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Sashnee Moodley

Sashnee Moodley

Sashnee Moodley is Senior Deputy Editor Polity and Multimedia.

By Sashnee Moodley

President Cyril Ramaphosa

CER urges Ramaphosa to appoint environment-focussed Cabinet

14th May 2019

In anticipation of next week’s Cabinet announcement, law clinic the Centre for Environmental Rights has requested that President Cyril Ramaphosa make environmental governance a priority and appoint... 


Corporates urged to support youth development through football programme

17th June 2016

The South African Football Association’s (Safa’s) Development Agency (SDA) is urging corporate companies to partner and invest in its football-based Safe-Hub programme, which aims to encourage... 


Imported LNG set to kickstart gas-to-power vision

Imported LNG set to kickstart gas-to-power vision

27th November 2015

Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about imported liquefied natural gas initiating greater gas use in South Africa. 


Resources Watch

Resources Watch

19th November 2015

AMSA adds R4.5bn rights issue to survival plan; AngloGold increasingly ‘upbeat’ on new improving mining technology; And, locally developed rail transport system to be deployed in 2016 


Resources Watch

Resources Watch

29th October 2015

This week: AMCU will approach ConCourt if current bid for right to strike at mines where it has a majority fails Questions are raised about government’s approach to acid mine drainage And, South... 


Call to action for review of crippling Davis tax proposals

Call to action for review of crippling Davis tax proposals

29th October 2015

Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the recommendations of the Davis Committee on Tax. 


Convergence needed for SA mining to successfully navigate current ‘make-or-break’ phase

Convergence needed for SA mining to successfully navigate current ‘make-or-break’ phase

22nd October 2015

Creamer Media's Leandi Kolver speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the state of the South African mining industry as discussed at the Joburg Indaba. 


CHRIS HEROLD
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project would be viable, based on the assumption that South Africa can reduce its total water demand by 15%

Amid progress on next Lesotho Highlands phase, SA urged not to neglect water-loss fight

16th October 2015

Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024.  


2015 Joburg Indaba gets underway

2015 Joburg Indaba gets underway

15th October 2015

Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley speaks to Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer about the highlights at the 2015 Joburg Indaba. 


Johan Bosch

Johan Bosch

25th September 2015

This week we feature Johan Bosch Bosch, GM of Legrand South Africa, a company that specialises in the design, manufacture and implementation of electrical installations and information networks 


PREMSET
The first Premset unit would be completed at the end of October

Schneider signs switchgear production agreement with local manufacturer

25th September 2015

Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has entered into a manufacturing partnership agreement with local electrical products manufacturer Steelcor Power to produce Schneider’s new... 


KARIBA DAM
Without urgent repairs, the entire dam would collapse and a tsunami would flow over the Zambezi Valley and reach the Mozambique border within eight hours

Report highlights economic risks of potential Kariba dam collapse

25th September 2015

Should the Kariba dam, a hydroelectric dam in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi river basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe, collapse, it would be the beginning of years of economic, social,... 


Gemfields delivers maiden mineral resource, ore reserve estimates for Kagem

23rd September 2015

Coloured gemstones miner Gemfields has produced the first measured mineral resource and proven ore reserve statement for its 75%-owned Kagem emerald mine, in Zambia. The company on Wednesday said a... 


Edenville to supply Tanzania ministry with additional info by month-end

Edenville to supply Tanzania ministry with additional info by month-end

23rd September 2015

Aim-listed coal mine and energy project developer Edenville Energy will, by the end of this month, provide the Tanzania Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) with additional information related to... 


Joseph Keenan

Omnia appoints new explosives division MD

18th September 2015

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has appointed Joseph Keenan the new MD of its explosives division, Bulk Mining Explosives. Group CEO Rod Humphris said in a statement to shareholders on Friday that... 


