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Rebecca Campbell

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Local sustainable aviation fuel production will yield enviro, socioeconomic benefits – WWF SA

20th May 2022 A report compiled for the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (better known as WWF SA) has concluded that the local production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) would bring major economic and social, as well as environmental, benefits to the country. The report was compiled by the Council... 

Necsa starts process to replace venerable Safari-1 reactor

13th May 2022 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has, with the approval of Cabinet, started the process that should result in it acquiring a new nuclear research reactor, to replace its current Safari-1 research reactor. The new reactor, dubbed the multipurpose reactor (MPR), would, like... 

Zambian energy crisis opening way to clean energy for the country and its mines

12th May 2022 The energy crisis in Zambia had created a situation in which the country could combine increasing its electricity generation capacity with a simultaneous transition to low-carbon renewable energy sources. This was pointed out to Mining Weekly Online by Zambian State-owned group ZCCM Investments... 

Minerals Council assures it has a strong focus on safety and health in the mining industry

11th May 2022 The Minerals Council South Africa gave a strong assurance, at a media briefing at the Mining Indaba 2022 conference in Cape Town on Wednesday, that it was acting to halt and reverse the regression in mine safety in South Africa that had taken place over the past three or so years. “Nearly half of... 

Innovative technologies being developed in SA and Scandinavia to increase mining’s sustainability

10th May 2022 Innovative technologies to help the mining and minerals processing sectors transition to low-carbon operations and sustainability were the topic at a business breakfast hosted by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, in Cape Town, on Tuesday. The event was held on the fringes of the... 

DRC seeking to encourage investment in mining and local beneficiation

10th May 2022 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde has stressed his government’s commitment to responsibly managing the country’s mineral resources, facilitating investment in mining and promoting local minerals beneficiation. He was addressing the Mining Indaba 2022... 

Minerals Council president urges miners to be uncompromising on safety and be inclusive

10th May 2022 Minerals Council of South Africa president Nolitha Fakude has urged South African mining companies to bring their environmental, social and corporate governance (better known as ESG) policies, programmes and reporting into line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was... 

Zambian President calls on African leaders to act, not talk, regarding economic development

9th May 2022 Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has called for African countries to exploit their resources “properly, strategically and cleverly”. He was delivering a keynote address at the first day of the Mining Indaba 2022 conference in Cape Town, on Monday. “This calls for deliberate efforts on the... 

Mantashe highlights importance and opportunity of mining in Africa

9th May 2022 South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has stressed the need for mining to be used to achieve wider economic development across Africa. He was delivering one of the keynote addresses on the first day of the Mining Indaba 2022 conference in Cape Town. “We must... 

Airbus concludes wind tunnel tests on nature-mimicking wing design

6th May 2022 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has announced that it has completed wind-tunnel testing of its new wing technology demonstrator, the eXtra Performance Wing. This is part of the group’s programme to rapidly test and accelerate the development of new technologies to decarbonise the... 

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