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Getting back on track

Chris Hattingh, Executive Director, Centre for Risk Analysis IN 2022 Exxaro (by production the country’s biggest coal miner) exported 5,2 million tons of coal. For 2023 it expects overall volumes to be...

Zest WEG’s expanded Middelburg branch improving services and delivery for customers

With its continual growth in sales over recent years, Zest WEG has expanded the capacity of its Middelburg branch in Mpumalanga province with expanded facilities and increased staff compliment. “This expansion is...

New research shows no end to coal financing in sight

URGEWALD, Reclaim Finance, and 25 other NGO partners have published research on the financiers and investors behind companies on the “Global Coal Exit List” (GCEL). The GCEL Finance Research shows that South African banks and...

Drilling down into commodities success

SOUTH Africa is the number one exporter for platinum, ranks among world-leading export nations for iron, and is a major competitor selling coal on international markets. The latest available country-specific data shows...

Exxaro and Seriti Resources join forces with Eskom in realising a just energy transition...

Eskom, Exxaro and Seriti Resources have announced the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that spells out their intention to pursue, co-operatively and individually, the development of renewable energy...

New report exposes myth of clean coal

A new report by air pollution expert, Dr Ranajit Sahu, confirms that South Africa’s proposed 1 500 MW of new coal-powered electricity generation will cause significant air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, even if the...

SA faces tough road to net-zero emissions, but there is hope – Sanedi

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a report detailing a way forward for countries looking to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. However, the recommended path would be a tough one...

From coal to hydrogen: rail back in fashion

In the early twentieth century rail was a dirty business, burning coal and competing with other transport on the basis of speed, price and luxury. Pollution wasn’t a factor. French train builder...

Challenges faced in mine illumination

COAL mining operations present some of the harshest working conditions in the world. With a complete lack of space, severely confined spaces, the presence of dangerous machinery and concentrations of methane...

Converting a boiler from coal to NG

MODIFYING an existing coal-fired boiler to natural gas firing capability, either to replace or to supplement coal as the primary fuel source, is an extensive – and expensive – project. Although...

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Over R100-billion to be invested in data centres in South Africa 

By Larry Claasen Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest R46-billion in Cape Town by 2029. THE setting up of hyperscale data centres in South Africa...

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