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South Africa mining at a digital crossroad

The digital transformation of the mining industry promises a paradigm shift in performance, and for South Africa, the successful modernisation of the mining industry might mean...

By Peter Clearkin &Tycho Moncks 1 day ago

Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approach

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

By NJ Ayuk 2 days ago

Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlock

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

By Sebastian Sterl 2 days ago

Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's how

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

By Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

Total ditches offshore exploration in SA

French oil major, Total, has put the brakes on its South African offshore oil and gas exploration plans, in favour of developing its two significant gas finds near Mossel Bay.

15 Apr 2021

Sibanye-Stillwater restructures Lonmin B-BBEE arrangement

Sibanye-Stillwater has restructured the heavily indebted broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) structure it inherited when it bought Lonmin in 2019...

15 Apr 2021

Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls short

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

14 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

Eskom hopes to raise R2bn by selling non-core properties

Eskom has sold off two of its non-core properties to the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation as part of its efforts to raise more than R2bn.

13 Apr 2021

How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR Congo

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

By Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

#YouthMatters: Celebrate youthful diversity this June on Biz

Join us to honour the contribution of South African youth making a difference to business in our region. Nominees will stand a chance to be featured as top-story news in Bizcommunity's month-long #YouthMatters focus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Apr 2021

Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

By Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assets

Anglo American is to transfer its thermal coal assets in South Africa to a new company amid growing pressure from shareholders who want to minimise their exposure to fossil fuels.

8 Apr 2021

Eni makes light oil find in Angola's Cuica prospect

A new light oil resource with a size estimated between 200- and 250-million barrels of oil has been discovered in Block 15/06 offshore of Angola...

8 Apr 2021

Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEO

Australian venture capitalist Mark Caruso, who is suing six South Africans for alleged defamation relating to his mining interests in the country, has been fired...

6 Apr 2021

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding

The notoriously cyclical nature of mining, particularly the low commodity prices and weak equity markets of recent years, have made it difficult for junior and exploratory mining companies to secure financing...

By Jason Wilkinson, Wandisile Mandlana, Adéle de Jager & Ivan Vorster 1 Apr 2021

Where a global carbon tax meets a just energy transition

More than half of African companies are delaying their energy transition targets, leaving them in danger of missing the Paris Agreement target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

1 Apr 2021

Public private collaboration to create a hydrogen valley

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is collaborating with companies in the energy sector to carry out a feasibility study to create a hydrogen valley...

1 Apr 2021

Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

4IR in mining might not mean job losses

The mining sector contributed R361.9bn to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and employed more than 400,000 people last year...

By Rembuluwani Nembudani & Yushanta Rungasammy 31 Mar 2021

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