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Cape Town building showcases pioneering use of ecobricks

3rd April 2020

A new building under construction at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront has become among the first commercial buildings in the world to use ecobrick technology.   Recycled beverage bottles, including the... 


Future electricity system will have to be ‘conducted in an orchestra’

20th March 2020

Companies and governments have been urged to embrace disruptive technology, as it can contribute to decarbonising energy and make it cleaner, greener and more accessible. Executives and experts... 


Koeberg power station

Lesedi keen to retain nuclear skills built up over years in SA

20th March 2020

South African engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance company Lesedi is keen to use its nuclear expertise and skills in South Africa and other African countries and is also looking... 


Africa urged to ramp up its energy  investment as population climbs

Africa urged to ramp up its energy investment as population climbs

20th March 2020

Getting more energy to more people in Africa is imperative, particularly as the continent's population is set to soar over the next few decades, the Africa Energy Indaba has heard. “This is an... 


IRP to be reviewed frequently, says DMRE

IRP to be reviewed frequently, says DMRE

13th March 2020

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it has started with its work to implement the Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) 2019 from a policy and regulatory point of view. A Section... 


Nigeria’s immense gas reserves offer great scope to boost economic growth

13th March 2020

Nigeria is hoping to make the most of its immense gas reserves, but needs to refine its legislation and get its projects moving swiftly.  Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo from the Nigerian Ministerial... 


Companies urged to gear up for Mozambique gas revolution

13th March 2020

Key players in the gas industry have urged the South African government and companies to gear up for the tremendous opportunities that the gas resources uncovered in Mozambique will offer.  A final... 


LNG has potential to change SA’s energy dynamics

LNG has potential to change SA’s energy dynamics

13th March 2020

The South African Gas Development Company, also known as iGas, says the dynamics for liquefied natural gas (LNG) are in South Africa’s favour, with LNG prices at the lowest point in real terms... 


eSwatini long-term energy master plan unpacked

eSwatini long-term energy master plan unpacked

13th March 2020

The Kingdom of eSwatini, previously called Swaziland, is confident it is on the right track by developing its renewable energy sector to help reduce its reliance on its neighbours for power.... 


SUNIL DUGGAL We would like to increase our silver production from 700 t/y currently to 1 400 t/y in four to five years

Vedanta sets sights on global zinc market leadership

28th February 2020

CAPE TOWN (miningweekly.com) – Natural resources company Vedanta Resources is aiming to become the world's biggest producer of zinc, as well as to double its production of silver and increase its... 


Transnet’s new head promises an open door and action

Transnet’s new head promises an open door and action

21st February 2020

State-owned Transnet’s newly appointed CE Portia Derby has pledged to partner with the mining industry in an open and transparent way in a bid to boost the utility and ultimately help grow the... 


African miners embracing Sandvik’s  high-tech solutions

African miners embracing Sandvik’s high-tech solutions

21st February 2020

High-tech and global engineering group Sandvik is helping greenfield mining projects in Africa to power ahead through automation and digitalisation aimed at making mining safer and more efficient... 


Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa

Government again promises to cut red tape for investors

21st February 2020

The South African government has promised investors that it is fully committed to making it easier and cheaper to do business through streamlining processes and licence applications. Dr Kgosientso... 


Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector

Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector

18th February 2020

The mining sector has stepped up the pace to embrace digitalisation, with companies reaping the benefits from higher productivity and a more integrated work environment. Within a tough mining... 


Wescoal CEO Reginald Demana

Wescoal set to break ground at Moabsvelden

14th February 2020

Coal miner Wescoal has announced it will break ground on its greenfield project, in Moabsvelden, Mpumalanga, in February. CEO Reginald Demana on Thursday said the mine would supply three-million... 


Govt urges coal sector to step up clean-tech pace

Govt urges coal sector to step up clean-tech pace

14th February 2020

Government has assured the coal mining sector that coal will remain a vital part of South Africa’s energy mix, but has called on companies to step up the pace in adopting clean coal technologies.... 


Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke

Boost coal export efficiency as competition ramps up, says Seriti

14th February 2020

South African coal producers will need to boost efficiency as competition intensifies in coal export markets, says Mike Teke, CEO of black-owned and controlled coal mining company, Seriti... 


Vedanta sets sights on zinc, silver, iron-ore output growth

Vedanta sets sights on zinc, silver, iron-ore output growth

12th February 2020

CAPE TOWN (miningweekly.com) – Natural resources company Vedanta Resources is aiming to become the world's biggest producer of zinc, as well as to double its production of silver and increase its... 


Transnet plans to boost the volume of coal transported by rail to Eskom

Transnet plans to boost the volume of coal transported by rail to Eskom

6th February 2020

State-owned Transnet says it is planning to ramp up the amount of coal it transports by rail to power utility Eskom's power stations to 32.5-million tonnes over the next five years, starting with a... 


Tietto Minerals scoops first prize in Investment Battlefield competition

6th February 2020

Tietto Minerals, an emerging mining company in Côte D’Ivoire, has won the 2020 ‘Investment Battlefield’ competition at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. MD Mark Strizek impressed... 


