While the energy transition is gaining a lot of traction, integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo laments that the battery storage narrative is “still dominated by electric vehicles (EVs)”. He tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly that there is still a lack of understanding surrounding the stationary energy opportunity, which he says [...]
The Johannesburg Labour Court has dismissed a joint urgent application by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association to halt job cuts at South African Airways (SAA), ruling the airline had not contemplated dismissals. The unions lodged the interdict earlier in the week in a bid to prevent [...]
Security is being stepped up at South Deep gold mine in Gauteng to present an even more resistant barrier to armed criminals, said Gold Fields executive vice-president Martin Preece said on Thursday. This action follows last year’s gold robbery attempt at the mine by machine-gun wielding gangsters.
The mining and metals and engineering sectors have mostly welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans around energy and infrastructure, following his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday night. The Minerals Council South Africa said in a statement that it was encouraged by the President’s commitment to rapidly and significantly increasing electricity generation capacity outside [...]
South Africa's long-suffering train commuters can soon look forward to a smooth ride. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would boost the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA) rail network by R1.4-billion.
The International Arbitration Court has backed oil and gas major Woodside in a dispute with fellow listed FAR. Woodside and FAR are joint venture (JV) partners in the Sangomar field development, offshore Senegal.
South Africa's long-suffering train commuters can soon look forward to a smooth ride. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would boost the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (Prasa) rail network by R1.4-billion.
State airline SA Express is under a form of bankruptcy protection known as business rescue, a spokesperson for the airline said on Thursday. Her comments come after SA Express lost a court battle with a contractor, logistics firm Ziegler, earlier this month.
The South Deep gold mine in Gauteng has an application in to self-generate 40 MW of solar power, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a video interview, Holland said this could be between 20% and 25% of the average consumption of the mechanised mine near Carletonville, bearing in [...]
The cooperation between the government and mines at regional level is very good, but where it falls down is at national level, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. Responding to Mining Weekly during a media roundtable at the JSE, Holland said that at the national level, there was unfortunately still the mining charter [...]
“What you’re seeing over here is one of the first wind turbines that we put up in Australia, a mine where we’re going to have average renewable input into our energy usage of about 57%”, was the first sentence stated by Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland as he flashed up a picture of a wind [...]
Investment company ARB Holdings on Thursday reported that turnover growth in its lighting division had helped to offset turnover loss in the electrical division for the six months ended December 31. The company’s revenue for the six months increased by 4.5% year-on-year to R1.42-billion, as a result of a 36.1% year-on-year increase in the lighting [...]