre reliability have moved up a gear to include sustainable... 


AFC chairperson Emeka Emuwa
AFC appoints Emeka Emuwa as chairperson
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multilateral infrastructure finance institution Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has appointed Emeka Emuwa as its chairperson to oversee and guide the AFC on its future strategy and growth... 


TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne
TotalEnergies CEO says IMF debt rules hobbling African green energy projects
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Renewable energy investments in Africa are being hobbled by insufficient government loan guarantees, as the International Monetary Fund keeps a tight leash on country indebtedness, TotalEnergies... 


Zesco representatives recently visited one of FQM's mines
First Quantum in talks with utility to improve Zambia’s grid efficiency
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Stabilisation of the national power grid is a prerequisite to increasing Zambia’s copper production to three-million tonnes a year, says miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM). Ensuring that power was... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.
Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better
14th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


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Pan African on track to deliver full-year guidance following strong interim period
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Pan African Resources delivered an “excellent” safety, production and financial performance for the six months ended December 31, 2023, which positions the group well to deliver on its... 


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MTN South Africa’s solar project progresses net zero ambitions
14th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa has switched on 5 418 out of the planned 9 000 solar panels at its 14th Avenue headquarters as it progresses its solar renewable energy project. Over 50% complete, the energisation... 


EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH
EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH
14th February 2024

EcoPhi receives RES funding for the marketing of its innovative digitization solutions for renewable energy projects in South Africa Karlsruhe, December 27, 2023: In order to tap into the South... 


Wind, solar, batteries
Innovative 128 MW solar-wind-battery project achieves financial close
14th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The 128 MW Oya Energy hybrid project, which will combine variable renewables and batteries to produce dispatchable electricity daily between 5:00 and 21:30 for injection into South Africa’s... 


Coal India to add new mines, expand existing ones to meet higher demand, chairman says
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

State-run Coal India plans to start operations at five new mines and expand capacity of at least 16 existing ones to address growing demand for the fuel, its chairman told Reuters on Wednesday.... 


ROMPCO to address looming gas-supply crisis at Africa Energy Indaba 2024
ROMPCO to address looming gas-supply crisis at Africa Energy Indaba 2024
14th February 2024

The Africa Energy Indaba 2024 is a significant event in the energy sector, bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, innovators, and stakeholders. Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Producers and consumers of fossil fuels in Australia, one of the world’s coal and gas powerhouses, should pay a new climate levy under efforts to accelerate a transition to a greener economy,... 


No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
No guarantees - this is why you need a microgrid
13th February 2024

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric If 2023 has taught us anything, is that the energy landscape is dynamic, robust, and versatile.... 


Mayor Leon Stephens and Magnetite Mines CEO Tim Dobson signed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday.
Partnership positions Port Pirie as future green iron hub
13th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

As the global steel industry moves to decarbonise, iron-ore miner Magnetite Mines has partnered with Port Pirie to position the South Australian port as a future green iron production hub. Green... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
IRP deadline extension an opportunity for more renewables ambition in line with SoNA vision - SAWEA
12th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The recent extension of the deadline for responses to the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) presents an opportunity to incorporate the vision presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa in... 


Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
Steelmakers turning to DRI amid transition
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With global steelmakers increasingly turning to scrap steel recycling and direct reduced iron (DRI) as alternatives to blast furnaces, steel producers will not need to rely on carbon capture if the... 


Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.... 


Hillgrove starts producing copper at Kanmantoo
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Hillgrove Resources has produced first concentrate from the Kanmantoo copper mine, in South Australia, following successful commissioning of the processing facility. Plant commissioning... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


Bezant advances early works at Namibia project
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In anticipation of being granted a mining licence, Bezant Resources continues with exploration on its 70%-owned Hope and Gorob copper/gold project in central Namibia. The company has also submitted... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


MATT CRANE
BDO Partner, Head of Natural Resources and Energy
Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact
9th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Accounting and advisory firm BDO’s 2024 Mining Report, which has just been published, offers a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK and global mining sectors.... 


The Durban Container Terminal
Business stakeholders find ‘election-oriented’ SoNA wanting
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business stakeholders agree that President Cyril Ramphosa was right to emphasise economic reforms in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on February 8, as these are critical to turning around... 


Most of construction industry expects busy, profitable 2024, survey shows
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A survey of the construction industry by construction software company RIB Software indicated that the industry in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is looking... 


From left to right: BHP's Tim Day, Bluescope's Tania Archibald and Rio Tinto's Simon Trott
Australian iron-ore giants partner on steel decarbonisation
9th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s two biggest iron-ore producers and its biggest steelmaker have announced a partnership to accelerate the decarbonisation of steelmaking by agreeing to jointly investigate the... 


Programme eyes critical minerals
9th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Independent Vancouver, Canada-based public geoscience organisation Geoscience British Columbia is bringing together government, industry and other partners for the first desktop phase of the... 


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InvestSA’s Energy One-Stop Shop
9th February 2024

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and several other organisations are collaborating with the government to address the country’s energy crisis and welcomes the Energy One-Stop Shop (EOSS)... 


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Witberg wind energy project, South Africa
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Red Rocket is building South Africa's biggest wind farm to date. 


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Christmas Creek green iron trial commercial plant, Australia
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue has approved the project. 


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