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FMF calls for accelerated gazetting of 100 MW distributed generation licensing-exemption threshold

By: Donna Slater     23rd July 2021 Independent nonprofit public benefit organisation the Free Market Foundation (FMF) is calling on government to accelerate the process of detailing and Gazetting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June announcement about raising the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a... 

E-governance could improve service delivery by the public sector

By: Schalk Burger     23rd July 2021 Forays into public sector digitalisation and e-governance are laying a foundation for a future in which large-scale digital adoption by government systems have the potential to vastly improve the lives of citizens on the ground in emerging economies, says management consultancy multinational... 

Report calls for freeze on new coal, warns of risks if energy transition is delayed 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd July 2021 South Africa should freeze investment in new private coal plants, as delaying South Africa’s “inevitable” transition away from the carbon-emitting energy mineral will cause economic damage, a new Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) analysis on the country’s coal value chain states.... 

Hudson says Greenland projects unaffected by legislative changes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2021 Proposed legislation changes to ban uranium prospecting, exploration and exploitation in Greenland will not affect Hudson Resources’ projects in that country, president Jim Cambon said on Thursday. The ban does not cover other radioactive elements, such as thorium, although the proposed Bill... 

Wheeling framework remains an inhibitor to IPPs, says association  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd July 2021 The current South African power industry structure is supportive of wheeling, in theory, but issues persist that limit the development of more third-party network access and the development of a competitive, open-access electricity market, the South African Independent Power Producers Association... 

Tomingley beats full year guidance

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd July 2021 ASX-listed Alkane Resources has exceeded its production guidance for the full year ended June, despite gold production in the fourth quarter declining slightly. Alkane this week reported that gold production at its Tomingley mine, reached 13 500 oz during the June quarter, compared with the 16... 

Solid end to Gascoyne year

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd July 2021 Gold miner Gascoyne Resources has reported a slight decline in gold production during the June quarter at its Dalgaranga operation, in Western Australia, compared with the March quarter. The ASX-listed miner on Friday reported that gold production for the three months to June had reached 17 416... 

Poseidon on the hunt for tailings partner

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd July 2021 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Windarra gold tailings operation, in Western Australia, has confirmed that the project could produce between 53 500 oz and 55 200 oz of gold, subject to the mining method, over a 45-month period. ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel on Friday reported that the... 

Rio approves $108m study at Kennecott

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd July 2021 Diversified major Rio Tinto has approved a $108-million investment in underground development at its Kennecott copper operations, in the US, to enable early orebody access and undertake orebody characterisation studies for underground mining. The investment builds on $25-million approved in... 

Municipalities’ project management falling short

By: Darren Parker     23rd July 2021 Municipalities are falling short in terms of project management in “nearly all aspects”, University of Pretoria (UP) project management associate Professor Giel Bekker tells Engineering News. Municipalities draft and present Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) every year, in which all projects... 

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