Transnet’s new head promises an open door and action

Transnet’s new head promises an open door and action

5th February 2020

State-owned Transnet’s newly appointed CE Portia Derby has pledged to partner with the mining industry in an open and transparent way in a bid to boost the utility and ultimately help grow the... 


DRC to benefit from rise in global copper demand

DRC to benefit from rise in global copper demand

5th February 2020

Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines chairperson Robert Friedland is capitalising on the rising need for more copper globally, with a mission to restore the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC's)... 


South Africa's mining industry making strides in health and safety

5th February 2020

The South African mining industry is making strides in improving its health and safety performance, but more needs to be done on site, as well as off site, to keep employees safe, says the Minerals... 


Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions

5th February 2020

High-tech and global engineering group Sandvik is helping greenfield mining projects in Africa to power ahead through automation and digitalisation aimed at making mining safer and more efficient... 


Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa

Government promises to cut red tape for investors

4th February 2020

The South African government has promised investors that it is fully committed to making it easier and cheaper to do business through streamlining processes and licence applications. Dr Kgosientso... 


AngloGold's Obuasi surges ahead

3rd February 2020

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushinsky is upbeat about its Obuasi redevelopment project, in Ghana, with plans fully on track to ramp up production over the next year. AngloGoldAshanti (Ghana), a... 


Mantashe eases constraints on mining companies' ability to generate own electricity

Mantashe eases constraints on mining companies' ability to generate own electricity

3rd February 2020

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has assured mining companies in South Africa they will be able to generate their own energy to counter severe energy constraints. He also on... 


South African, Botswana coal producers outline prospects for the industry

3rd February 2020

Coal producers and market players have outlined risks and opportunities for the year ahead as more short-term contracts have been signed with Eskom, junior miners try to carve out a viable way... 


Minerals Council calls for coal advocacy group to be established

31st January 2020

The Minerals Council has called for an advocacy group to be set up in the coal sector to highlight its value to the South African economy as an industry and employer of 220 000 people across the... 


Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke

Boost coal export efficiency as competition ramps up, says Seriti

31st January 2020

South African coal producers will need to boost efficiency as competition intensifies in coal export markets, says Mike Teke, CEO of black-owned and controlled coal mining company, Seriti... 


Fallout from coronavirus expected to have a ripple effect on coal, iron-ore

Fallout from coronavirus expected to have a ripple effect on coal, iron-ore

31st January 2020

The fallout from the coronavirus in China is expected to have a ripple effect on many sectors in the Chinese economy, slow down its economic growth and impact on its coal industry and imports. Coal... 


Wescoal CEO Reginald Demana

Wescoal to break ground at Moabsvelden in February

30th January 2020

Coal miner Wescoal has announced it will break ground on its greenfield project, in Moabsvelden, Mpumalanga, in February. CEO Reginald Demana on Thursday said the mine would supply three-million... 


Govt urges coal sector to step up pace in rolling out clean technologies

Govt urges coal sector to step up pace in rolling out clean technologies

30th January 2020

Government has assured the coal mining sector that coal will remain a vital part of South Africa’s energy mix, but has called on companies to step up the pace in adopting clean coal technologies.... 


Body-worn cameras poised to change the way crime is tackled

Body-worn cameras poised to change the way crime is tackled

29th November 2019

A range of video security solutions, including body-worn cameras and an Artificial Intelligence-powered video platform, is starting to shape the way crime is tackled and scrutinised. The roll-out... 


Urgent action needed to stem the rising tide of waste

22nd November 2019

Some countries are stepping up their use of technology in the way waste is disposed of, although far more needs to be done to sort waste into streams and step up recycling worldwide, the Landfill... 


South Africa urged to overhaul waste management systems

22nd November 2019

Experts have called for changes in the way municipalities dispose of waste in South Africa, saying that up to 90% of waste goes to landfills, most of which are uncontrolled dump sites. Council for... 


US encourages African countries to import its LNG

22nd November 2019

The US is encouraging African countries to consider importing its abundant supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as it expects its production to more than double within the next few years. US... 


Total's Brulpadda discovery

Total steps up Brulpadda exploration

22nd November 2019

Integrated oil and gas company Total says it has seen renewed exploration interest by a range of partners in its Brulpadda discovery of a potential on- billion barrels of gas in the Outeniqua... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

Mantashe calls for more gas industry investment

22nd November 2019

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has urged foreign investors to invest in South Africa’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in the... 


Eskom COO sees some light at the  end the tunnel, but debt a worry

Eskom COO sees some light at the end the tunnel, but debt a worry

15th November 2019

Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer says he sees some light at the end of the Eskom tunnel as long as the utility gets financial assistance from government. He told delegates attending the Southern Africa... 


Counterfeit lithium batteries pose increased risk to aviation sector

8th November 2019

Growth in e-commerce is revolutionising trade, leading to great opportunities in the air cargo industry. At the same time, there’s a need to guard against an increased risk of counterfeit cargo,... 


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