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EU to invest nearly €204m in Fortescue's proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

The European Union (EU) has endorsed and chosen to significantly invest in Australia-headquartered green technology, energy and metals company Fortescue’s plans for a flagship green ammonia plant... 


Seventh RMIPPPP project reaches legal close
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

A seventh preferred bidder under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) – the ACWA Power Project DAO –... 


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Green Tech Advancements Key to Sustainable Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa's Renewable Energy Sector
15th December 2023

Renewable energy capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to nearly double by 2027, with the addition of over 40 GW from alternative power sources. More than 60% of this growth will be derived... 


 	JSE Origination and Deals Head Sam Mokorosi.
JSE makes it easier to list, stay listed – Mokorosi
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has made it a lot easier to list on the JSE and to stay listed. Removed have been listing requirements that do not add investor protection but take a lot of... 


 	Bridge Capital Advisors corporate finance director Pieter Veldtman
Copper 360 credibility level will invariably attract investor support, says Bridge Capital
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Management with the level of credibility that the Copper 360 team was able to display will invariably gain investor support. That is the view of Bridge Capital Advisors corporate finance director... 


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Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 


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Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


High drama awaits Africa in 2024
15th December 2023 By: Tara O’Connor

If all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players with their exits and their entrances, Africa is headed for high drama – a heart-stopping and pulse-racing 2024. The backdrop is... 


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ESIPPPP – Bid Window 1, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African government has selected preferred bidders for the development of four utility-scale battery energy storage system projects in the Northern Cape. 


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Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 5, South Africa
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Two 75 MW solar PV projects bid under Bid Window 5 have officially advanced to commercial close. 


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Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A signing ceremony for the legal close of the 75 MW Mulilo Total Hydra Storage project was conducted on November 30. 


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Nedbank, Norfund to lend Pele Green R2.5bn for renewable power plants
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Pele Green Energy has secured R2.5-billion in funding from lenders including Nedbank Group to help it build renewable power plants including one ordered by Anglo American Platinum. The other... 


South Africa moves to procure 5GW of renewables, 2GW of gas-to-power, 615 MW of battery storage
South Africa moves to procure 5GW of renewables, 2GW of gas-to-power, 615 MW of battery storage
14th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government has released three requests for proposals (RFPs) for new electricity generation and storage capacity, including 5 000 MW of new wind and solar, 2 000 MW of gas-to-power... 


ITOCHU Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka, third from left, with Eastern Cape people at the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Hive Hydrogen South Africa.
Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape. The large project is the first phase of a... 


Billionaire Adani’s new copper foray to further tighten world's ore supply
Billionaire Adani’s new copper foray to further tighten world's ore supply
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The planned start of billionaire Gautam Adani’s copper plant in India next year will spur a sharp rise in imports of concentrate, further tightening the global supply of ore on which smelters... 


The Klipheuwel wind farm
South Africa launches renewables procurement round for 5 000 MW of wind and solar
14th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has released the much-anticipated and delayed seventh bid window (BW7) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme... 


iseli energy unveils first revolutionary AI-powered solar solutions, transforming the residential and C&I solar markets
iseli energy unveils first revolutionary AI-powered solar solutions, transforming the residential and C&I solar markets
14th December 2023

Leading renewable energy solutions provider iseli energy is set to reshape the solar market landscape with trailblazing  artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered products, a first of its kind in... 


Modular power solutions provided by Release by Scatec
Release by Scatec secures $100m loan, guarantee from the IFC
14th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Modular solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage offering Release by Scatec has signed a $100-million loan agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as part of a larger... 


Schneider Electric completes EcoAct acquisition
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical automation and equipment company Schneider Electric has finalised the acquisition of climate consulting and solutions company EcoAct, which is headquartered in Paris, France. The... 


The Zambezi river
Consortium appointed to develop Mozambique hydropower project
13th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A consortium comprising of energy companies EDF, TotalEnergies and Sumitomo Corporation, has been selected as the strategic partner by the government of Mozambique and has entered into a joint... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 


Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
12th December 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 


The world’s copper supply is suddenly looking scarce
The world’s copper supply is suddenly looking scarce
12th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

A forecast surplus of copper going into 2024 has suddenly all but disappeared. The next couple of years were supposed to be a time of plenty for copper, thanks to a series of big new projects... 


