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Implats’ JV Makgomo plant unaffected by community protests

5th April 2023

Chrome has been piling up at the Makgomo chrome plant, in Burgersfort, Limpopo, as some residents and business forums from surrounding communities have been camping out at the operation’s entrance... 

Mpumalanga issued directive by national govt to step up efforts to break coal dependency

24th February 2023

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government is, in partnership with the Presidential Climate Commission, the Climate Investment Fund and the World Bank, exploring plans to diversify local economic... 

SAHRC blames former mine owners for illegal mining activities

5th August 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) blames former mine owners for illegal mining activities. This comes as recent instances of crime have again highlighted the extent of illegal... 

Mpumalanga considering green economy opportunities

13th July 2022

The Mpumalanga province is considering steps to diversify its economy away from its reliance on coal mining and coal-fired power generation and to promote the green economy, particularly in... 

Informal settlements near North West mining areas to be upgraded

24th June 2022

Informal settlements in the mining areas around the Bojanala and Dr Kenneth Kaunda districts, in the North West, will soon be upgraded as the provincial Department of Human Settlements sets out to... 

Harmony employees contribute R1m worth of donations in response to KNZ flood disasters

14th June 2022

Employees at Harmony Gold's operations, in the Free State, have pledged R1-million worth of donations to the KwaZulu-Natal government in response to the recent floods that left over 7 600 people... 

NUM frustrated at exclusion from Mpumalanga energy summit

26th May 2022

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed its frustration at not having been invited to participate in a two-day energy summit held in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, earlier this week. The... 

DWS stresses commitment to Phase 2 of the Vaal Gamagara Water Supply Scheme

20th May 2022

The Northern Cape stands to benefit to the tune of R10-billion when Phase 2 of the Vaal Gamagara Water Supply Scheme (VGWSS) is implemented, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has... 

ZAC instructed to expand water sampling following slurry material spill into river

7th January 2022

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, EDTEA, has instructed Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), to expand its water monitoring sampling points... 

Hydrogen can contribute over 20% of global carbon abatement by 2050

3rd November 2021

Hydrogen can provide the lowest-cost decarbonisation solution for over a fifth of final energy demand by mid-century – contributing a cumulative reduction of 80 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2),... 

Sasol partners with Mpumalanga govt, launches five-day vaccination drive

26th July 2021

Energy and chemicals company Sasol's Secunda operations has, in partnership with the Mpumalanga government, launched a five-day Covid-19 vaccination drive, starting on July 26. This formed part of... 

Sasol joins the Hydrogen Council

22nd July 2021

Chemicals and energy company Sasol has joined the Hydrogen Council, with the aim to help secure the future of hydrogen in South Africa The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative consisting... 

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RBM to resume operations, to reserve 50% of general worker jobs for community members

9th July 2021

Mineral sands miner Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has agreed to reserve 50% of its currently available general worker jobs for members of the Sokhulu community. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala... 

Private sector contributes R70m towards fight against gender-based violence and femicide

5th February 2021

Diversified miner Anglo American, financial services provider Absa and automotive manufacturer Ford have contributed a collective R70-million to support government's fight against gender-based... 


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