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Op-ed: Mining & energy sectors need solid policy

In response to combining Mineral Resources and Energy in one ministry in South Africa, Ted Blom writes that weak policies will ultimately lead to energy poverty and mining disinvestment.

National Union of Mineworkers laments load shedding

“Load shedding is expected to be with us for the next two to three years. There is no proper plan in place to prevent load shedding."

Op-ed: Water sustainability is a new battleground

Protecting limited water resources is going to need not only better recycling and reuse, but more effective wastewater management strategies.

Op-ed: Is load shedding here to stay?

There are steps which every electricity user can and should take to decrease demand for electricity and reduce the risk of load shedding.

With laws getting stricter – enforcement is top of mind

Much like the public smoking laws people will have to accept that excessive consumption in public places is not acceptable.

New agency a boost for water security in South Africa

The establishment of the NWRIA will be a boost for water security in South Africa.

Op-ed: 60% of road deaths attributable to alcohol

Medical aid and insurance providers generally reject claims for accidents that are alcohol-related, both in the workplace and on the road.

Op-ed: Manganese market outlook remains positive

South Africa remains a dominant player in the high-grade manganese sector with 30% of global reserves and exports of 36% global production.

Barrick updates its evolving emissions reduction target

“Our aim is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, achieved primarily through greenhouse gas reductions and offsets."

Op-ed: The importance of increased financial inclusion of the ASM sector

The potential of the sector in inducing economic development has always been a lure to proponents of enhanced broad-based development.