Nersa may appeal against court’s dismissal of price hike
Business Day – The National Energy Regulator of SA’s (Nersa’s) board will be told this week to challenge a court ruling setting aside its decision to grant Eskom an effective 9.4% increase for 2016.
Chamber of Mines, Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, The Innovation Hub sign historic MOA
BizNis Africa – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa and The Innovation Hub,a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), have signed an historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to jointly further advance orebody knowledge and understanding in the region.
Chamber of Mines, Gauteng Growth and Development Agency's The Innovation Hub sign historic MOA
ITWeb – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa and The Innovation Hub, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), have signed an historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to jointly further advance orebody knowledge and understanding in the region. The Advanced Orebody Knowledge Challenge, run through The Innovation Hub's OpenIX open innovation exchange, is looking for innovative solutions to ‘see through rock'. The ability to identify and understand the makeup and structure of orebodies is critical to the success of the mine of tomorrow.
Electricity: 2017 tariff increase to be lower?
IOL – The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has said that all electricity consumers would potentially pay only a 3.5 percent increase in electricity tariffs from next year instead of the 8 percent Eskom tariff hike approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).
Chamber of Mines initiates advanced ore body knowledge challenge
Mining Review – South Africa's Chamber of Mines has signed a joint historic MOA aimed at further advancing ore body knowledge and understanding in the Gauteng region.
Chamber of Mines teams up with The Innovation Hub to ‘see through rock’
Mining Weekly – A new memorandum of agreement between the Chamber of Mines (CoM) and The Innovation Hub will see the launch of a challenge to advance the knowledge and understanding of Gauteng’s orebody.
Lethal toll of informal gold mining
GroundUp – While deaths on formal mines have come down, zama-zama fatalities have gone up.
Backlog at compensation fund worries mines
Business Day – The mining industry is concerned about the state of the Compensation Fund for Mines and Works, and six major companies are working with its commissioner in a bid to improve its administration.
AngloGold fumes as mass safety audits debilitate its mines
Mining MX – Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO of AngloGold Ashanti, has added his voice to criticism that the South African government is wrongly applying safety-related audits and checks.
Breathing space for mines as Department of Water and Sanitation relaxes tailing lining requirements
Lexology – Given the significant negative environmental impacts mines can cause, proper environmental management regulation is crucial.