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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 mining taking place in parts of the country, as well as the criminal behaviour that stems from these... 

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 relation to climate-resilient agriculture, Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane said on July 13. During a trade... 

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 fast-track upgrades. The expanding informal settlements are close to mining areas and mainly house... 

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 homeless. The donations included 200 mattresses, 283 blankets, 130 pillows, 242 fitted sheets,... 

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 union says the Mpumalanga government had undermined it as a key stakeholder in the just energy... 

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 announced. The construction of the bulk water supply project is critical to both the mining sector and... 

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 beyond the initial four areas that it had identified. EDTEA MEC Ravi Pillay on January 6 said this was... 

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), the Hydrogen Council's CEO Coalition has told delegates attending COP26, in Glasgow. To achieve that... 

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 the preparation for the operations' upcoming annual maintenance shutdown taking place from August 30... 

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 of more than 120 companies from across the hydrogen value chain, with a united vision and long-term... 

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