SCOTT MASSON 
Consulting engineers and scientists, SRK Consulting South Africa is undertaking the Environmental Impact Assessment process and associated permit applications for the Doringbaai Aquaculture project in the Western Cape

Enviro decision for abalone farms expected in 2016

18th September 2015

A decision on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Doringbaai Aquaculture project, under government’s Operation Phakisa initiative, is expected in mid-2016.  


LIZEL OBERHOLZER
A balance needs to be struck between the creation of an investor-friendly environment and securing appropriate benefits for South Africa

Operation Phakisa is positive, but challenges remain

18th September 2015

President Jacob Zuma held a report-back meeting on government’s Operation Phakisa initiative, which focused on the maritime and oil and gas sectors, in Pretoria, last month. 


Search under way for young entrepreneurs with sustainable business ideas

18th September 2015

South African Breweries (SAB) last month started the pitch segment of its KickStart Ignite entrepreneurship programme, which aims to amplify and strengthen the maker movement in South Africa by... 


Independent adviser achieves energy-verification accreditation

18th September 2015

Independent advisers Cova Advisory and Associates celebrated its second anniversary last month, which coincided with the company’s being accredited by the South African National Accreditation... 


HANNAH BALETA
The country has to conserve water and better manage demand, alongside significant investments in water supply and wastewater treatment

Public–private collaboration key to understanding shared water risks

11th September 2015

South Africa faces significant challenges in managing its scare water resources, but effective engagement between government and the private sector might allow for improved management of scarce... 


MOE SHAIK
Governments did not conduct proper consultation with the users of infrastructure

Megaprojects pose deadline, budget risks for governments

11th September 2015

Megaprojects are often over budget and delayed and project planning is a crucial element in ensuring the successful delivery of such projects.  


SOWETO EDUCATION CAMPUS
The aim of the campus is to provide an education facility from which the community can benefit

Soweto community education campus set to open on Mandela Day 2016

4th September 2015

The community of Devland, in Soweto, will soon have access to a modern, multipurpose learning centre by July next year, in commemoration of Mandela Day, as part of a community outreach project... 


JAMES TEMPLETON
The increase in distribution is as a result of Emira’s acquisitive growth

Acquisitions support property fund’s distribution growth

4th September 2015

JSE-listed Emira Property Fund reported distributions per participatory interest (PI) of 134.27 c – a distribution growth of 9% – for the 12 months to June 20, 2015.  


MEGAVAC CYCLONE LOADER
The unit will be used in South 32’s smelter for the recovery of 90 t/d of bath material

Industrial vacuum delivered to aluminium smelter

28th August 2015

Local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group last month delivered its new MegaVac Cyclone Loader to resources company South 32, where the machine will be used for a large basement... 


CLINTON SMITH
Most industries have production waste and when they use chemicals, it presents a threat to nature

Enzymatic cleaning gains traction as ecofriendly tech

28th August 2015

Cleaning solutions company Green Worx senior marketing, technical and sales manager Clinton Smith says enzymatic cleaning, or cleaning in place (CIP), is increasingly being used in the industry, as... 


UBCV CLEANING MODE
The vehicle has an integrated vacuum system for cleaning spillage, especially under conveyors

New industrial vacuums enter local market

28th August 2015

Industrial and mining vacuum company Hencon Vacuum Technologies launched its Robot Mole in South Africa last month and will also launch its underbelt cleaning vehicle (UBCV) onto the local market... 


SECONDARY WESPS
Implats' sulphuric acid plant is currently running on the secondary Wesps

Implats sees off-gas cleaning system upgrade

28th August 2015

JSE-listed Altron subsidiary Powertech System Integrators (PTSI) is undertaking a R30-million wet electrostatic precipitator (Wesp) replacement project at platinum major Impala Platinum’s... 


BLUE TWISTER PAD
The pad has a layer that contains billions of microscopic diamonds that clean and polish the floor mechanically

Company launches new product as diamond-media maintenance pads gain local traction

28th August 2015

Flooring solutions supplier Superb Flooring has launched the latest Blue Twister pad, with diamond media, onto the local market earlier this year. 


