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Exxaro Resources' Grootgeluk processing plant
Exxaro secures Nersa registration for 80 MW solar project at its Grootegeluk coal mine
13th June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified mining and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cennergi has confirmed the successful registration of the 80 MW Lephalale Solar Project (LSP) by the... 

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New report outlines strategy for ending load-shedding by early 2024, but delivery hinges on ‘substantial political will’
13th June 2022 By: Terence Creamer

A comprehensive strategy for drastically reducing, or even eliminating, the scourge of rotational power cuts in South Africa by early 2024 has been outlined in a new public-interest report... 

Nedbank CIB facilitates R10bn loan to realise Harmony’s renewable energy goal
10th June 2022 By: Donna Slater

Nedbank, acting through its corporate and investment banking (CIB) division, has coordinated and structured an innovative financing solution for Harmony Gold to enable the miner to refinance and... 

Firm part of offshore project
10th June 2022

Global leader and reference in heavy lifting and engineered transport Sarens, in a press release released in May, reaffirmed its position as an important partner in large-scale projects, citing its... 

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Hybrid energy system benefits mine, indicates sustainable momentum
10th June 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The approval of a solar and battery system at miner Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite operation, in Mozambique, reflects an ongoing shift in the African mining sector towards sustainability,... 

Independent energy analyst Clyde Mallinson
Here’s one idea for ending load-shedding within two years
9th June 2022 By: Terence Creamer

As Eskom consults a range of experts to assess potential solutions for resolving the load-shedding crisis, independent energy analyst Clyde Mallinson has a proposal that he believes will end... 

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Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds
8th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Like all other key industries, mining is having to advance along a net-zero path as part of the global decarbonisation drive. Gone are the days when innovation and financial improvement can be sold... 

A copper cast Lander chute with tapoholes used in a flash furnace to skim slag off molten copper
Copper furnace component supply in final stage
3rd June 2022 By: Halima Frost

South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has shipped the last of three batches of copper furnace components to a metal smelting and recycling firm, in Germany. The third and... 

A large-scale solar farm
Nersa to implement Operation Vulindlela recommendation to drop PPA as 100 MW registration requirement
26th May 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has confirmed that it will implement the Operation Vulindlela recommendation that power purchase agreements (PPAs) should not be a requirement... 

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Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years, world webinar hears
26th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years if need be, giving it the potential to become a universal energy carrier in the same way as oil is now but without the... 

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Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead
25th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The proof-of-concept of the platinum group metals-boosted advanced alkaline electrolyser – the AAE ­– has been successfully completed by Hydrox Holdings of Randburg in a pioneering achievement that... 

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Nersa confirms registration of first two 100 MW projects
23rd May 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has confirmed the registration of the first two 100 MW projects following the August 2021 amendment of Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation... 

IPP Office head Bernard Magoro
IPP Office head says stakeholder alignment key to regular, investment-promoting procurement rhythm
17th May 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The head of South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office believes that improved stakeholder management and alignment are key to overcoming delays to the introduction of urgently required... 

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Godongwana says work under way to unblock R54bn embedded generation pipeline
13th May 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana reports that work is under way with the private sector to unblock the remaining obstacles to investment of about R54-billion in embedded generation projects.... 

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Trident’s lithium-powered locomotives engendering benefits for mining operations
13th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Original-equipment manufacturer Trident SA has diversified its offering and is now providing lithium-powered batteries for locomotives used by global mining operations. During a visit to the... 

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SRK Consulting assisting clients with technological evolution of mining
11th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

While original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) tend to drive the technological evolution of mining equipment toward lower-carbon options, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting director and... 

Dirty to clean, USP&E bridges the energy transition gap
Dirty to clean, USP&E bridges the energy transition gap
9th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The mining industry has always struggled with its image as being a dirty industry, especially considering that it is  responsible for between 4% and 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according... 

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Wärtsilä tech ensures increased efficiency, reliability
9th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

In leading the transition towards a decarbonized and 100% renewable energy future, innovative technology leader Wärtsilä Energy assists its customers by developing market-leading technologies,... 

IDC eager to finance clean mining
9th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As part of its drive to be a key player in South Africa’s just energy transition, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is open for networking at this year’s Investing in African Mining... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa positive about electricity reform progress despite power cuts and procurement delays
9th May 2022 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has attempted to put a positive gloss on the uneven progress being made under Operation Vulindlela to reform South Africa’s load-shedding-prone electricity supply... 

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Green hydrogen can be produced in South Africa immediately, coal conference hears
6th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The generation of green hydrogen is achievable in South Africa immediately and is not a complicated process, Sasol just transition office head David Kawesha said on Friday. “You just need the... 

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World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future
5th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday. In his keynote... 

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Progress being made to clear way for 4.5 GW of distributed generation, Presidency assures
26th April 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Constraints to implementing a more streamlined registration process for distributed generation power plants below 100 MW have been fully scoped and are being addressed systematically under the... 

Indaba allows stakeholders to nail colours to the mast
22nd April 2022 By: Nadine James

The Investing in African Mining Indaba – hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 9 to 12 – allows companies and regulators to publicly state intentions, and drive... 

An aerial image of the Eureka mine development in Zimbabwe, and its the HIMOINSA generators
Power provided for Zim gold mine
22nd April 2022

Gensets manufacturer HIMOINSA Southern Africa was selected to provide a build, own, operate, transfer (BOOT) power solution in the form of 12 MW diesel generator spinning reserve power for fold... 

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President Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba 2022
20th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. The attendance of Ramaphosa, who will speak... 

Coal handling, sales contract signed in Tanzania
15th April 2022

UK-based energy producer Edenville Energy announced in February that its subsidiary Edenville International Tanzania Limited (EITL) has entered into a contract with coal handling services company... 

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
Eskom aiming to unlock 1 000 MW through Mpumalanga land lease bidding process
12th April 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom has initiated a bidding process for the leasing of generation land in Mpumalanga to independent power producers (IPPs) and CEO André de Ruyter indicates that... 

The sun setting in Mali behind a large generator installation alongside tanks, storage and other structures that comprise a minerals processing plant
Power provider grows West Africa market share
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Power plant designer and manufacturer USP&E Global says the West Africa region currently contributes about 20% to 30% of its yearly revenue. “This figure should continue to grow, owing to an... 

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Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm
5th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron... 

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