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Canada’s First Nations see green hydrogen as an indigenous reconciliation opportunity 

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2021 Hydrogen systems are not only going to be green, clean and low emission but they are also going to be local – and Canada’s First Nations see them as an indigenous reconciliation opportunity. “They’re going to be local energy systems,” Change Energy principal Rymal Smith said in response to Fasken... 

Mine operators need to take hydrogen very seriously, law firm webinar hears 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd October 2021 Mine operators need to take hydrogen and fuel cells very seriously as a pathway to decarbonisation, a webinar hosted by law firm Fasken heard this week. “There’s no pathway to zero carbon that does not include hydrogen and fuel cells,” H2GO Canada CEO Bob Oliver stated emphatically in response to... 

Minerals Council says collaboration is key to unlocking growth-supporting infrastructure

By: Nadine James     22nd October 2021 There have been positive developments since the introduction of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan in October last year, and while implementation has been delayed, continued engagement between Minerals Council South Africa and government, as well as the current commodities price... 

Minerals Council says collaboration is key to unlocking growth-supporting infrastructure

By: Nadine James     22nd October 2021 There have been positive developments since the introduction of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan in October last year, and while implementation has been delayed, continued engagement between Minerals Council South Africa and government, as well as the current commodities price... 

Future growth of juniors a growing possibility

By: Anna Moross     21st May 2021 Through support and its involvement in policy, mining industry employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa has contributed significantly over the past year to ensure the future growth of and investment in junior mining, says Minerals Council South Africa Junior and Emerging Miners’ Desk... 

Climate change, ESG obligations will make water issues more challenging for miners

By: Nadine James     12th March 2021 “Water isn’t just a technical issue, it is very much a stakeholder issue”, ERM partner Caroline Vail stated during a panel hosted by international law firm Fasken on March 11. The panel, ‘Water: A Critical Resource and Human Right – Mitigating Water Risk in Mining’, discussed the fact that... 

Updated workplace health and safety obligations of employers during Covid-19 pandemic

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2020 On 17 March 2020, the Department of Employment and Labour issued guidelines for employers to deal with COVID-19 in workplaces.  In the period since issuing the guidelines, a clearer picture emerged about COVID-19 and the nature of the hazards and risks in the workplace and the precautions that... 

Guidelines for compiling and implementing mandatory codes of practice to mitigate and manage the effect of the outbreak of Covid-19 in mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2020 Introduction On 18 May 2020, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ("DMRE") issued guidelines for employers to prepare and implement codes of practice ("COP") to mitigate and manage the effect of the Covid‑19 outbreak on the health and safety of employees and persons in the South... 

Construction on REIPPP Renewable Energy Projects permitted to resume

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 The regulations issued pursuant to the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (the “Regulations”) restricted the operation of a number of industries in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus within South Africa.  The Regulations issued in respect of Alert Level 4 brought with them much... 

African aviation post COVID-19 – Where to?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), aviation contributes to 2.6 % of Africa’s GDP and supports an estimated 6.2 million jobs. The aviation sector is one of the worse impacted during this crisis. The COVID-19 crisis has indeed caused border closures and country... 

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