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Even if they have to be imported, municipal managers must be appointed solely on merit
18th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Surely government must by now have learnt that South Africans are put at grave risk when municipal managers who do not have the necessary know-how are appointed. Surely by now government must have... 

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Weakest link
18th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The attention being paid to the national electricity crisis appears to be yielding some results, albeit insufficient in speed and scale to fully address the crisis. As the one-year update on the... 

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Investigation into underground mining cable is urgent to ensure safety
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Reports being received by the media about the South African National Standards (SANS) mark being printed on a certain type of underground mining cable, even though the cable appears to be... 

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Where’s the urgency?
11th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator’s decision to transfer the transmission facilities licence to the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTC) is indeed a “milestone”, as was highlighted by the National... 

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Stop school-going age construction mafia from roaming the streets during school hours
4th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media’s first-hand experience of the construction mafia pointed to those causing disruption being youngsters of school-going age who are free to roam the streets during school time to... 

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Post-truth energy politics
4th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In any healthy democracy, debate is not only vital but should be encouraged. However, a healthy democracy also requires that the contestation of ideas must be based on a common set of agreed facts,... 

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South Africans must work together to keep the markets we have
28th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

My ears pricked up during last week’s discussion on the hydrogen economy when the event's keynote speaker said South Africa dare not lose the market share that platinum group metals have in the... 

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Renewables rhythm
28th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Once lauded as an international benchmark, South Africa’s Renewable Energy independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has struggled to rediscover its rhythm after being disrupted... 

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Joburg’s old gold mine dumps must be mined
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With the gold price as high as it is, the gold in Johannesburg’s old mine dumps should be recovered and the valuable land beneath those dumps freed up for redevelopment. The know-how of turning... 

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Time to act
21st July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Three recent international publications have underlined just how urgent it is for South Africa to respond to the challenges and opportunities being presented by the strong growth in demand for... 

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Opinion: How South Africa could seize the moment and build renewables and battery value chains
18th July 2023

The draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) has been released for public comment. In this article, Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, who is a facilitator of the SAREM process, outlines the... 

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Thumbs up to coal miners who are transitioning to solar and wind power
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Two of South Africa's largest coal mining companies are showing impressive far-sightedness by taking steps to use renewable sun and wind energy at their coal-mining operations. Major local coal... 

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Shift in focus
14th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

While it is far too early to declare victory over loadshedding, with many perils still to overcome across many fronts, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is correct in wanting to shift... 

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Opinion: Illegal mining is a criminal activity
13th July 2023

In this article, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy media relations director Ernest Mulibana writes about the scourge of illegal mining in South Africa and its impact on the economy. 

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We Africans must add value to our raw materials whenever it makes business sense to do so
7th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In general, Africa has not taken advantage of its abundance of raw materials. When calculations were done in the past, it was often concluded that adding value locally to locally mined minerals was... 

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