BARRY DWOLATZKY
The Tshimologong Digital Precinct hopes to attract companies developing digital products such as digital hardware, software and content

Joburg digital precinct aims to nurture new generation of tech entrepreneurs

28th August 2015

Although the Tshimologong Digital Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is just one of the city’s districts dedicated to economic and social development, it aims to use information and... 


RUBY HEAT PUMP RANGE
The new CO2 heat pumps have an energy saving of between 65% and 75%

New CO2 heat pumps, chillers designed to meet African market needs

28th August 2015

Green cooling and heating solutions company Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) in June released its environment-friendly carbon dioxide (CO2) heat pumps and chillers, designed for the African... 


DIRK HERMANN
South Africa is heading for a perfect storm as waves of retrenchments are flooding the country’s economy

Union warns that 45 000 South African jobs are currently at risk

28th August 2015

Analysis has shown that at least 45 000 jobs across 58 companies are already affected by staff reduction processes this year, trade union Solidarity said at a media conference, in Centurion, last... 


DAVID MAKHURA
The economic participation of black people in key sectors of the economy is important

More black entrepreneurs needed – Makhura

28th August 2015

Sector strategies to break the monopoly structured economy were being developed for Gauteng, said Premier David Makhura in Sandton last week. 


Northam posts R1.03bn loss

Northam posts R1.03bn loss

28th August 2015

JSE-listed Northam Platinum has posted a R1.03-billion loss for the 2015 financial year, in line with expectations as set out in a trading statement earlier this week. 


ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK
The survey aimed to provide an understanding of the challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and polled 1 400 people involved in SMEs across the country

Load-shedding the biggest risk to SMEs, survey finds

21st August 2015

At least 71% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) consider load-shedding the biggest external threat to their businesses this year. 


KARSTEN WELLNER
The acquisition was aligned with the Ascendis international growth strategy of diversifying across different markets

Ascendis makes international foray with Spanish acquisition

21st August 2015

Health and care brands group Ascendis Health last week announced its first international acquisition – an initial 49% stake in Spanish pharmaceutical group Farmalider for R210-million. 


WIND TURBINES 
The 134.4 MW plant will consist of 56 N117/2400 Nordex turbines and will have a capacity factor of 35%

Eastern Cape wind farm on track for 2016 operation

21st August 2015

Cleaner energy company Cennergi’s Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm, in the Eastern Cape, is set for commercial operation in June 2016, with the first shipment of wind turbines having arrived in May at... 


LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Umsobomvu local municipality mayor Nombulelo Hermans at the Noupoort Wind Farm site

Turbine foundations being laid at N Cape wind project

21st August 2015

The construction of the first 14 wind turbine foundations for the Noupoort Wind Farm in the Umsobomvu local municipality, in the Northern Cape, was completed last month, with the remaining 21... 


CYRIL RAMAPHOSA
Attention needs to be paid to basic and secondary education, as well as higher education, vocational training and adult education

Baking third-scarcest job in South Africa

21st August 2015

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) meeting at the Pick n Pay regional offices in Johannesburg earlier this month, where it was revealed that baker... 


Northam posts R1.03bn FY loss

Northam posts R1.03bn FY loss

20th August 2015

JSE-listed Northam Platinum has posted a R1.03-billion loss for the 2015 financial year, in line with expectations as set out in a trading statement earlier this week. 


Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann

Retrenchment crisis already affecting 45 000 jobs in S Africa – union

18th August 2015

Analysis has shown that at least 45 000 jobs across 58 companies are already affected by staff reduction processes this year, trade union Solidarity said at a media conference, in Centurion, on... 


LINDIWE ZULU
Government was certain that the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 would help sustain momentum in creating an entrepreneurial revolution

Joburg chosen to host 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress

14th August 2015

Johannesburg has been chosen to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in March 2017 – a first for Africa – that will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and policymakers... 


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