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SA’s green energy outlook for 2022
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

With a background in electrical engineering, “a knack for business, and a passion for sustainability”, Norwegian global renewables company Scatec Southern Africa GM Jan Fourie has specialised in... 

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Miner’s transition plan to benefit all stakeholders
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

As part of diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s development of renewable-energy projects, the miner has created an Infrastructure for Impact programme to benefit all its relevant stakeholders... 

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Miner to build climate-change-resilient businesses
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Environmental, social and corporate governance is central to diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s strategy, and guides the company in how it operates and generates shared value for its... 

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Eskom to release Mpumalanga land to catalyse investments in sub-100 MW renewables projects
15th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced that Eskom is preparing to release land in the coal-rich Mpumalanga province for sub-100 MW distributed electricity projects that can now be... 

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Platinum demand from electrolysers likely to be between one- and two-million ounces over next 15 years
8th December 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Electrolyser markets could grow from almost nothing today to one quarter of 1 TW by 2030, and over 3 TW by 2050, to meet the demand for fossil-fuel free green hydrogen, according to a recent... 

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Nersa gears up to release consultation paper on Eskom’s latest revenue application
6th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper on December 8 alongside Eskom’s fifth multiyear price determination application (MYPD5), which covers the... 

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Nersa ordered by court to decide Eskom’s 2022/23 tariff by Feb 25
3rd December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Judge Jody Kollapen has ordered that Eskom’s revenue application for the 2022/23 financial year be decided by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) by February 25 and that it be... 

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Judge to rule next week on latest Eskom-Nersa legal wrangle
1st December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Judge Jody Kollapen has reserved judgment in Eskom’s application to have the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) rejection of its latest revenue application set aside as... 

NextSource signs power supply contract for Madagascar graphite mine
24th November 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner NextSource has awarded a 20-year power supply contract to independent power producer CrossBoundary Energy to supply solar and thermal power to the Molo graphite mine operations, in... 

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Minerals Council members could deliver up to 3 900 MW of supplementary electricity supply
23rd November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Minerals Council South Africa member companies could deliver up to 3 900 MW of renewable energy projects worth an estimated R60-billion, which, if built, would relieve pressure on State-owned power... 

China withdraws funding from Limpopo 3 GW SEZ power project
18th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Chinese government has confirmed that the country will no longer be funding a new 3 GW coal-fired power plant in the planned Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MM-SEZ) in South Africa’s... 

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Mining sector looking toward hydrogen, battery storage to decarbonise
10th November 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The global energy landscape is changing amid a rush to net-zero emissions by 2050, and renewable energy is going from strength to strength, with these projects having captured nearly 50% of all new... 

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Procurement rules and liquidity constraints hold back Eskom’s maintenance roll-out
9th November 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Liquidity constraints and procurement problems continue to impede Eskom’s reliability maintenance recovery (RMR) programme, with CEO Andre de Ruyter reporting that South Africa’s public procurement... 

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Nersa to oppose Eskom’s move to have MYPD5 rejection set aside
28th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has notified the Gauteng division of the High Court that it will oppose Eskom’s application to have the regulator’s decision to reject the... 

From left to right: Jan Oberholzer, Segomoco Scheppers, Phillip Dukashe and Monde Bala at the Eskom State of the System briefing. CEO Andre de Ruyter was not present as he was travelling to the COP26 climate talks
Diesel and load-shedding feature in summer outlook as Eskom's maintenance recovery takes longer than envisaged
25th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom says its reliability maintenance recovery (RMR) interventions have not yet succeeded in stabilising the performance of its unpredictable coal fleet and that... 

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Eskom to jointly develop solar projects with Exxaro, Seriti
25th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Coal miners Exxaro and Seriti Resources are joining forces with State-owned power utility Eskom to jointly develop renewable energy projects. The landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed... 

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How South Africa plans to secure backing for its ‘Just Transition Financing Facility’ at COP26
21st October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa aims to meet with other governments and multilateral finance institutions on the sidelines of the upcoming COP26 gathering to progress talks on raising concessional funding, in phases,... 

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Bushveld Minerals enters fourth quarter on solid footing
21st October 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Aim-listed integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals achieved a 19% quarter-on-quarter increase in production for the third quarter, which the company said was underpinned by... 

Eskom CFO Calib Cassim, who deposed the  founding affidavit, speaking at a previous Nersa hearing
Eskom seeks urgent court order to have 2022/23 tariff application adjudicated by Nersa
15th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom has approached the Gauteng High Court to have the regulator’s recent decision to reject its revenue application for the period 2022/23 to 2024/25 set aside for... 

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Electricity wheeling can reduce load-shedding risk if legal, technical uncertainties are addressed
15th October 2021 By: Donna Slater

Tariffs and the legal framework governing the wheeling of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs), which are taking advantage of the recently declared 100 MW licence threshold, will be... 

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Innovation brings benefits and poses challenges
8th October 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Integrating technological innovation into mining industry practices can result in reduced costs, increased productivity and improved worker safety. However, it also presents an unexpected... 

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Cooperation crucial to West African development – law firm
8th October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Amid opportunities for mining and the availability of substantial human resources in West Africa, cooperation between the public and private sectors can help grow mining in the region. This... 

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Anglo progressing with decarbonisation, sustainability endeavours – Cutifani
7th October 2021 By: Donna Slater

Diversified major Anglo American continues to take steps to usher in hydrogen-powered machinery, as well as to roll out renewable energy at its global operations as a means of improving its... 

Holistic approach needed to achieve a just transition, says panel
7th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects often related to solving issues in an area or country, thinking is starting to shift away from managing the Covid-19 crisis and vaccine... 

Thyssenkrupp, Wismut to study potential to repurpose old South African gold mines for energy storage
6th October 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified industrial group Thyssenkrupp Uhde South Africa and German uranium mining company Wismut have been appointed to execute a prefeasibility study for a renewable underground pumped... 

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Global metals, mining demand ‘tepid at best’ – WoodMac
6th October 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

With the global metals and mining markets having faltered under the weight of Covid-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns, demand outside of China was “tepid at best and in freefall at worst”, says global... 

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ABB secures integrated automation, power system order for Gold Fields' Salares Norte mine
27th September 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial technologies multinational ABB will provide six electrical rooms and an integrated digital system solution based on the ABB Ability 800xA distributed control system (DCS) to  gold miner... 

Kibo progresses funding for UK waste gasification, power plant acquisition
23rd September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Renewable energy focused developer Kibo Energy is now in receipt of formal term sheets for the funding required to buy a 54.54% interest in the MWe Billingham waste gasification and power plant in... 

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Exxaro, Cennergi developing 70 MW solar project in Lephalale
22nd September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources’ renewable energy subsidiary, Cennergi, will develop the 70 MW Lephalale solar project to supply the Grootegeluk coal mine, near Lephalale, Limpopo. The group... 

Coal industry needs to acknowledge ‘just transition’, says Exxaro CEO-designate
22nd September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Considering the polarising views on the coal industry’s importance, diversified mining and energy company Exxaro Resources CEO-designate Dr Nombasa Tsengwa believes the industry must acknowledge... 

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