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Gordhan reports yet another sabotage incident at Hendrina power station 

By: Terence Creamer     20th May 2022 A day after Eskom confirmed incidents of sabotage at its Tutuka power station, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan alleged that another incident of sabotage had taken place at the Hendrina power station. The Hendrina incident raises to six the number of incidents of suspected sabotage that... 

FFI backs the EU's renewable plan

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th May 2022 Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has welcomed the European Commission REPowerEU plan to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and tackle the climate crisis. The European Commission earlier this week presented the REPowerEU plan in response to the global... 

Rich nations offer debt guarantees on South African climate deal

By: Bloomberg     20th May 2022 A group of the world’s richest nations offered South Africa debt guarantees as part of a proposed $8.5-billion deal designed to cut the nation’s reliance on coal for power generation, people familiar with the talks said, potentially resolving one sticking point in the negotiations. The guarantees... 

India warns of fuel-supply cuts to utilities if coal imports delayed

By: Reuters     19th May 2022 India's power ministry on Wednesday said it would cut domestic fuel supply to state government-run utilities by 5% if they do not import coal for blending by June 15, as officials struggle to address rising power demand. A heatwave pushed power use to a record high in April, leading to the worst... 

Mantashe open to meeting with opposition to seek short-term solutions to power crisis 

By: Terence Creamer     19th May 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has described as “constructive” a proposal by the opposition Democratic Alliance for a meeting to discuss short-term solutions to the country’s ongoing load-shedding crisis. In his Budget Vote address, Mantashe outlined the initiatives his... 

Critical role of galvanized steel in the mining industry

19th May 2022 The mining industry requires a significant investment in infrastructure to be as efficient and as productive as possible. This is where galvanized steel plays a critical role, reports Simon Norton, Manager, Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association. Essential infrastructure in the mining... 

Colombia's mining income to hit record in 2022 - industry group

By: Reuters     19th May 2022 Colombia's mining industry is on track to bring in a record 8.8-trillion pesos ($2.2-billion) in taxes and royalties during 2022, the Colombian Mining Association (ACM) said on Wednesday, adding mining is an essential sector for the transition to renewable energies. If the forecast proves... 

Oil and gas continuing to drive Aus economy - Appea

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th May 2022 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has highlighted signs that Australia’s oil and gas sector is emerging from the pandemic and driving the nation’s economic recovery, a new report has revealed. Releasing its Key Statistics Card 2022, on Thursday, Appea found... 

Edenville seeks to end contract mining arrangement with NextGen

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th May 2022 Aim-listed Edenville Energy is in discussions with NextGen Coalmine to vary the existing contract mining arrangement the companies have on the Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania, and to potentially take back control of the operations. Edenville believes this will enable the company to capture a... 

Creecy offers provinces help to process EIAs for 100 MW embedded projects 

By: Terence Creamer     18th May 2022 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy reports that she has written to provincial environment MECs to enquire whether they require any assistance in processing environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for embedded-generation projects that could help relieve pressure on the... 

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