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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe at the IPP Office on December 8
Only five solar projects advance to preferred-bidder status following latest renewables round
8th December 2022 By: Terence Creamer

In a disappointing development, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has announced the appointment of only six preferred bidders, with a combined capacity of 1 000 MW, following... 

Rooftop solar
Energy crisis driving an acceleration in renewables installations – IEA
6th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

The global energy crisis is driving an unprecedented acceleration in the installation of renewable power, with total capacity growth worldwide set to almost double in the next five years to reach 2... 

Canadian Solar to supply modules for 256 MW North West projects
6th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Solar technology group Canadian Solar has announced that its majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar had signed a 256 MW module contract with SOLA Group, the Cape Town-based independent power producer... 

A solar and wind plant
Implats issues RFI for renewable energy to be wheeled to its South African sites
25th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has issued a request for information (RFI) to buy an unspecified volume of electricity, through wheeling from renewable energy sources, for its... 

DBSA CEO Patrick Dlamini and EIB VP Ambroise Fayolle at the signing ceremony in Egypt
EIB’s €200m funding of DBSA to support 1 200 MW private renewables roll-out
11th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended a €200-million line of credit to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to support the delivery of 1 200 MW of distributed renewables... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 

A South African flag overlapping a solar field being manned by two men in yellow overalls
Private sector investments key for JET
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

As keynote speaker at the 2022 Joburg Indaba – held at the Inanda Club, in Sandton, on October 5 and 6 – Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter highlighted the mining industry’s... 

Hydrogen instrumental to decarbonisation
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

The need to decarbonise has put pressure on governments globally to move away from fossil fuels and use renewable sources of energy, says mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South... 

Wind turbines solar panels and hydrogen cells all in  one picture with a clear blue sky and green grass
Renewables implemented at mines show promise
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mining industry employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa says that, by the end of this year, mines in the country will have established the capacity and infrastructure to generate... 

Schneider Electric global marketing director Quintin McCutcheon
Schneider Electric advancing Electricity 4.0, Industry 4.0 with solutions
18th October 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

In continuing efforts to digitize its customers, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric’s connected products can communicate well with each other on its digital platforms,... 

The full ABB’s low-voltage process performance motors range all in one picture
Supplier diversifies product offerings to grow in Africa
14th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Bearings and power transmission distributor Bearings International (BI) South Africa, a member of the Hudaco group, has expanded its offerings to include low voltage motors of electric motor... 

low-voltage motor assembly line of Zest WEG Group
Major OEM commissions new low-voltage motor assembly line in Gauteng
14th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG’s South African subsidiary Zest WEG has commissioned a new assembly line for low-voltage WEG W22 IE3 and IE4 motors at the company’s corporate premises... 

Richards Bay Minerals operations
Decarbonisation underpins RBM’s move to buy solar electricity from 148 MW project
6th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Leading South African mineral sands producer Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with independent power producer Voltalia for the supply of wheeled... 

Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 

Power lines
Distributed generation investment may ‘grind to halt’ if Eskom's retail tariff reforms are implemented 'overnight'
3rd October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Economic and energy advisory company Meridian Economics is warning that the immediate implementation of Eskom’s proposed retail tariff plan could severely disincentivise investment into the large... 

NUM asks that Eskom board restructuring includes public participation
28th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has welcomed Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s plan to restructure and reconstitute the board of State-owned power utility Eskom. The Minister... 

Miner contributes to achieving net zero economy
23rd September 2022

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) is embedded into gold miner Harmony Gold’s business strategy to earn credibility, remain competitive and contribute to achieving a net-zero... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 

MacLean Engineering Africa GM John-Paul Theunissen
MacLean Engineering advancing fleet electrification in Africa
13th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Mining equipment provider MacLean Engineering intends to build the next 50 years of Maclean mining vehicle innovation on the three pillars of electrification, automation and digitalisation. The... 

Ironveld’s Rustenberg smelter to go offgrid with hybrid power plant
12th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Project development and engineering teams from energy solutions company Enernet Global have been working closely with iron-ore company Ironveld to develop an optimised hybrid power plant that will... 

Image of ABB product marketing director Ettienne Delport
Firm displays sustainable solution at MINE-ENTRA
9th September 2022

Global technology leader in electrical distribution and management ABB exhibited its safe, smart and sustainable solutions through its channel partner in Zimbabwe at MINE-ENTRA 2022 in Bulawayo... 

MD Kudzai Nyangoni
Howden sees steady increase in greenlit projects
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The market has been responding favourably to industrial equipment supplier James Howden Holdings’ integrated solutions, with a steady increase in the number of proposals that have been submitted... 

A photo of Trafo's equipment
Trafo’s flexibility on show at Electra Mining
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Owing to the individual nature of mines, a one-size-fits-all solution is often unfeasible. With that in mind, dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions will use Electra Mining Africa... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Draft regulations removing licensing cap for distributed generators released for comment
2nd September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has published for public comment proposed changes to South Africa’s electricity regulations, exempting distributed generation facilities of any... 

Sasol building
Sasol, Itochu sign MoU to develop green ammonia industry
2nd September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Global chemicals and energy company Sasol and Japanese trading group Itochu have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly study and develop the market and supply chain for green... 

Before developing manufacturing capacity locally, Zest WEG endeavours to understand the end-users’ needs first
Motor manufacturer helping to reduce load on grid
2nd September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

In focusing on energy efficiency, Zest WEG, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is helping the South African mining industry reduce its load on the country’s fragile... 

Dry-type transformers comply with class F1 fire certification, meaning that, in the case of a fire, they do not exacerbate the fire or release harmful emissions
Transformers to be installed at local gold mine
2nd September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Gauteng dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is on track to supply three transformers to a local underground gold mining operation for commissioning this month, despite the... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter
South African energy issues need joint effort - Minerals Council
1st September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

South Africa’s energy conundrum will require a concerted effort by both industry and government, the Minerals Council South Africa said. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of... 

Pic of KonNx product with South African flag overlay
KonNx portfolio ensures constant connection, safety
26th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

In an effort to ensure constant connection between power cables, the relevant equipment and electricity, high voltage cable coupler manufacturer KonNx designs, manufactures and distributes high and... 

Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and Merafe FD Ditabe Chocho.
Plans progressing for 744 MW energy for alloys business – Merafe
23rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Construction of the Swedish Stirling plant that converts off-gas to electricity will take place at the Lion ferrochrome smelter near Steelport starting in the second half of this year, Merafe... 

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