South Africa

Making the most of Africa’s energy potential

Making the most of Africa’s energy potential

Pressure is building to phase out petroleum production in Africa to fight climate change. But harnessed strategically, Africa’s oil and gas industry can power a better future for Africa. Are calls to “keep it in the ground” really in Africa’s best...
Botswana to be part of MI Virtual

Botswana to be part of MI Virtual

Botswana will be represented at the upcoming Mining Indaba Virtual event with President Mokgweetsi Masisi set to deliver his presidential keynote address. At this stage four countries – including Botswana – will be represented at the virtual...
African energy and fossil fuel projects

African energy and fossil fuel projects

A little more than a year ago, in November 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) declared its intention to phase out funding for fossil fuels. By NJ Ayuk Specifically, it said that it would no longer grant loans for projects involving crude oil,...
Silicosis claimants receive payments

Silicosis claimants receive payments

The first six silicosis claimants have received their benefit payments from the Tshiamiso Trust. A total of R1.5 million was paid to all the recipients with each receiving R250 000, based on their 2nd degree silicosis diagnosis. The six claimants...
COVID-19 pandemic heats up the energy transition

COVID-19 pandemic heats up the energy transition

Fossil fuel industries are facing an existential crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified, potentially accelerating the global transition to cleaner energies and bringing about far-reaching consequences for economies in Sub-Saharan Africa....

COVID-19 cases at Implats’ Marula mine

Implats has identified 19 people who tested positive for COVID-19 around the Marula mine in Limpopo, South Africa. As a result, operations at the mine have been suspended. In a statement released over the weekend, the platinum producer explained...

De Beers helps fight GBV amid COVID-19

De Beers group donates $200 000 to assist women’s support organisations in its host communities to respond to COVID-19. The money will help four producer partner countries – Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa – to assist women’s shelters...

Business as usual during lockdown

South Africa is officially on lockdown for the next 21 days. The Mining News and Inside Mining team is delighted to let our valued readers know that it will be business as usual during the 21-day lockdown. On Monday President Cyril Ramaphosa...