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NTCSA unbundling secures lender consent, Ramokgopa confirms
25th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that Eskom’s eight “lender groups” have given their consent to the establishment of the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) as a... 


Schneider Electric Collaborates with NVIDIA on Designs for AI Data Centres
Schneider Electric Collaborates with NVIDIA on Designs for AI Data Centres
25th March 2024

New reference designs will offer a robust framework for implementing NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform within data centres Designs will optimise performance, scalability, and energy... 


US US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
$475m in US govt funding for clean energy projects on former mine land
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475-million in funding for five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to accelerate clean energy deployment... 


Nick Lusson, Vice President of Huawei Eastern-Africa Digital Power at the Huawei Partner Summit
Huawei launches new commercial and industrial (C&I), residential smart PV and ESS solutions to African market
25th March 2024

Supplied by Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region During the recently concluded Huawei Digital During Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024, Huawei released new smart PV products and solutions... 


Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 


Major investors more confident in Australia’s climate policy
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investors with a combined A$35-trillion in assets are becoming more optimistic about Australia’s climate policy, with roughly half considering financing renewable-energy projects, according to an... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 


Calidus raises A$16.5m through share placement
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Calidus Resources has received firm commitments from institutional, sophisticated and professional investors for the placement of about 143.6-million new fully paid ordinary shares at an... 


Namibia Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo (left) and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck.
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen development scheme – this week received a major boost from Germany. The boost came in the form of the German... 


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Centamin achieves 25% y/y increase in Ebitda
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Established gold miner Centamin achieved a 25% year-on-year increase in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to $398-million for the year ended December 31, 2023,... 


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Zimbabwean gas project spurs regional interest
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following the discovery of the Mukuyu gas field in the Cabora Bassa basin, in northern Zimbabwe, oil and gas explorer Invictus Energy is confident further discoveries will be made in the basin. The... 


MERVYN NAIDOO
The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 


Civil and Power Generation Projects
Civil and Power Generation Projects
22nd March 2024

Thermal insulation and scaffolding organisation Civil and Power Generation Projects (CPGP) have again achieved remarkable success, this time at State-owned power utility Eskom’s Kusile and Matla... 


An image of GE Vernova’s Sub-Saharan Africa gas power service MD Kenneth Oyakhire.
Mixed generation necessary for ‘seamless’ energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

The energy transition – in South Africa, Africa, and globally – entails an appropriate mix of energy generation sources, including gas, hydrogen power and renewables, in order to achieve the goals... 


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In play
22nd March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Confirmation that the curtailment framework outlined by Eskom in January is available to wind independent power producers (IPPs) preparing project submissions under Bid Window Seven (BW7) of the... 


China coal industry group expects output growth to slow in 2024
China coal industry group expects output growth to slow in 2024
20th March 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal output is expected to increase 36-million metric tons, or 0.8%, to about 4.7-billion tonnes in 2024, a Chinese coal industry group said on Wednesday, slower than last year's 2.9%... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
20th March 2024

This week: Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports and, Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities 


The Tropicana mine
AngloGold swings to loss on lower gold sales, higher costs
19th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti recorded a basic loss of $235-million or $0.56 a share, for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with basic earnings of $233-million, or $0.55 a share, for the... 


Conveyor belt at Minergy mine in Botswana
Minergy’s first-half attributable loss widen, but turnaround plan in the works
19th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After facing significant headwinds in the six months ended December 31, 2023, Botswana-based coal miner Minergy has reported an attributable loss of P72.4-million and a loss a share of 15.42 thebe.... 


Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
19th March 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Today, many power industry stakeholders are faced with mounting requirements for improved grid... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and FD Ditabe Chocho.
Ferrochrome producer Merafe cites green energy solutions as 2024 opportunity
18th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture is exploring renewable energy projects to mitigate power shortages and power costs, Merafe Resources CEO Zanele Matlala said on Monday, when the Johannesburg... 


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Thungela delivers strong financial performance despite rail, price headwinds
18th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Thermal coal exporter Thungela Resources says it delivered a resilient performance for the year ended December 31, 2023, which underpinned strong cash generation and a robust net cash position.... 


 The first steps in establishing West Africa as a world powerhouse
The first steps in establishing West Africa as a world powerhouse
18th March 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa West Africa is a region of abundance, rich in both human and natural resources   Its renewable... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Barrick tackling Pueblo Viejo ‘teething problems’
15th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold and copper miner Barrick has experienced “teething problems” at its flagship Dominican Republic growth project, CEO Mark Bristow said on Friday, but added that the Pueblo Viejo expansion... 


