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Sibanye-Stillwater restructures Lonmin B-BBEE arrangement

Sibanye-Stillwater has restructured the heavily indebted broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) structure it inherited when it bought Lonmin in 2019...

3 days ago

Total ditches offshore exploration in SA

French oil major, Total, has put the brakes on its South African offshore oil and gas exploration plans, in favour of developing its two significant gas finds near Mossel Bay.

3 days ago

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls short

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

14 Apr 2021

How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR Congo

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

By Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

Eskom hopes to raise R2bn by selling non-core properties

Eskom has sold off two of its non-core properties to the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation as part of its efforts to raise more than R2bn.

13 Apr 2021

#YouthMatters: Celebrate youthful diversity this June on Biz

Join us to honour the contribution of South African youth making a difference to business in our region. Nominees will stand a chance to be featured as top-story news in Bizcommunity's month-long #YouthMatters focus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Apr 2021

Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

By Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assets

Anglo American is to transfer its thermal coal assets in South Africa to a new company amid growing pressure from shareholders who want to minimise their exposure to fossil fuels.

8 Apr 2021

Eni makes light oil find in Angola's Cuica prospect

A new light oil resource with a size estimated between 200- and 250-million barrels of oil has been discovered in Block 15/06 offshore of Angola...

8 Apr 2021

Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEO

Australian venture capitalist Mark Caruso, who is suing six South Africans for alleged defamation relating to his mining interests in the country, has been fired...

6 Apr 2021

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding

The notoriously cyclical nature of mining, particularly the low commodity prices and weak equity markets of recent years, have made it difficult for junior and exploratory mining companies to secure financing...

By Jason Wilkinson, Wandisile Mandlana, Adéle de Jager & Ivan Vorster 1 Apr 2021

Where a global carbon tax meets a just energy transition

More than half of African companies are delaying their energy transition targets, leaving them in danger of missing the Paris Agreement target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

1 Apr 2021

Public private collaboration to create a hydrogen valley

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is collaborating with companies in the energy sector to carry out a feasibility study to create a hydrogen valley...

1 Apr 2021

Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

4IR in mining might not mean job losses

The mining sector contributed R361.9bn to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and employed more than 400,000 people last year...

By Rembuluwani Nembudani & Yushanta Rungasammy 31 Mar 2021

LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancy

The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

By Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on Biz

A warm welcome and congratulations to the many companies who have opened or published via their Press Office Newsrooms so far this year....

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Mar 2021

Brutal extremist attack puts Mozambique's LNG projects at risk

Mozambique's great hope of economic recovery now lies in tatters after a brutal two-day attack by insurgents threatens the future of multibillion dollar liquified natural gas (LNG) projects in the north of the country...

29 Mar 2021

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