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Gold Fields going greener and cleaner across broad front 

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 2 hours 55 minutes ago Gold mining company Gold Fields, which this week announced the board’s green light for a 40 MW solar photovoltaic plant at the South Deep mine, near Carletonville, intends taking short- medium- and long-term steps to lower emissions in underground mining in general and at South Deep in... 

Lithium prices to normalise, as demand increases – Fitch Solutions

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 3 hours ago Following the spike in Chinese spot prices experienced from the end of December 2020 through to the end of January, research agency Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research expects broad lithium prices to soon normalise. Chinese spot prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate and... 

Solar inverters for PV generators plants

Updated 3 hours ago As solar energy contributes increasingly to cleaner, renewable energy for a more sustainable world, WEG has introduced its complete ESW line of central inverter stations for photovoltaic power generation plants. These are available through Zest WEG, WEG’s South African operation. The WEG ESW 750... 

PIC acquires Deloitte building in Midrand to add to GEPF portfolio

By: Donna Slater     6th May 2021 The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has concluded a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the leasehold rights, which include the office building and letting enterprise, housing Deloitte as the anchor tenant, in the prime location of Waterfall City, in Midrand, Gauteng. The asset was... 

Ministerial determination sanctioning private power procurement would spur investment, clear regulatory blockages 

By: Terence Creamer     5th May 2021 The chairperson of the South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA) believes that the quickest and cheapest way to reduce, or eliminate, South Africa’s growth-sapping risk of load-shedding would be for Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe to issue a Ministerial... 

Programme launched to build green skills, enterprise development

By: Schalk Burger     5th May 2021 A solar photovoltaic (PV) green skills, enterprise development and sustainability research programme was launched on May 4 with the aim to upskill 900 youth, women and entrepreneurs over the next three years. The programme is aimed at ensuring the participation of the youth, women and... 

Energy specialist encourages mines to consider hybrid energy systems

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2021 Electrical energy solutions provider Senergy energy specialist Wilco de Villiers has encouraged miners to consider the value of implementing hybrid energy systems at their operations, as mines cannot function effectively without reliable energy supply. Speaking during this year’s Energy & Mines... 

Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle

By: Schalk Burger     30th April 2021 The 10 700 m2 Ekhaya Mall was opened to the public on April 29 after sixteen months of construction and, based on shopper and retailer demand, the mall’s third phase of 1 800 m2 is already on the cards. The Ekhaya Mall comprises 45 shops, including anchor stores Cashbuild, Shoprite and Roots... 

Gold Fields ramping up climate change mitigation measures 

By: Donna Slater     30th April 2021 Gold miner Gold Fields derived 5% of its group electricity from renewable sources in 2020. It plans to further ramp this up in the coming years, its 2020 Climate Change Report shows. At its Agnew operation, in Australia, the miner derived 57% of its electricity from renewable sources, mostly... 

Newly appointed board member Nxumalo shares Exxaro’s climate change vision

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th April 2021 Resources company Exxaro Resources has announced the appointment of Chanda Joanne Nxumalo to the board as independent non-executive director and says she is set to play a key role in the group’s energy growth strategy. Nxumalo is an electrical engineer by training, having also obtained a master's... 

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