Analysis

Putting coal ash to good use

Putting coal ash to good use

Coal ash from power stations and steam generators continues to accumulate across the country. As a result, the South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) has called for private and public sectors to explore ways of incorporating coal ash into their...
Progress on Khemisset Potash Project

Progress on Khemisset Potash Project

Emmerson Plc is making progress on the Khemisset Potash Project. The Moroccan focused potash development company announced that it was in the process of assessing a conceptual, staged, development for the project. CEO Graham Clarke said that the...
Testing data centre demand

Testing data centre demand

Global data centre spend is expected to reach an impressive total of $208 billion by the end of 2020. Demand, thanks to expanding business footprints and the move to the cloud and alternative infrastructure solutions, has pushed the market into...
SA’s surface miners bounce back

SA’s surface miners bounce back

Esteemed economist, Dr Roelof Botha, says it will be all systems go when South Africa’s surface miners return to work in the beginning of 2021, as the strong recovery continues since the end of hard-lockdown and pushes demand for building materials...
Annual gold demand reaches 11-year low

Annual gold demand reaches 11-year low

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its far-reaching effects, was the driving factor behind gold consumer demand weakness throughout 2020, leading to a 14% decline in annual demand to 3759.6t.[1] Last year was the first sub-4 000t year since 2009 according...