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South Africa must recover State capacity to drive inclusive growth, seize green opportunities
15th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Two broad challenges – collapsing State capacity and spatial exclusion – have led to South Africa's economy being defined by stagnation and exclusion and the country needs a strategy to recover... 


Wind farm with substation in foreground
New Eskom curtailment framework to unlock 4 GW of grid capacity in wind-rich provinces
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has confirmed that it will release a curtailment addendum to its recently published Generation Connection Capacity Assessment (GCCA) that will unlock 4 GW of connection capacity immediately... 


Dipula Income Fund CEO Izak Peterson
Dipula grows revenue, NAV and portfolio value, but distributable earnings decrease
15th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Dipula Income Fund increased its revenue by 3% year-on-year to R1.4-billion and its net asset value (NAV) by 2.1% year-on-year to R6.1-billion for the... 


Australian miner signs deal with science agency to recover vanadium
15th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tivan has signed a long-term deal with the Australian government’s science agency in a bid to develop critical minerals processing technology designed to bolster the recovery of vanadium. The... 


Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore's deal to buy Teck Resources' steelmaking coal unit shows how cheap fossil fuels can be a lucrative option for companies - for a decade or two at least - even as they are phased out in... 


Bidcorp reports good performance for four months to end Oct
14th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

In an update to the market on its trading performance for the four months from July to October, JSE-listed foodservices multinational Bidcorp CEO Bernard Berson said the company was happy with its... 


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New documentary starring Idris Elba focuses on gold’s history, impact
14th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the World Gold Council (WGC) has released a new documentary, titled ‘Gold: A Journey with Idris Elba’, created in partnership with Pioneer Productions. The documentary was... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


DRC envisions a future with battery metals
DRC envisions a future with battery metals
13th November 2023

As global exploration intensifies the drive for resources to service the energy transition, the first DRC-Africa Battery Metals Forum was held in Kinshasa to consider how to leverage the emerging... 


The role for women in the African energy sector
13th November 2023

The African energy sector is experiencing a transformative shift with a growing recognition of the essential role women play in driving sustainable energy solutions, innovation, and economic... 


Mistakes in solar installations could cost homeowners
13th November 2023

Solar systems not only save homeowners money on their electricity bills, but also offer an attractive escape from the tight grip of persistent load-shedding and energy insecurity. However,... 


Responsible Mining and Sustainable Development Goals: A Shared Value Perspective
13th November 2023

By Sizwe Phakathi and Sietse van der Woude Mining companies worldwide are increasingly required to account and disclose their impacts on society, environment and corporate governance through... 


DBSA stresses importance of Africa Investment Forum
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) CEO Boitumelo Mosako has attended the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) 2023 alongside origination and coverage group... 


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On-The-Air (10/11/2023)
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses hydrogen, rare earth minerals and renewable energy. 


Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big... 


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Oil, gas development activism lambasted
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lengthy and costly litigation is stymying significant progress in exploration and development of oil and gas deposits in South Africa, according to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede... 


Milestone for net-zero carbon emission buildings
10th November 2023

Having successfully achieved a Net-Zero Carbon Level 2 measured certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its existing properties in Gauteng, real estate investment... 


Hudaco partners with Indian firm to bring branded energy solutions to South Africa
10th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

India-based energy solutions brand Luminous Power Technologies and South Africa’s Hudaco Energy have teamed up to bring a new range of applicable energy solutions to South Africa. The official... 


City of Cape Town study proves business case for electrification of vehicle fleet
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has wrapped up a three-year electric vehicle (EV) pilot project, which it says proves the business case for the electrification of municipal vehicle fleets.  “Battery EV... 


Rubicon aims to more than double its charging network by the end of 2024
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Technology group Rubicon aims to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network from the current 90 chargers to more than 250 by the end of next year, says e-mobility director Greg Blandford.... 


JSE Ventures launches carbon market
9th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The JSE Ventures on November 9 launched a new Voluntary Carbon Market, in partnership with global environmental markets infrastructure provider Xpansiv. This initiative is aimed at allowing local... 


The 20 MW/100MWh Hex BESS site, in Worcester in the Western Cape
Eskom’s Hex battery the first of eight utility-scale projects being deployed across four provinces
9th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has officially started operating the first of eight utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects being introduced as part of Phase 1 of a World Bank-funded programme to add... 


A power station operated by Eskom
South Africa to miss 2030 emissions goal as it keeps coal plants burning
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa will miss its binding 2030 carbon emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement, three senior government officials confirmed, as the country plans to run eight coal-fired power... 


