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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Proposed regulation lifting ‘embedded generation’ licence-exemption cap to 10 MW released for comment
23rd April 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released, for public comment, an amendment to the Electricity Regulation Act, proposing an increase in the licensing-exemption threshold for... 


Energy expert writes to government calling for overhaul of RMIPPPP ahead of July financial close
Energy expert writes to government calling for overhaul of RMIPPPP ahead of July financial close
19th April 2021 By: Terence Creamer

An energy expert has written to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) and the Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office to highlight the expensive shortcomings of the Risk... 


Kibo advances Benga power project with Mozambique energy utility
12th April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Africa-focused Kibo Energy and its local joint venture (JV) partners have agreed on the next steps towards the ultimate finalisation of a power purchase agreement (PPA) at the company’s Benga power... 


Opportunities for mines to decarbonise and South Africa's coal exports to China make headlines
Opportunities for mines to decarbonise and South Africa's coal exports to China make headlines
12th March 2021

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Royal Bafokeng Platinum's proposed plans to generate its own electricity; China having become the largest importer of South African coal; and the... 


Danakali enthused by wind, solar potential for geothermally-endowed Colluli project
10th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

ASX- and LSE-listed potash developer Danakali, in evaluating the potential of incorporating renewable energy into its 100%-owned Colluli sulphate of potash (SoP) project, in Eritrea, reports early... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe sees new industries emerging from South Africa’s renewables-led drive to boost electricity supply
3rd March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s move to increase electricity generation capacity provided a “unique opportunity” for the development of new industries, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said this... 


Energy Regulator approves 40 MW solar licence for Gold Fields' South Deep
Energy Regulator approves 40 MW solar licence for Gold Fields' South Deep
25th February 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) announced on Thursday that the Energy Regulator, at its meeting held on February 25, approved the issuance of a generation licence for a 40 MW... 


PIC now owns 15% of Exxaro’s shares
22nd February 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has increased its shareholding in coal and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources to just over 15.13%, the company announced on February 22.... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
17th February 2021

This week: Vision Blue helping world to achieve green dream with high-return prospects for investors; Alluvial diamond miners outline way to save fast-shrinking industry; And, Generator supplier... 


The Komati power station
Eskom could launch bidding for repurposing and repowering of Komati within two months
16th February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned power utility Eskom is preparing a pioneering request for proposals (RFP) for the repowering and repurposing of the Komati power station, in Mpumalanga, which is among the first four... 


LIKING LITHIUM
Lithium holds great potential for Africa's mineral sector and the global energy sector
‘Green’ trend an opportunity for mining
12th February 2021

Africa’s minerals sector should “seize the opportunities presented by the global transition towards green energy”, experts noted during a virtual webinar on the future of mining in Africa,... 


SOLID START
The mounting structures supplied by Valso allow for a quick and secure installation
Company delivers solar mounting structures to mine
12th February 2021

Solar equipment supplier Valsa Trading announced that it supplied its locally designed and manufactured solar photovoltaic (PV) ground mounting structures to a large mine in the Northern Cape in... 


SUM IT UP
The Sustainable Underground Mining future mine project sums up the aspirations of the mining sector in regards to sustainable mining
Positive progress at ‘mine of the future’
12th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

Global automation company ABB says operators at the Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM) future mine project, have been able to make use of new remote technological systems implemented by the... 


GENERATING MOTIVATION
The Motivator mobile generator allows for on site power supply at a mine
Generator supplier completing two orders
12th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

International power generator supplier Cummins has recently commissioned one mining site and is in the process of commissioning a further site where both system monitoring and control philosophies,... 


Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) Africa Group global co-chairperson Peter Leon
Leon calls on Ramaphosa to announce key changes for mining, energy sectors
11th February 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Following the Covid-19 pandemic’s “devastating impact” on the South African economy, it is “critical” that President Cyril Ramaphosa identifies what measures the South African government will... 