Critical Mineral Resources raises £250 000 to develop Moroccan permit
15th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Exploration and development company  Critical Mineral Resources has conditionally raised about £250 000 through the placing of 12.2-million new ordinary shares in the company and 8.02-million... 


Platinum cathode required in PEM fuel cells to convert hydrogen to electricity. Heraeus infographic.
Major new gigafactory fuel cell thrust enlivening demand outlook for platinum
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new fuel cell thrust in North America is enlivening the outlook for platinum and helping the world advance further along the road to net zero. Emphasising that the advancement of the... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining achieves interim revenue growth despite challenging coal market
15th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal miner MC Mining’s strong revenue growth through the six months ended December 31, 2023 were “very pleasing” considering the challenging coal market, MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe avers. During the... 


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On-The-Air (15/03/2024)
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mines, hydrogen-based power and mining boost. 


Fish on production line
Greater energy efficiency demand in growing food, bev industry
15th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for drive solutions specialist SEW-EURODRIVE’s energy efficient product offering is currently strong and increasing steadily with end-users in the growing food and beverage industry and the... 


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Private-equity investments could address water challenges
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Mid-market private equity firm Agile Capital asserts that investors have a great opportunity to make sizable investments in the water sector and contribute towards the advancement of sustainable... 


An info graphic Car with Green parts manufactured from petrochemicals
Biobased plastics launched to transform auto sector
15th March 2024

A consortium led by sustainable technology innovator Sonichem has been granted nearly R14.6-million in funding from UK government agency Innovate UK’s 'Resource efficiency for materials and... 


Huawei intent on unlocking potential of networks through commercialisation of 5.5G
15th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the success of fifth-generation (5G) technology over the past five years, information and communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei aims to unlock the potential of networks and create... 


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Delba commits to excellence with its power generation division
15th March 2024

Global leader in engineering, repair and maintenance services Delba Electrical has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality solutions for rotating equipment across various industries. One of... 


Exxaro media briefing.
Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Group wind power generation last year increased by 8% and the Lephalale solar power project is on its way to being operational in the first quarter of next year, Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa... 


Madison Metals CEO Duane Parnham
Madison to pursue traditional funding avenues after lacklustre uranium tokenisation results
14th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Uranium exploration and development company Madison Metals will pursue more traditional means of raising capital to fund its future efforts, as the company's unique uranium tokenisation strategy... 


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Innovation for development
14th March 2024

Boosting socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation, is at the core of the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) mandate.  


Wet feed has contributed to crusher failures at Westgold's Fortnum and Tuckabianna. Repairs at both plants have been completed.
Heavy rainfall halts gold mines in parts of WA
14th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Recent heavy rainfall in parts of Western Australia has presented challenges for gold mines in the region, with some suspending operations owing to adverse weather conditions, impacting on their... 


Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro declares R5.4bn dividends, green energy business thriving
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Exxaro, with interests in the coal, energy and ferrous markets, has declared final and special dividends. The share dividend of R10.10 a share is roughly R3.4-billion and... 


Navigating the supply chain for Scope 3 emissions
Navigating the supply chain for Scope 3 emissions
13th March 2024

By Ben Selier, Vice President, Secure Power, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric It is encouraging to note that datacentres across the globe are taking proactive steps to incorporate renewable... 


Qala Shallows
West Wits ready for rapid development of Qala Shallows once funding agreements conclude
12th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed West Wits Mining has reported a cash and cash equivalent position of $1.4-million as at December 31, which, coupled with a proposed $15.8-million debt facility with the Industrial... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
Right things are being done with Transnet, right things will be done with Eskom – Motsepe
12th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Dr Patrice Motsepe, the founder and chairperson of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), has expressed confidence in the direction being taken by South Africa’s State transport... 


Pensana sends samples to South Africa for metallurgical test work
11th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Pensana has announced that a carbonatite 4.7% total rare earth oxide (TREO) bastnaesite sample from Coola and a 4.8% TREO-enriched laterite sample from Sulima West, both in Angola,... 


Neodymium
Mkango, CoTec appoint engineering experts to aid with feasibility study in the US
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Mkango Resources and partner TSX-V-listed CoTec have appointed two US-based engineering solutions companies to engineer and design a rare earth elements magnet recycling plant and... 


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