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Newmont joins International Copper Association
29th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The International Copper Association (ICA) has a new member, Newmont. This follows an election to membership by the ICA board of representatives in December 2023. 


Harmony Gold FD Boipelo Lekubo.
Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations, uranium surprises on upside
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons are being generated as planned at Harmony Gold’s 30 MW first phase of renewable energy generation, which is now fully integrated into the mining company’s Tshepong South and North... 


Wind turbines, solar panels and transmission lines
Amplats signs renewable energy offtake agreement with Envusa Energy
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has, through its wholly owned Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) subsidiary, entered into a 20-year energy offtake agreement (EOA)... 


DA leader John Steenhuisen
Multi-Party Charter reveals its plans to end loadshedding if ANC can be ousted
28th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The 11 political parties that are members of the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) for South Africa have voiced a unified plan to end loadshedding once and for all if only they could collectively oust... 


BCG highlights challenges, opportunities amid energy transition
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global transition to cleaner energy sources, African countries face various challenges and opportunities pertaining to the adoption of renewable energy. Consulting firm Boston Consulting... 


Unlocking Green Hydrogen for Sustainable Growth
Unlocking Green Hydrogen for Sustainable Growth
28th February 2024

In the pursuit of a cleaner and more sustainable future, the upcoming Hydrogen Forum will embark on hosting engaging discussions aimed at unlocking the potential of green hydrogen. This event,... 


Key Concepts In Lithium-Ion Battery Principles
28th February 2024

A Consumer-Friendly Guide Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious consumer, or someone keen on the future of energy storage, understanding key concepts relating to lithium-ion batteries is... 


An image of Cesa president David Leukes
Cesa underlines importance of collaboration in tackling infrastructure challenges
27th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are myriad, well-documented challenges facing the country’s major infrastructure, ranging from the built environment to water and energy, and key to addressing this will be collaboration and... 


Ewseta CEO Mpho Mookapele
TVET colleges ‘not in a good state’ – Ewseta
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) CEO Mpho Mookapele has... 


Solar panels being installed
Redefine to double renewable power to 80 MW in two to three years
27th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties, which has an installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 40.86 MW, is installing an additional 27.2 MW of capacity across its... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen signs wind power deal for R105bn Eastern Cape green ammonia plant
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa has signed an agreement with Genesis Eco-Energy to implement 372 MW of wind power in the Western Cape, in support of the development of its R105-billion green ammonia... 


Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 


Wind turbines
Enel Green Power signs large-scale South Africa commercial renewable energy deal
26th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Enel Green Power South Africa has signed three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with industrial gases company Air Liquide South Africa and energy and chemicals... 


The importance of Independent Power Producers in Africa
The importance of Independent Power Producers in Africa
26th February 2024

 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) play a crucial role in Africa's energy landscape, contributing to economic development, energy security, and the transition to sustainable and reliable power... 


ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
26th February 2024

A significant occasion to recognise the pivotal role of engineering in shaping our world is World Engineering Day on 4 March. This year’s theme is ‘Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World’,... 


Fortescue CEO Andrew Forrest
Billionaire Forrest backs carbon levy on Australia fossil fuels
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia should impose a proposed carbon levy on fossil fuel producers to accelerate efforts to meet climate targets, according to billionaire mining-to-clean energy tycoon Andrew Forrest. “It’s... 


Wind farm in Jeffrey's Bay
SAWEA appoints new chairperson
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has elected three new board members – Lena Chirwa, Lance Blaine and Nontokozo Nkozi, who will serve as treasurer – for the 2024 financial year.... 


Absa Group CEO Arrie Rautenbach
Absa launches repositioned brand, aims for human-centred banking
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services provider Absa has launched its repositioned brand, signalling a shift to a more deliberately customer-centric business with the new brand promise being the theme ‘Your Story... 


A worker drives a forklift loaded with lithium concentrate at Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe mine in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe wants lithium miners to plan new capacity despite price dive
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe wants miners to come forward by the end of March with plans to produce battery-grade lithium, despite a sharp fall in global prices for the mineral, a senior government official said on... 