South Deep
Nersa subcommittee recommends approval of 40 MW Gold Fields solar licence
8th February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) electricity subcommittee has recommended that the Energy Regulator approves Gold Fields’ high-profile licence application for a 40 MW solar... 


Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
De Ruyter backs call for lifting of licensing cap on distributed generators to 50 MW
2nd February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says the State-owned utility is fully supportive of moves by large customers to develop distributed generation plants to power their operations, as well as growing calls... 


Embedded generation dynamics shifting from ‘buyer’s to seller’s market’
Embedded generation dynamics shifting from ‘buyer’s to seller’s market’
2nd February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Market dynamics for embedded generation projects in South Africa have shifted materially over the past 12 months as an increasing number of mines and power-heavy industrial firms moved to install... 


SIMON ANDREWS
The uptake of battery technology in Africa in its uptake will not be driven by legislation as it is in Europe
Africa’s battery potential remains untapped
29th January 2021 By: Darren Parker

Africa’s mining sector holds significant untapped potential for battery-powered equipment, which original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions aims to explore, says... 


Evaluation of emergency-power bids ‘by February’, with renewables bidding to open in ‘first quarter’
Evaluation of emergency-power bids ‘by February’, with renewables bidding to open in ‘first quarter’
25th January 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The evaluation of the 28 bids received under South Africa’s Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) is anticipated to be concluded by February 2021, the IPP... 


Raising distributed-generation licensing threshold to 50 MW would unlock at least 5 000 MW in five years, survey shows
Raising distributed-generation licensing threshold to 50 MW would unlock at least 5 000 MW in five years, survey shows
20th January 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Lifting the licensing threshold for distributed-generation projects to 50 MW or higher could unlock an estimated 5 000 MW of additional capacity in five years and go a long way to rapidly easing... 


Exxaro appoints independent nonexecutive director
15th January 2021 By: Donna Slater

Diversified miner Exxaro’s board of directors has approved the appointment of independent nonexecutive director Chanda Nxumalo, effective February 1. She has 15 years of experience in the... 


M&R subsidiary Clough secures Waitsia Stage 2 construction, engineering contract
11th January 2021 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts reports that its subsidiary, construction and engineering company Clough, has been awarded a A$400-million contract for an... 


Net-zero emissions commitments hold benefits, but also downsides, for miners
6th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Miners are targeting massive carbon reductions over the next 10 to 15 years on the path to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, with equity research company Jefferies warning that this implies... 


Standard Bank publishes climate-change-mitigating fossil fuels financing policy
Standard Bank publishes climate-change-mitigating fossil fuels financing policy
10th December 2020 By: Donna Slater

Financial services company Standard Bank Group has published its Fossil Fuels Financing Policy (FFFP) as part of its efforts to improve its management of environmental, social and governance (ESG)... 


WGC climate change director John Mulligan
Report highlights gold mining’s opportunity to achieve net-zero carbon targets
9th December 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

More action is needed over the next decade if net-zero carbon targets are to be feasible, the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest report, titled ‘Gold and Climate Change: The Energy Transition’,... 


Inframid says mines’ energy liabilities can be transformed into assets
Inframid says mines’ energy liabilities can be transformed into assets
7th December 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since the 2008 energy crisis, mines have responded by implementing energy reduction tactics such as shifting loads to off peak periods, switching to more efficient equipment and implementing better... 


Public hearing participant questions Nersa mandate in evolving electricity market
4th December 2020 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa was outdated, and regulation changes were needed to bring it in line with current trends, the only respondent to public hearings into gold miner Gold... 


South Deep mine
Nersa to host public hearing on Gold Fields' South Deep solar plant application
25th November 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

NYSE- and JSE-listed Gold Fields’ South Deep mining operation has lodged an application with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for an electricity generation licence for a... 


Anglo American business improvement projects head and Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) incoming chairperson Petro du Pisani
Amplats’ Viljoen, Harmony’s Lekubo listed among world’s top 100 women in mining
19th November 2020 By: Donna Slater

Volunteer nonprofit organisation Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) on November 19 released its biennial 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100) edition, which features a number of South Africa... 


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