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FERROCHROME

SA more competitive than China in ferrochrome – IFL

Tswelopele chrome fines pelletising and sintering plant DAKAR –  South Africa should be able to snatch back the top spot in global ferrochrome production from China within five years thanks to cost-cutting, says one of Africa's biggest producers, International Ferro Metals. South Africa's share of...
9th April 2014
 
ENERGY

ANC’s Mantashe backs fracking to meet SA’s energy needs

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, would have to begin in the Karoo to meet South Africa's growing energy needs despite resistance from environmental and other lobby groups, African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on...
8th April 2014
 
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Grootegeluk Medupi expansion project, South Africa Restricted

Construction on the Grootegeluk Medupi expansion project is 97% complete.
14th March 2014
 
Coal

Supplying Eskom is coal industry’s greatest challenge, says professional services firm

WERNER JACOBS
The key issue is increasing the capacity of the rail link to enable junior miners to gain access to Richards Bay Coal Terminal
The greatest and most immediate challenge currently facing the South African coal sector is security of supply for State-owned power utility Eskom, says professional services firm KPMG Africa mining transaction leader Werner Jacobs.
14th March 2014
 
COAL

Transnet boosts Exxaro’s coal railing, Eskom paying invoices Video Available

Exxaro's Mxolisi Mgojo State-owned rail enterprise Transnet was praised at Thursday’s Exxaro Resources results presentation for boosting the JSE-listed company’s coal exports by 15% last year and facilitating the doubling of them in 2014. But at the other end of...
6th March 2014
 
COAL

Second Waterberg operation has to come to the party – Meyer

PC Meyer consulting's Peet Meyer A second operation in the Waterberg coalfield, where mining major Exxaro’s Grootegeluk colliery was currently the only producing mine, had to come to party to meet the country’s future needs, PC Meyer Consulting exploration geologist Peet...
4th March 2014
 
COAL

Strong focus on electricity supply, access negatively affecting climate

Mac Consulting's Dave Collins At present, countries are so focused on the immediate challenges of energy security and energy access that the environmental impact associated with addressing these challenges is mostly ignored, Mac Consulting principal consultant Dave Collins...
4th March 2014
 
WATER & POWER

Medupi-linked water scheme delayed, but ‘poses no risk’ to start up

The first phase of the Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP), which is under construction partly to provide water from Mokolo dam to the Medupi power station, is behind schedule, Eskom has confirmed. However, the State-owned...
3rd March 2014
 
ECONOMY

Power, labour pose risks to realising weak-rand benefits in 2014

The weaker rand should be supportive of a reduction in South Africa’s current account deficit over the medium-term, but Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim warns that continued industrial unrest and ongoing electricity constraints remain...
10th February 2014
 
MEDUPI PROJECT

Hitachi confirms Medupi progress, insists it can meet revised schedule

Engineering group Hitachi Power Africa (HPA) reports that 98% of its scope of work on boiler Unit 6 at the Medupi power station, being built in Limpopo, has been completed. It has also confirmed that it is in a position to meet Eskom’s revised...
14th November 2013
 
Education & Training

Computerised health and safety training proving successful in SA

Computer software designed specifically for health and safety training in various real-life environments is suitable for any industry and is achieving positive results in South Africa and worldwide, video and multimedia production company The...
20th September 2013
 
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Grootegeluk Medupi expansion project, South Africa Restricted

Construction of the Grootegeluk Medupi expansion project continues to progress on time and within budget and is 96% complete.
30th August 2013
 
 
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