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A taxi retrofitted into an EV with SANEDI's assistance
SANEDI's pioneer conference showcases initiatives to tackle energy challenges
21st November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane has emphasised the need to invest in science, technology and innovation to grow South Africa’s economy and to address the country’s... 


Sapia executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Petroleum industry significantly impacted on by loadshedding
21st November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says the ongoing loadshedding crisis has significantly impacted on its members, with widespread power outages affecting various sectors of... 


Komati Power Station
South Africa’s quest for energy security threatens climate goals
21st November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is likely to prioritise energy security over its decarbonisation aspirations to avoid further damage to its economy, said James Mackay, the chief executive officer of the Energy... 


The Gladstone PEM50 project will use Fortescue's own electrolyser technology.
Fortescue approves $750m in green projects
21st November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Fortescue Metals has given the green light for $750-million in funding over three years directed towards two green energy projects and a green steel project. This heralds a new... 


Chile discusses IRA benefits with US to lure lithium investments
Chile discusses IRA benefits with US to lure lithium investments
20th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile’s government is in talks with the Biden administration over benefits that US companies could access from the Inflation Reduction Act if they were to invest in the mineral-rich Andean nation.... 


Report proposes replication of collaborative water model in electricity sector
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new PwC report makes the case for replicating a collaborative infrastructure model that has been used in South Africa’s Limpopo province to provide bulk water to both mines and some 400 000... 


Zero Carbon Charge solar power EV charging station
Zero Carbon Charge breaks ground on solar-powered EV charging network
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Electric vehicle (EV) charging station developer Zero Carbon Charge has broken ground on its first 100% renewable energy charging station in Wolmaransstad, in the North West, in what is to become... 


Banks lagging in climate change action – report
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Although the country’s “big five” banks have expressed their commitment to climate action, four of the five have increased their financing and exposure to fossil fuels over the reporting year. This... 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


Wind turbines, solar panels and power pylons
Cabinet approves Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Cabinet has approved the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announced in a briefing in Pretoria on November 20. “The implementation... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia weathers challenges to maintain strong interim financial position
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings’ operations and capital were managed effectively against a backdrop of complex market dynamics, resulting in a strong cash position and balance sheet for the six months... 


Map showing the proposed locations for installing synchronous condensers
Eskom to add synchronous condensers to network, including repurposed Camden and Grootvlei generators
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is preparing to introduce 11 synchronous condensers – seven new and four repurposed – across its transmission system to support grid stability as the penetration of variable renewable-energy... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Next renewables bid window ‘will not be location agnostic’
19th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the country’s next renewables bidding round will “not be location agnostic” and will seek to direct projects to areas where there is... 


South Africa may need $136bn for energy transition, study shows
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa cannot escape the need to spend significantly on new wind and solar power plants, a BloombergNEF study shows. Under a range of scenarios considered by researchers the country may need... 


WA puts A$60m on table for new energy investments
17th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Western Australian government has announced a A$134-million funding boost to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive job opportunities in clean energy industries. The funding package... 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager.
Green hydrogen produced on site can help Africa’s people, says Hydrox
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen produced on site can play a huge role in solving the energy crisis as it eliminates the challenges associated with establishing electrical distribution networks over vast distances,... 


Copper demand growth seen driven by India, Southeast Asia, new energy
17th November 2023 By: Reuters

India and Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Vietnam, are expected to drive the growth in copper consumption towards 2030, as China's super-cycle growth slows, industry experts said.... 


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The swift and effective response of emergency services is critical to safeguarding communities
Miner ups community investment
17th November 2023

As part of its several corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives, iron-ore major Kumba Iron Ore's Sishen mine, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, celebrated Arbor Month by initiating a... 


an image depicting concrete sleepers in a stockpile
Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


Image of solar panels
Harmony Gold renewable-energy projects, South Africa – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

All required environmental approvals have been received for Phase 2. 


The sodturning ceremony at the Lephalale solar plant
Exxaro, Cennergi reach sodturning milestone for Lephalale solar project
16th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified mining and renewable energy solutions company Exxaro Resources and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cennergi on November 16 unveiled the Lephalale solar project (LSP), with the sodturning... 


Interim Gold Fields CEO Martin Preece.
Between 50 MW and 80 MW of wind power on way at South Deep – Gold Fields
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South Deep gold mine west of Johannesburg, which is already benefitting from 50 MW of solar power commissioned last year, is poised to be boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power going... 


M&D invests in developing SA’s youth as future change agents
M&D invests in developing SA’s youth as future change agents
16th November 2023

Despite ongoing challenges such as low consumer confidence and high inflation, adumo Payouts saw robust growth in 2023. “We had a remarkably good year with some positive growth,” says CEO Steve... 


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... 


An image showing a screening of the World Gold Council's new documentary
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... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
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.... 


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