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Kibo increases Mozambique land holding to expand energy projects
12th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

Africa-focused energy company Kibo Energy has acquired 345 ha of land adjacent to its Benga power plant project, in Mozambique's Tete province. Alongside hosting a 150 MW to 300 MW thermal power... 

CEF fills all vacant CEO positions for group companies
11th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

Having not had permanent CEOs since 2014, the Central Energy Fund (CEF) has now filled the position of group CEO, as well as all vacant CEO positions at its group companies, in particular at the... 

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Matashe during virtual media conference.
Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister
16th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

All mining operations, excluding collieries supplying Eskom which have been permitted to operate at full capacity throughout national lockdown, may now resume at 50% capacity during the remaining... 

Glencore provides electricity for 300 households
Glencore provides electricity for 300 households
14th April 2020 By: Donna Slater

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore recently completed an electrification project where it assisted South African power utility Eskom to provide electricity access to 300 households... 

The current energy situation in Tanzania has ensured that renting solutions from Aggreko is beneficial
Company provides flexible power for Tanzanian mines
10th April 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining companies in Tanzania continue face the challenge of ensuring continuous and stable power to their operations, and that their carbon footprint is reduced. Global energy services provider... 

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Wärtsilä to help deliver hybrid power solution for Saudi Arabia gold mine
8th April 2020 By: Donna Slater

Energy technology group Wärtsilä will supply the equipment, as well as engineering and technical advisory services for a 44 MW hybrid power plant to be installed at the Mansourah & Massarah gold... 


As a country, we’re evolving and trying to get our energy mix right, so we are dependent on coal and will still be for a while
Coal remains vital to energy mix
27th March 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite increased regulatory pressure regarding the environmental impacts of its mining, storage and use in power generation, coal is still essential to the local energy mix, says engineering... 


These interconnected UPS systems, with Ethernet and RS232 connectivity, can be controlled or remotely managed and monitored from the control station
Coal supplier receives UPS systems
27th March 2020

Mining system solutions supplier Becker Mining South Africa has delivered 12 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to a local coal mine to enhance safety and prevent unnecessary downtime.... 


Coal-fired power will continue to fundamentally underpin of the growth of the local economy for the foreseeable future
Sector rich in opportunities, despite recent trends
27th March 2020

In South Africa, as well as globally, there has been a trend towards renewable energy sources and away from thermal coal. Empowered coal miner Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke states that, as the... 

Eskom’s Kusile power station’s use of the wet flue gas desulphurisation technology ensures lower
Industry reaction to Minister’s call for higher levels of clean-coal investment
27th March 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

There is much scepticism domestically and internationally about the potential for clean-coal technology (CCT). In South Africa, however, there has been an amplification in recent months of calls... 

Resgen shareholders advised to vote by proxy on Boikarabelo coal project
26th March 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Energy resources company Resource Generation (Resgen) is considering alternative arrangements for its extraordinary general meeting (EGM), which had been scheduled for April 7, in Australia. The... 

South Africa's Eskom says coal stocks healthy ahead of lockdown
South Africa's Eskom says coal stocks healthy ahead of lockdown
25th March 2020 By: Reuters

South African power utility Eskom said on Wednesday that coal stocks at its power stations were healthy, with at least 20 days of supplies at all stations, before a nationwide lockdown over the... 

Kibo puts ‘business continuity programme’ in place amid Covid-19 pandemic
24th March 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Africa-focussed Kibo Energy has put a business continuity programme in place to protect its employees while ensuring the safe operation of the company amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This has resulted... 

The industry faces challenges to reduce emissions given associated financial implications, including the impact on capital and operational efficiency
Policy crucial to decarbonisation
20th March 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

The local mining industry, while dealing with challenges stemming from production decline over the past few years, is witnessing an evolving regulatory landscape, particularly with the development... 

