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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

Sosimple Energy provides cheap, clean energy that reduces electricity costs
Sosimple Energy provides cheap, clean energy that reduces electricity costs
23rd August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Clean energy provider Sosimple Energy is protecting businesses in South Africa against rising electricity prices, helping them to save money through its solar installation offerings. The offering,... 

Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 

Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a... 

Renergen, CEF one step further in advancing agreement for Virginia gas project
10th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s Central Energy Fund (CEF) has completed its due diligence on its R1-billion investment in emerging integrated energy producer Renergen’s Virginia gas project. Marking a major step... 

Eskom head office at Megawatt Park
Eskom makes case for major overhaul of retail tariff structure in submission to regulator
8th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has submitted a tariff restructuring application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in which the utility is proposing a major overhaul of the prevailing retail tariff... 

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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up... 

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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A radical ramp-up of renewable energy and green hydrogen capacity will be needed by 2040 to take South Africa towards a net-zero climate change commitment, the Coal & Energy Transition Day heard on... 

Anglo American's nuGen truck.
World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the... 

IPP Office head Bernard Magoro addressing the Bidders Conference
Eskom confirms strong flow of grid-connection applications for Bid Window 6 of renewables programme
7th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom’s Grid Access Unit reports that it has received payments for 179 cost estimate letters, or CELs, and has issued 53 such letters, following the April 6 issuance of a request for proposals... 

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Pensana to use offshore wind to produce ‘ultra-low carbon’ magnet metal
7th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Pensana has signed a letter of intent with Yorkshire Energy Park (Yep) which ensures access to between 4 MW and 10 MW of low-carbon electricity. Pensana will use the low-cost and... 

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Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption
1st July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating... 

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Energy transition highlighted at Indaba
24th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the energy transition in mining having been topical at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, advisory firm Deloitte participated in discussions such as self-generation opportunities... 

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Decarbonisation strategies necessary for mining
24th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global climate consultancy the Carbon Trust attended this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, and supported a World Bank Climate-Smart Mining Initiative round table event. Carbon Trust... 

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
Eskom signs battery contracts with Pinggao and Hyosung as part of R11bn roll-out
22nd June 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom has confirmed that it has awarded battery energy storage system (BESS) contracts to two suppliers for projects with a combined capacity of 199 MW/833 MWh. CEO... 

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African diamond sector set for strong growth
17th June 2022

With China being Africa’s, and South Africa’s, most important trading partner, the Asian superpower’s expected economic slowdown in coming years is a cause for concern, unless these economies can... 

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Venetia aims to address shortages
17th June 2022

Following the protests over water shortages in Musina last month, a meeting was convened between the Musina local municipality, the Vhembe district municipality and diamond miner De Beers’ Venetia... 

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ESG provides profitable returns from smart capital allocation – analyst
15th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) frameworks not only help businesses and the communities in which they operate but can also generate positive returns as mining companies reduce operating... 

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Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa (Pty) Ltd
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