Standard Bank signs $400m sustainability-linked syndicated term loan
11th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Financial institution Standard Bank has successfully signed a $400-million sustainability-linked syndicated term loan. The facility, coordinated by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s... 


Nersa grants three electricity distribution licences in the Free State
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted three licences to Klipfontein Solar Facility, Lieliehoek Solar Facility and Sonoblomo Solar Facility for the operation of... 


The Kenhardt solar project
Scatec's Kenhardt project starts producing electricity for the national grid
11th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec's Kenhardt hybrid solar and battery storage project has officially started producing and supplying electricity to the national grid from its three plants in the... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA invests R218 m to increase local production capacity
11th December 2023

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 


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Passage of NHI Bill would spell disaster for the health sector – BLSA
11th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso has warned of the deteriorating health sector without the prospect of recovery, owing in large part to the passage last week of the National Health... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka signing memorandum with Japan Ambassador Ushio Shigeru (top right) and Eastern Cape Premier’s office chief of staff Baphelele Mhlaba (top left).
Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa and Itochu Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of co-operation to advance Hive’s Coega green ammonia export project in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.... 


There’s a way to quit coal without wrecking jobs and communities
8th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s a persistent global conundrum: Can policymakers close coal mines and power plants without ruining local economies in the process? In August, a delegation of Vietnamese officials looking to... 


MTN, Huawei launch solar, battery solution for SMEs
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for reliable backup power solutions rises amid persistent loadshedding, MTN Business, in collaboration with Huawei and Verteco, has launched the Power-M inverter and battery solar... 


Rare earths, community engagement, renewables make headlines
Rare earths, community engagement, renewables make headlines
8th December 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses South Africa's role for a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition; the South African mining industry... 


Chilean copper smelter project drawing interest from China
8th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese groups are exploring the possibility of participating in a copper smelting project in Chile — some of them in a bid to lock in supplies of a key metal in the energy transition. Officials... 


Startup elevates local production, aims for rapid growth
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To promote renewable energy and local manufacturing, lithium battery manufacturing startup IG3N produces battery storage systems to address the intermittent nature of renewable energy while... 


Hybrid solutions gain traction amid energy challenges
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

As loadshedding continues to impact businesses, many corporates are opting for hybrid solutions that leverage grid, generator, and renewable energy, mainly solar, to alleviate the pressure of... 


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Boegoebaai green hydrogen programme, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Financial adviser Mizuho International has been appointed to assist Sasol by facilitating an “international search for partners to co-invest and . . . complete further studies" at Boegoebaai. 


Eskom Komati power station
Eskom acknowledges difficult trade-offs ahead as it pursues energy transition
7th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

State-owned utility Eskom is expecting to have to make “difficult trade-offs” in its pursuit of a just energy transition (JET) strategy, as it grapples with ongoing short-term operational struggles... 


Sanlam buys in on Sappi, Alien Fuel Group biomass-to-energy project
7th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Asset manager Sanlam Investments will invest R46-million in a joint venture (JV) biomass-to-energy project between energy company Alien Fuel Group and pulp, paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi... 


New Absa Chair in Future Energy at Wits will host energy modelling lab
7th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Absa, in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Business School (WBS), has sponsored the newly formed Absa Chair in Future Energy. It will house a... 


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IDC, ACWA Power sign R20bn deal to boost energy security in South Africa
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South African development funder the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Saudi Arabia-based electric power generation company ACWA Power Company signed a joint development agreement term... 


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Afrimat Construction Index returns to growth in the third quarter
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Afrimat has released the findings of its Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the third quarter of the year, and according to economist Dr Roelof Botha, the lethargy of the economy as a... 


Supporting women who have stood their ground in STEM careers
7th December 2023

Pinpoint Stewards will be hosting the 3rd Annual Women and Leadership conference for women in Engineering, Infrastructure and Innovation, under the theme: develop, unite and empower.  Hosted at the... 


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