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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. 


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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... 


Sibanye-Stillwater streaks ahead with renewables projects.
Sibanye-Stillwater accelerates decarbonisation with two further renewables projects
7th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The financial close and start of construction of two additional renewable energy projects for Sibanye-Stillwater’s South Africa operations has been announced. The first project, the Witberg wind... 


Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 


The Vredendal solar park
Two more solar projects from delayed BW5 set to begin construction in early 2024
6th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Two 75-MW apiece solar photovoltaic (PV) projects bid under the much-delayed Bid Window Five (BW5) of South Africa’s public renewables procurement programme have officially advanced to commercial... 


Ramohlale Industries, Exxaro Resources mark milestones in Limpopo
Ramohlale Industries, Exxaro Resources mark milestones in Limpopo
6th December 2023

Electromechanical engineering company Ramohlale Industries in October launched its new offices and factory facility at the N1 Industrial Park in Polokwane, Limpopo.  


SOLA Group CEO Dom Wills
Pioneering 195 MW solar plant to sell clean electricity to multiple customers nationwide
6th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South African independent power producer the SOLA Group has started construction on a pioneering 195 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Free State, which will wheel and sell clean electricity... 


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Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 


A turbine at sunrise at Red Rocket's Roggeveld Wind Farm
Red Rocket confirms initial 500 MW of interest in 2 000 MW virtual wheeling renewables scheme
6th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Independent power producer (IPP) Red Rocket reports that it has signed up customers for 500 MW of the 2 000 MW of capacity it aims to deploy over the coming three years as part of an innovative... 


Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
Global coal use at power plants will peak in 2023, Rystad says
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global power-production from coal will peak this year as surging deployment of renewables displaces the dirtiest fossil fuel, according to research from Rystad Energy. Burning coal will produce... 


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Creecy publishes amendment to renewable energy facility environmental authorisation
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has published an amendment of certain requirements for an application for environmental authorisation for a renewable energy... 


Environmental leaders call for withdrawal of National Petroleum Company Bill
5th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Five leaders of environmental organisations have, in an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, called on government to immediately withdraw the National Petroleum Company Bill in addition to... 


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Balancing People, Planet, Profit on our pathway to Net Zero
5th December 2023

Dear stakeholders, The recent disruption to our Annual General Meeting and the fervent discussions that preceded it, reflect the strong interest many have in Sasol and our commitment to climate... 


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Sungrow to supply EDF Renewables on South Africa’s first hybrid wind-solar-battery VPP project
5th December 2023

Global leading photovoltaic (PV) inverter and energy storage system supplier Sungrow has signed a supply agreement with French renewable energy group EDF Renewables to provide 264 MWh liquid-cooled... 


Advanced Solar Asset Monitoring Critical to Track Energy Generated by Solar Assets in SA
5th December 2023

By Oliver Johnston, CEO at SOLINK South Africa is currently experiencing its very own energy revolution, inching further away from conventional energy practices towards more sustainable and... 


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Zero Carbon Charge welcomes EV White Paper, but calls for increased renewable energy charging stations
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s pioneer of a national network of renewable energy charging stations Zero Carbon Charge has welcomed the Electric Vehicle (EV) White Paper released by the Department of Trade,... 


Renew-e managing partner and co-founder Etienne Rübbers
Opinion: How many jobs will the JET create in Mpumalanga?
5th December 2023

In this opinion article, Renew-e managing partner and co-founder Etienne Rübbers argues that where the green energy jobs are created will be important in ensuring that the energy transition is just. 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
4th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 


Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved a new 12.4 MW solar farm and 8.8 MVa/2.1 MWh of battery storage to provide renewable energy for the Amrun bauxite operations near Weipa, Queensland. The... 


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UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 


Transmission Grids - The pathways to African prosperity
4th December 2023

The importance of robust and efficient transmission grids in unlocking the full potential of African nations cannot be overstated. The Africa Energy Indaba is pleased to highlight the critical role... 


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Modular substations and dry-type transformers pave the way for renewable energy growth in Africa
4th December 2023

The growing renewable energy generation sector in Africa is realising the value of modular substations in solar and wind projects, as well as the suitability of dry-type transformers in these... 


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