Sandeep Biswas
Activist investor Elliott to target mining assets worth at least $1 billion
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Elliott Management is setting up a company to hunt for global mining assets in the range of at least $1-billion, as it seeks to take advantage of the depressed valuation of groups operating in the... 


And the actual?
23rd February 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

‘Actual’ means to exist in fact – in other words, to be real. There are not many occasions, during the course of the year, when I despair at having to write a piece for this column. The State of... 


Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town driving forward with renewable energy, climate resilience programmes
22nd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Last year, Cape Town paid out R25-million to businesses which sold their surplus renewable energy to the city. And, starting this year, private citizens will be able to do the same. These... 


Bidcorp grows revenue, operating profit and continues investments
21st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed food services multinational Bidcorp grew its revenue by 24% year-on-year to R113.8-billion for the six months to December 31, 2023. Its revenue increased by 10.8% in constant currency... 


Rooftop solar panels
Teraco to build 120 MW solar plant after securing grid capacity allocation
21st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre infrastructure and services company Teraco will start construction of a 120 MW utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Free State after securing its first grid capacity... 


World Bank agency guarantees are supporting green energy transition in Africa
21st February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank had so far supported 16 renewable energy projects in South Africa, with a total generating capacity of 1.4 GW, reported MIGA VP... 


New Technologies Available to Solve Africa's Energy Crisis
New Technologies Available to Solve Africa's Energy Crisis
21st February 2024

Africa Energy Indaba to host riveting discussions and showcase technologies covering deployment of energy innovations to bridge continental energy gaps 


Glencore's head office
Glencore pleased with its performance against the backdrop of lower commodity, energy prices
21st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global mining company Glencore has recommended a $0.13 a share, or $1.6-billion, base cash distribution to shareholders for the 2023 financial year, comprising $1-billion from marketing cash flows... 


Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
21st February 2024

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager of Sisi Safety Wear Women are often underrepresented in technical industries, particularly within South Africa’s power and energy sectors. In the coal sector, they... 


The deal is a major step in the work to repower the Gladstone production assets, including the Boyne aluminium smelter (pictured), Yarwun alumina refinery and Queensland Alumina refinery.
New deal makes Rio Tinto Australia’s biggest renewable energy buyer
21st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining group Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply its Gladstone operations in Queensland, agreeing to buy the majority of electricity... 


The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
The electrification of rural West Africa – a conundrum of sorts
20th February 2024

By Teina Teibowei, Commercial Lead, Microgrid, Power & Grid Business Segment at Schneider Electric West Africa’s socioeconomic development relies heavily on access to reliable and affordable... 


Challenge accepted - charting a solar path to energy security
20th February 2024

Attendees at the 3rd annual Solar Power Africa conference have accepted the challenge laid down by Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis. Highlighting Cape Town’s pioneering efforts in his keynote... 


Company calls for Finance Minister to announce incentives to drive EV industry growth
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electric vehicle (EV) renewable energy charging infrastructure company Zero Carbon Charge is calling on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to announce a series of fiscal measures to incentivise the... 


Major solar power project in the DRC is now set to start development
19th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and SkyPower Global have signed a joint development agreement to implement the first phase of an ultimately 1 000 MW capacity solar power project in the... 


Embedding ESG in Mining
Embedding ESG in Mining
19th February 2024

The mining industry's consistent focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, once again a central theme at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, heightened the complexity in... 


Wimpie Krügel, an Engineer in JG Afrika’s Roads & Highway Division and a Road Safety Auditor
JG Afrika helps to fast-track wind energy projects in South Africa
19th February 2024

JG Afrika, a leading engineering consultancy with a more than 100-year-long track record providing cutting-edge technical services, is closely associated with the Renewable Energy Independent Power... 


Photo of Martin Creamer
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... 


Image of wind turbines
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... 


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