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Martins promises baseload, cogen IPP procurement programmes by March

Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins reported on Tuesday that a deadline of the end of March had been set by the Department of Energy (DoE) for the initiation of the long-awaited procurement processes for new baseload and cogeneration independent...
11th February 2014

New delegates bring a fresh eye to Browse LNG precinct assessment

Western Australian Environment Minister Albert Jacob has appointed three delegates to assess the proposed Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) precinct. The proposed multi-user facility will accommodate the processing and export of natural gas...
5th February 2014

First Solar unveils diesel-replacement strategy for African mines

Thin-film solar company First Solar is aggressively pursuing build operate and own (BOO) fuel-replacement projects in the global resources sector and is offering miners the prospect of displacing diesel through the use of increasingly...
24th January 2014
Indaba Roundup

Firm to showcase its Africa-focused services and operating expertise at Mining Indaba

Global environmental engineering consulting firm Golder Associates will highlight its service offering for the African continent at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention...
24th January 2014

Fortune Minerals’ Nico project gets temporary land use permit

The Wek'èezhìi Land and Water Board has approved a staging (interim) land use permit for TSX-listed project developer Fortune Minerals’ Nico gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine, in the Northwest Territories. The permit allows Fortune to conduct...
10th January 2014

Jubilee lifts Q3 revenue, secures additional smelting contracts

JSE- and Aim-listed mine-to-metals specialist Jubilee Platinum’s gross profit derived from its Middelburg smelter operations increased by 89% year-on-year in the third quarter, up from R3.77-million to R7.13-million, while revenue increased 43%...
5th December 2013

South Africa’s mining sector a ‘sunrise industry’ – Motlanthe

Despite some of South Africa’s mining sector critics pointing out the negatives, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who is on an official State visit to Canada, on Tuesday conversely endeavoured to lift out the positives, saying a...
27th November 2013
Mining in Africa

Mining companies need to consider renewable energy

South Africa’s mining companies are currently facing severe financial losses owing to strike action amid ongoing wage negotiations. These challenges, coupled with rising administered costs and fluctuating commodity prices, highlight the need for...
8th November 2013
Creamer Media on SAfm

01/11/2013 (On-The-Air) Audio Available

Zim popping up as next king of platinum; yet another new mining method being advocated for gold and platinum; and The Department of Energy has approved another 17 new renewable energy projects for South Africa.
1st November 2013

Labour disputes, energy shortages add to low GDP growth projections

Labour disputes, energy shortages and other supply-side disruptions had weighed down consumer confidence and lowered the demand for goods and services, contributing to South Africa’s projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth of only 2.1% for...
23rd October 2013
Creamer Media on SAfm

18/10/2013 (On-The-Air) Audio Available

After a 13-year search, South Africans have managed to discover important new industrial uses for gold; A new Canadian platinum investor is talking up a ‘Platinum Valley’ for South Africa that mimics America’s famous ‘Silicon Valley’;...
18th October 2013

NEF calls on France to inject R33bn into SA projects

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) on Monday urged French companies to invest in strategic South Africa-based projects valued at more than R33-billion. Speaking at the South Africa – France Business Forum 2013, NEF CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa said...
14th October 2013
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