Amplats suffers processing setback; China's appetite for FCEVs grows
Amplats suffers processing setback; China's appetite for FCEVs grows
12th March 2020

This week Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks details about the production base for South Africa’s high-flying platinum group metals (PGMs), PGMs mining and marketing company Anglo American... 

The Draft Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill has received positive comments
Minister skates over issues in speech
28th February 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The various proverbial “elephants in the room” of the South African mining sector were not addressed by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe when he delivered his speech at the 2020... 

LIGHT IT UP The Aggreko power project at Banro Resources
Mines’ demand for hybrid energy increases
28th February 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

As the mining industry is continuously striving for sustainable extraction – and with high electricity costs and environmental impact as key factors – power provider Aggreko has seen increased... 

Glencore's ferrochrome smelter, in Lydenburg
Glencore to harness heat energy from residual flare gas to generate electricity at Lydenburg smelter
21st February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Glencore Operations South Africa (GOSA) on Tuesday signed an energy conversion service agreement with clean-tech company Swedish Stirling. Swedish Stirling will install, operate and maintain an... 

 Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
Bushveld sees battery storage potential beyond EVs
17th February 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

While the energy transition is gaining a lot of traction, integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo laments that the battery storage narrative is “still dominated... 

The Gold Fields CEO and congress keynote speaker committed to reducing emissions by 800 000 t from 2017 to 2020
New focus implies decarbonisation assent
14th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

In its seventh year, the 2019 Energy and Mines World Congress marked a “historic shift in conversations about energy in mining”, says Energy and Mines director Adrienne Baker. 

In 2015, the Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting energy recovery plant was inducted into the South African Innovation Awards' Hall of Fame
Mines need energy alternatives
14th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Although South African mines are not yet ready to fully adopt renewable energy, they are desperate for a reliable and cost-effective alternative to State-owned power utility Eskom’s monopoly, says... 

With solar, you are able to create resilient plans because the sun will be highly predictable over the next 20 to 25 years
Solar price signifies renewables’ viability
14th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Although renewables were perceived as expensive a decade ago, the same cannot be said today, says energy company Abengoa. The sentiment that renewable energy is unreliable and provides power only... 

Integrated approach can ease load-shedding risks
14th February 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa’s industry bears the brunt of devastating power cuts, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is encouraging mining companies to... 

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Anglo’s Cutifani stresses the need for sustainable mining
3rd February 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Despite mining’s contribution to almost every aspect of modern life, the industry is still seen as an industry “that takes more than it gives”, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani lamented in his... 

Policy certainty, load-shedding and illegal mining top of mind ahead of the Mining Indaba
30th January 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

With mining considered to be in an endless state of uncertainty in South Africa, EY Africa director and partner Khethiwe Cebekulu has named four key areas that need to be addressed by the Mineral... 

Zest WEG has spent R25-million on skills development over the past three years
Celebrating 40 years of building local capacity
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The establishment of motor and controls manufacturer WEG in a remote area of southern Brazil in 1961 prepared its South African subsidiary, Zest WEG Group, for its localisation journey. WEG has a... 

South Africa needs to address its power supply crisis by implementing more energy efficient solutions on an industrial level
Efficiency focus can ease demand on Eskom
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has engaged local entities as well as the Embassy of Brazil to hold a roundtable in South Africa on energy... 

Edenville raises £700 000
23rd January 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Aim-listed Edenville Energy has completed its fundraising, securing the necessary working capital to meet the current contracted production demands of up to 12 000 t of washed coal a month from its... 

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Power cuts take their toll on Amplats’ output
23rd January 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Power outages implemented by State-owned power utility Eskom continued to negatively impact on precious metals miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) platinum-group metals (PGMs) production for... 

Lithium interest skyrockets, but battery advancements could leave mineral behind
20th January 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Lithium interest has skyrocketed on the back of demand created by the battery industry, and while the mineral “shows no signs of slowing down”, analytics and consultant company GlobalData says that... 

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