Liontown awards gas supply contract for Kathleen Valley
8th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium development company Liontown Resources has awarded a contract for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Mid-West LNG, part of Clean Energy Fuels Australia (CEFA). The LNG supply... 


Clean technology leads as African foreign direct investment rebounds
7th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Advisory and professional services firm EY's eleventh Africa Attractiveness Report found that clean technology led the foreign direct investment (FDI) drive into Africa against a backdrop of a... 


Namibia starts construction of Africa's first decarbonised iron plant
7th November 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia began construction on Monday of Africa's first decarbonised iron plant, to be powered exclusively by green hydrogen, the country's investment promotion body said. Steelmaking is one of the... 


Harmony's Great Noligwa gold mine.
Solar power generation poised to save Harmony Gold R3.6bn
7th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold-mining company Harmony estimates that it will achieve total cumulative net present value savings of R3.6-billion from its three solar power projects, one of them already generating 30 MW of... 


Climate commission names winners of Green Solutions Pitch Challenge
7th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC), the British High Commission to South Africa and other organisations have crowned Samanjalo and Green Guru as the winners of the first Green Solutions... 


Substation and power lines
Lack of curtailment framework holding up renewables round, IPP Office confirms
7th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office has indicated that the procurement documentation for both the next public renewables round and a gas-to-power programme are at an advanced... 


 Redefine Properties CEO Andrew König
Redefine lifts revenue, dividend, but interest rates raise funding costs
6th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Redefine Properties increased revenue by 20.2% to R9.9-billion for the year ended August 31, and declared total dividends for the year of 43.8c a share, up... 


Dwibin Thomas
EVs – grid assets in the making
6th November 2023

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric  Electric Vehicles (EVs) have become somewhat commonplace in numerous countries. With its own, bona fide racing events such as... 


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BLSA outlines positives of two trade conferences
6th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has highlighted the past week as “important for South Africa’s trade and investment prospects”, with the African Growth... 


Mick Davis' Vision Blue is investing in Mayur Resources' Central Lime project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur says Vision Blue may invest $40m in PNG lime project
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mayur Resources has entered into an investment agreement with Vision Blue Resources (VBR) that could see the Mick Davis-led group partner with the company on the Central Lime Project... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Seventh renewables round delayed to December, Ramokgopa confirms
5th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the next public procurement round for renewable energy, known as Bid Window Seven (BW7), has been delayed until December. Delivering a... 


Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
5th November 2023

Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer of railway sleepers Colossal Concrete Products has reopened its mothballed De Aar factory in the Northern Cape, following the conclusion of a one-year... 


Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow.
Barrick’s Bristow spotlights obsessive dismissal of long-term nature of mining
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The current global metals and minerals environment is reminiscent of 2015, when the mining industry stalled after a very good run – compounded this time, however, by inflation pressures, few or no... 


sasol sign
Sasol defends disclosure of potential decarbonisation shortcomings as responsible corporate citizenship
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy and chemicals company Sasol has taken exception to nonprofit organisation Just Share accusing it of shirking its responsibility to meet its previously stated goal of reducing its... 


Image of naamsa CEO Mikel Mabasa
naamsa disappointed at yet another delay in NEV policy announcement
3rd November 2023 By: Irma Venter

naamsa | The Automotive Business Council says it is disappointed that Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has postponed the long-awaited announcement on government’s new-energy vehicle (NEV) policy... 


An image of Eskom Distribution manager Terry Njuguna
Speakers outline considerations for unbundled tariffs, wheeling framework
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As the unbundling of State-owned utility Eskom gains momentum, both internally and through legislative processes, the unbundling of tariffs is equally important, and there are a number of... 


BHP Nickel West wind farm powering ahead
3rd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Stage one of the Flat Rocks Wind Farm in Western Australia has hit a project milestone with more than half of the 18 wind turbines now in place. The wind farm is part of a power purchase... 


China’s grip on Africa's minerals sparks a US response
China’s grip on Africa's minerals sparks a US response
3rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US is going full steam ahead in its effort to catch up with China in a part of the world that’s become central to the green transition: Africa’s “Copperbelt". Loaded with minerals critical to... 


South Africa should not be ‘pushed into a corner’ on energy funding, say SANEDI and Eskom
3rd November 2023 By: Irma Venter

While any funding of South Africa’s embattled energy sector is welcome, South Africa should not “be pushed into a corner” on how this money should be spent, said South African National Energy... 


Energy crisis being addressed, but implementation is slow, admits DMRE DG
3rd November 2023 By: Irma Venter

One of the biggest positive developments over the last 12 months has been the “convergence of ideas on what we need to do to resolve the energy crisis”, said Department of Mineral Resources and... 


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