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Massive grid investment needed to unlock IRP’s 30GW-by-2030 vision 

By: Terence Creamer     20th October 2020 State-owned electricity utility Eskom is warning that a significant and accelerated expansion of South Africa’s grid infrastructure, beyond that catered for by its current R118-billion investment plan to 2030, is required to integrate the 30 GW of mainly wind and solar generators that will have... 

Hazardavert®, global name in PDS

13th October 2020 Strata’s HazardAvert® for surface and underground, has become a leading global brand in proximity detection and collision avoidance. With tried and true electromagnetic technology, the system currently operates in hundreds of mines around the world. 

10 maintenance tips for lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 With many countries currently in some form of forced lockdown, a number of businesses have been forced to shut down their operations for an uncertain time period. Many organisations can lock their front door and go home, working remotely to continue their activities. Others in asset-intensive... 

Energy expert calls for RMIPPPP overhaul to facilitate cheaper, cleaner emergency power 

By: Terence Creamer     8th October 2020 Energy expert Clyde Mallinson is calling on government to urgently overhaul its Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP), which he says not only fails to address the country’s immediate electricity needs, but will also lock in dirty and expensive energy for the... 

Sedibelo Platinum Mines closer to finding listing date – Frandsen  

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2020 The unlisted Sedibelo Platinum in South Africa’s North West province is closer to finding a listing date, says Pallinghurst managing partner and co-founder and Sedibelo chairperson Arne Frandsen, who is absolutely bullish about the prospects for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the medium to long... 

On-The-Air (02/10/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2020 Underground mining without any people and free of all emissions was showcased to the world this week. A new concept flashing across the globe is “circular economy” which means no waste and more jobs. Our Koeberg nuclear station was given a new lease of life this week with the arrival of special... 

DMRE confirms Eskom as buyer of renewable energy under REIPPPP Bid Window 5 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th September 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on September 25 gazetted a Section 34 Determination to procure energy from independent power producers. This paves the way for Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.  

Eskom Transmission head says policy, legislative and regulatory changes needed to facilitate unit’s full independence  

By: Terence Creamer     21st August 2020 The head of Eskom’s Transmission division has outlined some of the progress being made to establish an Independent Transmission System Operator (ITSO) but has also warned that full separation will take time and will also require major policy, legislative and regulatory changes. The creation of... 

Western Cape’s Breede River Valley becoming prime location for solar project implementation

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th August 2020 The Western Cape ’s Breede River Valley is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the implementation of solar energy applications, EP Solar CEO Manie de Waal says. While recognised as a top tourist destination and fruit- and wine-producing valley, the region is now a top destination for renewable-energy... 

Caledonia lifts second-quarter output, Central Shaft project progressing slower than planned

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th August 2020 NYSE- and Aim-listed Caledonia Mining has reported a 30% year-on-year increase in profit to $9.2-million for the quarter ended June 30. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) were $9.6-million, which was 35% higher than the Ebitda of $7.1-million reported for... 

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