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SA Govt’s renewable energy strategy is finally starting to get some...

   South Africa’s previously successful renewable energy independent power programme (REIPP) fell on its face about five years ago, when government halted Round 4 bids...

So far, so slow for Eskom’s De Ruyter as progress remains...

The devastating impact of South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown on economic activity has given Eskom the opportunity to make headway with critical maintenance at its...

SA emissions improving but Eskom, Sasol are worrisome outliers

In the next few months, broad discussions will begin on revising the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) limits to which South Africa was committed –...

Note to Eskom: Mind the death spiral

ESKOM is likely to need another bailout from South Africa’s government next year as the impact of the country’s COVID-19 lockdown on the...

Amplats prepares for possible surge in community disruption as SA economy...

Before her appointment as Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) new CEO in April, Natascha Viljoen (49) was head of processing at Anglo American. Prior to...

Heavy industry, not cars, may be the best end use for...

PLATINUM is the secret ingredient that cools engines powered by fuel cells that mix oxygen from the atmosphere with hydrogen in a tank producing...

Home comforts: How Steenkamp took Harmony Gold from has-been to SA’s...

You’ve got to hand it to Harmony’s boss of five years, Peter Steenkamp: he’s made the best of a helpful gold price. In the...

The catch and pass strategy of Resolute Mining’s John Welborn

John Welborn is a former Wallaby rugby player and played for the Sharks in South Africa, so sporting allusions tend to run deep. For him,...

Golden days: But is there more to come from a gold...

Graham Birch, a livestock farmer for the past decade, but previously MD of UK investment firm Blackrock’s natural resources fund, once brought a minted bar...

Commodities to benefit from a post-Covid-19 world could include a short-lived...

When the COVID-19 pandemic finally passes, the new economy that emerges will have commodity winners and losers. Coal, for one, may prove to be a...