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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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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Gibellini vanadium project, US – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been approved. 

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Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Turkish energy company Karpowership’s South African subsidiary has succeeded in getting environmental authorisation for its Richards Bay environmental-impact assessment (EIA) application. 

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Zero Carbon Lithium project, Germany – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Australian government’s export credit agency has provided Vulcan Energy with a letter of support for up to A$200-million to be used towards the financing of the project. 

The Kamoa-Kakula copper complex
Kamoa-Kakula shown to produce least carbon intensive copper globally
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

An updated current and future greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions assessment of the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), conducted by independent consultants Skarn... 

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M&R describes past year as its ‘most difficult’ since 2008
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The financial year ended June 30 had been the most challenging period for Murray & Roberts (M&R) Holdings since the 2008 global financial crisis, the company said in a statement on November 2. In a... 

Wind turbines and solar PV panels
Panel stresses need for supply chain diversification
2nd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine, it has shone a spotlight on supply chains and the sourcing of materials. Speaking during a panel hosted by British newspaper Financial Times during its... 

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Globeleq’s Cuamba solar, battery plant in Mozambique begins operations
2nd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Independent power company Globeleq and its project partners, energy developer Source Energia and Mozambican national power utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), have received formal... 

Employees walking at the Arcadia lithium operation in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe lithium export earnings treble as projects take off
2nd November 2023 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe earned $209-million from lithium exports in the first nine months of 2023, nearly treble last year's earnings, Mines Minister Zhemu Soda said on Wednesday, as Chinese-driven mining and... 

Distribution Transformers increases its production capacity to manufacture extended product range
Distribution Transformers division increases Actom’s production capacity
2nd November 2023

Electro-mechanical manufacturing company Actom’s Distribution Transformers division has recently expanded the production capacity of its Knights manufacturing facility, in Germiston, to extend the... 

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